Media Consumption Lists


OVERALL STATS:

TOTAL MOVIES WATCHED: 78 (77 new movies, 1 rerun: Fight Club)

LANGUAGES: Engish, Japanese, French

WATCHED IN 3-D:
*Harry Potter 9 [in theatre(Real3D+IMAX)] – 3-D kinda distracted me and made me enjoy this movie less; the least of all 9 Harry Potter movies. ONLY MOVIE WATCHED IN THE THEATRE THIS YEAR.
*Megamind [SBS->anaglyph] – I don’t know if the 3-D really made a difference for me here
*Tron Legacy [SBS->anaglyph] – anaglyph 3-D is less distracting when a movie uses a limited pallete the way this one did; so it was a good choice for home anaglyph viewing

Grenres: comedy=29(37%),thriller/action/adventure=17(22%),scifi=10(12%),superhero=10(12%),fantasy=8(10%),horror=7(9%),drama=3(4%),dramedy=1(1%),mystery=1(1%)

Ratings: (5-star=22/28%, 4-star=29/37%, 3-star=19/24%, 2-star=7/9%, 1-star=0/0%):

^ Ratings got snobbier this year.

Animated (12/15%) Vs. Live (66/85%)

^1% increase in animation this year. Basically the same.

Quality: 78% in HD this year (79%,28%,19%,14% in previous years):

^1% decrease in HD this year. Basically the same.

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF YEAR (not the same as not liking it!): Black Swan. Pretty much feel like I got tricked into watching a ballet movie via over-hyped lesbian kiss.

BEST ANIMATED: The Secret Of Kells – for making it to 5-star level without the use of superheroes
BEST COMEDY: Fido / HONORABLE MENTION: Hangover 2, Jackass 3, The Addam’s Family
BEST UNSEEN COMEDY: Vampire’s Kiss (1988)
BEST HORROR: TIE: Human Centipede 2 / Paranormal Activity 2
BEST SCI-FI: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
BEST SUPERHERO [NON-ANIMATED]: Super
BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE: Hobo With A Shotgun
BEST THRILLER/MYSTERY/NON-ACTION ADVENTURE: Kaboom

Read past the jump for the lists of individual movies, separated by rating. (more…)

Brettspielwelt! QuakeLive! A borrowed PS3! Our first dice game in a long time! Our summary of the games played in 2011.

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We watched 176 movies in 2010 (down 28% from 245 last year). 172 total unique movies (one was watched 2 times, another 3 times). About 8 were movies we’d already seen, though most of those were for the audiocommentary.

One movie was aborted: Break Up Club (Japan), which we gave 1.6/5 stars and 3/10 to.

Two were seen in the theatre, for the fake-IMAX 3-D (Avatar thoroughly trounced Alice In Wonderland).

Here are some graphs:

Genres: (comedy=63/31%, horror=29/14%, action/adventure/superhero=27/13%, fantasy=27/15%, drama=23/11%, scifi=19/9%, thriller/mystery=15/7%, romance=1/0%):

Ratings: (5-star=44/26%, 4-star=69/40%, 3-star=48/28%, 2-star=9/5%, 1-star=1/0%):

Animated (25/14%) Vs. Live (151/86%): Apparently we are watching more animated every year (10% last year, 7% the year before):

Quality: 79% in HD this year (up from 28%,19%,14% in previous years; the transition to HD video is nearing completion):

LANGUAGES: English, Japanese (8 or more), Korean (3), Swedish (1), Danish (1), French (0.5*), Hungarian (1, but it was dubbed in English).
[*The Science Of Sleep was half-French, half-English, thus French=0.5.]

AWARDS:

FAVORITE MOVIES OF THE YEAR: upbeat: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,  downbeat: Deadgirl (2008).


BEST MOVIE-GOODNESS TO BAD-TITLE RATIO: Get Him To The Greek

COMEDY, BEST:  Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.   HONORABLE MENTION: ZombielandHot Tub Time MachineDrawn Together Movie: The Movie (2010) .
COMEDY, MOST UNEXPECTED: Informant!, The
COMEDY, BEST HOLIDAY COMEDY: Hank And Mike (2008) – Does for Easter what Bad Santa did for Christmas
COMEDY, MOST PERVERSE/SEXUAL COMEDY: Control Alt Delete (2008) – never seen a guy fuck a computer before
COMEDY, BEST FOREIGNNight Of The Living Dorks (currently being remade by Michael Showalter of The State)
COMEDY, MOST EXPLOITIVE OF CHILDREN: Lower Learning
HORROR, MOST HUMAN SUFFERING: Human Centipede 1 (2009)
HORROR, TOUGHEST CHOICES: Saw 6 (2009) (Saw 7 wasn’t as good)
HORROR, BEST FREAKOUT FOR SINGLE-FAMILY HOME VIEWERS: Paranormal Activity 1 (2007
HORROR, MOST TENSION/ANXIETY: Frozen (2010)
HORROR, BEST MIRROR-RELATED HORROR: Into The Mirror (2003) (Korea)
HORROR, POLITICAL: Zombies Of Mass Destruction (2009)
THRILLER, POLITICAL: Eyeborgs
MOST BORING PARTS FOR A GREAT MOVIE: Enter The Void (2010)
BEST BLACKLIGHT SCENE:  Enter The Void (2010) 
FANTASY, BEST: Inception (2010)
SCI-FI, BEST: 
Avatar (2010). Honorable mention: Time Machine, The (1960)War Of The Worlds (2005) (surprised me).TIME TRAVEL, BEST: Triangle (2009)  (honorable mentinon to Hot Tub Time Machine)
VAMPIRE, BEST: Daybreakers (2009)
ACTION, BEST: Machete (2010)
SUPERHERO, COMIC, BEST: Ghost Rider
SADDEST MOVIE: Mysterious Skin (2004)
TV ADAPTATION, BEST: The A-Team (2010)
DISAPPOINTMENT, BIGGEST:  Midnight Chronicles (2008) , Storytelling (2001) – my 2nd least favorite (?) Todd Solondz movieIn Bruges
Also… Very disappointed that Virtuality was never picked up as a series.

WORST MOVIE: Wish Upon A Star (1996), Midnight Chronicles (2008). Honorable mention to Camping (2009) (Danish), In Bruges.


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Out of the 176 movies we watched in 2010, 27 (15%) could be classified as action/adventure/superhero movies, and 15 could be (8.5%) classified as thriller/mystery.  About half of the ones we rated 5 stars were actually over-the-top unrealistic comedic action movies like Machete, Scott Pilgrim, Kick-Ass, Bitch Slap, and The A-Team.  Over-the-top ridiculous action is better — action movies were never really realistic to begin with, so why pretend?

We watched two adaptations (1996, 2009) of The Phantom. Guess which one was way better?

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Out of the 176 movies we watched in 2010, 29 (14%) could be classified as horrors.
(NOTE:I count thrillers and mysteries as being their own category separate from horrors.)

This list actually contains some of my favorite movies of the 176 I watched in 2010 (especially Deadgirl), as well as my 4th least favorite movie of the 176 watched in 2010 – Zombie Strippers.

Read past the jump for the lists of individual movies, separated by rating.

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Out of the 176 movies we watched in 2010, 63 (31%) could be classified as comedies, and 7 are ones that I consider “comedy/drama” or “drama/comedy”. I’m covering both of these in my comedy post (this post) this year.


Read past the jump for the lists of individual movies, separated by rating.

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Out of the 176 movies we watched in 2010, 27 (15%) could be classified as fantasy.

Read past the jump for the lists of individual movies, separated by rating.

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Yes, I keep track of this stuff!

We watched over 174 movies in 2010. This was a 28% drop from 2009 (241 movies), so our TV-series viewing was up in 2010. We watched 69 series, 12 pilots, 4 specials, 5 one-offs, and 2 documentaries.

Note that I try to list the more obscure stuff first, to the extent it’s possible. NOTE!!! Most links point to reviews I’ve written.

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AWARDS:

MOST FUCKED UP SHOW OF THE YEAR: Still Food Party and Tim And Eric Awesome Show,Great Job! — just like last year. HONORABLE MENTION: South Park, Kevin Spencer, Check It Out With Steve Brule.
BEST NEW ADULT CARTOONS ADDITIONS: Archer, Neighbors From Hell, Ugly Americans, Where My Dogs At?
BEST COMEDY CARTOON: Metalocalypse / South Park / American Dad / Robot Chicken / Family Guy. Really hard to choose one!
BEST ANIME: Higurashi (honorable mention: Planetes)
BEST PSYCHEDELIC CARTOON: Adventure Time, but it’s very subtle.
BEST LIVE-ACTION COMEDY: Food Party, Sarah Silverman Program, The Office
BEST LIVE-ACTION, OVERALL: The Walking Dead, 24, Weeds
BEST SUPERHERO CARTOON: Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
MOST IMPROVED SERIES, COMPARED TO LAST YEAR: Batman:The Brave And The Bold
WORST COMEDY CARTOON: Muddle Earth
WORST LIVE-ACTION COMEDY: Shit My Dad Says
WATCHED THE MOST TIMES IN 2011: PILOT: Totally For Teens – watched three times
MOST DISAGREED ON:  Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon, The: Clint: 5/5 stars, 8.4/10. Carolyn: 2/5 stars, 6/10

Series Genres: (comedy=69/78%, superhero/scifi=11/12%, anime: 4/4%, drama 2/2%, horror: 2/2%, action 1/1%):

Cartoons (61/69%) Vs. Live (28/31%):

Quality: 45% in HD this year:

Ratings (includes all rated videos, even shorts): (5-star=39/43%, 4-star=28/30%, 3-star=20/22%, 2-star=4/4%, 1-star=0%):

Read on for the full list.

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+” indicates series watched in HD.
Netflix ratings (out of 5) are based on: 1=hate,2=didn’t like,3=like,4=really like,5= love.
IMDB ratings (out of 10) are based on: 0=nothing enjoyable, 5=neutral, 6=generic pass, 10=perfect.

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TOTAL MOVIES WATCHED: 245

3 of them were watched twice this year.
1 of those was watched thrice this year.
249 total movie viewings.
239 new movies.

AWARDS:

BEST OVERALL MOVIE: Sympathy For Lady Vengeance
WORST OVERALL MOVIE: National Lampoon’s The Last Resort [aborted]. Honorable Mention: Fraternity House [completed and rated 1/5 stars].
MOST DISTURBING MOMENT OF THE YEAR: Antichrist. Though I’m sure Saw 5 had its moments.
PER-GENRE AWARDS ARE LISTED BELOW THE GENRE, BELOW.

MISC:

LANGUAGES WATCHED: English (American, British), Korean, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
MOVIES WATCHED MORE THAN ONCE: Rocky Horror (3x), Sympathy For Lady Vengeance (2x), Hardware (2x)
MOVIES WATCHED IN THE THEATRE: Rocky Horror Picture Show – 4/11, 5/17, 6/11
MOVIES ALREADY WATCHED PREVIOUSLY: Hardware, Mean Girls, National Lampoon’s Beach Party At The Threshold Of Hell, Rocky Horror, Sex & Death 101, 40 Year Old Virgin/Harold & Kumar 1 (flipped between the two for 2 hours; both count as half a movie).

Genres:
(comedy=89/36%, horror=38/15%, scifi=33/13%, action/thriller=25/10%, fantasy=18/7%):

Ratings:
(5-star=19%, 4-star=32%, 3-star=42%, 2-star=6%, 1-star=1%):

Cartoons (7%) Vs. Live (93%)
Fewer animated movies this year (10% animated last year):

Quality: 28% in HD this year
(up from 19% last year, 14% in 2007):

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AWARDS:

BEST HORROR OR THRILLER: The Number 23
best creepy horror: Mirrors (honrable mention: House Of 1000 Corpses)
best tension-building horror: Quarantine
best make-you-squirm horror: Saw 5 (honorable mention: House Of 1000 Corpses)
best psychological horror: Mirrors, Funny Games U.S.
best psychological thriller: The Number 23, Live! (tho Live! is a bit more of a drama)
best gross-out horror: Drag Me To Hell
best sci-fi horror: Hardware
WORST HORROR: Mimic, Rise Of The Gargoyles

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Well, here is our list of 2009 movies we watched. We decided to break comedy off into its own post, since we watched so many (245, 89 of which are listed here).

AWARDS:

•best OVERALL comedy: The Hangover, Sex Drive, Jackass 2, Fanboys, Miss March. Honorable mention: Role Models, other Jackass “movies”.
•best comedy cast: Wet Hot American Summer
•best dark comedy: Observe And Report. Honorable Mention: Jawbreaker.
•best caper comedy: Sex Drive, Fanboys, Miss March, The Stoned Age
•best college comedy: Carolyn:National Lampoon’s Van Wilder 1 (not 2), College (2008)
•best alcohol comedy: The Hangover (Strange Brew deserves an honorable mention)
•best pot comedy: Pineapple Express, The Stoned Age (but it’s not *really* a pot-heavy movie)
•best ecstacy/LSD comedy: When Do We Eat?
•best family awkwardness comedy: When Do We Eat?
•best reality comedy: Jackass 2 & 2.5
•best sci-fi comedy: Land Of The Lost & Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel. Summer Time Machine Blues was certainly interesting… But British humor > Japanese humor.
•best spoof comedy: Totally Awesome
•best sports comedy: Foot Fist Way
•most insane comedic dialog: Female Trouble
•worst spoof movie: Plump Fiction
•worst college comedy: Fraternity House
•worst OVERALL comedy: Fraternity House, Plump Fiction

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Yes, I keep track of this stuff!

We watched over 241 movies in 2009 (up 25% from the 193 we watched last year), so our TV-series viewing was down in 2009. Still, our list of TV shows watched was quite sizable. Read on for the full list.

I try to list the more obscure stuff first, as it’s probably no surprise that I watch Heroes. (more…)

TOTAL MOVIES WATCHED: 193

COMEDY: 82 (42%) (National Lampoon:7) (spoof genre:6) (Revenge Of The Nerds:4) (animated:3) (mockumentary:3)
DRAMA: 29 (15%) (animated:1)
ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER: 28 (15%) (animated:8)
HORROR: 16 (8%)
SCIENCE-FICTION: 13 (6%) (animated:4)
FANTASY: 8 (4%) (animated:2)
MUSICALS: 1 (Sweeney Todd)
DOCUMENTARY: 1 (or 2 if you don’t consider Super High Me a comedy)

ANIMATED: 19 (10%), live: 174
HIGH DEF: 37 (19%), standard def: 156

NOTE: Some of these movies are only reviewed here, while others are reviewed via a link (click the title) to a separate blogpost of mine. Some of these links are not yet valid — they are scheduled for future reviews. Rest assured that every link will ultimately be valid by the end of 2009.
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When people suggest shows for us to watch, I often say that our plate is full in terms of watching stuff. The list below is what we watched in 2008, but the list of shows that we own and still need to watch is even longer. And meanwhile we’re watching a TON of movies. We watched 193 in 2008 (42% comedy, 20% high def, 10% animated). We also watched dvd-extras during every dinner we ate. So this list of shows is just what we watched in-between the 193 movies and 365+ meals worth of dvd extras we watched. :) (more…)

After this, I’ll only have one more old watching list to post, and then I will be caught up to 2008. But expect a new list of shows in January :)
Cartoons listed first, then live/reality shows.

When people suggest stuff to us, I often say that our plate is full in terms of watching stuff. Know that not only did we watch everything in this post in 2004, but we also watched 94 movies. :) (more…)

My documentary watching has definitely tapered off in 2008, now that I watch dvd extras for my favorite shows and movies instead of documentaries. Regardless, I watched a LOT of documentaries in 2007. Here they are, sorted by topic. (more…)

This post is quite long, but chock full of good recommendations — especially for animation lovers. Plenty of live shows too. If I had time, I’d post each one of these as a separate review. But I’ll never have that kind of time.

I’ve started to move towards listing weirdest/rarest stuff first, and more common stuff later… After all, everyone can guess that I watch South Park

As far as awards go? Not sure. Best superhero endeavor is definitely Heroes. Best drama is Weeds. Funniest show is Tim & Eric, Awesome Show, Great Job!. Funniest cartoon is South Park — but Xavier:Renegade Angel has South Park completely beaten in ridiculousness, and Code Monkeys has South Park beaten in terms of freshness. As for live comedy, Sarah Silverman is funnier than Human Giant. Barely. But most of the good cartoons were funnier than anything live-action would have to offer.

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We started keeping our watching lists long before we started blogging them. Periodically, I will post an old, un-posted watching list. Here are all the shows we watched in 2003. Yes, this is a tad late. :) (more…)

We only watched 34 in 2007! One every 10-11 days. And 41% (14) of them were animated. The other 59% (20) were live-action (though 2 of those had puppets!). We watched our movies in high-def 15% of the time — 5 movies — as we got an HDTV in the fall. We only watched 2 (6%) in the theatre (one was free). If you don’t count animated movies, Troma/B-movies, fan edits, documentary movies, we only watched about 13 “real” movies. So I’m going to break from the normal posting formula and not show the “awards” up top, because with so few movies, they’re not as important this year. Read on for 34 reviews!

Please leave some comments … let me know where you agree, disagree.. What you think.. What recommendations you may have based on what you’ve read.. Links to your own reviews of any of these movies… Links to your own lists of movies you’ve watched (friends only please), etc…

Also, check out our list of viewing coincidences at the bottom. Probably only interesting to us, it’s just fun to keep track for the sake of keeping track. (more…)

Every year, Carolyn & I post a list of what we watched. This year, I have broken it into sections. Read on to see what MOVIES we watched in 2006. (Sorry about the extended delay.) Also make sure to check out our list of 2006 viewing coincidences.

This is a time consuming post to read, but I’d like people to comment on them if possible and willing.

*** AWARDS: ***

FAVORITE MOVIE OF THE YEAR: Grandma’s Boy
BEST ACTION: The Island, RUNNER-UP: Transporter 2
BEST BIOGRAPHY: Man On The Moon
BEST DRAMA: Clint: Oldboy, Carolyn: Wild At Heart (we watched what, 2-3 dramas? everything else falls in other categories: action,sci-fi,horror)
BEST COMEDY: 40-Year Old Virgin, Grandma’s Boy
BEST HORROR: Saw 2, RUNNER-UP: Hostel. HONERABLE MENTION: Cube 2: HyperCube.
BEST SCI-FI: Serenity (Firefly movie) (runner-up: Cube 2: HyperCube)
BEST VISUALS: MirrorMask
MOST DEPRESSING: Gummo? (loved by Clint, hated by Carolyn)
MOST DISTURBING/TWISTED: Hostel. RUNNER-UP: Saw 2. (Gummo was disturbing, but socially, not violently; The Island was as well, but in a sci-fi fascist kind of way; Oldboy too.)
WORST MOVIE: Clint says: Bourne Identity. Also: Coffee & Cigarettes.
REMAKE OF A TV SHOW, WORST: Miami Vice
REMAKE OF A TV SHOW, BEST: Aeon Flux (Serenity doesn’t count; it’s not a remake)
CLONE MOVIE, WORST: Multiplicity
CLONE MOVIE, BEST: Repli-Kate
MOST DISSONANCE BETWEEN CLINT & CAROLYN: Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Gummo – Clint liked both, Carolyn hated both.
MOST BULLSHIT MOMENT: Transporter 2, de-fusing a bomb on the bottom of his car by jumping on a ramp and twisting into a hook on a crane that just happened to be there. Like you can control how and when your car twists with that kind of accuracy?!?! (last year‘s was from The Day After Tomorrow) (more…)

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