It’s that time of year again, so here we go! We’ll start, as always, by comparing this year’s numbers to those of previous years:
In 2010, I watched 152 movies.
In 2011, I watched 198 movies.
In 2012, I watched 300 movies.
In 2013, I watched 368 movies.
In 2014, I watched 299 movies.
In 2015, I watched 367 movies.
In 2016, I watched 250 movies.
And in 2017, I watched – drumroll please – 206 movies! That’s my lowest number since 2011! But, I think you’ll find that this list makes up for the lack of quantity with a surprising amount of quality.
Hey, listen – just a quick tutorial before we start. The title of the movie will almost always link to the corresponding IMDB page, and the date on which I watched it will follow. In addition, when applicable I’ve added some handy links to streaming sites where the movie can be viewed. They’ll come immediately after the title and date, and will look like this: . Due to the ever-changing catalog available on these services, some of these might be inaccurate if you’re reading this far in the future. For that I apologize, but you’re probably too busy zipping around in flying cars to care all that much!
Okay, without any further ado, let’s get right to it! Here are the movies I watched in the calendar year 2017:
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Tagged Aquaman, Batgirl, Batman, Captain America, Child's Play, Christmas, Chucky, Cyborg, David Lynch, DC Comics, Deadman, Disney, Dracula, Etrigan, Friday the 13th, Get Out, Guardians of the Galaxy, H.P. Lovecraft, Halloween, horror, How Did This Get Made?, Hulk, Iron Man, IT, Jason, Justice League, Justice League Dark, King Kong, LEGO, Logan, Marvel, MST3K, My Year in Movies, Netflix, Pixar, punk rock, Resident Evil, Rifftrax, Santa Claus, Sharknado, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Stephen King, Superman, Swamp Thing, Teen Titans, The Dark Tower, The Flash, The Joker, The Last Jedi, The Wizard of Oz, Thor, Twin Peaks, Wolverine, Wonder Woman, X-Men, zombies
Happy new year! Guess what? My movie count actually went down in 2016! This is due mostly to having a busier year than usual – I spent two months traveling around the country, and in the fall I got a new job that ate up a lot of my time. I also spent a lot of my free time playing video games! These are all positive things, of course, but they did leave a way smaller window for watching shitty movies. Continue reading
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Tagged A Nightmare on Elm Street, Alan Moore, Ant-Man, Attack on Titan, Avengers, Batgirl, Batman, Batwing, Batwoman, Black Panther, Captain America, Catwoman, Christmas, DC Comics, Deadpool, deadshot, Disney, Doctor Strange, Documentary, Fantastic Four, Freddy, Freddy Krueger, Friday the 13th, Ghostbusters, Grant Morrison, Halloween, Harley Quinn, horror, How Did This Get Made?, Hulk, Jason, Justice League, Killer Croc, LEGO, Lifetime, Marvel, Marvel Comics, MST3K, Penguin, Punk, punk rock, Rifftrax, Robin, Sharknado, sharks, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Stephen King, Suicide Squad, Superman, Teen Titans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Asylum, The Joker, The Jungle Book, Tim Burton, video games, Wonder Woman, X-Men, zombies
In 2010, I watched 152 movies, and for no real reason I decided I wanted to beat that record in 2011. I totally did, but guess what my final count was? 198. 198!! Arghh, how frustrating is that number?? I planned to get it up to 200 in the last couple of days before New Year’s Eve, but I got busy with other things and wasn’t able to watch any movies! But, whatever, 198 is still a hell of a lot of movies, right? Right! Here’s what they were:
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Tagged A Nightmare on Elm Street, Batman, Captain America, Child's Play, Christmas, Cinematic Titanic, Disney, Freddy Krueger, Friday the 13th, Green Lantern, Halloween Party, Jason, Kevin Smith, MST3K, Netflix, Nintendo, Punisher, Resident Evil, Rifftrax, Spider-Man, Superman, Thor, Tribeca Film Festival, Troll Hunter, Watchmen, X-Men, zombies
Hello, loyal Alliancers! When I wrote my list of Comics You Should Be Reading in 2011, I didn’t include any Marvel titles, quite simply because I don’t read any. It’s not that I dislike the Marvel universe, but I just never dived into it the way I did with DC. I think in my formative years, I was just way too into Batman, and also way turned off by the X-Men/Marvel Card trend that was all the rage with my age group. Anyway, the result is that besides thinking Spider-Man and Daredevil are pretty rad, I’m not extremely into Marvel, and didn’t bother exploring that stuff when I got back into comic books. So I decided to recruit my friend/roommate/fellow comic book geek Grath Madden (of Barrakuda McMurder fame) to tell you about the Marvel comics he’s currently enjoying. Here’s what he has to say:
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Tagged Avengers, Captain America, Fantastic Four, Generation Hope, Grath Madden, New Mutants, S.H.I.E.L.D., Secret Warriors, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Men