The Movies of 2014

Following my brother’s example, I’m setting out to faithfully record every film I watch this year.

SO what have I accomplished? Well, I watched a total of…109 motion pictures, both feature length and short. That comes out to an average of about a month with October claiming 17 and August sputtering out just 2. Clearly the holidays were the most fruitful movie watching time with October, November, and December garnering 17, 14, and 10 respectively while summer turned out to be a very surprising dud with a total of just 12 films between June and August.

That of course will be attributed to me living nearly an hour from a major theater chain and not having my own means of transportation. Consequently, most of the 109 came from TV, DVD, and repeat viewings. Fun facts: I watched Pacific Rim, The Philadelphia Story, and Arsenic and Old Lace times each.

The actors I watched the most happened to be Seth Rogen with (The Guilt Trip, Pineapple Express, Neighbors) Julianne Moore with 3 (Boogie Nights, Don Jon, Carrie) Chris Evans with (Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Snowpiecer) and Will Ferrell also with(Stranger Than Fiction, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Elf). These fine actors, however, were not the MOST watched- that honor goes to Leonardo DiCaprio and Godzilla who were both tied at 4 a piece with The Aviator, Gangs of New York, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Great Gatsby and Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, Terror of Mechagodzilla, Godzilla (2014), Godzilla’s Revenge.

Finally, which decade will reign supreme? We have… (approximately…)

2010s- 30 1990s- 17 2000s- 16 1980s- 13 1970s- 1960s/1940s- 1950s/1930s- 5

There you have it folks, for those of you keeping score at home. See you back here next January when the 2015 stats are in and we shall compare!

DECEMBER (10)

True Grit (2010)

Scrooged (1988)

Elf (2003)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Love Actually (2003)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

Coriolanus (2011)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

NOVEMBER (14)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

The Parent Trap (1998)

The Producers (1968)

Cool Runnings (1993)

Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000)

Almost Famous (2000)

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

12 Angry Men (1957)

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Brother Bear (2003)

Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002)

Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)

Interstellar (2014)

Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol (2011)

OCTOBER (17)

Carrie (2013)

Frankenstein (1931)

The Fool (2014)

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

American Psycho (2000)

The Wolf Man (1941)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The Frighteners (1996)

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Cujo (1983)

Misery (1990)

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Scream 4 (2011)

The Evil Dead (1981)

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

SEPTEMBER (10)

Don Jon (2013)

Neighbors (2014)

Crocodile Dundee (1986)

Dr. No (1962)

Looper (2012)

Snowpiecer (2013)

Trollhunter (2010)

School of Rock (2003)

Dumbo (1941)

Robin Hood (1973)

AUGUST (2)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Rock of Ages (2012)

JULY (6)

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Pineapple Express (2008)

World War Z (2013)

(1931)

Jaws (1975)

22 Jump Street (2014)

JUNE (4)

Clue (1985)

Speed (1994)

An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

Back to the Future Part III (1990)

MAY (13)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

All Monster’s Attack, a.k.a. Godzilla’s Revenge (1969)

Stranger than Fiction (2006)

Godzilla (2014)

In Bruges (2008)

Drinking Buddies (2013)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Spider-Man (2002)

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Shrek (2001)

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

APRIL (8)

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2010)

The Public Enemy (1931)

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

The Great Gatsby (2013)

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

MARCH (6)

Rocky (1976)

Captain Blood (1935)

Space Jam (1996)

Blood Simple (1984)

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

FEBRUARY (7)

To Sir, With Love (1967)

From Here to Eternity (1953)

Gangs of New York (2002)

This Island Earth (1955)

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

Boogie Nights (1997)

That Awkward Moment (2014)

JANUARY (12)

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Aviator (2004)

The Goodbye Girl (1977)

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

Tangle(2010)

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Pacific Rim (2013)

The Guilt Trip (2012)

Pacific Rim (2013)

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