The List 2012


7 years and still counting. Any explanations needed, I refer you to the 2011 list, or 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006. Though I’ll include: “My ‘Favorites’ are based on the overall experience of the film- what impacted or enchanted me, not always objectively on what I think were the most quality films. My “Disappointments” have to do with unmet expectations, which is why bad movies I knew would be bad aren’t on the list. Brackets [ ] mean films seen in the theatre.”
What did we watch together?

**I’d like to make note that this was a very stressful year, which I think accounts for all the blockbusters and prosaic comedies, and the dearth of probing, intellectual, art films. My life was pretty much an independent film this year, so I went Hollywood with my viewings, I guess.**

Favorites of 2012
The Artist
Snow White & The Huntsman
Moonrise Kingdom
Looper
Magic Mike

Most Disappointing of 2012
The Five-Year Engagement
Brave
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Favorite First-View Series
Game of Thrones
Warehouse 13
Twin Peaks
Secret Diary of A Call Girl

Total Films: 205

Total Television Series: 66

Films Viewed in Theatre: 47

Most Watched Film of 2011: The Hunger Games (11)

Multiple Viewings:
Snow White & The Huntsman (3); Prometheus (2); Looper (2); The Amazing Spider-Man (2); Skyfall (2); The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2); The Muppets (2); Hook (2); Pirates of the Caribbeann: Curse of the Black Pearl (2); Jane Eyre (2011) (2); Thor (2); The Last Starfighter (2); Little Women (2); National Lampoon’s CHristmas Vacation (2); Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban (2); Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2)

“Work Weeks” (40 hours) spent viewing: 24.24



The List 2012: Films

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
The Secret of Mooancre
The Romantics
Toy Story 3
[ ] The Muppets
Tron: Legacy
A Room With a View
Midnight in Paris
Guys & Dolls
Fever Pitch (UK)
The Tale of Despereaux
The Young Victoria
The Stone of Destiny
Vanity Fair
Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
The King’s Speech
My Summer of Love
The Princess Bride

Hook
The Tree of Life
[ ] The Artist
Jane Eyre (2011)
Star Wars VI: The Retun of the Jedi
The Last Starfighter
[ ] Beauty and the Beast 3D Edition
[ ] Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace 3D Edition
Morning Glory
Kissing Jessica Stein
The September Issue
P.S. I Love You
Tarzan (1999)
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Part 1
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Part 2
Another Earth
Tarzan (1999)
A Bug’s Life
That Thing You Do
The Ides of March
Contagion
Hook
Roxanne
Ladyhawke

Saludos Amigos/The Three Caballeros
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
[ ] The Lorax
Max Dugan Returns
Notting Hill
Pirates of the Caribbeann: Curse of the Black Pearl
My Week with Marilyn
Annie
Savannah Smiles
Pirates of the Caribbeann: Dead Man’s Chest
Miss Representation
Watership Down
[ ] The Hunger Games
[ ] The Hunger Games
E.T.
Tangled
Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets
Splash
[ ] The Hunger Games
Higher Ground
[ ] The Hunger Games
A Dangerous Method
All Of Me
[ ] The Hunger Games
[ ] The Hunger Games

An American Tail
Willow
[ ] The Hunger Games
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The Black Stallion
Thor
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
[ ] The Hunger Games
Winter’s Bone
Teen Wolf
Back to the Future
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows 1
Sirens
[ ] The Hunger Games
Mulan
I Love You, Man
[ ] The Avengers
The Hangover
Songcatcher
Sweet Land
[ ] Cabin in the Woods
Going the Distance
The Time Traveller’s Wife
Sleeping Beauty (2011)

[ ] Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
[ ] The 5 Year Engagement
[ ] Snow White and the Huntsman
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Star Trek (2009)
Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire
Albert Nobbs
[ ] Snow White and the Huntsman
[ ] Prometheus
[ ] Prometheus
Amadeus
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
[ ] Brave
The Music Man
It Happened at the World’s Fair
The Phantom of the Opera
Jane Eyre (2011)
Tron
[ ] The Amazing Spider-Man
[ ] Magic Mike
Dave
The Decoy Bride
[ ] Snow White & The Huntsman
[ ] Moonrise Kingdom
[ ] Star Trek Next Generation
Teorema

[ ] The Dark Knight Rises
[ ] The Amazing Spider-Man
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets
21 Jump Street
John Carter
The Last Starfighter
Company (2007)
Love and Other Drugs
This Means War
Finding Nemo
Paul
Ratatouille
[ ] Total Recall (2012)
Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban
Pirates of Penzance
Galaxy Quest
Tootsie
The Muppets (2011)
Safety Not Guarenteed
Shrek
Star Trek First Contact
[ ] Anna Karenina
Bernie

[ ] ParaNorman
City Slickers
Hysteria
Dan in Real Life
Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix
Postcards From the Edge
The Princess Bride
The Dungeon Masters
[ ] Looper
[ ] Lawless
Year One
Soapdish
Never Been Kissed
The Cooler
[ ] Looper
Doubt
[ ] The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban
Rushmore
[ ] Skyfall
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
[ ] Skyfall
Stranger Than Fiction
[ ] Argo
Moonstruck

Harry Potter: Philosopher’s Stone
[ ] Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2
[ ] The Master
Inception
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Elf
[ ] Silver Linings Playbook
High Fidelity
[ ] Great Expectations (2012)
While You Were Sleeping
[ ] Muppets Christmas Carol
The Family Stone
Scrooged
It’s A Wonderful Life
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Little Women
[ ] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
A Christmas Story
[ ] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Aliens
Dances With Wolves
L.A. Confidential
Thor
The Adjustment Bureau
Hugo
About A Boy
White Christmas
Little Women
Edward Scissorhands
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Newsies
Chicago
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Pitch Perfect
Serenity


The List 2012: Television Series

Being Human (BBC): 3
Downton Abbey: 1
The Catherine Tate Show: 1
Doctor Who (RTD): 2
Star Trek Next Generation: 5
Shameless (UK): 2
The Tudors: 1
Shameless (UK): 3
Star Trek Next Generation: 6
Parenthood: 1
Shameless (UK): 4
Game of Thrones: 1
Horrible Histories: 1
Star Trek Next Generation: 7
Family Ties: 1
Dr Who (Moffat): 6
Spy (UK): 1
Ballykissangel: 3
Whites: 1
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: 1
The IT Crowd: 1
Battlestar Galactica: 4
Secret Diary of a Call Girl: 1
Secret Diary of a Call Girl: 2
Downton Abbey: 2
The Sarah Jane Adventures: 1
The Sarah Jane Adventures: 2
The Sarah Jane Adventures: 3
New Girl: 1
Warehouse 13: 1
Big Love: 5
Game of Thrones: 2
Warehouse 13: 2
Game of Thrones: 1
The West Wing: 4
The Inbetweeners: 1
The Inbetweeners: 2
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: 2
The Sarah Jane Adventures: 4
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: 3
Warehouse 13: 3
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: 4
Doctor Who (RTD): 3
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: 5
Parenthood: 2
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: 6
Firefly
Modern Family: 1
The Office (USA): 6
Secret Diary of A Call Girl: 3
Portlandia: 1
Modern Family: 2
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: 6
Secret Diary of a Call Girl: 4
Gavin & Stacey: 3
The Catherine Tate Show: 2
Parenthood: 3
30 Rock: 6
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: 7
The Catherine Tate Show: 3
The Inbetweeners: 3
IT Crowd: 3
IT Crowd: 4
Twin Peaks: 1
Arrested Development: 2
Hyperdrive: 1

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Posted on Mon, Jan 7th, 2013 at 11:40 pm
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Comments: 3

  1. 1 | Jonathan Edmund

    January 8th, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Of the 120 movies I watched this year, 28 were with you!!!!!!!

  2. 2 | Kj

    January 8th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I can’t believe you still saw more movies in the theatre than me. Amazing

  3. 3 | Jonathan Edmund

    January 13th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I had more theaters accessible to me than you had for 3 months – that’s what pushed me over!

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