Media Inventory: What I Watched in 2010

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    This account of my media intake is slightly streamlined compared to previous years. I’ve always done the “Media Inventory” mostly for my own amusement; this reflects how much amusement I found in it this time.

    MOVIES

    I watched 349 movies in 2010 — the fewest since I started keeping track in 2004. I note, however, that 349 is still a lot.

    Of the films released in 2010 (or that played at 2010 festivals), I saw 224 and reviewed 153 of them. The other 125 movies I watched were pre-2010 releases, some of which I saw for the first time and many of which were new to me.

    2010 releases that I saw and reviewed:
    To see the whole list, go to the Archives and filter the date to only include “2010.”

    2010 releases that I saw but did not review (with probable grade, where my memory is sufficiently clear):

    Sundance Film Festival:
    Douchebag
    Hesher (B)
    The Killer Inside Me (B)
    Louis C.K.: Hilarious (A-)
    The Perfect Host (C-)
    Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (B+)
    The Violent Kind (D)

    South By Southwest Film Festival:
    American Grindhouse (B)
    Barry Munday (B)
    Brotherhood (C)
    Cargo
    Centurion
    Cold Weather (B)
    Crying with Laughter
    Elektra Luxx (D)
    Harry Brown (B)
    The Loved Ones (A-)
    Monsters (B-)
    The Myth of the American Sleepover (C)
    Saturday Night (B+)
    Suck (D)

    Tribeca Film Festival:
    Cairo Time (B)
    Sons of Perdition (B)
    Soul Kitchen (B)

    Telluride Film Festival
    Chico and Rita (C+)
    The First Grader (C+)
    The Way Back (B)

    Fantastic Fest:
    Bedevilled
    Heartless (B-)
    A Horrible Way to Die (A-)
    I Saw the Devil (B+)
    Mother’s Day (D)
    Outrage
    Red, White & Blue
    A Somewhat Gentle Man (B)
    Stake Land (B-)
    Undocumented (B+)
    We Are What We Are (B+)

    Elsewhere:
    The Adults in the Room (B)
    Bad Batch (B-)
    D Tour (B-)
    Exit Through the Gift Shop (B+)
    For the Love of Movies (B)
    Freakonomics (C+)
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (B)
    Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (B-)
    Mother and Child (B-)
    She’s Out of My League (B)
    The Virginity Hit (C)
    The White Ribbon

    2010 releases that I watched twice:

    127 Hours
    Black Swan
    Four Lions
    Get Low
    How to Train Your Dragon
    Howl
    Inception
    Micmacs
    The Social Network
    Splice
    The Square
    Toy Story 3
    True Grit (2010)
    Winter’s Bone

    Pre-2010 releases that I had seen before, and reviewed, that I re-watched this year:

    1408
    Billy Elliot
    Brick
    Elf
    Godzilla (1998)
    Saw
    Taken
    A Town Called Panic
    Up

    Pre-2010 releases that I had seen before but did not review, that I re-watched this year:

    101 Dalmatians (animated)
    12 Angry Men
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    400 Blows
    All About Eve
    Annie Hall
    Apocalypse Now
    Baby Geniuses
    Battleship Potemkin
    Beginning of the End*
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Breathless
    A Bug’s Life
    Chinatown
    Citizen Kane
    City Lights
    Contact
    Cool Hand Luke
    Days of Heaven
    Devil Doll*
    Dogma
    Dr. Strangelove
    Drop Dead Gorgeous
    Easy Rider
    Fortress
    Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
    The Graduate
    High Noon
    Horror at Party Beach*
    Independence Day
    The Iron Giant
    Jaws 3-D
    Jurassic Park
    La Dolce Vita
    Life of Brian
    M (1935)
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Nashville
    National Lampoon’s Vacation
    Night of the Blood Beast*
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (twice!)
    Prince of Space*
    Psycho
    Raging Bull
    Rambo III
    Rashomon
    Rebel Without a Cause
    Robin Hood (Disney)
    Stagecoach
    Sunset Boulevard
    Superman III
    The Third Man
    TRON
    Vertigo
    Wing Commander

    *watched via “Mystery Science Theater 3000”

    Pre-2010 releases that I saw for the first time this year:

    For “Eric’s Bad Movies” at Film.com:

    3 Ninjas
    976-EVIL
    American Ninja
    The Apple
    At the Earth’s Core
    Babylon A.D.
    Bangkok Dangerous
    Body Rock
    Conan the Destroyer
    Cool As Ice
    Cool World
    D-War: Dragon Wars
    DOA Dead or Alive
    Double Team
    Exorcist II: The Heretic
    Firestorm
    Flowers in the Attic
    Gooby
    Heartbeeps
    Hercules (1983)
    House II: The Second Story
    The Island of Dr. Moreau
    In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
    The Manitou
    Mr. Nanny
    Night of the Lepus
    Only the Strong
    The Pagemaster
    Piranha II: The Spawning
    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Sleepwalkers
    Sssssss
    Texas Chainsaw Masscare: The Next Generation
    Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
    Virus
    Wizards of the Demon Sword

    For other reasons, or occasionally no reason:

    Bicycle Thieves
    The Big Chill
    The Blues Brothers
    Bronson
    Company
    Daylight
    Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
    Doctor Zhivago
    Eddie Izzard: Circle
    Eddie Izzard: Glorious
    Footloose
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    I Spit on Your Grave
    Jackass 2.5
    Jules and Jim
    Last Year at Marienbad
    M. Hulot’s Holiday
    The Muppet Movie
    Revenge of the Nerds
    The Rules of the Games
    Stand By Me
    True Grit (1969)
    The Wild Bunch
    Witness
    Z (1969)

    TV

    I really need to watch more TV. I watched 283 hours of television in 2010, almost all of it via DVR, which means I skipped the commercials, which means I watched those 283 hours in about 212 hours, which means I was only in front of the TV for about 35 minutes a day. That’s ridiculous.

    For what it’s worth, here are the shows I watched regularly this year. I don’t watch any shows that I don’t like, so that means I like all of these.

    30 Rock
    Breaking Bad
    Childrens Hospital
    Community
    Friday Night Lights
    Fringe
    Futurama
    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    Lost
    Louie
    Mad Men
    Modern Family
    The Office
    Parks and Recreation
    Raising Hope
    Saturday Night Live
    The Simpsons
    South Park
    Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job
    The Walking Dead