Media Inventory: What I Watched in 2010

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2010

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