Sunday, January 25, 2009

Take That Mensa

Between Nov. and the first of January, I get an annual reminder of my general lameness from many well meaning relatives and friends. I don't understand how I have managed to surround myself with such ambitious, smart, talented people. They send me these end of the year re-cap of last year's adventures and make me feel small. So, last year I decided to make a record of all the movies I watched and send it out as my own accomplishment list. In roughly alphabetical order, (with movies seen more than once in bold), here is my 2008 in movies.

2 Days in Paris, 24 Season 6, 30 Days of Night, 30 Rock Season 2, Adam's Apples, After the Wedding, Alpha Male, American Gangster, American Meth, The Apostle, Antibodies, Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, At Close Range, Atonement, Autumn, Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That, Attack of the Clones, Big Love Season 2, Batman Begins, Brothers Solomon, The Bridge, Boarding Gate, Babel, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Blast of Silence, Battlestar Galactica Season 3, Be Kind Rewind, Burn After Reading, Babe, Baby Mama, Bee Movie, Battlestar Galactica: Razor, Big Rig, Balls of Fury, Bourne Ultimatum, Crazy Love, Crosscut, Cars, Cloverfield, Charlie Wilson's War, Cache, Chrystal, Cocaine Cowboys, Cocaine Cowboys 2, Children of Men, Clone Wars Vol. 1, Clone Wars Vol. 2, Civilization of Maxwell Bright, Counterfeiters, Dragon Wars, Darjeeling Limited, Detour, Dan in Real Life, Disco Pigs, Devil and Daniel Johnston, Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Dark Knight, Days of Heaven, Doomsday, Dexter Season 2, Down By Law, Le Deuxieme Souffle, Le Dolous, Death at a Funeral, Eagle Vs. Shark, The Ex, El Cortez, Eastern Promises, Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Empire Strikes Back, Entourage Season 4, Escape From New York, E.T., Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Fight Club, First Snow, Flight of the Conchords Season 1, Fido, Finding Nemo, Firefly, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Funny Games, Un Flic, Gangs of New York, Gone Baby Gone, Grand Inquisitor, Gosford Park, Girl Next Door, Great World of Sound, Hell Boy, Hell Boy 2: The Golden Army, Halloween 2007, Hit man, Hunting Party, Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanemo Bay, Heckler, Heroes Season 2, Hulk, Hancock, Hoax, Hamlet 2, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 1, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 2, I Am Legend, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, In Bruges, Incredibles, Iron Man, Interview, In the Valley of Elah, Into the Wild, Incredible Hulk, Independent, John Adams, Jimmy and Judy, Juno, King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters, Kill Point, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Keane, Kung Fu Panda, Lust Caution, Lars and the Real Girl, Land of the Dead, Long Good Friday, Last Man Standing, Last Starfighter, Little Oddessa, Legend of God's Gun, Lost Season 4, Lady From Shanghai, Mr. Woodcock, Michael Clayton, Mafioso, Margot at the Wedding, Mosquito Kingdom, The Mist, Mulholland Falls, Mad Men Season 1, Meet Bill, Married Life, A Man Escaped, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Meet the Robinsons, Mr. Untouchable, No Country For Old Men, The Orphanage, The Office Season 4, Old Boy, Persepolis, The Proposition, Pineapple Express, Pistoleros, Pigalle, The Prowler, Punk'd Season 1, Phantom Menace, Quills, Quid Pro Quo, The Riches Season 1, Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi, Rendition, Rocket Science, Rescue Me Season 4, Rambo, Rambo III, Redbelt, Robots, Ratatouille, Rolling Stones: Shine a Light, Reign of Fire, Red, Shoot 'Em Up, Star Wars, Stroycsk, Snow Angels, Stink of Flesh, Silk, Southland Tales, Strange Wilderness, The Signal, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Shotgun Stories, Shop Girl, Shrek 2, Smokin' Aces, Spider Man 3, The Shield Season 7, Say Goodnight, Secret of the Furious Five, A Simple Plan, Six Shooter, Stop Loss, Shrek, Simpsons Movie, Shadow of Doubt, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Tron, Turistas, Transsiberean, Turn the River, There Will Be Blood, Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The Visitor, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, War, We Own the Night, The Wire Season 5, What Would Jesus Buy?, The Walker, Weeds Season 3, Wall-E, You Me and Dupree, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Zoo.

Two things occur to me, looking at this list. 1 - I have kids. 2 - I don't watch as many movies as I used to.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Damn, that's a helluva list .. I hear you about the whole Christmas cards and recaps thing. It's completely out of control ... Thinly veiled boasting exihibitions. ... I think the way this year is going, I'll do a list for the next holidays entitled, "All the cool shit we did in our backyard."