Year in Cinema 2018

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Theatrical:

  1. All the Money in the World. 3/5
  2. Father Figures. 3/5
  3. Insidious: The Last key. 3/5
  4. The Florida Project. 2/5
  5. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. (IMAX) 4/5
  6. The Post.  4/5
  7. Paddington 2. 5/5
  8. Commuter. 2.5/5
  9. Proud Mary. 2/5
  10. Den of Thieves. 3/5
  11. Forever my girl. 3/5
  12. Coco.  5/5
  13. 12 Strong. 3/5
  14. Death Cure. (Maze Runner) 3/5
  15. Winchester. 1.5/5
  16. Fifty Shades Freed. 3/5
  17. Peter Rabbit. 4/5
  18. The 15:17 to Paris. 1/5
  19. Black Panther. 4/5
  20. Early Man. 2/5
  21. Black Panther (2) IMAX 4/5
  22. Game Night. 4/5
  23. Every Day. 3/5
  24. Annihilation. 3/5
  25. Death Wish. 2.5/5 (2018)
  26. Red Sparrow. 4/5
  27. Strangers: Prey by Night. 2.5/5
  28. Thoroughbreds. 3/5
  29. A Wrinkle in Time. 2.5/5
  30. Love, Simon. 5/5
  31. Tomb Raider. (2018) 3/5
  32. Gringo. 1.5/5
  33. Black Panther. (3) 4/5
  34. Unsane. 2.5/5
  35. Flower. 5/5
  36. Pacific Rim Uprising. 2.5/5
  37. Midnight Sun. 3/5
  38. Isle of Dogs. 5/5
  39. Ready Player One. 2.5/5
  40. Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana. (With Diana and Frank Henenlotter in attendance) 5/5
  41. Call me by your name. 5/5
  42. The Last Movie Star. 3.5/5
  43. Blockers. 3.5/5
  44. A Quiet Place. 4/5
  45. Miracle Season. 3/5
  46. Love, Simon. 5/5
  47. Alucarda. 2.5/5 (with Satanic Mass + Discussion from the Satanic Temple)
  48. Rampage. 3/5
  49. Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare. 2/5
  50. You were never really here. 4/5
  51. Super Troopers. 4/5
  52. Super Troopers 2. 4/5
  53. Chappaquddick. 3/5
  54. I feel pretty. 2/5
  55. Super Troopers 2. (2) 4/5
  56. Avengers: Infinity War. 4/5
  57. Ghost Stories. 3/5
  58. Avengers: Infinity War. (3D) (2) 4/5
  59. The Endless. 3.5/5
  60. Bad Samaritan. 2.5/5
  61. Life of the Party. 3/5
  62. Disobedience. 3/5
  63. Overboard. (2018) 2.5/5
  64. Death House. 1/5
  65. Deadpool. (RPX) 3.5/5
  66. Deadpool 2. (RPX) 3.5/5
  67. Beast. (2018) 3/5
  68. Book Club. 2.5/5
  69. RBG. 4/5
  70. Solo. 3/5
  71. Film Worker. 5/5
  72. Deadpool 2. (2) 3.5/5
  73. Solo. (2) (RPX) 3/5
  74. Upgraded. 2.5/5
  75. How to talk to girls at parties. 4.5/5
  76. First Reformed. 5/5
  77. Action Point. 2/5
  78. Adrift. 2.5/5
  79. Hereditary. 5/5
  80. Oceans Eight. (RPX) 4/5
  81. The Blob. (1988) (35mm) 3/5
  82. Night of the Demons. (1988) (35mm) (Q&A with writer/producer) 3/5
  83. Slime City. (1988) (16mm) (Q&A with director) 2/5
  84. Maniac Cop. (1988) (35mm) (Q&A with director) 3/5
  85. The Gospel according to Andre’. 4/5
  86. Hotel Artemis. 4/5
  87. Won’t you be my neighbor? 5/5
  88. Oceans Eight. (2) 4/5
  89. The Incredibles 2. (IMAX) 3.5/5
  90. Hearts Beat Loud. 4/5
  91. The Incredibles 2. (2) 3.5/5
  92. Tag. 4/5
  93. Jurassic World: Fallen Kindom.  (RPX) 3/5
  94. The Misandrists. 3/5
  95. Hotel Artemis. (2) 4/5
  96. Sicario: Day of the Soldado. 3/5
  97. Damsel. 1/5
  98. Westwood. 3.5/5
  99. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. (2) 3/5
  100. Ant-man and the Wasp. (IMAX) 4/5
  101. The first Purge. 2/5
  102. 3 Identical Strangers. 5/5
  103. Skyscraper. 2/5
  104. Unfriended: Dark Web. 2/5
  105. Mamma Mia: Here we go again. 3/5
  106. The Equalizer II. 2/5
  107. Don’t worry, he won’t get far on foot. 4/5
  108. Mission Impossible: Fallout. (IMAX) 4/5
  109. The Row. 1/5
  110. Ant-Man and the Wasp. (2) 4/5
  111. Eight Grade. 2/5
  112. Leave no Trace. 5/5
  113. The Spy who dumped me. 4/5
  114. the Meg. 3.5/5
  115. the Spy Who Dumped Me. (2) 4/5
  116. Andy Warhol’s Flesh for Frankenstein. 35mm. 3D. 3/5
  117. Andy Warhol’s Blood for Dracula. 35mm. 3/5
  118. McQueen. 5/5
  119. Never Goin’ Back. 4/5
  120. Mission Impossible: Fallout. 4/5
  121. BlackkkKlansman. 3/5
  122. Crazy Rich Asians. 4/5
  123. Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood. 5/5
  124. Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood. (2) 5/5
  125. Mile 22. 2/5
  126. Pandas. (IMAX 3D) 3/5
  127. Disney’s Christopher Robin. 3/5
  128. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. 4/5
  129. The Happy Time Murders. 2.5/5
  130. 2001. (IMAX) 5/5
  131. Searching. 2/5
  132. The Little Stranger. 2/5
  133. Blood Fest. 3/5
  134. Juliette, Naked. 4/5
  135. The Nun. 2/5
  136. Peppermint. 3/5
  137. Thriller. (1983) (IMAX 3D) 3/5
  138. The Predator.
  139. The House with a Clock in it’s Walls. (IMAX) 3/5
  140. The Princess and the Frog. 5/5
  141. Assassination Nation. 2/5
  142. A  simple favor. 4/5
  143. Monsters and Men. 2/5
  144. Hell Fest. 2/5
  145. Tangled. 5/5
  146. Night School. 2.5/5
  147. Hal. (2018) 5/5
  148. A Star is Born. (2018) 4.5/5
  149. Venom. (IMAX) 3/5
  150. White Boy Rick. 3/5
  151. the Old Man and the Gun. 5/5
  152. Bad Times at the El Royale. 3/5
  153. First Man. (IMAX) 4/5
  154. Halloween. (2018) 3/5
  155. Maniac. (1980) 4/5
  156. New York Ripper. 3/5 (with director Bill Lustig in attendance)
  157. Goosebumps 2. Haunted Halloween. 2.5/5
  158. the Oath. 4/5
  159. The Last Shark. (aka Great White) 35mm. 2/5
  160. Fade to Black. (1980) 35mm. 3/5
  161. The war of the gargantua. (1966) 35mm. 1/5
  162. Rosemary’s Baby. (1966) 35mm. 5/5
  163. Werewolves on Wheels. (1971) 35mm. 4/5
  164. The Company of Wolves. (1984) 35mm. 2/5
  165. The Ghost. (1963) 2/5
  166. Monstrosity. (1987) 3/5
  167. Spookies. (1987) 35mm. 3/5
  168. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. 35mm. 2/5
  169. EvilSpeak. (1981) 35mm. 3/5
  170. Carrie. (1976) 35mm. 5/5
  171. Popcorn. (1991) 35mm. 3/5
  172. The Sisters Brothers. 2.5/5
  173. Surpiria. (2018) 5/5
  174. Suspiria. (2018) (2) 5/5
  175. Bohemian Rhapsody. (IMAX) 3/5
  176. Nutcracker and the Four Realms. (Dolby) 2/5
  177. Boy Erased. 4/5
  178. The Girl in the Spider’s Web. (Dolby) 3/5
  179. Hunter Killer. 2/5
  180. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. (Dolby) 3/5
  181. Overlord. 4/5
  182. Robin Hood. (2018) 2.5/5
  183. Wreck-It Ralph Breaks the Internet. 4/5
  184. A Private War. 4/5
  185. Widows. 4/5
  186. Instant Family. 3.5/5
  187. Creed II. (Dolby) 3/5
  188. The Possession of Hannah Grace. 3/5
  189. Green Book. 4/5
  190. Anna and the Apocalypse. 3/5
  191. The Favorite. 4/5
  192. The Frontrunner. 4/5
  193. Elf. 4/5
  194. Mortal Engines. 2.5/5
  195. Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse. (Dolby) 5/5
  196. At Eternity’s Gate. 3/5
  197. Mary Poppins Returns. (Dolby) 4/5
  198. Mary, Queen of Scots. 4/5
  199. Aquaman. 3D. 3/5
  200. Bumblebee. 3D. 3/5
  201. Holmes and Watson. 1/5

 

5* Films.

  1. Paddington 2.
  2. Suspiria.
  3. Call me by your name.The rest:
  4. Love, Simon.
  5. Flower.
  6. Isle of Dogs.
  7. Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana.
  8. Film Worker.
  9. First Reformed.
  10. Hereditary.
  11. Won’t you be be my neighbor.
  12. 3 Identical Strangers.
  13. Leave no trace.
  14. McQueen.

Another year where documentaries hold most of the spots in my top rated movies list. I was totally in love with Paddington 2 and it’s held up over repeated viewings; Hugh Grant is a charmer. It was good to finally see the Mike Diana documentary; I was a resident of Central Florida when all that nonsense was going on, and was an Indiegogo supporter of the film. First Reformed came out of nowhere and blew me away, and seeing a GLBTQ romantic comedy (Love, Simon) that didn’t look like a terrible LOGO production was great. Here’s hoping for a 2019 filled with amazing cinema!

Home:

  1. The Vault. (Netflix)
  2. Planetarium. (Netflix)
  3. What we do is secret. (Amazon Prime)
  4. Jeremiah Tower: The last magnificent. (Netflix)
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. (HBOGo)
  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. (HBOGo)
  7. Pottersville. (Netflix)
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (HBOGo)
  9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. (HBOGo)
  10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (HBOGo)
  11. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. (HBOGo)
  12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. (HBOGo)
  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. (HBOGo)
  14. Femmes de Sade. (Download)
  15. The Shawshank Redemption. (Netflix)
  16. Back to the Future. (HBOGo)
  17. 30 days of night. (Netflix)
  18. Frida. (Vudu)
  19. Back to the Future 3. (HBOGo)
  20. Her wicked ways. (Exploitation.tv)
  21. Pussycat Ranch. (Exploitation.tv)
  22. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. (Netflix)
  23. Polka King. (Netflix)
  24. Unleashed. (Netflix)
  25. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnasses. (Showtime)
  26. Hamburger the Motion Picture. (Youtube)
  27. Fright Night II. (Amazon Prime)
  28. Murder Weapon. (Amazon Prime)
  29. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.  (Netflix)
  30. Mother’s Day. (Showtime)
  31. Masterminds.
  32. A futile and stupid gesture. (Netflix)
  33. Lord of Illusions. (Vudu)
  34. Happy Death Day. (Vudu)
  35. Wedding Crashers. (Netflix)
  36. For a good time, call. (Netflix)
  37. The Game. (Showtime Anytime)
  38. Wind River. (Vudu)
  39. Battle of the Sexes. (Vudu)
  40. The Hobbit. (Vudu)
  41. 42 Grams. (Netflix)
  42. I love you, man. (Netflix)
  43. Love, Actually, (Netflix)
  44. About a Boy. (HBOGo)
  45. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended. (Vudu)
  46. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Extended. (Vudu)
  47. National Lampoon’s Animal House. (Vudu)
  48. Mary! Mary! (Blu Ray)
  49. The Ritual. (Netflix)
  50. As the palace burns. (Amazon Prime)
  51. Last Flag Flying. (Vudu)
  52. JFK: Director’s Cut. (Vudu)
  53. Wonder Woman. (HBOGo)
  54. When we first met. (Netflix)
  55. Keeping up with the Joneses. (HBOGo)
  56. Sell Hard. (Amazon Prime)
  57. Predator. (HBOGo)
  58. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. (Vudu)
  59. John Wick 2. (HBOGo)
  60. Irreplaceable You. (Netflix)
  61. Everything Sucks Season 1. (Netflix)
  62. Tenebrae. (Shudder)
  63. Hairspray. (FilmStruck)
  64. How I live now. (Hulu Plus)
  65. The Cloverfield Paradox. (Netflix)
  66. Super Troopers. (Blu-ray)
  67. Beerfest. (DVD)
  68. Club Dread. (HBOGo)
  69. Jeepers Creepers 3. (Netflix)
  70. Philly gets Inked. (VHS)
  71. Erotic Tattooing and Body Piercing V. (VHS)
  72. Frisco Skin and Tattoo Ink. (VHS)
  73. Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets. (Amazon Prime)
  74. 300. (Netflix)
  75. I’m gonna git you, sucka. (Amazon Prime)
  76. My Bloody Valentine. (2010) (Hulu Plus)
  77. Jawbreaker. (Shudder)
  78. Forgetting Sarah Marshall. (Netflix)
  79. Goodfellas. (Netflix)
  80. Lady Bird. (Blu-ray)
  81. Out of Print. (Amazon Prime)
  82. Die Hard. (HBOGo)
  83. Die Hard 2. (HBOGo)
  84. The Shawshank Redemption. (Netflix)
  85. Beerfest. (Netflix)
  86. The Outsider. (Netflix)
  87. Ghostbusters. (Netflix)
  88. Best in Show. (Filmstruck)
  89. A Mighty Wind. (Filmstruck)
  90. Jumanji. (Blu-ray)
  91. Sleeping with other people. (Netflix)
  92. Blade Runner 2049. (Vudu)
  93. Game Over. 2018. (Netflix)
  94. Babyface 2. (Blu-Ray)
  95. Ninja Busters. (Blu-Ray)
  96. Undercover Brother. (HBOGo)
  97. Stir of Echoes. (HBOGo)
  98. Coco. (Blu-ray)
  99. Girls Trip. (HBOGo)
  100. Throat. (Blu-Ray, Overground Cinema)
  101. The Rainbow Thief. (Overground Cinema, Serviio)
  102. Friday the 13th. (Hulu Plus, Overground Cinema)
  103. Boogie Nights. (Netflix)
  104. The Little Hours. (Amazon Prime)
  105. Singles. (Filmstruck)
  106. Insidious: The Last Key. (Vudu)
  107. Patterson. (Vudu)
  108. Inside Man. (Netflix)
  109. Ram Dass, Going Home. (Netflix)
  110. Outlaw Biker Tattoo Revue NTA 1991. (VHS)
  111. Too Naughty to say No. (Blu Ray, Overground Cinema)
  112. Hot & Saucy Pizza Girls. (Blu Ray, Overground Cinema)
  113. Dracula Sucks. (DVD, Overground Cinema)
  114. Lost Boys. (Netflix)
  115. Aladdin. (Vudu)
  116. The man from UNCLE. (Vudu)
  117. Gangs of New York. (Netflix)
  118. Doctor Strange. (Netflix, Overground Cinema)
  119. Superbad. (Amazon Prime)
  120. I am evidence. (HBOGo)
  121. I kill giants. (Vudu)
  122. Kodachrome. (Netflix)
  123. Kill Bill. (Netflix)
  124. Kill Bill 2. (Netflix)
  125. Jackie Brown. (Netflix)
  126. The 100 Foot Journey. (Showtime Anytime)
  127. Dude. (Netflix)
  128. Tragedy Girls. (Hulu)
  129. Nightmare on Elm Street 3. (Hulu)
  130. Nightmare on Elm Street 5. (Hulu)
  131. Back to School. (Hulu)
  132. The Matrix. (Hulu)
  133. Shrek. (Netflix)
  134. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. (Netflix)
  135. TRON: Legacy. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  136. The Belko Experiment. (Blu-Ray, Overground Cinema)
  137. Taboo. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  138. Deep Blue Sea 2. (Vudu)
  139. The Golden Child. (Showtime Anytime)
  140. I, Tonya. (Vudu)
  141. Sleeping with other people. (Netflix)
  142. Demolition Man.
  143. Predator 2. (HBOGo Overground Cinema)
  144. The Disaster Artist. (Vudu)
  145. Zootopia. (Vudu)
  146. Chef. (Amazon Prime)
  147. How to be a Latin Lover. (Amazon Prime)
  148. John Dies at the End. (Shudder)
  149. Fahrenheit 451. (2018) (HBOGo)
  150. IT. (2017) Vudu.
  151. Justice League. (Vudu)
  152. Coming through the window. (Pornhub)
  153. The Green Mile. (Hulu)
  154. Song of the South. (Blu-ray Overground Cinema)
  155. Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker. (Blu-ray Overground Cinema)
  156. Dawn of the Dead. (remake) (Vudu)
  157. The 40 year old virgin. (Netflix)
  158. Full Metal Jacket. (Netflix)
  159. Please Stand By. (Hulu)
  160. Malificent. (Vudu)
  161. How to talk to girls at parties. (Vudu)
  162. Pets. (Blu-ray. Overground Cinema)
  163. Thor: Ragnarok. (Vudu)
  164. Cabin in the Woods. (Vudu)
  165. The last movie star. (Amazon)
  166. Before I fall. (Amazon)
  167. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. (Netflix)
  168. Overboard. (Vudu)
  169. Jane Mansfield 66/67. (Vudu)
  170. Silence of the Lambs. (HBOGo)
  171. Hannibal. (HBOGo)
  172. Red Dragon. (Netflix)
  173. Robocop.
  174. The Departed. (Netflix)
  175. The Conjuring. (Vudu)
  176. The Golden Child. (Showtime Anytime)
  177. Hamburger the Motion Picture. (Youtube)
  178. Taxi Driver. (Filmstruck)
  179. IT. (2017) HBOGo.
  180. Jurassic Park. (Netflix)
  181. Jurassic Park: The Lost World. (Netflix)
  182. Jurassic Park III. (Netflix)
  183. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. (Netflix)
  184. Return of the Living Dead. (Vudu)
  185. Snakes on a Plane. (Vudu)
  186. Revenge of the Nerds. (Computer)
  187. Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise. (Computer)
  188. The Princess Bride. (HBOGo)
  189. As the Gods Will. (Vudu)
  190. Love, Simon. (Vudu)
  191. The Slammin’ Salmon. (Vudu)
  192. Mom and Dad. (Hulu)
  193. Letters to Juliette. (Amazon Prime)
  194. Real Genius. (Netflix)
  195. Eyes Wide Shut. (Netflix)
  196. The Last Action Hero. (Vudu)
  197. Prince of Darkness. (Vudu)
  198. Friday the 13th. (remake) (HBOGo)
  199. You’ve got Mail. (HBOGo)
  200. Liquid Assets. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  201. House of De Sade. (DVD, Overground Cinema)
  202. Super Troopers 2. (Vudu)
  203. Ready Player One. (Vudu)
  204. Father of the Year. (Netflix)
  205. Heartbreak Ridge. (HBOGo)
  206. Practical Magic. (HBOGo)
  207. Game Night. (Vudu)
  208. Hallloween II. (Rob Zombie) (Showtime Anytime)
  209. Real Genius. (Netflix)
  210. Vampire Hookers. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  211. Teenage Seductress. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  212. Pulce Moment. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  213. Scorpio Rising. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  214. Rabbit’s Moon. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  215. Kustom Kar Kommandos. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  216. Fireworks. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  217. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  218. Avengers: Infinity War. (Vudu)
  219. The Nurse with the Purple Hair. (DVD, Overground Cinema)
  220. In the Mouth of Madness. (Shudder)
  221. Pretty Woman. (Hulu Plus)
  222. The Rock. (Hulu Plus)
  223. The Ultimate Watchmen. (Amazon Prime)
  224. Baby Rosemary. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  225. Wild at Heart. (DVD, Overground Cinema)
  226. Three Billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri. (HBOGo)
  227. Spring Break. (Amazon Prime)
  228. Isle of Dogs. (Vudu)
  229. Life of the Party. (Vudu)
  230. My Chauffeur. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  231. Throat. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  232. Freaked. (Youtube)
  233. Clive Barker’s Saint Sinner. (Youtube)
  234. Hamburger the movie. (Youtube)
  235. The Package. (Netflix)
  236. Home Again. (Showtime Anytime)
  237. Disenchantment. Season One. (Netflix)
  238. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. (Netflix)
  239. Super Troopers 2. (Vudu)
  240. Moana. (Netflix)
  241. Kiss, Kiss, Bang Bang. (HBOGo)
  242. The Nice Guys. (Vudu)
  243. A woman’s torment. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  244. The Intrusion. (DVD, Overground Cinema.)
  245. Eurotrip. (HBOGo)
  246. Pretty in Pink. (Hulu)
  247. Sixteen Candles. (Hulu)
  248. Thor: Ragnarok. (Vudu)
  249. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Extended Edition. (Vudu)
  250. Sierra Burgess is a Loser. (Netflix)
  251. The Breakfast Club. (Netflix)
  252. Barbara Broadcast. (DVD)
  253. The Opening of Misty Beethoven. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  254. Naked came a Stranger. (DVD, Overground Cinema)
  255. Mandy. (Vudu, Overground Cinema)
  256. The Great Outdoors. (Amazon Prime)
  257. The Voice Thief. (Filmstruck)
  258. Scott Pilgrim vs The World. (Netflix, Overground Cinema)
  259. Maraschino Cherry. (DVD, Overground Cinema)
  260. A Boy and his Dog. (Amazon Prime)
  261. Empire Records. (Netflix)
  262. Blade II. (Netflix)
  263. Hot Tub Time Machine. (Hulu)
  264. Maverick. (HBOGo)
  265. Lifeforce. (Amazon)
  266. Backdraft. (Showtime Anytime)
  267. Into the Dark: The Body. (Hulu)
  268. Anaconda. (Hulu)
  269. Hold the Dark. (Netflix)
  270. Beautiful Creatures. (Netflix)
  271. King Kong. (Peter Jackson) (Netflix)
  272. Pierce with a Pro Part II. (VHS)
  273. the Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann. (DVD, Overground Cinema)
  274. Miracle Season. (Hulu)
  275. Scream for Help. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  276. Memories within Miss Maggie. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  277. Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. (Netflix)
  278. Van Helsing. (Netflix)
  279. Apostle. (Netflix)
  280. Ant-man and the Wasp. (Vudu)
  281. Man on Fire. (HBOGo)
  282. Devil’s Advocate. (Netflix)
  283. Miracle. (Netflix)
  284. The Stuff. (Shudder, Overground Cinema)
  285. Hocus Pocus. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  286. Hell Ride. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  287. Beetlejuice. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  288. Bram Stoker’s Dracula. (Netflix)
  289. Weird Science. (Amazon Prime)
  290. Anchorman. (HBOGo)
  291. Fraternity Vacation. (Youtube)
  292. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. (Hulu)
  293. Priscilla Queen of the Desert. (Hulu)
  294. Reign of Fire. (HBOGo)
  295. Billionaire Boys Club (2018) (Showtime Anytime)
  296. Burnt. (Netflix)
  297. The 100 Foot Journey. (Showtime Anytime)
  298. Saved. (Amazon Prime)
  299. From Dusk till Dawn. (Netflix)
  300. Good Kids. (Netflix)
  301. The Conjuring 2. (Vudu)
  302. Fantastic Beasts and where to find them. (Vudu)
  303. The Ballad of Cable Hogue. (Filmstruck)
  304. National Treasure. (Netflix, Overground Cinema)
  305. Cam. (Netflix)
  306. The Fugitive. (HBOGo)
  307. US Marshalls. (HBOGo)
  308. The Christmas Chronicles. (Netflix)
  309. Crazy Rich Asians. (Vudu)
  310. Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut. (Shudder)
  311. DePalma. (Netflix)
  312. Rapture-polooza. (Hulu)
  313. The Hobbit. (Vudu)
  314. Hateful Eight. (Netflix)
  315. Terminator: Salvation. (Netflix)
  316. Bad Moms Christmas. (Showtime Anytime)
  317. There’s Something about Mary. (HBOGo)
  318. Christmas Inheritance. (Netflix)
  319. Waterpower. (Desktop)
  320. Mowgli. (Netflix)
  321. 976-Evil. (Vudu)
  322. Peppermint. (Vudu)
  323. Ready Player One. (HBOGo)
  324. The Golden Compass. (Netflix)
  325. Love, Actually. (Netflix)
  326. Green Room. (Netflix)
  327. Dealt. (Hulu)
  328. Tombstone. (Hulu)
  329. Groundhog’s Day. (Hulu)
  330. Copycat. (Netflix)
  331. Blockers. (HBOGo)
  332. I’m not a serial killer. (Hulu)
  333. Blockers. (HBOGo)
  334. The spy who dumped me. (Vudu)
  335. Solo. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  336. Red Sparrow. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  337. Wakefield Poole’s BIBLE. (DVD, Overground Cinema)
  338. Trading Places. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  339. Hardcore. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  340. Avengers: Infinity War. (Netflix)
  341. Silver Linings Playbook. (Netflix)
  342. Home Alone. (Amazon Prime)
  343. Plain Clothes. (Amazon Prime)
  344. The Abyss. (DVD, Overground Cinema)
  345. Fight Club. (Blu-ray, Overground Cinema)
  346. A Nightmare on Elm Street. (remake, Blu-Ray, Overground Cinema)

I was really bad about logging home video viewings this year; there are probably a few dozen that I didn’t remember to add to the list. 2018 saw the demise of two great streaming services- Exploitation.tv and Filmstruck, but 2019 promises the Criterion Channel and a new Disney service, fingers crossed for good stuff.

 

Books:

  1. Abarat. (Clive Barker)
  2. Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War. (Clive Barker)
  3. Abarat: Absolute Midnight. (Clive Barker)
  4. But what if we’re wrong? (Chuck Klosterman)
  5. Fire and Fury. (Michael Wolff)
  6. Virtual Light. (William Gibson)
  7. Idoru. (William Gibson)
  8. All tomorrow’s parties. (William Gibson)
  9. Lovecraft Country. (Matt Ruff)
  10. The Butchering Art. (Leslie Fitzharris)
  11. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. (Mary Roach)
  12. Futurist Violence and Fancy Suits. (David Wong)
  13. Strange Weather. (Joe Hill)
  14. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai. (Earl Mac Rauch)
  15. Geek Love. (Katherine Dunn)
  16. Six Feet Over. (Mary Roach)
  17. Porn King: The Autobiography of John C. Holmes. (John Holmes)
  18. The Fall of the House of Cabal. (Johnathan Howard)
  19. But enough about me. (Burt Reynolds)
  20. Fear. (Bob Woodward)
  21. Imajica. (Clive Barker)

I read far less books this year than normal; I try for one a week but this year got off course with comic book trades. Next year I’m going for 52 + comics.

 

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Friday 01.01.2016 (year in cinema)

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The Hateful 8- Print #16 on 70mm

I saw a lot of movies in 2015. A butt numbing amount. While I didn’t log movies watched at home or at the Overground Cinema, I kept a complete list of films I saw theatrically.

From 1st January 2015 (The Woman in Black 2) to 31s December 2015 (Daddy’s Home) I saw 184 unique movies with an additional 22 second, third or fourth screenings.

I saw Star Wars ep VII: The Force Awakens four times theatrically, which topped the list as my #1 movie of 2015. Ridley Scott’s The Martian came in at second place and Christopher Nolan’s 35mm QUAYS short as a close third.

I made a quick trip to NYC to see the Quays at the Film Forum, presenting their work on 35mm, films curated by Christopher Nolan to accompany his short; as always they were enigmatic and fully deserving of their reputation as eccentrics.

Full Top Ten:

1. Star Wars ep VII: the Force Awakens.
2. The Martian.
3. Quays.
4. The Hateful 8.
5. Dark Star: HR Giger’s World.
6. Inherent Vice.
7. It Follows.
8. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
9. Inside Out.
10. Ex Machina.

Complete List:

  1. The Woman in Black 2
  2. Unbroken
  3. Selma
  4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  5. Inherent Vice
  6. Taken 3 (aka TAK3N)
  7. American Sniper
  8. Paddington
  9. The Wedding Ringer
  10. Spare Parts
  11. Blackhat
    & Wedding Ringer(2)
  12. Strange Magic
  13. Mortdecai
  14. Black or White
  15. The Boy Next Door
  16. Project Almanac
  17. Black Sea
  18. The Loft (2014)
  19. Jupiter Ascending
  20. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water
  21. Seventh Son
  22. 50 Shades of Grey
  23. The Duke of Burgundy
  24. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  25. 50 Shades of Grey (2)
  26. The Duff
  27. Still Alice
  28. McFarland USA
  29. Focus
  30. Hot Tub Time Machine 2
  31. The Lazarus Effect
  32. CHAPPiE
  33. Unfinished Business
  34. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  35. Cinderella
  36. Cymbeline
  37. Run all night
  38. Cinderella (2)
  39. Insurgent
  40. The Gunman
  41. Rear Window
  42. It Follows
  43. A Girl Like Her
  44. Home
  45. Get Hard
  46. Furious 7
  47. The Woman in Gold
  48. Effie Gray
  49. Torture Dungeon (1970)
  50. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
  51. The man with two heads (1972)
  52. Disney Nature presents: Monkey Kingdom
  53. Unfriended
  54. Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
  55. Cinderella (3)
  56. Insurgent (2)
  57. Ex Machina
  58. The Age of Adeline
  59. Furious 7 (2)
  60. The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  61. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
  62. Ninja Busters (1984)
  63. Born to Kill (aka Cockfighter) (1974)
  64. Flesh Gordon (1974)
  65. Hot Pursuit (2015)
  66. While we’re young
  67. The D Train
  68. Mad Max: Fury Road
  69. Pitch Perfect 2
  70. Where Hope Grows
  71. Pitch Perfect 2 (2)
  72. Mad Max Fury Road (2)
  73. Tomorrowland
  74. Tomorrowland (2)
  75. Poltergeist (2015)
  76. Aloha
  77. Dark Star- HR Giger’s World
  78. Dark Star- HR Giger’s World (2)
  79. San Andreas
  80. Insidious Chapter 3
  81. SPY
  82. Jurassic World
  83. Inside Out (2015)
  84. JAWS (1975)
  85. Dope
  86. Max (2015)
  87. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  88. Ted 2
  89. Terminator: Genisys
  90. The Wolfpack
  91. Magic Mike XXL
  92. Self/Less
  93. The Gallows
  94. Amy
  95. Minions
  96. Ant-man
  97. Robocop (1987)
  98. The Vindicator (1986)
  99. Chopping Mall (1986)
  100. Trainwreck
  101. Pixels
  102. The Vatican Tapes
  103. Paper Towns
  104. Vacation (2015)
  105. Southpaw
  106. Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
  107. Mr. Holmes
  108. Ricki and the Flash
  109. Fantastic Four (2015)
  110. The Gift (2015)
  111. The Fantastic Four (2015)
  112. Shaun the Sheep
  113. The man from U.N.C.L.E.
  114. The end of the tour
  115. Straight Outta Compton
  116. The man from U.N.C.L.E. (2)
  117. An Irrational Man
  118. In Absentia
  119. The Comb
  120. Quay
  121. Street of Crocodiles
  122. Hitman Agent 47
  123. Sinister 2
  124. Diary of a teenage girl
  125. Silence of the Lambs
  126. American Ultra
  127. A Walk in the Woods
  128. No Escape (2015)
  129. Bloodsucking Bastards
  130. The Transporter Refueled
  131. The Visit (2015)
  132. Black Mass
  133. The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner part 2)
  134. Captive (2015)
  135. The Best of Enemies
  136. The perfect guy
  137. Green Inferno
  138. Hotel Transylvania 2
  139. Everest
  140. The Intern
  141. Sicario
  142. The Martian
  143. Goodnight Mommy
  144. Hell & Back
  145. The Martian (2)
  146. Pan
  147. Big Stone Gap
  148. The Intern (2)
  149. Crimson Peak
  150. The Walk
  151. Crimson Peak (2)
  152. Goosebumps
  153. Goosebumps (2)
  154. Back to the Future
  155. Back to the Future II
  156. Back to the Future III
  157. Rock the Kasbah
  158. The Last Witch Hunter
  159. We are going to eat you (1980)
  160. Silent Rage (1982)
  161. Godzilla 1985 (1985)
  162. Altered States (1980)
  163. Terrorvision (1986)
  164. Superstition (aka the Witch) 1982
  165. The horror of party beach (1964)
  166. Saint Frankenstein.
  167. Near Dark (1987)
  168. Piranha 2 (1981)
  169. Army of Darkness (1992)
  170. Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension
  171. Jem and the Holograms
  172. Halloween (1978)
  173. Burnt
  174. Freaks of Nature
  175. Our brand is crisis
  176. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
  177. Spectre
  178. Home Alone (1990)
  179. Love
  180. Love the Coopers
  181. The 33
  182. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 1
  183. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 2
  184. The Night Before
  185. The secrets in their eyes
  186. The Good Dinosaur
  187. Victor Frankenstein
  188. Creed
  189. The Good Dinosaur (2)
  190. Krampus
  191. Spotlight
  192. Krampus (2)
  193. In the heart of the sea
  194. Spectre (2)
  195. The Night Before (2)
  196. Star Wars ep VII: The Force Awakens. (IMAX 3D)
  197. Star Wars ep VII: The Force Awakens. (2) (IMAX 3D)
  198. Star Wars ep VII: The Force Awakens. (3)
  199. Macbeth (2015)
  200. Sisters (2015)
  201. Hateful 8 (70mm Roadshow)
  202. Hateful 8 (70mm Roadshow) (2)
  203. Star Wars ep VII: The Force Awakens. (4) (RPX)
  204. The Big Short
  205. Joy
  206. Daddy’s Home.

I tried to keep a Letterboxd diary with mini-reviews of the films I saw theatrically in 2015; I’m fairly sure I missed a few here and there but this is as complete a list as I have: http://letterboxd.com/OVRGNDcinema/

My favorite review was for one of my least favorite films of the year:

Imagine for a second that you’re getting a handjob. The giver is attractive, but more than that it’s someone you’ve wanted to give you a handjob for a really long time and now they’re doing it. Not too fast, not too slow, just enough tension and they’re hitting all the right notes. You think it couldn’t get much better but then they start talking dirty to you and it’s everything you’ve always wanted.

Now imagine that two thirds of the way through the handjob your dreamboat is replaced with your old boss. The one that smelled like mothballs and taco meat. Then imagine that your old boss, who’s now rubbing one out for you, has arthritis and calluses on their gross, liverspotty hand. They take you the rest of the way there and with a unsatisfied moan you’re done.

You still finished and the first 2/3 of the HJ were great- so do you really want to complain?That’s kind of how Fantastic Four was.

You still get yours, but ultimately you feel kind of let down and a little traumatized.

It was a really fun year for movies, and I look forward to another year of spending more time in a theater than out of one!