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I guess I just like liking things

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been keeping movie journals for the last several years. I’ve never gone back through them to dig out any sort of analysis at all, but I thought it might be fun to do that with last year’s list, so here’s some numbers I enjoyed putting together:

How many I saw:

  • 172 total
  • 73 of them were ones I saw for the first time

How I saw them:

  • In the theater: 27 (one in IMAX)
  • Blu-Ray: 88
  • DVD: 24
  • Netflix Streaming: 28 (This surprised me, as I thought the number would be much higher. I watch way more TV on NFS, though.)
  • Amazon Prime Streaming: 4 (This number would be higher if they were organized better and had a significantly different selection than Netflix, I’m guessing)
  • Digital: 1 (Judge Dredd, in case you’re wondering)

Who I saw them with (the numbers don’t add up because some of the “with my wife” and the “with other people” overlap):

  • By myself: 99
  • With my wife: 44
  • With other people: 45

How many, by month:

  • January: 17
    Best: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • February: 10 (This includes the Harry Potter marathon)
    Best: Groundhog Day
  • March: 11
    Best: The Dark Knight
  • April: 8
    Best: UHF
  • May: 17
    Best: Marvel’s The Avengers
  • June: 11
    Best: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
  • July: 9
    Best: The Dark Knight Rises
  • August: 22
    Best: Grosse Pointe Blank, but with a shout-out to The Expendables 2
  • September: 11
    Best: The Raid: Redemption and Dredd 3D – they’re the same movie in a lot of ways, really
  • October: 18
    Best: Looper
  • November: 20
    Best: Wreck-It Ralph, but this was a tough month to pick, with Skyfall, Moonrise Kingdom, and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World all in contention
  • December: 18
    Best: Terminator 2: Judgment Day

How Many, By Letter of the Alphabet:

  • #: 3
    Best: 50/50
  • A: 9
    Best: Airplane!
  • B: 12
    Best: Batman Begins, but I would also like to recommend The Big Year, with Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson
  • C: 7
    Best: Cabin in the Woods
  • D: 17
    Best: The Dark Knight
  • E: 5
    Best: Edward Scissorhands
  • F: 4
    Best: For Love of the Game
  • G: 12
    Best (Top 3): Ghostbusters, Grosse Pointe Blank, and Groundhog Day
  • H: 19
    Best: I’m going with the Harry Potter series as a whole and you can’t stop me
  • I: 3
    Best: Inglourious Basterds
  • J: 4
    Best: Jeff Who Lives at Home
  • K: 4
    Best: Kindergarten Cop
  • L: 7
    Best: The Lord of the Rings series
  • M: 15
    Best: Marvel’s The Avengers, I’m also throwing in The Muppet Movie, The Muppets, and Moonrise Kingdowm because they are wonderful
  • N: 2
    Best: Napoleon Dynamite
  • O: 1
    Best: the Other Guys, which probably would have won even if I had seen other O movies
  • P: 7
    Best (Top 3): The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, and Pitch Perfect, which is the only time those three movies will be mentioned in the same breath
  • Q: 0
    Perhaps in 2013 I should watch The Quick and the Dead?
  • R: 6
    Best: Rushmore, but I’m also recommending The Raid: Redemption
  • S: 16
    Best: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and you’ve already read my recommendation for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • T: 8
    Best: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • U: 2
    Best: UHF
  • V: 1
    Best: Vamps
  • W: 6
    Best: Wreck-It Ralph, and not just because it had Q*bert, although that was a big part
  • X: 1
    Best: X-Men: First Class
  • Y: 0
    2013 goal: Uh… Young Guns?
  • Z: 0
    2013 goal: Is there anything other than Zoolander?

So, any other data I should keep track of in 2013? I’ve only seen 2 movies so far this year, so I could add some columns to my spreadsheet easily.

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