Lists — January 7, 2013 at 3:00 am

KAI’S 366 PROJECT

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I watch A LOT of movies. How many? To be honest, I was never really sure. I always knew it was more than most people but I had never actually kept track. In December of 2011, I noticed that some film bloggers that I admire had decided to keep track of the films they watched in a calendar year and I liked the idea. However, that simply wasn’t enough. So, I made a New Year’s resolution to try and see one film for every day of 2012. A task made even harder by the fact that it was a leap year.

Since I’d never kept track of how many films I watched in a given year, I wasn’t sure if this would be a piece of cake or absolute lunacy. Turns out it was a bit of both. I was actually doing very well for the first two-thirds of the year. The fact that my day job got exceptionally busy, coupled with my desire to watch as much NFL as possible, made this almost impossible. In fact, I only watched about five films in the month of September. With 11 days left in the year, I was still 22 films shy of hitting my goal. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way and I’m happy to say that I achieved my very ridiculous goal.

I actually saw closer to 500 films this year but I had put some rules in place for this. For instance, while I did count films I had seen before, I didn’t allow myself to count films I saw multiple times this year. For instance, I saw Reservoir Dogs and Real Steel at least six times each but you’ll only find them on the list once. I did make an allowance for films watched on different platforms (Theater, Blu-Ray, Digital Download) so films like Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises show up a couple times on here.

I don’t usually like when bloggers list films they seen over a certain amount of time like this. In the future, I may just post this on our Facebook page. However, if you’re going to visit this site, and you like our sensibilities, it’s probably interesting to get an idea of what we’re feeding our eyeballs before we come here and preach our opinions on cinema. So, here’s what I have been feeding mine:

NOTE: While it may seem, after viewing this list, that I don’t have much of a life, I actually do. There are far too many films here to comment on or post pics of so I’ve just included the list. If you have any desire to discuss any of the films you see below, feel free to leave a comment in the section provided at the bottom of this page. I will respond to all.

1. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
2. The Pianist.
3. Code 46.
4. Contagion
5. MI4: Ghost Protocol
6. Bunraku
7. Mr. Popper’s Penguins
8. The Warrior’s Way
9. Street Kings 2: Motor City
10. POM Wonderful presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Doc)
11. Real Men
12. Moneyball
13. Puncture
14. FUBAR II
15. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
16. Midnight in Paris
17. Bootcamp
18. Big Trouble in Little China
19. Batman Begins
20. Star Trek (2009)
21. Kill Bill: Volume 1
22. Kill Bill: Volume 2
23. Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
23. Final Destination 5
24. Goodfellas
25. Adaptation
26. Mission: Impossible
27. Friends With Benefits
28. Scarface
29. Drive
30. Real Steel
31. Cowboys & Aliens
32. Mixed Nuts
33. Paranoid Park
34. Shark Night
35. Set Up
36. L.A. Confidential
37. Out of Time
38. Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (Doc)
39. Absentia
40. A Good Old Fashion Orgy
41. The Pill
42. Chronicle
43. Menace II Society
44. Shrink
45. Bridesmaids
46. Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
47. Take Shelter
48. And Soon the Darkness
49. The Thing (2011)
50. Killer Elite
51. The Debt
52. No Country For Old Men
53. Iron Man
54. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
55. Columbiana
56. Hugo
57. The Big Year
58. London Boulevard
59. Young Frankenstein
60. Eden Lake
61. Terror Trap
62. Anaconda
63. Thor
64. Iron Man 2
65. Brotherhood
66. The Last Airbender
67. Dream House
68. The Rum Diaries
69. Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie
70. Last Night (1998)
71. K2
72. I Melt With You
73. Young Adult
74. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
75. For Love of the Game
76. The Fast & The Furious
77. The Adventures of Tin Tin
78. Superbad
79. Johnny Mnemonic
80. National Treasure
81. Gross Point Blank
82. The Ides of March
83. Martha Marcy May Marlene
84. Body of Lies
85. The Help
86. Wordplay
87. 13
88. The Grey
89. The Three Musketeers (2011)
90. The Believer
91. A Dangerous Method
92. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
93. Immortals
94. Jack & Jill
95. The Hunter
96. The Smurfs
97. The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence
98. Kiss of Death
99. Tales from the Script (Doc)
100. Presumed Innocent
101. The Siege
102. Phase 7
103. Straw Dogs (1971)
104. Zombieland
105. The Descendents
106. Road to Perdition
107. Home Movie
108. The Devil’s Rejects
109. Cabin in the Woods
110. The Core
111. The Losers
112. Unstoppable
113. Takers
114. Shame
115. Superheroes (Doc)
116. Animal Factory
117. Tower Heist
118. The Darkest Hour
119. Popatopolis (Doc)
120. Step Into Liquid (Doc)
121. Knuckle
122. The Ten
123. Everything Must Go
124. Johnny English Reborn
125. Carnage
126. The Skulls
127. The Host
128. Cloverfield
129. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
130. Terri
131. The Son of No One
132. Haywire
133. The Avengers
134. Meeting Evil
135. The Caller
136. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
137. We Bought a Zoo
138. Tyrannosaur
139. The Sitter
140. Repeaters
141. Alien Raiders
142. War Horse
143. Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell  (Concert Film)
144. Con Air
145. Robin Hood: Men in Tights
146. Battle: Los Angeles
147. Rampart
148. The Green Hornet
149. With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (Doc)
150. Drive
151. Moneyball
152. The Grey
153. Spiderman 2.1
154. Contraband
155. Grimm Love
156. Grown Ups
157. American History X
158. The Negotiator
159. The Thirteenth Floor
160. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
161. Training Day
162. Freddy vs. Jason
163. Hackers
164. Texas Killing Fields
165. Pacific Heights
166. We Need to Talk About Kevin
167. The Muppets
168. Just Go With It
169. Gone
170. Moneyball
171. Wolf
172. Alien
173. Aliens
174. Prometheus
175. Couples Retreat
176. Anonymous (**Did not finish***)
177. The Other F Word
178. Atrocious
179. My Little Eye
180. Vice Versa
181. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
182. Taxi Driver
183. This Means War
184. Innerspace
185. Made
186. Crazy, Stupid, Love
187. Rope
188. (A)sexual (Doc)
189. Seeking Justice
190. The Crow
191. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
192. The Skin I Live In
193. Jeff Who Lives At Home
194. The Groomsmen
195. 21 Jumpstreet
196. T2: Judgement Day
197. Hot Tub Time Machine
198. Man on a Ledge
199. Primary Colors
200. Take This Waltz
201. Taken
202. A Thousand Words
203. Predator
204. Liscense to Kill
205. Project X
206. ID4 (on July 4th… ‘Merican!)
207. The Amazing Spiderman
208. Nightbreed
209. Gamer
210. Hostel 3
211. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
212. Safe House
213. New Year’s Eve
214. The Haunting of Whaley House
215. Lockout
216. Casa de mi Padre
217. The Dark Knight Rises
218. American Gangster
219. The Cooler
220. 6 Month Rule
221. Friends with Kids
222. Rampage
223. Mansome (Doc)
224. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
225. 360
226. Wanderlust
227. Detention
228. Death Wish
229. Coming to America
230. American Reunion
231. Deuces Wild
232. The Quick & the Dead
233. John Carter
234. Open House
235. The Faculty
236. Reservoir Dogs
237. Ocean’s 11
238. Batman Begins
239. The Avengers
240. Ressurect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
241. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
242. The Raid: Redemption
243. True Grit
244. Swingers
245. From Dusk til Dawn
246. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (Doc)
247. The Divide
248. The Hunger Games
249. The Three Stooges
250. Kill List
251. Wrath of the Titans
252. Chaplin
253. Platoon
254. Jerry Maguire
255. Men in Black 3
256. The Dictator
257. Silent House
258. In Her Skin
259. Underworld: Awakening
260. The Shawshank Redemption
261. The Vow
262. Invincible
263. Shade
264. Mirror Mirror
265. Ghostbusters 2
266. Bernie
267. Catwoman
268. Kick-Ass
269. Return to Paradise
270. The Fugitive
271. Battleship
272. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
273. Crimson Tide
274. The Snowtown Murders
275. ATM
276. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
277. The Babymakers
278. Pusher
279. Live Free or Die Hard
280. Fanboys
281. V/H/S
282. Hell House (Doc)
283. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Doc)
284. The Five Year Engagement
285. Rammbock (aka: Berlin Undead)
286. Shotgun Stories
287. The Innkeepers
288. The FP
289. The Corridor
290. Snow White & the Huntsman
291. Batman (1989)
292. Saw II
293. Starship Troopers
294. Wild Things
295. Unforgiven
296. That’s My Boy
297. Jeepers Creepers
298. Stir of Echoes
299. The Lost Boys
300. Land of the Dead
301. The Artist
302. Prometheus
303. Poseidon
304. The Reef
305. The Raven
306. 21 Jumpstreet
307. The Expendables 2
308. The Cabin in the Woods
309. Looper
310. Dazed & Confused
311. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
312. National Lampoon’s Vacation
313. Reign of Fire
314. The Mist
315. Killing Them Softly
316. Magic Mike
317. When Harry Met Sally…
318. The Dark Knight
319. End of Watch
320. The Dark Knight Rises
321. Step Up: Revolution
322. 4:44 Last Day on Earth
323. Deadfall
324. Lawless
325. The Collection
326. Multiplicity
327. Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Doc)
328. Cropsey (Doc)
329. Analyze This
330. Hunger (2009)
331. You Don’t Know Bo (Doc 30 for 30)
332. The Campaign
333. The Watch
334. Ted
335. Beasts of the Southern Wild
336. Ginger Snaps
337. The Bourne Legacy
338. Shuttle
339. Rock of Ages
340. Brave
341. We Are Legion
342. Total Recall
343. Chernobyl Diaries
344. Red Tails
345. The Loneliest Planet
346. Batman: Year One (Animated)
347. Justice League: Doom (Animated)
348. Jack Reacher
349. Killer Joe
350. After Porn Ends (Doc)
351. Fido
352. Abduction
353. Cleanflix (Doc)
354. The Whistleblower
355. Sleepwalk With Me
356. Thin Ice
357. Premium Rush
358. A Christmas Story
359. Django Unchained
360. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
361. Christmas Vacation
362. Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind
363. Savages
364. The Words
365. The Terminator
366. Splice 

8 Comments

  • Rope?!? You watched a movie PRE-1980?!?! WHA??? And I’m glad you took my suggestion to watch “Toynbee Tiles”. That was an interesting movie, wasn’t it?
    -Jason

    • Yeah, Rope was for a reviewing contest I entered so I had to go against my better nature. :)

      Toynbee was a fun documentary. Ending could have been a bit zanier but they make the ride really fun. Couple other bloggers had mentioned liking it as well.

  • This would make and interesting podcast topic.:)

  • I really need to have an intervention for you RE your irrational love of Real Steel. 6 times in 2012 (plus probably 3 or 4 more in the few months you had in 2011)?!?!? WTF is wrong with you?

    Outside of that craziness, I of course always get a laugh at seeing some of the shit flicks that you feel compelled to give a chance. I do this as well, and I’m sure you have your reasons (“John Singleton directed Abduction!!”), but it still makes me laugh.

    Now you just need to add that level of detail (and geekiness) that I had on my list of films seen (new/rewatch, what year they came out, etc.).

    • Based on the public sentiment being on my side, I would say that you’re the one who is irrational. Not only did I watch it that many times, I caught the ending over 10.

      I give shit flicks a chance because I like shit flicks. Sometimes, they do look a lot better in the queue than they end up being… more often than not.

      Abduction actually wasn’t bad. What killed that movie was casting Laughtner. Get any other decent actor, without a Twilight stigma attached to them, in that part and the movie plays decent.

      I may add that geekiness next year but had no time to comb through this year’s list.

      • Nay. Watching and even really liking Real Steel is one thing. Watching it a dozen or more times in the last 16 months is what’s insanity, and I’m pretty sure the public sentiment would back me up there.

        Trust me, I’ve watched some shit flicks, but man, you scrape the bottom of the barrel, and a lot. But I guess with your watching volume, it’s probably per capita not all that much different.

        • True on the per capita thing. Though, in honesty, I expose myself to shit like that because that’s how I found films like Pusher, Triangle, Oldboy, Dead Man’s Shoes and Infernal Affairs. I thought those all looked like generic crap before I watched them.

  • Now put these in order from least to most favorite… GO!

    Really though, as much as I love movies I don’t know if I could watch this many films in one year unless I gave up TV.

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