Yet another year down, so it means we'll throw up our highly anticipated (by us) year end "best and worst" lists. My viewing total was 308 movies this year, down from last year's total of 362. So, yeah, I was slacking big time. I'd love to say it was quality over quantity, but we all know that would be a total lie. I did try to make up for the slower volume by trying to cram in as much new stuff as possible. Well, new to me. Of the 308 movies viewed, only 65 of them were revisits.
Theatrical viewings keep dipping further and further with my new all-time low of 10 set this year. To be honest, had our local theater not had $5 Tuesday matinees during the summer, it probably would have been even less. And two of my viewings (DYLAN DOG and CREATURE) were merely self sacrifice missions for the internet when I found out that they had bombed so badly (with CREATURE setting a new record in terms of box office lows). I'd go on and on about the sad state of affairs of Hollywood cinema (no joke, before SUPER 8 every trailer was for a sequel or book/comic/toy adaptation), but I'm sure you already know the deal.
First film seen in 2011: YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME (2005)
Last film seen in 2011: NEW YEAR’S EVIL (1980)
Films seen in theaters: 10 (my new all-time low after 11 last year)
IMAX viewings: 1 (TRON: LEGACY)
Double features in theaters: 0
Oldest film seen: THE UNKNOWN (1927)
Video Junkie Moment of the Year:
Had to be seeing the "never got made" blog series on the IMDb's Hit List. A kind mystery reader named "vertigo" submitted us and - someway, somehow - they found it worthy of sharing with the masses. Not only did it bring thousands of readers our way, but it lit a fire under my ass to do even more detailed research. We've got some even more amazing things lined up for 2012.
Video Junkie "What were we thinking" Moment of the Year:
Biggest disappointment in 2011: ASSASSINATION GAMES (2011) -- Scott Adkins makes the list again after last year's NINJA disappointment. To be fair, he isn't the lead star in this second co-teaming with Jean Claude Van Damme, but it does disappoint compared to his masterpieces. Especially following the incredibly entertaining UNDISPUTED III (2010).
-DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT
-X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
-RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Most in one month:
Least in one month:
From the 1920s: 1
Films watched more than once:
-BLOOD SHACK (1971) - twice
Directors most watched (individual films):
-Fred Olen Ray (8)
-Andy Sidaris (6)
-Charles Band (4)
-Jeff Burr (4)