January 4, 2004 in Entertainment

Movies, Movies & More Movies

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If you had any doubt that I’m a movie buff, you’ll probably change your mind after I tell you that I saw 45 movies at the theatre last year. Knew the count was high, but didn’t realize it was that high. Heck, I only read 24 books and that is my favorite pastime. Guess I really like sitting in dark theatres. Most of the movies I saw were really enjoyable and as I stroll through the list below, there are only four I would not recommend watching on video. These include: Two Weeks Notice, The Core, Head of State & O Fantasma. Surprising, most of the others were fairly decent. Of the remaining 41, my top five include: American Splendor, City of God, Dirty Pretty Things, Master and Commander, and Whale Rider. So highly recommend checking them out on video.

The Complete List
Two Weeks Notice
About Schmidt
Antwone Fisher
City of God
The Pianist
Far From Heaven
Catch Me If You Can
The Quiet American
The Hours
Gangs of New York
Phone Booth
Head of State
The Core
Laurel Canyon
Blue Car
The Matrix Reloaded
The Shape of Things
Whale Rider
The Italian Job
Dirty Pretty Things
O Fantasma
American Splendor
Le Divorce
Bend It Like Beckham
Lost In Translation
Intolerable Cruelty
The Matrix Revolutions
Shattered Glass
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
The Human Stain
The Flower of Evil
Love Actually
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Something’s Gotta Give
Pirates of the Caribbean
Mona Lisa Smile
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King


  1. January 7, 2004 at 10:20 am


    Andrew, I tend to puchase discount passes or go to matinee shows. With movie tickets now approaching the $10 range, it has become quite an expensive hobby.

  2. January 6, 2004 at 11:51 pm


    we have 14 movies in common.

  3. January 6, 2004 at 6:11 pm


    I hope you go to a lot of bargain matinees.

  4. January 5, 2004 at 5:10 pm


    oh you do that?
    one year in college i had gone to so many movies that i decided to make a list. (one of my girlfriends worked for fox so she got free tix every weekend, plus i went to see what i wanted) i had 2 friends make one too. much to shock i had seen…..are you ready?…. 110 movies in the theatre THAT I COULD REMEMBER. my friend bob was right behind me. that was like around september so then the competition was on. i’m sure i topped 150 by december 31st.

  5. January 5, 2004 at 11:36 am


    I would also note that seeing a movie usually takes around 2 hours. Reading a book often takes much longer than that, so it makes some sense that one’s list of movies would be longer than one’s list of books. 🙂

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