Movie Reviews

January 11, 2015

My Extensive 2014 Media Diary

For no other reason then personal curiosity I’ve been keeping a comprehensive media inventory for the last three years.  As i mentioned I had no endgame in mind when I began, I just wanted to keep track of all the television and films I watch throughout any given year. So about a year ago when I began writing and reviewing movies, it made sense to keep a record of what I was watching and overall media intake (although I forgot to document the books I have read).  Depending on my availability between work schedules, trips out of town, vacations, or general temperature and weather outside, the amount of content I was able to consume fluctuates throughout the year.

I kept these lists for for my own records, but since Steven Soderbergh’s Media Diary recently started making its rounds on the movie blogs I figured why not share my own? I may not be on Soderbergh’s level (yet), but I thought it would still be fun to release my own list documenting everything I saw in 2014. So without further ado I present to you Pete’s Media Diary. Hopefully this list gives you a better understanding and glimpse inside the mind of Peter Towe.

 

KEY:

Italics- Television show (complete season)

BOLD- Saw the movie in theater

No BOLD or Italics– Saw the movie outside of a theater

 

JANUARY 

Vertigo

Shadow of A Doubt

Rear Window

Psycho

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Dial M for Murder

The Wrong Man

August: Osage County

Her (2nd time)

Torn Curtain

Rope

Her (3rd time)

The Wolf of Wall Street (2nd time)

Seinfeld: Season 6

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Dallas Buyers Club

Seinfeld: Season 1 and 2

Seinfeld: Season 3

Goodfellas

Bullet to the Head

Runner Runner

Labor Day

Fear and Desire

Seinfeld: Season 4

A Single Shot

Casino

After Earth

The Departed

Lolita

Repo Man

Six Degrees of Separation

Inception

That Awkward Moment

Seinfeld: Season 7

Seinfeld: Season 8

Gladiator

FEBRUARY

 The Monuments Men

The Fountain

Star Wars: Episode 4

Star Wars Episode 5

American Hustle (2nd time)

JFK

Robocop

Star Wars: Episode 6

Taxi Driver

Mean Streets

The Monuments Men (2nd time, wasn’t my idea)

The Godfather Part 2

Rushmore

Safety Not Guaranteed

Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Bottle Rocket

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Fantastic Mr. Fox

3 Days To Kill

The Talented Mr. Ripley

House of Cards: Season 1

House of Cards: Season 2

The Lego Movie

Cheap Thrills

Grown Ups 2

A Simple Plan

Thor: The Dark World

Batman Begins

300: Rise of an Empire

MARCH

Non-Stop

Caddyshack

Breaking Bad: Season 5

WatchMen

The Dark Knight Rises

Batman Forever

Bad Words

Zero Effect

Need For Speed

Oldboy (2013 Remake)

White House Down

Veronica Mars

Need For Speed (2nd time, Date Night)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2nd time)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Funny People

Divergent

Out of the Furnace

Robocop (2nd time)

Robocop (original 80’s version)

Enemy

Nebraska

Smashed

Only Lovers Left Alive 

Paranoia

The Canyons

Sabotage

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Cloud Atlas

Ironman

Breaking Bad: Final 8 Episodes 

Noah

Requiem For a Dream

Joe

APRIL

Donnie Darko

Nymphomaniac: Vol 1

Anchorman 2

K-Pax

The Raid 2

Transcendence

The Wire: Season 4

The Wire: Season 5

The Way Way Back

The Wire: Season 2

Under the Skin

Jobs

The Quiet Ones

Delivery Man

Milius

The Amazing Spiderman 2

Angel Heart

The Wire: Season 3

Rope

Locke

MAY

 Neighbors

2 Guns

Spiderman (2002)

Spiderman 2 (2004)

The Thing (1980)

Godzilla (2014)

Chef

Mullholland Drive

Dune

God’s Pocket

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men

X2

The Immigrant

Pineapple Express

Godzilla (2nd time)

V/H/S 2

X-Men: First Class

Kick-Ass 2

The Armstrong Lie

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2nd time)

2001: A Space Odyssey

Maleficent 

Shaun of the Dead

Hot Fuzz

A Million Ways to Die In the West

Batman: Mask of Phantasm

Blade Runner: Directors Cut

JUNE

 Body Snatchers (1993)

Edge of Tomorrow

Escape From Tomorrowland

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Temple of Doom

How To Train Your Dragon 2

22 Jump Street

The Signal

The Rover

Inglorious Bastards

Wilfred: Season 2

Wilfred: Season 3

 Transformers: Age of Extinction

Tammy

Snowpiercer

Fargo

JULY

Beetlejuice

The Thin Red Line

The Manchurian Candidate (Remake)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

American Psycho

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes (2001)

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Here’s a video of me watching all these Apes films in one sitting

Deliver Us From Evil

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2nd time)

American Psycho

I, Origins 

The Purge Anarchy

Sex Tape

Killer Joe

Scanners

Boyhood

Brazil

AUGUST

Get On Up

Mad Max

Mad Max: The Road Warrior

Guardians of the Galaxy

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Hook

Let’s Be Cops

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome

A Most Wanted Man

The Zero Theorem

12 Monkeys

Fat Kid Rules the World

Lucy

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Sin City (Rodriguez/Tarrintino commentary)

Twin Peaks: Season 1

The Expendables 3

This Is Where I Leave You

Are We Here

Homeland: Season 1

I’ll Do Anything

SEPTEMBER

Tusk

The Drop

Grudge Match

I Saw the Devil

Doomsday Book

Ichi the Killer

The Elephant Man

Psycho II

Psycho III

ATM

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Hellion

The Funhouse

House of the Devil

As Above, So Below

Gone Girl

The Equalizer

Alien 3

Seven

The Game

Fight Club

Zodiac

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Here’s a video of me attempting to watch every David Fincher Film

OCTOBER

 A Nightmare on Elm Street

Annabelle

The Maze Runner

Birdman 

John Wick 

Nightcrawler 

Prom Night

Tales From the Darkside (The movie)

Halloween (Rob Zombie remake)

Friday the 13th Part 4

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

Freddy vs. Jason

Halloween (1978)

NOVEMEBER

American Horror Story: Season 1

Fury

Interstellar

Horrible Bosses 2

Foxcatcher

The Walking Dead: Season 4

DECEMBER

St. Vincent

Big Eyes

The Gambler

Inherent Vice

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Exodus Gods and Kings

Top Five

Unbroken

Night of the Museum 3

Home Alone

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Christmas Vacation

It’s a Wonderful Life

Charlie Brown Christmas

American Horror Story: Season 3

That’s it.  Wow.  Looking back at my year watching films, I’ve potentially seen too many.  Part of my job requires me to go to the theaters in order to review the films, so that’s excusable.  Watching so many movie outside of the theater, may be a problem.  But, oh well.  I love me some movies!  What isn’t included in the list are the countless Twilight Zone episodes I watch throughout the year, or all the movies that I forgot to write down (or the shows/movies I only caught a minute here or a minute there).



About the Author

Peter Towe
Peter Towe
A graduate of UMASS Boston, I have successfully put off getting a "real" job, and continue to watch, produce, review, and obsess over movies. I lived in Boston while I completed my degree, and now live in Chicago trying the improv thing.




 
 

 

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