a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Movies Viewed 2010-2013

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Movies Viewed 2010-2013

SUMMARY: One of my hobbies

(Updates after original post are in blue.)

I've been meaning to do this every year for many years, but somehow don't get around to it.

Thought of it just now, so here are the lists of movies I saw in theaters from 2010-2013. FWIW.

(I have several movies noted as "?" which means that, for example, I have a receipt for popcorn but no ticket stub to match that date. I saw some films that aren't on the list, so I think those must be the ??s. On the other hand, quite a few of these I had to look up on IMDB as I couldn't remember what they were about, and even had to watch the trailers for some to remind me.)

Listed in approximately the order in which I saw them.

*(nn)* were nominated for the Academy Awards best picture & for which year.

2010 (35 films)
?? (can't find ticket, don't remember)
Blind Side
Crazy HEart
Tooth Fairy
Shutter Island
Ghost Writer
???another one I didn't note--likely Alice in Wonderland (w/Johnny Depp)
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
How to Train Your Dragon
Iron Man 2
Robin Hood
*(10)* Toy Story 3D
Prince of Persia
Despicable Me
*(10)* The Kids are All Right
*(10)* ???another no note -- likely was ** Inception
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
??another no note
The Town
*(10)*The SOcial Network
Let Me In
It's Kind of Funny
Fair Game
Tangled 3-D
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Morning Glory
Tron Legacy
*(10)* The Fighter
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The King's Speech

(Other *(10)* nominees I didn't see: 127 Hours, Black Swan, Winter's Bone)

2011 (30 films)
Rabbit Hole
*(10)* True Grit
Green Hornet
Jane Eyre
?? didn't note
Le Compte D'Ory (Met. Opera in movie theater)
Water for Elephants
*(11)* ?? another unknown -- likely ** Midnight In Paris
Kung Fu Panda
?? no note
Green Lantern
Horrible Bosses
Cowboys & Aliens
Captain America: The First Avenger
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Debt
*(11)* The Help
*(11)* Moneyball
Tower Heist
J Edgar
*(11)* The Descendants
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
The Artist
Tinker Taylor Solider Spy

(Other *(11)* I didn't see: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Tree of Life)

2012 (33 films)
My Week with Marilyn
*(11)* Hugo
"Missme 4-D" ?(can't read my writing)
The Adventures of TinTin
The Muppets
*(11)* War Horse
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Hunger Games
John Carter of Mars
Iron Lady
Mirror Mirror
The Avengers
The Avengers (again)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Amazing Spider-Man
Dark Knight trilogy (3 movies one night)
*(12)* Beasts of the Southern Wild
Hope Springs
Robot & Frank
Bourne Legacy
Cloud Atlas
Wreck It Ralph
*(12)* Lincoln
*(12)* Life of Pi
*(12)* Argo
*(12)* Silver Lining Playbook
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit
Hyde Park

(Other *(12)* nominations I didn't see: Django Unchained, Amour)

2013 (46 films)
The Impossible
*(12)* Zero Dark Thirty
*(12)* Les Miserables
Warm Bodies
Jack the Giant Killer
Side Effects
The Great and Powerful Oz
Jurassic Park
Iron Man 3
The Great Gatsby
Star Trek Darkness
Man of Steel
White House Down
What Maisie Knew
Now You see Me
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Much Ado About Nothing
The Internship
Monsters U
The Wolverine
The Way Way Back
Despicable Me 2
We're The Millers
Lone Ranger
The Butler
Closed Circuit
??? no note
Museum Hours
*(13)* Gravity
*(13)* Captain Phillips
Catching Fire
*(13)* 12 Years a Slave
Ender's Game
Thor Dark World
*(13)* Nebraska
*(13)* Philomena
Saving Mr. Banks
Hobbit Desolation
*(13)* American Hustle
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

2014 [only listing the nominees I've seen in January for completeness]
*(13)* Her
*(13)* The Wolf of Wall Street
*(13)* Dallas Buyers Club

(Yay, I've seen all the 2013 nominees!)


  1. Wow, out of all those movies the only ones I've seen are Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Inception and Hugo and all on DVD. The only movies I can recall seeing in the theater in that time are Alice in Wonderland (Jonny Depp version) which was meh and Kill All Your Darlings which was actually really good. Saw that one on a whim when some agility friends invited me along. I like movies but I'm so tired by the end of the day that my couch is more appealing than the theater, especially on weekends when I'm usually out playing all day.

    1. Ah ha! You just solved another of my missing movie titles, because I also saw the really awful Depp Alice in Wonderland. Thanks! Don't remember even hearing about Kill All Your Darlings, huh, looks interesting, and pretty recent. I wonder whether it just never made it into any of the indie theaters around here.

      I like going to the theater because it's a total immersion experience for me--no dogs wandering through or having to dim the lights and close the curtains and figure out how to get the equipment to work, let alone actually getting the movie somehow. It's my total escape from everything.

  2. Wow! I keep telling husband I want to see more movies. We generally see one a year...maybe two. I can't imagine seeing all the nominees! That's fantastic!

    1. Some years I don't even want to see all the nominees. Like Django Unchained, never talked myself into it. And I wish I hadn't seen No Country for Old Men! But mostly it's a lot of fun. We go to the matinees, so they're less expensive and less crowded.

    2. How come you wish you hadn't seen No Country? I read the book...I was too scared to go to the movie.

    3. Dawn, then you should have some idea of how creepy the movie was. It was a very well done film--very, very well done. Not only was the character Anton Chigurh terrifying, but Javier Bardem played him to a T. Really, the film made me never want to be by myself ever again anywhere. I can hardly even look at Bardem now without getting creeped out all over again.Of course, it didn't help that the next film I saw him in was Skyfall. His character there was not Chigurh all over again, but creepy and dangerous as well.