johnlink’s 2014 in review

Wrapping up my sixth year of writing about every movie I watch. This remains the only New Year’s Resolution I’ve ever kept (it’s one I made as 2008 turned into 2009). Had a year of change in my life this year. Left my job of seven years for a new job, and a new career, (and I love it… teaching in a small school system in Maine and running a Performing Arts Center). But one constant has remained (well in addition to things like, you know, my wife and kids) and that constant is that I love movies, and I enjoy writing about them.

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I watched 178 movies in 2014. Below are the top and bottom rated movies in my ranking system. Before we get going, some notes:

*****Any movies mentioned will include a link to the original article.*****

***** I mention scores a bunch here.  If you want to have some idea regarding what the heck the numbers mean, hit up this link! If you don’t care to do that, here is a brief overview… scores for ACTING and WRITING are self explanatory. FILM considers filmmaking qualities and thematic elements. MOVIE is purely a score which considers entertainment value. All are on a scale from 1 to 10, and I sometimes give bonus points for things like superior musical score or cinematography, etc. I very rarely give a 10 in any category for any movie, barely over 2% of the when considering the four categories together this year. I would then average these totals to come up with a final score which is based, again, on a scale from 1 to 10. *****

***** Lastly, and this is huge, this is IN NO WAY A BEST OF 2014 LIST! This is a list of my own personal movie watching in 2014. *****

So here we go…

TOP 7 (The 7 movies which scored an average of at least 9 out of 10)

WALL – E – 9.5

My kids must have watched this a 100 times this year. I can deal with them having that kind of taste.

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LAWRENCE OF ARABIA – 9.25

I had never seen this classic epic. It earns its reputation.

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KUMONOSU -JO (THRONE OF BLOOD) – 9.25

This Japanese telling of the Macbeth story is powerful.

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LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING – 9.0

One of the true classic series of the 21st century.

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LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS – 9.0

I somehow didn’t watch the 3rd one. That hurts my OCD.

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TRUMAN SHOW – 9.0

Saw this in the theater projected from a Blu Ray. So glad we got to do that. This is a forgotten masterpiece.

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LINCOLN – 9.0

One of the best historical dramas of recent times.

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BOTTOM 5 – With the score, out of 10, next to the title.

THE BAY – 1.75

Almost unwatchable pseudo horror.

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HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN – 1.75

This is some people’s bag, but it sure ain’t mine.

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THE CORRUPTED – 2

This was a small indy film that I almost felt bad giving such low scores to.

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FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE – 2.25

The absolute nadir of the Freddy series.

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THE APE MAN – 2.75

There are tons of wonderful films to watch from the silver age of horror. This is not one of them.

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BEST FILMS – These are the two that scored a perfect ’10’ in ‘Film’

WALL-E (movies already posted above with a link won’t get the link and a photo treatment a second time)

In addition to being a wonderfully fun film, the themes and filmmaking of WALL-E make it the strongest animated film ever made.

KUMONOSU -JO (THRONE OF BLOOD)

Kurosawa was at the top of his craft with this movie.

WORST FILMS – I gave out two ‘1s’ in ‘film’

FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE

Nothing of merit happens in this film.

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN

Thematically, this is possibly one of the worst movies ever made.

BEST MOVIES – Of the 178 movies I watched this year, I gave 8 of them perfect ’10’ scores for entertainment.

WALL – E

Such a fun movie!

TRUMAN SHOW

I could watch TRUMAN SHOW multiple times in a row.

SCREAM

The movie responsible for the horror renaissance of the mid 1990s still stands up.

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STAND UP GUYS

I might be the only person in the world who really enjoyed this movie.

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BACK TO THE FUTURE

Revisiting this series is always a pleasure.

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TAKEN

This may have led to too many generic Liam Neeson action films, but the original is still great.

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EDGE OF TOMORROW

Wonderfully smart and fun sic-fi. Tom Cruise may be a nut job, but he almost always makes fun movies.

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ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS

This is definitely a childhood favorite that I can’t watch objectively.

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WORST MOVIES – the lowest I gave this year was a ‘2’ and it was to:

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN

I found almost no entertainment value out of this movie whatsoever… and I wanted to like it!

BEST ACTED – I gave out two ’10s’ for acting…

LINCOLN

Daniel Day Lewis does it again.

PRIDE AND GLORY

This was a surprise find with wonderful performances all around.

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WORST ACTED – I gave a single ‘1’ out for acting…

THE CORRUPTED

Again… Sorry to the makers of this film. It just didn’t work.

BEST WRITTEN – I gave out three ’10s’ for writing this year and they could not be from three more different movies…

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

The epic scope of this film was made all the better by how personal a story it ultimately tells.

CAPE FEAR (1962)

I saw both of the CAPE FEAR movies on the same day in reverse order. The remake was good, but the script of the original is top notch.

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THE SPECTACULAR NOW

My surprise find of the year. This honest teenage story would have been an all time favorite of mine if it came out when I was in high school.

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WORST WRITTEN – I gave out two ‘1s’ in writing. You’ve seen these titles above…

THE BAY

This barely had a coherent script.

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN

Ugh.

DOCUMENTARY CONSIDERATION – I give out a score for ‘effect’ rather than ‘acting’ when it comes to documentary, since there are no actors in a documentary. I only watched three documentaries this year (an embarrassingly low number), but two of them were among the most effective documentaries I have ever seen and scored a perfect 10 in the EFFECT category.

TIM’S VERMEER

This story of a dude trying to recreate a classic Vermeer is amazing!

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DEAR ZACHARY: A LETTER TO A SON ABOUT HIS FATHER

Devastating film.

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And that is all for the top and bottom stuff! And now for some raw data to wrap up 2014:

Number of films watched: 178
Number of films watched that were new to me: 142
Number of films watched which I had previously seen: 36
Number of films seen in theaters: 6
Number of films between 1900-1929: 4
Number of films between 1930s: 6
Number of films between 1940s: 5
Number of films between 1950s: 8
Number of films between 1960s: 8
Number of films between 1970s: 5
Number of films between 1980s: 13
Number of films between 1990s : 19
Number of films between 2000s: 28
Number of films between 2010-present: 82
Number of films from current year: 10
Most represented year: 2013
Number of films which spawned sequels or were sequels: 42
Number of films which were later remade: 11
Number of films which were remakes themselves: 14
Number of films viewed in 3D: 0
Number of foreign (non-English speaking) films: 5
Number of animated films: 8
Number of documentaries: 3
Number of black-and-white films: 22
Number of films ranked for a second (or more) time: 7

The following are all out of 10:
Average FILM score total: 5.76
Average FILM score for films new to me: 5.69
Average FILM score for previously viewed films: 6.06
Average MOVIE score total: 7.54
Average MOVIE score for films new to me: 7.35
Average MOVIE score for previously viewed films: 8.31
Average ACTING score total: 6.47
Average ACTING score for films new to me: 6.42
Average ACTING score for previously viewed films: 6.67
Average WRITING score total: 5.85
Average WRITING score for films new to me: 5.70
Average WRITING score for previously viewed films:6.47
Net bonus points given:44
Number of films given bonus points (negative or positive):56
Average bonus point per film: 0.247
Negative bonus points given: 7

And the REALLY raw data:

Date Title film movie acting writing bonus total avg bonus category 1st viewing? year made
1/2/2014 Inglourious Basterds 6 8 8 8 0 30 7.5 ~ y 2009
1/3/2014 The Thirteenth Floor 4 8 6 5 0 23 5.75 ~ n 1999
1/4/2014 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 7 9 8 7 0 31 7.75 ~ y 2013
1/5/2014 Total Recall 6 8 6 5 0 25 6.25 ~ y 2012
1/6/2014 Olympus Has Fallen 5 9 6 6 0 26 6.5 ~ y 2013
1/7/2014 Dumbo 8 6 6 5 0 25 6.25 ~ y 1941
1/9/2014 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 9 9 9 8 1 36 9 score n 2001
1/12/2014 A Good Day to Die Hard 3 7 4 3 0 17 4.25 ~ y 2013
1/18/2014 Walkabout 9 6 7 8 1 31 7.75 cinematography y 1971
1/20/2014 50/50 8 8 8 7 1 32 8 soundtrack y 2011
1/22/2014 Broken City 4 7 5 4 0 20 5 ~ y 2013
1/25/2014 Pain & Gain 3 8 7 4 -1 21 5.25 based on a ‘true’ story y 2013
1/25/2014 Dangerous Crossing 5 7 7 6 0 25 6.25 ~ y 1953
1/27/2014 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 9 9 8 9 1 36 9 score n 2002
1/29/2014 Bab el hadid (Cairo Station) 8 7 8 7 0 30 7.5 ~ y 1958
1/29/2014 Wall-E 10 10 9 8 1 38 9.5 music n 2008
1/31/2014 Stoker 8 7 8 7 1 31 7.75 editing y 2013
2/3/2014 Good Night, and Good Luck 8 9 9 7 0 33 8.25 ~ n 2005
2/4/2014 Zero Dark Thirty 7 8 9 6 0 30 7.5 ~ y 2012
2/4/2014 What! No Beer? 4 8 6 4 0 22 5.5 ~ y 1933
2/5/2014 101 Dalmatians 6 8 7 6 1 28 7 animation y 1961
2/8/2014 Would You Rather 4 8 5 7 0 24 6 ~ y 2012
2/9/2014 The Debt 7 7 8 7 0 29 7.25 ~ y 2010
2/13/2014 Singin’ in the Rain 6 8 8 7 1 30 7.5 music y 1952
2/13/2014 X-Men 6 9 7 6 0 28 7 ~ n 2000
2/14/2014 World War Z 7 9 8 6 0 30 7.5 ~ y 2013
2/19/2014 Side Effects 3 7 4 2 0 16 4 ~ y 2013
2/22/2014 Now You See Me 5 8 5 6 0 24 6 ~ y 2013
2/23/2014 American Hustle 7 7 9 8 1 32 8 authenticity of an era y 2013
2/24/2014 The Truman Show 9 10 9 7 1 36 9 art direction n 1998
2/27/2014 Kumonosu-jo (Throne of Blood) 10 9 9 8 1 37 9.25 cinematography y 1957
3/3/2014 Killing Kennedy 2 5 4 3 0 14 3.5 ~ y 2013
3/3/2014 Yoru no onnatachi (Women of the Night) 9 5 8 7 0 29 7.25 ~ y 1948
3/4/2014 Chain Reaction 4 9 5 5 0 23 5.75 ~ y 1996
3/5/2014 Caddyshack 5 9 6 7 1 28 7 improv n 1980
3/6/2014 Deadfall 6 7 7 4 0 24 6 ~ y 2012
3/7/2014 Seven Chances 7 9 7 7 0 30 7.5 ~ y 1925
3/8/2014 Lincoln 9 8 10 9 0 36 9 ~ y 2012
3/8/2014 Stand Up Guys 7 10 8 8 0 33 8.25 ~ y 2012
3/11/2014 Thunderball 5 7 6 6 0 24 6 ~ y 1965
3/18/2014 The Conjuring 8 9 7 8 1 33 8.25 70s aestheitc y 2013
3/19/2014 Who’s That Knocking At My Door 9 6 8 7 0 30 7.5 ~ y 1967
3/22/2014 Dredd 6 8 5 5 0 24 6 ~ y 2012
3/28/2014 The Bay 2 3 2 1 -1 7 1.75 terrible found footage y 2012
3/29/2014 Divergent 5 8 6 4 0 23 5.75 ~ y 2014
3/31/2014 Elysium 7 8 6 6 0 27 6.75 ~ y 2013
4/3/2014 Alice in Wonderland (1915) 6 8 5 4 1 24 6 animal costumes y 1915
4/4/2014 Death Race 2000 5 8 4 6 1 24 6 cineamtograhy for cars y 1975
4/6/2014 Killing Season 6 7 5 6 1 25 6.25 score y 2013
4/8/2014 Messenger of Death 3 6 3 4 0 16 4 ~ y 1988
4/9/2014 Grand Budapest Hotel 8 8 8 8 0 32 8 ~ y 2014
4/12/2014 The Blair Witch Project 8 5 6 7 0 26 6.5 ~ n 1999
4/19/2014 White House Down 3 8 5 4 0 20 5 ~ y 2013
4/19/2014 Gone 4 6 5 2 0 17 4.25 ~ y 2012
4/21/2014 Dark Skies 5 8 6 6 1 26 6.5 music y 2013
4/23/2014 L’Inferno (Dante’s Inferno) 9 5 7 5 1 27 6.75 innovation y 1911
4/25/2014 Iron Man 7 9 7 6 1 30 7.5 score and soundtrack n 2008
4/26/2014 Iron Man 2 5 8 6 5 0 24 6 ~ y 2010
4/27/2014 Robot & Frank 8 9 8 7 0 32 8 ~ y 2012
4/27/2014 Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father 8 7 10 8 0 33 8.25 ~ y 2008
4/29/2014 Gray’s Anatomy 6 7 6 8 0 27 6.75 ~ n 1996
5/2/2014 Iron Man 3 6 9 7 6 1 29 7.25 CGI y 2013
5/4/2014 Seven Psychopaths 5 8 6 6 0 25 6.25 ~ y 2012
5/6/2014 The Killing Room 5 7 6 5 0 23 5.75 ~ y 2009
5/9/2014 Like Crazy 8 8 9 8 0 33 8.25 ~ y 2011
5/15/2014 Jeff, Who Lives At Home 6 8 7 6 0 27 6.75 ~ y 2011
5/16/2014 Safe 6 9 5 4 0 24 6 ~ y 2012
5/17/2014 Three Days of the Condor 8 9 8 9 0 34 8.5 ~ y 1975
5/20/2014 You’re Next 5 8 6 5 2 26 6.5 second half; score y 2011
5/21/2014 2 Guns 6 8 6 6 0 26 6.5 ~ y 2013
5/22/2014 The Little Shop of Horrors 4 9 6 7 1 27 6.75 music y 1960
5/26/2014 Trance 7 8 7 5 1 28 7 editing y 2013
5/27/2014 Solitary Man 4 6 7 4 0 21 5.25 ~ y 2009
5/28/2014 X-Men 2 6 9 7 7 0 29 7.25 ~ n 2003
5/29/2014 Seven Miles From Alcatraz 5 8 4 6 0 23 5.75 ~ y 1942
5/30/2014 Les Miserables 9 7 9 9 1 35 8.75 music y 2012
6/2/2014 Metropia 9 8 8 5 1 31 7.75 sound design y 2009
6/2/2014 X-Men: The Last Stand 3 5 5 2 -1 14 3.5 botching a franchise n 2006
6/3/2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past 6 8 7 7 1 29 7.25 CGI y 2014
6/4/2014 Silver Linings Playbook 6 8 9 6 0 29 7.25 ~ y 2012
6/7/2014 Taken 7 10 7 7 1 32 8 fight choreography n 2009
6/8/2014 Spider-Man 5 9 6 6 0 26 6.5 ~ n 2002
6/9/2014 In the Line of Fire 6 7 7 7 0 27 6.75 ~ n 1993
6/11/2014 Awake 5 8 6 6 0 25 6.25 ~ y 2007
6/13/2014 The Killing 8 9 8 8 0 33 8.25 ~ y 1956
6/14/2014 The Interpreter 4 8 8 5 0 25 6.25 ~ n 2005
6/16/2014 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3 4 3 2 0 12 3 ~ y 2013
6/18/2014 Independence Day 4 9 5 3 1 22 5.5 miniature work n 1996
6/19/2014 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 4 8 6 4 0 22 5.5 ~ y 2013
6/21/2014 R.I.P.D. 3 6 5 3 0 17 4.25 ~ y 2013
6/21/2014 Diamonds Are Forever 4 7 6 4 0 21 5.25 ~ y 1971
6/24/2014 Godzilla (2014) 6 9 6 6 2 29 7.25 monster creation, CGI y 2014
6/24/2014 Ten Days to Tulara 3 5 4 2 0 14 3.5 ~ y 1958
6/26/2014 Arlington Road 7 8 7 9 0 31 7.75 ~ n 1999
6/28/2014 Unthinkable 4 6 7 2 0 19 4.75 ~ y 2010
7/2/2014 The Parallax View 6 6 6 4 0 22 5.5 ~ y 1974
7/9/2014 The 40-Year-Old Virgin 4 9 7 6 0 26 6.5 ~ y 2005
7/9/2014 Creep 6 8 5 6 1 26 6.5 villain makeup y 2004
7/10/2014 The Last House on the Left (2009) 7 8 8 6 1 30 7.5 score y 2009
7/12/2014 Winchester ’73 7 8 7 8 0 30 7.5 ~ y 1950
7/13/2014 Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil 5 9 6 8 0 28 7 ~ y 2010
7/14/2014 This Thing With Sarah 5 8 7 8 0 28 7 ~ y 2013
7/14/2014 Lawrence of Arabia 9 7 9 10 2 37 9.25 score, editing y 1962
7/16/2014 Puss in Boots 5 8 7 6 0 26 6.5 ~ y 2011
7/17/2014 Thor: The Dark World 4 7 5 5 0 21 5.25 ~ y 2013
7/20/2014 A Modern Musketeer 7 9 8 7 1 32 8 fight choreography y 1917
7/20/2014 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 3 5 4 3 -1 14 3.5 terrible score n 2001
7/23/2014 Jack Reacher 6 9 7 6 0 28 7 ~ y 2012
7/24/2014 Top Gun 7 7 7 8 0 29 7.25 ~ n 1988
7/25/2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 5 8 6 4 0 23 5.75 ~ y 2014
7/29/2014 Face/Off 4 9 5 5 0 23 5.75 ~ n 1997
7/30/2014 Arbitrage 6 7 8 7 0 28 7 ~ y 2012
8/1/2014 The Great Gatsby (2013) 4 7 7 7 1 26 6.5 coloring y 2013
8/6/2014 Cape Fear (1991) 8 7 9 9 1 34 8.5 score y 1991
8/6/2014 Cape Fear (1962) 7 8 9 10 0 34 8.5 ~ y 1962
8/13/2014 Raw Deal 3 5 4 2 -1 13 3.25 bad fight choreography y 1986
8/14/2014 The Iron Giant 5 7 6 5 0 23 5.75 ~ y 1999
8/17/2014 A Fistful of Dollars 6 7 5 5 1 24 6 score y 1964
8/20/2014 City Lights 7 7 8 7 1 30 7.5 score/special effects y 1931
8/22/2014 Back to the Future 7 10 7 9 0 33 8.25 ~ n 1985
8/23/2014 Back to the Future Part II 5 7 6 5 -1 22 5.5 trailer at movie’s end n 1989
8/24/2014 Back to the Future Part III 6 8 6 6 0 26 6.5 ~ n 1990
8/25/2014 Laura 7 7 7 7 0 28 7 ~ y 1944
8/26/2014 Miami Vice 6 9 6 6 1 28 7 soundtrack n 2006
8/27/2014 Primal Fear 7 8 7 8 0 30 7.5 ~ y 1996
9/8/2014 Despicable Me 6 8 7 7 0 28 7 ~ y 2010
9/13/2014 Django Unchained 7 8 9 7 0 31 7.75 ~ y 2012
9/13/2014 Robin Hood: Men in Tights 4 10 6 6 0 26 6.5 ~ n 1993
9/18/2014 For a Few Dollars More 7 8 6 7 1 29 7.25 score y 1965
9/19/2014 Two Seconds 6 8 8 7 1 30 7.5 monologue y 1932
9/20/2014 Space Jam 4 9 4 6 0 23 5.75 ~ y 1996
9/24/2014 The Monuments Men 6 7 7 3 0 23 5.75 ~ y 2014
9/29/2014 The Ape Man 3 3 2 3 0 11 2.75 ~ y 1943
10/1/2014 Tim’s Vermeer 6 9 10 8 0 33 8.25 ~ y 2013
10/2/2014 Captain Phillips 7 9 8 7 0 31 7.75 ~ y 2013
10/3/2014 The Possession 6 7 6 6 0 25 6.25 ~ y 2012
10/4/2014 Eraser 4 8 5 6 0 23 5.75 ~ n 1996
10/7/2014 Signs 6 8 7 7 1 29 7.25 score n 2002
10/8/2014 I Spit On Your Grave (2010) 3 3 8 2 0 16 4 ~ y 2010
10/14/2014 The Ghost of Yotsuya (Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan) 8 7 6 6 0 27 6.75 ~ y 1959
10/15/2014 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 3 7 3 4 0 17 4.25 ~ n 1984
10/17/2014 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge 3 6 5 2 0 16 4 ~ y 1985
10/18/2014 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors 5 8 6 6 1 26 6.5 music y 1987
10/19/2014 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 2 5 3 2 0 12 3 ~ y 1988
10/21/2014 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 4 6 4 4 0 18 4.5 ~ y 1989
10/23/2014 Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare 1 3 3 2 0 9 2.25 ~ y 1991
10/24/2014 Wes Craven’s New Nightmare 6 8 5 6 1 26 6.5 innovation y 1994
10/28/2014 The Vampire Bat 5 6 7 6 0 24 6 ~ y 1933
10/30/2014 The Fog (1980) 7 7 6 7 1 28 7 music y 1980
11/4/2014 Scream 7 10 7 9 1 34 8.5 music n 1996
11/6/2014 Reasonable Doubt 4 5 5 3 0 17 4.25 ~ y 2014
11/12/2014 Parkland 7 8 8 6 0 29 7.25 ~ y 2013
11/19/2014 The Corrupted 2 3 1 2 0 8 2 ~ y 2010
11/20/2014 Savages 7 8 7 6 0 28 7 ~ y 2012
11/22/2014 The Prestige 8 8 9 7 0 32 8 ~ n 2006
11/23/2014 Pride and Glory 6 8 10 5 0 29 7.25 ~ y 2008
11/25/2014 The Call 5 8 7 6 0 26 6.5 ~ y 2013
11/26/2014 Frozen 8 8 7 9 0 32 8 ~ y 2013
11/26/2014 Under the Skin 9 5 7 7 1 29 7.25 soundscape y 2013
11/26/2014 Fireman, Save My Child 4 5 4 3 0 16 4 ~ y 1932
11/29/2014 Star Trek Into Darkness 5 9 6 7 0 27 6.75 ~ y 2013
11/30/2014 DeepStar Six 4 8 4 5 0 21 5.25 ~ y 1989
12/1/2014 Pompeii 3 6 5 3 0 17 4.25 ~ y 2014
12/4/2014 Hobo WIth a Shotgun 1 2 4 1 -1 7 1.75 terrible coloring y 2011
12/5/2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 5 9 6 4 1 25 6.25 lead pairing y 2014
12/9/2014 Edge of Tomorrow 6 10 7 8 0 31 7.75 ~ y 2014
12/11/2014 Some Velvet Morning 5 7 7 6 0 25 6.25 ~ y 2013
12/14/2014 Suspect Zero 6 6 5 4 0 21 5.25 ~ y 2004
12/16/2014 The Spectacular Now 7 9 8 10 0 34 8.5 ~ y 2013
12/19/2014 Autoreiji (Outrage) 7 7 7 8 0 29 7.25 ~ y 2010
12/20/2014 Scrooge (1935) 6 7 6 5 1 25 6.25 Christmas Future y 1935
12/20/2014 Meet the Parents 5 9 6 8 0 28 7 ~ n 2000
12/22/2014 Red Dawn (2012) 3 8 4 3 0 18 4.5 ~ y 2012
12/23/2014 The Hunger Games 8 9 7 8 0 32 8 ~ n 2012
12/24/2014 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 7 8 9 8 0 32 8 ~ n 2013
12/25/2014 Hugo 8 8 7 8 0 31 7.75 ~ y 2011
12/28/2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 5 8 7 5 0 25 6.25 ~ y 2014
12/31/2014 Troy 5 8 6 4 0 23 5.75 ~ n 2004
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~ by johnlink00 on January 1, 2015.

3 Responses to “johnlink’s 2014 in review”

  1. I think you must be channeling Bruce!

  2. That’s a lot of movies. I’d say it’s admirable that you were even able to keep a record of all the movies you saw this year, I know I certainly couldn’t. I will agree that Lawrence of Arabia is a classic, but I haven’t seen a lot of the others in your lists.

    I tried doing something along those lines last month, but the best I could do was rank the worst movies I’d reviewed (http://hitchcocksworld.blogspot.ca/2014/12/retrospective-top-ten-worst-movies.html), and I’ve written about some really bad movies (to be honest, I actually was surprised at how high Rambo: First Blood Part II got ranked on that list).

    • Thanks for reading! I have a spreadsheet dating back to when I started this blog. I’m north of 785 movies in 6 years, so I’m far behind some of the other sites I’ve seen. But I’ve tried not to let the blog dictate my movie watching, but rather merely document it.
      But the spreadsheets give me away. I’m a dork.

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