2010 Movie Project: January Data

Good ol’ 2010 Movie Project! So ZRose25 & I finally took on the data from our first month of movie screenings. It’s a bit of a wake-up call–knowing that we’ve made over twice as many trips to the theater in one month than the average American makes in an entire year. The resulting minor sticker shock is subsided by the friendly wager with our good friend Boothboy. We are tracking every movie we watch this year, but Boothy is only concerned with who can see the most theater screenings. He’s got us this month, but I think we can make a comeback.

It’s pretty standard data this month, but I am planning on getting a little more creative with my metrics…like how many on-screen deaths will I see in February? Or how many movies made me cry? Cruise all the way to the end to see my entire list o films this month. Note: check back tomorrow for ZRose’s movie trailer pack rundown.

Movie Delivery Vehicles

Fun sidenote: Two of the eight DVDs were only watched because we had a hankering for a Rifftrax! (The Bourne Identity & Casino Royale); both were as hilarious as ever.

The Genre Breakdown

It’s pretty simple; I just scored the first two genre tags from IMDB for each movie I saw and plopped them in the pie chart…Mmmmm pie chart. Look how many dramas ZRose begrudgingly sat through!

Average Rating

(Ode to The Power Station)
Some like it hot and some sweat while the heat is on.
We like it mild and only slightly wild.

Random Actor Double Play: Mads Mikkelsen

I had some major unintentional double-vision this month. I saw two Gywneth Paltrows (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow & Persuasion), two Judi Denchs (Casino Royale & Quantum of Solace), two Daniel Craigs (Casino Royale & Quantum of Solace), two Clive Owens (King Arthur & The Bourne Identity), two Jude Laws (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow & The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus), two Rachel Weiszs (The Mummy & The Lovely Bones), two Saoirse Ronans (City of Ember & The Lovely Bones), two Jason Stathams (Mean Machine & In the Name of the King), two Ron Perlmans (Outlander & In the Name of the King).

But none seemed more random than this fella: Mads Mikkelsen.

By no means did I intend to see two movies starring the king of Danish cinema. It was quite a surprise, really, since I thought he was someone else in 2004’s King Arthur & audibly giggled at his name in the credits of Casino Royale. To my ever-increasing delight, I found that his voice was also credited in Quantum of Solace…and a baby credit makes three. Also, Maddy will be popping into my 2010 once more as Draco in Clash of the Titans (due out this April).

Full list o’ movies (in order):

Jumper
The Mummy
It Might Get Loud
The Bourne Identity
(500) Days of Summer
Possession
Outlander
Casino Royale
Mean Machine
King Arthur
Persuasion
All About Steve
Wizard of Oz
Daybreakers
Land of the Lost
Leap Year
Quantum of Solace
City of Ember
Super Troopers
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
50 Dead Men Walking
In the Name of the King A Dungeon Siege Tale
Youth In Revolt
Princess and the Frog
Book of Eli
Legion
School of Rock
Major Payne
Edge of Darkness
When in Rome

Jumper
The Mummy
It Might Get Loud
The Bourne Identity
(500) Days of Summer
Possession
Outlander
Casino Royale
Mean Machine
King Arthur
Persuasion
All About Steve
Wizard of Oz
Daybreakers
Land of the Lost
Leap Year
Quantum of Solace
City of Ember
Super Troopers
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Book of Eli
In the Name of the King A Dungeon Siege Tale
Youth In Revolt
Princess and the Frog
Book of Eli
Legion
School of Rock
Major Payne
Edge of Darkness
When in Rome
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4 thoughts on “2010 Movie Project: January Data

  1. Zrose25 says:

    I think maybe we have the most awesomely wierd taste in movies ever 🙂

  2. boothboy says:

    FIRST of all….. you can’t say Book of Eli twice. It’s unfair. And SECOND of all, I only saw 17 movies in the theater in January, so you aren’t that far off.

    Still, I think counting movies you’ve already seen is a little on the iffy side, donchathink?

    • Junkie1 says:

      Whoops! That double Eli was a mistake it was supposed to be 50 Dead Men Walking on DVD. I fixed it.

      Counting movies I’ve already seen would be iffy if the point of the project was to only count new movies/first-time screenings. But we wanted to study our behavior–nerdy style.

      Don’t you think it’s crazy looking back and realizing you’ve inadvertently watched two movies directed by Doug Liman in two days (Jumper & The Bourne Identity)?! I barely even know how Doug Liman is…

  3. zRose watched that many dramas? Is she on Paxil?

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