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!
(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):
It Might Get Loud
The Bourne Identity
(500) Days of Summer
All About Steve
Wizard of Oz
Land of the Lost
Quantum of Solace
City of Ember
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
School of Rock
Edge of Darkness
When in Rome