Sunday, July 24, 2016

Everything I saw in the first half of 2016

So I've maintained some consistency through three years. I watched a total of 79 feature films in the first six months of 2016. 77 of those were unique features, meaning there were two movies that I repeat viewed within the six month period. That’s right on par with the last two years. Additionally, 61 of those movies were first time viewings for me. Once again, that’s almost identical with January – June the previous two years.

Now, where I’ve fallen off is going to the cinema. I saw only fifteen feature films at the movie theater in the first half of this year. That’s down from eighteen last year and twenty-two the year before. And when you consider that I go to the movies a lot in January and February to catch up with the last of the best from the previous year, that basically means I’ve seen almost nothing new in the cinema this year. In fact, I’ve seen only five 2016 releases in the cinema through June. My focus has been much more on watching things at home, saving the time and money it takes to go out, and catching up on old favorites.

If 2016 finishes for me the same way 2015 and 2014 did, then I will end the year somewhere in the neighborhood of 140 features with about 100 being movies I saw for the first time. Let’s see.

28.6 The Little Mermaid (1989) [Blu-Ray]*
24.6 Oliver & Company (1988) [DVD]*
23.6 Ant-Man (2015) [Blu-Ray]
23.6 The Great Mouse Detective (1986) [DVD]
21.6 The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) [Blu-Ray]
17.6 Lend a Paw (1941) [DVD - animated short]
17.6 Trick or Treat (1952) [DVD - animated short]
16.6 The Black Cauldron (1985) [DVD]
12.6 Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936) [DVD - animated short]
12.6 Water Birds (1952) [DVD - documentary short]
2.6 Now You See Me (2013) [Amazon Instant]*
31.5 Brooklyn (2015) [Amazon Instant]*
24.5 Captain America: Civil War (2016) [cinema]
19-20.5 Live and Let Die (1973) [DVD]
17.5 The Witch (2016) [Amazon Instant]
11.5 Deadpool (2016) [Amazon Instant]
10.5 The Fox and the Hound (1981) [DVD]
4.5-5.5 Heat (1995) [DVD]*
3.5 The Big Short (2015) [Amazon Instant]*
28.4 The Rescuers (1977) [DVD]
27.4 Dough (2016) [cinema]
27.4 Diamonds Are Forever (1971) [DVD]*
26.4 Purple Rain (1984) [Amazon Instant]
16.4 Sullivan's Travels (1941) [DVD]
16.4 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) [Netflix streaming]
13.4 Legend (2015) [DVD]
13.4 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) [Blu-Ray]*
8.4 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
7.4 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) [Blu-Ray]*
6.4 The Meddler (2016) (cinema)
5.4 The Good Dinosaur (2015) (Blu-Ray)
24.3 Rocky II (1979) (Blu-Ray)*
22.3 Rocky (1976) (DVD)*
16.3 My Golden Days (2016) (cinema)
16.3 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) (DVD)*
15.3 Crimson Peak (2015) (Blu-Ray)
15.3 Spy (2015) (DVD)
9-10.3 You Only Live Twice (1967) (Blu-Ray)
3.3 Steve Jobs (2015) (Amazon Instant)*
3.3 Knick Knack (1989) (Blu-Ray - short)*
3.3 Finding Nemo (2003) (Blu-Ray)*
1.3 Creed (2015) (Amazon Instant)*
28.2 Boy and the World (2015) (download)
26.2 Prologue (2015) (iTunes - short)*
26.2 Historia de un oso (Bear Story) (2015) (iTunes - short)*
26.2 The Cat Concerto (1947) (DVD - short)*
26.2 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947) (DVD - short)*
26.2 The Zoot Cat (1944) (DVD - short)*
25.2 Spotlight (2015) (Amazon Instant)*
24.2 Day One (2015) (iTunes - Oscar nominated live action shorts program)
24.2 Stutterer (2015) (iTunes - Oscar nominated live action shorts program)
24.2 Alles wird gut (2015) (iTunes - Oscar nominated live action shorts program)
24.2 Shok (2015) (iTunes - Oscar nominated live action shorts program)
24.2 Ave Maria (2015) (iTunes - Oscar nominated live action shorts program)
22.2 Embrace of the Serpent (2016) (cinema)
19-20.2 When Marnie Was There (2015) (download)
18.2 Trumbo (2015) (Amazon Instant)
18.2 Mice Follies (1954) (DVD - animated short)*
18.2 Kitty Foiled (1948) (DVD - animated short)
18.2 Solid Serenade (1946) (DVD - animated short)*
18.2 Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943) (DVD - animated short)*
17.2 The Little Orphan (1948) (DVD - animated short)
17.2 Mouse in Manhattan (1945) (DVD - animated short)
17.2 Tee for Two (1945) (DVD - animated short)
16.2 The Look of Silence (2015) (DVD)
16.2 Prologue (2015) (Oscar nominated animated shorts program)
16.2 The Loneliest Stoplight (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated animated shorts program)
16.2 Catch It (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated animated shorts program)
16.2 Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated animated shorts program)
16.2 If I Was God... (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated animated shorts program)
16.2 We Can't Live Without Cosmos (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated animated shorts program)
16.2 Historia de un oso (Bear Story) (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated animated shorts program)
16.2 World of Tomorrow (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated animated shorts program)
16.2 Sanjay's Super Team (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated animated shorts program)
11.2 The Assassin (2015) (DVD)
11.2 Hail, Caesar (2016) (cinema)
11.2 Straight Outta Compton (2015) (Amazon Instant)
9.2-10.2 Theeb (2015) (download)
5.2 Bridge of Spies (2015) (Amazon Instant)*
3-4.2 A War (2016) (download)
4.2 Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated documentary shorts)
4.2 Chau, beyond the lines (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated documentary shorts)
4.2 Last Day of Freedom (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated documentary shorts)
4.2 A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated documentary shorts)
4.2 Body Team 12 (2015) (cinema - Oscar nominated documentary shorts)
3.2 Son of Saul (2015) (cinema)
2.2 The Martian (2015) (Amazon Instant)*
26-27.1 A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) (Netflix streaming)
26.1 Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) (Blu-Ray)
25.1 Youth (2015) (cinema)
25.1 Mustang (2015) (cinema)
24.1 The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) (Blu-Ray)
24.1 Racing Extinction (2015) (Amazon Instant)
23.1 The Danish Girl (2015) (download)
23.1 Sleeping with Other People (2015) (DVD)
23.1 Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) (Amazon Instant)
22.1 Experimenter (2015) (DVD)
21.1 Room (2015) (cinema)
21.1 Steve Jobs (2015) (download)
20.1 45 Years (2015) (cinema)
20.1 Cartel Land (2015) (Amazon Instant)
19.1 Sicario (2015) (Blu-Ray)*
19.1 The Hunting Ground (2015) (Amazon Instant)
14,17.1 The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared (2015) (Blu-Ray)
13.1 What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) (Netflix streaming)
13.1 Jurassic World (2015) (Blu-Ray)
12.1 The Revenant (2015) (cinema)
11.1 Hateful Eight (2015) (70mm cinema)
10.1 Anomalisa (2015) (cinema)
8-9.1 Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015) (Netflix streaming)
8.1 Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) (Blu-Ray)
7.1 Best of Enemies (2015) (DVD)
7.1 Carol (2015) (cinema)
6.1 Joy (2015) (download)
5.1 The Big Short (2015) (download)
3-4.1 Mr. Holmes (2015) (Blu-Ray)

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