Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2010: The Rundown

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And we’re back. This is the fourth year in a row I’ve made a list of the movies I watched, so I’ve actually got data to compare this to by this point. Here’s a stats-plosion!

The list in its entirety:

1. Inception

2. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

3. Toy Story 3

4. The Social Network

5. True Grit

6. Black Swan

7. Shutter Island

8. Hot Tub Time Machine

9. Mother

10. House (Hausu)

11. Machete

12. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

13. Iron Man 2

14. Splice

15. The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights

16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One

17. Kick-Ass

18. The Girl Who Played With Fire

19. Get Him to the Greek

20. Let Me In

21. Predators

22. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

23. The Town

24. Tron Legacy

25. Best Worst Movie

26. The Losers

27. Repo Men

28. The A-Team

29. How to Train Your Dragon

30. Pirahna 3D

31. I’m Still Here

32. Red

33. The Crazies

34. The Last Airbender

35. Bitch Slap

36. The Expendables

37. Macgruber

– Movie attendance by me was up about 10% from 2009. I hope this trend continues, but with better movies (not likely, we just got tickets to the new Vince Vaughn/Kevin James opus in, if that’s any indication).

– A little under 60% of the movies I saw for free, mostly from studio pre-screenings but also from my friends at theatres throughout the city being really cool.

– Favorite theatres: Metro Cinema, followed by Empire City Centre, Garneau and Princess I/II.

Things I didn’t get a chance to see this year and would still like to at some point:


Mesrine Killer Instinct

The American

Tamara Drewe

Jackass 3D

Casino Jack and the United States of Money

Winter’s Bone

The Killer Inside Me

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

Middle Men


Carlos poster

The Author

Matt Bowes is a self-proclaimed cultural commentator/arbiter of good taste from Edmonton, Alberta. He enjoys movies and books, and writes about them sometimes at

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