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Media Consumption 2016

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Here’s a list of the media I consumed in 2016. Let’s start off with “Sitting in the Dark With Strangers”, which is a list of movies I’ve been doing for like ten years now. While I technically watched 122 movies this year (according to letterboxd) these are the ones that would count as being 2016 films, although a few of them technically came out in at festivals in 2015. My list, my rules. 1. High-Rise (dir. Ben Wheatley) 2. Hail, […]

Media Consumption 2015

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Here’s a list of all the media I consumed in 2015. First off, Sitting in the Dark With Strangers, my yearly list of movies in order of how much I liked them. I saw most of these in theatres in regular release, but I’ll mark off ones that I saw on VOD or at a film festival. Some of these would be considered 2014 movies, but they didn’t make their way to Edmonton in time […]

Media Consumption 2014

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Here’s a pretty thorough list of all the media I consumed in 2014. We’ll start with Sitting in the Dark With Strangers, my yearly movie list. I’m basically happy with this preferential ranking, although a few things could move around. 1. The Grand Budapest Hotel 2. Under the Skin 3. Inherent Vice 4. The Wind Rises 5. Gunday 6. John Wick 7. Jodorowsky’s Dune 8. Blue Ruin 9. Guardians of the Galaxy  10. Godzilla 11. […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2013 REVISED AND UPDATED

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Here’s a list of all the new movies I watched in theatres (for the most part) this year, ranked from 1-47. It was a very good year! Upstream Color Spring Breakers Inside Llewyn Davis The Act of Killing The World’s End 12 Years a Slave Stoker The Broken Circle Breakdown Pain and Gain Gravity From Up on Poppy Hill Sightseers This is the End Pacific Rim The Wolf of Wall Street Rush The Grandmaster (HK […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2012: Part Three – The Big Finale!

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Long after anyone cares, in true This Nerding Life fashion, here’s my top ten movies of 2012. If you look around you can find tons of stuff written about most of these movies, so I won’t elaborate much. I’ll probably follow up with a wrap-up article in a couple of days. I will say though that Kill List wins the inaugural Bellflower memorial award for “awesome movie I found waaaaaay after the fact”. Parts One […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2012: Part Two

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Continuing on with the big list of movies I saw this year (Part One here). There’s a few here I might not be able to summon up a lot to say about, so please bear with me if that’s the case. 30. Ted I was over Seth MacFarlane by the time Family Guy came back from its initial cancellation on FOX umpteen years ago. This didn’t really do a lot for me, even though it […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2012: Part One

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Hey there folks, it is once again time for the fifth (!) installment of my annual movie review post! The first few were on facebook, and I actually had to hunt around for them in preparation for this year’s list, because facebook is dumb. If you’d like to check out the previous years’ lists, here’s 2011 and 2010. The list is entirely subjective and somewhat mercurial. Each movie could probably shift around a spot or two as […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2011 – The Rundown

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First off, here’s the entire list of films watched this year. 1. Attack the Block 2. Drive 3. The Adventures of Tintin 4. Hugo 5. Rango 6. Submarine 7. Troll Hunter 8. 13 Assassins 9. The Muppets 10. X-Men: First Class 11. Captain America: The First Avenger 12. Rise of the Planet of the Apes 13. Hanna 14. Hobo with a Shotgun 15. Midnight in Paris 16. Real Steel 17. Harry Potter and the Deathly […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2011: Part Four

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And here’s the last part of my 2011 movie reviews, parts one, two and three can be found by clicking their respective numbers. As I’ve stated before, this is my completely subjective and fluid opinion, and especially in these top 10 they might shift around in order depending on my mercurial mood. HERE IS THE FINAL SPOILER WARNING FOR SPOILERBABIES DON’T GET MAD. 10. X-Men: First Class This was so close to being higher up, […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2011: Part Three

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Here’s the third part of my yearly movie reviews, parts one and two are right there. For the uninitiated, my ranking system is of course completely subjective and could shift a little depending on my mood and the length of time passed between me seeing the movie and now. Except Green Lantern. Fuck that movie. SPOILERBABIES GET A SPOILER WARNING HERE IT IS. 20. Rubber (Metro Cinema) See, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “How […]