Tuesday, March 17, 2015


I've been going through some old comic boxes that I haven't gone through, it would seem, in more than ten years.  Getting ready to get rid of some.  Ebay.  Give some to the nephew.  Some to young friends Shyam has at the fisheries.  Point is, I don't need a few hundred pounds of fire hazard sitting in the hall closet.

At the bottom of one of the boxes, I found a yellow legal pad.

I've got dozens of these things around the house.  I make lists.  I write longhand.  I doodle.  They're just handy.

On this particular one, in early 2004, I'd started keeping track of the movie I watched.

I'd forgotten completely about this little project.  2004 was an odd year.  I was working third shift.  I didn't have a roommate, for the first time.  Since I was paying rent without help, I didn't have a lot of extra dough, so very few of these were seen in a theater.  Most were what I had on hand at the house, or rented (most likely from Videoculture, may she rest in peace...)

In July of that year, I moved back over to East Tennessee.  It was in the course of packing that I through this pad into the comic box, where it remained covered for nearly 11 years.

So apropos of nothing else, here's a list of the movies I watched from January through the middle of June, 2004:

1/1     Cold Mountain
1/1     Big Trouble
1/2     Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1/4     Willard
1/5     Empire Records
1/6     Jeepers Creepers 2
1/9     American Wedding
1/13   The Twelve Chairs
1/14   Heroic Trio
1/14   Lost in Translation
1/17   Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
1/19   UHF
1/21   the Thirteenth Warrior
1/24   Johnny English
1/24   Open Range
1/25   Straw Dogs
1/25   the Killing
1/26   Cabin Fever
1/26   The Medallion
1/26    CQ
1/29   Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country
1/30   Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country (w/ commentary)
2/5     Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2/6     Melvin Goes to Dinner
2/6     Buffalo Soldiers
2/6     Night on Earth
2/7     Mallrats
2/7     Animal House
2/10     Independence Day
2/12     Jurassic Park
2/13    Thirteen
2/15     American Splendor
2/21     Road to Perdition
2/21     Rear Window
2/22     Runaway Jury
2/23     Brother from Outer Space
2/23     the Secret Lives of Dentists
2/23     Transformers: the Movie
2/26     Karate Kid
2/28     8-Mile
2/29     Hard Trip
2/29     Swimming Pool
2/29     Casino
3/1      Apollo 13
3/1     Club Dread
3/3     National Lampoon's Vacation
3/6    Dream Team
3/6    Intolerable Cruelty
3/7    A Shot in the Dark
3/7    Whipped
3/8    School of Rock
3/8    Shadow of the Vampire
3/13    Mona Lisa Smile
3/15    Spaceballs
3/20    The Missing
3/21    Underworld
3/21    Matchstick Men
3/22   Gremlins
3/23    A Mighty Wind
3/27    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
3/28    O Brother Where Art Thou?
4/2     Hellboy
4/3    Clerks
4/4    Radio
4/5   St. Francisville Experiment
4/8      Batman Returns
4/9      the Alamo
4/10     It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
4/14    Ghostbusters
4/19    Looney Toons:  Back in Action
4/19    Timeline
4/20    the Shining
4/20    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
4/23    Stand by Me
4/24    Rain Man
4/25    Kill Bill, volume 1
4/25    Veronica Guerin
5/1     Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home
5/2    Star Trek V: the Final Frontier
5/3    Signs
5/5    Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
5/8    the Big Empty
5/9    Star Wars
5/9    Big Fish
5/12    Super Troopers
5/14   Star Trek: First Contact
5/18    Miracle
5/19    The Cooler
5/21    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
5/25    Police Academy 2
5/27    The Day the Earth Stood Still
5/28    Day After Tomorrow
5/30    Weekend at Bernie's
6/2     Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
6/2     Empire Strikes Back
6/2     Return of the Jedi
6/4     Welcome to Mooseport
6/5     Deep Impact
6/6     Troy
6/12    Monster
6/13    Club Dread
6/14    Bubba Ho Tep
6/14    Near Dark


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