Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lifeless By Two

Granted, having seen 87 of the listed films puts me in the "does not have a life" column, but as the threshold is 85, I feel pretty good about that result. And for what it's worth, I can name several I'd gladly unwatch if that were possible.

And you?


Ian McCullough said...

107, but I really like movies.

larryniven said...

87 also, although I may be off by 2 or 3 - there were a number of series that I only saw one movie of, which may or may not have been one of the movies listed. But I think 87. And, to be fair, the number's only going to go up...

Aimée said... does that mean I "kind of" have a life?

Dale said...

Ian, if you really like movies, you wouldn't have watched 107 of these. Sorry but I'm afraid the logic is unassailable.

Aimee, 72! Well done! I believe you have a life.

Larry, frightening. I wonder if we've seen the same 87? If so, does that make us blood brothers?

larryniven said...

Only one way to find out (also, I think I have never been blood brothers with anyone - this will, therefore, be a cause of some anxiety until the obvious reply comes):

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
(x) Fight Club
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(?) Final Destination
(?) Final Destination 2
(?) Final Destination 3
[one of the Final Destination movies, but I'm not sure which]
(x) The Ring
(x) Flubber
(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Chicago
(x) Ghost Ship
(x) Hellboy
(x) Secret Window
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Gothika
(?) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
(x) The Mask
(?) Bad Boys
(?) Bad Boys 2
[one of the Bad Boys movies, don't remember which]
(x) Ocean's Eleven
(x) Ocean's Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x) Bedazzled
(x) Independence Day
(x) ET
(x) War of the Worlds
(?) Rush Hour
(?) Rush Hour 2
[really, between these and the "Shanghai" movies, I just don't know which I've seen, but I'm pretty sure I watched at least one of these all the way through]
(x) Mars Attacks
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) x-Men
(x) x2
(x) x-3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
(x) The 40-year-old-virgin
(x) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
(x) House of 1000 Corpses
(x) The Jacket
(x) Kung Fu Hustle
(x) Shaolin Soccer
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(x) Shaun Of the Dead
(x) Hulk
(?) Dawn Of the Dead
[one of these, but not sure which]
(x) Hook
(x) Chronicle Of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(x) 28 days later
(x) Kill Bill vol 1
(x) Kill Bill vol 2
(?) Mortal Kombat
[again, either this or the sequel - can't recall which, but only one is on the list]
(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
(x) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix Reloaded
(x) The Matrix Revolutions
(x) Animatrix
[one of the Evil Dead things, but I'm not even sure it's on the list, cause they stopped calling them "Evil Dead" at some point]
(x) Team America: World Police
(x) Silence of the Lambs
(x) Battle Royale
(x) Brazil
(x) Contact
(x) Dr. Strangelove
(x) Pi
(x) Requiem for a Dream
(x) Pulp Fiction
(x) Reservoir Dogs
(x) Run Lola Run
(x) Serenity
(x) Sin City
(x) The Sixth Sense
(x) Waking Life
(x) Akira

So, like I said, 87ish, and parts of waaaay more. But you've probably seen, e.g., Boondock Saints and you almost certainly have enough sense to stay away from House of 1k Corpses, which was exactly as awful as one would think. But who knows - maybe we really are blood (or celluloid) brothers. I wonder if there's some counterintuitive math here, as in the birthday problem...

Dale said...

LN, it turns out our lists are not exactly alike so we are not legally required to go to Massachussetts or Connecticut or Canada and be gay-married. No offense, but I'm actually relieved. I really don't like traveling this time of year.

I'm with you --- a lot of those are uncertain. Have I seen all of it? Most of it? The actual total is probably not an integer.