…and enjoys it enough to do it again this year.
Us Amreekans probably couldn’t do that nation wide, but there’s always state-wide. Unfortunately, some states are, uh, more diverse than others, so that watching every movie released in New York City alone might be downright technically impossible (mayyyybe?) whereas seeing every movie in Hawaii may already be done by citizens without trying. I don’t know, the tiny states tend to have sprawling metropolises and the big states are too spread out to cover daily, so….
Who would want to do that anyway? The guy probably doesn’t even know what he is watching half the time ahaha
I reckon Den could take this guy on if he had the time, easily :-)
You also have to wonder what sort of marriage this guy has if he is prepared to drive anywhere to see films. hahaha. Damn. I’m not married but out of all the people i know that are, their spouses would not appreciate them being out of the house so much.
Between work and film, the guy would barely have any free time!
The completionist/marathonist in me wants to, and back in the day I tried for a while to exhaust certain sections of the video store (the foreign film section is, frankly, possible), but the first thing that happens is the really bad movies and the movies you really don’t want to give money to, and then once you concede those even movies you want to see but just don’t have the time to, or just sort of want to but really maybe not, follow and then you’re back in your normal habits.
Assuming free time/disposable income enough to matter but it’s actually really easy to find some type of similar goal that fits your budget. That’s your own time/value decision to make.
I’m trying to look up the “studies say watching movies increases happiness” study the article mentions with little luck. I’m curious to see what the study says and what it means.
I worked at a 24 theater establishment for quite a while.
In the first year of working there, I saw literally everything that was shown…for free.
I’m neat. Kids want to be like me.
I’m so neat that I double post by pressing the button once.
Honestly, it was a pain in the ass to keep up and the streak was broken by an independent release that was targeting hispanics. We only had it for a week.
A friend of mine worked at a casino multiplex back in the late 90’s, and he saw almost everything for free for the first 4-5 months or so then get tired of watching so many bad films and limited it to 2-3 a week. mostly 2, depending on release week! hehe.
I often got free tickets too, or at least half price ones.
i miss those days!
Bloke Sees Every Movie Released Theatrically in Britain in 2011
Said Bloke on the dole?
The first line of his review for House of Tolerance: “I guess it’s politically incorrect to say this but if boobs are your bag, this is the film for you.”
almost every film
he missed michael jackson’s moonwalker… i saw that last year at peckham cinema :O)
Oh, re-releases count?
Then this would absolutely not be possible in Boston, because then you’d have to make daily rounds to the Brattle Theater, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Harvard Film Archive. Not to mention see every IMAX film screened at the Museum of Science and the Aquarium.
You’d also have to watch every midnight showing at Coolidge Corner and Harvard Loews to catch films like Hobo With A Shotgun and Human Centipede 2.
If you limited yourself to new releases, that’d be feasible. But why would you intentionally see a film you know you’d hate? I’m pretty completionist when it comes to films I think I’m going to like, mind you. But that’s maybe 10% of mainstream releases and 40% of arthouse.
You’ve really plotted this one out, Jirin.
“he missed michael jackson’s moonwalker… i saw that last year at peckham cinema :O)”
I was about to ask if it played for more than 3 days, but of course it did.
Jirin: 3 days minimum release. There are SOME limits! :)
…and he wrote a review of Human Centipede 2, which was actually pretty good.
Jirin is right, there would be more than 600 films released in a year including re-releases, festival films etc, but as far as mainstream releases go—i.e Hollywood—you are looking at what, 400-600 films? and how many of those actually make the theaters? I’d be lucky to get through 10% some years.
^I think I’d shoot myself if I had to sit through all mainstream fare. And not to mention, there’s a lot of shitty indie films getting theatrical releases here in LA (although not as much now that the Laemmle Sunset 5 has closed – I suppose that’s the silver lining of it closing, hehe).
There’s nothing worse than a bad film.
Except maybe a bunch of bad films.
When I saw Pina this weekend, there was a trailer for a film that was a live action Snow White where Snow White fought in sword battles and the dwarves were played by actual little people.
…Yeah, if I tried to do this, I would end up with a brain hemorrhage.
Santino said, I think I’d shoot myself if I had to sit through all mainstream fare.
With that in mind, how many of you find the idea of seeing every movie released appealing? I think this is sort of an interesting question because one might assume that, a movie fan, the idea would be very appealing. For me, it is not appealing at all, and I would not do it if all the movies were free—or if someone paid me to do this for that matter. (There goes career in film criticism. :)
I don’t find it appealing at all. As a movie fan, I find it appealing to sit through all good movies, not all movies period. The idea of having to sit through awful films like Jack and Jill, Bucky Larson, The Roommate, etc. doesn’t sound even remotely appealing. I feel like if I had to do that, I would quickly hate movies.
I have this strange prejudice about movies. I actually only enjoy watching the good ones. Considering that most films released in a given year are, shall we say, ungood, I would find this type of project to be a sort of torture as well.
^^I sat through Bucky Larson just 3 hours ago Santino. and yeah, it’s pretty awful! but i only watched it because it was a Happy Madison production.
which means i’ll have to force myself to watch Jack and Jill too :-(
Joks – stop. Just stop. No more Happy Madison stuff. Please.
@Brad and Santino
Well, I wasn’t sure how many of you felt the same way. I have a friend who likes movies—especially seeing them in the theater—and he doesn’t mind seeing bad films.
What’s the deal with Happy Madison films?
Is the idea of seeing every movie released appealing?
I agree with everyone here. I only like seeing good films – or at the very least, films that would be enjoyable to me (while Jack & Jill might be enjoyable to some, it would not to me, if the trailers and reviews are any indication). Seeing every commercially released film in a year would drive me insane what with having to watch a Twilight film in addition to every crappy Heigl/Hudson rom-com. Now, every release that played at the local arthouse? THAT I would gladly do!
“What’s the deal with Happy Madison films?”
Major source of guilty pleasure :-)
or at least was.
“Major source of guilty pleasure :-)”
One thing I’ve always respected about Adam Sandler is that, unlike just about almost every other major Hollywood star, he doesn’t do sequels to his films, not even his big hits. Now that his films aren’t grossing as much as they used to, I’d almost bet that it’s just a matter of time before he’s going to start making them.
Actually, funny you should mention that because Sony is working on a sequel to Grown Ups. It will be Sandler’s first sequel. I think they’re doing it because it is his second highest grossing film of all time (after Big Daddy). Plus, I think David Spade needs the work.
I’d be up for Billy Madison 2, Waterboy 2, and Happy Gilmore 2 ;-)
I’m sure that’ll happen someday. :(
I swear I didn’t even hear about a Grown Ups sequel… I didn’t even know he had a rom com with Jennifer Aniston out this summer. I have no idea why anyone decided that Sandler should be a romantic leading man but I did suffer through 50 First Dates……
^^That rom com did well though. didn’t see it. Sandler+Rom com=no thanks!