This is where I’ll post the films I’ve recently viewed, the books I’ve recently read, the albums I’ve recently listened to, and anything else I might want to record; the only rule is that I’ll only record the art I’ve just encountered for the first time.  No re-watches or re-reads, etc.  I will also rate them on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the best.  This list is for 2010 only.

Films

January

Nine (Marshall, 2009) – 6.5

Paris, Texas (Wenders, 1984) – 9

Up in the Air (Reitman, 2009) – 7.5

Taking Woodstock (Lee, 2009) – 6.5

Sherlock Holmes (Ritchie, 2009) – 7

The Heartbreak Kid (Farrelly bros., 2007) – 5

A Streetcar Named Desire (Kazan, 1951) – 10

The Lovely Bones (Jackson, 2009) – 5.5

Teeth (Lichtenstein, 2007) – 6

Obsessed (Shill, 2009) – 2

Baby Doll (Kazan, 1956) – 9

February

Moonrise (Borzage, 1948) – 8

The Great Escape (Sturges, 1963) – 7.5

The Invention of Lying (Gervais & Robinson, 2009) – 6

The Hurt Locker (Bigelow, 2008) – 8

Zombieland (Fleischer, 2009) – 6.5

Bright Star (Campion, 2009) – 9

March

Alice in Wonderland (Burton, 2010) – 4

The Time Traveler’s Wife (Schwentke, 2009) – 6

Where the Wild Things Are (Jonze, 2009) – 8

Shutter Island (Scorsese, 2010) – 8.5

Death at a Funeral (Oz, 2007) – 7.5

Schindler’s List (Spielberg, 1993) – 9

The Pianist (Polanski, 2003) – 8

Hot Tub Time Machine (Pink, 2010) – 6

Good Bye, Lenin! (Becker, 2003) – 8

April

The Princess and the Frog (Clements & Musker, 2009) – 8

How to Train Your Dragon (DeBlois & Sanders, 2010) – 8

Gentlemen Broncos (Hess, 2009) – 3

Date Night (Levy, 2010) – 6.5

Frontrunners (Suh, 2008) – 7.5

The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler, 1946) – 9

Mystic Pizza (Petrie, 1988) – 6

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Gilliam, 2009)7.5

The Young Victoria (Vallee, 2009)6

May

Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) (Curtis, 2009) – 7.5

Observe and Report (Hill, 2009) – 5.5

Robin Hood (Scott, 2010) – 5

Real Genius (Coolidge, 1985) – 6.5

Choke (Gregg, 2008) – 7

Porky’s (Clark, 1982) – 6

Gypsy (LeRoy, 1962) – 8

MacGruber (Taccone, 2010) – 5.5

Elmer Gantry (Brooks, 1960) – 9.5

Charlie Bartlett (Poll, 2007) – 6

Iris (Eyre, 2001) – 7.5

In the Loop (Ianucci, 2009) – 8.5

East of Eden (Kazan, 1955) – 9

June

On the Waterfront (Kazan, 1954) – 9.5

Prince of Persia:  The Sands of Time (Newell, 2010) – 6

Being John Malkovich (Jonze, 1999) – 8.5

Deconstructing Harry (Allen 1997) – 7.5

The Chocolate War (Gordon, 1988) – 5.5

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Nichols, 1966) – 8.5

Get Him to the Greek (Stoller, 2010) – 7

Toy Story 3 (Unkrich, 2010) – 9.5

July

Despicable Me (Coffin and Renaud, 2010) – 6.5

The Twilight Saga:  New Moon (Weitz, 2009) – 4.5

Youth in Revolt (Arteta, 2009) – 6

Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010) – 8

The Runaways (Sigismondi, 2010) – 6

Inception (Nolan, 2010) – 7

August

Step Up 3D (Chu, 2010) – 6

Night at the Museum:  Battle of the Smithsonian (Levy, 2009) – 5

Percy Jackson & the Olympians:  The Lightning Thief (Columbus, 2010) – 4.5

The Kids Are All Right (Cholodenko, 2010) – 8

Cherrybomb (D’Sa and Leyburn, 2009) – 6

Imagine Me & You (Parker, 2005) – 6.5

September

Easy A (Gluck, 2010) – 7

October

Victor/Victoria (Edwards, 1982) – 8

The Social Network (Fincher, 2010) – 8.5

Camp (Graff, 2003) – 6

This Film is Not Yet Rated (Dick, 2006) – 7.5

The Last Picture Show (Bogdanovich, 1971) – 9

November

Some Kind of Wonderful (Deutch, 1987) – 4.5

Janeane Garofalo:  If You Will – Live in Seattle (2010) – 8

Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (Rothemund, 2005) – 8.5

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Pt. 1 (Yates, 2010) – 8

Burlesque (Antin, 2010) – 5.5

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Wright, 2010) – 8

December

The White Ribbon (Das Weiße Band: Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte) (Haneke, 2009) – 9

Che:  Part One (Soderbergh, 2008) – 8.5

Che:  Part Two (Soderbergh, 2008) – 8

Kissing Jessica Stein (Herman-Wurmfeld, 2001) – 6

Milk (Van Sant, 2008) – 7.5

Were the World Mine (Gustafson, 2008) – 3.5

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Herman, 2008) – 5

Aimee and Jaguar (Farberbock, 1999) – 6.5

Away We Go (Mendes, 2009) – 6.5

The Town (Affleck, 2010) – 8

Tangled (Greno & Howard, 2010) – 7.5

Kick-Ass (Vaughn, 2010) – 7.5

Albums

January

IRM – Charlotte Gainsbourg – 8

Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea – PJ Harvey – 9

Contra – Vampire Weekend – 7

Transference – Spoon – 8.5

Alas, I Cannot Swim – Laura Marling – 9

February

Hippies – Harlem – 8.5

Amelie OST – Yann Tiersen – 7.5

Inglourious Basterds OST – Various Artists – 9

Twin Cinema – The New Pornographers – 8.5

When the Pawn… – Fiona Apple – 9

March

Have One on Me – Joanna Newsom – 9

[title of show] – Original Cast – 8.5

Here Lies Love – David Byrne and Fatboy Slim (w/ various vocalists) – 9

April

Nothing (my iPod broke and school got hectic).

May

La Roux – La Roux – 7.5

Remorsecapades – Woodhands – 8

The Singles, ’66-’69 – The Velvet Underground – 9

The Velvet Underground and Nico – The Velvet Underground and Nico – 9

Broken Bells – Broken Bells – 8

June

The Immaculate Collection – Madonna – 7.5

July

Archandroid – Janelle Monae – 8.5

August

Sleigh Bells – Sleigh Bells – 8

Odd Blood – Yeasayer – 8.5

Astro Coast – Surfer Blood – 8.5

Girls Can Tell – Spoon

Story of a City – The Shanghai Restoration Project

Bugs, Berfday, Gum – Albatross

Culdesac – Childish Gambino

The Mixtape Volume 4 – The Hood Internet

September

Family Jewels – Marina and the Diamonds

October

Middle Cyclone – Neko Case

Crazy for You – Best Coast

Overpowered – Roisin Murphy

November

The Pride is Back! – David Cross

Le Tigre – s/t

Burlesque OST

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West

December

Release Me – The Like

The Fool – Warpaint

I’m Having Fun Now – Jenny and Johnny

The Orchard – Ra Ra Riot

Body Talk, Pt. 1 – Robyn

Treats – Sleigh Bells

I Will Be – Dum Dum Girls

TV/TV on DVD

January

30 Rock (Season 3 ) – 8.5

February

Emma (Masterpiece Theatre Classic) – 8

Grey Gardens (Sucsy, 2009) – 7.5

May

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Seasons 1 & 2) – 8.5

July

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 3) – 8

September

Arrested Development (Season 2) – 10

Arrested Development (Season 3) – 9.5

October

Wuthering Heights (Masterpiece Theater Classic) – 8

November

Parks and Recreation (Season 2) – 9

Skins (Vol. 1) – 9

Skins (Vol. 2) – 8.5

Skins (Vol. 3) – 8.5

Books/Literature

January

Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally – 6.5

February

Queer by William S. Burroughs – 7.5

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut – 10

April

How I Became Hettie Jones by Hettie Jones – 8.5

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov – 10

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier – 7.5

June

Inventory by the Writers of the A.V. Club – 9

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro – 9

July

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris – 8.5

September

Boys of My Youth by JoAnn Beard – 9.5

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

November

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

December

The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day