Here we are at the end of January, and it just now occurs to me that we never did our annual “Your Year in Movie Titles” Roundtable for 2014. If you had to describe how your past year went using only movie titles (from any year), what would you choose?
We’ve played this game twice before, for 2012 and 2013. Let’s see what new developments the past calendar year brought.
‘The Interview’ and ‘The Negotiator’ because I locked in not one, but two awesome promotions at my other job.
‘Obsession’, because ‘Interstellar’ governed my heart, mind and soul through 35mm, IMAX and 70mm IMAX showings, Hans Zimmer’s deluxe edition soundtrack, and collectible IMAX-exclusive poster art.
‘Parenthood’ because home life only gets more complicated the older my three girls get.
‘Home Alone’ because my wife and children went to Arizona during a week that I couldn’t leave work – and as much as I love them, it was pretty amazing. I got caught up on ‘Game of Thrones’ and watched ‘Snowpiercer’!
‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ because I left my wife and children for a week-long vacation.
‘Tommy’ (Great name!)
‘Goodfellas’ (See this post.)
‘The Usual Suspects’ (Had some fun game nights with friends.)
‘The ABCs of Death 2’ (Got uber-sick AGAIN!)
‘The Andromeda Strain’ (What I may have caught.)
‘Unbroken’ (I survived, fortunately.)
M. Enois Duarte
‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
‘Let the Right One In’
‘When a Man Loves a Woman’
‘All of Me’
‘A Cool, Dry Place’
‘Boys Don’t Cry’
‘The Pursuit of Happyness’
Adam Tyner (DVDTalk)
‘Garage Sale Mystery’
‘The Money Pit’
‘The Wedding Date’
‘Happily Ever After’
Pretty much all of 2014 revolved around getting married. I’ve been living in the same house for more than a decade, and it wasn’t exactly the most wife-friendly place on the planet. With the state the carpet was in, I’m not sure it was the most Adam-friendly place either! To make sure that my bride-to-be would be comfortable there and to prepare for all the renovations that needed to be done, I moved out!
A bunch of my old stuff was sold off or given away, and the rest was put into storage. My in-laws were kind enough to let me hole up in their guest bedroom for the two or three weeks the renovations were supposed to take… and they dragged on for several months with a price tag about ten grand over what was originally estimated. (I’m not complaining, though! My contractor is the best.)
The wedding was pretty much the greatest thing ever, and having so many friends and family come from all over the country to wish me well is the greatest feeling I’ve ever experienced. If you’re bored enough — or if you just want to see what I look like when I cry — feel free to watch our surprisingly cinematic wedding video. A honeymoon in Antigua quickly followed, expertly timed so that we got to enjoy achingly gorgeous weather and departed a few days before a tropical storm ravaged the place… and we’ve lived happily ever after since!
I’m lucky enough to have a wife who supports my home theater addiction and is more interested than I am in having my walls and walls of movie shelves back in place. Turns out that I like living clutter-free!
‘The Crying Game’
‘Pride and Joy’
‘Babes in Toyland’
‘Where Do We Go Now?’
I think you can trace my year pretty easily without my needing to explain it.
What about you? What movie titles best describe 2014 for you?
Marley & Me
In Her Skin
So I Married An Axe Murderer