Watching Movies in 2006
Last year, I kept a written record of every movie I watched, in theaters, on DVD or VHS, on television, in airplanes, at festivals. Each entry lists the date, time and location I saw them. I didn't include rankings or star ratings in them because only a loser would do something so nerdy.
This is the second time I've tried this: in 2005 I started keeping the same meticulous records, but thieves stole my computer at the halfway point of the year, forcing me to take a half-a-year total and double it to achieve a guestimation of the total movies I watched. That estimate was 344 and I realize now that given how many more movies I watch in November and December compared with the rest of the year, that that number is probably a little higher than the reality.
If not, I'm off my game this year. I watched 147 new movies released in 2006, and 163 films released before that, for a total of 310 films. Assuming an average of 100 minutes a film, I spent about 516 hours watching movies in 2006, or a little more than the equivalent of 21 days out of the 365 in the year. Did I figure that out right? It sounds a little low and I'm terrible at math.
Good thing I don't keep track of all the comics I read or this would become a really pathetic tally of my existence.