Monday, January 6, 2020

Media Watched / Read / Played in 2020

Continuing from past years 2015-2019... as a point of reference for myself to return to, an ongoing list of media I've watched, read, or played throughout 2020:


Past Years:
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Later Years:
...

2020 List:
(first time watched)

Films: (...)
No Blade of Grass (1979) (dir. Cornel Wilde) *
A Clockwork Orange (1971) (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
The Omega Man (1971) (dir. Boris Sagal) *
THX 1138 (1971) (dir. George Lucas) *
Westworld (1973) (dir. Michael Crichton) *
Soylent Green (1973) (dir. Richard Fleicher) *
Dark Star (1974) (dir. John Carpenter) *
The Terminal Man (1974) (dir. Mike Hodges) *
Rollerball (1975) (dir. Norman Jewison) *
A Boy and His Dog (1975) (dir. L.Q. Jones) *
Joker (2019) (dir. Todd Phillips)
     Joker: Vision and Fury (dir. Todd Phillips) *
Death Race 2000 (1975) (dir. Paul Bartel) *
Shivers (1975) (dir. David Cronenberg) *
The Ultimate Warrior (1975) (dir. Robert Clouse) *
Logan's Run (1976) (dir. Michael Andreson)
God Told Me To (1975) (dir. Larry Cohen) *
Demon Seed (1977) (dir. Donald Cammell) *
Mad Max (1979) (dir. George Miller)
Champagne (1928) (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) *
Blackmail (1929) (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) *
Murder! (1930) (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) *
The Skin Game (1931) (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) *
Sabotage (1936) (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) *
Jamaica Inn (1939) (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) *
Ghostbusters (1984) (dir. Ivan Reitman)
Ghostbusters II (1989) (dir. Ivan Reitman)
Batman (1989) (dir. Tim Burton)
Batman Returns (1992) (dir. Tim Burton)
Batman Forever (1995) (dir. Joel Schumacher)
Batman & Robin (1997) (dir. Joel Schumacher)
Murder on the Orient Express (2017) (dir. Kenneth Branagh) *
Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019) (dir. Timo Vuorensola) *
The Wizard (1989) (dir. Todd Holland)
     The Road to Cali-forn-ia: A Look Back at the Wizard (dir. Brian Ward) *
Godzilla (Gojira) (1954) (Criterion) (dir. Ishiro Honda)
Godzilla Raids Again (Gojira no gyakushu) (1955) (Criterion) (dir. Mototyoshi Oda, Ishiro Honda) *
King Kong vs. Godzilla (Kingu Kongu tai Gojira) (1963) (Criterion) (dir. Ishiro Honda) *
Mothra vs. Godzilla (Mosura tai Gojira) ( (1964) (Criterion) (dir. Ishiro Honda)
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (San daikaiju: Chikyu saidai no kessen) (1964) (Criterion) (dir. Ishiro Honda) *
Invasion of Astro-Monster (Kaiju daisenso) (1965) (Criterion) (dir. Ishiro Honda) *
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (Gojira, Ebira, Mosura: Nankai no daiketto (1966) (Criterion) (dir. Jun Fukuda) *
Son of Godzilla (Kaijuto no kessen: Gojira no musuko) (1967) (Criterion) (dir. Jun Fukuda) *
Destroy All Monsters (Kaiju soshingeki) (1968) (Criterion) (dir. Ishiro Honda, Jun Fukuda) *
All Monsters Attack (Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru kaiju daishingeki) (1969) (Criterion) (dir. Ishiro Honda, Jun Fukuda) *
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (Gojira tai Herdora) (1971) (Criterion) (dir. Yoshimitsu Banno) *
Godzilla vs. Gigan (Chikyu kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan) (1972) (Criterion) (dir. Jun Fukuda, Yoshimitsu Banno, Ishiro Honda) *
Godzilla vs. Megalon (Gojira tai Megaro) (1973) (Criterion) (dir. Jun Fukuda, Yoshimitsu Banno, Ishiro Honda) *
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (Gojira tai Mekagojira) (1974) (Criterion) (dir. Jun Fukuda) *
Terror of Mechagodzilla (Mekagojira no gyakushu) (1975) (Criterion) (dir. Ishiro Honda, Jun Fukuda) *
     Honda and Banno *, Toho Unused Special Effects Complete Collection *
Snow Trail (Ginrei no hate) (1947) (Criterion) (dir. Senkichi Taniguchi) *
Wedding Ring (Konyaku yubiwa) (1950) (Criterion) (dir. Keisuke Kinoshita) *
Vendetta of a Samurai (Araki Mataemon: Ketto kagiya no tsuji) (1952) (Criterion) (dir. Kazuo Mori) *
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (Miyamoto Musashi) (1954) (Criterion) (dir. Hiroshi Inagaki)
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (Zoku Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijoji no ketto) (1955) (Criterion) (dir. Hiroshi Inagaki)
Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen: ketto Ganryujima) (1956) (Criterion) (dir. Hiroshi Inagaki)
Muhomatsu, the Rickshaw Man (Muhomatsu no issho) (1958) (Criterion) (dir. Hiroshi Inagaki) *
The Sword of Doom (Dai-bosatsu toge) (1966) (Criterion) (dir. Kihachi Okamoto)
Red Sun (Soleil rouge) (1971) (dir. Terrance Young) *
Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) (dir. Steven Okazaki) *
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) (Criterion) (dir. Wes Anderson)
     Special Effects and Design of The Grand Budapest Hotel with Jeremy Dawson and Adam Stockhausen *,
     The Making of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' *, Wes Anderson Takes the 4:3 Challenge by David Bordwell *,
     'The Grand Budapest Hotel' by Matt Zoller Seitz *
Escape from New York (dir. John Carpenter)
     Big Challenges in Little Manhattan: The Visual Effects of Escape from New York *,
     Scoring the Escape: A Discussion with Composer Alan Howarth *,
     Return to 'Escape from New York' *
Isle of Dogs (2018) (dir. Wes Anderson)
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) (dir. Tim Burton)
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
Blind Alley (1939) (dir. Charles Vidor) *
Gilda (1946) (dir. Charles Vidor) *
The Lady from Shanghai (1947) (dir. Orson Welles)
Johnny O'Clock (1947) (dir. Robert Rossen) *
Dead Reckoning (1947) (dir. John Cromwell) *
The Dark Past (1948) (dir. Rudolph Mate) *
In a Lonely Place (1950) (dir. Nicholas Ray) *
The Mob (1951) (dir. Robert Parrish) *
Affair in Trinidad (1952) (dir. Vincent Sherman) *
The Sniper (1952) (dir. Edward Dmytryk) *
5 Against the House (1955) (dir. Phil Karlson) *
Tight Spot (1955) (dir. Phil Karlson) *
The Harder They Fall (1956) (dir. Mark Robson) *
The Brothers Rico (1957) (dir. Phil Karlson) *
Shin Godzilla (2016) (dir. Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi) *
Rebels of the Neon God (Qing shao nian nuo zha) (1992) (dir. Ming-liang Tsai) *
Stray Dogs (Jiao you) (2013) (dir. Ming-liang Tsai) *
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) (dir. John Carpenter)
The Princess Bride (1987) (Criterion) (dir. Rob Reiner)
     As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' (dir. Jeffrey Schwarz) *
On the Waterfront (1954) (Criterion) (dir. Elia Kazan)
     Elia Kazan Outsider (dir. Annie Tresgot) *, "I'm Standin' Over Here Now": Reconsidering On the Waterfront *,
     Contender: Mastering the Method (dir. David Naylor) *, Leonard Bernstein and On the Waterfront *
Labyrinth (1986) (dir. Jim Henson)
1917 (2019) (dir. Sam Mendes) *
Mars Attacks! (1996) (dir. Tim Burton)
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) (Criterion) (dir. Monte Hellman) *
     On the Road Again: Two-Lane Blacktop Revisited (dir. Gabriel Cowan, John Suits) *,
     Make it Three Yards: A Conversation with James Taylor (dir. Monte Hellman) *,
     Somewhere Near Salinas: A Conversation with Kris Kristofferson (dir. Monte Hellman) *,
     Sure Did Talk to You *
The Graduate (1967) (Criterion) (dir. Mike Nichols)
     Buck Henry and Laurence Turman Discuss 'The Graduate' *, Dustin Hoffman on 'The Graduate' *,
     Sam and Mike *, Students of 'The Graduate' *, 'The Graduate' at 25 *
The Fly (1986) (dir. David Cronenberg)
This is Spinal Tap (1984) (dir. Rob Reiner)

Animated Films: (...)
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (Oritsu uchugun Oneamisu no tsubasa) (1987) (dir. Hiroyuki Yamaga)
Metropolis (Metoroporisu) (2001) (dir. Rintaro)
My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) (1988) (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1997) (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
The Willoughbys (2020) (dir. Kris Pearn, Cory Evans, Rob Lodermeier) *
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Gojira: Kaiju Wakusei) (2017) (dir. Hiroyuki Seshita, Kobun Shizuno) *
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (Gojira: kessen kido zoshuko toshi) (2018) (dir. Hiroyuki Seshita, Kobun Shizuno) *
Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Gojira: hoshi wo ku mono) (2018) (dir. Hiroyuki Seshita, Kobun Shizuno) *
Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi) (2001) (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)

Series:
Star Trek: Discovery
The Movies That Made Us *
Gotham
Locke & Key *
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Altered Carbon
Titans
Ugly Delicious
The Chef Show *
Star Trek: Picard *
Somebody Feed Phil
Space Force (2020) *
Preacher

Electric Dreams
The Man in the High Castle
Ozark

Animated Series:
Batman: The Animated Series
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts *
Naruto: Shippuden
Castlevania

Shows/Performances/Events:
...

Books:
The Last Wish (Ostatnie zyczenie) (Andrzej Sapkowski)
Sword of Destiny (Miecz przeznaczenia) (Andrzej Sapkowski)

The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre (H.P. Lovecraft)
Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life (Ray Harryhausen, Tony Dalton)

Comics:
Luthor (Author - Brian Azzarello, Illustrator - Lee Bermejo)
DCeased (Author - Tom Taylor, Illustrator - Trevor Hairsine)
Head Lopper Vol.3 (Andrew MacLean)
The Umbrella Academy Vol.3 (Author - Gerard Way, Illustrator - Gabriel Ba)
Mean Machine: Real Mean
Dirty Pair (Author - Haruka Takachiho, Illustrator - Hisao Tamaki)
Joe Golem: Occult Detective Vol.1-4
Savage Sword of Conan Vol.2
The Witcher Omnibus
The Dreaming Vol.2
Lucifer Vol.2
Books of Magic Vol.2
House of Whispers Vol.2
Aliens: Rescue (Author - Brian Wood, Illustrator - Robert Carey)
Criminal Vol.7 (Author - Ed Brubaker, Illustrator - Sean Phillips)
Bad Weekend (Author - Ed Brubaker, Illustrator - Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips)
Doomsday Clock
Aliens Omnibus Vol.6
Harleen (Stjepan Sejic)
The Books of Magic
Eternals
Locke & Key Master Edition Vol.1-3 (Author - Joe Hill, Illustrator - Gabriel Rodriguez)
Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (Author - James Tynion IV, Illustrator - Freddie Williams II)
Conan the Barbarian Vol.2 (2019)
Batman Vol.12 (2019)
Batman: Detective Comics Vol.3 (2019)
Batman: Last Knight on Earth (Author - Scott Snyder, Illustrator - Greg Capullo)
Batman: Universe (Author - Brian Michael Bendis, Illustrator - Nick Derington)
Batman: Creature of the Night (Author - Kurt Busiek, Illustrator - John Paul Leon)
Even Leviathan (Author - Brian Michael Bendis, Illustrator - Alex Maleev)
Battle Angel Alita (Deluxe Edition) Vol.1-5 (Yukito Kishiro)
Battle Angel Alita: Holy Night and Other Stories (Deluxe Edition) (Yukito Kishiro)6i
Marvel 1602 (Author - Neil Gaiman, Illustrator - Andy Kubert)

Games:
Cat Quest II (PS4) (dev. The Gentlebros)
Life Is Strange 2 (PS4) (dev. Dontnod Entertainment, Feral Interactive)
Pokemon Sword (Switch) (dev. Game Freak)
Luigi's Mansion 3 (Switch) (dev. Next Level Games)
Batman: The Enemy Within (PS4) (dev. Telltale Games)
Persona 5 (PS4) (dev. Atlus, P-Studio)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch) (dev. Nintendo)
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch) (dev. Intelligent Systems, Koei Tecmo Games)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) (dev. Nintendo)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (Switch) (dev. South Park Digital Studios LLC, Obsidian Entertainment)
Rage 2 (PS4) (dev. iD Software, Avalanche Studios Group)
Wattam (PS4) (dev. Funomena, SIE Santa Monica Studio)
Predator: Hunting Grounds (PS4) (dev. Illfonic)
The Touryst (Switch) (dev. Shin-en Multimedia)
Dragon Quest XI (PS4) (dev. Square Enix)
Streets of Rage 4 (PS4) (dev. DotEmu, Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games)
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4) (dev. Vigil Games, Gunfire Games, KAIKO GmbH)
Maneater (PS4) (dev. Tripwire Interactive, Deep Silver)
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Switch) (dev. Monolith Soft, Monster Games)

Resident Evil 2 (PS4) (dev. Capcom)
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch) (dev. Nintendo)
Days Gone (PS4) (dev. SIE Bend Studio)
Tetris Effect (PS4) (Monstars Inc., Resonair)
Collection of Mana (Seiken Legend Collection) (Switch) (dev. M2)
     Final Fantasy Adventure (Seiken Densetsu) (dev. Square),
     Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2) (dev. Square),
     Trials of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 3) (dev. Square)
Cadence of Hyrule (Switch) (dev. Brace Yourself Games)
Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PS4) (dev. Toys for Bob)
     Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (dev. Insomniac), Spyro: Year of the Dragon (dev. Insomniac)
Hollow Knight (PS4) (dev. Team Cherry)
River City Girls (PS4) (dev. WayForward, Arc System Works)
Death Stranding (PS4) (dev. Kojima Productions)
Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengeance (PS3) (dev. PlatinumGames, Kojima Production, Findev)
Injustice 2 (PS4) (dev. NetherRealm Studios, QLOC)