January 2021’s Movie Watch List with Juicy Stats

Remember when it felt like it was taking forever for 2021 to arrive? And here we are already one month in!

There are a couple of changes I wanted to make from last year. One, is for the Juicy Stats. I’ll be keeping tabs the progress of a some yearly stats. So, there are some (hopefully) fun additions.

The second is how I watch films. I want to spend more time with the DVDs and Blu-rays in my collection and make better use of the streaming services. So, I made peace with the fact that my PVR will always be loaded with movies.

I think this worked out for the best as the following stats will show how I had a pretty good time…

The List

  • An asterisk (*) indicates a first time viewing.
  • Strike-through means I didn’t enjoy it enough to finish it.
Date WatchedMovie TitleYear ReleasedMy Score
Jan03The Go Go’s*20204
Jan04Dazed and Confused19931
Jan07Dr. No19624
Jan09To Sir, with Love*19673.5
Jan09AC/DC Live at Donington19925
Jan10Kramer vs. Kramer*19794
Jan10Stiff Upper Lip Live20015
Jan12Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom*20204
Jan13Palm Springs*20104.5
Jan14From Russia with Love19634
Jan16AC/DC: Family Jewels20054
Jan16The Butcher Boy*19173


Date WatchedMovie TitleYear ReleasedMy Score
Jan18The Trial of the Chicago 7*20204.5
Jan19David Crosby: Remember My Name*20194
Jan20Wreck It Ralph*20123
Jan20AC/DC: Plug Me In20075
Jan23Longshot Kids*19811.5
Jan23Micky & Nicky*19763
Jan24AC/DC: No Bull – The Director’s Cut19963
Jan24Clash of the Titans*19812.5
Jan25Shattered Glass*20034
Jan26The Founder*20164
Jan27The Muppet Movie19793
Jan31In & Of Itself*20214

The Juicy Stats

Total Number of movies watched: 30
The number of first-time watches: 18
Hours spent watching movies: 57.9
Oldest movie: The Butcher Boy (1917)
Longest movie: AC/DC: Plug Me In (380m)

Most watched actors of 2021: 

Most Watched Directors of 2021:

Highest Rated Actors of 2021:

Look at my boys in AC/DC blowing the competition out of the water! Chris Slade’s “performances” earned the top spot with his appearances in Live at Donington, Plug Me In, and Family Jewels. OK, seriously, this is a fun stat but it only uses the rating of the film, and not the performance as a the determining factor.

Movies watched by decade:
1910s – 1
‘30s – 0
‘40s – 0
‘50s – 0
‘60s – 5
‘70s – 3
‘80s – 3 – all were from ’81 for some reason
‘90s – 4
‘00s – 5
2010s – 4
2020 – 5

How I watched them:
DVD Collection – 6
Blu-ray Collection – 7
4K Blu-ray collection – 0
Public Library DVD – 0
Netflix – 3
Amazon Prime – 2
Tubi – 1
YouTube – 0
Legit Stream – 0
Disney+ – 3
Pirates – 1

Action – 4
Animated – 2
Comedy – 6
Comic Book – 0
Concert – 5
Crime – 0
Documentaries – 3
Dramas – 8
Fantasy – 1
Film Noir – 0
Horror – 0
Holiday – 0
Kung Fu – 0
Musical – 0
Science Fiction – 1
Thriller – 0
War – 0
Western – 0

Baseball time!
These are the “batting stats” compiled for the FIRST TIME watches.  I give each movie a rating out of 5.  4.5 and up are home runs, 4s to 2.5s are hits, 2 and lower are field outs, an 0.5 (did not finish) is a Strike Out.  This tells me how well of a job I’m doing at picking which movies to watch.

Good Movie Average:  17/18 – .940 (Last month: .800)
Home Runs: 3 – Waitress, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Palm Springs
Strikeouts: 1, Dazed and Confused – I know this is a popular one, but it isn’t for me.


The Movie More People Should See:
Shattered Glass
Most Fun First Time Watch: The Butcher Boy
Most Fun Re-watch: All of the Bond and AC/DC concert films
Most Forgettable: Outland – I actually forgot that I had watched this movie before.
Better Than I Remembered: Dr. No
Not As Good As I Remembered:
The Muppet Movie
The movie I can finally cross off the Bucket-list: Kramer vs Kramer
Best performance: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainy’s Bottom – Oscar nom, guaranteed. You heard it here first. But I’ll also give a strong shout out to John Carol Lynch who had a couple of great roles in The Trial of The Chicago 7 and The Founder.
Most Pleasant Surprise: Waitress
Most Disappointing Movie:  Wreck It Ralph

Worst Movie: Nothing deserves this award this month. Dazed and Confused, I couldn’t get into. Longshot Kids was watched with the intention of watching a bad movie, so I did its job.

Best Movie: Waitress

Feel free to tell me how terrible my opinion(s) are in the comments!


  1. Alright, alright, alright. Have to say I was never a big fan of “Dazed and Confused” either though I actually watched the whole thing. How else would I know to keep McConaughey’s advice – “the older you do get, the more rules they’re going to try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin’,man. L-I-V-I-N.”
    Also started watching Ma Rainey this weekend and I agree on the acting from both Boseman and also Davis, but man I think the story just kind of drags. I wasn’t prepared for that I guess. I had to stop it halfway through to go run an errand and it’s going to be hard for me to start it back up again. Please tell me there’s some sort of payoff coming at the end?

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    1. Honestly, I have never seen McConaughey in it. I’ve never made it that far. But I did try!

      I didn’t fine Ma Rainey to drag. It wasn’t what I was expecting either. I thought it was going to be more of a bio pic. The ending is quite memorable. I recommend you finish it.


  2. Like that AC/DC is in the Actors Club at this site. lol. Even your homeboy Mallett is in it as well. lol. Thats why I love coming here for stuff like this and the Lay-O-Meter!

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  3. Dazed and Confused was a real favourite of mine. Haven’t seen it in a good few years, but I’m still gonna stand on your coffee table and suggest you have your head checked! However, great to see some love for Waitress… so I’ll get off the coffee table. I love that flick.

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  4. Dazed and Confused is one you have to be in the mood for…or high!! And you know i think you are right on The Muppet Movie. I still think of it as a great movie, but I watched it with my kids, and it is so dated (with the cameo actors) and it wasn’t as good as I recalled.

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  5. I’m loving these stats. Truly above and beyond! Doubly interesting for me to see, as I’ve ramped up my watching amounts in my daily doings (it’s under AARON at the top of the KMA page). I’m not keeping stats or going full-on like you, but I am enjoying seeing more stuff. We have two streaming services now (Netflix and Disney+), look at me living in the future!

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        1. That’s why I do the movie lists ahead of time. I find their system for recommending movies quite awful as they’re busy pushing their latest and greatest on you. I let Sarah watch Grey’s on her own, lol.


          1. I should make a list ahead too, great idea. I told James we were watching Greys and he said, and I quote, “You poor f*cker.” Haha it’s just a soap opera, with surgeries. We’ll see how it goes, we watched S1 E1 just to try it and we’re still going. My lovely wife will be the decider, though. If it gets repetitive or jumps the shark, she’ll call it. I’m OK with it either way.

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                    1. Yeah he’s the ‘hero,’ the one who comes to understand his old ways were wrong blah blah blah. But he’s a bit of a twit and even though he triumphs he still never fully learns. Him being the heel in this new series makes sense in that way.

                      Miyagi was, for me, the only reason to watch the films.

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                    2. Yeah James said they’re still going. We’ll see if we stick with it. My lovely wife is the one who calls it enough, if it gets dumb or jumps the shark. We only watch one episode at a time anyway, so we’ll see.

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  6. I haven’t rewatched Dazed & Confused in years if not decades – beyond the mcconaughey quotes it may not be as strong as I remember.
    Based on their ‘acting’ scores here, it’s too bad the ACDC lads got snubbed by the Golden Globes nominations!
    Terrific monthly feature, Kevin

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