Sunday, December 30, 2018

Entertainment Roundup for 2018

As I do every year, here is a list of the films, books, television and streamed shows, plays, live performance, etc., I took in for the year just ending. My usual caveat is that while I strive to be exhaustive, I am sure there are some items that slip through the cracks. (I just noticed I'm missing a lot of comics here for example).

Among my favorite films this year were Mission: Impossible 6, which surprisingly seems to get stronger with each entry, Avengers: Infinity War, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. In terms of television/streaming, the highlights for me were binge-watching the complete seven seasons of Call the Midwife, the second seasons of GLOW and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the third and final season of Love on Netflix. A delightful end-of-year discovery was the Derry Girls on Netflix. Other highlights included visiting the offices of DC Comics/Mad Magazine and seeing cartoonist Howard Chaykin speak live at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.

Anyway, without any further ado:

Films:
Marie Antoinette - Netflix (1/1/2018)
The Polka King - Netflix (1/13/2018)
The Post (1/15/2018)
A Serious Man (2/10/2018)
Something About Mary (2/10/2018)
War Machine - Netflix (2/11/2018) - N
Carol - Netflix (2/11/2018)*
Black Panther (2/18/2018)
Isle of Dogs (3/07/2018)
King of Comedy (03/08/2018)
Game Over, Man - Netflix (04/08/2018)
The Clapper - Netflix (5/12/18)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (05/27/2018)
The Conspirator - Netflix (05/30/2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (4/29/2018)
Dead Again (7/16/2018)
A Very English Scandal - Amazon (7/2018)
Yellow Submarine (7/23/2018)
Larry Crowne - Netflix (7/27/18)
Mission: Impossible 6: Fallout (7/29/2018)
Up in the Air - Netflix (8/3/2018)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Netflix (8/12/2018)
Like Father - Netflix (8/16/2018)
Death of Stalin - Amazon (9/1/2018)
Hysteria - Amazon (9/14/2018)
Disobedience – Amazon Prime (11/2018)
I’m Sorry, Season 1, Episode 1 – Netflix (11/4/2018)
Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Season 1 (11/4/2018)
They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead - Netflix (11/4/2018)
The Madness of King George – Amazon Prime (11/2018)
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (11/22/2018)
Creed - Amazon (12/2/2018)
Mary Poppins Returns (12/25/2018)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (12/24/2018)

Television/Series:
Derry Girls - Netflix (12/27/2018)
Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape (12/19/2018)
The Kominsky Method: Season 1, Episode 1 - Netflix (11/29/2018)
Romanoffs - Season 1, Episode 1 – Amazon Prime (11/2018)
Call the Midwife (Seasons 1-7) - Netflix (10/82018)
Jack Ryan - Netflix (9/8/2018)
Kim's Convenience (Seasons 1-2) - Netflix (8/19/2018)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2018: - Netflix (7/24/18)
GLOW: Season 2 – Netflix (7/17/18)
6/29/18 The King's Speech
6/24/18 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life - Netflix (05/25/2018)
The Drifters - Amazon Prime (05/2018)
Family Tree - Amazon Prime (05/2018)
Mister Rogers & Me- Amazon Prime (04/2018)
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story - Amazon Prime (04/2018)
One Night Stand 59: Flight of the Conchords (04/2018)
Love - Season 3 (03/30/2018)
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: George Clooney - Netflix (3/1/18)
Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last TimeThe Keepers - Netflix (2/26/18)
Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix (2/23/18)
The Toys that Made Us - Netflix (2/10/2018)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Netflix (1/2018)
Tenacious D - Amazon (HBO show) (1/2018)
Vicious - Amazon (1/2018)
Victoria: Season 2 (1/2018)
The L Word: Season 1 - Netflix (1/2018)
Jim Gaffigan - Cinco - Netflix (1/13/2018)

Exhibitions/Plays/Live Performance:
Body Works Exhibit (1/14/2018)
Space Shuttle Endeavor (1/14/2018)
C3 Conference, Long Beach (1/16/2018)
Long Beach Comics Convention (1/17/2018)
Visit to DC Comics/Mad Magazine (6/2/2018)
2018 Emmy’s Costume Exhibit at FIDM Museum (9/9/2018)
The Ralph Report - The Improv (9/15/2018)
Howard Chaykin at ArtCenter College of Design (9/17/2018)
She Loves Me (9/30/2018)

Books:
Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs (6/2018)
Tarzan Returns by Edgar Rice Burroughs (6/2018)
We Told you So: Comics as Art by Michael Dean and Tom Spurgeon (12/2018)

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