2014 Year In Review

This is a recap of the movies I saw in theaters in the past year. Living 30 minutes away from a theater that plays indie films has been the best experience of my time as a movie fan.

  • Her
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Frozen
  • Locke
  • Ida
  • Goodbye World
  • Blue Ruin
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Snowpiercer
  • Boyhood
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Tracks
  • 20,000 Days on Earth
  • Fury
  • John Wick
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Gone Girl
  • Interstellar
  • Nightcrawler
  • Whiplash
  • Dear White People
  • The Hobbit: The Five Hours of Boredom

The best (which means my personal, totally biased ranking) being:

  1. Birdman
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. Boyhood

Now for a recap of what I read:

  • Winter’s Heart (Robert Jordan)
  • Crossroads of Twilight (RJ)
  • Knife of Dreams (RJ)
  • The Gathering Storm (RJ and Brandon Sanderson)
  • Towers of Midnight (RJ and BS)
  • The Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway)
  • A Memory of Light (RJ and BS)
  • Stardust (Gaiman)
  • Mistborn: The Final Empire (Sanderson)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Kesey)
  • Mistborn: The Well of Ascension (Sanderson)
  • Mistborn: The Hero of Ages (Sanderson)
  • Watership Down (Adams)

This is a recap of the places I camped at this past year:

  • Pinnacles National Park
    • cold as shit when we went and a little boring unless you rock climb, but the best starry night I’ve seen in CA
  • Big Basin State Park
    • expensive, but one of the cleanest campgrounds (and in freakin’ redwoods)
  • Big Sur Campground
    • it rained, which is good because our campground was empty
  • Yosemite National Park
    • crowded as shit but Yosemite is Yosemite, and its spiritualistic qualities never cease to inspire awe.
  • Kaspian Campground (Lake Tahoe)
    • quiet, right next to a highway but oh well, i heard coyotes one night

Overall not as much camping as I would have liked but without a car there isn’t a whole lot of availability. Oh well. At least I had a good year in film.