2004

Ten Year Anniversary
1994 - 2004

Top Ten Films of 2004
10. Spider-Man 2
9. Collateral
8. Garden State
7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
6. The Machinist
5. Sideways
4. The Aviator
3. Hotel Rwanda
2. Kill Bill Vol. 2
1. Million Dollar Baby

Ten Worst Films of 2004
99. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
100.
Welcome to Mooseport
101. Starsky & Hutch
102. The Big Bounce
103. Saw
104. The Final Cut
105. The Punisher
106. Taking Lives
107. Coffee and Cigarettes
108. Bush’s Brain

A Note on the Lists: These lists are solely representative of the 108 films I saw in the theater in 2004. Movies in the 108 not originally released in 2004 are ineligible.

No.

Film Title

Theater Name

Theater Chain

Theater Location

Date

1.

The Company (2003)

Royal

Laemmle

Los Angeles, CA

January 4

2.

Big Fish (2003)

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

January 10

3.

The Last Samurai (digital projection) (2003)

Village ( The Fox Theater)

Mann

Los Angeles, CA

January 11

4.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

N/A

United Airlines

LAX to ORD

January 17

5.

The Cooler (2003)

Renaissance Place Cinema

Landmark Theaters

Highland Park, IL

January 18

6.

The Fighting Temptations (2003)

N/A

United Airlines

ORD to LAX

January 19

7.

The Butterfly Effect

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

January 23

8.

21 Grams (2003)

Nu-Wilshire

Landmark Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

January 24

9.

Clerks(1994) (talk w/Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

January 31

10.

The Goonies(1985)talk w/Corey Feldman & Robert Davi

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

February 14

11.

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

N/A

United Airlines

LAX to ORD

February 14

12.

50 First Dates

Glen 10

Crown Theaters

Glenview, IL

February 14

13.

Duplex (2003)

N/A

United Airlines

ORD to LAX

February 16

14.

Welcome to Mooseport

Majestic Crest

private

Los Angeles, CA

February 20

15.

Eurotrip

Avco Cinema

AMC Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

February 21

16.

The Fog of War (2003)

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

February 22

17.

Starsky & Hutch

Galleria Stadium 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

March 7

18.

The Passion of the Christ

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

March 12

19.

So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

March 20

20.

Dawn of the Dead

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

March 20

21.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

March 20

22.

The Ladykillers

Burbank

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

March 27

23.

Taking Lives

Marina Marketplace

Loews Cineplex

Marina Del Rey, CA

March 27

24.

Jersey Girl

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

March 28

25.

Mayor of the Sunset Strip

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

April 4

26.

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

April 10

27.

The Alamo

Criterion

Mann

Santa Monica, CA

April 11

28.

Connie and Carla (World Premiere)

Universal Studios Cinema

Loews Cineplex

Universal City, CA

April 13

29.

The Punisher

Bruin

Mann

Los Angeles, CA

April 17

30.

Kill Bill Vol. 2

The Vista Theater

Five Star Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

April 18

31.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

April 24

32.

Kill Bill Vol. 2

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

April 25

33.

Van Helsing (World Premiere)

Universal Ampitheater

Universal Studios

Universal City, CA

May 3

34.

Monty Python’s Life Of Brian (1979)

Nu-Wilshire

Landmark Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

May 7

35.

Seeing Other People

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

May 8

36.

Super Size Me

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

May 9

37.

Mean Girls

Santa Monica 7

AMC Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

May 9

38.

Troy

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

May 15

39.

Coffee and Cigarettes

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

May 16

40.

Shrek 2

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

May 20

41.

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

May 22

42.

Saved!

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

May 28

43.

Welcome to Mooseport

N/A

United Airlines

LAX to ORD

May 29

44.

The Day After Tomorrow

Gardens Cinemas 1-6 at Old Orchard

Loews Cineplex

Skokie, IL

May 29

45.

The Big Bounce

N/A

United Airlines

ORD to LAX

May 31

46.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Village ( The Fox Theater)

Mann

Los Angeles, CA

June 5

47.

Miracle

N/A

US Airways

PIT to LAX

June 13

48.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

June 20

49.

Napoleon Dynamite

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

June 25

50.

Fahrenheit 9/11

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

June 26

51.

Spider-Man 2

Village ( The Fox Theater)

Mann

Los Angeles, CA

June 30

52.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

July 10

53.

The Terminal

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

July 11

54.

The Corporation

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

July 11

55.

I, Robot

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

July 24

56.

The Bourne Supremacy

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

July 24

57.

This Old Cub

Fairfax Cinemas

Laemmle

Hollywood, CA

July 25

58.

UHF (1989)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

July 31

59.

Harold and Kumar go to White Castle

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

July 31

60.

The Village

Regent Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

August 1

61.

Garden State

Nu-Wilshire

Landmark Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

August 1

62.

The Manchurian Candidate

Universal Studios Cinema

Loews Cineplex

Universal City, CA

August 1

63.

Open Water

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

August 7

64.

Collateral

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

August 7

65.

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

August 14

66.

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

Nu-Wilshire

Landmark Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

August 14

67.

Alien Vs. Predator

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

August 15

68.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

August 21

69.

Outfoxed

Broadway Cinemas

Loews Cineplex

Santa Monica, CA

August 21

70.

Mean Creek

Sunset 5 Theatre

Laemmle

West Hollywood, CA

August 22

71.

Criminal w/talk by John C.Reilly/Diego Luna/Gregory Jacobs

Harmony Gold

private

Los Angeles, CA

August 29

72.

Vanity Fair

The Bridge: cinema de lux

National Amusements

Los Angeles, CA

September 5

73.

Bush’s Brain

Sunset 5 Theatre

Laemmle

West Hollywood, CA

September 6

74.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

September 11

75.

End of the Century: The Story of The Ramones

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

September 12

76.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

N/A

American Airlines

LAX to ORD

September 16

77.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Evanston 12

Century Theaters

Evanston, IL

September 19

78.

Walking Tall

N/A

American Airlines

ORD to LAX

September 19

79.

Paparazzi

Burbank

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

September 26

80.

I Huckabees

Santa Monica 7

AMC Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

October 2

81.

Sideways w/talk by Alexander Payne and crew

Writers Guild of America Theater

private

Beverly Hills, CA

October 3

82.

The Yes Men

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

October 3

83.

Cellular

Beach Cities 16

Pacific Theaters

El Segundo, CA

October 10

84.

Team America: World Police

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

October 16

85.

The Final Cut

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

October 17

86.

The Machinist

Nu-Wilshire

Landmark Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

October 23

87.

Before Sunset w/ talk by D.P. Lee Daniel

Harmony Gold

private

Los Angeles, CA

October 24

88.

Saw

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

October 30

89.

The Incredibles

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

November 5

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90.

The Grudge

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

November 6

91.

The Polar Express

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

November 12

92.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

November 13

93.

Finding Neverland

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

November 14

94.

Kinsey

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

November 19

95.

National Treasure

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

November 20

96.

The Polar Express - IMAX 3D

The Bridge: cinema de lux

National Amusements

Los Angeles, CA

November 21

97.

The Notebook

n/a

United Airlines

SNA to ORD

November 25

98.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

n/a

United Airlines

ORD to SNA

November 28

99.

A Very Long Engagement

Royal

Laemmle

Los Angeles, CA

December 3

100.

Alexander

Village ( The Fox Theater)

Mann

Los Angeles, CA

December 4

101.

Closer

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 5

102.

Ocean’s Twelve

Burbank

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

December 12

103.

Spanglish

Santa Monica 7

AMC Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

December 21

104.

Meet the Fockers

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

December 23

105.

Million Dollar Baby

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 24

106.

Flight of the Phoenix

Universal Studios & IMAX

Loews Cineplex

Universal City, CA

December 25

107.

The Aviator

Burbank

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

December 26

108.

Hotel Rwanda

The Bridge: cinema de lux

National Amusements

Los Angeles, CA

December 26

LAST UPDATED: 2 January 2005

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