2014 Media Diary

by alexjlines | created - 03 Feb 2014 | updated - 20 Mar 2014 | Public

A diary of every television episode and movie that I watched since the 3rd of February 2014.

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1. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 20 Hours in America: Part I (2002)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama

After Bartlet gives a campaign speech at an Indiana farm, Josh, Toby and Donna are left behind by the presidential motorcade and must work their way across the state with the help of the ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 597

2. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 20 Hours in America: Part II (2002)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama

Donna teaches Toby and Josh an important lesson as their trek homeward continues; Sam staffs the President in Josh's absence and welcomes an old friend home; Bartlet hires a secretary and ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 385

3. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: College Kids (2002)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

Josh and Toby have a plan to make college cheaper. Leo starts talking to a lawyer about the Shareef assassination. A judicial ruling on third-party candidates has troubling implications for the campaign.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 411

4. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

89 Metascore

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, who's violence and temper that lead him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Votes: 289,624 | Gross: $23.38M

5. That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006–2010)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2006)

29 min | Comedy

Get ready for more Numberwang, plus catch-up with Sir Digby Chicken-Caeser.

Director: David Kerr | Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, James Bachman

Votes: 61

6. That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006–2010)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2006)

29 min | Comedy

Barry Crisp tries to sell cliff jumping and there's a TV discussion about God.

Director: David Kerr | Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, James Bachman

Votes: 56

7. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Death Is a Bitch (2000)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Death pays a visit to the Griffins after Peter fakes his death on an insurance form to avoid paying a hefty hospital bill.

Directors: Michael Dante DiMartino, Peter Shin, Roy Allen Smith | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Lori Alan

Votes: 1,550

8. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

56 Metascore

Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Gerry Bednob

Votes: 165,788 | Gross: $31.46M

9. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 542,990 | Gross: $206.36M

10. Archer (2009– )
Episode: Space Race: Part I (2012)

TV-MA | 21 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

The Isis staff is called by NASA to stop the international space station from being taken over by space pirates. During training, Cyril proves to be a more than adequate pilot, while Malory... See full summary »

Director: Adam Reed | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell

Votes: 938

11. Before Sunrise (1995)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl

Votes: 238,882 | Gross: $5.54M

12. Bates Motel (2013–2017)
Episode: First You Dream, Then You Die (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Six months after the death of her husband, Norma Bates and her youngest son Norman relocate to White Pine Bay, Oregon where she has bought a small motel in a foreclosure sale. The place is ... See full summary »

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke

Votes: 2,721

13. Bates Motel (2013–2017)
Episode: Nice Town You Picked, Norma... (2013)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Dylan Bates, Norma's older son from a previous marriage, arrives in town to the family's displeasure and Norman spends more time with Emma.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke

Votes: 2,125

14. Bates Motel (2013–2017)
Episode: What's Wrong with Norman (2013)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Dylan starts his new job and there is more to Deputy Shelby, than meets the eye.

Director: Paul A. Edwards | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke

Votes: 1,964

15. Before Sunset (2004)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Votes: 208,798 | Gross: $5.79M

16. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Pilot (2009)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

An ex-lawyer is forced to return to community college to get a degree. However, he tries to use the skills he learned as a lawyer to get the answers to all his tests and pick up on a sexy woman in his Spanish class.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 2,513

17. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Spanish 101 (2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Jeff takes steps to ensure that Brita will be his partner in Spanish class, but winds up with Pierce instead.

Director: Joe Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 2,175

18. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Introduction to Film (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Brita comes between Abed and his father when she signs him up for a film class, and Jeff risks failing a class unless he "seizes the day."

Director: Anthony Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 2,118

19. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Social Psychology (2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Jeff and Shirley bond by making fun of Britta's new hippie boyfriend, which doesn't go well for any involved. Meanwhile, Troy and Abed become pawns in Annie's psychology experiment.

Director: Anthony Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 1,931

20. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Advanced Criminal Law (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Señor Chang is on the hunt for a cheater and threatens to fail the entire class if the culprit doesn't come forward. When someone confesses, Jeff comes to their defense. Meanwhile, Annie recruits Pierce to write the new school song.

Director: Joe Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 1,854

21. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Football, Feminism and You (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Jeff talks Troy into playing for the college's football team, sparking Annie's anger. Pierce helps the dean come up with a new mascot, and Britta tries to become Shirley's bathroom friend.

Director: Joe Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 1,840

22. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

83 Metascore

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 838,788 | Gross: $312.90M

23. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Introduction to Statistics (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Will Jeff blow off Annie's Halloween party and sell out his other classmates in order to get a chance to score with a sexy professor?

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 2,174

24. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Home Economics (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

When Jeff loses his home and his car, he is forced to move into Abed's dorm room. Troy has a big date, but why is a jealous Annie trying to help? Meanwhile, Pierce becomes the keyboardist for Vaughn's band.

Director: Anthony Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 1,788

25. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Debate 109 (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Jeff reluctantly agrees to be Annie's debate partner, Britta humors Pierce by letting him try hypnotherapy on her to get her to stop smoking, and the gang begins to think that Abed's films may predict their future.

Director: Joe Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 2,140

26. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Environmental Science (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Jeff hangs out with Senor Chang to get out of an essay, angering the rest of the group. Meanwhile, Abed and Troy search for their missing lab mouse, and Pierce helps Shirley out with a presentation.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 1,826

27. American Psycho (2000)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

Votes: 432,508 | Gross: $15.07M

28. X-Men: First Class (2011)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 611,151 | Gross: $146.41M

29. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Wasted Talent (2000)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Lois learns that Peter is a drunken savant when it comes to playing the piano, after he goes on a drinking binge to win one of Pawtucket Pat's silver scrolls.

Directors: Bert Ring, Pete Michels, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,333

30. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Fore, Father (2000)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Peter tries to teach Chris a lesson in responsibility by getting him a. Job at the local golf course; Brian convinces Stewie he was poisoned by a booster shot.

Directors: Scott Wood, Pete Michels, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,150

31. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: You Only Move Twice (1996)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

After moving to another town for a new job, Homer must decide whether or not to stay when the family have a hard time with the transfer.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,522

32. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 8 (2013)

TV-MA | 48 min | Drama

Frank has a library named after him at his old military school. Peter tries to win back the support of his hometown.

Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Corey Stoll

Votes: 4,279

33. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 9 (2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama

Frank tries to do whatever it takes to get the new bill past congress. Russo goes on a bus campaign with the Vice President, but the VP is not making it an easy trip for him. Zoe's relationship with Frank gets a little bumpy.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll

Votes: 4,010

34. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer's Barbershop Quartet (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After the kids find a record with Homer's picture on it, he recalls the story of how he achieved fame in the 1980s with his barbershop quartet, The Be Sharps.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,146

35. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Last Exit to Springfield (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes union leader and leads a company strike when Mr. Burns takes away the company dental plan.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,700

36. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 10 (2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama

Told that Claire was behind the watershed bill's failure, Francis works to contain the damage and maintain control over Peter Russo. Zoe and Claire each seek relief from their respective ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Michael Kelly

Votes: 4,054

37. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 11 (2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

Following the collapse of Russo's campaign, Francis launches a risky ploy to join the Walker administration.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll

Votes: 4,427

38. Gravity (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

96 Metascore

Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen

Votes: 711,801 | Gross: $274.09M

39. Pacific Rim (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day

Votes: 444,455 | Gross: $101.80M

40. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

66 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 784,914 | Gross: $44.02M

41. The Book Thief (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama, War

53 Metascore

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer

Votes: 119,217 | Gross: $21.49M

42. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

55 Metascore

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

Votes: 17,647 | Gross: $68.39M

43. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)
Episode: Bunk Off (2008)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

The four bunk off School and get drunk. Simon tells Carli D'amato he loves her by writing it on her drive way in big letters. It ends badly when Simon and Will's parents find out what they've been doing all day.

Director: Gordon Anderson | Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 823

44. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)
Episode: Caravan Club (2008)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

As the guys try to decide what to do for the weekend, Jay convinces them to come to his parents' Caravan Club at Camber Sands as they are having a dance where there are plenty of girls ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Anderson | Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 683

45. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)
Episode: Work Experience (2009)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

Following a disappointing Valentine's Day, a mix-up in the work experience programme means that Neil gets to work in a newspaper office whilst Will is stuck in a garage, where he gets ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Palmer | Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 640

46. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)
Episode: Camping Trip (2010)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy

Whilst Neil worries that he has got the girl from the cheese counter at ASDA pregnant, Simon is upset that his family must move to Swansea for his father's work. Will suggests a farewell ... See full summary »

Directors: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris | Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 597

47. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: Moon Over Isla Island (2009)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan gets Roger to pose as a Caribbean island dictator to get a treaty signed and so that he can get a helicopter, but Roger has other plans after he figures out that Stan is using him.

Directors: Rodney Clouden, Ron Hughart, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 435

48. Pokémon (1997– )
Episode: Pokémon, I Choose You (1997)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Ash starts his Pokémon journey off to a rough start when he receives his first Pokémon, the reluctant Pikachu.

Directors: Fred Butter, Masamitsu Hidaka, Beatrijs Sluyter | Stars: Mayumi Izuka, Yûko Kobayashi, Rodger Parsons, Stuart Zagnit

Votes: 943

49. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: Rapture's Delight (2009)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8