January 2021 Movie, TV, and Book Journal

January 1

Kong: Skull Island (2017) – Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Casablanca (1942) – Michael Curtiz

January 2

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – Peter Jackson

Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go (2014) – Eric Idle

January 3

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) – Taika Waititi

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005) – Robert Rodriguez

Star Wars: Rebels, Season 3

January 4

Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre (2010)

January 5

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)

January 6

Broad City, Season 1

All the President’s Men (1976) – Alan J. Pakula

January 7

Bear Town by Fredrik Backman [translated by Neil Smith] (2016)

Kim’s Convenience, Season 2

January 8

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) – Peter Jackson

January 9

AFC Wild Card: Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills (2021) [CBS Telecast]

The Wind Rises (2013) – Hayao Miyazaki

January 10

The Great Dictator (1940) – Charlie Chaplin

Adventure Time, Season 2

AFC Wild Card: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (2021) [NBC Telecast]

January 11

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley (1818)

CFP National Championship Game: #3 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (2021) [ESPN Telecast]

January 12

Easy A (2010) – Will Gluck

January 13

The King of Staten Island (2020) – Judd Apatow

January 14

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman [translated by Neil Smith] (2017)

January 15

Dune (1984) – David Lynch

January 16

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 1

Into the Woods (2014) – Rob Marshall

Inside Pixar, Season 1

AFC Divisional Round: Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills (2021) [NBC Telecast]

January 17

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) – Peter Jackson

January 18

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi (2019)

Muppet Treasure Island (1996) – Brian Henson

January 19

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter (2015)

The Departed (2006) – Martin Scorsese

January 20

Kim’s Convenience, Season 3

59th Inaugural Ceremonies (2021) [PBS Broadcast]

January 21

The Simpsons, Season 8

January 22

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Rae Carson (2020)

January 23

Tut’s Treasures: Hidden Secrets, Season 1

The World According to Garp (1982) – George Roy Hill

The Exorcist (1973) – William Friedkin

January 24

Stranger Than Fiction (2006) – Marc Forster

AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs (2021) [CBS Telecast]

January 25

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)

The West Wing, Season 3

January 26

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) – Hayao Miyazaki

January 27

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman [translated by Henning Koch]

January 28

Tiger, Season 1

January 29

Seinfeld, Season 5

January 30

The Big Short (2015) – Adam McKay

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Stanley Kubrick

January 31

Greyhound (2020) – Aaron Schneider

The Godfather by Mario Puzo (1969)

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