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50 Books. 50 Movies. 1 Year (2014).

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Im a Manatee

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I'll give this the old college try - along with duolingo for the new year. I'm through with the hardest semester I will have in college, so reading books will be a great way for me to stay sharp and become more goodwill hunting. Dinner parties, here I come! I will (fortunately) have access to one of the best and largest university library systems in the Big Ten so finding interesting material shouldn't be an issue.

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Im a Manatee - 0/50 Books | 0/50 Movies

Books
ON DECK: AUGUST - OSAGE COUNTY, STEVE JOBS, ZODIAC, RAINBOW SIX

Movies
ON DECK: DON JON, OUT OF THE FURNACE, AMERICAN HUSTLE, GENERAL OSCAR NONSENSE
 

AwakenedCloud

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Can I scale it a little? >_> Real talk, I probably haven't read 10 books or watched 10 full movies in the past half-decade.
 

igotpaid

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I like a challenge.

igotpaid - 5/50 books | 32/50 movies

Books

J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit ★★★★★
Solomon Northup - Twelve Years A Slave ★★★★★
Edwin A. Abbott - Flatland ★★★★
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince ★★★★
Mary Shelley - Frankenstein ★★★★★

Movies
State of Play - Trophy Kids ★★★★★
Her - ★★★★★
The Place Beyond The Pines - ★★★★
Sherlock: A Study In Pink - ★★★★
Rise of the Guardians - ★★★
Stoker - ★★★
The Act of Killing - ★★★★★
Raze - ★★★
Death Proof - ★★★★
Ride Along - ★★★
Lone Survivor - ★★★★
The Lego Movie - ★★★★★
Chicago - ★★★★★
RoboCop (2014) - ★★★
Non-Stop - ★★★★
300 - ★★★★
300: Rise of an Empire - ★★★★
Need For Speed - ★★★
Noah - ★★★★★
Grand Budapest Hotel - ★★★★★
Captain America - ★★★★
Captain America The Winter Soldier - ★★★★★
Blue Is the Warmest Color - ★★★
The Raid Redemption - ★★★★★
The Raid 2 - ★★★★★
Transcendence - ★★
Haunted House 2 - ★
Frozen - ★★★★★
Draft Day - ★★★★
Amazing Spiderman 2 - ★★★★
Neighbors - ★★★★★
Godzilla - ★★★★★
 

CharminUltra

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CHALLENGE COMPLETED! WOOOOO!

What the heck, I'm IN!!!!!!! 50 movies in 1 year will be easy as pie. 50 books, though? I seriously doubt it, but I'll give it my best shot.

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I follow my own personal 4 star scale:

★★★★ = Timeless Masterpiece
★★★ = Buy
★★ = Rent/Borrow
★ = Unessential

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ridley182 - 50/50 Books | 211/50 Movies

Books:

Agatha Christie - The Thirteen Problems ★★★
Graham Greene - The Quiet American ★★
Brian Jacques - Redwall ★★
Kurt Vonnegut - Breakfast of Champions &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Book - January>
Fahrenheit 451 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Book - February>
Dubliners &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Book - March>
The Pearl &#9733;&#9733;
Psycho &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Book - April>
The Old Man and the Sea &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Good Bye, Mr. Chips &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Casino Royale &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Maltese Falcon &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Animal Farm &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
VALIS &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Book - May>
James and the Giant Peach &#9733;&#9733;
Beowulf (Tolkien's translation) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Heart of Darkness &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Book - June>
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The House on Mango Street &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Something Wicked This Way Comes &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Fight Club &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Stranger &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Book - July>
Slaughterhouse Five &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
A Raisin in the Sun &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
2001: A Space Odyssey &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Book - August>
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The King in Yellow &#9733;&#9733;
No Country For Old Men &#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Book - September>
Murder on the Orient Express &#9733;&#9733;
We Have Always Lived In The Castle &#9733;&#9733;
The Red Pony &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Rosemary's Baby &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Book - October>
House on Haunted Hill &#9733;&#9733;
The Turn of the Screw &#9733;&#9733;
Museum of the Weird &#9733;
The Sun Also Rises &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Book - November>
Ethan Frome &#9733;&#9733;
Notes From Underground &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Miss Lonelyhearts &#9733;&#9733;
The Day of the Locust &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Red Badge of Courage &#9733;&#9733;
Lord of the Flies &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Book - December>
Ghosts &#9733;
Pnin &#9733;&#9733;
A Christmas Carol &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Peter Pan &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Moon is Down &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Hiroshima &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Crying of Lot 49 &#9733;&#9733;
The Fall &#9733;&#9733;

Movies:

The Wrong Man &#9733;&#9733;
The Third Man &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Hunger Games &#9733;&#9733;
Hunger Games: Catching Fire &#9733;&#9733;
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones &#9733;
Minority Report &#9733;&#9733;
The Wolf of Wall Street &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Movie - January>
The Man Who Knew Too Much &#9733;&#9733;
The Presence &#9733;
Scrooged &#9733;&#9733;
Inland Empire &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Session 9 &#9733;&#9733;
The Cooler &#9733;&#9733;
Midnight Cowboy &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Psycho &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Chicken Run &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Blob &#9733;&#9733;
Stripped &#9733;&#9733;
Thor: The Dark World &#9733;&#9733;
Rubber &#9733;
Kiki's Delivery Service &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Brave Little Toaster &#9733;&#9733;
Jacob's Ladder &#9733;&#9733;
Lego Movie &#9733;&#9733;
Persona &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Movie - February>
Dial M for Murder &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Wind Rises &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The 39 Steps &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Son of God &#9733;
The Grand Budapest Hotel &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Movie - March>
The Rules of the Game &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Cropsey &#9733;&#9733;
Mr. Peabody and Sherman &#9733;&#9733;
Jodorowsky's Dune &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
World on a Wire &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Muppets &#9733;&#9733;
Muppets: Most Wanted &#9733;&#9733;
Grave of the Fireflies &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Captain America: Winter Soldier &#9733;&#9733;
Under the Skin &#9733;&#9733;
Rio 2 &#9733;
O Brother, Where Art Thou &#9733;&#9733;
Finding Vivian Maier &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Only Lovers Left Alive &#9733;&#9733;
The Fly &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Oculus &#9733;&#9733;
The People Under The Stairs &#9733;&#9733;
The Usual Suspects &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; < Favorite Movie - April>
The Amazing Spiderman &#9733;&#9733;
Drive &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Galapagos Affair &#9733;&#9733;
Silver Linings Playbook &#9733;&#9733;
Naked Lunch &#9733;&#9733;
The Stuff &#9733;
The Fox and the Hound &#9733;&#9733;
Sunshine &#9733;&#9733;
Stagecoach &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Movie - May>
Jonestown: The Life and Death of People's Temple &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Jesus Camp &#9733;&#9733;
Godzilla &#9733;&#9733;
X-Men: Days of Future Past &#9733;&#9733;
The Jeffrey Dahmer Files &#9733;&#9733;
Ida &#9733;&#9733;
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me &#9733;&#9733;
Locke &#9733;&#9733;
James and the Giant Peach &#9733;&#9733;
Cold in July &#9733;&#9733;
Natural Born Killer &#9733;&#9733;
Solaris (1972) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Threads &#9733;&#9733;
When The Wind Blows &#9733;&#9733;
Paths of Glory &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
A Million Ways To Die in the West &#9733;
In the Mouth of Madness &#9733;&#9733;
How To Train Your Dragon 2 &#9733;&#9733;
Notorious &#9733;&#9733;
The Campaign &#9733;
The Horse Soldiers &#9733;&#9733;
Three Colors: Blue &#9733;&#9733;
Plan 9 From Outer Space &#9733;
The Searchers &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Movie - June>
Manos: The Hands of Fate &#9733;
Snowpiercer &#9733;&#9733;
Clue &#9733;&#9733;
To Kill A Mockingbird &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Grizzly Man &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
V for Vendetta &#9733;&#9733;
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes &#9733;&#9733;
Stalker &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Wayne's World &#9733;
The Mummy &#9733;&#9733;
Boyhood &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Movie - July>
Young Frankenstein &#9733;&#9733;
Enemy &#9733;&#9733;
Weekend At Bernie's &#9733;&#9733;
The Purge: Anarchy &#9733;
The Holy Mountain &#9733;&#9733;
Slumdog Millionaire &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Guardians of the Galaxy &#9733;&#9733;
The Raid 2 &#9733;
8 1/2 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Edge of Tomorrow &#9733;&#9733;
Children of the Corn &#9733;
An Autumn Afternoon &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Road &#9733;&#9733;
The Elephant Man &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Black Cauldron &#9733;&#9733;
Autumn Sonata &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Mad Max &#9733;&#9733;
The Passion of Joan of Arc &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
American Ninja &#9733;
The True Man Show &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
My Best Fiend &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Trip to Italy &#9733;&#9733;
The Apartment &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Fisher King &#9733;&#9733;
The Long Goodbye &#9733;&#9733;
Reefer Madness &#9733;&#9733;
Aguirre: The Wrath of God &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Movie - August>
V/H/S &#9733;&#9733;
The Seventh Seal &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Black Narcissus &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Lost Highway &#9733;&#9733;
Lola &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Attack of the Giant Leeches &#9733;
The Wasp Woman &#9733;
Creature From The Haunted Sea &#9733;
House (1977) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
A Bucket of Blood &#9733;&#9733;
Spartacus &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Blood Simple &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Last Woman on Earth &#9733;
The Little Shop of Horrors &#9733;&#9733;
9/11 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Man From Earth &#9733;&#9733;
Breathless &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Tusk &#9733;
Ted &#9733;&#9733;
Wall Street &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Man of Steel &#9733;&#9733;
The Emperor's New Groove &#9733;&#9733;
Blue Ruin &#9733;&#9733;
9/11: Science and Conspiracy &#9733;&#9733;
Eyes Wide Shut &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Pleasantville &#9733;&#9733;
12 Years A Slave &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Stand By Me &#9733;&#9733;
Following &#9733;
The Boxtrolls &#9733;&#9733;
There Will Be Blood &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Movie - September>
After Earth &#9733;
Hellraiser II &#9733;
Fido &#9733;
Ju-on &#9733;&#9733;
Warm Bodies &#9733;
Evil Dead (2013) &#9733;
Smiley &#9733;
Sorority House Massacre &#9733;
C.H.U.D. &#9733;
The Possession &#9733;
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero &#9733;
House on Haunted Hill &#9733;&#9733;
The Terror &#9733;&#9733;
Leprechaun &#9733;
Rosemary's Baby &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Town that Dreaded Sundown &#9733;&#9733;
House II &#9733;
Dementia 13 &#9733;
The Creature of the Black Lagoon &#9733;&#9733;
The Lost Boys &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Coraline &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Creepshow 2 &#9733;&#9733;
The Fly (1958) &#9733;&#9733;
White Zombie &#9733;&#9733;
Puppet Master 2 &#9733;
The Devil's Carnival &#9733;
Scream &#9733;&#9733;
A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 &#9733;
The Conqueror Worm &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Quarantine 2: Terminal &#9733;
Night of the Creeps &#9733;&#9733;
Suspiria &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Gone Girl &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Movie - October>
The Equalizer &#9733;
The Godfather Part III &#9733;&#9733;
Alexander's No Good Day &#9733;&#9733;
Unbreakable &#9733;&#9733;
She Gods of Shark Reef &#9733;
The Tale of Princess Kaguya &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Lady in Water &#9733;
Interstellar &#9733;&#9733;
Jaws &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Nightcrawler &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Rain Man &#9733;&#9733;
The Wrestler &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Big Hero 6 &#9733;&#9733;
Marathon Man &#9733;&#9733;
Dumb and Dumber To &#9733;&#9733;
Birdman &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
The Social Network &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Encino Man &#9733;
John Wick &#9733;&#9733;
Empire of the Sun &#9733;&#9733;
Requiem For A Dream &#9733;&#9733;
Come and See &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Movie - November>
Fantastic Mr. Fox &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Fear Dot Com &#9733;
Mockingjay Part One &#9733;&#9733;
Moon &#9733;&#9733;
Liar Liar &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; <Favorite Movie - December>
The Hobbit &#9733;&#9733;



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August
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October
November
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CavemanLawyer

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I'm in! I've been stuck reading about 15 books a year for awhile but wanting to read more, so maybe a community challenge is what I need. Can't say I'll reach 50, but I'll see how long I can maintain 4 books a month. 50 movies should be less of a problem, but still a challenge.

CavemanLawyer - 0/50 books | 0/50 movies

Books:

Writer - Title &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

Movies:

Movie Name &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
 

chicko1983

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I"ll give it a shot, I want to read more. I'm confident about the 50 movies, and I'll be happy with 25 books.

chicko1983 - 0/50 books | 0/50 movies

Books:

Writer - Title &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

Movies:

Movie Name &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
 

Tragicomedy

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Can I scale it a little? >_> Real talk, I probably haven't read 10 books or watched 10 full movies in the past half-decade.
Essentially, yes. This is called the 50/50 Challenge, so to "win" you'd need to reach that threshold. Having said that, set whatever personal goal you want for yourself. To make my life easier in terms of tracking, stick to the standardized update format if possible.

----- Break, break -----

For people talking lists...HECK YEAH! For books, my backlog on Goodreads is surpassed only by my Steam one. It will realistically take me several years to clear it out, which is another reason I love this challenge. I'm tearing through my queue at a much faster rate than before. I'm also adding tons of books to it, which doesn't help! I think I'm in the 220+ range. For 2014, I plan to major in Alistair MacLean and possibly Ian Fleming. The former is my dad's all time favorite, so I want to see what the fuss is about.

For movies, I'm pretty haphazard and have trouble sitting down and regularly watching stuff. I saw one film in the theater all year. I'm usually far behind on new releases and just watch whatever catches my eye.
 

Tragicomedy

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      akaoni - 0/50 books | 3/50 movies

Movies
Les Miserables
Tangled
Brave

EDIT: I started a few days too early. :(
I'm in.

Progress

Movies - 1/50
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

Books - 0/50
Sounds like good fun. Interested in the amount of media I take in.

Phaonaut - 0/50 Books | 1/50 Movies

Books
01.

Movies
01. Desolation of Smaug - 12-13-2013 - &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9734;
Time Travel GAF, slow your roll! 2013 may end up being a forgettable year for many, but it has four more calendar days, dang it. This challenge begins 1 January 2014.
 

akaoni

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Was burned out on other stuff then I was totally feeling myself and watched 3 movies today. Sorry. :-(


Fixed it.
 

AwakenedCloud

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Essentially, yes. This is called the 50/50 Challenge, so to "win" you'd need to reach that threshold. Having said that, set whatever personal goal you want for yourself.
I've always been a go hard or go home guy anyways. Let's go for it. Being out of the bottom 10% would still be a victory of sorts.

AwakenedCloud - 0/50 Books | 0/50 Movies

Books

Movies
 

alazz

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For people talking lists...HECK YEAH! For books, my backlog on Goodreads is surpassed only by my Steam one. It will realistically take me several years to clear it out, which is another reason I love this challenge. I'm tearing through my queue at a much faster rate than before. I'm also adding tons of books to it, which doesn't help! I think I'm in the 220+ range. For 2014, I plan to major in Alistair MacLean and possibly Ian Fleming. The former is my dad's all time favorite, so I want to see what the fuss is about.

For movies, I'm pretty haphazard and have trouble sitting down and regularly watching stuff. I saw one film in the theater all year. I'm usually far behind on new releases and just watch whatever catches my eye.
Hey thanks for bringing up Ian Fleming. I've been interested in his novels, but I never remember to look for him when I go browsing for books. I'm going to add some to my Goodreads list pronto. I hardly ever read spy/detective stories, so I think they'll be a good complement to the few Elmore Leonard books I'm planning to pick up soon.

My sister actually had Casino Royale and another, I think, but she lent them to a friend from Europe to read on his flight home and he never brought them back when he came back to the US. :p
 

Alcibiades

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Think I'm gonna take on this challenge. I got more than 50 books and 50 movies waiting to be read/seen anyway.

Books is the challenging one of course, being that I'm a bit of a neurotic reader that goes back and re-reads so it takes forever to get through a book.

I have two books that are less than half completed:

The Fellowship of the Ring - started reading it about a year ago and only got through the first few chapters, will try again from where I left off.

Assertive Discipline--New and Revised: Positive Behavior Management for Today's Classroom - started reading a few months ago as an assignment from the Vice Principal where I work (I'm a high school math teacher).

I'm gonna really try to focus on books the first few weeks and see how things go.
 

Lumiere

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I'd like to try this out too! 50 books should not be a problem as I spend most of my free time reading, but I've never tried tracking how many new movies I watch, so it'll be interesting to see if I can hit 50 just by watching my usual or if I need to go out of my way. Husband and I do have the tendency to re-watch movies a lot so that probably doesn't help :0

Lumiere - 119/50 Books | 55/50 Movies

Books
  1. Joe Abercrombie - Half a King
  2. Daniel Abraham - An Autumn War
  3. Katherine Addison - The Goblin Emperor
  4. Isaac Asimov - The Naked Sun
  5. Isaac Asimov - The Robots of Dawn
  6. Margaret Atwood - Oryx and Crake
  7. Peter S. Beagle - The Last Unicorn
  8. Chris Beckett - Dark Eden
  9. Robert Jackson Bennet - City of Stairs
  10. Lauren Beukes - Broken Monsters
  11. Ray Bradbury - Dandelion Wine
  12. Ray Bradbury - Something Wicked This Way Comes
  13. Lois McMaster Bujold - The Borders of Infinity
  14. Lois McMaster Bujold - Brothers in Arms
  15. Lois McMaster Bujold - Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
  16. Lois McMaster Bujold - Cetaganda
  17. Lois McMaster Bujold - A Civil Campaign
  18. Lois McMaster Bujold - Cryoburn
  19. Lois McMaster Bujold - Diplomatic Immunity
  20. Lois McMaster Bujold - Ethan of Athos
  21. Lois McMaster Bujold - Falling Free
  22. Lois McMaster Bujold - The Hallowed Hunt
  23. Lois McMaster Bujold - Komarr
  24. Lois McMaster Bujold - Memory
  25. Lois McMaster Bujold - Mirror Dance
  26. Lois McMaster Bujold - Paladin of Souls
  27. Lois McMaster Bujold - The Vor Game
  28. Octavia E. Butler - Fledgling
  29. Caleb Carr - The Alienist
  30. Eleanor Catton - The Luminaries
  31. C.J. Cherryh - Downbelow Station
  32. Ted Chiang - The Lifecycle of Software Objects
  33. James S. A. Corey - Cibola Burn
  34. Glenn Cook - The Black Company
  35. Glenn Cook - Shadows Linger
  36. Glenn Cook - The White Rose
  37. Susan Cooper - Over Sea, Under Stone
  38. Justin Cronin - The Twelve
  39. John Crowley - Little, Big
  40. Samuel R. Delany - Babel 17
  41. Samuel R. Delany - The Einstein Intersection
  42. Philip K. Dick - A Scanner Darkly
  43. Harlan Ellison - I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
  44. Michel Faber - The Book of Strange New Things
  45. Michel Faber - Under the Skin
  46. Karen Joy Fowler - We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves
  47. Neil Gaiman - Coraline
  48. Neil Gaiman - Graveyard Book
  49. Robert Galbraith - The Silkworm
  50. William Goldman - The Princess Bride
  51. Nicola Griffith - Ammonite
  52. Nicola Griffith - Hild
  53. Nicola Griffith - Slow River
  54. Stephen L. Harris - Fire Mountains of the West
  55. Hugh Howey - Sand Omnibus
  56. Kameron Hurley - The Mirror Empire
  57. N.K. Jemisin - The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
  58. Erika Johansen - The Queen of the Tearling
  59. Guy Gavriel Kay - Under Heaven
  60. Stephen King - 'Salem's Lot
  61. Mary Robinette Kowal - Shades of Milk and Honey
  62. Nancy Kress - Beggars in Spain
  63. Ann Leckie - Ancillary Sword
  64. Ursula K. LeGuin - Lavinia
  65. Stanislav Lem - Solaris
  66. Edan Lepucki - California
  67. Ira Levin - The Stepford Wives
  68. E. Lockhart - We Were Liars
  69. Lois Lowry - The Giver
  70. Scott Lynch - The Lies of Locke Lamora
  71. Brian McClennan - Promise of Blood
  72. Maureen McHugh - China Mountain Zhang
  73. Vonda McIntyre - Dreamsnake
  74. Patricia A. McKillip - Alphabet of Thorn
  75. Julian May - The Many-Colored Land
  76. Kanae Minato - Confessions
  77. David Mitchell - Black Swan Green
  78. David Mitchell - The Bone Clocks
  79. David Mitchell - Ghostwritten
  80. David Mitchell - Number9dream
  81. David Mitchell - The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet
  82. Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
  83. Haruki Murakami - Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
  84. Claire North - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
  85. Daniel O'Malley - The Rook
  86. Frederik Pohl - Gateway
  87. Tim Powers - The Anubis Gates
  88. Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter - The Long Earth
  89. Hiroshi Sakurazaka - All You Need is Kill
  90. Brandon Sanderson - The Alloy of Law
  91. Brandon Sanderson - Elantris
  92. Brandon Sanderson - Warbreaker
  93. Arkady and Boris Strugatsky - Definitely Maybe
  94. Donna Tartt - The Secret History
  95. Sheri S. Tepper - Grass
  96. James Tiptree, Jr. - Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
  97. Catherynne M. Valente - The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
  98. Catherynne M. Valente - The Habitation of the Blessed
  99. Jack Vance - Dragon Masters
  100. Jeff VanderMeer - Acceptance
  101. Jeff VanderMeer - Annihilation
  102. Jeff VanderMeer - Authority
  103. Jeff VanderMeer - City of Saints and Madmen
  104. Jo Walton - My Real Children
  105. H.G. Wells - The Island of Dr. Moreau
  106. Kate Wilhelm - Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
  107. Gene Wolfe - The Fifth Head of Cerberus
  108. Gene Wolfe - Lake of the Long Sun
  109. Gene Wolfe - Nightside the Long Sun
  110. John Wyndham - The Chrysalids
  111. John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids
  112. John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos
  113. Hanya Yanagihara - The People in the Trees
  114. Jane Yolen - Briar Rose
  115. Jane Yolen - Cards of Grief
  116. Jane Yolen - Centaur Rising
  117. Roger Zelazny - The Great Book of Amber
  118. Misc. Authors - Dangerous Women
  119. Misc. Authors - Rogues

Movies
  1. The Abyss (1989)
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  3. Anna Karenina (2012)
  4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
  5. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)
  6. Big Hero 6 (2014)
  7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  8. Clue (1985)
  9. Contact (1997)
  10. The Constant Gardener (2005)
  11. The Croods (2013)
  12. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
  13. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
  14. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
  15. Enemy (2013)
  16. The English Patient (1996)
  17. The Fifth Element (1997)
  18. Godzilla (2014)
  19. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
  20. Gone Girl (2014)
  21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  22. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  23. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
  24. Hercules (2014)
  25. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
  26. How to Train your Dragon 2 (2014)
  27. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  28. The Imitation Game (2014)
  29. The Immigrant (2014)
  30. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
  31. Interstellar (2014)
  32. Jane Eyre (2011)
  33. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
  34. The Lego Movie (2014)
  35. The Lone Ranger (2013)
  36. The Master (2012)
  37. Mean Girls (2004)
  38. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  39. Nightcrawler (2014)
  40. Noah (2014)
  41. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
  42. Pride and Prejudice (2005)
  43. Red Dragon (2002)
  44. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
  45. Rush (2013)
  46. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
  47. Snowpiercer (2013)
  48. Strange Days (1995)
  49. The Thing (1982)
  50. Total Recall (1990)
  51. Transformers 4 (2014)
  52. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  53. Warm Bodies (2013)
  54. We're the Millers (2013)
  55. X-Men Days of Future Past (2014)

Major: Lois McMaster Bujold
 

Exypher

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Going to give it a try as well. Been wanting to get some more reading done, and I think this will be a good incentive.

Exypher - 27/50 books | 61/50 movies

Books
  1. Dante Alighieri - Inferno &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  2. Mark Twain - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  3. John Steinbeck - Travels with Charley: In Search of America &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  4. Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow - A Briefer History of Time &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  5. Dante Alighieri - Purgatorio &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  6. Michael Crichton - Jurassic Park &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  7. Gary Shteyngart - Super Sad True Love Story &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  9. Douglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  10. J.D. Salinger - Catcher in the Rye &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  11. Jan Wolkers - Zomerhitte ("Summer Heat") &#9733;&#9733;
  12. Harry Mulisch - Twee vrouwen ("Two women") &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  13. Harry Mulisch - De Toekomst van Gisteren ("The Future of Yesterday") &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  14. Ivan Turgenev - Fathers and Sons &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  15. Louis-Ferdinand Céline - Journey to the End of the Night &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  16. Hella Haasse - Oeroeg &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  17. Anne Frank - Het Achterhuis ("The Diary of Anne Frank") &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  18. Michael Piller - Fade In: The Writing of Star Trek: Insurrection &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  19. H.G. Wells - The Time Machine &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  20. Robert Dallek - An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917&#8211;1963 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  21. Bill Bryson - One Summer: America 1927 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  22. Carl Sagan - Cosmos &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  23. Lindsey Fraser - Conversations with J.K. Rowling &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  24. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  25. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  26. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - A Study in Scarlet &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  27. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Sign of the Four &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;


Movies
  1. The Internship (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  2. Moon (2009) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  3. Michael Clayton (2007) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  4. The Departed (2006) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  6. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  7. Free to Play (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  9. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  10. Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) &#9733;&#9733;
  11. Battleship (2012) &#9733;
  12. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  13. The Big Lebowski (1998) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  14. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  15. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  16. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  17. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) &#9733;
  18. Class of 92 (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  19. Dead Poets Society (1989) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  20. Drop Zone (1994) &#9733;
  21. Memento (2000) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  22. Iron Man 3 (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  23. The Fifth Element (1997) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  24. Her (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  25. Margin Call (2011) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  26. Blade Runner (1982) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  27. Michel Vaillant (2003) &#9733;&#9733;
  28. Star Trek: Generations (1994) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  29. Star Trek: First Contact (1996) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  30. Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  31. Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) &#9733;&#9733;
  32. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  33. Pacific Rim (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  34. The Time Machine (2002) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  35. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) &#9733;&#9733;
  36. Total Recall (2012) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  37. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  38. The Giver (2014) &#9733;&#9733;
  39. Thor: The Dark World (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  40. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  41. John Carter (2012) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  42. The Hunger Games (2012) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  43. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  44. Lucy (2014) &#9733;&#9733;
  45. Blade: Trinity (2004) &#9733;
  46. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  47. Toy Story 2 (1999) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  48. Toy Story 3 (2010) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  49. Monsters, Inc. (2001) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  50. Godzille (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  51. The Ghost Writer (2010) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  52. The Homesman (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  53. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  54. Interstellar (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  55. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  56. Wish I Was Here (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  57. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  58. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  59. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  60. Sherlock Holmes (2009) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  61. Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012) &#9733;&#9733;
 

mu cephei

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mu cephei - 50/50 Books | 50/50 Films

Books
1. Misogynies - Joan Smith
2. I, Robot - Isaac Asimov
3. War Against the Animals - Paul Russell
4. I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb
5. On The Black Hill - Bruce Chatwin
6. Go To The Widow-Maker - James Jones
7. The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
8. The Martian - Andy Weir
9. Doomsday Book - Connie Willis
10. Blood Song - Anthony Ryan
11. Prince of Thorns - Mark Lawrence
12. King of Thorns - Mark Lawrence
13. Emperor of Thorns - Mark Lawrence
14. Flesh & Spirit - Carol Berg
15. Breath & Bone - Carol Berg
16. The Crown Tower - Michael J. Sullivan
17. The Dragon's Path - Daniel Abraham
18. The King's Blood - Daniel Abraham
19. The Tyrant's Law - Daniel Abraham
20. The Girl With All The Gifts - M. R. Carey
21. Harlequin - Morris L. West
22. Tower Lord - Anthony Ryan
23. The Golden Mean - Annabel Lyon
24. The Company - K. J. Parker
25. Ship Breaker - Paolo Bacigalupi
26. The Killer Inside Me - Jim Thompson
27. The Dispossessed - Ursula Le Guin
28. The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester
29. Jack Glass - Adam Roberts
30. Dragon Haven - Robin Hobb
31. City of Dragons - Robin Hobb
32. Blood of Dragons - Robin Hobb
33. Fool's Assassin - Robin Hobb
34. Devices and Desires - K. J. Parker
35. Evil For Evil - K. J. Parker
36. The Escapement - K. J. Parker
37. Personal - Lee Child
38. Shriek: An Afterword - Jeff Vandermeer
39. The Sacred Band - David Anthony Durham
40. The Explorer - James Smythe
41. Stars In My Pocket Like Grains Of Sand - Samuel R. Delany
42. Revival - Stephen King
43. More Than This - Patrick Ness
44. The Odd Women - George Gissing
45. Spares - Michael Marshall Smith
46. The Dig - Cynan Jones
47. The Humans - Matt Haig
48. Only Ever Yours - Louise O'Neill
49. A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula le Guin
50. The Tombs of Atuan - Ursula le Guin​

Films
1. Elysium
2. Riddick
3. Prisoners
4. Inside Llewyn Davies
5. The Fighter
6. K2: The Killer Summit
7. The Kings of Summer
8. The Wolverine
9. Thor - The Dark World
10. Gravity
11. Homeland
12. The Crash Reel
13. Hunger Games - Catching Fire
14. Rush
15. Hobbit 2
16. Last Days on Mars
17. Captain America - The First Avenger
18. Captain America - The Winter Soldier
19. Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit
20. Robocop 2014
21. Ender's Game
22. Out of the Furnace
23. Noah
24. Divergent
25. Dear John
26. The Raid 2
27. X-Men - Days of Future Past
28. Edge of Tomorrow
29. In The Blood
30. 22 Jump Street
31. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
32. The Two Faces of January
33. Shame
34. Lincoln
35. Lucy
36. Born to Fight
37. The Maze Runner
38. Guardians of the Galaxy
39. Snowpiercer
40. A Single Man
41. Only Lovers Left Alive
42. Dogtooth
43. 10 Years
44. Chaos
45. American Hustle
46. How To Train Your Dragon 2
47. Madagasgar 3
48. Offside
49. Persepolis
50. Captain Phillips
 

Tragicomedy

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- Marking this post for "current as of" status.

Okay, I *think* I have everyone who has signed up so far on my Excel tracker. 149 participants so far! I might be missing a few or have a couple of people on there who were noncommittal in their post. I'll try and get the master list up and running a bit later tonight or sometime tomorrow. It will be in alphabetical order, so take a look and make sure I'm not missing you or haven't added you by mistake. PM me and let me know so I can fix it.
 

Tragicomedy

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Final update for the evening: I have the master list post up and running, and it should include the full participant list. Each name is linked to their tracking post. As new people join in this thread, I'll put them in the tracker and post.

One quick favor: I'm requesting that every participant find their name in the list and click the link to make sure it goes to the appropriate post. If everything is kosher, we're good to go. If you have an issue with your link, please shoot me an PM and I'll fix it. Also PM me if I missed you on the list or added you by mistake.
 

th3dude

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sn1pes - 0/50 Books | 2/50 Movies

Books:

Movies:
The Wolf of Wall Street &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Prisoners &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
 

FallbackPants

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I was just saying I wanted to read more this year. Totally in.

FallbackPants - 3/50 books | 6/50 films​

Books


1. The Fall of Hyperion &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½. Really enjoyed it. Maybe not as much as the first half of the story, but still a fantastic book. The Endymions will be added to this list soon.
2. The Yiddish Policemen's Union &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;. Loved it. One of the best books I've read in a long time. Great story, fantastically written. Goes from glib and sarcastic to heartbreaking in the turn of a page.
3. The Colour of Magic &#9733;&#9733;½, I've been meaning to read Pratchett for ages so I'm glad I finally got around to this. Sadly I really didn't get into it. It took me ages to finish, and I didn't love it to be honest. I feel like there was a good set premise but lacking execution. Still I've heard the death and guard books are the best so I'll give them a crack sometime.
4. Neuromancer &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;. I really enjoyed this. I've been meaning to read it for a long time, but only just got to it. Its amazing how prescient about the internet, wearable tech etc it was considering it was written in 1983. But at times I felt like I didn't really know what was going on until someone spelled it out. Maybe I'm a moron though. Great book though and a really good story.


Films

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smug &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
2. State of Play &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½, Been meaning to watch this for while. Really enjoyed it. Good journalist/political thrillers are too few and far between.
3. Pain and Gain &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;, I didn't think I'd enjoy this as much as I did. The Rock was actually the best actor in it, and I don't mean that as an insult. Fun movie, some funny times and an absolutely crazy story. It inspired me to pick up the book its based on so I'll read that soon as well.
4. American Hustle &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½, Really good movie. I did feel like it tried too hard to make it seem like it was portraying the real story (with the aftermath and everything) when it was, as admitted at the start of the film, just based on a true story. Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence are insanely good actors. Seriously. Amazing work from both of them. I'm still not sold on Bradley Cooper being a decent actor, but he was actually pretty solid in this. Top notch movie though, and the direction seemed to be quite a distinct nod to Scorsese as well.
5. Street Fighter &#9733;&#9733;½, This is kind of cheating because I've seen it before, but not for like 10+ years so I'm counting it. This was more enjoyable than I was expecting. Totally stupid, but still pretty fun. Van Damme's "who wants to come with me" speech is great and the Godzilla fight between E Honda and Zangief was amazing.
6. Eastern Promises &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½, I think I wanted to like this movie more than I did. No doubt Viggo put in the performance of his career, but the movie didn't ha e me on the edge of my seat like I'd hoped. To be fair I did get distracted like four times. I did enjoy it, but I wanted to love it more
7. Wolf of Wall Street &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;. Fantastic movie. Absolute insanity. I have no idea if it made me want to do a lot of drugs or put me off them for life. Its an amazing insight into a completely different world though. Sure the film doesn't talk about the victims, but to be fair its not a movie about the victims. It's about the complete craziness that was Wall Street at the time. I did come out of it not at all understanding what Belfort did that was illegal though. I'm sure its super complicated and would be boring to see as a movie, but I still felt in the dark there.
 

Daddy-O Crunch

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I'm in, really wanted to get back into reading and this sounds like a lot of fun.

Daddy-O Crunch - 2/50 Books | 4/50 Movies &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

Books:

The Crossroad, By Mark Donaldson VC &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
A Game of Thrones, By George R. R. Martin &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

Movies:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
Carrie &#9733;&#9733;
Captain Phillips &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Prisoners &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
 
Update #1
Pretty average so far. A lot of good and bad films.
Biggest surprise thus far is Wreck it Ralph. Biggest Disappointment is Desolation of Smaug. Overall, The Hobbit Movies have been incredibly disappointing.
Making Very little progress with my books. So hard to get into.

Update #2
Didn't get as much as I could done now my Summer Holidays are nearly finished.
The Garden of words was an amazing visual fest. Liked the story as well. 12 years was pretty painful to watch.
Though American Hustle was really good acting wise. Story was a bit of a mess but damn that last polito scene was heart wrenching.
Robocop felt like an unnecessary reboot. Gary Oldman was pretty good but the various storylines in it just didn&#8217;t work very well.
House of flying daggers is still absolutely stunning to watch again.
Books are still not making progress. For FFC, like Jaime and Cercei's progression very much. The rest couldn't quite grab my interest.
I very much enjoyed Fatal lies and this is the only book of the series I could get into really easily.

Update #3
I found the Grand Budapest Hotel the greatest gem I've watched in a while that I was lucky to stumble across. Beautiful film. In terms of Comic Book movies go, Winter Solder was my favourite. ASM2 was weak, X-Men was nice but a lot of ideas that just never went anywhere. GOTG was enjoyable. Edge of Tomorrow was also one of my greatest surprises as I went in without much expectations. Horrible films will always be horrible like TMNT, Transformers. I don't even know why I even bothered. I wish there was a bit more on the Wind arises. Exploring more indepth of the development of the plane as I feel it did get a little sidetracked towards the end.

Arondight - 1/50 Books | 20/50 Movies

Books:


  1. George R. R. Martin - A Storm of Swords &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  2. George R. R. Martin - A Feast for Crows &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  3. Frank Tallis - Fatal Lies &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  4. Monster - Naoki Urasawa &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Movies:


  1. Beowulf &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  2. Hannibal Rising &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  3. Detective Conan - Private Eye in the Distant Sea &#9733;&#9733;½
  4. Summer Wars &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  5. Whisper of the Heart &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  6. Gintama: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  7. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug &#9733;&#9733;
  8. Out of the Furnace &#9733;&#9733;½
  9. Rush &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  10. Cloud Atlas &#9733;&#9733;½
  11. The Counsellor &#9733;&#9733;½
  12. Kingdom of Heaven DC &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  13. Legend of the Guardians &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  14. Kick Ass 2 &#9733;&#9733;½
  15. Wreck it Ralph &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  16. 12 Years a Slave &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  17. Now you see me &#9733;&#9733;½
  18. Berserk - Golden Age Chapter III &#9733;&#9733;½
  19. The Garden of Words &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  20. Asura &#9733;&#9733;
  21. American Hustle &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  22. Saving Mr. Banks &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  23. 12 Years a Slave &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  24. House of Flying Daggers &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  25. Robocop 2014 &#9733;&#9733;½
  26. Escape Plan &#9733;&#9733;½
  27. Guardians of the Galaxy&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  28. Godzilla&#9733;&#9733;½
  29. Amazing Spiderman 2 &#9733;&#9733;
  30. The Wind Rises&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  31. The Raid 2&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  32. Captain America: Winter Soldier&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  33. Majokko Shimai no yoyo to nene&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  34. Blade&#9733;&#9733;½
  35. Transformers: AOE&#9733;
  36. TMNT&#9733;
  37. The Expendables 3 &#9733;&#9733;
  38. The Lego Movie &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  39. X-men Days of the Future Past &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  40. The Grand Budapest Hotel &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  41. 300: ROTE &#9733;&#9733;
  42. Edge of Tomorrow &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  43. Hercules &#9733;&#9733;
 

Kamaji

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Count me in! Given that I read almost every night and that i'm in college that part should be fairly easy. I think the movie part will be a challenge though ^_^

Kamaji - 0/50 Books | 0/50 Movies

Books:

Writer - Title &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

Movies:

Movie Name &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
 

Thebrokenleg

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I'm definately in, even though I often don't have the time to read books since school work is in the way. Also, since I'm bad at reserving time for playing through all of the games I buy all the time, I'm also going to try to play through 50 games this year. Good luck to everyone participating, and may your cultural self be with you!


Thebrokenleg - 8/50 Books | 39/50 Movies | 2/50 Games

Books:

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

2. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

3. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

4. Animal Farm by George Orwell &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

5. The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

6. Blindness by José Saramago &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

7. Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

8. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King &#9733;&#9733;½

Movies:

1. The Lookout (2007) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

2. The Usual Suspects (1995) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

3. 12 Years a Slave (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

4. Wadjda (2012) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

5. Behind the Candelabra (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

6. Lars and the Real Girl (2007) &#9733;&#9733;½

7. Sherlock: The Empty Hearse (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

8. Sherlock: The Sign of Three (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

9. Jane Eyre (2011) &#9733;½

10. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990) &#9733;&#9733;

11. 12 Angry Men (1957) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

12. Frances Ha (2013) &#9733;&#9733;½

13. Sherlock: His Last Vow (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

14. I'm Still Here (2010) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

15. Primer (2004) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

16. Her (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

17. Fruitvale Station (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

18. My Life As A Dog (1985) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

19. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

20. The Lego Movie (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

21. Dallas Buyers Club (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

22. The Amazing Spiderman 2 (2014) &#9733;&#9733;

23. Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

24. Rosemary's Baby (1968) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

25. The Cabin In The Woods (2012) &#9733;&#9733;

26. Mean Girls (2004) &#9733;&#9733;

27. The Fault In Our Stars &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

28. Malificent (2014) &#9733;½

29. The Phantom of the Opera (2005) &#9733;&#9733;½

30. Oculus (2013) &#9733;&#9733;

31. The Shining (1980) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

32. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

33. The Tribe (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

34. Mommy (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

35. Goodnight Mommy (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

36. Northern Soul (2014) &#9733;&#9733;

37. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

38. Frank (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

39. Breathe (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;


Games:

1. LOTR: The Return of the King (PS2) &#9733;&#9733;½

2. Freddi Fish: The Case Of The Missing Kelp Seeds (PC) &#9733;&#9733;

 

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Nymerio - 46/50 Books | 07/50 Movies​
Books
  • The Eye of the World (Robert Jordan)
  • The Great Hunt (Robert Jordan)
  • The Dragon Reborn (Robert Jordan)
  • The Shadow Rising (Robert Jordan)
  • The Fires of Heaven (Robert Jordan)
  • And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
  • Shift (Hugh Howey)
  • Leviathan Wakes (James S.A. Corey)
  • Assassin's Apprentice (Robin Hobb)
  • Royal Assassin (Robin Hobb)
  • Assassin's Quest (Robin Hobb)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Neil Gaiman)
  • Fool's Errand (Robin Hobb)
  • Golden Fool (Robin Hobb)
  • Fool's Fate (Robin Hobb)
  • Dust (Hugh Howey)
  • The Stress of Her Regard (Tim Powers)
  • The Twelve (Justin Cronin)
  • Caliban's War (James S.A. Corey)
  • The Tyranny of the Night (Glen Cook)
  • Range of Ghosts (Elizabeth Bear)
  • Monster Hunter International (Larry Correia)
  • Under the Skin (Michel Faber)
  • Abaddon's Gate (James S.A. Corey)
  • Promise of Blood (Brian McClellan)
  • Skin Game (Jim Butcher)
  • Ordinary Grace (William Kent Krueger)
  • The Golem and the Jinni (Helene Wecker)
  • The Humans (Matt Haig)
  • Blood Song (Anthony Ryan)
  • The Republic of Thieves (Scott Lynch)
  • Revelation Space (Alastair Reynolds)
  • Under the Dome (Stephen King)
  • Words of Radiance (Brandon Sanderson)
  • Annihilation (Jeff Vandermeer)
  • Authority (Jeff Vandermeer)
  • Acceptance (Jeff (Vandermeer)
  • Jack of Ravens (Mark Chadbourn)
  • The Burning Man (Mark Chadbourn)
  • Destroyer of Worlds (Mark Chadbourn)
  • The Thief (Megan Whalen Turner)
  • The Queen of Attolia (Megan Whalen Turner)
  • The King of Attolia (Megan Whalen Turner)
  • A Conspirace of Kings (Megan Whalen Turner)
  • Sand (Hugh Howey)
  • The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman)

Movies
  • The World's End
  • Life is Beautiful
  • This is the End
  • Despicable Me
  • Despicable Me 2
  • The Conjuring
  • The Purge
  • Free to Play
 
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Professor Chaos - 3/50 Books | 3/50 Movies |

Books:

All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
End of the Tether - Joseph Conrad &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
The Crossing - Cormac McCarthy &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

Movies:

The Princess and the Frog &#9733;&#9733;
Tangled &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Drive &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
 

RevoDS

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RevoDS - 0/50 Books | 0/50 Movies

Books:

Movies:
 

rmt92

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rmt92 - 0/50 Books | 0/50 Movies

Books -

Movies -


Although my personal goal is 135 movies and 35 books, I'll still aim for 50 books.
 

Tragicomedy

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Master list updated with the latest arrivals. Once again, shoot me a PM if I've forgotten you or if the link under your name doesn't go to your tracking post.

I was looking over all the usual movie award show lists last night and there's a lot of stuff that interests me. Upstream Color is by far my most highly anticipated film, since it's the second film from Shane Carruth. His first movie was Primer, which stands as my favorite "hard" science fiction movie ever.
 

pettersson

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I am in as well :)

pettersson - 6/50 Books | 11/50 Movies

Books

  • The Road - Cormac McCarthy
  • Volkscomputer - Brian Bagnall / Winnie Forster
  • Er ist wieder da - Timur Vermes
  • The Exterminators - Simon Oliver
  • Good Omens - Terry Pratchett / Neil Gaiman
  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Movies
  • Man on the Moon (1999)
  • All Good Things (2009)
  • I give it a year (2013)
  • Stromberg (2014)
  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2012)
  • Anchorman 2 (2013)
  • Barney's Version (2010)
  • A.C.O.D. (2013)
  • The World's End (2013)
  • Clear History (2013)
  • The Guilt Trip (2012)
 

Reyne

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Might as well... Good to know where all that free time in 2014 went.

Reyne - 53/50 books | 50/50 movies

Books
  1. The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
  2. The Medieval City by Norman Pounds
  3. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman
  4. The Infernal City by Greg Keyes
  5. Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht
  6. Lord of Souls by Greg Keyes
  7. The Little Red Writing Book by Mark Tredinnick
  8. The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn't Always the Smart One by Satoshi Kanazawa
  9. Weeds in the Garden of Words: Further Observations on the Tangled History of the English Language by Kate Burridge
  10. The Iron King by Maurice Druon
  11. The Strangled Queen by Maurice Druon
  12. The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon
  13. The Royal Succession by Maurice Druon
  14. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  15. The She-Wolf of France by Maurice Druon
  16. The Lily and the Lion by Maurice Druon
  17. The Children of Húrin by J. R. R. Tolkien
  18. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  19. On Difficulty and Other Essays by George Steiner
  20. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  21. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  22. Blink - The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  23. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  24. What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
  25. The Information - A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
  26. The Once & Future King by T. H. White
  27. 1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry by Andrew Bridgeford
  28. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  29. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  30. A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan
  31. Great Tales from English History, Vol 1 by Robert Lacey
  32. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  33. The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  34. Rogues by George R.R. Martin (Editor) et al.
  35. Dubliners by James Joyce
  36. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  37. The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
  38. Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination by Peter Ackroyd
  39. The Disciplined Trader by Mark Douglas
  40. Rome’s Gothic Wars by Michael Kulikowski
  41. Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas
  42. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
  43. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer
  44. Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse
  45. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
  46. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
  47. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  48. A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf, Susan Gubar (Introduction)
  49. Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
  50. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
  51. The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama
  52. Wars of the Roses: Stormbird by Conn Iggulden
  53. The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr., Linda Antonsson

Movies
  1. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  2. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
  3. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
  4. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
  5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  6. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
  7. Amistad (1997)
  8. The Social Network (2010)
  9. Throne of Blood (1957)
  10. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  11. Idiocracy (2006)
  12. Willow (1988)
  13. Gravity (2013)
  14. Dark City (1998)
  15. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
  16. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
  17. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  18. Rashomon (1950)
  19. Kagemusha (1980)
  20. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  21. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  22. Airplane! (1980)
  23. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
  24. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  25. Henry V (1989)
  26. Ladyhawke (1985)
  27. The Wind Rises (2013)
  28. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
  29. The Intouchables (2011)
  30. Snowpiercer (2013)
  31. Tombstone (1993)
  32. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
  33. Pi (1998)
  34. Transcendance (2014)
  35. Trouble with the Curve (2012)
  36. Video Games: The Movie (2014)
  37. The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
  38. Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)
  39. Trading Places (1983)
  40. One Hour Photo (2002)
  41. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
  42. Cadillac Man (1990)
  43. The Rover (2014)
  44. Mercenaries In The Modern World (2014)
  45. The November Man (2014)
  46. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
  47. Ted (2012)
  48. Millennium Actress (2001)
  49. Steamboy (2004)
  50. Maleficent (2014)
 

_Ryo_

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Can I count a Visual Novel as a book? What about paths? Would each path count as a new book?
 

Sen²

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This sounds like fun. Count me in!


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Sen² - 31/50 Books | 36/50 Movies

Books
  1. V for Vendetta - Alan Moore, David Lloyd &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  2. The Complete Maus - Art Spiegelman &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  3. White Fang - Jack London &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  4. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn/Rise of the Dragoneye - Alison Goodman &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  5. Eona: The Last Dragoneye &#9733;&#9733; ½
  6. The Hedge Knight - George R. R. Martin &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  7. The Sworn Sword: The Hedge Knight II - George R. R. Martin &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  8. Warriors 1 - George R. R. Martin
  9. The Art of The Last of Us - Neil Druckmann, Bruce Straley, Rachel Edidin &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  10. The Circle - Dave Eggers &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  11. Stolen: A Letter to My Captor - Lucy Christopher &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  12. On A Pale Horse - Piers Anthony &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  13. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  14. Abandon - Meg Cabot &#9733;&#9733;
  15. Divergent: Insurgent - Veronica Roth &#9733;&#9733;
  16. Divergent: Allegiant - Veronica Roth &#9733;&#9733; ½
  17. Junky - William S. Burroughs &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  18. The Rising - Brian Keene &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  19. The Girl with all the Gifts - M. R. Carey &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  20. Saga Vol. 1-3 - Brian K. Vaughan 1, 2, 3 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  21. ]The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  22. Vampirates - Justin Somper &#9733;
  23. True Grit - Charles Portis &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  24. Unexpected Stories - Octavia E. Butler &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  25. Fledgling - Octavia E. Butler &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  26. Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1) - Octavia E. Butler &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  27. Parable of Talents (Earthseed, #2) - Octavia E. Butler &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  28. Orfeo - Richard Powers &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  29. Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  30. His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1) - Naomi Novik
  31. Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) - Naomi Novik


Movies
  1. Elysium &#9733;&#9733;
  2. The Road &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  3. The Wall &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  4. I Melt with You &#9733;
  5. Blue Valentine &#9733;&#9733; ½
  6. Contagion &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  7. Sherlock Season 3*
  8. Wrecked &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  9. Nothing Left to Fear &#9733;&#9733;
  10. Hunger &#9733;
  11. Winter's Bone &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  12. Moon &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  13. Mitt &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  14. The Hunt &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  15. The Demented &#9733;
  16. You're Next &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  17. Rest Stop: Don't Look Back &#9733;
  18. Haunter &#9733;
  19. The Seasoning House &#9733;
  20. Dark Skies &#9733;&#9733;
  21. Ender's Game &#9733;&#9733;½
  22. Captain Phillips &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  23. After the Dark - The Philosophers &#9733;
  24. Blue is the Warmest Color &#9733;&#9733;
  25. Mr. Nobody &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  26. Free to Play &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  27. Divergent &#9733;&#9733; ½
  28. The Legend of Hercules &#9733;
  29. Transcendence &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  30. X-Men:Future Past &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; ½
  31. Lucy &#9733;&#9733; ½
  32. Girl Rising &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  33. Goodbye World &#9733;&#9733;
  34. Stuck in Love
  35. Dracula Untold
  36. Tiger Eyes



* Counting the entire Season 3 as one movie.
 

daffy

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Joining in. Got both movies and books waiting on my shelf to be read/watched.(sorry for lack of indent, I'm on mobile)

RevoDS - 0/50 Books | 0/50 Movies

Books:

Movies:
You can indent on mobile.​
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Master list updated with the latest arrivals. Once again, shoot me a PM if I've forgotten you or if the link under your name doesn't go to your tracking post.

I was looking over all the usual movie award show lists last night and there's a lot of stuff that interests me. Upstream Color is by far my most highly anticipated film, since it's the second film from Shane Carruth. His first movie was Primer, which stands as my favorite "hard" science fiction movie ever.
I liked Upstream Color alot. I overrate movies though and am admittedly not a very good critic. I just like watching them! One movie I really loved this year was Electrick Children. Maybe you would like that one. I'm planning on watching Primer in the new year.​
 

Tragicomedy

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Can I count a Visual Novel as a book? What about paths? Would each path count as a new book?
I had to look this up because I honestly didn't know what you were referencing. From what I understand, they're basically interactive video games with some choose your own adventure aspects and narration of the characters. You'll probably need to ask others in this thread more experienced on the genre, but I personally don't understand how they would count as a book.

What's the usual length of these games? How much reading is involved compared to a novel? How do they differ from a JRPG? I "played" and loved To the Moon last year (which I think might fall into this category), and wouldn't define it as a book.

Use your conscience, but remember you're aiming for 50 books. Even if you did think they would count, I'm not sure how you'd justify different branches when the framework is the same and the goal is to experience new media, not repeats.

I liked Upstream Color alot. I overrate movies though and am admittedly not a very good critic. I just like watching them! One movie I really loved this year was Electrick Children. Maybe you would like that one. I'm planning on watching Primer in the new year.
Hadn't heard of that other movie. I'll add it to the queue. Thanks!
 

Mastadon

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I started last years and completely lost track, but I'm definitely down for this year!

Mastadon - 15/50 Books | 19/50 Movies

Books:

1. House of Chains (MBotF) - Steven Erikson &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
2. The Last Unicorn - Peter Beagle &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
3. The Sisters Brothers - Patrick DeWitt &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
5. Midnight Tides (MBotF) - Steven Erikson &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
6. Bitter Seeds - Ian Tregillis &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
7. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Catherynne Valente &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
8. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
9. Brilliance - Marcus Sakey &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
10. The Devil All the Time - Donald Ray Pollock &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
11. The Humans - Matt Haig &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
12. Blood Gospel - James Rollins &#9733;&#9733;
13. The Emperor's Blade - Brian Staveley &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
14. Never Look Back - Clare Donoghue &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
15. A Great Deliverance - Elizabeth George - &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

Movies:

1. Tangled (2010) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
2. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
3. Empire State (2012) &#9733;&#9733;
4. The Princess and The Frog (2009) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
5. Solomon Kane (2009) &#9733;&#9733;½
6. Wall-E (2008) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
7. American Psycho (2000) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
8. Children of Men (2006) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
9. End of Watch (2012) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
10. Assault on Wall Street (2013) &#9733;
11. Memento (2000) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
12. Gone Baby Gone (2007) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
13. Seven Psychopaths (2012) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
14. The Croods (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
15. The Wild (2006) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
16. A Fistful of Dollars (1964) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
17. Ip Man (2008) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
18. Ip Man 2 (2010) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
19. Frozen (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
 

_Ryo_

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I had to look this up because I honestly didn't know what you were referencing. From what I understand, they're basically interactive video games with some choose your own adventure aspects and narration of the characters. You'll probably need to ask others in this thread more experienced on the genre, but I personally don't understand how they would count as a book.

What's the usual length of these games? How much reading is involved compared to a novel? How do they differ from a JRPG? I "played" and loved To the Moon last year (which I think might fall into this category), and wouldn't define it as a book.

Use your conscience, but remember you're aiming for 50 books. Even if you did think they would count, I'm not sure how you'd justify different branches when the framework is the same and the goal is to experience new media, not repeats.
Hmm. I think the shortest I played was about 26 hours. Some can be 60+ hours. I'd say that Visual Novels often take a lot longer to read than a book does, and the word counts can be higher. They are games in that you have choices, sure but other than that it's not much different from a choose your own adventure book that has audio and music. It's not exactly the same as Telltales TWD and other games, there's no psychical controls or anything of the sort. It's very heavily focused on the story, and literature.
 

Forsaken82

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Forsaken82 – 4/50 Books | 23/50 Movies

Books:
1. Leviathan Wakes
2. Dark Places
3. Sand
4. All you need is Kill

Movies:
1. Carrie (2013)
2. The Last Stand
3. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
4. The Place Beyond the Pines
5. Jack Reacher
6. Escape Plan
7. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
8. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
9. Ender's Game
10. The Counsellor
11. Thor: The Dark World
12. 42
13. Gangster Squad
14. Prisoners
15. American Hustle
16. 12 Years a Slave
17. Snitch
18. 47 Ronin
19. Lone Survivor
20. Anchorman 2
21. The Book Thief
22. 2 Guns
23. Olympus Has Fallen
 

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bigcheese - 2/50 Books | 7/50 Movies

Books:

George R.R. Martin - A Storm of Swords &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
George R.R. Martin - A Feast for Crows &#9733;&#9733;½

Movies:

Big Trouble in Little China &#9733;&#9733;
The Conjuring &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
End of Watch &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Now You See Me &#9733;&#9733;
The Hangover, Part III &#9733;&#9733;½
Black Dynamite &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Inside Llewyn Davis &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
50 of each is going to be hard, but that's why it's a challenge now, isn't it.
 
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I need some book recommendations to get me started so if anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it. I've already decided to read both 1984 and Brave New World because the premises interest me a lot and I loved Animal Farm. Can anyone recommend me any other books in this vein?

I also need general recommendations for books to read. I've basically never read any books. What are some classics you guys would consider must reads?
 

Cyan

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I need some book recommendations to get me started so if anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it. I've already decided to read both 1984 and Brave New World because the premises interest me a lot and I loved Animal Farm. Can anyone recommend me any other books in this vein?

I also need general recommendations for books to read. I've basically never read any books. What are some classics you guys would consider must reads?
Not exactly in the same vein, but join us for the book club this month. I'd also recommend most of the books previously done for the book club as good reads (I'd exclude Atlas Shrugged, which is an interesting book just for political/cultural reasons, but probably not worth the time, and The Happiness Project, which I picked because the study of happiness interests me, but as it turned out it wasn't really about that).
 

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Do you guys use anything to track movies? I use goodreads for books, which is easiest to sort by year. I hit 45 this year (padded a bit with a few graphic novels) so I might be able to do this, but movies is by far the harder one for me - I only watched 4 or 5 this year!. I got Netflix and Hulu working though so I might be able to do it!
 

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Daytona Beach!
Do you guys use anything to track movies? I use goodreads for books, which is easiest to sort by year. I hit 45 this year (padded a bit with a few graphic novels) so I might be able to do this, but movies is by far the harder one for me - I only watched 4 or 5 this year!. I got Netflix and Hulu working though so I might be able to do it!
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Hadn't heard of that other movie. I'll add it to the queue. Thanks!
Sure. I hope you like it.
 

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Ephidel - 50/50 Books | 188/50 Movies | 4/50 Graphic Novels (Updated 31 Dec - Completed).​

Books
1. Pleasure Unbound (Demonica 01) by Larissa Ione &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (04 Jan)
2. Sea of Ghosts (Gravedigger Chronicles 01) by Alan Campbell &#9733;½ (11 Jan)
3. Shadow Unit 1 by Various &#9733;&#9733;½ (25 Jan)
4. The Emperor's Knife (Tower and Knife 01) by Mazarkis Williams &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (07 Feb)
5. Knife Sworn (Tower and Knife 02) by Mazarkis Williams &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (15 Feb)
6. The Tower Broken (Tower and Knife 03) by Mazarkis Williams &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (01 Mar)
7. Shades of Milk and Honey (The Glamourist Histories 01) by Mary Robinette Kowal &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (03 Mar)
8. Glamour in Glass (The Glamourist Histories 02) by Mary Robinette Kowal &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (03 Mar)
9. All the Paths of Shadow by Frank Tuttle &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (10 Mar)
10. Servant of the Underworld (Obsidian and Blood 01) by Aliette de Bodard &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (14 Mar)
11. Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence 01) by Max Gladstone &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (16 Mar)
12. The Vampire Shrink (Kismet Knight, Ph.D., Vampire Psychologist 01) by Lynda Hilburn &#9733;&#9733; (17 Mar)
13. Club Shadowlands (Masters of the Shadowlands 01) by Cherise Sinclair &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (23 Mar)
14. Crash Into You (Loving on the Edge 01) by Roni Loren &#9733; (23 Mar)
15. Starcrossed (Starcrossed 01) by Josephine Angelini &#9733; (03 Apr)
16. The Adamantine Palace (Memory of Flames 01) by Stephen Deas &#9733;&#9733; (07 Apr)
17. Vampire State of Mind (Otherworlders 01) by Jane Lovering &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (09 Apr)
18. Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre Trilogy 01) by Jacqueline Carey &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (16 Apr)
19. A Madness of Angels (Matthew Swift 01) by Kate Griffin &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (27 Apr)
20. Refining Felicity (School for Manners 01) by M.C. Beaton &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (28 Apr)
21. Romeo Spikes (Lo Life 01) by Joanne Reay &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (01 May)
22. London Falling (James Quill 01) by Paul Cornell &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (04 May)
23. Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders (Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin 01) by Richard Ellis Preston Jr. &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (07 May)
24. Romulus Buckle and the Engines of War (Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin 02) by Richard Ellis Preston Jr. &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (20 May)
25. Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell &#9733;&#9733; (21 May)
26. Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (24 May)
27. In Dark Service (Far Called 01) by Stephen Hunt &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (21 Jun)
28. Kiss of Steel (London Steampunk 01) by Bec McMaster &#9733;&#9733;½ (23 Jun)
29. Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen 01) by John Gwynne &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (19 Jul)
30. Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (29 Jul)
31. Falling Apart (Otherworlders 02) by Jane Lovering &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (03 Aug)
32. Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades 01) by E. L. James &#9733; (05 Aug)
33. New Amsterdam (New Amsterdam 01) by Elizabeth Bear &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (14 Aug)
34. Clockwork Heart (Clockwork Heart 01) by Dru Pagliassoti &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (15 Aug)
35. Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind (Clockwork Heart 02) by Dru Pagliassoti &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (17 Aug)
36. Clockwork Secrets: Heavy Fire (Clockwork Heart 03) by Dru Pagliassoti &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (19 Aug)
37. The Emperor's Edge (The Emperor's Edge 01) by Lindsay Buroker &#9733;&#9733;½ (22 Aug)
38. Impossible Things by Kate Johnson &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (25 Aug)
39. Dark Currents (The Emperor's Edge 02) by Lindsay Buroker &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (27 Aug)
40. The Shadow Of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy 01) by James Islington &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (31 Aug)
41. The Steel Remains (A Land Fit For Heroes 01) by Richard Morgan &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (18 Sep)
42. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy 01) by Richelle Mead &#9733;&#9733;½ (21 Sep)
43. Child of the Ghosts (The Ghosts 01) by Jonathan Moeller &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (24 Sep)
44. Personal (Jack Reacher 19) by Lee Child &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (07 Oct)
45. The Nimble Man (The Menagerie 01) by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski &#9733;&#9733;½ (18 Oct)
46. Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades 02) by E. L. James &#9733; (12 Dec)
47. Poison Study (Study Series 01) by Maria V. Snyder &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (19 Dec)
48. Magic Study (Study Series 02) by Maria V. Snyder &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (22 Dec)
49. Fire Study (Study Series 03) by Maria V. Snyder &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (26 Dec)
50. First Thrills by Various (Edited by Lee Child) &#9733;&#9733;½ (27 Dec)

Still currently reading Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta (Canopus In Argos: Archives 01) by Doris Lessing, but I had to set it aside to stand any chance of hitting my fifty book target. I'll try and complete it in the new year x_x

Movies
1. The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (01 Jan)
2. Sherlock: The Empty Hearse (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (01 Jan)
3. Romance and Cigarettes (2005) &#9733;&#9733;½ (05 Jan)
4. Precious Victims (1993) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (05 Jan)
5. Sherlock: The Sign of Three (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (05 Jan)
6. Good Will Hunting (1997) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (06 Jan)
7. The Animal (2001) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (11 Jan)
8. 27 Dresses (2008) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (12 Jan)
9. Sherlock: His Last Vow (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (12 Jan)
10. Cemetary Junction (2010) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (13 Jan)
11. Flower Girl (2009) &#9733;&#9733;½ (15 Jan)
12. Termination Point () &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (15 Jan)
13. In The Line Of Duty: Kidnapped () &#9733; (18 Jan)
14. Blue Steel () &#9733;&#9733; (18 Jan)
15. Out Of Reach (2004) &#9733;&#9733; (19 Jan)
16. Look Again (2011) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (21 Jan)
17. Alice (2009) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (24 Jan)
18. Fugitive at 17 (2012) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (25 Jan)
19. Crisis Point (2012) &#9733;&#9733; (25 Jan)
20. Starsky and Hutch (2004) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (25 Jan)
21. Dear Prudence () &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (26 Jan)
22. Monster! (1999) &#9733; (26 Jan)
23. Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (2004) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (29 Jan)
24. Supercop (1992) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (29 Jan)
25. Breaking and Entering (2006) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (03 Feb)
26. Quantum of Solace (2008) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (04 Feb)
27. Stranger With My Face (2007) &#9733;&#9733;½ (05 Feb)
28. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2010) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (10 Feb)
29. America's Sweethearts (2001) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (15 Feb)
30. Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008) &#9733;&#9733;½ (21 Feb)
31. Final Run (1999) &#9733;&#9733;½ (22 Feb)
32. That'll Be the Day (1973) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (22 Feb)
33. Million Dollar Murder (2005) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (23 Feb)
34. I Am Number Four (2010) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (01 Mar)
35. Snowmageddon (2011) &#9733;&#9733; (02 Mar)
36. Playing Father (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (08 Mar)
37. Patricia Cornwell - At Risk (2010) &#9733;&#9733;½ (11 Mar)
38. In the Name of the King: Two Worlds (2011) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (11 Mar)
39. Willed to Kill ( 2012) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (18 Mar)
40. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2002) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (18 Mar)
41. (Unknown Title 01 - A Woman Investigates Cheating Husbands) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (20 Mar)
42. Snow Beast (2011) &#9733;½ (22 Mar)
41. The Master of Disguise (2002) &#9733; (22 Mar)
42. Meddling Mom (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (22 Mar)
43. When Husbands Cheat (1998) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (23 Mar)
44. Whip It (2009) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (23 Mar)
45. Natalee Holloway (2009) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (26 Mar)
46. Anna's Dream (2002) &#9733;&#9733; (30 Mar)
47. Dinocroc Vs Supergator (2010) &#9733;½ (03 Apr)
48. The Family Stone (2005) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (05 Apr)
49. The Ninth Gate (1999) &#9733;&#9733;½ (05 Apr)
50. Shadow of a Doubt (1995) &#9733;&#9733; (06 Apr)
51. At the Mercy of a Stranger (1999) &#9733;½ (06 Apr)
52. Outrageous Fortune (1987) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (14 Apr)
53. A Woman's Rage (2008) &#9733;&#9733; (17 Apr)
54. The Hunters (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (20 Apr)
55. Lucky in Love (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (20 Apr)
56. Sworn to Silence (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (20 Apr)
57. Tootsie (1982) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (20 Apr)
58. Growing the Big One (2010) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;(22 Apr)
59. Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World (1997) &#9733;&#9733;½ (27 Apr)
60. Zoom: Academy for Superheroes (2006) &#9733;&#9733;½ (27 Apr)
61. Taken Back: Finding Hayley &#9733;&#9733; (19 May)
62. Blended (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (20 May)
63. A Memory Of Lies &#9733;½ (22 May)
64. Out of Contol (2009) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (22 May)
65. Die Another Day (2002) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (24 May)
66. Offline (2011) &#9733;&#9733;½ (24 May)
67. Destruction Las Vegas (2013) &#9733;½ (25 May)
68. Sorority Surrogate (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (31 May)
69. Gray Matters (2006) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (01 Jun)
70. Killing Moon (2000) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (01 Jun)
71. Conspiracy (2008) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (02 Jun)
72. Beauty In the Gutters (2014) (07 Jun) - Okay, this documentary was technically a student film but it should have had some sort of damn content warning and I had to watch it without one. I'm counting it.
73. Striking Distance (1993) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (07 Jun)
74. The Vanishing (1993) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (08 Jun)
75. Adventureland (2005) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (09 Jun)
76. Just Friends (2005) &#9733;½ (12 Jun)
77. Couples Retreat (2009) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (14 Jun)
78. The Good Mother (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (19 Jun)
79. Film about bloke who returns to town after leaving following his mother's death several years prior &#9733;&#9733;½ (22 Jun)
80. It Had To Be You () &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (22 Jun)
81. The Outsiders (1983) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (22 Jun)
82. Ordinary Miracles &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
83. Star Chamber (1983) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (28 Jun)
84. Seven Pounds (2008) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (28 Jun)
85. Life Without Dick (2002) &#9733;&#9733; (29 Jun)
86. Class Action (1991) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (29 Jun)
87. Her Deadly Rival (1995) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (29 Jun)
88. Sideways (2004) &#9733; (01 Jul)
89. June in January (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (05 Jul)
90. A Valentine's Date (2011) &#9733;&#9733; (06 Jul)
91. The Price of a Broken Heart (1993) &#9733;&#9733;½ (06 Jul)
92. Man of the Year (2006) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (14 Jul)
92. Assumed Killer (2013) &#9733;&#9733;½ (14 Jul)
93. Secret Liaison (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (14 Jul)
94. My Gal Sunday (2014) &#9733; (19 Jul)
95. Bermuda Tentacles () &#9733;&#9733; (21 Jul)
96. Fatal Acquittal (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (24 Jul)
97. The Ringer (2005) (26 Jul)
98. Paul (2011) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (26 Jul)
99. Rocky Road (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (27 Jul)
100. The Lodger (2009) &#9733;&#9733;½ (27 Jul)
101. Certain Prey (2011) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (31 Jul)
102. Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (01 Aug)
103. Confessions of a Young Bride (2005) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (02 Aug)
104. Dear John (2010) &#9733;&#9733;½ (03 Aug)
105. A Date With Murder (2008) &#9733;&#9733;½ (04 Aug)
106. Legally Tender (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (09 Aug)
107. Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion (2000) &#9733;&#9733;½ (10 Aug)
108. Stonados (2013) &#9733;½ (10 Aug)
109. Ice Spiders (2007) &#9733;&#9733; (10 Aug)
110. Convicted: A Mother's Story (1987) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (11 Aug)
111. A Surrogate's Terror (2014) Having started watching this, it's the same film as Sorority Surrogate.
111. Broken Trust (2012) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (12 Aug)
112. Another Woman's Child (1983) &#9733;&#9733;½ (13 Aug)
113. When Love Came to Town (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (17 Aug)
114. A Death in Canaan (1978) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (17 Aug)
115. Sudden Fury (1993) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (19 Aug)
116. Killer Mountain (2011) (22 Aug)
117. Doctor Who: Deep Breath + Cinema Extras (Strax's Blog, Behind the Scenes, and Interview) (24 Aug)
118. Crowned & Dangerous (1997) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (28 Aug)
119. The Hunted (2003) &#9733;&#9733; (29 Aug)
120. Suspect Zero (2004) &#9733; (30 Aug)
121. Chalet Girl (2011) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (31 Aug)
122. The Bouquet (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (31 Aug)
123. Descent (2005) &#9733;&#9733; (06 Sep)
124. Entrapment (1999) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (07 Sep)
125. Stepmom (1998) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (07 Sep)
126. In The Dark (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (13 Sep)
127. Love At First Lie (2008) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (13 Sep)
128. Love's Unending Legacy (2007) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (13 Sep)
129. Final Recourse (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (13 Sep)
130. Taxi (2004) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (14 Sep)
131. Imagine That (2004) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (14 Sep)
132. Baby Bootcamp (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (20 Sept)
133. Runaway Jury (2003) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (21 Sep)
134. Insomnia (2002) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (22 Sep)
135. You May Not Kiss The Bride (2011) &#9733;&#9733; (22 Sep)
136. The Glenn Miller Story (1954) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (28 Sep)
137. The Terminator (1984) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (30 Sep)
138. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (05 Oct)
139. The Incredible Hulk (2008) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (11 Oct)
140. Babe: Pig in the City (1998) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (11 Oct)
141. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (11 Oct)
142. Columbo: Blueprint For Murder (1972) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (11 Oct)
143. Snatch (2000) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (12 Oct)
144. A Christmas Visitor (2002) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (19 Oct)
145. Mom's Day Away (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (19 Oct)
146. The Grim Sleeper (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (19 Oct)
147. Honor Student (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (25 Oct)
148. Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes (1981) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (26 Oct)
149. Darling Companion (2012) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (26 Oct)
150. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (01 Nov)
151. Window Wonderland (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (02 Nov)
152. Murder So Sweet (1993) &#9733;&#9733; (02 Nov)
153. A Christmas Tree Miracle (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (13 Nov)
154. Angels and Ornaments (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (16 Nov)
155. A Song for the Season (1999) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (16 Nov)
156. Trading Christmas (2011) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (20 Nov)
157. (Unknown Christmas Film) (21 Nov)
158. A Christmas Proposal (2009) &#9733;&#9733;½ (21 Nov)
159. Meet Dave (2008) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (23 Nov)
160. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (23 Nov)
161. The Christmas Ornament (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (25 Nov)
162. Legends of Valhalla: Thor () &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (01 Dec)
163. The Greatest Christmas Party Ever (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (04 Dec)
164. Gift of the Magi (2010) &#9733;&#9733;½ (05 Dec)
165. Christmas Mix (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (11 Dec)
166. The Christmas Spirit (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (13 Dec)
167. Time Runners (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (21 Dec)
168. The Holiday (2006) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (21 Dec)
169. Christmas on the Bayou (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (22 Dec)
170. Holiday Help (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (22 Dec)
171. The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (23 Dec)
172. One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (1975) &#9733;&#9733;½ (24 Dec)
173. Love at the Parade (2012) &#9733;&#9733;½ (24 Dec)
174. Christmas Parade (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (24 Dec)
175. Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (25 Dec)
176. Scooby-Doo (2002) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (25 Dec)
177. Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (25 Dec)
178. Catch a Christmas Star (2013) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (26 Dec)
179. The Christmas Secret (2014) &#9733;&#9733; (26 Dec)
180. A Christmas Romance (1994) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½ (27 Dec)
181. Killing me Softly (1995) &#9733;&#9733;½ (27 Dec)
182. The Lodge (2008) &#9733;&#9733; (28 Dec)
183. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (28 Dec)
184. Undercover Christmas (2003) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (28 Dec)
185. Ms Scrooge (1997) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (28 Dec)
186. My Dog's Christmas Miracle (2011) &#9733;&#9733;½ (30 Dec)
187. Ratatouille (2007) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (31 Dec)
188. 12 Days of Christmas Eve (2004) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (31 Dec)

Uncounted Re-Watches
1. Stripes (1981) (02 Jan)
2. Man About Town (2006) (08 Jan)
3. Leap Year () (08 Feb)
4. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) (15 Feb)
5. Miss Congeniality 2 (2005) (18 Feb, 19 Jul, 2X Aug)
6. Rush Hour 3 (2007) (22 Mar)
7. Absolute Zero (2005) (20 Jul)
8. Waitress (2007) (28 Jul)
9. Goblin Shark Attack (2009) (31 Aug)
10. National Security (2003) (07 Sep)
11. Wild Hearts (2006) (21 Sep)
12. A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013) (06 Dec)
13. That one about the DJ that Christmas24 always play instead of Naughty or Nice (xx Dec)
14. Derailed (2005) (xx Dec)
15. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) (31 Dec)

Graphic Novels
1. Velvet Kiss Vol.1 by Chihiro Harumi &#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (10 Jan)
2. Wolfsmund Vol.1 by Mitsuhisa Kuji (25 Aug)
3. Wandering Son Vol.6 by Shimura Takako &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (12 Dec)
4. Wandering Son Vol.7 by Shimura Takako &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733; (12 Dec)​

Having completed the challenge for 2013, sign me up for 2014 :)
The biggest surprise for me was that I barely passed the line on books when I expected to make it with no problems, although I did read significantly less books in the latter part of the year. I also honestly never realised how many movies I actually watched before I started keeping track for this, so it was enlightening. And perhaps worrying. It should be interesting to see how the next year goes.
 
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