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

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ColtraineGF

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Better than last year, at least.

ColtraineGF - 6/50 Books | 42/50 Movies | 4 Anime Series | 3 Manga Series​

Books

  1. Ben H. Winters - The Last Policeman (2013)
  2. Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games (2008)
  3. Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire (2009)
  4. Suzanne Collins - Mockingjay (2010)
  5. Andy Weir - The Martian (2014) <-- READ ME @_@
  6. Hiroshi Sakurazaka (TL Joseph Reeder, Alexander O. Smith) - All You Need Is Kill (2011)

Movies
  1. Wanted
  2. Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime
  3. Catch Me If You Can
  4. Moneyball
  5. 12 Years a Slave
  6. Ocean's 12
  7. Ocean's 13
  8. The Grey
  9. Godzilla
  10. Philadelphia
  11. Grave of the Fireflies
  12. Edge of Tomorrow
  13. Her
  14. The Legend of Bagger Vance
  15. Shutter Island
  16. The Prestige
  17. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  18. This Is The End
  19. The World's End
  20. The Social Network
  21. Animatrix
  22. This Is The End
  23. Rio
  24. Lucy
  25. Happy Gilmore
  26. Anger Management
  27. Quantum of Solace
  28. Guardians of the Galaxy
  29. Thor: The Dark World
  30. The Ides of March
  31. Madagascar 2
  32. 42
  33. Madagascar 3
  34. In Bruges
  35. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
  36. Burn After Reading
  37. Layer Cake
  38. The Giver
  39. Skyfall
  40. The Hunger Games
  41. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  42. The School of Rock

Manga
  1. Hirohiko Araki - Phantom Blood (1 - 47)
  2. Hirohiko Araki - Battle Tendency (48 - 114)
  3. Hirohiko Araki - Stardust Crusaders (115 - 265)

Anime
  1. Macross Frontier (25 eps)
  2. CardCaptor Sakura (70 eps)
  3. A Certain Magical Index (24 eps)
  4. Gunbuster (6 eps)
 

Collete

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Well...I didn't do good at all this year =_= But I did have a fascination with Lewis lol

Collete - 12/50 Books | 5/50 Movies​

Books:
Till We Have Faces by C.S Lewis
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Screwtape Letters by C.S Lewis
The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis
Prince Caspian by C.S Lewis
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S Lewis
The Silver Chair by C.S Lewis
The Magician's Nephew by C.S Lewis
The Last Battle by C.S Lewis
The Simarillion by JRR Tolkien
Heart of the Current Crispin Young
The Boy and his Horse by C.S Lewis

Movies:
Red Balloon
Imagination Game
Lego Movie
Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle
 

kswiston

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Finished with 90 mins to spare :p

Here is my final tally:


kswiston - 54/50 Books | 50/50 Movies


Books:

1) Before They are Hanged (First Law Trilogy - Book 2) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
2) Last Argument of Kings (First Law Trilogy - Book 3) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
3) Best Served Cold &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
4) The Ocean at the End of the Lane &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
5) Steelheart &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
6) The Black Company (Books of the North Pt 1) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
7) Shadows Linger (Books of the North Pt 2) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
8) The White Rose (Books of the North Pt 3) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
9) Gardens of the Moon &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
10) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
11) Prince of Thorns &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
12) The Emperor's Soul &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
13) No Country for Old Men &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
14) I Am Legend &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
15) Deadhouse Gates &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
16) Blood Meridian &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
17) Legion &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
18) Hyperion &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
19) The Sworn Sword &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
20) The Mystery Knight &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
21) Ender's Game &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
22) The Princess and the Queen - &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
23) Quicksilver &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
24) Redshirts &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
25) Ancient Warfare - A Very Short Introduction &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
26) The Ascent of Money &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
27) Rogues (short story anthology) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
28) The Heroes &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
29) Red Country &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
30) King of Thorns &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
31) The Way of Kings &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
32) Words of Radiance &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
33) Agent to the Stars &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
34) The Name of the Wind &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
35) 2001: A Space Odyssey &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
36) The Pluto Files &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
37) Jhereq &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
38) The King of the Vagabonds &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
39) Odalisque &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
40) The Remains of the Day &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
41) The Death of Ivan Ilyich &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
42) Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
43) Yendi &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
44) Shards of Honor &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
45) Naruto - Vol 1-27 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
46) Across the Nightingale Floor &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
47) Teckla &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
48) The Stranger &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
49) Fool's Moon &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
50) Falling Free &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
51) Fall of Hyperion &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
52) Naruto - Vol 28-55 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
53) Legion: Skin Deep &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
54) The Rithmatist &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½


Movies:

1) American Hustle &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
2) The Net (1995) &#9733;&#9733;
3) Eagle Eye &#9733;&#9733;
4) Her &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
5) Frozen &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
6) Sneakers &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
7) Sherlock: The Empty Hearse &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
8) Invictus &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
9) Journey of Man - &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
10) The Raid: Redemption &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
11) Food Inc &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
12) The Lorax &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
13) Kimjongilia &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
14) Captain America: The Winter Soldier &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
15) The Expendibles 2 &#9733;&#9733;
16) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
17) Easy A &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
18) Zombieland &#9733;&#9733;½
19) Don Jon - &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
20) X-Men: Days of Future Past &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
21) The Edge of Tomorrow &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
22) Hansel and Gretel - Witch Hunters &#9733;&#9733;
23) Grand Budapest Hotel &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
24) Rushmore &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
25) The Life Aquatic &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
26) The Fantastic Mr Fox &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
27) Ghost World &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
28) 12 Years a Slave &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
29) Inside Llewyn Davis &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
30) The World's End &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
31) The Heat &#9733;&#9733;
32) Guardians of the Galaxy &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
33) Amazing Spider-man 2 &#9733;&#9733;
34) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
35) The Punisher: Warzone &#9733;&#9733;½
36) The Other Guys &#9733;&#9733;½
37) Justice League: Flash Point &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
38) Son of Batman &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
39) Superman: Doomsday &#9733;&#9733;½
40) Batman: Year One &#9733;&#9733;½
41) Galaxy Quest &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
42) Snowpiercer &#9733;&#9733;½
43) End of Watch &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
44) Nebraska &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
45) Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
46) Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
47) Gross Pointe Blank &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
48) Elite Squad &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
49) Elite Squad: Enemy Within &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
50) Epic &#9733;&#9733;½
 

Piecake

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I think I will give this a shot next year, though I am quite positive that I won't even come close to watching 50 movies. Though this challenge could give me the push I need to start watching more documentaries...
 

Mumei

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Update

Well, it was an improvement on last year.

Mumei - 133/50 Books | 50/50 Movies

  • The Black Family in Slavery & Freedom, 1750 - 1925, by Herbert G. Gutman
  • The Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection, by Niobe Way
  • Assassin's Apprentice, by Robin Hobb
  • Women, Race & Class, by Angela Y. Davis
  • Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World by Jeff Madrick
  • Royal Assassin, by Robin Hobb
  • Assassin's Quest, by Robin Hobb
  • Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life, by Annette Lareau
  • The Waves, by Virginia Woolf
  • American Slavery, American Freedom, by Edmund S. Morgan
  • The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edition of On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin (annot. James T. Costa)
  • The Hallowed Hunt, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Family Life: A Novel, by Akhil Sharma
  • The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, by Edward E. Baptist
  • Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, by Reza Aslan
  • The Ice Dragon, by George R. R. Martin
  • Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, by Corey Olsen
  • Lysistrata, by Aristophanes
  • The Melancholy of Mechagirl, by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, by Eric Foner

Movies
  • Snowpiercer
  • Big Hero 6
  • A Royal Affair
  • Adam's Apples
  • Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas
  • The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
  • It's Such A Beautiful Day
  • Weekend
  • Anastasia
  • The Prince of Egypt

Comics and Manga
  • Please Save My Earth, Volume 12 - 15
  • Rurouni Kenshin VIZBIG, Volume 9
  • Nijighara Holograph, by Inio Asano

Super Short Books / Novellas
  • All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals, by John Conway, C.M. Kosemen, and Darren Naish with skeletal diagrams by Scott Hartman
  • Earth and Ashes, by Atiq Rahimi
  • Eunoia

Television
  • Supernatural, Season 8
  • Breaking Bad, Season 5, Part 2
  • Doctor Who, Series 6
  • Life

Have a couple more things I'm going to be finishing shortly for Goodreads goal-reasons, but this is a fine place to end. And really, I don't know how I'm supposed to treat The Principles of Uncertainty so this allows me to avoid thinking about it. <3
 

Kelpie

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  1. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  2. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
  3. Etlantris by Brandon Sanderson
  4. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
  5. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  6. Mistborn: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
  7. Mistborn: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  8. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Movies

  1. The Unknown
  2. I, Frankenstein
  3. Sherlock: The Empty Hearse
  4. Sherlock: The Sign of Three
  5. Sherlock: His Last Vow
  6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  7. The Station Agent
  8. Pacific Rim
  9. Robot & Frank
  10. The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug
  11. Inglourious Basterds
  12. 12 Years a Slave
  13. Attack the Block
  14. World War Z
  15. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  16. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  17. Gravity
  18. Lucy
  19. Guardians of the Galaxy
  20. Skyfall
  21. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  22. The Family
  23. End of Watch
  24. Arbitrage
  25. The Cabin in the Woods
  26. Dredd
  27. 2 Guns
  28. How to Train You Dragon 2
  29. A Monster in Paris
  30. Love Actually
  31. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
  32. Riddick
  33. Divergent
  34. Frozen

Not even close. Being more active in this thread probably would have motivated me to actually meet the goal. I'll do better next year.
 

Guamu

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So, here goes my final update. I was pretty sure in January that I would not get even close, but almost made it. At the beginning of the month I thought I could marathon through the 13 or so movies, but work has been rough...and suppodsedly I'm on vacation ¬_¬


The final page count was:
  • Audiobooks - 4 days; 17:50 hrs
  • "Real" books - 7912 pages
  • Manga - 4720 pages

My top 3


Books:
  1. El castillo ambulante (Howl's moving castle) - Diana Wynne Jones
  2. La insoportable levedad del ser (Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí) - Milan Kundera
  3. The Extraordinary adventures of Arsene Lupin, gentleman-burglar - Maurice Leblanc

Movies:
  • 20 Feet from Stardom
  • Birdman
  • Grandes Héroes (Big Hero 6)

Happy new year and hope to see you on next year's challenge.
 

roosters93

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urghh so close but noo

end result:

damn semester exchange overseas, I read one book in those four months. I wouldn't have come anywhere near as close if I wasn't so ahead of pace beforehand. I'll make it this year for sure since I'm back home.

since last update:

Books:
Last Bets: A true story of gambling, morality and the law - Michaela McGuire &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
IQ84: Volume One - Haruki Murakami &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
IQ84: Volume Two - Haruki Murakami &#9733;&#9733;
IQ84: Volume Three - Haruki Murakami &#9733;

Movies:

Harmontown &#9733;&#9733;
Big Hero 6 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Gone Girl &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
Nightcrawler &#9733;&#9733;½
The Guest &#9733;&#9733;
The Interview &#9733;&#9733;
 

Tragicomedy

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26 total finishers! Congratulations to everyone for a really fun challenge.


&#8220;My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all.
Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it&#8217;s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours&#8221; - Charles Bukowski


Current pace needed for completion (as of 1 January):
  • 50/50 books | 50/50 movies

GAF totals:
  • 3,621 Books
  • 7,510 Movies

Monthly Progress:


Members who have completed the challenge:
  1. Glaurungr - 152/50 books | 168/50 movies (completed 27 March)
  2. TestMonkey - 75/50 books | 75/50 movies (completed 8 August)
  3. lastflowers - 64/50 books | 75/50 movies (completed 9 August)
  4. EverythingShiny - 55/50 books | 55/50 movies (completed 18 August)
  5. kinoki - 65/50 books | 99/50 movies (completed 24 August)
  6. TheWarrior - 50/50 books | 50/50 movies (completed 17 September)
  7. Tragicomedy - 56/50 books | 59/50 movies (completed 9 October)
  8. Empty - 52/50 books | 50/50 movies (completed 31 October)
  9. Reyne - 53/50 books | 50/50 movies (completed 31 October)
  10. Lumiere - 119/50 books | 55/50 movies (completed 30 November)
  11. Jungleland - 52/50 books | 62/50 movies (completed 30 November)
  12. Maklershed - 52/50 books | 50/50 movies (completed 17 December)
  13. besada - 51/50 books | 58/50 movies (completed 18 December)
  14. bggrthnjsus - 57/50 books | 51/50 movies (completed 27 December)
  15. DieUnbekannte - 50/50 books | 50/50 movies (completed 27 December)
  16. Cyan - 77/50 books | 50/50 movies (completed 30 December)
  17. Pau - 52/50 books | 50/50 movies (completed 30 December)
  18. Shiv47 - 50/50 books | 53/50 movies (completed 30 December)
  19. Ashes1396 - 51/50 books | 63/50 movies (completed 31 December)
  20. mu cephei - 50/50 books | 50/50 movies (completed 31 December)
  21. arkon - 50/50 books | 50/50 movies (completed 31 December)
  22. Ephidel - 50/50 books | 188/50 movies (completed 31 December)
  23. kswiston - 54/50 books | 50/50 movies (completed 31 December)
  24. Mumei - 132/50 books | 50/50 movies (completed 31 December)
  25. Saphirax - 50/50 books | 50/50 movies (completed 31 December)
  26. Narag - 50/50 books | 268/50 movies (completed 31 December)

Top 20 book worms:
  1. Glaurungr - 152
  2. Mumei - 132
  3. Lumiere - 119
  4. Cyan - 77
  5. TestMonkey - 75
  6. kinoki - 65
  7. lastflowers - 64
  8. bggrthnjsus - 57
  9. Pau - 57
  10. Tragicomedy - 56
  11. EverythingShiny - 55
  12. kswiston - 54
  13. Reyne - 53
  14. Jintor - 53
  15. Empty - 52
  16. Jungleland - 52
  17. Maklershed - 52
  18. Ashes1396 - 51

Top 20 film buffs:
  1. Henry Swanson - 372
  2. Narag - 268
  3. ridley182 - 207
  4. Ephidel - 188
  5. Glaurungr - 168
  6. siyrobbo - 157
  7. Verdre - 121
  8. Saya - 115
  9. jarofbees - 110
  10. roosters93 - 110
  11. BrokenEchelon - 107
  12. avengers23 - 100
  13. Kinoki - 99
  14. Forsaken82 - 85
  15. SaltyDoughtnut - 82
  16. zoozilla - 82
  17. markhimself - 81
  18. FUBAR McDangles - 80
  19. Enco - 78
  20. suberzat - 78

Most balanced with the force:

Least balanced with the force:
 

CharminUltra

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! I managed to finish my 50th book with ~30 minutes to spare (it's still 11:29PM over here in the West Coast). That was uncomfortably close.

ridley182 - 50/50 Books | 211/50 Movies

I will post my blurbs tomorrow. Time to go and join the fam and celebrate the new year :)

Oh yeah, HAPPY NEW YEAR! to those of you enjoying 2015 already.
 

Maklershed

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Maklershed - 53/50 books | 55/50 movies | 18 games

Books
53. Acceptance

Movies
51. 47 Ronin
52. Divergent
53. The Lego Movie
54. In a Lonely Place
55. The Searchers
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Maklershed - 53/50 books | 55/50 movies | 18 games

Books
1. The Black Company book 8: She is the Darkness
2. The Black Company book 9: Water Sleeps
3. The Black Company book 10: Soldiers Live
4. Swan Song
5. Dreams from Bunker Hill
6. Isaac's Storm
7. The Associate
8. Count Zero
9. Blood on the Moon
10. Because the Night
11. Suicide Hill
12. Lady in the Lake
13. Post Office
14. To Live and Drink in L.A.
15. Mistborn 3: The Hero of Ages
16. Dust
17. Ancillary Justice
18. The Way of Kings
19. Words of Radiance
20. Game Over, Press Start to Continue: How Nintendo Conquered the World
21. Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
22. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
23. Cibola Burn
24. Murder by Revolution
25. One Summer: America 1927
26. Ahvarra: The Heart of the World
27. Mr. Mercedes
28. Hardwired
29. California
30. Galveston
31. Drood
32. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
33. The De-Textbook
34. Perfidia
35. Gone Girl
36. Slow Getting Up
37. State of Fear
38. Yellow Crocus
39. Highest Duty
40. Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
41. The Sirens of Titan
42. Dracula
43. The Savage Boy
44. Sharp Objects
45. The Great Gatsby
46. Ask the Dust
47. The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
48. Ham on Rye
49. Wait Until Spring, Bandini
50. The Road to Los Angeles
51. Annihilation
52. Authority
53. Acceptance

Movies
1. The Third Man
2. Notorious
3. Lethal Weapon
4. Lethal Weapon 2
5. Red Dawn
6. Europa Report
7. Olympus Has Fallen
8. Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters
9. Double Team
10. Volcano
11. Robocop
12. Dark Passage
13. The Crooked Way
14. Beverly Hills Cop
15. The Color of Night
16. American Hustle
17. Akira
18. The Man with the Iron Fists
19. The Place Beyond the Pines
20. Fargo
21. Out of the Furnace
22. Lucy
23. Hard to Kill
24. Above the Law
25. Point Break
26. Fast and Furious 5
27. Fast and Furious 6
28. Marked for Death
29. Beverly Hills Cop II
30. 2 Guns
31. Staying Alive
32. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
33. The Room
34. Enemy of the State
35. 12 Years a Slave
36. Cabin in the Woods
37. Captain Phillips
38. Dallas Buyers Club
39. Lone Survivor
40. Blue Ruin
41. Prohibition part 1
42. Prohibition part 2
43. The Wolf of Wall Street
44. Prohibition part 3
45. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
46. Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats
47. Hello Ladies the Movie
48. A View to a Kill
49. Die Hard
50. Die Hard 2
51. 47 Ronin
52. Divergent
53. The Lego Movie
54. In a Lonely Place
55. The Searchers

Games
1. Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita)
2. Hotline Miami (Vita)
3. God of War: Ascension (PS3)
4. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (360)
5. Guacamelee (Vita)
6. Mark of the Ninja (PC)
7. The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC
8. Homefront
9. Killzone Shadowfall
10. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
11. Wolfenstein New Order
12. Syndicate
13. Splinter Cell: Blacklist
14. Call of Duty: Ghosts
15. Infamous Second Son (Platinum)
16. Killzone Mercenaries
17. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
18. Destiny
 

A Human Becoming

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My final and only update:

9/50 Books | 38/50 Movies

Books

  • The Quiet American - January 16th: &#9733;&#9733;½
  • Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Succeed in School and Life - January 21st: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  • Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World - January 27: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  • Neuromancer - March 1st: &#9733;&#9733;
  • The Razor's Edge - March 28th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - April 2nd: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  • The Graveyard Book - April 23rd: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  • Your Life Can Be Better: using strategies for Adult ADD/ADHD - August 26th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  • Healthy Children, Healthy Minds: Helping Children Succeed NOW for a Brighter Future - October: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

Movies
  • Boy - January 2nd: &#9733;&#9733;½
  • Kiki's Delivery Service - January 9th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  • Goon - January 26th: &#9733;&#9733;½
  • Frozen - February 2nd: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  • Dallas Buyers Club - February 13th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  • That Wasn't Me (Short Film) - February 21st: &#9733;½
  • Just Before Losing Everything (Short Film) - February 21st: &#9733;½
  • Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? (Short Film) - February 21st: &#9733;&#9733;
  • The Voorman Problem (Short Film) - February 21st: &#9733;&#9733;
  • Helium (Short Film) - February 21st: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  • Lost in Laconia - March 9th: &#9733;&#9733;½
  • Pi - March 29th: &#9733;½
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier - May 15th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  • The Transformers: The Movie - June 3rd: ½
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars - July 3rd: &#9733;
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - July 16th: &#9733;&#9733;½
  • Gravity - July 23rd: &#9733;&#9733;
  • My Neighbor Totoro - July 24th: &#9733;&#9733;
  • End of Watch - July 27th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  • Guardians of the Galaxy - August 1st: &#9733;&#9733;½
  • Boyhood - August 7th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  • Zodiac - August 14th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  • The Hours - August 19th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  • The Lego Movie - August 24th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  • America: The Congress - September 26th: &#9733;&#9733;½
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show - October 31st: &#9733;&#9733;
  • Good Will Hunting - November 10th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  • Kingdom of Heaven - November 25th: &#9733;&#9733;
  • Futurama: Bender's Game - November 30th: &#9733;
  • Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder - November 30th: &#9733;&#9733;½
  • Big Hero 6 - December 7th: &#9733;&#9733;½
  • Ida - December 13th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
  • Edge of Tomorrow - December 16th: &#9733;&#9733;
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel - December 20th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 - December 20th: &#9733;&#9733;
  • The Hobbit (1977) - December 24th: &#9733;½
  • Bad Santa - December 24th: &#9733;&#9733;
  • The Interview - December 24th: &#9733;&#9733;½
  • 22 Jump Street - December 25th: ½
  • Wild (2014) - December 25th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½
  • A Most Wanted Man - December 27th: ½
  • The Skeleton Twins - December 28th: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;½

I'll update monthly and hopefully read more this year.
 

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Here the last movie to add to my list of movies for 2014. I enjoyed his and ready for 2015 challenge

Finally update
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=94861231&postcount=146
Suberzat - 1/50 books | 86/50 movies

Books:
Don't Put Me In,Coach(Good book and liked the humor)
Movies:
American Hustle
Prisoners
Carrie
About TIme
Being John Malkovich
Escape Plan
The Spectacular Now
Primer
Life of Pi
Flypaper
Kick Ass 2
Grudge Match
Homefront
X-Men Origins
2 Guns
Out of the Furnace
The Croods
Disconnect
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Fruitvale Station
Lone Survivor
This is the End
A Bronx Tale
Hercules.....Don't even waste your time
R.I.P.D........^^^^^
Delivery Man
A Few Good Men
Locke
Stretch
obvious child
Beginners
The Best Offer
The Best Man Hoilday
The Bling Ring
Blood Tries
Blue Jasmine
The Call
Captain Phillips
Carlito's Way
Dark Skies
Dead Man Down
Don Jon
Her
Enders Game
Enough Said
Epic
Finding Neverland
The First Time
Gravity
The Hunger Games Catching Fire
In A World
Instructions Not Included
Kicking and Screaming
Killing them Softly
The Last Stand
Last Vagas
The Lego Movie
Movie 43
Non-Stop
Plans, Trains, and Automobiles
Premium Rush
Runner Runner
Sleeper
Stoker
Were The Millers
500 Days of Summer
Divergent
Thanks for Sharing
The Holiday
Third Person
American Psycho
The Guest
The Legend of Drunken Master
Dawn of the Planet of theApe
X-men Days Future Past
Snowpiercer
Babadook
Top Five
Gone Girl
Nightcrawler
The double
Twelve Monkeys
This Is Where I Leave You
Equalizer
Edge of Tomorrow
 

Necrovex

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My final update for this year:

40/50 books | 50/50 movies

Books:

1) The Quiet American- Graham Greene &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
2) Angels in America Part One- Tony Kushner &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
3) Angels in America Part Two- Tony Kushner &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
4/5) The Way of Kings (1,001 pages)- Brandon Sanderson &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
6) Siddhartha &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
7) A Man Without a Country &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
8) V for Vendetta &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
9) Blindness &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
10) Mediations &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
11) Mother Night &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
12/13) Words of Radiance (1,080 pages) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
14) Cat's Cradle &#9733;&#9733;
15) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
16) Gotham Central &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
17) The Big Short &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
18/19) American Gods (600 pages) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
20) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
21) A Wizard of Earthsea &#9733;&#9733;
22) The Giver &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
23) Astonishing X-men (Whedon's run) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
24) The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
25) Walking Dead Compendium 2 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
26) 1Q84 Book One &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
27) Oyasumi PunPun &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
28) Fables volume 1-6 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
29) The Strangers &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
30) One Piece 490-597 (Summit War Saga) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
31) Solanin &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
32) EyeShield 21 1-128 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
33) 1Q84 Book Two &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
34) Wizard's First Rule (First Half): &#9733;
35) I Am Malala &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
36) The New Jim Crow &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
37) Preacher &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
38) Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
39) No Future Without Forgiveness &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
40) Inhumans (Marvel Knight Era) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

Films:

1) Wolf of Wall Street- January 3, &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
2) Lone Survivor- January 4, &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
3) Untouchables- January 8, &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
4) Her- January 10 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
5) Little Shops of Horror- January 13 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
6) How Video Game Changed the World- January 31, &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
7) The Social Network- &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
8) Labor Day &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
9) Lego Movie &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
10) Three Days to Kill &#9733;&#9733;
11) One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
12) The Goofy Movie &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
13) Moon &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
14) The Royal Tenenbaums &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
15) Inside Llewyn Davis &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
16) The Wind Rises &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
17) Noah &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
18) Captain America: Winter Solider &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
19) Draft Day &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
20) Fantastic Mr. Fox &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
21) Days of Future Past &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
22) Godzilla (2014) &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
23) Edge of Tomorrow &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
24) 21 Jump Street &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
25) Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars/Overture to a New War &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
26) 22 Jump Street &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
27) Rise of the Planet of the Apes &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
28) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
29) Deliver Us From Evil &#9733;&#9733;
30) Guardians of the Galaxy &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
31) World's Greatest Dad &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
32) Scooby Doo and Zombie Island &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
33) Fury &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
34) John Wick &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
35) Dear White People &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
36) Gone Girl &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
37) Night Crawler &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
38) Contact &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
39) Interstellar &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
40) Birdman &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
41) Big Hero 6 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
42) Inland Empire &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
43) Waltz with Bashir &#9733;&#9733;
44) Mockingjay &#9733;&#9733;
45) Mean Girls &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
46) Hobbit 3 &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
47) Die Hard &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
48) Persona 3 Film 1: &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
49) Brick Mansions &#9733;
50) Rocky I &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

I still can't believe work was so slow back in January that I was able to complete Ways of King, and A Man Without a Country during it. Pity it never became that slow again after that month!

I'm hoping to hit the 50 books mark for this year, since Peace Corps Volunteers have a ton of free time. And being internet less will lessen my time on Gaf and Skype.
 
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First off, congratulations to everybody who finished the challenge.

Second, I'm not included in that group. Didn't finish the last book so I finished the year with 49 books and 80 movies.

I'm just going to go over there and cry in the corner.
 

Nezumi

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I failed hard this year. Only managed to read 40 books. I'll blame "The Wise Man's Fear", took me forever to get through that damn book.

Can't wait for the new thread to try again this year though.

Congratulation to everyone who made it!
 

Necrovex

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I failed hard this year. Only managed to read 40 books. I'll blame "The Wise Man's Fear", took me forever to get through that damn book.

Can't wait for the new thread to try again this year though.

Congratulation to everyone who made it!
I blame "Wizard's First Rule" as my ultimate demise. Screw that garbage novel!
 

kinoki

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Books

Top 10 books
  1. Ulysses (1922), James Joyce
  2. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (2007), Haruki Murakami
  3. Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Joseph Campbell
  4. 1Q84 (2009), Haruki Murakami
  5. Egil Skallagrimssons saga (ca. 1220)
  6. Urbana infantil (2012), Håkan Forsell
  7. Ender's Game (1985), Orson Scott Card
  8. A Game of Thrones (1996), George R. R. Martin
  9. Människohamn (2008), John Ajvide Lindqvist
  10. S. (2013), J.J. Abrams, Doug Dorst

Movies
Movies is something I binge. I love movies. I love analysing and I like to watch everything and anything. I don't explore themes or directors in the same sense that I do with books. Simply because I've seen so many more movies than I've read books. I know the medium better. Here I'll just list my top 10 movies of the year.

Top 10 movies​
  1. Beasts of the Southern Wilds (2012, dir. Benh Zeitlin)
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014, dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo)
  3. Jagten (2012, dir. Thomas Vinterberg)
  4. Gone Girl (2014, dir. David Finscher)
  5. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006, dir. Tom Tykwer)
  6. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, dir. John Carpenter)
  7. La vie d'Adèle (2013, dir. Abdellatif Kechiche)
  8. Guardins of the Galaxy (2014, dir. James Gunn)
  9. The Intouchables (2011, dir. Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano)
  10. The Raid: Redemption (2011, dir. Gareth Huw Evans)

There are some gems in the movies I've watched but these are the movies that I found myself thinking about and discussing. They aren't perhaps always the best movies out there but some of the most meaningful for me.
 

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Glaurungr - 163/50 Books | 177/50 Movies

Last update!

Books:

  • Brandon Sanderson - Legion: Skin Deep (2014)
  • Fred S. Kleiner - Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volume II (2012)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.) - Sauron Defeated: The History of Middle-earth - Volume IX (1992)
  • Jo Nesbø - Doktor Proktors Prompepulver (Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder) (2007)
  • Lois McMaster Bujold - Falling Free (1987)
  • Oskar Garstein - Vinjeboka: Den eldste svartebok fra norsk middelalder (1993)
  • Roald Dahl - The Umbrella Man and Other Stories (1982)
  • Ronald Grambo - Svart katt over veien: Om varsler, tegn og overtro (1993)
  • Stephen J. Harris and Bryon L. Grigsby (eds.) - Misconceptions About the Middle Ages (2007)
  • Terry Pratchett - Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook to Travelling Upon the Ankh-Morpork and Sto Plains Hygienic Railway (2014)
  • Ørnulf Hodne - Vetter og skrømt i norsk folketro (1995)

Films:

  • Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (The Adventures of Prince Achmed) - Lotte Reiniger (1926)
  • Modern Times - Charlie Chaplin (1936)
  • Peter Pan - Clyde Geronimi and Wilfred Jackson (1953)
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Rupert Wyatt (2011)
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez (2014)
  • The BoxTrolls - Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi (2014)
  • The Equalizer - Antoine Fuqua (2014)
  • The Secret of NIMH - Don Bluth (1982)
  • Trading Places - John Landis (1983)
 

DiddyBop

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I started strong this year with the books but tailed off quickly. blew past the movie target though. hope to get to at least 30 books realistically this year. Already on my first one! Can't wait for the new thread.
 

Pau

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I'm still working on the thread! Have everything written up but I'm being a dork and drawing things so it's taking a bit of time. It'll definitely be up by today though!
 

kinoki

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I'm still working on the thread! Have everything written up but I'm being a dork and drawing things so it's taking a bit of time. It'll definitely be up by today though!
Looking forward to it. Already 2 movies down. ;)
 

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I was gonna post it without the images but my boyfriend said that was bad form. :( Now he's making a logo because I just slapped some text on my drawings... It's coming guys, I promise.
Looking forward to seeing the artwork! Take your time and get it the way you like it. I'll be over here reading. :)
 

donny2112

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Yeah, take your time to do it right. Am sitting down to actually read in a concerted fashion for an extended period. First time doing that in a while (maybe the last New Frontier book?). It's a trip. :)
 

avengers23

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Did I miss the final update? I finished my last 2 books to get to 50 on New Year's Eve, but I didn't have a chance to update until now.
 

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I meant to watch a couple of movies in the last week or so of December, meeting the challenge in full. Instead I read about a dozen books, thus failing with 49/50 movies.

And I was doing so well, too.
 
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