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

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Johnny Dazzle

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Johnny Dazzle - 1/50 book | 23/50 movies

Books:

Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
Egghead - Bo Burnham
At this rate I'm just going to stick with 50 movies.

Films:
1. Drive
2. Commando
3. The Evil Dead
4. Mesrine: L'instinct de mort
5. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
6. Unsere Mütter, unsere Vätter - EP1
7. The Descent
8. The Lady in the Water
9. This Is Spinal Tap
10. 50/50
11. Fight Club
12. Battle Royal
13. Moonrise Kingdom
14. Kids
15. The Darjeeling Limited
16. Crazy, Stupid, Love.
17. Godzilla
18. Clueless
19. The Place Beyond the Pines
20. Fantastic Mr Fox
21. This is the End (this was terrrrrrible)
22. The Intouchables
23. Ghost in the Shell (1995 version)
 

Beeblebrox

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Just in time for my new New year's resolution to read more, count me in!

Beeblebrox - 8/50 Books | 51/50 Movies

Books:


1. Marko Šelić - Malterego: Rubikova Stolica
2. Terry Pratchett - Soul Music
3. Milan Kundera - Laughable Loves
4. Arthur C. Clarke - The Fountains of Paradise
5. Aleksandar Hemon - The Book of My Lives
6. Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
7. Dmitry Glukhovsky - Metro 2033
8. George Orwell - 1984

Movies:

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2. Death at a Funeral (2007)
3. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
4. Nymphomaniac: Volume 1
5. Tangled
6. Her
7. Shinobi no mono (a.k.a. Band of Assassins)
8. Zoku shinobi no mono (a.k.a. Return of the Band of Assassins / Shinobi no mono 2: Vengeance)
9. Sanada fuunroku (a.k.a. Brave Records of the Sanada Clan)
10. Tonosama - Yaji kita (a.k.a. Samurai Vagabond)
11. Cyborg 009 gekijô ban: chô ginga densetsu (a.k.a. Cyborg 009: Legend of the Super Galaxy)
12. Serenity
13. The Lego Movie
14. Nymphomaniac: Volume 2
15. The Road
16. The Darjeeling Limited
17. The Grand Budapest Hotel
18. The Thing (1982)
19. X-Men: First Class
20. Captain America: The First Avenger
21. Need for Speed
22. Don Jon
23. The Raid: Redemption
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
25. Batman: Assault on Arkham
26. Run, Fatboy, Run
27. Noah
28. The Raid 2
29. Godzilla (2014)
30. Se7en
31. The Zero Theorem
32. X2: X-Men United
33. Edge of Tomorrow
34. Jackie Brown
35. Iron Man 3
36. X-Men: Days of Future Past
37. Chungking Express
38. Taken
39. Taken 2
40. Hunger Games
41. Hunger Games: Catching Fire
42. Die Hard 2
43. Alien
44. Alien 3
45. Alien: Resurrection
46. Prometheus
47. Guardians of the Galaxy
48. Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker
49. Fast Five
50. Fast & Furious 6
51. The Interview
 

alazz

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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?
Definitely Fahrenheit 451, from what I hear. I plan on reading that it. Check out some Philip K. Dick, too. The Main in the High Castle, A Scanner Darkly, and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said might be up your alley.

As for classics, here are the ones that come to mind at this hour: The Stranger and The Plague by Camus, The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot (short and poetry, but it's the poetry that got me into poetry), Dracula, The Princess Bride by William Goldman (it damn well should be considered a classic), The White Rose by Inge Scholl (while it reads like one it is not a novel; it is a moving and informative book nonetheless). The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Hemingway (short story but published in a collection of his short stories so that's cool too), Slaughterhouse-Five by Vonnegut.

A lot of people seem to like The Log from the Sea of Cortez by Steinbeck...I felt extremely ambivalent about it while reading it, though.

I have a huge list of American lit classics that I plan on reading, and I was going to list them, but this has a lot of my picks on the first page so I may as well just direct you there. I've nearly only read only the short stories of half of those authors listed there, so I plan to read most of those that I haven't already. I might delve more into early American lit, but I could never really get into a lot of the 18th and early 19th century texts that I tried.
 

DieUnbekannte

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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?
Maybe try We by Yevgeny Zamyatin.
 
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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).
Definitely Fahrenheit 451, from what I hear. I plan on reading that it. Check out some Philip K. Dick, too. The Main in the High Castle, A Scanner Darkly, and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said might be up your alley.

As for classics, here are the ones that come to mind at this hour: The Stranger and The Plague by Camus, The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot (short and poetry, but it's the poetry that got me into poetry), Dracula, The Princess Bride by William Goldman (it damn well should be considered a classic), The White Rose by Inge Scholl (while it reads like one it is not a novel; it is a moving and informative book nonetheless). The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Hemingway (short story but published in a collection of his short stories so that's cool too), Slaughterhouse-Five by Vonnegut.

A lot of people seem to like The Log from the Sea of Cortez by Steinbeck...I felt extremely ambivalent about it while reading it, though.

I have a huge list of American lit classics that I plan on reading, and I was going to list them, but this has a lot of my picks on the first page so I may as well just direct you there. I've nearly only read only the short stories of half of those authors listed there, so I plan to read most of those that I haven't already. I might delve more into early American lit, but I could never really get into a lot of the 18th and early 19th century texts that I tried.
Maybe try We by Yevgeny Zamyatin.
Thanks a lot for the suggestions, now I've got a good backlog going. Especially that goodreads list has a lot of classics I've never read but have been interested in.
 

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What's the stance on the BBC's "Sherlock"? It is a TV series, but the episodes are more like TV movies than, well, episodes of a TV series.
 

DieUnbekannte

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What's the stance on the BBC's "Sherlock"? It is a TV series, but the episodes are more like TV movies than, well, episodes of a TV series.
We talked about that in the last thread and decided that you can count them as movies. At least that's what I did :)
 

ReiGun

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I suppose I can join in again this year. Maybe I'll actually finish on my third year out.

Books: 0/50

Movies: 0/50

Bonus Round (cause why not?) - Games: 0/10 (for me, this is a lot lol)
 

Bikola

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I'll Give this a shot, Im new to gaf so i had no idea this sort of challenge even existed. I bloody read over 30 books this year, so this should be quite fun.

Bikola - 4/50 books | 10/50 movies
Books:
  1. 2312 by Kim S. Robinson ★★
  2. The Maze Runner(1/3) by James Dashner ★★★★★
  3. The Scorch Trials(2/3) by James Dashner ★★★★★
  4. The Death Cure(3/3) by James Dashner ★★★★★
Movies:
  1. The Iron Giant(1999) ★★★★★
  2. Rush(2013) ★★★★★
  3. Captain Phillips(2013) ★★★
  4. About Time(2013) ★★★
  5. Paranoia(2013) ★★★
  6. Equilibrium(2002) ★★★★
  7. Cloudy with a chance of meatballs(2013) ★★★
  8. Gravity(2013) ★★★★
  9. Frozen(2013) ★★★
  10. Disconnected(2012) ★★★★★
  11. Her(2013) ★★★
  12. Hulk(2003) ★★★★
  13. Hunger Games: Catching Fire(2013) ★★★★★
 

johnbeez

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Would like to participate

johnbeez - 00/50 Books | 08/50 Movies


Books


Movies

1. Lone Survivor ★★★★
2. Insidious Chapter 2 ★★★
3. Bad Grandpa ★★
4. Carrie (remake) ★
5. Dallas Buyers Club ★★★★
6. Sherlock Holmes S03e01 The Empty Hearse ★★★★
7. Open Grave ★★★
8. Sherlock Holmes S03e02 The Sign of Three ★★★★
 

_Ryo_

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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!
trakt.tv it has a plugin for XBMC that automatically tracks you're movies. You can make lists of your favourites and other types such as Action movies of 1997, etc too.
 

besada

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I'm in again. I've gotten lazy this last year, substituting comics for novels. I need something to get me back on the wagon, so here we go.

besada - 0/50 books | 0/50 movies

Books


On a Steel Breeze by Alastair Reynolds

Movies
 

Tragicomedy

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sure! I'm in this year!

Question: I drive a lot so I use audible, do those books count?
Do it. I have a 30 minute commute each way to and from work and I've grown to love the sync between Audible and my Kindle. I read at home, pick up where I left off on my drive, then read again in bed at night. It's pretty freaking sweet.

I've tried listening to Audible books when I'm doing other stuff like messing around on my computer, and it just doesn't work for me. I zone out and don't concentrate on the book enough to really grasp what's going on. For some reason, I don't have that problem at all while driving.
 
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Flying Toaster - 18/50 books | 32/50 movies | 3 games

Books

Dan Brown, Inferno 3.5/5.
Neil Johnson, Simply Comlexity 3/5
Jeff Smith, Bone: The complete epic in one volume 5/5
Stephen King, Dr. Sleep 3/5
Firecaste
Ravenor The Omnibus
Eisonhorn The Omnibus
The Founding
Ciaphas Cain Duty Calls Omnibus
Horus Rising
False Gods
Galaxy In Flames
The Flight of the Eisenstien
Fulgrim
Descent of Angels
The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell
The Talisman
Stranger in a Strangeland


Movies

1 Killing Season
2 Silver Linings Playbook
3 Star Trek Into Darkness
4 Sherlock S1 E1
5 Sherlock S1 E2
6 Sherlock S1 E3
7 Side Effects
8 Frozen
9 Anchorman 2
10 Wolverine
11 Clone Wars
12 Evil Dead (New one)
13 Saw 4
14 Saw 5
15 Saw 6
16 Saw 7 (I mean 3D)
17 Spring Breakers
18 Battle Royale 2
19 The Raid
20 The Raid 2
21 GI Joe Retaliation
22 American Psycho
23 Boondock Saints 2
24 Cruel Intentions
25 Heathers
26 True Romance
27 13th Floor
28 Cecil B Demented
29 Buffalo 66
30 Ghost World
31 Dead Man
32 Blow

Games

Super Mario U 4/5
Pokemon Y 3/5
Zombie U 4/5
 

Sparkster

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Sparkster - 5/50 Books | 33/50 Movies | 2/25 Games

Books:

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse - ★★★★
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde ★★★ 1/2
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - ★★★★★
The Art of War - Sun Tzu - ★★★★★
World War Z - Max Brooks ★★★
Films:
Zatōichi (1962) - ★★★ 1/2
Jesus Camp (2006) - ★★★
American Psycho (2000) - ★★★★
Sherlock S3 E1 (2014) - ★★★
Sherlock S3 E2 (2014) - ★★★★
Sherlock S3 E3 (2014) - ★★★
Man of Steel (2013) - ★★★
Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) - ★★★★
Gravity (2013) - ★★★
Dallas Buyer's Club (2013) - ★★★★
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - ★★★★
Blackfish (2013) - ★★★ 1/2
The Woman Who Wasn't There (2012) - ★★★
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) - ★★★★
Indie Game: the Movie (2012) - ★★★
The Imposter (2012) - ★★★
Fortress of the Bears (2011) - ★★ (Disappointingly small amount of bears featured)
Best Worst Movie (2009) ★★★
Tell Your Children (a.k.a Reefer Madness) (1939) - ★★★★
Godzilla (2014) - ★★ 1/2
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) ★★★
The Road (2009) - ★★★
World War Z (2013) ★ (Terrible cash grab)
Blazing Saddles (1974) - ★★★ 1/2
Robin Hood Men in Tight (1993) - ★★★
Her (2013) - ★★★★
The Prestige (2006) - ★★★★
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) - ★★★ 1/2
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - ★★★★
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011) - ★★★
Fargo (1996) - ★★★★★
Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990) - ★ 1/2
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) - ★★★
Games:
Asura's Wrath - XB360 - (2012) - ★★★ 1/2
Dark Souls 2 - PS3 - (2014) - ★★★★
 

Dragonborn

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I'd live to give this a shot, hopefully I formatted correctly. If I understand correctly, I should only update this post, correct?

Dragonborn- 0/50 Books | 0/50 Movies

Books

Movies
 

DieUnbekannte

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I'd live to give this a shot, hopefully I formatted correctly. If I understand correctly, I should only update this post, correct?
The important thing is that you don't always post the whole list. We did that this year and the single posts were just too long. Just write about your new books and movies and post a link to the one were you update your list. That's how I understood it :)
 

Tragicomedy

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The important thing is that you don't always post the whole list. We did that this year and the single posts were just too long. Just write about your new books and movies and post a link to the one were you update your list. That's how I understood it :)
Bingo! By all means post about the latest book or movie you enjoyed/didn't like, as people will be interested in what you're checking out. If you want to include a link back to your master list, even better. That's my plan.
 

CaptainGyro

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Sure I'll do it. I am not going to do ratings though
Jan 20th edit- I have school starting this week, so I'm not exactly confident that I am going to make the 50 books . I am still staying in this just to see how many books I actually do end up actually completing 100% in a whole year

CaptainGyro-3/50 Books | 38/50 Movies

Books
  1. Maximum Bob-Elmore Leonard
  2. America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't-Stephen Colbert
  3. Heart Shaped Box-Joe Hill
Movies
  1. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  2. MST3k-The Atomic Brain
  3. The Dictator
  4. A Scanner Darkly
  5. To Catch a Thief
  6. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  7. Chasing Amy
  8. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  9. The Avengers
  10. The Last Action Hero
  11. Hotel Rwanda
  12. Munich
  13. The Reader
  14. The Magical Mystery Tour
  15. 12 Angry Men (1997 version. I had already seen the original, but i watched this just to compare the two.)
  16. Dear Mr. Watterson
  17. V/H/S/2
  18. High Society
  19. House on Haunted Hill
  20. Black Sabbath
  21. The Master
  22. Vampyr
  23. Mean Girls
  24. Manhattan
  25. Samsara
  26. Room 237
  27. The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
  28. The People Vs.George Lucas
  29. For a Few Dollars More
  30. The Punk Singer
  31. Extract
  32. Holy Motors
  33. MST3K-Final Justice
  34. Coffee and Cigarettes
  35. Guardians of the Galaxy
  36. Don Jon
  37. Novocaine
  38. The King's Speech
 

Jintor

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Alright, sign me up.

Jintor - 53/50 books | 32/50 movies

Books:
  1. The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins ★★★
  2. The Law of Superheroes - James Daily, Ryan Davidson ★★★★
  3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith ★★★★
  4. A Blink of the Screen - Terry Pratchett ★★★★
  5. The Best American Crime Reporting 2010 - Stephen J Dubner, various ★★★★
  6. A Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle ★★★
  7. The Sign of the Four - Arthur Conan Doyle ★★★
  8. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle ★★★
  9. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle ★★★★
  10. The Warrior's Path - Catherine M Wilson ★★★★
  11. Factory Girls: From City to Village in a Changing China - Leslie Chang ★★★★★
  12. The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle ★★★★
  13. Learning to Bow - Bruce Feiler ★★
  14. The Valley of Fear - Arthur Conan Doyle ★★★★
  15. On Basilisk Station - David Weber ★★★★
  16. The Last Bow - Arthur Conan Doyle ★★★★
  17. Maus - Art Spiegelman ★★★★★
  18. Making of the Atomic Bomb - Richard Rhodes ★★★★★
  19. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson ★★★★
  20. Cop Hater - Eric McBain ★★★
  21. Avarice (Pyrrh Considerable Crimes Division #1) - Annie Bellet ★★
  22. Lord Darcy Investigates - Randell Garrett ★★★★
  23. Murder and Magic - Randell Garrett ★★★
  24. Too Many Magicians - Randell Garrett ★★★★
  25. New Amsterdam - Elizabeth Bear ★★
  26. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller ★★★★★
  27. Homicide Special - Miles Corwin ★★★
  28. The Choirboys - Joseph Wambaugh ★★★
  29. The Victorian Internet - Tom Standage ★★★★
  30. Stiff - Mary Roach ★★★
  31. Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy - Craig Cabell ★
  32. The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman ★★★★
  33. The Corner - David Simon, Ed Burns ★★★★
  34. Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne ★★★
  35. Moby Dick - Herman Melville ★★★★
  36. Sweet Silver Blues - Glen Cook ★★★
  37. A People's History of the United States: 1942 to Present - Howard Zinn ★★★★★
  38. Terrier: The Legend of Becka Cooper - Tamora Pierce ★★★★
  39. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley ★★★
  40. Journeys on the Silk Road - Joyce Morgan ★★★
  41. Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now - Craig Taylor ★★★★★
  42. Raising Steam - Terry Pratchett ★★★★
  43. Dublin Street Life and Lore: An Oral History - Kevin Corrigan Kearns ★★★
  44. His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik ★★★★
  45. A Matter of Profit - Hilari Bell ★★★
  46. Log Horizon #1: The Beginning of a Different World - Mamare Touno ★★
  47. Empires of Light: Edison, Telsa, Westinghouse and the Race to Electrify the World - Jill Jonnes ★★★★
  48. Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3) - Jim Butcher ★★
  49. The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Reveled in Death and Created Modern Crime - Judith Flanders ★★★
  50. 1888: London Murders in the Year of the Ripper - Peter Stubley ★★★★
  51. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens ★★★★
  52. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens ★★★
  53. Bloodhound: The Legend of Becka Cooper #2 - Tamora Pierce ★★★★
Movies:
  1. Game of Death (1978) ★★★
  2. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) ★★★
  3. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) ★★★★★
  4. Paranorman (2012) ★★★
  5. Big Trouble in Little China (1986) ★★★
  6. Lost in Translation (2003) ★★★★★
  7. Groundhog Day (1993) ★★★★
  8. One Piece Movie 10: Strong World (2009) ★★★
  9. A Fistful of Dollars (1964) ★★★★
  10. Clue (1985) ★★★
  11. Ghostbusters (1984) ★★★★
  12. Blue Exorcist: The Movie (2012) ★★★★
  13. The Emperor's New Groove (2000) ★★★★★
  14. The Lego Movie (2014) ★★★★
  15. Bad Boys (1995) ★★
  16. An American Werewolf in London (1981) ★★★
  17. Airplane! (1980) ★★★★★
  18. Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999) ★★★
  19. The Raid: Redemption (2011) ★★★★
  20. Godzilla (2014) ★★★★
  21. Ace Attorney (2012) ★★★★
  22. When Harry Left Hogwarts (2011) ★★★★
  23. Kill Bill (2003) ★★★★
  24. The Fifth Element (1997) ★★★★
  25. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) ★★★
  26. Dredd (2012) ★★★★
  27. The Parent Trap (1998) ★★★
  28. Ocean's Eleven (2001) ★★★★
  29. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) ★★★★★
  30. The Fast and the Furious (2001) ★★★★
  31. The Matrix (1999) ★★★
  32. The Killer (1989) ★★★★
  33. Die Hard (1988) ★★★★★ (actually this is a rewatch but I haven't seen anything since August so eh)
 

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Sounds like fun. I'm only going to shoot for 25 books, but add 12 games.

gsrjedi - 2/50 Books | 4/50 Movies | 0/12 Games

Books:
  1. Black Powder War (Temeraire, book 3) - 4 ★★★★
  2. Porsche - 3 ★★★
  3. Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, book 4) - 4 ★★★★
  4. Victory of Eagles (Temeraire, book 5) - 3 ★★★

Movies:
  1. 42 - 5 ★★★★★
  2. Pain & Gain - 2 ★★
  3. Fun Size - 3 ★★★
  4. Wreck-It Ralph - 5 ★★★★★
  5. Spring Breakers - 1 ★
  6. The Lego Movie - 5 ★★★★★
  7. Monument's Men - 4 ★★★★

Games:
  1. Uncharted: Golden Abyss - 4 ★★★★
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FUBAR McDangles - 49/50 Books | 80/50 Movies

Books:

  1. Command Authority - Tom Clancy | ★★★★
  2. Black Site - Dalton Fury | ★★★★
  3. The Stand - Stephen King | ★★★
  4. Rise Again: Below Zero - Ben Tripp | ★★★
  5. The Profession - Steven Pressfield | ★★
  6. Locked On - Tom Clancy | ★★★
  7. Skeleton Crew - Stephen King | ★★★
  8. The Apostle - Brad Thor | ★★★★
  9. The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury - Robert Kirkman / Jay Bonansinga | ★
  10. Tier One Wild - Dalton Fury | ★★★★
  11. The Affair - Lee Child | ★★★★
  12. Code Zero - Jonathan Maberry | ★★★★
  13. Salem's Lot - Stephen King | ★★★
  14. American Sniper - Chris Kyle | ★★★★
  15. Sleepers - Jacqueline Druga | ★★★
  16. The Teeth of the Tiger - Tom Clancy | ★★★
  17. Ultimate X-Men 1-100 - Various | ★★★
  18. One Shot - Lee Child | ★★★★
  19. Full Assault Mode - Dalton Fury | ★★★★
  20. Life of the Party - Bert Kreischer | ★★★★
  21. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Omen - Christie Golden | ★★★
  22. Batman New 52 Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3 - Scott Snyder and various artists | ★★★★
  23. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss - Troy Denning | ★★
  24. Persuader - Lee Child | ★★★★
  25. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Backlash - Aaron Allston | ★★★
  26. The Shining - Stephen King | ★★★
  27. 61 Hours - Lee Child | ★★★★
  28. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Allies - Christie Golden | ★★
  29. Marvel's Annihilation, Drax the Destroyer, and Annihilation: Conquest: Star Lord - Various | ★★★
  30. Age of Ultron & Old Man Logan - Various | ★★★
  31. The Enemy - Lee Child | ★★★
  32. Aliens vs Predator: Prey - Steve Perry | ★★★
  33. Thor: God of Thunder: Godbomb, Indestructible Hulk 1-11 - Various | ★★★★
  34. Star Wars: Clone Wars - John Ostrander and others | ★★★
  35. Nova 1-36 - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and various artists | ★★★★
  36. The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum | ★★★
  37. The Killing Floor - Lee Child | ★★★
  38. The Black List - Brad Thor | ★★★
  39. Next - Michael Crichton | ★★★
  40. Gone Tomorrow - Lee Child | ★★★
  41. Horns - Joe Hill | ★★
  42. Star Wars: A New Dawn - John Jackson Miller | ★★★
  43. The Town - Chuck Hogan | ★★★★
  44. Star Wars: Tarkin | ★★★★
  45. Halo: Broken Circle - John Shirley | ★★★★
  46. Nothing to Lose - Lee Child | ★★★
  47. No Easy Day - Mark Owen | ★★★★
  48. Worth Dying For - Lee Child | ★★★
  49. Tripwire - Lee Child | ★★★
Movies:

  1. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones | ★★★
  2. Clear and Present Danger | ★★★
  3. Olympus Has Fallen | ★★★★
  4. Lone Survivor | ★★★★★
  5. Insidious 2 | ★★★
  6. The Hunger Games | ★★★
  7. The Last Stand | ★
  8. The Lego Movie | ★★★
  9. Bad Grandpa | ★★
  10. The Lone Ranger | ★★★
  11. Black Swan | ★
  12. Face/Off | ★★★
  13. Carrie (2013) | ★★★
  14. Last Vegas | ★★
  15. 300: Rise of an Empire | ★★★★
  16. Mud | ★★★★
  17. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang | ★★★
  18. Dallas Buyers Club | ★★★★
  19. American Hustle | ★★★
  20. Captain America: The Winter Soldier | ★★★★
  21. Delivery Man | ★★★
  22. Wolf of Wall Street | ★★★
  23. Fargo | ★★★
  24. Kill Bill Volume 1 | ★★★★
  25. Kill Bill Volume 2 | ★★★
  26. The Usual Suspects | ★★★
  27. The Running Man | ★★
  28. The Hunt for the Red October | ★★★
  29. Clerks 2 | ★★
  30. The Magnificent Seven | ★★★★
  31. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 | ★★★★
  32. The Firm | ★★★
  33. Reservoir Dogs | ★★★★
  34. Godzilla | ★★★★
  35. X-Men: Days of Future Past | ★★★★
  36. Gravity | ★★
  37. Monsters University | ★★
  38. R.I.P.D. | ★
  39. The Last Samurai | ★★★★
  40. Collateral | ★★★★
  41. Wonder Woman (2009) | ★★★
  42. 22 Jump Street | ★★★★
  43. Top Gun | ★★★★
  44. Blade Runner | ★★
  45. Neighbors | ★★★
  46. The Shining | ★★
  47. Transformers 4: Age of Extinction | ★★★
  48. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | ★★★★
  49. Minority Report | ★★
  50. Guardians of the Galaxy | ★★★★★
  51. Homefront | ★★
  52. The Mighty Ducks | ★★★
  53. D2: The Mighty Ducks | ★★
  54. Shooter | ★★★
  55. Warm Bodies | ★★★★
  56. The Raid 2 | ★★★
  57. You're Next | ★★★
  58. Supernatural S1-S4 | ★★★★
  59. The Other Woman | ★★
  60. Non-Stop | ★★★
  61. Need For Speed | ★★★
  62. Winter's Tale | ★
  63. Draft Day | ★★★★
  64. Days of Thunder | ★★
  65. All Is Lost |
  66. John Wick | ★★★★★
  67. Children of the Corn | ★
  68. Snowpiercer | ★★★
  69. Sex Tape | ★
  70. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure | ★★★★★
  71. Big Hero 6 | ★★★
  72. Batman: Assault on Arkham | ★★★
  73. Deliver Us From Evil | ★★
  74. Edge of Tomorrow | ★★★
  75. Stand By Me | ★★★★
  76. Wayne's World | ★
  77. Expendables 3 | ★★
  78. Horrible Bosses 2 | ★★★
  79. Erased | ★★
  80. The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies | ★★★

These are only books and films that I am either reading or watching for the first time, or I have not gone through them in several years and have mostly forgotten details.
 

Chatin

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Could always use the motivation to focus more on reading.

chatin - 1/50 Books | 2/50 Movies

Books
01. Penpal - Dathan Auerbach 2/5

Movies
01. Her 5/5
02. Jane Eyre 2.5/5
03. Spring Breakers
04. The Lego Movie
05. 12 Years a Slave
06. Nebraska
07. Philomena
08. Dallas Buyers Club
09. Captain Phillips
10. The Wind Rises
11. 300: Rise of an Empire
 

Nachos

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I'll give this a shot. Somehow add I got older, I began reading less and less, despite loving it when I was younger. I'm thinking of "majoring" in both Haruki Murakami and Vonnegut, despite never reading any of their works before, on top of potentially getting involved in the book club.

Anyway...
HeavenSmiley's List [As of 01.24.13]:

Movies (4/50 Counted Out of 4 Total):
  1. Fruitvale Station - ★★☆☆☆
  2. A Band Called Death - ★★★★☆
  3. Gravity - ★★★★★
  4. In A World... - ★★★☆☆

Books (1/50 Counted Out of 1 Total):
  1. Voice-Over Voice Actor - ★★★☆☆
 

TheCrazyGuru

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I'll try as I got a kindle for Christmas and have been actually reading the past week.
Hopefully I at least get to 25 books / 25 movies.

TheCrazyGuru - 14/50 Books | 9/50 Movies

Books:

1. The Old Man and the Wasteland ★★★1/2
2. Slaughterhouse-Five ★★★★
3. The Hobbit ★★★★
4. Vaccination ★★1/2
5. The Line (Witching Savannah, #1) ★★★
6. Water for Elephants ★★★★
7. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker ★★★★
8. Homage to Catalonia ★★★★
9. Ready Player One ★★★★
10. CyberStorm ★★★
11. Catch Me If You Can ★★★★
12. City of Thieves ★★★★★
13. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) ★★★★★
14. All You Need Is Kill ★★★★

Movies:
1. The Wolf of Wall Street ★★★★
2. American Hustle ★★★1/2
3. World War Z ★1/2 (terrible adaptation of the book, where the only similarity is in title only).
4. Water for Elephants ★★★
5. Gravity ★★★★
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel ★★★
7. 12 Years a Slave ★★★★
8. Don Jon ★★
9. The Neighbors ★★★1/2
 

Chaser

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Updated for the last time! I did slightly better on the books front this year, but it was still a disappointing showing on my part overall. Hopefully I'll improve again, and more drastically, next year.

Chaser - 14/50 Books | 50/50 Movies​
Books
  1. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  2. Brave New World Revisited - Aldous Huxley
  3. Foundation - Isaac Asimov
  4. Foundation and Empire - Isaac Asimov
  5. Second Foundation - Isaac Asimov
  6. Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
  7. Ubik - Philip K. Dick
  8. Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
  9. Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut
  10. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
  11. Shopgirl - Steve Martin
  12. Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West - Cormac McCarthy
  13. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
  14. Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant - Daniel Tammet

Movies
  1. Before Midnight (2013)
  2. Dazed and Confused (1993)
  3. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  4. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  5. Slacker (1991)
  6. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  7. The Quiet Earth (1985)
  8. Her (2013)
  9. Solaris (1972)
  10. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  11. Sunshine (2007)
  12. Europa Report (2013)
  13. Free to Play (2014)
  14. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
  15. The Fifth Element (1997)
  16. Another Earth (2011)
  17. Source Code (2011)
  18. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  19. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  20. Noah (2014)
  21. Metropolis (1927)
  22. Godzilla (2014)
  23. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  24. The Act of Killing (2012)
  25. Trainspotting (1996)
  26. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
  27. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
  28. Enough Said (2013)
  29. Boyhood (2014)
  30. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
  31. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  32. The Road (2009)
  33. World's Greatest Dad (2009)
  34. Night and Fog (1955)
  35. Hoop Dreams (1994)
  36. Gone Girl (2014)
  37. Interstellar (2014)
  38. In Bruges (2008)
  39. Nightcrawler (2014)
  40. Rosewater (2014)
  41. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
  42. Forbidden Planet (1956)
  43. Days of Heaven (1978)
  44. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  45. Out of the Furnace (2013)
  46. Not Fade Away (2012)
  47. The Interview (2014)
  48. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
  49. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  50. The Wind Rises (2013)
 

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Declarius - 0/50 Books | 37/50 Movies

Books:


1. Mistborn: The Final Empire
2. Guardians of the Galaxy (25 issues + Thanos Imperative 6+1 issues = 32 issues)
3. Libriomancer
4. Codex Born
5. The Hobbit
6. Death on the Nile
7. Storm Front
8. A Princess of Mars
9. Gauntlgrym

Movies:

1. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
4. Godzilla
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
7. Transformers: whatever of the who cares
8. X-Men: Days of Future Past
9. Ghostbusters
10. Captain America Winter Soldier
11. Amazing Spider-Man 2
12. The Hobbit Desolation of Smoug
13. How to Train your Dragon 2
14. 22 Jump Street
15. A Million Ways to Die in the West
16. Edge Of Tomorrow
17. Maleficient
18. Bad Neighbors
19. Non-Stop
20. Robocop
21. Gravity
22. World War Z
23. Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit
24. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
25. I, Frankenstein
26. Oblivion
27. 3 Days to Kill
28. Anna
29. The Conjuring
30. 2 Guns
31. Elysium
32. The Lone Ranger
33. This is the End
34. The Hunger Games: Some subtitle
35. Free To Play
36. Lucy
37. 22 Jump Street
38. LEGO Movie
 
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I've wanted to start reading a more consistent basis again, so this should definitely help. Looking forward to seeing how far I can get.

ian to the max - 0/50 Books | 3/50 Movies | 0/25 Games | 0/10 Anime

Books

Currently reading Rant by Chuck Palahniuk

Movies

  • Sons of Perdition ★★½
  • Man of Steel ★★
  • Elysium ★★★½
Games

Currently playing Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake

Anime

Currently watching Mawaru Penguindrum and Princess Jellyfish
 

weemadarthur

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I never noticed the 2013 topic. I may as well give this a try, although i doubt i will complete the movies section.


Weemadarthur - 50/50 Books | 49/50 Movies
Books

A Tangled Web, Mercedes Lackey
Cast in Moonlight, Michelle Sagara
The Shape-Changer's Wife, Sharon Shinn
Trilogy Truth-Teller, Dream-Maker, Safe-Keeper, Sharon Shinn
The White Tree, Edward Robertson
Bloom, J.H. Somethingy
Don Quixote, cervantes
Faelohrehn, Jenna Johnson
Adam Bede, George Eliot
A Song for Julia, Charles Sheehan-Miles
In the Shade of the Monkey Puzzle Tree, Sara Alexi
Thirty Days Hath, Chautona Havig
Crafty Girls Talk
Death Whispers, Tamara Rose Blodgett
Death Speaks, Tamara Rose Blodgett
The Royal Dragoneers,
Time Traders, Andre Norton
Scandal's Child, Sherril Bodine
The Tinkerer's Daughter, Jamie Sedgwick
Manipulate, Corey Garret
Lola's House, Suzy Groers
Sword Bearers, Terry Jacobs
Conditional Love
The Sekhmet Bed, Libbie Hawker
Lost City, Jeffrey Poole
Fledgling, Natasha Brown
Brightest Kind of Darkness, P.T. Michelle
The Crook and Flail, L. Ironside
The Pearl Savage, Tamara Rose Blodgett
The Pearl Savage Bk 2, Tamara Rose Blodgett
Yellowstone, ??
Dancing Shoes, Noel Streatfeild
Skating Shoes, Noel Streatfeild
The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson
Pewtory the Lesser Bard, Rob Donovan
Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfeild
Everything I Know, Paul Jarvis
An English Girl Abroad, Alice Murray
Theater Shoes, Noel Streatfeild
How to Survive Your Sisters, Ellie Campbell
Island of Fog, Keith Robins
A Diamond in My Pocket, Lorena Angell
Snoops in the City, Darlene Gardner
Assassins of the Steam Age, Robert Lewis
Doubting Abbey, Samantha Tonge
A Wizard of Dreams , Robin Chambers
Wicked and Wonderful, Valerie King
Childe Harolds Pilgrimage, Lord Byron
Villette, Charlotte Bronte
The War of the Fae, Elle Kasey

Movies
Samson and Delilah (1949)
What a Way To Go (1964)
Bend it Like Beckham
The Legend of Zorro
Igor (animated)
The Great Gatsby (Redford)
Xmen First Class
Downton S4E1
Pacific Rim
The Navigator (1924, Buster Keaton)
The Stepford Wives (1974)
Sherlock S3E1
Sherlock S3E2
Sherlock S3E3
Bird (1988)
Bolt (animated)
Wonder Woman (animated)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Swan Princess (animated)
Bread and Tulips
Stardust
Man on Wire
Thumbelina
Keith
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Paris When It Sizzles
Pride and Prejudice (1980)
Emma
Separate Tables (1959?)
Hansel & Gretel, Witch Hunters
Barefoot in the Park
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Flight of the Phoenix
The Amazing Spiderman 2
Black Swan
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Father Goose
Darling Lili
Holiday (1937)
Desolation of Smaug
Ray
Guardians of the Galaxy
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Young Victoria
Live, Die, Repeat
Affair In Trinidad
Eat Drink Man Woman
Tangled
The Lego Movie

Games
Dear Esther
The Cave
Syberia
Monument Valley
Disney's Magical World
I Spy
Phoenix Wright Justice For All
Hohokum
Lume
Hometown Story
Deponia
Spellfall
Game Dev Story
 

TheClimaxan

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I'm gonna fail at this, but it's such a good idea I can't resist giving it a shot. Movies won't be a problem, but I've been struggling to read regularly for years now. Maybe this will be the proper motivation. Here goes . . .

theclimaxan - 6/50 books | 16/50 movies

Books
The Art of War - Sun Tzu - 3/5
ZOO - James Patterson - 2/5
Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell - 2.5/5
Pattern Recognition - William Gibson 2/5
A Scanner Darkly - Phillip K. Dick - 5/5
Raptor Red - Bakker - 2.5/5
Stiff (In Progress)
Hey Whipple Squeeze This (In progress)
The Maze Runner (In Progress)



Movies
American Hustle - 4/5
Blackfish - 4/5
Bad Grandpa - 2/5
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire- 3/5
Savages (Oliver Stone) - 2/5
The Heat - 2.5/5
Hangover 3 - 1/5
Man of Steel - 3.5/5
The Raid 2 - 4.5/5
Ender's Game - 2.5/5
Don Jon - 4/5
Taken 2 - 1.5/5
X-Men: The Last Stand - 4/5
Snowpiercer - 3.5/5
The Counselor- 1/5
Edge of Tommorow - 4/5
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 3.5/5
 

siyrobbo

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Excellent, movies I'll knock out easy, books will be a tough one as I always read large 500 plus page novels.

Siyrobbo - 5/50 books | 157/50 moviesBooks:

1) The game - Neil Strauss
2) Driven - James sallis
3) Charlie Brooker - Dawn of the dumb
4) The sum of all fears - Tom clancy
5) The reversal - Michael Connelly


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Movies:
1) American hustle
2) The hobbit desalation of smaug
3) The butler
4) Dallas buyers club
5) Anchorman 2
6) The secret life of Walter mitty
7) Prisoners
8) Before sunrise
9) The hangover 3
10) Sinister
11) Monsters university
12) Captain Phillips
13) Before sunset
14) Before midnight
15) Last Vegas
16) Her
17) Inside llewyn Davis
18) The heartbreak kid
19) Paranorman
20) Robot and Frank
21) The wolf of wall street 
22) Don Jon
23) Moon
24) That's my boy
25) About time
26) Filth
27) Jobs
28) The lone ranger
29) City on fire
30) Curse of chucky
31) Rush
32) Pain and gain
33) The princess and the frog
34) The paperboy
35) Enders game
36) Somers town
37) Thor 2
38) Lone survivor
39) Odd Thomas
40) The heat
41) The Lego movie
42) 9
43) The wolverine
44) The life aquatic
45) Good will hunting
46) The princess bride 
47) The brothers bloom
48) Caddyshack
49) 12 angry men
50) Homefront
51) End of watch
52) Rashamon
53) Ice age 3
54) Need for speed
55) Grudge match
56) Hugo
57) Joe
58) Dom hemmingway
59) Ride along
60) Young Frankenstein
61) Captain America 2
62) Escape plan
63) Smashed
64) A good day to die hard
65) Nebraska
66) Free birds
67) Insidious
68) The amazing Spiderman 2
69) Turbo
70) The family
71) The stag
72) Following
73) Waxwork
74) Pans labrynth
75) Submarine
76) Philomena
77) The intouchables
78) Ice age 4 
79) Godzilla 
80) Bad neighbours 
81) Jack Ryan Shadow recruit 
82) Dredd 3d
83) Pompeii
84) The watch
85) Old dogs
86) Robocop
87) The double 
88) Blue ruin
89) Date and switch
90) Help I'm a fish
91) Pirates of the carrebean 4
92) Network
93) Non-Stop
94) The grand Budapest hotel 
95) Adam and Paul
96) The monuments men
97) The little mermaid 2
98) A million ways to die in the west
99) The Raid 2
100) Calvary 
101) 3 days to kill
102) Choke
103) Bad words
104) Sabotage
105) Locke
106) The long goodbye
107) The kings of summer
108) Murder party
109) Haywire
110) Starred up
111) Life itself
112) The great Gatsby 34 mins
113) Dawn of the planet of the apes
114) Cuban fury
115) How to train your Dragon 2
116) Cold in July
117) The purge
118) Guardians of the galaxy
119) American psycho
120) Thunderbolt and lightfoot
121) American graffiti
122) Mean streets
123) Divergent
124) After hours
125) Red 2
126) Chef
127) Tron
128) The French connection
129) The inbetweeners 2
130) Final destination 5
131) Tron legacy 
132) Plastic
133) The abyss
134) Brick mansions
135) Cheap thrills
136) Escape from New york
137) Mad max
138) Edge of tomorrow
139) Assault on precinct 13
140) X-men DOFP
141) The longest yard
142) Mad max 2
143) Sin city 2
144) The Rover
145) They came together
146) The secret in their eyes
147) Primer
148) let's be cops
149) The purge anarchy
150) Stretch
151) A most wanted man
152) Romy and Michelle's h/s reunion
153) Earth to echo
154) Interstellar
155) 22 jump street
156) Rollerball
157) Into the storm
 

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22/50 Books | 78/50 Movies


Books:

Psycho-Cybernetics - Maxwell Maltz ★★★★★
The Little Book of Talent - Daniel Coyle ★★★½
Practicing the Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle ★★★½
Three Feet From Gold - Greg Reid ★★★½ - Really wanted to give this 4 but the writing was kinda bad and the style of the book was odd. Good ideas though
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey ★★★★★
Meditations - Marcus Aurelius (Gregory Hay's Translation ★★★★½
The Stranger - Albert Camus ★★★½
The Slight Edge - Jeff Olson ★★★★★
On Writing Well - William Zinsser ★★★★
8 Minute Meditation - Victor Davich ★★★★
The 4 Agreements - Miguel Ángel Ruiz ★★★★½
The Untethered Soul - Michael Singer ★★★★
The New Psycho-Cybernetics - M Maltz + Dan S. Kennedy ★★★½ Too long and padded out compared to the original. It's more up to date and easier to read though
Essay: As a Man Thinketh - James Allen ★★★★
Essay: On the Shortness of Life - Seneca ★★★½
Broken Dolls - James Carol ★★★ Way overrated. Nothing amazing
The One Skill: Letting Go - Leo Babauta ★★★ It's free so can't complain. Nothing new though. Pretty short
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway ★★★½
Don't sweat the small stuff - ★★★★½
The Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson ★★★★½ Really interesting but jumps from point to point and doesn't go into enough detail
An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth - Chris Hadfield ★★★★½ Listened to it over a long period of time. It's a great adventure and it feels like I was part of it (lol)
The Elements of Style - Strunk & White ★★★★
The Charisma Myth - ★★★★
P.s I don't count essays

Movies:

Don John - ★★★★
12 Years a Slave - ★★★★★
Sherlock S03E01 - ★★★★
Sherlock S03E02 - ★★★★
Sherlock S03E03 - ★★★★½
Wolf of Wall Street - ★★★★
American Hustle - ★★★½
Scarface - ★★★★½
The Way Back - ★★★★
Open Grave - ★★
Man of Tai Chi - ★★★
Office Space - ★★★
The Act of Killing - ★★★½
The Lincoln Lawyer - ★★★★
Dallas Buyers Club - ★★★★
Black Swan - ★★★★
Frozen - ★★★½
Sin City - ★★★★
Her - ★★★★½
Dragon - ★★★
Mud - ★★★★½
All is lost - ★★★★
Seven Psychopaths - ★★★
The Last Stand - ★★½
Chinatown - ★★★★
Wreck it Ralph - ★★★★
Lego Movie - ★★★★½
X Men: Days of Future Past - ★★★★
Kung Fu Hustle - ★★★½
Gladiator - ★★★★
Non-Stop - ★★★½
Full Metal Jacket - ★★★½
Event Horizon - ★★★★
Die Hard - ★★★★
Jiro Dreams of Sushi - ★★★★
Falling Down - ★★★★ Fun movie but holy crap the wife is dumb. Why not leave the house earlier? Why not go further when she did? Straight up stupid
The Raid 2 - ★★★★ I prefer the first one. This was good and had some amazing fights but the first one is a lot more fun and more rewatchable
22 Jump Street - ★★★★
A lonely place to die - ★★★★
City of God - ★★★★★
Blue Ruin - ★★★½
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa - ★★★½
Now You See Me - ★½ Was fun but you think about it for 2 seconds and realise how dumb everything in this movie is. One of the stupidest things I've ever seen
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes - ★★★★
Carrie (New) - ★★★½
No One Lives - ★★★
Cabin Fever - ★★★½
You're Next - ★★½ First half is really dumb. Second half partially makes up for it.
Transformers 4 - ★ Just bad. So so boring.
Guardians of The Galaxy - ★★★★
The Purge Anarchy - ★★★½ Dumb but fun
Chef - ★★★½ Kinda pointless. Some funny bits but the dad is a douche throughout
A Company Man - ★★★★
Cold Eyes - ★★★
Inbetweeners 2 - ★★★½ Better than the first. Lots of funny moments
Sin City 2 - ★★ Hnnnnggg Eva Green + some good action, but that's about it UPDATE: demoted to 2 starts from 2.5
Lucy - ★★★ Some cool parts but so dumb
The Guest - ★★★★½ Really amazing music and sound. Interesting story and surprisingly brutal. Loved it
Edge of Tomorrow - ★★★★★ Awesome movie. Out of nowhere
Threads - ★★★★ Scary and depressing. Holds up surprisingly well and I won't forget it
The Signal - ★★★½ Fun + interesting but not a perfect story
The Firm - ★★★½ Good film but crappy over done music, slow moments and dodgy sound mixing
Gone Girl - ★★★★½ Great film. Fincher is easy my favorite director. Not his best though. Too over the top
Nightcrawler - ★★★★ It was a good film but was missing something. Just didn't pack a punch. Jake is awesome though
Interstellar - ★★★★★ Best film I've seen in a long long time. Some corny parts were off putting but I'm willing to look past that. Easily best of the year
The Naked Gun - ★★★★½ Surprisingly funny. Didn't laugh once with Airplane but I was regularly laughing here. Comedy movies rarely work for me so I'm happy I found this
The Naked Gun 2 - ★★★½ Not as funny as the first but still entertaining
The Imitation Game - ★★★★ Surprisingly good. I didn't know all of the story so it was great to see it
Amelie - ★★★½ Cute film but overrated
The Waterboy - ★★★½ Pretty funny
Escape Plan - ★★★★ I love prison break movies
The Babadook - ★★★★ Really creepy and some intense scenes
The Hobbit: BoTFA - ★★★½ Some cool fights and special effects. Best of the 3 films
Team America - ★★★★ Pretty funny
Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 - ★★★ Meh. Most boring of the series so far. Only one thing happened
The Terminal - ★★★★ Pretty awesome pleasant film
The Interview - ★★★½ Some funny bits but nothing amazing
The Grand Budapest Hotel - ★★★★★ Think this is my first Wes Anderson film. Loved it. Usually don't like mixes of drama/comedy but this did it brilliantly

Underlined the highlights for me.

Thought I would get my format set up (aka copied from another poster).

By FAR the best site to track movies is iCheckMovies. Not even close. Tried most of them and they all suck apart from this. One of my favorite sites. I'm using GoodReads for books.
Writer - Title ★★★★★½
 

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I have a load of books already linked up.

This list I found on reddit seems pretty helpful too:
I saw that list and saved it, I am interested in quite a few from there, and a book that I could realistically finish in a day would make me feel awesome.

I am reading The Way of Kings now, and I think it may be the longest one I have, though ironically even though I am half way, I don't want it to end. It'll be tough waiting for 9 more of these.
 
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I'm halfway through a long book (500 pages) and I'm probably going to count it as my first book of the year. It kinda feels like cheating but I can't figure out logistically how to finish the book without cutting into some of my 2014 time.
 

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JetBlackPanda - 0/50 books | 1/50 movies

Books:

Writer - Title ★★★★★½

Movies:

Lovestruck: The Musical ★★ - Me and the wife watched this on Saturday night, Meh I didn't hate it. The music was OK, the best part was Chelsea Kane, She is super HOT. It was a made for TV movie about a mother that takes a tonic to reverse her age so she can try and stop her daughter from getting married.
 
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I'm gonna be lucky to read 25 books. I already know I'm just gonna read the whole Harry Potter series off the bat. Friends tell me I need to read the books before I watch the movies.

SmackCrackleNPop - 0/50 books | 0/50 movies

Movies (3) - Anchorman 2 - 3/5, Blackfish - 4/5, Don Jon - 3.5/5

Books -

Anything to motivate me to read more is a good thing.
 

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I just ordered The City and the Stars and Enders Game as my first two books for next year. Hopefully they are as good as I imagine.
 

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Oh man I am so in on this. Sadly I am in the last third of the book I am reading now before the new year so.....


Can I count a book that I started reading in 2013? - Maybe! If you are less than 50% finished with the book when the new year begins, count it. If you're over 50% done, but don't finish the book until the following year, you've entered reading purgatory and must read the entire Twilight series to restore your soul. Alternatively, you can follow your conscience on this one. Count it...or don't.
I'd rather have my balls shaved with a rusty blade
 

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I saw that list and saved it, I am interested in quite a few from there, and a book that I could realistically finish in a day would make me feel awesome.

I am reading The Way of Kings now, and I think it may be the longest one I have, though ironically even though I am half way, I don't want it to end. It'll be tough waiting for 9 more of these.
I bet they will be all out before the last book in the Song of Ice and Fire series.
 

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I just ordered The City and the Stars and Enders Game as my first two books for next year. Hopefully they are as good as I imagine.
I read Ender's Game before the movie came out and absolutely loved it. I found myself quite immersed in Ender's world.
 

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By FAR the best site to track movies is iCheckMovies. Not even close. Tried most of them and they all suck apart from this. One of my favorite sites. I'm using GoodReads for books.
I signed up for this two days ago and it seems to fit the bill. I'm not sure it has the social/sharing element that Goodreads does.

I am reading The Way of Kings now, and I think it may be the longest one I have, though ironically even though I am half way, I don't want it to end. It'll be tough waiting for 9 more of these.
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I'm halfway through a long book (500 pages) and I'm probably going to count it as my first book of the year. It kinda feels like cheating but I can't figure out logistically how to finish the book without cutting into some of my 2014 time.
Not cheating, it has to count somewhere. Do it.

I'd rather have my balls shaved with a rusty blade
As someone who sat through all the Twilight films, you'd be getting off easily.

I bet they will be all out before the last book in the Song of Ice and Fire series.
Easily. Sanderson writes more in a year that Martin does in a decade.
 

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I fell of the band wagon early last year but I have a long back log of books I'm looking forward to.

Laekon - 2/50 books | 4/50 movies

Books
I am Legend
Wool
 

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lastflowers - 64/50 books | 75/50 movies

Books:
  1. Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games (450) [450]
  2. Thomas Pynchon - Bleeding Edge (477) [927]
  3. Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire (462) [1389]
  4. Suzanne Collins - Mockingjay (451) [1840]
  5. Phillip K Dick - The Man in the High Castle (224) [2064]
  6. Thomas Pynchon - V. (533) [2597]
  7. Phillip K Dick - The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch (196) [2794]
  8. Thomas Pynchon - The Crying of Lot 49 (151) [2945]
  9. Jonathan Lethem - Fortress of Solitude (506) [3451]
  10. Phillip K Dick - Ubik (190) [3641]
  11. Gene Wolfe - Latro In the Mist (630) [4271]
  12. Harold Bloom - The Shadow of a Great Rock (298) [4569]
  13. David Cowart - Thomas Pynchon & the Dark Passages of History (212) [4781]
  14. J.D. Salinger - 9 Stories (298) [5079]
  15. Thomas Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow (776) [5855]
  16. Larry McMurtry - Texasville (542) [6397]
  17. Michael Neufeld - The Rocket and the Reich (293) [6690]
  18. Phillip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint (285) [6975]
  19. Ray Monk - Robert Oppenheimer: His Life and Mind (A Life Inside the Center) (695) [7670]
  20. David Weber - Myth and the History of the Hispanic southwest: Essays (170) [7840]
  21. Raymond Carver - Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? (250) [8090]
  22. Alain De Botton - Kiss and Tell (250) [8340]
  23. F Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the Night (315) [8655]
  24. Roland Barthes - A Lover's Discourse (235) [8890]
  25. William Faulkner - Light in August 480) [9340]
  26. Don Delillo - Endzone (250) [9590]
  27. Ernest Hemingway - In Our Time (145) [9735]
  28. Jonathan Lethem - Motherless Brooklyn (310) [10,045]
  29. James Joyce - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (240) [10,285]
  30. Jonathan Lethem - You Don't Love Me Yet (245) [10,530]
  31. Herman Melville - Redburn (340) [10,870]
  32. Don Delillo - Ratner's Star (430) [11,300]
  33. Sigmund Freud - The Interpretation of Dreams (585) [11,885]
  34. David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest (1025) [12,910]
  35. David Winner - Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer (275) [13,185]
  36. Don Delillo - Great Jones Street (265) [13,450]
  37. Richard Powers - The Echo Maker (450) [13,900]
  38. Cormac McCarthy - The Orchard Keeper (245) [14,145]
  39. Thomas Pynchon - Slow Learner (210) [14,355]
  40. Ken Bray - How to Score: Science and the Beautiful Game (240) [14,595]
  41. Jonathan Wilson - Inverting the Pyramid (390) [14,985]
  42. Thomas Bernhard - The Loser (190) [15,175]
  43. David Foster Wallace - The Broom of the System (485) [15,660]
  44. P. K Dick - The Maze of Death (180) [15,860]
  45. Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms (330) [16,190]
  46. David Foster Wallace - A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (350) [16,540]
  47. Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends & Influence People (235) [16,775]
  48. P. K Dick - VALIS (220) [18,995]
  49. Thomas Pynchon - Vineland (385) [19,380]
  50. John Le Carre - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (225) [19,605]
  51. John Le Carre - Call for the Dead (160) [19,765]
  52. John Le Carre - A Most Wanted Man (325) [20,090]
  53. Jonathan Lethem - Amnesia Moon (250) [20,340]
  54. Jonathan Lethem - As She Reached Across the Table (210) [20,550]
  55. Jonathan Lethem - Girl In Landscape (280) [20,830]
  56. Elmore Leonard - Pronto (370) [21,200]
  57. Elmore Leonard - Fire in the Hole (220) [21,420]
  58. Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (380) [21,800]
  59. Elmore Leonard - Raylan (260) [22,060]
  60. Roderick Frazier Nash - Wilderness and the American Mind (370) [22,430]
  61. Inger Dalsgaard - The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Pynchon (210) [22,640]
  62. Thomas Pynchon - Against the day (1085) [23,725]
  63. John Le Carre - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (380) [24,805]
  64. william Gaddis - J R (725) [25,530]

Books (Reread or simply not counting)
  • Jonathan Lethem - The Disappointment Artist
  • Phillip K Dick - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  • Thomas Pynchon - Mason & Dixon
  • Thomas Pynchon - Inherent Vice

Movies:
  1. Cronos - 1993
  2. Saving Mr Banks - 2013
  3. Repo Man - 1984
  4. Secret of Walter Mitty - 2013
  5. Tangled - 2010
  6. Ted - 2012
  7. Her - 2013
  8. Lone Survivor - 2014
  9. August: Osage County - 2013
  10. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - 2014
  11. Nebraska - 2013
  12. 12 Years a Slave - 2013
  13. Dallas Buyers Club- 2013
  14. Lego Movie - 2014
  15. The Killing - 2014
  16. Monuments Men - 2014
  17. 3 Days to Kill - 2014
  18. The Grand Budapest Hotel - 2014
  19. Paths of Glory
  20. Noah - 2014
  21. The Thin Red Line - 1998
  22. The Raid - 2012
  23. The Raid 2 - 2013
  24. Draft Day - 2013
  25. Videodrome - 1983
  26. Side Effects - 2012
  27. The Amazing Spiderman 2 - 2014
  28. Godzilla - 2014
  29. Badlands
  30. Tree of Life
  31. Manhunter - 1986
  32. Serenity
  33. XMen Days of Future Past - 2014
  34. The Edge of Tomorrow
  35. Runaway Jury
  36. Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium
  37. Matchstick Men
  38. Transformers 4
  39. Trouble WIth the Curve
  40. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  41. Paranoia
  42. Say Anything
  43. 21 Jump Street
  44. 22 Jump Street
  45. Pretty in Pink
  46. Pain & Gain
  47. The Rainmaker
  48. In Time
  49. The New World
  50. Earth to Echo
  51. Begin Again
  52. A Most Wanted Man
  53. Boyhood
  54. Lucy
  55. Guardians of the Galaxy
  56. The Drop
  57. The Maze Runner
  58. The Box Trolls
  59. The Equalizer
  60. Leon the Professional
  61. Slacker
  62. Gone Girl
  63. The Skeleton Twins
  64. The Judge
  65. Before Sunrise
  66. Fury
  67. John Wick
  68. Birdman
  69. Intersteller
  70. Big Hero 6
  71. Nightcrawler
  72. The wind rises
  73. Kiki's Delivery service
  74. hobbit 3
  75. Wild
  76. wolf children

TV Seasons:
  1. Frasier - Season 1
  2. Frasier - Season 2
  3. Seinfeld - Season 1
  4. Seinfeld - Season 2
  5. Seinfeld - Season 3
  6. Sherlock - Season 1
  7. Sherlock - Season 2
  8. Sherlock - Season 3
  9. The Wire - Season 3
  10. The Wire - Season 4
  11. The Wire - Season 5
  12. Luther - Season 1
  13. Luther - Season 2
  14. Luther - Season 3
  15. Lie To Me - Season 1
  16. Lie To Me - Season 2
  17. Lie To Me - Season 3
  18. Friday Night Lights - Season 1
  19. Friday Night Lights - Season 2
  20. Friday Night Lights - Season 3
  21. Friday Night Lights - Season 4
  22. Friday Night Lights - Season 5
  23. House of Cards (US) - Season 2
  24. True Detective - Season 1
  25. Leverage - Season 1
  26. Leverage - Season 2
  27. Leverage - Season 3
  28. Leverage - Season 4
  29. Leverage - Season 5
  30. Chuck- Season 2
  31. Chuck- Season 3
  32. Chuck- Season 4
  33. Chuck- Season 5
  34. Parks and Recreation - Season 1
  35. Psych - Season 7
  36. Psych - Season 8
  37. Firefly - Season 1 and Done
  38. Hannibal - Season 1
  39. Hannibal - Season 2
  40. Fringe - Season 5
  41. Person of Interest - Season 1
  42. Person of Interest - Season 2
  43. Person of Interest - Season 3
  44. Silicon Valley - Season 1
  45. Heroes - Season 2
  46. Heroes - Season 3
  47. Heroes - Season 4
  48. Parks and Recreation - Season 2
  49. Parks and Recreation - Season 3
  50. Parks and Recreation - Season 4
  51. Parks and Recreation - Season 5
  52. Justified - Season 1
  53. Justified - Season 2
  54. Justified - Season 3
  55. Justified - Season 4
  56. Justified - Season 5
  57. Gilmore Girls - Season 1
  58. Gilmore Girls - Season 2
  59. The O.C. - Season 1
  60. Mad Men - Season 1
 
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