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First update done! Book update will be a while as I only just started Crime & Punishment :|

Arrietty (UK dub) was a really enjoyable little film, not a lot *happens*, at least its not so concerned with action as The Borrowers, but I really enjoyed it and think it has a more personal feel to its credit.

also finished watching the Harry Potter films! Only the last one counts as 2014 though, can't really say I enjoyed them as a whole that much. The closer you get to the end the less the films seem concerned with explaining the intricacies of what's happening, and it did all seem quite rushed in the final parts, especially for me cos I haven't read the books. Think the films remain enjoyable mainly due to individual performances (Rickman in particular, though the cast is crazy strong even for minor characters).
 

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Well, I was two years old when it released in theaters so...
I'm approximately a decade older than you. I'm old, got it! :p

also finished watching the Harry Potter films! Only the last one counts as 2014 though, can't really say I enjoyed them as a whole that much. The closer you get to the end the less the films seem concerned with explaining the intricacies of what's happening, and it did all seem quite rushed in the final parts, especially for me cos I haven't read the books. Think the films remain enjoyable mainly due to individual performances (Rickman in particular, though the cast is crazy strong even for minor characters).
I'm of that exact opinion. My wife is a big fan of the books and she had to make up for the huge gaps in the films by explaining to me why such and such an event was important or even happening. The movies become too focused on a handful of massively cool scenes (e.g. the glass shattering battle at the end of Phoenix) and completely lose all sense of pacing and character development. I thought the concept of splitting the final book into two movies was particularly to blame, since it left you with one movie where absolutely nothing happened (something, something horcrux) and another where they rush through a dozen fight scenes to wrap things up nicely. I must be stupid because I still don't understand anyone's proper motives in the last movie.
 

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Good Burger was put on Netflix.
Reddit convinced me to watch Good Burger.
Good Burger is not a good movie.

...then again, I'm guessing a sober 33 year old was not the intended audience for this movie.
 
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Good Burger was put on Netflix.
Reddit convinced me to watch Good Burger.
Good Burger is not a good movie.

...then again, I'm guessing a sober 33 year old was not the intended audience for this movie.
Good Burger is one of those strange underground cult movies... Strange Undgerground Cult movies are usually not good at all. The movie itself is horrible and I was miserable watching it because of someones suggestion that I respected.
 

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First official post of the new year and this challenge.

Impaler - 0/50 Books | 12/50 Movies
Books:


Movies:
The Stand Up Guys: ★★★
Bounty Killer: ★★★(Just because it is ridiculous and fun, but so bad at the same time)
The Iceman: ★★★★
Robot And Frank:★★★★★
Blood:★★★
Grudge Match:★★★
The Numbers Station:★★★
Frozen:★★★(add an extra ★ for the kiddies, my little one loved it)
Sexy Evil Genius: ★★
Narc: ★★★(starts off good then it just becomes predictable
Coriolanus: ★★★★
Arbitrage: ★★★★



P.S. How do I insert the stars? I just copied and pasted, but for future reference
 

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I really want to try this.

nynt9 - 5/50 books | 13/50 movies

Books:

• Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives ★★★★
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• Charles Stross - The Jennifer Morgue ★★★★
• Charles Stross - The Fuller Memorandum ★★★★
• Brandon Sanderson - Steelheart ★★★★
• Charles Stross - The Apocalypse Codex ★★★★

Movies:

• The Wolf of Wall Street ★★★★
• The World's End ★★
• Upstream Color ★★★
• Sherlock S03E01 ★★★★
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• Sherlock S03E02 ★★★★★
• Sherlock S03E03 ★★★★★
• Ender's Game ★★
• Europa Report ★★
• Kagi no Kakatta Heya SP ★★★
• Eve no Jikan ★★★★★
• The Social Network ★★★★★
• Lone Survivor ★★★
• Hanzawa Naoki ep01 (93 minutes long) ★★★★★
• The Amazing Spider-Man ★★★

The dashes are there to denote which movies/books I've talked about in my most recent update and which ones I have yet to do an update on.
 
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Going to give this a shot this year:

On The Edge of Insanity - 0/50 Books | 5/50 Movies​
Books:


Movies:

  1. About Schmidt ★★★★
  2. Life Of Pi ★★★★
  3. Mad Detective ★★★
  4. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer ★★★
  5. Kurt and Courtney ★★1/2
 

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Ashes - Books 51/50 | Films 63/50 | Seasons 22/12 |

Books

[January]
1. Cards on the table. [ A. Christie]
2. From Hell
3. Thirteen Problems.
4. X'ed Out
5. The Hive
[February]
6. The Quiet American
[March]
7. Dracula.
8. Black Hole
[April - nothing]
[May]
9. Blindness
[June - nothing]
[July]
10. Flatland
[August 26th]
11. Train Dreams
12. The Time Machine
13. The Tombs of Atuan.
14. Hatchet.
[September 1st]
15. Lady Susan.
16. The Importance of being Earnest.
17. The Giver.
18. Passing.
19. The War of the Worlds
20. We have always lived in the castle
[October]
21. Divergence
22. The Awakening
23. The Hounds of Baskerville
24. Red Harvest
25. O Pioneer
26. Shards of Honour
27. The Maze Runner
28. The Kreutzer Sonata
29. The Scorch Trials
30. The Death Cure
[November]
31. Annihilation
32. Miss Lonely Hearts
33. The Day Of The Locusts
34. Inferno (Dan Brown)
35. The Sign of the Beaver
36. Cycle of the werewolf
[December]
37. The Children Act
38. The Body
39. The Call of the Wild
40. Chess Story
41. A Christmas Carol
42. The Red Pony
43. The Chimes
44. Pobby and Dingan
45. The Cricket on the Hearth.
46. Einstein's Dreams
47. The Battle of Life: A Love Story
48. Mieko and the Fifth Treasure – Eleanor Coer
49. The Outsiders
50. The House on Mango Street
51. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain, A Fancy for Christmas-Time

Films

1. I Married A Witch.
2. African Queen.
3. American Hustle.
4. Wolf on Wall Street.
5. The Kid
6. Tropic Thunder
7. Meet me in St Louis
8. Don Jon
9. Bicycle Thief
10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
11. The Lunch Box
12. Madras Cafe
13. The 400 blows
14. Dog Day Afternoon
15. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
16. Schindler's list.*
17. War Horse
18. The Conjuring
19. Vuk (the little fox)
20. Thor: The Dark World.
21. Bees Saal Baad
22. Life is Beautiful
23. Adult World.
24. Castaway on the Moon
25. Her
26. Winter's Bone
27. Captain Phillips
28. Only God Forgives
29. Top Gun
30. Lost Boys
31. B.A. Pass
32. The Graduate
33. Arthur Christmas
34. Cocktail
35. The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
36. Oblivion
37. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
38. Spring Breakers
39. The Hobbit
40. 12 years a slave
41. Blue Jasmine
42. Before Midnight
43. Highway
44. Hasee to Phasee
44. Queen
45. Wreck it Ralph
46. Frankenweenie
47. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
48. The Grand Budapest Hotel
49. Philomena
50. Godzilla
51. The Raid 2
52. The Cove
53. The Edge of Tomorrow
54. The Wind Rises
55. A Million ways to die in the west
56. Ted.
57. A Gay Divorce.
58 Interstellar
59 Hunger Games 3 - part 1
60. Dawn of the Planet of Apes
61. The Maze Runner
62. Guardians of the Galaxy
63. The Hobbit 3.

Seasons

1. Sherlock Holmes Series 3.
2. The Legend of Korra
3. Black Lagoon
4. Black Lagoon:the second barrage
5. Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail
6. True Detective
7. The Musketeers
8. Jamaica Inn
9. Happy Valley
10. Game of Thrones
11. Space Dandy season 1
12. Fargo
13. The Legend of Korea Book 3
14. True Blood final season
15. Sword Art Online Season 1
16. Californication final season
17. RWBY season 1
18. RWBY season 2
19. Space Battleship Yamato 2199
20. The Legend of Korra book 4
21. The Fall s2
22. Akame ga Kill!
 

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So do Sherlock episodes count towards this because of their length and somewhat contained strucutre? I'm guessing no?
 

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Will participate this year. Movies won't be a problem I guess, but I approximately read 30 books a year, depending on the length of them, it could be a little more.


Books : 10

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1600) - William Shakespeare
Le Démon du Bien (Les jeunes filles, III) (1937) - Henry de Montherlant
Dialogues Désaccordés (2013) - Alain Soral & Eric Naulleau
Pantagruel (1532) - François Rabelais
L'Empire du moindre mal, essai sur la civilisation libérale (2007) - Jean-Claude Michéa
Eloge de la folie (1509) - Erasme
L'humeur vagabonde (1955) - Antoine Blondin
Petits poèmes en prose (1869) - Charles Baudelaire
Illusions perdues (1836-1843) - Honoré de Balzac
La double pensée, retour sur la question libérale (2008) - Jean-Claude Michéa


Movies : 25

Like Father, Like Son (2013) - Hirokazu Koreeda
Fallen Angels (1995) - Wong Kar Wai
Les garçons et Guillaume, à table ! (2013) - Guillaume Gallienne
Stalker (1979) - Andrei Tarkovsky
Dredd (2013) - Pete Travis
Jaws (1975) - Steven Spielberg
The Wind Rises (2014) - Hayao Miyazaki
High and Low (1963) - Akira Kurosawa
Skyfall (2012) - Sam Mendes
Porco Rosso (1992) - Hayao Miyazaki
My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - Hayao Miyazaki
Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) - Jim Jarmusch
Thor : The Dark World (2013) - Alan Taylor
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) - Hayao Miyazaki
Un singe un hiver (1962) - Henri Verneuil
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) - Hayao Miyazaki
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - Wes Anderson
North by Northwest (1959) - Alfred Hitchcock
The Limits of Control (2009) - Jim Jarmusch
Her (2013) - Spike Jonze
Hana-Bi (1997) - Takeshi Kitano
Captain America : The Winter Soldier (2014) - Anthony Russo & Joe Russo
Fargo (1996) - Joel Cohen & Ethan Cohen
Les nouveaux chiens de garde (2011) - Gilles Balbastre & Yannick Kergoat
Les Quatre Cents Coups (1959) - François Truffaut
 

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  • J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.) - The Lays of Beleriand: The History of Middle-earth - Volume III (1985)
  • Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull - J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator (1993)

Films:

  • Toy Story - John Lasseter (1995)
  • Toy Story 2 - John Lasseter (1999)
Dude, you read 600+ pages and saw two movies in two days?!? I don't even...

So do Sherlock episodes count towards this because of their length and somewhat contained strucutre? I'm guessing no?
The consensus from last year's thread was yes. They're ~1.5 hours a pop, not packaged like a regular TV show (3 episode seasons instead of 12-24), and general movie feel. I'm counting them.
 

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Dude, you read 600+ pages and saw two movies in two days?!? I don't even...



The consensus from last year's thread was yes. They're ~1.5 hours a pop, not packaged like a regular TV show (3 episode seasons instead of 12-24), and general movie feel. I'm counting them.
Awesome thanks.
 

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Second Update:

Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games ★★

Mirrored the movie, really kind of boring. A lot of the inner monologue was pointlessly silly, leaving the book to be equally as 'meh' as the film. Incredibly quick read. Having seen the second movie as well gives me a little hope for the second two novels to be better.

I do like the premise of the novel and the small bit of a world within which the protagonists' live.
 

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Are we doing 4 or 5 star scales?
Most of the four-star rating systems I've seen for films and such include some cheesy "bomb" or "black dot" or "zero" star option, essentially making them five-star systems.

Five stars makes a lot more sense to me, since it adds more gradation without going overboard. It also translates more easily into a 10 or 100 point scale (e.g. three stars = 60%, approximately).

Not everyone included a rating system last year, but I think everyone who did used a five-star system with a half star increment. That gives you 10 different scores to work with.

Second Update:

Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
Sorry to hear you didn't like it. I thought they were surprisingly enjoyable books. I ended up liking all three. I made the mistake of thinking the Divergent series was of equal quality and read all three of those last year. I don't recommend that path to anyone.
 

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Only about 350+ as I started both of them in December.
Got you. Still a lot of reading, but given your pace last year I'm not surprised.

I'm in the process of finishing up The Quiet American, halfway through Dust (the last book in the Wool trilogy), and about a quarter of the way through Casino Royale. I hope to have all three done by early next week. It's nice to want things. :)
 

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Do you really want to?
It does kind of seem like cheating, but I don't know when I'll get the chance to see 50 movies starting grad school this year. It's only 2-3 entries anyway I guess. I also don't know of 50 decent quality movies I'll get the chance to see considering Netflix's crappy selection. I might have use some documentaries.
 

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Finished Outliers on January 1st, and just finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Outliers was an interesting read, and I'm glad to have finally read what inspired Bladerunner. Both good books.
 

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Sorry to hear you didn't like it. I thought they were surprisingly enjoyable books. I ended up liking all three. I made the mistake of thinking the Divergent series was of equal quality and read all three of those last year. I don't recommend that path to anyone.
I rate them around the same as the Harry Potter books. Something that I find oddly intriguing due to an interesting plot or singular world mechanic, but the actual writing itself I find boring and not intriguing. I'm also not too big on the inner monologue writing much of the time, though Pynchon's Bleeding Edge is that type of writing done write (imo, of course). I'm a little over halfway through Bleeding Edge and hoping to finish it tomorrow or so. Alone on Jan 1st means lots of reading :).

It's not really that I didn't like it, just that it didn't impress me. I'd recommend it to most people because it's very accessible, the plot/characters are at least somewhat interesting, and there's definitely an interesting premise to be explored within.
 

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fuzzylogic - 32/50 Books | 53/50 Movies​
Listed in the order of reading/viewing.​

Books
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Long Walk by Stephen King
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • No Man Knows My History by Fawn M. Brodie
  • God, No! by Penn Jillette
  • Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan
  • How Will You Measure Your Life? by Christensen, Dillon and Allworth
  • Rework by Fried and Hansson
  • Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  • The Mormons by David Fitzgerald
  • The Story of Mathematics by Anne Rooney
  • America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't by Stephen Colbert
  • Why Are All You? by Greta Christina
  • Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
  • The Conservative's Handbook by Phil Valentine. Holy vast quantities of strawmen arguments, Batman!
  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking
  • The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
  • Everyday is a Holiday by Penn Jillette
  • The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • Naked Statistics by Charles Weelan
  • The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers
  • Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  • One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak
  • Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
  • If Facts and Evidence Matter by CJ Werleman
  • Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  • Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
  • The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Movies
  • The Help, 2011
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2013
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2012
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 2014
  • Monuments Men, 2014
  • Oh My God (Louis CK comedy special)
  • Amnesty International Secret Policeman's Ball (EPIX special)
  • Riddick, 2013
  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, 1984
  • Messiah Complex (Russel Brand comedy special)
  • Veronica Mars, 2014
  • Frozen, 2013
  • About Time, 2013
  • In a World, 2013
  • Her, 2013
  • Anchorman 2, 2013
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2014
  • The Wolverine, 2013
  • The Edge of Tomorrow, 2014
  • Bridget Jones's Diary, 2001
  • Children of Men, 2006
  • Noah, 2014
  • Dredd, 2012
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, 2014
  • Lucy, 2014
  • The Raid: Redemption, 2012
  • The Raid 2, 2014
  • Pitch Black, 2000
  • The Chronicles of Riddick, 2004
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 2009
  • RoboCop, 2014
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014
  • Bottle Rocket, 1996
  • The Darjeeling Limited, 2007
  • The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001
  • Life of Pi, 2012
  • Moonrise Kingdom, 2012
  • Rushmore, 1998
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 2004
  • Grave of the Fireflies, 1988
  • Requiem for a Dream, 2000
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence, 2001
  • 12 Angry Men, 1957
  • The New World, 2005
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi, 2012
  • Speed Racer, 2008
  • Batman Returns, 1992
  • Gangster Squad, 2013
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West, 2014
  • Snowpiercer, 2014
  • Batman, 1989
  • The Theory of Everything, 2014
 

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Zippedpinhead - 11/50 Books | 16/50 Movies

Books

Patrick Rothfuss - The Wise Man's Fear ★★★★★
Veronica Roth - Divergent ★★★
Veronica Roth - Insurgent ★★★★
Veronica Roth - Allegiant ★★★
Hiroshi Sakurazaka - All you need is Kill ★★★★★
David Hair - Mages Blood ★★★★
James Dashner - The Maze Runner ★★★
James Dashner - the Scorch Trials ★★★★
James Dashner - The Death Cure ★★★
Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl ★★★★★
*Brandon Sanderson - Words of Radiance ★★★★★

Movies

Movie 43 ★★
Pacific Rim ★★★
The Score ★★★
Gone With the Wind ★★★★★
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit ★★★★
Wolf of Wall Street ★★★★★
Hunger Games : Catching Fire ★★★★
Divergent ★★★
Alex Cross ★★
Our Idiot Brother ★★
Tombstone ★★★★★
Frozen ★★★★
The Raid 2 ★★★★★
*The Heat ★★★★
*Godzilla ★★★★★
*One for the money ★

*Comments about recent movies and books in forthcoming post
 

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Random question popped into my head. Do comedy specials count? They're like an hour... probably not. I don't watch many, but I watched one a week ago so this came up in my mind.
They do. Double points if it's Louis CK
(kidding about that last part).

Do new books that I read during your child's bedtime count? this 50 might be easier than I thought if so...
First off, if you're reading a book to my kid during his bedtime then I'm not sure if I should thank you or have you arrested.

Secondly, they almost certainly do not count. My son has an entire library of kid's books that is easily in the hundreds range. Each of those books takes 5-10 minutes maximum to read. Most are under that.

Are you talking things like the Chronicles of Narnia (which would count) or Dr. Seuss (which would not)? Use your judgment here, but if you start counting thinks like "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" and "The Little Engine That Could" as part of your list, that would be quite comical.
 

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f0rk - 0/50 Books | 1/50 Movies

Books


Movies
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ★★★
 

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So i'm trying to find the best websites to track my reads/opinions etc for movies, games, and books.

For books, it seems like Goodreads is the consensus pick. For movies and games, however, I have stumbled upon probably a dozen different sites and I am having trouble finding consensus. Should I just make a wordpress blog?
 

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Do we count books we have read before? I might put off reading LOTR/hobbit if only new books count. Watching the hobbit movies reignited a flame for tolkien that I haven't had for ten plus years
 

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Quick reminder: be sure to update your original master post that is linked in either post two or three of this thread. I will be counting your stats off those, not anywhere else in the thread. The point is to enable discussion of what people are reading and watching, instead of the thread becoming a constant spam of lists. This becomes even more problematic when people start to have substantial lists, and the thread becomes unreadable.

Since I hit the word count problem yesterday, at least three people have contacted me to let me know they've dropped off the master tracker. I apologize...it wasn't intentional. I'm headed home now and will be updating those two posts will all the most recent participants who have signed up. I need folks to please review those posts and make sure their name is on there and that it links to their correct master list. PM me if you are missing or the link is broken. I'm sure there are others who have dropped off without my knowledge. We have a massive group this year, so I'll need some help in managing it.

Do we count books we have read before? I might put off reading LOTR/hobbit if only new books count. Watching the hobbit movies reignited a flame for tolkien that I haven't had for ten plus years
From the OP: Can I count stuff I’ve already read or watched? - Nope! Every entry needs to be a new item to you.

That doesn't mean not to read them, only that they will not count towards your 50.
 

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Do we count books we have read before? I might put off reading LOTR/hobbit if only new books count. Watching the hobbit movies reignited a flame for tolkien that I haven't had for ten plus years
I did when I was desperate. But as I understand it, the intent is to read and watch new books and films.

Still, I've tasted the fruit, and so cannot go back. I will this year watch, read, and count books and films I've read and seen before. & frankly my dear, I don't give a damn. ;)
 

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I did when I was desperate. But as I understand it, the intent is to read and watch new books and films.

Still, I've tasted the fruit, and so cannot go back. I will this year watch, read, and count books and films I've read and seen before. & frankly my dear, I don't give a damn. ;)
Well shit, if i did that with movies last year, I would have doubled my output
 

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Good Burger was put on Netflix.
Reddit convinced me to watch Good Burger.
Good Burger is not a good movie.

...then again, I'm guessing a sober 33 year old was not the intended audience for this movie.
I dunno how Reddit convinced you to watch Good Burger...It's not that great of a movie and I watched it when I was 19 with my cousins (who were 19 and 17 at the time) and my older brother aged 21.
None of us enjoyed it but it was the only thing on Christmas morning and were playing Clue while it was going on in the background.
 

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Well shit, if i did that with movies last year, I would have doubled my output
Doubled? Goodness! Where do you find the time? Though to be fair, I didn't count any film I watched or book I read before July last year. That was my own little quirk. Having decided to start so late.
 

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Doubled? Goodness! Where do you find the time? Though to be fair, I didn't count any film I watched or book I read before July last year. That was my own little quirk. Having decided to start so late.
I think with the full year you will have no problem finishing the challenge without counting retreads.

I liked Mumei's approach of keeping a separate mini-list of repeats. I don't imagine I'll have much time to repeat anything from the past and still hit my goal, but for more prolific readers and movie watchers that best keeps with the intent and spirit of the challenge.
 

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I think with the full year you will have no problem finishing the challenge without counting retreads.

I liked Mumei's approach of keeping a separate mini-list of repeats. I don't imagine I'll have much time to repeat anything from the past and still hit my goal, but for more prolific readers and movie watchers that best keeps with the intent and spirit of the challenge.
Yes. The spirit of the challenge is to go in fresh.

So I urge people not to follow me. I have my own reasons for cheating as it were. ;/
 

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personally i don't consider it re-reading/re-watching if i have little to no memory of the thing. it's functionally new, as far as i'm concerned and falls within the spirit of challenge. if i watch blade runner for the upteenth time or re-read something i read in the last couple years obviously i wouldn't count that.

anyway first film

1. blue is the warmest colour - totally amazing coming of age story about a young french lesbian. both incredibly intimate, in bringing you right into everything about this girls life, and sprawling as it examines tons of different issues within her relationship over its three hour running time, without losing focus or realism. the whole thing is grounded by an unforgettable lead performance by adèle exarchopoulos that really makes you care about the character. i don't really understand the constantly recurring blue visual motif, referenced in the title, but i was really sucked into following her life and pretty devastated by the end emotionally.
 

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Doubled? Goodness! Where do you find the time? Though to be fair, I didn't count any film I watched or book I read before July last year. That was my own little quirk. Having decided to start so late.
I watch a lot of movies, and I have a lot of rewatchable films. that being said... a lot of the time i spent watching movies I could have used to get closer to 50 book ;)

Also... I followed the rules to a T. All my numbers were new for the year and with the exception of Dance with Dragons which I was around 30% through before the year start, I didn't use 2012 to catapult my stats. Given that I worked 80 Hours a week for roughly 10 weeks from january - march I felt like id rather turn my brain off and watch stupid films (as you can see from my 2013 list) instead of focus on reading most fo the time.
 

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Okay, dumb question, but in Firefox the tab key just sends me to submit instead of creating an indent for my name and totals. Using the space bar to create an indent isn't recognized when I tried it. How do I create an indent?
[ INDENT] [ /INDENT] also works.
 

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I'd be interested in doing this for books, but I know there is no way I'd ever watch 50 movies in a year. Oh well.

Ichor - 0/50 Books | 0/50 Movies​

Books:

Movies:
 

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I'd like to get in on this, if that's okay.

Haven't finished a film or a book yet, but I'm hoping to read much more this year than I did last year. As an English major, it's kind of embarrassing how little time I spend reading for enjoyment.

I watched about 125 movies last year, though, so the movies part should be cake.

Okay, here's my master list:

Zoozilla - 14/50 Books | 82/50 movies

Movies:
  1. Event Horizon (1/3)
  2. Silver Linings Playbook (1/4)
  3. Hard Eight (1/5)
  4. Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (1/7)
  5. A Separation (1/8)
  6. Surviving Progress (1/11)
  7. The 400 Blows (1/11)
  8. The Secret World of Arrietty (1/16)
  9. Blue Velvet (1/17)
  10. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (1/18)
  11. Argo (1/20)
  12. Oblivion (1/21)
  13. Margin Call (1/24)
  14. World War Z (1/25)
  15. The Remains of the Day (1/26)
  16. As Tears Go By (1/28)
  17. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1/29)
  18. The Invisible Man (1/29)
  19. Sudden Death (1/30)
  20. The Up Series (2/1)
  21. Leatherheads (2/1)
  22. Millenium Actress (2/2)
  23. A Late Quartet (3/18)
  24. The Insider
  25. Thief
  26. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
  27. High Fidelity
  28. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  29. Noah
  30. The Wind Rises
  31. Battle Royale
  32. Swingers
  33. Broken Flowers
  34. Father of the Bride
  35. Raining Stones
  36. Inside Llewyn Davis
  37. Altered States
  38. Trouble with the Curve
  39. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  40. Seven Psychopaths
  41. Total Recall (1990)
  42. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  43. Thor: The Dark World
  44. A Place Beyond the Pines
  45. 48 Hrs.
  46. The Wolverine
  47. Chinatown
  48. Like Father, Like Son
  49. Margaret
  50. Boyhood
  51. 12 Years a Slave
  52. Adam's Apples (Danish)
  53. Cutie and the Boxer
  54. Eyes Wide Open (Israeli)
  55. No Impact Man
  56. Being Flynn
  57. Guardians of the Galaxy
  58. First Position
  59. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  60. The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
  61. Young Adult
  62. Elysium
  63. In Time
  64. The Waiting Room
  65. Sinister
  66. Philomena
  67. The Long Goodbye
  68. Prisoners
  69. Le Havre
  70. Moonrise Kingdom
  71. American Hustle
  72. Nebraska
  73. Chronicle
  74. Easy Money (Swedish)
  75. A Hard Day's Night
  76. The Wolf of Wall Street
  77. The Tale of Zatoichi
  78. The Tale of Zatoichi Continues
  79. Sanjuro
  80. Dallas Buyers Club
  81. All Is Lost
  82. Rush

Books:
  1. Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (1/5)
  2. When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro (1/10)
  3. Paradise Lost by John Milton (3/5)
  4. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (3/6)
  5. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  6. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  7. Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
  8. Double Feature by Owen King
  9. Life Itself by Roger Ebert
  10. The Quest of the Silver Fleece by W.E.B. Du Bois
  11. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
  12. A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez
  13. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson
  14. In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
 

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I'd be interested in doing this for books, but I know there is no way I'd ever watch 50 movies in a year. Oh well.
I'd like to get in on this, if that's okay.

Haven't finished a film or a book yet, but I'm hoping to read much more this year than I did last year. As an English major, it's kind of embarrassing how little time I spend reading for enjoyment.

I watched about 125 movies last year, though, so the movies part should be cake.
Go ahead and add the standard tracking format to your posts and you're in. I'll update the OP later tonight with the last dozen or so additions.
 

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I'd like to get in on this, if that's okay.

Haven't finished a film or a book yet, but I'm hoping to read much more this year than I did last year. As an English major, it's kind of embarrassing how little time I spend reading for enjoyment.

I watched about 125 movies last year, though, so the movies part should be cake.
Hell, I might finish the fifty movies in two months. If I spend the time I watched tv series in 2013 on movies...a month would suffice
 
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