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Trevor
02-27-12, 07:44 AM
1st Annual DVDTalk Action/Adventure/Crime/Mystery Challenge List Thread

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Dates: Dusk on February 29th to dawn on April 1st (What you watch from midnight on March 30th to dawn on April 1st could also count for the annual April B-Movie/Exploitation Challenge, so plan your choices accordingly if desired.)

Rules: Sorta like all the other Challenges but as lenient as you can imagine. Everything counts as one; film, TV episode, short. Unofficial goal of hitting 100, but don't ignore real life to hit it. Everyone who shows up in either thread is an equal "winner". Anything listed on IMDB with a genre of action, adventure, or crime (or anything that even vaguely could be argued as should be listed as such) counts.

Checklist: here (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11133285-post83.html).

This is the list thread only. Please use one post for your list and edit that post as often as you like throughout the month, adding the titles you've watched. Please keep discussions in the discussion thread. Many people put a link to their list post in their signature, making it easier to edit as the month progresses.

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Trevor
02-27-12, 07:44 AM
We are very fortunate to once again have the fabulous Hamilton Books as a sponsor! Thank you GoldenWheels!

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Always with great sales on books and DVDs, here is their website (http://www.hamiltonbook.com/hamiltonbook.storefront).

Below is some of the conversation I've had with Rich, with some great prize ideas. Let us know if you have any other ideas from their action/adventure selections (http://www.hamiltonbook.com/hamiltonbook.storefront/4f4500e4000575a2271dd8b1903b0658/Catalog/MAD).

Do your thing, check out the site and see what you can find, but as always I have some suggestions. I have some Shout titles sitting on my desk: Last Hard Men/SkyRiders, Nickel Ride/99 and 44/100% Dead, and Policewoman Season 2. (Your call on the prizes as always though).

Kind of kills me I just watched MIA 1-3 and Deathwish 2-4 as they would have been a great start for the challenge! I've been pushing the hell out of these already (listed them in the Hamilton's thread along with the other Garr 3 packs) but they are a good fit as prizes too.

Also have that Di Leo crime set from Raro which I now LOVE (had never watched the Italian crime stuff before) and it puzzles me I have struggled to move 30 copies. These movies are cool!

Let me know and don't feel locked in by my suggestions!

Trevor
02-27-12, 07:45 AM
Reserved for my list. I'm guessing 22 or so BDs will be my final tally. Maybe a few cartoons. Or perhaps an entire season or three of one of my TV sets instead. I have no idea.

Cut and paste Leap Day Challenge stuff here1 - Somewhere in Time (1980) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081534/) - At home w/ Jen - 7.5/10 - For the first time in our marriage, we watched something that I didn't own but came from Jen's meager DVD collection of ten or so titles. Better than I expected, although I don't think I liked the ending.

2-58 - Peabody's Improbable History (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peabody_and_Sherman) - I was going to try to watch all 92 episodes, but came up a bit short.

59 - Outer Limits episode


60-62 - Outer Limits episodes - finished the next 3 episodes on the Time Travel DVD

63 - National Treasure - DB w/ Elise, who quit watching halfway through

64 - MST3K S9E7 (1997), (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0655451/) Terror from the Year 9000 (1958) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052286/)

65-68 - Despicable Me shorts and extras

69 - Ghostbusters

70 - Remington Steele pilot

71 - The Bank Job - iPhone

72 -501 - TrailersSwordfish
AvP
AvP: Requiem
Predator
Predator 2
Predators - redband trailer
Alien
Aliens
Alien3
Alien Resurrection
Cowboys and Aliens
Blackhawk Down
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
Batman
Batman Returns
Batman Forever
Batman & Robin
Superman
Superman II
Superman III
Superman IV
Superman Returns
Backdraft
Silverado
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Constantine
Dawn of the Dead
Exit Wounds
Equilibrium
Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 3
The Amazing Spider-Man
Final Fantasy
Gladiator
I, Robot
Juraissic Park
Juraissic Park 2
Juraissic Park 3
Kill Bill volume 1
Kill Bill volume 2
Kiss of the Dragon
Man on Fire
Minority Report
Pearl Harbor
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible III
Mission: Impossible IV
Reindeer Games
Planet of the Apes
S.W.A.T.
Sin City
Terminator
Terminator 2
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Terminator Salvation
Star Wars Episode I
Star Wars Episode I 3D
Star Wars Episode II
Star Wars Episode III
Star Wars Episode IV
Star Wars Episode V
Star Wars Episode VI
The Matrix Matrix Revolutions
Matrix Reloaded
The Punisher (1989)
The Punisher (2004)
Punisher War Zone
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Island
The Last Samurai
The Matrix Reloaded
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Bourne Legacy
And Soon the Darkness
Drive - redband trailer
Piranha 3DD - redband trailer
21 Jump Street - redband trailer
Faster - redband trailer
Tucker and Dale Vs Evil - redband trailer
Conan - redband trailer
Kick Ass - redband trailer
Let Me In - redband trailer
The Grey - redband trailer
The Thing (2011) - redband trailer
Machete - redband trailer
Pinching Penny - redband trailer
The Raid - redband trailer
Mystery Team - redband trailer
The Mechanic - redband trailer
Resident Evil
Resident Evil: Apocalyse
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Retribution
Resident Evil: Degeneration - redband trailer
Hobo With a Shotgun - redband trailer
Operation: Endgame - redband trailer
Hatchet 2 - redband trailer
Child's Play 2 - redband trailer
Child's Play 3 - redband trailer
Mirrors - redband trailer
The Collector - redband trailer
Wanted - redband trailer
Ninja Assassin - redband trailer
Dance of the Dead - redband trailer
Rocky
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Rocky Balboa
First Blood
Rambo: First Blood 2
Rambo 3
John Rambo
Underworld
Underworld 2
Underworld 3
Underworld 4: Awakening
Unleashed
War of the Worlds
Windtalkers
X-Men
X-Men 2
X-Men 3
X-Men: The Last Stand
Morgan the Pirate
Journey to the Lost City
Sandokan the Great
Sword Of Sherwood Forest
Safari Drums
Jungle Flight
Hell On Devil's Island
Mobambo
Tropic Zone
King Solomon's Mines
Tarzan's Fight For Life
Jungle Heat
Jungle Gold
Naked Africa
Man From Deep River
She Gods of Shark Reef
Tarzan And The Great River
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure
Virgin Sacrifice
Watusi: Guardian of King Solomon's Mines
Walk Into Hell
Nature Girl And The Slaver
Manhunt In The African Jungle
Jungle Attack
Perils Of Nyoka
Hatari!
Two Sane Nuts
Tarzan Goes to India
Zulu
The Brigand of Kandahar
A Life of Ninja - commentary
Sting of the Dragon Masters - commentary
The Bodyguard - commentary
Mad Monkey Kung Fu - commentary
Wonder Women - commentary
Lucky Seven - commentary
The Shark Hunter - commentary
Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Let’s Do It! - commentary
Violated - commentary
Caged Virgins - commentary
Message From Space - commentary
The Terrornauts - commentary
Mind Warp - commentary
Megaforce - commentary
Zebra Force - commentary
Blazing Battle - commentary
James Tont: Operation One - commentary
International Secret Police - commentary
Machine Gun McCain - commentary
Stacey - commentary
Lightning Bolt - commentary
Mission Thunderbolt - commentary
3 Supermen In The West - commentary
Redneck County - commentary
Moonrunners - commentary
The Fabulous World of Jules Verne - commentary
Magic Christmas Tree - commentary
Pinnochio’s Birthday Party - commentary
The Magic Kite - commentary
The Secret of Magic Island - commentary
Karzan, Master of the Jungle - commentary
The Norseman - commentary
Sorceress - commentary
Terror in the Wax Museum - commentary
The Manson Massacre - commentary
The Devil Within Her - commentary
Slaughterhouse Rock - commentary
Prometheus x4
Sound of My Voice
The Hunger Games x2
Dark Shadows
Chernobyl Diaries
4:44 Last Day on Earth
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
The Avengers
Headhunters
Dark Tide
The Assault
Pseudo Blood of Our Own
Frankenweenie
21 Jump Street
The Lorax
John Carter
Act of Valor
Safe House
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Chronicle
Hugo
Gone
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2010)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Haywire
Tower Heist
The Grey
War Horse
Rampart
The Adventures of Tin Tin
Dr. No
From Russia With Love
Goldfinger
Thunderball
You Only Live Twice
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Diamonds Are Forever
Live and Let Die
The Man With the Golden Gun
The Spy Who Loved Me
Moonraker
For Your Eyes Only
Octopussy
A View to a Kill
The Living Daylights
License to Kill
Goldeneye
Tomorrow Never Dies
The World is Not Enough
Die Another Day
Casino Royale (2008)
Quantum of Solace
Skyfall
Casino Royale (1967)
Never Say Never Again
The Raid:Redemption (US)
Brake
Camel Spiders
Wrath of the Titans
The Girl From the Naked Eye
Lockout
The Cabin in the Woods
The Raven
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Safe
Bernie
Cosmopolis
Battleship
Men in Black
Men in Black II
Men in Black III
Snow White and the Huntsmen
Madasgascar
Madasgascar Escape 2 Africa
Madasgascar 3:Europe's Most Wanted
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Brave
G.I. Joe
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Ice Age
Ice Age 2
Ice Age 3
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift
The Expendables
The Expendables 2
The Cold Light of Day
Die Hard
Die Hard 2
Die Hard With A Vengeance
Die Hard 4
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 4
The Syndicate: A Death in the Family - commentary
Combat Cops - commentary
It Came Without Warning - commentary
No Blade of Grass - commentary
Yor: The Hunter from the Future - commentary
Simon – King of the Witches - commentary
The Psychic - commentary
Schizoid - commentary
Tender Flesh - commentary
Die Sister Die - commentary
Silent Scream - commentary
New Year’s Evil - commentary
Mortuary - commentary
Humongous - commentary
The Werewolf Vs. The Vampire Woman - commentary
Embryo - commentary
The Boogeyman - commentary
The Legend of Boggy Creek - commentary
The Town That Dreaded Sundown - commentary
Gray Eagle - commentary
Shadow of the Hawk - commentary
Rituals - commentary
Undercover Hero - commentary
The Jezebels - commentary
Breaking Point - commentary
Fighting Mad - commentary
Moving Violation - commentary
Bonnie’s Kids - commentary
Walking Tall Part 2 - commentary
The Klansman - commentary
Monkey Hustle - commentary
The Soldier - commentary
Blackout - commentary
Shout at the Devil - commentary
March or Die - commentary
The Life and Times of Scaramoucho - commentary
Hog Wild - commentary
The Hard Heads - commentary
The Chicken Chronicles - commentary
Best Friends - commentary
Our Winning Season - commentary
Coach - commentary
Goldengirl - commentary
Transpoter
Transpoter 2
Transpoter 3
Ocean's 11
Ocean's 12
Ocean's 13
Fast & Furious
Fast & Furious 2
Fast & Furious 3
Fast & Furious 4
Fast & Furious 5
Speed
Speed 2: Cruise Control
National Treasure
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Under Siege
Under Siege 2
Mad Max
Mad Max (alternate)
The Road Warrior
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
The Da Vinci Code
Angels & Demons
Intruders
The Hunter
The Snowtown Murders
96 Minutes
Seeking Justice
Robocop
Robocop 2
Robocop 3
Darkman
Darkman 2
Darkman 3
Missing in Action
Missing in Action 2
Missing in Action 3
Delta Force
Delta Force 2
Delta Force 3
Operation Delta Force
Operation Delta Force 2
Operation Delta Force 3
Operation Delta Force 4
Operation Delta Force 5
Taken
Unknown
The International
300
Push
The Condemned
Hancock
V For Vendetta
Harry Potter x8
Shoot 'Em Up
The A-Team
Crank
Crank 2
Blood: The Last Vampire
Blade
Blade 2
Blade 3
Armored
Killer Elite
Justice League
Contraband
Battle Los Angeles
Thor
Daredevil
Elektra
Man-Thing
Swamp Thing
Return of Swamp Thing
Swamp Thing TV series
The Flash
Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Total Recall
Total Recall (2012)
The Running Man
Commando

502 - Scooby Doo - BD at home

503 - Evolved - horrible Amazon exclusive film

504 - Gift Wrapped - Tweety in a Christmas short -

505-506 - Green Lantern episodes

507-508 - Spongebob Squarepants episodes

509-511 - Date Night w/ extras

512-517 - The Middleman episodes

shadokitty
02-27-12, 07:54 AM
List Final

* = First Time Viewing



FTV Total = 38

Feb 28

1. Godzilla vs King Ghidorah - DVD

Feb 29

2. Star Trek: The Next Generation - Yesterday's Enterprise -DVD
3. Star Trek Generations - DVD *
4. Futurama: Bender's Big Score - DVD *

Mar 1

5. Teknoman: Friend or Foe - DVD
6. Teknoman: Invasion - DVD
7. Teknoman: Power of the Space Knights - DVD
8. Teknoman: Falling Star - DVD
9. Teknoman: Time's Up - DVD
10. Teknoman: Shattered Crystal - DVD
11. Teknoman: Teknobot - DVD

Mar 3

12. Godzilla, King of the Monsters - DVD
13. Resident Evil - DVD

Mar 4

14. Teknoman: Snapshot - DVD
15. Teknoman: Convoy - DVD
16. Teknoman: Bold Soldier Boy - DVD
17. Teknoman: Brother Beware - DVD

Mar 5

18. Star Trek Enterprise: Regeneration - DVD *
19. Star Trek The Next Generation: Q Who - DVD
20. Teknoman - Sibling Rivalry - DVD
21. Teknoman: Family Feud - DVD
22. Teknoman: Saber Strike - DVD
23. Legend of Eight Samurai - DVD *

Mar 6

24. Armored Fleet Dairugger XV: Galactic Clash - DVD

Mar 7

25. The Last of the Mohicans - DVD
26. Underworld - DVD

Mar 8

27. King Kong vs Godzilla - DVD
28. Beast King Golion: The Beautiful Princess's Battle - DVD *
29. Beast King Golion: Stolen Blue Lion - DVD *

Mar 9

30. The Time Tunnel: Rendevous With Yesterday - DVD *
31. The Time Tunnel: One Way to the Moon - DVD *
32. The Time Tunnel: End of the World - DVD *

Mar 10

33. Superman II

Mar 11

34. Superman: The Animated Series: Prototype - DVD *
35. Superman: Doomsday - DVD
36. Terminator Salvation - TNT *
37. The Vampire Bat - DVD

Mar 12

38. Militant Eagle - DVD *
39. The Incredible Petrified World - DVD *
40. Godzilla 2000 (trailer) - VCD
41. Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla - VCD
42. Hercules and the Masked Rider - DVD *
43. Dragon Lee vs Five Brothers - DVD *

Mar 13

44. Death Race - DVD
45. Ultraman: Electric Stone Fire - DVD
46. Superman: The Animated Series - The Late Mr. Kent - DVD *

Mar 14

47. Beast King Golion: Girl of the Land of Evil - DVD

Mar 15

48. Resident Evil Apocalypse - DVD *
49. Time Tunnel: The Day the Sky Fell In - DVD *

Mar 16

50. CSI Miami: One of Our Own - A & E *
51. Queen of the Amazons - DVD *
52. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - DVD

Mar 17

53. Moon of the Wolf - DVD
54. She Gods of Shark Reef - DVD *

Mar 18

55. Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators - DVD *
56. Ultraman: The Mysterious Dinosaur Base - DVD
57. The Time Tunnel: The Last Patrol - DVD *

Mar 19

58. The Monster Walks - DVD *
59. The Time Tunnel: Crack of Doom - DVD *

Mar 21

60. Golion (Trailer) - DVD
61. Giant Robo (Trailer) - DVD
62. Voltron: Fleet of Doom - DVD
63. The Amazing Transparent Man - DVD *
64. Star Trek III: The Search For Spock - DVD
65. The Time Tunnel: Revenge of the Gods - DVD *

Mar 22

66. Destroy All Monsters - DVD
67. The Wraith - DVD

Mar 23

68. G.I. Joe: The Cobra Strikes - DVD
69. Samaritan Zatoichi - Hulu *
70. Transformers Headmasters: Four Warriors From Outer Space - DVD

Mar 24

71. The Conqueror of the Orient - DVD *

Mar 25

72. Stealth - Youtube
73. Revolt of the Zombies - DVD *
74. Star Trek The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds Part 1 - DVD
75. Airwolf: Airwolf the Movie Part 1 - Netflix *

Mar 26

76. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - DVD
77. Superman the Animated Series: Heavy Metal - DVD
78. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs: Star Sheriff Round Up - DVD
79. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs: Cavalry Command - DVD
80. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs: Jesse's Revenge - DVD
81. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs: Iguana Get to Know You - DVD
82. The Adventures of Galgameth - Hulu *

Mar 27

83. Conan the Destroyer - Netflix

Mar 28

84. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance- Movie on Demand *
85. Zatoichi - The Blind Swordsman - Crackle *
86. The Dogfighters - Hulu *
87. The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Coming of Robin Hood - DVD
88. The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Moneylender - DVD

Mar 29

89. The Time Tunnel: Massacre - DVD *

Mar 30

90. Captain Kidd - Netflix *
91. Gaiking: The Arrival of Daiku-Mairyu - Crackle *
92. Scorpion King 2 -- Trailer - DVD
93. Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - Trailer - DVD
94. Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 - Trailer - DVD
95. Start Your Engines: Making a Death Race - DVD
96. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Trailer - Internet

Mar 31

97. Death Race ( Audio Commentary) - DVD
98. For a Few Dollars More (Trailer) - DVD

orlmac
02-27-12, 08:35 AM
This looks like a lot of fun, so I'm in! I have no idea of what I will focus on yet but I hope to be watching a fair amount of crime. I hope to finish the checklist also.

Total viewing time to date: 121:36:09
*first time viewing

1. February 28th - Timecop: S1E1: A Rip in Time* (1997) (0:48:00) (Netflix Streaming)
2. February 29th - Repeaters* (2010) (1:29:16) (Netflix Streaming)
3. February 29th - Retrograde* (2004) (1:32:59) (Netflix Streaming)
4. February 29th - Suspect Zero* (2004) (1:39:33) (Netflix Streaming)
5. March 1st - The Killer Elite* (1975) (2:03:04) (Retroplex HD)
6. March 1st - The Ace of Hearts* (1921) (1:14:15) (TCM HD)
7. March 1st - 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag* (1997) (1:35:07) (MGM HD)
8. March 1st - Sherlock Holmes* (2009) (2:08:24) (Netflix Blu-Ray)
9. March 2nd - 10 Rillington Place* (1971) (1:50:56) (TCM HD)
10. March 3rd - Devil in a Blue Dress* (1995) (1:41:10) (SMC HD)
11. March 3rd - L.A. Streetfighters* (1985) (1:22:17) (MGM HD)
12. March 5th - Betrayed* (1988) (2:06:27) (Indieplex HD)
13. March 5th - The Great Escape* (1963) (2:52:10) (HDNet Movies)
14. March 5th - Three Days of the Condor* (1975) (1:57:15) (SMC HD)
15. March 6th - The Bishop Murder Case* (1930) (1:27:20) (TCM HD)
16. March 6th - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly* (1966) (2:58:41) (Netflix Blu-Ray)
17. March 6th - The Substitute 2: School's Out* (1998) (1:29:44) (Epix3 HD)
18. March 7th - The Unholy Three* (1925) (1:25:59) (TCM HD)
19. March 7th - The Golden Idol* (1954) (1:10:07) (TCM HD)
20. March 8th - Sonatine* (1993) (1:34:04) (Netflix Streaming)
21. March 8th - The Unholy Three* (1930) (1:11:55) (TCM HD)
22. March 8th - Heat* (1995) (2:50:21) (HDNet Movies)
23. March 9th - Dressed to Kill* (1946) (1:11:21) (Retroplex HD)
24. March 9th - Red Planet* (2000) (1:46:24) (HDNet Movies)
25. March 9th - Batman Begins* (2005) (2:20:02) (Netflix Blu-Ray)
26. March 9th - Genesis of the Bat? (Batman Begins)* (2005) (0:14:53) (Netflix Blu-Ray)
27. March 9th - The Walking Dead: S2E10: 18 Miles Out* (2012) (0:45:00) (AMC HD)
28. March 9th - The Walking Dead: S2E11: Judge, Jury, Executioner* (2012) (0:45:00) (AMC HD)
29. March 10th - The Pleasure Garden* (1925) (1:00:39) (YouTube)
30. March 10th - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol* (2011) (2:13:00) (Theater)
31. March 10th - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows* (2011) (2:09:00) (Theater)
32. March 10th - Ringer: S1E13: It's Easy To Cry When This Much Cash is Involved* (2012) (0:44:00) (CW)
33. March 10th - Ringer: S1E14: Whores Don't Make That Much* (2012) (0:44:00) (CW)
34. March 11th - Man on a Ledge* (2012) (1:42:00) (Theater)
35. March 11th - Ringer: S1E15: P.S. You're An Idiot* (2012) (0:44:00) (CW)
36. March 11th - Ringer: S1E16: You're Way To Pretty To Go To Jail* (2012) (0:44:00) (CW)
37. March 11th - The Walking Dead: S2E12: Better Angels* (2012) (0:45:00) (AMC HD)
38. March 12th - The Bride Wore Black* (1968) (1:47:33) (MGM HD)
39. March 12th - Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time* (2001) (1:39:51) (Netflix Streaming)
40. March 12th - Mississippi Burning* (1988) (2:06:47) (Epix HD)
41. March 13th - Hercules in New York* (1969) (1:31:48) (Netflix Streaming)
42. March 13th - Burglar on the Roof* (1898) (0:00:30) (YouTube)
43. March 13th - Rescued From An Eagle's Nest* (1908) (0:05:04) (YouTube)
44. March 13th - Yojimbo* (1961) (1:50:51) (Netflix Blu-Ray)
45. March 13th - Murderers' Row* (1966) (1:45:06) (TCM HD)
46. March 13th - The Mentalist: S4E17: Cheap Burgundy* (2012) (0:43:00) (CBS)
47. March 13th - The Accidental Spy* (2001) (1:27:17) (Netflix Streaming)
48. March 14th - Hard Boiled* (1992) (2:08:06) (Library DVD)
49. March 14th - Wait Until Dark* (1967) (1:47:41) (TCM HD)
50. March 14th - Ringer: S1E17: What We Have is Worth the Pain* (2012) (0:44:00) (CW)
51. March 15th - Spirits of the Dead* (1968) (2:00:55) (TCM HD)
52. March 15th - The Ghost Ship* (1943) (1:09:17) (TCM HD)
53. March 15th - The Mentalist: S4E18: Ruddy Cheeks* (2012) (0:43:00) (CBS)
54. March 15th - Hawaii Five-O: S1E14: He Kane Hewa'ole* (2011) (0:43:15) (CBS)
55. March 15th - Final Justice (MST3K Version)* (1985/1999) (1:32:01) (Netflix Streaming)
56. March 16th - Assassins* (1995) (2:12:37) (HDNet Movies)
57. March 16th - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre* (1967) (1:39:47) (Library DVD)
58. March 16th - The Green Hornet* (2011) (1:58:53) (Netflix Blu-Ray)
59. March 16th - Roundhay Garden Scene* (1888) (0:00:03) (YouTube)
60. March 17th - Bend of the River* (1952) (1:31:03) (HDNet Movies)
61. March 17th - Chrome and Hot Leather* (1971) (1:31:42) (Netflix Streaming)
62. March 17th - Hawaii Five-O: S1E15: Kai e'e* (2011) (0:41:45) (CBS)
63. March 18th - The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog* (1927) (1:39:29) (Library DVD)
64. March 18th - Red Tails* (2012) (2:05:00) (Theater)
65. March 18th - Hawaii Five-O: S1E16: E Malama* (2011) (0:43:27) (CBS)
66. March 18th - Hawaii Five-O: S1E17: Powa Maka Moana* (2011) (0:43:17) (CBS)
67. March 18th - Die Screaming, Marianne* (1971) (1:40:48) (Personal DVD)
68. March 19th - The Eagle Has Landed* (1976) (2:15:27) (HDNet Movies)
69. March 20th - Phantom of the Rue Morgue* (1954) (1:23:35) (TCM HD)
70. March 20th - The Great Mouse Detective* (1986) (1:14:11) (Library DVD)
71. March 20th - The Usual Suspects* (1995) (1:46:04) (Netflix Blu-Ray)
72. March 20th - An Unseen Enemy* (1912) (0:15:32) (YouTube)
73. March 20th - Criminal Minds: S7E11: True Genius* (2012) (0:42:00) (CBS)
74. March 20th - The Walking Dead: S2E13: Beside the Dying Fire* (2012) (0:45:00) (AMC)
75. March 22nd - Hawaii Five-0: S1E18: Loa Aloha* (2011) (0:43:45) (CBS)
76. March 22nd - Hawaii Five-0: S1E19: Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio* (2011) (0:43:44) (CBS)
77. March 22nd - Hawaii Five-0: S1E20: Ma Ke Kahakai* (2011) (0:41:55) (CBS)
78. March 23rd - Class of 1999* (1990) (1:36:05) (Netflix DVD)
79. March 23rd - The Hunger Games* (2012) (2:22:00) (Theater)
80. March 23rd - Hawaii Five-0: S1E21: Ho'opa'i* (2011) (0:43:43) (CBS)
81. March 24th - Rabid Dogs* (1974) (1:36:15) (Library DVD)
82. 24th - 31st - Wheels on Meal* (1984) (1:48:43) (Netflix Streaming)
83. 24th - 31st - Underworld: Awakening* (2012) (1:28:00) (Theater)
84. 24th - 31st - Chronicle* (2012) (1:24:00) (Theater)
85. 24th - 31st - Hawaii Five-0: S1E22: Ho'ohuli Na'au* (2011) (0:42:58) (CBS)
86. 24th - 31st - Hawaii Five-0: S1E23: Ua Hiki Mai Kapalena Pau* (2011) (0:43:21) (CBS)
87. 24th - 31st - Hawaii Five-0: S1E24: Oia'i'o* (2011) (0:43:35) (CBS)
88. 24th - 31st - Hawaii Five-0: S2E1: Ha'i'ole* (2011) (0:43:00) (CBS)
89. 24th - 31st - Hawaii Five-0: S2E2: Ua Lawe Wale* (2011) (0:43:00) (CBS)
90. 24th - 31st - Hawaii Five-0: S2E3: Kame'e* (2011) (0:43:00) (CBS)
91. 24th - 31st - Hawaii Five-0: S2E4: Mea Makamae* (2011) (0:43:00) (CBS)

Checklist completed on March 24th. The rest of my list is complete!

Checklist:

Official Checklist

Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
-X- 1880 - Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)
-X- 1890 - Burglar on the Roof (1898)
-X- 1900 - Rescued From An Eagle's Nest (1908)
-X- 1910 - An Unseen Enemy (1912)
-X- 1920 - The Ace of Hearts (1921)
-X- 1930 - The Unholy Three (1930)
-X- 1940 - The Ghost Ship (1943)
-X- 1950 - Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)
-X- 1960 - Wait Until Dark (1967)
-X- 1970 - Chrome and Hot Leather (1971)
-X- 1980 - L.A. Streetfighters (1985)
-X- 1990 - The Usual Suspects (1995)
-X- 2000 - Retrograde (2004)
-X- 2010 - Repeaters (2010)

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
-X- Format 1 - The Pleasure Garden (1925) (YouTube)
-X- Format 2 - The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998) (Television)
-X- Format 3 - The Hunger Games (2012) (Theater)

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
-X- Country 1 - The Bride Wore Black (1968) (France)
-X- Country 2 - Yojimbo (1961) (Japan)
-X- Country 3 - Spirits of the Dead (1968) (Italy/France)

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
-X- Pre Codes - The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)
-X- Hayes approved - Dressed to Kill (1946)
-X- G - The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
--- GP -
-X- PG - 10 Rillington Place (1971)
-X- PG-13 - The Green Hornet (2011)
--- M -
-X- R - Betrayed (1988)
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
-X- Unrated Post-codes - Die Screaming, Marianne (1971)
--- TV Y -
--- TV Y7 -
--- TV G -
--- TV PG -
--- TV 14 -
--- TV MA -

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
--- Film Noir - (insert item title here)
-X- Mystery - The Bishop Murder Case (1930)
-X- Urban cop thriller - Heat (1995)
-X- Modern Caper/heist - Man on a Ledge (2012)
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.)
-X- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas) - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
-X- Treasure hunt adventure - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly* (1966)
--- Swashbuckler
-X- Jungle movie (including Tarzan) - The Golden Idol (1954)
-X- Hong Kong crime - Hard Boiled (1992)
--- Japanese Yakuza
-X- Italian Crime - Rabid Dogs (1974)
-X- Conspiracy thriller - Three Days of the Condor (1975)
--- Spy/Espionage -
-X- Serial Killer - Suspect Zero (2004)
-X- Space - Red Planet (2000)
-X- War - Red Tails (2004)
-X- Robots - Class of 1999 (1990)
-X- Vigilante - Batman Begins (2005)

Watch a film by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh -
--- Howard Hawks
--- John Ford
-X- Anthony Mann - Bend of the River (1952)
--- Don Siegel
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
-X- John Sturges - The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku
--- Chang Cheh
-X- Sammo Hung - Wheels on Meals (1984)
-X- Takeshi Kitano - Sonatine (1993)
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
--- Quentin Tarantino
--- John McTiernan
--- James Cameron
--- John Frankenheimer
--- Siergo Leone
-X- Sam Peckinpah - The Killer Elite (1975)
--- Robert Rodriguez

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn - (insert item title here)
--- John Wayne
--- Humphrey Bogart
--- Burt Lancaster
--- Kirk Douglas
-X- Steve McQueen - The Great Escape (1963)
--- Charles Bronson
--- James Coburn
--- Toshiro Mifune
--- Clint Eastwood
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
-X- Jackie Chan - The Accidental Spy (2001)
--- Sammo Hung
--- Steven Seagal
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
--- Jason Statham
--- Bruce Willis
-X- Arnold Schwarzenegger - Hercules in New York (1969)
-X- Sylvester Stallone - Assassins (1995)
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
-X- Denzel Washington - Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu


-X- a Bond film or spoof - Murderers' Row (1966)
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - Mississippi Burning (1988)
-X- silent film - The Unholy Three (1925)
-X- a crime or mystery item - 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
-X- a film and it's sequel - Sherlock Holmes (2009); Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
-X- an item with a commentary or riff - Final Justice (MST3K Version) (1985/1999)
-X- a special feature - Genesis of the Bat? (Batman Begins) (2005)
-X- something animated - Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (2001)
-X- something with a major holiday theme - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
__________________

terrycloth
02-27-12, 09:18 AM
new titles bolded-click the titles to watch trailers

1. Justified s3 - Thick as Mud - TV
2. Justified s3 - When the Guns Come Out - TV
3. Justified s3 - The Man Behind the Curtain - TV
4. Tenement (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtHDUbRPs4c) - dvd
- A gang takes revenge on a apartment complex after having the cops kick them out one floor at a time. i enjoyed this movie and got a kick how the gang went one apartment at a time and took theyre time knowing they couldnt reach the cops. 2.5 broomstick used in the worse possible ways out of 5
5. Assault on Precinct 13 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdvYigI8ns4) -NWI
- I have seen the remake and actually liked it but this was the first time viewing of the original and I actually really liked it surprisingly enough as im not a fan of most of Carpenter's work. 2.5 reasons to never trust the ice cream man out of 5
6. Machine Girl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSpCWJnnWVI) - dvd
- the movie that got my interest in all the nonsense known as what I call Jsplat. while a young girl take vengeance on the yakuza family that killed her baby brother she looses an arm and gets healed and literally gets armed with a tool of destruction. 4 drill bras out of 5
7. The Incredible Hulk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWWzve8Z90s) - DVD
- I wont go into too much talk here, because most of prolly seen this or know what its about. I did enjoy this much more then the previous hulk movie despite me not really liking norton as banner. 3 pairs of purple spandex pants out of 5
8. Yakuza Weapon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTs-mM4A6TQ) -DVD
- Blind bought this at Walmart based on being released on Sushi Typhoon. The Son of a Yakuza returned home after hearing about the death of his father and while being left for dead himself he gets transformed into the ultimate weapon of nonsense by the japanese gov. While not my favorite movie of this kind it had some cool scenes and enjoyed watching it. 3 vagina missiles out of 5
9. Alkatraz - The Ames Brothers - TV
10. Alkatraz --TV
11. Hanna
-I knew nothing about this movie going in other then it had some buzz going on. I really enjoyed it, but felt like all the other family scenes were just added to extend the movie. with that said prolly my favorite movie of the challenge so far. 4 creepy ass theme parks out of 5
12. Justified s3 - Watching the detectives
13. Drive Angry
14. 13 Assassins

Cardsfan111
02-27-12, 10:00 AM
1st Annual DVDTalk Action-Adventure-Crime Challenge List


March 1
1. Survivor: One World - One World is Out the Window
2. Rocky II (1979)

March 3
3. Turner & Hooch (1989)
4. Yogi Bear (2010)

March 4
5. Robin Hood (2010)
6. The Amazing Race - Bust Me Right in the Head With It

March 5
7. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Angels in Paradise, part 1
8. Rocky III (1982)

March 6
9. Rocky IV (1985)
10. Man of the House (2005)

March 7
11. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Angels in Paradise, part 2
12. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Angels on Ice, part 1
13. Survivor: One World - Bum-Puzzled

March 8
14. The Guardian (2006)
15. Curious George (2006)
16. Piglet's Big Movie (2003)
17. Matlock: Season 1 - The Stripper

March 9
18. Flawless (2007)
19. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Angels on Ice, part 2

March 10
20. Showtime (2002)
21. Bad Company (2002)

March 11
22. To Die For (1995)
23. The Amazing Race - Taste Your Salami

March 12
24. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Pretty Angels All in a Row
25. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Angel Flight
26. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Circus of Terror

March 13
27. Pride (2007)
28. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Angel in Love

March 14
29. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Unidentified Flying Angels
30. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Angels on the Air
31. Matlock: Season 1 - The Affair
32. Survivor: One World - A Bunch of Idiots

March 15
33. White Collar: Season 1 - Pilot
34. White Collar: Season 1 - Threads
35. White Collar: Season 1 - Book of Hours
36. White Collar: Season 1 - Flip of the Coin

March 16
37. White Collar: Season 1 - The Portrait

March 17
38. The Next Three Days (2010)

March 18
39. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Angel Baby
40. Super Friends!: Season 1 - The Balloon People

March 19
41. The Amazing Race - Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence

March 20
42. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Angels in the Wings

March 21
43. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Magic Fire
44. Super Friends!: Season 1 - The Fantastic Frerps
45. Super Friends!: Season 1 - The Ultra Beam

March 22
46. Super Friends!: Season 1 - The Menace of the White Dwarf
47. Super Friends!: Season 1 - The Mysterious Moles
48. Super Friends!: Season 1 - Gulliver's Gigantic Goof

March 23
49. Survivor: One World - Thanks for the Souvenir

March 24
50. Super Friends!: Season 1 -The Watermen
51. White Collar: Season 1 - All In
52. The Atom - Invasion of the Beetle-Men
53. The Atom - The Plant Master
54. The Atom - The House of Doom
55. The Flash - The Chemo-Creature
56. The Flash - Take a Giant Step
57. The Flash - To Catch a Blue Bolt
58. Green Lantern - Evil is as Evil Does
59. Green Lantern - The Vanishing World
60. Green Lantern - Sirena, Empress of Evil

March 25
61. Hawkman - Peril From Pluto
62. Hawkman - A Visit to Venus
63. Hawkman - The Twenty-Third Dimension
64. The Amazing Race - This is Wicked Strange

March 26
65. White Collar: Season 1 - Free Fall
66. White Collar: Season 1 - Hard Sell
67. Justice League of America - Between Two Armies
68. Justice League of America - Target Earth
69. Justice League of America - Bad Day on Black Mountain
70. Teen Titans - The Monster Machine
71. Teen Titans - The Space Beast Round-Up
72. Teen Titans - Operation: Rescue
73. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Sammy Davis, Jr. Kidnap Caper
74. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Angels on Horseback

March 27
75. White Collar: Season 1 - Bad Judgment
76. White Collar: Season 1 - Vital Signs
77. White Collar: Season 1 - Home Invasion
78. Matlock: Season 1 - The Seduction
79. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Game, Set, Death

March 28
80. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Hours of Desperation
81. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Diamond in the Rough
82. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - Angels in the Backfield
83. The Flintstones (1994)
84. Survivor: One World - The Beauty in a Merge

March 29
85. Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
86. The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

March 30
87. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Darkness Rising, part 1
88. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Darkness Rising, part 2
89. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Darkness Rising, part 3
90. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Darkness Rising, part 4
91. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Darkness Rising, part 5
92. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Masters and Students
93. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Scrapheap
94. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Con job
95. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Convoy
96. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Deus Ex Machina
97. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Speed Metal
98. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Predatory
99. Transformers Prime: Season 1 - Sick Mind

March 31
100. Charlie's Angels: Season 2 - The Sandcastle Murders

davidh777
02-27-12, 10:03 AM
:up: :johnwoo2:

*First-time viewing

Feb. 29
1. Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
3. Survivor One World: One World Is Out the Window*

March 1
4. Desperate Housewives: Get Out of My Life*
5. The Time Machine (1960)*

March 2
6. Castle: Once Upon a Crime*

March 3
7. Death Race 2*: Turns out this could have qualified for the exploitation challenge as a DTV sequel but I've been meaning to watch it anyway. Might look for the Death Race remake now.

March 4
8. Desperate Housewives: She Needs Me*

March 5
9. The Amazing Race 20: Bust Me in the Head with It*

March 6
10. Goodfellas*

March 7
11. Survivor One World: Bum-Puzzled*
12. Scarface (1983)*

March 11
13. Fast Five*
14. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, part 1
15. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, part 2
16. The Amazing Race 20: Taste Your Salami*

March 12
17. Game of Thrones: episode 1, Winter Is Coming*

March 13
18. Game of Thrones: Episode 2, The Kingsroad*
19. The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure
20. The Adventures of Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald*
21. The Adventures of Tintin: Tintin and the Picaros*
22. Desperate Housewives: You Take for Granted*

March 14
23. Game of Thrones: Episode 3, Lord Snow*
24. Survivor One World: A Bunch of Idiots*
25. Game of Thrones: Episode 4, Cripples Bastards and Broken Things*
26. Game of Thrones: Episode 5, The Wolf and the Lion*
27. Game of Thrones: Episode 6, A Golden Crown*

March 15
28. Game of Thrones: Episode 7, You Win or You Die*

March 16
29. Game of Thrones: Episode 8, The Pointy End*

March 17
30. Game of Thrones: Episode 9, Baelor*
31. Game of Thrones: Episode 10, Fire and Blood*
32. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1*

March 18
33. The Amazing Race 20: Uglier Than a Mud-Rail Fence*
34. Desperate Housewives: Women and Death*
35. The Adventures of Tintin: The Blue Lotus*

March 19
36. Castle: A Dance with Death*

March 20
37. Survivor One World: Thanks for the Souvenir*

March 21
38. Conan the Barbarian (2011)*

March 25
39. The Amazing Race 20: This Is Wicked Strange*

March 26
40. Rise of the Planet of the Apes*
41. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre*
42. Key Largo trailer
43. So You Want to Be a Private Eye? (Joe McDoakes short)*
44. The Boondock Saints*
45. Castle: 47 Seconds*

March 27
46. Desperate Housewives: Any Moment*
47. Fringe: A Short Story About Love*

March 28
48. Survivor One World: The Beauty of a Merge*
49. Casino (1995)*

March 30
50. Red*
51. Captain Blood (1935)*

March 31
52. The Hunger Games*
53. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (theatrical)

Checklist:
Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 - (insert item title here)
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 - Captain Blood (1935)
--- 1940 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 - The Time Machine (1960)
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 - Scarface (1983)
--- 1990 - Casino (1995)
--- 2000 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (theatrical)
--- 2010 - The Hunger Games*

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
--- Format 1 - Casino (1995), BD
--- Format 2 - The Time Machine (1960), DVD
--- Format 3 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, digital

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
--- Country 1 - Goodfellas, U.S.
--- Country 2 - The Adventures of Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald, Canada
--- Country 3 -

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
--- Pre Codes - (insert item title here)
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
--- GP -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- M -
--- R -
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -
--- TV Y -
--- TV Y7 -
--- TV G -
--- TV PG -
--- TV 14 -
--- TV MA -

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
--- Film Noir - (insert item title here)
--- Mystery
--- Urban cop thriller
--- Modern Caper/heist: Fast Five
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.)
--- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas)
--- Treasure hunt adventure: The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure
--- Swashbuckler: Captain Blood
--- Jungle movie (including Tarzan)
--- Hong Kong crime
--- Japanese Yakuza
--- Italian Crime: Goodfellas?
--- Conspiracy thriller
--- Spy/Espionage
--- Serial Killer
--- Space
--- War
--- Robots
--- Vigilante

Watch a film by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh - (insert item title here)
--- Howard Hawks
--- John Ford
--- Anthony Mann
--- Don Siegel
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
--- John Sturges
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku
--- Chang Cheh
--- Sammo Hung
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
--- Quentin Tarantino
--- John McTiernan
--- James Cameron
--- John Frankenheimer
--- Siergo Leone
--- Sam Peckinpah
--- Robert Rodriguez

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn - Captain Blood
--- John Wayne
--- Humphrey Bogart - Treasure of the Sierra Madre
--- Burt Lancaster
--- Kirk Douglas
--- Steve McQueen
--- Charles Bronson
--- James Coburn
--- Toshiro Mifune
--- Clint Eastwood
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan
--- Sammo Hung
--- Steven Seagal
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
--- Jason Statham
--- Bruce Willis: Red
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger
--- Sylvester Stallone
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
--- Denzel Washington
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu


--- a Bond film or spoof - (insert item title here)
--- won an Academy Award -- any category - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 11 wins
--- silent film -
--- a crime or mystery item
--- a film and its sequel
--- an item with a commentary or riff
--- a special feature
--- something animated - The Adventures of Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald
--- something with a major holiday theme -

Dimension X
02-27-12, 10:04 AM
Goal: <s>Watch all the Dirty Harry flicks</s> done, and maybe listen to a few of the 007 commentaries (to get an early jump on my MYOC).


3/1/12

1) Justified: "Full Commitment"
2) Justified: "Reckoning"
3) Justified: "Bloody Harlan"
4) Kill the Golden Ninja (Kill the Golden Goose) (1979)
5) Archer: "Crossing Over"

3/3/12

6) Unknown (2011)

3/4/12

7) Archer: "Heart of Archness: Part III"
8) Archer: "The Man From Jupiter"
9) Young Justice: "Misplaced"

3/5/12

10) Green Lantern: The Animated Series: "Beware My Power"

3/9/12

11) Archer: "Skin Game"

3/10/12

12) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
13) Conan the Barbarian (2011)

3/12/12

14) Young Justice: "Coldhearted"
15) Green Lantern: The Animated Series: "Beware My Power" Part 2

3/15/12

16) Archer: "Space Race"

3/17/12

17) Dirty Harry (1971)
18) Magnum Force (1973)
19) Green Lantern: The Animated Series: "Razer's Edge"
20) Young Justice: "Image"

3/18/12

21) The Enforcer (1976)
22) Sudden Impact (1983)

3/19/12

23) The Dead Pool (1988)
24) The Gauntlet (1977)

3/21/12

25) Tightrope (1984)
26) Real Steel (2011)
27) Set Up (2011)

3/23/12

28) Archer: "Space Race" Part 2
29) Meteor (1979)

3/25/12

30) Green Lantern: The Animated Series: "Into the Abyss"
31) Young Justice: "Agendas"

3/26/12

32) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

3/27/12

33) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
34) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

3/28/12

35) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

3/29/12

36) Män som hatar kvinnor (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) (2009)

3/30/12

37) Flickan som lekte med elden (The Girl Who Played with Fire) (2009)

3/31/12

38) Luftslottet som sprängdes (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) (2009)
39) Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
40) Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
02-27-12, 10:09 AM
1. The Chase
2. Christmas Holiday
3. City That Never Sleeps
4. Conflict
5. Clash By Night
6. Crack-Up
7. Thor
8. The Crimson Kimono
9. Cornered
10. Crossfire
11. Crime Wave
12. Criss Cross
13. D.O.A.
14. The Damned Don't Cry
15. A Clockwork Orange (trailer)
16. Sucker Punch (extended edition - could only last 20 minutes before shutting it off. 2 hours and 7 minutes would be mind numbing.)
17. Cry of the City
18. The Dark Mirror
19. The Dark Passage
20. The Dark Past
21. Dark Waters
22. Rifftrax: Avatar
23. Dead Reckoning
24. Danger Signal
25. The Desperate Hours
26. Destination Murder
27. The Enforcer
28. Desperate
29. Drive a Crooked Road
30. Fallen Angel
31. The File on Thelma Jordan
32. Follow Me Quietly
33. Force of Evil
34. Framed
35. The Glass Key
36. He Ran All The Way
37. Guilty Bystander
38. Hangover Square
39. His Kind of Woman
40. He Walked By Night
41. Johnny Angel
42. Ministry of Fear
43. High Wall
44. Requiescant

Ash Ketchum
02-27-12, 10:23 AM
Ash Ketchum’s 1st Action/Adventure Crime Challenge

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6797486612_a449bb07a4.jpg

Short reviews placed in [spoiler] tags to shorten loading time

Thurs. March 1, 2012
1. CRIME WAVE (1954/U.S., 74 min., b&w, crime thriller) Studio: Warner Bros. DVD
Dir.: Andre de Toth. Stars: Sterling Hayden, Gene Nelson, Phyllis Kirk.
Innocent ex-con embroiled in a crime caper by two prison buddy escapees, while a hardnosed cop watches him like a hawk. Location shooting in L.A., documentary-style natural lighting, and Charles Bronson (billed as Charles Buchinsky) as one of the escapees. Features three actors who would appear in Kubrick’s THE KILLING two years later: Sterling Hayden, Ted de Corsia, Timothy Carey. I gotta watch it again for the commentary by James Ellroy and Eddie Muller. Everyone raved about DRIVE last year yet Hollywood used to routinely make films like that--this is one of them--and the critics never paid them any notice.

2. CRIME WAVE DVD/Rescreened with audio commentary by novelist James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential) and film noir historian Eddie Muller.
I love how they compare this film to L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, insisting that Sterling Hayden is the ideal Bud White and that L.A. CONFIDENTIAL should have looked and sounded like this film and been shot in black-and-white. I couldn’t agree more. They also insist that Stanley Kubrick must have been inspired to do THE KILLING after seeing this.

3. DECOY (1946/U.S., 76 min., b&w, crime drama) Studio: Monogram. DVD
Dir.: Jack Bernhard. Stars: Jean Gillie, Edward Norris, Herbert Rudley, Robert Armstrong, Sheldon Leonard.
This is on a double bill DVD with CRIME WAVE (see #1). It’s a very odd example of low-budget film noir, since it has a twist of science fiction in its key plot angle involving the revival of an executed-by-gas prisoner with some mysterious antidote provided by a doctor, lured in by the attentions of the prisoner’s moll, all with the goal of learning where the prisoner has stashed the dough from a bank job. It’s all pretty intriguing, but is kind of undone by the miscasting of English actress Jean Gillie, with her high clear upper-class British tones, as a femme fatale from the wrong side of the tracks. She’s actually quite an interesting screen presence, but the role is just wrong for her. Everyone else, though, is quite good.

Fri. March 2, 2012
4. DECOY DVD/Rescreened with audio commentary by film historian Glenn Erickson and screenwriter Stanley Rubin, author of the original story for DECOY.
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It’s pretty amazing that the author of the original story for this 1946 film is not only still alive, but still spry enough to sit for an audio commentary. He and Erickson converse mostly about Rubin’s career, with some attention to the film, but they never actually talk about scenes from the film as they’re unfolding. Rubin has high praise for the lead actress, sentiments that I don’t share.

5. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960/U.S., 128 min., color, western, United Artists) DVD.
Dir.: John Sturges. Cast: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn.
Audio commentary by Eli Wallach, James Coburn, Walter Mirisch (producer), Robert Relyea (assistant director).
I watched this, an old favorite, with the audio commentary on, featuring two of the stars and two of the key personnel on it. Great stuff. I love listening to Wallach and Coburn. Too bad they didn't get Vaughn to join them. I once saw this at Lincoln Center, introduced by Vaughn.

6. Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' (2001/U.S-England, 47 min., color, documentary) DVD.
Dir.: Louis Heaton. Special feature included on the DVD of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.
Interviews with producers and cast members from THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, as well as younger filmmakers like Lawrence Kasdan and John Carpenter, who are fans of the film. The four men who did the audio commentary tell some of the same stories here, on camera. There are slight variations in some of the retellings.

Sat. March 3, 2012
7. Flame of Recca (1997/Japan, 30-minute anime fantasy martial arts series) VHS fan-sub
Ep. 1: The Princess and Her Ninja! Power Awakens!
A high school boy who’s training to be a ninja in contemporary Japan finds out that he’s the reincarnation of a warrior from the Hokage Clan from hundreds of years ago. He also learns he has the power to shoot out flames from his hands. Fun and games ensue.

8. Flame of Recca (1997/Japan, 30-minute anime fantasy martial arts series) VHS fan-sub
Ep. 2: Fire and Wind, the Fatal Temptation!

9. Police Story (1973-77/U.S. 60-minute TV crime drama/NBC) DVD (Season One box set)
Season 1 / #5 “The Ho Chi Minh Trail” (1973) Cast: George Maharis, Clifton Davis, Herb Edelman.
A young black cadet is recruited from the academy to go undercover to make drug buys in the black ghetto. Bernie Hamilton and Antonio Fargas, both of whom would go on to be regulars on “Starsky and Hutch,” play underworld characters here. R&B great Rufus Thomas performs in one scene—a welcome surprise.

Sun. March 4, 2012
10. Police Story (1973-77/U.S. 60-minute TV crime drama/NBC) DVD (Season One box set)
Season 1 / #4: “The Violent Homecoming” (1973) Cast: Pedro Armendariz Jr., Stephen McNally, Pepe Serna.
Chicanos are spotlit in this episode, with Armendariz as a cop from the barrio returning to investigate a gang shooting. The Chicanos are all played by actual Latino actors, which was a pretty bold move at the time. Lots of location filming in East L.A. Not much action, but deserves props for a serious approach to its subject.

11. Flame of Recca (1997/Japan, 30-minute anime fantasy martial arts series) VHS fan-sub
Ep. #3: The Soldier of Water! The Plane of Revenge!

12. Flame of Recca (1997/Japan, 30-minute anime fantasy martial arts series) VHS fan-sub
Ep. #4: The Maze of Mirrors and the Determined Flame

13. LAST ACTION HERO (1993/U.S., 130 min., color, action comedy/fantasy, Columbia) VHS.
Dir.: John McTiernan. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O’Brien, Charles Dance.
Wow, did I enjoy this! Why has it taken me so long to see it? I thought it was very clever and consistently funny throughout. What makes it work so well is the performance of the boy, who is clearly having the time of his life and reacts to everything with awe and eagerness, and, when appropriate, fear and apprehension. He makes you believe it.

Mon. March 5, 2012
14. WINCHESTER '73 (1950/U.S., 93 min., b&w, western, Universal) DVD.
Dir.; Anthony Mann. Cast: James Stewart, Stephen McNally, Dan Duryea, Shelley Winters. With audio commentary by James Stewart.
One of the great westerns and it’s got an audio commentary track supplied by its star, the only commentary he ever did.

Tues. March 6, 2012
15. Police Story (1973-77/U.S. 60-minute TV crime drama/NBC) DVD (Season One box set)
Pilot film: “Stakeout” (aka “Slow Boy,” 1973, 96 min.) Cast: Vic Morrow, Chuck Connors, Ed Asner, Diane Baker. The opening credits say “The Police Story” and the title onscreen is “Stakeout,” although the DVD menu says “Slow Boy,” as does IMDB. I prefer to go by what’s onscreen. Vic Morrow ("Combat") plays a tough cop. Chuck Connors, the iconic cowboy hero of “The Rifleman,” plays a tough crook. The emphasis is on Morrow, as Joe LaFrieda, with scenes of his difficult personal life as well. He can be a bit of an A-hole off-duty and it makes his character more layered and more believable. Excellent performances all around and clearly an attempt to make something more than just a run-of-the-mill cop show. I first saw this on TV back in the ’70s during one of the series reruns.

Wed. March 7, 2012
16. BORN INVINCIBLE (1978/Hong Kong-Taiwan, 83 min., color, kung fu) DVD (English-dubbed)
Dir.: Joseph Kuo. Cast: Carter Wong, Lo Lieh, Jack Long, Mark Long. Fight choreographer: Yuen Wo Ping. One of the great kung fu movies. This was a big hit on 42nd Street back in the day. Carter Wong, usually a hero in these films, plays the invulnerable white-haired villain, a Tai Chi expert, and the good guys have to find his weak spot or die trying.

17. Dick Tracy (1937/U.S., 15-chapter serial, b&w, Republic Pictures) VHS.
Directors: Ray Taylor, Alan James. Cast: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette.
Ep. 1: The Spider Strikes
Square-jawed Byrd was perfect casting for the role of the famed comic strip detective and he played the part in three more serials, two feature films and a 33-episode TV series. In the serial, Tracy was a G-man and not a city cop. Gone was his iconic overcoat from the comic strip. (Apparently, the Feds don't wear overcoats.)

18. Fight, Dragon! (1974/Japan, 30-min. martial arts TV series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Star: Yasuaki Kurata.
Ep. 1: Dragon Flies to Hong Kong
Kurata was a Japanese martial arts star who appeared primarily in Hong Kong films. This is a Japanese series but the first episode was filmed in Hong Kong and the villain, Red Tiger, is played by Hong Kong actor Bolo Yeung, best known as the massive fighter from ENTER THE DRAGON.

Thurs. March 8, 2012
19. COPS VS. THUGS (1975/Japan, 101 min., color, Yakuza crime thriller) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Kinji Fukasaku. Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata.
A corrupt cop in league with a yakuza gang is the hero here. When a young crusading detective with a college education and a background in judo takes over, determined to clean up the city, our hero is put in a bind. At one point, two cops beat up a suspect and it sure looks like the actor is taking punishment. From the director of THE YAKUZA PAPERS and BATTLE ROYALE.

20. HE WALKED BY NIGHT (1948/U.S., 80 min., b&w, crime drama/film noir) DVD.
Dir. Alfred Werker (uncredited: Anthony Mann). Cast: Scott Brady, Richard Basehart, Roy Roberts, Jack Webb.
Classic LAPD police procedural, infused with pure noir scenes of the killer in isolation as he’s hunted by the police. The real auteur here is cinematographer John Alton, who photographed a number of key noir films. The technical adviser is Sgt. Marty Wynn, who suggested to co-star Jack Webb that he do a radio show along the lines of this film—the end result was “Dragnet.”

21. Dick Tracy (1937/U.S., 15-chapter serial, b&w, Republic Pictures) VHS.
Directors: Ray Taylor, Alan James. Cast: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette.
Ep. 2: Bridge to Terror
In this episode, there’s a great chase scene and shootout filmed on location at an abandoned power plant, with superb stunt work. Byrd was quite an active serial hero.

Fri. March 9, 2012
22. Dick Tracy (1937/U.S., 15-chapter serial, b&w, Republic Pictures) VHS.
Directors: Ray Taylor, Alan James. Cast: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette.
Ep. 3: The Fur Pirates
There’s a motorboat chase filmed on location, probably around L.A. somewhere, but set in San Francisco Harbor.

23. HOLLOW TRIUMPH (aka THE SCAR, 1948/U.S., 83 min., b&w, crime drama/film noir) DVD.
Dir.: Steve Sekely. Cast: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz.
A criminal on the run takes over the identity of a lookalike psychiatrist, only to start slipping up in significant ways. Fascinating crime drama with great noir cinematography by John Alton. Jack Webb plays a bad guy named Bullseye in his film debut.

Sat. March 10, 2012
24. Dick Tracy (1937/U.S., 15-chapter serial, b&w, Republic Pictures) VHS.
Directors: Ray Taylor, Alan James. Cast: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette.
Ep. 4: Death Rides the Sky
Aviation action involving a zeppelin, a biplane, a robot plane and the villains’ massive “flying wing.” Lots of cool stuff in this episode.

25. Dick Tracy (1937/U.S., 15-chapter serial, b&w, Republic Pictures) VHS.
Directors: Ray Taylor, Alan James. Cast: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette.
Ep. 5: Brother Against Brother

26. Dick Tracy (1937/U.S., 15-chapter serial, b&w, Republic Pictures) VHS.
Directors: Ray Taylor, Alan James. Cast: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette.
Ep. 6: Dangerous Waters

27. Dick Tracy (1937/U.S., 15-chapter serial, b&w, Republic Pictures) VHS.
Directors: Ray Taylor, Alan James. Cast: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette.
Ep. 7: The Ghost Town Mystery
This is the last episode I have from the original serial. Now, onto my DVD of the follow-up serial, “Dick Tracy Returns.”

28. Dick Tracy Returns (1938/U.S., 15-chapter serial, b&w, Republic Pictures) DVD.
Directors: John English, William Witney. Cast: Ralph Byrd, Lynn Roberts, Charles Middleton.
Chapter 1: The Sky Wreckers
This serial is a real crime drama as Tracy pursues a hardcore criminal, Pa Stark, played by Ming the Merciless himself, Charles Middleton, and his five criminal sons, one of whom is played by Ned Glass, more famous as “Doc” from WEST SIDE STORY.

Sun. March 11, 2012
29. Raven Tengu Kabuto (1992/Japan, 45 min., color, anime ninja adventure/OAV) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Buichi Terasawa.
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Straight-to-video anime release based on the director’s own “Kabuto” manga about a mystical ninja-style warrior who flies with his own raven wings. Here he fights possessed fighters and mechanical creatures as he rescues a princess held captive by a beautiful villainess who has a scientific genius working for her and they fly around in a wooden palace that has helicopter blades, even though this is set hundreds of years ago.

30. Lupin III: Crisis in Tokyo (1998/Japan, 92 min., color, anime caper thriller/TV special) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Toshiya Shinohara.
Not one of the best Lupin features. Has some good chases and action scenes, but I found the whole thing confusing. The plot has to do with attempts to steal some historical object that hides a map to locate the hidden Tokugawa fortune. Lupin & co. get involved, as does a Tokyo tycoon who’s about to open an aquatic amusement park. When genetic human engineering enters the story, I got lost.

Mon. March 12, 2012
31. IMPACT (1949/U.S., 111 min., b&w, crime drama/UA) DVD.
Dir.: Arthur Lubin. Cast: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Helen Walker, Anna May Wong.
A businessman survives an attempt on his life by his wife and her lover, a chain of events which leaves the lover dead, the wife charged with murder and the businessman in hiding and believed dead. When a good girl he meets urges him to go to the police and set the record straight, our hero is thrown into jail and charged with the lover’s murder. Well-written drama focused on a nice guy-who’s-been-done-wrong, a nice girl who tries to help him, and an evil woman who can lie herself off of death row.

32. Dick Tracy Returns (1938/U.S., 15-chapter serial, b&w, Republic Pictures) DVD.
Directors: John English, William Witney. Cast: Ralph Byrd, Lynn Roberts, Charles Middleton.
Chapter 2: The Runway of Death

33. Dick Tracy Returns (1938/U.S., 15-chapter serial, b&w, Republic Pictures) DVD.
Chapter 3: Handcuffed to Doom

Tues. March 13, 2012
34. Dick Tracy Returns (1938/U.S., 15-chapter serial, b&w, Republic Pictures) DVD.
Chapter 4: Four Seconds to Live
Location work in Griffith Park and Bronson Canyon.

35. Dick Tracy Returns (1938/U.S., 15-chapter serial, b&w, Republic Pictures) DVD.
Chapter 5: Death in the Air
Lots of flying of experimental aircraft in this one.

36. D.O.A. (1950/U.S., 83 min., b&w, crime drama/film noir, UA) Beta SP
Dir.: Rudolph Maté. Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler.
Classic film noir of a man who finds out he's been fatally poisoned and spends his last hours finding out who did it and why. The facts of the case are less interesting than the fast pace, the location filming in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and O'Brien's fevered performance. Great camerawork.

Wed. March 14, 2012
37. WINNERS AND SINNERS (1983/Hong Kong, 108 min., color, action comedy, Golden Harvest) DVD
Dir.: Sammo Hung. Cast: Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, Cherie Chung, Stanley Fung.
First film in the “Lucky Stars” series. Jackie has only a supporting role, although he has a great segment featuring amazing roller skate stunts. The comedy overwhelms the action and the plot doesn’t really kick in until the last half-hour or so. For a film this long there should have been more action scenes.

38. THE KANSAN (1943/U.S., 79 min., b&w, western, UA) Beta SP
Dir.: George Archainbaud. Cast: Richard Dix, Jane Wyatt, Albert Dekker, Victor Jory.
The producer and director of the low-budget Hopalong Cassidy westerns managed to provide a bigger budget to this western with Richard Dix as a fictionalized version of Wyatt Earp. The script isn't the best, with too many doses of romance and comedy that interfere with the plot, but the action scenes are extremely well-staged. There's a great saloon brawl that lasts several minutes and features most of the principal actors doing their own fighting in the thick of it. George (Superman) Reeves appears briefly as Jesse James.

39. GOLGO 13: KOWLOON ASSIGNMENT (1977/Japan, 93 min., color, martial arts crime drama, Toei) DVD (The Sonny Chiba Collection) Dubbed in English.
Dir.: Yukio Noda. Cast: Sonny Chiba, Etsuko Shiomi, Lun Chia, Jerry Ito.
Live-action film based on the famous manga, which was later made into two anime films and an anime TV series. Chiba is perfectly cast as the hard-boiled, stone cold killer-for-hire of the title. Too bad the film itself isn’t as hard-edged as the manga. There are two potentially good fight scenes shot, for some reason, in the dark. Set and shot mostly in Hong Kong, with side trips to Tokyo and Macao. Good location work, including a chase scene where the cops go after Golgo in HK. Most of the characters are non-Japanese. The Japanese dubbing is worse than the English dubbing, which was done by the usual kung fu movie dubbers, so I watched it with the English track.

Thurs. March 15, 2012
40. KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL (1952/U.S., 98 min., b&w, crime drama, UA) Beta SP
Dir.: Phil Karlson. Cast: John Payne, Preston Foster, Coleen Gray, Lee Van Cleef.
Starts out really well with an armored car robbery in Kansas City and the framing of an innocent delivery driver for the crime and the driver’s pursuit of the real criminals. But once it settles into a Mexican resort for the cat-and-mouse game between the driver and the real criminals and a contrived romance between the driver and a female law student, the action stops and the suspense diminishes. Still, there’s fun to be had watching such a great tough-guy cast, led by John Payne and three of the best ’50s heavies: Lee Van Cleef, Neville Brand and Jack Elam.

41. THE SILENCERS (1966/U.S., 102 min., color, secret agent comedy-thriller, Columbia) DVD (Matt Helm Lounge set)
Dir.: Phil Karlson. Cast: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Victor Buono, Daliah Lavi.
The first and worst of the four movies starring Dino as swingin’ ’60s agent Matt Helm. It’s a pale, unfunny rehash of DR. NO, complete with a yellow-face “oriental” villain, here played by rotund Victor Buono. They even make the gorgeous Stella Stevens look bad. Hard to believe tough-guy director Phil Karlson directed this. This is the only one I didn’t see in theaters when it first came out. I might not have seen the others if I had. I’m a big fan of the second one, MURDERERS’ ROW, which comes up next on my viewing list.

Fri. March 16, 2012
42. Buffalo Bill Jr. (1955/U.S., b&w western TV series, syndicated) DVD (Ultimate Westerns Television Classics/Mill Creek box set)
Star: Dickie Jones.
“Red Hawk” (Season 1/#18, aired May 28, 1955)

43. THE LAW AND JAKE WADE (1958/U.S., 86 min., color, western/MGM) VHS (taped off Western Channel)
Dir.: John Sturges. Cast: Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens, Henry Silva.
Good, tough western with Widmark as outlaw leader forcing former partner-turned-lawman Taylor to take him and his men to a ghost town where Taylor had stashed the money from their last job. Location filming makes this look really rugged. DeForest Kelley (“Bones” on “Star Trek”) plays one of the gang.

Sat. March 17, 2012
44. MURDERERS’ ROW (1966/U.S., 105 min., color, secret agent spoof/Columbia) DVD (Matt Helm Lounge set)
Dir.: Henry Levin. Cast: Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden, Camilla Sparv. The best of the four Matt Helm movies, with lots of funny wisecracks supplied by Dino, a half-way decent plot, plenty of Bond-style action, plus a gorgeous Camilla Sparv and a very cute Ann-Margret. Martin’s son's group, Dino, Desi and Billy, perform at a disco.

45. SHOWDOWN (1963/U.S., 79 min., b&w, western/Universal) VHS (taped off Western Channel)
Dir.: R.G. Springsteen. Cast: Audie Murphy, Kathleen Crowley, Charles Drake, Harold J. Stone. Weak Audie Murphy western about outlaws holding ordinary dudes hostage in hopes of a big payoff. Murphy’s good, but the script is contrived. Great locations, but they’re not as interesting in black-and-white, which is how this was shot in order to save money.

Sun. March 18, 2012
46. DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995/U.S., 102 min., color, crime drama/Tri-Star) VHS
Dir.: Carl Franklin. Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle.
Novelist Walter Mosley had a great idea: do a 1940s-style private eye story with a black man as the private eye and include scenes of postwar black Los Angeles in the mix. Probably worked great as a novel, but it just didn’t work for me on screen. I needed a harder-edged lead actor than Denzel. Samuel L. Jackson played a private eye in LONG KISS GOODNIGHT and totally reinvented the character. He would have been awesome here. Denzel’s just too soft for film noir. Jennifer Beals, though, is freakin’ hot.

47. UNSTOPPABLE (2010/U.S., 98 min., color, thriller/20th Century Fox) VHS (taped off HBO)
Dir.: Tony Scott. Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Dunn.
Easily one of the best films I’ve seen for this challenge. I’m a big fan of train movies, but they usually tend to be westerns. Who knew this was so good? I wish I’d seen it in a theater. It’s THAT good. And it’s NOT stupid! How often have we seen an action/adventure film from Hollywood in the last 20 years that wasn’t stupid?

Mon. March 19, 2012
48. I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES (1955/U.S., 109 min., color, crime drama, Warner Bros.) VHS (taped off TCM)
Dir.: Stuart Heisler. Cast: Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lee Marvin, Lon Chaney Jr.
Remake in color and widescreen of the classic black-and-white gangster drama, HIGH SIERRA (1941), with Palance crafting a more tightly wound character than Bogart’s portrayal. Palance is so tough he can kick Lee Marvin around! Dennis Hopper makes an auspicious screen debut as a hophead jitterbug in a party scene. “Temper, temper,” he tells Palance after being shoved around. Nick Adams has a bit part, too. Great climactic car chase up mountain roads in the Sierras.

49. DRESSED TO KILL (1946/U.S., 72 min., b&w, crime drama, Universal) DVD
Dir.: Roy William Neill. Cast: Basil Rathbone (as Sherlock Holmes), Nigel Bruce (as Dr. Watson), Patricia Morison.
The last of Universal's Sherlock Holmes series with Basil Rathbone. Not really a mystery since we know who the villains are right from the start and the mystery is where the thing they're looking for is hidden and Holmes has to outguess them in time. As a side attraction, we get a tour of Samuel Johnson's house. Patricia Morison is a great femme fatale. The day I watched it happens to be her 98th birthday--and she's still with us!

50. THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 (2009/U.S., 106 min., color, thriller, Columbia) VHS (taped off HBO).
Dir.: Tony Scott. Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro.
After seeing UNSTOPPABLE on Sunday, I decided to see another train movie directed by Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington. Unlike that film, this one is brought down by its stupidity. It’s a pointless remake of the 1974 thriller, which was pretty silly in its own right, but at least generally entertaining. Travolta gives a hammy, blathering performance that’s way out of line with how a criminal mastermind directing a caper is supposed to behave. Give me the strong silent heist artists like Bogart used to play.

Tues. March 20, 2012
51. Fight, Dragon! (1974/Japan, 30-min. martial arts TV series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Star: Yasuaki Kurata.
Ep. 2: Dragon’s Foe is Purple Snake!

52. Fight, Dragon! (1974/Japan, 30-min. martial arts TV series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Star: Yasuaki Kurata.
Ep. 3: The Messenger of Evil is Red Scorpion
The first three episodes of this series were shot in Hong Kong, with a side trip to Macao in ep. 2, and feature Hong Kong actors who were familiar from kung fu movies, including Bruce Leung (KUNG FU HUSTLE), who plays an Interpol agent in all three eps.

53. Fight, Dragon! (1974/Japan, 30-min. martial arts TV series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Star: Yasuaki Kurata.
Ep. 4: Dragon vs. Black Jaguar
Dragon (Yasuaki Kurata) is back in Japan and, despite the episode title, he fights Blue Cat—three times!--and not Black Jaguar at all. One fight is in a stadium.

54. TOO LATE FOR TEARS (aka “Killer Bait,” 1949/U.S., 99 min., b&w, film noir) VHS.
Dir.: Byron Haskin. Cast: Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea, Arthur Kennedy.
Very dark film noir about a seemingly ordinary housewife (Scott) who gets hold of a stash of illicit cash and goes crazy with greed, showing a truly crafty, calculating amoral side in the process. The cash belongs to tough guy blackmailer Duryea and even he finds Scott scary—and this was not a guy who was easy to scare. I need to watch something light and fun next. 

55. Angel Cop (1989/Japan, 30 min. per episode, color, anime police thriller, 6-part OAV) VHS (English-dubbed) Dir.: Ichiro Itano.
#1: Special Security Force
An elite police force fights terrorism in 21st century Tokyo. Angel is the gorgeous brunette in a skin-tight black jumpsuit who leads the squad and shoots first—with gory results—and asks questions later. The premise is that terrorists want to derail the world economy, so they target Japan first. In real life, of course, Japan didn’t need terrorists to collapse its own economy.
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Wed. March 21, 2012
56. TERROR BY NIGHT (1946/U.S., 60 min., b&w, mystery/Universal) DVD.
Dir.: Roy William Neill. Cast: Basil Rathbone (as Sherlock Holmes), Nigel Bruce (as Dr. Watson), Dennis Hoey, Alan Mowbray.
Clever Universal Holmes entry, with the action set almost entirely in one train car and moving back and forth between the different compartments as a jewel gets stolen and people get murdered.

57. Angel Cop (1989/Japan, 30 min. per episode, anime police thriller, 6-part OAV) VHS (English-dubbed) Dir.: Ichiro Itano.
#2: The Disfigured City
Supernatural elements enter the mix as some vigilantes with eerie powers take on the terrorists also—with grisly results.

Thurs. March 22, 2012
58. Fight, Dragon! (1974/Japan, 30-min. martial arts TV series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Star: Yasuaki Kurata.
Ep. 5: The Frightening Silver Praying Mantis

59. ROPE (1948/U.S., 80 min., color, drama/Warner Bros.) VHS
Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: James Stewart, Farley Granger, John Dall.
Dall is pure evil in this cat-and-mouse murder tale inspired by the famous Leopold and Loeb “thrill killing” case. Granger plays his more conscience-stricken accomplice. Stewart is their former teacher who sniffs out the crime. Filmed in a series of long takes to simulate a real-time play. The whole thing is pretty depraved, if you ask me. This is one of a handful of Hitchcock movies I hadn't previously seen.

60. THE WOMAN IN GREEN (1945/U.S., 68 min., b&w, mystery/Universal) DVD
Dir.: Roy William Neill. Cast: Basil Rathbone (as Sherlock Holmes), Nigel Bruce (as Dr. Watson), Henry Daniell, Hillary Brooke.
A lot of murders in this one, plus an unexpected suicide, and some gruesome elements, too. And I didn't quite catch an explanation for the evil deeds. The Hollywood films I've been watching lately are pretty dark. I have to get back to watching some kung fu or anime to perk up my mood.

61. Angel Cop (1989/Japan, 30 min. per episode, anime police thriller, 6-part OAV) VHS (English-dubbed) Dir.: Ichiro Itano.
#3: The Death Warrant
Some paranoid nationalist elements enter the mix as the heroes learn that America and other powers are out to undermine Japan and that Japan’s politicians have sold their country out. Normally that kind of thing bothers me, but this series offers such inspired lunacy throughout that I can’t take the politics seriously.

62. Angel Cop (1989/Japan, 30 min. per episode, anime police thriller, 6-part OAV) VHS (English-dubbed) Dir.: Ichiro Itano.
#4: Pain
A sexy vigilante is self-righteous beyond belief and attacks our heroes for sheltering a captured terrorist who’ll be a valuable witness against the government. She’s also super-powered and causes massive death and destruction on a busy freeway. Fun-and-games as only '80s anime can deliver. Quite a relief from the darker Hollywood films I’ve been watching.

Fri. March 23, 2012
63. The Range Rider (1951-53/U.S., b&w, 30-minute TV western series) DVD
Stars: Jock Mahoney, Dick Jones.
“West of Cheyenne” (Season 3 / 1953)

64. The Range Rider (1951-53/U.S., b&w, 30-minute TV western series) DVD
“Bullets and Badmen” (Season 3 / 1953)
Action-packed early TV western with tons of shootouts, chases and fistfights. Star Jock Mahoney had been a stuntman and he did all his own stunts here. Co-star Dick Jones was an expert rider and horseman.

65. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON (1943/U.S., 68 min., b&w, spy thriller/Universal) DVD
Dir.: Roy William Neill. Cast: Basil Rathbone (as Sherlock Holmes), Nigel Bruce (as Dr. Watson), Lionel Atwill (as Dr. Moriarity).
Of the four Holmes entries I’ve seen for this challenge, this one is the first to be set in modern times—during WWII. The plot involves protecting an inventor and his new bomb sight from the efforts to take it by Nazi spies led by Dr. Moriarity. There’s a startling torture sequence in it.

66. TRAPPED (1949/U.S., 78 min., b&w, crime drama/Eagle-Lion) Beta SP
Dir.: Richard Fleischer. Cast: Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt.
Pretty good noir-tinged drama about an undercover Fed trying to get the goods on a counterfeiting ring. Hoyt usually played villains but is the hero. Bridges usually played heroes but is a bad guy here. Payton was a real-life party girl who had a brief Hollywood career before flaming out. She’s quite something. The rest of the cast is pretty dull. But the whole thing’s well shot on location in L.A.

Sat. March 24, 2012
67. THE MAN FROM THE ALAMO (1953/U.S., 79 min., color, western/Universal) DVD (part of the Classic Western Round-Up Volume 2 set)
Dir.: Budd Boetticher. Cast: Glenn Ford, Julia Adams, Hugh O’Brian, Victor Jory.
Tough, action-packed western that opens with a pretty good recreation of the battle at the Alamo, with cameos by Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett. Ford plays a man who leaves the Alamo on a mission and then gets accused of cowardice after he becomes the only survivor. He then has to track down the renegade Texans who slaughtered his family and, in the process, lead a wagon train of women and children fleeing the onslaught of Santa Anna. Pretty intense. One of the best Hollywood films I’ve seen for this challenge.

68. Angel Cop (1989/Japan, 30 min. per episode, anime police thriller, 6-part OAV) VHS (English-dubbed) Dir.: Ichiro Itano.
#5: Wrath of the Empire
Has the memorable line: “You’ve underestimated the power of Japanese technology, you evil bitch.”

69. Angel Cop (1989/Japan, 30 min. per episode, anime police thriller, 6-part OAV) VHS (English-dubbed) Dir.: Ichiro Itano.
#6: Doomsday
I’m a bit disturbed by the anti-American sentiments in this—blaming the U.S. for dumping nuclear waste in Hokkaido in collusion with corrupt Japanese politicians—as if Japan doesn’t have enough nuclear problems of its own. But it’s all a far-fetched anime fantasy with plenty of action, gore and violence, so I guess I shouldn’t complain.

70. ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (1967/Hong Kong, 111 min., color, martial arts swordplay adventure/Shaw Bros.) DVD
Dir.: Chang Cheh. Cast: Jimmy Wang Yu, Chiao Chiao, Tien Feng.
A genuine Hong Kong classic. Even though it involves swordplay, not kung fu, it set the template for so many kung fu films to follow, including Jimmy Wang Yu’s own groundbreaking CHINESE BOXER (1970). Beautifully shot and staged.

71. The Master: Chang Cheh (2003/Hong Kong, 17 min., color, documentary/Celestial Pictures) DVD (extra on the ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN DVD)
This tribute to Shaw Bros. director Chang Cheh was made a year after his death and included on various DVDs of Chang Cheh movies. Includes interviews with John Woo, Tsui Hark and such kung fu greats as Ti Lung, David Chiang, Lo Meng and Jimmy Wang Yu, who all got their starts in Chang movies. Plus, lots of clips.

Sun. March 25, 2012
72. AGAINST ALL FLAGS (1952/U.S., 83 min., color, swashbuckler-pirate adventure/Universal) DVD (part of the Pirates of the Golden Age Movie Collection)
Dir.: George Sherman. Cast: Errol Flynn, Maureen O’Hara, Anthony Quinn.
Considering that Flynn and O’Hara were two of the best fencers among Hollywood stars, I was disappointed that neither does much in the way of swordfights until the end of the movie. Quinn does way more fighting. O’Hara’s pirate queen, “Spitfire,” is pretty hot throughout, though. Quinn made four movies in 1952 and won an Oscar for one of them, VIVA ZAPATA.

Mon. March 26, 2012
73. Fight, Dragon! (1974/Japan, 30-min. martial arts TV series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Star: Yasuaki Kurata.
Ep. 6: Dragon vs. Female Dragon
Non-stop action. Each episode ends with the warning: “Karate requires proper study. Do not attempt to imitate the karate you see on this program.”

74. AL CAPONE (1959/U.S., 105 min., b&w, gangster biopic/Allied Artists) VHS (taped off TCM)
Dir.: Richard Wilson. Cast: Rod Steiger, Fay Spain, Martin Balsam, James Gregory.
Steiger always loved overacting and he gets to indulge his passion here with a larger-than-life historical figure who was over-the-top in real life, so it works perfectly. Includes a recreation of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and ends with Capone in Alcatraz. Arguably one of the best portrayals of Capone ever.

75. Zatoichi The Blind Swordsman (1974, Japanese live-action TV series, in Japanese with English subs.) DVD Vol. 2
Star: Shintaro Katsu.
Ep. 6: “Pouring Rain” (46 min., color, samurai series)
Each episode of the TV series was like a mini-version of a Zatoichi movie.

Tues. March 27, 2012
76. STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951/U.S., 103 min., b&w, drama/WB) DVD – Preview Version.
Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman.
This is the one about a deranged rich boy who comes up with the idea of “swapping murders” and proposes it to a tennis star he meets on a train. He then goes ahead and commits “his” murder and then pressures the tennis star to fulfill his part of the imagined “bargain.” The DVD contains both the final release version and the preview version, which is two min. longer. I watched the preview version. Without watching the original again, I couldn’t really tell the difference, other than a brief tacked-on coda in the release version and one inconsequential bit of dialogue. I read Patricia Highsmith’s novel last year. It’s much darker than the movie and has a very different outcome.

77. I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE FBI (1951/U.S., 83 min., b&w, drama/WB) VHS
Dir.: Gordon Douglas. Cast: Frank Lovejoy, Dorothy Hart, James Millican, Paul Picerni.
This was one of Frank Lovejoy’s only starring roles and I watched it in commemoration of his centennial tomorrow—March 28. It’s quite a sharp, fact-based tale of a man who went undercover for the FBI as a Communist Party organizer in Pittsburgh. It plays like a spy thriller at times and gets very suspenseful. Includes shootouts, fistfights, stabbings and chases. Interesting slice of history to balance out the benign view of American communists we get in so much revisionist history.

78. BEACHHEAD (1954/U.S., 90 min., color, WWII combat adventure/United Artists) VHS
Dir.: Stuart Heisler. Cast: Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy, Eduard Franz.
Okay war movie about mission to soften up a Japanese-held island in the Pacific for the U.S. invasion. Curtis and Lovejoy go behind the lines to make contact with a plantation owner and his daughter. Shot entirely on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Good action, but too much talk at times.

Wed. March 28, 2012
79. COLE YOUNGER, GUNFIGHTER (1958/U.S., 78 min., color, western/Allied Artists) VHS.
Dir.: R.G. Springsteen. Cast: Frank Lovejoy, James Best, Abby Dalton, Jan Merlin.
Watched this on Frank Lovejoy’s centennial. This was his last movie. He closed out his career in TV. He plays Younger more as a weary saddle tramp and not as an aggressive bandit. No mention of his actual exploits or his more famous associates like Jesse James.

80. HE RAN ALL THE WAY (1951/U.S., 77 min., b&w, crime drama/UA) VHS
Dir.: John Berry. Cast: John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford.
John Garfield plays a small-time crook who shoots a cop during a robbery and hides out with the family of a girl he’d picked up while on the lam. Despite the title, he’s in the family’s apartment for 90% of the film and never runs anywhere. He’s an unlikeable character and the attempt to humanize him by playing up the family issues doesn’t work. An odd choice of roles for a star of Garfield’s magnitude, this was his last film before his premature death the next year. The director was blacklisted in Hollywood after this film and the screenwriters not much later.

81. THE TREASURE OF PANCHO VILLA (1955/U.S., 92 min., color, western/RKO) VHS
Dir.: George Sherman. Cast: Rory Calhoun, Shelley Winters, Gilbert Roland, Joseph Calleia.
Rousing adventure of the Mexican Revolution, with Rory as an American mercenary who comes armed with a portable machine gun with round ammo clips and uses it to kill dozens of Mexican soldiers during a bank robbery, a train robbery and in combat in the hills. Inspired, no doubt, by VERA CRUZ (1954), it looks forward to tons of other Americans-in-Mexico-for-the-revolution westerns (e.g. THE PROFESSIONALS, THE WILD BUNCH). Shot entirely on location in Mexico. I believe this was the first Hollywood film about the 1910-16 revolution to be filmed in color. The 4th Shelley Winters movie I've seen for this challenge and all from 1950-55. Who knew she was such an action star?

Thurs. March 29, 2012
82. THE YOUNG SAVAGES (1961/U.S., 103 min., b&w, crime drama/UA) VHS
Dir.: John Frankenheimer. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas.
Interesting social drama about tensions between white and Puerto Rican gangs in East Harlem (EAST SIDE STORY?) which came out the same year as the similarly-themed WEST SIDE STORY. Burt Lancaster, who actually grew up in East Harlem, plays an Italian-American Asst. D.A. who grew up in the neighborhood also and has to prosecute three white boys who killed a blind Puerto Rican boy. The politics in it are very odd and the courtroom sequence is quite a fantasy, but it does have a lot of location filming in the area and it does show scenes of Puerto Rican life from that time. The Puerto Rican gang depicted, the Horsemen, was a real gang and I remember hearing about them when I was a kid. 

83. QUICKSAND (1950/U.S., 79 min., b&w, crime drama/UA) DVD
Dir.: Irving Pichel. Cast: Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates, Peter Lorre.
A garage mechanic lifts a $20 bill from the cash register to pay for a date with some floozy and it snowballs into a whole succession of more serious crimes. Pretty realistic look at how a loser keeps making bad decisions which make his situation worse and worse. Rooney was pretty creepy at this stage of his career and the character’s a miserable little creep, which makes it perfect casting. Great location shooting in L.A. and Santa Monica. Jeanne Cagney, who was James’ sister, plays the bleached-blond floozy very well.

Fri. March 30, 2012
84. CAIRO (1942/U.S., 101 min., b&w, spy comedy with music/MGM) VHS
Dir.: W.S. Van Dyke. Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Robert Young, Ethel Waters.
Spy “thriller” with music and comedy as MacDonald and Young play Americans in Cairo who get caught up in a Nazi plot. MacDonald sings a lot and Waters, as her maid, gets to sing, too. Dooley Wilson, Sam from CASABLANCA, turns up as Waters’ romantic interest, a rare instance of the black maid getting a little lovin’ also. Pretty silly throughout, but there’s enough action in the out-of-control-airplane-filled-with-explosives climax to justify inclusion in this Challenge.

85. QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS (1947/U.S., 60 min., b&w, jungle adventure/Screen Guild) Beta SP
Dir.: Edward Finney. Cast: Patricia Morison, Robert Lowery, J. Edward Bromberg.
Absurd low-budget safari adventure that takes its party of white people from India to deepest Africa where they find a white Amazon queen. A huge percentage of the running time is stock footage from documentaries or other movies. Morison is very pretty and charming and much too classy for a film like this, but she gives it her all.

86. RIPLEY’S GAME (2002/Italy-UK, 110 min., color, crime drama/New Line) VHS
Dir.: Liliana Cavani. Cast: John Malkovich, Dougray Scott, Lena Headey.
Last year I read the novel by Patricia Highsmith (it was a sequel to The Talented Mr. Ripley). Too much has been changed from the book to suit me, although the basic outline is intact. And the direction is kind of slack. Everything’s very pretty to look at, but I needed a taut, lean, concise directorial hand at work. Malkovich is very good, although he’s a little more psychotic than the book’s Ripley (who’s a sociopath, not a psychopath). Dougray Scott is very good also.

Sat. March 31, 2012
87. THE WEB (1947/U.S., 87 min., b&w, crime drama/Universal) VHS
Dir.: Michael Gordon. Cast: Edmond O’Brien, Ella Raines, Vincent Price, William Bendix.
O’Brien plays a struggling lawyer who gets hired as a bodyguard by industrialist Price, and is then set up as a patsy in the killing of one of Price’s enemies. Trying to get at the truth of the matter, O’Brien gets caught in an even stickier web. Starts out well, but gets wildly implausible as the plot develops. Nicely shot and acted, but incredibly contrived.

88. PUBLIC ENEMIES (2009/U.S., 140 min., color, crime drama/Universal) DVD
Dir.: Michael Mann. Cast: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard.
Nobody’s ever done John Dillinger right on film and this film doesn’t either, but it’s probably as close as we’re going to get. I have mixed feelings about it, but there’s so much good stuff in it that I’d still recommend it.

89. Bugsy: The Dark Passion of an American Dreamer (1991/U.S., 22 min., color & b&w, documentary) VHS (taped off Showtime)
“Making of” featurette designed to promote BUGSY (1991), which starred Warren Beatty as famed gangster Bugsy Siegel. Includes footage of Virginia Hill, Siegel’s longtime mistress, and archival material on Siegel.

90. BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT (1956/U.S., 80 min., b&w, drama/RKO) VHS
Dir.: Fritz Lang. Cast: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer.
Ludicrous melodrama about a reporter who agrees with his publisher to plant fake evidence to implicate himself in a murder and then see if it’s enough to get him convicted and sentenced to death. What idiot would do something like that? There’s a twist ending that’s even more ridiculous. This was Fritz Lang’s last American film and it harks back to his first, FURY (1936), which was about the attempted lynching of a murder suspect.

91. THE HOODLUM (1951/U.S., 62 min., b&w, crime drama/Eagle-Lion) DVD
Dir.: Max Nosseck. Cast: Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Edward Tierney.
Tierney as a hard-boiled career criminal who gets paroled and tries to go straight for all of five minutes before he’s planning an armored car robbery. The kind of role Tierney did best. From the director of DILLINGER (1945), the film which made Tierney a star. Tierney’s brother Edward plays his straight-arrow brother in the film. Pretty frank subject matter including Tierney’s rape of his brother’s girlfriend and the fact that she gets pregnant as a result. This also kicks off the Drive-in/Exploitation/B-movie Challenge for me.

CHECKLIST:
Official Checklist (possible tweaks based on feedback until 3/4/12)

Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 - (insert item title here)
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 – Dick Tracy (1937 serial)
--- 1940 – THE KANSAN (1943 western)
--- 1950 – CRIME WAVE (1954 crime thriller)
--- 1960 - THE SILENCERS (1966 secret agent spoof)
--- 1970 – COPS VS. THUGS (1975 yakuza movie)
--- 1980 – WINNERS AND SINNERS (1983 action comedy)
--- 1990 - DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995 crime drama)
--- 2000 – THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 (2009 crime thriller)
--- 2010 – UNSTOPPABLE (2010 thriller)

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
--- Format 1 – STRANGERS ON A TRAIN - DVD
--- Format 2 - Angel Cop - VHS
--- Format 3 - D.O.A. – Beta SP

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
--- Country 1 – THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – U.S.
--- Country 2 - GOLGO 13: KOWLOON ASSIGNMENT - Japan
--- Country 3 - ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN – Hong Kong

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
--- Pre Codes - (insert item title here)
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
--- GP -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 - UNSTOPPABLE
--- M -
--- R – DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -
--- TV Y -
--- TV Y7 -
--- TV G -
--- TV PG -
--- TV 14 -
--- TV MA -

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
--- Film Noir – HOLLOW TRIUMPH
--- Mystery – TERROR BY NIGHT
--- Urban cop thriller – HE WALKED BY NIGHT
--- Modern Caper/heist – I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.) – PUBLIC ENEMIES
--- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas)
--- Treasure hunt adventure
--- Swashbuckler – AGAINST ALL FLAGS
--- Jungle movie (including Tarzan) QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS
--- Hong Kong crime
--- Japanese Yakuza – COPS VS. THUGS
--- Italian Crime
--- Conspiracy thriller – I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE FBI
--- Spy/Espionage – SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON
--- Serial Killer
--- Space
--- War - BEACHHEAD
--- Robots
--- Vigilante

Watch a film by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh - (insert item title here)
--- Howard Hawks
--- John Ford
--- Anthony Mann – WINCHESTER ’73
--- Don Siegel
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
--- John Sturges – THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku – COPS VS. THUGS
--- Chang Cheh – ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN
--- Sammo Hung – WINNERS AND SINNERS
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
--- Quentin Tarantino
--- John McTiernan – LAST ACTION HERO
--- James Cameron
--- John Frankenheimer – THE YOUNG SAVAGES
--- Sergio Leone
--- Sam Peckinpah
--- Robert Rodriguez

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn – AGAINST ALL FLAGS
--- John Wayne
--- Humphrey Bogart
--- Burt Lancaster – THE YOUNG SAVAGES
--- Kirk Douglas
--- Steve McQueen – THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
--- Charles Bronson – CRIME WAVE
--- James Coburn – THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
--- Toshiro Mifune
--- Clint Eastwood
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan – WINNERS AND SINNERS
--- Sammo Hung – WINNERS AND SINNERS
--- Steven Seagal
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
--- Jason Statham
--- Bruce Willis
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger – LAST ACTION HERO
--- Sylvester Stallone
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
--- Denzel Washington - UNSTOPPABLE
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu – ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN


--- a Bond film or spoof – MURDERERS’ ROW
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- a crime or mystery item CRIME WAVE
--- a film and it's sequel – THE SILENCERS / MURDERERS’ ROW
--- an item with a commentary or riff – THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
--- a special feature – The Master: Chang Cheh
--- something animated – Angel Cop
--- something with a major holiday theme -

Greg MacGuffin
02-27-12, 10:35 AM
The 1st Annual DVDTalk Action/Adventure/Crime Challenge
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March 1
1. Robin Hood (1922)

March 2
2. Act of Valor

March 3
3. Thor
4. Captain America: The First Avenger

March 4
5. Hanna
6. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

March 6
7. Girl Shy

March 7
8. "From Hand to Mouth" (short)

March 9
9. Lady Snowblood

March 10
10. Why Worry?

March 11
11. The Killing (1956)

March 13
12. The Lodger

March 16
13. Battle Royale

March 23
14. 21 Jump Street (2012)

March 25
15. Once Upon a Time in America

March 31
16. The Hunger Games


Checklist

Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 - (insert item title here)
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
XXX 1910 - "From Hand to Mouth" (1919)
XXX 1920 - Robin Hood (1922)
XXX 1930 - The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
--- 1940 -
XXX 1950 - The Killing (1956)
--- 1960 -
XXX 1970 - Lady Snowblood (1973)
XXX 1980 - Once Upon a Time in America
--- 1990 -
XXX 2000 - Battle Royale (2000)
XXX 2010 - Act of Valor (2012)

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
XXX Robin Hood (1922) (DVD)
XXX Act of Valor (theater)
XXX Thor (Blu-Ray)

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
XXX Robin Hood (1922) (United States)
XXX The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) (United Kingdom)
XXX Lady Snowblood (Japan)

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
XXX Pre Codes - Robin Hood (1922)
XXX Hayes approved - The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
--- G -
--- GP -
--- PG -
XXX PG-13 - Thor
--- M -
XXX R - Act of Valor
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -
--- TV Y -
--- TV Y7 -
--- TV G -
--- TV PG -
--- TV 14 -
--- TV MA -

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
XXX Film Noir - The Killing (1956)
XXX Mystery Hanna
--- Urban cop thriller
--- Modern Caper/heist
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.)
XXX Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas) Act of Valor
--- Treasure hunt adventure
XXX Swashbuckler Robin Hood (1922)
--- Jungle movie (including Tarzan)
--- Hong Kong crime
--- Japanese Yakuza
--- Italian Crime
--- Conspiracy thriller
XXX Spy/Espionage The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
XXX Serial Killer The Lodger
--- Space
XXX War Captain America: The First Avenger
--- Robots
--- Vigilante

Watch a film by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh - (insert item title here)
--- Howard Hawks
--- John Ford
--- Anthony Mann
--- Don Siegel
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
--- John Sturges
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
XXX Kinji Fukasaku Battle Royale
--- Chang Cheh
--- Sammo Hung
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
--- Quentin Tarantino
--- John McTiernan
--- James Cameron
--- John Frankenheimer
XXX Sergio Leone Once Upon a Time in America
--- Sam Peckinpah
--- Robert Rodriguez

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn - (insert item title here)
--- John Wayne
--- Humphrey Bogart
--- Burt Lancaster
--- Kirk Douglas
--- Steve McQueen
--- Charles Bronson
--- James Coburn
--- Toshiro Mifune
--- Clint Eastwood
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan
--- Sammo Hung
--- Steven Seagal
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
--- Jason Statham
--- Bruce Willis
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger
--- Sylvester Stallone
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
--- Denzel Washington
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu

--- a Bond film or spoof - (insert item title here)
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
XXX silent film - Robin Hood (1922)
XXX a crime or mystery item The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
--- a film and it's sequel
--- an item with a commentary or riff
XXX a special feature The Killing (1956) - Trailer
--- something animated -
--- something with a major holiday theme -

coyoteblue
02-27-12, 10:40 AM
List finalized
Checklist finalized

List:
February 29th:
1. The Avengers "Escape in Time" - dvd
2. Farscape "Back and Back and Back to the Future" - dvd
3. The Wild Wild West "The Night of the Lord of Limbo" - dvd
March 1:
4. Psych "Indiana Shawn and the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger" - Hulu
5. My Neighbour Totoro (1988) dir. Hayao Miyazaki - Theater
6. Stone (1974) - trailer - dvd
7. The Man From Hong Kong (1975) - trailer - dvd
8. Mad Dog Morgan (1976) - trailer - dvd
9. Mad Max (1979) - trailer - dvd
10. Stunt Rock (1980) - trailer - dvd
11. The Chain Reaction (1980) - trailer - dvd
12. Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981) - trailer - dvd
13. Turkey Shoot (1982) - trailer - dvd
14. Midnite Spares(1983) - trailer - dvd
15. BMX Bandits (1983) - trailer - dvd
16. The Return of Captain Invincible (1983) - trailer - dvd
17. Frog Dreaming (1986) - trailer - dvd
18. Sky Pirates (1896) - trailer - dvd
19. Dead End Drive-in (1986) - trailer - dvd
March 2:
20. Ms .45 (1981) - trailer - dvd
21. Born Losers (1967) - trailer - dvd
22. Rolling Thunder (1977) - trailer - dvd
23. Dixie Dynamite (1976)- trailer - dvd
24. Hell's Angels on Wheels (1967) - trailer - dvd
25. The Hellcats (1968) - trailer - dvd
26. Stingray (1978) - trailer - dvd
27. Savage! (1973) - trailer - dvd
28. ...tick... tick... tick... (1970) - trailer - dvd
29. Black Samson (1974) - trailer - dvd
30. The Guy From Harlem (1977) - trailer - dvd
31. Sugar Hill (1974) - trailer - dvd
32. Savage Sisters (1974) - trailer - dvd
33. Female Jungle (1955) - trailer - dvd
34. Gigantis The Fire Monster (1955) - trailer - dvd
35. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971) - trailer - dvd
36. The Evictors (1979) - trailer - dvd
37. The Clones (1973) - trailer - dvd
38. Spy in Your Eye (1965) - trailer - dvd
39. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966) - trailer - dvd
40. Amazons of Rome (1961) - trailer - dvd
41. Samson and the Slave Queen (1963) - trailer - dvd
42. Revolt of the Slaves (1960) - trailer - dvd
43. Revenge of the Gladiators (1964) - trailer - dvd
44. Shogun Assassin (1980) - trailer - dvd
45. Rango Extended Version (2011) dir. Gore Verbinski - dvd
46. Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983) - trailer - dvd
47. Schizoid (1980) - trailer - dvd
48. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) - trailer - dvd
49. Grayeagle (1977) - trailer - dvd
50. Shadow of the Hawk (1976) - trailer - dvd
51. The Jezebels (1975) - trailer - dvd
52. Breaking Point (1976) - trailer - dvd
53. Fighting Mad (1976) - trailer - dvd
54. Moving Violation (1976) - trailer - dvd
55. Bonnie's Kids (1973) - trailer - dvd
56. Walking Tall Part II (1975) - trailer - dvd
57. Klansman (1974) - trailer - dvd
58. The Soldier (1982) - trailer - dvd
59. Shout at the Devil (1976) - trailer - dvd
60. March or Die (1977) - trailer - dvd
March 3:
61. Equinox...A Journey into the Unknown (1967) dir. Jack Woods - dvd - First Time Viewing
62. One-Armed Boxer (1972) dir. Jimmy Wang Yu - vcd - First Time Viewing
March 4:
63. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 14 "Mystery Solvers Club State Finals" - dvd
64. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 15 "The Wild Brood" - dvd
65. Queen's Blade Episode 5 "Resurrected Curse: Ancient Princess" - dvd
66. Queen's Blade Episode 6 "Promise: Forest Keeper" - dvd
67. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 16 "Where Walks Aphrodite" - dvd
68. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 17 "Escape from Mystery Manor" - dvd
69. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 18 "The Dragon's Secret" - dvd
70. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 19 "Night Fright" - dvd
March 5:
71. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 20 "The Siren's Song" - dvd
72. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) dir. Hayao Miyazaki - Theater
73. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 21 "The Menace of Manticore" - dvd
74. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 22 "Attack of the Headless Horror" - dvd
March 6:
75. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 23 "A Haunting in Crystal Cove" - dvd
76. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 24 "Dead Justice" - dvd
77. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 25 "Pawn of Shadows" - dvd
78. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 26 "All Fear the Freak" - dvd
79. Dark Alibi (1946) dir. Phil Karlson - dvd
March 7:
80. Blood+ Episode 38 "The Showdown Island" - dvd
81. Blood+ Episode 39 "The The Magic Words, Once More" - dvd
82. Beach of the War Gods (1973) dir. Jimmy Wang Yu - dvd - First Time Viewing
March 8:
83. Hot Enough for June "aka" Agent 8 3/4 (1964) dir. Ralph Thomas - dvd - First Time Viewing
84. Get Smart "Satan Place" - dvd
March 9:
85. Gotcha! (1985) dir. Jeff Kanew - dvd
March 10:
86. Fong Sai Yuk (1993) dir. Corey Yuen- dvd
March 11:
87. Community "Modern Warfare" - dvd
88. Community "A Fistfull of Paintballs" - dvd
89. Community "For a Few Paintballs More" - dvd
90. Fong Sai Yuk II (1993) dir. Corey Yuen- dvd
91. URDA: The Third Reich - dvd
March 12:
92. Moon Zero Two (1969) dir. Roy Ward Baker- dvd
March 13:
93. Laura (1944) dir. Otto Preminger- dvd
94. Blood+ Episode 40 "Dreams That Chevaliers Dream" - dvd
March 14:
95. Crying Freeman (1995) dir. Christophe Gans - dvd
March 15:
96. Josie and the Pussycats "Plateau of the Apes" - dvd
March 16:
97. Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983) dir. Terry Marcel - dvd
98. Spaceballs (1987) dir. Mel Brooks - dvd
March 17:
99. John Carter (2012) dir. Andrew Stanton - Theater - First Time Viewing
March 18:
100. Big Guns (1973) dir. Duccio Tessari - dvd
101. Storm (2005) dir. Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein - dvd
March 19:
102. Fanfan La Tulipe (1952) dir. Christian-Jaque - dvd
March 20:
103. Josie and the Pussycats "Strangemoon Over Miami" - dvd
104. Josie and the Pussycats "All Wong in Hong Kong" - dvd
March 21:
105. The Legend of Korra "Welcome to Republic City" - stream
106. Wicked City (1992) dir. Peter Mak Tai-Kit - dvd
March 22:
107. Blood+ Episode 41 "The Place Where I Belong" - dvd
108. Blood+ Episode 42 "Soprano of Miracles" - dvd
109. Gurren Lagann Episode 1 "Bust Through the Heavens with Your Drill!" - dvd
110. Gurren Lagann Episode 2 "I Said I'm Gonna Pilot That Thing!!" - dvd
March 23:
111. Live Free or Die Hard (2007) dir. Len Wiseman - dvd First Time Viewing
112. Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (1978) dir. Lo Wei - dvd First Time Viewing
113. Community "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" - dvd
March 24:
114. Doctor Who "The Three Doctors" Episode 1 - Theater
115. Doctor Who "The Three Doctors" Episode 2 - Theater
116. Doctor Who "The Three Doctors" Episode 3 - Theater
117. Doctor Who "The Three Doctors" Episode 4 - Theater
118. Queen's Blade Episode 7 "Advent: Angel of Light" - dvd
119. Queen's Blade Episode 8 "Stealth: Assassin of the Fang" - dvd
120. By Hook or By Crook (1980) dir. Karl Maka - dvd First Time Viewing
March 25:
121. The Kid Brother (1927) dir. Ted Wilde - dvd First Time Viewing
122. The Legend of Korra "A Leaf in the Wind" - stream
123. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958) dir. Raoul Walsh - dvd
March 26:
124. The Dead and the Deadly (1982) dir. Wu Ma - dvd
125. Commander Cody and the Radar Men from the Moon - Chapter 1: Moon Rocket (1952) dir. Fred C.Brannon - dvd (MST3K Episode 102)
126. The Two Mouseketeers (1952) dir. Hanna & Barbera - dvd
March 27:
127. Rio Bravo (1959) dir. Howard Hawks - dvd
March 28:
128. The Savage 5 (1974) dir. Chang Cheh - dvd First Time Viewing
129. Avatar: The Last Airbender "The Chase" - dvd
130. Spongebob Squarepants "Pest of the West" - dvd
March 29:
131. Justice League Unlimited "Fearful Symmetry" - dvd
132. Tripping the Rift "Ghost Ship" - dvd
133. The 13th Warrior (1999) dir. John McTiernan - dvd
134. Gurren Lagann Episode 3 "Who Do You Think You Are, Having Two Faces" - dvd
135. Gurren Lagann Episode 4 "Having Lots of Faces Doesn't Make You Great" - dvd
136. Gurren Lagann Episode 5 "I Don't Get It, Not One Bit!" - dvd
137. Gurren Lagann Episode 6 "There Are Some Things I Just Have To See" - dvd
138. Gurren Lagann Episode 7 You're Gonna Do It!" - dvd
139. Gurren Lagann Episode 8 "Later, Buddy" - dvd
140. Gurren Lagann Episode 9 "What, Exactly, Is A Human?" - dvd
March 31:
141. Hard Target (1993) dir. John Woo - dvd
142. Tango & Cash (1989) dir. Andrey Konchalovskiy - dvd
143. Conquest (1983) dir. Lucio Fulci - dvd - First Time Viewing


Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 - (insert item title here)
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 - Laura
--- 1950 - Rio Bravo
--- 1960 - Equinox...A Journey into the Unknown
--- 1970 - One-Armed Boxer
--- 1980 - Tango & Cash
--- 1990 - Hard Target
--- 2000 - Live Free or Die Hard
--- 2010 -

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
--- vcd - One-Armed Boxer (1972) dir. Jimmy Wang Yu
--- theater - My Neighbour Totoro (1988) dir. Hayao Miyazaki
--- dvd - The Wild Wild West "The Night of the Lord of Limbo"

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
--- Country 1 - Wicked City (Hong Kong)
--- Country 2 - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Japan)
--- Country 3 - Fanfan La Tulipe (France)

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
--- Pre Codes - (insert item title here)
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
--- GP -
--- PG - Spaceballs
--- PG-13 - Gotcha!
--- M -
--- R -
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -
--- TV Y - Spongebob Squarepants "Pest of the West"
--- TV Y7 - Avatar: The Last Airbender "The Chase"
--- TV G -
--- TV PG - Justice League Unlimited "Fearful Symmetry"
--- TV 14 -
--- TV MA - Tripping the Rift "Ghost Ship"

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
--- Film Noir - Laura
--- Mystery - Dark Alibi (1946)
--- Urban cop thriller
--- Modern Caper/heist
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.)
--- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas)
--- Treasure hunt adventure
--- Swashbuckler - Fanfan La Tulipe
--- Jungle movie (including Tarzan)
--- Hong Kong crime
--- Japanese Yakuza - Crying Freeman
--- Italian Crime - Big Guns
--- Conspiracy thriller
--- Spy/Espionage
--- Serial Killer
--- Space - Moon Zero Two
--- War - John Carter
--- Robots
--- Vigilante

Watch a film by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh - The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
--- Howard Hawks - Rio Bravo
--- John Ford
--- Anthony Mann
--- Don Siegel
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
--- John Sturges
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku
--- Chang Cheh - The Savage 5
--- Sammo Hung
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo - Hard Target
--- Walter Hill
--- Quentin Tarantino
--- John McTiernan - The 13th Warrior
--- James Cameron
--- John Frankenheimer
--- Siergo Leone
--- Sam Peckinpah
--- Robert Rodriguez

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn - (insert item title here)
--- John Wayne
--- Humphrey Bogart
--- Burt Lancaster
--- Kirk Douglas
--- Steve McQueen
--- Charles Bronson
--- James Coburn
--- Toshiro Mifune
--- Clint Eastwood
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan - Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin
--- Sammo Hung - By Hook or By Crook
--- Steven Seagal
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
--- Jason Statham
--- Bruce Willis - Live Free or Die Hard
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger
--- Sylvester Stallone
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
--- Denzel Washington
--- Jet Li - Fong Sai Yuk
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu - Beach of the War Gods


--- a Bond film or spoof - Hot Enough for June "aka" Agent 8 3/4
--- won an Academy Award -- The Two Mouseketeers
--- silent film - The Kid Brother
--- a crime or mystery item - Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Chapter 14 "Mystery Solvers Club State Finals"
--- a film and it's sequel - Fong Sai Yuk, Fong Sai Yuk II
--- an item with a commentary or riff - MST3K - Commander Cody and the Radar Men from the Moon - Chapter 1: Moon Rocket
--- a special feature - Rango Real Creatures of Dirt
--- something animated - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) dir. Hayao Miyazaki
--- something with a major holiday theme - Community "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas"

pagefrance
02-27-12, 11:04 AM
All entries are from my personal collection unless noted by the following:
Title in light blue: DVD or Blu Ray rental.
Title in orange: TV transmission.
Title in dark blue = Seen in movie theater during its current run.
* = First time viewing

March 1
1. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) Decades before the Robert Downey Jr movies made Holmes into an action hero, this movie did it first. Very fun action adventure that recounts Holmes' and Watson's first meeting as teenagers and their first case uncovering a series of murders disguised as suicides by an evil Egyptian cult.
2. Charlie's Angels (1978) Season 2, The jade trap Dirk Benedict (Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica) stars.
3. Charlie's Angels (1978) Season 2, Angels on the run A very young Craig T. Nelson appears in a minor role.

March 2
4. Domino (2005) Keira Knightley talks trash, shoots guns and smokes a lot of cigarettes in this Tony Scott-helmed action movie. Supposedly based on a true story. Ridiculous dialogue and MTV-style editing make this one a headache to watch.

March 3
5. Danny the Dog AKA Unleashed (2005) A bit more of acting is required of Jet Li in this flick but since he's flanked by Morgan Freeman and Bob Hoskins his limited acting skills are magnified. Li plays a man who has been trained since an early age to be nothing but an attack dog for the mob. He escapes them and is befriended by a blind man (Freeman) and his daughter who teach him to be human again. There's still plenty of fight scenes, but these seem a bit added on just to fill a quota. There's even the by now tired cliché of illegal underground fighting matches.
6. CSI* (2000) Pilot

March 4
7. The French Connection* (1971)
8. Homeland* (2011) Pilot episode It's been a while since a series grabbed me by the throat from its first episode. This has become a must-watch.
9. Charlie's Angels (1978) Season 2, Antique Angels The last episode of season 2.

March 5
10. Ringer* (2012), What are you doing here, ho-bag?
11. Starsky & Hutch (1975) Season 1, Pilot

March 6
12. L'Immortel* (2010) French revenge film starring Jean reno where he plays a retired assassin who is left for dead after being riddled with bullets by his former mob buddies. After recovering, he seeks to kill them off one by one.
13. Making The Connection: The Untold Stories* (Bonus feature on disc 2 of The French Connection) Retrospective on the making of this classic films hosted by Sonny Grosso, one of the real cops involved in the true case.

March 7
14. La Chambre des Morts (2007) A very Silence of the Lambs vibe permeates this French thriller about a young female detective investigating the deaths of young girls. The detective in question (Melanie Laurent) even has a copy of the novel in her home. The film is nowhere near as good as The Silence of the Lambs but a decent thriller nonetheless.
15. Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace in 3D (1999/3D version 2012) Yes, this is more fitting for the SF/Fantasy Challenge but it has enough action and adventure to qualify here. And yes, Jar Jar Binks sucks twice as bad in 3D.

March 8
16. Starsky & Hutch (1975) Season 1, Savage Sunday Suzanne Sommers appears in a small role as a go-go dancer.

March 9
17. The Poseidon Adventure (1972) An all-star cast and incredible performances make this film perhaps the BEST disaster movie of all time. Gene Hackman plays a headstrong preacher that guides a small group of survivors through a capsized ocean vessel. Great adventure and a terrific story.

March 10
18. John Carter* (2012)
19. Starsky & Hutch (1975) Season 1, Death ride

March 11
20. The Seven Per-Cent Solution* (1972) Dr. Watson takes Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Sigmund Freud to cure him of his cocaine addiction. But the disappearance of a woman forces them to work together to find her.
21. Hugo* (2011)
22. Homeland* (2011) Grace
23. Starsky & Hutch (1975) Season 1, Longhorn

March 12
24. Starsky & Hutch (1975) Season 1, The fix

March 13
25. Starsky & Hutch (1975) Season 1, Snowstorm

March 14
26. Starsky & Hutch (1975) Season 1, Death notice

March 15
27. Fair Game* (2010) Based on true events, this political thriller tells the story of a CIA agent (Naomi Watts) who's cover is blown in order to discredit her husband (Sean Penn) who has placed doubt on the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The movie starts with a slow burn but picks up the pace later on and becomes truly engrossing. The performances of Watts and Penn are a standout.
28. Starsky & Hutch (1975) Season 1, Pariah

March 16 - Nothing
March 17
29. The French Connection 2* (1975)
30. Starsky & Hutch (1975) Season 1, Kill Huggy Bear

March 18
31. The French Connection 2 (1975) Seen with commentary by Gene Hackman and producer Robert Rosen.

March 19
32. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
33. The Poseidon Adventure (1972) Seen with commentary by Stella Stevens, Carol Lynley and Pamela Sue Martin. I'll take this movie over Titanic any day of the week.
34. Ringer* (2012), It's Easy to Cry When This Much Cash is Involved
35. Ringer* (2012), Whores Don't Make That Much

March 20
36. Starsky & Hutch (1975) Season 1, The bait

March 21
37. Ghost Rider 2* (2011) Better than the first one, which isn't saying much, but still.

March 22
38. The Son of No One* (2011) Slow moving cop drama that never really captured my attention.

March 23
39. Starsky & Hutch (1975) Season 1, Lady Blue

March 24
40. Poseidon (2006) Worthy remake of The Poseidon Adventure. Wisely introduces new characters and situations so it's not a carbon copy.

March 25
41. Marnie* (1964) Famed director Alfred Hithcock gets psychological in this "sex mystery" (his words).

March 26
42. Conan the Barbarian (2010)

March 27
43. Starsky & Hutch (1975) Season 1, Captain Dobey, you're dead

March 28 - Nothing
March 29
44. L'Homme Aux Cercles Bleues* (2009)

omike
02-27-12, 12:14 PM
2012 Action/Adventure/Crime Challenge

List is complete. Checklist was not finished.
First time viewing = 34 Total viewed = 38

* = first time viewing
all viewed on DVD unless otherwise noted

February 29
Pre-Dusk
01. World Without End (1956)
Earth's first space ship is thrown hundreds of years into the future by a strange force and crashes on a planet full of terrifying creatures. A rarely seen favorite when I was a kid this still holds up for me. Some of the effects are just plain poor and most of the story is pretty standard but a decent script and sincere acting make this worth seeing. Recommended, especially for fans of 50's SF movies.
Post-Dusk
02. Transporter 2 (2005)*
A wild ride from start to finish with car chases in between martial arts and some gun play. A few bits are too fantastic and almost pull you out of the story but they pass soon enough. None of the action scenes goes on too long and the movie is just about the right length. Acting and script not the best but adequate for this type of film. Recommended.

March 01
03. The Black Falcon (1967)* R3 DVD
A detective working for an international organization is assigned to track down the head of the Black Falcon criminal organization. He tries to get close to the leader's daughter who had just returned from school in Paris. There is much more James Bond than gritty crime drama in this Shaw Brothers movie, including gadgets, sports cars, and beautiful women. The gang has several brutal sub-chiefs including one very slinky, very beautiful and very deadly woman. The action sometimes lacks energy but there are some nice plot twists and one set could almost be right out of a horror movie. Pretty average for a Bond knockoff but enjoyable enough to watch again someday.

March 02
04. Veronica Mars (2005) S2E1: "Normal Is the Watchword"*
05. Veronica Mars (2005) S2E2: "Driver Ed"*
06. Veronica Mars (2005) S2E3: "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang"*

March 03
07. Veronica Mars (2005) S2E4: "Green-Eyed Monster"*
Visiting a friend and he just got the first DVD from S2 in the mail. These are the first Veronica Mars shows I've seen. Luckily my host was able to fill me in on the rather complicated relationships from S1. I found these enjoyable but not super compelling. My friend said he thought the S1 shows were better. I simply could not believe these "kids" are in high school though. I can easily negotiate with shows like Buffy and Glee to accept the high school ages of their stars but just couldn't do it for VM. Still, not a deal breaker and I do plan to check out the first season at some point.
08. Grimm (2012) S1E13: "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau"*
First Grimm I've seen and it was much better than I thought it would be. Again, my host could provide a little background (much less needed than for VM) to get me going. This is a supernatural cop show and this episode was about a theft and murder involving three gold coins and also revealed some interesting information about the mythology of the show. I will be back for more.

March 05
09. Lethal Weapon (1987)* Director's Cut (4 Film Favorites - Lethal Weapon)
Two cops with radically different personalities must work together to solve a murder and more. Very well paced with lots of breathing room between the action scenes which are also well directed. Only the three part action finale seems to overstay its welcome a bit but that's probably just me. Good script and acting makes this highly recommended.

March 06
10. Pirates of Blood River (1962)* (Icons of Adventure)
A young man is exiled from a village in the West Indies founded by Huguenots and sent to a penal colony. After escaping, he runs into a band of pirates who trick him into leading them to his village. A good pirate story but don't expect to see any seagoing action. The only sailing ships are under the opening credits and in one brief establishing shot. There are well done action sequences as the pirates and villagers attack and counterattack and a nice battle for a raft. And there are piranhas! If only they hadn't made Christopher Lee use that silly French accent. Good for a weekend afternoon.

March 07
11. Robin Hood (1922)* streaming youtube
Interesting take on Robin Hood starring Douglas Fairbanks spends the first half of the movie in pre-Sherwood Forest days showing part of the trip to the Holy Land and Prince John's plotting to take over when Richard leaves. Once Robin and his band appear, the pace picks up with the Merry Men frolicking all over the place. The action sequences with Fairbanks are excellent and I wish there had been more. The large scale battle scenes and crowd scenes in general are also impressive. Sam De Grasse as Prince John was especially good as was Alan Hale as Little John. Hale played the same role in the Errol Flynn version. Worth seeing.

March 08
12. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)*
The Shogun's official executioner is framed by a rival clan and his wife is killed. Instead of dying himself he flees with his infant son and becomes a wandering assassin. They become known as Lone Wolf and Cub. Very good samurai film with some nudity and lots of bloody violence. Some of the gore effects are dated but that didn't affect my enjoyment. I've read some of the manga and the fillm captures the feeling of the comic very nicely for me. First film of the series. Recommended.

March 09
13. John Carter (2012)* In theater
Ex-cavalry man John Carter suddenly finds himself on Mars. Adventures follow. From what I can recall of the novels, this is a pretty faithful adaption of the Mars stories, especially in the overall feel of Barsoom. While the designs are certainly not "my" Barsoom (which was heavily influence by the paperback cover art of the day) they do work very well and grabbed me quickly. The movie is too long and there are a few things I would have shortened or cut but there were only one or two sequences I felt went on a bit too long. There were also a few plot inconsistencies especially concerning the villains but all in all a fun movie. Recommended.
14. Tim Tyler's Luck (1937) Chapter 1: "Jungle Pirates"
Introducing Spider Webb and his band of jungle cutthroats; Tim Tyler a young man searching the African jungles for his missing father, the world's expert on gorillas; Lora Graham who is searching for Spider Webb who she thinks framed her brother for a diamond theft; The Jungle Cruiser an armored vehicle designed for jungle travel by Tim's father, now under the control of Spider Webb; and The Ivory Patrol a government police force used to track down ivory smugglers and to keep the natives in line. Skillful use of stock jungle footage does a good job setting the stage for this serial.

March 10
15. Gatchaman (1974) Episode 105: "Earth's Destruction! 0002"*
After years of on and off viewing, I finally finished this show. A good conclusion to a show I really enjoyed. I love the concept of a "Science Ninja Team". I don't know how well this show would do in a marathon since many of the episodes have similar story lines but there are also character centered shows that surprised me a bit.
16. Ultraman (1966) Episode 24: "The Underwater Science Base"*
The first series featuring an Ultraman. For me, the best part of these shows are up until Ultraman appears. Once he shows up things are usually pretty much cut and dried but during the set up lots of strange and eerie things can happen. So far the monsters have been pretty cool too.
17. Kamen Rider V3 (1973) Episode 7: "The Fury of Rider V3's Special Training"*
In this show the monsters and hero are human sized although with super powers. Shows like this often have themes or templates for the monsters (which can change during a series). In this case its weapon-animal. For instance in this episode, V3 faces off against Knife-Armadillo, a human sized armadillo with one hand (claw?) that can turn into a knife which can also be shot. It can also roll into a large armored ball and hurl itself at foes. Waiting in the wings is Buzz Saw-Lizard.
18. The Towering Inferno (1974)* (Fox Studio Classics 75 Years 4 Disc Set)
The world's tallest building catches on fire because corners were cut during construction. Hundreds of people are endangered. Big budget, star studded Irwin Allen disaster picture is full of tense and exciting moments. Only near the end, after almost three hours of fire fighting, did I feel like the fire was being a little too cooperative with the screen writers. Recommended.
19. Blade (1998)* (4 Film Favorites Blade Collection)
Semi-vampire (born of a woman who was just bit by a vamp) Blade fights against the real thing. Entertaining but not exceptional. Wesley Snipes is tough and taciturn as Blade. I'm not familiar with the comic book character so I don't know how close this is to the original.

March 12
20. Gun Brothers (1968)* R3 DVD
Gun Brother, a master of disguise, is one of the leaders of the resistance opposing the Japanese occupation during World War 2. Inspector Ma, working for the Japanese, suspects that Gun Brother is really playboy Chi Yiu Tung but has trouble proving it. I'm sure I thought this Shaw Brothers film was a hard core crime title when I bought it but it turned out to be a very fun alternative. A bit like a wartime Republic serial at times, this is full of gun fights, chases, and fisticuffs along with a little humor concerning the ladies that Chi Yiu Tung flirts with. Very satisfying Saturday afternoon fare.

March 13
21. Dark of the Sun (1968)* (Warner Archive Collection)
In the Congo, mercenaries and soldiers use a train to rescue civilians and diamonds from a mine in rebel territory. Gritty, sometimes shocking story with some good performances and several very intense moments. Had a more serious tone than I expected. Recommended.

March 14
22. Tim Tyler's Luck (1937) Chapter 2: "Dead Man's Pass"
Tim rides into the jungle looking for information about his father. He looses his horse when attacked by a lion but runs into a band of ivory traders. Suddenly, the group is attacked by savage apes who rain large rocks upon the men!

March 19
23. Tim Tyler's Luck (1937) Chapter 3: "Into the Lion's Den"
Continuing his search for his father, Tim sees a horde of savages preparing to attack a safari led by Lora Lacey who is searching for Spider Webb. Time warns the safari but fleeing into hills to take a stand they run into a pride of lions. Attempting to escape, Tim and Lora are brought down by the beasts. Good (but obvious) use of stock footage and authentic looking sets continue to give a nice jungle feel.

March 21
24. The Stranglers of Bombay (1959)* (Icons of Adventure)
In India, a captain in the East India Company suspects that a mysterious cult is responsible for thousands of disappearances, including an entire caravan. Fun movie with a good sense of place and a couple of creepy scenes that might have been out of a horror movie. The climax is a little disappointing after a good buildup and for some reason I couldn't get totally involved with the story. Roger Delgado, the first Master in Dr. Who, has a small part.

March 23
25. Delta Force (1986)* (3 Pack Action)
Chuck Norris and the rest of Delta Force must rescue hostages taken from a hijacked plane who have been scattered around Beirut. Well done action sequences are spot on but the movie as a whole runs about twenty minutes too long. Sometimes the action lacks a sense of urgency but its always entertaining.

March 25
26. Tim Tyler's Luck (1937) Chapter 4: "The Ivory Trail"*
Tim is captured by Spider Webb who discovers, from a letter Tim has, that Tim's father has stumbled upon the location of the Elephant's Graveyard. Webb's men ambush Prof. Tyler and take him to their swamp hideout in the Jungle Cruiser. Sgt. Gates of the Ivory Patrol is following the armored vehicle when he is attacked by a leopard! I've always liked Jack Mulhall who plays Sgt. Gates although I've never seen him in a starring role. Here he plays an energetic and upright member of the IP.

March 29
27. Tim Tyler's Luck (1937) Chapter 5: "Trapped in the Quicksands"*
Tim and his father are reunited at Spider's hideout. Befriending his guard, Tim persuades him to guide him through the quicksand area. Chasing down the escapees, Spider orders the causeway over the quicksand to be destroyed and Tim is caught in the explosion! I'm unfamiliar with Norman Willis who plays Spider Webb but he makes a great villain. He can sneer with the best of them and he has a tough sounding, snarly kind of voice.
28. Brotherhood (1976)* R3 DVD
Four blood brothers rob a jewelry store. Three quickly die, one after the other leaving the youngest, Liao Da Jiang. Seeking revenge he gets deeply involved with a powerful Hong Kong gang. A darned good movie, filled with power plays, double crosses, and lots of Shaw Brothers martial arts action. Not particularly gritty and some of the gangsters seem a bit too goodhearted. Quite a fine climactic battle with Liao taking on the worst of the baddies. Recommended.

March 30
29. Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)* (3 Pack Action)
Chuck Norris and a scaled down Delta Force (about eight guys and one helicopter) take on a South American drug lord. A lot of fun. The action starts sooner than in the first movie and this one is generally better paced but the end seems to go on too long. This one is also just a little less involving than the original. The guy who plays the general is either an insanely bad actor or, more probably, is just hamming it up a lot.
30. Puppet On A Chain (1971)*
Two American agents are sent to Amsterdam to uncover a heroin smuggling ring. Excellent crime drama. Not wall to wall action but interest is maintained by the investigation and Amsterdam itself. The boat chase is very well done and the end is exciting and suspenseful. Highly recommended.
31. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)* (Fox Studio Classics 75 Years 4 Disc Set)
An ocean liner is flipped upside down by a tsunami. A small group of survivors try to make their way up to the hull of the ship in order to make an escape. Great, star studded film, totally absorbing. Its really a fascinating concept and well executed to boot. Carol Lynley in hot pants is a huge bonus. Recommended.
32. Tim Tyler's Luck (1937) Chapter 6: "The Jaws of the Jungle"*
Lora Lacey sets up a meeting with Spider Webb in order to lure him into a trap set by the Ivory Patrol. The plan needs to change though so Lora sends a message to Tim with her chimp Ju Ju who becomes stalked by both a lion and a leopard. Tim finds Ju Ju but the lion brings Tim down before he can reach the safety of a tree! Anthony Warde, one of my favorite serial villains, plays Spider Webb's lieutenant Drake. Warde appeared in many serials and although he's more sinister elsewhere he does a fine job here.

March 31
33. Eat My Dust (1976)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics The Ron Howard Action Pack)
A sheriff's son "borrows" a top rated stock car to impress a girl. Mayhem follows. A great, fun movie. Basically two long car chases separated by a slow romantic interlude. Car stunts are well done and the humor works very well. The pacing is almost perfect and there is a great soundtrack by David Grisman. Highly recommended.
34. Firecracker (1981)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics Lethal Ladies Collection)
A martial arts instructor goes to the Philippines looking for her missing sister and gets involved with death fights and a drug smuggling ring. An OK martial arts picture with some pretty well done fight scenes including a couple instances of topless boob-fu. Seems to drag just a little in spots though.
35. TNT Jackson (1974)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics Lethal Ladies Collection)
A tough street fighter goes to Hong Kong looking for her missing brother and gets involved with a drug smuggling ring. Firecracker, with the same director and writer, borrowed heavily from this film but does it all much better. I was never convinced that star Jeanne Bell was ever doing any of the fighting thanks to liberal use of undercranking and obvious stunt person substitution. Interesting footage of a Chinese festival helps as does a slightly better boob-fu scene but overall Firecracker is just a better movie.
36.Too Hot to Handle (1977)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics Lethal Ladies Collection)
A professional assassin begins having an affair with the Chief of Detectives of the Manilla police force who is investigating her crimes. Good movie with some interesting hits. Star Cheri Caffaro is very appealing even if her acting range is limited. Still a nice chemistry develops between her and the detective.
37. Grand Theft Auto (1976)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics The Ron Howard Action Pack)
Two teenagers want to get married but the bride's parents object. She "borrows" her father's Rolls Royce and the two head for Vegas to get married. Mayhem follows. Not quite as "pure" as Eat My Dust but still plenty of car chase action. I got fewer laughs out of this one and found some things, like the radio announcer in the helicopter, distracting and thought they just slowed the movie down too much. Still, good fun. Recommended for auto chase fans.
38. Fighting Mad (1976)* (Action-Packed Double Feature)
Large corporation uses terrorist tactics to convince holdouts to sell their land for a development project. One farmer with anger management issues fights back but almost sacrifices everything he holds dear. Not an original plot but pretty well done. I think more backstory about the main characters would have increased involvement. Movie seems to promise things that it never quite delivers.



Checklist: Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 - (insert item title here)
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - Robin Hood (1922)
-X- 1930 - Tim Tyler's Luck (1937)
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - The Stranglers of Bombay (1959)
-X- 1960 - World Without End (1964)
-X- 1970 - TNT Jackson (1974)
-X- 1980 - Delta Force (1986)
-X- 1990 - Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
-X- 2000 - Transporter 2 (2005)
-X- 2010 - John Carter (2012)

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
-X- Format 1 - Robin Hood - Streaming
-X- Format 2 - John Carter - Movie Theater
-X- Format 3 - The Black Falcon - DVD

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
-X- Country 1 - Gun Brothers (China)
-X- Country 2 - Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Japan)
-X- Country 3 - The Stranglers of Bombay (England)

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
-X- Pre Codes - Robin Hood (1922)
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
--- GP -
-X- PG - The Towering Inferno
-X- PG-13 - Transporter 2
--- M -
-X- R - Lethal Weapon
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -
--- TV Y -
--- TV Y7 -
--- TV G -
--- TV PG -
-X- TV 14 - Veronica Mars
--- TV MA -

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
--- Film Noir - (insert item title here)
--- Mystery
--- Urban cop thriller
--- Modern Caper/heist
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.)
--- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas)
--- Treasure hunt adventure
--- Swashbuckler
--- Jungle movie (including Tarzan)
--- Hong Kong crime
--- Japanese Yakuza
--- Italian Crime
--- Conspiracy thriller
--- Spy/Espionage
--- Serial Killer
--- Space
--- War
--- Robots
--- Vigilante

Watch a film by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh - (insert item title here)
--- Howard Hawks
--- John Ford
--- Anthony Mann
--- Don Siegel
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
--- John Sturges
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku
--- Chang Cheh
--- Sammo Hung
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
--- Quentin Tarantino
--- John McTiernan
--- James Cameron
--- John Frankenheimer
--- Siergo Leone
--- Sam Peckinpah
--- Robert Rodriguez

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn - (insert item title here)
--- John Wayne
--- Humphrey Bogart
--- Burt Lancaster
--- Kirk Douglas
--- Steve McQueen
--- Charles Bronson
--- James Coburn
--- Toshiro Mifune
--- Clint Eastwood
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan
--- Sammo Hung
--- Steven Seagal
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
--- Jason Statham
--- Bruce Willis
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger
--- Sylvester Stallone
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
--- Denzel Washington
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu


--- a Bond film or spoof - (insert item title here)
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- a crime or mystery item
--- a film and it's sequel
--- an item with a commentary or riff
--- a special feature
--- something animated -
--- something with a major holiday theme -

By the decades:
--- 1880 - (insert item title here)
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - 1
-X- 1930 - 111111
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - 11
-X- 1960 - 11111
-X- 1970 - 111111111111
-X- 1980 - 111
-X- 1990 - 11
-X- 2000 - 11111
-X- 2010 - 11

Chad
02-27-12, 12:20 PM
Thursday, March 1st
1. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
2. Archer S2 - "Swiss Miss" (2011)
3. Archer S2 - "A Going Concern" (2011)
4. Archer S2 - "Blood Test" (2011)
5. Archer S2 - "Pipeline Fever" (2011)
6. Archer S2 - "The Double Deuce" (2011)
7. Archer S2 - "Tragical History" (2011)

Friday, March 2nd
8. Archer S2 - "Stage Two" (2011)
9. Archer S2 - "Placebo Effect" (2011)
10. Archer S2 - "El Secuestro" (2011)
11. Archer S2 - "Jeu Monegasque" (2011)
12. Archer S2 - "White Nights" (2011)
13. Archer S2 - "Double Trouble" (2011)
14. Dirty Harry (1971)

Saturday, March 3rd
15. Magnum Force (1973)
16. The Enforcer (1976)

Sunday, March 4th
17. Sudden Impact (1983)
18. The Dead Pool (1988)

Monday, March 5th
19. Drive (2011)

Tuesday, March 6th
20. Plunder Road (1957)

Wednesday, March 7th
21. Highway Dragnet (1954)

Thursday, March 8th
22. Black Hills Ambush (1952)

Friday, March 9th
23. Unknown (2011)

Saturday, March 10th
24. San Quentin (1937)
25. The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)
26. Kick-Ass (2010)

Sunday, March 11th
27. Bullets or Ballots (1936)

Monday, March 12th
28. Taken (2008)

Tuesday, March 13th
29. A Slight Case of Murder (1938)

Wednesday, March 14th
30. Compelled (1960)

Thursday, March 15th
31. 'G' Men (1935)

Friday, March 16th
32. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Saturday, March 17th
33. The Boondock Saints (1999)

Sunday, March 18th
34. The Getaway (1972)

Monday, March 19th
35. The Great Van Robbery (1959)

Tuesday, March 20th
36. Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

Wednesday, March 21st
37. Dangerous Crossing (1953)

Thursday, March 22nd
38. Ip Man (2008)

Saturday, March 24th
39. Battle Royale (2000)

Sunday, March 25th
40. Commando (1985)
41. The Getaway (1972)

Monday, March 26th
42. Ip Man 2 (2011)

Tuesday, March 27th
43. Battle Royale II (2003)

Wednesday, March 28th
44. Laura (1944)

Thursday, March 29th
45. Charlie Chan: The Chinese Cat (1944)

Friday, March 30th
46. Charlie Chan: Meeting at Midnight (1944)

Saturday, March 31st
47. Machete Maidens Unleashed (2010)
48. Stunt Rock (1980)
49. Rolling Thunder (1977)
50. Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

_______________________________________

FTV: 46/50

List Complete.
<BR>

gp1086
02-27-12, 01:30 PM
2012 Action / Adventure / Crime Challenge

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Challenge Details:

- 15 new watch movie titles for me. Each below is a first-watch unless noted otherwise.
- Title must be classified as either Action, Adventure, and / or Crime in IMDB
- Update (3/10/12) - Watching Game of Thrones: Season 1 concurrently with the challenge - COMPLETE

To see my ratings for each of these new watches, please see my thread here (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11069226-post47.html).

March 1

Star Wars: Original Theatrical Version (1977) - Action, Adventure, Fantasy

March 4

Lethal Weapon (1987) - Action, Crime, Thriller

March 5

First Blood (1982) - Action, Adventure, Drama

March 10

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Episode 1 - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

March 11

Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Episode 2 - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Episode 3 - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

March 12

Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Episode 4 - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

March 13

Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Episode 5 - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

March 14

Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Episode 6 - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

March 15

Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Episode 7 - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

March 18

21 Jump Street (2012) - Action, Comedy

March 19

Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Episode 8 - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

March 23

The Hunger Games (2012) - Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

March 25

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Action, Adventure, Fantasy

March 26

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) - Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Episode 9 - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Episode 10 - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

March 27

The Godfather: Part 3 (1990) - Crime, Drama, Mystery


Total Movies Watched: 9 of 15

KaBluie
02-27-12, 01:39 PM
Action/Adventure/Crime Challenge

Dusk on February 28th to Dawn on April 1st (Now with added Leap Day!)
Unofficial Challenge Goal = 100
My Goal = All the James Bond movies DONE!
First Time Viewings = GREEN

2012-02-28 (Dusk on Leap Day Eve)
001. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time Of The Apes (1974)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Vol. XXII
002. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time Chasers (1990)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Vol. 5
2012-02-29 (Leap Day)
003. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Terror From The Year 5000 (1958)
YouTube - You can watch it too (http://youtu.be/yQMB6HOuzfc)!
004. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Future War (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Vol. XIII
2012-03-01
005. Buffalo Rider (1978)
YouTube - You can watch it too (http://youtu.be/7Vf01W0J-SY)!
2012-03-02
006. Casino Royale (1954)
Casino Royale
007. Dr. No (1962)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 4
008. The Violent Years (1956)
Big Box Of Wood
2012-03-03
009. From Russia With Love (1963)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 3
010. Fugitive Girls (1974)
Big Box Of Wood
011. Goldfinger (1964)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 1
012. Malibu Express (1985)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings
2012-03-04
013. Thunderball (1965)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 2
014. Hot Ice (1978)
Big Box Of Wood
015. Casino Royale (1967)
Casino Royale
016. Hard Ticket To Hawaii (1987)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings
2012-03-05
017. You Only Live Twice (1967)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 4
018. The Kidnapping Of The President (1980)
Rare Cult Cinema
2012-03-06
019. The War Of The Robots (1978)
Sci-Fi Invasion
020. The Raiders Of Atlantis (1983)
Sci-Fi Invasion
2012-03-07
021. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 3
022. Picasso Trigger (1988)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings
2012-03-08
023. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 1
024. Savage Beach (1989)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings
2012-03-09
025. Live And Let Die (1973)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 3
026. Savage Island (1985)
Full Moon's Grindhouse Collection
027. Guns (1990)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings
028. Drive Angry (2011)
Showtime On Demand
2012-03-10
029. Young Warriors (1983)
Download
2012-03-11
030. Ski Troop Attack (1960)
Internet Archive You can watch it too (http://www.archive.org/details/SkiTroopAttack)!
031. The Bat (1959)
Sci-Fi Invasion
032. Battle Beyond The Sun (1959)
Sci-Fi Invasion
033. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)
Sci-Fi Invasion
2012-03-12
034. Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)
Boris Karloff Master Of Horror
035. Sucker Punch (2011)
HBO On Demand
2012-03-13
036. They Call Her... Cleopatra Wong (1981)
Download
037. Sabaka (1954)
Boris Karloff Master Of Horror
038. The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 1
2012-03-14
039. Mission Stardust (1968)
Sci-Fi Invasion
040. The Journey Of Natty Gann (1985)
Widescreen PAL DVD
041. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angel's Revenge (1979)
YouTube - You can watch it too (http://youtu.be/EyCpqxzvdls)!
042. Deadly Weapons (1974)
Chesty Morgan Double Feature
043. Double Agent 73 (1974)
Chesty Morgan Double Feature
2012-03-15
044. Star Pilot (1976)
Sci-Fi Invasion
045. Future Women (1969)
Sci-Fi Invasion
2012-03-16
046. Awake "Pilot" (2012)
NBC Primetime On Demand
047. Awake "The Little Guy" (2012)
NBC Primetime On Demand
048. Awake "Guilty" (2012)
NBC Primetime On Demand
049. The Fast And The Furious (1955)
The Fast And The Furious
050. Do Or Die (1991)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings
2012-03-17
051. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien From L.A. (1988)
Google Video You can watch it too (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4532914688226727215#)!
052. Murder On Flight 502 (1975)
Murder On Flight 502
053. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 2
2012-03-18
054. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
FX M
055. Moonraker (1979)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 4
056. Beyond The Moon (1954)
Sci-Fi Invasion
057. Hard Hunted (1992)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings
058. Click (1990)
Dangerous Babes
2012-03-19
059. Brain Twisters (1991)
Sci-Fi Invasion
060. Domino (2005)
Sundance Channel On Demand
061. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 3
My Birthday!
062. Robo Vampire (1988)
Sci-Fi Invasion
2012-03-21
063. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jungle Goddess (1948)
Google Video You can watch it too (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2792260473475552994#)!
064. Juggernaut (1936)
Boris Karloff Master Of Horror
2012-03-22
065. Galaxina (1980)
Sci-Fi Invasion
066. Octopussy (1983)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 4
067. Awake "Kate Is Enough" (2012)
NBC
2012-03-23
068. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Riding With Death (1975)
YouTube You can watch it too (http://youtu.be/xseO3uX9Sv0)!
069. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1981)
YouTube You can watch it too (http://youtu.be/GfEyP-ksbo8)!
070. Never Say Never Again (1983)
Never Say Never Again
071. Fit To Kill (1993)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings
072. A View To A Kill (1985)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 2
2012-03-24
073. The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Fearnet On Demand
074. Kong Island (1968)
Sci-Fi Classics
075. The Galaxy Invader (1985)
Sci-Fi Classics
076. Night Of Bloody Horror (1968)
Pure Terror
077. Puss In Boots (2011)
Puss In Boots
078. Puss In Boots: The Three Diablos (2012)
Puss In Boots: The Three Diablos
079. Mutant (1984)
Pure Terror
2012-03-25
080. First Spaceship On Venus (1960)
Sci-Fi Classics
081. 30 Minutes Or Less (2011)
Starz On Demand
2012-03-26
082. Red Riding Hood (2011)
Cinemax On Demand
083. The Living Daylights (1987)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 1
084. Licence To Kill (1989)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 2
085. Enemy Gold (1993)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings
2012-03-27
086. The Snow Creature (1954)
Sci-Fi Classics
087. GoldenEye (1995)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 3
088. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 4
2012-03-28
089. The World Is Not Enough (1999)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 1
090. Die Another Day (2002)
James Bond 007 Ultimate Collection Volume 2
2012-03-29
091. RiffTrax: The Crater Lake Monster (1977)
RiffTrax: The Crater Lake Monster
2012-03-30
092. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Danger!! Death Ray (1967)
YouTube You can watch it too (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2KDA7v3SHE)!
093. Raw Force (1981)
YouTube You can watch it too (http://youtu.be/IXX8w0PJQUk)!
094. Casino Royale (2006)
Casino Royale
095. Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Quantum Of Solace
096. Bond Girls Are Forever (2006 Updated Version)
Casino Royale
097. Awake "Oregon" (2012)
NBC Primetime On Demand
2012-03-31
098. The Dallas Connection (1994)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings
099. Day Of The Warrior (1996)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings
100. Return To Savage Beach (1998)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings
101. RiffTrax: The Galaxy Invader (1985)
RiffTrax: The Galaxy Invader


Results:

101 Total

56 First Timers

10 Favorite First Timers
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)
Domino (2005)
Drive Angry (2011)
The Fast And The Furious (1955)
The Kidnapping Of The President (1980)
Mutant (1984)
Puss In Boots (2011)
Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Raw Force (1981)
Sucker Punch (2011)

5 Least Favorite First Timers
Deadly Weapons (1974)
Kong Island (1968)
The Raiders Of Atlantis (1983)
Sabaka (1954)
The War Of The Robots (1978)

10 Episodes of MST3K (5 First Timers) + 2 RiffTrax (Both First Timers)

5 Episodes of Awake (4 First Timers)




My 2010 Lists - (B-Movie (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10085272-post40.html)/Make-Your-Own (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10135776-post38.html)/Historical (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10179755-post11.html)/Sci-Fi (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10225706-post32.html)/Animation (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10291110-post27.html)/Criterion (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10348657-post24.html)/Horror (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10379217-post45.html)/Holiday (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10502230-post20.html))
My 2011 Lists - (TV On DVD (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10564798-post16.html)/Academy Award (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10608559-post7.html)/B-Movie (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10693248-post9.html)/Make-Your-Own (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10745690-post18.html)/Historical (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10788624-post18.html)/Sci-Fi (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10829885-post25.html)/Animation (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10864346-post20.html)/Horror (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10929000-post49.html)/Comedy (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10984340-post15.html)/Holiday (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11005123-post8.html))
My 2012 Lists - (TV On DVD (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11051561-post16.html)/Leap Day (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11133088-post20.html)/Action/Adventure/Crime (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11131574-post18.html))

BobO'Link
02-27-12, 06:43 PM
** List Complete **

Goal: Watch mostly stuff from the unopened pile and have fun! :)

☼ - First time viewing

DVDTalk's Inaugural Quadrennial Leap Day Challenge - 2/28/12 @ dusk to 3/1/12
Theme: Time Travel - Action/Adventure/Crime overlap for duration with dual qualifying films!

February 28th
1. Time Bandits (1981) (my all time favorite Gilliam film)
2. Army of Darkness (1992)

February 29th
3. 12 Monkeys (1995)
4. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E1: Rendezvous with Yesterday
5. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E2: One Way to the Moon
6. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E3: End of the World

March 1st
7. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E4: The Day the Sky Fell In
8. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E5: The Last Patrol
9. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E6: Crack of Doom
10. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E7: Revenge of the Gods
11. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E8: Massacre
12. Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask (1945)
13. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E9: Devil's Island

March 2nd
14. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E10: Reign of Terror
15. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E11: Secret Weapon
16. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E12: The Death Trap
17. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E13: The Alamo
19. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E14: Night of the Long Knives
20. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E15: Invasion
21. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E16: The Revenge of Robin Hood
22. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E17: Kill Two by Two

March 3rd
23. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E18: Visitors from Beyond the Stars
24. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E19: The Ghost of Nero
25. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E20: Idol of Death
26. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E21: Billy the Kid
27. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E22: Pirates of Deadman's Island
28. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E23: Chase Through Time
29. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E24: Idol of Death
30. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E25: The Death Merchant
31. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E26: Attack of the Barbarians
32. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E27: Merlin the Magician
33. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E28: The Kidnappers
34. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E29: Raiders from Outer Space

March 4th
35. The Time Tunnel (1966) S1E30: Town of Terror
36. The Time Tunnel (2002): Pilot
37. Terror by Night (1946)
38. Murder She Said (1961)
39. Cancel My Reservation (1972)
40. Paris Holiday (1958)
41. Firefly (2002) S1E1: Serenity (Pilot)
42. Firefly (2002) S1E2: The Train Job

March 5th
43. Firefly (2002) S1E3: Bushwhacked
44. Firefly (2002) S1E4: Shindig
45. Firefly (2002) S1E5: Safe
46. Firefly (2002) S1E6: Our Mrs. Reynolds
47. Firefly (2002) S1E7: Jaynestown
48. Firefly (2002) S1E8: Out of Gas
49. Firefly (2002) S1E9: Ariel

March 6th
50. Firefly (2002) S1E10: War Stories
51. Firefly (2002) S1E11: Trash
52. Firefly (2002) S1E12: The Message
53. Firefly (2002) S1E13: Heart of Gold
54. Firefly (2002) S1E14: Objects in Space

March 7th
55. Danger Man (aka Secret Agent) (1964): To Our Best Friend
56. Danger Man (aka Secret Agent) (1964): Say it with Flowers
57. The Woman in Green (1945)

March 8th
58. Murder at the Gallop (1963) ☼
59. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
60. Charlie Chan in The Scarlet Clue (1945)

March 9th
61. The Cat and the Canary (1927) ☼
62. Charlie's Angels (2000)

March 10th
63. Die Another Day (2002)
64. PTU: Police Tactical Unit (2003) ☼
65. The Lost World (1925)
66. My Favorite Spy (1942)
67. Licence to Kill (1989)

March 11th
68. Charade (1963)
69. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) ☼
70. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) ☼
71. Ocean's Eleven (1960)

March 12th
72. Clash of the Titans (1981) ☼

March 13th
73. Labyrinth (1986)
74. The Truth About Charlie (2002) ☼

March 14th
75. North to Alaska (1960)
76. To Have and Have Not (1944) ☼

March 15th
77. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

March 16th
78. National Treasure (2004) ☼

March 17th
79. Married to the Mob (1988)
80. Guys and Dolls (1955) ☼
81. The Big Sleep (1946) ☼
82. Murder Ahoy (1964) ☼
83. Get Shorty (1995) ☼
84. Moonlighting (1985) S3E1: The Son Also Rises
85. Moonlighting (1985) S3E2: The Man Who Cried Wife
86. Moonlighting (1985) S3E3: Symphony in Knocked Flat

March 18th
87. Moonlighting (1985) S3E4: Yours, Very Deadly
88. Murder Most Foul (1964) ☼
89. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
90. Chinatown (1974) ☼
91. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) ☼
92. Moonlighting (1985) S3E5: All Creatures Great... and Not So Great

March 19th
93. Moonlighting (1985) S3E6: Big Man on Mulberry Street
94. Moonlighting (1985) S3E7: Atomic Shakespeare
95. Moonlighting (1985) S3E8: It's a Wonderful Job
96. Dressed to Kill (1946) (aka Prelude to Murder)
97. Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
98. The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)

March 20th
99. Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)
100. Juggernaut (1936) ☼
101. The Island Monster (1954) ☼
102. The Ape (1940)
103. Sabaka (1954)

March 21st
104. Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)
105. The Bells (1926) ☼
106. Moonlighting (1985) S3E9: The Straight Poop
107. Moonlighting (1985) S3E10: Poltergeist III - Dipesto Nothing
108. Moonlighting (1985) S3E11: Blonde on Blonde

March 22nd
109. Moonlighting (1985) S3E12: Sam & Dave
110. Moonlighting (1985) S3E13: Maddie's Turn to Cry
111. Moonlighting (1985) S3E14: I Am Curious... Maddie
112. Moonlighting (1985) S3E15: To Heiress Human
113. Shaft (1971) ☼

March 23rd
114. Isle of the Snake People (1971) ☼
115. Doomed to Die (1940) ☼

March 24th
116. Chasing Trouble (1940) ☼
117. Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941) ☼
118. Lord of the Jungle (1955) ☼
119. Dark Passage (1947) ☼
120. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E1: Chapter One: A Planet in Peril ☼
121. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E2: Chapter Two: The Monsters of Mongo ☼
122. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E3: Chapter Three: Vultan, King of the Hawkmen ☼
123. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E4: Chapter Four: To Save Earth ☼
124. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E5: Chapter Five: The Beast Men's Prey ☼
125. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E6: Chapter Six: Into the Water World ☼
126. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E7: Chapter Seven: Adventure in Arboria ☼
127. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E8: Chapter Eight: The Frozen World ☼
128. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E9: Chapter Nine: Monster of the Glacier ☼
129. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E10: Chapter Ten: Blue Magic ☼

March 25th
130. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E11: Chapter Eleven: King Flash ☼
131. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E12: Chapter Twelve: Tournament of Death ☼
132. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E13: Chapter Thirteen: Castaways in Tropica ☼
133. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E14: Chapter Fourteen: The Desert Hawk ☼
134. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E15: Chapter Fifteen: Revolt of the Power Men ☼
135. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S1E16: Chapter Sixteen: Ming's Last Battle ☼
136. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S2E1: Gremlin the Dragon/Royal Wedding ☼
137. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S2E2: Sir Gremlin/Deadly Double ☼
138. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S2E3: The Game/The Seed ☼
139. The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979) S2E4: Witch Woman/Micro Menace ☼
140. Against All Flags (1952)
141. Key Largo (1948) ☼
142. The Fatal Hour (1940) ☼

March 26th
143. King of the Wild (1931) ☼
144. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

March 27th
145. Hang 'Em High (1968)
146. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

March 28th
147. Johnny Dangerously (1984)
148. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

March 29th
149. Strangers on a Train (1951) ☼
150. Home Alone (1990)

March 30th
151. Rio Grande (1950) ☼

March 31st
152. Hercules and the Masked Rider (1963) ☼
153. Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964) ☼
154. The Conqueror of the Orient (1962) ☼
155. The Last of the Vikings (1961) ☼

Checklist

Watch one item from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 - (insert item title here)
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - The Cat and the Canary (1927)
-X- 1930 - Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
-X- 1940 - Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask (1945)
-X- 1950 - Paris Holiday (1958)
-X- 1960 - The Time Tunnel (1966)
-X- 1970 - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
-X- 1980 - Licence to Kill (1989)
-X- 1990 - Get Shorty (1995)
-X- 2000 - Charlie's Angels (2000)
-X- 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
-X- DVD - Terror by Night (1946)
-X- VHS - My Favorite Spy (1942)
-X- Streaming - Chasing Trouble (1940)

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
-X- Hong Kong - PTU (2003)
-X- UK - Murder at the Gallop (1963)
-X- USA - Charlie Chan in The Scarlet Clue (1945)

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
-X- Pre Codes - The Cat and the Canary (1927)
-X- Hayes approved - Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask (1945)
-X- G - Cancel My Reservation (1972)
--- GP -
-X- PG - Labyrinth (1986)
-X- PG-13 - Charlie's Angels (2000)
-X- M - Hang 'Em High (1968)
-X- R - PTU (2003)
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -
--- TV Y -
-X- TV Y7 - The Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979)
--- TV G -
--- TV PG -
--- TV 14 -
--- TV MA -

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
-X- Film Noir - The Big Sleep (1946)
-X- Mystery - Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask (1945)
-X- Urban cop thriller - Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
-X- Modern Caper/heist - Ocean's Eleven (1960)
-X- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.) - Chinatown (1974)
-X- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas) - Paris Holiday (1958)
-X- Treasure hunt adventure - National Treasure (2004)
-X- Swashbuckler - Against All Flags (1952)
-X- Jungle movie (including Tarzan) - Lord of the Jungle (1955)
-X- Hong Kong crime - PTU (2003)
--- Japanese Yakuza
-X- Italian Crime - Married to the Mob (1988)
-X- Conspiracy thriller - Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
-X- Spy/Espionage - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
--- Serial Killer
-X- Space - The New Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979)
-X- War - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
--- Robots
--- Vigilante

Watch a film by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh -
-X- Howard Hawks - To Have and Have Not (1944)
-X- John Ford - Rio Grande (1950)
--- Anthony Mann
--- Don Siegel
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
--- John Sturges
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku
--- Chang Cheh
--- Sammo Hung
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
--- Quentin Tarantino
--- John McTiernan
--- James Cameron
-X- John Frankenheimer - The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
--- Siergo Leone
-X- Sam Peckinpah - Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
-X- Robert Rodriguez - Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
-X- Errol Flynn - Against All Flags (1952)
-X- John Wayne - North to Alaska (1960)
-X- Humphrey Bogart - To Have and Have Not (1944)
--- Burt Lancaster
--- Kirk Douglas
--- Steve McQueen
--- Charles Bronson
-X- James Coburn - Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
--- Toshiro Mifune
-X- Clint Eastwood - Hang 'Em High (1968)
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan
--- Sammo Hung
--- Steven Seagal
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
--- Jason Statham
-X- Bruce Willis - Moonlighting (1985)
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger
--- Sylvester Stallone
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
--- Denzel Washington
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu

-X- a Bond film or spoof - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
-X- silent film - The Cat and the Canary (1927)
-X- a crime or mystery item - Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask (1945)
-X- a film and it's sequel - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
-X- an item with a commentary or riff - The Lost World (1925) (commentary)
-X- a special feature - The Time Tunnel - Cast interviews
-X- something animated - The Adventures of Flash Gordon (1979)
-X- something with a major holiday theme - Home Alone (1990)

** List Complete **

JHCA13
02-27-12, 06:49 PM
March 1st
1. Dirty Harry (1971-Siegel) PC *****

2. Magnum Force (1973-Post) PC ***1/2

3. The Enforcer (1976-Fargo) PC ***

March 2nd
4. Sudden Impact (1983-Eastwood) PC ***1/2

5. The Dead Pool (1988-Van Horn) PC ***

6. Die Hard (1988-McTiernan) PC

March 3rd
7. Die Hard 2

March 4th
8. Die Hard with a Vengeance

9. Live Free or Die Hard

March 5th
10. McQ

March 6th
11. Brannigan

March 12th
12. Missing in Action ☼

March 13th
13. Missing in Action 2 ☼

March 14th
14. Braddock: Missing in Action III ☼

March 22nd
15. Lone Wolf McQuade ☼
16. Road House

March 25th
17. San Quentin ☼
18. Lady Killer ☼

March 27th
19. The Little Giant ☼

March 28th
20. Picture Snatcher ☼

Blue = Blu Ray
☼ = 1st Time View

lisadoris
02-27-12, 07:15 PM
February 29
1. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

March 1
2. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

March 2
3. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

March 3
4. Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 "Encounter at Farpoint"
5. ST: TNG S1 "The Naked Now" / "Code of Honor"

March 4
6. ST: TNG S1 "The Last Outpost" / "Where No One Has Gone Before"
7. ST: TNG S1 "Lonely Among Us" / "Justice"
8. ST: TNG S1 "The Battle" / "Hide and Q"
9. ST: TNG S1 "Haven"

March 5
9a. ST: TNG S1 "The Big Goodbye"
10. ST: TNG S1 "Datalore" / "Angel One"
11. ST: TNG S1 "11001001" / "Too Short a Season"
12. ST: TNG S1 "When the Bough Breaks" / "Home Soil"

March 6
13. ST: TNG S1 "Coming of Age" / "Heart of Glory"
14. ST: TNG S1 "Arsenal of Freedom / "Symbiosis*"
15. ST: TNG S1 "Skin of Evil"

March 7
15a. ST: TNG S1 "We'll Always Have Paris"
16. ST: TNG S1 "Conspiracy" / "The Neutral Zone"

March 8
17. Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 "The Child" / "Where Silence Has Lease"
18. ST: TNG S2 "Elementary, Dear Data" / "The Outrageous Okona"

March 9
19. ST: TNG S2 "Loud as a Whisper" / "The Schizoid Man"
20. ST: TNG S2 "Unnatural Selection" / "A Matter of Honor"
21. ST: TNG S2 "The Dauphin" / "Measure of a Man"

March 10
22. ST: TNG S2 "Contagion" / "The Royale"

March 11
23. ST: TNG S2 "Time Squared" / "The Icarus Factor"
24. ST: TNG S2 "Pen Pals" / "Q Who?"

March 12
25. ST: TNG S2 "Samaritan Snare" / "Up The Long Ladder"
26. ST: TNG S2 "Manhunt" / "The Emissary"

March 13
27. ST: TNG S2 "Peak Performance" / "Shades of Gray"

March 14
28. Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 "Evolution" / "The Ensigns of Command"
29. ST: TNG S3 "The Survivors" / "Who Watches the Watchers"

March 15
30. ST: TNG S3 "The Bonding" / "Booby Trap"
31. ST: TNG S3 "The Enemy" / "The Price"
32. ST: TNG S3 "The Vengance Factor" / "The Defector"

March 16
33. ST: TNG S3 "The Hunted" / "The High Ground"
34. ST: TNG S3 "Deja Q" / "A Matter of Perspective"

March 17
35. ST: TNG S3 "Yesterday's Enterprise" / "The Offspring"
36. ST: TNG S3 "Sins of the Father" / "Allegiance"

March 18
37. ST: TNG S3 "Captain's Holiday" / "Tin Man"
38. ST: TNG S3 "Hollow Pursuits" / "The Most Toys"

March 19
39. ST: TNG S3 "Sarek" / "Menage a Troi"
40. ST: TNG S3 "Transfigurations" / "Best of Both Worlds Pt I"
41. ST: TNG S4 "Best of Both Worlds Pt II

March 20
42. Devil in a Blue Dress

March 21
41a. ST: TNG S4 "Family"
43. ST: TNG S4 "Brothers" / "Suddenly Human"

March 22
44. The Hunger Games
45. ST: TNG S4 "Remember Me" / "Legacy"

March 23
46. ST: TNG S4 "Reunion" / "Future Imperfect"
47. ST: TNG S4 "Final Mission" / "The Loss"

March 24
48. ST: TNG S4 "Data's Day" / "The Wounded"
49. ST: TNG S4 "Devil's Due"
49a. Avatar: The Legend of Korra S1 "Welcome to Republic City" / "A Leaf in the Wind"

March 25
50. ST: TNG S4 "Clues" / "First Contact"
51. ST: TNG S4 "Galaxy's Child" / " Night Terrors"
52. ST: TNG S4 "Identity Crisis" / "The Nth Degree"
53. Basic Instinct 2

March 26
54. ST: TNG S4 "The Drumhead" / "Half a Life"
55. ST: TNG S4 "The Host" / "The Mind's Eye"

jmsmath
02-27-12, 08:52 PM
2012 Action/Adventure/Crime Challenge

Goals: <strike>Total of 50 entries</strike>
<strike>At least one TV season</strike>

☼ = First Time Viewing

DVD | Blu-ray | HD DVD | Theater | TV/DVR

February 28
01. Time Bandits (1981)☼

February 29
02. Timecop (1994)

March 1
03. Taken (2008)☼

March 2
04. Killing Zoe (1993)☼

March 3
05. Ronin (1998)☼

March 4
06. Act of Valor (2012)☼
07. Striking Distance (1993)☼
08. The Amazing Race - "Bust Me Right in the Head with It"☼

March 5
09. Commando (1985)☼

March 6
10. The Transporter (2002)☼
11. Justified - "Watching the Detectives"☼

March 7
12. No Way Back (1995)☼
13. Survivor - "Bum-Puzzled"☼

March 8
14. Red (2010)☼

March 9
15. Shanghai Joe (1973)☼

March 10
16. Transporter 2 (2005)
17. Scenes of the Crime (2001)☼

March 11
18. Sleeper Cell - "Al-Fatiha"☼
19. Sleeper Cell - "Target"☼
20. The Amazing Race - "Taste Your Salami"☼

March 12
21. Sleeper Cell - "Money"☼
22. Sleeper Cell - "Scholar"☼
23. Sleeper Cell - "Soldier"☼

March 13
24. Sleeper Cell - "Family"☼
25. Sleeper Cell - "Immigrant"☼
26. Justified - "Loose Ends"☼

March 14
27. Sleeper Cell - "Intramural"☼
28. Survivor - "A Bunch of Idiots"☼

March 16
29. Sleeper Cell - "Hijack"☼
30. Sleeper Cell - "Youmud Din"☼

March 18
31. Alcatraz - "The Ames Bros."☼
32. Alcatraz - "Sonny Burnett"☼
33. Alcatraz - "Clarence Montgomery"☼
34. Breakout Kings - "An Unjust Death"☼
35. Breakout Kings - "Round Two"☼
36. The Amazing Race - "Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence"☼

March 19
37. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)☼
38 Hawaii Five-0 - "Kalele (Faith)"☼

March 20
39. Alcatraz - "Webb Porter"☼

March 21
40. Survivor - "Thanks for the Souvenir"☼
41. Justified - "Guy Walks Into a Bar"☼

March 24
42. The Hunger Games (2012)☼

March 25
43. The Amazing Race - "This is Wicked Strange"☼

March 26
44. Sleeper Cell: American Terror - "Al-Baqara"☼
45. Sleeper Cell: American Terror - "Salesman"☼
46. Alcatraz - "Garrett Stillman"☼
47. Alcatraz - "Tommy Madsen"☼
48. Breakout Kings - "Double Down"☼

March 27
49. Sleeper Cell: American Terror - "Torture"☼
50. Sleeper Cell: American Terror - "Faith"☼
51. Justified - "Measures"☼

March 28
52. Survivor - "The Beauty in a Merge"☼
53. Breakout Kings - "Cruz Control"☼

March 29
54. Sleeper Cell: American Terror - "Home"☼
55. Sleeper Cell: American Terror - "School"☼

March 30
56. Sleeper Cell: American Terror - "Fitna"☼
57. Sleeper Cell: American Terror - "Reunion"☼

March 31
58. Vanishing Point (1971)☼


** List Complete **


Checklist:
Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 - (insert item title here)
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Shanghai Joe (1973)
-X- 1980 - Time Bandits (1981)
-X- 1990 - Timecop (1994)
-X- 2000 - Taken (2008)
-X- 2010 - Act of Valor (2012)

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
-X- Format 1 - Blu-ray - Time Bandits (1981)
-X- Format 2 - DVD - Killing Zoe (1993)
-X- Format 3 - Theater - Act of Valor (2012)

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
--- Country 1 - (insert item title here)
--- Country 2 -
--- Country 3 -

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
--- Pre Codes - (insert item title here)
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
--- GP -
-X- PG - Time Bandits (1981)
-X- PG-13 - The Transporter (2002)
--- M -
-X- R - Timecop (1994)
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
-X- Unrated Post-codes - Taken (2008)
--- TV Y -
--- TV Y7 -
--- TV G -
--- TV PG -
--- TV 14 -
--- TV MA -

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
--- Film Noir - (insert item title here)
--- Mystery
--- Urban cop thriller
-X- Modern Caper/heist - Ronin (1998)
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.)
--- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas)
--- Treasure hunt adventure
--- Swashbuckler
--- Jungle movie (including Tarzan)
--- Hong Kong crime
--- Japanese Yakuza
--- Italian Crime
--- Conspiracy thriller
--- Spy/Espionage
--- Serial Killer
--- Space
-X- War - Act of Valor (2012)
--- Robots
-X- Vigilante - Taken (2008)

Watch a film by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh - (insert item title here)
--- Howard Hawks
--- John Ford
--- Anthony Mann
--- Don Siegel
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
--- John Sturges
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku
--- Chang Cheh
--- Sammo Hung
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
--- Quentin Tarantino
--- John McTiernan
--- James Cameron
-X- John Frankenheimer - Ronin (1998)
--- Siergo Leone
--- Sam Peckinpah
--- Robert Rodriguez

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn - (insert item title here)
--- John Wayne
--- Humphrey Bogart
--- Burt Lancaster
--- Kirk Douglas
--- Steve McQueen
--- Charles Bronson
--- James Coburn
--- Toshiro Mifune
--- Clint Eastwood
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan
--- Sammo Hung
--- Steven Seagal
-X- Jean-Claude Van Damme - Timecop (1994)
-X- Jason Statham - The Transporter (2002)
-X- Bruce Willis - Striking Distance (1993)
-X- Arnold Schwarzenegger - Commando (1985)
--- Sylvester Stallone
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
--- Denzel Washington
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu


--- a Bond film or spoof - (insert item title here)
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
-X- a crime or mystery item - Taken (2008)
-X- a film and it's sequel - The Transporter (2002) & Transporter 2 (2005)
--- an item with a commentary or riff
--- a special feature
--- something animated -
--- something with a major holiday theme -

TheManInBlack
02-27-12, 09:23 PM
03/01/12
1. Jack of All Trades S1E1 - Return of the Dragoon (Hulu)
2. Jack of All Trades S1E2 - Sex and the Single Spy (Hulu)
3. Jack of All Trades S1E3 - The Floundering Father (Hulu)
4. Jack of All Trades S1E4 - Once You Go Jack... (Hulu)
5. The Transporter (2002) (Blu-ray)
6. The Inglorious Bastards (1978) (Blu-ray)

hbsvb
02-27-12, 09:36 PM
List Complete

Wednesday, Feb. 29
1. White Collar - Stealing Home (ep. 3.15; 2012) DVR
2. White Collar - Judgment Day (ep. 3.16; 2012) DVR
3. Criminal Minds - Hanley Waters (ep. 6.20; 2011) DVR

Thursday, Mar. 1
4. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Child's Welfare (ep. 13.16; 2012) DVR
5. Criminal Minds - Big Sea (ep. 6.23; 2011) DVR

Friday, Mar. 2
6. Criminal Minds - P911 (ep. 2.2; 2006) DVR
7. The Finder - Little Green Men (ep. 1.6; 2012) DVR
8. Criminal Minds - Proof (ep. 7.2; 2011) DVR
9. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Seeing Red (ep. 12.14; 2012) DVR

Saturday, Mar. 3
10. Criminal Minds - Dorado Falls (ep. 7.3; 2011) DVR
11. Body of Proof - Cold Blooded (ep. 2.14; 2012) DVR
12. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Stealing Home (ep. 12.15; 2012) DVR
13. The American (2010) DVR
14. The Mentalist - War of the Roses (ep. 4.15; 2012) DVR

Sunday, Mar. 4
15. Green Zone (2010) DVR
16. Castle - An Embarrassment of Bitches (ep. 4.13; 2012) DVR
17. The Eiger Sanction (1975) DVR

Monday, Mar. 5
18. Criminal Minds - The Perfect Storm (ep. 2.3; 2006) DVR

Tuesday, Mar. 6
19. The Mentalist - His Thoughts were Red Thoughts (ep. 4.16; 2012) DVR
20. The Book of Eli (2010) DVR
21. Castle - The Blue Butterfly (ep. 4.14; 2012) DVR

Wednesday, Mar. 7
22. Castle - Pandora (ep. 4.15; 2012) DVR
23. Castle - Linchpin (ep. 4.16; 2012) DVR
24. Criminal Minds - From Childhood's Hour (ep. 7.5; 2011) DVR

Thursday, Mar. 8
25. Criminal Minds - Snake Eyes (ep. 7.12; 2012) DVR

Friday, Mar. 9
26. Person of Interest - Baby Blue (ep. 1.18; 2012) DVR
27. Amelia (2009) DVR
28. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - CSI Unplugged (ep. 12.16; 2012) DVR

Saturday, Mar. 10
29. Flashpoint - Asking for Flowers (ep. 1.4; 2008) TV
30. Darkman (1990) DVR
31. The Finder - Eye of the Storm (ep. 1.7; 2012) DVR
32. Ponyo (2008) DVR
33. The Mentalist - Cheap Burgundy (ep. 4.17; 2012) DVR
34. The Mentalist - Ruddy Cheeks (ep. 4.18; 2012) DVR
35. Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997) DVR
36. Escape from Alcatraz (1979) DVR
37. Leverage - The Cross My Heart Job (ep. 4.9; 2011) TV
38. Castle - Once Upon a Crime (ep. 4.17; 2012) DVR

Sunday, Mar. 11
39. Alcatraz - Kit Nelson (ep. 1.3; 2012) DVR
40. Alcatraz - Cal Sweeney (ep. 1.4; 2012) DVR
41. Alcatraz - Guy Hastings (ep. 1.5; 2012) DVR
42. Alcatraz - Paxton Petty (ep. 1.6; 2012) DVR
43. Alcatraz - Johnny McKee (ep. 1.7; 2012) DVR
44. Body of Proof - Occupational Hazards (ep. 2.15; 2012) DVR
45. Body of Proof - Home Invasion (ep. 2.16; 2012) DVR

Monday, Mar. 12
46. Criminal Minds - Closing Time (ep. 7.13; 2012) DVR

Tuesday, Mar. 13
47. Lost Girl - Where There's a Will, There's a Fae (ep. 1.2; 2010) DVR
48. Criminal Minds - A Thin Line (ep. 7.15; 2012) DVR

Wednesday, Mar. 14
49. The Tourist (2010) DVR
50. Alcatraz - Clarence Montgomery (ep. 1.10; 2012) DVR

Thursday, Mar. 15
51. Lost Girl - Oh Kappa, My Kappa (ep. 1.3; 2010) DVR
53. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Trends with Benefits (ep. 12.17; 2012) DVR

Friday, Mar. 16
54. Alcatraz - The Ames Bros. (ep. 1.8; 2012) DVR
55. Alcatraz - Sonny Burnett (ep. 1.9; 2012) DVR
56. The Lodger (1944) DVR
57. Body of Proof - Identity (ep. 2.17; 2012) DVR

Saturday, Mar. 17
58. The A-Team (2010) DVR
59. Mising - Pilot (ep. 1.1; 2012) DVR
60. Ringer - P.S. You're an Idiot (ep. 1.15; 2012) DVR
61. Ringer - Your're Way Too Pretty to Go to Jail (ep. 1.16; 2012) DVR
62. Ringer - What We Have is Worth the Pain (ep. 1.17; 2012) DVR
63. A Scanner Darkly (2006) DVR
64. In Plain Sight - The Anti-Social Network (ep. 5.1; 2012) DVR
65. Grimm - Organ Grinder (ep. 1.10; 2012) DVR
66. Grimm - Tarantella (ep. 1.11; 2012) DVR
67. Numb3rs - End Game (ep. 4.15; 2008) TV

Sunday, Mar. 18
68. Grimm - Last Grimm Standing (ep. 1.12; 2012) DVR
69. Land of the Dead (2005) DVR
70. Grimm - Plumed Serpent (ep. 1.14; 2012) DVR
71. Criminal Minds - A Family Affair (ep. 7.16; 2012) DVR

Monday, Mar. 19
72. Alcatraz - Webb Porter (ep. 1.11; 2012) DVR
73. Criminal Minds - I Love You, Tommy Brown (7.18; 2012) DVR
74. Criminal Minds - Identity (ep. 3.7; 2007) TV

Tuesday, Mar. 20
75. Criminal Minds - 3rd Life (ep. 3.12; 2008) TV
76. Criminal Minds - Limelight (ep. 3.13; 2008) TV

Wednesday, Mar. 21
77. Ringer - That Woman's Never Been a Victim Her Entire Life (ep. 1.18; 2012) DVR
78. Once Upon a Time - What Happened to Frederick (ep. 1.13; 2012) DVR
79. Once Upon a Time - Dreamy (ep. 1.14; 2012) DVR
80. Once Upon a Time - Red-Handed (ep. 1.15; 2012) DVR

Thursday, Mar. 22
81. Missing - The Hard Drive (ep. 1.2; 2012) DVR
82. Once Upon a Time - Heart of Darkness (ep. 1.16; 2012) DVR

Friday, Mar. 23
83. Cold Case - Fly Away (ep. 1.8; 2003) TV
84. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Malice in Wonderland (ep. 12.18; 2012) DVR
85. Criminal Minds - Foundation (ep. 7.18; 2012) DVR

Saturday, Mar. 24
86. In Plain Sight - Four Marshals and a Baby (ep. 5.2; 2012) DVR
87. Awake - Pilot (ep. 1.1; 2012) DVR
88. Awake - The Little Guy (ep. 1.2; 2012) DVR
89. Awake - Guilty (ep. 1.3; 2012) DVR
90. Awake - Kate is Enough (ep. 1.4; 2012) DVR
91. Touch - 1 Plus 1 Equals 3 (ep. 1.2; 2012) DVR
92. Castle - A Dance with Death (ep. 4.18; 2012) DVR

Sunday, Mar. 25
93. Lost Girl - Faetal Attraction (ep. 1.4; 2010) DVR
94. Lost Girl - Dead Lucky (ep. 1.5; 2010) DVR
95. Lost Girl - Food for Thought (ep. 1.6; 2010) DVR
96. Lost Girl - Archnofaebia (ep. 1.7; 2010) DVR
97. Lost Girl - Vexed (ep. 1.8; 2010) DVR
98. Lost Girl - Fae Day (ep. 1.9; 2010) DVR
99. Lost Girl - The Mourning After (ep. 1.10; 2010) DVR

Monday, Mar. 26
100. Alcatraz - Garrett Stillman (ep. 1.12; 2012) DVR

Tuesday, Mar. 27

Wednesday, Mar. 28
101. Alcatraz - Tommy Madsen (ep. 1.13; 2012) DVR

Thursday, Mar. 29

Friday, Mar. 30
102. Person of Interest - Identity Crisis (ep. 1.18; 2012) DVR
103. Ringer - Let's Kill Bridget (ep. 1.19; 2012) DVR
104. Criminal Minds - Epilogue (ep. 7.6; 2011) DVR
105. The Mentalist - Pink Champagne on Ice (ep. 4.19; 2012) DVR
106. Awake - Oregon (ep. 1.5; 2012) DVR

Saturday, Mar. 31
107. In Plain Sight - Reservations, I've Got a Few (ep. 5.3; 2012) DVR
108. Lost Girl - Faetal Justice (ep. 1.11; 2010) DVR
109. Touch - Safety in Numbers (ep. 1.3; 2012) DVR
110. Missing - Ice Queen (ep. 1.3; 2012) DVR
111. Castle - 47 Seconds (ep. 4.19; 2012) DVR

Checklist:

Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 -
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
-x- 1940 - The Lodger
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
-x- 1970 - The Eiger Sanction
--- 1980 -
-x- 1990 - Darkman
-x- 2000 - Amelia
-x- 2010 - The American

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
-x- Format 1 - White Collar (DVR)
-x- Format 2 - Flashpoint (TV)
--- Format 3 -

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
-x- Country 1 - Smilla's Sense of Snow (Denmark)
-x- Country 2 - Flashpoint (Canada)
-x- Country 3 - Ponyo (Japan)

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
--- Pre Codes - (insert item title here)
--- Hayes approved -
-x- G - Ponyo
--- GP -
-x- PG - Amelia
-x- PG-13 - The Tourist
--- M -
-x- R - The American
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -
--- TV Y -
--- TV Y7 -
--- TV G -
-x- TV PG - Leverage
-x- TV 14 - Criminal Minds
-x- TV MA - Lost Girl

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
--- Film Noir - (insert item title here)
--- Mystery
--- Urban cop thriller
--- Modern Caper/heist
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.)
-x- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas) - The American
--- Treasure hunt adventure
--- Swashbuckler
--- Jungle movie (including Tarzan)
--- Hong Kong crime
--- Japanese Yakuza
--- Italian Crime
-x- Conspiracy thriller - Smilla's Sense of Snow
--- Spy/Espionage
-x- Serial Killer - The Lodger
--- Space
-x- War - Green Zone
--- Robots
--- Vigilante

Watch a film by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh - (insert item title here)
--- Howard Hawks
--- John Ford
--- Anthony Mann
-x- Don Siegel - Escape from Alcatraz
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
--- John Sturges
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku
--- Chang Cheh
--- Sammo Hung
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
--- Quentin Tarantino
--- John McTiernan
--- James Cameron
--- John Frankenheimer
--- Siergo Leone
--- Sam Peckinpah
--- Robert Rodriguez

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn - (insert item title here)
--- John Wayne
--- Humphrey Bogart
--- Burt Lancaster
--- Kirk Douglas
--- Steve McQueen
--- Charles Bronson
--- James Coburn
--- Toshiro Mifune
-x- Clint Eastwood - The Eiger Sanction
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan
--- Sammo Hung
--- Steven Seagal
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
--- Jason Statham
--- Bruce Willis
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger
--- Sylvester Stallone
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
-x- Denzel Washington - The Book of Eli
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu


--- a Bond film or spoof - (insert item title here)
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
-x- a crime or mystery item - A Scanner Darkly
--- a film and it's sequel
--- an item with a commentary or riff
--- a special feature
-x- something animated - Ponyo
--- something with a major holiday theme -

InnocentBlood
02-28-12, 12:12 AM
* denotes 1st time viewing

Feb 29
1. Twister (1996) Action | Adventure | Drama

Mar 01
2. Payback: Straight Up (Video 2006) * Action | Crime | Drama
3. The Getaway (1972) * Action | Crime

Mar 02
4. Double Dhamaal (2011) * Comedy | Crime | Drama

Mar 03
5. Chandrolsavam (2005) * Drama | Thriller | Action

Mar 04
6. Desamuduru (2007) * Action | Crime | Drama

Mar 05
7. The Omega Man (1971) * Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Mar 06
8. Out for Justice (1991) * Action | Thriller | Crime

Mar 07
9. Khaleja (2010) * Action | Comedy | Drama

Mar 08
10. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy * (1979) Ep 1 Drama | Thriller

Mar 09
11. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy * (1979) Ep 2 Drama | Thriller

Mar 10
12. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy * (1979) Ep 3 Drama | Thriller

Mar 11
13. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy * (1979) Ep 4 Drama | Thriller

Mar 12
14. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy * (1979) Ep 5 Drama | Thriller

Mar 13
15. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy * (1979) Ep 6 Drama | Thriller

Mar 14
16. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy * (1979) Ep 7 Drama | Thriller

Mar 15
17. Kandahar (II) * (2010) Action | Drama

Mar 16
18. Aaptharakshaka * (2010) Horror | Mystery

Mar 17
19. The Don * (2006) Action | Crime | Thriller

Mar 18
20. We Were Soldiers (2002) Action | Drama | History

Mar 19
21. Shikkar (2010) * Action | Drama | Thriller

Mar 20
22. Ragada (2010) * Action

My challenge dies here - it's been fun while it lasted :) now on to the next one!

mrcellophane
02-28-12, 12:20 AM
2012 Action/Adventure/Crime Movie Challenge

List Finalized

*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
black= personal DVD
green= other

March 1st
1. 24 - 4.1, "Day 4: 7:00a.m - 8:00a.m." (2005)* - action
2. Last Exile - 1.1, "First Move" / 1.2, "Luft Vanship" (2003)* - action/adventure
3. Last Exile - 1.3, "Transpose" / 1.4, "Zugzwang" (2003)* - action/adventure
4. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (Ishiro Honda & Terry O. Morse, 1956)* - action

March 2nd
5. Strange Impersonation (Anthony Mann, 1946)* - crime
6. 24 - 4.2, "Day 4: 8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m." (2005)* - action
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski, 2003) - action/adventure

March 3rd
8. Mothra vs. Godzilla (Ishiro Honda, 1964)* - action
9. 24 - 4.3, "Day 4: 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m." (2005)* - action
10. 24 - 4.4, "Day 4: 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m." (2005)* - action
11. 24 - 4.5, "Day 4: 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m." (2005)* - action
12. 24 - 4.6, "Day 4: 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m." (2005)* - action
13. 24 - 4.7, "Day 4: 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m." (2005)* - action
14. 24 - 4.8, "Day 4: 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m." (2005)* - action
15. 24 - 4.9, "Day 4: 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m." (2005)* - action

March 4th
16. 24 - 4.10, "Day 4: 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m." (2005)* - action
17. 24 - 4.11, "Day 4: 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m." (2005)* - action
18. 24 - 4.12, "Day 4: 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m." (2005)* - action
19. 24 - 4.13, "Day 4: 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m." (2005)* - action
20. 24 - 4.14, "Day 4: 8:00p.m. - 9:00p.m." (2005)* - action

March 5th
21. 24 - 4.15, "Day 4: 9:00p.m. - 10:00p.m." (2005)* - action
22. 24 - 4.16, "Day 4: 10:00p.m. - 11:00p.m." (2005)* - action
23. 24 - 4.17, "Day 4: 11:00p.m. - 12:00a.m." (2005)* - action
24. 24 - 4.18, "Day 4: 12:00a.m. - 1:00a.m." (2005)* - action
25. 24 - 4.19, "Day 4: 1:00a.m. - 2:00a.m." (2005)* - action
26. 24 - 4.20, "Day 4: 2:00a.m. - 3:00a.m." (2005)* - action

March 6th
27. 24 - 4.21, "Day 4: 3:00a.m. - 4:00a.m." (2005)* - action
28. 24 - 4.22, "Day 4: 4:00a.m. - 5:00a.m." (2005)* - action
29. 24 - 4.23, "Day 4: 5:00a.m. - 6:00a.m." (2005)* - action
30. 24 - 4.24, "Day 4: 6:00a.m. - 7:00a.m." (2005)* - action

March 7th
31. Godzilla Raids Again (Motoyoshi Oda, 1955)* - action
32. The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino, 1953)* - crime
33. Last Exile - 1.7, "Arbiter Attack" / 1.8, "Takeback" (2003)* - action/adventure
33. Last Exile - 1.9, "Calculate Alex" / 1.10, "Swindle" (2003)* - action/adventure
34. 24 - 5.1, "Day 5: 7:00a.m. - 8:00a.m." (2006)* - action

March 8th
35. Desperate (Anthony Mann, 1947)* - crime
36. Last Exile - 1.11, "Develop" / 1.12, "Discovered Attack" (2003)* - action/adventure
37. 24 - 5.2, "Day 5: 8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m." (2006)* - action
38. 24 - 5.3, "Day 5: 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m." (2006)* - action

March 9th
39. Cornered (Edward Dmytryk, 1945)* - crime
40. A Colt Is My Passport (Takashi Nomura, 1967)* - crime

March 10th
41. Last Exile - 1.13, "Isolated Pawn" / 1.14, "Etude Lavie" (2003)* - action/adventure
42. Columbo - 3.3, "Candidate for Crime" (1973) - mystery/crime
43. John Carter - (Andrew Stanton, 2012)*, theater - action/adventure

March 11th
44. Columbo - 3.4, "Double Exposure" (1973) - mystery/crime
45. Columbo - 3.5, "Publish or Perish" (1974) - mystery/crime
46. Columbo - 3.6, "Mind Over Mayhem" (1974) - mystery/crime
47. Columbo - 3.7, "Swan Song" (1974) - mystery/crime
48. Columbo - 3.8, "A Friend in Deed" (1974) - mystery/crime

March 12th
49. The Mummy: The Animated Series - 1.11, "Howl" / 1.12, "The Puzzle" (2002) - action/adventure
50. The Mummy: The Animated Series - 1.13, "The Maze" (2002) / 2.1, "A New Beginning: Part I" (2003) - action/adventure
51. The Mummy: The Animated Series - 2.2, "A New Beginning: Part II / 2.3, "The Dark Medjai" (2003) - action/adventure

March 13th
52. Nancy Drew... Detective (William Clemens, 1938)* - mystery/crime
53. Unstoppable (Tony Scott, 2010)* - action
54. Ultimate Avengers: The Movie (Curt Geda & Steven E. Gordon, 2006)* - action

March 14th
55. 24 - 5.4, "Day 5: 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m." (2006)* - action
56. 24 - 5.5, "Day 5: 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m." (2006)* - action

March 15th
57. Last Exile - 1.15, "Fairy Chess" / 1.16, "Breakthrough" (2003)* - action/adventure
58. Last Exile - 1.17, "Making Material" / 1.18, "Promotion Sophia" (2003)* - action/adventure
59. Last Exile - 1.19, "Sicilian Defence" / 1.20, "Grand Stream" (2003)* - action/adventure

March 16th
60. G Men (William Keighley, 1935)* - crime
61. Last Exile - 1.21, "Rook Dio" / 1.22, "Queen Delphine" (2003)* - action/adventure
62. Nancy Drew... Reporter (William Clemens, 1939)* - mystery

March 17th
63. Last Exile - 1.23, "Castling Lucciola" / 1.24, "Sealed Move" (2003)* - action/adventure
64. Last Exile - 1.25, "Quiet Move" / 1.26, "Resign" (2003)* - action/adventure

March 18th
65. Contraband (Michael Powell, 1940)* - crime
66. 24 - 5.6, "Day 5: 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m." (2006)* - action
67. 24 - 5.7, "Day 5: 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m." (2006)* - action

March 19th
68. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (Ishiro Honda, 1964)* - action
69. 24 - 5.8, "Day 5: 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m." (2006)* - action
70. They Made Me a Fugitive (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1947)* - crime

March 20th
71. The Mummy: The Animated Series - 2.4, "Like Father, Like Son" / 2.5, "A Fair to Remember" (2003) - action/adventure
72. Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (Jay Oliva, 2008)* - action
73. I Am Waiting (Korejoyshi Kurahara, 1957)* - crime
74. 24 - 5.9, "Day 5: 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m." (2006)* - action
75. 24 - 5.10, "Day 5: 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m." (2006)* - action
76. 24 - 5.11, "Day 5: 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m." (2006)* - action
77. 24 - 5.12, "Day 5: 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m." (2006)* - action
78. 24 - 5.13, "Day 5: 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m." (2006)* - action
79. 24 - 5.14, "Day 5: 8:00p.m. - 9:00p.m." (2006)* - action
80. 24 - 5.15, "Day 5: 9:00p.m. - 10:00p.m." (2006)* - action
81. 24 - 5.16, "Day 5: 10:00p.m. - 11:00p.m." (2006)* - action
82. 24 - 5.17, "Day 5: 11:00p.m. - 12:00a.m." (2006)* - action

March 21st
83. 24 - 5.18, "Day 5: 12:00a.m. - 1:00a.m." (2006)* - action
84. 24 - 5.19, "Day 5: 1:00a.m. - 2:00a.m." (2006)* - action
85. 24 - 5.20, "Day 5: 2:00a.m. - 3:00a.m." (2006)* - action
86. 24 - 5.21, "Day 5: 3:00a.m. - 4:00a.m." (2006)* - action
87. 24 - 5.22, "Day 5: 4:00a.m. - 5:00a.m." (2006)* - action
88. 24 - 5.23, "Day 5: 5:00a.m. - 6:00a.m." (2006)* - action

March 22nd
89. 24 - 5.24, "Day 5: 6:00a.m. - 7:00a.m." (2006)* - action
90. 24 - 6.1, "Day 6: 6:00a.m. - 7:00a.m." (2007)* - action
91. 24 - 6.2, "Day 6: 7:00a.m. - 8:00a.m." (2007)* - action
92. 24 - 6.3, "Day 6: 8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m." (2007)* - action
93. Psych - 3.6, "There Might Be Blood" (2008)* - mystery
94. Psych - 3.7, "Talk Derby to Me" (2008)* - mystery
95. Psych - 3.8, "Gus Walks Into a Bank" (2008)* - mystery
96. Psych - 3.9, "Christmas Joy" (2008)* - mystery

March 23rd
97. Psych - 3.10, "Six Feet Under the Sea" (2009)* - mystery
98. Psych - 3.11, "Lassie Did a Bad, Bad Thing" (2009)* - mystery
99. Psych - 3.12, "Earth, Wind and... Wait For It" (2009)* - mystery
100. Psych - 3.13, "Any Given Friday Night at 10pm, 9 pm Central" (2009)* - mystery
101. The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012)*, theater - action

March 28th
102. 24 - 6.4, "Day 6: 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m." (2007)* - action
103. 24 - 6.5, "Day 6: 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m." (2007)* - action
104. 24 - 6.6, "Day 6: 11:a.m. - 12:00p.m." (2007)* - action
105. 24 - 6.7, "Day 6: 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m." (2007)* - action
106. 24 - 6.8, "Day 6: 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m." (2007)* - action

March 29th
107. 24 - 6.9, "Day 6: 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m." (2007)* - action
108. 24 - 6.10, "Day 6: 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m." (2007)* - action
109. 24 - 6.11, "Day 6: 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m." (2007)* - action

March 30th
110. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1997) - action/adventure
111. The Mummy: The Animated Series - 2.6, "The Enemy of My Enemy" / 2.7, "The Cold" (2003) - action/adventure
112. The Mummy: The Animated Series - 2.8, "Time Before Time" / 2.9, "Spring of Evil" (2003) - action/adventure
113. The Mummy: The Animated Series - 2.10, "Trio" / 2.11, "Old Friends" (2003) - action/adventure
114. The Mummy: The Animated Series - 2.12, "Just Another Piece of Jewelry" / 2.13, "The Reckoning" (2003) - action/adventure

March 31st
115. Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988) - action
116. Die Hard 2 (Renny Harlin, 1990)* - action
117. Jurassic Park III (Joe Johnson, 2001) - action/adventure


Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 - (insert item title here)
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Nancy Drew... Reporter (1935)
-X- 1940 - Desperate (1947)
-X- 1950 - Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
-X- 1960 - A Colt Is My Passport (1967)
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
-X- 1990 - The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
-X- 2000 - 24: Season Four (2005) - 24 episodes
-X- 2010 - The Hunger Games (2012)

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
-X- Blu-Ray - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
-X- DVD - Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
-X- Theatrical Presentation (3D) - John Carter (2012)

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
-X- Japan - Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
-X- United Kingdom - They Made Me a Fugitive (1947)
--- Country 3 -

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
--- Pre Codes - (insert item title here)
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
--- GP -
-X- PG - Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008)
-X- PG-13 - Ultimate Avenger: The Movie (2006)
--- M -
--- R -
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
-X- Unrated Post-codes - Cornered (1945)
--- TV Y -
-X- TV Y7 - The Mummy: The Animated Series (2002-2003) - 8 episodes
--- TV G -
-X- TV PG - Psych - 7 episodes
-X- TV 14 - 24: Season Five (2006) - 14 episodes
--- TV MA -

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
-X- Film Noir - The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
-X- Mystery - Columbo (1973-1974) - 6 episodes
--- Urban cop thriller
--- Modern Caper/heist
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.)
--- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas)
--- Treasure hunt adventure
--- Swashbuckler
--- Jungle movie (including Tarzan)
--- Hong Kong crime
--- Japanese Yakuza
--- Italian Crime
--- Conspiracy thriller
-X- Spy/Espionage - Contraband (1940)
--- Serial Killer
--- Space
--- War
--- Robots
--- Vigilante

Watch a film by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh - (insert item title here)
--- Howard Hawks
--- John Ford
-X- Anthony Mann - Strange Impersonation (1946)
--- Don Siegel
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
--- John Sturges
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku
--- Chang Cheh
--- Sammo Hung
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
--- Quentin Tarantino
-X- John McTiernan - Die Hard (1988)
--- James Cameron
--- John Frankenheimer
--- Siergo Leone
--- Sam Peckinpah
--- Robert Rodriguez

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn - (insert item title here)
--- John Wayne
--- Humphrey Bogart
--- Burt Lancaster
--- Kirk Douglas
--- Steve McQueen
--- Charles Bronson
--- James Coburn
--- Toshiro Mifune
--- Clint Eastwood
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan
--- Sammo Hung
--- Steven Seagal
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
--- Jason Statham
-X- Bruce Willis - Die Hard 2
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger
--- Sylvester Stallone
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
-X- Denzel Washington - Unstoppable (2010)
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu

--- a Bond film or spoof - (insert item title here)
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
-X- a crime or mystery item - Nancy Drew... Detective (1938)
-X- a film and it's sequel - Nancy Drew... Detective & Nancy Drew... Reporter
--- an item with a commentary or riff
--- a special feature
-X- something animated - The Last Exile (2003) - 26 episodes
--- something with a major holiday theme -

Ginwen
02-28-12, 02:27 AM
March 24
1. Ore wa matteru ze (I Am Waiting) (Japan, 1957)

Gobear
02-28-12, 11:11 AM
March 1.
1. 55 Days at Peking (1963)--TV--Overwrought and heavily fictionalized account of the Boxer Rebellion during the waning days of the Qing dynasty. A hilarious bit for readers of Chinese is the crappy quality of the signs. The Manchu army banners merely read "Beijing", for example.
2. From Here to Eternity (1953)--TV--Awesome movie. I need to get this win it comes to BD.

March 2.
3. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)--TV--You would think a docudrama-style depiction of the events leading up to Pearl Harbor would be more exciting.
4. Spartacus: Vengeance, "Chosen Path"--TV--Ashur, you are earning some very ugly karma.

March 3.
5. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)--TV--A classic adventure tale from Kipling. John Huston makes conquering Afghanistan look way more easy that it is.
6. The Walking Dead, "Judge, Jury, and Executioner"--TV--Bye, bye, Dale.

March 4.
7. The Captive City (1952) --Netflix--John Forsythe as a newspaper reporter who runs afoul of a bookie ring that's protected by officials in small-town California. Directed by Robert Wise

March 5.
8. Jurassic Park (1993) --DVD-- "EEEK! DINOSAURS!"
9. The Golden Idol (1954) --TV-- Butterface Johnny Sheffield in another low-rent Bomba adventure.

March 6.
10. The Big Combo (1955)--DVD-- Gritty noir about a cop hunting down a psychopathic crime boss.

March 7.
11. Twister (1996)--Blu-Ray-- EEEK, TORNADOES!
12. Knowing (2008)--Blu-Ray--Alex Proyas delivers a terrific and provocative look at the end of the world in one of the few Nic Cage films that don't fill me with the urge to shoot the screen.

March 8.
13. Blonde Ice (1948)--YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmLwz_ei6Lo&feature=related)--She mates. . . and then she KILLS!
14. He Walked By Night (1948)--YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTVLTACDrcY&feature=watch_response_rev)--An above-average documentary-style thriller about a hunt for a cop-killer.
15. The Wrecking Crew (1969)--YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVs9e0dUl9E&feature=related)--I absolutely love the Matt Helm series. Every guy should have a secretary named Lovey Cravesit.

March 9.
16. The Dirty Dozen (1967)--Blu-Ray-- The perfect storm of baddassery.
17. Spartacus: Vengeance, "Sacramentum"--TV--Do not liberate Germans from a slave ship.

March 10.
18. Attack the Block (2011) --TV-- Excellent alien invasion flick, but damn, don't the English speak English any more?
19. Sin City (2005) --DVD-- I remember being struck by the stylized comic book atmosphere, but over the years somehow I'm less impressed, although I still like it.
20. Killer Leopard (1954) --TV-- Johnny Sheffield couldn't act, but he sure knew how to wear a loincloth.
21. Law and the Lab (1956) --TV-- A short subject about forensic detectives, 44 years before CSI.

March 11.
22. Central Airport (1933) --DVD-- I don't see why talkies killed Richard Barthelmess's career--I really like his movies.
23. The Walking Dead, "Better Angels"--TV--Bye, bye, Shane and Randall.

March 12.
24. Lafayette Escadrille (1958) --DVD-- Tab Hunter wasn't a great actor, but he sure was pretty to look at.

March 13.
25. 99 River Street (1953) --Netflix--John Payne gives a terrific performance as an ex-boxer involved in murder

March 16.
26. Racket Busters (1938) --TV-- Warner loaned out several of its contract players to William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Productions to make this racketeering programmer. Despite the ordinary story, Humphrey Bogarts exudes real star power on the screen, and one can tell he was ready to bust out as a major star 3 years later in the Maltese Falcon.
27. Big Trouble in Little China (1986) --DVD-- Best damn movie ever.
28. Supernatural, "Out with the Old"--TV--Lame episode, but the boys are back
29. Spartacus, "Balance"--TV--Seppia is going to kill Glaber so hard.

March 17.
30. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) --TV-- Captain Jack Sparrow!
31. Psych, "Shawn and the Real Girl"--TV--Lots of hot guys in this episode.

March 18.
32. Berserk (1967) --TV-- Murders at the circus and Joan Crawford trying to be sexy at a well-worn 62.
33. Green Lantern (2011) --Blu-Ray-- I like Ryan Reynolds, but this movie sucked! CGI badly rendered is worse than no FX.
34. The Walking Dead, "Beside the Dying Fire"--TV--Bye, bye, farm. Hello, Michonne!

March 19.
35. Too Late for Tears (1949) --DVD-- Lizabeth Scott kills poor Arthur Kennedy over some stolen loot, and then gets what's coming to her.
36. The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) --DVD-- Two cops are brothers divided by a secret.

March 20.
37. The Film Crew: The Wild Women of Wongo (1958) --Hulu-- People in the 50s must have been starved for entertainment
38. Casino (1995) --Blu-Ray-- De Niro's last great performance before he turned into That Guy.
39. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) --Blu-Ray-- Your name is Buck, right?

March 21.
40. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) --Blu-Ray-- Elle Driver should've been smarter.
41. The X-Files, "Teso dos Bichos"--DVD-- Cats possessed by an Ecuadorian jaguar spirit raise hell.

March 22.
42. Pulp Fiction (1994) --Blu-Ray-- Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.
43. Cruel Gun Story (1965) --DVD-- Jo Shishido should have been as big as Toshiro Mifune. Dude defined "cool."

March 23.
44. Fargo (1996) --DVD-- Bill Macy should have the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
45. Stealth (2005) --DVD-- Big loud, and dumb flick about a rogue AI flying a fighter plane--my kind of movie
46. Spartacus: Vengeance, "Monster"--TV--Scratch Seppia and Varinius.

March 24.
47. Dante's Peak (1996) --DVD-- I was rooting for the volcano.
48. Haeundae (2009) --Netflix--Big-budget disaster film in which a tidal wave wipes out South Korean beach front. Too full of typical Korean emo soap opera at the beginning, but then the mayhem starts, and it's all good.

March 25.
49. The Comedians (1967) --TV--An overblown adaptation of the Graham Greene novel that suffers from trying to be "relevant for today's generation", of course "today" being nearly a half-century ago, a common problem in 60's films

March 26.
50. The Assassination Bureau (1969) --DVD-- This movie is one of my all-time favorites and an absolute hoot! Oliver Reed plays the head of a group of hired killers that dogged reporter Diana Rigg tries to bring to justice

March 27.
51. Three Days of the Condor (1975) --DVD-- Who knew that the screenplay was co-written by the voice of Garfield the cat?
52. Kill the Irishman (2011) --TV--A middling true-crime thriller about a Mob war in 1970s Cleveland that could have been a classic if it had been directed by Scorsese.

March 28.
53. The China Syndrome (1979) --DVD-- This film coinciding with the 3 Mile Island incident killed nuclear power in the US.

March 29.
54. The Deceivers (1988) --TV--Pierce Brosnan as a British office in 1825 India trying to rub out the thuggee cult
55. The Italian Job (2003) --DVD-- Light-weight caper flick that really should be "The One Scene in Venice, but Mostly L.A. Job"
56. Psych, "Let's Doo-Wop it Again"--TV--
57. Psych, "Autopsy Turvy"--TV--
58. Ice Station Zebra (1968) --TV--Somehow I've never gotten around to watching this. Great movie!

March 30.
59. Rope (1948)--TV--Two gay men playing thinly veiled versions of Leopold and Loeb, who were two gay men. Very meta for 1940s Hollywood.
60. Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog (2008) --DVD-- Joss Whedon needs to launch a Broadway musical. If the South Park guys can create a hit, Whedon sure can.
61. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)--TV--Hitch's remake is better than his 1934 original.
62. Spartacus: Vengeance, "Wrath of the Gods"--TV--What. an. ending!

March 31.
63. Game of Thrones, "Winter Is Coming"--TV--
64. She Shoulda Said NO! (1949). YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghqb6NLHVbk&feature=related). I love this film's pretensions of elevating the drug hysteria trope by adding theremin music and introducing an ALL-STAR HOLLYWOOD CAST. And who knew that "tomatoes" was slang for marijuana?

Official Checklist

Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 - (insert item title here)
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 -Racket Busters
-X- 1940 -Blonde Ice
-X- 1950 - From Here to Eternity
-X- 1960 -55 Days at Peking (1963)
-X- 1970 -The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
-X- 1980 -Big Trouble in Little China
-X- 1990 -Twister
-X- 2000 -Knowing
-X- 2010 -Kill the Irishman

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
-X- Format 1 -(TV)
-X- Format 2 -(Netflix)
-X- Format 3 -(Blu-Ray)

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
-X- United Kingdom - Attack the Block
-X- Japan - Cruel Gun Story
-X- South Korea - Haeundae

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
--- Pre Codes - (insert item title here)
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
--- GP -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 -The Dirty Dozen
--- M -
--- R -
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -
--- TV Y -
--- TV Y7 -
--- TV G -
-X- TV PG -Ice Station Zebra
--- TV 14 -
-X- TV MA -Spartacus: Vengeance

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
-X- Film Noir: The Big Combo
--- Mystery
--- Urban cop thriller
--- Modern Caper/heist
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.)
-X- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas): 55 Days at Peking
--- Treasure hunt adventure
--- Swashbuckler
-X- Jungle movie (including Tarzan): The Golden Idol (1954)
--- Hong Kong crime
--- Japanese Yakuza
-X- Italian Crime: The Italian Job
--- Conspiracy thriller
-X- Spy/Espionage: Ice Station Zebra
--- Serial Killer
--- Space
--- War
-X- Robots: Stealth
--- Vigilante

Watch a film by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh - (insert item title here)
--- Howard Hawks
--- John Ford
--- Anthony Mann
--- Don Siegel
-X- Robert Aldrich: The Dirty Dozen
--- Sam Fuller
-X- John Sturges: Ice Station Zebra
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku
--- Chang Cheh
--- Sammo Hung
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
-X- Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction
--- John McTiernan
--- James Cameron
--- John Frankenheimer
--- Sergio Leone
--- Sam Peckinpah
-X- Robert Rodriguez: Sin City

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn - (insert item title here)
--- John Wayne
--- Humphrey Bogart
--- Burt Lancaster: From Here to Eternity
--- Kirk Douglas
-X- Steve McQueen: The Great Escape
-X- Charles Bronson: The Dirty Dozen
-X- James Coburn: The Great Escape
--- Toshiro Mifune: Tora! Tora! Tora!
--- Clint Eastwood
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan
--- Sammo Hung
--- Steven Seagal
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
-X- Jason Statham: The Italian Job
--- Bruce Willis
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger
--- Sylvester Stallone
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
--- Denzel Washington
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu


-X- a Bond film or spoof - The Wrecking Crew
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- a crime or mystery item
--- a film and its sequel
--- an item with a commentary or riff
--- a special feature
--- something animated -
--- something with a major holiday theme -

Giles
02-28-12, 11:30 AM
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2012 Action/Adventure/Crime Movie Challenge


01 - Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within 3/1 ☼
02 - Journey 2 the Mysterious Island IMAX-Digital 3D 3/1 ☼
03 - Chronicle 3/1 ☼
04 - Mysterious Island / (1961) / Blu-ray 3/1
05 - Southland [episode: Fallout] 3/2 ☼
06 - Southland [episode: Unknown Trouble] DVD 3/2
07 - Southland [episode: Mozambique] DVD 3/2
08 - A Tragedy at Midnight / (1942) / 53min version 3/3 ☼
09 - The Shanghai Cobra / (1945) 3/3 ☼
10 - MI-5 [episode: Thou Shall Not Kill] 3/3 ☼
11 - Southland [episode: See the Woman] DVD 3/4
12 - How to Steal a Million / (1966) 3/4 ☼
13 - The Walking Dead [episode: Judge, Jury, Executioner] 3/4 ☼
14 - Southland [episode: Sally in the Alley] DVD 3/5 ☼
15 - Southland [episode: Two Gangs] DVD 3/5 ☼
16 - Southland [episode: Westside] DVD 3/5 ☼
17 - Southland [episode: Derailed] DVD 3/5 ☼
18 - Robocop 2 [Theatrical Trailer] DVD 3/6
19 - Robocop 3 [Theatrical Trailer] DVD 3/6
20 - Robocop 3 DVD 3/6 ☼
21 - Violent Rome (Roma Violenta) / 1975 / [Danish theatrical trailer] 3/6
22 - Rome Armed to the Teeth / 1976 [Theatrical trailer] 3/6
23 - Stunt Squad (La polizia è sconfitta) / 1977 [English dub theatrical trailer] 3/6
24 - Weapons of Death (Napoli spara ) / 1977 [English dub theatrical trailer] 3/6
25 - Ark of the Sun God / 1983 3/6
26 - The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones ["Tales of Innocence"] DVD 3/6 ☼
27 - Raiders of the Lost Ark [Trailer] 3/7
28 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom [Trailer] 3/7
29 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade [Trailer] 3/7
30 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [Trailer] 3/7
31 - Game of Thrones [episode: Winter is Coming] / Blu-ray 3/7 ☼
32 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (US) [Teaser] 3/7
33 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (US) [Trailer] 3/7
34 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [Swedish Trailer] 3/7
35 - The Girl Who Played with Fire 3/7
36 - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest [US Trailer] 3/7
37 - Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (3D) IMAX-Digital 3/8 ☼
38 - Odds Against Tomorrow / 1951 [Theatrical trailer] 3/8
39 - Sweet Smell of Success / [Theatrical trailer] 3/8
40 - Thieves Highway / [Theatrical trailer] 3/8
41 - Double Indemnity / [Theatrical trailer] 3/8
42 - Southland [episode: God's Work] 3/9 ☼
43 - Person of Interest [episode: Baby Blue] 3/9 ☼
44 - The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones ["Masks of Evil"] DVD 3/9 ☼
45 - The Firm [episode: Chapter Nine] 3/10 ☼
46 - The Firm [episode: Chapter Ten] 3/10 ☼
47 - Touch of Evil / (1958) [Theatrical trailer] 3/11
48 - The Prowler / (1951) [Theatrical trailer] 3/11
49 - Sin Nombre [Theatrical trailer] 3/11
50 - Murderous Maids [Theatrical trailer] 3/11
51 - The Walking Dead [episode: Better Angels] 3/11 ☼
52 - The Maltese Falcon [Theatrical trailer] 3/12
53 - Nightmare Alley [Theatrical trailer] 3/12
54 - Stone of Destiny 3/12 ☼
55 - The Killing (1946) [Theatrical trailer] 3/13
56 - They Live by Night [Theatrical trailer] 3/13
57 - The Asphalt Jungle [Theatrical trailer] [Theatrical trailer] 3/13
58 - Southland [episode: Risk] 3/14 ☼
59 - Family Guy [episode: Burning Down the Bayit] 3/14 ☼
60 - The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman [Theatrical trailer] 3/14
61 - The Adventures of Tintin Blu-ray 3/15
62 - The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones ["Treasure of the Peacock's Eye"] DVD 3/15 ☼
63 - Southland [episode: Phase Three] DVD 3/15 ☼
64 - The Hunger Games [Theatrical trailer] IMAX-Digital 3/17
65 - The Avengers [Theatrical trailer] IMAX-Digital 3D 3/17
66 - The Adventures of Spider Man [Theatrical trailer] IMAX-Digital 3D 3/17
67 - Men in Black III [Theatrical trailer] IMAX-Digital 3D 3/17
68 - Wrath of the Titans [Theatrical trailer] IMAX-Digital 3D 3/17
69 - Prometheus [Theatrical trailer] IMAX-Digital 3D 3/17
70 - John Carter of Mars / IMAX-Digital 3D 3/17
71 - The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones ["The Winds of Change"] 3/19 ☼
72 - Bob's Burgers [episode: Bob Day Afternoon] 3/19 ☼
73 - The Walking Dead [episode: Beside the Dying Fire] 3/19 ☼
74 - The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones ["Mystery of the Blues"] 3/20 ☼
75 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Blu-ray: w/ Fincher commentary track ☼ 3/21
76 - A Separation / (2011) 3/22 ☼
77 - Mrs. Pollifax-Spy / (1970) 3/23 ☼
78 - The Chaser (Chugyeogja) / 2008 3/24 ☼
79 - The Raid: Redemption [US Trailer] [i]3/25
80 - Man Bites Dog [Trailers 1,2,3,4] 3/25
81 - The Killer Who Never Kills [Theatrical Trailer] 3/25
82 - 1911 [Theatrical Trailer] 3/25
83 - The Man from Nowhere [US Theatrical Trailer] 3/25
84 - Sector 7 [Theatrical Trailer] 3/25
85 - RA One [Theatrical Trailer] 3/25
86 - White Vengeance [Theatrical Trailer] 3/25
87 - The Viral Factor [Theatrical Trailer] 3/25
88 - Lockout [Theatrical Trailer] 3/25
89 - 21 Jump Street / 2012 / 3/25 ☼
90 - The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones ['Scandal of 1920'] DVD 3/26 ☼
91 - The Hunger Games 3/26 ☼
92 - The Firm [episode: Chapter Eleven] 3/26 ☼
93 - Act of Violence [Theatrical Trailer] 3/27
94 - In A Lonely Place [Theatrical Trailer] 3/27
95 - Sunset Boulevard [Theatrical Trailer] 3/27
96 - Criss Cross [Theatrical Trailer] 3/27
97 - The Asphalt Jungle [Theatrical Trailer] 3/27
98 - The Raid: Redemption 3/27 ☼
99 - The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman 3/28 ☼
100 - Angel of Evil [Theatrical Trailer] 3/28
101 - Dum Maaro Dum [Theatrical Trailer] 3/28
102 - The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones ['Hollywood Follies'] 3/28 ☼
103 - A Trip to the Moon (2011 'color' restoration ☼) Blu-ray 3/28
104 - Southland [episode: Wednesday] 3/29 ☼
105 - Pale Flower [Theatrical Trailer] 3/29
106 - Pale Flower / Blu-ray 3/29 ☼
107 - The African Queen [Theatrical Trailer] 3/29
108 - The African Queen / Blu-ray 3/29 ☼
109 - The French Connection [Theatrical Trailer] 3/29
110 - The French Connection / Blu-ray 3/29 ☼
111 - Titanic [Theatrical trailer] IMAX-Digital 3D 3/30
112 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journy [Theatrical trailer] IMAX-Digital 3D 3/30
113 - Wrath of the Titans IMAX-Digital 3D 3/30 ☼
114 - ParaNorman [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
115 - The Pirates! Band of Misfits [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
116 - Brave [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
117 - The Host (2013) [Teaser] 3/30
118 - Mirror Mirror 3/30 ☼
119 - Person of Interest [episode: Identity Crisis] 3/30 ☼
120 - The Black Swan (1942) [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
121 - The Sea Wolf [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
122 - Captain Blood [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
123 - The Wind and the Lion [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
124 - Scaramouche [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
125 - The Prisoner of Zenda [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
126 - Captain Horatio Hornblower [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
127 - The Vikings [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
128 - Spartacus [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
129 - 1492: Conquest of Paradise [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
130 - Kingdom of Heaven [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
131 - Legend [US Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
132 - Alexander [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
133 - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
134 - The Warriors (1979) [Theatrical Trailer] 3/30
135 - The Expendables 2 [Teaser] 3/30
136 - Wages of Fear [French Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
137 - Sorcerer [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
138 - Mogambo [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
139 - Out of Africa [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
140 - Zulu [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
141 - Walkabout [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
142 - The Emerald Forest [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
143 - Runaway Train [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
144 - The Bridge on the River Kwai [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
145 - Seven Samurai [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
146 - Adventures of Robin Hood [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
147 - Das Boot [German Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
148 - Last of the Mohicans [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
149 - The Guns of Navarone [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
150 - Ice Station Zebra [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
151 - The Adventure of Milo & Otis [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
152 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
153 - The Island at the Top of the World [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
154 - In Search of the Castaways [1978 rerelease TV spot]
155 - Star Chamber [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
156 - Blue Thunder [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
157 - The Poseidon Adventure [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
158 - Coma [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
159 - Rollercoaster [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
160 - Earthquake [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
161 - Volcano [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
162 - Twister [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
163 - The Dirty Dozen [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
164 - Willow [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
165 - Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared Syn [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
166 - Krull [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
167 - Total Recall [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
168 - Excalibur [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
169 - The Man Who Would Be King [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
170 - Khartoum [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
171 - Greystoke The Legend of Tarzon Lord of the Apes [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
172 - Southland [episode: Underwater] [Theatrical Trailer] 3/31
173 - Killer's Kiss Blu-ray 3/31 ☼
174 - Howl's Moving Castle Blu-ray 3/31
175 - Detective Kitty O'Day 3/31 ☼
176 - Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 3/31 ☼
177 - Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 3/31 ☼
178 - Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 3/31 ☼
179 - The Firm [episode: Chapter Twelve] 3/31 ☼

[u]List Finalized

☼ = First Time Viewing

Cronenbergfan71
02-28-12, 08:02 PM
Why not?

acubfaninmd
02-28-12, 11:12 PM
Netflix Streaming
Blu-ray
Other
*=First Time Viewing

02/29
1.)*Death Wish 2

03/02
2.)*Priest

03/03
3.)*Real Steel

03/04
4.)Miller's Crossing

03/05
5.)True Lies

6.)*Batman: Under The Red Hood

03/06
7.)Green Zone

03/07
8.)*Takers

9.)Air Force One

03/10
10.)G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra



Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 - (insert item title here)
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 - Death Wish 2 (1982)
--- 1990 - Miller's Crossing (1990)
--- 2000 - G.I. Joe:The Rise Of Cobra (2009)
--- 2010 - Priest (2011)

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
---Netflix Steaming, Death Wish 2
---Cable, Priest
--- Blu-ray, Real Steel

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
--- Country 1 - (insert item title here)
--- Country 2 -
--- Country 3 -

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
--- Pre Codes - (insert item title here)
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
--- GP -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -Real Steel
--- M -
--- R - True Lies
--- X - Death Wish 2 (according to IMDB)
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -
--- TV Y -
--- TV Y7 -
--- TV G -
--- TV PG -
--- TV 14 -
--- TV MA -

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
--- Film Noir - (insert item title here)
--- Mystery
--- Urban cop thriller
--- Modern Caper/heist- Takers
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.)
--- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas)
--- Treasure hunt adventure
--- Swashbuckler
--- Jungle movie (including Tarzan)
--- Hong Kong crime
--- Japanese Yakuza
--- Italian Crime
--- Conspiracy thriller
--- Spy/Espionage
--- Serial Killer
--- Space
--- War- Green Zone
--- Robots- Real Steel
--- Vigilante- Death Wish 2

Watch a film by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh - (insert item title here)
--- Howard Hawks
--- John Ford
--- Anthony Mann
--- Don Siegel
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
--- John Sturges
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku
--- Chang Cheh
--- Sammo Hung
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
--- Quentin Tarantino
--- John McTiernan
--- James Cameron- True LIes
--- John Frankenheimer
--- Siergo Leone
--- Sam Peckinpah
--- Robert Rodriguez

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn - (insert item title here)
--- John Wayne
--- Humphrey Bogart
--- Burt Lancaster
--- Kirk Douglas
--- Steve McQueen
--- Charles Bronson- Death Wish 2
--- James Coburn
--- Toshiro Mifune
--- Clint Eastwood
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan
--- Sammo Hung
--- Steven Seagal
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
--- Jason Statham
--- Bruce Willis
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger- True Lies
--- Sylvester Stallone
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
--- Denzel Washington
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu


--- a Bond film or spoof - (insert item title here)
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- a crime or mystery item- Miller's Crossing
--- a film and it's sequel
--- an item with a commentary or riff
--- a special feature
--- something animated - Batman: Under The Red Hood
--- something with a major holiday theme -

HyperWeather
02-29-12, 10:31 PM
*List Complete* 6/1 update *=FTV 37/102

March 4th
1. Castle S.4 "Pandora"*
2. Castle S.4 "Linchpin"*
3. Castle S.4 "Once Upon a Crime"*
4. Bones S.1 "Pilot"*

March 5th
5. Die Hard (1988)*

March 6th
6. In Time (2011)*

March 7th
7. Breaking In S.2 "The Contra Club"*
8. Psych S.6 "Heeeeere's Lassie"*

March 8th
9. Bones S.1 "The Man in the S.U.V."*

March 9th
10. The A-Team (2010)*

March 10th
11. Mission: Impossible (1996)*
12. The Princess Bride (1987)*
13. Veronica Mars S.1 "Pilot"
14. Veronica Mars S.1 "Credit Where Credit's Due"
15. Veronica Mars S.1 "Meet John Smith"

March 11th
16. Veronica Mars S.1 "The Wrath of Con"
17. Veronica Mars S.1 "You Think You Know Somebody"
18. Veronica Mars S.1 "Return of the Kane"
19. Veronica Mars S.1 "The Girl Next Door"
20. Veronica Mars S.1 "Like a Virgin"
21. Colombiana (2011)*

March 12th
22. Veronica Mars S.1 "Drinking the Kool-Aid"
23. Veronica Mars S.1 "An Echolls Family Christmas"
24. Veronica Mars S.1 "Silence of the Lamb"
25. Veronica Mars S.1 "Clash of the Tritons"
26. Veronica Mars S.1 "Lord of the Bling"
27. Lethal Weapon (1987)*

March 13th
28. Mission: Impossible II (2000)*

March 14th
29. Veronica Mars S.1 "Mars vs. Mars"
30. Veronica Mars S.1 "Ruskie Business"
31. Veronica Mars S.1 "Betty and Veronica"
32. Veronica Mars S.1 "Kanes and Abel's"
33. Veronica Mars S.1 "Weapons of Class Destruction"
34. Veronica Mars S.1 "Hot Dogs"

March 15th
35. Veronica Mars S.1 "M.A.D."
36. Veronica Mars S.1 "A Trip to the Dentist"
37. Veronica Mars S.1 "Leave It to Beaver"
38. Breaking In S.2 "Who's The Boss"*
39. Psych S.6 "Shawn and the Real Girl*

March 16th
40. Veronica Mars S.2 "Normal is the Watchword"
41. Veronica Mars S.2 "Driver Ed"
42. Mission: Impossible III (2006)*
43. The Losers (2010)*

March 17th
44. Veronica Mars S.2 "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang"
45. Veronica Mars S.2 "Green-Eyed Monster"
46. Veronica Mars S.2 "Blast From the Past"
47. Veronica Mars S.2 "Rat Saw God"
48. Veronica Mars S.2 "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner"
49. Veronica Mars S.2 "Ahoy, Mateys!"
50. Veronica Mars S.2 "My Mother, the Fiend"
51. Veronica Mars S.2 "One Angry Veronica"

March 18th
52. Veronica Mars S.2 "Donut Run"
53. Veronica Mars S.2 "Rashard and Wallace Go to White Castle"
54. Veronica Mars S.2 "Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough"
55. Veronica Mars S.2 "Versatile Toppings"
56. Veronica Mars S.2 "The Quick and the Wed"
57. Veronica Mars S.2 "The Rapes of Graff"
58. Batman Begins (2005)*
59. X-Men (2000)*

March 19th
60. Veronica Mars S.2 "Plan B"
61. Veronica Mars S.2 "I am God"
62. Veronica Mars S.2 "Nevermind the Buttocks"
63. 21 Jump Street (2012)*
64. X2 (2003)*

March 20th
65. Castle S.4 "A Dance with Death"*

March 21st
66. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)*
67. Veronica Mars S.2 "Look Who's Stalking"

March 22nd
68. Veronica Mars S.2 "Happy Go Lucky"
69. Veronica Mars S.2 "Not Pictured"
70. Psych S.6 "Let's Doo-Wop It Again"*

March 23rd
71. Veronica Mars S.3 "Welcome Wagon"
72. Veronica Mars S.3 "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week"
73. Veronica Mars S.3 "Wichita Linebacker"
74. Veronica Mars S.3 "Charlie Don't Surf"
75. Princess Mononoke (1997)*

March 24th
76. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)*
77. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

March 25th
78. The Hunger Games (2012)*
79. X-Men: First Class (2011)*

March 27th
80. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)*
81. Breaking In S.2 "The Blind Sided"*
82. Breaking In S.2 "Games of Jones"*

March 28th
83. Hanna (2011)*
84. Veronica Mars S.3 "President Evil"
85. Veronica Mars S.3 "Hi, Infidelity"

March 29th
86. Veronica Mars S.3 "Of Vice and Men"
87. Veronica Mars S.3 "Lord of the Pi's"
88. Psych S.6 "Autopsy Turvy"*
89. Castle S.4 "47 Seconds"*
90. Veronica Mars S.3 "Spit & Eggs"

March 30th
91. Veronica Mars S.3 "Show Me the Monkey"
92. Veronica Mars S.3 "Poughkeepsie, Tramps, and Thieves"
93. Veronica Mars S.3 "There's Got to Be a Morning After Pill"
94. Veronica Mars S.3 "Postgame Mortem"
95. Veronica Mars S.3 "Mars, Bars"
96. Veronica Mars S.3 "Papa's Cabin"
97. Veronica Mars S.3 "Un-American Graffiti"
98. Veronica Mars S.3 "Debasement Tapes"

March 31st
99. Veronica Mars S.3 "I Know What You'll Do Next Summer"
100. Veronica Mars S.3 "Weevils Wobble"
101. Veronica Mars S.3 "The Bitch is Back"
102. Back to the Future (1985)*

Numes
03-01-12, 04:01 AM
<table border="0" cell spacing="3"><TR><TD COLSPAN="3" BGCOLOR="#000000" HEIGHT="5"></TD></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="5"></TD></TR><tr bgcolor=#003366><td colspan="2" align="left">March 1st<tr><td align="right">1.</td><td>Terminator 2: Judgment Day trivia track/interactive mode [1991] new! imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103064/) DVD 10/10</td><td></td></tr><tr><td></td><td colspan="2">This was a unbelievably comprehensive trivia track with other behind-the-scenes clips that could be accessed during the movie</td></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" BGCOLOR="#000000" HEIGHT="1"></TD></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="5"></TD></TR><tr bgcolor=#336600><td colspan="2" align="left">March 2nd<tr><td align="right">2.</td><td>Terminator 2: Judgment Day commentary [1991] imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103064/) DVD 9/10</td><td></td></tr><tr><td></td><td colspan="2">This was the commentary from the ultimate edition that was mostly composed of interview snippets from various people. It was moderated by one of the guys who worked on the film to keep it cohesive.</td></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" BGCOLOR="#000000" HEIGHT="1"></TD></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="5"></TD></TR><tr bgcolor=#003366><td colspan="2" align="left">March 3rd<tr><td align="right">3.</td><td>Reign of Fire [2002] new! imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253556/) DVD 5/10</td><td></td></tr><tr><td></td><td colspan="2"></td></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" BGCOLOR="#000000" HEIGHT="1"></TD></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="5"></TD></TR><tr bgcolor=#336600><td colspan="2" align="left">March 4th<tr><td align="right">4.</td><td>Terminator 2: Judgment Day Cameron/Wisher commentary [1991] imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103064/) DVD 9/10</td><td></td></tr><tr><td></td><td colspan="2">This was the commentary from the ultimate edition that was mostly composed of interview snippets from various people. It was moderated by one of the guys who worked on the film to keep it cohesive.</td></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" BGCOLOR="#000000" HEIGHT="1"></TD></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="5"></TD></TR><tr bgcolor=#003366><td colspan="2" align="left">March 5rd<tr><td align="right">5.</td><td>Gladiator trivia track new! imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0172495/) DVD 8/10</td><td></td></tr><tr><td></td><td colspan="2"></td></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" BGCOLOR="#000000" HEIGHT="1"></TD></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="5"></TD></TR><tr bgcolor=#336600><td colspan="2" align="left">March 8th<tr><td align="right">6.</td><td>Gladiator Scott/Crowe commentary imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0172495/) DVD 8/10</td><td></td></tr><tr><td></td><td colspan="2"></td></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" BGCOLOR="#000000" HEIGHT="1"></TD></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="5"></TD></TR><tr bgcolor=#003366><td colspan="2" align="left">March 9th<tr><td align="right">7.</td><td>Road House trivia track new! imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098206/) DVD 8/10</td><td></td></tr><tr><td></td><td colspan="2"></td></tr><TR><TD COLSPAN="3" BGCOLOR="#000000" HEIGHT="5"></TD></tr><tr><TD COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="5"></TD></TR></table>

ororama
03-01-12, 06:13 AM
1. Hell Up In Harlem (1973) * 95 min.
2. Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006) * 117 min.
3. Safe House (2012) * 115 min.
4. Darkman (1990) * 97 min.
5. Into The Black (1983) * 35 min.
6. Deadbeat at Dawn (1988) * 80 min.
7. Kata (1990) * 6 min.
8. My Sweet Satan (1994) * 19 min.
9. Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin (1994) * 15 min.
10. Drive (2011) * 100 min.
11. The Guard (2011) * 96 min.
12. The AristoCats (1970) * 79 min.
13. Bath Day (1946) * 7 min.
14. Fallen Angels (1995) * 99 min.
15. El Topo (1970) * 125 min.
16. Calino's Baptism (1910) *
17. Calino Wants To Be a Cowboy (1911) *
18. Zigoto and the Affair of the Necklace (1911) * 9 min.
19. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) * 82 min.
20. Le Circle Rouge (1970) * 140 min.
21. John Carter (2012) * 132 min.
22. The Serial Killers: Henry Lee Lucas: The Confession Killer (1995) * 26 min.
23. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part 2 (1996) * 85 min.
24. Incendies (2010) * 130 min.
25. The Trust, or the Battles for Money (1911) * 25 min.
26. Underneath (1995) * 99 min.
27. The Manson Family (2003) * 95 min.
28. The Hunger Games (2012) * 142 min.
29. Sick Girl (2007) * 79 min.
30. A Public Service Announcement (2007) * 2 min. Izzy likes noise in the movie theater even less than Miss Piggy and the Lorax do.
31. Death By... (2007) * 12 min. Documentary about (future Sick Girl star) Leslie Andrews' hobby/project of taking photos of herself dead.
32. Gente Decente (2004) * 80 min.
33. Cool Dimension (2006) * 72 min.
34. La Scorta (1993) * 95 min.

* First time viewing.

Stats:

All first time viewings.

Countries:
US 20
Canada 2
Ireland 1
Hong Kong 1
Mexico 1
France 5
UK 1
Chile 1
Japan 1
Italy 1

Decades:
1910s 4
1940s 1
1970s 4
1980s 3
1990s 9
2000s 7
2010s 6

mike07
03-01-12, 09:10 AM
You feelin' lucky...punk?
The First Act-Advent-Cri Challenge!
Goals: At least one movie watched per day. At least 15 first time viewings!
Feb. 29th..LEAP DAY CHALLENGE (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11135393-post90.html)

The Checklist:

Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 -
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Dirty Harry (1971)
-X- 1980 - Armed and Dangerous (1986)
-X- 1990 - Clear and Present Danger (1994)
-X- 2000 - No Country for Old Men (2007)
-X- 2010 - Hugo (2011)

Watch items on at least 3 different formats.
-X- VHS - Out of Sight (1998)
-X- DVD - Ransom (1996)
-X- Blu-ray - Pulp Fiction (1994)

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
-X- Country 1 - Hugo (2011) (France)
-X- Country 2 - Patriot Games (1992)[/B] (England)
-X- Country 3 - The International (2009) (Germany)

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
--- Pre Codes -
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
--- GP -
-X- PG - Back to the Future Part III (1990)
-X- PG-13 - Clear and Present Danger (1994)
--- M -
-X- R - Ransom (1996)
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -
--- TV Y -
--- TV Y7 -
--- TV G -
--- TV PG -
--- TV 14 -
-X- TV MA - Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Watch a film from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
--- Film Noir
-X- Mystery - City by the Sea (2002)
-X- Urban cop thriller - Street Kings (2008)
--- Modern Caper/heist
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.)
-X- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas) - Patriot Games (1992)
--- Treasure hunt adventure
--- Swashbuckler
--- Jungle movie (including Tarzan)
--- Hong Kong crime
--- Japanese Yakuza
-X- Italian Crime -Get Shorty (1995)
-X- Conspiracy thriller - Cop Land (1997)
-X- Spy/Espionage - The International (2009)
--- Serial Killer
--- Space
-X- War - The Siege (1998)
--- Robots
-X- Vigilante - Dirty Harry (1971)

Watch a film by at least five of these directors. (side note: Well, this section sucks!)
--- Raoul Walsh -
--- Howard Hawks
--- John Ford
--- Anthony Mann
--- Don Siegel
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
--- John Sturges
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku
--- Chang Cheh
--- Sammo Hung
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
-X- Quentin Tarantino - Pulp Fiction (1994)
--- John McTiernan
--- James Cameron
--- John Frankenheimer
--- Siergo Leone
--- Sam Peckinpah
--- Robert Rodriguez

Watch a film from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn -
--- John Wayne
--- Humphrey Bogart
--- Burt Lancaster
--- Kirk Douglas
--- Steve McQueen
--- Charles Bronson
--- James Coburn
--- Toshiro Mifune
-X- Clint Eastwood - Magnum Force (1973)
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan
--- Sammo Hung
--- Steven Seagal
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
--- Jason Statham
-X- Bruce Willis - The Siege (1998)
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger
-X- Sylvester Stallone - Cop Land (1997)
--- Milla Jovovich
-X- Harrison Ford - Patriot Games (1992)
-X- Denzel Washington - The Siege (1998)
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu

--- a Bond film or spoof -
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - Hugo (2011)
--- silent film -
-X- a crime or mystery item - The Gift (2000)
-X- a film and it's sequel - Speed (1994) & Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
-X- an item with a commentary or riff - Edge of Darkness (2010)
-X- a special feature (Deleted Scenes) - Pulp Fiction (1994)
-X- something animated - Hugo(2011)
-X- something with a major holiday theme (St Patrick's Day) - Leprechaun(1993)

The List:
* indicates a first time viewing!

1. [3/1] Back to the Future Part III (1990) DVD
2. [3/1] Ransom (1996) DVD
3. [3/2] Patriot Games (1992) * DVD
4. [3/2] Clear and Present Danger (1994) * DVD
5. [3/6] Out of Sight (1998) * VHS
6. [3/7] No Country for Old Men (2007) DVD
7. [3/9] Hugo (2011) * DVD
8. [3/11] Monkey Trouble (1994) DVD
9. [3/12] City by the Sea (2002) * DVD
10. [3/12] Cast Away (2000) * DVD
11. [3/13] The Gift (2000) DVD
12. [3/14] Speed (1994) DVD
13. [3/15] Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) VHS
14. [3/15] Street Kings (2008) * DVD
15. [3/16] Leprechaun (1993) * DVD
16. [3/16] Leprechaun 2 (1994) * DVD
17. [3/17] Leprechaun 3 (1995) * DVD
18. [3/17] Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997) * DVD
19. [3/20] The Siege (1998) * DVD
20. [3/20] The Peacemaker (1997) DVD
21. [3/21] Get Shorty (1995) * DVD
22. [3/22] Armed and Dangerous (1986) DVD
23. [3/24] Be Cool (2005) * DVD
24. [3/24] Edge of Darkness (2010) with & without Commentary* DVD
25. [3/25] Night Shift (1982) DVD
26. [3/26] Three Fugitives (1989) DVD
27. [3/27] The International (2009) * DVD
28. [3/28] Dangerous Minds (1995) DVD
29. [3/28] Pulp Fiction (1994) * BD
30. [3/29] Reservoir Dogs (1992) * DVD
31. [3/30] Cop Land (1997) DVD
32. [3/30] The Departed (2006) * BD
33. [3/31] Dirty Harry (1971) * DVD
34. [3/31] Magnum Force (1973) * DVD
35. [3/31] Sudden Impact (1983) * DVD

Stats:

Total: -35- Goal Exceeded.
21 ( 60%) of Total Watched were First Time Viewings!
Total Running Time: 3973 Minutes (66.2 Hours)
Watched on Blu-ray: 2
Watched on DVD: 31
Watched on VHS: 2
1970s: 2
1980s: 4
1990s: 19
2000s: 8
2010s: 2

Next year I'm going to concentrate on actually completing the checklist.
List Complete.

GoldenWheels
03-01-12, 10:32 AM
Love the leniency/broad nature as it makes it easy--I'm in.

Goal #1: to have half of whatever my total is be first time views.
Goal #2: to hit 31 titles (one per day).

1. Code of Silence* (DVD) 3/1
2. Fighting Mad* (DVD) 3/2
3. Harry Potter 1* (Blu) Hanna* (HBO) 3/3
4. Usual Suspects (Cinemax) Last Man Standing (Cinemax) 3/4
5. Off Limits* (DVD) 3/5
6. Gordon's War* (DVD) 3/6
7. Nickel Ride* (DVD) 3/7
8. The Train* (DVD) 3/8
9. Killer Elite* (DVD) 3/9
10. Harry Potter 2* (Blu) 3/10 Harry Potter3* (Blu)
11. Hannibal* (VCI DVD) 3/11
12. Harry Potter 4* (Blu) 3/17
13. Shogun Assassin (DVD) 3/18
14. Urotsukidoji New Saga (DVD) 3/19
15. Harry Potter 5* (Blu) 3/25
16. Mercenary* (netflix) 3/26

* first time view

indiephantom
03-03-12, 07:01 PM
01.03/02 The Six Million Dollar Man: "Solid Gold Kidnapping" (1973)
02.03/02 Project X (Nima Nourizadeh, 2012)
03.03/02 Gone (Heitor Dhalia, 2012)
04.03/04 The Six Million Dollar Man: "Population Zero" (1974)
05.03/04 Friend of the Family II (Fred Olen Ray credited as Nicholas Medina, 1996)
06.03/05 The Six Million Dollar Man: "Survival of the Fittest" (1974)
07.03/07 Thunder in Paradise 3: Deadly Lessons (Douglas Schwartz, 1995)
08.03/08 Body Language (George Case, 1995)
09.03/10 Hesher (Spencer Susser, 2011)
10.03/13 Silent House (Chris Kentis-Laura Lau, 2012)
11.03/15 Wrestlemania XXIV (2008)
12.03/16 21 Jump Street (Phil Lord-Chris Miller, 2012)
13.03/17 The Six Million Dollar Man: "Operation: Firefly" (1974)
14.03/18 Modus Operandi (Frankie Latina, 2010)
15.03/30 The Six Million Dollar Man: "Day of the Robot" (1974)
16.03/31 Wonder Woman: "Unaired Pilot" (2011)

3onameathook
03-03-12, 11:20 PM
Better late than never


March 1, 2012
1.) The Hot Rock ( 1972 ) 7 / 10

March 2, 2012
2.) Ten Little Indians ( 1965 ) - 6.5 / 10 - Good mystery just not the better version . Better version would be : And Then There Were None ( 1945 )

March 3, 2012
3.) Ice Station Zebra ( 1968 ) 7 / 10

March 4, 2012

kenbenobi
03-09-12, 11:10 AM
Never done a challenge before, so here we go:
* = First Time Viewing
BOLD = Movie or TV Show

1) *Cowboys & Aliens (BD) - 3/1
2) *Igniting the Sky: The Making of Cowboys and Aliens (BD) - 3/1
3) *The Lincoln Lawyer (BD) - 3/2
4) *Making the Case: Creating The Lincoln Lawyer (BD) - 3/2
5) *Killer Elite (BD) - 3/3
6) *Warrior (BD) - 3/3
7) *Brother vs. Brother: Anatomy of a Fight (BD) - 3/3
8) *Redemption: Bringing Warrior to Life (BD) - 3/3
9) *Hanna (BD) - 3/4
10)*The Conspirator (BD) - 3/4
11)*Making Of The Conspirator (BD) - 3/4
12)*The Conspirator: The Plot to Kill Lincoln (BD) - 3/4
13)*The Human Centipede II (BD) - 3/4
14)*Alcatraz (TV) - The Ames Bros. - 3/5
15)*Alcatraz (TV) - Sonny Burnett - 3/5
16)*Limitless (BD) - 3/6
17)*Dream House (BD) - 3/7
18)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Deep in Death - 3/9
19)*Castle S2 (DVD) - The Double Down - 3/9
20)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Inventing the Girl - 3/10
21)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Fool Me Once - 3/10
22)*Castle S2 (DVD) - When the Bough Breaks - 3/10
23)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Vampire Weekend - 3/10
24)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Famous Last Words - 3/10
25)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Kill the Messenger - 3/10
26)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Love Me Dead - 3/11
27)*Castle S2 (DVD) - One Man's Treasure - 3/11
28)*Castle S2 (DVD) - The Fifth Bullet - 3/11
29)*Castle S2 (DVD) - A Rose for Everafter - 3/11
30)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Sucker Punch - 3/11
31)*Castle S2 (DVD) - The Third Man - 3/11
32)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Suicide Squeeze - 3/11
33)*Castle S2 (DVD) - The Mistress Always Spanks Twice - 3/12
34)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Tick, Tick, Tick... - 3/12
35)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Boom! - 3/13
36)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Wrapping up in Death - 3/13
37)*Castle S2 (DVD) - The Late Shaft - 3/14
38)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Den of Thieves - 3/14
39)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Food to Die For - 3/15
40)*Castle S2 (DVD) - Overkill - 3/16
41)*Castle S2 (DVD) - A Deadly Game - 3/16
42)*Castle S3 (DVD) - A Deadly Affair - 3/17
43)*Castle S3 (DVD) - He's Dead, She's Dead - 3/17
44)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Under the Gun - 3/17
45)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Punked - 3/17
46)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Anatomy of a Murder - 3/17
47)*Castle S3 (DVD) - 3XK - 3/17
48)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Almost Famous - 3/18
49)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Murder Most Foul - 3/18
50)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Close Encounters of the Murderous Kind - 3/18
51)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Last Call - 3/18
52)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Nikki Heat - 3/18
53)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Poof, You're Dead - 3/18
54)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Knockdown - 3/19
55)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Lucky Stiff - 3/19
56)*Castle S3 (DVD) - The Final Nail - 3/20
57)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Setup - 3/20
58)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Countdown - 3/21
59)*Castle S3 (DVD) - One Life to Lose - 3/21
60)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Law & Murder - 3/22
61)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Slice of Death - 3/23
62)*Castle S3 (DVD) - The Dead Pool - 3/23
63)*Castle S3 (DVD) - To Love and Die in L.A. - 3/23
64)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Pretty Dead - 3/24
65)*Castle S3 (DVD) - Knockout - 3/24
66)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Rise - 3/24
67)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Heroes and Villains - 3/24
68)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Head Case - 3/24
69)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Kick the Ballistics - 3/25
70)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Eye of the Beholder - 3/25
71)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Demons - 3/25
72)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Cops and Robbers - 3/25
73)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Heartbreak Hotel - 3/25
74)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Kill Shot - 3/26
75)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Cuffed - 3/26
76)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Til Death Do Us Part - 3/27
77)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Dial M for Mayor - 3/27
78)*Castle S4 (DVR) - An Embarrassment of Bitches - 3/28
79)*Castle S4 (DVR) - The Blue Butterfly - 3/28
80)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Pandora - 3/29
81)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Linchpin - 3/29
82)*Castle S4 (DVR) - Once Upon a Crime - 3/30
83)*Castle S4 (DVR) - A Dance with Death - 3/30
84)*Castle S4 (DVR) - 47 Seconds - 3/30
85)*Alcatraz (DVR) - Clarence Montgomery - 3/31
86)*Alcatraz (DVR) - Webb Porter - 3/31
87)*Alcatraz (DVR) - Garrett Stillman - 3/31
88)*Fringe (DVR) - A Short Story about Love - 3/31
89)*Fringe (DVR) - Nothing as it Seems - 3/31

WAAAAAAY too much Castle in a short period of time. I was so glad to move on to something else. I did watch a few sitcoms scattered in-between of course...

Trevor
04-02-12, 04:22 PM
Challenge ended yesterday morning. Thanks everyone for your input and participation. Try to have your lists finalized (and marked as such at the top or bottom of your post) within a week or two and I'll come up with a results thread or post.

Of course, it's not too late to add a post with your list if you haven't done so already.

Trevor
06-01-12, 02:39 PM
Results and feedback thread is up. (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/602101-2012-action-adventure-crime-mystery-challenge-results-feedback.html)

If you find any of the many mistakes in that, or have feedback on the Challenge in general; please post it there.

Probably best to consider this thread closed.