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Old 04-27-11, 04:00 PM   #1
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May 2011 Make-Your-Own Challenge ***Lists Go Here***

The May 2011 Make-Your-Own Challenge

May 1 - May 31, 2011

This thread is for lists only.
For discussion, go to the May 2011 Make-Your-Own Challenge Discussion Thread.

You're in charge of your own Challenge, so you make the rules. There are a few guidelines however.

Challenge Guidelines:

The Challenge runs from May 1 through May 31.

Since the Drive-In Challenge runs until dawn on May 1st, if you're still watching B-Movies and they qualify for your personal challenge, go ahead and include them on both lists.

Please state your challenge theme and your challenge goal and rules (if any) at the top of your list(s) in the list thread so others can tell what you're up to.

Please don't duplicate an existing "Official" DVD Talk Challenge.

The "Official" Challenges as of now are: Horror, Holiday, Academy Award, Sci-Fi, Criterion, Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie, Animation, Historical, and TV on DVD* (see Trevor's "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium thread for details and links to individual challenges).

The main purpose of this guideline is to encourage participants to focus on genres not already covered by a Challenge, and to not subtract from participation in any other Challenges. However, as with other challenges, you may watch stuff that qualifies for one or more of the other challenges. With this in mind, if you want to narrow the focus of one of the broader existing challenges to a specific sub-genre, you can.

The "no duplication" guideline only applies to "Official" challenges. More than one participant may do the same (or similar) challenge(s). If you see a theme you like, feel free to "borrow" it, or contact the creator and see if he/she wants to collaborate on Challenge rules and "compete" toward a goal.

As is traditional with these Challenges, this discussion thread and the list thread will be here in the DVD Forum. This does not mean you have to watch DVDs only.

Prizes furnished by

At the end of the month, three winners will be randomly chosen from the Challenge participants. In keeping with the spirit of the Make-Your-Own Challenge, those three winners will pick-their-own prizes from HamiltonBook.com.

Prize selection will be limited to items priced $20 or less.

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Last year's list thread.
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Participants & Challenge Themes:

Dimension X - "James Bond/Pink Panther-palooza" Challenge
jmsmath - "2011 One Degree of Separation Challenge"
MrTerrific  - "Star Trek (TOS)" Challenge
WallyOPD - 
Darth Maher - "The Simpsons/Special Features/That Damn DVR!" Challenges
davidh777 - "The Totally Awesome Chuck Challenge"
Darkgod - "Clean Off My Hardrive" Challenge
Trevor - "Short Television Seasons Challenge"
NoirFan - "Bette Davis Challenge"
Indy24LA - "Comedy A to Z" Challenge
lisadoris - "Homicide: Life on the Street" Challenge
SmoothJamieM - "AMC/FX/HBO Shows" Challenge
Corey31 - "Movie Series" Challenge
llandros - "1 Degree of Separation Challenge"
shadokitty - "Documentaries/Dogfights/Ancient Aliens/Japanese TV and Movies" Challenge
KaBluie - "The Many Mini-Marathon Challenge"
MinLShaw - "Ripped from the Funny Pages!" Challenge
kstublen - "A Month of Matt Groening: The Simpsons and Futurama Challenge"
SterlingBen - "The Big Lots Challenge"
Mister Peepers - "icheckmovies.com List Challenge"
cardsfan111 - "The Letter For the Month is L" Challenge
Quack - "The Complete G.I. Joe Cartoon" "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Challenge
BobO'Link - "Movie Serials" Challenge
acubfaninmd - "icheckmovies.com List Challenge"
indy2003 - "Finally Getting Around to a Bunch of Unwatched Items in My Collection" Challenge
Undeadcow - "Form Over Content Challenge"
caligulathegod - 
terrycloth - "Zombie and the Infected Handbook" "Delete ye Unwatched Pile" Challenge
Giles - "The Commentary Track" Challenge
aspects - "1930's and 1980's" Challenge
HyperWeather - 
Ash Ketchum - "Japanese TV Challenge"
BuddhaWake - "Iberian and Latin American (Including Caribbean) Challenge"
Doc Moonlight - "Vincentennial Challenge"
pagefrance - "The First Annual Comic Book Movie/TV Series Challenge"
AdamGott - "Try to Whittle Away at My Unwatched Pile" Challenge
Jeffy Pop - "2011 Foreign Language Film Challenge"
CardiffGiant - "Unwatched Material Mini-Challenges"
Fist of Doom - "On the Air" Challenge
Chad - "Mini-Challenges"
SnapDawg - "Hot Tub Time Machine (a.k.a. 80's Rewind) Challenge"
omike - "Special Features / Japanese Movies Challenge"
InnocentBlood - "Bollywood: Indian Cinema Challenge"
PopcornBandit - "TV Sitcom Challenge"
LickTheABCs - 
JHCA13 - "My John Wayne Collection Challenge!"
Mondo Kane - "icheckmovies Challenge Part Deux!"
hbilly - "80's Video Company Movie Challenge"
JOKipper - "Kipper's Six-Episodes-Makes-A-Season Challenge"

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James Bond/Pink Panther-palooza

Goal: Watch 24 James Bond movies (+ 1 TV episode) & 11 Inspector Clouseau movies.
Rules: Watch them in chronological order.


5/1/11

Climax!: Casino Royale (1954)

5/3/11

Dr. No (1962)

5/4/11

From Russia With Love (1963)

5/6/11

The Pink Panther (1963)

5/7/11

Goldfinger (1964)

5/8/11

A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Thunderball (1965)

5/10/11

Casino Royale (1966)
You Only Live Twice (1967)

5/11/11

Inspector Clouseau (1968)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

5/12/11

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

5/13/11

Live and Let Die (1973)

5/14/11

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

5/15/11

The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

5/16/11

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

5/17/11

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

5/18/11

Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
Moonraker (1979)

5/19/11

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

5/23/11

Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Octopussy (1983)

5/24/11

Never Say Never Again (1983)

5/25/11

Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
A View to a Kill (1985)

5/27/11

The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence to Kill (1989)

5/28/11

Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
GoldenEye (1995)

5/29/11

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)

5/30/11

Casino Royale (2006)
The Pink Panther (2006)

5/31/11

Quantum of Solace (2008)
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)

Left to watch: Nothing

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2011 One Degree of Separation Challenge

Rules:
Start with a Kevin Bacon movie
The next movie must feature someone who was in the previous movie
End with a Kevin Bacon movie (easier said than done)

Goal: 30
☼ = First Time Viewing

DVD | Blu-ray | HD DVD

May 1
01. Wild Things (1998) - Kevin Bacon ===> Matt Dillon
No matter how many times I've seen this, I always pick up something I've missed in previous viewings. And, I can watch Denise Richards all day long in this! 7/10
02. Employee of the Month (2004)- Matt Dillon ===> Steve Zahn
WOW, what a pleasant surprise! More twists and turns than Wild Things. I'm surprised this hasn't garnered more of a cult following. Great performance from Steve Zahn. 7/10
03. A Perfect Getaway (2009)- Steve Zahn ===> Milla Jovovich
Another movie with a twist. I guess today was twist day, although this one was a little more predictable. Pretty good film overall even if it did get a little far fetched toward the end. Beautiful looking blu-ray. 7/10

May 2
04. Dummy (2002)- Milla Jovovich ===> Adrien Brody
Pretty good dark romantic comedy with an excellent performance from Adrien Brody. Never seen him play a role like this. 6/10

May 3
05. The Brothers Bloom (2008)- Adrien Brody ===> Rachel Weisz
Excellent movie that keeps you guessing until the end and thinking about it afterwards. 7/10

May 5
06. Confidence (2003)- Rachel Weisz ===> Edward Burns
Another pretty good movie about running a con game. Edward Burns was smooth, but I seem to be in criminal genre rut. I always enjoy these movies, but I think I'll try to change it up a bit with my next selection. 6/10

May 6
07. Life or Something Like It (2002)- Edward Burns ===> Angelina Jolie
Not really sure what I think about this one. For the most part, an average film that had it's moments. Not great, but still watachable. 5/10

May 7
08. The Bone Collector (1999)- Angelina Jolie ===> Denzel Washington
Decent thriller. I had caught parts of it on cable TV in the past, but this is the first time I'd seen it in it's entirety and I enjoyed it. 6/10

May 8
09. The Siege (1998)- Denzel Washington ===> Annette Bening
Surprised to learn this was made in 1998. It could have been made yesterday and it would still be timely and relevant. A pretty good action film to boot! 7/10
10. In Dreams (1999)- Annette Bening ===> Robert Downey, Jr.
Starts out a little slow, but picks up steam toward the end. Very good and creepy performance from Robert Downey, Jr. 6/10

May 9
11. The Singing Detective (2003)- Robert Downey, Jr. ===> Mel Gibson
The only way to describe this is BIZARRE!!! I really didn't care much for it, it's just a little too out there for me. 3/10

May 10
12. Bird on a Wire (1990)- Mel Gibson ===> Goldie Hawn
Surprised by how much I liked this. Sure, it's got corny dialogue and improbable plot points, but the chemistry between Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn more than makes up for it. Only downside was the horrible non-anamorphic transfer. 7/10

May 11
13. The Banger Sisters (2002)- Goldie Hawn ===> Susan Sarandon
I didn't really care too much for this one. A bit of a struggle to get through. 4/10

May 12
14. Mr. Woodcock (2007)- Susan Sarandon ===> Billy Bob Thornton
Better than I expected. 5/10

May 13
15. School for Scoundrels (2006)- Billy Bob Thornton ===> Jon Heder
Another film that was better than I expected. I had never seen Jon Heder in anything expect Napoleon Dynamite, which I loved, but he really showed some talent here. 6/10

May 16
16. Blades of Glory (2007)- Jon Heder ===> Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell has always been hit or miss for me, but this was mostly hit. I really enjoyed it much more than I expected. Some good laughs and another good performance from Jon Heder. 7/10

May 17
17. The Producers (2005)- Will Ferrell ===> Uma Thurman
I'm usually not a big fan of musicals, but I am a fan of Mel Brooks and this has his stamp all over it. It is a little too long, but I stll enjoyed it for the most part. 6/10

May 18
18. Mad Dog and Glory (1993)- Uma Thurman ===> Robert DeNiro
Not really too crazy about this one. Bill Murray was the highlight as a mob boss, but the rest of the movie was average at best. 5/10

May 19
19. Righteous Kill (2008) - Robert DeNiro ===> Al Pacino
I know this gets a lot of hate on here, but what can I say, I like it. I saw it originally in the theater and I think I liked it even better the second time around. I love the genre and although it's not the best movie I've ever seen, it's far from the worst. 7/10

May 21
20. Donnie Brasco (1997)- Al Pacino ===> Johnny Depp
Excellent mob movie. Right up there with Goodfellas and Casino as far as I'm concerned. 8/10

May 22
21. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) - Johnny Depp ===> Jack Davenport
One of my favorite movies of the last ten years. So much fun. 8/10
22. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - Jack Davenport ===> Keira Knightley
Not quite as much fun as the first one, but still enjoyable. Gets a little bogged down with too many characters and a somewhat complicated plot. 6/10

May 23
23. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)- Keira Knightley ===>Orlando Bloom
WOW, there was a lot going on here. Tried to do too many things and would have benefitted by cleaning up the storyline and cutting 30-45 minutes out. 5/10

May 24
24. Elizabethtown (2005)- Orlando Bloom ===> Alec Baldwin
Not bad. I'm usually indifferent toward Keira Knightley, but I loved her in this role. Just the right amount of quirkyness. 6/10

May 25
25. The Edge (1997)- Alec Baldwin ===> Anthony Hopkins
Loved everything about it. Not sure how this managed to slip under my radar for so many years. 7/10

May 26
26. Fracture (2007)- Anthony Hopkins ===> Ryan Gosling
Another excellent movie. I think I like just about anything Anthony Hopkins does. 7/10

May 27
27. The United States of Leland (2003)- Ryan Gosling ===> Don Cheadle
I think there is a good movie in here somewhere, I just didn't find it. Very sad and depressing and maybe I just wasn't in the mood for this type of film. 4/10


May 29
28. Brooklyn's Finest (2009)- Don Cheadle ===> Richard Gere
Loved it, loved it, loved it!!! Quite possibly my favorite movie of the month. Just very gritty and dirty and realistic. 9/10


May 30
29. Internal Affairs (1990)- Richard Gere ===> Andy Garcia
Pretty good movie that deserves better than this non-anampohic transfer. 6/10
30. The Air I Breathe (2007)- Andy Garcia ===> Kevin Bacon
Entertaining film with four distinct storylines that come together in the end. It works in this case. 7/10

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Star Trek (TOS) 3 Seasons / Animated Series / 6 Movies + 2009 Movie

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May 1
Star Trek S1 E1 "The Man Trap"
Star Trek S1 E2 "Charlie X"
Star Trek S1 E3 "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
Star Trek S1 E4 "The Naked Time"
Star Trek S1 E5 "The Enemy Within"
Star Trek S1 E6 "Mudd's Women
Star Trek S1 E7 "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"
Star Trek S1 E8 "Miri"
Star Trek S1 E9 "Dagger of the Mind"
Star Trek S1 E10 "The Corbomite Maneuver"


May 2
Star Trek S1 E11 "The Menagerie: Part I"
Star Trek S1 E12 "The Menagerie: Part II"

Star Trek S1 E13 "The Conscience of the King"
Star Trek S1 E14 "Balance of Terror"
Star Trek S1 E15 "Shore Leave"

Star Trek S1 E16 "The Galileo Seven"
Star Trek S1 E17 "The Squire of Gothos"

Star Trek S1 E18 "Arena"
Star Trek S1 E19 "Tomorrow is Yesterday"
Star Trek S1 E20 "Court Martial"
Star Trek S1 E21 "The Return of the Archons


May 3
Star Trek S1 E22 "Space Seed"
Star Trek S1 E23 "A Taste of Armageddon"

Star Trek S1 E24 "This Side of Paradise"

May 4
Star Trek S1 E25 "The Devil in the Dark"
Star Trek S1 E26 "Errand of Mercy"
Star Trek S1 E27 "The Alternative Factor"
Star Trek S1 E28 "The City on the Edge of Forever"
Star Trek S1 E29 "Operation - Annihilate!"

Star Trek S2 E1 "Amok Time"
Star Trek S2 E2 "Who Mourns For Adonais?"

Star Trek S2 E3 "The Changeling"

May 5
Star Trek S2 E4 "Mirror Mirror"

May 6
Star Trek S2 E5 "The Apple"
Star Trek S2 E6 "The Doomsday Machine"
Star Trek S2 E7 "Catspaw"
Star Trek S2 E8 "I, Mudd"


May 7
Nothing

May 8
Star Trek S2 E9 "Metamorphosis"
Star Trek S2 E10 "Journey to Babel"
Star Trek S2 E11 "Friday's Child"
Star Trek S2 E12 "The Deadly Years"
Star Trek S2 E13 "Obsession"


May 9
Star Trek S2 E14 "Wolf in the Fold"
Star Trek S2 E15 "The Trouble With Tribbles"
Star Trek S2 E16 "The Gamesters of Triskelion"
Star Trek S2 E17 " A Piece of the Action"

Star Trek S2 E18 "The Immunity Syndrome"
Star Trek S2 E19 "A Private Little War"


May 10
Star Trek S2 E20 "Return to Tomorrow"
Star Trek S2 E21 "Patterns of Force"
Star Trek S2 E22 "By Any Other Name"
Star Trek S2 E23 "The Omega Glory"


May 11
Star Trek S2 E24 "The Ultimate Computer"
Star Trek S2 E25 "Bread and Circuses"
Star Trek S2 E26 "Assignment: Earth"


May 12
Star Trek S3 E1 "Spock's Brain"
Star Trek S3 E2 "The Enterprise Incident"
Star Trek S3 E3 "The Paradise Syndrome"


May 13
Star Trek S3 E4 "And the Children Shall Lead"
Star Trek S3 E5 "Is There In Truth No Beauty"
Star Trek S3 E6 "Spectre of the Gun"
Star Trek S3 E7 "Day of the Dove"
Star Trek S3 E8 "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky"

Star Trek S3 E9 "The Tholian Web"

May 14
Star Trek S3 E10 "Plato's Stepchildren"
Star Trek S3 E11 "Wink of an Eye"
Star Trek S3 E12 "The Empath"
Star Trek S3 E13 "Elaan of Troyius"

Star Trek S3 E14 "Whom Gods Destroy"
Star Trek S3 E15 "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"
Star Trek S3 E16 "The Mark of Gideon"


May 15
Star Trek S3 E17 "That Which Survives"
Star Trek S3 E18 "The Lights of Zetar"
Star Trek S3 E19 "Requiem for Methuselah"
Star Trek S3 E20 "The Way to Eden"

Star Trek S3 E21 "The Cloud Minders"
Star Trek S3 E22 "The Savage Curtain"


May 16
Star Trek S3 E23 "All Our Yesterdays"
Star Trek S3 E24 "Turnabout Intruder"
Star Trek S1 E0 "The Cage"

Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E1 "Beyond the Farthest Star"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E2 "Yesteryear"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E3 "One of Our Planets is Missing"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E4 "The Lorelei Signal"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E5 "More Tribbles, More Troubles"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E6 "The Survivor"


May 17
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E7 "The Infinite Vulcan"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E8 "The Magicks of Megas-Tu"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E9 "Once Upon A Planet"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E10 "Mudd's Passion"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E11 "The Terratin Incident"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E12 "The Time Trap"


May 18
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E13 "The Ambergris Element"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E14 "The Slaver Weapon"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E15 "The Eye of the Beholder"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S1 E16 "The Jihad"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S2 E1 "The Pirates of Orion"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S2 E2 "Bem"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S2 E3 "Practical Joker"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S2 E4 "Albatross"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S2 E5 "How Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth"
Star Trek: The Animated Series S2 E6 "The Counter-Clock Incident"


May 19 - 27
VACATION!

May 28
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

May 29
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

May 30
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country


May 31
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
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May 8, 2010
1. The Simpsons S4: "Kamp Krusty" [1992, DVD]
2. The Simpsons S4: "A Streetcar Named Marge" [1992, DVD]

May 10, 2010
3. The Simpsons S4: "Homer the Heretic" [1992, DVD]

May 29, 2010
4. The Simpsons S21: "Bart Gets A Z" [2009, DVR]☼


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May 10, 2010
1. The Making of Garden State [2004, DVD]☼

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May 29, 2010
1. The Simpsons S21: "Bart Gets A Z" [2009, DVR]☼

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The Totally Awesome Challenge


May 1:
1. Season 1, Pilot: I've seen it many times before, but it was on my ipod while I was doing the dishes, so why not start the challenge where it all began? Still love Sarah's entrance and the sequence in which Chuck discovers who she really is.

May 4:
2. Season 2, episode 1: Chuck vs. The First Date. A new intersect might mean the end of Chuck's spy life. GS: Michael Clarke Duncan

May 5:
3. Season 2, episode 2, Chuck vs. The Seduction. Superspy Roan Montgomery coaches Chuck on how to seduce Sasha Banachek, and Lester'd regime as assistant manager begins. GS: John Larroquette.

May 6:
4. Season 2, episode 3, Chuck vs. The Break-Up. Chuck has to take a back seat to another agent teaming up with Sarah. GS: Michael Strahan

May 6:
5. Season 2, episode 4, Chuck vs. The Cougars. Sarah runs into a high school classmate, and a social dinner threatens to reveal information about her past. GS: Nicole Richie.

May 7:
6. Season 2, episode 5, Chuck vs. Tom Sawyer. An efficiency expert evaluates the Buy More in a Jeff-centric episode

May 8:
7. Season 2, episode 6, Chuck vs. The Ex. Chuck has a chance meeting with his former girlfriend Jill (Jordana Brewster), and some of his Stanford past comes to light. Sarah masquerades as an Australian scientist and gets to speak with her natural accent for 20 seconds.

8. Season 2, episode 7, Chuck vs. The Fat Lady. Chuck's relationship with Jill is a factor as the agents investigate her former boss's involvement in a rogue CIA plot.

May 10:
9. Season 2, episode 8, Chuck vs. The Gravitron. Chuck and Co. battle the rogue agent.

May 11:
10. Season 2, episode 9, Chuck vs. The Sensei. Casey faces his former mentor. GS: Carl Lumbly, Bruce Boxleitner, Morgan Fairchild

May 12:
11. Season 2, episode 11, Chuck vs. Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, a hostage situation develops at the Buy More. Loved this episode! Awesome Die Hard callouts, including Reginald Vel Johnson reprising his role as Sgt. Al Powell. Really interesting plot as well. GS: Jerome Bettis, Reginald Vel Johnson.

12. Season 2, episode 12, Chuck vs. The Third Dimension. Episode broadcast in 3-D the day after the Super Bowl, making use of the glasses that had been handed out for the Monsters vs. Aliens commercial that aired during the SB. Other than the opening sequence, the episode was a bit humdrum. Some shots were obviously done for 3-D, though for the record I watched in 2-D. GS: Dominic Monaghan

May 15:
13. Season 2, episode 13, Chuck vs. The Suburbs. Chuck and Sarah go undercover as a married couple in the suburbs, where Chuck is approached by a randy housewife (Jenny McCarthy). GS: Andy Richter, Jenny McCarthy

May 19:
14. Season 2, episode 10, Chuck vs. The Delorean (watched out of order because I had to buy two episodes to take on vacation and I figured the Christmas and post-Super Bowl episodes were safer purchases). More background on Sarah, as her con-man father gets tangled up in CIA business, and a definite The Grifters feel. GS: Gary Cole.

15. Season 2, episode 14: Chuck vs. The Best Friend. Anna breaks up with Morgan, and her new boyfriend is involved in a nefarious plot. Will Chuck's involvement in the mission end his friendship with Morgan?

Bonus watching:

June 18:

Chuck vs. the Beefcake: Jonathan Cake gueststars as a Fulcrum agent Sarah has to seduce to procure Fulcrum's version of the asset
Chuck vs. the Lethal Weapon: Cake again
Chuck vs. the Predator: Orion and Arnold Vosloo
Chuck vs. the Broken Heart: Special Agent Alex Forrest (Tricia Helfer, Fatal Attraction joke) is assigned to assess Sarah's relationship with the asset and whether it is affecting her performance

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Clean off my Hardrive

Total Space Used on Movie/Television : 182 GB
Spaced Cleaned: 1.59G
Space Added:
Percent. Done:

Total Files Watched: 32
New : 32/32

May 1st
1. Extreme Couponing S1E1
2. Extreme Couponing S1E2
3. Extremw Couponing S1E3
4. The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump
5. Family Guy S7E4 "Baby Not on Board"
6. Family Guy S7E6 "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing"
7. Family Guy S8E1 " Road to the Multiverse"
8. Fringe S3E19 " Lysergic Acid Diethylamide"

Deleted: 2.11G
Added: 2.19G

May 2nd
8. UFC 129 "Pierre vs Shields"
9. Chuck S4E14 "Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible'
10. Chuck S4E15 "Chuck Versus the Cat Squad"
11. Chuck S4E16 "Chuck Versus The Masquerade"
12. Chuck S4E17 "Vhuvk versus The First Bank of Evil"
13. Fring S3E20 "6:02 AM EST"

Deleted: 4.034G
Not counted Delete: 3.088g
Added: 1.29G

May 3rd
14. Eagleheart S1E2 "Creeps"
15. Eagleheart S1E3 "Master of Da' Skies"
16. Chuck S4E18 "Chuck Versus the A-Team"
17. Chuck S4E19 "Chuck versus the Muuurder"
18. Chuck S4E20 "Chuck Versus The Family Volkoff"
19. Chuck S4E21 "Chuck versus the wedding Planner"
Deleted: 1.598
Not Counted Delete: 9.669
Added 2.3 G

May4th-May14th
Nothing Due to Vacation
May 15th
Added:
Not Counted Delete: 4.839
May16th to May22nd
NOTHING
May 23rd
20. Mothers Day
21. The Inheritance
22. The Tunnels
23. Paranormal Activity 2
24. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
25. Eagleheart S1E4
26. The Roommate

Total Deleted: 6.63gb
May 24th
27. The Ultimate Fighter S13E7
Uncounted 700mb
May 25th
28. Social Network
29. Saw 3-D
Deleted: 2.87 GB

May 26th
30. Tropa De Elite
Deleted: 1.38 GB

May 27th
31. Eagleheart S1E5
Deleted: 100MB

May 28th
Tropa De Elite Part2
Deleted: 698 MB
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Short Television Seasons Challenge


Jeeves and Wooster S2
Jeeves and Wooster S3
Jeeves and Wooster S4
Mr. Show S1
Mr. Show S2
Parks and Recreation S1
The League S1
Wings S1
The IT Crowd S1
Monty Python: Almost the Truth
The IT Crowd S2
The IT Crowd S3
The IT Crowd S4
Eastbound & Down S1
Extras S1
Extras S2
Mr. Show S3
Father Ted S1
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia S4
The Loop S1
Moral Orel S1
Mr. Show S4
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! S1
Tom Goes to the Mayor S1
Tom Goes to the Mayor S2

Finishing up the last two as of 5/28, this should complete my list.

Edit to add: Last day additions of the last three seasons there (if all goes to plan). Love me some Adult Swim.

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Bette Davis Challenge

Goal: Watch as many of Bette Davis' films as I can, in as close to chronological order as possible.



5/1:
1. Waterloo Bridge (1931) *
2. Hell's House (1932) *
3. The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) *
4. The Man Who Played God (1932) *
5/9:
5. All About Eve (1950)


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Indy24LA's 2nd Annual Make-Your-Own Challenge

Comedy A to Z

Goal: Watch 26 comedy films each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet.
Last Year's Comic Book Challenge

5/1
A- The Addams Family "Don't torture yourself, Gomez. That's my job."
B- Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure "Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K."
C- City Slickers "Lord, we give you Curly. Try not to piss him off."
D- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels "Ruprecht, do you want the genital cuff?"
E- Eurotrip "I saw a gay porno once. I didn't know until halfway in. The girls never came. The girls never came!"

5/7
F- Fired Up "Bottomless breadsticks only keep you at the Olive Garden for so long, until at some point you look up and say 'Why the hell am I at the Olive Garden with all these fat people'?"
G- The Girl Next Door "What would JFK do? You know he'd tap that ass."

5/8
H- Happy Gilmore "You can trouble me for a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up! Now, you will go to sleep or I will put you to sleep. Check the name tag. You're in my world now, grandma."
I- i heart huckabees "We're not in infinity; we're in the suburbs."
J- Juno "You should've gone to China, you know, 'cause I hear they give away babies like free iPods. You know, they pretty much just put them in those t-shirt guns and shoot them out at sporting events."
K- Kicking & Screaming "No, you go to hell, and while you're there, why don't you grab me a juicebox!"

5/13
L- Loaded Weapon 1 "I’ll tell you Sarg, something just doesn’t add up. My wife and I haven't had sex in over two years yet I have a six month old daughter."
M- Mighty Wind "There was abuse in my family, but it was mostly musical in nature."

5/14
N- Night Shift "Oh, that Barney Rubble. What an actor."
O- Old School "You're my boy, Blue! You're my boy."

5/15
P- Parenthood "It's like your Aunt Edna's ass. It goes on forever and it's just as frightening."
Q- Quick Change "It's bad luck just seeing a thing like that!"
R- Royal Tenenbaums "This is my adopted daughter, Margot Tenenbaum."
S- Summer School "This menstruation thing? It's a scam! Women are so lucky."
T- Trading Places "Cause I'm a karate man! And a karate man bruises on the inside!"

5/21
U- Underdog "Right. I'm going to learn manners from a guy who pees in my white porcelain drinking bowl."
V- Vegas Vacation "I haven't seen a beatin' like that since somebody stuck a banana in my pants and turned a monkey loose."
W- Weekend at Bernie's "No, it's okay, really, I've always wanted a limp."

5/22
X- X-Files: Jose Chung's From Outer Space "Well, hey, I didn't spend all those years playing Dungeons and Dragons and not learn a little something about courage."
Y- Young Frankenstein "Pardon me, boy. Is this the Transylvania station?"
Z- Zoolander "I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!"

Bonus Movies:
5/22
Nutty Professor "Come on Cletus! It aint nuthin' but a short walk. You might walk over, but you limpin' back!"
Raising Arizona "Well... it ain't "Ozzie and Harriet."
5/27
The Hangover "Tigers love pepper. They hate cinnamon."
Office Space "I don't really like to talk about my flair."
5/28
So I Married an Axe Murderer "Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee *beady* eyes, and that smug look on his face. "Oh, you're gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!"
Midnight Run "I'll tell you what: if you don't cooperate, you're gonna suffer from "fistophobia."
The Invention of Lying "Man In The Sky forbid!"
5/29
Kung Fu Panda 2 "My fist hungers for justice! That was... my fist."
This is Spinal Tap "It's such a fine line between stupid, and uh... clever."
Liar Liar "The fact that my client has been riden more than Seattle Slew is irrelevant."
Wayne's World "Marriage is punishment for shoplifting in some countries."
Chasing Amy "You're way too conservative for that girl. She's been around and seen things we've only read about in books."

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May 1
S3 "End Game" / "Law and Disorder" / "The Old and the Dead" / "In Search of Crimes Past" / Colors" / "The Gas Man"
S4 "Fire Pts 1 & 2" / "Autofocus"

May 2
S4 "A Doll's Eyes" / "Heartbeat" / "Hate Crimes" / "Thrill of the Kill" / "Sniper Pts 1 & 2" / "Full Moon"

May 3
Law & Order S6 "Charm City"
S4 "For God and Country" / The Hat" / "I've Got a Secret" / "Justice Pt 1"

May 4
S4 "Justice Pt 2" / "Stakeout" / "Map of the Heart" / "Requiem for Adena" / "The Wedding" / "Scene of the Crime" / "Work Related"

May 5
S4 "The Damage Done"
S5 "Hostage Pts 1 & 2" / "Prison Riot" / "Bad Medicine" / "M.E., Myself, and I" / "White Lies" / "The Heart of a Saturday Night" / "The True Test"

May 7
S5 "Control" / "Blood Wedding" / "The Documentary" / "Betrayal" / "Have a Conscience" / "Diener" / "Wu's On First" / "Valentine's Day" / "Kaddish" / "Double Blind" / "Deception"

May 8
S5 "Narcissus" / "Strangers and Other Partners Pts 1 & 2"
S6 "Blood Ties Pts 1-3" / "Subway"

May 9
Law & Order S8 "Baby It's You Pt 1"
S6 ""Baby It's You Pt 2" / "Birthday" / "Saigon Rose" / "All is Bright"

May 10
S6 "Closet Cases" / "Sins of the Father" / "Shaggy Dog, City Goat" / "Something Sacred Pts 1 & 2"

May 11
S6 "Lies and Other Truths" / "Pit Bull Sessions" / "Mercy"

May 12
S6 "Abduction" / "Full Court Press" / "Strangled, Not Stirred" / "Secrets"

May 13
S6 "Finnegan's Wake" / "Fallen Heroes Pts 1 & 2"
S7 "La Famiglia" / "Brotherly Love" / "Just an Old-Fashioned Love Song"

May 14
S7 "The Twenty Percent Solution" / "Red Red Wine" / "Wanted Dead or Alive Pts 1 & 2" / "Kellerman, P.I. Pts 1 & 2" / "Shades of Gray" / "Bones of Contention" / "The Same Coin" / "Homicide.com" / "A Case of To Do or Die"

May 15
L&O S9 "Sideshow Pt 1"
S7 "Sideshow Pt 2" / "Truth Will Out" / "Zen and the Art of Murder" / "Self Defense" / "Lines of Fire" / "The Why Chromosome" / "Identity Crisis" / "Forgive Us Our Trespasses"

May 16
Homicide: The Movie
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AMC/FX/HBO Shows

Goal: Watch through as many shows from these three networks as possible.


May 2nd:

1. The Killing - What You Have Left (S01E06)

May 4th:

2. Justified - The Collection (S01E06)
3. Justified - Blind Spot (S01E07)

May 7th:

4. Justified - Blowback (S01E08)

May 9th:

5. The Killing - Vengeance (S01E07)

May 14th:

6. Justified - Hatless (S01E09)
7. Justified - The Hammer (S01E10)

May 16th

8. The Killing - Stonewalled (S01E08)

May 23rd

9. The Killing - Undertow (S01E09)

May 30th

10. The Killing - I'll Let You Know When I Get There (S01E09)

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Corey31's First Annual Make-Your-Own-Challenge Challenge List

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Challenge: Movie Series

Rules:

- Only Movie Series with 3 or more films in them count
- Each film watched counts as 1.
- 3 Wildcards for films with 2 films in the series

Goal: 20
Total: 13

May 1:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl

May 4:
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

May 7:
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

May 15:
4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

May 17:
5. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

May 19:
6. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

May 20:
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

May 22:
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

May 23:
9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban

May 26:
10. The Hangover *
11. The Hangover: Part II

May 28:
12. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

May 29:
13. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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1 Degree of Separation Challenge
  • Start with a Kevin Bacon movie
  • Connect each subsequent movie by actors only
  • Connecting actors must have a significant role (no cameos)
  • Films, Direct-to-Video, or TV movie only
  • Connecting actor can only be used once
  • End the challenge with a film that Kevin Bacon appears in
  • Goal - 62 Movies
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Sunday, May 1st

1. Trapped (2002) - DVD (Kevin Bacon, Charlize Theron)

2. The Devil's Advocate (1997) - DVD (Charlize Theron, Judith Ivey)

3. Hello Again (1987) - DVD (Judith Ivey, Shelley Long)

Monday, May 2nd

4. Outrageous Fortune (1987) - DVD (Shelley Long, Bette Midler)

5. Ruthless People (1986) - DVD (Bette Midler, Danny Devito)

6. The War of the Roses (1989) - DVD (Danny Devito, Kathleen Turner)

Tuesday, May 3rd

7. Romancing the Stone (1984) - DVD (Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas)

8. Disclosure (1994) - DVD (Michael Douglas, Demi Moore)

Wednesday, May 4th

9. G.I. Jane (1997) - DVD (Demi Moore, Jim Caviezel)

Thursday, May 5th

10. Deja Vu (2006) - DVD (Jim Caviezel, Denzel Washington)

11. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) - DVD (Denzel Washington, John Travolta)

Friday, May 6th

12. Grease (1978) - DVD (John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John)

13. Two of A Kind (1983) - DVD (Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning)

14. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) - DVD (Charles Durning, Dolly Parton)

Saturday, May 7th

15. Nine to Five (1980) - DVD (Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin)

16. Big Business (1988) - Blu-Ray (Lily Tomlin, Edward Herrman)

Sunday, May 8th

17. Overboard (1987) - Blu-Ray (Edward Herrman, Goldie Hawn)

18. Seems Like Old Times (1980) - DVD (Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase)

Monday, May 9th

19. Foul Play (1978) - DVD (Chevy Chase, Dudley Moore)

20. Micki and Maude (1984) - DVD (Dudley Moore, Richard Mulligan)

Tuesday, May 10th

21. S.O.B. (1981) - DVD (Richard Mulligan, Rosanna Arquette)

Wednesday, May 11th

22. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) - DVD (Rosanna Arquette, Madonna)

Saturday, May 14th

23. The Next Best Thing (2000) - DVD (Madonna, Benjamin Bratt)

Sunday, May 15th

24. Abandon (2002) - DVD (Benjamin Bratt, Katie Holmes)

25. Batman Begins (2005) - HD-DVD (Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman)

26. The Dark Knight (2008) - DVD (Gary Oldman, Christian Bale)

27. The Machinist (2004) - DVD (Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh)

Monday, May 16th
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Theme: Documentaries/Dogfights/Ancient Aliens/Japanese TV and Movies

Shows that are educational basically, including a lot of nature documentaries, and shows about nature such as National Geographic shows, Nature on PBS, and Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.

3 Wild Cards are allowed for shows that don't fit the theme.

May 1

1. Dogfights S1: Mig Alley
2. Dogfights S1: Air Ambush
3. Dogfights: Greatest Air Battles

May 2

4. National Geographic: Tigers Of the Snow
5. Dogfights S1: Flying Tigers
6. Dogfights S1: Guadalcanal

May 3

7. Dogfights S1: Hell Over Hanoi
8. Amazon: IMAX
9. Dogfights S1: The Zero Killer

May 4

10. Trekkies

May 5

Nothing

May 6

11. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Hunter's of the Sky
12. America's Haunted Houses
13. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Land of the Falcon
14. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Land of the Condor
15. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Miracle of Flight
16. Dogfights S1: The Last Gunfighter
17. Dogfights S1: Death of the Japanese Navy

May 7

18. Beavers: IMAX
19. Dogfights S1: Long Odds

May 8

20. Life: Challenges of Life
21. Wings Over the Gulf

May 9

22. Dogfights S1: Dogfights Of the Middle East
23. Dogfights S1: Hunt for the Bismark
24. Dogfights: The Planes

May 10

25. Mammals vs Dinos: Rise of the Mammals
26. Unearthing Ancient Secrets: The Unsolved Death of Cleopatra
27. Dolphins: IMAX

May 11

28. Ancient Aliens: 2 Hour Pilot

May 12

Nothing

May 13

29. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Return of the Puffin
30. Scars That Heal: The Dave Roever Story

May 14

31. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: A Day With the Sandhill Cranes

May 15 and 16

Nothing at all

May 17

32. Ultraman: Ultra Operation # 1
33. Ultraman: Shoot the Invader

May 18

34. Ultraman: Charge Forth, Science Patrol
35. Ultraman: Five Seconds Before the Explosion

May 19

36. Gamera the Giant Monster
37. Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

May 20

38. Planet Earth: From Pole to Pole
39. Wings of the Luftwaffe: Fighter Attack
40. Wings Over Europe
41. Wings Over the Pacific
42. Planet Earth: Mountains
43. Planet Earth: Fresh Water
44. Life: Reptiles and Amphibians

May 21

45. Life: Mammals
46. Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Wild Card # 1
47. Life: Fish
48. King of Beasts GoLion: Escape From Slave Castle

May 22

49. King of Beasts Golion: The Ruined Phantom Planet
50. King of Beasts GoLion: The Ghost and the Five Keys

May 23

51. Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla

May 24

52. King of Beasts Golion: Resurrection of the Legendary Giant
53. King of Beasts Golion: Fortress For the New Struggle

May 25

54. King of Beasts GoLion: Death of Shirogane the Hero

May 26

Nothing

May 27

55. Teknoman: Friend or Foe
56. Teknoman: Invasion
57. Teknoman: Power of the Space Knights

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The Many Mini-Marathon Challenge

Goal: Have fun and don't over do it

2011-05-01
The "Catching-Up-With-The-NBC-Must-See-Thursday-Shows-I-Missed-Because-Of-Last-Month's-Challenge" Mini-Marathon
30 Rock "I Heart Connecticut" April 14, 2011
30 Rock "100th Episode, Pt. 1" April 21, 2011
30 Rock "100th Episode, Pt. 2" April 21, 2011
30 Rock "Everything Sunny All The Time Always" April 28, 2011
Community "Paradigms Of Human Memory" April 21, 2011
Community "Applied Anthropology And Culinary Arts" April 28, 2011
The Office "Training Day" April 14, 2011
The Office "Michael's Last Dundies" April 21, 2011
The Office "Goodbye, Michael" April 28, 2011
Parks And Recreation "Soulmates" April 21, 2011
Parks And Recreation "Jerry's Painting" April 28, 2011
Perfect Couples "Perfect Wedding" April 7, 2011
2011-05-02
The "I-Didn't-Know-Nurse-Jackie-Season-3-Had-Started" Mini-Marathon
Nurse Jackie "Game On" March 28, 2011
Nurse Jackie "Enough Rope" April 4, 2011
Nurse Jackie "Play Me" April 11, 2011
Nurse Jackie "Mitten" April 18, 2011
Nurse Jackie "Rat Falls" April 25, 2011
Nurse Jackie "When The Saints Go" May 2, 2011
2011-05-03
The "Catching-Up-With-The-Glee-Episodes-I-Missed-Because-Of-Last-Month's-Challenge-Plus-Today's-New-One" Mini-Marathon
Glee "A Night Of Neglect" April 19, 2011
Glee "Born This Way" April 26, 2011
Glee "Rumours" May 3, 2011
2011-05-04
The "Catching-Up-With-The-Parenthood-Episodes-I-Missed-Because-Of-Last-Month's-Challenge" Mini-Marathon
Parenthood "New Plan" April 5, 2011
Parenthood "Slipping Away" April 12, 2011
Parenthood "Hard Times Come Again No More" April 19, 2011
2011-05-05
Yvette Vickers Double Feature
Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman (1958)
Attack Of The Giant Leeches (1959)
2011-05-06
The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles
The Ed Sullivan Show February 9, 1964
The Ed Sullivan Show February 16, 1964
The Ed Sullivan Show February 23, 1964
The Ed Sullivan Show September 12, 1965
2011-05-07
The "Unrelated-Random-Stuff-I-Watched-Today" Mini-Marathon
Mother's Day Massacre (2007)
Cinematic Titanic: Frankenstein's Castle Of Freaks (2008/1974)
Saturday Night Live "Tina Fey/Ellie Goulding" May 7, 2011
Mother's Day
Watched TV Land's Everybody Loves Raymond: (S)Mother's Day Marathon With My Mom!
Everybody Loves Raymond "Marie's Meatballs" January 19, 1998
Everybody Loves Raymond "No Fat" November 23, 1998
Everybody Loves Raymond "Call Me Mom" April 29, 2002
Everybody Loves Raymond "Mother's Day" May 6, 2002
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Bigger Person" May 13, 2002
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Shower" April 28, 2003
2011-05-09
Watched Some Episodes Of "Fridays" On DVDR That Came In The Mail Today
Fridays "Tony Geary/Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney" April 23, 1982
Fridays "Kenny Loggins" April 11, 1980
Fridays "Valerie Bertinelli/The Jim Carroll Band" February 6, 1981
Fridays "Victoria Principal/Chubby Checker" February 19, 1982
2011-05-10
More "Fridays"
Fridays "Susan Sarandon/The Four Tops" December 11, 1981
Fridays "Andy Kaufman/The Sir Douglas Quintet" February 20 1981
Fridays "Billy Crystal/Randy Meisner" February 27, 1981
2011-05-11
More "Fridays"
Fridays "Lynn Redgrave/Huey Lewis & The News" March 5, 1982
Fridays "William Shatner/Kim Carnes" September 25, 1981
Fridays "Father Guido Sarducci & Dawn/Jefferson Starship" April 3, 1981
Fridays "Gregory Hines/Bonnie Raitt" March 12, 1982
Friday The 13th
The "Catching-Up-With-The-NBC-Must-See-Thursday-Shows-I-Missed-Because-It-Was-Mom's-Day-Off" Mini-Marathon
Community "For A Few Paintballs More" May 12, 2011
Parks And Recreation "The Fight" May 12, 2011
Parks And Recreation "Road Trip" May 12, 2011
The Office "Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager" May 12, 2011
Saturday The 14th
More "Fridays"
Fridays "Karen Allen/The Stray Cats" October 16, 1981
Fridays "Tab Hunter/KISS" January 15, 1982
Fridays "Tony Geary & Genie Francis/Devo" October 9, 1981
Fridays "Mark Hamill/Jimmy Buffett" May 8, 1981
2011-05-15
Shout! Factory's Roger Corman's Cult Classics Triple Feature
The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976)
Follow That Car (1980)
Smokey Bites The Dust (1981)
2011-05-16
Directed By Stephanie Rothman Double Feature
Group Marriage (1973)
Terminal Island (1973)
2011-05-17
Everybody Loves Raymond Season One Disc One
Everybody Loves Raymond "Pilot" September 13, 1996
Everybody Loves Raymond "I Love You" September 20, 1996
Everybody Loves Raymond "I Wish I Were Gus" September 27, 1996
Everybody Loves Raymond "Standard Deviation" October 4, 1996
Everybody Loves Raymond "Look, Don't Touch" October 10, 1996
2011-05-18
Everybody Loves Raymond Season One Disc Two
Everybody Loves Raymond "Frank The Writer" October 18, 1996
Everybody Loves Raymond "Your Place Or Mine?" October 28, 1996
Everybody Loves Raymond "In-Laws" November 1, 1996
Everybody Loves Raymond "Win, Lose Or Draw" November 11, 1996
Everybody Loves Raymond "Turkey Or Fish" November 22, 1996
2011-05-19
Most Of Everybody Loves Raymond Season One Disc Three
Everybody Loves Raymond "Captain Nemo" December 13, 1996
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Ball" December 20, 1996
Everybody Loves Raymond "Debra's Sick" January 3, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Car" January 31, 1997
2011-05-20
Everybody Loves Raymond The Episode I Accidentally Skipped Yesterday And Season One Disc Four
Everybody Loves Raymond "Who's Handsome?" January 17, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "Diamonds" February 7, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Game" February 21, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "Recovering Pessimist" 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Dog" March 3, 1997
2011-05-21
Scream Theater Double Feature Vol #1
Sisters Of Death (1978)
Scream Bloody Murder (1973)
2011-05-22
Everybody Loves Raymond Season One Disc Five & Season Two Disc One
Everybody Loves Raymond "Neighbors" March 10, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "Fascinatin' Debra" March 17, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "Why Are We Here?" April 7, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "Ray's On TV" September 22, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "Father Knows Least" September 29, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "Brother" October 6, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "Mozart" October 13, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "Golf" October 20, 1997
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Everybody Loves Raymond "Anniversary" October 27, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "Working Late Again" November 3, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Children's Book" November 11, 1997
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Everybody Loves Raymond "The Gift" November 17, 1997
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Skyline (2010)
2011-05-27
Shout! Factory's Roger Corman's Cult Classics Double Feature: The Ron Howard Action Pack
Eat My Dust! (1976)
Grand Theft Auto (1977)
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Everybody Loves Raymond Season Two Disc Three
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Letter" December 8, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "All I Want For Christmas" December 15, 1997
Everybody Loves Raymond "Civil War" January 5, 1998
Everybody Loves Raymond "Mia Famiglia" January 12, 1998
Everybody Loves Raymond "Marie's Meatballs" January 19, 1998
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Re: May 2011 Make-Your-Own Challenge ***Lists Go Here***


The Rules/Guidelines
Spoiler:
Comic books and comic strips are both eligible for consideration.

Content about the comic book world is also eligible, so documentaries (like Comic Book Confidential are in, as well as movies like Comic Book Villains, which is a comedy about a pair of comic book store rivals).

Movies/TV shows are not eligible if the property came before a comic book presence. So, even though there are numerous Star Wars and Transformers comics, those franchises began as movies and toys, respectively.

Standard TV:movie conversion formula rules apply (2 hours broadcast time = 1 movie).

Bonus content counts, and am counting it by the standard 2 hour conversion rule. So if I watch four 15 minute featurettes and two behind-the-scenes features, that's worth 1 entry.

Commentary tracks count as a separate viewing.

The emphasis will be on movies and TV shows I have never seen, but that won't be a formal restriction. I already know I intend to re-watch a lot of Superman content, for instance.

I will allow myself three wild cards for tangential movies. For instance, Adventures in Babysitting isn't about comic books, but there is a little girl obsessed with Thor, and that's a recurring theme/gag with a funny pay-off scene. It's possible that a local theater might be doing a midnight screening of that in May, and if I can attend, I'll count that.

The List - Movies
  1. 5/03 Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam
  2. 5/04 Red
  3. 5/05 The Green Hornet
  4. 5/06 Comic Book Villains
  5. 5/06 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  6. 5/07 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
  7. 5/08 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
  8. 5/08 Superman and the Mole-Men
  9. 5/10 From Hell - commentary by directors Albert & Allen Hughes, screenwriter Rafael Yglesias, cinematographer Peter Deming and actor Robbie Coltrane
  10. 5/12 Jonah Hex
  11. 5/15 Kick-Ass
  12. 5/15 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Commentary Track with Director Tim Story
  13. 5/16 Ghost World
  14. 5/16 Barb Wire
  15. 5/17 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Commentary Track with Producer Ari Avad, Co-Writer Don Payne and Editors William Hoy & Peter S. Elliot
  16. 5/19 Hellboy
  17. 5/19 C.B.D.: The Comic Book Diaries
  18. 5/19 Surrogates
  19. 5/23 American Splendor commentary track
  20. 5/24 Superman Theatrical Cut - commentary track with Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler
  21. 5/31 Elektra Director's Cut
DVD: 11 | Blu-ray Disc: 3 | Netflix Watch Instantly: 7 | Theatrical Exhibition: 0 | TV Broadcast: 0 | iTunes Digital Download: 0 | Podcast: 0

The List - TV
  1. Batman (Hub)
  2. 5/02 "The Impractical Joker"/"The Joker's Provokers"
    5/24 "A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away"
    5/30 "Rats Like Cheese"
  3. 5/30 "The Purr-fect Crime"/"Better Luck Next Time"
    5/31 "Shoot a Crooked Arrow"/"Walk the Straight and Narrow"
  4. 5/31 "The Sandman Cometh"/"The Catwoman Goeth"/"The Zodiac Crimes"/"The Joker's Hard Times"
  5. 5/31 "The Penguin Declines"/"A Piece of the Action" - Green Hornet!/"Batman's Satisfaction" - Green Hornet!/"Surf's Up! Joker's Under!
    Batman Beyond
  6. 5/11 "Rebirth"/"Rebirth, Part II"/"Black Out"/"Golem"
  7. 5/12 "Meltdown"/"Heroes"/"Shriek"/"Dead Man's Hand"
  8. 5/12 "Rebirth" commentary by Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Glen Murakami and Curt Geda
    5/12 "Shriek" commentary by Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Glen Murakami, Curt Geda and Stan Berkowitz
    5/13 "The Winning Edge"
    5/14 "Spellbound"
  9. 5/14 "Disappearing Inque"/"A Touch of Curaré"/"Ascension"
    5/03 "Payback" (Hub)
    Dick Tracy
  10. 5/15 "The Mole - Part 1"/"The Mole - Part 2"
    5/16 "Dick Tracy and Flat-Top"/"Hijack"
  11. Superman Short Films, TV Content
    5/22 Japoteurs (9 minutes)/Showdown (8 minutes)
    5/23 Eleventh Hour (8 minutes)/Destruction, Inc. (9 minutes)/The Mummy Strikes (8 minutes)/Jungle Drums (8 minutes)/The Underground World (8 minutes)/Secret Agent (8 minutes)
    5/31 Smallville "Pilot" (45:26)
  12. Superman TV Specials
    5/16 Superman 50th Anniversary
    5/23 The Making of Superman II
  13. TV Content
    5/10 The Incredible Hulk "Free Fall" (48:25)
    5/30 The Middleman "The Pilot Episode Sanction" (42:25)
  14. TV Content
    5/01 Young Justice "Infiltrator" (Cartoon Network)
    5/15 The Shadow "The Case of the Cotton Kimono" [unsold pilot] (25 minutes)
    5/19 Stripperella "Beauty and the Obese"/"Crime Doesn't Pay...Seriously, It Doesn't"
  15. Bonus Content and Motion Comics (124:44)
    5/09 Batman: Under the Red Hood "Robin: The Story of Dick Grayson" (24:13)
    5/10 Spider-Woman Marvel Motion Comic "Agent of S.W.O.R.D., Episode 1" (10:17)
    5/10 Batman: Under the Red Hood "Robin's Requiem: The Tale of Jason Todd" (20:58)
    5/14 Batman Beyond - Season One - "Inside Batman Beyond (9:30)/"Music of the Knight"(9:46)
    5/22 First Flight - The Fleischer Superman Series (13 minutes)
    5/24 Superman - Trailers and TV Spot (4 minutes)
    5/27 Superman - Screen Tests (22 minutes)
    5/27 Superman - Restored Scenes (11 minutes)
  16. 5/27 Bonus Content (121 minutes)
    Superman - Taking Flight: The Development of Superman (30 minutes)
    Superman - Making Superman: Filming the Legend (31 minutes)
    Superman - The Magic Behind the Cape (24 minutes)
    Superman - Additional Music Cues (audio only) (36 minutes)
DVD: 17 episodes, 8 short films | Blu-ray Disc: 0 | Netflix Watch Instantly: 2 episodes | Theatrical Exhibition: 0 | TV Broadcast: 17 episodes | iTunes Digital Download: 3 episodes, 1 motion comic | Podcast: 0

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Re: May 2011 Make-Your-Own Challenge ***Lists Go Here***


A MONTH OF MATT GROENING:
THE SIMPSONS AND FUTURAMA CHALLENGE


Rules: Aside from broadcast television, only watch shows created by Matt Groening.

Entries: Half-Hour Episodes will count as ¼ an Entry and Movies will count as 1 Entry.

Goals: Watch as many episodes and movies of "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" as possible.


DVD
Blu-ray
Broadcast


Total: 107.5 Entries
Breakdown: The Simpsons: 323 Episodes + 1 Movie | Futurama: 87 Episodes + 4 Movies

Week 1: 27 Entries
Spoiler:

May 01
001.) The Simpsons: The City Of New York vs. Homer Simpson/The Principal And The Pauper/Lisa's Sax/Treehouse of Horror VIII
002.) The Simpsons: The Cartridge Family/Bart Star/The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons/Lisa The Skeptic
003.) The Simpsons: Realty Bites/Miracle On Evergreen Terrace/All Singing, All Dancing/Bart Carny
004.) The Simpsons: The Joy Of Sect/Das Bus/The Last Temptation Of Krust/Dumbbell Indemnity
005.) The Simpsons: Lisa The Simpson/This Little Wiggy/Simpson Tide/The Trouble With Trillions
006.) The Simpsons: Girly Edition/Trash Of The Titans/King Of The Hill/Lost Our Lisa

May 02
007.) The Simpsons: Natural Born Kissers & Futurama: Space Pilot 3000/The Series Has Landed/I, Roommate
008.) Futurama: Love's Labours Lost In Space/Fear Of A Bot Planet/A Fishful Of Dollars/My Three Suns
009.) Futurama: A Big Piece Of Garbage/Hell Is Other Robots/A Flight To Remember/Mars University
010.) Futurama: When Aliens Attack/Fry & The Slurm Factory/I Second That Emotion/Brannigan, Begin Again
011.) Futurama: A Head In The Polls/Xmas Story/Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love? & The Simpsons: The Real Housewives Of Fat Tony

May 03
012.) Futurama: The Lesser Of Two Evils/Put Your Head On My Shoulders/Raging Bender/A Bicyclops Built For Two
013.) Futurama: A Clone Of My Own/How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back/The Deep South/Bender Gets Made
014.) Futurama: Mother's Day/The Problem With Popplers/Anthology Of Interest I/War Is The H-word
015.) Futurama: The Honking/The Cryonic Woman/Amazon Women In The Mood/Parasites Lost

May 04
016.) Futurama: A Tale Of Two Santas/The Luck Of The Fryish/The Birdbot Of Ice-catraz/Bendless Love
017.) Futurama: Bendless Love/The Day The Earth Stood Stupid/That's Lobstertainment/The Cyber House Rules
018.) Futurama: Where The Buggalo Roam/Insane In The Mainframe/The Route Of All Evil/Bendin' In The Wind
019.) Futurama: Time Keeps On Slipping/I Dated A Robot/A Leela Of Her Own/A Pharaoh To Remember
020.) Futurama: Anthology Of Interest II/Roswell That Ends Well/Godfellas/Future Stock

May 05
021.) Futurama: The 30% Iron Chef & The Simpsons: Bart Gets An F/Simpson And Delilah/Treehouse Of Horror
022.) The Simpsons: Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish/Dancin' Homer/Dead Putting Society/Bart vs. Thanksgiving
023.) The Simpsons: Bart The Daredevil/Itchy & Scratchy & Marge/Bart Gets Hit by a Car/One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish

May 06
024.) The Simpsons: The Way We Was/Homer vs. Lisa And The 8th Commandment/Principal Charming/Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
025.) The Simpsons: Bart's Dog Gets An F/Old Money/Brush With Greatness/Lisa's Substitute

May 07
026.) The Simpsons: The War Of The Simpsons/Three Men And A Comic Book/Blood Feud & Futurama: Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch
027.) Futurama: Leela's Homeworld/Love And Rocket/Less Than Hero/A Taste Of Freedom


Week 2: 21 Entries
Spoiler:

May 08
028.) Futurama: Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV/Jurassic Bark/Crimes Of The Hot/Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles
029.) Futurama: The Why Of Fry/Where No Fan Has Gone Before/The Sting/Bend Her
030.) Futurama: Obsoletely Fabulous/The Farnsworth Parabox & The Simpsons: The Scorpion's Tale/Homer Scissorhands
031.) Futurama: Three Hundred Big Boys/Spanish Fry/The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings & Everybody Loves Hypnotoad: Amazon Adventure

May 09
032.) Futurama: Bender's Big Score
033.) Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs
034.) Futurama: The Lost Adventure & The Simpsons: Stark Raving Dad/Mr. Lisa Goes To Washington/When Flanders Failed
035.) The Simpsons: Bart The Murderer/Homer Defined/Like Father, Like Clown/Treehouse Of Horror II

May 10
036.) The Simpsons: Lisa's Pony/Saturdays Of Thunder/Flaming Moe's/Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk
037.) The Simpsons: I Married Marge/Radio Bart/Lisa The Greek/Homer Alone
038.) The Simpsons: Bart The Lover/Homer At Bat/Separate Vocations/Dog Of Death

May 11
039.) Futurama: Bender's Game
040.) Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder

May 12
041.) The Simpsons: Colonel Homer/Black Widower/The Otto Show/Bart's Friend Falls In Love
042.) The Simpsons: Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?/Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire/Bart The Genius/Homer's Odyssey
043.) The Simpsons: There's No Disgrace Like Home/Bart The General/Moaning Lisa/The Call Of The Simpsons

May 13
044.) The Simpsons: The Telltale Head/Life On The Fast Lane/Homer's Night Out/The Crepes Of Wrath

May 14
045.) The Simpsons: Krusty Gets Busted/Some Enchanted Evening & Futurama: Rebirth/In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela
046.) Futurama: Attack Of The Killer App/Proposition Infinity/The Duh-Vinci Code/Lethal Inspection
047.) Futurama: The Late Philip J. Fry/That Darn Katz!/A Clockwork Origin/The Prisoner Of Benda
048.) Futurama: Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences/The Mutants Are Revolting/The Futurama Holiday Spectacular & The Simpsons: Kamp Krusty


Week 3: 28 Entries
Spoiler:

May 15
049.) The Simpsons: A Streetcar Named Marge/Homer The Heretic/Lisa The Beauty Queen/Treehouse Of Horror III
050.) The Simpsons: Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie/Marge Gets A Job/New Kid On The Block/Mr. Plow
051.) The Simpsons: Lisa's First Word/Homer's Triple Bypass/Marge vs. The Monorail/Selma's Choice
052.) The Simpsons: Brother From The Same Planet/I Love Lisa/Duffless/Last Exit To Springfield
053.) The Simpsons: So It's Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show/The Front/Whacking Day/Marge In Chains

May 16
054.) The Simpsons: Krusty Gets Kancelled/500 Keys/Homer's Barbershop Quartet/Cape Feare
055.) The Simpsons: Homer Goes To College/Rosebud/Treehouse of Horror IV/Marge On The Lam

May 17
056.) The Simpsons: Bart's Inner Child/Boy-Scoutz 'N The Hood/The Last Temptation Of Homer/$pringfield
057.) The Simpsons: Homer The Vigilante/Bart Gets Famous/Homer And Apu/Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy

May 18
058.) The Simpsons: Deep Space Homer/Homer Loves Flanders/Bart Gets An Elephant/Burns' Heir
059.) The Simpsons: Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song/The Boy Who Knew Too Much/Lady Bouvier's Lover/Secrets Of A Successful Marriage
060.) The Simpsons: Bart Of Darkness/Lisa's Rival/Another Simpsons Clip Slow/Itchy & Scratchy Land
061.) The Simpsons: Sideshow Bob Roberts/Treehouse Of Horror V/Bart's Girlfiend/Lisa On Ice
062.) The Simpsons: Homer Badman/Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy/Fear Of Flying/Homer The Great

May 19
063.) The Simpsons: And Maggie Makes Three/Bart's Comet/Homie The Clown/Bart vs. Australia
064.) The Simpsons: Homer vs. Patty And Selma/A Star Is Burns/Lisa's Wedding/Two Dozen And One Greyhounds
065.) The Simpsons: The PTA Disbands/'Round Springfield/The Springfield Connection/Lemon Of Troy

May 20
066.) The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)/Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)/Radioactive Man/Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily
067.) The Simpsons: Bart Sells His Soul/Lisa The Vegetarian/Treehouse Of Horror VI/King-Size Homer
068.) The Simpsons: Mother Simpsons/Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming/The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular/Marge Be Not Proud
069.) The Simpsons: Team Homer/Two Bad Neighbors/Scenes From The Class Struggle In Springfield/Bart The Fink
070.) The Simpsons: Lisa The Iconoclast/Homer The Smithers/The Day The Violence Died/A Fish Called Selma

May 21
071.) The Simpsons: Bart On The Road/22 Short Films About Springfield/Raging Abe Simpson And His Grumbling Grandson In 'The Curse Of The Flying Hellfish'/Much Apu About Nothing
072.) The Simpsons: Homerpalooza/Summer Of 4 Ft. 2/Treehouse Of Horror VII/You Only Move Twice
073.) The Simpsons: The Homer They Fall/Burns, Baby Burns/Bart After Dark/A Milhouse Divided
074.) The Simpsons: Lisa's Date With Density/Hurricane Neddy/El Viaje Misterioso De Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage Of Homer)/The Springfield Files
075.) The Simpsons: The Twisted World Of Marge Simpson/Mountain Of Madness/Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious/The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show
076.) The Simpsons: Homer's Phobia/Brother From Another Series/My Sister, My Sister/Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment


Week 4: 30 Entries
Spoiler:

May 22
077.) The Simpsons: Grade School Confidential/The Canine Mutiny/The Old Man And The Lisa/In Marge We Trust
078.) The Simpsons: Homer's Enemy/The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase/The Secret War Of Lisa Simpson/The Ned-Liest Catch

May 23
079.) The Simpsons: Lard Of The Dance/The Wizard Of Evergreen Terrace/Bart The Mother/Treehouse Of Horror IX
080.) The Simpsons: When You Dish Upon A Star/D'oh-in In The Wind/Lisa Gets An "A"/Homer Simpson In: "Kidney Trouble"
081.) The Simpsons: Mayored To The Mob/Viva Ned Flanders/Wild Barts Can't Be Broken/Sunday, Cruddy Sunday

May 24
082.) The Simpsons: Homer To The Max/I'm With Cupid/Marge Simpson In: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"/Make Room For Lisa
083.) The Simpsons: Maximum Homerdrive/Simpsons Bible Stories/Mom And Pop Art/The Old Man And The "C" Student
084.) The Simpsons: Monty Can't Buy Me Love/They Saved Lisa's Brain/Thirty Minutes over Tokyo/Beyond Blunderdome

May 25
085.) The Simpsons: Brother's Little Helper/Guess Who's Coming To Criticize Dinner?/Treehouse Of Horror X/E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)
086.) The Simpsons: Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder/Eight Misbehavin'/Take My Wife, Sleaze/Grift Of The Magi
087.) The Simpsons: Little Big Mom/Faith Off/The Mansion Family/Saddlesore Galactica
088.) The Simpsons: Alone Again, Natura-Diddily/Missionary: Impossible/Pygmoelian/Bart To The Future
089.) The Simpsons: Days Of Wine And D'oh'ses/Kill The Alligator And Run/Last Tap Dance In Springfield/"It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge

May 26
090.) The Simpsons: Behind The Laughter/Treehouse Of Horror XI/A Tale Of Two Springfields/Insane Clown Poppy
091.) The Simpsons: Lisa The Tree Hugger/Homer vs. Dignity/The Computer Wore Menace Shoes/The Great Money Caper
092.) The Simpsons: Skinner's Sense Of Snow/HOMR/Pokey Mom/Worst Episode Ever
093.) The Simpsons: Tennis The Menace/Day Of The Jackanapes/New Kids On The Blecch/Hungry, Hungry Homer

May 27
094.) The Simpsons: Bye Bye Nerdie/Simpson Safari/Trilogy Of Error/I'm Goin' To Praiseland
095.) The Simpsons: Children Of A Lesser Clod/Simpsons Tall Tales/Treehouse Of Horror XII/The Parent Rap
096.) The Simpsons: Homer The Moe/A Hunka Hunka Burns In Love/The Blunder Years/She Of Little Faith
097.) The Simpsons: Brawl In The Family/Sweets And Sour Marge/Jaws Wired Shut/Half-Decent Proposal
098.) The Simpsons: The Bart Wants What It Wants/The Lastest Gun In The West/The Old Man And The Key/Tales From The Public Domain

May 28
099.) The Simpsons: Blame It On Lisa/Weekend At Burnsie's/Gump Roast/I Am Furious (Yellow)
100.) The Simpsons: The Sweetest Apu/Little Girl In The Big Ten/The Frying Game/Poppa's Got A Brand New Badge
101.) The Simpsons Movie
102.) The Simpsons: Sex, Pies And Idiot Scrapes/Lost Verizon/Double, Double, Boy In Trouble/Treehouse Of Horror XIX
103.) The Simpsons: Dangerous Curves/Homer And Lisa Exchange Cross Words/Mypods And Boomsticks/The Burns And The Bees
104.) The Simpsons: Lisa The Drama Queen/Take My Life, Please/How The Test Was Won/No Loan Again, Naturally
105.) The Simpsons: Gone Maggie Gone/In The Name Of The Grandfather/Wedding For Disaster/Eeny Teeny Maya Moe
106.) The Simpsons: The Good, The Sad And The Drugly/Father Knows Worst/Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh/Four Great Women And A Manicure



Week 5:
Spoiler:

May 29
107.) The Simpsons: Coming To Homerica/Dude, Where's My Ranch?/'Tis The Fifteenth Season/Large Marge
108.) The Simpsons: Three Gays Of The Condo/The Way We Weren't

May 30
N/A

May 31
N/A


The Queue:
Spoiler:

The Simpsons: Seasons and Movies
  • Season 01
  • Season 02
  • Season 03
  • Season 04
  • Season 05
  • Season 06
  • Season 07
  • Season 08
  • Season 09
  • Season 10
  • Season 11
  • Season 12
  • Season 13
  • The Movie
  • Season 20

The Simpsons: Miscellaneous Episodes
  • Large Marge (Season 14, Kiss And Tell: The Story Of Their Love)
  • Three Gays Of The Condo (Season 14, Kiss And Tell: The Story of Their Love)
  • Dude, Where's My Ranch? (Season 14, Christmas With The Simpsons 2)
  • Tis The Fifteenth Season (Season 15, Christmas With The Simpsons 2)
  • The Way We Weren't (Season 15, Kiss And Tell: The Story Of Their Love)
  • The Scorpion's Tale (Season 22, Broadcast)
  • The Real Housewives Of Fat Tony (Season 22, Broadcast)
  • Homer Scissorhands (Season 22, Broadcast)
  • 500 Keys (Season 22, Broadcast)
  • The Ned-Liest Catch (Season 22, Broadcast)

Futurama: Seasons and Movies
  • Volume 01
  • Volume 02
  • Volume 03
  • Volume 04
  • Bender's Big Score
  • The Beast With A Billion Backs
  • Bender's Game
  • Into The Wild Green Yonder
  • Volume 05

Futurama: Miscellaneous Episodes
  • Everybody Loves Hypnotoad: Amazon Adventure (Bender's Big Score)
  • Futurama: The Lost Adventure (The Beast With A Billion Backs)

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Re: May 2011 Make-Your-Own Challenge ***Lists Go Here***

The

Challenge

Rules:

Anything personally bought at Big Lots is considered be fair game. Titles purchased elsewhere are also acceptable if cross-referenced to one of the Big Lots threads in the DVD Bargains sub-forum. In the case you will want to note the price you bought it at and the price it sold for at Big Lots. Also you would need to use the same edition as sold at Big Lots. For example if you wanted to watch Blade Runner then you would only be able to watch the 2-Disc DVD set or the old snapper, no case or BR or HD-DVD set.

Movies = 1 entry (despite running time)

TV shows count according to length as they're aired on TV (including commercials):
30 minute shows = ¼ an entry
1 hour shows = ½ an entry
2 hour shows = 1 entry

Mini-Series = 1 entry for each day it aired

Commentaries count. (no restrictions)

Up to three wild cards can be used on titles that were purchased at other closeout locations but never formally offered by Big Lots (i.e. Ross Dress For Less, Wal-Mart dump bin, ect.).

Checklist:
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade Big Lots has sold.
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- Unrated/X/NC-17 (post-1968) -

Watch films in at least three price tiers ($3, $5, $6, $9, $10 [Bonus for non-standard non-coupon tier price]).
--- First Price Tier, (insert price), (insert title).
--- Second Price Tier, (insert price), (insert title).
--- Third Price Tier, (insert price), (insert title).

Watch films in at least one language other than English [Bonus for additional languages].
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch a film in each of the following genres/types:
--- Action/Adventure - (insert film title here)
--- Comedy -
--- Crime -
--- Disaster/Terrorist -
--- Documentary -
--- Drama -
--- Movie you saw and liked when you were a kid and only bought because it was so cheap -
--- Fantasy/Scifi -
--- Anime -
--- Horror -
--- Musical -
--- Mystery -
--- Chick Flick -
--- War/Western -

Title Sold At Big Lots Purchased Elsewhere:
--- (Title) (Price Paid) (Big Lots Price/Money Saved/Lost)

--- *Bonus* (worth 3 checks) Watch one of the 3 BluRay title ever sold at Big Lots.




Goal: 50
Legend:
First Time Views *
Watched With Wife *
- May 1st
Commentary
1.)
Commentary "Battlefield Earth" (2000) *
--- ($3 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: Bridging this challeng to last months B-Movie challenge I decided to see if the BAttlefield Earth commentary was like the parody commentary of The Postman on The Simpsons. It surprisingly was not, recorded prior to the film aquiring it's stigma the director is almost overly positive about the experience. The commentary is pretty run of the mill but the director does have a few interesting stories to tell between comparing his movie to Star Wars and Kurosawa.
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 2.4 out of 10
2.)
A Mighty Heart (2007) **
--- ($3 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: I normally don't watch things this low in the "to watch" pile but after trying to have the wife sit though Battlefield Earth I needed to make a concession. My first thought was man I am really tired of this kind of movie. Then, fuck It's about that guy, I don't want to watch this. It wasn't bad but it was real depressing and they did manage to make Angelina Jolie not hot. Not something I plan on revisiting.
(3 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: Very sad ending. They need to put the captionated you know Indian or whatever speaking. Note: you will want to turn on subtitles #5 if you plan on watching this one. Sad to be true story. She did good job but that accent very difficult somehow. Good movie.

(4 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 6.7 out of 10
- May 2nd
3.) & 4.)
The Stand Parts 1 & 2 (1994)
--- ($6 Tier Title) ---
(From The Stephen King Gift Set)
My Thoughts: Not quite as good as I remember from seeing it as a kid or compared to the source material that I recently enjoyed but still a solid peice of entertainment. I have always enjoyed these end of the world movies and this one hits that spot but it feels like it is stuck on fast forward compared to the book.
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 7.2 out of 10
5.)
Return Of The Boogeyman (1994) *
--- ($6 Tier Title) ---
(Double Feature with The Boogeyman)
My Thoughts: Fuck, this movie is awful. Easily the worst thing I have seen since Ghoulies IV! Never before have I seen a "sequel" show so many scenes from the first movie, to a point where it is beyond ridiculous, there are more flashback scenes than original ones in this travesty of celluloid.
(1 out of 5)

My Wife's Thoughts: That's not sequel just explain the movies. Suck. Nothing special, they didn't have to make this. Booo. Cause that's too much last movie nothing new, just review.

(1 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 1.4 out of 10
- May 3rd
6.) & 7.)
The Stand Parts 3 & 4 (1994)
--- ($6 Tier Title) ---
(From The Stephen King Gift Set)
My Thoughts: This half doesn't hold up quite as well as the first half. Although it seems like King's endings never translate well to film. At least better than the horrible CG Langoleirs ending.
(3 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 7.2 out of 10
- May 4th
8.) - 14.)
The Golden Years (1991) *
--- ($6 Tier Title) ---
(From The Stephen King Gift Set)
My Thoughts: After an accident at a government research facility an old Janitor starts pulling a Benjamin Button. Then he goes on the run on what feels like a bit of a slow X-Files episode. Entertaining but I think I would have liked it better if I had been 60+.
(3 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 5.0 out of 10
15.)
Casanova (2005) (Wildcard #1) *
--- ($3 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: Another concession title after having my wife sit through that piece of shit Return of the Boogeyman. Picked up this one at the now defunct megamovieoutlet.com at the $3 price point. This one was a fun romcom, not sure if I would have liked it as much without Heath Ledger though. Also it felt surprisingly tame for an R rated movie about the worlds most notorious lover.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: Good, Heath Ledger main, he's gone, sad. 4-star love comedy but middle little weird situation unrealistic. Some disparaging remark, in Japanese, about me resembling one of the characters which I most certainly don't.

(4 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 6.5 out of 10
- May 5th
16.)
The Ruins (2008) *
--- ($3 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: Why are these bad things always happening to American tourists? This is serviceable monster movie, reminding me of the evil oil slick from Creepshow. But like that one it didn't quite deliver on the backstory to my satisfaction. So basically we were 10 minutes of plot away from being a 4 star movie, it would have needed to be a good 10 minutes though.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: Pretty good, everyone dies. Did it make you want to go to Mexico?. Probably not soon, I will think about it. I will think about Machu Picchu too. Gross, yeah shouldn't go and have to learn language.
(4 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 6.0 out of 10
- May 7th
17.)
Born To Win (1971) *
--- ($4 Tier Title) ---
From The St. Clair Vision Star Power Set
My Thoughts: Some fun moments but it just played too slow for me. I know the style is in keeping with the times but the quality of the print prevented me from really enjoying that slower burn. Also a bit run of the mill, gritty New York, cops and junkies.
(2.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: Finished? Extremely slow deshita at first, I don't understand what they want to tell, seriously. she got arrested friends dies, he's wrong, don't understand.
(3 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 5.7 out of 10
18.)
The Tracey Fragments (2007) *
--- ($3 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: Visually very entertaining, and the story is decent. But like most films that Ellen Paige chooses to be in this movie is a bit up it's own ass. Still it was decent, had some teen sex and was fun to look at.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: This is not movie it's more like documentary and i don't understand what they want to say really. So she was normal or what? And brother dead? Couldn't get it some point. But need a little more something the end seriously. Ellen Paige is not really cute cute or anything just regular people, just good actress.
(3.5 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 6.0 out of 10
- May 9th
19.) - 19.5.)
Police Squad! (Complete Series) (1982) *
--- ($6 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: I loved the Naked Gun series as a kid and this is more of the same, classic Zucker. There are a lot of bits that were re-used in the movies but there is enough new here to still be enjoyable for any fan. Why did they cancel this? My only complaint would be I liked the actors that played Ed & Nordburg in the movies much better.
(4 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 8.7 out of 10
- May 11th
20.) - 22.)
Stella (Complete Series) (2005) *
--- ($6 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: I rode a strange line when watching this one of not liking the premise but enjoying the episodes, especially the outro stings. I want to grade it a 3 but, for the simple fact I was compelled and want more, it deserves a bit more. Nice to see Johnny Blue Jeans still on the scene.
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 8.1 out of 10
- May 12th
23.)
"A Fine Madness" (1966) *
--- ($3 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: Connery as a ladies man in a screwball 60's comedy, right there I was sold. But then they make him a misogynist, alimony-dodging, accidental wife beater. There are still a few amusing moments in this film but it gets really dark and uncomfortable at times (stop reading now for spoiler reasons). There is even a point where Connery gets forcibly lobotomized. Makes me wonder how this played back in 66...
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 6.0 out of 10
- May 13th
24.)
Alfie (1966) *
--- ($3 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: Wow, 1966 bringing the extremely dysfunctional ladies men. Better than the Connery one but it did make me a little sad. Felt very much like a Woody Allen Movie without Woody Allen. Michael Caine was, as always, great and got me really excited to see him in the original Payback.
(4 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 7.1 out of 10
- May 15th
25.) - 27.5)
Dr Katz (Season 1) (1995)
Commentary Dr Katz (Season 1) (1995) *
--- ($5 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: I remember when I was a kid watching this all the time to the point were I started to hate it. Watching it now it is just a really relaxing show and it's fun to hear all the 90's stand up again. The commentary was similarly mellow, and my crush on Laura has been rekindled.
(Actually 2.75 entries but rounded down to 2.5)
(4 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 8.1 out of 10
- May 16th
28.) - 31.)
Dr Katz (Season 2) (1995)
Commentary Dr Katz (Season 2) (1995) *
--- ($5 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: This one was bittersweet. On the one hand we have better commentaries but there are less of them. Then we have the show which has really hits it's stride at this point but now I can't finish it. Or I can but I have to buy the Complete Series. Why the fuck did they release seasons 1 and 2 separately and then not seasons 3 thru 6? So I am either out the 10 bucks I spent on these 2 or out of luck on the last 4 seasons. This is what happens when I break my complete series rules. I thought I had learned my lesson from Farscape but apparently I need a refresher every half decade or so. Anyway, content great, Comedy Central bad.
(Actually 3.75 entries but rounded down to 3.5)
(4.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 8.1 out of 10
- May 17th
32.)
Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (2004)
The Best Of Triumph The Insult Comic Dog (2004)
--- ($6 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: I was a little miffed at first that this "double feature" consists of 2 1-hour shows. But I have to admit, this is the most I have laughed all week. A great episode/retrospective for Conan and I think everything Triumph up until the release of this disc back in 04. A commentary and another episode or 2 of Conan would have been nice but It did brighten up my day.
(4 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 8.4 out of 10
- May 18th
33.)
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary (2003)
--- ($5 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: Maybe I saw this one too many times when it first aired or maybe the comedy just isn't playing anymore. Either way I was amused various times but never to the point of say loling.
(3 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 6.8 out of 10
- May 20th
34.)
Tales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990)* *
--- ($3 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: I am a sucker for a good horror anthology. This one isn't quite as good as either of the Creepshows but it is entertaining. The second story is by far the best of the three.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: (First she mocks me for 2 minutes about writing down what she is saying). "Good but I can guess easily that ending, so I gess started 3.5 but drop to 3 star. But I still like cat no mater what. Last one I guess the ending, second one is easy to guess to but the best. First one just famous people in the movie. Suppose to be shouldn't guess the ending but I kinda know that lady is evil in the middle, that cat story too."

(3 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 5.7 out of 10
35.) - 42.)
Star Trek: Fan Collective - Borg (1989+)
--- ($10 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: I scoffed when these collections came out for the X-Files and even when they started coming out for Star Trek, but then the Borg Collection came out. Before I go on I should note that while I personally don't own the ST season sets, I did buy them, for my mom, so it is something I could borrow if the need arises. Anyways, the Borg have always been my favorite ST Villains, so since I don't officially have the ST season in my collection this was a no-brainer. OK, onto the content. Man the Enterprise theme song is a lot worse than I remember also I question the logic of putting this episode with the most advanced Borg at the beginning of the collection even though it does come first chronologically. In the middle we have our classic TNG Borg episodes and then they get to the Voyager ones which are for my money the best ones in this set. The Voyager feature length series finally was a great send off to the not only the Star Trek experience but their most powerful enemy as well. Since it aired I have seen no other ST content that has even come close to it aside from the remake. It is easily one of my favorite ST episodes, my only complaint being that I wish they had got a few more TNG cameos in, even just in audio would have been nice. In conclusion if you aren't going to buy the series in their entirety or are waiting for the BR release this set is easily 10 bucks worth of entertainment, and so far my favorite of the challenge.
(4.5 out of 5)
- May 22nd
43.)
Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)*
--- ($3 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: A weird social commentary musical set during world war one that uses period songs for it's tunes. I must admit I had to turn subtitles on as I often had a bit of a time understanding these the pronunciation of this song. Aside from that it was a pretty interesting movie, especially with them using all of those old WWI trench songs.
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 7.0 out of 10
- May 23rd
44.)
Patton Oswald: No Reason To Complain (2004)*
--- ($5 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: I got a little carried away when the Comedy Central dump happened and snatched up a lot of things I normally wouldn't have just because of the brand. This DVD was one of those, I later lamented the fact I spent $5 on a 40 comedy routine but then I watched it. And for a 7 year old act it held up really well, still garnering plenty of lols. Whats strange is I have to say that the deleted scenes were actually funnier than the feature. Aside from that I do give CC some credit for throwing some of Pattons old work on the disc, an old Comedy Central presents and a really awful old sketch show called Food For Thought. I can only assume the ladder one was included as some sort of revenge and/or punishment as it was fascinatingly bad.
(4.0 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 7.9 out of 10
- May 24th
45.)
Roast of William Shatner (2006)
--- ($5 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: Just barely my favorite of the roasts over the Pam Anderson one. I do find it curious how Sulu blew away all the "professional" comedians. The disc also includes few fun featurette but all feel edited/truncated. Also I would love to see a commentary for one of these roast, either William Shatner or a collection of other comedians, something.
(4 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 7.5 out of 10
- May 25th
46.)
Jabberwocky (1977)*
--- ($3 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: This one was ok but I was never really got into it. It is like a less funny Monty Python movie. Somewhat amusing at times but that is about all, really and all around "meh" title.
(3 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 6.1 out of 10
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Goal: 55
Legend:
First Time Views *
Watched With Wife *
- May 26th
47.)
The Amazing Johnathan: Wrong On Every Level (2006)
--- ($5 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: I remember being initially disappointed when I originally saw this one on TV. And the same was true watching the feature presentation on this disc. The show this time around felt like it was focused almost entirely upon Johnathan being a dick and not actually doing any magic tricks which is what gave validity to his act in the first place. Then I watched the deleted scenes and it became clear that this special was edited by an idiot. Johnathan still has it but you have to watch the special features to see it.
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 7.9 out of 10
- May 29th
48.) - 51.)
Upright Citizens Brigade (Season 1) (1998)
Commentary Upright Citizens Brigade (Season 1) (1998)*
--- ($5 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: Didn't really dig this show when it was airing but I did play better for me on this run. I still found the trying to do the skits in real life during the end credits uncomfortable but that is what next buttons are for. Also the commentary is pretty fun in fact the biggest laugh for this set is in one of the cast commentaries.
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 8.4 out of 10
- May 30th
52.)
Bug (1975)* *
--- ($3 Tier Title) ---
My Thoughts: My first thought was "Is that the guy from Piranha?" The next was, why do people never listen to him? This is like 2 films shoved together. One is your classic animal attack flick and the other is a mad scientist who's experiment gets out of hand movie. Neither are especially good but the do deliver on the creepy factor due to the subject they are portraying.
(3 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "I love that music like that, old movie always creepy music. Fucking gross man. I wasn't impressed, first pretty good but then going down and down, so fake. A little disappoint.
(2.5 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 4.8 out of 10
Checklist
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade Big Lots has sold.
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-x- 1960 - "A Fine Madness" (1966)
...............Alfie (1966)
...............Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)
-x- 1970 - Born To Win (St. Clair Vision Star Power Set) (1971)
...............Jabberwocky (1977)
...............Bug (1975)
-x- 1980 - Police Squad! (Complete Series) (1982)
...............Star Trek: Fan Collective - Borg (1989+)
-x- 1990 - The Stand (Stephen King Gift Set) (1994)
...............Return Of The Boogeyman (1994)
...............The Golden Years (Stephen King Gift Set) (1991)
...............Dr. Katz (Season 1) (1995)
...............Commentary Dr. Katz (Season 1) (1995)
...............Dr. Katz (Season 2) (1995)
...............Commentary Dr. Katz (Season 2) (1995)
...............Tales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990)
...............Upright Citizens Brigade (Season 1) (1998)
...............Commentary Upright Citizens Brigade (Season 1) (1998)
-x- 2000 - Commentary Battlefield Earth (2000)
...............A Mighty Heart (2007)
...............Casanova (2005)
...............The Ruins (2008)
...............The Tracey Fragments (2007)
...............Stella (Complete Series) (2005)
...............Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (2004)
...............The Best Of Triumph The Insult Comic Dog (2004)
...............Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary (2003)
...............Patton Oswald: No Reason To Complain (2004)
...............Roast of William Shatner (2006)
...............The Amazing Johnathan: Wrong On Every Level (2006)
--- 2010 -

Watch a film for each rating:
-x- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - "A Fine Madness"
....................................Alfie
-x- G - Oh! What A Lovely War
-x- PG - Jabberwocky
............Bug
-x- PG-13 - Commentary Battlefield Earth
-x- R - A Mighty Heart
..........Casanova
..........Born To Win (St. Clair Vision Star Power Set)
..........The Tracey Fragments
..........Tales From The Darkside: The Movie
-x- Unrated/X/NC-17 (post-1968) - The Stand (Stephen King Gift Set)
................................................Return Of The Boogeyman
................................................The Golden Years (Stephen King Gift Set)
................................................The Ruins
................................................Police Squad! (Complete Series)
................................................Stella (Complete Series)
................................................Dr. Katz (Season 1)
................................................Commentary Dr. Katz (Season 1)
................................................Dr. Katz (Season 2)
................................................Commentary Dr. Katz (Season 2)
................................................Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special
................................................The Best Of Triumph The Insult Comic Dog
................................................Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary
................................................Star Trek: Fan Collective - Borg
................................................Patton Oswald: No Reason To Complain
................................................Roast of William Shatner
................................................The Amazing Johnathan: Wrong On Every Level
................................................Upright Citizens Brigade (Season 1)
................................................Commentary Upright Citizens Brigade (Season 1)

Watch films in at least three price tiers ($3, $5, $6, $9, $10 [Bonus for non-standard non-coupon tier price]).
-x- First Price Tier, ($3), (Commentary Battlefield Earth).
..................................(A Mighty Heart)
..................................(Casanova)
..................................(The Ruins)
..................................(The Tracey Fragments)
..................................("A Fine Madness")
..................................(Alfie)
..................................(Tales From The Darkside: The Movie)
..................................(Oh! What A Lovely War)
..................................(Jabberwocky)
..................................(Bug)
-x- Second Price Tier, ($6), (The Stand (Stephen King Gift Set)).
......................................(Return Of The Boogeyman (DF Title))
......................................(The Golden Years (Stephen King Gift Set))
......................................(Police Squad! (Complete Series))
......................................(Stella (Complete Series))
......................................(Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special)
......................................(The Best Of Triumph The Insult Comic Dog)
-x- Third Price Tier, ($4), (Born To Win (St. Clair Vision Star Power Set))
-x- Fourth *Bonus* Price Tier, ($5), (Dr. Katz (Season 1))
.................................................(Commentary Dr. Katz (Season 1))
.................................................(Dr. Katz (Season 2))
.................................................(Commentary Dr. Katz (Season 2))
.................................................(Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary)
.................................................(Patton Oswald: No Reason To Complain)
.................................................(Roast of William Shatner)
.................................................(The Amazing Johnathan: Wrong On Every Level)
.................................................(Upright Citizens Brigade (Season 1))
.................................................(Commentary Upright Citizens Brigade (Season 1))
-x- Fifth *Bonus* Price Tier, ($10), (Star Trek: Fan Collective - Borg)

Watch films in at least one language other than English [Bonus for additional languages].
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch a film in each of the following genres/types:
--- Action/Adventure - (insert film title here)
-x- Comedy - Police Squad! (Complete Series)
...................Stella (Complete Series)
..................."A Fine Madness"
...................Dr. Katz (Season 1)
...................Commentary Dr. Katz (Season 1)
...................Dr. Katz (Season 2)
...................Commentary Dr. Katz (Season 2)
...................Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special
...................The Best Of Triumph The Insult Comic Dog
...................Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary
...................Patton Oswald: No Reason To Complain
...................Roast of William Shatner
...................The Amazing Johnathan: Wrong On Every Level
...................Upright Citizens Brigade (Season 1)
...................Commentary Upright Citizens Brigade (Season 1)
--- Crime -
--- Disaster/Terrorist -
--- Documentary -
-x- Drama - A Mighty Heart
.................Born To Win (St. Clair Vision Star Power Set)
.................The Tracey Fragments
.................Alfie
--- Movie you saw and liked when you were a kid and only bought because it was so cheap -
-x- Fantasy/Scifi - Commentary Battlefield Earth
..........................The Golden Years (Stephen King Gift Set)
..........................Star Trek: Fan Collective - Borg
..........................Jabberwocky
--- Anime -
-x- Horror - The Stand (Stephen King Gift Set)
.................Return Of The Boogeyman
.................The Ruins
.................Tales From The Darkside The Movie
.................Bug
-x- Musical - Oh! What A Lovely War
--- Mystery -
-x- Chick Flick - Casanova
-x- War/Western - Oh! What A Lovely War

Title Sold At Big Lots Purchased Elsewhere:
--- (Title) (Price Paid) (Big Lots Price/Money Saved/Lost)

--- *Bonus* (worth 3 checks) Watch one of the 3 BluRay title ever sold at Big Lots.
Additional Statistics
Spoiler:
Number of 1st time viewings:
21 out of 52 (40%)

Number of titles watched with wife:
8 out of 52 (15%)

Most Watched From Decade:
1.) 1990's - 22 out of 52 (42%)
2.) 2000's - 13.5 out of 52 (26%)
3.) 1970's & 1960's - 3 out of 52 (6% each)
(1980's disqualified for containing a multi-decade spanning title)

Most Watched By Rating:
1.) Unrated (post-MPAA) - 40 out of 52 (77%)
2.) R - 5 out of 52 (10%)
2.) PG & Unrated (pre-MPAA) - 2 out of 52 (4% each)
(The vast majority of the Unrated (post-MPAA) is TV on DVD)

Most Watched by Price Tier
1.) $6 Tier - 17.5 out of 52 (34%)
2.) $5 Tier - 14 out of 52 (27%)
3.) $3 Tier - 11 out of 52 (21%)

Most Watched Checklist Genre
1.) Comedy - 21 out of 52 (40%)
2.) Fantasy/Scifi - 16 out of 52 (31%)
3.) Horror - 8 out of 52 (15%)

Highest Rated 1st Time Views:
(4 out of 5 or better)
Patton Oswald: No Reason To Complain (4)
Commentary Dr. Katz (Season 1) (4)
Commentary Dr. Katz (Season 2) (4.5)
Alfie (4)
Police Squad! (4)

Highest Rated Repeat Views:
(4 out of 5 or better)
Dr. Katz (Season 1) (4)
Dr. Katz (Season 2) (4.5)
Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (4)
The Best Of Triumph The Insult Comic Dog (4)
Star Trek: Fan Collective - Borg (4.5)
Roast of William Shatner (4)

Wife's Highest Rated Of The Challenge:
(4 out of 5 or better)
The Ruins (4)
Casanova (4)

My Worst Titles Of The Challenge:
(2.5 out of 5 or lower (1 being the lowest possible score))
Return Of The Boogeyman (1)
Born To Win (2.5)

My Wife's Worst Titles Of The Challenge:
(2.5 out of 5 or lower (1 being the lowest possible score))
Return Of The Boogeyman (1)
Bug (2.5)
Awards
Spoiler:
Best Title Watched:
Star Trek: Fan Collective - Borg

Worst Title Watched:
Return Of The Boogeyman

Best Comedy Central Title:
Dr. Katz (Season 2)

Worst Comedy Central Title:
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary

Challenge Surprises (in a good way):
The Golden Years
Casanova
The Tracey Fragments
Oh! What A Lovely War
Stella
"A Fine Madness"

Biggest Letdown
Jabberwocky

WTF Award
Bug

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*Movies with a list next to the title indicate a list that was updated and the movie was watched to re-complete it
1. The New Land
2. Way Out West
3. 3:10 To Yuma
4. Lonely Are The Brave
5. The Naked Island - IMDB 1960s
6. Little Big Man
7. The Westerner
8. Bad Day At Black Rock
9. The Shootist
10. Lone Star
11. Dead Man
12. El Dorado
13. La Ronde
14. The Sound Barrier
15. Richard III
16. Room At The Top
17. Sunday Bloody Sunday
18. Gervaise
19. Lacombe Lucien
20. Julia
21. Educating Rita
22. The Queen
23. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
24. Sparrows
25. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
26. The Commitments
27. Atonement
28. Howards End
29. Four Weddings and a Funeral
30. The Aviator
31. The Purple Rose of Cairo
32. Ashes and Diamonds
33. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
34. Central Station
35. Black God, White Devil - IMDB Western
36. Ten Canoes
37. Hidden
38. The Scarlet Empress - IMDB 1930s
39. Fever Heat - IMDB Film Noir
40. Ten
41. Devdas
42. Closely Watched Trains
43. Knife in the Water
44. A Prophet
45. Xala
46. The Ascent - IMDB War
47. Band of Outsiders
48. Leningrad Cowboys Go America
49. Idioterne
50. The Loves of a Blonde
51. Yeelen
52. The Sheik
53. Mother India
54. Night Watch
55. Heimat
56. Arabesk
57. Sholay
58. Dancer in the Dark
59. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
60. The Wedding March
61. Fiddler on the Roof
62. Les vampires
63. Robin Hood
64. The Last of the Mohicans
65. The Cheat
66. The Joyless Street
67. Lage Raho Munna Bhai
68. The Court Jester
69. The Emperor of the Mughals
70. 42nd Street
71. On the Town
72. Liberty for Us
73. Footlight Parade
74. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
75. Memories of Matsuko
76. Going Hollywood
77. Show Boat
78. The Last Command
79. Tol'able David
80. Beggars of Life
81. The Son of the Sheik
82. 7th Heaven
83. The Docks of New York
84. Tess of the Storm Country
85. Jealousy
86. A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
87. Paying the Penalty
88. Cabiria
89. The Iron Mask
90. The King of Kings
91. Ride the High Country - IMDB Western
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New Challenge: Clear Out Recorded Stuff

92. The Endless Summer
93. Get Carter
94. Cabeza de Vaca
95. Chappaqua
96. That Obscure Object of Desire
97. The Young One
98. Man on Wire
99. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
100. 24 Hour Party People
101. 1941
102. Side Street
103. A Generation
104. A Shot in the Dark
105. A Star Is Born
106. A Tale of Two Cities
107. A Taste of Honey
108. The Adventures of Hajji Baba
109. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
110. After Dark, My Sweet
111. All This, and Heaven Too

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Re: May 2011 Make-Your-Own Challenge ***Lists Go Here***



The Letter For the Month is L

All items watched this month will begin with the letter L.
For television shows, 4 half-hour-long shows or 2 hour-long episodes will count as one entry.

May 1
1. Lost: Season 3 - A Tale of Two Cities / The Glass Ballerina

May 2
2. Little House on the Prairie: Season 2 - A Matter of Faith / The Runaway Caboose
3. A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)
4. Little House on the Prairie: Season 2 - Troublemaker / The Long Road Home
5. Little House on the Prairie: Season 2 - For My Lady / Centennial

May 3
6. Last Light (1993)
7. Leaves of Grass (2009)
8. Lost: Season 3 - Further Instructions / Every Man For Himself

May 4
9. Lost: Season 3 - The Cost of Living / I Do
10. Lost: Season 3 - Not in Portland / Flashes Before Your Eyes
11. Lucky Numbers (2000)

May 7
12. Lost: Season 3 - Stranger in a Strange Land / Tricia Tanaka is Dead
13. Lost: Season 3 - Enter 77 / Par Avion

May 8
14. Little House on the Prairie: Season 2 - Soldier's Return / Going Home

May 9
15. Lost: Season 3 - The Man From Tallahassee / Expose

May 10
16. Lost: Season 3 - Left Behind / One of Us
17. Love Happens (2009)
18. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
19. The Love Bug (1968)

May 12
20. Lost: Season 3 - Catch-22 / D.O.C.
21. The Love Boat: Season 1 - Identical Problem - Julie's Old Flame - The Jinx / Lost and Found - The Understudy - Married Singles

May 13
22. Last Chance Harvey (2008)
23. Laverne & Shirley: Season 2 - Drive! She Said / Angels of Mercy / Bachelor Mothers / Excuse Me, May I Cut In?

May 14
24. Lies & Alibis (2006)
25. Lost: Season 3 - The Brig / The Man Behind the Curtain
26. Lifeguard (1976)

May 15
27. Little House on the Prairie: Season 3 - The Collection / I'll Ride the Wind

May 16
28. Life as a House (2001)
29. The Lucky Ones (2008)

May 17
30. Little House on the Prairie: Season 3 - Bunny / Lost: Season 3 - Greatest Hits
31. Lost: Season 3 - Through the Looking Glass, Parts 1 & 2
32. Little House on the Prairie: Season 3 - The Race / The Monster of Walnut Grove

May 18
33. Lost: Season 4 - The Beginning of the End / Confirmed Dead
34. Little House on the Prairie: Season 3 - Journey in the Spring, Parts 1 & 2

May 19
35. Lost: Season 4 - The Economist / Eggtown
36. Lost: Season 4 - The Constant / The Other Woman

May 20
37. Lost: Season 4 - Ji Yeon / Meet Kevin Johnson

May 21
38. Lantana (2001)

May 26
39. The Lookout (2007)
40. Lonely Hearts (2006)

May 28
41. Lost: Season 4 - The Shape of Things to Come / Something Nice Back Home

May 30
42. Lost: Season 4 - Cabin Fever / There's No Place Like Home, Part 1
43. Lost: Season 4 - There's No Place Like Home, Part 2

May 31
44. The Love Boat: Season 1 - The Captain's Captain - A Dog's Life - Romance Roulette / Dear Beverly - The Strike - Special Delivery


List is FINAL
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