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May 2010 "Make-Your-Own-Challenge" Challenge ***Lists Go Here***

The May 2010 "Make-Your-Own-Challenge" Challenge

May 1 - May 31, 2010

This thread is for lists only.
For discussion, go to the May 2010 Make-Your-Own-Challenge 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 31st day of the Drive-In Challenge overlaps with the first day of this one, 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 this thread so others can tell what you're up to.

Don't duplicate an existing "Official" DVD Talk Challenge.

The "Official" Challenges as of now are: Horror, Holiday, Academy Award, Sci-Fi, Criterion, and B-Movie/Exploitation/Drive-In. With Animation and Historical upcoming (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 or she wants to collaborate on Challenge rules and "compete" toward a goal.

Participants & Challenge themes

Dimension X - "Directed by Alfred Hitchcock" Challenge
Darth Maher - Mini-Challenges:Birthday Movies/Schwarzenegger/Alfred Hitchcock/Superheroes
biglou114 - David Lean Challenge
tecHouse - 
cardsfan111 - TV on DVD Challenge
Mister Peepers - Mini-Challenges:Martial Arts/random picks/TV/80s Action/DVD Talkers' picks
BuddhaWake - Iberian and Latin American (including Caribbean) Challenge
RobCA - "Rob's Big Gay Challenge" (LGBT-themed DVDs)
terrycloth - "A TV on DVD extravaganza!" Challenge
William Fuld - 
caligulathegod - 
jmsmath - Comedy Movies from the 1970s and 1980s Challenge
Jeffy Pop - Foreign Language Film Challenge
Trevor - "Drown Myself in Hobbits" Challenge ("Watch every ounce of content on every LOTR related DVD release")
hindolio - Mini-Challenges
MrTerrific - Facebook Friends Challenge (Friends on Facebook will pick each day's actor, actress, or director)
Giles - "In the Key of 'C', please!" (Music Challenge)
LickTheABCs - Alien Quadrilogy Challenge
MinLShaw - "Who Watches The Unwatched?" (Unwatched Pile Challenge)
lisadoris - TV-on-DVD Challenge
dcrw6 - "Eastern Explosion Challenge" (kung-fu/ninja/samurai/yakuza/crime films)
Indy24LA - Comic Book Movies Challenge
RKillgore - Commentary Challenge
Jtheo - European Crime/Polizia Films Challenge
Chad - Mini-Challenges: Commentary / TV on DVD / Noir / Action
advdfreak - "Back to the 80s" Challenge
Ginwen - "Perfect 10 challenge" ("watch movies/shows I gave the highest score to last time I watched them")
InnocentBlood - Foreign Language Film Challenge
acubfaninmd - "Random.Org Movie Challenge" (use random.org to randomly select a movie by number)
Quack - The REAL Ghostbusters Challenge
HyperWeather - "Unwatched (Own/Netflix) TV on Dvd Challenge"
Ghostface180 - "Spring Cleaning Foreign Challenge"
SnapDawg - "80s Action Flicks" Challenge
Fist of Doom - "Everyone's Waiting...The Great Six Feet Under Re-watch" Challenge
HotThang - "1 Degree Of Separation" Challenge (Each movie has a star from the previous movie)
Cronenbergfan71 - TV on DVD Challenge
newginafets - Foreign Language Film Challenge
KaBluie - Universal Horror Challenge
Mondo Kane - icheckmovies.com Challenge
Shack - TV Challenge
smashthesymbols - Action Movie Challenge
NoirFan - Joan Crawford and (English-language) Douglas Sirk film Challenge

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"Directed by Alfred Hitchcock" Challenge

Goal: Watch 53 Features, 2 Shorts, & 19 TV episodes directed by Hitchcock in 31 days.
Rules: Try to watch them in chronological order.


The Pleasure Garden (1925)


The Lodger (1926)


Downhill (1927)
Easy Virtue (1927)


The Ring (1927)



The Farmer's Wife (1928)


Champagne (1928)


The Manxman (1929)
Blackmail (1929) (Sound version)
Juno and the Paycock (1930)


Murder! (1930)
Mary (1930)


The Skin Game (1931)
Rich and Strange (1931)
Number Seventeen (1932)
Waltzes from Vienna (1933)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)


The 39 Steps (1935)
Secret Agent (1936)
Sabotage (1936)


Young and Innocent (1937)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)


Jamaica Inn (1939)
Rebecca (1940)


Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
Suspicion (1941)


Saboteur (1942)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)


Lifeboat (1943)
Bon Voyage (1944)
Aventure Malgache (1944)


Spellbound (1945)
Notorious (1946)
The Paradine Case (1947)


Rope (1948)
Under Capricorn (1949)


Stage Fright (1949)
Strangers on a Train (1951) (Theatrical version)


I Confess (1953)
Dial M for Murder (1954) (2D version)


Rear Window (1954)
To Catch a Thief (1954)


The Trouble with Harry (1954)


The Man Who Knew Too Much (1955)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Breakdown (1955)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Revenge (1955)



Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Case of Mr. Pelham (1955)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Back for Christmas (1956)
The Wrong Man (1956)


Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Wet Saturday (1956)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Mr. Blanchard's Secret (1956)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: One More Mile To Go (1957)
Suspicion: Four O'Clock (1957)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Perfect Crime (1957)


Vertigo (1958)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Lamb to the Slaughter (1958)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Dip in the Pool (1958)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Poison (1958)


North by Northwest (1959)


Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Banquo's Chair (1959)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Arthur (1959)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Crystal Trench (1959)
Psycho (1960)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1960)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Horseplayer (1961)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Bang! You're Dead (1961)


The Birds (1963)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: I Saw the Whole Thing (1962)
Marnie (1964)


Torn Curtain (1966)
Topaz (1969)
Frenzy (1972)
Family Plot (1976)

Watched so far: 53 Features, 2 Shorts, & 19 TV episodes
Still to watch: Nothing

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* = First Time Viewing

May 4, 2010
1. Sixteen Candles [1984, DVD]

May 5, 2010
2. Friends: "The One Where They All Turn Thirty" [2001, DVD]
3. 13 Going On 30* [2004, DVD]
4. Happy Birthday To Me* [1980, DVD]

Not much of a "marathon" but who's really counting anyway? For the record, I turned neither 16, 18, nor 30 this year. I guess I could have watched To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday to be accurate, but that one was kind of a downer if I recall correctly.

Anyway, onto the next one...

May 7, 2010
5. The Running Man [1987, DVD]

May 10, 2010
6. Last Action Hero [1993, Blu-ray Disc]

May 12, 2010
7. Total Recall [1990, DVD]
8. Imagining Total Recall* [2001, DVD]

May 14, 2010
9. True Lies [1994, DVD]

Didn't get to Commando and The 6th Day like I had hoped, but these are the movies I felt like watching at the time. I'll save Terminator for the Sci-Fi Challenge.

Anyway, onto the next one...

May 26, 2010
10. Mr. & Mrs. Smith* [1941, DVD]
11. Mr. Hitchcock Meets The Smiths* [2004, DVD]

May 27, 2010
12. Suspicion* [1941, DVD]
13. Before The Fact: Suspicious Hitchcock* [2004, DVD]

In all actuality, the Hitchcock Marathon should have been my whole month-long challenge. I'll probably just look at it as a sneak preview to the next MYOC.


It's been hectic the past few weeks so the challenge was put on hold for periodically throughout the month. I watched the first 20 minutes of Iron Man last night just so I'd have something to put here, but the kids got crazy so I turned it off. By the time the chaos was brought to an acceptable level, it was too late because I had to wake up early for a new job.

Maybe I'll try and add some SuperHero movies to the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge.

Had a great time with all the stuff that I did get to this month though. Can't wait for the next one.

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Why not? I'll go here.

For the first part of the month I'll be going through the directorial work of....

David Lean
(And if I feel up to it, maybe I'll watch some of the films that he edited afterwards)
Also does anyone know where I can find Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor?

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Goal: 100 Hours

Secondary Goal: 8 Seasons

Seasons Finished: 7
Cheers: Season 3
Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2
Family Ties: Season 3
Growing Pains: Season 1
Lost: Season 1
The Muppet Show: Season 1
Wings: Season 3

Note: Each 'hour-long' episode will count as 1. Two 'half-hour' episodes will also count as 1. The goals above seem fairly modest/doable. I will evaluate the goals during the month and reserve the right to change them as I deem necessary (since it is my challenge after all. )

May 1
1. ER: Season 1 - Pilot
2. ER: Season 1 - Day One
3. ER: Season 1 - Going Home
4. Wings: Season 3 - The Naked Truth / Is That a Subpoena in Your Pocket?
5. The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 1 - The Sick Boy & The Sitter / The Meershatz Pipe
6. The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 1 - Jealousy / Sally and the Lab Technician
7. The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 1 - Washington Vs. The Bunny / Oh How We Met on the Night We Danced

May 2
8. ER: Season 1 - Hit and Run
9. The Muppet Show: Season 1 Guest Host: Juliet Prowse / GH: Connie Stevens
10. The Muppet Show: Season 1 GH: Joel Gray / GH: Ruth Buzzi
11. The Muppet Show: Season 1 GH: Rita Moreno / GH: Jim Nabors
12. Highway to Heaven: Season 1 - Highway to Heaven, part 1

May 3
13. Highway to Heaven: Season 1 - Highway to Heaven, part 2
14. Highway to Heaven: Season 1 - Return of the Masked Rider
15. Highway to Heaven: Season 1 - Song of the Wild West

May 4
16. Family Ties: Season 3 - The Gambler / Here We Go Again
17. Wings: Season 3 - The Taming of the Shrew / I Ain't Got No Bunny
18. Growing Pains: Season 1 - Pilot / Springsteen
19. Growing Pains: Season 1 - Jealousy / Carol's Article

May 5
20. Wings: Season 3 - If Elected, I Will Not Live / My Brother's Keeper
21. ER: Season 1 - Into That Good Night
22. ER: Season 1 - Chicago Heat
23. ER: Season 1 - Another Perfect Day
24. Wings: Season 3 - Crate Expectations / Ladies Who Lunch
25. Family Ties: Season 3 - Little Man on Campus / Love Thy Neighbor

May 6
26. Lost: Season 1 - Pilot, Part 1
27. Lost: Season 1 - Pilot, Part 2
28. Lost: Season 1 - Tabula Rasa
29. Lost: Season 1 - Walkabout
30. Family Ties: Season 3 - Keaton & Son / Fabric Smarts
31. Wings: Season 3 - Try to Remember the Night He Disremembered / The Late Mrs. Biggins
32. Lost: Season 1 - White Rabbit
33. Lost: Season 1 - House of the Rising Sun

May 7
34. Wings: Season 3 - The Bogey Man / Marriage, Italian Style
35. Wings: Season 3 - Divorce, Italian Style / Stew in a Stew

May 8
36. Wings: Season 3 - This Old House / Planes, Trains and Visiting Cranes
37. Wings: Season 3 - Das Plane / Take My Life, Please
38. Wings: Season 3 - Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy / The Bank Dick
39. Wings: Season 3 - Say it Ain't So, Joe / As Fate Would Have It

May 9
40. Growing Pains: Season 1 - Superdad / Mike's Madonna Story
41. Growing Pains: Season 1 - Weekend Fantasy / Slice of Life

May 10
42. Lost: Season 1 - The Moth
43. Growing Pains: Season 1 - Carol's Crush / Dirt Bike
44. Growing Pains: Season 1 - Standardized Test / A Christmas Story
45. Growing Pains: Season 1 - The Love Song of M. Aaron Seaver / First Blood
46. Lost: Season 1 - Confidence Man
47. The Muppet Show: Season 1 - GH: Florence Henderson / GH: Paul Williams
48. The Muppet Show: Season 1 - GH: Charles Aznavour / GH: Harvey Korman
49. The Muppet Show: Season 1 - GH: Lena Horne / GH: Peter Ustinov

May 11
50. Growing Pains: Season 1 - Slice of Life II / The Seavers vs. The Cleavers
51. Growing Pains: Season 1 - Charity Begins at Home / Reputation

May 12
52. Lost: Season 1 - Solitary
53. Family Ties: Season 3 - Hotline Fever / 4 Rms Ocn Vu
54. Family Ties: Season 3 - Best Man / Lost Weekend
55. The Muppet Show: Season 1 - GH: Bruce Forsyth / GH: Sandy Duncan
56. The Muppet Show: Season 1 - GH: Candice Bergen / GH: Avery Schreiber
57. The Muppet Show: Season 1 - GH: Ben Vereen / GH: Phyllis Diller

May 13
58. Growing Pains: Season 1 - The Anniversary That Never Was / Be A Man
59. Growing Pains: Season 1 - Career Decision / Extra Lap
60. Lost: Season 1 - Raised by Another
61. Lost: Season 1 - All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues

May 14
62. Lost: Season 1 - Hearts and Minds
63. Lost: Season 1 - Special
64. Lost: Season 1 - Homecoming

May 15
65. Lost: Season 1 - Outlaws
66. Lost: Season 1 - In Translation
67. Lost: Season 1 - Numbers
68. Family Ties: Season 3 - Don't Kiss Me, I'm Only the Messenger / Help Wanted
69. Family Ties: Season 3 - Karen II, Alex 0 / Oh Donna
70. Family Ties: Season 3 - Auntie Up / Philadelphia Story
71. Family Ties: Season 3 - Birth of a Keaton, Part 1 & 2
72. Family Ties: Season 3 - Cry Baby / Don't Know Much About History

May 16
73. The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 1 - The Unwelcome Houseguest / Harrison B. Harding of Camp Crowder, Mo
74. The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 1 - My Blonde-Haired Brunette / Fourty-four Tickets
75. The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 1 - To Tell or Not to Tell / Sally is a Girl
76. The Waltons: Season 2 - The Separation

May 17
77. Family Ties: Season 3 - Bringing Up Baby / Cold Storage
78. The Waltons: Season 2 - The Theft
79. The Waltons: Season 2 - The Roots
80. Lost: Season 1 - Deus Ex Machina
81. The Waltons: Season 2 - The Chicken Thief

May 18
82. Family Ties: Season 3 - Remembrances of Things Past, Parts 1 & 2
83. Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - Ray's on TV / Father Knows Least
84. Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - Brother / Mozart
85. The Waltons: Season 2 - The Prize

May 19
86. Lost: Season 1 - Do No Harm
87. Lost: Season 1 - The Greater Good
88. Lost: Season 1 - Born to Run
89. Lost: Season 1 - The Exodus, Part 1
90. Lost: Season 1 - The Exodus, Part 2

May 20

May 21
91. Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - Golf / Anniversary
92. Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - Working Late Again / The Children's Book
93. Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - The Gift / High School
94. Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - The Letter / All I Want For Christmas
95. Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - Civil War / Mia Famiglia

May 22
96. Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - Maries Meatballs / The Checkbook
97. Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - The Ride-Along / The Family Bed
98. Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - Good Girls / T-ball
99. The Waltons: Season 2 - The Braggart
100 Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - Traffic School / Six Feet Under

May 23
101. Cheers: Season 3 - Rebound, Part 1 & 2
102. Cheers: Season 3 - I Call Your Name / Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - The Garage Sale
103. The Waltons: Season 2 - The Fawn
104. The Waltons: Season 2 - The Thanksgiving Story

May 24
105. Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2 - The Wedding, Part 1 & 2
106. CSI: Season 2 - Scuba Doobie-Doo
107. CSI: Season 2 - Alter Boys
108. CSI: Season 2 - Caged
109. The Muppet Show: Season 1 - GH: Vincent Price / GH: Valerie Harper
110. The Muppet Show: Season 1 - GH: Twiggy / GH: Ethel Merman
111. The Muppet Show: Season 1 - GH: Kaye Ballard / GH: Mummenschanz

May 25
112. CSI: Season 2 - Slaves of Las Vegas
113. Cheers: Season 3 - Fairy Tales Can Come True / Sam Turns the Other Cheek
114. Cheers: Season 3 - Coach in Love, Part 1 & 2
115. Cheers: Season 3 - Diane Meets Mom / An American Family
116. The Muppet Show: Season 2 - GH: Don Knotts / GH: Zero Mostel

May 26
117. ER: Season 1 - 9 1/2 Hours
118. ER: Season 1 - ER Confidential
119. Cheers: Season 3 - Diane's Allergy / Peterson Crusoe
120. Cheers: Season 3 - A Ditch in Time / Whodunit?
121. Cheers: Season 3 - The Heart is a Lonely Snipehunter / King of the Hill
122. The Muppet Show: Season 2 - GH: Edgar Bergen / GH: Steve Martin
123. The Muppet Show: Season 2 - GH: Madeline Kahn / GH: George Burns

May 27
124. ER: Season 1 - Blizzard
125. ER: Season 1 - The Gift
126. Cheers: Season 3 - Teacher's Pet / The Mail Goes to Jail
127. Cheers: Season 3 - Bar Bet / Behind Every Great Man
128. Cheers: Season 3 - If Ever I Would Leave You / The Executive's Executioner
129. Cheers: Season 3 - Cheerio, Cheers / The Bartender's Tale
130. The Muppet Show: Season 2 - GH: Dom DeLuise / GH: Bernadette Peters
131. The Muppet Show: Season 2 - GH: Rudolf Nureyev / GH: Elton John
132. The Muppet Show: Season 2 - GH: Lou Rawls / GH: Cleo Laine
133. The Muppet Show: Season 2 - GH: Julie Andrews / GH: Jaye P. Morgan

May 28
134. Cheers: Season 3 - The Belles of St. Clete's / Rescue Me
135. ER: Season 1 - Happy New Year
136. ER: Season 1 - Luck of the Draw
137. The Muppet Show: Season 2 - GH: Peter Sellers / GH: Milton Berle

May 29
138. ER: Season 1 - Long Day's Journey
139. The Muppet Show: Season 2 - GH: Rich Little / GH: Judy Collins
140. The Muppet Show: Season 2 - GH: Nancy Walker / GH: Petula Clark
141. ER: Season 1 - Feb. 5, '95

May 30
142. ER: Season 1 - Make of Two Hearts
143. ER: Season 1 - The Birthday Party
144. The Waltons: Season 2 - The Substitute

May 31
145. ER: Season 1 - Love's Labor Lost

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May 1st - 7th: Martial Arts
May 01 -
Focused on b-movie/cult/exploitation challenge instead
May 02 -
1. Blood of the Dragon
2. The Chinese Connection
3. Enter the Invincible Hero
May 03 -
4. 18 Golden Destroyers
May 04 -
5. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman
6. 18 Bronzegirls
May 05 -
7. The Big Boss
May 06 -
8. Kung Fu Zombie
May 07 -
9. Duel to the Death
10. Shogun's Ninja
11. Thunder Ninja Kids in the Golden Adventure

May 8th - 10th: All random and only random picks
The first 20 random picks are:
1. Bratz - Rock Angelz - oh god
2. Cleopatra's Daughter - A sand and sandals movie? I can live with that
3. Sesame Street - Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland - oh god: part 2
4. Abbott And Costello At The Movies - Better than a couple other picks
5. The Prowler - Works for me
6. Buck Rogers - This serial will end up eating a lot of time
7. Goosebumps - The Scarecrow Walks At Night - Don't mind this
8. Employees' Entrance - Sounds good
9. Colossus - The Forbin Project - I can live with this
10. Women of Hell - I bet they're not happy
11. Superman The Movie - I think Superman's a lazy character design but I did buy the set
12. Radio Ranch - No clue what this is about
13. Demented Death Farm Massacre - Sounds fun but it does only have a 1.9 score at imdb
14. Fist of Fear, Touch of Death - Seen it before but that's the pain of having multiple DVDs of the same title
15. Erotic Nightmare - I doubt it'll be anything but awful
16. The Fury Of The Wolfman - Horrible rating at imdb but I think I'll find it decent
17. Extra Weird Sampler - A sampler disc from my Something Weird Video Beauties and Beasts box set
18. Terror On The 40th Floor - Made for tv movie, I think. Should be watchable.
19. Mystery Mansion - They shot this a couple cities over.
20. Baby Einstein - Baby Galileo - Discovering the Sky - Goo Goo Gah Gah
May 08 -
12. Bratz - Rock Angelz
13. Cleopatra's Daughter
14. Sesame Street - Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
May 09 -
15. Abbott And Costello At The Movies
16. The Prowler
17. Buck Rogers(1939)
18. Goosebumps - The Scarecrow Walks At Night
May 10 -
19. Employee's Entrance
20. Colossus: The Forbin Project
21. Superman
22. Radio Ranch
23. Fist of Fear, Touch of Death
May 11th - 25th: www.icheckmovies.com Top Unwatched Entries
At this point, it's harder to watch some of the horror movies I planned on due to kids being around. I decide to switch to my unwatched movies with the most list entries at I Check Movies
24. 12 Angry Men
May 11 -
25. Story of G.I. Joe
May 12 -
26. Singin In The Rain
27. North By Northwest
May 13 - Earned new award - Top 250 (bronze)
28. Annie Hall
29. The Bridge on the River Kwai
May 14 -
30. M
31. Double Indemnity
May 15 -
32. The Graduate
33. The Maltese Falcon
May 16 - Earned new awards - Crime (bronze), Empire 500 (bronze)
34. The Third Man
35. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
36. It's A Wonderful Life
37. Chinatown
38. Sunset Blvd.
May 17 - Earned new award - AFI 100 movies (bronze)
39. The Bicycle Thief
May 18 -
40. Ben-Hur
May 19 - Earned new award - 1990s movies (silver)
41. L.A. Confidential
42. 8 1/2
May 20 -
43. The Apartment
May 21 -
44. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
45. The Wild Bunch
May 22 -
46. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
47. City Lights
48. The General
May 23 - Earned new awards - Drama (silver), Leonard Malton 100 (bronze)
49. Touch of Evil
50. On The Waterfront
51. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
May 24 - Earned new awards - Taschen 100 (bronze), Reddit 250 (silver)
52. All About Eve
53. Notorious
54. Strangers On A Train
May 25th - 31st(?): www.icheckmovies.com - Deuce Top 20 List(exploitation)
I notice that I'm in the top 15 for the Deuce list and there's only one person that's checked them all. I'm shooting for the number 1 spot. I start off by thinking I'll only watch the movies for that list at work and to the top entries at home. I quickly changed my mind. I want that #1 spot.

I started The Usual Suspects on the 25th after City of God, so I want to finish that off before completely switching over to this new challenge.

There's also a few movies I needed to buy and/or rent, depending on the price which I did by the 26th. I plan on completing the list by Saturday.

May 25 -
55. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
56. Night of the Hunter
57. City of God
May 26 - Rank: 394
58. The Chinese Boxer
59. The Usual Suspects
60. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion
May 27 - Earned new awards - Horror (silver), Mystery (bronze), MovieSense 101 (silver), Deuce Top 20 (silver)
61. Master of the Flying Guillotine
62. The Savage Seven
63. Fight For Your Life
64. Girl From Starship Venus
65. Sex and Fury
May 28 -Rank: 387 / Earned new award - Deuce Top 20 (gold)
66. The Lady In Red
67. The Pom Pom Girls
May 29 -Rank: 386
68. The Wages of Fear
69. The Psychic
70. The Best Years of Our Lives
71. Paths of Glory
May 30 -
72. It Happened One Night
73. Amelie
74. Modern Times
75. Some Like It Hot
May 31 -
76. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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I'm going to do an Iberian and Latin American (including Caribbean) challenge.
My rules will be:

1. A film that is from any of these countries and in its native language
2. films that are from out of the country but that take place entirely in one of these countries i.e. Turistas, Man On Fire, Girl from Rio, Westerns based on the Mexican Revolution or before the Mexican-American War (so old Mexican territory)
3. Film from one of these countries but not on the countries native languages due to dubbing or intentionally done in another language but with at least 70% crew from native contry. i.e. Kovak Box
4. TV shows are allowed if completely from one of these countries and in native language i.e. Epitafios
5. Concerts are allowed if longer that 60 minutes and by musician from one of these countries or foreign musicians in concert in one of these countries.
6. Territories are considered autonomous so a movie from France or the UK would not count unless one of the rules above applies
7. documentaries about a one of these countries or person/s from these countries allowed with no location restrictions.
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May 1st
1. La Noche del Ejecutor (1992, Spain)
2. Misterios de ultratumba (1959, Mexico)
3. La mansión de los muertos vivientes (1985, Spain)

May 2nd
4. La hora de los hornos: Primera Parte: Notas y testimonios sobre el neocolonialismo (1968, Argentina)
5. Padre Nuestro aka Sangre de mi sangre (2007, Mexico)
6. El Custodio (2006, Argentina)
7. Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas (1991, Cuba)

May 5th
8. La Demolicion (2005, Argentina)

May 6th
9. Perder Es Cuestion de Metodo (2004, Colombia)

May 7th
10. Febrer (2004, Spain)
11. Eles Não Usam Black-Tie (1981, Brasil)

May 8th
12. Trelew (2004, Argentina)
13. La Virgen de la Lujuria (2002, Mexico/Spain)
14. ABC da Greve (1980, Brasil)
15. Kiltro (2006, Chile)
16. Aventuras de Juan Quin Quin (1967, Cuba)

May 9th
17. Cabra-Cega (2004, Brasil)
18. Un Hombre de exito (1985, Cuba)
19. Deixa que eu falo (Brasil)
20. Toquinho Tributo à Bossa Nova (Brasil)

May 10th
21. La Noche Mas Larga (1991, Spain)
22. 638 Ways to Kill Castro (2006, UK)

May 11th
23. Antonia (2006, Brasil)

May 12th
24. El Don (2006, Venezuela)

May 13th
25. Kovak Box (2006, Spain)

May 14th
26. Pizza, Birra, Faso (1998, Argentina)
27. Macumba Sexual (1983, Spain)

May 15th
28. La Pelicula del Rey (1986, Argentina)
29. Achados E Perdidos (2005, Brasil)
30. Cecilia (1982, Cuba)
31. Mala Uva (2004, Spain)

May 16th
32. Bilbao (1978, Spain)
33. Prohibido Prohibir (2006, Brasil)
34. Caniche (1979, Spain)

May 18th
35. Lola (1986, Spain)
36. Tin Tan Carnaval En Puerto Rico (1965, Puerto Rico)
37. Love in the time of cholera (2007, USA)

May 21st
38. Dog Eat Dog (2008, Colombia)
39. Los Peores Anos de Nuestra Vida (1994, Spain)

May 22nd
40. El Nino de Barro (2007, Argentina)
41. Bye Bye Brazil (1979, Brasil)
42. Quilapayun Apalau (2005, Spain)
43. Looking for Fidel (2003, USA)

May 23rd
44. Madrigal (2006, Cuba)
45. Mar Rojo (2005, Spain)
46. Amada (1983, Cuba)

May 25th
47. Las Doce Sillas (1962, Cuba)

May 26th
48. Sonhos E Desejos (2006, Brasil)
49. Sexual Story of O

May 27th
50. La Playa de los Galgos (2002, Spain)
51. Cocalero (2007, Bolivia/USA)

May 28th
52. Juan Mari Bras: Un Puertorriqueno (In)Documentado (Puerto Rico)
53. Soy Cuba, O Mamute Siberiano (2005, Brasil)

May 29th
54. Timecrimes (2007, Spain)

May 30th
55. Sonar No Cuesta Nada (2006, Colombia)
56. Antonio Das Mortes (1968, Brasil)
57. Milagrez (Brasil)

May 31st
58. Caresses (1998, Spain)

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Rob's Big Gay Challenge

I'm going to watch as many of my LGBT-themed DVDs as I can, both movies and TV shows.
For TV shows, I'll count two hours' worth of episodes as one entry, like we do for the sci-fi
challenge, i.e. an entry may consist of four half-hour episodes, two hour-long episodes, etc.

1. The Boys in the Band (1970)
2. Parting Glances (1986)
3. An Early Frost (1985)
4a. Designing Women: "Killing All the Right People"
4b. The Golden Girls: "Isn't It Romantic"
4c. The Golden Girls: "Scared Straight"
4d. The Golden Girls: "Sisters of the Bride"
5. Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
6. Longtime Companion (1990)
7. The Living End (1992)
8. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
9a. Taxi: "Elaine's Strange Triangle"
9b. Cheers: "The Boys in the Bar"
9c. Cheers: "Norm, Is That You?"
9d. Cheers: "Rebecca's Lover... Not"
10a. Frasier: "The Matchmaker"
10b. Frasier: "Out with Dad"
10c. Frasier: "The Doctor Is Out"
10d. Friends: "The One with the Lesbian Wedding"

11. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
12. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
13. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
14. Jeffrey (1995)
15. Stonewall (1995)
16. The Birdcage (1996)
17. Beautiful Thing (1996)
18a. Ellen: "The Puppy Episode"
18b. Ellen: "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"
18c. Ellen: "Moving On"
19a. Ellen: "Social Climber"
19b. Ellen: "Guys or Dolls"
19c. Ellen: "Roommates"
19d. Ellen: "Just Coffee"
20a. Ellen: "Gay Yellow Pages"
20b. Ellen: "Public Display of Affection"
20c. Ellen: "G.I. Ellen"
20d. Ellen: "Like a Virgin"

21a. The Simpsons: "Homer's Phobia"
21b. Ellen: "All Ellen, All the Time"
21c. Ellen: "Emma"
21d. Ellen: "Break Up"
22a. Ellen: "The Funeral"
22b. Ellen: "Womyn Fest"
22c. Ellen: "It's a Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay World"
22d. Ellen: "Escape from L.A."
23a. Ellen: "Neighbors"
23b. Ellen: "Ellen in Focus"
23c. Ellen: "Vows"
23d. Ellen: "Hospital"
24. Broadway Damage (1997)
25. In & Out (1997)
26. Leather Jacket Love Story (1997)

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TV on DVD extravaganza
goal: 15 seasons

1. Demons s1: 6/6

my name is earl s1 : 20/24
arrested development s1: 1/22
weeds s1: 5/10

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Theme: Comedies from the 1970's and 1980's

1. Movies only, no television
2. Comedy must be listed as a genre on IMDB
3. Release date must be between 1/1/70 and 12/31/89

Goal: 30

* = First time viewing

May 2
01. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) Started out with a classic and there's good reason it's a classic. Just as good today as it was the day it was released. 8/10
02. Brewster's Millions (1985)* I'm a big fan of Richard Pryor, but I must say John Candy stole the show here. Not sure how I missed this all these years. 7/10

May 3
03. Strange Brew (1983) First time watching this in many, many years. Held up better than I expected it to. 6/10

May 4
04. The Twelve Chairs (1970)* Early, unheralded Mel Brooks gem. Very good. 7/10

May 5
05. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Another timeless classic. May be my favorite John Hughes film. 8/10

May 6
06. Blazing Saddles (1974)* Can't believe I waited this long to see this. Worthy of all the accolades it receives and then some. 9/10

May 10
07. Lost in America (1985)* Very good, another hidden gem. 7/10
08. Silent Movie (1976)* I had reservations about this going in, but I loved it!!! Highly underrated. 8/10

May 11
09. Bustin' Loose (1981)* Another pretty good Richard Pryor film. 6/10
10. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)* A few laughs, but not as good as the original. 5/10

May 12
11. High Anxiety (1977)* Mel Brooks tribute to Alfred Hitchcock. Not bad at all. 7/10

May 13
12. Fletch (1985)* Another classic that I had somehow managed to miss all these years. 7/10

May 14
13. Doctor Detroit (1983)* The first real stinker I've run into during this challenge. Just not very good. 3/10

May 15
14. Funny Farm (1988)* I know this is not considered one of Chevy Chase's better films, but I liked it. As far as I'm concerned, it's very underrated and on par with the Vacation movies. 7/10
15. 48 Hrs. (1982) Another classic. This was when Eddie Murphy was funny!!! 8/10

May 16
16. Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)* Pretty good coming of age story set in New York in the late thirties. 6/10
17. Spies Like Us (1985)* Another good Chevy Chase movie from the eighties. He was on a roll then. 7/10

May 17
18. History of the World: Part I (1981) Another Mel Brooks classic. I had seen this one before, but it had been many years. Holds up well. 7/10
19. The Money Pit (1986)* A little predictable but I liked it anyway. 7/10

May 18
20. Valley Girl (1983)* Good soundtrack, movie not so good. Same story that's been told a million times before. 4/10
21. Wise Guys (1986)* Not bad at all. Good performance as always by Danny Devito. 6/10

May 19
22. Dragnet (1987)* Pretty decent. Kind of odd to see Aykroyd in the lead and Hanks in a supporting role. I think if it were cast today, those roles would be reversed. 6/10

May 20
23. To Be or Not to Be (1983)* A different feel than most Mel Brooks films, but still entertaining. 6/10
24. Casual Sex? (1988) I had seen this many, many years ago, decent, but nothing outstanding. 5/10

May 21
25. The 'burbs (1989)* Not at all what I expected. 6/10

May 22
26. Romancing the Stone (1984) I always liked this movie. Kind of Indiana Jones light. 6/10

May 23
27. The Jewel of the Nile (1985) Another one of my favorites. I think I like it a little more than Romancing the Stone. 6/10
28. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)* This was actually really good. Almost as good as the original. 7/10

May 24
29. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)* Nowhere near as bad as I was expecting. 5/10

May 25
30. Mystic Pizza (1988)* I don't think I'm the demographic this movie was aimed at. 5/10
31. Easy Money (1983)* I like everything I've ever seen that Rodney Dangerfield did. 6/10

May 26
32. The Bad News Bears (1976) Doesn't hold up quite as well as I remembered, but still decent. 6/10

May 27
33. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)* Paper thin plot, but entertaining none-the-less. 6/10

May 30
34. The Nude Bomb (1980)* I liked it. Pretty funny and entertaining. 6/10

May 31
35. The Frisco Kid (1979)* 6/10
36. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)* 8/10
37. City Heat (1984)* 5/10
38. 1941 (1979)* 4/10

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2010 Foreign Language Film Challenge

May 1
1. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
Lucky for me, I was able to combine the B-Movie challenge with my foreign challenge. Riki-Oh is so awesomely badass.
2. Samaritan Zatoichi
More Zatoichi. I watched a bunch of these during the B-Movie Challenge.
3. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)
Shintaro Katsu's farewell appearance as Zatoichi. One of the best of the series, with some really solid production values. It's been interesting to watch the character age from one movie to another.

May 2
4. The Taste of Tea
My friend loaned me a copy of this. Had never heard of it. Very frustrating film, but I thought individual scenes were quite striking. Lately, I find that is often enough to sway my opinion, even if the overall film doesn't quite come together.

May 3
5. Ponyo
I had seen this in the theater but thought the English dub was awful. As much as I like Matt Damon and Tina Fey, I don't think they're known for their voices. The Japanese track is much better and really improved my opinion of the film immeasurably.
6. Samurai Spy
Part of the Criterion samurai box set. Very complex and I wasn't able to follow everything, but this is one I will definitely revisit at some point.

May 4
7. Sword of the Beast
More Criterion samurai awesomeness. This one is much more straightforward but still a very powerful film. This may be the best film in the set.
8. Ghost in the Shell 2.0
This is my first time seeing the 2.0 version. Had mixed feelings about the new animation, but it's still Ghost in the Shell and it holds up amazingly well.

May 5

May 6

May 7
9. Early Summer
Ozu. I had seen Tokyo Story and Late Spring and loved them both. This one is equally beautiful. I read an article a few months back that said the greatest special effect in film is the camera's ability to focus on the human face. This movie is proof of that.

May 8
10. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Not as accessible as the first one, but I find new things to like each time I see it. The animation is stunning.
11. Wings of Desire
I had seen this probably ten years ago on VHS and didn't quite connect with it. I think I was still "learning" how to watch films and grew impatient with it. What a difference a decade makes. This is now easily one of the best films I've ever seen. So heartbreaking and beautiful, this will be probably be the highlight of the challenge for me. Criterion's transfer is perfect.

May 9

May 10

May 11
12. The Wages of Fear
Again, Criterion's transfer is flawless. This is another movie that I've revisited only to find that I liked it much better upon second viewing. It's amazing how the film is able to maintain so much tension and suspense throughout their journey.

May 12

May 13
13. The Sea Inside
Had never seen this. Mixed feelings, but overall thought it was solid. A perfect example of a movie that I liked and admired but will probably never revisit.

May 14
14. My Neighbor Totoro
Totoro might be my favorite Miyazaki. It's so playful and fun, but it's overall themes are quite dark and sophisticated.

May 15
15. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
One of my favorite Herzong films. Bruno S. is so heartbreakingly sad.

May 16
16. Samurai Rebellion
Another from the Rebel Samurai box. Toshiro Mifune plays a much different kind of samurai than he does in the Kurosawa films. Very restrained and more of a drama, at least until the end when he unleashes hell on everyone that gets in his way. Directed by Masaki Kobayashi, who also did Kwaidan.

May 17
17. Kill!
Based on the same novel that Sanjuro was made from. Much different take on the material, but equally cool.

May 18
18. Pauline at the Beach
I had seen Rohmer's Six Moral Tales and was interested in checking out some more of his stuff. His movies have a lightness to them that masks their complexity. Really liked this one.

May 19

May 20
19. Appleseed (2004)
I've never really embraced motion capture, but I find myself liking this one the more I see it. From a design standpoint, it's a really good looking film, and some of the action scenes are outstanding.

May 21

May 22
20. Ashes of Time Redux
Had been wanting to see this for years. Big Wong Kar Wai fan. I like how it is very much like his other movies, despite the setting. I was expecting more of a Crouching Tiger kind of thing, but this was a nice suprise. One of my favorites of the challenge.

May 23
21. Variety Lights
Fellini's first movie. A sort of prototype for what could come, it has a lot of his hallmarks.

May 24
22. The Bride with White Hair
Another one I had been wanting to see for years. Liked it a lot, but I don't think I could watch a lot of wiu xiu.

May 25

May 26

May 27
23. Sing a Song of Sex
Part of Eclipse's new Oshimi set. It's...it's interesting. I don't know if this is something I'll revisit often, but it has its moments.

May 28

May 29
24. The Dinner Game
A friend of mine had recommended this to me a while back and I finally got around to seeing it. Some really funny moments. It will be interesting to compare the remake when it comes out.
25. The Milky Way
Bunuel. Really odd film, but funny and interesting at the same time. Parts of it reminded me of the kind of conversations I used to have in college.

May 30
26. Ran
Saw this in the theater. Amazing movie, one of Kurosawa's best. I had seen it years ago, but like a lot of films I've been revisiting lately, it seems to have made a greater impression on me upon viewing it a second time. The battle scenes are epic, but at the same time, haunting and sad.

May 31
27. Japanese Summer: Double Suicide
More Oshimi. Again, not the kind of thing I'll likely revisit very often.
28. Pleasures of the Flesh
Another Oshimi. This one I liked quite a bit. The plot is almost like a Hitchcock film, but it plays out more like an exploitation flick.

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"Drown Myself in Hobbits" Challenge

Goal: Watch every ounce of content on every* LOTR related DVD release.

* I don't own every LOTR documentary DVD, only a few of them. I'm obsessive, but not obsessive enough to track down out-of-print rehashings of the same info I have on several other documentaries.

  • I have loved Tolkein and the LOTR trilogy since first reading him back in junior high school. Loved the books, the games, the animated films, the Peter Jackson films.
  • I'm big into special features, going out of my way to obtain all DVD special features available for films that I love/collect.
  • I'm lazy and rarely get around to actually watching those special features.
  • I have a sort of save-the-best-for-last philosophy, and still haven't watched the extended editions of the films.
So combining those four things, we have my Challenge.

Rules: To roughly stay chronological by release date, and to not buy the LOTR BD set just because it has 90 seconds of advertisements that could be defined as 'new content'.

Key: Time numbers are hours spent on the Challenge, rounded to the nearest whole number, first DVD based and second other (CD, reading, this post, etc).

Saturday, May 1st

Today, I may not watch any LOTR content, still finishing up the B-Movie Challenge, but I did manage to break one of my only two rules for this Make-Your-Own-Challenge.

That bastard DVDTalker Beebs posted a great deal on the LOTR trilogy BD set, and I bought it. I really expected to be able to resist it and keep that goal, and can hardly believe that I broke it on day number one. I'm a sad sad man.

I also did some preparation for the month, putting a few Tolkien documentaries in my Netflix queue.

Time: 0/2, month - 0/2

Sunday, May 2nd

Decided to start off with all of my pre-Peter Jackson film documentary DVDs about Tolkien. All meaning both. I might order a few more and watch them later, to make my growing LOTR collection even more complete.

An Awfully Big Adventure: J.R.R. Tolkien (1998)
One hour long part of a six part television series, documenting the lives of six different child's book auhors: Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss, J.R.R. Tolkien, Arthur Ransome, Kenneth Grahame, and Edith Nesbit. A few interesting things, but not worth seeking out or buying if it is ever released on home video. I DVRd and DVD-Rd this off cable.

J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of the Rings - The Definitive Guide to the World of the Rings (2004)
Despite the date, this seems to have been produced before the Jackson films. Fairly disappointing 80 minute documentary, seeming to consist mainly of a narrator summarizing the story of the trilogy with hazy re-enactments. A few interesting bits, and the footage of Tolkein was nice to see, if hard to understand. The man wrote beautifully, but certainly didn't speak American.

I still have the special features to watch and the 'bonus' CD to listen to, so more on this later.
Time: 2/2, month 2/4

Monday, May 3rd

The Hobbit (1977) - wiki - Decent Rankin/Bass production, especially considering they were probably under orders to keep it short. Not too many special features thankfully.

Time: 2/0, month - 4/4

Tuesday, May 4th

The Lord of the Rings (1978) - wiki - My first blu-ray of the Challenge. After watching it I checked out the included DVD version, and while the BD is definitely sharper, I wouldn't consider it an essential upgrade for the PQ/AQ, the transfer seems pretty average. The documentary on Ralph Bakshi however, was very good, so I'm glad I 'upgraded'. Watching this, one can tell that Peter Jackson was inspired by much of it.

I also popped in my old DVD release and watched/read the menu screens and special features. The new release combo pack does not include the (minimal text) special features of the old release, either on the BD or DVD, which both contain the new Bakshi documentary. None of the three discs contain a trailer for the film, even though the old DVD release promises one on the packaging.

Time: 3/0, month - 7/4

Wednesday, May 5th

National Geographic Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - This was a bonus disc for buying the FOTR Gift Set. Nicely done hour doc mainly on Tolkein and his influences, but with a fair amount of footage from the new film. Minimal special features thankfully.

Creating the Lord of the Rings Symphony: A Composer's Journey Through Middle-Earth (2004) - 52 minute documentary, bonus disc for buying the ROTK Gift Set. Not a whole lot of information, but a lot of beautiful music.

The Return of the King (1980) - wiki - So despite making $30 million on a $4 million budget, Bakshi was not allowed to make a sequel to finish his version of the trilogy. Rankin/Bass stepped in again and made this film that skipped big parts of ROTK, let alone the missing half of TTT. Not as good as Bakshi's film, or even their Hobbit, but not a terrible film. Again, not much in the special features department, just a few short text lists.

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Thursday, May 6th

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - wiki -

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Friday, May 7th

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - wiki -

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
- wiki -

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Saturday, May 8th

J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of the Rings - The Definitive Guide to the World of the Rings (2004)
Finished off this set by watching the DVD special features, listening to the music CD several times over the last few days, and reading the included booklet, which was pretty much just a few very nice Brothers Hildebrandt paintings.

The CD was a pseudo-soundtrack of sorts, ten selections from Rick Wakeman's (of Yes fame) previously released CDs.

Special features were decent, but was just extra footage that could have been in the documentary formatted in different ways.
Theatrical DVD releases special features

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Sunday, May 9th

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Monday, May 10th

Beat from working lots of overtime the past week, so didn't do anything towards this Challenge today, just work and sleep.

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Tuesday, May 11th

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Wednesday, May 12th

FOTR Extended

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Thursday, May 13th

TTT extended

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Friday, May 14th

RotK extended

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Saturday, May 15th

new making of documentary on limited releases

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Sunday, May 16th

Inside Tolkien's The Hobbit

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Monday, May 17th

VeggieTales Lord of the Beans

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Tuesday, May 18th

Ringers: Lord of the Fans

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Wednesday, May 19th

Capturing Movie Memories: The Gollum "Smeagol" Collectible

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Thursday, May 20th

The Two Towers extended disc 3

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Friday, May 21st

FOTR extended disc 3 partial

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Sunday, May 23rd

FOTR extended disc 4 partial

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Monday, May 24th

FOTR extended disc 4 finish

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Tuesday, May 25th

extended trilogy - director/writer team commentary
extended trilogy - design team commentary (1st half)

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Wednesday, May 26th

extended trilogy - design team commentary (2nd half)
extended trilogy - production team commentary

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Monday, May 31st
Writing this much later, but I did finish. Let too much time pass before updating this, moved on to the next Challenge too quickly, so I can't re-create all the discs/commentaries/etc that I watched. But every ounce of content from all 12 LOTR releases was watched, along with a bunch of other LOTR-related discs. Probably averaged at least 6 hours of day for the month.
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Still not positive what I'll do, but probably the every ounce of content from all the LOTR releases.

Edit to add: Dimension put it in the 1st post, so I'll lock in to the above. I'll feel good when I finish it, but I'm actually not really looking forward to the chore of watching it all.

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hindolio's "make-your-own" mini-challenge for 05/01/10 - 05/15/10

"ologies" - a set of films that are connected, which can be seen as one work or as individual pieces
goal: 3

may 1
may 2
may 3
alien quadrilogy - alien dc
may 4
alien quadrilogy - aliens se
may 5
may 6
alien quadrilogy - alien3
may 7
alien quadrilogy - alien resurrection se
may 8
barbarian queen
may 9
barbarian queen 2 - the empress strikes back
may 10
may 11


alien dc
aliens se


alien resurrection

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Re: May 2010 "Make-Your-Own-Challenge" Challenge ***Lists Go Here***

I'm letting friends on Facebook pick a different actor, actress or director each day for me to try and watch as many films as I can from that person. They pick the people, but I get to pick the movies I'll watch. It's only fair

May 1st - Jeff Goldblum
1. Jurassic Park

May 2nd - Michelle Pfeiffer
2. To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

May 3rd - Peter Jackson
3. Heavenly Creatures

May 4th - Morgan Freeman
4. Lean on Me
5. Se7en

May 5th - Kate Winslet
6. Iris

May 6th - Stanley Kubrick
Unfortunately due to dental appointment, work and life...no movie watching today

May 7th - Ed Norton
7. The Incredible Hulk - BD

May 8th - Marilyn Monroe
8. The Seven Year Itch

May 9th - Luc Besson
9. La Femme Nikita

May 10th - Heath Ledger
10. The Four Feathers

May 11th - Zooey Deschanel
11. The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy - BD
12. The Good Life

May 12th - Akira Kurosawa
13. Ran - BD

May 13th - Alan Rickman
14. Dogma

May 14th - Sigourney Weaver
15. Alien
16. Aliens
17. Alien3
18. Alien Resurrection

May 15th - Milos Forman
19. The People vs. Larry Flynt

May 16th - Gene Hackman
20. Postcards from the Edge

May 17th - Sissy Spacek
21. Coal Miner's Daughter

May 18th - Brad Bird
22. Ratatouille

May 19th - Keanu Reeves
23. The Matrix - BD
24. Constantine

May 20th - Sandra Bullock
25. When the Party's Over

May 21st - Joe Johnston
26. Jurassic Park III

May 22nd - Matt Damon

May 23rd - Penelope Cruz
27. Bandidas

May 24th - Kevin Smith
28. Clerks
29. Clerks 2
30. Mallrats

May 25th - Bruce Willis
31. Last Man Standing

May 26th - Meryl Streep

May 27th - Clint Eastwood
32. Million Dollar Baby

May 28th - Arnold Schwarzenegger

May 29th - Julia Ormond

May 30th - Quentin Tarantino

May 31st - Humphrey Bogart
33. Across the Pacific

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Re: May 2010 "Make-Your-Own-Challenge" Challenge ***Lists Go Here***

"In the Key of 'C', please!"


This challenge will encompass varying formats which will be denoted as such. Tallying the varying formats: TV shows at 30 minutes: ¼ . TV shows at 60 minutes: ½ . ‘Videos’ rounding up to two hours count as ‘1’. I’m giving myself six ‘Wild Cards’ for ‘live’ events and anything else that would not count as ‘video viewing’. I’ve also included a list of albums purchased during the challenge and what I’m listening to.

Count: 34.5


- Galactic Empire State of Mind / 2010 / (4min 06sec) (College Humor) YT
- JAY-Z (w/ ALICIA KEYS): 'Empire State of Mind' / (4min 36sec) YT
- JAY-Z: Hard Knock Life / (4min 14sec) YT
- ALICIA KEYS: 'The Elements of Freedeom' / (19min) DVD
----- 'Doesn't Mean Anything', 'Empire State of Mind', ' Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart', 'No One' + 'Doesn't Mean Anything' (music video)
- THE KILLERS: 'Live from Royal Albert Hall' (Bonus festival performance portion only) (21min 43sec) DVD
----- 'Tranquilize' (Oxegen Festvial), 'Human' 'Mr Brightside' (Hyde Park), 'Smile Like You Mean It' 'When You Were Young (V Festival)
- PET SHOP BOYS: 'Pandemonium: Live, The 02 Arena, London 21 December 2009' (Bonus DVD supplements only) DVD
----- 'My Girl', 'It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas' (Live at the 02), 'Love, Etc.' 'Did You See Me Coming?' 'All Over the World' (Music videos)
----- '2009 BRIT Award performance (featuring Lady Gaga and Brandon Flowers)
- (Pink Floyd) DAVID GILMOUR w/ BILLY CORGAN: 'Wish You Were Here' / (5min 35sec) from 'Pink Floyd: Pulse' DVD
- KEANE: Live Performances 2005 from 'Strangers' / (58min) DVD
--- (Irving Plaza, NYC): Sunshine
--- (Brixton, London): Somewhere Only We Know, She Has No Time, We Might As Well Be Strangers, On A Day Like Today
--- (Aragon Ballroom, Chicago): Can't Stop Now, Your Eye's Open, This is the Last Time, Snowed Under, Hamburg Song
--- (Fleur De Lys, Birmingham): Allemande
--- (Wireless Festival - Hyde Park, London): Bend and Break, Everybody's Changing
--- (compliation, various shows): Bedshaped


- BADLY DRAWN BOY: 'Born in the UK' supplements / (26min 18sec) DVD
---Documentary / Born in the UK (Video) / The Time of the Times (Acoustic Take) / Journey from A To B (Rehearsal)
---Welcome to the Overground (Instrumental Rehearsal) / Born in the UK (Acoustic Take)
- VAMPIRE WEEKEND: Saturday Night Live 5/6/10 musical guest TV-B
---'Cousins' / 'Giving Up the Gun'
- 'Live from Abbey Road' (4/30/10) TV-B
---THE KILLERS: 'A Dustland Fairytale' / 'Read My Mind' / 'Human'
---FLORENCE & THE MACHINE: 'Rabbit Heart' / 'Hurricane Drunk' / 'Drumming Song'
---CHAIRLIFT: 'Bruises' / 'Earwig Town'
---‘Lily’s Eyes’ – Theatre at the Mount Production (2008) (3:27)]
--- ‘Hold On’ (3:10)
--- ‘I Heard Someone Crying’ (3:03)
--- ‘If I Had a Fine White Horse’ MissBroadwayDork performance (2:28)
--- ‘How Could I Ever Know’ (Marty Thomas - ‘Music Theatre for Young People’ Peformance) (3:51)
--- ‘Last Night of the World’ – Royal Variety Show Tribute to C. Mackintosh (3:43)
--- ‘I’d Give My Life to You’ (Lea Salonga) (3:41)
--- ‘I’d Give My Life to You’ (JJ Pearce HS production) (4:21)
--- ‘American Dream’ – Australian cast – 2007 Helpmann Award performance (7:47)
--- ‘Defying Gravity’ (Menzal/Chenowith duet) Tony Awards Performance
--- ‘I Hope I Get it’/’One’ – 2007 Tony Award’s opening number (4:48)
--- ‘One’ (Film finale) (4:10)
---Nightline Segment (9/20/06) (6:41)
--- ‘Anything but Lonely’ – Sarah Brightman video (3:03)
--- ‘Love Changes Everything’ – Michael Ball video (3:54)
---Royal Variety 2008 Peformance – London Cast (9:19)
---Late Show (2/21/06) ‘Musical Medley’ (6:14)
--- ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’ – Tony Award Performance (4:14)
---1993 Tony Award Performance (4:50) YT
- Granite State of Mind (Super Secret Project) / (4min 42sec) YT
- Jewish State of Mind (Atom Winston) / (2min 40sec) YT
- DC State of Mind (Barely Politicial) / (2min 16sec) YT
- 'Live at Abbey Road' (4/23/10) TV-B
---THE ENEMY: ‘No Time for Tears’, ‘Sing When You’re in Love’, ‘Happy Birthday Jane’
---ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS: ‘Her Eyes are Underneath the Ground’, ‘Epilepsy is Dancing’, ‘The Crying Light’
---PALOMA FAITH: ‘Stone Cold Sober’, ‘New York’, ‘The Truth or Something Beautiful?’

- THE FAMILY GUY [episode: Brian & Stewie] TV-B
- SOUTH PACIFIC / 1958 / [172min 'Roadshow' version] BR
- TALKING HEADS: 'Live' performances 'White Box' Collector's Edition CD DVD
---Rockport German TV appearence 1980: 'Crosseye & Painless' (7:17) 'Once in A Lifetime' (5:34) 'Cities' (5:15) 'I Zimbra' (4:04)
---Entermedia Theatre, NYC, 1978: 'Found a Job' (4:45)
---Sproul Plaza, Berkeley CA, 1978: 'Pulled Up' (4:03)
---The Kitchen, NYC, 1976: 'I Feel it In My Heart' (3:06)
- STOP MAKING SENSE [w/ commentary ☼] BR
- THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA BR (Japanese edition)
- SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET / 2007 / Uncut International version ☼ BR (UK edition)

- RADIOHEAD: 'Pablo Honey'/'The Bends' Collector's Editions CD DVD
---Live: The Astoria, London (5/27/1994) (65min)
- CHESS: In Concert DVD
---Videos and 'Live' at the Rivoli Ballroom (23min)
- MADONNA: 'Sticky and Sweet Tour' BR
- LAURENT GARNIER Unreasonable Live DVD
---Live at L'Elysee Montmartre (52min)
---Videos: 'The Sound of the Big Babou', 'The Man With the Red Face', 'Greed'
- GLEE episode: 'Home' TV-B
---'A House Is Not A Home", "Beautiful", "Fire", "Home", "One Less Bell To Answer..."
- GLEE episode: 'Bad Reputation' TV-B
---"Can't Touch This", "Ice Ice Baby", "Physical", "Run Joey Run", "Total Eclipse of the Heart"

- MIKA: The BoyWho Knew Too Much Deluxe CD/DVD edition DVD
---Live from Parc des Princes: 'Grace Kelly' 'Lollipop' 'Love Today'
---Video: 'We Are Golden'
- BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB: [with Wim Wender's commentary track ☼] DVD
- IDLEWILD: Scotland Fiction, Best of 1997-2007 DVD
---Live at Aberdeen: 'Everything (As it Moves)' (3:29)
---Acoustic Instore London 2002: 'Quiet Crown' (4:05)
---Acoustic Instore, Boston 2003): 'When I Argue I See Shapes' (2:43)
---Studio Video: 'If It Takes You Home' (2:07)
- MANIC STREET PREACHERS: Everything Must Go - 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition CD/DVD
---Live Performances (from NyNex): 'Enola/Alone', 'Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky', 'The Girl Who Wanted to Be God' (10:17)
---TV performances: 'Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky', 'Australia' (Later with Jools Holland) / 'A Design For Life' (TFI Friday Performance) / 'No Surface All Feeling' (Reading Music Festival 1997) / 'Everything Must Go' (Saturday Live) / 'A Design For Life' (BRITS performance and speech) (23min)

- A-HA:
---Live at Valhall (2001 concert) DVD
---Videos: 'Minor Earth, Major Sky' (4:26) / 'I Wish I Cared' (3:32) / 'Velvet' (4:06) / 'Sumer Moved On' (4:03) DVD
---Video: 'Take on Me' (Literal Version) (3:43) YT
---Video: 'Foot of the Mountain' (3:36) YT
- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - (Director Coy Middlebrook) Ford's Theatre production WILD CARD #1
---The Washington Post was quite critical in it's review that this production of the musical was 'too dark'... well duh, yes it is. The musical always has had a downer of an ending, even the original ending of Frank Oz' film version had a hysterical more over the top ending where everyone bites the dust. This production really really surprised me, the singing is ace, the set on a giant turntable and the great puppet of the plant was a visual effect treat. I had never seen the musical theatrical version of the play before and I was surprised that there were more songs than the Oz musical version, of course, the 'I'm a Big Green Mother from Outer Space' song is exclusive to the film, so it seemed like a glaring omission, but on the whole this version was still a lot of fun
---Acoustic live: 'Chasing Cars' 'All That I Need', 'Run' + Interview (24min)

May 7
---'Sing-A-Long' (11 songs) + 'Grease' (End Credits) (34min)

May 9
- JAY-Z: Saturday Night Live performance TV-B
- 'Broadway Names with Julie James' guest: BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG / 'American Idiot' / Sirius-XM R-BWILD CARD #2

May 10
- FAITHLESS: Live at Alexandria Palace (2005) DVD
- GROOVE ARMADA: Live at Brixton Academy (2002) DVD
- MOBY: Live at Glastonbury (6/29/03) DVD
- JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA [with commentary track] DVD

May 11
- Live from Abbey Road (5/7/10) TV-B
---MIKA: 'Blame it On the Girls', 'We Are Golden', 'Grace Kelly'
---LA ROUX: 'Bulletproof', 'I'm Not Your Toy', 'In for the Kill'
---BLOC PARTY: 'Mercury', 'The Prayer', 'Signs'
- THE MAGIC FLUTE / 1975 / Ingmar Bergman DVD
['The Greatest Lyricists in the World Today' - New Musical Express article - 17th April, 2010] PM

May 12
- MGMT: David Letterman musical guest TV-B
---'Brian Eno'
- GREEN DAY: Jimmy Fallon musical guest: TV-B
---Rolling Stone cover: 'Rip this Joint'
- TAJ MAHALJimmy Fallon musical guest: TV-B
---Rolling Stone cover: 'Shine A Light'
---Video: 'Deadwood' (2:26)
---Live: 'You Fucking Love It' (Buffalo Bar, London 3/23/06) (2:00)
- AIR: Talkie Walkie (CD) DVD
---Air in Concert with behind the scenes footage: :'Live Performance Summer 2002 [Wiesen + Gurten Festivals + Montreux Jazz Festival] (35min)
---The Making of The Producers (63min) ☼
- ONLY WHEN I DANCE / 2008 / UK / Dir. Beadie Finzi DVD
- LIL'A / 2008 / Germany / Dir. Katharina Sophie Brauer (11min) DVD

May 13
- SHERYL CROW: Jimmy Fallon musical guest TV-B
---Rolling Stone cover: 'All Down the Line'
- GLASVEGAS: Self Titled debut album (CD) DVD
---Live in Glasgow [5 songs]
---'Flowers & Football Tops (Live acoustic)
---Music Videos: 'Geraldine' + 'Daddy's Gone'
---viewed with Director/Animator commentary track☼
---Animated Short: MELODY (10min)
---'Theater Talk' conversation with composer/lyricist and writer/director
- MICHAEL JACKSON: Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour DVD
- GLEE [episode: Laryngitis] TV-B
---'Jessie's Girl', 'Lady Is A Tramp', 'One', 'Rose's Turn', 'The Boy Is Mine'

May 14
- THE NATIONAL: David Letterman musical guest TV-B
---'Bloodbuzz Ohio'
- SURFER BLOOD: 'Last Call with Carson Daly' musical guest TV-B
---'Floating Vibes'
- PHISH Jimmy Fallon musical guest TV-B
---Rolling Stones cover: 'Loving Cup'

May 15
- Live from Abbey Road (5/14/10) TV-B
---MICHAEL BUBLE: 'Haven't Met You Yet' / 'Home' / 'Hold On'
---THE TEMPER TRAP: 'Sweet Disposition' / 'Fader' / 'Love Lost'
---LITTLE BOOTS: 'Remedy' / 'New in Town' / 'Stuck on Repeat'
- KATE NASH: 'Last Call with Carson Daly' musical guest TV-B
---'Do Wah Doe'
- Walt Disney's 'Silly Symphonies': Accent on Music DVD
- Walt Disney's 'More Silly Symphonies' DVD
- 'Mickey Mouse in Color' DVD
- 'Disney Rarities Celebrated Shorts 1920's - 1960's DVD
---SYMPOSIUM ON POPULAR SONGS (1962) [with commentary track ☼] (23min)

["[Title of Interview]" [TITLE OF SHOW] / Yosef Najafi - Metro Weekly (May 13, 2010)] PM
['Blaze of Glory!' [CARL COX] / Jim Butler - DJ Mag (Februrary 2010)] PM
[''Lovers Not Fighter' [HOT CHIP] / Paul Clarke - DJ Mag (Februrary 2010)] PM

May 16th
- ‘Reilly and Friends’ – Celebrating J. Reilly Lewis’s 25th Anniversary Season as Music Director – Cathedral Choral Society – Washington National Cathedral WILD CARD #3
---‘Lo How Soft the Light (1976) – Richard Wayne Dirksen / ‘To Be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water’ (1917) – Frederick Delius / ‘Feierlicher Einzug’ (1909) – Richard Strauss / ‘Kyrie eleison’ (1899) – Louis Vierne / ‘Ubi caritas’ (2004) – Robert Shafer / ‘Sinfonia’: Cantata No. 156 - J. S. Bach / ‘Jubilate Deo (World Premier) – Michael McCarthy / ‘Ye Shall Have a Song’ (The Peaceable Kingdom) (1936) – Randall Thompson / ‘Ascention’ (1964) – Lee Hoiby / ‘O Clap Your Hands (1920) – Ralph Vaughn Williams / ‘The Choir Invisible’ (World Premier) – Dominick Argento / ‘Toccata (suite pour orgue, op. 5) (1932) Maurice Durufle / ‘Sanctus and Benedictus’ (1945) – Joseph Jongen / ‘Aria’ (Goldberg Variations) (1741) J. S. Bach / ‘Coronation Te Deum’ (1953) – William Walton / ‘Dona nobis Pacem (Mass in B minor) – J.S. Bach

”I believe in the power of music to create community – to touch, to heal, and to transform.” – ‘Credo: J. Reilly Lewis’ – Washington Examiner, Sept. 20, 2009

- EELS: 'Useless Trinkets' album DVD
---Lollapolooza 2006 Performance: 6 songs (33min)
- BJORK: 'Debut' and ''Homogenic' "Surrounded" CD/DVD
Music Videos (in 5.1 DTS sound)
---DEBUT: 'Human Behaviour' / 'Venus as a Boy' / 'Play Dead' / 'Big Time Sensuality' / 'Violently Happy' (20min, 33sec)
---HOMOGENIC: 'Joga' / 'Bachelorette' / 'Hunter' / 'Alarm Call' / 'All is Full of Love' (19min, 17sec)

May 17
- YELLOW SUBMARINE [with commentary track ☼] DVD
- AMERICAN POP / 1980 / dir. Ralph Bakshi DVD
- THE WHO: 'Listening to You - The Who at the Isle at Wight Festival 1970
---TOMMY (extract) (30min)
- BEASTIE BOYS: Video Anthology DVD
---Disc 1: videos in 5.1 surround sound (34min)
- THE STONE ROSES: self titled debut album CD/DVD
---Live at the Blackpool Empress Ballroom (8/12/89) (57min)
- ORCHESTRAL MANUEVERS IN THE DARK: Live at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (1980) (52min) DVD
- THE INFADELS: We Are Not the Infadels CD/DVD
---Live at Paradiso (57min)
- STONES IN EXILE / 2010 / Jimmy Fallon preview: 52 minute TV version TV-B

May 18
- THE WIND JOURNEYS / 2009 / dir. Ciro Guerra DVD
- MIRIAM MAKABE: 'Pata Pata' (3:03) YT
- LINDA RONSTADT and the Muppets: 'Blue Bayou' (3:44) YT
- GLEE [episode: 'Dream On'] TV-B
---'Dream A Little Dream' / 'Dream On' / 'I Dreamed A Dream' / 'Safety Dance'

May 20
- PIL (Public Image Limited) 'Bags' (Jimmy Kimmel musical guest) TV-B
- LOVE AND WAR / 2006 / Dir. Fredrik Emilson / 14min DVD
- The Muppet Show [Guest Host: JULIE ANDREWS] DVD
- The Muppet Show [Guest Host: PETULA CLARK] DVD

May 21
- LAGE RAHO MUNNA BHAI / 2006 / Dir. Rajkumar Hirani DVD

May 22
---THE BORROWERS: CECILE CORBEL - 'Arrietty's Song' (3:08)
---MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO: Theme Song (3:29) / 'Hey Let's Go' (2:18)
---WHISPER OF THE HEART: 'Country Road' (2:52)
---SPIRITED AWAY: Theme Song 'Live] (2:57)
---TALES OF EARTHSEA: 'Teru's Song' (2.33)
---CASTLE IN THE SKY: End Song (3:06)
---NAUSICAA AND THE VALLEY OF WIND Orchestral Arrangement of Theme music (5:05)

- Live from Abbey Road (extract) (17min) YT
---MUSE: Starlight / Map of the Problematic / Knights of Caladonia
- ERIC MOUQUET (Deep Forest): Deep Sky Solo Concert (3:42) YT
- DEADMAU5: BBC1 Big Weekend performance: (20min) YT
---'Hi Friend' / 'Ghosts N' Stuff' / 'Feed vs. Muse' / 'Hard Faster Strong' / 'I Remember'
- KASABIAN: Live from Glastonbury 2009 (16:33) YT
---'Fire' / 'Club Foot' / 'You've Got the Beat' - 'LSF'
- FRANZ FERDINAND: 'Matinee' (live from T in the Park 2004) (4min) YT
- BIFFY CLYRO: 'Many of Horror' (live) (3:51) YT
- THE WANNADIES (Live 2000) YT
---'Shorty' / 'You and Me Song' (7:38)
--- 'Girl A, Girl B, Boy C' (Live at the Astoria - 8 Dec. '06) (4:43)
---Music Video: 'You Can't Uneat the Apple' (4:38)
- OOBERMAN (music videos) (27:21) YT
---'Bluebell Morning' / 'Running Girl' / 'Beany Bean' / 'Tears from a Willow' / 'Dolphin Blue' / 'Million Suns' / 'Shorley Wall' / 'Blossoms Falling'
---'Thirteen Gliding Principles' (John Peel live TV performance) (3:23)
---2004 Houston, Live Concert (FatCat's Club 11/11/04) (2 songs: (7:57)
---Music videos: 'All You Need is Hate (3:00) / 'No Danger' (Children's Choir version) (4:04) / 'American Trilogy' (3:16)
---'Reaching Out From Here (Later with Jools performance) (3:43)
---'I Hang Suspended' (The Beat) (3:08)
---Glastonbury '95: 'Wake Up Boo' / 'Stuck on Amber' / 'Reaching Out...' / 'It's Lulu' / 'Lazarus' (8:26)

May 23
- BAND OF HORSES: David Letterman musical guest TV-B
- THE HOLD STEADY: 'Rock Problems' (Craig Ferguson musical guest) TV-B
- SHE & HIM: 'Black Hole' (Carson Daly musical guest) TV-B
- ASIA: 'Fantasia, Live from Tokyo' BD

May 24
- HAIRSPRAY / 2007 [Director/actor Nikky Blonsky commentary track ☼] BR
- MAMMA MIA! [Director commentary ☼] BR

May 25
- HAPPY FEET BD (UK edition)
---Film + music videos (3)
- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS [with commentary track ☼]BD
- THE WIZARD OF OZ ['Sing-A-Long'] BD

May 26
- GLEE [episode: 'Theatricality'] DVD TV-B
- WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY [with commentary track ☼] BR
- HEAVY METAL IN BAGHDAD / 2007 / dir. Suroosh Alvi NIV
- MERCURY REV: 'The Dark is Rising' (12:16) DVD-S
---'The Dark is Rising' (Live: Reading Festival)
---'The Tides of the Moon' (photo collage)
- MERCURY REV: 'In a Funny Way' (5:10) DVD-S
---'Moving On'
---'Down Poured the Heavens
- THE DIVINE COMEDY: 'Perfect Lovesong' DVD-S
---'Perfect Lovesong' music video (3min)
- ELBOW: 'Coming Second' DVD-S
--- 'Coming Second' (Live at Astoria) (5min)
- TRAVIS: 'Singles' (supplements) DVD
---Live: 'All I Wanna Do Is Rock (Later on Jools Holland) / 'Why Does it Rain on Me? (Glastonbury 2000) / 'Sing' (Top of the Pops) / 'Baby One More Time' (VS1 Storytellers)
---Band Commentaries: 'All I Wanna Do Is Rock' / 'Writing to Reach You' / 'Why Does it Rain on Me' / 'Turn' / 'ReOffender'
---Making of's: 'Sing' / 'Side' / 'Flowers in the Window' (15:15)

May 27
- Sound & Motion Vol. 1 DVD
---Chemical Bros.: Block Rockin' Beats / Fatboy Slim: Rockefeller Skank / Jacknife Lee: Busting Off / Josh Wink: Simple Man / Crystal Method: Busy Child / The Prodigy: Poison / Mocean Worker: Detonator / Goldie: Temper Temper / Diesel Boy & Technical Itch: Atlantic State / Photek: Ni Ten Ichi Ryu / Roni Size: Brown Paper Bag / Adam F: Circles / Talvin Singh: Jaan / Sly & Robbie: Super Thruster / Underworld: Push Upstairs / Deep Dish: The Future of the Future
- CATATONIA: 'Stone By Stone' DVD-S
---'Paparazzi' (3:38)
---Ellen guest and performance (8:00)

May 28
- EELS: Eels Celebrate First Decade with Best of and Rarities Collections DVD
---12 videos with commentary from Mark Oliver Everett (aka 'E')
- BOO RADLEYS: 'Wake Up Boo' (3:05) YT
- ELO: 'Mr Blue Skies' (Original Promo Video) (4:31) YT
- DADA: 'Dizz Knee Land' (GH2 custom video) (4:23) YT
---'Sublime' (MTV 120 Minute) Intro and song (4:28)
---'Cerulean' (2008 performance) (4:00)

May 29
- SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Season 7 episodes 1 & 2 TV-B
- TALIB KWELI & HI-TEK: Jimmy Fallon musical guest TV-B
---'Ballad of Black Gold'

May 30
[MANIC STREET PREACHERS: You Love Us! (Uncut Magazine Vol. 1 Issue 4) 146 pages] PM WILD CARD #4

May 31
- JOSH WARD T-Mobile UK commercial (3:10) YT
- PINK T-Mobile UK commercial (1:38) YT
- Flashmob: T-Mobile UK 'Liverpool Station' commercial 'Making of' (4:23) YT
- PUT THE NEEDLE ON THE RECORD / 2005 / Dir. Jason Rem NIV
- SCRUBS episode: 'My Musical' DVD
---Episode + Episode with commentary track
---'Making of' (11min)
- BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER episode: 'Once More With Feeling' NIV

☼ = First Time Viewing/listen

YT: YouTube
CD-R: CD Rom content
BR: Bluray
DVD-S: DVD Single
LD: laserdisc
R-B: Radio Broadcast
TV-B: Television Broadcast
NIV: Netflix Instant View
PM: Printed material (magazine, book) not counted

What Are You Listening To? [May 2010] / CD Purchases (Date in parenthesis when acquired) Titles in blue denoted as being heard/finished in complete:
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim: Here Lies Love / Way Out West: We Love Machine (May 1) / Apples in Stereo: Travellers in Space & Time / Duke Dumont: FabricLive 51 / New Pornographers: Together (May 4) / Massive Attack: Heligoland (May 5) / Ash: From A to Z Vol. 1 (UK edition with bonus DVD) + (Japanese edition with bonus disc) / Keane: Night Train (May 11) / LCD Soundsystem / The National: High Violet

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Re: May 2010 "Make-Your-Own-Challenge" Challenge ***Lists Go Here***

Rules: To finally open and watch The Alien Quadrilogy. Which, unspooled, looks to be the size of the Nostromo. I'm only numbering the films themselves, not the extras. So my numbers should be extremely low, even though I'm going to list everything I watch.

May 1
"How come you guys don't freeze him?"

1. Alien: Theatrical Edition (1979) 117 min.
**** - The closest thing to just a perfect Horror movie you'll probably ever find. Everything, from the editing, to the acting, to the score, to the framing and cinematography. Just everything is perfect here. It's been a while since I watched the Theatrical (my last two viewings were the so-called Director's Cut) but it's still not a comparison. Theatrical wins, hands down. Scott's usage of silence is particularly perfect. Most directors (especially now) are a little too afraid of it and instead end up worse off because they don't have the balls to just slow the fuck down for a minute.
Deleted/Extended Scenes: 5 scenes, 16 minutes.
"Kane's Weapon"
"A Slap in the Face"
"Waiting/A Quick Glimpse"

2. Alien: Theatrical Edition (1979) w/ Commentary
**** - Very entertaining commentary with Scott and Weaver, Dan O'Bannon, a buncha other actors, the editor and a producer. Some really good anecdotes and on-set stories told here. There's only about, I'd say, 20 seconds of dead air throughout the films just-under-2-hour running time, which is good. I fuckin' hate when a commentary has dead air and it's one of the reasons I stopped listening to them altogether. Even though Dan O'Bannon only has a few minutes of air time throughout, he says the word "finger" 16,247 times. Or so it seems.

May 2

Introduction by Ridley Scott: 1 min.
3. Alien: "Director's Cut" (2003) 115 min.
**** - This DC is just the extended/deleted scenes from elsewhere on the disk spliced back into the flick. You can totally see why these scenes were cut in the first place. Some are a few seconds and the only one worth anything is when Ripley comes across Dallas cocooned and has to incinerate him. Watching this scene separately is pretty cool but in the film it's totally out of place and slows down the tempo in the final third.

Star Beast: Developing the Story. 18:12
The Visualists: Direction and Design. 16:54
Truckers in Space: Casting. 14:56
Sigourney Weaver Screen Test w/ Scott commentary. 5:45
Fear of the Unknown: Shepperton Studios, 1978. 24:06
The Darkest Reaches: Nostromo and Alien Planet. 17:29
The Eighth Passenger: Creature Design. 31:36
Multi-Angle Scene: "The Chestburster" w/ Scott commentary.
Future Tense: Music and Editing. 16:24
Deleted/Extended Scenes: 7 scenes, 15 min.
"Kane in the Morning"
"The Derelict"
"Kane's Condition"
"Brett, Parker and Ripley argue"
"Planning Scene"
"Ripley soothes Lambert"
"Airlock sequence"
"Lambert/Parker crab walk" -- not in the quadrilogy, found elsewhere --
Outward Bounds: Visual Effects. 19:13
A Nightmare Fulfilled: Reaction to the Film. 23:24

The extras from Alien were kind of a mixed bag. Some of it very interesting, like the behind-the-chestburster scene and Geiger's work on the film, but alot of it seemed like they could have explained it in 4 minutes instead of 14. Also, I fucking hate when the studio execs talk about this and call it a "Thriller" because they're so fucking afraid that it'll be labeled a Horror movie. Fuck you, you asses. This is a Horror film.

May 4
"Game over, man. Game over!"

Introduction by James Cameron: 1 min.
4. Aliens: Special Edition (1986) 154 min.
**** - I started out this disc with the SE because that's the version I prefer which is the opposite of the first film, where I prefer the Theatrical. This is easily one of the best sequels of all time. Almost every beat that Cameron hit was perfect. I'll type out more when I'm not watching Ferguson, 'cause right now it's hard to type and laugh.

5. Aliens: Special Edition (1986) w/ Commentary
**** - Terrific commentary track with Cameron, Stan Winston, a bunch of the actors and SFX guys. Listening to Cameron is like going to film school, so he's always interesting to listen to. The actors were really fun to listen to, even though actor "reunions" are usually boring on these tracks. Even with the commentary track on, you just kinda lose yourself in this film.

May 8

6. Aliens: Theatrical Edition (1986) 137 min.
**** - It's been so long since I've seen the Theatrical version that I almost forgot which scenes were added to the SE and which weren't. After seeing this version again, I don't think it even compares. The SE shits all over this.

57 Years Later: Continuing the Story. 11:02
Building Better Worlds: From Concept To Construction. 13:28
Preparing For Battle: Casting & Characterization. 17:03
This Time It's War: Pinewood Studios, 1985. 19:40
The Risk Always Lives: Weapons and Action. 15:13
Bug Hunt: Creature Design. 16:26
Beauty and the Bitch: Power Loader vs. Alien Queen. 22:27
Two Orphans: Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn. 13:48
The Final Countdown: Music, Editing and Sound. 15:31
The Power of Real Tech: Visual Effects. 26:17
Aliens Unleashed: Reaction to the Film. 12:32
Easter Egg: Van Ling discussion

May 12
"In an insane world, a sane man must appear insane."

w/ Text Introduction
7. Alien³: Special Edition (1992) 144 min.
** - It's been quite a while since I watched Alien³ and I don't remember quite liking it. This was my second viewing of the work-print cut and I found myself liking it alot more. It's still not "great" or anything but I didn't find the inmates quite as annoying this time and that's one of the main reasons I didn't care for the film to begin with. I just didn't give a shit about any of them.

May 14

8. Alien³: Special Edition (1992) 144 min. w/commentary
** - The commentary was pretty interesting. My only problem with it, and this was also a problem I had with the special features overall, was the lack of David Fincher. I know why he's missing, It still irritated me.

9. Alien³: Theatrical Version (1992) 114 min.
** - While I found myself liking the Special Edition work-print alot more than I remember, the Theatrical Cut was still weak to me. I liked it more, yeah, but it just feels like a colossal wasted opportunity to me.

May 17

Development: Concluding the Story. 16:58
Tales of the Wooden Planet: Vincent Ward's Vision. 13:11
Pre-production, Part III. 18:01
Xeno-Erotic: H.R. Giger's Redesign. 10:20
Optical Fury: Visual Effects. 23:18
Music, Editing and Sound. 14:51
Post-Mortem: Reaction to the Film. 6:07
Production, Part I. 18:01
Adaptive Organism: Creature Design. 20:32
Production, Part II. 14:39
Production, Part III. 8:53
Furnace Construction: Time Lapse Sequence. 4:34
E.E.V. Scan Multi-Angle Study with Optional Commentary

May 19
"I thought you were dead?"
"Yeah, I get that alot."

Introduction by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
10. Alien Resurrection: Special Edition (1997) 116 min.
*** - This was actually my first time watching the "Special Edition" of Resurrection and while I didn't hate it, I didn't find it that necessary. If I never watch it again, I don't think I'd miss it. The biggest addition to the SE is the brand new beginning of the film. While it was good, the effects looked pretty shotty. Still like the film though.

May 20

11. Alien Resurrection: Theatrical Cut (1997) 109 min.
*** - This film gets alot of hatred on the internet, but I've always liked it. It's a nice little action flick and unlike Alien³ I happen to like most of the cast outside of Sigourney Weaver. Winona Ryder looked hot, even with short hair and Ron Pearlman's character was one my favorites.

12. Alien Resurrection: Theatrical Cut (1997) 109 min. w/commentary
*** - The commentary track for Resurrection was quite informative and there wasn't at much downtime as I was expecting. I had given up on commentaries for quite a while and the ones featured in this set were much better than I had expected with some good behind-the-scenes (some that were repeated in the extras) and stories.

May 24

From the Ashes: Reviving the Story. 10:04
French Twist: Direction and Design. 26:07
Under the Skin: Casting and Characterization. 2:43
Test Footage #1: Creatures and Costumes. 9:49
Test Footage #2: Hair and Makeup. 4:39
Death from Below: Underwater Photography. 31:35
In the Zone: The Basketball Scene. 6:41
Unnatural Mutation: Creature Design. 26:21
Genetic Composition: Music. 13:08
Virtual Aliens: Computer Generated Imagery. 9:52
A Matter of Scale: Miniature Photography. 22:49
Critical Juncture: Reaction to the Film. 14:26
Easter Egg: David Prior discussion

The amount of Extras on these discs is fucking staggering.

May 26

Aliens In The Basement: Bob Burns featurette. 16:57
Alien Evolution: Documentary. 64:21
Experience in Terror: 1979 Promotional featurette. 7:08
Ridley Scott: Q & A. 15:39
Alien: Theatrical Teaser and Trailer
Alien: 2 TV Spots

I've always loved the trailers for Alien so I was glad they included them on the set. The Alien Evolution is a nice little extra as well.

Aliens: Theatrical Teaser and Trailer
Aliens: Domestic and International Trailer
Aliens: TV Spot (Now Playing)

Alien³: Advance Featurette. 2:55
Alien³: 5 Theatrical Trailers
Alien³: 7 TV Spots

Alien Resurrection: Theatrical Teaser
Alien Resurrection: 2 Theatrical Trailers
Alien Resurrection: 4 TV Spots

May 30
-- bonus feature --

13. Alien Legacy (1999) 68 min.
**** - I figured since I made it through the quad, I might as well break this out since it's been sitting on my shelf since I found it at a Gamestop. This was a terrific behind-the-scenes doc with a nice amount of unused footage and cut scenes that I have never seen before. Definitely worth a watch if you can find it.

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Who Watches The Unwatched?
I finally settled on going through the Unwatched Pile as my inaugural challenge theme. It's not very creative, which disappoints me, but at least there's a checklist to guide me. I have excluded discs in cases where I have seen the feature (on a previous edition, in a theater, etc.), but I have included a few titles where I have seen the feature, but don't really recall much about it.

The Unwatched
  1. All Dogs Go to Heaven
  2. All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
  3. American Splendor
  4. Amistad
  5. Antwone Fisher
  6. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
  7. Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State (TV)
  8. La Bamba
  9. The Bat
  10. Batman and Robin: The Complete 1949 Movie Serial
  11. Bats
  12. Bedazzled
  13. Best of TV Detectives (TV)
  14. Blood Tide
  15. Bolt
  16. Borderland
  17. The Brave One
  18. The Bronx Is Burning (TV)
  19. Brother Bear
  20. Cars
  21. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  22. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  23. Circus of Fear
  24. City of Angels
  25. The Client
  26. The Color Purple
  27. The Constant Gardener
  28. Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride
  29. Critters
  30. The Crow
  31. The Dark
  32. The Darkroom
  33. Dawn of the Dead
  34. Deadly Drifter
  35. Death of a Prophet
  36. Deeply
  37. Dirty Dancing
  38. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
  39. Bram Stoker's Dracula
  40. Earth Girls Are Easy
  41. Elektra (Director's Cut)
  42. Elizabethtown
  43. Ewoks: Caravan of Courage
  44. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  45. Finding Forrester
  46. Five Minutes to Live
  47. Flushed Away
  48. Footloose
  49. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
  50. Freaky Friday
  51. Freddy Got Fingered
  52. Friday the 13th Part 2
  53. From Hell
  54. G-Force (Blu-ray)
  55. Ghost Stories (TV)
  56. Godzilla (Emmerich/Devlin)
  57. Gorillas in the Mist
  58. Grey Owl
  59. Hell Is for Heroes
  60. Hideaway
  61. Horror Express
  62. Hush
  63. I Know What You Did Last Summer
  64. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  65. I-Spy
  66. If These Walls Could Talk 2
  67. Joan of Arc
  68. John Q.
  69. The Joy of Christmas (TV)
  70. The Jungle Book 2
  71. Keeping the Faith
  72. Last Dance
  73. The Last Days of Frank & Jesse James
  74. Last Man on Earth
  75. The Last of the Mohicans
  76. The Legend of Boggy Creek
  77. Lethal Weapon
  78. Lethal Weapon 2
  79. Lethal Weapon 3
  80. Lethal Weapon 4
  81. Little Nicky
  82. Little Shop of Horrors (original)
  83. The Long Kiss Goodnight
  84. The Lost Boys
  85. Madagascar
  86. Madigan's Millions
  87. The Man Without a Face
  88. Mannequin
  89. Mannequin 2
  90. Men of Honor
  91. Mighty Joe Young
  92. The Missing
  93. Mr. Baseball
  94. Mrs. Winterbourne
  95. Munich
  96. My Stepmother Is an Alien
  97. Nightmare Man
  98. 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
  99. The Opium Connection
  100. Paint Your Wagon
  101. Painted Hero
  102. Penny Dreadful
  103. The Pest
  104. The Pride of Jesse Hallam
  105. The Punisher (Extended Cut)
  106. The Ring
  107. The Ring Two
  108. The River Niger
  109. Road House
  110. Robin Williams Live on Broadway (TV)
  111. Robots
  112. Rollerball
  113. Ronald Reagan: NBC News (TV)
  114. The Rookie
  115. Sahara
  116. The Savages
  117. Saving Private Ryan
  118. Saving Silverman (R-rated Cut)
  119. Saw III
  120. Scalps
  121. The Score
  122. Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird
  123. She-Ra: Princess of Power - Season One, Volume One (TV)
  124. She-Ra: Princess of Power - Season One, Volume Two (TV)
  125. She-Ra: Princess of Power - Season Two (TV)
  126. She-Wolf of London
  127. The Sixth Sense
  128. Solar Crisis
  129. Stealing Harvard
  130. The Stepford Wives
  131. Supergirl
  132. The Terror
  133. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  134. THX 1138 (Director's Cut)
  135. A Time to Kill
  136. Unrest
  137. Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke
  138. Victory at Sea (TV)
  139. War of the Worlds (original)
  140. Watchers
  141. Watchers II
  142. Watchmen (Director's Cut) (Blu-ray)
  143. Weekend at Bernie's
  144. Werewolf of London
  145. Wicked Little Things
  146. Wizards
  147. The Wolf Man
  148. World Trade Center
  149. Young Guns

The Watched
  1. 5/01 Ghost World
  2. 5/05 Kissing a Fool
  3. 5/06 Balls of Fury
  4. 5/07 Speed
  5. 5/20 Dr. T & the Women
  6. 5/20 Tin Cup

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TV-on-DVD Challenge

goal: finish watching Highlander the Series and re-watch as much of Batman: The Animated Series as I can.
New goal: watch Crusade in the recommended order and start Daria

Rules: only TV shows and/or TV movies that are on DVD or blu
* 30 minute shows count as 1/4 an entry
* 1 hour shows count as 1/2 an entry
* 2 hour shows or TV movies count as 1 entry

May 1
1. Batman: The Animated Series "On Leather Wings" / "Christmas with the Joker" / "Nothing to Fear" / "The Last Laugh"
2. Batman: TAS "Pretty Poison" / "The Underdwellers" / "P.O.V." / "The Forgotten"
3. Batman: TAS "Be A Clown" / "Two-Face Pts 1 & 2" / "It's Never Too Late"
4. Batman: TAS "I've Got Batman in My Basement" / "Heart of Ice" / "Cat and Claw Pts 1 & 2"
5. Batman: TAS "See No Evil" / "Beware of the Grey Ghost" / "Prophecy of Doom" / "Feat of Clay Pt 1"

May 2
6. Batman: TAS "Feat of Clay Pt 2" / "Joker's Favor" / "Vendetta" / "Fear of Victory"
7. Batman: TAS "The Clock King" / "Appointment in Crime Alley" / "Mad as a Hatter" / "Dreams in Darkness"
8. By Dawn's Early Light (made for HBO)

May 3
9. Batman: TAS "Eternal Youth" / "Perchance to Dream" / "The Cape & Cowl Conspiracy" / "Robin's Reckoning Pt 1"

May 4
10. Batman: TAS "Robin's Reckoning Pt 2" / "The Laughing Fish" / "Night of the Ninja" / "Cat Scratch Fever"
11. Batman: TAS "The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne" / "Heart of Steel Pt 1" / "Heart of Steel Pt 2" / "If You're So Smart Why Aren't You Rich"

May 5
12. Batman: TAS "Joker's Wild" / "Tyger, Tyger" / "Moon of the Wolf" / "Day of the Samurai"
13. Batman: TAS "Terror in the Sky" / "Almost Got 'Im" / "Birds of a Feather" / "What is Reality"
14. Batman: TAS "I Am The Night" / "Off Balance" / "The Man Who Killed Batman" / "Mudslide"
15. Batman: TAS "Paging the Crime Doctor" / "Zatanna" / "The Mechanic" / "Harley and Ivy"
16. Batman: TAS "Shadow of the Bat Pts 1 & 2" / "Blind as a Bat" / "The Demon's Quest Pt 1"

May 6
17. Batman: TAS "The Demon's Quest Pt 2" / "His Silicone Soul" / "Fire From Olympus" / "Read My Lips"
18. Batman: TAS "The Worry Men" / "Sideshow" / "A Bullet for Bullock" / "Trial"
19. Batman: TAS "Avatar" / "House and Garden" / "The Terrible Trio" / "Harlequinade"

May 7
20. Batman: TAS "Time Out of Joint" / "Catwalk" / "Bane" / "Babydoll"

May 8
21. Batman: TAS "The Lion and the Unicorn" / "Showdown" / "Riddler's Reform" / "Second Chance"
22. Batman: TAS "Harley's Holiday" / "Lock-Up" / "Make 'Em Laugh" / "Deep Freeze"

May 11
23. Highlander S5 "Prophecy" / "The End of Innocence"
24. Batman: TAS "Batgirl Returns" / "Holiday Knights" / "Sins of the Father" / "Cold Comfort"

May 12
25. Batman: TAS "Double Talk" / "You Scratch My Back" / "Never Fear" / "Joker's Millions"
26. Highlander S5 "Manhunt" / "Glory Days"

May 13
27. Highlander S5 "Dramatic License" / "Money No Object"
28. Highlander S5 "Haunted" / "Little Tin God"

May 14
28. Batman: TAS "Growing Pains" / "Love is a Croc" / "Torch Song" / "The Ultimate Thrill"
29. Highlander S5 "The Messenger" / "The Valkyrie"
30. Highlander S5 "Comes a Horseman" / "Revelation 6:8"
31. Highlander S5 "The Ransom of Richard Redstone" / "Duende"

May 15
32. Batman: TAS "Over the Edge" / "Mean Seasons" / "Cult of the Cat" / "Animal Acts" (I refuse to watch "Critters" ever again)
33. Batman: TAS "Old Wounds" / "The Demon Within" / "Legends of the Dark Knight" / "Girl's Nite Out"

May 16
34. Batman: TAS "Mad Love" / "Chemistry" / "Beware the Creeper" / "Judgment Day"
35. Highlander S5 "The Stone of Scone" / "Forgive Us Our Trespasses"
36. Highlander S5 "The Modern Prometheus" / "Archangel"
37. Babylon 5: The Gathering (made for TNT)
38. Highlander S6 "Avatar" / "Armageddon"
39. Babylon 5: In The Beginning (made for TNT)

May 17
40. Highlander S6 "Sins of the Father" / "Diplomatic Immunity"
41. Highlander S6 "Patient Number 7" / "Black Tower"
42. Babylon 5: Thirdspace (made for TNT)

May 18
43. Highlander S6 "Justice" / "Deadly Exposure"
44. Babylon 5: River of Souls (made for TNT)
45. Highlander S6 "Two of Hearts" / "Indiscretions"

May 19
46. Highlander S6 "To Be" / "Not To Be"
47. Babylon 5: A Call To Arms (made for TNT)

May 20
48. Crusade "Racing the Night" / "The Needs of Earth"
49. Crusade "The Memory of War" / "The Long Road"
50. Daria "Esteemers" / "The Invitation" / "College Bored" / "Cafe Disaffecto"
51. Daria "Malled" / "This Year's Model" / "The Lab Brats" / "Pinch Sitter"

May 21
52. Daria "Too Cute" / "The Big House" / "Road Worrier" / "The Misery Chick"
53. Daria "Arts 'n' Crass" / "The Daria Hunter" / "Quinn the Brain" / "I Don't"
54. Crusade "Visitors From Down the Street" / "The Well of Forever"

May 22
55. Daria "That Was Then, This Is Dumb" / "Monster" / "The New Kid" / "Gifted"
56. Daria "Ill" / "Fair Enough" / "See Jane Run" / "Pierce Me"
57. Crusade "Each Night I Dream of Home" / "Patterns of the Soul"
58. Daria "Write Where It Hurts" / "Through a Lens Darkly" / "The Old and the Beautiful" / "Depth Takes a Holiday"
59. Daria "Daria Dance Party" / "The Lost Girls" / "It Happened One Nut" / "Daria!"
60. Crusade "The Path of Sorrows" / "Ruling From The Tomb"
61. Crusade "The Rules of the Game" / "War Zone"
62. Crusade "Appearances and Other Deceits" / Daria "Lane Miserables" / "Jake of Hearts"
63. Daria "Speedtrapped" / "The Lawndale File" / "Just Add Water" / "Jane's Addition"

May 23
64. Daria "Partners in Complaint" / "Antisocial Climbers" / "A Tree Grows in Lawndale" / "Murder, She Snored"
65. Daria "The 'F' Word" / "I Loathe a Parade" / "Of Human Bonding" / "Psycho Therapy"
66. Daria "Mart of Darkness" / "Legends of the Mall" / "Groped by an Angel" / "Fire!"
67. Daria "Is it Fall Yet" (made for MTV)
68. Daria "Dye! Dye! My Darling!" / "Fizz Ed" / "Sappy Anniversary" / "Fat Like Me"
69. Daria "Camp Fear" / "The Story of D" / "Lucky Strike" / "Art Burn"

May 24
70. Daria "One J At a Time" / "Life in the Past Lane" / "Aunt Nauseum" / "Prize Fighters"
71. Daria "Is It College Yet" (made for MTV)
72. Sliders S1 "Pilot Pts 1 & 2"
73. Sliders S1 "Fever" / "Last Days"

May 25
74. Sliders S1 "Prince of Wails" / "Summer of Love"
75. Sliders S1 "Eggheads" / "The Weaker Sex"

May 26
76. Sliders S1 "The King is Back" / "Luck of the Draw"
77. Sliders S2 "Into The Mystic" / "Love Gods"

May 27
78. Sliders S2 "Gillian of the Spirits" / "The Good, The Bad, and the Wealthy"
79. Sliders S2 "El Sid" / "Time Again World"

May 28
80. Sliders S2 "In Dino Veritas" / "Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome"
81. Sliders S2 "Obsession" / "Greatfellas"

May 29
82. Sliders S2 "The Young and the Relentless" / "Invasion"

May 30
83. Sliders S2&3 "As Time Goes By" / "The Rules of the Game"
84. Sliders S3 "Double Cross" / "Electric Twister Acid Test"

[May 31[/u]
85. Sliders S3 "The Guardian" / "The Dream Masters"
86. Sliders S3 "Desert Storm" / "Dragonslide"


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- Movies can be from Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia,etc.
- Movies will adhere to the kung-fu/ninja/samurai/yakuza/crime genres.
- American produced films starring or directed by prominent Asian film icons (i.e. films starring Jet Li, Chow Yun-Fat, or Jackie Chan and films directed by the likes of John Woo, Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark) as long as they follow the themes of the aforementioned genres (for example Kiss of the Dragon is valid while The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon isn't).
Red= First Time Viewing
- Goal is to hit 50 films.

May 1:
1. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance- ****1/2

May 6:
2. Lady Vengeance- ****

May 8:
3. Hard Boiled- ****1/2

May 17:
4. Chocolate- ****

May 20:
5. Kill Zone (a.k.a SPL)- ****1/2

May 22:
6. Kiss of the Dragon- ***1/2
7. Dog Bite Dog- ****

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Reserved... going with Comic book movies. Goal will be 20 and the only rule is the comic book/graphic novel had to have come before the movie.

May 1- Free Comic Book Day
1. Watchmen- Not bad, but there are some pretty big misses (Nixon and most of the soundtrack).
2. Green Lantern: First Flight- Very good introduction to Green Lantern's world, I would love to see an on going Green Lantern cartoon show.
May 2
3. Road to Perdition- What you get when a great story meets strong acting and good directing.
May 7
4. Hellboy- Good, not great. Just didn't strike me like it did others.
5. Justice League: New Frontier- Very nicely done, more adult take on the heroes we are all familiar with.
May 9
6. 300- Completely stylistic and fantastic vision of Miller's graphic novel.
7. Superman/Doomsday- Should be called Superman/Clone, Doomsday's in it for like 15 minutes. Good solid movie, but rather unspectacular.
8. 30 Days of Night- This is the way vampires should be done, not the whole WB's Gothic Creek trend.
May 14
9. Iron Man 2- Not as good as the first one, but still very enjoyable. Rockwell ruled, but it seemed Rourke was wasted.
May 30
10. Spider-man- Great, great film... BUT the stain of Spider-Man 3 does negatively impact it a little.
11. Wolverine- Much maligned origins film, I found it interesting and fun (you want a truly bad movie, watch Punisher War Zone)
12. V is for Vendetta- Good flick, might have been much better had they made it 20 years ago when its ideas hadn't become cliche.

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Commentary Challenge

The commentary track is one of the main features that got me interested in collecting DVDs, but alas, I have neglected that feature for several years.
Goal: 30+ commentary tracks while watching the feature. Of course, this will have to be features that I have viewed before, but will strive for commentaries I haven't listened to before.
TV rules (if I may borrow from lisadoris): 30 min shows = 1/4 entry, 1 hour shows = 1/2 entry, 2+ hour shows = 1 entry

May 2
1. Cannibal! The Musical - Drunken commentary by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jason McHugh, Dian Bachar, Andy Kemler. There are two themes running through this commentary, as the group consumes scotch, beer and wine, getting progressively drunk. Predictably, one is the group mocking their amateurish (and sometimes, life-threatening) efforts, but giving props to some well-done instances. The other is the inspiration for this movie: a woman named LeeAnn, who was supposed to marry Trey Parker, but started cheating on him a couple of months before the wedding with some "a cappella guy". About two-thirds into the commentary, the well-soused group burst into uncontrollable laughter as they discuss that Trey is worth seven million dollars, while the a cappella guy sells insurance.

May 3
2. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: Pilot episode - Bruce Campbell and Carlton Cuse. Bruce Campbell is always a great commentator, being the saving grace of the Evil Dead commentaries. He and Carlton have a great rapport and there's hardly a lull during the whole episode. I was left with the feeling that this is the last real television western, in terms of sets and stunts. If a television western were to be attempted today, the sets would have to be green screen recreations and I have the feeling that stunts like Bruce trick twirling a pistol would be done with CGI, as well. Over ten years had passed since the pilot episode and Bruce's and Carl's DVD commentary, but they express real appreciation for this show being the last of its kind, as well as the opening of opportunities for Bruce, Carlton and much of the crew.

3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - writers/directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord and actor Bill Hader. This is movie is one of my four-year-old son's favorites. How would he react to a commentary track? Well, he wasn't riveted, but he didn't run away either. The commentary mostly acknowledges the efforts of a lot of people that worked on the film that otherwise wouldn't get noticed, including, according to Bill Hader, huge rooms filled with animators that were tired of his voice. Bill throws out enough quips to keep it interesting along the way, but it's not really one for repeat listenings.

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Re: May 2010 "Make-Your-Own-Challenge" Challenge ***Lists Go Here***

European Crime/Polizia Films



Lucio Fulci, Fabio Testi, and shootouts galore! Does it get any better than this? I dig crime films. I also dig Fulci films, in fact, he is actually one of my favorite directors. I rate the late Mr. Fulci up there with Umberto Lenzi and the late Stanley Kubrick. Fulci was a master at creating some of the most memorable gore scenes in cinematic history. Unfortunately not many people were too keen on his abilities with respect to gore, chalking him up as a one note wonder, a man who was out simply for shock value. Contraband is proof that this isn't so, here we have a well made film. It is also nice to see Ajita Wilson in a supporting role here. Contraband isn't exactly well-reviewed among many genre film fans but I think this is quite the underrated film. I was quite pleased to revisit this film.


Cop In Blue Jeans

This Bruno Corbucci directed film, starring Tomas Milian and Jack Palance, is a truly awesome film. Boasting some great action sequences, it really is a fun ride from start to finish. I watched this on a R2 PAL DVD. I'd love to see this get the deluxe DVD treatment but this DVD will hold me over nicely until we can get a R1 release.


Gambling City


Emergency Squad


Convoy Busters

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