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Old 05-02-11, 02:22 AM
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Re: May 2011 Make-Your-Own Challenge ***Lists Go Here***

ICHECKMOVIES challenge part deux!

1st:
1. Sedmikrásky (Daisies) (1966) (1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die #212, Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films #534, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? #670)
2. Scener ur ett äktenskap (Scenes from a Marriage) (1973) (1970s #10, Romance #19, iCheckmovies-Most Favorite Movies #146, The Criterion Collection #424, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? #437, The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made #755)
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2nd:
3. The China Syndrome (1979) (AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills #94)
4. Working Girl (1988) (AFI's 100 Years, 100 Cheers #87, AFI's 100 Years, 100 Passions #91, Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
#368, The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made #985)
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3rd:
5. Rudy (1993) (AFI's 100 Years, 100 Cheers #54)
6. Hasu (House) (1977) (The New Cult Canon #115, iCheckMovies - Most Favorite Movies #156, Kinema Jumpo Top 100 Japanese Movies #161, The Criterion Collection #635)
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4th:
7. French Connection II (1975) (50 Greatest Sequels #16)
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5th:
8. Broadcast News (1987) (AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs #64, The Criterion Collection #69, The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made #129, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die #145, Academy Award Best Picture Nominees #359)
9. Pola X (1999) (Ain't Nobody's Blues But My Own #169)
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6th:
10. Thor (2011) (2010's #28, All-Time Worldwide Box Office #245)
11. Silver Streak (1976) (AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs #95)
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7th:
12. Dodge City (1939) (100 Essential Westerns #6)
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8th:
13. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) (Top 500 Horror Movies #264)
14. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) (2010s #19, Music #44)
15. The Big Clock (1948) (250 Quintessential Noir Films #13, Film-noir #39, The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made #87)
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9th:
16. Boy A (2007) (MovieSense 101 #101)
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10th:
17. Le scaphandre et le papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) (2007) (Biography #19, 2000s #47, 501 Must See Movies #141, The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films #175, Top 250 #201, Doubling the Canon #448, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die #862, Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Movies #997)
18. The Private Life of a Cat (1944) (Doubling the Canon #364)
19. Union Pacific (1939) (Cannes Film Festival - Palm d'Or movies #1, 100 Essential Westerns #8, 501 Must See Movies #446)
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11th:
20. Biloxi Blues (1988) (The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made #95)
21. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) (AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs #72)
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12th:
22. Bush Christmas (1947) (Ain't Nobody's Blues But My Own #34)
23. Ohayô (Good Morning) (1959) (Kinema Jumpo Top 100 Japanese Movies #45, The Criterion Collection #88, Doubling the Canon #200, Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films #447)
24. Stir of Echoes (1999) (Top 500 Horror Movies #276)
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13th:
25. Faces (1968) (The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made #278, The Criterion Collection #280, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die #285, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? #461, Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films #565, Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Movies #684)
26. Signs (2008) (Shorts #20)
27. Local Hero (1983) (BFI 100 #37, 100 Best British Films #53, Best of Rotten Tomatoes #90, Empire 500 #209, The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made #493, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? #495)
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14th:
28. Kynodontas (Dogtooth) (2009) (The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films #220)
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15th:
29. Sons of the Desert (1933) (100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century #21, AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs #96, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die #806, Doubling the Canon #932)
30. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (2010s #7, Animation #12, Family #18, Fantasy #24, Adventure #37, Comedy #38, All-Time Worldwide Box Office #81, Top 250 #179)
31. Attack (1956) (501 Must See Movies #413, Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Movies #509)
32. Rounders (1998) (The New Cult Canon #37)
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16th:
33. La residencia (The House That Screamed) (1969) (A Taste of Spain #99, Top 500 Horror Movies #162, Doubling the Canon #220)
34. Les amants du Pont-Neuf (The Lovers on the Bridge) (1991) (Times' 100 Best French Films #44, The New Cult Canon #76, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? #645, Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films #860)
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17th:
35. And Soon the Darkness (1970) (Top 500 Horror Movies #464)
36. Lifeboat (1944) (Doubling the Canon #988)
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18th:
37. Simón del desierto (Smon of the Desert) (1969) (History #37, Brief Encounters #183, Doubling the Canon #306, The Criterion Collection #485)
38. Kansas City Confidential (1952) (250 Quintessential Noir Films #103)
39. Scarecrow (1973) (Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or top movies #41)
40. Ŕ l'intérieur (Inside) (2007) (Top 500 Horror Movies #324)
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19th:
41. This Is England (2006) (100 Best British films #90)
42. Yankee (1966) (Spaghetti Westerns #45)
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20th:
43. Jalsaghar (The Music Room) (1959) (Music #13, Cahiers du cinéma 100 #20, iCheckMovies - Most Favorite Movies #118, Roger Ebert: the great movies #182, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? #204, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die #568, The Criterion Collection #654)
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21st:
44. Charade (1963) (The Criterion Collection #57, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? #954)
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22nd:
45. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) (All-Time Worldwide Box Office #138)
46. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit (Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler) (1922) (The 100 Most Significant German Films #17, Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Movies #17, Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films #33, 1920s #42, The Top 100 Silent Era Films #42, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die #257, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? #636)
47. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) (All-Time Worldwide Box Office #10, 2010s #21)
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23rd:
48. Bezhin lug (1937) (Brief Encounters #28)
49. Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser) (1974) (Biography #37, History #41, 1970s #44, The 100 Most Significant German Films #90, Roger Ebert: the great movies #100, Empire 500 #428, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? #491, Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Movies #769)
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24th:
50. Imitation of Life (1934) (Academy Award Best Picture Nominees #46, Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Movies #134, National Film Registry #206)
51. Ukigusa (Floating Weeds) (1959) (Doubling the Canon #31, Kinema Jumpo Top 100 Japanese Movies #44, Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films #85, Roger Ebert: the great movies #110, The Criterion Collection #260, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die #305, Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Movies #561)
52. The Black Stallion (1979) (National Film Registry #40, AFI's 100 Years, 100 Cheers #64, Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Movies #820)
53. Crin blanc: Le cheval sauvage (White Mane) (1953) (Brief Encounters #44)
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25th:
54. The Beast with Five Fingers (1946) (Top 500 Horror Movies #309)
55. Ordet (1955) (Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films #3, Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion #6, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? #40, iCheckMovies - Most Favorite movies #41, The Criterion Collection #129, Roger Ebert: the great movies #200, Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films #389, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die #624)
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26th:
56. Wait (1968) (Brief Encounters #244)
57. Night Moves (1975) (Roger Ebert: the great movies #192, The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made #604, Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films #670, Have You Seen? A A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Movies #780, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? #966)
58. Crank (2006) (501 Must See Movies #42)
59. Mar adentro (Sea Inside) (2004) (Goya Award #19, Biography #21, Academy Award Best Foreign Pictures #57, FilmTotaal top 250 #146, A Taste of Spain #201)
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27th:
60. Operation Crossbow (1965) (The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made #636)
61. Bedlam (1946) (Top 500 Horror Movies #219)
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29th:
62. Remember the Titans (2000) (Sport #35)
63. Story of G.I. Joe (1945) (National Film Registry #339, The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made #834)
64. Popiól i diament (Ashes and Diamonds) (1958) (The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema #42, The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made #46, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die #52, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? #126, The Criterion Collection #310, Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films #426, Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Movies #542)
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30th:
65. Paperhouse (1988) (Top 500 Horror Movies #427)

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Old 05-09-11, 06:33 AM
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Re: May 2011 Make-Your-Own Challenge ***Lists Go Here***

80's Video Company Movie Challenge

My challenge is to watch movies made between 1980-1990 I own on DVD or Blu-ray that were once released on VHS by budget labels and a few major players back in the 80's.

05/03: Vestron

1. Vigilante (1983) 4/5
2. 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983) 4/5

05/04: Media

3. Hell Night (1981) 4.5/5
4. Scared to Death (1981) 2.75/5

05/05: Vestron

5. Trancers (1985) 4/5
6. Future-Kill (1985) 3/5

05/06: Thorn EMI

7. First Blood (1982) 5/5
8. Madman (1982) 3.75/5

05/07: Embassy

9. The Fog (1980) 5/5

05/09: New World

10. Heathers (1988) 5/5
11. Dead Heat (1988) 3.75/5

05/10: Vestron

12. Re-Animator (1985) 5/5

05/11: Vestron

13. The Changeling (1980) 4.5/5
14. The Final Countdown (1980) 4/5

05/12: Vestron

15. Possession (1981) 5/5
16. Dead & Buried (1981) 4/5

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Old 05-12-11, 04:04 PM
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Kipper's Six-Episodes-Makes-A-Season Challenge
Seems like this challenge would be a good time to catch up on the classic shows of the BBC. I had already started watching Are You Being Served? before the challenge started, but I'm also Netflixing other BBC shows that I've never seen before, mostly comedies with 6 or so episodes per series. Few of these I have seen in their entirety, or seen so long ago that I barely remember them. so most will be First Time Viewings. Each episode will count as 1 entry, and all are being watched on DVD.
Goal: To watch 50 episodes of BBC comedy.

May 1:

May 2:
ARE YOU BEING SERVED? S2
1. "The Clock"
2. "Cold Comfort"
3. "The Think Tank" -I watched S1 in April, and I had actually seen all of those episodes, over and over again on PBS over the years. Oddly enough, although they are repeated often as well, I've seen very few episodes from S2 on until now.

May 3:
ARE YOU BEING SERVED? S2
4. "Big Brother"
5. "Hoorah for the Holidays"

May 4:
ARE YOU BEING SERVED? S3
6. "The Hand of Fate"
7. "Coffee Morning"
8. "Up Captain Peacock" - There's not a whole lot of difference between the episodes of the first 3 seasons...casting and writing are consistant, which is a good thing.

May 5:
ARE YOU BEING SERVED? S3
9. "Cold Store"
10. "Wedding Bells"
11. "German Week"

May 6:
ARE YOU BEING SERVED? S3
12. "Shoulder to Shoulder"
13. "New Look"

May 7:
THE OFFICE S1
14. "Downsize"
15. "Work Experience"
16. "The Quiz"

May 8:
THE OFFICE S1
17. "Training"
18. "New Girl"
19. "Judgement" - For the most part, I feel the the US version is superior in every way. Casting is better in the US version, and the characters are much better defined in the US version (even though both first seasons had the same number of episodes.) Gervais is good in his role, but his constant tie-fidgeting is annoying. The UK series is much slower paced and less-funny, which actually worked well in the final S1 episode ("The Judgement" had an odd feel to it, which I liked.) To sum it up, congratulations to the US version for taking a good BBC show and making it better.

May 9:
FAWLTY TOWERS S1:
20. "A Touch of Class"
21. "The Builders" - I had probably seen about half of these episodes, so this is the first time I've seen this show complete and in order.

May 10:
FAWLTY TOWERS S1:
22. "The Wedding Party"
23: "The Hotel Inspectors"
24: "Gourmet Night"
25: "The Germans"

May 11:
FAWLTY TOWERS S2:
26. "Communication Problems"
27. "The Psychiatrist" - This episode might be the funniest episode I have ever seen of any comedy series. And the preceding episode comes in at a close second.

May 12:
FAWLTY TOWERS S2:
28. "Waldorf Salad"
29. "The Kipper and the Corpse"

May 13:
FAWLTY TOWERS S2:
30. "The Anniversary"
31. "Basil the Rat" - Before I watched the entire series, I was skeptical that this show was one of the best comedies ever made...I had enjoyed the odd episode here and there, but just wasn't overwhelmed one way or another. After watching it in its completeness, I'm no longer on the fence...it was a great show, one of the best of all time. It's a shame that we were gifted with only 12 episodes of it.

May 14:
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