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2012 Superhero Challenge

May 1
1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) *

May 2
2. Thor (2011) *

May 3
3. The Incredible Hulk (2008) *

May 8
4. Iron Man (2008)

May 10
5. Iron Man 2 (2010) *

May 11
6. Batman Begins (2005)

May 14
7. The Dark Knight (2008)

May 15
8. Hulk (2003) *

May 16
9. Batman (1989)

May 20
10. Batman Returns (1992)

May 21
11. Batman Forever (1995)

May 22
12. The Avengers (2012) *
13. Batman & Robin (1997) *

May 25
14. Batman (1966) *

May 29
15. Superman (1978)

May 30
16. Superman II (1980)

May 31
17. Superman Returns (2006) *

* First Time Viewing

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Re: The Third Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2012 **List Thread**

The Unwatched Pile / Netflix Queue / Supplemental Material Challenge

1. Compańeros (1970)
2. Dangerous Seductress (1995)
3. Beginners (2010)
4. Everything Must Go (2010)
5. The Good Thief (2002)
6. Cul-De-Sac (1966)
7. The Candy Snatchers (1973)
8. Copland (1997)
9. Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944)
10. Night Beat (1931)
11. Rogue's Tavern (1936)
12. The People vs George Lucas (2010)
13. Zig Zag (1970)
14. What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
15. The Killer Inside Me (2010)
16. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 5: The Alamo Drafthouse Edition (2009)
17. Submarine (2010)
18. The Muppets (2011)
19. Hey Babu Riba (1986)
20. Kill the Irishman (2011)
21. 1990: Bronx Warriors (1982)
22. The Jade Mask (1945)
23. Quicksand (1950)
24. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait (1988)
25. The Shanghai Cobra (1945)
26. The Scarlet Clue (1945)
27. Mysterious Mr. Wong (1935)
28. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
29. Lilith (1964)
30. O.C. and Stiggs (1985)
31. Generic Ghost Film (200?)


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The 50s/60s TV Challenge
All episodes *must* have originally aired during the years from 1950 to 1969.
Example: Hogan's Heroes episodes prior to S5/E14 aired before 1970 and can be watched. Hogan's Heroes S5/E15 and up aired in 1970 and after and are disqualified as they did not originally air during the accepted time period. IMDB is the final authority on original episode air dates.

Standard TV time/episode counting rules apply.
Length as originally aired with commercials:
60 minutes = 1 entry
30 minutes = 1/2 entry
15 minutes = 1/4 entry

- First time viewing

April 30th
1. Rawhide: Incident with an Executioner (1959)
2. Rawhide: Incident of the Widowed Dove (1959)

May 1st
3. Rawhide: Incident on the Edge of Madness (1959)
4. Rawhide: Incident of the Power and the Plow (1959)
5. My Living Doll: Boy Meets Girl; Rhoda's First Date (1964)
6. My Living Doll: Uninvited Guest; The Love Machine (1964)

May 2nd
7. My Living Doll: The Beauty Contest; My Robot, the Warden (1964)
8. My Living Doll: I'll Leave it to You (1964); The Pool Shark (1965)
9. The Avengers: Concerto (1964)

May 3rd
10. My Living Doll: The Kleptomaniac; The Witness (1965)
11. My Living Doll: Something Borrowed, Something Blew (1964); Love that Bob: Eleven Angry Women (1957)
12. Dennis the Menace: Out of Retirement; Dennis and the Wedding (1960)
13. Dennis the Menace: Dennis and the Radio Set; Dennis and the Ham-Pher (1960)

May 4th
14. Dennis the Menace: The Stock Certificate; Man of the House (1960)
15. Dennis the Menace: The Rock Collection; Henry and Togetherness (1960)
16. The Avengers: Esprit de Corps (1964)
17. The Avengers: Lobster Quadrille (1964)

May 5th
18. Rawhide: Incident at Barker Springs (1959)
19. Rawhide: Incident West of Lano (1959)
20. Rawhide: Incident of the Town in Terror (1959)
21. Rawhide: Incident of the Golden Calf (1959)
22. Dennis the Menace: Paint-Up, Clean-Up Week; Dennis Learns to Whistle (1960)
23. Dennis the Menace: The Raffle Ticket; The Christmas Horse (1960)
24. Dennis the Menace: Dennis' Allowance; Dennis' Penny Collection (1960)
25. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Jonah and the Whale (1965)
26. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Time Bomb (1965)
27. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: ...And Five of Us Are Left (1965)

May 6th
28. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Cyborg (1965)
29. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Escape from Venice (1965)
30. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Left-Handed Man (1965)
31. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Deadliest Game (1965)
32. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Leviathan (1965)
33. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Peacemaker (1965)
34. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Silent Saboteurs (1965)
35. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The X Factor (1965)
36. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Machines Strike Back (1965)
37. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Monster from Outer Space (1965)
38. Dennis the Menace: Dennis, The Campaign Manager; Miss Cathcart's Friend (1961)
39. Dennis the Menace: Pythias Was a Piker; Dennis and the Saxaphone (1961)

May 7th
40. Dennis the Menace: Wilson Sleeps Over; Dennis' Birthday (1961)
41. Dennis the Menace: Dennis Goes to Camp; Dennis' Tool Chest (1961)
42. The Twilight Zone: In His Image (1963)
43. The Twilight Zone: The Thiry-Fathom Grave (1963)

May 8th
44. The Twilight Zone: Valley of the Shadow (1963)
45. The Twilight Zone: He's Alive (1963)
46. The Twilight Zone: Mute (1963)
47. The Twilight Zone: Death Ship (1963)
48. Dennis the Menace: The Going Away Gift; Dennis and the Fishing Rod (1961)

May 9th
49. Dennis the Menace: Dennis and the Good Example; Dennis' Obligation (1961)
50. Dennis the Menace: The Dog Trainer; Woodman, Spare That Tree (1961)
51. Dennis the Menace: The Boy Wonder; The Soapbox Derby (1961)
52. Dennis the Menace: Dennis and the Camera; Dennis and the Miracle Plant Food (1961)

May 10th

May 11th

May 12th

May 13th

May 14th
53. Dennis the Menace: Dennis' Newspaper; Mr. Wilson's Paradise (1961)
54. Dennis the Menace: The Fortune Cookie; The Pioneers (1961)
55. Dennis the Menace: Father's Day for Mr. Wilson; Dennis and the Picnic (1961)

May 15th
56. Rawhide: Incident of the Coyote Weed (1959)
57. Rawhide: Incident of the Chubasco (1959)
58. Rawhide: Incident of the Curious Street (1959)
59. I'm Dickens... He's Finster: A Small Matter of Being Fired; Nurse Dickens (1962)
60. The Twilight Zone: Jess-Belle (1963)
61. The Twilight Zone: Miniature (1963)
62. The Twilight Zone: Printer's Devil (1963)

May 16th
63. Rawhide: Incident of the Dog Days (1959)
64. Rawhide: Incident of the Calico Gun (1959)
65. Rawhide: Incident of the Misplaced Indians (1959)
66. I'm Dickens... He's Finster: The Double Life of Mel Warshaw; Harry, the Father Image (1962)
67. I'm Dickens... He's Finster: Part-Time Friend; The Acting Game (1962)
68. I'm Dickens... He's Finster: The Toupee Story; A Wolf in Friend's Clothing (1962)

May 17th
69. I'm Dickens... He's Finster: Party, Party, Who's Got the Party?; The Yellow Badge of Courage (1962)
70. I'm Dickens... He's Finster: The Joke; Love Me, Love My Dog (1962)
71. I'm Dickens... He's Finster: Here's to the Three of Us; Get Off My Back (1962)
72. The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Meershatz Pipe (1961); The Andy Griffith Show: The County Nurse (1962)
73. I'm Dickens... He's Finster: How Not to Succeed in Business; The Godfathers (1963)
74. Rawhide: Incident of Fear in the Streets (1959)
75. Rawhide: Incident Below the Brazos (1959)
76. Rawhide: Incident of the Dry Drive (1959)
77. The Monkees: Royal Flush; Monkee See, Monkee Die (1966)

May 18th
78. The Monkees: Monkee vs. Machine; Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers (1966)
79. The Dick Van Dyke Show: Forty-Four Tickets; Empress Carlotta's Necklace (1961)
80. The Andy Griffith Show: Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee; Three's a Crowd (1962)
81. The Monkees: The Spy Who Came in from the Cool; Success Story (1966)
82. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Terror on Dinosaur Islane (1965)
83. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Killers of the Deep (1966)
84. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Deadly Creature Below! (1966)
85. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Phantom Strikes (1966)

May 19th
86. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Sky's on Fire (1966)
87. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Graveyard of Fear (1966)
88. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Shape of Doom (1966)
89. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Dead Men's Doubloons (1966)
90. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Death Ship (1966)
91. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Monster's Web (1966)
92. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Menfish (1966)

May 20th
93. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Mechanical Man (1966)
94. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Return of the Phantom (1966)
95. The Monkees: Monkees in a Ghost Town; Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (1966)
96. The Monkees: The Chaperone; Here Come The Monkees - The Pilot (1966)
97. The Monkees: Monkees A La Carte; I've Got a Little Song Here (1966)
98. The Monkees: One Man Shy (Peter and the Debutante); Dance, Monkee, Dance (1966)
99. The Monkees: Too Many Girls (Davy and Fern); Son of a Gypsy (1966)
100. The Monkees: The Case of the Missing Monkee; I was a Teenager Monster (1967)

May 21st
101. The Monkees: Find the Monkees; Monkees in the Ring (1967)
102. The Monkees: The Prince and the Paupers; Monkees at the Circus (1967)
103. The Monkees: Captain Crocodile; Monkees à la Mode (1967)

May 22nd
104. The Twilight Zone: No Time Like the Past (1963)
105. The Twilight Zone: The Parallel (1963)

May 23rd
106. The Twilight Zone: I Dream of Genie (1963)
107. The Monkees: Alias Micky Dolenz; Monkees Chow Mein (1967)

May 24th
108. The Monkees: Monkee Mother; Monkees on the Line (1967)
109. The Monkees: Monkees Get Out More Dirt; Monkees Manhattan Style (1967)
110. The Twilight Zone: The New Exhibit (1963)

May 25th
111. The Twilight Zone: Of Late I Think of Cliffordville (1963)
112. The Twilight Zone: The Incredible World of Horace Ford (1963)
113. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Monster from the Inferno (1966)
114. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Werewolf (1966)
115. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Day the World Ended (1966)
116. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Night of Terror (1966)

May 26th
117. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Terrible Toys (1966)
118. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Day of Evil (1966)
119. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Deadly Waters (1966)
120. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Thing from Inner Space (1966)
121. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Death Watch (1966)
122. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Deadly Invasion (1966)
123. The Monkees: Monkees at the Movies; The Monkees on Tour (1967)
124. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Haunted Submarine (1966)
125. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Plant Man (1966)
126. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Lost Bomb (1966)
127. Twilight Zone: On Thursday We Leave for Home (1963)
128. Twilight Zone: Passage on the Lady Anne (1963)
129. Twilight Zone: The Bard (1963)
130. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): The Man on the Beach (1965)

May 27th
131. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): The Man who Wouldn't Talk (1965)
132. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): Someone is Liable to get Hurt (1966)
133. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): Dangerous Secret (1966)
134. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): I Can Only Offer You Sherry (1966)
135. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): The Hunting Party (1966)
136. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): Two Birds with One Bullet (1966)
137. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): I Am Afraid You Have the Wrong Number (1966)
138. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): The Man with the Foot (1966)

May 28th
139. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): The Paper Chase (1966)
140. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): Not So Jolly Roger (1966)
141. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): Koroshi (1967)
142. Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): Shinda Shima (1967)
143. The Lone Ranger: Man Without a Gun; Pardon for Curley (1950)

May 29th
144. The Lone Ranger: Eye for an Eye; Outlaw of the Plains (1950)
145. The Lone Ranger: White Man's Magic; Trouble for Tonto (1950)

May 30th
146. Wanted: Dead or Alive: Jason; The Partners (1960)

May 31st
147. Wanted: Dead or Alive: Tolliver Bender; A House Divided (1960)
148. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Brand of the Beast (1966)
149. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Creature (1967)
150. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Death from the Past (1967)
151. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Heat Monster (1967)
152. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Fossil Men (1967)
153. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Mermaid (1967)
154. The Lone Ranger: Sheriff of Gunstock (1950); The Monkees: Pilot (16mm version) (1966)

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Last Annual 2012 End of the World Movie Challenge

Warning: The world may not actually end. Results may vary by movie. Side effects may include nuclear destruction, invaders from space, mutants, monsters, plagues, or other apocalypses.
(*)=first time viewing

1) Miracle Mile (1988, Steve De Jarnatt)--Underrated, if a bit far-fetched, as Anthony Edwards answers the wrong phone, and discovers that nuclear attack may be an hour away. Exciting Tangerine Dream score. (4/5)
2) End of Days (1999, Peter Hyams)--Schwarzenegger vs. Satan. (4/5)
3) Where Have All the People Gone? (1974, John Llewellyn Moxey)--This 70s tv-movie has a solar flare wiping out most of humanity. (3/5)
4) WarGames (1983, John Badham)--Matthew Broderick tries to prevent WWIII. Dated, but still fun. (4/5)
5) When Worlds Collide (1951, Rudolph Mate)--Early something's-gonna-hit-the-earth film, with Oscar-winning special effects. (4/5)
6) Dawn of the Dead (1978, George A. Romero)--This classic never gets old, no matter how many times I see it. (5/5)
7) Night of the Comet (1984, Thom Eberhardt)--I think I've seen this so many times I have it almost memorized. (5/5)
8) Take Shelter (*) (2011, Jeff Nichols)--Michael Shannon dreams of apocalypse in this haunting drama. (4/5)
9) The Divide (*) (2011, Javier Gens)--Nuclear attack survivors are trapped in a basement. An interesting beginning, but lots of ugliness later on. (3/5)
10) Mars Attacks! (1996, Tim Burton)--An all-star cast has fun in this silly invasion flick. (3/5)
11) Before the Fall (2008, F. Javier Gutierrez)--A man tries to protect his family from a comet on the way and a killer on the loose in this Spanish drama. (4/5)
12) The Noah (*) (1975, Daniel Bourla)--The crazy adventures of the last soldier on earth. (3/5)
13) The Core (2003, Jon Amiel)--I wonder, how many times has the Golden Gate bridge been destroyed in the movies? (4/5)
14) Quintet (*) (1978, Robert Altman)--After the next ice age, people spend their time playing a game in this talky, slow-moving drama, apparently filmed in haze-o-vision. (3/5)
15) Last Night (1998, Don McKellar)--Canadians party like it's the end of the world (which it is). (3/5)
16) Testament (1983, Lynne Littman)--Heartbreaking. (5/5)
17) World Sinks Except Japan (*) (2006, Minoru Kawasaki)--Unfunny satire as disaster refuges overwhelm Japan. (2/5)
18) The Lost Future (*) (2010, Mikael Solomon)--Disease survivors live as cavemen in this SyFy flick. (3/5)
19) Rats: Night of Terror (1983, Vincent Dawn aka Bruno Mattei)--Italian after-the-bomb hilarity. (4/5)
20) The New Barbarians (1983, Enzo G. Castellari)--More post-apocalypse laughs from Italy. Fred Williamson rocks a skinny '80s headband, Claudio Simonetti rocks the synth, and Castellari rocks all the slo-mo stunts he can squeeze into 90 minutes. (4/5)
21) 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983, Martin Dolman aka Sergio Martino)--Snake Plissken wanna-be must rescue the last fertile woman on earth from post-nuke NYC. Not as bad (or as much fun) as the two previous films. (3/5)
22) The Quiet Earth (1995, Geoff Murphy)--A slightly different take on the last-man-on-earth story, with a beautiful, if ambiguous, final scene. (4/5)
23) Dawn of the Dead (2004, Zach Snyder)--Entertaining remake. (4/5)

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Clean Off My DVR Challenge

I would like to do something more imaginative, but with summer coming (when I don't watch much TV), I feel the need to clean off my DVR. To make things easy, I will count one movie or show as one item, regardless of length. I currently have 84 items saved on my DVR with 76 hr 23 min of available space. My goal is to reduce the number of items by at least half.


TV Shows

Tuesday, May 1
Items: Starting - 84; Recorded - 1; Watched - 4; Ending - 81;
Available Space: 79 hr 3 min

1. Smash - Tech
2. Once Upon a Time - The Stranger
3. Bones - The Family in the Feud
4. Glee - Choke

Wednesday, May 2
Items: Starting - 81; Recorded - 3; Watched - 2; Ending - 82;
Available Space: 78 hr 1 min

5. The Killing - Openings
6. The Finder - The Inheritance

Thursday, May 3
Items: Starting - 82; Recorded - 6; Watched - 3; Ending - 85;
Available Space: 76 hr 5 min

7. Criminal Minds - Divining Rod
8. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Father Dearest
9. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dune and Gloom

Friday, May 4
Items: Starting - 85; Recorded - 3; Watched - 3; Ending - 85;
Available Space: 75 hr 54 min

10. Awake - Slack Water
11. Mad Men - At the Codfish Ball
12. The Finder - Voodoo Undo

Saturday, May 5
Items: Starting - 85; Recorded - 0; Watched - 12; Ending - 73;
Available Space: 85 hr 5 min

13. In Plain Sight - All's Well That Ends
14. Grimm - Happily Ever Aftermath
15. 30 Rock - Queen of Jordan 2: Mystery of the Phantom Pooper
16. The Big Bang Theory - The Skank Reflex Analysis
17. Person of Interest - Many Happy Returns
18. The Big Bang Theory - The Infestation Hypothesis
19. The Big Bang Theory - The Pulled Groin Extrapolation
20. The Big Bang Theory - The Wiggly Finger Catalyst

21. Thor
22. Castle - Undead Again
23. The Big Bang Theory - The Russian Rocket Reaction
24. The Big Bang Theory - The Rhinitis Revelation

Sunday, May 6
Items: Starting - 73; Recorded - 5; Watched - 10; Ending - 68;
Available Space: 87 hr 18 min

25. Being Human - Addicted to Love
26. Being Human - Mama Said There'd Be Decades Like These
27. The Big Bang Theory - The Good Guy Fluctuation
28. The Big Bang Theory - The Shiny Trinket Maneuver
29. The Mentalist - So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper
30. Being Human - The Ties That Blind
31. Being Human - I've Got You Under Your Skin
32. Being Human - When I Think About You I Shred Myself
33. The Big Bang Theory - The Beta Test Initiation
34. The Big Bang Theory - The Friendship Contraction

Monday, May 7
Items: Starting - 68; Recorded - 5; Watched - 2; Ending - 71;
Available Space: 84 hr 56 min

35. Desperate Housewives - The People Will Hear
36. Bones - The Suit on the Set

Tuesday, May 8
Items: Starting - 71; Recorded - 2; Watched - 3; Ending - 70;
Available Space: 84 hr 30 min

37. The Big Bang Theory - The Vacation Solution
38. Glee - Prom-asaurus
39. The Big Bang Theory - The Rothman Disintegration

Wednesday, May 9
Items: Starting - 70; Recorded - 3; Watched - 3; Ending - 70;
Available Space: 84 hr 12 min

40. House - Post Mortem
41. The Simpsons - The Spy Who Learned Me
42. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Homecoming

Thursday, May 10
Items: Starting - 70; Recorded - 5; Watched - 3; Ending - 72;
Available Space: 82 hr 55 min

43. Being Human - Dream Reaper
44. Being Human - Don't Fear the Scott
45. Mad Men - Lady Lazarus

Friday, May 11
Items: Starting - 72; Recorded - 3; Watched - 3; Ending - 72;
Available Space: 82 hr 8 min

46. Being Human - Partial Eclipse of the Heart
47. Being Human - It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To
48. Criminal Minds - Profiling 101

Saturday, May 12
Items: Starting - 72; Recorded - 0; Watched - 3; Ending - 69;
Available Space: 85 hr 49 min

49. Castle - Always
50. The Lincoln Lawyer
51. The Killing - Keylela

Sunday, May 13
Items: Starting - 69; Recorded - 5; Watched - 9; Ending - 65;
Available Space: 88 hr 51 min

52. Hell on Wheels - Pilot
53. Hell on Wheels - Immoral Mathematics
54. Hell on Wheels - A New Birth of Freedom
55. The Big Bang Theory - The Werewolf Transformation
56. The Mentalist - Red Rover, Red Rover
57. The Simpsons - Ned 'n' Edna's Blend
58. Once Upon a Time - An Apple Red as Blood
59. Once Upon a Time - A Land Without Magic
60. Grimm - Big Feet

Monday, May 14
Items: Starting - 65; Recorded - 6; Watched - 3; Ending - 68;
Available Space: 85 hr 27 min

61. Mad Men - Dark Shadows
62. Desperate Housewives - Give Me the Blame
63. Desperate Housewives - Finishing the Hat

Tuesday, May 15
Items: Starting - 68; Recorded - 6; Watched - 2; Ending - 72;
Available Space: 80 hr 58 min

64. The Killing - Off the Reservation
65. Inside the Actors Studio - The Cast and Creator of Mad Men

Wednesday, May 16
Items: Starting - 72; Recorded - 3; Watched - 8; Ending - 67;
Available Space: 86 hr 24 min

66. Smash - Previews
67. Smash - Bombshell
68. Law & Order: SVU - Learnning Curve
69. Glee - Props
70. Glee - Nationals
71. The Finder - The Boy with the Bucket

72. Captain America: The First Avenger
73. Common Law - Pilot

Thursday, May 17
Items: Starting - 67; Recorded - 5; Watched - 11; Ending - 61;
Available Space: 92 hr 6 min

72. The Big Bang Theory - The Weekend Vortex
73. 30 Rock - The Return of Avery Jessup
74. Law & Order: SVU - Strange Beauty
75. The Big Bang Theory - The Transporter Malfunction
76. House - Holding On
77. The Big Bang Theory - The Hawking Excitation
78. The Big Bang Theory - The Stag Convergence
79. Person of Interest - No Good Deed
80. Awake - Say Hello to My Little Friend

81. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
82. The Big Bang Theory - The Isolation Permutation

Friday, May 18
Items: Starting - 61; Recorded - 1; Watched - 7; Ending - 55;
Available Space: 99 hr 15 min

83. Person of Interest - Firewall
84. Awake - Two Birds

85. Jane Eyre
86. Horrible Bosses

87. Criminal Minds - Hit
88. Criminal Minds - Run
89. The Mentalist - The Crimson Hat

Saturday, May 19
Items: Starting - 55; Recorded - 1; Watched - 3; Ending - 53;
Available Space: 101 hr 28 min

90. Grimm - Woman in Black
91. Bones - The Past in the Present
92. Criminal Minds - The Bittersweet Science

Sunday, May 20
Items: Starting - 53; Recorded - 3; Watched - 8; Ending - 48;
Available Space: 104 hr 46 min

93. 30 Rock - What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year?
94. Being Human - Eve of the War
95. The Big Bang Theory - The Launch Acceleration
96. The Simpsons - Lisa Goes Gaga
97. The Big Bang Theory - The Countdown Reflection
98. Being Human - Being Human 1955
99. The Killing - Sayonara, Hiawatha
100. Mad Men - Christmas Waltz

Monday, May 21
Items: Starting - 48; Recorded - 2; Watched - 2; Ending - 48;
Available Space: 105 hr 9 min

101. Being Human - The Graveyard Shift
102. Being Human - A Spectre Calls

Tuesday, May 22
Items: Starting - 48; Recorded - 3; Watched - 3; Ending - 48;
Available Space: 104 hr 40 min

103. House - Swan Song
104. House - Everybody Dies
105. Glee - Goodbye

Wednesday, May 23
Items: Starting - 48; Recorded - 3; Watched - 3; Ending - 48;
Available Space: 105 hr 5 min

106. Being Human - Hold the Front Page
107. Being Human - Puppy Love
108. Being Human - Making History

Thursday, May 24
Items: Starting - 48; Recorded - 2; Watched - 2; Ending - 48;
Available Space: 105 hr 29 min

109. Criminal Minds - Unknown Subject
110. Being Human - The War Child

Friday, May 25
Items: Starting - 48; Recorded - 0; Watched - 6; Ending - 35;
Available Space: 116 hr 22 min

Erased - 7: Hell on Wheels (since I purchased the blu-ray)

111. Law & Order: SVU - Rhodium Nights
112. Awake - Turtles All the Way Down

113. Mildred Pierce - Part One
114. Mildred Pierce - Part Two

115. The Big Bang Theory - The Ornithophobia Diffusion
116. The Big Bang Theory - The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition

Saturday, May 26
Items: Starting - 35; Recorded - 0; Watched - 5; Ending - 30;
Available Space: 120 hr 51 min

117. Mildred Pierce - Part Three
118. Lost Girl - Something Wicked This Fae Comes
119. Lost Girl - I Fought the Fae (and the Fae Won)

120. Mildred Pierce - Part Four
121. Mildred Pierce - Part Five

Sunday, May 27
Items: Starting - 30; Recorded - 2; Watched - 9; Ending - 23;
Available Space: 127 hr 26 min

122. Lost Girl - Scream a Little Dream
123. Lost Girl - Mirror, Mirror
124. Lost Girl - BrotherFae of the Wolves
125. Lost Girl - It's Better to Burn Out Than Fae Away
126. Sherlock - A Scandal in Belgravia
127. The Walking Dead - What Lies Ahead
128. The Walking Dead - Bloodletting
129. The Walking Dead - Save the Last One
130. The Walking Dead - Cherokee Rose
131. The Killing - 72 Hours
132. Mad Men - The Other Woman

Monday, May 28
Items: Starting - 23; Recorded - 0; Watched - 12; Ending - 11;
Available Space: 139 hr 20 min

131. The Walking Dead - Chupacabra
132. The Walking Dead - Secrets
133. The Walking Dead - Pretty Much Dead Already
134. The Walking Dead - Nebraska
135. The Walking Dead - Triggerfinger
136. The Walking Dead - 18 Miles Out
137. The Walking Dead - Judge, Jury, Executioner
138. The Walking Dead - Better Angels
139. The Walking Dead - Beside the Dying Fire
140. The Killing - 72 Hours
141. Mad Men - The Other Woman

142. Paul

Tuesday, May 29
Items: Starting - 11; Recorded - 1; Watched - 1; Ending - 11;
Available Space: 139 hr 28 min

143. Whitechapel - Series 2: Episode 1

Wednesday, May 30
Items: Starting - 11; Recorded - 0; Watched - 4; Ending - 7;
Available Space: 143 hr 38 min

144. Grimm - Three Coins in a Fuchsbau
145. Whitechapel - Series 2: Episode 2
146. Whitechapel - Series 2: Episode 3
147. Sherlock - The Hounds of Baskerville

Thursday, May 31
Items: Starting - 7; Recorded - 1; Watched - 1; Ending - 7;
Available Space: 134 hr 46 min

148. The Big Bang Theory - The Speckerman Recurrence

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Unwatched or Unopened Challenge
Goal: 31 Unwatched from Netflix Instant Queue or Unopened/Unwatched Blu-rays


May 3

May 4
3.)The Innkeepers

May 5
4.)Darkest Hour

May 9

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The Mad Men & Wife's 'To Watch' Pile Challenge

3 Wildcards, no fancy formatting, no reviews & the only rules are those implied by the title.

Black = DVD
Blue = Blu-Ray
Purple = Internet
Green = Theater
* = FTV
* = Watched with wife

May 1st
1-4). Mad Men S01E01-08 (2007)*

May 2nd
4.5-6.5). Mad Men S01E09-13 (2007)*
7.5). The Incredible Hulk (2008) (Wild Card #1)*
8.5). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S01E01 (2007)*
9.5). Lost S06E01-02 (2010)*
10.5). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S01E02 (2007)*

May 3rd
11.5). Commentary For Mad Men S01E03-04 (2007)*
12-13.5). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S01E05-06 (2007)*
14.5). 9 (2009)**
15.5). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S01E07 (2007)*

May 4th
16-18.5). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S01E08-10 (2007)*
19). Commentary For Mad Men S01E11 (2007)*

May 5th
20). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S01E12 (2007)*
21). The Avengers (2012) (Wild Card #2)**
22). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S01E13 (2007)*

May 6th
23). Lost S06E03-04 (2010)*
23.5-24.5). Mad Men S02E01-03 (2008)*
25.5). Lost S06E05 (2010)*

May 7th
26-28). Mad Men S02E04-08 (2008)*
28.5). Lost S06E06 (2010)*
29-30). Mad Men S02E09-11 (2008)*

May 8th
31). Mad Men S02E12-13 (2008)*
31.5-34). 1st and 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S02E01-03 (2008)*

May 9th
36). 1st and 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S02E04-05 (2008)*
36.5). Lost S06E07 (2010)*

May 10th
37-38.5). 1st and 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S02E06-07 (2008)*
39). Commentary For Mad Men S02E08 (2008)*
39.5). Lost S06E08 (2010)*

May 11th
40). 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S02E08 (2008)*
40.5-43). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S02E09-11 (2008)*
43.5). Lost S06E09 (2010)*
44.5). The Blind Side (2009)**

May 12th
45-46.5). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S02E12-13 (2008)*
47). Mad Men S03E01 (2009)*
48). Katherine (1975) **

May 13th
50). Mad Men S03E02-05 (2009)*
50.5). Lost S06E10 (2010)*

May 14th
51-54.5). Mad Men S03E06-13 (2009)*
55.5). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S03E01 (2009)*
56). Commentary For Mad Men S03E02 (2009)*
57). Zack And Miri Make A Porno (2008)*

May 15th
58). Popcorn And Porn: The Making Of Zack And Miri (2008)*
59). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S03E03 (2009)*
60). Commentary For Mad Men S03E04-05 (2009)*
61). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S03E06 (2009)*

May 16th
62). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S03E07 (2009)*
62.5). Commentary For Mad Men S03E08 (2009)*
63.5). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S03E09 (2009)*
64). Lost S06E11 (2010)*

May 17th
64.5-67). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S03E10-12 (2009)*

May 18th
68). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S03E13 (2009)*
68.5-69.5). Mad Men S04E01-03 (2010)*
70.5). Lost S06E12-13 (2010)*
71.5). Pleasantville (1998)*

May 19th
72.5). Mad Men S04E04-05 (2010)*
73.5). Commentary For Pleasantville (1998)*
74.5). The Da Vinci Code (2006)**

May 20th
75-77). Mad Men S04E06-10 (2010)*
77.5). Lost S06E14 (2010)*
78-78.5). Mad Men S04E11-12 (2010)*
79.5). The Town (2010)*

May 21st
80.5-82.5). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S04E01-03 (2010)*
83). Lost S06E15 (2010)*

May 22nd
84). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S04E04 (2010)*
84.5). Commentary For Mad Men S04E05 (2010)*

May 23rd
85-86.5). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S04E06-07 (2010)*
87). Commentary For Mad Men S04E08 (2010)*

May 24th
87.5). 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S04E08 (2010)*
88-90.5). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S04E09-11 (2010)*

May 25th
91.5). Lost S06E16 (2010)*
92.5). 1st & 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S04E012 (2010)*
93.5). Revolutionary Road (2008)**
94). Commentary For Mad Men S04E013 (2010)*

May 26th
94.5). 2nd Commentary For Mad Men S04E013 (2010)*
95.5). Mad Men S0501-02 (2012)*
96.5). RoboCop (1987)*

May 27th
97.5). Blazing Saddles (1974) (Wild Card #3)
98.5). Mad Men S0503-04 (2012)*

May 28th
99.5). RoboCop 2 (1990)*
100). Mad Men S0505 (2012)*
101). The Treasure Chase (1979)**
102). Fright Night 3D (2011)**
102.5). Mad Men S0506 (2012)*

May 29th
103-105). Mad Men S0507-11 (2012)*

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Theme: "Unwatched MOVIES Pile"
Goal: 50 Titles

List (Spoilered for Size)

May 1st
1. Contraband

May 2nd
2. Beastly
3. Toy Story 3

May 3rd
4. Grand Canyon
5. Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol

May 4th
6. Van Neuys Blvd

May 5th
7. New Years Eve

May 6th
8. Night of the Living Dead

May 7th
9. Water for Elephants
10. Freaks

May 8th
11. The Incredible Hulk
12. Iron Man 2

May 9th
13. The Green Lantern

May 10th
14. Underworld - Rise of the Lycans
15. Underworld - Awakening

May 11
16. Dear Job
17. 17 Again
18. The Vow

May 12
19. Day of the Dead (original)
20. Day of the Dead (remake)

May 13
21. Bride of Chucky
22. Seed of Chucky

May 14
23. Father of the Bride
24. Chronicle

May 15
25. A Man Called Flintstone
26. Dinosuar
27. Gremlins 2

May 16

May 17th
28. The Princess diaries
29. Father of the Bride, Part 2

I totaled out at 29 - but I stopped in mid May, so not to bad. I had a family crisis and had to go out of town and when I got back I went "chuck" crazy (watched the entire series for the first time in the span of a couple weeks).

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Re: The Third Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2012 **List Thread**

The Expendables Challenge

Challenge: Watch films that feature actors that appear in the Expendables

May 1
1) The Transporter
Expendables Actor: Jason Statham
Format: Blu-ray
Comments: "Rule 1, Don't change the plan"

May 2
2) Transporter 2
Expendables Actor:Jason Statham
Comments: Good follow up. Plays like a cross between Crank and the first Transporter

May 4
3) Transporter 3
Expendables Actor:Jason Statham

May 5
4) The Expendables (Unrated Director's Cut)
Format: Blu-Ray

May 8
5) The Mechanic
Expendables Actor:Jason Statham
Format:Starz HD

May 10
Expendables Actor:Steve Austin

May 15
7)The Specialist
Expendables Actors:Sly Stallone, Eric Roberts

May 23
8) The Last Boyscout
Expendables Actor:Bruce Willis

May 24
9) Last Man Standing
Expendables Actor:Bruce Willis

May 26
10) Demolition Man
Expendables Actor:Sly Stallone

May 29
11)The Condemned
Expendables Actor:Steve Austin

May 30
12) WAR
Expendables Actors:Jason Statham, Jet Li

May 31
13) Over The Top
Expendables Actor:Sly Stallone

14) Rambo
Expendables Actor:Sly Stallone

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Last year I did: Mini-Challenges of Unwatched Material, so I'll stick with that.

Mini-Challenges of Unwatched Material:


- Finish the month above 50% empty on the DVR
- Watch at least 5 Film Movement titles (11 unwatched)
- Watch at least 3 Unwatched Ingmar Bergman films
- Watch at least 20 episodes of "How I Met Your Mother"
- Work through the unwatched BD and DVD pile

In addition to films that I haven't seen, I reserve the right to view films that are still sealed (but that I've seen in some format before). There is an embarrassingly high number of these films.

I will count 30 minute episodes as 1/4 of a viewing in the count and 60 minute episodes as 1/2 of a viewing (denoted 1a., 1b., 1c., 1d., etc.).

1a. S2E14 - How I Met Your Mother (Monday Night Football)
1b. S2E15 - How I Met Your Mother (Lucky Penny)
1c. S2E16 - How I Met Your Mother (Stuff)
1d. S2E17 - How I Met Your Mother (Arrivederci, Fiero)
2a. S2E18 - How I Met Your Mother (Moving Day)
2b. S2E19 - How I Met Your Mother (Bachelor Party)
2c. The Daily Show (DVR)
2d. The Daily Show (DVR)
3ab. S5E4 - Mad Men (Mystery Date) (DVR)
3cd. S5E5 - Mad Men (Signal 30)

EDIT: The focus became TV Episodes...I got through Season 2, 3, and 4 of HIMYM. The DVR got pretty ugly over this period. I can't believe I had never seen HIMYM until the past two months. Great show.

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Completed, Failed Miserably, but completed

Challenge: Clean off My Hard drive of 100gb-Fail
Mini Challenge: Finish Chuck-Fail
Mini Challeneg: Catch up on Supernatural-Fail

Starting Memory: 343 GB
May 1st
1. Shameless S2E11 " Just Like the Pilgrims Intended"
2. Bucky Larson: Born to be a star
Deleted: 1.9 GB
Not Counted Deleted: .23 GB
Total Added: 0

May 2nd
3. Misfits S3E5 "Episode 5"
4. Misfits S3E6 "Episode 6"
5. Eagleheart S1E6 "Double Your Pleasure"
Deleted: 1.52 GB
NC Deleted:

May 3rd
6. The Orphan Killer
7. Eagleheart S1E7 "Chris, Suzie, Brett and Malice"
8. Eagleheart S1E8 "Suzie's Song"
9. Eagleheart S1E9 "The Human Bat"
10.Eagleheart S1E10 "Once in a Wattle"
11.Eagleheart S1E11 "Danger: Mountain Lions"
12.Misfits S3E7 "Episode 7"
13.Misfits S3E8 "Episode 8"
14. Woman in Black
Deleted: 3.86 GB
May 4th
15. The Color of Money
16. 21 Jump street
Deleted:2.07 GB
Added: 1.37 GB

May 5th
17. River Monsters S4E5 "Killer Sharks and Rays"
Deleted: .36 GB
Added: .36 GB

May 8th
18. King Kong
Deleted: 1.36 GB
May 12th
19. The Innkeepers
Added: .71 GB
Deleted: .71 GB
May 15th
20. Mob Wives S2E5
21. Mob Wives S2E6
22. Mob Wives S2E7
Added: 1.05 GB
Deleted: 1.05 GB
May 16th
23. Mob Wives S2E8
24. Mob Wives S2E9
25. Mov Wives S2E10
Added: 1.05 GB
Deleted: 1.05 GB

Running Totals:
Deleted: 13.17GB
Not Counted Deleted: .23 gb
Added: 3.83 GB

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American Movies of the 30's, 40's, and 50's Challenge

Source: DVD, VHS, steaming, recorded off TV all OK
First time viewings only:
DVD: OK if movie seen before of DVD hasn't yet been viewed
Other Sources: Must be first viewing of film
Standard 40+ min. films count 1, 90 min. of shorts count 1

Goal: 50
* = first time viewing of film, all DVDs will be first views
Note: SCPRSC = Sinister Cinema Poverty Row Studio Collections

May 03
01. Bush Pilot (1947)* (SCPRSC Screen Guild/Lippert Vol. 1)
Two bush pilots, who are brothers, compete for business and a woman in the wilds of Canada. Impressive scenery and cool looking planes in this good if somewhat predictable story. Lots of neat missions like getting an injured child to a hospital, delivering serum, and hauling nitro! Sources indicate this was a Canadian/American co-production distributed by Screen Guild. According to the credits, the flying was done by Alaskan bush pilots. So the first film in my American challenge is part Canadian but I checked with myself and decided it was OK to include!

May 10
02. Omoo Omoo the Shark God (1949)* (SCPRSC Screen Guild/Lippert Vol. 1)
An ailing sea captain returns to the South Seas island where he stole and then hid two large black pearls which were being used as the eyes of a shark god idol. Great stuff. Pure pulp adventure supposedly based on a novel by Herman Melville, but it seems as if the two only have the word "Omoo" in common. Acting is only fair but occasional serial villain Trevor Bardette does a good job as the captain and Devera Burton who plays his daughter starts out very bland but goes all bug eyed when she starts to feel the greed. Tigers (the island has at least two!), a curse, a cave shrine, sympathetic natives, and a heroic sailor complete the picture.

May 12
03. Green Eyes (1934)* (SCPRSC Chesterfield/Invincible Vol. 3)
A rich man is murdered during a costume party being held in his home. His granddaughter is a suspect and a hard-nosed police detective investigates with the "help" of a brash young writer of detective stories. Decent mystery starts out slow with lots of questioning by the rather bland police detective. It takes someone with more personality, like a Chan, to make this sort of thing interesting. At least the police are competent although lacking any imagination. Things pick up when stuff starts to happen and in the end its very interesting and rather clever.
04. The Quitter (1934)* (SCPRSC Chesterfield/Invincible Vol. 3)
Drama about a family that owns and runs a small town newspaper and the troubles they face when the eldest son tries to expand the business. A little sentimental but very enjoyable. Not really a newspaper story -- that's just the business the family happens to be in. Well acted with a surprisingly downbeat finale.
05. Call of the Forest (1949)* (Mill Creek Western Collection 250 Movies D:2 S:A)
Robert (Batman) Lowery and frequent serial baddie Jack Ingram (uncredited) plot against a widowed rancher who is searching for a lost gold mine so he can provide for his young son. Features Black Diamond the Stallion, Jimmy the Crow, Ripple the Deer, Beady the Raccoon, and Fuzzy the Bear. Unusual western featuring lots of wildlife. The acting is sometimes a bit wooden (especially the rancher and his son) but Lowery does a good job as a bad guy. The animals are fine. All in all a pretty good movie but not what one might have looked forward to in the Saturday matinee days. A Lippert production.

May 13
06. Colonel Effingham's Raid (1945)* (Mill Creek Comedy Classics 100 Movie Set D:1 S:A)
A retired Army colonel returns to his hometown in Georgia and uses a newspaper column he begins writing to stir things up against the mayor and his cronies when they try to replace a historic courthouse with a new building. Good for a couple of chuckles, pleasant and amusing rather than outright funny. Its gets a bit preachy at times and the end is weak, not really ringing true even for a comedy. Good cast helps although the romantic male lead lacked charisma. 20th Century Fox.
07. Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937) (The Mr. Moto Collection Volume One)
Mr. Moto is in Peiping, China searching for ancient scrolls which form a map to the lost tomb of Genghis Khan and a fabulous treasure. Several deaths occur along the way, several caused by Moto! Very entertaining, more pulp adventure and intrigue than murder mystery, Moto can be very ruthless at times. Nice evocation of a city in the Far East, although probably far from what Peiping/Peking/Beijing really looked like then. 20th Century Fox.

May 15
08. Midnight Lady (1932)* (SCPRSC Chesterfield/Invincible Vol. 3)
A middle aged woman who runs a speakeasy gets involved with a young couple which leads to a prison term for a crime she didn't commit. Interesting drama with a good cast although I wasn't familiar with any of them. A little sentimental but not overly so.
09. Country Gentlemen (1936)* (Mill Creek Comedy Classics 100 Movie Set D:1 S:A)
Comedy team Olsen and Johnson play a pair of con men who flee one town because of a gold mine scam and end up getting involved in an oil well con in another town. The pair is not terribly funny but they aren't painful to watch either. Johnson has a peculiar wheezy kind of laugh which he uses a bit too often. Pleasant and bland, Prince the Great Dane and the stereotypical dumb blond secretary provide a few chuckles. Serial stalwarts Pierre Watkins and Ray Corrigan do their best. A Republic Picture.

May 17
10. Underworld (1937)*
A college boy is persuaded to go to Chicago for the summer where he meets and falls in love with a loose, well worn woman. When he rejects her because she refuses to marry him, she turns on him and eventually he's convicted of murder. All black cast. OK story but the acting is very wooden for the most part. A poor print (Alpha Video) and wooly sound make some of the dialog hard to make out. There are a couple of good musical numbers (at a nightclub) but the resolution is pretty insane. A Chinese guy we've never seen before pops up and clears up the whole mess! Cut? A Micheaux Film/Sack Amusement Enterprises production.
11. Dark Manhattan (1937)*
A rise and fall gangster story tells how Curly works his way to the top of the numbers racket in Harlem. An all black cast on the same DVD as Underworld, the picture and sound are better. The acting is also better although it still leaves much to be desired. The police lieutenant played by Jess Lee Brooks is memorable. Entertaining in a predictable way. Randol-Cooper Productions.

May 18
12. Passage to Marseille (1944)* (Humphrey Bogart The Signature Collection Volume II)
At the beginning of World War 2 five prisoners on Devil's Island escape so they can fight Nazi's in France. Star studded cast but the movie never really gels to become something special. The story is kind of diffuse, covering several individuals and told by flashbacks within flashbacks. The action scenes are well done but again never really catch fire. A nice tribute to the Free French. A Warner Bros. picture.

May 19
13. Cavalcade of the West (1936)* (Mill Creek Western Collection 250 Movies D:2 S:A)
Two brothers are separated as children; one becomes a highwayman and the other becomes a rider for the newly formed Pony Express. Conflict follows. I've only seen one or two other Hoot Gibson pictures. He's kind of stocky and homely -- more likeable and sincere than heroic but maybe that was part of his appeal. He does a good job in this standard B western which has a fair amount of action. Diversion Pictures Inc.
14. The Dark Hour (1936)* (SCPRSC Chesterfield/Invincible Vol. 3)
One of a pair of elderly brothers is found dead in their library. Two police detectives, one retired and one an up and comer, investigate but each has a romantic interest in a possible suspect. Very complicated but interesting murder mystery. Most of the movie is taken up with question and answer sessions and finding physical evidence with very little action but the two cops are appealing enough to keep things interesting. Well written but the solution is a little unsatisfying. Hedda Hopper has a role as does character actor E. E. Clive.
15. Bluebeard (1944)* (Roan Group The Black and Blue Collection)
John Carradine is very good as a pinter/puppeteer who tries to control his urge to kill the women he paints. One of his paintings is sold to the wrong person and the police are soon on his trail. Good movie. Near the end, director Edgar G. Ulmer using some nice techniques with angles and light and shadow to emphasize the drama. A PRC release.

May 20
16. Black Dragons (1942) (Roan Group The Black and Blue Collection)
Bela Lugosi plays a mysterious visitor whose arrival marks the beginning of the end of a group of fifth column industrialists. Clayton Moore plays the brash young agent out to solve the murders. Lots of familiar faces in this fun film. The story is a bit convoluted but everything is explained in the end. Banner Production/Monogram Pictures.
17. The Black Raven (1943)* (Roan Group The Black and Blue Collection)
During a dark and stormy night and isolated inn receives a bundle of suspicious visitors. Its not long before a murder occurs and $50,000 goes missing. George Zucco is very likeable as the former criminal/inn owner. Basically an old dark house story with lots of skulking around. Not terribly exciting but a fun watch, especially with Charles (Ming the Merciless) Middleton as the not too bright sheriff. A PRC release.

May 21
18. Captain Calamity (1936)* (SCPRSC Grand National Vol. 1)
A devil may care sea captain uses a single gold doubloon to convince a port town that he has a great treasure on board his schooner. This leads to trouble and romance. In color! The acting is often stilted or hammy (or both) and there's lots of singing aboard The Marigold when its at sea but its in port for most of the movie so we get more brawling than songs. An old fashioned kind of story (some might say corny) has a hero who does most of his thinking with his fists but is cunning although kind of empty headed at times. Nice role for serial heavy George J. Lewis as Pierre who he plays with a French accent!
19. The Gold Racket (1937)* (SCPRSC Grand National Vol. 1)
Federal agents trying to break up a gold smuggling racket attempt to locate its source in Mexico. Starts out strong and the end is OK but most of the middle is taken up by novelty songs performed by sometimes western side-kick Fuzzy Knight, an almost dizzy female agent, and an old quirky cab driver. They all just slow things down and add up to a lot of padding.

May 22
20. Yellow Cargo (1936)* (SCPRSC Grand National Vol. 1)
The Immigration department borrows a narcotics agent to help them crack a ring which is smuggling Asians into southern California. He is helped by a feisty female reporter. Same leads, Conrad Nagel and Eleanor Hunt, as in The Gold Racket, playing similar roles but this film has much less stupid humor. There is some, provided by a clumsy and stupid newspaper photographer. OK picture with a bit of action here and there but feels a little padded at times. The final confrontation scene is a bit of a joke.

May 24
21. Devil on Horseback (1936)* (SCPRSC Grand National Vol. 1)
In a Latin American country a wealthy rancher, in exile in the hills,becomes involved in a publicity stunt for a movie star he has a crush on. He fakes a kidnapping of the actress but this eventually opens him to attacks from his political enemies. Lighthearted romance with lots of singing and dancing and a sprinkling of humor. Surprisingly, most of the citizens of the country were played by Latino actors and actresses! A very pleasant diversion.

May 25
22. The Divorcee (1930)* (Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume Two)
A happily married woman is shocked to discover that her husband has had an affair. Miserable, she sleeps with her husband's best friend but when he finds out, hubby leaves her with a serious case of wounded pride and a healthy dose of double standard. Neither does well after they part. Very absorbing drama with an honest approach to infidelity which allows real emotions to show through even if the acting is a tad formal. Norma Shearer plays quite the liberated woman and refreshingly this is not the cause of any of her problems. Worth seeing. An MGM All Talking Picture.

May 26
23. Pilot X (1937)* (SCPRSC Fanchon Royer Pictures Vol. 1)
A series of commercial airplane crashes are believed to have been caused by the mysterious Pilot X. An airplane manufacturer gathers together six pilots and a psychologist in order to track down the criminal. A veritable mini-serial full of great bi-plane actions and a lot of strange events. The pilots are eliminated one by one as we get closer to the identity of Pilot X. John Carroll also started in a real serial, Zorro Rides Again around this time and among other familiar faces, frequent serial participant Wheeler Oakman plays another of the pilots. Serial/B-movie director Elmer Clifton keeps the picture moving.

May 27
24. Mr. Moto Takes A Chance (1938)* (The Mr. Moto Collection Volume One)
More pulpy action as Mr. Moto investigates reports of rebellion in the jungles of Cambodia. Very convincing sets but not quite as much fun as the previous film possibly due to the addition of two American newsreel men which ups the silly factor and a little too much time with an obvious Moto in disguise. Still, a good watch. 20th Century Fox.
25. Ten Laps to Go (1936)* (SCPRSC Fanchon Royer Pictures Vol. 1)
A race car driver is forced into a crack-up during a race and looses the use of his legs. He recovers but has lost the will to race. Entertaining but predictable story with lots of race footage. Its cool to see what race cars looked like in the 1930's. Duncan Renaldo plays a shady driver (Oh Cisco!). Hard working B-actor Rex Lease does a good job as the hero and Elmer Clifton directs.

May 28
26. Combat America (1943)* (Mill Creek War Classics 50 Movie Pack D:10 S:A)
Captain Clark Gable produced and narrates the story of the B-17 equiped 351st Bomb Group from the time they leave the states to a major mission over Germany. Gable's narration leans to the corny too often but considering the time and intent that's understandable. There are some interesting perspectives on the life of a bomber crew in the air and on the ground.
27. Back to Bataan (1945)* (4 Film Favorites John Wayne Collection)
John Wayne plays a US Army officer left in the Philippines to help organize a resistance to the Japanese occupation until the day of America's return. OK war movie shows to some extent the dirty, dangerous life of guerrilla warfare and the price civilians had to pay for the resistance. Wayne is somewhat subdued and Anthony Quinn does an OK job as a native Filipino. A tribute to the Filipino spirit. An RKO Radio Picture.

May 29
28. The Mystic Circle Murder (1938)* (SCPRSC Fanchon Royer Pictures Vol. 1)
A fake mystic goes after one million dollars which a sheltered young woman has inherited. The newspaper reported who loves the girl tries to stop him. A huge amount of fun although the end is a letdown. The story goes from New York to Egypt and then to the banks of the Ganges River in India. Nice sets, costumes, and good use of stock footage establish the foreign locations very well. Robert Fiske, who was in a lot of B-movies and serials although often in small parts, does a great job as the mystic. Harry Houdini's widow appears briefly as herself stating that communication with the dead is impossible.
29. Murder in Harlem (1935)*
In a chemical plant, a black watchman finds the body of a murdered white women and is accused of her murder. A mostly black cast. This is simply an awful movie. The acting is often stilted and the pacing is poor with scenes taking far too long to make their points. The story often seems to pull plot points out of nowhere although some of this might have been the result of the very poor and choppy print from Alpha Video. Also, the story structure is a bit odd. The movie starts out OK but quickly bogs down and becomes a boring chore to get through. A Micheaux Film.

May 30
30. Mile A Minute Love (1937)* (SCPRSC Fanchon Royer Pictures Vol. 1)
An inventor develops a super charger for speedboat engines but his invention is sabotaged by a shady count who wants to get money out of the inventor's rich but foolish backer. Duncan Renaldo, who is also credited with the story, plays the con man and William Bakewell is fine as the hot headed inventor. Fun with lots of action but the two fist fights are rather poorly done, the first is seriously undercranked and the second is just poorly staged, and boat racing just doesn't seem as exciting as car racing.

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Re: The Third Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2012 **List Thread**

I'm going to watch at least one movie for each animal on the Chinese zodiac:


The name has either got to be in the title or animal has to be a star/co-star of the movie. Bonus points if I can watch a Chinese movie that qualifies. I'll go ahead and count any TV/short films that I can find that qualify, too.

1. Watership Down (1978) - dir Martin Rosin - Britain - RABBIT
2. Of Unknown Origin (1983) - dir George P. Cosmatos - USA - RAT
3. Paul Bunyan (1958) - dir Les Clark - USA - OX (short)
4. Tyger (2006) - dir Guilherme Marcondes - Brazil - TIGER (short)
5. Dragon Age: Redemption (2011) - dir Peter Winther - USA - DRAGON
6. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975) - dir Chuck Jones - USA - SNAKE (TV)
7. Winnie Pooh - (1969-72) - dir Fyodor Khitruk - Russia - PIG (shorts)
8. The Horse's Mouth - (1958) - dir Ronald Neame - United Kingdom - HORSE
9. The Farmer and his Goat - (2010) - dir Govind Rajewar, Sachin Punde and Parag Warade - India - GOAT (short)
10. Monkey Business - (1931) - dir Norman Z. McLeod - USA - MONKEY
11. Crowing Pains - (1947), Raw! Raw! Rooster! - (1956) - dir Robert McKimson - ROOSTER (shorts)
12. Awful Orphan (1949), Often an Orphan (1949) - dir Chuck Jones - DOG (shorts)

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Re: The Third Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2012 **List Thread**

Stealing Mr. Terrific's idea and watching films with specific ratings each week.

WEEK ONE (May 1-7): Rated G or Not Rated (movies released before ratings system)
May 1st
1. Desiree

May 2nd
2. The Organizer

May 3rd

May 4th

May 5th

May 6th

May 7th
3. The Lion King
4. Dumbo

WEEK TWO (May 8-14): Rated PG

May 8th
5. Cinema Paradiso
6. Return of the Jedi

May 9th
7. Ice Age
8. Ice Age: The Meltdown
9. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
10. American Graffiti
11. The Verdict

May 10th
12. The Adventures of Tintin

May 11th
13. Howl's Moving Castle
14. The NeverEnding Story

May 12th
15. Shrek

May 13th

May 14th
16. Shrek 2
17. Shrek the Third
18. Shrek Forever After

WEEK THREE (May 15-21): Rated PG-13

May 15th
19. Bringing Down the House

May 16th

May 17th
20. Metropolitan

May 18th

May 19th

May 20th

May 21st

WEEK FOUR (May 22-28): Rated R

May 22nd
21. Erin Brockovich
22. Being John Malkovich

May 23rd
23. Lethal Weapon
24. Lethal Weapon 2

May 24th
25. River's Edge
26. Lethal Weapon 3

May 25th
27. Bad Teacher

May 26th
28. In Darkness
29. Lethal Weapon 4

May 27th

May 28th
30. Goon
31. 95 Miles to Go
32. The Lincoln Lawyer

WEEK FIVE (May 29-31): Rated NC-17 or Unrated

May 29th
33. Requiem for a Dream
34. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

May 30th
35. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
36. The War Zone

May 31st

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* = First time viewing
May 1, 2012
  1. Louder Than a Bomb (2011)*

    May 3, 2012
  2. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)*
  3. Cedar Rapids (2011)*

    May 4, 2012
  4. Fast Five (2011)*

    May 5, 2012
  5. The Expendables (2010)*
  6. ESPN's 30 for 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks (2010) Plus bonus materials

    May 7, 2012
  7. Classic Albums: Bob Marley & The Wailers - Catch a Fire (1999)*
  8. Classic Albums: Steely Dan - Aja (1999)*

    May 10, 2012
  9. Contraband (2012)*

    May 13, 2012
  10. Super (2010)*

    May 19, 2012
  11. Limitless (2011)* Unrated

    May 24, 2012
  12. 16 Blocks (2006)*

    May 25, 2012
  13. The Joneses (2006)*

    May 26, 2012
  14. Louie (2010)* Season One, "Pilot"
  15. The Rebound (2009)*

    May 27, 2012
  16. The Vow (2012)*
    Louie, Season One, Episodes 2-7

    May 28, 2012
    Louie, Season One, Episodes 8-12

    May 29, 2012
    Louie, Season One, Episode 13 Plus bonus materials

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World Cinema Challenge

* denotes first time viewing

May 01

1. The Chaser/ Chugyeogja* (South Korea, 2008)

May 02

2. Confessions/ Kokuhaku* (Japan, 2010)

May 03

3. That Girl in Yellow Boots* (India, 2010)
4. Anima and Persona/ Aaranya Kaandam* (India, 2010)
5. Revanche* (Austria, 2008)

May 04
6. A Separation/ Jodaeiye Nader az Simin* (Iran, 2011)

May 05
7. Katyn* (Poland, 2007)

May 06
8. Biutiful* (Mexico, 2010)

May 07
9. 13 Tzameti* (France, 2005)

May 08
10. Incendies* (Canada, 2010)

May 09
11. Dogtooth/ Kynodontas* (Greece, 2009)

May 10
12. Vettai* (India, 2012)
13. The Sea Inside/ Mar adentro* (Spain, 2004)

May 11
14. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days/ Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage* (Germany, 2005)

May 12
15. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles* (USA, 1990)

May 13
16. Get Smart* (USA, 2008)

May 14
17. Teeth* (USA, 2007)
18. Animal Kingdom* (Australia, 2010)
19. In a Better World/ Hævnen* (Denmark/ 2010)

May 15
20. The Hit* (UK, 1984)

May 16
21. 12* (Russia, 2007)

May 17
22. Ice Age (USA, 2002)

May 18
23. The Avengers* (USA, 2012)

May 19
24. Live and Let Die (UK, 1973)

May 20
25. Malluvety Minor (India, 1990)

May 21
26. Men in Black (USA, 1997)

May 22
27. Men in Black II (USA, 2002)

May 23
28. Men in Black III* (USA, 2012)

May 24
29. Suicide Room/ Sala samobójców* (Poland, 2011)

May 25
30. Alien (USA, 1979)

May 26 - May 31 - Nothing

there were too many movies from USA i think and I don't know why I couldn't watch something from Thailand, China & Hong Kong like i was planning to do. anyway it's been fun!

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Re: The Third Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2012 **List Thread**

1. The Man Trap
2. Charlie X
3. Where No Man Has Gone Before
4. The Naked Time


1. Tales From The Darkside: The Movie
2. Suburgatory: "The Motherload"
3. Suburgatory: "Hear No Evil"
4. Suburgatory: "Charity Case"

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Undeadcow's Catching Up on The Last 3 Years Challenge
-=2010-2012 Only=-

May 1
1. 13 Assassins - once the set-up gets into place the action is spirited but propelled but dramatic tension of honor and duty; although the bad guy being obnoxiously bad weakened it.
2. Super - very dark and at times funny but doesn't live up to the potential of the premise. The side kick antics deepen the movie.
3. Attack the Block - fun action comedy with nice social references but the drug references hold down the film (and seem contrary to some of the social commentary).

May 3
4. Crazy Stupid Love - for a romantic comedy Crazy Stupid Love rocked me, I was expecting to have to endure a chick flick with the wife but really enjoyed it.

May 5
5. Carnage - although it seems like there is more depth that escaped me I was underwelmed by Carnage. Even at 80ish minutes it felt stretched.

May 7
6. X-men: First Class - fun team movie with too much set-up and too little mutant action, good but could have been better.

May 12
7. Kick-Ass - not as good on second viewing and take a while to get going; but I bet a sequel would be fun.
8. Predators - much better than I feared it would be but some of the characters feel awkward. A fun tribute to the first movie with a few good script ideas.
9. Shark Night - better than I expected from reviews; the CGI sharks were amazingly silly.
10. Colombiana - stupid movie with obvious plot holes and unconvencing action that makes me lose some of the respect I earned for Luc Besson with Leon The Professional.

May 14
11.25 Ugly Americans [TV Show] S1E4 - for a show this new it the Chris Angel references shouldn't feel so dated.

May 19
12.25 A Dangerous Method - although I appreciate the effort most of the thoughtfulness that stood out in A Dangerous Method was not new to the movie rehasing old psychological ideas and streching them out dramatically. The actor playing Jung seemed too wooden and lacked range to diferentiate the character development.
13.25 Iron Man 2 - much better than I expected (CGI Iron Man still looks cheap) and I was surprised by 4 year old was really into the robot fight part(s). Maybe there's still hope for The Avengers after all (still need to check out Thor and Captain America plus newer Hulk).

May 21
14.25 Haywire - although I appreciated some of the stylistic choices at times it felt disjointed and dry, not to my taste. Also parts of the script seemed off (did the bad guys really just go tell her dad on her?).

May 23
15.25 Captain America - better than I thought it would be but ultimately popcorn fluff. Good art direction and atmosphere but the movie totally missed the point of Captain America as a "man out of time" sacrificing that to be set-up for an Avengers team movie. The Red Skull was well portrayed by Hugo Weaving but could have used more screen time or been more sadistic (but still in a PG-13 way) so the Red Skull character felt underdeveloped and distance (when in the comics RS always felt like a tenacious archnemesis, here he is just plot vechicle). Shallow but artful. I hope there's a meatier sequel.

May 24
16.25 The Innkeepers - this movie rocked me, I have been a long time fan of Ti West but Innkeepers exceeded my expecations. The slow tension and creepiness was amazing. Everyone needs to see this movie immediately. I love horror movies but at times Innkeepers was almost overwelming.
16.50 Ugly Americans [TV Show] S1E5 - The premise of Ugly Americans is solid but here the implementation is faltering in an episode about the mating rituals of urban trees.
16.75 Ugly Americans [TV Show] S1E6 - A fun spin on King Kong who has a compulsive need to clean.

May 25
17.75 Thor - much better than I thought it would be with faithful characters, although the love story felt forced weaking the plot development.

May 25
18.75 Limitless - fluffy fun but ultimately too fantastic for my tastes never living up to it's potential. Some good stylistic direction but the ending is a let down.

May 28
19.75 The Avengers - amazing adaptation of the comic book with good character drama and surprising fidelity. The Avengers has a good sense of gravity and urgency pulling in classical canon set-up without high camp. Still some cheap looking CGI although much advanced. I am psyched for the eventual sequel. For kicks it seems there is an X rated parody staring Chyna as she-hulk.

May 29
20.75 The Expendables - retarded film that is difficult to sit through because it propels itself by playing up silly gender stereotypes with little to no set-up other than to imply the team is macho. My favorite horrible scene is when Sly rides into a tatto parlor on a motorbike, gets a few seconds of incomplete tattoo while smoking a cigar and staring down a random girl. I admire the spirit of getting action superstars into one film; I just wish the glue was stronger.
20.75 Contagion - pending

Planning: Black Swan, Dream House, Melancholia, Monsters

Favorites: Innkeepers, Crazy Stupid Love, Iron Man 2, Predators

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Re: The Third Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2012 **List Thread**

A little late to the game, but here's my May round-up:

Ash Ketchum's May 2012 Make-Your-Own Challenge:

1. FINGER OF DOOM (1971/Hong Kong, 92 min., color, martial arts horror thriller, Shaw Bros.) R3 DVD (in Mandarin with English subs.) Dir.: Pao Hsueh Li. Cast: Ivy Ling Po, Chin Han, Po Chih Hsien.

2. A MAN CALLED TIGER (1973/Hong Kong, 102 min., color/kung fu crime drama/Golden Harvest) VCD (in Mandarin with English subs) Dir.: Lo Wei. Cast: Jimmy Wang Yu, Maria Yi, Okada Kawai, James Tien, Tien Feng.

3. BACK ALLEY PRINCESS (1973/Hong Kong, 122 min., color, drama with kung fu/ Golden Harvest) DVD (in Mandarin with English subs.) Dir.: Lo Wei. Cast: Polly Shang-Kwan, Samuel Hui, Angela Mao, Tien Feng.

4. THE CRANE FIGHTER (1979/Hong Kong, 90 min., color, kung fu) DVD (dubbed in English)
Dir.: Raymond Lui. Cast: Chia Ling, Raymond Lui, Kam Kong.

5. SHAOLIN DEADLY KICKS (1977/Hong Kong/89 min., color, kung fu) DVD (dubbed in English) Part of the Martial Arts Mill Creek box set.
Dir.: Wu Ma. Cast: Tan Tao Liang, Doris Lung Chun Erh, Lo Lieh, Lung Fei, Wang Hsieh.

6.STORMY SUN (1973, aka SUPER MAN CHU KUNG FU/Hong Kong, 88 min., color, kung fu/Golden Harvest) VCD (in Mandarin with English subs.)
Dir.: Wu Min-hsiung. Cast: Chang Yi, Pai Ying, Tien Mi, Chang Peng.

7. BORN INVINCIBLE (1978/Hong Kong-Taiwan, 83 min., color, kung fu) DVD (English-dubbed) Dir.: Joseph Kuo. Cast: Carter Wong, Lo Lieh, Jack Long, Mark Long.

8. THE UNBEATEN 28 (1980/Hong Kong-Taiwan, 85 min., color, kung fu) DVD (English-dubbed) Dir.: Joseph Kuo. Cast: Meng Fei, Jack Long, Mark Long, Jeannie Chang.

9. THE BLOODY ESCAPE (1975/Hong Kong, 84 min., color, kung fu historical adventure) VCD (in Mandarin with English subs.) Dir.: Sun Chung. Cast: Chen Kuan Tai, Shih Szu, Frankie Wei Hung.

10. WU TANG SWORDSMAN (aka MYSTERIOUS HEROES) (1977/Hong Kong, 85 min., color, kung fu) VHS (English-dubbed) Dir.: Chin Siu-Pang. Cast: Carter Wong, Polly Shang Kwan, Shih Kien, Cliff Lok.

11. NINJA IN THE U.S.A. (1985/Hong Kong, 85 min., color, kung fu adventure) DVD (Tai Seng, English-dubbed) Dir.: Dennis Wu (Kuo-Wen Ru). Cast: Alexander Lou, Chen Shan, Rosaline Li, George Nicholas, Eugene Thomas.

12. MA SU CHEN (1972/Hong Kong, 75 min., color, kung fu) DVD (Crash Cinema, English-dubbed) Directors: Shan-hsi Ting/Hung Min Chen. Cast: Jimmy Wang Yu, Nancy Yen, Shan Mao.

13. BOXER FROM SHANTUNG (1972/Hong Kong, 124 min., color, kung fu crime drama/Shaw Bros.) R3 DVD (in Mandarin with English subtitles) Directors: Chang Cheh, Pao Hsueh Li. Cast: Chen Kuan Tai, Ching Li, Ku Feng.

14. QUEEN BOXER (1972, aka THE AVENGER/Hong Kong, 85 min., color, kung fu, Aquarius) VHS (English-dubbed). Dir.: Yu Fung Chi. Cast Judy Lee (Chia Ling), Yeung Kwan, Li Ying, Sit Hon.

15. LADY CONSTABLES (1978/Hong Kong, 87 min., color, kung fu) VHS (English-dubbed) Dir.: Chang Hsin-yi. Cast: Angela Mao, Chia Ling, Wang Kuan-Hsiung, Chang Yi.

16. IRON SWALLOW (1979/Taiwan, 87 min., color, kung fu) DVD (English-dubbed) Dir.: Chang Pei-Shing. Cast: Chia Ling, Wong Tao, Ting Wa Chung.

17. THE CHALLENGE OF THE LADY NINJA (1983/Taiwan, 90 min., color, kung fu/ninja adventure) VHS (Goodtimes Video/English dubbed)
Dir.: Lee Tso Nam. Cast: Elsa Yeung Wai-San, Chen Kuan Tai, Peng Kang.

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