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 Post subject: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One Year
PostPosted: Tue January 01, 2019 10:32 pm 
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Some guidelines:

1) Um…What happens if I don’t read 50 books and watch 50 movies this year?
Just like last year this is a personal challenge, so all we ask is that you try. No matter what, you’ll probably consume more books/movies than you’ve ever done before.

2) Why does it say and/or in the title?
New for this year is that you don't have to do 50 of each - you can do 50 total. So if you don't think you can read that much or watch that much, go for the combined score of 50 total. Either way it's a win and you never know where you'll be at the end of the year.

3) Do I have to read the books, or can I just skim?
I can see how this would be confusing. Oh wait, no. C’mon people, it’s a reading challenge! Same as fast-forwarding through a movie isn’t the same as really watching one, this is about taking the time to really enjoy. For the avoidance of doubt, please read the book for it count.

4) Do long books count as 2? What about movies?
If your book is over 500 pages, you can count it as two books if you like. We still consider you an Overachiever. However, if the book is 2,000 pages, it’s still just two books — not four! We want to encourage you to read longer pieces. This answer has been posted for the benefit of all you Game of Thrones fanatics out there. Go forth and prosper or whatever it is. No matter the length, a movie is still just a (one, 1, “ONE”) movie. That said, installments in a movie series (example: the individual Godfather movies) would each snag an individual point. Go you.

5) Can I rewatch/reread?
Of course you can rewatch and reread! If it's been more than ten years since you last saw the movie, count it!

5a) What if I'm a parent?
If you're on the 25th viewing of Frozen, count them all! I've love to see those numbers.

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6) What should I read/watch?
Anything you like! Fiction, nonfiction, documentaries, graphic novels, technical manuals, the back of a shampoo bottle...ok, maybe not the shampoo bottle.

7) What if I want to watch television or play a game instead?
Sure, throw them in the count. For games, use best judgement as to whether it's a book or movie and annotate the listing accordingly. Television is one season = one listing, unless it's released in two parts i.e. Breaking Bad part 1 and part 2.

A brief summary/rundown of favorites or disappointments is suggested but not required. Recommendations based on someone else's list are also welcome, so everyone can pretend to be Amazon. (You like this, we think you'll like that)

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01/50 Books
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01/50 Movies
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https://www.goodreads.com/allegate

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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1. Sicario: Soldado
2. Krull
3. The Running Man

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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12/50 Movies:

01. The Hill (1965)
02. Sahara (1943)
03. Island in the Sky (1953)
04. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
05. Death Rides a Horse (1967)
06. Zardoz (1974)
07. The Revenant (2015)
08. Blood Father (2016)
09. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
10. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
11. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
12. Point Blank (1967)


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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Fruitvale Station


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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02/50 Books
    Cable & Deadpool, Volume 1: If Looks Could Kill by Fabian Nicieza
    Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) by Hugh Howey

08/50 Movies
    Hogfather (2006)
    Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
    Brigsby Bear (2017)
    Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
    Better Off Dead... (1985)
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
    LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman - Rage of Atlantis (2018)
    ¡Three Amigos! (1986)


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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Secret Life of Pets
Roma
Mary Poppins Returns
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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The Green Eagle Score- Richard Stark
The Sour Lemon Score- Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 1

1/50 Movies

Raiders of the Lost Ark

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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You'd never seen Raiders before?


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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durdencommatyler wrote:
You'd never seen Raiders before?

Not in 10 years

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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durdencommatyler wrote:
You'd never seen Raiders before?

Not in 10 years

Oh you're doing that thing. Gotcha. How did it hold up over the past decade?


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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Every time watching Raiders is like the first time.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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durdencommatyler wrote:
wease wrote:
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You'd never seen Raiders before?

Not in 10 years

Oh you're doing that thing. Gotcha. How did it hold up over the past decade?

That was in the rules stated in the opening post.

It held up quite well. I'm surprised Lucas never went back and updated some of the visual effects as a few of them looke a bit dated, but as a whole, still quite entertaining. My kids have never seen the IJ movies, so we're making our way thru them.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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wease wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
wease wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
You'd never seen Raiders before?

Not in 10 years

Oh you're doing that thing. Gotcha. How did it hold up over the past decade?

That was in the rules stated in the opening post.

It held up quite well. I'm surprised Lucas never went back and updated some of the visual effects as a few of them looke a bit dated, but as a whole, still quite entertaining. My kids have never seen the IJ movies, so we're making our way thru them.

Oh, I know. I'm just bitter and so I'm going to flat out ignore that dumb rule. :lol:

That sounds like a lot of fun. Like, maybe the best reason I've ever heard to have kids.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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You can extrapolate from the part about watching a movie with your kids that that kind of thing is encouraged. Hell, that's why we watched Willow last year: I hadn't seen it since the theatrical run and I wanted to watch it with my son. Of course that was more like 30 years but whatever.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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6/50 Books

The Green Eagle Score- Richard Stark
The Sour Lemon Score- Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 1
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 2
Essential Captain Marvel Vol 2
Steely Dan: The Complete Guide to Their Music

1/50 Movies

Raiders of the Lost Ark

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