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 Post subject: 2020 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One Year
PostPosted: Thu January 02, 2020 1:13 am 
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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?
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. 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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just copy/paste the list code there and make sure BBCode is enabled and it'll count them for you.

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 Post subject: Re: 2020 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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 Post subject: Re: 2020 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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00/50 Books

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Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

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1. Marriage Story

0/50 Books

0/50 Albums

1/50 TV Shows
1. Schitt's Creek Season 5


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205/50 Films
1. The Two Popes
2. London Has Fallen
3. Flyboys
4. Marriage Story
5. Second Act
6. Angel Has Fallen
7. Faust
8. Decision At Sundown
9. Ford vs Ferrari
10. The Panti Sisters
11. Music and Lyrics
12. The Square
13. Oskars Amerika
14. Lønsj
15. Rødt Hjerte
16. Amundsen
17. Escape Plan: The Extractors
18. Robin Hood (2018)
19. Venom
20. Copycat
21. Ad Astra
22. Steve Jobs
23. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
24. Klaus
25. Ace In The Hole
26. The Red Shoes
27. The Fast And The Furious
28. 2 Fast 2 Furious
29. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
30. Fast & Furious
31. Furious Five
32. Man Without A Star
33. The Final Countdown
34. There Was A Crooked Man
35. Fast & Furious 6
36. The Indian Fighter
37. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
38. The Story of Three Loves
39. A Letter to Three Wives
40. The Arrangement
41. The Bad And The Beautiful
42. Champion
43. Seven Days In May
44. Fast & Furious 7
45. Booksmart
46. Harajuku
47. Boy Erased
48. Conviction
49. Uncut Gems
50. Fast & Furious 8
51. Lawless
52. Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw
53. The Butterfly Effect
54. Blow
55. La règle du jeu
56. Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
57. Rushmore
58. The Lego Movie
59. Zombieland
60. Mandy
61. Up In The Air
62. Battle
63. Rescue Dawn
64. Gangster Squad
65. 21
66. Outside In
67. First Match
68. Cargo
69. Eastern Promises
70. Moonrise Kingdom
71. Jane Eyre
72. The Five-Year Engagement
73. William Kelly’s War
74. The Believer
75. Sommersby
76. Fantastic Mr. Fox
77. Husbands and Wives
78. Sonja
79. The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus
80. The Mule
81. The Virgin Spring
82. The Space Between Us
83. The Wandering Earth
84. I Am Mother
85. A War
86. The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
87. The Losers
88. The Lion King (2019)
89. Scenes From A Marriage
90. Escape From Alcatraz
91. The BFG
92. Kill The Irishman
93. David Brent: Life On The Road
94. The Kissing Booth
95. Next Gen
96. In The Shadow Of The Moon
97. Shaft (2019)
98. Blaze
99. Triple Frontier
100. Blindspotting
101. Mudbound
102. The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
103. Brawl In Cell Block 99
104. Dolemite Is My Name
105. Glass
106. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
107. Spenser Confidential
108. Terminator: Dark Fate
109. Pokémon Detective Pikachu
110. A Quiet Place
111. En Affære
112. After
113. Horrible Bosses
114. Outbreak
115. Ride Along
116. The Call
117. Contagion
118. Winnetou
119. The Last Wagon
120. Askeladden - I Soria Morias Slott
121. Long Shot
122. Rosemari
123. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
124. Midway
125. The Upside
126. Beautiful Boy
127. Need For Speed
128. Land Of Mine
129. Sound Of Music
130. Tyson
131. Deadline USA
132. Action In The North Atlantic
133. The Pianist
134. The Cruel Sea
135. Mrs. Miniver
136. Across The Pacific
137. Conflict
138. All Through The Night
139. The King’s Choice
140. Hope And Glory
141. Hamsun
142. Into The White
143. The Darkest Hour
144. Dunkirk
145. Legend
146. Disturbia
147. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
148. Blinded By The Light
149. Captains Of The Clouds
150. Battle Of Britain
151. The Desert Rats
152. Defiance
153. Das Boot
154. The Imitation Game
155. Commandoes Raid At Dawn
156. From Here To Eternity
157. Mars & Venus
158. Mesteren
159. Victoria
160. Mer Eller Mindre Mann
161. Tunnelen
162. Air Force
163. Tora! Tora! Tora!
164. Pearl Harbor
165. Bataan
166. U-571
167. Empire Of The Sun
168. The Greatest Showman
169. Ice Cold In Alex
170. Destination Tokyo
171. A Farewell To Arms
172. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
173. Operation Daybreak
174. Midway (1973)
175. Twelve O’Clock High
176. Spider-Man: Far From Home
177. The Spy
178. 21 Bridges
179. Railway Man
180. The 12th Man
181. Max Manus
182. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
183. The Counterfeiters
184. The Enemy Below
185. Black Book
186. The Guns Of Navarone
187. Patton
188. Saving Private Ryan
189. Rome, Open City
190. Hustlers
191. US
192. The Hate U Give
193. Mile 22
194. Men In Black
195. Men In Black 2
196. Men In Black 3
197. A Bridge Too Far
198. Men In Black: International
199. Battle Of The Bulge
200. Saints And Soldiers
201. Mortal Engines
202. Where Eagles Dare
203. Homefront
204. Tolkien
205. Grace Is Gone


1/50 Books
1. Resistance Reborn

13/50 Albums
1. Julia Jacklin - Crushing
2. Regina Spektor - Far
3. Jerry Leger - Time Out For Tomorrow
4. Sirkel Sag - Ørsta Rådhus
5. Alexi Murdoch - Towards The Sun
6. Alexi Murdoch - Away We Go Soundtrack
7. Spoon - Everything Hits At Once - The Best Of Spoon
8. Lewis Watson - Another Four Sad Songs
9. Highasakite - The Bare Romantic
10. Sløtface - Sorry For The Late Reply
11. Billie Eilish - When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We All Go?
12. Jahn Teigen - Jahn Teigen
13. Grimes - Art Angels
14. Ament - Heaven/Hell
15. Pearl Jam - Gigaton


24/50 TV Shows
1. The Expanse - Season 2
2. Homeland - Season 6
3. Homeland - Season 7
4. Godfather Of Harlem - Season 1
5. Fleabag - Season 2
6. Jack Ryan - Season 2
7. Barry - Season 2
8. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia - season 2
9. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - season 3
10. Chopped - Season 24 All Star Tournament
11. Picard - Season 1
12. Avenue 5 - Season 1
13. Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 10
14. Vikings - Season 5
15. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia - Season 3
16. Homeland - Season 8
17. Stranger Things - Season 3
18. Better Call Saul - Season 5
19. Catch 22 - Season 1
20. The Pacific
21. Band Of Brothers
22. Bosch - Season 6
23. Manhunt - Season 2
24. Manhunt - Season 1


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 Post subject: Re: 2020 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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1/50 Films
1. Up
2. Booksmart

4/50 Video Games
1. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (PS4)
2. NBA 2k20 (PS4)
3. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (PS4)
4. Crash Bandicoot 2 (Switch)

1/50 TV Shows
1. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 3)


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 Post subject: Re: 2020 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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Anders wrote:
1/50 Films
1. The Two Popes

0/50 Books
1. Resistance Reborn

0/50 Albums
1. Julia Jacklin - Crushing

1/50 TV Shows
1. The Expanse - Season 2

we all can tell you just copied durden's post here. way to cheese it up, Anders! :roll:

Spoiler: show
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 Post subject: Re: 2020 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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Monkey_Driven wrote:
1/50 Films
1. Up
2. Booksmart

4/50 Video Games
1. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (PS4)
2. NBA 2k20 (PS4)
3. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (PS4)
4. Crash Bandicoot 2 (Switch)

1/50 TV Shows
1. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 3)


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 Post subject: Re: 2020 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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1/50 Films
1. Marriage Story

0/50 Books

0/50 Albums

2/50 TV Shows
1. Schitt's Creek Season 5
2. Mrs. Fletcher


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CopperTom wrote:
Monkey_Driven wrote:
1/50 Films
1. Up
2. Booksmart

4/50 Video Games
1. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (PS4)
2. NBA 2k20 (PS4)
3. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (PS4)
4. Crash Bandicoot 2 (Switch)

1/50 TV Shows
1. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 3)


You beat 4 games in 1 day?


Ha, I'm taking creative liberties.


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00/50 Books

02/50 Movies
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
Last Stop on the Night Train

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 Post subject: Re: 2020 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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Movies:
01. Cobra Verde (1987)
02. Logan (2017)
03. The Black Swan (1942)
04. Parasite (2019)
05. The Aeronauts (2019)
06. Tolkien (2019)
07. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)


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bune wrote:
Anders wrote:
1/50 Films
1. The Two Popes

0/50 Books
1. Resistance Reborn

0/50 Albums
1. Julia Jacklin - Crushing

1/50 TV Shows
1. The Expanse - Season 2

we all can tell you just copied durden's post here. way to cheese it up, Anders! :roll:

Spoiler: show
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 Post subject: Re: 2020 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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that's one that came with the challenge. no one's used it as a crutch yet so that's good.


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I figured I'd break my books into separate categories since people had opinions about audiobooks last time I did this, and I have opinions about graphic novels. I'm going for over 100 across those 3 categories.

2/100 Movies
1. Yesterday (2019)
2. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken (2017)

0/100 Books
1.

Audiobooks
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Graphic Novels
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 Post subject: Re: 2020 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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I think I'll participate this year. Will you all accept me? I might flake by April but I will try not to.


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1. Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban

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3/50 Films
1. Up
2. Booksmart
3. Little Women (2019)

5/50 Video Games
1. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (PS4)
2. NBA 2k20 (PS4)
3. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (PS4)
4. Crash Bandicoot 2 (Switch)
5. Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch)

2/50 TV Shows
1. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 3)
2. Mr. Robot (Season 4)


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You can lie to us about how many video games you've beaten this year but dear god man stop lying to yourself.


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