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1. No Strings Attached
2. Rise of The Planet of The Apes
3. Tangled
4. The Artist
5. Eat, Pray, Love*
6. Mulan
7. Half Nelson

Watched This Week...

8. He's Just Not That Into You*
9. Albert Nobbs
10. Big Miracle

* Watched in film class

I really loved Albert Nobbs, such a sweet and sad story. The cinematography for this film was fantastic and so was the song Lay Your Head Down. I can't believe it didn't get an Oscar nom for best song! It's really beautiful and had me in tears.

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would you recommend Hideous Kinky? I've had it on my "to watch" list for a while and just haven't gotten around to it... but I'll make it more of a priority if you think it's worthwhile :p
Definitely. I don't think all the potential of the location and entire theme was as explored as it could've been, but the topic is quite interesting because it's almost centered on the perspective of two English girls that end up living an expat life in Morocco. I always thought that if I ever had kids I would want them to spend their childhood abroad, like in Namibia perhaps, just so they're surrounded by nature and reality in all its forms (negative and positive).. and never feel the pressure to take part in the daily dynamics I grew up with.. like materialism or classicism, sounds stupid probably because that happens anywhere, but anyway, the movie definitely touches on that territory of the emotional, cultural and financial rollercoaster one gets to experience as an adult when choosing to live as an expat and the life a child has to confront as a result of that decision: the positive experiences, the risks due to their surroundings but also due to the lack of sense in belonging, which is important for children (but pays off eventually I insist ).

Kate Winslet does a good job as a 25 year-old idealist but very clueless (or just naive) mother. Some scenes made me ....

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1. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (4) Josh Holloway; sigh, hottest thing alive!
2. Knocked Up (4)
3. Moneyball (4.5)
4. The Help (3) Loved Jessica Chastain
5. Margin Call (3.5) Simon Baker and Paul Bettany, too sexy.
6. Failure to Launch (4.5) Zooey Deschanel has one of my favourite movie performances ever in this film.
7. The Big Lebowski (5) on the big screen! (an all-time favourite)
8. Jurassic Park (5) on the big screen!
9. Back to the Future 2 (5) on the big screen! (an all-time favourite)

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Should there be some sort of rule about how often we can post our lists? Making one post every time you watch a movie seems a bit much to me. Maybe posting in groups of five or something?

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^ People already seem to be following that rule very well. It's also never really been a big problem in the book challenge threads in my opinion. I personally think that too many rules is a turn off; the challenge is fun and caters well to the individual before all these rules come in.

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001. A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg)
002. Submarine (Richard Ayoade)
003. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
004. Lolita (Adrian Lyne)
005. Stay (Marc Forster)
006. Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols)
007. J.Edgar (Clint Eastwood)
008. The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo (David Fincher)
009. Crazy, Stupid, Love (John Requa / Glenn Ficarra)
010. Brighton Rock (Rowan Joffe)
011. Another Happy Day (Sam Levinson)


I didn't like the last one. The story is good, it could have been a great film... The only thing I save are Kate Bosworth and Ezra Miller characters and the way they play them.

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^ People already seem to be following that rule very well. It's also never really been a big problem in the book challenge threads in my opinion. I personally think that too many rules is a turn off; the challenge is fun and caters well to the individual before all these rules come in.
I agree . For me this thread is just a way to make myself watch these 100 movies. I feel more obliged to do so, if I have somewhere to post my list. And I see that as a good thing. With that said I do enjoy reading other people's list and hear about the movies. I just don't want rules on what to watch or how to post my list etc. except if it bothers anyone.

For inspiration: Today the french director François Truffaut would have been 80 years old. One of the movies he directed was The 400 Blows (1959). I'll try to watch at least one of his movies today.

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I'm in, but 100 movies is hardly a challenge for me (film studies graduate here). I always wanted to keep a list of how many movies I watch in a year so this will be a fun way to do it!

01. Bridget Jones' Diary (2001)
02. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
03. Notting Hill (1999)
04. New York Stories (1989)
05. Sympathy for Delicious (2009)
06. Rashomon (1950)
07. Notes on a Scandal (2006)
08. Last Night (2010)
09. The Tree of Life (2011)
10. Splice (2009)
11. Brighton Rock (2010)

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01. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
02. The Descendants (2011)
03. The Guard (2011)
04. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)
05. Warrior (2011)
06. Antz (1998)
07. Nightmare Alley (1947)
08. The Last of Sheila (1973)
09. Waterloo Bridge (1931)
10. Victim (1961)
11. Zero for Conduct (1933)
12. Diva (1981)
13. American Grindhouse (2010)
14. American Movie (1999)
15. The American Friend (1977)
16. To Be or Not To Be (1942)
17. Paths of Glory (1957)
18. Shadows (1959)
19. The Party (1968)
20. The Night Porter (1974)
21. A Separation (2011)
22. The Princess Bride (1987)
23. The Seventh Victim (1943)
24. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
25. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
26. Albert Nobbs (2011)
27. Take Shelter (2011)
28. Wolfen (1981)
29. House (1977)
30. Closer (2004)
31. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
32. The Driver (1978)
33. Charley Varrick (1973)
34. Straight Time (1978)
35. Straw Dogs (2011)

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Such a fun challenge I'm in!

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2. Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
3. Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End (2007)
4. Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides (2011)
5. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
6. Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
7. Hollywood Ending (2002)
8. Small Time Crooks (2000)
9. Bananas (1971)
10. 3 (2010)
11. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
12. The Iron Lady (2011)

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I think the suggestions for themes etc are great, and people can either participate in those themes or not at their discretion...
or tailor the theme to what is accessible to them..

for instance, someone suggested foreign film oscar submissions...
i think that's a great idea...
but if you don't have access, or if it would be easier for you to look for foreign submissions from past years then i would say go for that...
or if foreign films don't interest you then don't bother following that theme.

i think the thread is just a nice way to get movie suggestions and a discussion going about the types of films we like, how we choose what we're watching... etc
that's the sort of thing we've been doing in the book challenge thread and it seems to work well.

you sort of work on your own challenge but discuss in the thread how it's going and talk to each other about what you're taking in... the good, the bad, the ugly etc.

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I´m busy marathoning a tv show atm but when I´m done I want to watch every movie -if I can get them- that´s nominated for an Oscar, either the movie or its actors. That´s my challenge for february

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I'm thinking of making a personal challenge [within this challenge] by watching the entire filmography of a classic filmmaker, and by time order (starting by the first film up to his/her last one). I've actually been toying with the idea since last year but this year seems perfect for it. At first I thought of Buñuel, but he made 32 films and some of them need like days of meditation.. or therapy . I'm also liking the idea of finally pushing myself into the entire body of work of Fellini, or Tarkovsky (who's conveniently only directed 11 films ).

Any recommendations or experiences on something like this?

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^I've thought about doing something similar. However one of my qualms about doing such a thing is I don't think I'd be able to get all the works of one director/actor/actress. I have to rely quite a bit on netflix (especially instant streaming) and I can't afford to buy a ton of dvd's. But this might just be something that just relates to me...idk. I would love to watch the films of one person (or what if you watched the films of one film company?) but for me, at least at the moment, it probably isn't realistic. However, I really want someone else to try this, and tell me how it goes! Then maybe I'll get up the courage to do this challenge!

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I love the idea of watching the films of one filmmaker or actor...
I go through phases (this has mostly happened with actresses in more recent years) where I feel like I end up watching a bunch of Meryl Streep films, or Penelope Cruz (the good Spanish stuff)...

I would love to carve out some time and watch some of the big classics that I haven't gotten around to...
whichever Hitchcock films I haven't seen, and tons more that are slipping my mind at the moment.

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