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01 January 2009 @ 08:11 pm
movie meme & new year thoughts  

Nabbed from tambowrites:

Supposedly if you’ve seen more than 85 of the 239 films on this list, you have no life. Copy this list, then put x’s next to the films you’ve seen, and add them up. I tag anyone who wants to play. Have fun.

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
() Boondock Saints
() Fight Club
() Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x)Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
Total: 7

(x) The Princess Bride
() Anchorman
() Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
() Saw
() Saw II
() White Noise
() White Oleander
() Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
() The Princess Diaries
() The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 10

() Scream
() Scream 2
() Scream 3
() Scary Movie
() Scary Movie 2
() Scary Movie 3
() Scary Movie 4
() American Pie
() American Pie 2
() American Wedding
() American Pie Band Camp
Total so far: 10

(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
() Resident Evil 1
() Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
() Little Black Book
() The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 16

(x) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
() Signs
() The Grinch
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
() White Chicks
() Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
() Robots
Total so far: 20

() Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
(x) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
() Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
() KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
() Eight Crazy Nights
() Joe Dirt
(x) KING KONG
Total so far: 27

() A Cinderella Story
() The Terminal
() The Lizzie McGuire Movie
() Passport to Paris
() Dumb & Dumber
() Dumber & Dumberer
() Final Destination
() Final Destination 2
() Final Destination 3
() Halloween
() The Ring
() The Ring 2
() Surviving X-MAS
(x) Flubber
Total so far: 29, assuming they mean the original Flubber

() Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
() Ghost Ship
() From Hell
(x) Hellboy
() Secret Window
() I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards
() The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 33

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
() Child’s Play
() Seed of Chucky
() Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
() Just Married
() Gothika
() Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
() Coach Carter
() The Grudge
() The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
() Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 38

(x) Bad Boys
() Bad Boys 2
() Joy Ride
(x) Lucky Number Slevin
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(x) Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x) Bourne Supremecy
() Lone Star
() Bedazzled
() Predator I
() Predator II
() The Fog
(x) Ice Age
() Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
() Curious George
Total so far: 44

() Cujo
() A Bronx Tale
() Darkness Falls
() Christine
(x) ET
() Children of the Corn
(x) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
(x) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
() Rush Hour 2
Total so far: 49

() Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She’s All That
(x) Calendar Girls
() Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
(x) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 61

(x) X-Men
(x) X-2
(x) X-3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
(x) Sky High
() Jeepers Creepers
() Jeepers Creepers 2
() Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday
(x) Reign of Fire
() The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
() Cruel Intentions 2
() The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
Total so far: 73

() Swimfan
() Miracle on 34th street
() Old School
(x) The Notebook
(x) K-Pax
() Krippendorf’s Tribe
() A Walk to Remember
() Ice Castles
() Boogeyman
() The 40-year-old Virgin
Total so far: 75

(x) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 81

() Basketball
() Hostel
() Waiting for Guffman
() House of 1000 Corpses
() Devils Rejects
() Elf
(x) Highlander
() Mothman Prophecies
(x) American History X
() Three
Total so Far: 83

(x) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
() Shaun Of the Dead
() Willard
Total so far: 85

() High Tension
() Club Dread
(x) Hulk
() Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
(x) Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
() 28 days later
() Orgazmo
() Phantasm
(x) Waterworld
Total so far: 89

() Kill Bill vol 1
() Kill Bill vol 2
(x) Mortal Kombat
() Wolf Creek
(x) Kingdom of Heaven
() the Hills Have Eyes
() I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
() The Last House on the Left
() Re-Animator
(x) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 92

(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
() Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
() Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 98

(x) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix Reloaded
(x) The Matrix Revolutions
(x) Animatrix
() Evil Dead
() Evil Dead 2
() Team America: World Police
() Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
() Hannibal

My grand total: 103

Doesn’t especially seem like a “no-life” number to me. Also, irrelevantly, it seems I read 97 books in 2008, which is only 7 shy of the minimum number I /ought/ to read every year. A great number of those were graphic novels, which always seem vaguely cheaty to me, but I think I’ll take it. And I wrote 360,000 words, and I walked 1160 miles, which is about twice as much as I’ve walked every year previous to this in which I’ve been tracking miles around Middle Earth, and normally this is where I would write down this year’s revolutions.

I don’t think I’m going to do any this year. My friend lease says that under the dictionary definition of ‘ambition’ it says: see Murphy, C.E., and I suspect not writing down my work goals is not going to in any way prevent me from going all over-achiever on them. I have three books due in 2009; that, really, is enough of a structure. And last year’s writing down of non-work goals didn’t spur me to do them, it just makes me feel tired and sad that I didn’t achieve them. So right now I’m just kind of feeling like trying to go with whatever happens and putting as few strictures and expectations on it as my type-A personality will allow.

2008 miles to Dunharrow: 93.5
miles to Dunharrow: 96.2

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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Bryantbryant on January 1st, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
102!
Amberleyamberley on January 1st, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
85 exactly! But what a strange list.
Bryantbryant on January 1st, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
I saw this first on my nephew's Facebook. I think it's some sort of hip with the kids thing.
Wolf Lahti: Sabrinawolflahti on January 1st, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
That is a very strange collection, and the groupings don't appear to make any sense whatsoever. No distinction is made between the old and new versions of, for instance, King Kong and War of the Worlds, and of course there is no rating system. (Should it count more or less against you if you saw a movie and really hated it?) Many series are incomplete (Indiana Jones, Shrek, Bourne...).

I started to fill this out but decided it was even more pointless than most of these sorts of things.
madmiss on January 2nd, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
146.... and there are a few I know that I remember not sitting through the entire thing, so I didn't count them... no life? Certainly an understatement.
Dan/Дмитрийicedrake on January 2nd, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
Kind of... Slanted toward horror, innit?
saare_snowqueensaare_snowqueen on January 4th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Walking to Rivendell
Hi,
Nicholas Whyte gave me your link as I am just starting out. I am posting photos and reports on my non-LJ Blog: http://radicchiodiaries.blogspot.com/
I'd be interested in your experiences.
Martha
kit: rivendellmizkit on January 4th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Walking to Rivendell
Oh, cool, good for you. I've done, I don't know, about 4000 miles or something around Middle Earth by now. I'm not sure why, but for some reason the structure of the Walk to Rivendell really works for me. I hope it does for you too!
saare_snowqueensaare_snowqueen on January 4th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Walking to Rivendell
I've completed 1 week and am embarked on keeping as fantasy journal complete with photographs. As Saaremaa where live is steeped in history and very beautiful - I think it's going to be an interesting project.

4000 miles!!!! How long have you been walking ?
kitmizkit on January 4th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Walking to Rivendell
Six years at the end of March, I think. I've mostly been doing 5-600 miles a year, but for some reason I did nearly 1200 this year...

I took a look at your photos! They *are* gorgeous! What a great setting!
saare_snowqueensaare_snowqueen on January 5th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
Re: Walking to Rivendell
Thank you very much. Saaremaa is a pretty unique place. During the occupation years, it was completely closed except for local residents and Russian soldiers. Thus it was spared much of the worst depredations of Stalinist town planning.
I will continue to lighten my reports with photos. I'm planning to make a record of that forest as she changes through the year. - and some other places as well.

1200 miles - that's incredible!!!