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Quick Challenge Update

We’re nearly halfway through the year so it’s time for an update on my movie challenges.

  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die – 708 movies (60%). The challenge is made up of all the movies mentioned in all the editions published so far, that’s 1177 movies at this point in time.
  • 52 Films By Women – 14 movies (27%) – I’m behind schedule on this one as I should have watched about 20 movies at this point. I’m confident I’ll complete this by the end of the year.
  • As for my regular movie watching list, I’ve set myself a goal of 450 movies this year. I’m well on track with 218 movies (48%) and I’m confident I’ll surpass this figure too.

Happy movie watching!

2015 In Numbers

It’s 2016, everyone!

Has it been a fantastic year for movies? I don’t know about that one.

So let’s put some numbers out there:


I watched a total of 576 movies. Intentionally less than the previous year, as there’s more to life than watching movies!

And finally, here’s how:

  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die – (1177 movies in the full list) – 677 (58%)
  • Every Film Ever Nominated For An Academy Award In Any Category – (4644 movies in the list) – 1093 (24%)
  • The Oxford History Of World Cinema – (5035 movies in the list) – 673 (13%)

1001 Movies Challenge Update 2015

I first posted about this challenge in June 2014, CLICKY. An update was subsequently posted in November 2014, CLICKY 2.

So for this year I set myself the goal of 52 movies to make it an average of one per week.

I started the year having viewed 609 out of 1167, or 52%.

Please note that a new edition has been published this year, pushing the grand total of movies to watch to 1177.

Drumroll, please…

I finish 2015 having viewed 677 movies out of 1177, or 58%.

So, challenge accomplished for this year.

Let’s see how many I manage in 2016.


Halloween Horrorfest 2015

As promised, here’s a quick round up of this year’s Horrorfest.

Out of 39 movies watched in October, 18 were horrors. That’s 46% of what I watched, which is something of a fail on my part. I apologise.

On a more positive note, I completed both the Nightmare On Elm Street and the Friday the 13th boxsets which now leaves me free to watch the Freddy vs Jason series.

I also made progress on my John Carpenter season which I should complete by the end of the year.


New Movie Challenge 2015

So I’ve stumbled upon this challenge and I think it’s meant to be completed within the space of a year. In addition to the 1001 movies challenge I’ve set myself. I’m unsure how I’ll do this but for now, here’s the list:

A movie that’s 3 hours or longer.
A classic romantic comedy.
A remake.
A movie released this year.
A movie with a number in the title.
A movie made by a director under the age of 30.
A movie with non-human characters.
A comedy.
A movie directed by a woman.
A thriller.
A one word title movie.
A movie composed of short stories.
A movie set in another country.
A documentary.
The first movie by a well known director.
A movie starring a favourite actor or actress that you haven’t seen yet.
A movie recommended by a friend.
A best picture Oscar winner.
A movie based on true events.
A movie from your watchlist.
A movie your mum loves.
A movie that scares you.
A silent movie.
A movie with a horrible poster.
A movie you say you’ve seen but haven’t.
A movies based on a diary or journal.
A movie under 80 minutes.
A movie with antonyms in the title.
A movie set somewhere you want to visit.
A movie set in the town or area you were born.
A critically panned movie.
A trilogy.
A movie released the year you were born.
A movie with a love triangle.
A movie set in the future.
A high school movie.
A movie with a colour in its title.
A movie that made you cry.
A musical.
A movie based on a graphic novel.
A movie by a director whose work you haven’t seen before.
A movie you own but haven’t seen yet.
A movie you saw at the cinema as a child.
A movie in a language you don’t speak.
A Christmas movie.
A movie with a character with your name.
A movie set in one room or space.
A movie that’s censored in your country.
A movie based on a TV series.
A movie you started and never finished.