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Kind of coming down to the end of this my current mission101 and so, I think I'll report on some of the projects I've 'oh YAY' completed or 'le sigh'  failed.

Number 20 was a challenge I snagged from
[livejournal.com profile] fansee which is the WATCH 100 MOVIES IN A YEAR Challenge. Done is done and then some. I've included a couple of series, grouped at the end, AND in doing this, I also completed a challenge I gave myself to watch the TOP 100 MOVIES according to some soch LIST that I now forget. I started this project four years ago, 25 movies per year, and am now done.

1_The Martian_2015_Matt Damon

2_Crash_2005_Sandra Bullock, Brendon Frasier, Matt Dillion, Don Cheadle

3_Spy_2005_Melissa McCarthy & Jude Law

4_The Falcon and the Snowman_1986_Sean Penn & Timothy Hutton

5_Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town_1950_ Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride

6_Carnage_2011_Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster & John C. Reilly

7_Divergent: Insurgent_2015_Kate Winslet

8_Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief_Documentary_2015

9_Jimmy's Hall_2015_Andrew Scott

10_Do I Sound Gay?_Documentary_2015

11_Yankee Doodle Dandy_1942_James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

12_Ben-Hur_1958_Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet

13_Withering Heights_1939_Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, David Niven

14_The Gold Rush_1925_Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Georgia Hale

15_Dances With Wolves_1990_Kevin Cosner, Graham Greene

16_American Graffiti_1973_Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams

17_Rocky_1976_Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, Talia Shire

18_Pulp Fiction_1994_Quentin Tarantino, John Travolta, Uma Thurman

19_The HOBBIT: An Unexpected Journey_2012_Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen

20_The HOBBIT: The Desolation of Smaug_2013_Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen

21_The HOBBIT: The Battle of the Five Armies_2014_Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen

22_Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol_2011_Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

23_Sicario_2015_Emily, Blunt, Benico del Toro, Josh Brolin

24_Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings_2001_Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen

25_A Bridge of Spies_2015_Tom Hanks

26_Lord of the Rings_The Two Towers_2002_Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen

27_Spotlight_2015_Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams

28_Taken_2008_Liam Neeson

29_Lord of the Rings_Return of the King_2003_Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen

30_Trumbo_2015_Bryan Cranston

31_Lady Chatterly_1993_British mini-series_Parts 1 & 2_Joely Richardson, Sean Bean, James Wilby

32_Dogs of War_1981_Christopher Walken

33_Lady Chatterly_1993_British mini-series_Parts 3 & 4_Joely Richardson, Sean Bean, James Wilby

34_The Seven Five_Documentary_2015

35_Boyhood_2014_Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater

36_St Vincent_2014_ Bill Murray, Jaeden Lieberher, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Naomi Watts

37_The Big Short_2015_Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei

38_Man On Fire_2004_Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken

39_The Wild Bunch_1969_William Holden, Robert Ryan, Warren Oates, Ernest Borgnine_One of Peckimpah's finest

40_Breach_2007_Ryan Philippe, Chris Cooper, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert

41_Reverent_2015_Leonardo DeCaprio

42_The Deer Hunter_1978_Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage

43 Fair Lady_1964_Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Stanley Holloway

44_Oz The Great and Powerful_2013_James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams

45_The Manchurian Candidate_2004_Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber

46_Mama Mia_2008_Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Bronson

47_Modern Times_1936_Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard

48_Platoon_1986_Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe

49_Bourne Supremacy_2004_Matt Damon

50_All the Way_2016_Bryan Cranston, Bradley Whitford

51_Man from U.N.C.L.E._2015_Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki

52_Unforgiven_1992_Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Richard Harris

53_The Negotiator_1998_Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, John Spencer

54_Frankenstein_1931_Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Dwight Frye

55_Three Violent People_1956_Charlton Heston, Anne Baxter

56_The Shepard of the Hills_1941_John Wayne, Betty Field, Harry Carey

57_The Matrix_1999_Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Ann Moss, Laurence Fishbone, Hugo Weaving

58_The Matrix Reloaded_2003_Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Ann Moss, Laurence Fishbone, Hugo Weaving

59_Matrix Revolutions_2003_Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Ann Moss, Laurence Fishbone, Hugo Weaving

60_documentary_How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change_2016_Director: Josh Fox

61_All the President's Men_1976_Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards

62_Black Mass_2015_Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton

63_War of the Worlds_2005_Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin

64_Bourne Identity_2002_Matt Damon

65_Jack the Giant Slayer_2013_Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor

66_Guess Who'd Coming to Dinner_1967_Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier

67_The Ghost Writer_2010_Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams

68_Summer of Sam_1999_John Leguizamo, Mira Sorvino, Adrien Brody

69_A Place in the Sun_1951_Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters

70_The Apartment_1960_Jack Lemon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

71_M:I-2_2000_Tom Cruise, Thandie Newton, Dougray Scott

72_Brooklyn_2015_Saoinse Roman, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

73_The Searchers_1956_John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood

74_Goodfellas_1998_Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci

75_The Constant Gardener_2005_Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston

76_In the Heart of the Sea_2015_Chris Hemsworth, Owen Chase, Cillian Murphy, Matthew Joy, Tom Holland

77_The Departed_2006_Leo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholoson

78_Pacific Rim_2013_Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi

79_Patton_1970_George C Scott, Karl Malden, Karl Michael Volger

80_Metropolis_2001_anime, Yuka Imoto, Taro Ishida, Kosei Tomita, Toshio Furukawa

81_The Secrets of NIMH_1982_animation_Dom Deluise, Elizabeth Hartmen, Derek Jacob

82_Rosewater_2014_Gael Garcia Bernal, Golshifteh Farahani, Golshifteh Farahani

83_Game Change_2012_EdHarris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson

84_Grave of the Fireflies_1988_anime_Ayano Shiraishi, Tsutomu Tatsumi, Akemi Yamaguchi

85_Caravagio_1988_Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Tilda Swinton

86_Chappie_2015_Yolandi Visser, Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel

87_Star Wars: The Force Awakens_2015_Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

88_Breathless_1960_DirectorJean Luc Godard_Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo

89_Rocky Horror Picture Show_2016_Laverne Cox, Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan, Adam Lambert

90_The 400 Blows_1959_François Truffaut_Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy

91_Legends of the Fall_1994_Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, Julia Ormond, Gordon Tootoosis

92_Young Frankenstein_1974_Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachmen

93_Rocky Horror Picture Show_1975_Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick,

94_Persona_1966_Director: Ingmar Bergman_Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

95_A River Runs Through It_1992_Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer, Tom Skerritt, Emily Lloyd

96_Dr Strange_2016_Tilda Swinton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor

97_The Last Waltz_1978_Director: Martin Scorsese, The Band plus Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison

98_Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them_2016_Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller

99_West Wing_1999 to 2006_Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff

100_NCIS_2003-2016_Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum
AND The End:)

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I decided I'd do her Read Fifty Books in a Year Challenge foor my current [livejournal.com profile] mission101 and frankly, so far I'm not doing very well having only read 11 terrific books, when I should have read around 20 or so terrific books to meet my goal by November 1, 2016. Hurumph :(

Still,what's read is read.

1_The Aspirin Age: 1919 to 1941 Edited by Isabel Leighton_short essays about various American events, political, social, religious, that take place from 1919 to the 1940s written by various writers, some professional, some not. Well written and informative. Made me realize that in many ways, Americans have always been a little nuts.

2_Anathem by Neal Stephenson_a 1200 page sci-fi tome, time-consuming and so worth it; it's about, ultimately, the multi-verse.

3_Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman_a strange tale of above and especially below ground in London where the oddest people live. I call it fantasy.

4_The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien_my fourth, fifth who-even-knows reread

5_Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien_my third reread

6_The Martian by Andy Weir_described as a love story to science, while different, it is entirely worth reading before or after viewing the movie.

7_Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers_see Fellowship

8_Lord of the Rings: Return of the King_see Fellowship

9_The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin_one story from a future time when humans, sort of ala Star Trek, are making first contact with inhabited planets.

10_A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen_a true story and so easy, so engaging a read that I finished it in one day. It's the story of how James survived the streets of New York because he needed to take care of Bob, the cat he found on his neighbor's doorstep one fine day.

11_The Little Prince by by Antoine de Saint-Exupery_a reread, the first since I originally read it a long while ago and I found it to be just as engaging as I did then. I am often nervous about rereads. With this little book I needn't have been.

12_Pull Yourself Together, Baby by Sylvia of Hollywood_a reread because I so enjoy this long-gone woman's advice on how to live well if you happen to be living in the 1940s. Some of her advice is pitch-perfect, don't eat fried foods, do eat veggies and fruit, and some is not, wash your hair every TEN!!! days. She is charming and I so want her to think I am too :)

Also, I just happened to visit her jounral only to notice that [livejournal.com profile] fansee has added to the mix as follows:

Book published this year
Book that can be finished in a day
Book I've been meaning to read (I only read books I've been meaning to read but...whatever)
Book recommendation by librarian or bookseller
Book first read in school
Book recommended by spouse, child, or friend
Book published before I was born
Book that has been banned
Try again a book that was previously abandoned
Book I own but have not read
Book that intimidates me
Another book that I've already read

Even though I could, I am not going to satisfy any of the above with what I've already read. THAT would be cheating somehow. Somehow that just wouldn't be right and so, ON WITH THE CHALLENGES!!

I'm also doing the Watch 100 Movies in a Year Challenge, another idea taken from [livejournal.com profile] fansee, but I'll leave all that chatter for another day.


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