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Return of the Nuttage: The End of the Year Challenge 
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Post Return of the Nuttage: The End of the Year Challenge
Whether pronounced "NUTT-idge" or "nu-TADJ," it's the life blood of this forum and we need to reinvigorate it. We let Peng singlehandedly do all the nutting for us this summer, but now it is time for us all to reach down and discover our own respective pairs.

That's right, gentlemen, it's challenge time.

November and December are typically very fertile movie months. Since there's all manner of great shit in theaters, it reinvigorates us with a love of cinema and inspires us to check out more at home. Which makes it perfect for a challenge.

So here are the requirements for the End of the Year Challenge, 2014

To acquire Nuttage Points(TM) you must watch AT LEAST...

    one movie from each decade of significant filmmaking: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s
    three movies in a foreign language, and they have to be three different foreign languages
    one documentary
    one movie from any TWO of the following genres: Western, Science Fiction, Film-Noir
    BONUS: (nuttageSQUARED) - five movies in theaters



I think that's appropriate for a 45 day challenge. Some of my previous ones have been too easy but this will require a little bit of effort to earn your valuable NPs. Overlap is allowed -- if you watch Alphaville, you've knocked out a 60s movie, a foreign language movie, and a Science Fiction.

What say you, friends? Who's with me? Who's bloody with me!?

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Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:24 pm
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I'm out already. There's no way I can make it to the theater five times by year's end.

I'll go the single testicle route and try for the rest. The key word is try.

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My nuts have been withering as of late, with dismal viewing totals for the past few months. A nuttage challenge is just what I need right now. Count me in.

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Doin' it. Got my documentary done already.

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Hmm, I'm in. At least I'll try.

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In the past couple weeks I saw Nightcrawler, Birdman and Whiplash in theaters. Damn it all. It's going to be tough to get to 5 new ones in theaters simply because I'm not sure how they're rolling out some of the smaller releases. I'm not seeing Night at the Museum 6, even for the (treasured) NPs.

But let's go for it! I'm a fan of making it tougher and I like the decade and different language requirements.


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Well I'm out. 1920's is just too early for my tastes and would strain my nuttage to breaking point. Further, I'm not convinced (at this point) there are five theatricals I would even want to see (especially given that's a 45 minute drive to the nearest cinema for me, never mind the expense) at this point. The rest would all be fine though.


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I watched Interstellar last Sunday.

I at once dread and love attending the cinema/theatreon my own.

I chose Sunday cause it was quiet. 9 of us in the whole place, 8 couples plus me. Intimate stuff. But these days i'm not wholly sociable looking anyway. Just the 'wrong' side of 220 owed to an inevitably life shortening combo of weight training + horrendous ill-discipline with food and alcohol that i not only can't shake but as of this moment 2014AD don't even want to.
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Yeah, those five theatrical viewing is going to be problem. Not to mention I cut down my movie-watching by like 75% or more in the past two months because of my studying (stupid brain thought master's degree wouldn't be that much harder than bachelor's, but nooo). But I'll try my best. Wish I can count Hunger Games as sci-fi though.

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Well I'm out. 1920's is just too early for my tastes and would strain my nuttage to breaking point.


I know I've pushed this quite a bit, but have you watched Buster Keaton's Sherlock, Jr. yet? It's only 45 minutes (still count as feature though), very very fast-paced, filled with impressive stunts and some timeless gags. IMHO, it should be the silent film to ease people not into that format, not something like The General (I still don't know how it gets top billing as THE silent film, with that pacing and padding. Must be the semi-epic and expensive-looking sheen).


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nitrium wrote:
Well I'm out. 1920's is just too early for my tastes and would strain my nuttage to breaking point.


Oh come on, my friend! This is what challenges are all about! Making you push yourself a little bit as a film-watcher. Plus you can get your feet wet if you want with something short and delightful like Sher...

Oh, hey, my boy Peng came here to say the same thing. Clearly you need to watch this movie

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Steven wrote:
My nuts have been withering as of late, with dismal viewing totals for the past few months. A nuttage challenge is just what I need right now. Count me in.


Let's get those nuts de-withered. Stat!

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Hmm, I'm in. At least I'll try.

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I'll go the single testicle route and try for the rest. The key word is try.


(insert that over-said Yoda quote about doing vs. trying)

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(insert that fucking awful quote from The Rock about "your best")

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Challenge Accepted! Five theatrical releases should be easy. Hunger Games, Hobbit 3, Wild, Top Five, and Inherent Vice (likely this year's NYC pilgrimage). Hell, I might even get adventurous and knock out the foreign and documentary categories with Force Majeure and CitizenFour, respectively. Everything else I can find on Netflix streaming.

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I'm with Major here, although for me I simply don't have the funds for five trips to the theater right now. As for the rest of it though, fuck it dude lets go bowling :)

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JJoshay wrote:
I'm with Major here, although for me I simply don't have the funds for five trips to the theater right now. As for the rest of it though, fuck it dude lets go bowling :)


I have revised the theatrical requirement to be bonus nuttage. People who achieve it will have four balls, as it now falls squarely in the "nuttage squared" category. But that way it doesn't require 50$ to complete the challenge.

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JamesKunz wrote:
JJoshay wrote:
I'm with Major here, although for me I simply don't have the funds for five trips to the theater right now. As for the rest of it though, fuck it dude lets go bowling :)


I have revised the theatrical requirement to be bonus nuttage. People who achieve it will have four balls, as it now falls squarely in the "nuttage squared" category. But that way it doesn't require 50$ to complete the challenge.


Ace :D

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I'm in. I might even put in a movie from the 1910s as well, if TCM cooperates.

Too bad you didn't included animation and musicals, because I have Gay Purr-ee on tape.

Do opera simulcasts count for movie going experience. I'm going to see two at last before year's end. (The Barber of Seville and Der Meistersinger, if you're curious, and in two different languages!)

I'm planning to see Foxcatcher, Into the Woods, Hobbit 3, Mockinjay 1, Inherent Vice, Annie (yes, Annie) and American Sniper.

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Syd Henderson wrote:
I'm in. I might even put in a movie from the 1910s as well, if TCM cooperates.

Too bad you didn't included animation and musicals, because I have Gay Purr-ee on tape.

Do opera simulcasts count for movie going experience. I'm going to see two at last before year's end. (The Barber of Seville and Der Meistersinger, if you're curious, and in two different languages!)


Negative! Though my father, a major patron of opera, would approve of you, they are not films!

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Post Re: Return of the Nuttage: The End of the Year Challenge
My template, always in progress:

1920s -
1930s -
1940s - Strange Cargo (1940)
1950s - Dial M For Murder (1954)
1960s -
1970s - Beneath the Valley of the Ultra Vixens (1979)
1980s -
1990s - Galaxy Quest
2000s - 3-Iron (2004)
2010s - Absentia (2011)

Foreign Language 1 - 3-Iron (Korean)
Foreign Language 2 -
Foreign Language 3 -

Documentary -

Western -
Science Fiction - Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Film-Noir - Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

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I'll just copy Mark III's template, which looks perfect. Will update as I go along with links to thoughts from Last Movie you Watched thread.

1920s - Metropolis (1927)
1930s - The Big Trail (1930)
1940s - The Killers (1946)
1950s - Bend of the River (1952)
1960s - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
1970s - Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979)
1980s - Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989)
1990s - Safe (1995)
2000s - Control Factor (2003)
2010s - Pulp (2014), Predestination (2014), Ilo Ilo (2013)

Foreign Language 1 - Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (Japanese)
Foreign Language 2 - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (French)
Foreign Language 3 - Ilo Ilo (Mandarin)

Documentary - Pulp (2014)

Western - Bend of the River (1952), The Big Trail (1930)
Science Fiction - Control Factor (2003), Metropolis (1927), Predestination (2014)
Film-Noir - The Killers (1946)


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Post Re: Return of the Nuttage: The End of the Year Challenge
Look what you've done Mark.

1920s -
1930s -
1940s -
1950s -
1960s -
1970s -
1980s -
1990s -
2000s -
2010s -

Foreign Language 1 -
Foreign Language 2 -
Foreign Language 3 -

Documentary - Artifact (2012): A really insightful look at the dichotomy between record labels and artists in the music industry. Plus I really like Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars so I'd recommend this one.

Western -
Science Fiction -
Film-Noir -

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