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June Challenge, my fellow warriors of cinema 
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I started keeping track of my movies when I went to college in September of 2004. The idea was to watch one new movie a week, and I've of course greatly exceeded that. I chart by week and by month, and so of course I start noticing patterns. Since in the ten years I've always been a student or a teacher, my ebbs and flows are pretty consistent. But June is the most consistent of all.

You see, in the years I've been keeping movie lists, a 20 movie month has always been the gold standard of an excellent movie month. I've had 30s of course, and in one memorable November I even had 50 (ahhhhh those were the days) but 20 has remained the benchmark. And I've never had a June without 20. So even though I have far more days of school due to the goddamn snow, and even though I'm heading to Asia on June 21st, and even though I still have friends who want to spend time with me....I'm going to make this shit happen, and SO ARE YOU.

Twenty movies. June. Let's fucking do it.

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New watches only or do rewatches count as well?


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Ah, dear JamesKunz, don't you know that the World Cup is starting in two weeks? I'm more likely to watch 20 matches of football this month than 20 movies.


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Good point, Unke. Good point for us!

But this is a US based forum. The World Cup perhaps means about as much as World's Strongest Pet ... or World Egg and Spoon Race.

American apathy over ... ahem ...'soccer' is almost bottomless in my experience

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-o5-9ipOLM

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NotHughGrant wrote:
Good point, Unke. Good point for us!

But this is a US based forum. The World Cup perhaps means about as much as World's Strongest Pet ... or World Egg and Spoon Race.

American apathy over ... ahem ...'soccer' is almost bottomless in my experience


http://www.theonion.com/articles/nations-soccer-fan-becoming-insufferable,17553/

Well you homos can do as you like, BUT I'M WATCHING TWENTY MOVIES!

And no, rewatches do not count.

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I'm in for this, mostly because it's only June 3rd and I've already seen 3 new movies:

Cold in July - thoughts already in Baelzar's thread

Maleficent - Jolie is very good, but the movie is not. The story has a bunch of revisionist ideas, none of which are fully explored, outside of turning the title character into something vaguely resembling a tragic hero. It results in a really uneven movie that is more annoying than anything. And Sharlito Copley is fucking awful.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005) - I haven't seen the Hitchcock version, but I dug this one. It's fun, and funny, and has some clever moments. It's very wink, wink, nudge, nudge, but that self-awareness works given the ridiculousness of the story. It's a kind of silly escapism that movie star movies do well.


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NotHughGrant wrote:
Good point, Unke. Good point for us!

But this is a US based forum. The World Cup perhaps means about as much as World's Strongest Pet ... or World Egg and Spoon Race.

American apathy over ... ahem ...'soccer' is almost bottomless in my experience


You may underestimate the growth of soccerball in the U.S. According to a certain Jürgen Klinsmann, coach of Team USA, the MLS is close to overtaking ice hockey in popularity. I still do hope that you are right and that the American apathy towards the Beautiful Game extends to their team at the World Cup as well. It's tricky enough to negotiate a group with CR7's Portugal and Ghana, arguably Africa's strongest team. Don't need North and Central America's best team to put in much of an effort.

After all, didn't your rebel cousins from over the pond invent all these ballgames so they wouldn't have to compete with the rest of the world? It's quite the opposite approach to you Britons, really, with you inventing all these sports like rugby and cricket only to get beaten by your antipodean penal colonies on a regular basis.

You can tell that World Cup fever is rising with all these national stereotypes coming up. Expect further references to Dutch infighting, the French downing their tools or England losing on penalties in the quarterfinals in the coming weeks.


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Unke wrote:
NotHughGrant wrote:
Good point, Unke. Good point for us!

But this is a US based forum. The World Cup perhaps means about as much as World's Strongest Pet ... or World Egg and Spoon Race.

American apathy over ... ahem ...'soccer' is almost bottomless in my experience


You may underestimate the growth of soccerball in the U.S. According to a certain Jürgen Klinsmann, coach of Team USA, the MLS is close to overtaking ice hockey in popularity. I still do hope that you are right and that the American apathy towards the Beautiful Game extends to their team at the World Cup as well. It's tricky enough to negotiate a group with CR7's Portugal and Ghana, arguably Africa's strongest team. Don't need North and Central America's best team to put in much of an effort.

After all, didn't your rebel cousins from over the pond invent all these ballgames so they wouldn't have to compete with the rest of the world? It's quite the opposite approach to you Britons, really, with you inventing all these sports like rugby and cricket only to get beaten by your antipodean penal colonies on a regular basis.

You can tell that World Cup fever is rising with all these national stereotypes coming up. Expect further references to Dutch infighting, the French downing their tools or England losing on penalties in the quarterfinals in the coming weeks.


We did invent them, but became too stretched to become good at all of them.

Look at it this way, Cricket, Tennis and Rugby are seldom played by working class kids. When I went to Australia, there were kids in the parks playing cricket and Tennis of their own volition! I hardly ever see that in England. There are local teams here in Lancashire, but it's not a street-level sport. It just doesn't get the numbers. 95% of Brits don't understand the rules of Cricket, and don't give a shit. 95% of Brits or more have never held a Tennis Racquet. In Australia they are serious sports.

This of course doesn't explain why we're so shit a football, which everyone plays. Perhaps the organisation of the Premiership contributes. I remember watching an Arsenal game that had more Germans than English in its lineup ... 1

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I'd love to do this one, but just can't see it happening (don't think I've ever manged 20 in a month). Watching like way too much TV lately. Only a 30 day month too. Never know though.


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Guys, I'm gonna give this one my best shot. 20 in a month is a dream... let's make this shit a reality.

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nitrium wrote:
I'd love to do this one, but just can't see it happening (don't think I've ever manged 20 in a month). Watching like way too much TV lately. Only a 30 day month too. Never know though.


That's not the nuttage I expect from you Nitrium!

Gedmud wrote:
Guys, I'm gonna give this one my best shot. 20 in a month is a dream... let's make this shit a reality.


Right on, nutty mothafucka

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That's not the nuttage I expect from you Nitrium!

Wahhhh. Well I'll give it a good try, but I'm assuming we don't have to do write-ups this time?


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JamesKunz wrote:
That's not the nuttage I expect from you Nitrium!

Wahhhh. Well I'll give it a good try, but I'm assuming we don't have to do write-ups this time?


There's never a write-up REQUIREMENT, it's just obviously part of the spirit of things sometimes. Do as you like, my mineral friend

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By the time I go to sleep tonight I should have 6 movies finished. On pace for 30! The pace always slows though...

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By the time I go to sleep tonight I should have 6 movies finished. On pace for 30! The pace always slows though...


Not if you DON'T LET IT SLOW!

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JamesKunz wrote:

Not if you DON'T LET IT SLOW!


Shit cardio and a 3 day work vacation may be a hinderance. 7 for 7 right now though!

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I'm halfway there! 8-)


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You guys are killing it! I'm at 6, which will hopefully rise to 8 after tonight. And no, that's not a euphemism for me getting a boner.


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You guys are killing it! I'm at 6, which will hopefully rise to 8 after tonight. And no, that's not a euphemism for me getting a boner.


You would have a weird member indeed if bonerdom only gave you a 33% increase in size over flaccidity.

I'm at 8 as well. On a good pace!

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