Here's the challenge: commit to reading 50 books and watching 50 movies in the next year! (Find out more...)
Checking our Twitter feed over the holiday weekend, I was seeing someone shoot through movies as they jumped out to a big start on the challenge. Admittedly I was in a bit of a panic as I felt immediately behind! Turns out Ashley is cranking out movies so she can stay ahead of the game when school starts. Here's her first 50/50 post and the four movies she knocked out in just two days!
Courtesy of Ashley | reader-girl.tumblr.com | @Ashl3yC | Originally posted 1.3.2012
Okay so the challenge is to read 50 books and watch 50 movies by the end of 2012. Whenever I complete a book or movie I will post it here with a brief description of the book or a review or both. If you want a challenge join, go to the website above and sign up it's as easy as that.
Now you can choose a major or minor for books and movies I have chosen a major and minor for both. I encourage you to do the same.
BooksI hope you enjoy learning about my fifty fifty me challenge and I encourage you to join in and make 2012 a great year by participating in this challenge!
Major: Teen sci-fi/ adventure and survival
Minor: Kathy Reichs
Minor: Shirley Temple
1. Love, Wedding, Marriage
This movie wasn't as bad as some of the critics said it was. I found it slow to start but I'm a true romantic and fell in love with the movie in the end. Though I couldn't help but think that Rapunzel was speaking the whole time. Oh Mandy Moore you will never be the same to me again. [1-1-12]
2. Crazy Stupid Love
I'm going to go ahead and rank this movie my favorite of 2012. It was hilarious, fast paced, and an ingenious way to approach marital conflict. The plot of the story was pretty slim picking but the cast of the movie held it together brilliantly. Oh and the fight scene brilliant. Will definitely watch it again. [1-1-12]
3. Horrible Bosses
At first I was only going to watch this movie because "Sweets" from Bones John Francis Daley co-wrote it. Then I started hearing reviews about it and how hilarious and good it was. So I decided to give it a go. I love this movie. I know I've said that about pretty much every movie I've ever watched but it wasn't slow, it wasn't not funny (like Bridesmaids), and it wasn't as "R" rated as I think the critics said. Sure there were choice words and some slightly sexual scenes but we live in the 21st century. I don't recommend it for anyone under like 15 or 16 but geeze they see worse on TV half the time. But if I had to rank it on a scale from 1 (being horrible) to 10 (being astounding), I'd rank it right around an 8 which in my mind if pretty dang awesome! See for yourself. [1-1-12]
4. Larry Crowne
The movie that got ridiculously horrible reviews. I liked the movie. It was slow to start but it picked up in the middle and kept my attention from there. The plot was simple man enrolls in navy, man never goes to college, gets out of navy, starts retail job, loses said job, goes back to school, falls in love, the end. But to me it was about a 7 on my ranking scale. It made me laugh and it made me laugh some more. The whole Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks making out was a little weird but other than that good movie. [1-2-12]