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Del Murder
01-06-2012, 09:38 PM
So in this thread you post what things you are reading/playing/watching for each month of 2012. Ideally you should have one post and come back and edit it each month. Of course, you can post more if you want to comment on what other people are doing. :p You can also give ratings to the various media.

At the end of the year we'll have something to look back on and see what we did!

*Meh
**Good.
***Great!



Books
Harrington on Hold 'em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. 1: Strategic Play - in progress
Every Hand Revealed ** - Pretty good look into the mind of a poker champion.
A Game of Thrones - in progress

Games
Borderlands (PS3) ** - Liked the RPG elements but the story was nonexistent.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - in progress
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) - in progress
Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together (PSP) - in progress
Radiant Historia (NDS) - in progress

Movies
War Horse * - A little too cheesy and animal movies aren't my thing.
Hugo **

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
The Late Show with David Letterman *
Jeopardy **
New Girl ***
Modern Family ***
30 Rock **
The Office **
Parks and Recreation ***
The Big Bang Theory **
NFL Playoffs
The Simpsons **
Satuday Night Live *
Top Chef **
Game of Thrones *** - Can't wait for next season.
The Bachelor **
Shark Tank *** - For some reason I really like this show.
The Walking Dead **



Books
Harrington on Hold 'em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. 1: Strategic Play - in progress
A Game of Thrones - in progress

Games
Final Fantasy XIII-2 ** - Improvement over the original in almost every way, but falls short of what this series used to be.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) - in progress
Vagrant Story (PS1/PSP) - in progress
Radiant Historia (NDS) - in progress

Movies
Die Hard *** - A classic.
Pride and Prejudice ** - Gf's pick on movie night.
The Usual Suspects *** - My pick. :D
Attack the Bloc ** - A semi-parody of alien invasion movies.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
The Late Show with David Letterman *
Jeopardy **
New Girl ***
Modern Family ***
30 Rock **
The Office **
Parks and Recreation ***
The Big Bang Theory **
The Simpsons **
Satuday Night Live *
Top Chef **
Game of Thrones *** - Can't wait for next season.
The Bachelor **
Shark Tank *** - For some reason I really like this show.
The Walking Dead **
Survivor: One World ***



Books
Harrington on Hold 'em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. 1: Strategic Play - in progress
A Game of Thrones ** - Anti-climactic after watching the show, but still a good read.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - in progress

Games
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) ** - Well made and visually stunning Zelda game, but the novelty of motion controls has worn off for me.
Vagrant Story (PS1/PSP) - in progress
Radiant Historia (NDS) *** - Great game with an old-school appeal. Need to be more RPGs like this.
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (NDS) - in progress

Movies
Jurassic Park *** - Still as great as it was when I watched it for the 1st through 20th times.
The Hunger Games *** - About as good as an adaptation as you can get.
Amelie ** - A cute and quirky French story.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
The Late Show with David Letterman *
Jeopardy **
New Girl **
Raising Hope *
Modern Family ***
30 Rock **
The Office **
Parks and Recreation ***
Community **
The Big Bang Theory ***
The Simpsons **
Satuday Night Live *
Top Chef **
The Bachelor **
Shark Tank ***
The Walking Dead ** - Only gets two stars for the final episode. All the rest get one star.
Survivor: One World ** - Way too many idiots this season.
Sherlock *** - This show has me hooked. It's great.



Books
Harrington on Hold 'em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. 1: Strategic Play **
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - in progress

Games
Batman: Arkham City (PS3) *** - It's Arkham Asylum but bigger and better.
Mass Effect 2 (PS3) ** - Played the Arrival DLC in prep for ME3. The story was good but I was a bit disappointed in the length.
Uncharted 3 (PS3) - in progress
Vagrant Story (PS1/PSP) *** - I was presently surprised with how great this little classic was.
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (PSP) - in progress
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (NDS) - in progress

Movies
10 MPH ** - Nice documentary about visiting America by traveling through it on a Segway. Problem was the guys running it were of the douchebag variety.
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead * - Documentaries about how we should eat better are always welcome, but this one just didn't capture me.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
The Late Show with David Letterman *
Jeopardy **
New Girl *** - Show has found its groove.
Modern Family **
30 Rock **
The Office **
Parks and Recreation ***
Community ***
The Big Bang Theory **
The Simpsons **
Satuday Night Live *
Shark Tank ***
Survivor: One World ** - Way too many idiots this season.
Mythbusters **
Homeland *** - 24 for adults. I loved it.
Game of Thrones *** - I look forward to it every week.



Books
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest ** - Entertaining read, but not nearly as good as the first two.
A Clash of Kings - in progress

Games
Uncharted 3 (PS3) ** - Another great adventure for Drake, but it felt a little too generic.
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) - in progress
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (PSP) * - I like FFIV but this just felt like the same game over and over again.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP) *** - Great game on par with the main entries. Only complaints are that it's too short and the final boss is too easy.
Threads of Fate (PS1 on PSP) - in progress
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (NDS) - in progress

Movies
Horrible Bosses **
Marvel's Avengers *** - All the buildup to this movie was worth it.
Date Night **

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy *
New Girl ***
Modern Family ***
30 Rock **
The Office **
Parks and Recreation ***
Community ***
The Big Bang Theory **
The Simpsons **
Satuday Night Live *
Shark Tank ***
Survivor: One World **
Mythbusters **
Game of Thrones ***
Firefly *** - Rewatching this series and it's still amazing.
The Bachelorette **



Books
A Clash of Kings *** - The writing is often boring and nothing really happens but I can't put it down.
Bel Canto - in progress

Games
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) - in progress
Threads of Fate (PS1 on PSP) ** - Mint cracks me up.
Mega Man Powerd Up (PSP) **
Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles (PSP) *
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (NDS) ** - probably the best Layton game.
Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (NDS) - in progress
Space Quest 1 (PC) ** - I forgot how hard these games used to be.
Bastion (PC) - in progress

Movies
Snow White and the Huntsman * - Ugh.
Crazy Stupid Love ** - Cute, but a bit too many romcom crazy coincidences in this one.
The Hangover Part II * - Pretty bad, maybe 1/5 as funny as the first one.
Brave ** - Decent movie but not at Pixar's usual level.
This Film is Not Yet Rated ** - Interesting look at movie ratings.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy *
Mythbusters **
Game of Thrones ***
Firefly *** - Rewatching this series and it's still amazing.
The Bachelorette **
So You Think You Can Dance **
Spider-Man The Animated Series *** - Rewatching on Netflix and it's still as great as when I was a kid.
Veep *
The Newsroom **



Books
Bel Canto * -It was well written with an interesting premise but it was just not my thing.
Life of Pi - in progress

Games
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) - in progress
Persona P3P (PSP) - in progress
Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (NDS) - in progress
Space Quest 2 (PC) **
Bastion (PC) - in progress

Movies
Brave ** - Decent movie but not at Pixar's usual level.
Despicable Me *** - I really enjoyed it and I could see myself sitting and watching this movie with my kids one day. It's adorable.
The A-Team * - Awful action movie at its finest. Though I did enjoy the over-the-top stunts.
Megamind ** - Was funny but not as good as Dispicable Me.
Seven *** - A classic thriller.
In Time * - I liked the concept but it was too predictable.
The Dark Knight Rises ***
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World **

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy *
Mythbusters **
The Bachelorette **
So You Think You Can Dance **
Spider-Man The Animated Series *** - Rewatching on Netflix and it's still as great as when I was a kid.
Veep *
The Newsroom * - Gave it a chance and now I want those 4 hours back.
Dog Whisperer **
Monk *
Breaking Bad ***
Olympics **



Books
Life of Pi ** - A very good, unique and inspiring story.
Fight Club - in progress

Games
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) - in progress
Assassin's Creed 2 (PS3) - in progress
Persona P3P (PSP) - in progress
Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (NDS) ** - Likely the least important or interesting KH story but I did enjoy the gameplay variety.
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (NDS) ** - Never beat this game because Drac was too hard. But turns out he's really easy.
Phoenix Wrignt: Ace Attorney (NDS) - in progress
Bastion (PC) - in progress

Movies
Green Lantern * - Dreadful.
Legally Blonde - Didn't actually watch this whole movie but putting it here because I had it on for five minutes while I was alone and Hannah found that amusing.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy *
Spider-Man The Animated Series *** - During the summer when there's nothing to watch, you watch the classics.
Veep **
Dog Whisperer **
Breaking Bad ***
Olympics **



Books
Fight Club * - I probably would have enjoyed it more if I didn't know the main spoiler of the book since I've seen the movie.
The Innocent Man - in progress

Games
Assassin's Creed 2 (PS3) - in progress
Persona P3P (PSP) - in progress
Phoenix Wrignt: Ace Attorney (NDS) *** - Neglected this for years but when I picked it up I couldn't put it down.
9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (NDS) - in progress
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream, Drop, Distance (3DS) - in progress

Movies
Marvel's The Avengers *** - Rewatched on the plane to Italy and it was still awesome.
The Godfather *** - Ditto.
Men In Black 3 ** - Entertaining and funny enough to keep me busy on a long plane ride.

TV
The Daily Show ***
The Colbert Report ***
Jeopardy *
Spider-Man The Animated Series **
Breaking Bad ***
Parks and Recreation ***
The Office **
New Girl *** - Underrated show.
Survivor: Philippines ***
Revolution * - Ugh, I've seen bad shows in my day but this isn't even good enough for cable on a Saturday afternoon.
Shark Tank ***
The Great Food Truck Race **
Firefly ***
Modern Family ***
Saturday Night Live **



Books
The Innocent Man ** - Interesting true story of how truly inept our justice system can be.
Pillars of the Earth - in progress

Games
Assassin's Creed 2 (PS3) *** - Why did it take me so long to play these games?
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) - in progress
Persona P3P (PSP) - in progress
9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (NDS) *** - Gripping game with great storytelling.
Devil Survivor (NDS) - in progress
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream, Drop, Distance (3DS) - in progress

Movies
The Amazing Spider-Man ** - Did some things better and some worse than the original, but an entertaining watch.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy *
X-Men The Animated Series *
Parks and Recreation ***
The Office * - Why is Pam such a bitch now?
30 Rock **
New Girl ***
Survivor: Philippines **
Shark Tank ***
The Simpsons *
The Walking Dead *** - Back with authority. Show is actually good now.
The Big Bang Theory *
Modern Family **
Arrow ** - Nice replacement for Smallville. I like the darker tone. Reminds me of Batman Begins.



Books
Pillars of the Earth *** - Epic.
The Hobbit - in progress

Games
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) *** - Epic game, but epicly long (150 hours!).
Journey (PS3) ** - Beautiful game and unique experience but too short and I like story.
God of War III (PS3) ** - Pretty awesome end to Kratos's tale, but felt a little short.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3) - in progress
Persona P3P (PSP) - in progress
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All (NDS) - in progress
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream, Drop, Distance (3DS) - in progress

Movies
Ted **
Thor ***
21 Jump Street **
Skyfall ** - Good movie but lacking a lot of that Bond charm.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy *
X-Men The Animated Series *
Parks and Recreation ***
The Office **
30 Rock **
New Girl ***
Survivor: Philippines ***
Shark Tank **
The Simpsons *
The Walking Dead ***
The Big Bang Theory *
Modern Family **
Arrow **


December

Books
The Hobbit ***
Dune Messiah - in progress

Games
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3) *** - Great follow-up to AC2 and improves upon it in many ways.
Persona P3P (PSP) - in progress
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All (NDS) - in progress
Theatrythym Final Fantasy (3DS) - in progress

Movies
Dodgeball **
Life of Pi ***
Looper * - I wanted to like this movie but it left too many things unexplained at the end.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey *** - Not perfect, but still great.
Total Recall * - There were some interesting parts but overall it fell flat.
Wreck-It Ralph *** - Pixar-quality animated movie.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy *
X-Men The Animated Series **
Parks and Recreation ***
The Office **
30 Rock *
New Girl ***
Survivor: Philippines ***
Shark Tank **
The Simpsons **
The Walking Dead ***
The Big Bang Theory **
Modern Family **
Arrow *
The Bachelor: JP & Ashley's Wedding * - This is what you watch once you're married.
Top Chef ***
Arrested Development ***

Jessweeee♪
01-06-2012, 10:19 PM
January

Games

Dragon Age II (Incredibly fun, but the plot was a little underwhelming. I loved the characters though, and I was missing half of them the first time around. Judging by what I've seen in my second time around so far, actually having them this time will make a huge difference. For example, everything that happens in Act II can be blamed on a very easily missed party member.)
We ♥ Katamari - in progress
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - in progress
Patapon - in progress
Skyrim - in progress


Shows

Community (assuming it starts back up again this month anyway)
Persona 4: The Animation (I especially love the shout outs to the game. They're done in such a cute and subtle way. I also love the filler episodes. Having played the game I always have an idea of when they're coming and kind of dread them, but they're always surprisingly good. Especially today's episode; Nanako is trying to figure out why Yu keeps coming home late. Turns out he's been out doing every sidequest from the game ever.)


Movies

The Gumby Movie (This movie is so whack, that it made more sense to me when I watched it high.)


Music

School of Seven Bells - I've had the single Chain in my library for years now and I've always loved it. The rest, when I finally got around to it, was nice but not as great.
Foster the People
Spoon
Filter, The Trouble with Angels - This album is the biggest piece of tit ever and I am not quick to call something a piece of tit. I loved Title of Record and The Amalgamut, found their albums before then to be enjoyable, and everything after to be kind of meh, but this one is just terrible. Listen to this tit. Just listen to it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbuv3MtqnNc

Pike
01-06-2012, 10:54 PM
January

Books:


Uncle Tungsten (reread) - In Progress
The Brothers Karamazov (reread)- In Progress


Games:

Skyrim - In progress
Final Fantasy 2 - In progress
All those millions of other games I'm always playing and that I never really stop playing


Shows:

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic ***


Movies:
None yet!

Shiny
01-07-2012, 02:44 PM
--JANUARY--

Movies
The Fighter - ** The acting was really good especially by Christian Bale, but tired of inspirational boxer movies.
Mortal Kombat - * Not entirely sure why I decided to watch this again because it reminded me how horrible it is. Weird to think everyone used to think this was the only redeemable video game movie. How wrong they are. At least it was better than the second...I couldn't even get past fifteen minutes of that.
Highlander - * 1/2 Horrible, but I like it. Hence the half.
Stag Night - * No, just no. Stop making movies about cannibals plz.
Super - ** Disturbing...

Music
Pilgrims of the Mind - **
Armin Van Buuren (His 2011 State of Trance Mix) - Very long, but good. **
Dir en grey (Live) - * The sound in the venue was horrible for a majority of the songs. It didn't reverb properly at all. I think they're meant to play larger venues or outside where it can be spaced properly, or they just needed better sound techs in general.
Nada Ali - **
Home and Garden - **
The Killers - **
Greysong Chance - *1/2 I didn't actually listen to this on my own, I was taking a road trip with a friend and it was on her iPod. Just wanted to clarify that...but regardless I still think he's a much better singer than Justin Bieber and his songs are catchier imo.

Books

Video Games
Dead or Alive - ** I don't remember which one, but it was one of the fighting ones not the Volleyball one. Best fighting game graphics.
Halo 3: ODST - * I don't see much improvement from 3. Glad I didn't purchase Reach. :monster:
Assassin's Creed Revelations - ** So far so good, though I don't like the instillation of Portal type gameplay with Desmond.
Mortal Kombat 9/2011 - *1/2 They tie all (well most) of the games together with this one. This game will also be cheap though. I doubt they will ever get out of the narrow box unless they get new developers. Still fun to play though not on multiplayer where everyone just spams the same special move over and over.

Television
Shameless (American VRS.) - *** Some of the best writing I've ever seen on T.V. Show is so quotable.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - **

Kossage
01-08-2012, 06:24 AM
Here we go again. I'll keep using my 1 to 5 stars rating as usual. :)

JANUARY:

Films:
- The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn ****
- Battle: Los Angeles ***
- Captain America: The First Avenger ***
- Ghostbusters ***
- Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Mr. Hulot's Holiday) **
- Live Free or Die Hard **
- Pikku Ilona ja hänen karitsansa (Little Ilona and Her Lamb) ***
- The Smurfs **
- Taras Bulba (2009 version) ***

Games:
- Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty ****
- Trine 2 ****
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings ****

Music:
- Ace Combat: Assault Horizon by Keiki Kobayashi etc. **
- The Artist by Ludovic Bource ****
- The Banquet by Tan Dun **
- Conan the Destroyer (2011 Complete Rerecording) by Basil Poledouris ***
- Dream House by John Debney ****
- The Greatest Miracle by Mark McKenzie ****
- Happy Feet Two by John Powell etc. **
- La ligne droite by Patrick Doyle ****
- October Revolution Cantata and the Stone Flower by Sergei Prokofiev ****
- On the Record (Disney Revue) by Various ***
- Sonic Generations by Various ***
- Taras Bulba (2011 Complete Rerecording) by Franz Waxman ****

TV:
- Aquarion Evol ****
- Game of Thrones ****
- Last Exile: Fam of the Silver Wing ***


FEBRUARY:

Films:
- Burn After Reading **
- Journey to the Center of the Earth **
- Man Hunt (1941 version) ****
- Persepolis ****
- Rebecca (1940 version) ****
- Spellbound ****
- Toy Story 3 ****

TV:
- Terra Nova ***


MARCH:

Films:
- Asfalttilampaat (Asphalt Sheep) **
- Roman Holiday ***

Games:
- Arkham City ****


APRIL:

Films:
- Battleship Potemkin ****
- Strike **

TV:
- Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean ****
- Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope) ****


MAY:

Books:
- Pragmatics: An Introduction by George Yule **

Films:
- Alexander Nevsky ***
- Ivan the Terrible parts 1 & 2 **
- La Strada ***
- Tales from Earthsea (Ghibli version) **

Games:
- Treasure Adventure Game ***


JUNE:

Films:
- American Gangster ****
- Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King ***
- The Gold Rush (1925 version) ***
- The Kid (1921 version) ***
- Mean Girls ***
- Steamboat Bill, Jr. ***
- Sunshine - Sonnenscheins (1999 film) ****
- Tukkijoella (Timber River) (1951 version) ***
- Tyttö sinä olet tähti (Girl, You're a Star) ***
- Zodiac ***

Games:
- Diablo III ***

TV:
- 500 Nations ****
- Pillars of the Earth ****
- Serallonga ***


JULY:

Books:
- Ylitin rajajoen klo 9.18 (I Crossed Over the Border River at 9.18) by Veikko Pystynen ***

Films:
- Jour de fête (The Big Day) **
- Le Skylab **
- Pale Rider ***


AUGUST:

Films:
- The Awful Truth (1937 version) ***
- Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid ***
- Falling Down ****
- The Illusionist ****
- The Spiral Staircase (1946 version) ****
- You Can't Take It With You ****


SEPTEMBER:

Films:
- Avengers ***
- Brave ****
- The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus ***
- Law Abiding Citizen ***
- Monkey Business ***
- Niagara ***
- River of No Return ***
- Silk (2007 film) ***
- The World According to Garp ***

TV:
- Buddenbrooks (2008 version) ***
- Dragons: Riders of Berk ***
- The Story of Film: An Odyssey ****


OCTOBER:

Films:
- The Bad and the Beautiful ****
- Brazil ***
- Conan the Barbarian (2011 version) **
- The Lusty Men ***
- No Country for Old Men ***
- The Story of G.I. Joe (1945 film) ****
- The Sundowners (1960 film) ****
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen **

TV:
- Once Upon a Time ***


NOVEMBER:

Films:
- Collateral ***
- The Dark Knight Rises ****
- Death Proof **
- The Elephant Man ***
- Mildred Pierce (1945 film) ****
- Scaramouche ****
- The Sea Hawk ****
- Top Gun ***

Games:
- Guild Wars 2 ****


DECEMBER:

Films:
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ***

chionos
01-08-2012, 07:27 AM
~JANUARY~

Books:

Nights at the Circus *** -- I was up and down with this one, but in the end I think it's a masterpiece
Small Gods *** -- Reread, one of my favorite discworld novels
Mrs. Dalloway -- In progress.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead -- In progress.
The Analetics of Confucious -- In progress.
East of Eden ***** -- Nothing short of perfect. I don't know why it took me so long to get to this book, I think I was intimidated.
Metamorphosis (Kafka) -- In progress
ghostbread (Sonja Livingston) **** -- Well written memoir of a little girl who's basically every little girl who grew up with a poor single mother.


Films: (Yeah, I'm playing catch-up.)

True Grit *** -- Coen brothers are masterful
Our Idiot Brother *1/2 -- Should have been better
Bridesmaids **1/2 -- Better than I expected
Louis C.K. Hilarious ********** -- Rewatch. Dude's so perfectly hilarious
Drive **** -- I don't want to overthink it. Was fun to watch. Best movie of the year? nope
Attack the Block ***1/2 -- Interesting Brit sci-fi/horror movie that has quite a few things going on in the subtext that make it worthwhile.

Music:

The King of Limbs??? -- Still trying to wrap my head around this album
Iron&Wine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd-A-iiPoLg) ***** -- I'll never satisfy my thirst for Iron&Wine. Ever.
Fleet Foxes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKxd0YHvJKQ) ***** -- Brilliant
Beastie Boys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evA-R9OS-Vo) **** -- Tally-ho bitches.
Bassnectar -- man, the bass, it's narcotic


Games:

D&D ***** -- Straight nerd, yo.
Final Fantasy XII *** -- I think someday this may surpass even FFVI as my favorite Final Fantasy.
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance ***
Fortresscraft ** -- Minecraft clone, fun with kids


TV:

Once ** -- Generic, poorly acted, and crappy special effects, but interesting nonetheless. I'll keep watching just for more Robert Carlyle.
Terra Nova ** -- I was hoping for more dinosaurs and better special effects, but I like some of the characters, and just gotta know about the ship's prow.
Game of Thrones **** -- Some weird casting choices and the inevitable differences with the book, but altogether just awesome fantasy tv.
Dexter *** -- Beginning to lose points, 6th season has been sub-par
New Girl **** -- Love this show
Kentucky Basketball ********* -- This is the year. Duke, UNC, funk off.
Weeds -- Catching up, no it's not nearly as good as it started off, but I still enjoy it occasionally.


~FEBRUARY~

Books:

The Invention of Solitude (Paul Auster) ***** -- Great memoir by a writer I want to start reading a lot more of
Swallow the Ocean (Laura M. Flynn) **** -- Another good memoir. Kind of on a memoir kick.
Hunger Games[I] (Suzanne Collins) ***1/2 -- The full trilogy, the end was effing horrible. Utterly disappointing, but I can't deny that it had me sucked in for a bit.


Films: (Still playing catch-up.)

[I]Moneyball ***** -- Great movie. I'm a baseball fan, but even if I wasn't it would still be a great movie.


Music:



Games:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ***** -- I got deep into this game late.
The World of Good ****1/2 -- Playing with my daughters.


TV:

Kentucky Basketball ********* -- This is the year. Duke, UNC, funk off. Let's add Syrexcuse to that list.

Levian
01-08-2012, 10:58 AM
Maybe this should be my one resolution for 2012, actually stick through with the media log. I have an excel sheet for 2011, but it's definitely missing a lot.

January

Movies:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Jenta som lekte med ilden
Sherlock Holmes: a game of shadows

I'll do the formatting at the end of the month. :cool:

Jiro
01-10-2012, 10:41 PM
I should try and do this then. I've been waiting for a new year. This is just tit that I see/watch/read/play this year. I don't care when it was made. Also I don't do ratings. Smurf you guys. :greenie:



Books:

The Black Prism -- At first it was too complicated, confusing and far-fetched but then it all tied together really well and left a great sequel hook that has me excited already.
My class text books -- :(

Films:

The Dark Knight -- Just as good as the first time. Heath Ledger's performance really is remarkable.
Our Idiot Brother -- Watched this without sound on the plane. Anything with Zoey Deschanel is worth watching.
Moneyball -- Also on the plane, this time with sound. I enjoyed it quite a bit for being so unfamiliar with baseball.
Sunshine -- I love this film, I really do.
28 Days Later -- Entertaining enough! The washed out coloring was strange, but it was made like a decade ago.
28 Weeks Later -- Enjoyed this just as much as the previous! The helicopter scene was ridiculous.
Casino Royale -- It's James Bond. Although I had a newfound interest in the poker scenes, in which I even spotted an error. Goddamn.
300 -- I love Gerard Butler and this is one insanely testosterone injected film. Fight in the shade? :hahaha:
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows -- Just what I expected from the film, entertaining until the very end!
Yes Man -- I do like Jim Carey quite a bit and again Zoey Deschanel makes everything great.

Games:

Battlefield 3 -- Still addicted. Still addicted.
Gears of War 3 -- Playing online just gets shotgun spammers but it's entertaining enough.
Advance Wars: Dark Conflict -- I'm bad at it, but it's still fun!

Tv Shows:

Game of Thrones -- I need more episodes damn it!!




Books:
Films:

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete -- I enjoyed it far more than the original one. It was much better.
All About Steve -- It was pretty funny, and I enjoyed the insight into american journalism :greenie:
Kickass -- I still cannot get past the fact that an actual girl had to deliver Hit Girl's lines.
White Chicks -- It was kind of idiotic but still funny.
Rampage -- I knew it was going to be bad when "directed by uwe boll" popped up. Oh goodness.
The Woman in Black -- holy titballs that was scary good.
Spread -- Sex sex sex and then an ending. Uh. Yeah.
Kingdom of Heaven -- It's a pretty cool action film, don't mind some Orlando. The knighting scene is awesome.
Semi-Pro -- Actually enjoyed it more than I expected.

Games:

Rusty Hearts -- Somewhat repetitive but entertaining and different enough.
Final Fantasy VII -- what do you want me to say? :shobon:
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions -- Enjoying it so far, love seeing things that made it into TA in their (sort of) original format.
Wild ARMs XF -- Not quite the kind of Wild ARMs game I was expecting but as soon as the music starts...
Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core -- Zack is super hyper at the beginning which is making it interesting to see how he grows.

Tv Shows:

NY Ink -- This show has nothing to do with tattoos and everything to do with drama.
Archer -- It's bad in a good way :p
Sons of Guns -- Makes me scared of America.




Books:

The Silmarillion -- in progress
The Hunger Games -- it was good, not great, but I enjoyed it.
Catching Fire -- Probably the best of the books.
Mockingjay -- very disappointing ending.

Films:

Indiana Jones 4 -- I love Indy but this wasn't really very good. Fun, but nowhere near as good as the others.
Mad Max 2 -- I like how they went to my place to be safe.
Speed -- Missed a bit at the start but it was still pretty good.
Star Wars Episode I -- I love Liam Neeson and Ewan MacGregor, and Darth Maul is an awesome villain.
Star Wars Episode II -- Still love Ewan MacGregor. I hate the character of Anakin in this one, but I think Hayden Christensen does a good job of being a whiny bitch :greenie:
The Ides of March -- I like movies about politics, I liked it.
Holes -- I love this film, one of my favourites as a kid.
I, Robot -- Will Smith is pretty badass.

Games:

Team Fortress 2 -- Pretty fun, and very in depth.
Frozen Synapse -- Addictive. So very addictive.
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together -- I love tactical games and this one is no different, very well done.
Betrayal at House on the Hill -- It's a sweet ass board game man.
Lunar -- It's still pretty good for a remake of a very old game.

Tv Shows:

Ninja Warrior -- Obstacle courses for hardcore japanese fellas. Apparently there had only two guys to ever complete the course so they decided to make it harder. wtf
FLCL -- I have no idea what I watched but I liked it.




Books:

Films:

American Reunion -- It was funny enough. Not a big fan of the series but it made me laugh.
The Hunger Games -- pretty decent adaptation all things considered.
Jarhead -- definitely felt very "'mericah!"
Jeepers Creepers -- Gotta stop watching tv movies, scary bastards
Die Hard 4 -- It's Die Hard, the man's film.
Legion -- I expected more, I don't know why. Still, ice cream man.
Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol -- probably my favourite one, in no small part to Simon Pegg.
Pineapple Express -- This was pretty good for a stoner film.
The Immortals -- It was probably just as bad if not worse than Clash of the Titans, but still kind of cool.
Deja Vu -- Love this film.
The Chronicles of Riddick -- Riddick is so bad ass. The plot of this made no sense but it was awesome still.
Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengence -- I worry for Nick Cage's sanity, he plays a crazy dude well.
Zombieland -- Pretty good combo of zombies and comedy if you ask me. Plus I have a crush on Emma Stone.
Star Wars Ep III: Revenge of the Sith -- Finally no more Hayden Christenson. He does the whiny Anakin thing so well that I hate the character an awful lot.
Dragonball Evolution -- coulda woulda shoulda. It's bad :(
Star Wars Ep IV: A New Hope -- Finally got into the classic stuff. Obviously a lot of things that don't quite match up with the prequel stuff but cool nonetheless.
1408 -- Kinda terrifying but I enjoyed it. The "it's all a dream" bit was okay but I still have no idea what the whole thing was about.
Dream House -- really enjoying Daniel Craig as an actor, this was a pretty good movie.
Death Race -- Does Jason Statham live in cars? Every movie, I swear.
Final Fantasy VII: Last Order -- didn't tell me much that Crisis Core isn't already doing.
On The Way to a Smile -- It was neat to learn even more about Denzel. Reeve looked weird and it took me ages to figure out it was him.
Chronicle -- oh man.
Dear John -- Contrasted with Jar Head quite well I think. Although bitches still be cheating.
Unknown -- great twist, Liam Neeson strikes again.


Games:

Tv Shows:

Del Murder
01-04-2013, 06:07 AM
Another year in the books! I'll give people a couple more days to fill out their lists if anyone else is still paying attention. Then this is off to the archives.

fire_of_avalon
01-04-2013, 09:02 PM
Are you going to do a 2013? Because I am going to try try again.

Del Murder
01-04-2013, 09:06 PM
Yeah, you can even start it if you want. But otherwise I'll start it when I close this one.