My 2011 Reading & Watching Challenge

So. Here’s the list of the 14 books I finished for the year 2011 – I’m one book short 😦 coz my goal was 15 books. 😦 AND my 199 movies – which is also one movie short since my goal was 200 movies.

Okay, originally, it was just 100 movies but I surpassed that number earlier on so I went over the top I should try 200 movies… I failed miserably. The last four movies were… well, let’s just say they were ONLY on that list coz technically I watched them on 2011… But I didn’t get to finish them as the clock strikes 12 midnight… So yeah, I kinda finish them when it’s already 2012… ^^

Anyway, what’s important is, I’m setting new goals for this year. I will definitely watch 200 movies (or MORE 😀 ) and I will read 24 books… HOPEFULLY. Lots of luck to me! ^__^

2011 MOVIES WATCHED

JANUARY
1. Dalaw
2. Messages Deleted – Matthew
3. Unstoppable
4. She’s the man
5. Agent Cody Banks 2
6. A little thing called love – Mario Maurer
7. Buried – Ryan Reynolds
8. You again – Kristen Bell
9. Girlfriends – Kang Hyejung, Bae Subin, Han Chaeyoung
10. Resident Evil 4: Afterlife – WENTWORTH MILLER!!! ❤
11. Perfect Wedding – Miriam Yeung, Raymond Lam
12. Takers – Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen
13. Did you hear about the Morgans= Hugh Grant
14. Connected – Barbie Hsu
15. Life as we know it
16. Elle: A modern Cinderella Story
17. Let Me In
18. Nineteen – Bigbang Seungri and TOP

FEBRUARY
19. The Rite – Anthony Hopkins
20. The Seaside Motel – Ikuta Toma, Tama Tetsu, Takoyaki
21. Scott Pilgrim versus the world
22. Dream home – HK movie – Josie Ho
23. Troubleshoot – Lee JungJin
24. Blue Valentine – Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel — IF U ARE NOT A GOSLING FAN, YOU SHOULDN’T WATCH THIS MOVIE, SERIOUSLY. THIS WAS THE MOST SCREWED UP AND ‘EHH???’ MOVIE EVER. OK, IF U WANNA KNOW WHY U SHOULDN’T GET MARRIED, THEN GO AND WATCH THIS MOVIE. ^^
25. I am number four – Alex Pettyfer, Diana Agron, Timothy Olymphant, Callan McAuliffe

MARCH
26. Who’s that girl?
27. Beck – Hiro M., Sato Takeru, Mukai Osamu…
28. 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011
29. A better tomorrow – Song Seunghun, Joo Jinmo, Kim Kangwoo, Jo Hansun — NOSEBLEED 0_0
30. Black Swan – Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis
31. FLIPPED – Callan McAuliffe, Madeline Carroll
32.. My last five girlfriends
33. Lovers Concerto
34. The Classic
35. Season of the witch
36. Unrequited – Michael Welch — this movie tells us one lesson = check your bf’s (or gf) family background. especially mental records or suicide in the family, etc… AND mother’s shouldn’t CALL their sons while he’s getting out of a hostage-taking situation (in slo mo XD) if u don’t want them to get SHOT by stupid overreacting SWAT team peeps. >_<
37. Tangled
38. Death Place
39. Little Fockers
40. Red Riding Hood
41. Haunting Me
42. The Romantics – Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Adam Brody, Dianna Agron, Elijah Wood
43. Gulliver’s Travels – Jack Black
44. How to keep my love – Kim Jung eun
45. The Shock Labyrinth – Yuya Yagira
46. Psychic – Kang Dongwon, Go Soo
47. Kimi no todoke – Miura Haruma
48. Push – Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle
49. Lovely Complex – Koike Teppei, Hiro M.

APRIL
50. Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night
51. The Fatality – Kenji Woo
52. Hanamizuki – Ikuta Toma, Yui Aragaki
53. Two Faces of my girlfriend – Jung Ryuwon, Bong Taegyu
54. Morning Glory – Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton
55. Faster – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
56. How do you know – Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson, Owen Wilson
57. The Tourist – Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie
58. Homecoming
59. Picture This – Ashley Tisdale
60. No Strings Attached – Ashton Kutcher, Natalie Portman
61. Haunted Universities
62. This Movie is broken
62 My darling FBI – Ricky Kim
63. Howl’s Moving Castle – Kimura Takuya
64. The Incite Mill – Ayase Haruka, Tatsuya Fujiwara
65. The Quiz Show Scandal
66. Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer
67, Love and other drugs – Anne Hathaway, jake Gyllenhall
68. A knight;s tale – Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany

MAY
69. The Roommate – Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet
70. Confessions (KOKUHAKU) – Takako Matsu
71. From Prada to Nada – Alexa Vega, Camilla Belle, Wilmer Valderrama
72. Into the gunfire – FINALLY! 🙂 Kwon Sangwoo, TOP (Bigbang), Cha Seungwon, Kim Seungwoo, Kim Hyesung
73. Soul’s Code
74. The Adjustment Bureau – Matt Damon, Emily Blunt
75. Perfume – Rachel Hurd-wood, Alan Rickman, Dustin Hoffman
76. Beastly – Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens
77. The Chaser – Ha Jung Woo, Kim Joonsuk
78. Fast Five – Vin Diesel, The Rock, Paul Walker
79. Kung Fu Panda 2 – Jack Black
80. Revenge of the bridesmaids
81. Limitless – Bradley Cooper
82. Video Clip

JUNE
83. Ooku
84. Hannah – Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett
85. Just go with it – Jen Aniston, Adam Sandler, Nicole Kidman
86. X-men: First Class
87. Diary of a wimpy kid 2: Rodrick Rules
88. My Mini Black Dress
89. The Green lantern
90. SuckerPunch
91. Akunin
92. Return
93. Your Highness

JULY
94. Awake – Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba
94. Arthur – Russell Brand, Jennifer Garner
95. Romeo Point
96. The Game Plan
97. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows 2
98. Scream 4
99. SP Yabo hen
100. MAGIC KITCHEN – JERRY YAN, MAGGIE Q, ANDY LAU, DANIEL WU, STEPHEN FUNG, ANTHONY WONG

AUGUST
101. Monte Carlo
102. 13 Begin
103. Rise of the planet of the apes
104. Hello Ghost
105. Ghost
106. Three Idiots
107. 8Uppers Movie
108. The Smurfs 3D
109. Piranha
110. Vanishing on 7th Street
111. The Descent 2
112. Prom
113. Thor
114. Tween Academy
115. Elevator to the gallows
116. Higanjima
117. The unborn child

SEPTEMBER
118. Suckseed
119. Lud See Lud
120. Bleach the movie 4: The Hell Chapter
121. Mystery Island
122. The art of getting by
123. Bridesmaids
124. Mr. Popper’s Penguin
125. The Commitment
126. Captain America
127. 1,778 Stories of me and my wife – T_T
128. Jam Films 2: Fastener
129. Brief Interviews With Hideous Men – John Krasinki, Bobby Canavale,
130. Meet the in-laws
131. Runway Beat – Seto Koji
132. Crazy, Stupid, Love – Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone
133. Ashita no Joe – Yamapi
134. White – Ham Eunjung
135. Super 8

OCTOBER
136. No other woman
137. Friends with benefits
138. Hero
139. Dirty Dancing
140. Wishing stairs
141. Horrible Bosses
142. Amanda Knox: Murder on trial in Italy
143. The Cat – Park Minyoung, Kim Dongwook
144. The Voice
145. Memento Mori
146. Drive
147. Fright Night
148. Sky and Sea – Yoo Ah In
149. Priest – Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet
150. Saigo no Kizuna – Sato Takeru, Jun Kaname, Kento Kaku
151. My babysitter’s a vampire
152. 16 Wishes
153. The Change up -Ryan Reynolds
154. The Hangover 2
155. I don’t know how she does it
156. The Three Musketeers
157. Ghastly – Hyomin, No Min Woo
158. Sector 7 – Ha Ji Won, Oh Ji Ho
159. You Got Served 2 – Beat the world
160. In Time – Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Alex Pettyfer, Cillian Murphy
161. Keitai Kareshi (Mobile Boyfriend)
162. 30 minutes or less – Jesse Eisenberg
163. Gantz
164. Another Gantz
165. Paradise Kiss

NOVEMBER
166. Honey 2
167. Romeo and Juliet – Leo DiCaprio, Clare Danes
168. What’s your number? – Chris Evans, Anna Faris
you’re the kind of guy i date before i meet the guy i end up with.
169. Pretty Woman – Julia Roberts, Richard Gere
170. Sleeping Beauty – Emily Browning
171. Bad Teacher – Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake
172. Spy Kids: All the time in the world
173. Abong/ Small House – Joel Torre
174. Puss in Boots – Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek
175. Private Benjamin
176. Blind – Kim Haneul, Yoo Seungho
177. Abduction – Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins
178. Breaking Dawn – Rob Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner
179. Flypaper – Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd
180. 10 Things I hate about you
181. Colombiana
182. My kingdom – Barbie Hsu, Wu Zun, Han Geng
183. Mona Lisa Smile

December
184, New Year’s Eve
185, My Future Boyfriend
186. The Immortals
187. Julie and Julia
188. Final Destination 5
189. Gantz: Perfect Answer
190. Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Strange Tides
191. Clash of the Titans
192. Cinderella
193. Princess Mononoke
194. Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol
195. Love is the only Answer
196. Ladda Land
197. You are my pet
198. Quick
199. Accidental Husband
2011 BOOKS READ

JANUARY
1. The Perks of Being A Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
2. Leftovers – Laura Weiss – finished
3. Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia – finished 021911

FEBRUARY
3.Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – finished 021911
4. You are so cursed – Naomi Nash – half
5. Beautiful Darkness – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – started

MARCH – APRIL
4. You are so cursed – Naomi Nash – finished APRIL 20
5. Beautiful Darkness – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – finished 0331

MAY
6. Kapitan Sino – Bob Ong
7. The Bro Code – Barney Stinson with Matt Kuhn
8. Stop pretending – Sonya Sones

JUNE-JULY
9. The Hollow – Jessica Verday – 072811

SEPTEMBER
10. The Haunted (The Hollow Part 2) – Jessica Verday – 092111

OCTOBER
11. The Hidden (The Hollow Part 3) – Jessica Verday

NOVEMBER
12. The Commoner – John Burnham Schwartz

December
13. Beautiful Chaos – Kami Garcia/ Margaret Stohl – 120711
14. Crescendo – Becca Fitzpatrick – 123111

There. I noticed there are some books that took me a long time to read. It’s prolly coz I was busy or lazy… or the book just wasn’t that interesting… or maybe it was freakin’ long. Hehe. Anyways, I need a leprechaun to be able to finish 24 books this year… T_T

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If you don’t SUCK, you won’t SUCKSEED~

A teen comedy about a group of high-school students who form a band even though they’re not remotely gifted with music. Their intention is to impress girls. But when a pretty young student turns up and wants to join the band as a guitarist, things start to get interesting.

Title: SuckSeed ห่วยขั้นเทพ
Director: Chayanop Boonprakob
 Cast: Jirayu La-ongmanee, Natcha Nuanjam, Pashorn Jiratiwat, Thawat Pornrattanaprasert
Rating: 15+ Musical comedy

~ enjoythaimovies.com

Thai teen movies really have a soft spot in my heart. I don’t know why but I’ve only seen quite a few –mostly with the gorgeous MARIO MAURER in it ^.^ — and I just fell in love with all of them. Maybe because Thailand has a homey feel to it. Our cultures are somewhat similar. The stories are simple and I can really relate to them. Even the ‘high school life’ and the band scene is almost the same. 😀

Aside from the fact that this movie has two cute dudes and one pretty dudette… it also has one of my favorite things in the world –MUSIC. Although I have to admit that the scenes where a random singer or band would start appearing beside the actors and start singing were just incredibly hilarious and too “bollywood” or high school musical for me. So I kinda forwarded them. XD  It reminded me of this Saturday morning TV series called ‘MAYNILA’ where a random singer would start singing amidst some scenes… XP

Anyway… this movie has just the right amount of teenage romance, friendship, a bit of family and school drama and of course HUMOR. Thais really have a penchant for humor, even in horror films. XD The movie focuses on the lives of three struggling musicians and how they deal with everyday dilemma in school, with girls and  their music– life in general. I have to admit though that the first few parts of the movie were quite ho-hum coz they gave too much air time on their ‘elementary’ days. Yes, it is necessary to build up the story… but it kinda made the start a bit drawn out… After that ‘period’ though, the pacing got better. We get to see the teenagers now and it was so much better. 😀

Pretty Natcha ~ I bet she's haffu or something 😀

I have to say, the girl who plays Earn – Natcha Nuanjam – was just so elegantly beautiful. Her face is hard to forget. It could be elegant and simple at the same time. I think she can play both good and bad characters. ^.^

Natcha as the incredible guitarist Earn Morrison ~

I’m not sure if she’s REALLY a singer or of she really plays the guitar… if she does then she’s totally my IDOL now. 😀 She totally rocked during those scenes where she showed her excellent and hardcore guitar skills. ^^

The love TRIANGLE. >_> it would've been more fun if khung's twin, kae, joined in this. haha. it'd be a SQUARE.

As for Khung and Kae ~ they’re my favorite characters. ^^ Okay, it’s actually played by just one really cute and talented dude — Pashorn Jiratiwat aka PEACH. My first impression of him was “He kinda looks like this Filipino rapper/actor– ELMO MAGALONA.” ^^

Patchara "Peach" as both Khung and Kae ~He resembled Patchara right...? ^.^He resembled Patchara right...? ^.^

Anyway, I have to say this kis is really good for a newbie. He actually convinced me that KHUNG AND KAE are REALLY twins and are being played by two REAL LIFE twins. Even after I found out that it was the SAME PERSON, I still felt like I’m seeing double. 😀  Pretty much like how Lindsay Lohan pulled it off in the Parents’ Trap. ^^

ROCKIN' OUT -- KHUNG STYLE~

I don’t know why I really like his (KHUNG ^^) character although he was such a loser and more or less pathetic throughout the movie. I think because he is REALISTICALLY real. I’ve met a lot of guys like him. Those who are really talented but can’t seem to get out of their comfort zone and step up to the plate. He started off as the ‘talented twin’ because he could play the guitar at an early age. But then he grew up to be this loser, wannabe-in-a-rock-band dude who’s in love with his best friend. *LOL*

The three SUCKERS who SUCKSEED-ed. XD

Well, no, not really. But I think he’s too needy and he sticks to Ped too much. And Ped even dumped Earn– the girl of his dreams just for Khung… So Earn was like, “I envy Khung… Are you GAY?” XD XD XD

I like it how his face crumples everytime he tries to do some rock-ish scream XD

ANYWAY. About Ped. Yes, he’s cute and all. He channels the ‘boy-next-door-looks’ or the boy-you’re-gonna-take-home-to-your-parents but… I don’t really like him that much. He’s the exact opposite of Khung. He’s timid, quiet and he keeps everything to himself, most of the time. It’s annoying for girls to have a ‘guessing game’ whether or not the guy likes them. I mean, he’s gonna be all nice and sweet to Earn then if she comes too close, he’ll push her away and deny his feelings. I understand that they’re young and they’re still in high school.

TORPE! Just tell her you love her! DUH. She feels it naman. And she feels the same way.

WHATEVER. It’s the 20th effing century kids. GROW UP. XD Britney Spears’s younger sister got pregnant at the age of 13! Haha. Anyway. It just irked me a bit how dense and ‘torpe’ he was. If the girl is showing interest in you, then GET A DAMN CLUE! She likes you too. Otherwise she’ll be ignoring you right? *sighs* And then he’s gonna get all jealous and put on his PITY-ME-FACE upon seeing his BFF making moves on her. THE FCK IS THIS. >_<  Sorry, got carried away… had the same experience… Haha.

The Retard BFF, the in-denial/torpe BFF and THE GIRL. XD

It’s nice to watch movies like this every now and then. I mean, no matter how hard they persevered and tried to get popular, in the end, there was still something missing. They still lack something. I was annoyed at Khung when he suddenly stormed out on them in the middle of the performance just coz he felt betrayed when Ped didn’t tell him about him and Earn… but I realized he has every right to do that. If I were him, I wouldn’t have started the performance at all. I would’ve walked out right then and there. ~__~ I think it’s not about who she likes, it’s about Ped being honest to himself and to his friends. He should’ve admitted it to his friends– his best friend– at least. That way there wouldn’t have been any misunderstandings and broken hearts.

Nakakasira talaga ng friendship and LOVE. XD Charot.

I think the title is really creative and pretty cool. At first it I thought it was just some stupid band name with no deeper meaning whatsoever. But then when I saw this poster…

"Sometimes you got to suck, before you SUCKSEED." TRUE. ^-^

I thought, wow. So that’s what it means. Haha. But I agree, everyone who’s ‘successful’ and ‘popular’ now were not ALWAYS like that. We all start as a LOSER… a NOBODY… someone UNPOPULAR and irrelevant. We only gain success after all the hardships and trials we experience. That’s why we don’t ‘suck’ anymore because we graduated from that. We are SO OVER that phase in our lives. We’ve gained more confidence and we were able to make it to the top. 😀 So it’s better to suck first, then SUCKSEED  later XD Than to SUCKSEED at first then suck later… right? What am I saying. Haha.

I highly recommend this movie. And can I just say I LOVE THE OST. I don’t really listen to Thai songs coz they sound weird and creepy sometimes… but the songs here are just COOL AND FANTASTIC. 😀

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

– These boys have both. Plenty of both. Haha.