August 22, 2016

Movie Madness

It’s about that time again. Fall is upon us which means it’s movie time. The Fall Film Challenge to be exact. Every year Jenn hosts this challenge. Last year was my first time participating and I’m happy to say that I was a winner. If you think watching 25 movies, that you’ve never seen before, in 3 months’ time is easy then you clearly need to join in. View the link. Read the rules. Make your list. 
Last year I made my list, and a few edits as we went along. This year, no edits are allowed. Fortunately, I took my sweet time making my list. Here’s what I’ll be watching this fall:
1| about adolescence Fast Times at Ridgemont High
2| about a character’s rebirth or rite of passage Burnt
3| about a comic book character Green Lantern
4| shot or set in Washington, DC Patriot Games

 5| set in an academic environment Election
6| about failure A Streetcar Named Desire
7| about a man vs. god/gods Dogma
8| about a man vs. himself Southpaw
9| about an invention or an ingenuous individual Tomorrowland
10| set in jail or prison The Shawshank Redemption
11| about a dog Frankenweenie
12| about loss The Lovely Bones
13| about man vs. man The Way Way Back

 14| about man vs. nature Cast Away
15| one that has a monster or monstrous individual Gangster Squad
16| shot or set in Pennsylvania Flashdance
17| about a character’ quest of some kind Raiders of the Lost Arc
18| about a character who goes from rags to riches Limitless
19| about a man vs. society The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
20| originally released in the thirties Frankenstein

21| about undesirable individuals or elements Sleepers
22| about a voyage and return Before Sunrise
23| about wizards or witchcraft Now You See Me
24| originally released in the sixties The Graduate
25| about a yearning or obsession Sleeping With the Enemy
And there you have it. If you have any questions about where I’ll be come September 1st, this is it. Aside from the obvious amount of movies in a 3-month time frame, this challenge is particularly challenging for me because I have already seen so many that would qualify. 1930s? Hello…. Gone With the Wind? It definitely makes me have to work harder. 
Have you seen any of these? Are you going to be participating?


  1. you are going to love Shawshank, Raiders, Fast Times!

  2. I LOVE Shawshank Redemption. I would never say it's my favorite movie when people ask what my favorite movie is but I will watch it absolutely every time it's on TV when I'm scrolling through so I'm sure I've seen it more than any other.

  3. Ohhh man good reminder that I need to finalize my list ASAP. I loved Dogma, it's hilarious. I hope you like that one!

  4. Faves from your list: Sleepers, Shawshank, Fast when you watch those, I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  5. I have only watched 4 of these. Apparently I'm not much of a movie watcher, because the idea of doing a challenge is not appealing at all. I like going to the movies though! We just watched Kubo, which was kind of Japanese folklore, claymation style. Super artsy. And I'm definitely going to watch Fantastic Beasts when that comes out.

  6. This sounds like a lot of fun! I've seen a handful of these, and You're going to love them. Dogma, while it has stupid comedy parts, has a lot of challenging ideas in it. And Burnt. LOVE.

  7. Sooo guess how many of these I haven't seen! Haha ;) I love Fast Times, Flashdance, Hunger Games, and The Graduate; hope you will too. Streetcar is a great story, and Shawshank Redemption is seriously legendary. Cast Away is one I saw when it first came out but I really, REALLY want to watch again as an adult. A good number of these are on my list to see someday so if you ever want a movie-watching buddy, I make a mean bowl of microwave popcorn.

  8. definitely not easy! i think i tried and got like 1 or 2. i never realised how many movies i didn't watch haha. i hope you like shawshank!