8.13.2015

Fall Film Challenge

I've been known to give myself movie challenges (A to Z, Tom Cruise, rom-coms) so when I saw this film challenge floating around (Karen and Stephanie both wrote about it), I knew I had to do it too. Jenn at Quirky Pickings hosts each year with prizes on the line, so that makes it even more fun. You just choose 25 movies you've never seen based on the prompts Jenn provided and watch them September 1 through November 30. Check out the official rules right here and join in! It was fun, but also kinda hard to pick movies that fit the prompts that I also wanted to see. This will be interesting.

one. any set in new york city
Splash

two. any incorporating hot air balloons in the story
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

three. any featuring a child as the main character
The Man in the Moon

four. any disney film
Tangled

five. any set in egypt OR that has an egyptian character OR that stars an egyptian actor/actress
Cleopatra

six. a close friend or family member's favorite film
Blade Runner (Jacob's favorite)

seven. any with the word great in the title
Great Expectations (1998)

eight. any starring harrison ford
What Lies Beneath

nine. any featuring an idiot as the main character
The Jerk

ten. any mentioned in levis strauss' list: denim and the oscars: a look at jeans in cinema
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (It's the only one I haven't seen)

eleven. a film about a knight
A Knight's Tale

twelve. a love story
Aloha

thirteen. a movie about something miraculous
The Martian

fourteen. any starring an actor/actress with the same first name as yours
Cursed (Christina Ricci)

fifteen. a film about the olympics
Chariots of Fire

sixteen. a film on time magazine's list: the top ten newspaper movies
Welcome to Sarajevo

seventeen. any with a question in the title
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

eighteen. any with a score of ninety percent or greater on rotten tomatoes
Lolita

nineteen. a film about a superhero
The Dark Knight Rises

twenty. any with subtitles
Force Majeure

twenty-one. any incorporating unicorns in the story
Heavenly Creatures

twenty-two. a film about a personal victory
Room

twenty-three. a film with black or white in the title
Black Mass

twenty-four. any set in a country you would most like to visit
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Iceland)

twenty-five. a film set in a zoo
Zookeeper



15 comments:

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

You're going to kill this challenge, I know it. I suck at seeing movies. I am actually planning on seeing The Martian in the theater though.

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I can't wait to see Black Mass.

I still remember seeing What Lies Beneath in the theater. I jumped out of my seat a few times.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

it was hard for me to pick movies that i actually wanted to see as well, because i've already seen most of the movies i want to see lol. i hope you like tangled!

Cole said...

Oh, you picked awesome movies!!! I need to pick my movies this weekend. :-)

Karen Peterson said...

You've never seen Splash??

I'm looking forward to Black Mass. That's going to be a good one!

Kimberlee VDW said...

What a fun idea! Good luck on the challenge.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Such a fun challenge. You'll have so much fun with this one!!

Stephanie said...

Ooo good list! Tangled is cute. And I liked Blade Runner and A Knight's Tale a lot. I haven't seen quite a few on your list either, excited to see what you think of them.

jenn said...

dang it. i'm just now seeing that you posted about this! love that you've done so! thanks SO much for the shout out. :]

Andrea H. said...

Great list!! Love the graphic with all the movie posters!! :) Gorgeous scenery in Walter Mitty...you'll be packing your bags for sure!!

Erin of TexErin-in-SydneyLand said...

Jenn hosted this challenge last year which encouraged me to finally see One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. So, I included a few "classics" on my list this time as well. Great list! Good luck.

Fangirl Twirl said...

Lots of great picks. I didn't know they made Room into a movie. I did read the book.

Audrey Louise said...

I have Tangled & Zookeeper on my list, too! I haven't seen the majority of your picks but they sound awesome!

Courtney@PancakesandSparkles said...

A great list of movies, I can't wait to hear what you thought of Zookeeper as it is on my list too!

Kristen said...

I definitely think choosing movies I actually really want to see is the most difficult part of a challenge like this. I tried to get out of my comfort zone a bit with some of my picks, but I wanted to make sure that, for the most part, I would have chosen these movies whether I was involved in the challenge or not.

I almost chose the Stanley Kubrick version of Lolita, but I'm pretty sure I've seen part of it. I haven't seen any of the newer version, though, so I chose that for my "movie featuring a child as the main character."

Heavenly Creatures is really weird, but I've seen it a couple of times ... So obviously I enjoyed it! It's kind of chilling when you consider that it's based on true events.