May 31, 2012

The Great Movie Challenge (GMC)

Being unemployed has its perks. For one, it frees me up to watch movies at will without regard to working late, waking up the next day to go to work, or really, any sort of work at all. So when Blockbuster sent me a promotion for 30 free days of unlimited movies, I decided to issue myself a challenge - 30 movies in 30 days. I would rent and watch a new movie every day for the entire month of June.

A few ground rules...everything needs to have been released within the last 2 years. This is an opportunity to watch good and bad movies alike - movies I didn't have the opportunity to go watch in the theater because of the hindrance of having a small human in my house that apparently needs me to be around for things like eating and moving.

Also, no stopping a movie partway through. I hate when people say, "Oh, it was so terrible I couldn't finish it." That's a cop-out. Only once have I ever done that, and as much as I hated the movie, I still regret the fact that I've never seen how it ends. (In case you were wondering, it was Dinner for Schmucks. I made it about three-quarters of the way before getting so frustrated and angry with the movie I turned the whole tv off.)

I don't make any kind of annoying ratings system for a couple of reasons: 1. Everyone does it. I mean, what does a 5/10 mean anyway? I feel like you can call a movie 'average' and people inherently understand what that means without having to assign a number to it. 2. If I put a rating at the top, no one would bother to read what I have to say about it! So instead, I put a final word on every movie that sums up my recommendation on whether or not your should watch it.

That's pretty much it. Let's get started!