Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Fall Film Challenge!

Watching a good movie can't be beat. You know the feeling...when the acting is on point, the story totally has you captivated, and the score is running through your head days later.  There are very few things I enjoy more than some quality time in front of the big screen!  And if you've been around here very long at all then you know I spend FAR too much money at the theater during Oscar season and always post my picks to see how I compare with the Academy.  You can imagine my delight when I saw that Jenn over at Quirky Pickings had posted a Fall Film Challenge! I immediately starting thinking of which movies I could use to fit each category!  I am SO excited to start watching on September 1!  Here's my final list:    

one. any set in new york city. 
A Most Violent Year

two. any incorporating hot air balloons in the story.
Around the World in Eighty Days

three. any that features a child as the main character.
 Annie (2014)

four. any disney film.
The Great Mouse Detective
five. any set in egypt OR have an egyptian character OR star an egyptian actor/actress.
Exodus: Gods and Kings
six. a close friend or family member's favorite film.
Scent of a Woman
seven. any with the word great in the title.
The Great White Hype

eight. any starring harrison ford. 
American Graffiti
nine. any that features an idiot as the main character.
Dumb and Dumber To
ten. any mentioned in levis strauss' list: denim in the oscars: a look at jeans in cinema.
No Country for Old Men
eleven. a film about a knight.
King Arthur
twelve. a love story.
The Longest Ride
thirteen. a movie about something miraculous. 

fourteen. a film starring an actor/actress with the same first name as yours.
Loser (Andrea Martin)

fifteen. a film about the Olympics.
sixteen. a film on time magazine's list: the top ten newspaper movies.
All the President's Men
seventeen. a movie with a question in the title.
What's the Worst That Could Happen?
eighteen. any film with a score of ninety percent or greater on rotten tomatoes.

nineteen. a film about a superhero.
Superman Returns

twenty. any film with subtitles.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
twenty-one. any incorporating unicorns in the story.
Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantonamo Bay
twenty-two. a film about a personal victory.
The Judge
twenty-three. a film with black or white in the title.
White Chicks

twenty-four. any set in a country you would most like to visit.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

twenty-five. a film set in a zoo.
We Bought a Zoo
Andrea :)


  1. Oooh that sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to hear about some of these. :)

  2. So I just creeped through your blog and you have SO MANY MORE place to explore in Ohio :) I might be bias but whatever.

    You will LOVE The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It gives a super accurate version of India (verses Eat, Pray, Love-type movies). I love that movie!

  3. Awww I should've included The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in my list somewhere. I've been meaning to see that movie but haven't yet. Good luck!

  4. You picked some great movies!!

  5. Foxcatcher is on my list as well. The Greta Mouse Detective was one of my favourite movies as a kid!

  6. i read this not long after you'd posted it, but forgot to say thank you for posting. really bad form. sorry about that. THANK YOU for posting it. am so glad you're taking part. :]

  7. You will love White Chicks honestly, such a great comedy! One of my favourites, I can not stop laughing when I am watching it. I own it on DVD and always put it on if I need a good laugh.

  8. I haven't seen most of these, but I liked No Country for Old Men. I've wanted to watch The Diving Bell and the Butterfly for years, but, for whatever reason, I have yet to see it.

  9. Around the World in 80 Days! Why did I not think of that?!

  10. Great choices! I was surprised by how much I liked The Judge! You have quite a few on here that I haven't seen though. I can't wait to see what you think.