Wednesday, December 28, 2016

#Xmasmoviethon Index, 2016 Edition

Every year around Christmastime, DeeAnn and I spend an entire day at the movies seeing as many first-run shows as we can. Here are some statistics recounting how we spent our Boxing Day this year...

(with apologies to Harper's)

Movies seen: 5

Musicals seen: 3

Animated movies seen: 2

Disney movies seen: 2

Animated Disney movies seen: 1

Movies set in the past: 3

Movies with Alan Tudyk in a supporting role: 2

Movies in which Alan Tudyk played a human: 0

Movies DeeAnn compared to No Country for Old Men: 1

Movies with problematic depictions of race: 2

Movies with problematic depictions of sex/gender: 2

Movies that made me cry: 3

Yes, I am a __-year-old girl: 12

Length of marathon, in hours: 15

You could probably figure out most of the films we saw from the clues above. Feel free to work on that puzzle as long as you like, then see below for more hints (click through to Instagram for answers):

  1. A musical set in the past
  2. A movie set in the past
  3. Another musical
  4. Yet another musical
  5. Another movie set in the past


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Saturday Night #LongKiss2016

WHAT: livetweeting movie THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT
WHEN: 8:00PM Pacific Time (UTC/GMT-8) on December 24th (Xmas Eve)
HASHTAG: #LongKiss2016

You may recall this film from Day 15 of #42Movies, my birthday blog series last year. A few of our live-tweet participants have never seen it before, and I'm looking forward to seeing their reactions, and how well this flick holds up after the last two decades of tumultuous American history.

Want to follow our featured commentators? Subscribe to this Twitter list comprising:
  • Cylia Amendolara
  • Mindy Bardon
  • Angela Burkhead
  • Curtis C. Chen (IT ME)
  • Simone Cooper
  • Jennifer Dumont
  • David D. Levine
  • Mary-Lynn McGregor
  • Maria Fisher
  • Taylor Fisher
  • Andy Steigleder
Of course, anyone is welcome to join the fun by tweeting along with the #LongKiss2016 hashtag.

IMPORTANT: you're responsible for synchronizing your own viewing! If you don't own the movie, you'll need to secure a physical copy; it doesn't appear to be available to rent online. Check your local public library, video store, or an online retailer (many offer the DVD for less than $10, including tax and shipping).

Watch for an official "movie sign" tweet from @curtiscchen at 8:00 PM Pacific Time on Saturday!