Thursday, July 10, 2014

A-Z Movie Project, Maintenance Post

This month, I’ll be starting my latest movie project, A-Z movies. After the lengthy project that was watching all the Best Picture winners, I wanted to do something that wouldn’t take quite as much time. I anticipate finishing by the end of the year at the very latest.

For this project, I requested movie recommendations from friends and family. In a few cases, I took a recommendation from an online community or from a “best” list. My only requirement was that all of these had to be movies I hadn’t seen before. I accepted recommendations for any genre (except porn) and from any country, as long as the movie could be easily obtained via the library or via rental. In most cases, I accepted the first recommendation I received for each letter. The project does include one movie that was my own recommendation, i.e. a movie I just really wanted to see.

I’ll be posting my reviews in alphabetical order, from A-Z. They will be done in my typical format. I’ve followed the standard grammar rule that words like “the” and “a” don’t count if they’re the first word of a title. For example, if “The Lord of the Rings” were on my list (it is not), it would be my “L” movie, not my “T” movie. Upon completion of the project, I'll post a master list of reviews.

Since all of these movies were recommendations, I feel compelled to point out the possibility that I may not like some of them. Tastes vary widely. That is to say, don’t get mad at me if I don’t like the movie you recommended.

Look for my first review within the week!


Patricia said...

Hahaha. Any genre except porn! I love that you stated that. Are there porn movies worth seeing? Maybe Deep Throat for it's historical context? Could there be others?

Are you going to say who recommended each movie? Happily for me we've been sharing Goodreads reviews for many years, so I know our tastes diverge. However, you are always articulate about why you don't like things, which is much better than when people say, "it was stupid." Which was a review I got of the Lego Movie today. When I queried further, because I've not heard of any adult not liking the Lego Movie, I got another, "it was stupid." Harumph. Clearly they don't know what they are talking about. Unlike you Jan. :-)

balyien said...

Well, I don't have a problem with porn but I have trouble imagining how a review would work. "She made great fake orgasm noises"? "The up-the-vajay camera work was impressive"?

Yeah, I just didn't see that working. And I know that my friends are smart asses who would recommend porn if I didn't specify otherwise, lol.

I will be saying who recommended each movie!