Well, there are little cheats here and there. For instance, whilst on a multi-film binge the last film of the day will always come up to bed with us, so it cuts into our bedtime rather than our daytime and if we fall asleep, we fall asleep. Also, I don’t own either Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack or Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (I’ve ordered the latter from Amazon but, annoyingly, it hasn’t arrived yet) so I watched those on my laptop whilst doing things I would’ve been doing on the laptop anyway (noodling on this forum, writing the pieces for BRWC etc.). For the other films, I stick them on but if real life intervenes we just get on with it. I still put the monthly shopping away on Friday (usually the wife and I would go get the shopping together but in a concession to my Kaiju films she went and got it herself), I made the evening meal for four of us on Friday and Saturday (wife made Sunday’s), and we had friends over both Friday AND Saturday night as we often do. I can’t expect the world to stop while I watch movies for eight hours straight. If I’ve seen the movie plenty of times beforehand I can get on with other things while I’m watching it. I only need to sit still and concentrate solely on the movie if I’ve never seen it before.
And sometimes of course, you’re right: It simply can’t be done, even on those challenges where I’m only watching one movie per day like SpagvemberFest. Last November I think I managed to watch 29 out of the thirty movies I’d planned to. But I still enjoy the concept of attempting these things even if, ultimately, I can’t do it and end up only watching ten out of thirty or whatever. At some stage I fancy watching every Pixar movie from Toy Story to Finding Dory over a fixed period; one a night until they’re done, probably. I might try watching every QT movie over a single weekend, too.
I suppose I could set myself little movie challenges with no time limit on the back end in order to alleviate the pressure but, where’s the fun?* Also, those things can tend to peter out, like our own @Phil_H’s Carry On movie challenge. A guy on another forum I frequent resolved to watch every movie he hadn’t already seen on the IMDb’s Top 100 at that time. I said I’d join him for the 20-odd movies I hadn’t seen but, because he was doing it on an “as and when” basis, he only watched three films before giving up on it.
Thank-you, sir! I think Kaiju is just one of those genres you want to watch as soon as anyone starts discussing them (if you’re into Kaiju pics,of course). I haven’t caught Shin Godzilla yet either, I’m looking forward to doing so immensely.
Anyway, horror films: Yesterday, I watched Stomping Ground (Reisser, 2014), yet another tepid “Bigfoot” film in which a Chicago native agrees to go with his girlfriend to her North Carolina homeland and, further, to go with her and her ex-boyfriend (!) out into the woods to hunt for Sasquatch. Tbh, it was more of a light relationship drama framed inside an expedition to find Bigfoot, and it worked better as a drama anyway. Maybe the Bigfoot stuff should’ve been jettisoned altogether. It wasn’t a bad movie but it wasn’t anything I’ll likely watch ever again. I don’t think it’ll gain me any points on our current scoring system either, since neither “Bigfoot” or “Lost in the Woods” are represented.
*Of course, many would say "where’s the fun in any sort of movie ‘challenge’? Why frame our movie viewing time as an extended ordeal? I’d rather enjoy my films one at a time, when I’ve plenty of time to devote to it," and that’s fair enough, too.