Okay, so this is something I'm doing on another forum but I figured that with a minor alteration here and there I could do it here too, see if any of you gentlemen wanted to play along. Essentially: I'm going to (try to) watch a movie per day, every day in the month of September. Which movie I'm going to watch will be dictated by a different criteria for each day. Regarder:
Day 1. Best of 2016 So Far
Day 2. Favourite Action
Day 3. Childhood Favourite
Day 4. Favourite Spaghetti Western
Day 5. Used to Love it, Now I Hate It
Day 6. Favourite Actor
Day 7. Favourite Actress
Day 8. Guilty Secret Pleasure
Day 9. Favourite Reboot/Remake
Day 10. So Bad, it's Good
Day 11. I Could Quote Every Line
Day 12. Haven't Seen it Yet, think I'm Going to HATE it...
Day 13. Haven't Seen it Yet, think I'm Going to LOVE it...
Day 14. Favourite Documentary
Day 15. Favourite Sequel/Prequel
Day 16. Favourite Director
Day 17. Favourite Comedy
Day 18. Favourite War
Day 19. All-Time Most Hated
Day 20. WTF?! - Challenging Cinema
Day 21. Favourite Sci-Fi
Day 22. Favourite Drama
Day 23. Scariest Movie
Day 24. Favourite Animated
Day 25. Favourite Western (NON-Spag)
Day 26. Biggest Disappointment
Day 27. Most Pleasant Surprise
Day 28. Really Should Have Seen This By Now
Day 29. Movie Which Best Describes ME
Day 30. All-Time Favourite
(Day 4 - Favourite Spaghetti Western Day - is the minor adjustment I've made to tailor the challenge to this forum. On another forum, Day 4 is Favourite Sports Movie Day and Day 25 - Favourite Western (Non Spag) Day - is simply Favourite Western Day. Means I'll have to watch a sports film AND a spag on that Sunday but, well, I'll manage)
The only real rule to the challenge is that I can't select the same movie twice. For instance, my all-time favourite movie (Day 30) is also considered by many to be a classic of the horror (Day 23) and sci-fi (Day 21) genres. But I can't have it in all three slots so I'll have to decide where best to put it, and then nominate different films for the other two days. Simple, eh?
So, will anyone else be playing along? I personally find it's most fun when I commit to trying as far as possible to actually seeing the films; last time I attempted this challenge I even took a film and a portable DVD player to a friend's house where we were visiting that evening. But I also found that many people who simply couldn't commit the time to thirty movies in thirty days - some of you do have real lives, after all - enjoyed participating as and when they could, and then merely having a think about it and nominating a film that they would've watched on each specific day, on those days they couldn't manage.
The main thing is that it's supposed to be fun anyway, so feel free to involve yourselves as much or as little as you want to. I've posted this with a little under two weeks to go to give everyone time to have a think about what films you're going to watch, when you're going to watch them, and to give you time to acquire any movies you might need to (as you'll note, some days you'll be watching movies you've never seen before, and some days you'll be subjecting yourself to movies you don't even like; but hey - that's the challenge!). If you've any questions about the categories feel free to ask, and I hope a few of you will join in.
Be aware though that entering the September 30-Day Movie Challenge doesn't exempt you from SpagvemberFest 2016. You're all obligated to play along with that this November, it's in your SWDB Terms and Conditions (Note to Seb: Stick SpagvemberFest in the T&Cs quick, I've just issued a legally shaky ultimatum!).