"What? It's not fall yet!" No, it's not, we're solidly still in the summer season, don't worry. But Jenn has already put out her categories for her fall film challenge and I needed to get a start on picking my movies. I participated last year and checked every movie off my list, and ended up loving ones I thought I would hate. Plus I won a prize (Redbox gift card!) so that always makes it more fun. There's more prizes this year so if you're thinking of joining in, that's great incentive. You can head over to Jenn's blog post for all the rules, but mainly it's that the challenge begins on September 1, giving you plenty of time to get your picks in. I really hope you'll join in.
So here is Jenn's list, and here are my picks for each one! You may notice that I have some blanks. That's because I just couldn't think of a good pick for that slot and I need your help. Leave a comment below if you have a recommendation for one of the categories, heck even if it's to change my mind on a category I already picked. I haven't seen a lot of movies, because I tend to watch movies that (a) star Nicolas Cage and/or (b) are D list end of the world disaster movies with bad CGI. Think Sharknado and 100 Below Zero. I probably won't have seen anything you have to recommend, don't worry.
one. about adolescence -- The DUFF
two. about a character's rebirth or rite of passage -- How To Be Single
three. about a comic book character -- Suicide Squad
four. shot or set in washington, d.c. -- The Core
five. set in an academic environment -- Dangerous Minds
six. about failure --Elizabethtown
seven. about a man vs. god or gods -- Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
eight. about a man vs. himself -- Insurgent
nine. about an invention or an ingenuous individual -- Charlotte's Web
ten. set in a jail or prison -- The Longest Yard
eleven. about a dog -- Hachi
twelve. about loss -- The Giver
thirteen. about man vs. man -- Tears of the Sun
fourteen. about man vs. nature -- Alive
fifteen. one that has a monster or monstrous individual -- Underworld
sixteen. shot or set in pennsylvania -- The Lovely Bones
seventeen. about a character's quest of some kind -- Allegiant
eighteen. about a character who goes from rags to riches -- Vanity Fair
nineteen. about a man vs. society -- V for Vendetta
twenty. originally released in the thirties -- Young Mr. Lincoln
twenty-one. about undesirable individuals or elements -- Trainspotting
twenty-two. about a voyage and return -- The Martian
twenty-three. about wizards or witchcraft -- The Huntsman: Winter's War
twenty-four. originally released in the sixties -- Barbarella
twenty-five. about a yearning or obsession -- Nightcrawler
The ones I really want to watch are The Giver, Insurgent and Allegiant, Percy Jackson, and Suicide Squad. I can be persuaded to change any of the others, which I generally picked because they meet the requirements and are available on Netflix, making my job way simpler.
Will you be joining? You have plenty of time to decide your list!