Monday, August 1, 2016

Announcement: Against the Crowd Blogathon 2016



It's Blogathon time, once again. Earlier this year, I hosted The Acting Black Blogathon, my only blogathon to this point in 2016. I couldn't let the year pass without another. I most certainly could not let the year pass without partaking in what's become a tradition, the annual Against the Crowd Blogathon.

The rule of sequels is to go bigger than the previous installments.

I needed help doing that. I felt the person for the job was someone who has become one of my best blogging buddies, Kgothatjo Magolego, or KG for short, of KG's Movie Rants. I really admire his blog and he has expressed interest in hosting a blogathon of his own, but wasn't sure exactly what he wanted to do. Seizing that opportunity, I asked him to co-host this year's installment. Luckily, he accepted. And he knocked it out the park by coming up with most of these fantastic banners.

Thank you, KG!!!



Okay, enough of my yapping. How do you get involved? The rules are simple...


1. Pick one movie that "everyone" loves (the more iconic, the better). That movie must have a score of at least 75% on rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you hate it.

2. Pick one movie that "everyone" hates (the more notorious, the better). That movie must have a score of less than 35% on rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you love it.

3. Include the tomato meter scores of both movies.

4. Use one of the banners in this post, or feel free to create your own.

5. Comment on this post, or on KG's Movie Rants with the two movies you intend on writing on.

6. Publish your post on any day from Monday August 22 through Friday August 26, 2016.

By the way, should a movie you select not have a grade on rottentomatoes.com, use a score of at least 7.5 on imdb.com for ones you hate and less than 4.0 for ones you love.

Though there are thousands of movies that qualify, duplicates are still "sorta" okay. In other words, you may have one movie in common with another blogger, but not both.

There will be a list at the end of this post that will be updated as bloggers sign up.





Remember - once you've finished with your post come back here and comment with the link so we can all see how you prove the world wrong about a movie it loves/hates.

KG and I are eagerly awaiting your post. Happy Blogging!!!










If you need some inspiration, click below for


Pledged Participants
Let's Taco 'Bout Film - Gone Girl/Suicide Squad
Rambling Film - Inside Out/The Chumscrubber
The Flick Chicks - The Departed/Chappie
Surrender to the Void - As Good as It Gets/The Sicilian
Film and TV 101 - Unforgiven/Tomb Raider
Joel - An American in Paris/American Dreamer
Let's Go to the Movies - Warrior/The Huntsman: Winter War

61 comments:

  1. YES! I've been waiting ages for this one. I can tell you I've got something really special in store and I think you'll love it. I'll probably want to proofread it, but I should be able to get it up in a day or two.

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    1. Glad you're excited for it, but please try to hold off until at least the 22nd for the official kick-off. Oh, let me know which movies you're covering on the off chance someone else wants to do the same two films. Thanks.

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    2. Oh crap! I missed that part of the instructions (I really need to work on paying attention) and already posted. I suppose I could try and find something else to post within the actual given timeframe.

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    3. That's cool. I'll still include this post in the blogathon. I would love for you to come up with something else, too. No pressure, of course. Thanks!

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  2. I'm in. I've thought about it and I have a few ideas so I'm going to do this.

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    1. Great! Just let me know when you decided on a couple of movies so I can lock them in.

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    2. As Good as It Gets and The Sicilian.

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  3. I'm in as well. Though I've got nothing to go on right now, you know, because I love everything. Except movies where every line rhymes...hmm...

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    1. Oooooohhh...Can't wait to see you tackle such a movie...if that's what you decide to do.

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  4. Yay! I'm glad you're doing this again. I'll be back once I figure out which films to pick.

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    1. Cool. Looking forward to seeing what they are.

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    2. I'm going to do Inside Out and The Cumbscrubber (Does that count? It's right at 35%)

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    3. Two things: 1) Yes, that counts 2) What the hell is a cumbscrubber

      Never mind on that last one, I'll wait for your post.

      Thanks!!!

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    4. That's a typo on my part, it's actually the Chumscrubber, if that helps. lol
      I'll have to throw my post up on Sunday the 21st though, I'll be out of the country all that week and I'm not sure if I'll have wifi.

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    5. BTW, the 21st is perfectly fine.

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  5. HOORAY! LOVE this blogathon. Although it was difficult enough picking movies last year. Better put my thinking cap on!

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    1. I've got mine on. Still trying to narrow down my own choices. I know you'll come up with something good.

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  6. I'm looking forward to this blogathon! For the film everyone loves, I'm choosing Gone Girl which got an 88% and for the film everyone hates, The Pink Panther which got a 22%.

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    1. I really want to see your takedown of GG even though I personally love that movie.

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    2. This blogathon will be very interesting/fun. Can't wait to see what others pick.

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    3. Hey Wendell, is it possible that I can change my pick from Pink Panther to Suicide Squad?

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    4. I finally posted it! http://letstacoboutfilm.blogspot.com/2016/08/against-crowd-blogathon-2016-gone-girl.html

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  7. Great idea. The English Patient I hate so much! I had a soft spot for Meet Joe Black which has never been popular

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    1. Thanks for your interest. Want to see your take on The English Patient. Unfortunately, Meet Joe Black doesn't quite qualify (51℅ on RT).

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  8. Yes! I'm in. Just give me a couple of days and I'll come back to you with my choices :)
    I've got one in mind, but I need the other end of the scale...
    - Allie

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    1. No worries. I know it will be a great post.

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    2. I'm back! I'll go with The Departed (91%) and Chappie (32%) if they're still available?
      - Allie

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    3. They most certainly are available! I'll lock it in!

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  9. I missed the announcement! I'll try to participate for this one, will get back to you on my choices.

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  10. Unforgiven & Tomb Raider are the two films I shall choosing :)

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    1. Cool. I'm ready to hear some good things about Tomb Raider.

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  11. Hi Dell,

    Wanted to let you know I just sent you my entry for the blogathon. Looking forward to reading all the different posts and takes on the various films.

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    1. I've got it, Joel! And fish banner it is.

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  12. Mine is all scheduled for tomorrow morning.

    I've gone for Warrior and The Huntsman: Winter's War!

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    1. Thanks!!! Looking forward to reading it!

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  13. Here's my entry!
    https://letsgotothemovies7.com/2016/08/22/blogathon-against-the-crowd-2016/

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    1. I'm going to be really obtuse...BUT...is it the Tomatometer score or the Audience Score you are looking at for Rottentomatoes.com? In some cases they are hugely differnt.

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    2. It is not too late. I'm looking for the critics score. Thanks.

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    3. Thanks! And thanks for having me...here we go: https://thoughtsallsorts.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/against-the-crowd-ratings-dont-mean-a-thing/
      I've gone for "Before Midnight" and "Catch and Release"

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  15. I've been struggling trying to think of films for this but I've really wanted to take part (love this blogathon!). I'll do The Avengers and Our Brand Is Crisis!

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    1. I'm thinking of doing Lost in Translation/Jupiter Ascending ....

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    2. http://shelikesmovies.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/against-crowd-blogathon.html

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  17. Omg. Okay, I have the one with a high score that I hate, The Hateful Eight.. but I don't have the lower score one yet .. I'll get back to you when I have something ! :D

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  18. Hey--I'm posting mine today. Just realized y'all were doing this! Movie that everyone loves (i hate) Boyhood, and the movie everyone hated, but I loved is Practical Magic!

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    1. Great! Be sure to get me the link when it goes live.

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  19. AT LONG LAST! I finally got this done! http://dancindanonfilm.blogspot.com/2016/08/against-crowd-blogathon.html

    ENJOY!

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