Sunday, June 29, 2014

Against the Crowd Blogathon


We've all done it. You've watched some movie that everyone has been raving about and just didn't like it. Depending on your personality, you may not even tell people in your real life how you feel about this film so you can avoid the "What's wrong with you?" conversation. Your contrarianism works in reverse, too. After sitting through a really good movie, you find out everyone else hates it. They all tell you it sucks and you suck for liking it.

Here is your chance to vent.

Even for venting, there are rules, though. They are as follows:

1. Pick one movie that "everyone" loves (the more iconic, the better). That movie must have a score of at least 80% 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 30% on rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you love it.

3. Include the tomato meter scores of both movies.

That's pretty much it.

Oh yeah, let's make sure we let as many people as possible know how crazy you are. Leave a link to your post in the comments section below. In a few weeks, I'll create a post with links to all the entries.

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.

I'm setting the deadline for two weeks from now: July 13, 2014.

Happy Blogging!


60 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that's going to be an easy one for me, since it just so happens I already have several and I could probably find one or two more:
    http://hitchcocksworld.blogspot.ca/2014/02/why-do-people-like-james-bond.html
    http://hitchcocksworld.blogspot.ca/2014/04/raging-bull-miserable-mess-of-film.html
    http://hitchcocksworld.blogspot.ca/2014/03/jaques-tatis-playtime-waste-of-time.html
    http://hitchcocksworld.blogspot.ca/2014/03/tout-ne-va-pas-bien.html
    http://hitchcocksworld.blogspot.ca/2014/02/jean-luc-godards-alphaville-lazy.html
    http://hitchcocksworld.blogspot.ca/2014/02/the-tediously-slow-pacing-of-andrei.html

    Also, for a film I liked that a lot of people hated:
    http://hitchcocksworld.blogspot.ca/2014/05/dark-tide-tense-psychological-thriller.html

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    1. Great! Can't wait to see what you cook up for this one.

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  2. Interesting. I think I can cook something up for this. Reminds me of my defense of RZ's Halloween movies. Not to mention my unabashed love for Ghost Rider: Spirits of Vengeance.

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    1. Cool, I'm looking forward to your entry.

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  3. This is a fantastic idea! I can't wait to put an entry together :)
    - Allie

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    1. Hopefully that means we'll get 4 movies for the price of two. Right?

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    2. You know it! Double is always better :D

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  4. Well, the hate post is EASY...but now I have to defend something others hated...which could be hard. I'll get on that!

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    1. I have great confidence you'll come up with something good. Glad to have you aboard.

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  5. Well, I've got my first entry right here. I'll need to get back to you on the film I like that everyone hates but I can probably find a few things just browsing through John Carpenter's career. The one I'm discussing here has a 94% score on Rotten Tomatoes, so I think it should count.

    http://hitchcocksworld.blogspot.ca/2014/06/against-crowd-blogathon-rant-against.html

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    1. Wow! That was quick. You weren't joking when you said this would be easy for you.

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  6. Interesting! I'm sure I can find something I hated pretty easily, but loving something everyone else hated..that's tough! I'm going to try.

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    1. I figure your dilemma is the same as most, but I know you can do it.

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  7. Excited to take part in this. Also, I've passed John's influential directors relay on to you. Enjoy! http://www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/2014/06/relay-ten-most-influential-directors-of.html

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    1. Can't wait to read your entry. Thanks for the baton.

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  8. So, I'm in. I'm pretty I can knock this one out of the park. Or at least an infield single.

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    1. Infield singles count, my friend, though I'm sure a slugger like you can reach the fences in my tiny ballpark.

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  9. This sounds awesome! I hope I make it by the deadline.

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    1. The more the merrier. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Dell I need your help! Are we using Rottentomatoes Tomatometer as the scoring basis or the Audience Popcorn score? The film I love is rotten at 22% on the meter but 65% of the audience liked it!
    - Allie

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    1. I was going with the Tomatometer, or critic's score since audience scores tend to hover closer to the middle (50-70%).

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    2. Phew! That's good, I assumed so but wanted to check. Thanks! :)
      - Allie

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  11. http://cinematiccorner.blogspot.com/2014/07/against-crowd-blogathon.html - here's my entry :)

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    1. Great! Heading over to check it out now.

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  12. Sounds interesting! There's certainly no shortage of either side to talk about!

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    1. Certainly not! I hope you'll be participating.

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    2. Hiya :) Here's my entry - http://feelinfuzzier.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/against-crowd-blogathon.html

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    3. Just read it. Great entry. Thanks a lot!

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  13. I would love to join this blogathan and I can't wait to show both sides of the spectrum in this blogathan.

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    1. Please do. I would love to get your take on this. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Thank you for the warm welcome here Wendell and I have a fun time writing about films in this blogathan. Also, I will give you the link of it so you can read and post for other fellow movie bloggers to read.

      http://moviereviewsfromjames.blogspot.com/2014/07/against-crowd-blogathan.html

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    3. Thanks, James! I'll "see" you there.

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  14. Here's our entry! http://flick-chicks.blogspot.com/2014/07/against-crowd-blogathon.html
    - Allie

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  15. Hi there, this is an amazing idea for a blogathon! :) I posted my two films here: https://filmgrimoire.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/the-against-the-crowd-blogathon/

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    1. Thanks for your entry. Truly enjoyed reading this.

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  16. Hi Wendell! I found this post thru Sati's blog. What a great idea. I'll try to have something by next week if possible.

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    1. Glad you found it, Ruth. I plan on having a post with everyones links on Monday. I'll be more than happy to update it if you post something.

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  17. Here's my entry!

    http://bigscreensmallwords.blogspot.com/2014/07/against-crowd-blogathon.html

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    1. Just checked it out. Great choices. Thanks!

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  18. This is a wonderful idea for a blogathon Wendell! I happened upon it over on Sati's blog. I hope you don't mind me participating. This is a very accomplished film blog by the way.
    http://cinemathirteen.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/against-crowd-blogathon.html

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. I don't mind you participating at all.

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  19. Glad I stumbled upon this great idea! Here is my entry (hope I'm not too late): http://coolsville.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/against-the-crowd-blogathon/

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    1. I'm also glad you stumbled into this little corner of the universe, and you're not too late at all. Thanks for the entry. I'll head over and check it out.

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  20. Hey dell! glad i stumbled upon this blogathon on film grimoire :) here's my post http://karamelkinema.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/blogathon-against-the-crowd/

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    1. Another one stumbled in. Yes! Thanks so much for playing. I'll check it out as soon as possible.

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  21. Such a great idea for a blogathon! Like a few others I found this through other bloggers posts, and I'm so glad I did.
    Here's my post:

    http://thatdandyboy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/against-crowd-blogathon.html

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    1. Glad you found it. Just read your post. Nice picks. Thanks for getting in on the action.

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  22. Fantastic blogathon!

    I've joined in the fun as well :)
    http://letsgotothemovies7.com/2014/07/13/blogathon-against-the-crowd/

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    1. Very nice to meet you. So glad you got in on this. Nice entry!

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  23. Fun Blogathon idea. Here's my post http://wanderingthroughtheshelves.blogspot.sg/2014/07/blogathon-against-crowd-avatar-and.html

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    1. Great to meet you and to have your participation. This is shaping up quite nicely.

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  24. Thanks again for hosting! I've got mine up: http://ramblingfilm.blogspot.com/2014/07/against-crowd-blogathon.html

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    1. I saw it. Good stuff. Thanks for blogging with us!

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  25. This blogathon was so great and challenging as hell!!!

    http://poisonoustongue.blogspot.com/2014/07/against-crowd-blogathon.html

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  26. Love your idea...so I have just joined in :)

    http://bokunosekai.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/against-the-crowd-blogathon/

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    1. Glad to meet you, Novroz. Just checked out your post. Nice job. I'll update the links soon.

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  27. Great blogathon idea! I just posted my ridiculously late entry. No need to add it to your links post since I'm way past the due date. Just wanted to let you know I participated. :)

    http://classicblanca.blogspot.com/2014/07/against-crowd-blogathon.html

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    1. No worries, I stuck it in there. Thanks a bunch.

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