Did you ever watch a film or a TV show that you knew nothing about, wasn’t expecting to see, and ended up really liking? Or, were you ever disappointed in something you were expecting to love? I know I have.
Now’s your chance to tell the blogging world about it! Your picks can be from any era and of any genre. In fact, it can be about a whole genre of films or TV that you just happened upon. Maybe you discovered silent film, or got addicted to a kitschy classic show such as CHiPs or I Dream of Jeannie. Or maybe there’s a star or group of stars (like the Rat Pack, maybe?) that you just happened upon. Directors work, too. Or maybe you have strong opinions about the new Star Wars films. As long as you had expectations that were met, or not, it works.
Here are the rules, and they’re pretty simple:
- The Unexpected Blogathon will take place December 7-9, 2018, and posts can be sent to me anytime on or around these days. Entries are limited to three, and to new material only.
- Posts can be in list form or straight reviews. Again, any era or genre, star or stars, or directors. Whatever. Just work in what made your subject unexpected or surprising for you and why.
- You can also pick a new film or show you’ve been wanting to see and tell how it disappointed you or met your expectations.
- Since this topic is so subjective, duplicates won’t be verboten. If certain works turn out to be popular, it’s fine–everyone will have a different point of view, anyway.
- Entries can be sent via my Contact page, to my comment section, via Twitter (@TakingUpRoom), or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Grab a banner and advertise the blogathon!
Taking Up Room: The Illusionist (2006)
Realweegiemidget Reviews: The Greatest Showman (2017)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: Audrey Hepburn
The Wonderful World of Cinema: Adam Had Four Sons (1941)
dbmoviesblog: The Shining (1980)
The Midnite Drive In: Ray Dennis Steckler
Thoughtsallsorts: My Unexpected Favorites
Champagne For Lunch: The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin and Point Blank (both 1967)
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Pop Culture Reverie: Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Silver Screenings: Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1953)
Movierob: A Night At the Opera (1935), Meet Me In St. Louis (1944), and The Day of the Locust (1975)
Silver Screen Classics: Singin’ In the Rain (1952)
Critica Retro: The Public Enemy (1931)
The Story Enthusiast: Nurse On Wheels (1963)
Pale Writer: Sextette (1978) and Random Hearts (1999)
top10filmlists.com: The German silent films of Ernst Lubitsch