the fall film challenge

July 27, 2017

begins one minute past twelve a.m. september first / concludes midnight november thirtieth. you may NOT use a movie you have already seen, even in part (excluding trailers), for this challenge. all films MUST be new to you. each title chosen for the challenge may be used ONLY ONCE, i.e. a movie used for the starring robert downey, jr. category may not be used for the about pride category. all selections MUST have a page on the internet movie database and MUST have (had) a theatrical release. made for television movies are not allowed.

to be eligible for prizes, you must be a member of the fall film challenge facebook group. there are nine photo albums on the group's page. those galleries, arranged by decade, contain a collective eleven hundred film stills, many of which represent selections from previous challenges. once a challenger has seen a film, he or she leaves a comment on the photo saying when it was viewed and for what category so i can track progress.

with regard to scoring, i've altered the deal this year. as in the past, each film is valued at ten points. however, new this year, if you choose a film selected AND viewed by another for a previous challenge -- see kathryn's comment in the above photo -- you'll get an additional two points. for every change you make to your list, you lose three points, so choose wisely. 

the first five people to complete the challenge prior to november thirtieth will each receive a redbox gift card valued at ten dollars. if you complete the original list, you will be eligible to compete in the bonus round, the details of which will be revealed october fifteenth. the person to accumulate the most points will receive an amazon gift card valued at fifty dollars. 

once you've joined the group and selected your films for the categories, post your list to the group's page or email it to criticalcrass at me dot com so i may add your selections to a master list and, if necessary, upload the correlating stills to the galleries. posting of the list is another requirement for prize eligibility.

the categories:

one. starring anthony hopkins.
three. about charity: an organization, an individual, a cause, an act... interpret this as you will.
four. starring robert downey, jr.
five. about envy: a character, a plot device... use your imagination.
six. about faith. 
seven. about greed.
eight. about hope.
nine. starring jeremy irons.
ten. about justice.
eleven. starring kevin bacon.
twelve. about lust.
thirteen. starring ian mckellen.
fourteen. set in a castle.
fifteen. about fortitude.
sixteen. about pride.
seventeen. starring alan rickman.
eighteen. released last year and reviewed on
nineteen. about temperance.
twenty. about prudence.
twenty-one. starring val kilmer.
twenty-two. about wrath.
twenty-three. set in an exotic locale.
twenty-four. about gluttony.
twenty-five. set in space.

in the past i've given yall helpful links. you're on your own this time. get to it.


  1. I have spent 2 hours trying to create a list. I still have a ways to go. I know it's a challenge and all, but this ain't easy.

    1. That being said, I have 20 movies already picked for categories. I have several other movies that I'd like to see, and I'm trying to figure out what can/may work for the categories that I still need to fill. Only 5 more. That's pretty good, eh?

  2. I'm always excited about these movie challenges! Can't wait! Thanks for hosting, Jenn!