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winter is here: a film challenge celebrating the cast of game of thrones

December 31, 2018


in honor of the final season of game of thrones, i present a film challenge to discover the casts' cinematic works. 

begins one minute past twelve a.m. january first / concludes midnight june thirtieth. all selections MUST have a page on the internet movie database. titles released outside of the united states are acceptable. films made for netflix are also acceptable. ALL films chosen must star at least one actor who has played a part in the television series game of thrones.

once you've made your list, you can post it to the facebook group's discussion page, leave a link to your blog post in the comments here or send the list to me at quirkypickings at icloud dot com. i will load the photos as lists are provided. in the facebook group, there are a number of albums, arranged by game of thrones houses. once an individual has seen a film, he or she leaves a comment on the corresponding image saying when it was viewed so i can track progress. if you are not a member of the facebook group, please keep me posted as to the films you've viewed. 

each selection is valued at ten points. changes after the challenge has begun ARE acceptable. 

prizes will be awarded sporadically throughout the event. i shall not say what they may be.

my list looks like this:


the (extremely belated) fall film challenge update: november

December 28, 2018


once again, i lost my film-viewing mojo. i worked on a bonus list but didn't post it because i didn't love it. i actually watched four films, not three, but damned if i can remember what the third one was, and of course i didn't log them in the facebook group, so...

one. sing. yall, i can't STAND matthew mcconaughey, but he was PERFECT for this movie. he did GOOD. i liked his character. i liked the story. STRONG cast. the first half is MUCH better than the second. the end was disappointing. had the first half been as weak as the second, i NEVER would've made it through the movie. it was cute. not one i'd want to see again.

two. the first time. found this one on netflix. i didn't love the beginning, but i couldn't bring myself to turn it off -- maybe because i liked the characters. the story was kind of weak, though. the ending was okay. not one i'd want to see again, but i wouldn't turn it off it were on.

three. fantastic beasts: the crimes of grindelwald. yall, i am SO, SO over johnny depp, and i can't tell you how much it pains me to say this because i've been in awe of his skills and work for much of my adult life. but now when i see him on screen... ugh. jude law, though. i still love him. i LOVE, LOVE him as dumbledore. i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE jk rowling for giving us such glorious magic. this one was GOOD. i liked it better than the first. i'd watch it again and again.



so... how'd the rest of the crew do? AMAZING!!! this was a magical year, yall! i'm SO impressed.

november tally:

michael: SEVENTY-EIGHT
stephanie: FIFTY
dani: FORTY-ONE 
christine: twenty-five 
andrea: twenty-five
kathryn: twenty-five
velvet: twenty-five
joanna: twenty-four
kirsten: twenty-three
alyson: twenty
erin: sixteen
lisa: eleven
brianne: five
lauren: two


total movies seen this challenge
(not counting mine):
THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY. BOOM.