As I mentioned in my previous post, Letterboxd Pro is a great way to keep track of progress against famous movie lists like the AFI 100. I want to make the maximum progress on these lists in the minimum amount of time. To help me on this quest, I just created a list of the most valuable movies on Letterboxd .
Each of the movies on my list shows up in at least five of the nine “best movie” lists shown on Letterboxd Pro Stats page. The first few movies (“Star Wars”, for example) show up on eight of the nine lists. I’ve sorted this list so that the movies on the most lists appear first. If you start at the top and work down, you are guaranteed to boost you movie-watching stats in no time!
Here are the first fifteen movies on the list. These are the 15 most valuable movies on Letterboxd. Each shows up on at least six of the nine Letterboxd Pro movie lists.Continue reading Most Valuable Movies on Letterboxd
I’ve figured out that the real power of Letterboxd.com is tracking movies with Letterboxd Pro. Let me explain.
When I first visited Letterboxd, I was a little confused on what the site was good for. I can look up movies, review them, other people can like my reviews, I can like other people’s reviews. That’s all interesting, but doesn’t IMDb offer the same thing?
I paid $20 for a Letterboxd Pro account and that changed the game for me. The main thing you get for your pro membership is a personal statistics screen. I’ve been waiting all my movie marathoning life for a slick stats screen like this.Continue reading Tracking Movies With Letterboxd Pro
Letterboxd is a fun new site for creating movie lists and sharing them with others. It provides a fast way to create a movie marathon list and write up all your notes and super-deep thoughts on the movie in a review/diary format.
Let me show you what I mean. I just created a bunch of lists this week. You can find all my lists on Letterboxd here.Continue reading Creating Movie Marathon Lists in Letterboxd
A big “thank you!” to reader Jimmie for alerting me to the Case Western University Film Society’s annual 36-hour science fiction movie marathon.
The CWRU Film Society has been hosting this sci-fi movie marathon since 1976. They just held their 44th movie marathon this previous January. As a movie marathon connoisseur, I must say they had an excellent schedule. Any movie marathon that shows Wallace and Gromit, a Miyazaki film, and a collection of movies spanning from 1910 to 2018 is putting some serious thought into their sci-fi entertainment. I salute you!
Speaking of quality selections – across their 44 movie marathons, they’ve shown a grand total of 449 movies! If you need a list of sci-fi movies for your next movie marathon, look no further than their master list.
There must be something truly special about science fiction (or its fans!). I’ve been on the lookout for movie marathon events for years now. This is the third sci-fi movie marathon event running for 30 years or more in the United States that I’ve found. Two of them in Ohio, no less. That is some serious dedication to watching science fiction films. I love it!!
So mark your calendar as busy in mid-January next year, and head on over to Cleveland, Ohio and have some fun with these crazy college movie enthusiasts!
I was delighted to stumble across Patrick Bromley’s F This Movie weblog and podcast and find an impressive number of 24-hour movie marathon ideas.
Patrick recently held his first full 24-hour movie marathon for his 40th birthday, but also creates hypothetical 24-hour movie marathon schedules just for fun. My favorite was his “Before They Were Famous” 24-hour movie marathon – featuring early work by Scarlet Johansson, Jeff Goldblum, Sylvester Stallone, and many others.
Take a look at this index of his 24-hour movie marathon ideas below. Support his work by checking out his website and podcast, won’t you?
24-Hour Movie Marathon Ideas from “F This Movie”
movie marathons featuring an actor
Movie Marathons Featuring a Place
- Movies based in Los Angeles – I think Hollywood is a little biased on this one – lots of movies are set in L.A. I guess we’ll just settle and say these are the best movies set in L.A.
- Movies based in New York – Big things happen in New York, as any New Yorker will tell you…without asking. Take a peek at the best movies set in New York.
- Movies based in Chicago – Chicago, the city less full of itself than L.A. and New York. Check out the movie set here.
Movies From a Particular Year
Other Movie Marathon Themes
- Movies Set in Cold Weather – Ok – we’re really reaching for a theme here, but it is a fact that many movies are set in cold weather. Yup.