Reality Bites Movie Challenge | April 1 - ???

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Honey, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Welcome to this special stay-at-home edition of the Chicken Movie Challenge! This is chance to help us all escape reality. Rules are as follows:

    • The Challenge starts at Midnight on April 1st in your local time zone, and ends whenever we collectively decide to call it.
    • As always, you will receive two points for any feature film you watch for the first time, and one point for revisiting an old friend. Feature films are 45 minutes are longer. Short films are less than 45 minutes. You have a huge opportunity for short films this month. Watch five of them for two points, regardless of whether it's new to you.
    • This is going to be one of our most broad and subjective challenges yet. All animated films count. Anything with a Fantasy or Sci-Fi genre tag on IMDb counts. Any horror or thriller film with supernatural elements counts (tag me or @Vespidae with questions on this). Any comedy or romance with an element of magical realism counts (again, tag your friendly neighborhood admin with questions). Try to avoid dramas. We're not here to cry.
    • There will be bonus points! See the below categories for info on how to maximize your points potential.

    April Fools
    You can earn one bonus point for watching a movie from any of these beloved comedy teams, regardless of whether the movie has a fantastical element:
    • The Marx Brothers
    • Monty Python
    • Cheech and Chong
    • Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder
    • Broken Lizard
    You can only earn the bonus once per group, for a maximum of five points.

    Spring Break
    Need a break from movies? Your Challenge Committee has picked some of their favorite television episodes that you can watch for a single point. These won't count for the normal feature film points, but it's a fun diversion. Here are the extra-special fantastical TV episodes:
    The X-Files - "The Post-Modern Prometheus" (S5E5)
    Star Trek: Voyager - "Macrocosm" (S3E12)
    Supernatural - "Mystery Spot" (S3E11)
    Sliders - "Fever" (S1E3)
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Hush" (S4E10)

    Earth Day
    Watch qualifying feature-length films set in outer space for one bonus point.

    Movie of the Month: The Wizard of Oz
    Watch the 1939 classic and receive five bonus points. You can also get one additional point if you watch it on Friday, April 3 in celebration of Find a Rainbow Day. Syncing Dark Side of the Moon is optional. It won't net you any additional points, save for Cool Points.

    Post below to sign up and keep track of your points. Check back on this thread regularly for discussion, reviews, and updates to the Chicken Movie Club schedule as we will be hosting regular Kasts throughout the challenge.
     
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  2. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    New views in bold
    April Fools in green
    Earth Day in blue
    Spring Break in magenta

    Features
    1. Blade Runner (1982)
    2. About Time (2013)
    3. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
    4. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
    5. Zombieland (2009)
    6. The Wizard of Oz (1939)*
    7. Onward (2020)
    8. Rookie of the Year (1993)
    9. Deadpool 2 (2018)
    10. Needful Things (1993)
    11. Half Magic (2018)
    12. The Heavenly Kid (1985)
    13. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    14. Isn’t It Romantic (2019)
    15. The Invisible Man (2020)

    Shorts
    1. Flowers and Trees (1932)
    2. How to Play Football (1944)
    3. Boat Builders (1938)
    4. Tugboat Mickey (1940)
    5. Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip (1940)

    Total Points: 36
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2020
  3. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Saving my spot. I’ve been watching a lot of Disney+ lately lol.


    New views in bold
    April Fools in green
    Earth Day in blue
    Spring Break in magenta

    Features
    1. Toy Story 4 (2019)
    2. Aladdin (2019)
    3. Pocahontas (1995)
    4. Moana (2016)
    5. Brave (2012)
    6. Coco (2017)
    7. Onward (2020)
    8. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
    9. A Goofy Movie (1995)
    10. Hercules (1997)
    11. Aladdin (1992)
    12. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
    13. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
    14. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)
    15. Trolls (2016)
    16. Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
    17. Harry Potter & the Chamber LC Secrets (2002)
    18. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
    19. Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (2005)
    20. Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
    21. Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
    22. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
    23. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
    24. Frozen (2013)
    25. Frozen II (2019)


    Total Points: 26
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2020
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  4. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    Yay! I’ll probably participate significantly more than usual.


    New views in bold
    April Fools in green
    Earth Day in blue
    Spring Break in magenta

    Features
    1. The Lion King (1994)
    2. The Wizard of Oz
    (1939)*
    3. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 (2017)
    4. A Little Princess (1995)
    5. Demolition Man (1993)
    6. Jesus Christ Superstar: Live Arena Tour (2012)
    7. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
    8. Lion King 2 (1998)
    9. The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)
    10. LotR: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    11. LotR: The Two Towers (2002)
    12. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

    Total Points: 21
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
  5. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    1. Dune (1984) - 3
    2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - 2
    3. Sliders "Fever" - 1
    4. Voyager "Macrocosm" - 1
    5. The Wizard of Oz (1939) - 6
    6. The Fifth Element (1997) - 2
    7. Evolution (2001) - 2
    8. The Crow (1994) - 2
    9. Hellboy (2019) - 2
    10. Stealth (2005) - 2
    11. The Core (2003) - 1
    12. Time Trap (2017) - 2
    13. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) - 3
    14. Fahrenheit 451 (2018) - 2
    15. Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) - 2
    16. Circle (2015) - 3
    17. Super Troopers (2001) - 2
    18. Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Hush" - 1
    19 .The X-Files "The Postmodern Promethus" - 1
    20. Supernatural "Mystery Spot" - 1
    21. Star Trek: Generations (1994) - 2
    22. Star Trek: First Contact (1996) - 2
    23. Star Trek (2009) - 2
    24. Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) - 2
    25. Star Trek: Beyond (2016) - 2
    26. Cloverfield (2008) - 1
    27. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) - 3
    28. Avengers: Endgame (2019) - 1
    29. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) - 2
    30. Edge of Tomorrow (2014) - 1
    31. Watchmen (2009) - 1
    32. Deadpool 2 (2018) - 1
    33. Jinn (2014) - 2
    34. The Time Machine (2002) - 2
    35. Journey to the Centre of the Earth (2008) - 2
    36. Cold Skin (2017) - 2
    37. Don't Blink (2014) - 2
    38. The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - 1
    39. Doctor Strange (2016) - 1
    40. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - 1
    41. I Am Mother (2019) - 2
    42. Frozen II (2019) - 2


    Total: 78

    Earth Day
    April Fools
    Spring Break
    Movie of the Month
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
  6. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Saving my spot! We broke down and got Disney Plus so we can parent by Pixar, so may as well participate.

    New views in bold
    April Fools in green
    Earth Day in blue
    Spring Break in magenta

    Features
    Monsters, Inc. 1 point
    The Incredibles, 1 point
    Finding Nemo, 1 point
    Center Stage, 1 point
    Secret Life of Pets 2, 2 points
    101 Dalmations, 1 point
    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 3 points
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2 points
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, 3 points


    Shorts
    Lou
    Float
    Bao
    For the Birds
    Jack Jack Attack
    2 points
    Piper

    Total: 15 points
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2020
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  7. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    General- 36
    Groundhog Day 1
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1
    Tangled 1
    Kate & Leopold 1
    A Series of Unfortunate Events 2
    Unicorn Store 2
    Hugo 2
    About Time 2
    Zoom 2
    Dragon Heart 2
    Dragon Heart: Vengeance 2

    Twitches 1
    Twitches 2 2
    The Prince of Egypt 1
    Stepsister from Planet Weird 2
    Horns 2
    Scorpion King: Book of Souls 2
    Abhinetri 2
    Oh Baby 2
    Paheli 2
    Love O2O 2


    Bonus Movies- 32
    Jupiter Ascending 3
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail 2
    The Wizard of Oz 5+1
    Phantom Menace 2
    Attack of the clones 2
    Revenge of the Sith 2
    A New Hope 2
    Empire Strikes Back 2

    Return of the Jedi 2
    The Force Awakens 2
    The Last Jedi 2
    Solo 3
    Rogue One 2



    Spring Break- 1
    Supernatural - "Mystery Spot" - 1
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2020
  8. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    @HBC very nice double feature!
     
  9. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I felt inspired!
     
  10. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    Oh I'll join!

    1. Toy Story 4 (2)
    2. The South Park musical (1)
    3. Mulan (1)
    4. La La Land (1)
    5. Aladdin (the original - 1)
    6. Tangled (1)
    7. Monsters Inc (1)
    8. The Lion King 2019 (2)
    9. The Little Mermaid (1)
    10. The Little Mermaid II (1)
    11. Up (1)
    12. Mulan II (2)
    13. Pocahontas (1)
    14. The Incredibles (1)
    15. The Incredibles II (1)
    16. Little Mermaid III (2)

    Total: 20
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
  11. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    If someone has, say, watched Aladdin three times today, does that count as a point per watch?

    Asking for a friend. :lol:
    #toddlerlife

    (I know it’s only 1 point lol)
     
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  12. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I was gonna say, I know you know better.
     
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  13. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    ...but maybe a separate challenge for the parent whose kid forces them to watch the same movie over and over, the most? :lol:
     
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  14. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I thought the whole point of Disney+ was to prevent that.
     
  15. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    While watching Solo: A Star Wars Story for the first time

    Me: Han is spending too much time being a good guy. Get morally compromised already
    @Vespidae: I have bad news for you
     
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  16. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Hahahahahahaha. Maybe if you are a normal adult. My toddler wants not only the same movie over and over and over on a given day, but also each song 29 times before we can go on to the next part of the movie.
     
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  17. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    New views in bold
    April Fools in green
    Earth Day in blue
    Spring Break in magenta
    Movie of the Month in orange

    Features

    1. One Crazy Summer (1986)
    2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
    3. Space Jam (1996)
    4. Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2019)
    5. The Wizard of Oz (1939)*
    6. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)
    7. Thor (2011)
    8. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
    9. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
    10. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
    11. Chocolat (2000)
    12. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
    13. The Aeronauts (2019)
    14. Up in Smoke (1978)
    15. Field of Dreams (1989)
    16. Rogue One (2016)
    17. Star Wars (1977)
    18. Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    19. Return of the Jedi (1983)
    20. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
    21. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
    22. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
    Total Points: 49
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2020
  18. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Jupiter Ascending is so bad. I’m not even sure I can finish it.
     
  19. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I believe in you. If @Vespidae can finish Dune, then you can do it. It is pretty bad, though. I gave it a 5/10 when I watched it.
     
  20. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    To be fair though, every time I started thinking I couldn't possibly go on, Patrick Stewart would pop up and keep me going.
     
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  21. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Mika Kunis does not have that kind of power.
     
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  22. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Few do.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    About Time made up for the shit show of Jupiter Rising
     
  24. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    If anyone is having as much fun with the Spring Break category as I am, allow me to recommend some other truly great episodes of sci-fi tv (just for fun):
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Timescape" (S6E25)
    • Futurama - "Roswell that Ends Well" (S4E1)
    • Doctor Who (New Who) - "Blink" (S3E10)
    • Lost - "Pilot" (S1E1&2)
    • Firefly - "Out of Gas" (S1E5)
     
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  25. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Good Firefly pick.
     
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