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Old 05-14-16, 09:50 AM
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Re: "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium

Edit your first post, there is an option to delete. Now you might have to delete your second post first.
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Edit your first post, there is an option to delete. Now you might have to delete your second post first.
There's an option to delete my second post, but not my first one, only edit and quote.
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There's an option to delete my second post, but not my first one, only edit and quote.
Yeah, I think once a second post is made one can no longer delete the original.
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Yeah, I think once a second post is made one can no longer delete the original.

I'll request deletion by a mod then.
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Re: "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium

Wondering if there will be a scifi challenge this year?
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Wondering if there will be a scifi challenge this year?
There will be. If LJG can't run it, I'll do it this year.
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Re: "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium

Hi, sorry, just saw this (thanks shadokitty), I was out of town this weekend without 'net access. (actually, I'm out of town all month, but have internet access, just not last weekend...went to a tiny little town where we went on a glacier cruise...ended up being a small glacier at a distance but saw an amazing humpback whale who put on a show for us! ) I just put up the discussion thread for the sci-fi challenge. I usually try to do it about two weeks before the start. I just don't want it to go up too early and feel like I'm stepping on the current challenge's toes!

I also plan on doing August's animation challenge in case anyone was wondering!
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Just posted the August Animation Discussion Thread here.
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Old 07-24-16, 12:23 PM
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Re: "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium

So this is almost certainly just yet another quirk in my OCDs, but I figured I'd share it here in case another Challenger wanted to use a form of it.

Part of my collecting/hoarding involves the continual desire to at least partly justify it. I've long used our Challenges to do so, but don't think I've ever put it into a list-like form. So starting this month, I'll try to watch at least one item that is either a paid subscription or one of my ~10 obsessive collections. I figure that at least one monthly watch will make me feel easier about the money I spent/spend on these things, and also ensure that I constantly watch some of my favorite things.

Trevor's Personal Challenge Checklist
(a monthly checklist to help justify collections and subscriptions)

Amazon Prime -
Animation -
Comic Book -
Criterion -
Disney -
Godzilla -
Holiday -
Horror -
MST3K -
Netflix -
Roku -
Star Trek -
3D -
Vudu -

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Re: "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium

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So starting this month, I'll try to watch at least one item that is either a paid subscription or one of my ~10 obsessive collections. I figure that at least one monthly watch will make me feel easier about the money I spent/spend on these things, and also ensure that I constantly watch some of my favorite things.
I've been thinking of doing the same thing. I subscribe to a bunch of streaming services (often through an annual membership). And some months they go unused. I need to start using a checklist to force myself to watch a couple movies and get my money's worth.

My checklist would look something like this:

Netflix -
Amazon Prime -
Hulu -
Crunchyroll -
FUNimation -
WWE Network -
HBO Go -
Showtime Anytime -
Shudder -
Fandor -
Acorn TV -
Feeln -
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Re: "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium

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Trevor's Personal Challenge Checklist
(a monthly checklist to help justify collections and subscriptions)

Amazon Prime -
Animation -
Comic Book -
Criterion -
Disney -
Godzilla -
Holiday -
Horror -
MST3K -
Netflix -
Roku -
Star Trek -
3D -
I don't see UltraViolet, Trevor....
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Old 07-24-16, 04:46 PM
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I don't see UltraViolet, Trevor....
Doh! I've seriously added that (I might call it Vudu to use that app) in my mind several times. I've edited my checklist at least four times in my challenge posts and just keep forgetting to add that.
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Re: "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium

The pre-challenge thread is up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. That also goes for those not participating in the optional stuff.
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Someone make sure to poke me when CardiffGiant starts the Criterion Challenge discussion thread. I spent most of my viewing time the last two months slogging through Star Trek: Voyager and my brain needs a cleansin'.
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I've gone ahead and created a Criterion Challenge Discussion Thread and List Thread.
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Re: "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium

I have an idea for a new full month challenge for February. Drama/Romance. I'm willing to host.
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I have an idea for a new full month challenge for February. Drama/Romance. I'm willing to host.
I know we've discussed that before, but decided against it.

Pros:
  1. Drama is the only major genre not fully covered by Challenge.
  2. There is a ton of content available that qualifies.
Cons:
  1. Academy Award is one of our first Challenges, and basically covers February.
  2. We already have 12+ Challenges a year; and people hated me for suggesting/pushing that many.
  3. Pretty much every Drama or Romance can be made to fit another Challenge.

What say everyone?
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I know we've discussed that before, but decided against it.

Pros:
  1. Drama is the only major genre not fully covered by Challenge.
  2. There is a ton of content available that qualifies.
Cons:
  1. Academy Award is one of our first Challenges, and basically covers February.
  2. We already have 12+ Challenges a year; and people hated me for suggesting/pushing that many.
  3. Pretty much every Drama or Romance can be made to fit another Challenge.

What say everyone?
I don't care if it goes on or not, but I don't plan to participate, simply because I don't particularly care for those genres.
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I have an idea for a new full month challenge for February. Drama/Romance. I'm willing to host.
I'd love to do a mini-challenge for Romance movies that ran from Feb 1st to Valentines Day. I wouldn't want to limit it to Drama, since a lot of the best Romance movies are RomComs. And I wouldn't want a full month. Much like Christmas, after the holiday ends, I'm kinda burnt out.

There's so many made-for-TV movies on Hallmark, Lifetime, etc in early Feb. And streaming services always add more Romance titles during that time.

I think it would be fun.
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I know we've discussed that before, but decided against it.

Pros:
  1. Drama is the only major genre not fully covered by Challenge.
  2. There is a ton of content available that qualifies.
Cons:
  1. Academy Award is one of our first Challenges, and basically covers February.
  2. We already have 12+ Challenges a year; and people hated me for suggesting/pushing that many.
  3. Pretty much every Drama or Romance can be made to fit another Challenge.

What say everyone?
My views as a participant.

I don't care about Romance and wouldn't seek out those titles.

Drama is a good fit with Academy Awards.

Horror can be made to fit every other challenge 100% of the time.

I think it fits in well between TV and Action challenges.

Con: the romance part makes it a challenge for the wives/girlfriends and you'll be the one watching the Freddie Prinze Jr marathon

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I don't care if it goes on or not, but I don't plan to participate, simply because I don't particularly care for those genres.
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/drama/

These are the top 50 rated drama's at imdb. You don't care for a lot of these or maybe you didn't know they had the drama tag attached to it? I'm the latter.

If a dozen people say they're interested, then I'll give it a shot. Otherwise I'll drop it.
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I'm sure we'd get at least a dozen participants, if only because the thread would be there.

I'd just advise slow caution and a few months of potential discussion before we create a new one. I know they'll never be the perfect amount of Challenges for everyone, and that many genres/topics are left with neglected fans. I'm obviously biased, and have some OCD, but think that we have a pretty good mix and line-up right now.

Adding one that month sort of short-shifts the Academy Award Challenge a bit. It was what, our second or third Challenge created? Having 12 Challenges (not counting Leap Day) and 12 months seems like a nice fit, even with Academy Award rotating in dates a bit due to its nature. Having a different set one for each month then puts Academy Award on like a back burner, and would definitely diminish participation I'd guess.

Just throwing out arguments, I'm not really sure of my personal opinion yet.
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Re: "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium

My take:

-I love that people are thinking about ways to improve the challenge experience
-I've never been a fan of a drama-themed challenge. It's too broad, and I rarely say "I feel like watching a drama tonight."
-I do like the romance angle, but would be more inclined to watch comedies.
-I consider Oscars the February challenge, even though the dates shift. Adding another seems really crowded.
-I would participate to some degree if this happened.
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Old 09-03-16, 12:52 PM
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For myself, I do about 5-7 challenges per year. Probably the one were I see the most surprisingly enjoyable (to me) movies is the Academy Awards Challenge. I think adding another challenge that month would definitely diminish participation in the Academy Awards Challenge but I can handle that. I wouldn't participate in a Drama/Romance challenge myself but if there is enough interest I wouldn't object. Are there other challenges that people think should be combined (so to speak) with other challenges?
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My views as a participant.

I don't care about Romance and wouldn't seek out those titles.

Drama is a good fit with Academy Awards.

Horror can be made to fit every other challenge 100% of the time.

I think it fits in well between TV and Action challenges.

Con: the romance part makes it a challenge for the wives/girlfriends and you'll be the one watching the Freddie Prinze Jr marathon



https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/drama/

These are the top 50 rated drama's at imdb. You don't care for a lot of these or maybe you didn't know they had the drama tag attached to it? I'm the latter.

If a dozen people say they're interested, then I'll give it a shot. Otherwise I'll drop it.

I didn't know they had the drama tag attached to them. In that case I would be interested.
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If Historical Appreciation is any indication, Drama participants would just marathon TV shows like Mad Men anyway. I'd like to see a streamlined Drama challenge, where anything eligible for any other genre-based challenges is ineligible. I don't care that IMDb classifies Se7en as a drama. It belongs in the Crime and Horror challenges. I'd like a Drama challenge that was restricted instead to films like Eyes Wide Shut, which doesn't really have a true challenge home. Yes, it takes place at Christmastime so it's technically Holiday-eligible, and one can argue it's a Mystery, but it feels like it qualifies for those two challenges on technicalities and not because it's in the spirit of either.

I'd also reintroduce my proposal for Musicals to get a spotlight, which would pair nicely with Romance.
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