Contest: ENTER TV & Media Avatar Contest - Favorite Movies of 2020

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by od0_ital, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. od0_ital

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    Good morning, and welcome to the first TV & Media Avatar Contest of 2021! Hope you all had a safe & happy start for the new year.

    So, sure, yeah, it might be dumb, and too easy, but for this week, we're going to go with favorite movies of 2020. Thanks to the pandemic, it was a weird year for movies, a lot of stuff got delayed, a lot went to streaming services, and still stuff came out in theaters.

    Simple rules for the contest - movie had to come out in 2020, either in theaters or a streaming service. Honor system involved, choose movies you have watched. Any genre, comedy, drama, scifi & fantasy, animated, horror, whatever. 200x200 in size, and there's an animation limit I can never remember. Entries will be accepted from now, Sunday, to Thursday.

    List of American films of 2020!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_films_of_2020

    My entries!

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    Hugh Grant as Fletcher in The Gentlemen, January 24, 2020

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    Vince Vaughn as Millie in Freaky, November 13, 2020

    Good luck!

    - edit to clarify -
     
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  2. Kai "the spy"

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    #1
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    Tenet

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    Enola Holmes
     
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  3. Avro Arrow

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    Just looking for clarification here... the thread title says "favorite", but the body of the post says "best". Is there any requirement that we've actually seen the movies in question? That is, is it supposed to be our *personal* favourites, or just ones that could theoretically be objectively judged as good, regardless of whether you've seen it or not?
     
  4. Orac

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    This is the Grand High Witch from the 2020 film of the Witches:
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    ETA: And here's Bill & Ted in Bill & Ted Face the Music:
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  5. od0_ital

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    Sorry for the confusion. Let's go with favorite that was watched, honor system.

    I'll edit the original post.
     
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  6. Avro Arrow

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    Well, that makes it easy! :D

    As I mentioned in the SF&F thread, I've only seen two movies that were initially released in 2020. One I liked, and the other I didn't. So my entry will be the one I liked:

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    Onward
     
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  7. od0_ital

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    Can't imagine only watching one movie all year.
     
  8. Orac

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    It's easy if you try.
     
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    Well, to be fair, it's not that I only watched one (two, really) movie in 2020, it's that I only watched two movies that were released in 2020 in 2020. I did see a number of movies in 2020, but they were mostly from 2019 or earlier.

    I'm both an introvert and socially anxious, so I don't like going to theatres (even before we found ourselves living in the plot of Contagion). My internet service is terrible enough that watching something on streaming is a painful experience that's generally not really worth it. And money is generally tight, so if I'm going to buy a movie on disc, I tend to wait until it's old enough that it gets marked down significantly. So when I do see something "new", it's usually around 2 or 3 years since it first came out.

    I made an exception with Onward, since I'm such a fan of the Pixar movies. Once it got marked down to C$20 during the summer, I splurged! :D
     
  10. od0_ital

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    :p

    I watched three movies in two days at two different theaters over the weekend. Not as easy as ya might think.
     
  11. od0_ital

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    And here it is Friday, and this completely slipped my mind.

    So, I'm working twelve hour shifts this weekend. That gives anyone else who wants to play along two more days. I'll try to remember to post the poll on Monday.
     
  12. od0_ital

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    The goal is to get the voting thread posted tomorrow! So, here's a quick recap!

    Still time if anyone else wants to play along!
     
  13. od0_ital

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