Fall 2020 Viewing Challenge + Summer 2020 Viewing Challenge COMPLETE

Movies watched and reviewed tagged #summer2020viewing

We always have a viewing challenge happening and you’re welcome to join in!

Here’s your chance as a reader and movie lover to get interactive. No blog or website of your own is required. However, if you have a blog, even better, then blog your movies watched and reviewed and let us know.

Before getting to the newest challenge, here’s a recap on the most recent completed viewing challenge.

Summer 2020 Viewing Challenge

100+ Any Movie or TV Episode Viewed June 1 – September 30, 2020

Here are the ranked by review rating results of movies and TV episodes (marked by “TV”) watched during this viewing challenge:

NOTE: bolded titles watched in theater and full text reviews posted on this website

  1. Gone With The Wind ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. TV – Scooby Doo Where Are You? – S1:E11 – “A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. TV – Stargirl – S1:E10 – “Brainwave Jr.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  4. Fantastic Planet ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  5. Glengarry Glen Ross ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  6. United 93 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  7. TV – Scooby Doo Where Are You? – S1:E6 -“What The Hex Going On?” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  8. TV – Stargirl – S1:E13 – “Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E Part Two” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  9. Presumed Innocent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
  10. B️onnie and Clyde (1967) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
  11. Mrs. Doubtfire ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
  12. TV – Scooby Doo Where Are You? – S1:E4 – “Mine Your Own Business” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  13. TV – Scooby Doo Where Are You? – S1:E10 – “Bedlam in the Big Top” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  14. T️V – Scooby Doo Where Are You? – S1:E2 – “A Clue For Scooby Doo” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  15. TV – Scooby Doo Where Are You? – S1:E13 – “Which Witch is Which?” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  16. Mad Max ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  17. Black Sunday ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  18. True Lies ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  19. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  20. The Wedding Singer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  21. TV – Stargirl – S1:E12 – “Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E Part One” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  22. TV – Stargirl – S1:E6 – “The Justice Society” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  23. Clash of the Titans (1981) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  24. Cronos ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  25. Tread ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  26. Greyhound ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  27. 61* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  28. Da 5 Bloods ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  29. Rocketman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  30. The Song Remains The Same ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  31. Andre The Giant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  32. Long Shot ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
  33. The Social Dilemma ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
  34. Tenet ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  35. Athlete A ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  36. Adventures in Babysitting ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  37. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  38. The Blob (1958) ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  39. Color Out Of Space ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  40. Barbarella ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  41. TV – Scooby Doo Where Are You? – S1:E1 – “What A Night For A Knight” ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  42. TV – Scooby Doo Where Are You? – S1:E12 – “Scooby Doo and a Mummy, Too” ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  43. TV – Scooby Doo Where Are You? – S1:E5 – “Decoy For A Dognapper” ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  44. Horrible Bosses ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  45. Unhinged ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  46. The Broken Hearts Gallery ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  47. Enola Holmes ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  48. Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  49. Dick Tracy ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  50. TV – Stargirl – S1:E7 – “Shiv Part One” ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  51. TV – Stargirl – S1:E8 – “Shiv Part Two” ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  52. The Old Guard ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  53. American Pickle ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  54. School of Rock ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  55. The Big Boss ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  56. Cold Pursuit ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  57. The Beach House ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  58. Justice League ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  59. A Star is Born ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  60. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gone With The Wind ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  61. Mayhem ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  62. Houdini (1953) ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  63. Spotlight ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  64. The Fast and the Furious ⭐️⭐️⭐
  65. TV – Scooby Doo Where Are You? – S1:E3 – “Hassle In The Castle” ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  66. TV – Scooby Doo Where Are You? – S1:E8 – “Foul Play in Funland” ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  67. TV – Scooby Doo Where ARe You? – S1:E7 – “Never Ape an Apeman” ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  68. Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash ⭐️⭐️⭐
  69. RBG ⭐️⭐️⭐
  70. Bill and Ted Face The Music ⭐️⭐️⭐
  71. Snakes on a Plane ⭐️⭐️⭐
  72. Crawl ⭐️⭐️⭐
  73. Demolition Man ⭐️⭐️⭐
  74. Mr. Deeds ⭐️⭐️⭐
  75. Pooka! ⭐️⭐️⭐
  76. Along Came Polly ⭐️⭐️⭐
  77. Reindeer Games ⭐️⭐️⭐
  78. Real Steel ⭐️⭐️⭐
  79. Project Power ⭐️⭐️⭐
  80. The Dirt ⭐️⭐️⭐
  81. The Mask ⭐️⭐️⭐
  82. H️ell Comes To Frogtown ⭐️⭐️⭐
  83. TV – Star Trek Lower Decks – S1:E1 – Second Contact ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  84. TV – Star Trek Lower Decks – S1:E3 – Temporal Edict ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  85. Cut Throat City ⭐️⭐️⭐
  86. Superman: Red Son ⭐️⭐️⭐
  87. Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street ⭐️⭐️⭐
  88. Paycheck ⭐️⭐️½
  89. TV – Scooby Doo Where Are You? – S1:E9 – “The Backstage Rage” ⭐️⭐️½
  90. It Came from the Desert ⭐️⭐️½
  91. Daylight ⭐️⭐️½
  92. I Still Believe ⭐️⭐️½
  93. Unpregnant ⭐️⭐️½
  94. The Fan ⭐️⭐️½
  95. Love, Guaranteed ⭐️⭐️½
  96. Pilgrim ⭐️⭐️½
  97. Rememory ⭐️⭐️½
  98. The Late Shift ⭐️⭐️½
  99. My Spy ⭐️⭐️½
  100. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird …The Movie ⭐️⭐️½
  101. TV – Stargirl – S1:E4 – “Wildcat” ⭐️⭐️½
  102. I’ll Never Forget You: The Last 72 Hours of Lynyrd Skynyrd ⭐️⭐️½
  103. Lost Bullet ⭐️⭐️½
  104. Down ⭐️⭐️½
  105. The Hungover Games ⭐️⭐️½
  106. TV – Star Trek Lower Decks – S1:E6 – Terminal Provocations⭐️⭐️½
  107. The Kissing Booth 2 ⭐️⭐️½
  108. Bedazzled ⭐️⭐️
  109. Judge Dredd (1995) ⭐️⭐️
  110. The Show ⭐️⭐️
  111. Palm Springs ⭐️⭐️
  112. The Cable Guy ⭐️⭐
  113. Escape from L.A ⭐️⭐
  114. Knuckleball! ⭐️⭐
  115. Radioactive ⭐️⭐
  116. Man of the Year ⭐️⭐
  117. TV – Stargirl – S1:E5 – “Hourman and Doctor Mid-Nite” ⭐️⭐️
  118. TV – Stargirl – S1:E11 – “Shining Knight” ⭐️⭐️
  119. The New Mutants ⭐️⭐
  120. Rudy: The Rudy Giullani Story ⭐️⭐
  121. Magic Camp ⭐️⭐
  122. Infinity Chamber ⭐️⭐
  123. Aeon Flux ⭐️½
  124. The Circle ⭐️½
  125. Words on Bathroom Walls ⭐️½
  126. H️ome Sweet Hell ⭐️½
  127. The Assistant ⭐️½
  128. The Personal History of David Copperfield ⭐️½
  129. TV – Star Trek Lower Decks – S1:E2 – Envoys ⭐️½
  130. TV – Star Trek Lower Decks – S1:E4 – Moist Vessel ⭐️½
  131. Verotika ⭐️½
  132. 1BR ⭐️½
  133. The Change-Up ⭐️½
  134. The Paramedic ⭐️½
  135. TV – Stargirl – S1:E9 – “Brainwave” ⭐️½
  136. Coneheads ⭐️½
  137. Infidel ⭐️½
  138. The F**k-It List ⭐️½
  139. Artemis Fowl ⭐️½
  140. Imagine That ⭐️½
  141. Killing Hasselhoff ⭐️½
  142. Down To Earth ⭐️½
  143. The Binge ⭐️
  144. 2012: Ice Age ⭐️
  145. 365 Days ⭐️
  146. TV – Star Trek Lower Decks – S1:E5 – Cupid’s Errant Arrow ½
  147. The Last Shift ½

Past Viewing Challenges

Fall 2020 (October 1 – November 30, 2020) will be interactive movie viewing challenge #7. Here are the past challenges:

  1. 2019 October Viewing Challenge: 66+ Horror Movies Viewed In October (completed74 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  2. 2019 Holiday Viewing Challenge: 25+ Christmas Movies Viewed 11/1-12/25/19 (completed25 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  3. 2020 January Viewing Challenge: 21+ New/Unseen Movies
    (completed30 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  4. 2020 February Viewing Challenge: 14+ Romance Movies
    (completed: 14 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  5. 2020 Spring Viewing Challenge: 30+ Action/Thriller/Suspense Movies Viewed March 1 – May 30, 2020
    (completed: 54 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  6. 2020 Summer+ Viewing Challenge: 100+ Any Movie or TV Episode Viewed June 1 – September 30, 2020
    (completed: 147 movies and/or TV episodes watched, rated & reviewed)
  7. 2020 Fall Viewing Challenge: 33+ Horror/Thriller/Suspense/True Crime Movie or TV Viewed October 1 – November 30, 2020

2020 Fall Viewing Challenge: Watch/Rewatch 33+ Horror/Thriller/Suspense/True Crime Movies or TV Episodes Oct 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020

You can watch any horror, thriller, suspense or true crime movies or TV show episodes to meet this viewing challenge. Last year’s challenge was 66+ movies in just October, so this is half the goal.

Can you complete this viewing challenge? TV series binge-watchers rejoice for a second time, this should give you a chance to participate as well.

What are viewing challenges?

It’s where we try and watch a minimum number of movies — or in this challenge case, TV show episodes count, too — of certain type(s). They are usually themed based on the month(s) or seasonal. For example, around Halloween, horror movies and holiday movies during the holidays.

Anybody is welcome to participate. You do not need a blog or website, but do need some way to track what you’ve watched during the challenge. Fortunately, there are several free services available including Letterboxd (movies only), Google Docs Spreadsheet (FREE) and others.

How To Participate

Just keep track of all movies and TV episodes, regardless of genre, you’ve watched or rewatched from October 1, 2020 until midnight November 30, 2020. Sites like Letterboxd make it easy to do.

Tag movies watched with #fall2020challenge. EXAMPLE. here are movies tagged #feb2020challenge. You do not need to write reviews or rate any movies to use the Letterboxd service, you can simply use to mark as watched.

It’s free and fun to participate. Be sure to comment below if you’re in the challenge and/or those with movie/TV blogs link in so I get pinged and can add you to the participation list. Hope to see others joining in too!

If you have a movie/TV-related blog

Again, this is optional to participate, but for those who do have a blog or movie/TV review site, here’s an additional recommendation.

Having something to write about on your blog can be a challenge sometimes. This gives you something you can write about with updates on your progress over the next four months. Tie your updates into monthly recaps about the progress and encourage your readers to get involved, if you want. You might even schedule live viewing events with your subscribers.

Social movie and TV watching in 2020, good luck to all taking the challenge!

Harley Quinn Season 2 Episode Release Schedule (Projected) + February Viewing Challenge COMPLETED

Unofficial Harley Quinn Season 2 animated release schedule starting Friday April 3, 2020

DC Universe announced that Harley Quinn Season 2 will begin with the first episode on Friday April 3, 2020. I went through and projected new episodes every Friday into the future to come up with the list pictured above. This is an unofficial release schedule, as the only announced episode release is Friday April 3, 2020.

If this follows the time of each episode, it will be available at 6:00 AM PST (GMT-8).

I started watching Harley Quinn animated series regularly when it was first posted available, writing and sharing a review usually within a couple hours of each new episode was released. My goal will be a review at least the same day, if/when possible for the second season which I’m very much looking forward to watching.

February 2020 Viewing Challenge COMPLETED

The viewing challenge goal was to watch 14+ romance (or movies with romantic subplot) movies. Here are what I watched ranked by my favorite to least favorite:

  1. Forrest Gump ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. Titanic ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 
  3. Smokey & The Bandit (comedy w/ romance between Burt Reynolds & Sally Field)
  4. Back To School ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(comedy w/romance between Rodney Dangerfield & Sally Kellerman)
  5. Zack & Miri Make A Porno ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  6. The Ugly Truth ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. Serendipity ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  8. Tin Cup ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  9. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist⭐️⭐️½
  10. P.S I Love You ⭐️⭐️½
  11. The Photograph⭐️⭐️½
  12. Magic In The Moonlight ⭐️⭐️
  13. Kate & Leopold⭐️⭐️
  14. Downhill⭐️½

The Spring 2020 Viewing Challenge is up next. 30+ Action/Thriller/Suspense movies from March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020.

Spring 2020 Movies Coming Soon + Viewing Challenge

UPDATE 3/31/2020: With the coronavirus pandemic, most theaters have closed and planned release dates have changed. A strikethru on the title indicates the planned date has changed.

Baseball. Fresh growing green grass. Signs that another Spring is upon us. Spring also brings new movies to theaters in March 2020, April 2020 and May 2020 (will be posted by March 15, still waiting for trailers to drop — SEE UPDATE AT TOP OF POST). The titles below are taken from the Coming Soon To Theaters In 2020 list.

This list is sorted by most to least interest. Anticipation for a movie will change based on new information that comes out closer to the release date.

  1. (Mar 20) A Quiet Place Part IIFIRST LOOK
  2. (Apr 10) No Time To DieFIRST LOOK
  3. (May 1) Black WidowFIRST LOOK
  4. (Mar 13) The HuntFIRST LOOK
  5. (Mar 13) BloodshotFIRST LOOK
  6. (Apr 17 10 – VOD) Trolls World TourFIRST LOOK
  7. (Mar 6) OnwardFIRST LOOK
  8. (Apr 3) The New Mutants FIRST LOOK
  9. (May 15) Scoob! FIRST LOOK
  10. (May 15) Spiral (Book of Saw)FIRST LOOK

Honorable mentions: Fast & Furious 9, Bad Trip, Mulan

There are more movies I’m looking forward to than the top 10 listed above and undoubtedly there will be surprise anticipated drop-in titles (The Hunt was a drop-in title recently, and look how far up the list it is for me). This is what happened with my Fall 2019 and Winter 2019-2020 anticipation list, which is why I continue to monitor new movies that are previewed and update.

My Summer 2020 list will be posted toward the end of May 2020.

What Movies Are You Looking Most Forward to Seeing in Spring 2020?

It’s your turn, what movies are you most looking forward to seeing?

Spring 2020 Viewing Challenge

From March 1, 2020 – May 30, 2020 goal is to watch or rewatch any 30+ action/thriller/suspense movies. That’s an average of 10 action/thriller/suspense movies every month or about 2-3 per week.

Past Viewing Challenges

Spring 2020 (March 1 – May 30, 2020) will be interactive movie viewing challenge #5. Here are the others:

  1. 2019 October Viewing Challenge: 66+ Horror Movies Viewed In October (completed74 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  2. 2019 Holiday Viewing Challenge: 25+ Christmas Movies Viewed 11/1-12/25/19 (completed25 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  3. 2020 January Viewing Challenge: 21+ New/Unseen Movies
    (completed30 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  4. 2020 February Viewing Challenge: 14+ Romance Movies
    (pending end of month results)

The February 2020 14+ romance movie viewing challenge isn’t completed as of this posting yet. Those results will be posted next week after the month has concluded, but there’s still time to go on a romance movie marathon and join in if you like.

What are viewing challenges?

It’s where we try and watch a minimum number of movies of certain type(s). They are usually themed based on the month(s) or seasonal. For example, around Halloween, horror movies and holiday movies during the holidays.

Any movie watcher is welcome to participate. You do not need a blog or website, but do need some way to track the movies you’ve watched during the challenge. Fortunately, there are several free services available.

How To Participate

Just keep track of all the thriller/action/suspense movies you’ve watched from March 1, 2020 until midnight May 30, 2020. Sites like Letterboxd make it easy to do. Tag movies watched with #spring2020challenge. EXAMPLE. here are movies tagged for #feb2020challenge. You do not need to write reviews or rate any movies to use the Letterboxd service.

It’s free and fun to participate. Hope to see others joining in too! 

Watch 14+ Romance Movies for February 2020 Viewing Challenge

Just Google “Valentine’s Day” for all kinds of event-related ideas

We’ve been married 30+ years and I’ve been struck within the last year by two movie-related romantic moments:

  1. My wife who rarely signs up for anything with technology involved, downloaded the Regal Unlimited App and purchased her own subscription
  2. (very recently) She has taken to coining Thursday’s our “Date night”

No surprise, I’m going to disagree with TV Guide’s writer (bolded below).

As we’ve told you time and again, nothing is more romantic than spending the evening on your couch, watching movies from the comfort of your own home. So grab some delicious take-out and an inexpensive-but-not-cheap bottle of wine, and settle in for an intimate evening at home with your loved one. (FYI: This scenario works well even if you’re not in a relationship this Valentine’s Day.)

The Best Romantic Movies to Stream on Disney Plus This Valentine’s Day | TV Guide

Staying home and watching movies is romantic, sure, but the “nothing is more” part is completely bogus. How about watching a drive-in movie or going to the park and watching a majestic sunset or starry sky?

Segue to our 4th movie viewing challenge …

What are viewing challenges?

It’s where we try and watch a minimum number of movies of a certain type. They are usually themed based on the month(s). For example, around Halloween, horror movies and holiday movies during the holidays.

Any movie watcher is welcome to participate. You do not need a blog or website, but do need some way to track the movies you’ve watched during the challenge. Fortunately, there are several free services available.

Past Challenges

February 2020 will be interactive movie viewing challenge #4. Here are the others:

  1. 2019 October Viewing Challenge: 66+ Horror Movies Viewed In October (completed74 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  2. 2019 Holiday Viewing Challenge: 25+ Christmas Movies Viewed 11/1-12/25/19 (completed25 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  3. 2020 January Viewing Challenge: 21+ New/Unseen Movies
    (completed: 30 movies watched, rated & reviewed)

February 2020 Viewing Challenge Goal

14+ romance movies watched from February 1-29, 2020.

How To Participate

Just keep track of all the romance movies you’ve watched from today, February 1, 2020 until midnight February 29, 2020. Sites like Letterboxd make it easy to do. Tag them with #feb2020challenge.

Since this started, I’ve already watched, rated and reviewed:

13+ more romance movies to go. A month or so from this post, the results will be posted in a recap. If you notify me in the comments below that you’re participating and/or through trackback ping, you’ll be linked in the final recap post.

It’s free and fun to participate. I hope others join in too!

Other Valentine’s Day Articles of Interest

Need some help finding some good romance movies to watch? In my quest to find romance movies recommended by others, I’ve compiled the following list of recent articles:

This month on the big screen and television screens cupid’s arrows are flying.

Regal Cinebarre Issaquah Closes + January 2020 Viewing Challenge Complete

Regal Cinebarre in Issaquah Washington has closed permanently, bought by Costco

Sad news whenever a cool movie theater closes. Some readers might remember Kara and I talking about our visit to the Regal Cinebarre in Issaquah.

A notice on the front door of the movie theater said: “Unfortunately, our Cinebarre Issaquah location has closed permanently. We want to thank our guests for years of loyalty, and we will cherish all the fun memories we had together throughout our time here.

Costco purchases Regal Cinebarre Issaquah | Issaquah Reporter

Unfortunately, the location was off the beaten path and wasn’t getting enough business to stay afloat. The Regal Cinnebarre at Mount Lake Terrace is still open. That’s another 45 minutes or so away and almost two hour drive from us, but at least we can still visit a Regal Cinebarre “locally.”

We’ll be in Las Vegas again in March and probably visiting the Palace Station Cinebarre. We remain fans of the dinner and a movie concept but, like all businesses, to remain profitable and competitive “just being there” isn’t enough.

January 2020 21+ New Movies Watched Viewing Challenge — SUCCESS

On the streaming front, might as well update our January 2020 Movie Viewing Challenge: 21+ New/Unseen Movies. The complete list of new/unseen movies watched from January 1 – January 31, 2020 is listed below, ranked by rating.

  1. 1917 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  2. A Quiet Place ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  3. Lady Bird ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  4. Danny Collins ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  5. The Rhythm Section ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  6. Patchwork ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  7. Little Deaths ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  8. Bad Boys For Life ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  9. The Last Full Measure ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  10. Tammy and the T-Rex ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  11. Phil Spector ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  12. The Intruder ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  13. Easy To Learn, Hard To Master: The Fate of Atari ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  14. Like A Boss ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  15. I Want To Marry Ryan Banks ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  16. Doolittle ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  17. Just Mercy ⭐️⭐️½
  18. The Marshes ⭐️⭐️½
  19. What Men Want ⭐️⭐️½
  20. Clownado ⭐️⭐️½
  21. Bumblebee ⭐️⭐️½
  22. The Fanatic⭐️⭐️
  23. First Response ⭐️⭐️
  24. The Call Up ⭐️⭐️
  25. Always Will ⭐️⭐️
  26. The Grudge (2020)⭐️⭐️
  27. Gretel and Hansel⭐️½
  28. Final Sale ⭐️
  29. Underwater ⭐️
  30. The Turning ½

Stand out movies in January for me were 1917, A Quiet Place (just took me totally by surprise with how it was done) and Lady Bird.

I’ll be posting about the February 2020 Viewing Challenge separately, but if you want to get started watching themed movies, be thinking Valentine’s Day and romance films and you’ll be right on track.

January 2020 Movie Viewing Challenge: 21+ New/Unseen Movies

The new year brings an exciting new viewing challenge.

What are viewing challenges?

It’s where we try and watch a minimum number of movies of a certain type. They are usually themed based on the month(s). For example, around Halloween, horror movies and holiday movies during the holidays.

Any movie watcher is welcome to participate. You do not need a blog or website, but do need some way to track the movies you’ve watched during the challenge. Fortunately, there are several free services available.

Past Challenges

This will be interactive movie viewing challenge #3. Here are the others:

  1. 2019 October Viewing Challenge: 66+ Horror Movies Viewed In October (completed: 74 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  2. 2019 Holiday Viewing Challenge: 25+ Christmas Movies Viewed 11/1-12/25/19 (completed: 25 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  3. 2020 January Viewing Challenge: 21+ New/Unseen Movies (new!)

January 2020 Viewing Challenge Goal

21+ new/unseen movies watched from January 1-31, 2020.

Movies watched during these dates can be in the theater and/or streamed on whatever service you like. There are free, ad-supported services, too, so don’t necessarily have to use a paid subscription service. Since unseen movies are included, you can watch movies on free channels like IMDB, ROKU and others. The Internet Archive offers some free movies in the public domain.

Hint: there are 11+ new movies coming to theaters in January 2020, so if you watch every movie opening wide in the theaters, you’ll only need to watch 10 more movies, or like 2-3 new movies per week.

How To Participate

Just keep track of all the new movies you’ve watched in from today, January 1, 2020 until midnight January 31, 2020. Sites like Letterboxd make it easy to do. Tag them with #jan2020challenge.

Just started today and have already watched, rated and reviewed four new/unseen movies:

  1. Lady Bird ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. Easy To Learn, Hard To Master: The Fate of Atari ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. The Fanatic ⭐️⭐️
  4. What Men Want ⭐️⭐️½

A month or so from this post, the results will be posted in a recap. If you notify me in the comments below that you’re participating and/or through trackback ping, you’ll be linked in the recap post.

It’s fun and free to participate. I hope others join in too! Happy movie watching!