Thursday, August 15, 2019

Announcement: Against the Crowd Blogathon 2019


The summer will soon be ending. That means it’s time for the 6th annual Against the Crowd Blogathon! This is the time when you are encouraged to share your unpopular opinion on a pair of movies. I know that’s a thing on social media, but I give you more room to express yourself. If you’ve read this far you have a pretty good idea of what I’m asking folks to do, but there are rules. Here they are…after another pic, of course...


  1. Pick one movie “everyone” loves (the more iconic, the better). That movie must have score of 75% or more on rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you hate it.
  2. Pick one movie that “everyone” hates (the more notorious, the better). That movie must have a score of 35% or less on rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you love it.
  3. Include the tomato meter scores of both movies.
  4. Use one of the banners in this post, or feel free to create your own (just include all the pertinent details).
  5. Let us know what two movies you intend on writing about in one of the following ways: Comment on this or any ACB 2019 post on this site, Tweet me @w_ott3, E-mail me: dellott@yahoo.com.
  6. Publish your post on any day from Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25, 2019 (tighter schedule this year), and include a link to this announcement. If you’re a podcaster or YouTuber that is interested in participating just talk about your chosen movies during your closest podcast and/or video to those dates and mention that you are taking part in this blogathon. You could also just tweet about it!

By the way, should a movie you select not have a grade on rottentomatoes.com, use a score of at least 7.5 on imdb.com for ones you hate and less than 4.0 for ones you love.

On Monday, the 26th, I will publish a wrap-up post which will include a link to all entries. Now go find some movies to disagree with us on!


If you're thinking about joining but not sure how to approach it, or just looking for a little inspiration, check out entries from the previous years.


20 comments:

  1. I was just thinking about your Against the Crowd blogathon the other day! Typically I can't remember what movie it was that reminded me of it...
    I go on vacation on the 23rd but if I can, I'll get a post drafted and scheduled for whilst I'm away :)

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    1. Enjoy you vacation! I hope you can participate, but if not, I get it.

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  2. Oh I'll definitely have a post up for 25th :)

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  3. Yay! I actually made a note in my drafts back in February for the "worst" film that I was going to talk about for this. Now to just think of its companion piece. lol

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    1. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  4. I'm in. I got some rotten films that I want to defend.

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    1. Cool. I detect a bit of saltiness already. Perfect!

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  5. I think I will join...will be fun

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  6. Is it that time of the year already?! Well I'll get crackin' and get you something soon!

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  7. I probably should have announced I'd be taking part earlier, but I just put up my post for the blogathon.

    Thanks for hosting the blogathon again!

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  8. And here is my entry to this year's blog-a-thon. *cackles*

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  9. Alright, I forgot to comment but I'm on it! Meaning, I've done it! :D

    https://www.mettelray.com/against-the-crowd-blogathon-3/

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