Saturday, August 8, 2020

Announcement: Against the Crowd Blogathon 2020

It's THAT time!!!

Even the precipitous and ongoing fall of western civilization cannot stop the Against the Crowd Blogathon. This is the 7th annual edition. That means it's getting pretty old in internet terms. After all, some six year old is probably starting a YouTube channel right now and will be a millionaire by Christmas. Me? Well, I hope to be back for the 2021 edition.

Anyhoo, for those not in the know, this is your chance to vent about your unpopular movie opinions. I know, every day on Twitter or some other social media platform some bored and/or wannabe movie expert asks you to do the same. Here's the thing. I'm going to give you more than 280 characters to express your feelings. If that's all you want, then fine. Tweet about it. But if you have a blog, vlog, podcast, or channel take all the time you want.

To do what, exactly?

Hmmm...



  • Pick one movie “everyone” loves (the more iconic, the better). That movie must have score of 75% or more on rottentomatoes.com (or at least 7.5 on imdb.com). Tell us why you hate it.
  • Pick one movie that “everyone” hates (the more notorious, the better). That movie must have a score of 35% or less on rottentomatoes.com (or 4.0 or less on imdb.com). Tell us why you love it.
  • Include the tomato meter scores of both movies.
  • Use one of the banners in this post, or feel free to create your own (just include all the pertinent details), or just mention this blogathon if using an audio or visual medium.
  • Let us know what two movies you intend on writing, vlogging, posting, or podcasting about in one of the following ways: Comment on this or any ACB 2020 post on this site, tweet me @w_ott3, or e-mail me at dellott@yahoo.com.
  • Publish your post on any day from Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23, 2020, 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.
  • If posting on social media, use the hashtag #AgainstTheCrowd2020


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 aren't sure how to approach it, or you're just looking for a little inspiration, check out entries from the previous years.

14 comments:

  1. Damn. If only I'd held back on that review for Marriage Story for a couple of weeks.

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    1. I'm sure there's something else out there. Or, you could take more jabs at Marriage Story.

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  2. Oh god the mask banners. So timely and horrifying. I'm in as always!

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  3. I'll put my thinking cap on Dell and see what I can come up with.

    Actually I already know which one I'll be turning my animus towards but I'll have to caste around a bit for the one I'll be lavishing with praise.

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  4. I'm in!

    I've got a movie nominated for a zillion Oscars that I hated, and a piece of 70s cheese that, as always is bad in an absolutely hilarious way.

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  5. Wooo! I'm glad to be joining again! I think I've been doing so since 2014 but missed 2018 so now it's like... I'm always going to be one short and this couldn't be my 7th year (7 is my favourite number)... * sheds a tear *

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    1. Nothing wrong with 6, lol. Glad to have you again!

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  6. I am putting my thinking cap on.

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