64 favorite movies that have won Oscars in the past century. I don't currently subscribe to the paper, so I've been out of the loop, but Chris brought home the article with the final brackets laid out. I love stuff like this and was excited to start voting!
Only one problem. I've only seen 22 out of the 64 movies in the running. And, because of the way the pairs are matched, there are only five pairs in Round 1 for which I've actually seen both movies. While this might make voting more simple (vote for the one I've seen unless I hated it!), that didn't feel very satisfying.
I got excited about the idea of watching All The Movies as a family so we could vote intelligently.
Chris commented that he thought this would make a great year-long project.
Me: "But the voting starts this week."
Chris: "So, you wanted to . . . watch all the movies? And then, vote? By Tuesday?
Me: "Yes!! Well, only the ones we haven't seen.
Ben: I've seen three.
Chris: This is what I'm saying. I think it's a year-long project.
Well, year-long project, or not, it's got to start with one movie, right? We watched our first one last night. Netflix doesn't have very many of the movies on streaming, but our library has all of them on DVD and we own two. Chris and I went through and placed a bunch of holds Saturday. Then today I looked at the list and said, in a panic, "We can't possibly watch all these movies!!" to which Chris calmly replied, "That's why I was thinking it'd be a year-long project."
Fine. A year-long project it is! I'm stealing the Oregonian's idea and calling it my Popcorn Bowl Challenge.