The 300 Week 47: New Game Plus

November 28, 2018 1 min read

Wake up, Crono, it’s time for The 300, my radical dream to see more than 300 movies in theaters in 2018. I’ll be watching new releases, classics, hidden gems, and festival films to experience the wide world of cinema in all its form. With so much moviegoing variety, there’s probably something you’d be interested in as well.

As always, there are three rules for The 300:

  • The movie must be at least 40 minutes long, meeting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ definition of a feature film.
  • I must watch the movie at a movie theater, screening room, or outdoor screening venue.
  • While I can watch movies I’ve seen before 2018, I cannot count repeated viewings of the same film in 2018 multiple times.

I hit 300 movies in last week’s installment of The 300, which means I’m starting this week north of the goal. Consider this a victory lap. I’m not sure how many movies I’ll see beyond 300 given the holidays and travel plans, but I’ll continue to track my full year of filmgoing each week through 2018. This probably means I’ll write a top 50 movies of the year rather than a top 20. Also, if I hit a certain number of movies by December 31, I may even get the dinosaur ending.

A bit strapped for time this week, but I’ll have some additional thoughts on this extended movie-watching experience in the December installments this series. The end of the year is always a great excuse to look back before looking forward. For now, it’s back to the grind.

And so, onward.

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