Thread: Aaron's All-Night Movie Marathon
04-25-2012 04:03 PM #1
Aaron's All-Night Movie Marathon
We've just posted "Aaron's All-Night Movie Marathon: Part 1"
04-25-2012 07:37 PM #2
This article would be more interesting if 90% of the movies selected weren't DTV throwaways.
04-25-2012 07:53 PM #3
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04-25-2012 08:26 PM #6
fun read...and nice job, Aaron! Too funny what lack of sleep does to you. Back in January, I flew back home (California) from Switzerland for business. I had already been up for about 10 hours before I got on the plane (and this was after about 5 hours sleep). I can never sleep on a plane, so I planned what movies to watch. I chose 3 and decided to watch them in order of which I thought I would enjoy most...started with Cowboys/Aliens (didn't care for it), went on to Colombiana (exactly as expected...decent flick, although I regret seeing it on the plane...nudity would've been nice), and ended with the new Footloose during the last 3 hours of the 12 hour flight...LOVED it...actually made me emotional and even laughed a bit out loud. So, I rent it when it finally gets released, and realized...sleep deprivation can make you actually like a lame movie.
04-25-2012 08:30 PM #7
This makes me want to try this some time. No way I'll be able to come close to this, but I might be able to manage 16-17 hours. I'd have to experiment a little more with caffeine first... I've never really found it to have much effect on me.
I have plenty of Blu-Rays that need watching... it would be a great chance, and something every movie lover should do at least once!
That settles it... this is on my to-do list. You can decide whether I am being inspired by or simply stealing an idea. :P
04-25-2012 08:47 PM #8
04-25-2012 08:50 PM #9
Which reminds me. I have to do one of these this weekend. Haven't done one since Halloween's horrorfest.
04-25-2012 10:35 PM #10
This is awesome.
Years ago my friend steered me to a special showing of Star Treks 1-6. I wish I knew what year it was. I had not seen #1 from beginning to end, and never saw 6. They movies started at about 11am and went till maybe 1am. There were breaks in between the movies. It was an unbelievable experience. This reminds me of it. I love movie marathons.
04-25-2012 11:04 PM #11
The next time I do it - if there ever is a next time - I will do a couple things: 1) I will want to have other people present so I don't lose my mind and 2) I will want to have some sort of continuity through the movies (example: 'Star Wars' marathon, horror marathon [which would just be awful for me], Christmas movie marathon).
04-25-2012 11:17 PM #12
04-25-2012 11:19 PM #13
Honestly, I think the random movie choices would work better for a marathon.
Thinking about it, I have definitely had my share of TV marathons. I've gotten a season of a show and just knocked it out in a day, and then wondered how that was even possible.
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I loved the articles, so much I registered to post a reply. Back in 2003 Netflix sponsored an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for continuous movie watching. I was one of 20 to try, and 11 to succeed. 66 1/2 hours straight in the Good Morning America Studios in Times Square. It was long, arduous, and boring, but I got free Netflix for life. Part of what made it so hard was how familiar I was with most of the movies. I wrote up a long article about it a few days later and never edited it, so it's pretty raw but entertaining. Let me know if you want to hear what my experience was like.