The 300 Week 46: I Have Watched 300 Motion pictures in Theaters in 2018, Mission Achieved
Hey, starmen and starwomen, and welcome again to The 300, my profitable try and see 300 films in theaters in 2018. I’ve watched new releases, classics, hidden gems, and pageant movies to expertise the large world of cinema in all its kinds. With a lot moviegoing selection, I believe there’s in all probability one thing I’ve seen that you just’d additionally like. If not, that’s on you, jabroni.
As all the time, there are three guidelines for The 300:
- The film have to be a minimum of 40 minutes lengthy, assembly the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences’ definition of a function movie.
- I need to watch the film at a movie show, screening room, or outside screening venue.
- Whereas I can watch films I’ve seen earlier than 2018, I can not rely repeated viewings of the identical movie in 2018 a number of instances.
The 300 began as a dumb joke. I figured I’d exploit the system and see as many films as attainable through MoviePass. The quantity 300 was good and spherical, and it gave me wiggle room so I wouldn’t need to go to the flicks each day. Because of the hyper masculine silliness of the Zack Snyder movie, 300 additionally grew to become a enjoyable excuse to do the dumb photoshops which have accompanied these weekly recaps.
With out MoviePass, this wouldn’t have been attainable. I’ve renewed my love of going to the flicks due to a whole lot of misguided enterprise capital put into tech corporations with horrible enterprise fashions. Subscription companies Like MoviePass and AMC A-Listing make common moviegoing attainable when it might in any other case be prohibitively costly, however they’re unsustainable. Smoke ‘em whilst you obtained ‘em. As an illustration, I believe I’ve seen $3,600 price of flicks on MoviePass this yr, and all I’ve paid is about $110. To Helios and Matheson shareholders, I’m sorry for taking part in by the foundations as written.
Given MoviePass’ decline, the 300 additionally wouldn’t have been attainable with out my entry to press screenings and my potential to attend and canopy movie festivals. Actually, an excellent chunk of The 300 is due to intensive viewing on the 2018 Tribeca Movie Pageant and the 2018 New York Movie Pageant. A part of me seems like this can be a little bit of a cheat, however I put within the time, and that’s one thing.
The overall runtime of The 300 is 31,387 minutes. That’s 523.11 hours. That’s 21.79 days. Placing that every one collectively, that’s 21 days, 19 hours, and seven minutes price of flicks in theaters in 2018.
There’ll be an extended recap to return since I’ve a lot of ideas a couple of yr of devoted moviegoing, and ditto the intimate-yet-shared solitude of seeing good movies with others. The yr isn’t over, gang.
And so, right here we’re.