Movie #2 – Timeline


The second film in our lineup is a Michael Crichton movie. No, not that one, the other one! No… the other one… no… the other one…

Despite being one of the least acclaimed movies in Crichton’s lineup, it has a surprisingly robust cast including Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, and Billy Connolly.

The moral of this film? Don’t let startups control wormholes.

Movie #1 – The Visit

The Visit

Start out a movie marathon with a little adrenaline and you can cut down your coffee intake by a solid 5%! This movie made me deeply uncomfortable, but it’s nice to see M Night Shyamalan’s return to profitability, knowing it’s the start of a new trend for him – smaller, self-produced films that can still make a lot of money.

Movie #12 of 12

Ruby Sparks

We made it! Well, in 1 hour and 44 minutes we’ve made it. But still, it feels good. This film is presumably about a writer whose fear of plagiarism manifests himself in his girlfriend and he becomes terrified and murders her. I’m assuming all this by the other films in this marathon.

By reading the description, it seems much much more wholesome. For most of you, potentially reading this in bed Sunday morning, think about how long I watched random movies today. I woke up at 3:50am, I fell asleep the moment this movie is over (3:44am central time, this is a guess). Consider how much you’d donate for your nephew to run a 5k, knowing he’s not really running. Then think about how many hours of my productive adulthood I’m sacrificing for this. Disregard the fact that I choose to do this, AND love it. Concentrate on the pity.

Concentrate on the fact that you woke up Saturday morning and I was on movie 3. Then you woke up on Sunday and I had JUST finished watching movies. And that I’m tired.

Then think about movies and decide to give $5 to the Carolina Theatre because you trust my judgment. And I have only been to the Carolina once in the last 5 years, and yet I still raise money for them every year. And then think about skipping Starbucks and sponsoring them. Just once.

Much love, we are at $500 of our $600 goal. I am very tired. I love you regardless. Donate $5 here.

Movie #11 of 12

Sleepy Hollow

Movie #11… we’re really coming up to the end here aren’t we? Here’s an oft-forgotten Tim Burton / Johnny Depp / Christina Ricci classic. I have not seen this movie since it came out in theaters in 1999. So… will it hold up? Did it even hold up the first time?

These are questions I probably won’t even be able to answer after seeing it, because I’m pretty durn tired. With that said, let’s dive right into this! And somehow, I own the DVD, so we’re going old skool for this baby.

Movie #10 of 12

Hotel Artemis

This is a film I desperately wanted to see in theaters, but missed, since it was pulled fairly quickly due to a less-than-fantastic reception. But I’m all about them second chances. And much like the movie Raid, or some films from today’s lineup like Smokin’ Aces, and arguably, to a degree, Hardcore Henry, there’s something thrilling about a building under siege. I’m hoping the John Wick vibes I felt from the trailer also pay off…

In money-raising news, we’ve hit a lull. We are tantalizingly close to our goal – so hopefully a few more wise scholars will stand up! But not to worry! If it’s too late for you to donate, this will be open for at least another 24 hours to accept as many as possible.

Donate here!

Movie #9 of 12

Hardcore Henry

The ultimate videogame novelty film, plus a giant coffee, should give me some much needed energy to make it through the end.

I’m really just hoping I don’t get too dizzy from all these go pro style antics! If you feel bad for me for still needing to watch 4 more movies, assuage your guilt by throwing $5 in the donation pile! We’re 78% the way to our goal! Donate here or spread the word!

Movie #8 of 12

Bird Box

Movie #8 is coinciding with some major donation movement. We are literally $5 away from the total of last year’s donations, with 5 entire movies left in the marathon.


Movie #7 of 12

Good Time

I’m calling an audible and pulling in Good Time as the next movie in the marathon, replacing the Good Dinosaur (I just wasn’t feeling it). With that said I now know the least about THIS movie, because I only know the most basic plot.

But hey it has my favorite vampire, Robert Pattinson, so how bad could it be? <sparkles in vampire>

And both have “Good” in the title, which I’m sure is indicative of quality.

Movie #6 of 12


Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, this is probably the movie I know the least about, going in. All I know is a one sentence plot summary and a couple friends recommend it.

One thing I definitely like about it? It’s #6 on our list and tipping us over the hump in this wild adventure. 7 to go! Let’s do this!

Movie #5 of 12

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

A stunning turn after Paddington 2, it’s time to get DARK. Literally. The famous Frank Miller sequel featuring the unique dregs of baSIN CITY. Almost halfway through the marathon and donations have stayed strong. Let’s keep it up and make sure we hit the full goal!

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