#52PickUp Retrospective

Boy, it was difficult to find the time to write about these fifty-two films! I fell behind and had a crunch time (similar to the #DLMChallenge [and that was 368 films]) at the last few months (culminating in four entries in the very last week)!

To anyone whose wondering what this series was about then click here.

Now, a major regret…

I regret including Marvel’s The Avengers in this collection as it felt right at the time based upon my original idea (of impactful firsts [and my love of crossovers]), but it was a horrible choice in hindsight because I was twenty-seven when it was released and it was hardly from my “childhood.”

And, I was originally going to continue to do this for 2017 as I had so many leftover films, but then decided against it. I then talked myself back into it as I almost did for the #DLMChallenge in 2016.

So #52PickUp will continue into 2017!! And I’d like to see more views on these! As of this posting four entries has ZERO views, and ALL POSTS had a combined view count of 378

Ouch.

Next year will feature a lot of 90s films, comedies, and obscure Direct-to-video flicks! It’s going to be a blast!

Also, be sure to scroll to the end to see all of the logos in ONE PHOTO!


 

Lessons learned:

  1. Keep ahead of the films, so they don’t gang up on you!
  2. Nostalgia isn’t always quality, but I did watch some great films as a kid.
  3. All of those logos together can be really persuasive in continuing the series.


The 2016 Full (Clickable) List! Catch up on the ones you’ve missed!

  1. Stay Tuned (1992)
  2. Baseketball (1998)
  3. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
  4. Spaceballs (1987)
  5. Groundhog Day (1993)
  6. Tremors (1990)
  7. Casper (1995)
  8. The Meteor Man (1993)
  9. Space Jam (1996)
  10. Men in Black (1997)
  11. Predator (1987)
  12. The Truman Show (1997)
  13. Dirty Work (1998)
  14. Beavis and Butthead Do America (1996)
  15. Kingpin (1996)
  16. National Lampoon’s Senior Trip (1995)
  17. Evolution (2001)
  18. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
  19. Ghost (1990)
  20. Twister (1996)
  21. Last Action Hero (1993)
  22. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
  23. Heavyweights (1995)
  24. Toy Story (1995)
  25. Independence Day (1996)
  26. Fluke (1995)
  27. Cast Away (2000)
  28. Ghostbusters (1984)
  29. *batteries not included (1987)
  30. Rat Race (2001)
  31. The Matrix (1999)
  32. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
  33. Scary Movie (2000)
  34. Back to the Future (1985)
  35. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
  36. Idle Hands (1998)
  37. Beetlejuice (1988)
  38. Jason Goes to Hell (1994)
  39. Puppet Master 4 (1993)
  40. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  41. Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
  42. Howard the Duck (1986)
  43. Desperado (1995)
  44. What Women Want (2000)
  45. Starship Troopers (1997)
  46. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  47. Gremlins (1984)
  48. Home Alone (1990)
  49. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
  50. Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
  51. Jumanji (1995)
  52. Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Top Three Years:

1st- 1995: 7

2nd- 1993: 6

3rd- 1996: 5

 


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-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

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