It’s “Time to Vote Tuesday!” 117

Today is Tuesday! and if you’ve been coming here for any length of time, you know that, for most people Tuesday is just the day after Monday, but for you it means that “Time to Vote Tuesday” is here!! YES!!!

What is “Time to Vote Tuesday”?:

“Time to Vote Tuesday” is the session of fun weekly polls which spark thought, debate, and intrigue! Each poll closes in a week with results posted on the following ‘TVT’!

Last week’s poll, Second-Part Sequels has now closed with 39 votes. The results are in and the part 2 movie expected to do better than its predecessor more than the others on the list was chosen. Not a single movie on the list went without a vote this past week. Surprisingly, Taken 2 doesn’t seem to be a choice by voters to exceed the first (one of my votes would have gone to Taken 2). The movie most expected to outperform the first in a series was:

The Avengers. The sequel is going to have plenty of general reception and generated revenue! Will it have more than the first? Only time will tell! 🙂 Thanks to all that voted. Be sure to check out the results from last week’s polls HERE.

I wish to thank everyone that voted in last week’s poll, shared it with others, and added to the conversation with your comments!


In this edition of ‘TVT’ this week’s poll, entitled “Survival of the Fittest”, takes a look at survival movies.

Now, survival movies can be considered a genre all on their own. However, it is a bit broad. To narrow things down a little bit, this poll is not referencing survival due to zombies, post-apocalyptic events, MOST wars, or end of the world/cataclysmic event. So, for example: We are not talking about 28 Days Later, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, The Book of Eli, Behind Enemy Lines, or Cloverfield. ha.

What we ARE talking about are movies where a person or persons had to fight against the elements and odds stacked against them to try to survive whilst being marooned, shipwrecked, abandoned, etc.

So, think along the lines of Castaway (WIIIILLLLLSSSSSOOOOONNNNN), Robinson Crusoe, The Swiss Family Robinson, Seven Alone, War of the Worlds (Just kidding on that one. See? you ARE paying attention!). Some of the “Man vs. Wild” stuff in film. 🙂

Today I ask you to consider:

Let me know in the comments which you picked. Do you think another movie should be in the poll?

The poll closes on 9-25-12 and the results will post on next week’s “Time to Vote Tuesday!” 

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

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  1. I voted for Castaway too; but I do wish we get a better adaptation of Lord of the Flies someday. The two films that have been adapted were pretty bad, especially the American version, so many bad kid actors in it. I hope someone like Scorsese or Fincher would take a stab at adapting it for the big screen soon.


  2. I went with “The Pianist” and “127 Hours” although I really wanted to give “Castaway” some love. I stayed away from “Other” just because there are SOOOO many survival movies out there.


  3. I must abstain…I have difficulty watching these, especially since I saw this one called ALIVE I think it was…a bunch of Argentinian soccer players crash-landed in the Andes or whatever & cannibalism ensued…although I enjoyed HUNGER GAMES, that’s as close as I’ll get to a survival movie again.


  4. I haven’t seen most of them yet!! I chose Castaway because I really like that movie…2hours hardly felt like 2 hours even though there was only one man on the screen.

    Btw T…do stop by on my blog, you will love my latest post 😉
    …and read one of the comments, someone loved your celebrity crush too 😉


  5. Hi, Terence and company:

    I went with the original 1963 ‘Lord of the Flies’. No other film describes and defines the structure of a society and its immediate downfall.

    Also chose ‘Other’. And proffer ‘Hell in the Pacific’ (1968). Where Lee Marvin is a downed Marine pilot trying to survive on an isolated island with Toshiro Mifune as a lone surviving Japanese soldier. A very lean, near spartan little gem with hardly any dialogue.


      • Hi, Terrence!

        To quote Samuel L. Jackson in ‘Pulp Fiction’, “Allow me to retort.” 🙂

        Your premise of ‘Man vs. Nature’ has merit. Though in the story and film of ‘Jeremiah Johnson’, the hero, Johnson willingly goes into the wilderness to escape civilization.

        The hook in all ‘Man vs. Nature’ films is that the heroes or central characters are placed there by happenstance or a turn of events. Thus making your selection of ‘Jeremiah Johnson’ flawed, though admirable.

        Added to the fact that outside of him working with Paul Newman, I’ve never been much of a fan of Robert Redford.

        Securing my Soapbox.
        Carry on.


      • Thank you for the fun retort! Love it!

        and you’re so right. the man vs. nature is better when they happen to be in the situation as opposed to willingly going into it. I hadn’t considered that. a flaw on my part indeed! 😀

        not a Redford fan? Unheard of!!! haha


  6. I voted for Cast Away and 127 hours. My “other” pick would have been The Edge. Does Into the Wild count as a survivor movie? *SPOILER* He dies in the end…


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