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The Freaky Trigger Movie Poll 2019

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“Hi I’m Alita – some say Battle Angel – and me and my big eyes would like to welcome you to the 2019 FreakyTrigger Movie Poll. When I was rebooted in Iron City in 2563 the first thing I did was try to work out who the creepy Dr. Dyson Ido – who revived me – reminded me of. It was also a bit odd that he had a name which was half Japanese era half vacuum cleaner, but even though he seemed benevolent, he just seemed naturally villainous. So searching my incomplete historical database when I wasn’t beating the crap out of baddies in half decent but weightless CGI, my cybernetic brain came across a name. Christoph Waltz. Who apparently was a movie star in the 2010’s. Further searching in the hours I did not sleep, I became obsessed with the films of 2019 – and in particular what the readers of FreakyTrigger thought of them. So I sent this message back in time just before my important Rollerball game to find out (its not Rollerball but it is)”

Thanks, Alita, and I bet with your big eyes you can watch more movies at once. Including your own one – how self reflexive. Though don’t hold your breathe for it cracking the top ten. But thanks nevertheless for the welcome to the fifth annual movie poll. And the third TV Poll*. The rules are simple – rank your top twenty in both categories IN ORDER and send your vote to:

As long as the film or TV show was properly released in UK cinemas or premiered on UK TV in some form (VOD / Multi-Platform) in 2019 in the UK it will be counted. I may be a little more forgiving with TV seeing the multiple ways people watch it. I will not accept The Mandalorian – as there is no legal way to watch it in the UK. I will also accept The Favourite as it was officially released in the UK on the 1st January (even though it came 8th in last years poll). I’ll let you know if I rule things out.

You don’t have to vote in both polls. You don’t have to list a full twenty – I’ll take whatever you’ve got. The deadline to submit is 3pm on New Years Day because you might be watching movies up to midnight (again all other film polls neglect this point).

Your number 1 will get more points than your 20. And to make the final countdown, it must have at least two people voting for it and remember, nearly all of last years award winners and a lot of 2017 Cannes darlings were released in the UK in 2018, so I think the start of this year is not without contenders.

So remember:
– The order of your top 20 is important! Your #1 will be allocated more points than #20.
– If you can’t think of 20 items then 10 or 14 or 1 is just fine.
And see you for the rundown in January.

*OK, I said I wouldn’t do TV again, but actually just posting the list was easy, so feel free to do it any I guarantee I will put it up before the end of January 2020.

Comments

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    Luca ZM on 22 Dec 2019 #

    When will the poll close? I usually wait until the last days to try to catch up with the end of year releases and whatever I missed.
    Also, thank you for doing this! I look forward to the film and music polls every year. I’m still holding on to hope that the music poll is gonna pop up any day now, haha, it would be a shame to skip this year.

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    Pete Baran on 23 Dec 2019 #

    Poll closes 3pm GMT on New Years Day

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