This is a quick way to expand the scope of the site and generate new questions and answers.
How it works: - One topic will be designated each week starting Friday 0:00 (EST) and ending Thursday 23:59 (EST). The current topic will be listed below.
How to enter - In order to participate, simply tag your question with the topic's tag to be eligible. You must also be a registered member of Movies.SE.
The winner will be determined by the amount of upvotes the question garners. In the case of a tie, view count will be used. Your question must not be closed and/or deleted in order to qualify. Your question must also be asked within the promotion week.
This is all well and good, but what do I get from this? - Honestly, at the moment, nothing. There are no prizes as we are a Beta site and do not have the financial backing of StackExchange at all for contests. This is purely maintained by the moderators with user input as to what the topics should be. That doesn't mean, however, that this is all for naught. As stated, this is an effort to improve the traffic, visibility, and overall quality of the site.
Choosing the topic of the week: If you have suggestions for a future topic, please leave them as answers to this post. Topics must be trackable with a tag, meaning that specific directors, actors, television shows, movies and franchises are encouraged. Basically anything that currently has a tag is probably fair game. Topics will be chosen based on either their timely and increased notoriety or to expand the M&TV's content and scope. If you disagree with a topic, also post it as an answer with why you disagree.
Please note that it's currently just us mods running the topic of the week and we haven't gotten a large sounding board for what topics to run when. If you feel something shoudl be ran at a specific time, please add an answer to this question, or @ the mods in chat. This is for everyone, we're just keeping the lights on.
Due to certain factors, ToTW has been put on hold for the time being.
- the-man-with-the-iron-fist 11/02/2012 - 11/08/2012
- lincoln 11/09/2012 - 11/15/2012
- twilight-series 11/16/2012 - 11/22/2012
- life-of-pi 11/23/2012 - 11/29/2012
- universal-soldiers-series 11/30/2012 - 12/06/2012
- hyde-park 12/07/2012 - 12/13/2012
- the-hobbit 12/14/2012 - 12/20/2012
- the-impossible 12/21/2012 - 12/27/2012
Completed Topics and winners
cloud-atlas 10/26/2012 - 11/01/2012 No Questions Asked
paranormal-activity series 10/19/2012 - 10/25/2012 No Questions Asked
seven-psychopaths 10/12/2012 - 10/18/2012 No Questions asked
Taken Week 10/5/2012 - 10/11/2012 Saariko
time-travel movies 09/28/2012 - 10/04/2012 Shane Finneran
judge-dredddredd-3d 09/21/2012 - 09/27/2012 BamfTheNightAway
resident-evil series week 9/14/2012 - 9/20/2012 Ankit Sharma
indiana-jones 9/7/2012 - 9/13/2012 Vijin Paulraj
horror event 8/24/2012 - 9/6/2012 SystemDown
Expendables week 8/17/2012 - 8/23/2012 [No questions asked]
Bourne Franchise 8/10/2012 - 8/16/2012 tylershads
Philip K. Dick Week 8/3/2012 - 8/9/2012 Shane Finneran
Batman Special Event 7/20/2012 - 8/2/2012 tylershads
Spider-Man franchise 7/6/2012 – 7/12/2012 KevinHowell
seth-macfarlane 6/29/2012 - 7/5/2012 Morpheus
pixar 6/15/2012 - 6/28/2012 VijinPaulraj
true-blood 6/15/2012 – 6/21/2012 TylerShads
ridley-scott 6/8/2012 - 6/14/2012 stevve
- game-of-thrones (Planned for Season 3)
- dexter (Planned for season 7)
- sam-raimi (Planned for Oz)
[All credit goes to Brett White of Scifi.SE for allowing me to
steal borrow a template for the idea.]