My cousin is a movie watching devotee. She watches so many movies many I have never heard of before. She made a Facebook status saying how she was updating her Letterboxd account. After researching, I downloaded the Letterboxd app and it has changed the way I am watching movies while in Quarantine. I can follow friends, see their movie recommendations, and list movies on a watch list to view later. Letterboxd is my new favorite app.
I’m the type of moviegoer where I always watch movies I have seen previously. It’s difficult for me to force myself to watch something new. I don’t want to waste my time watching a movie I don’t enjoy. With Letterboxd, it’s allowed me to record all the new movies I have seen along with typing reviews or recording my reactions to a particular film. Since using Letterboxd I have watched: Vice, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Knives Out, Ex Machina, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo *Swedish Version*.
Letterboxd has renewed motivation in re-watching movies. I’m planning on re-watching the James Bond films, Marvel movies and since it’s May the Star Wars movies. I plan to log my thoughts as I finish the movies on my list. I created a list titled “The Movies That Define Me” and I have been slowly adding my favorite movies to this list.
Letterboxd is an easy to use app. It has a good interface, organized, and barely crashes on me. There are ads on Letterboxd, so while the app is free to use, there are ads now and then. For $19 a month, you can have an ad- free app or pay $49 a month to become a patron. Becoming a patron allows for backdrops on your profile along with early access to beta features. Right now, I’m not planning on paying for Letterboxd, however, it may be something I consider in the future.
If you use Letterboxd, feel free to add me! I’m BizarreBrunette. I always follow back. Letterboxd can be found on google play and the app store.
5 thoughts on “Monitoring Movies with Letterboxd”
I think I used this once but then forgot about it. I might have to look into it again!
I like it! It makes re-watching movies more fun and when I’m asking myself, what movie do I want to watch, I can look at my account to all the movies that are on my watchlist. Let me know if you use it!
I love apps/websites like this because I like to track everything. They’ve become even more useful since I was diagnosed with ME and my memory has gotten worse. I personally prefer Trakt.tv as it does TV and movies and I watch TV more than movies.
I have never heard of Trakt.tv, is it an app?
I’m so late in replying to this, sorry Mariah! It doesn’t have an app of it’s own afaik unless it’s paid. The site has a VIP option and boy do they LOVE to milk it. You don’t need to pay for most of it but even adding a widget to your blog is under the VIP. I mean, c’mon you can’t even give people a crappy version for free?
The website is https://trakt.tv and I’m going to pop my profile link here so you can see an example of it being utilised: https://trakt.tv/users/justgeekingby/
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