Splash down! Whoa. This blogathon exceeded ALL my expectations! Such an amazing variety of films! From the very earliest days of cinema to recently released films. Super low-budget quickies with primitive special effects to high budget blockbusters with cutting edge technology. Film masterpieces, cult films, rarely seen gems, cartoon shorts–we’ve really run the gamut. Not only that, we have one more entry! Last but certainly … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!
We’re getting closer and closer to reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere on Day 3 of the Outer Space on Film Blogathon: MovieRob loves The Martian, a modern-day interpretation of Robinson Crusoe. The Midnite Drive-In takes us on the final leg of our solar system tour with Journey to the Seventh Planet and Planet Outlaws. Moon In Gemini lands on Moon, a twisty story about the human cost of technology … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
We’re continuing our cinematic tour of the universe with lots of great posts for Day 2 of the Outer Space in Film Blogathon: It’s a Beautiful Day gives us the lowdown on IT! The Terror From Beyond Space, a low-budget gem that is often cited as a forerunner to the Alien franchise. Movies Silently is charmed by The ‘?’ Motorist, an early British trick film. Speakeasy admires … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon – Day 2 Recap
This post is part of The Great Western Blogathon, hosted by Thoughts All Sorts. Read the rest of the gosh darn posts HERE! I’ve mentioned many times on this blog how much I have loved Westerns since I was a little girl. But for some reason, I didn’t get around to seeing Anthony Mann’s Winchester ’73 until about three or four years ago. Ever since … Continue reading The Great Western Blogathon: Winchester ’73 (1950)
Lots of interplanetary goodness to share on Day 1 of the Outer Space on Film Blogathon: Destroy All Fanboys shares his thoughts on three films, two from the Alien franchise, Alien 3,and Alien Resurrection, as well as the unusual and visually breathtaking 2013 Russian film, Hard to be a God. MovieMovieBlogBlog revisits the original version of The Day the Earth Stood Still and finds it as chilling and timely as … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
Buckle up and get ready for blast-off! The Outer Space on Film Blogathon has arrived! Bloggers: When your post goes live, leave the URL for your post in the comments section here or under the original announcement post. You may also send it to me via Twitter. My handle is @DebbieVee. I will do daily recaps, but will also collect all the URLs in this post as they come in. You may … Continue reading The Outer Space on Film Blogathon is Here!
There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the Outer Space on Film Blogathon! It begins Friday, April 13 and runs through Sunday, April 15. If you want to join in, leave a comment here or under the original post, or contact me on Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee). Looking forward to reading all the out of this world posts! Continue reading Reminder: The Outer Space on Film Blogathon Starts Soon!
This post is part of the Marvelous Michael Caine Blogathon, hosted by Realweegiemidget Reviews. Read the rest of the marvelous posts HERE! Remakes are usually very controversial. I remember a few years ago an intense discussion on a screenwriters message board where we concluded the only good reason for doing a remake is when the original film isn’t that great but has a strong basic … Continue reading The Marvelous Michael Caine Blogathon: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
This post is part of The Free for All Blogathon, hosted by Theresa of CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! FYI, I think 10 is a ridiculously arbitrary number and of course I love way more than 10 film scores. Besides, I’m cheating because I wrote a post last year about how much I love Michael … Continue reading My 10 Favorite Film Scores
This post is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon 2018, hosted by Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club and Aurora of Once Upon a Screen. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! The aura around the Academy Awards is pretty strong. Not only the belief that those who merit the awards win them, but that it … Continue reading Forgotten Oscar Nominees and Winners
Time for a new blogathon! This time, I am inviting you to write about films that take place in outer space. Space operas, space fantasies, space parodies, space horror stories, animated films set in space–any and all of these are welcome! Only two rules: No duplicates. At least one character in the film MUST leave Earth’s gravitational pull at some point. So it’s O.K. if … Continue reading Announcing the Outer Space on Film Blogathon!
This post is part of the Happy New Year Blogathon, hosted by Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlog. Ring in the new year with the rest of the posts HERE! A riff on Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, Trading Places is one of the great buddy comedies of the 1980s. Louis Winthorpe III (Aykroyd), a young, rich snot-head who trades commodities, has an uber-preppy fiancé (Kristin … Continue reading Merry New Year! Trading Places (1983)
First, I want to extend my warmest thanks to all who participated in the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon. SO many great posts, and quite a few about films I’ve never seen–some I’ve never heard of! WOW! My viewing list has expanded a lot the last few days. Go HERE for a complete list of posts with links. Please check out these posts that did … Continue reading The “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!
Day 3 of our blogathon brings even more theft and mayhem! Critica Retro writes about William Powell’s perfect counterpart to his Nick Charles persona in The Thin Man–The Robber in the pre-code film Jewel Robbery. 4 Star Films enjoys the unexpected levity in The Big Steal, the film that paired Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer again after their success with Out of the Past. Pure Entertainment Preservation … Continue reading “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
This post is part of the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon, hosted by ME. Read the rest of the criminally good posts in this event HERE! Crooks in classic films generally split into a couple of categories: either professional criminals, or people driven by desperate circumstances to commit crimes. There’s another subset where characters steal to get revenge. Fun with Dick and Jane is a … Continue reading “It Takes a Thief Bogathon”: Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)