The 87th annual Academy Awards, or The Oscars as it has been coined since 2013, broadcasts just hours from now. Many say this year’s line-up of nominees have all but secured the winners for the main categories. For Best Picture, initially buzz suggested BOYHOOD will be the clear winner. Based on ticket sales some main streamers are vying for AMERICAN SNIPER. But most recently BIRDMAN … Continue reading Breaking Codes and Keeping Secrets in THE IMITATION GAME (2014)
Times may change, but some things stay the same. The Oscars has remained essentially a grand celebration to honor the best of the best in the film industry. TCM marks this tradition every February via the popular ’31 Days of Oscar’ and your humble co-hosts Aurora, Paula and I once again bring you the 31 DAYS OF OSCAR BLOGATHON. As we kick-off our second day … Continue reading Day 2: ACTORS Week of the 31 DAYS OF OSCAR BLOGATHON
The time has finally arrived! The smell of fresh red carpet unrolled is in the air. It’s awards season. But to us classic film affecianados and Turner Classic Movie network devotees, February also brings the pinnacle in honoring the best of the best, it’s the 31 DAYS OF OSCAR Blogathon! Our first week of this month-long mega blogging event focuses on the ACTORS. For our … Continue reading Day One: ACTORS Week of the 31 DAYS OF OSCAR Blogathon
The following is part of the The Great Movie Debate Blogathon taking place September 13 & 14th, hosted by Aurora at Citizen Screenings and Tim at The Cinematic Packrat . For this blogathon, we film bloggers were assigned with an interesting concept: choose a film and argue for or against it with another blogger taking the other side of the argument. Okay, so maybe I have yet to coerce a partner … Continue reading The Great Movie Debate Blogathon: AVATAR or Why I Didn’t Like This Blue Man Group
The time has arrived to join in on the celebration! He is not only one of the most influential filmmakers in film history, but an honest to goodness film fan. In that spirit, Michael of It Rains…You Get Wet , Aurora of Citizen Screenings and I celebrate the films of Steven Spielberg by way of the SPIELBERG BLOGATHON this weekend. The plan is that I will host all … Continue reading The Spielberg Blogathon Weekend… They’re HERE!!
For many, August signals the ending of summer. One of the fun ways this August celebrates summer is via sharks, sharks and more sharks. Sharknadoes came back with a sequel vengeance when “Sharknado 2” aired on SyFy channel recently and became a national, albeit majorly campy, phenomena. August 10th, Discovery Channel returns in it’s 27th season of the very popular “Shark Week” and “JAWS Week” … Continue reading the SPIELBERG BLOGATHON
In April of this year the world lost Mickey Rooney, an entertainer whose career spanned an unbelievable nine decades. Born in Brooklyn New York on September 23, 1920, Rooney was on the Vaudeville stage almost before he could talk and appeared in his first movie at the age of six. From there the movies became his life. With sidesteps into radio and television Mickey Rooney … Continue reading getTV Mickey Rooney Blogathon
“An actor entering through the door, you’ve got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you’ve got a situation.” —Billy Wilder Filmmaker Billy Wilder was a genius because he looked through the camera lens and typed words on the keys with a different perspective than most. His skew was wittier, and richer in layers of character development. Today we celebrate him with this blogathon … Continue reading Happy Birthday Billy! The BILLY WILDER BLOGATHON is here…