Only four weeks until THE POPEYE BLOGATHON!

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Join our celebration of Popeye’s 75 years in the movies! Click here to find out how to join our Popeye blogathon! (And click here to listen to our Popeye podcast.)

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Announcing THE POPEYE BLOGATHON!

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After serving for four years as the “breakout star” of E.C. Segar’s comic strip Thimble Theatre, Popeye the Sailor Man made his movie debut on July 14, 1933 and became as big of a hit in animated cartoons as he was in comics. To honor the 85th anniversary of his film career, we proudly announce…

THE POPEYE BLOGATHON!

The rules are simple. Write a blog about any aspect of Popeye you like. Here are some ideas:

  • E.C. Segar’s Thimble Theatre
  • Theatrical cartoons:  the Fleischer Bros. era (1933-1942), and/or the Famous Studios era (1942-1957)
  • TV cartoons: King Features (1960-1962), Hanna-Barbera (1978-1983, 1987-1988)
  • Robert Altman’s 1980 movie adaptation, starring Robin Williams

Again, any aspect of these subjects is fine. (For example, you could write about the entire Fleischer Bros. era, or you could write about just your favorite cartoon from that era.) Also, if you have an idea of your own, let me know, and if it relates to Popeye, I’ll gladly accept it.

My only request: No duplicate entries! At the bottom of this blog entry, I will keep an updated list of blogathon entrants. Be sure to check the list to ensure that your idea isn’t already taken.

How Do I Join the Blogathon?

In the “Comments” section at the bottom of this blog, please leave your name, the URL of your blog, and the movie trio you are choosing to blog about. At the end of this blog entry are banners for the ‘thon. Grab a banner, display it on your blog, and link it back to this blog.

The blogathon will take place from Friday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. When the opening date of the blogathon arrives, leave a comment here with a link to your post, and I will display it in the list of entries (which I will continually update up to the beginning of the ‘thon, so keep checking back!).

I will not be assigning particular dates to any blog posts. As long as you get your entry in by the end of the day on Sept. 30, I will be satisfied. (That said, the earlier the better!)

Again, be sure to leave me a comment and grab a banner, and have fun with your blog entry! Here’s the line-up so far:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – the 1935 theatrical cartoon For Better or Worser, and a “psychological examination” of Popeye, Olive Oyl, Wimpy, and Bluto

Caftan Woman – the 1936 theatrical cartoon Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor

Movierob – Fox TV’s 2004 CGI special “Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy”

The Midnite Drive-In – Robert Altman’s Popeye movie

Talk About Cinema – Seasin’s Greetinks! (1933), Let’s Celebrake (1938), Mister and Mistletoe (1955), and Spinach Greetings (Popeye TV cartoon)

It Came from the Man Cave! – “There Goes the Neighborhood,” Episode 12 of Hanna-Barbera’s “Popeye and Son” (1987)

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THE FAVORITE FOURSOME BLOGATHON is here!

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It’s time to honor the quartet status quo! Join us here for the next three days as bloggers rave about their favorite pop-culture foursomes, real and fictional!

If you are a participating blogger, please go to the “Comments” section below and post the name of your blog and the URL of your blogathon entry, and I will link it as soon as possible. If you are a visiting reader, keep checking back for links. I will also be posting daily blogathon summaries at the end of each day. So enjoy!

Here’s the line-up:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – The Beatles

Movierob – The four Hobbits in The Lord of the Rings movies The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003); the starring females of Sex and the City (2008); and the starring males of The A-Team (2010)

The Stop Button – The Four Marx Brothers in The Cocoanuts (1929)

Caftan Woman – The Hi-Lo’s

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – the four main students in Dead Poets Society (1989)

Tranquil Dreams – Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrara, and Blake Lively in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

Realweegiemidget Reviews – Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Clive Owen in Closer (2004)

The Observation Post – Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy in Libeled Lady (1936)

thoughtsallsorts – Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and John Malkovich in Red (2010)

Once Upon a ScreenThe Golden Girls (1985-1992)

The Wonderful World of Cinema – The Doors

Moon in Gemini – The Griswold family in National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – The titular siblings in Adam Had Four Sons (1940)

 

 

Announcing THE FAVORITE FOURSOME BLOGATHON!

July 8 marks the fourth anniversary of this blogathon. Last year for the third anniversary, I hosted a blogathon with a theme of famous movie threesomes. So for Year # 4, I decided to do

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Rules for the Blogathon

For this ‘thon, I’d like you to write about one of your favorite foursomes in pop culture. They can be real — such as a musical quartet — or they can be fictional. They can come from movies, TV shows, books, or even comic books. As long as they work in a group of four, they can be written about for this blogathon.

After you choose your quartet, describe why they appeal to you so much. Take any approach. If it’s a musical group, write about why you enjoy their music. If it’s a fictional foursome, maybe their heroics have inspired you in real life.

My only limitation for this blogathon: Please, no duplicate entries. (I will regularly update the list of blogathon entries below. Check the list to make sure your choice isn’t already taken before you enter the ‘thon.) Otherwise, the sky is the limit!

How Do I Join the Blogathon?

In the “Comments” section at the bottom of this blog, please leave your name, the URL of your blog, and the movie trio you are choosing to blog about. At the end of this blog entry are banners for the ‘thon. Grab a banner, display it on your blog, and link it back to this blog.

The blogathon will take place from Friday, July 6, through Sunday, July 8, 2018. When the opening date of the blogathon arrives, leave a comment here with a link to your post, and I will display it in the list of entries (which I will continually update up to the beginning of the ‘thon, so keep checking back!).

I will not be assigning particular dates to any blog posts. As long as you get your entry in by the end of the day on July 8, I will be satisfied. (That said, the earlier the better!)

Again, be sure to leave me a comment and grab a banner, and have fun with your blog entry!

Here’s the line-up so far:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – The Beatles

Movierob – The four Hobbits in The Lord of the Rings movies The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003); the starring females of Sex and the City (2008); and the starring males of The A-Team (2010)

The Stop Button – The Four Marx Brothers in The Cocoanuts (1929)

Caftan Woman – The Hi-Lo’s

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – the four main students in Dead Poets Society (1989)

Tranquil Dreams – Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrara, and Blake Lively in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

Realweegiemidget Reviews – Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Clive Owen in Closer (2004)

The Observation Post – Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy in Libeled Lady (1936)

thoughtsallsorts – Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and John Malkovich in Red (2010)

Once Upon a Screen – The Golden Girls (1985-1992)

The Wonderful World of Cinema – The Doors

Moon in Gemini – The Griswold family in National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – The titular siblings in Adam Had Four Sons (1940)

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Less than two weeks until The 4th Annual SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON

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It’s only a few more days until we call cinematic shenanigans with our 4th Annual SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON. There’s still time to enter; we’re looking for blogs about movies that subtly suggest sex rather than blatantly depicting it. Click here for the complete rules and to find out how to enter.

THE 1961 BLOGATHON is here!

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Greetings, fellow blogsters! By way of celebrating my 57th birthday on Fri., Apr. 27, 2018, I am devoting this blogathon to movies and movie-related events that occurred in 1961, the year of my birth. Stay tuned for the next three days as a variety of bloggers offer their takes on favorite moments from the Cinematic Class of ’61!

If you are a participating blogger, please go to the “Comments” section below and post the name of your blog and the URL of your blogathon entry, and I will link it as soon as possible. If you are a visiting reader, keep checking back for links. I will also be posting daily blogathon summaries at the end of each day. So enjoy!

Here are the entries:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Compressed Hare (Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote cartoon) and Stan Laurel receiving an Honorary Oscar

BNoirDetour – Blast of Silence

Thoughtsallsorts – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Reelweegiemidget Reviews – The Innocents

Cinematic Scribblings – Lola

The Stop Button – Through a Glass Darkly

The Midnite Drive-In – The Phantom Planet and Assignment: Outer Space

Silver Screenings – The Misfits

portraitsbyjenni – The Hoodlum Priest

Caftan Woman – One, Two, Three

Whimsically Classic – The Parent Trap

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Come September

Movierob – Town Without Pity

dbsmovieblog – La Notte

Seetimaar-Diary of a Movie Lover – The Guns of Navarone and Judgment at Nuremberg

Moon in Gemini – Pocketful of Miracles

Announcing THE 1961 BLOGATHON!

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Happy birthday to me!

On Friday, April 27, I will turn a ripe old 57 years of age. Usually, I do some kind of gag post at my blog on that date to commemorate the occasion. But this year, I thought I’d up the ante with

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Rules

Here is the subject matter I am looking for in this blogathon:

  1. The obvious choice — movies that were theatrically released in the U.S. or elsewhere in 1961. This can include live and animated short subjects as well as feature films. (I’m doing a Bugs Bunny cartoon myself!)
  2. Movie-related news from that year. Did a significant event take place in Hollywood in 1961 that you’d like to write about? Was one of your favorite actors born in 1961 or died in that year?
  3. If you have any other idea related to movies of 1961, let me know. If it’s not too outrageous, I’ll probably allow it.
  4. Sorry, no duplicate posts. Please check the list below (which will be updated regularly) to ensure that your idea is not already taken.

How Do I Join the Blogathon?

In the “Comments” section at the bottom of this blog, please leave your name, the URL of your blog, and the movie you are choosing to blog about. At the end of this blog entry are banners for the ‘thon. Grab a banner, display it on your blog, and link it back to this blog.

The blogathon will take place from Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29, 2018. When the opening date of the blogathon arrives, leave a comment here with a link to your post, and I will display it in the list of entries (which I will continually update up to the beginning of the ‘thon, so keep checking back!).

I will not be assigning particular dates to any blog posts. As long as you get your entry in by the end of the day on April 29, I will be satisfied. (That said, the earlier the better!)

Again, be sure to leave a comment below and grab a banner, and have fun with your blog entry! Here’s the line-up so far:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Compressed Hare (Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote cartoon) and Stan Laurel receiving an Honorary Oscar

BNoirDetour – Blast of Silence

Thoughtsallsorts – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Reelweegiemidget Reviews – The Innocents

Cinematic Scribblings – Lola

The Stop Button – Through a Glass Darkly

The Midnite Drive-In – The Phantom Planet and Assignment: Outer Space

Silver Screenings – The Misfits

portraitsbyjenni – The Hoodlum Priest

Caftan Woman – One, Two, Three

Whimsically Classic – The Parent Trap

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Come September

Movierob – Town Without Pity

dbsmovieblog – La Notte

Seetimaar-Diary of a Movie Lover – The Guns of Navarone and Judgment at Nuremberg

Moon in Gemini – Pocketful of Miracles

 

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