Announcing THE HAPPY NEW YEAR BLOGATHON!

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Are you about ready for 2017 to call it quits? So are we! We’re starting the celebration early by announcing…

THE HAPPY NEW YEAR BLOGATHON!

For this blogathon, we’re looking for blogs about any movie that has any kind of theme related to the last day of the year. New Year’s Eve can be the central focus of the movie, or it can be a minor subplot. As long as the movie was theatrically released, it can be in any form or genre — short subject, feature film, cartoon, comedy, disaster movie, etc. Our only request is for no duplicate entries, since there is such a wide array of New Year’s Eve-based movies to choose from.

(If you need some inspiration in finding such a movie to blog about, click here to see Wikipedia’s comprehensive listing of movies that are set around New Year’s Eve.)

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, Dec. 29, through (guess when??) Sun., Dec. 31, 2017. 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 Dec. 31, 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, in chronological order:

BNoirDetour – Little Caesar (1933)

Noirish – Repeat Performance (1947)

SeanMunger.com – The Apartment (1960)

Cinematic Scribblings – Il Posto (1961)

Moon in Gemini – Strange Days (1995)

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Rent (2005)

Thoughts All Sorts – A Long Way Down (2014)

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THE ADRIENNE BARBEAU BLOGATHON is here!

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This is one blogathon where I’d like to begin by acknowledging the upcoming contributions of the ‘thon’s stalwart entrants. Even though, surprisingly, participation in this ‘thon is as skimpy as Adrienne Barbeau’s costuming in Swamp Thing, we’re gonna party like Adrienne dancing around bralessly on “Maude”!

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Seriously, La Barbeau has had a multi-faceted show-biz career that’s based on not taking herself too seriously, and it is in that spirit that we honor her with this blogathon. If you’re just here for the read, bookmark us and keep checking back over the weekend for some fun entries. If you’re a blogathon writer, please post your ‘thon’s URL and the name of your blog in the “Comments” section below, and we will link to it as soon as possible. Now…on with the show(-it-all)!

Here are the participants — click on their blog’s name to link to their entries:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Adrienne in Swamp Thing (1981)

Realweegiemidget Reviews – Adrienne in The Fog (1980)

The Dream Book Blog – Books written by Adrienne

Movie Rob – Adrienne in Back to School (1986)

Moon in Gemini – Adrienne in The Great Houdini  (1976)

Old School Evil – Adrienne as the voice of Catwoman in TV’s Batman: The Animated Series

 

Announcing THE ADRIENNE BARBEAU BLOGATHON

(To my regular coterie of readers: Please forgive me, but you had to know that this one was coming sooner or later.)

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Say what you want about actress/author/frequently bra-less star Adrienne Barbeau, but she has certainly given her all for her art. (Or, as Adrienne herself once stated regarding an Off-Broadway show she co-starred in, “It’s not easy, singing upside down in a headstand on a raised platform with your unfettered breasts hitting you in the chin.”)

Four decades ago, Barbeau parlayed what could have been a one-note, one-joke role — as Bea Arthur’s lingerie-lacking daughter on the sitcom “Maude” — into a fairly multi-faceted career. She has starred or co-starred in countless stage productions and theatrical and TV movies; been a voice-over artist in cartoons and video games; sung in cabaret and on a self-titled CD; and has written several books, including her memoir.

She also famously gave birth to twin boys at age 51, making her (as she put it) “the only one on the maternity ward who was also a member of AARP.”

And finally, she was quite the sex symbol in the late 1970’s and early ’80s, most notoriously with the 1978 pinup poster that found her fairly spilling out of a purple corset. (At this point, we’ll let Barbeau’s notable physical attributes speak for themselves.)

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How Do I Join the Blogathon?

  1. Write a blog about any aspect of Adrienne’s career listed above, or of some aspect we did not cover. As there is plenty of subject matter to cover (ahem), we request no duplicate entries. (Also, as tempting as it is, keep any innuendo to the PG-13 level or lower.)
  2. In the “Comments” section at the bottom of this blog, please leave your name, the URL of your blog, and the Barbeau-related subject 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.
  3. The blogathon will take place from Friday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. 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, so as long as you submit your entry by the end of the day on Oct. 1, I will be satisfied. (However, as I always say, the sooner the better!) Be sure to grab one of the banners below, and have fun with your blog entry!

Here’s the line-up so far:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Adrienne in Swamp Thing (1981)

Realweegiemidget Reviews – Adrienne in The Fog (1980)

The Dream Book Blog – Books written by Adrienne

Movie Rob – Adrienne in Back to School (1986)

Moon in Gemini – Adrienne in The Great Houdini  (1976)

Old School Evil – Adrienne as the voice of Catwoman in Batman: The Animated Series

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IT’S JUST A JOKE: THE MOVIE PARODY BLOGATHON is here!

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Welcome! Keep us bookmarked for the next three days, as some gifted bloggers offer their takes on their favorite movie parodies — either spoofs of a particular genre, or a movie whose plotline sends up a particular style of movie or TV show.

If any blog entry below is highlighted, click on the movie’s title to link to that blog entry. If you are a blogger who’s submitting your entry, please post your blog’s name and the entry’s URL in the “Comments” section below, and I’ll link to it ASAP. You are allowed to submit your entry at any time between Sept. 1 and 3 (although as I always say, the sooner the better!)

Here’s the line-up:

Silent-ology – Show People (1928)

The Dream Book Blog – Smile (1975)

The Midnite Drive-In – This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Moon in Gemini – Soapdish (1991)

Realweegiemidget Reviews – Team America: World Police (2004)

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)

Dell on Movies – Black Dynamite (2009)

The MY FAVORITE MOVIE THREESOME BLOGATHON is here!

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Welcome to our My Favorite Movie Threesome Blogathon. Join us for the next three days as bloggers pay tribute to their favorite cinematic trios, real and fictional!

If you are one of the contributing bloggers, please leave your blog name and the URL of your blogathon entry in the “Comments” section below, and we will link to it as soon as possible. If you are one of our kind readers, please bookmark us and keep checking back, as the list below will be updated regularly with links to the appropriate blogs. Enjoy!

Here is the listing of blogathon entries, in chronological order:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Bluto

Anybody Got a Match? – Myrna Loy, Clark Gable, and Jean Harlow in Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – the three Mikes in Three Guys Named Mike (1951)

Cinematic Scribblings – Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, and Jean-Paul Belmondo in A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

The Dream Book Blog – Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, and Tim Robbins in Miss Firecracker (1989)

Realweegiemidget Reviews – Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson in Three Men and a Little Lady (1990)

Moon in Gemini – The Dude, Walter, and Donny in The Big Lebowski (1998)

Thoughtsallsorts – Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

Only one week until the MY FAVORITE MOVIE THREESOME BLOGATHON!

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Who is your favorite movie trio, either actual (such as a comedy team) or fictional (three movie characters who work together or are friends)? Blog about them in our My Favorite Movie Threesome Blogathon, coming in just one week! Click here for the blogathon rules.

Announcing the MY FAVORITE MOVIE THREESOME BLOGATHON!

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Happy anniversary…to me!

Today marks the third anniversary of the creation of this blog. Usually on this anniv date, I write some pseudo-profound piece about how many followers I have, what I’ve learned through the journey of blogging, etc. But this year, I decided to instead pass the riches on to you, with your chance to participate in the

MY FAVORITE MOVIE THREESOME BLOGATHON!

Rules for the Blogathon

For this ‘thon, I’d like you to write about your favorite trio of movie characters or actors. Please understand that I don’t want three separate entries about actors (e.g., Cary Grant, Clark Gable, and James Stewart). I’d like you to consider:

  • trios that are known as collective groups (such as the Marx Brothers);
  • three actors who worked together in only a single movie (such as Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable in How to Marry a Millionaire); or
  • three continuing characters in a film series (such as Luke, Leia, and Han in the Star Wars films).

After you choose your trio, describe why they appeal to you so much. Take any approach. You could write about why you find The Marx Brothers hilarious as a group, or you could write about one of your favorite films of theirs. The same goes for trios who appeared in one-off films. Do you want to describe the chemistry between Marilyn, Lauren, and Betty, or would you rather write about how charming their three characters are? As long as you include a movie trio and why you like them, the sky’s 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 28, through Sunday, July 30, 2017. 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 30, I will be satisfied. (That said, the earlier the better!) Duplicate entries about the same trio are welcome as well.

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, in chronological order:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Bluto

Anybody Got a Match? – Myrna Loy, Clark Gable, and Jean Harlow in Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – the three Mikes in Three Guys Named Mike (1951)

Cinematic Scribblings – Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, and Jean-Paul Belmondo in A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

The Dream Book Blog – Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, and Tim Robbins in Miss Firecracker (1989)

Realweegiemidget Reviews – Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson in Three Men and a Little Lady (1990)

Moon in Gemini – The Dude, Walter, and Donny in The Big Lebowski (1998)

Thoughtsallsorts – Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

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