THE YEAR AFTER YEAR BLOGATHON – Da Big Finish

It’s time to present our final round of bouquets to our blogathon entrants, so here we go with

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Click on Day 1 or Day 2 if you missed either of those days’ entries. Here’s our final set. (Click on the name of each blog to read his or her entry.)

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In the final entry of his ambitious blogathon trilogy, Movierob gives us Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda having an extramarital affair over a quarter-century in Same Time Next Year.

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Moon in Gemini examines a family of determined women in the 1994 film of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel Little Women.

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And in a surprise last-minute entry, Dell on Movies gives us Spike Lee’s sprawling version of the life of Malcolm X as played by Denzel Washington.

As always, thanks to our very gifted bloggers and their appreciative readers. Here’s wishing you a most joyful and hopeful New Year!

THE YEAR AFTER YEAR BLOGATHON – Day 2 Recap

I don’t mean to get all presidential about this, but attention should be paid as we present

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We’ve received more terrific entries in our blogathon devoted to movies with a time span of one year or longer. If you missed Day 1, click here to read those entries, and then click on each of the blogs’ names below to enjoy the latest ones!

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In his second of three entries, Movierob takes on D.W. Griffith’s controversial The Birth of a Nation.

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Alicia Silverstone helps Brendan Frazier deal with the fallout of having spent 35 years in a bomb shelter in Blast from the Past, as reviewed by Taking Up Room.

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And thoughtsallsorts watches Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke age before his eyes in the ambitious trilogy Before SunriseBefore Sunset, and Before Midnight.

Keep up bookmarked for one more day of movie time travel!

 

 

 

 

 

THE YEAR AFTER YEAR BLOGATHON – Day 1 Recap

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future…so we’d better get going on

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We received a lot of great entries on the first day of this ‘thon. Just click on the names of the individual blogs below to read them!

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Growing up isn’t easy for sisters Tootie and Esther (Margaret O’Brien and Judy Garland) in Meet Me in St. Louis, as A Shroud of Thoughts tells us.

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The Stop Button takes a look at the troubled life of boxer Jake La Motta (Robert DeNiro) as depicted in Raging Bull.

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Reelweegiemidget Reviews shows how life for Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson (Paul Dano and John Cusack) wasn’t all surf and sun in Love & Mercy.

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The Midnite Drive-In observes a day in the life of Phil Connors (Bill Murray) — over and over and over — in Groundhog Day.

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In the first of his three blogathon entries, Movierob watches a Jewish Hungarian family struggle to hold onto their values through three generations in Sunshine.

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Dubsism gives us the ups and downs of three vacationing couples/friends (including Carol Burnett and Alan Alda) during the course of The Four Seasons.

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And finally, yours truly enjoys Mel Brooks giving us a twisted history lesson in the comedy History of the World Part I.

We still have two days left in this timely blogathon, so keep us bookmarked!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FAVORITE FOURSOME BLOGATHON – Da Big Finish

We had some no-shows on Day 2, but we ended our blogathon of famous foursomes with a finale of finesse. So join us for the big closing number, as we present

Click here to link to the entries from Day 1. For today’s finale, click on each individual blog’s name to link to their entries (except for our first entrant, for which you’ll need to click on each of his entries’ names).

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First off, Movierob gets our “Blogathoner of the Year” Award for contributing entries on five, count ’em, 5 movies: The first, second, and third movies of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy; and the movie versions/extensions of the TV series Sex and the City and The A-Team.

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Caftan Woman sings her praises of the close-harmony vocal quartet The Hi-Lo’s.

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Tranquil Dreams shows us that friendship is in the genes (or is it jeans?) of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

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Realweegiemidget Reviews examines the lives of four people who want love but are afraid to get Closer.

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An assassination threat on a former agent leaves him and three of his peers seeing Red, as chronicled by thoughtsallsorts.

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Chevy Chase takes the concept of family vay-cay’s to a new extreme in National Lampoon’s Vacation, whose itinerary is well-detailed by Moon in Gemini.

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Pure Entertainment Preservation Society details how a governess becomes the center of a widower’s family in Adam Had Four Sons.

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And finally, what would a foursomes blogathon be without a tribute to TV’s best-known Miami seniors? Once Upon a Screen offers a touch of nostalgia (and grey) for “The Golden Girls.”

Our thanks to all of the wonderful bloggers who contributed such enjoyable entries, and to this blogathon’s followers who enjoyed them. Y’all come back now, ya hear?

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THE FAVORITE FOURSOME BLOGATHON – Day 1 Recap

Appropriately for the first day of our blogathon about famous foursomes, we received exactly four entries! So let’s take a good look at our entourage as we present

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Click on each blog’s name to read their individual entry.

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In the first of his five (!!) entries, Movierob wishes there was a Plan B as he examines the plotholes in the movie version of the popular TV series The A-Team.

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Similarly, The Stop Button wishes The Marx Brothers made a stronger impression in their film debut, a movie adaptation of their hit Broadway play The Cocoanuts.

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Virginie at The Wonderful World of Cinema details why she loves The Doors madly.

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And me, myself, and I explain my lifelong affection for The Beatles.

We still have two more days left in our blogathon of foursomes, so keep us bookmarked!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 4th Annual SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON – Da Big Finish

Sadly, we’ve had quite a few no-shows for our blogathon. Nevertheless, we shall bounce up and down with joy over those bloggers who saw it through, as we present

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(Click on the appropriate day to see the entries for Day 1 and Day 2. For today’s ‘thon finale, click on the name of each individual blog to read their entry.)

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Against their better judgment, a pent-up couple Clash by Night, as chronicled by Moon in Gemini.

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Movierob finishes his three-part blogathon entry with another threesome — Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and a leopard — in the classic screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby.

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And Anybody Got a Match? details the sizzling chemistry — on- and off-screen — between Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth, as Gilda does its best to put the blame on Mame.

Thanks to all of our blogathon participants and readers! And stay tuned for yet another blogathon coming up shortly from this blog!

 

 

 

 

The 4th Annual SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON – Day 2 Recap

We received only two new entries in the second day of our blogathon. But they were two really big attention-getters, so let’s take a good look at them as we present

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(Click here to see the entries from our Day 1 Recap. For Day 2, click on each blog’s name to read their individual entry.)

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Henry Fonda falls at Barbara Stanwyck’s feet (a lot) in the Preston Sturges classic The Lady Eve, as reviewed by Movierob in his second of three entries.

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And A Shroud of Thoughts examines the “trilogy” of romantic comedies that starred Doris Day and Rock Hudson.

Keep us bookmarked, as we still have one more day to go with our sexy-movie blogathon!

 

 

 

 

SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON – Day 1 Recap

Our bloggers really gave it everything they had. So don’t be surprised by the high quality of the great entries in

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(Click on the name of each blog to read their individual entry.)

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The first of three entries from Movierob eavesdrops on some Pillow Talk between Doris Day and Rock Hudson.

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The Midnite Drive-In displays anything but Contempt for Brigitte Bardot in his critique of the Jean-Luc Godard classic.

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Realweegiemidget Reviews rooks us into a sexy game of chess between Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair.

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Dell on Movies explains why all is fair in Love and Basketball.

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And finally, your faithful correspondent details how Jane Russell’s film debut in The Outlaw is, in every sense of the word, a bust.

We still have two more days to go in our sexy blogathon, so keep us bookmarked. (And for heaven’s sake, put something on — people are watching!)

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THE 1961 BLOGATHON – Day 1 Recap

We received some snappy entries about movies from the year 1961, so sit back and enjoy

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Click on the individual name of each blog to link to their entry.

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Rock Hudson deals with some unruly teenagers who have taken over his Italian villa in Come September, as reviewed by Love Letters to Old Hollywood.

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Thoughtsallsorts brings us Audrey Hepburn at her most charming in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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For a movie about a governess trying to protect her young charges, Realweegiemidget Reviews finds The Innocents very, er, haunting.

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God is silent, but writer-director Ingmar Bergman isn’t in Through a Glass Darkly, whose lack of resolution The Stop Button found frustrating.

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Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe come to grips with their inner conflicts in their final film, The Misfits, critiqued by Silver Screenings.

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James Cagney deals with Coca-Cola and the Cold War in Billy Wilder’s comedy One, Two, Three, whose virtues are enumerated by Caftan Woman.

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Whimsically Classic is charmed by two versions of Hayley Mills in the Disney comedy The Parent Trap.

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Movierob is less than impressed by Kirk Douglas and Co. in the courtroom drama Town Without Pity.

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And finally, your faithful correspondent discusses Stan Laurel’s 1961 Honorary Oscar, as well as the Bugs Bunny-Wile E. Coyote cartoon Compressed Hare.

And there are still two days to go in our salute to ’61, so keep us bookmarked!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE END OF THE WORLD BLOGATHON – Day 2 Recap

Death is not taking a holiday here at our blog, nor at The Midnite Drive-In, where our blogs are covering apocalyptically- and post-apocalyptically-themed movies. So join us for

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If you missed our Day 1 Recap, click here to see more great entries. To read the entrants from Day 2, click on the name of each individual blog below.

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The Midnite Drive-in reports on Bruce Willis’ mission from the grim future, as depicted in 12 Monkeys.

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Critica Retro critiques the 1936 film Things to Come, which made some sadly accurate preductions about the dangers of modern technology.

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Once Upon a Screen brings us Fail-Safe, a thriller from the Cold War that, er, pushes all the wrong buttons.

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And while Douglas Adams gives thanks for all the fish, Movierob does not give thanks for Adams’ movie adaptation of his book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

We still have one more day to go in our blogathon, so keep us bookmarked, right to the end!

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