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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 12 Days of Blogmas – Day 10

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This entry puts me through ten-twelfths (five-sixths? 83.3 percent??) of my journey as I brave my way through the Internet elements, joyously delivering movie and TV clips to some of my favorite bloggers! (What is he on about? Click here to make it a little clearer.)

Today’s stop is at the blog of Realweegiemidget Reviews (I know not the blog hostess’ actual name). This is another multi-faceted entertainment blog, providing delightful reviews of movies, TV shows, and books. In fact, the blog covers so much ground, I wondered what one item this woman might enjoy. Happily, her cat gave me the answer.

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At the top of her blog’s cover page, there’s a photo of her feline pet watching a TV screen as the Universal Pictures logo appears upon it. So I decided to give Ms. Reelwee…, etc. something to watch with her cat.

Embedded below is a 12-minute history of the Universal logos that have graced the silver screen for over a century (the studio was formed in 1912). There’s another “official” version provided on YouTube by Universal themselves, but it runs only a dreary 30 seconds and goes back only to the 1930’s. This version contains every version and is really quite fascinating viewing for any movie-history buff.

So enjoy 100 years of logos, and please come back tomorrow for Day 11!

 

THE APRIL SHOWERS BLOGATHON – Day 2 Recap

Four more bloggers have contributed terrific blogs about movies with rainy weather — so it’s time to shout about

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If you missed the terrific entries from Day 1, click here to read them. For Day 2’s entries, click on the name of each individual blog to read their blogathon entry.

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Sister Celluloid notes how Celia Johnson is drenched with despair in Brief Encounter.

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Far happier are precipitation-covered Josh Lucas and Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama, as documented by ThoughtsAllSorts.

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lifesdailylessonsblog finds inspiration in a rain-soaked adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

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And finally, Leonardo DiCaprio is unnerved by more than just rain in the thriller Shutter Island, as examined by Reelweegiemidget Reviews.

Looking for more wetness? We’ve got you covered. There’s still one more day left in our soggy blogathon, so keep us bookmarked for more entries to come!

 

End of THE MONTY PYTHON MOVIE BLOGATHON

This blogathon is getting too silly for words…so it’s time to salute our remaining bloggers in

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(Click on the appropriate day to read blogathon entries from Day 1 and Day 2. For today’s entries, click on the appropriate blogger’s name.)

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lifesdailylessonsblog finds too many life lessons to count in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.

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Reelweegiemidget Reviews finds fun in Eric Idle’s supported, er, supporting role in National Lampoon’s European Vacation.

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And last but not least, The James Bond Social Media Project takes a look at John Cleese as Bond’s sardonic gadget man “R” in The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.

And that’s the end! Thanks to our creative blog entrants for their fun contributions, and thanks for reading us for the past three days. Stay tuned later this evening for yet another blogathon announcement!

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