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 HAPPY NEW YEAR BLOGATHON – Day 2 Recap

Our New Year’s Eve bloggers continue to shake things up, as you’ll see in

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Click here to read Day 1‘s entries, and click on the name of each individual blog below to read their Day 2 entries. (Also, I neglected to include Thoughts All Sorts‘ entry in the Day 1 Recap. My sincere apologies.)

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Some friendly strangers prevent suicidal Pierce Brosnan from going A Long Way Down on New Year’s Eve, as reported by Thoughts All Sorts.

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Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews harks all the way back to the silent-film era for a New Year’s Eve ride in The Phantom Carriage.

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Noirish explains how, on New Year’s Eve, Joan Leslie gets a Repeat Performance of the past year to see if she can get it right this time.

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The Midnite Drive-In takes a look at some shallow slackers celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York City, in 200 Cigarettes.

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And Movierob provides a double feature of apocalyptic New Year’s Eve movies: the comedy Ghostbusters IIand the Arnold Schwarzenegger thriller End of Days.

Join us tomorrow for the final chapter of our celebration of New Year’s Eve-themed movies!

 

 

 

MY FAVORITE MOVIE THREESOME BLOGATHON – Day 1 Recap

A full 50% of our blogathon entrants have submitted their entrants already — proving that, for blogathons that slap the competition silly, you can’t beat the

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

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Pure Entertainment Preservation Society explains how Jane Wyman captures the attention of Three Guys Named Mike.

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Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, and Steve Guttenberg recapture the hearts of moviegoers (and the girl who is their charge) in Three Men and a Little Lady, as reviewed by Realweegiemidget Reviews.

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ThoughtsAllSorts shows how the love triangle of an insecure publishing employee makes for fascinating reading in Bridget Jones’s Diary.

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And finally, your faithful correspondent can’t resist applying pop psychology to the classic cartoon trio of Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Bluto.

We still have four blogathon entries to go, so keep us bookmarked. If our movie-trio blogathon was any edgier, we’d get arrested for it!

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The winners of NUTS IN MAY: A LAUREL & HARDY BLOGATHON (WITH PRIZES!)

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First, let me thank all five participants in this blogathon. All of these entries are delightful to read, and they really capture the cheery, blithe spirit of Laurel & Hardy’s comedy.

I promised that I would post the first- , second- , and third-place winners’ entries here at my blog, and I will do so later today. In the meantime, here is a listing of all of the winners, as well as links to their blog entries. Click on each movie title to read each blogger’s entry.

If you are one of the winners, please email me at socialmediaspecialist61@gmail.com. (If you’re having trouble reading that, put these altogether as one word: social media specialist @ gmail.com) In your email, please include both the name of your blog, and the name and street address where you would like your prize to be sent.

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Fifth place –

Prize: A copy of John McCabe’s 1975 coffee-table book Laurel & Hardy

Awarded to: Realweegiemidget Reviews

Blog entry: A Chump at Oxford (1940)

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Fourth place –

Prize: A copy of Glenn Mitchell’s 1995 paperback book The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia

Awarded to: thoughtsallsorts

Blog entry: The Live Ghost (1934)

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Third place –

Prize: The Kino Video/Lobster Films 2004 DVD of Laurel & Hardy’s 1939 film The Flying Deuces

Awarded to: The Movie Rat

Blog entry: The Music Box (1932)

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Second place –

Prize: “70th anniversary” Laurel & Hardy dolls

Awarded to: Serendipitous Anachronisms

Blog entry:  Liberty (1929)

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First place –

Prize: A copy of Randy Skretvedt’s hardbound book Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies – The Ultimate Edition

Awarded to: Caftan Woman

Blog entry: Me and My Pal (1933)

 

Again, thanks to all participants, and please email me the requested info ASAP. I’ll do my best to get my prizes out to you in the next few days.

2nd Annual SEX! (now that I have your attention) Blogathon – Day 1 Recap

Summer is starting off with a bang (ahem), as we get our first round of blogs featuring movies that suggest sex rather than overtly depicting it. Tap into our bloggers’ psyches as we present

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(If you want to read any of the entries listed below, click on the name of the respective blog to link to their entry.)

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Moon in Gemini discusses how sexual chemistry makes Montgomery Clift take a turn for the worst (and for Elizabeth Taylor) in A Place in the Sun.

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B Noir Detour details how Edward G. Robinson’s desire for Joan Bennett ends up bringing a dark shade into his life in the film noir Scarlett Street.

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Vivien Leigh’s sudden appearance in the lives of Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter adds to their sexual (and other) tensions, as Defiant Success points out in her critique of A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Thoughts All Sorts bypasses film criticism and just lovingly states why the passion between Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen in the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice gives a “tingly” feeling to moviegoers.

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Meredy.com shows us why Jean Harlow believes that, while blondes might have more fun, she’ll get further up the social scale as a Red-Headed Woman.

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Even high-society people can’t always get what they want, as Pfeiffer Pfilms and Meg Movies points out in his take on Michelle Pfeiffer and Daniel Day-Lewis’ doomed romance in The Age of Innocence.

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And lastly, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell are unapologetic in their lust for, respectively, diamonds and muscular men, as your faithful correspondent points out in my genuflection to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

And we still have two more days of fun, sexy movies to go! Keep this blog bookmarked and check back with us, as further entertaining reviews shake up the blog world!

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