Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday Movie Picks: Movies Based on a Graphic Novel/Comic (non-Superhero)


It's time for another Thursday Movie Picks post!  This was a fun week.  I even threw in a bonus pick, and I could have gone with a few others, to be honest.  I was kind of shocked that I found so many when I read the 'limitation' for the week, but it wasn't a limitation at all.

The theme of the week is:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

4 Ways a Best Picture Bloggers Roundtable: 2003


I'm a few hours late with this one.  I got in late last night from a five day weekend (the best kind) and have had so much catch-up (work wise) to deal with today that compiling these conversations into a post for this AM was just not going to happen.

Sorry.

Alas, here it is, and it's a good one!  If you're unfamiliar with this series, please catch up with our 2002 and 2001 discussions.  With this series, we're taking the four films from each year that won a Best Picture Oscar (Animated, Documentary, Foreign, Best) and discussing them, grading them and giving our thoughts on the year in film (and in Oscar) in general.

This week is all about 2003.

Before we start, here is our panel:

Britt from Rambling Film
Drew (me, duh) from A Fistful of Films
Jeffery from jdbrecords
Wendell from Dell on Movies

Friday, May 15, 2015

Movie Roulette Blogathon


So, Getter over at Mettel Ray is hosting a fun new blogathon called Movie Roulette.  She's created special gif-sets that randomly spiral through  a slew of films and she has you click and drag those gifs in order to come up with random movie titles to assign to pre-selected questions.  She has a total of 25 questions to chose from (and who knows how many movies) and you have to at least chose 5 of those questions to randomly answer with a film title.  I went ahead and answered all of the questions and then selected the answers that were either the closest to being correct or the funniest to read.

Here are the rules in Getter's own words, first:
1. There are 25 facts, you have to pick 5 or more and for each, you drag out a movie as an answer! 
*Click on the gif, hold it and drag out a single movie* 
2. You can only drag out one movie for each statement, no do overs, guys! 
*If you haven’t seen the movie (or can’t recognize it) you can pick again. 
*If you pull out a movie you already dragged out, you can try again until you get a different one. 
3. Write down your answers and feel free to comment whether they make sense or not. 
4. Link back to this announcement, and link to the Movie Roulette Ultimate Gif Set as well! 
*The gif set does have some movie title glitches, apologizes!

5. Last but not least, have fun!
So here is what I came up with!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday Movie Picks: German Language Films


It's Thursday, so it's another episode of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks!  This was a fun theme with week, especially since I'm all about foreign film.  I tried to go a different angle than the norm, especially considering the country in question, but I'll explain in a second.

Today's theme is:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

4 Ways a Best Picture Bloggers Roundtable: 2002


So, last week a few bloggers joined me for a pretty extensive blogging project entitled 4 Ways a Best Picture, where we take the Oscar winning 'Picture' films (Animated/Documentary/Foreign/Best) from the year 2001 (when the Animated film category was created) on through 2014.  We tackled 2001 last week, so if you missed that discussion, check it out here.

For this week we discussed the Oscar year that was 2002.  If you thought last week was a fun discussion, just you wait.  Between the controversy that was Bowling for Columbine to one bloggers scathing thoughts on Spirited Away to a certain blogger telling the rest of us to...um...bend over and take it...this was such an awesome discussion.

So let's get on with it!

First, our panel:

Britt from Rambling Film
Drew (me, duh) from A Fistful of Films
Jeffery from jdbrecords
Wendell from Dell on Movies

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Fistful of Thoughts...about fallen idols, rising Australians, a plea to all film lovers and some idiots!


Well, I had quite the weekend.  Hope y'all did too.  Now it's time to get into the swing of the work week, and that has made compiling this post difficult since a long weekend of fun leads to exhaustion which leads to sleeping in which leads to absolutely no time to 'blog' before work begins to rush in.  

If my boss could see me right now, he'd be pissed!

But, whatever, I'll be quick (or something like that).

Let's chit chat for a bit:

Friday, May 8, 2015

May Oscar Predictions...


It's May, a new month, and it's funny how much things will change in a mere month.  You see, April 1st is when Josh and I announced our first official Oscar predictions of the year, and in compiling my current predictions I realized that...a lot has changed for me.  Josh published his personal May predictions the other day, and this prompted me to go ahead with mine despite the fact that I was feeling overwhelmed with other blog duties and was contemplating skipping this month altogether and not posting any predictions until after Cannes.  So much could change after that, but I thought it may be fun to post what I think will change because of Cannes and the buzz that is already surrounding a few of the films in contention.

Before we get into this, I want to say that I'm almost tempted to start predicting Silence, and if I don't hear confirmation that this WILL NOT be released this year (it's slated for 2016 ATM, but recent reports have stated that the film has finished filming and is really just waiting on a few reshoots and some editing...so, it's in the same boat as The Revenant) then I probably will throw it back into my predictions starting next month.

But for now, I'm leaving it out.

And on with the predictions: