Everybody’s Chattin’… TCFF news + Blogathon Reminder

Happy Friday all! Aren’t you glad the weekend is almost here? It’s another slow weekend for movies, at least where I live. The only new one I’m interested in is The Master, but it hasn’t opened anywhere near me. Hopefully next weekend when it opens in wider release. So maybe we’ll opt for watching The Dark Knight Rises a second time :D

Before I get to the links, I just want to give an update of the upcoming Twin Cities Film Fest coming to town next week!

Just yesterday, it’s been announced that TCFF will kick off with Magnolia Pictures A Place at the Table, a powerful documentary by co-directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush about the hunger crisis in America. Featuring Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio, with music by T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars, the film debuted at this years Sundance Film Festival with the title Finding North.

If you live in the area, check out the TCFF web site on how you could take part in this event. 50% of proceeds from all hunger-related events to benefit local charities.

Stay tuned for the full line-up, I’ll definitely post it as soon as it becomes available!


Ok, now time for the link loves!

I wish I could attend TIFF again as my first experience in meeting my all time crush Gerry Butler was such a memorable one :) But a few lucky people are attending, and I’ve been reading their reviews the past few days.
Apparently Terrence Malick’s movie To The Wonder that premiered at TIFF is not exactly um, wonderful.


I LOVE fashion and I LOVE movies, but for some reason I have not done a post that combine my two passions like Andina did here on The Romantics. Her blog certainly lives up to its name as I’m now inspired to do a similar post in the near future :)
Michael @ It Rains… You Get Wet blog has been sharing his own top 10 list on various genres in response to American Film Insitute (AFI)’s list. This time he sets his eye on his Top 10 Romantic Comedies.
There are many things to adore about Sati’s blog. One of my favorite series from Cinematic Corner is her ‘Appreciation’ posts as they’re full of gorgeous images of the actors in question, such as the two recent ones from the oh-so-hunky Idris Elba and the sublime Michelle Williams.
Dan @ Top 10 Films is no doubt the KING of all top 10 lists and this past week he looked at Top 10 1980s films that need a sequel.Now, I don’t agree with all of them but surely everyone has an opinion with the movies on his list. This one blu-ray certainly travels well. I’ve mentioned in this weekend roundup post that my pal Michael, aka Le0pard13 lent me his blu-ray of ROB ROY.Well, from my house, off it went to Dan @ Fogs Movie Review. Now check out his review AND convo with Michael as he starts his first ever Reader Recommendation series!


Last but not least, I want to remind everyone of the…

Small Roles… Big Performances blog-a-thon!

Based on the people responding in the comments section, so far we’ve got about two dozen bloggers who’ll be participating, yay! Please do invite others you think might be interested in taking part.

You can read the details by clicking the image above but just to reiterate once again, this blog-a-thon is intended to celebrate the under-appreciated actors, so preferably it’s NOT a brief performance/cameo of famous movie stars like Tom Cruise or Julia Roberts, even if their performance made a huge impression on you.

DEADLINE for submission: Friday, September 28. Please email me your link to rtmaramis@yahoo[dot]com.


That’s all folks. So what movie(s) are you planning to see this weekend?

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28 thoughts on “Everybody’s Chattin’… TCFF news + Blogathon Reminder

  1. I’m looking forward to see what’s coming to TCFF, I’ve asked Jatin if he’s able to get Looper or Killing Them Softly to show there; probably not since it’s still a small festival.

    I’ve already seen The Dark Knight Rises 3 times so I’ll wait till in hits Blu-ray in December to see it again.

    Sorry I totally forgot about that small roles big performance thing, I might be sending you a new article this weekend though.

    Nothing I want to see in theater this weekend, just waiting for Looper to open in a couple of weeks.

    • Well there still might be some good movies to see, I hope the lineup will be announced next week!

      I still want to see TDKR a second time, now that it’s been 2 months it should feel rather fresh.

      You still have 2 weeks for the blogathon, Ted. Oh new article, yay! :)

  2. Thanks so much for the link, Ruth :) Didn’t know that you’re inspired, that’s just wonderful! The fashion post was just a back-up post because I was bored doing regular reviews, and knowing that people love it give me some energy boost.

    I’m planning to see a Hollywood Golden Age viewing, in a new viewing room place in the city. They have some marvelous choice of classics, I really think I should go. Hopefully this weekend.

  3. Hi, Ruth:

    I’ve been kicking around the idea of highlighting Don Cheadle’s role of ‘Mouse’ opposite Denzel Washington in ‘Devil in a Blue Dress’.

    Let me know what you think.

  4. I am eager to do this blogathon ;)
    I have two candidates…will sort it out as time goes.

    By the way…do check my latest post…he is one of the candidates ;)

  5. Thank you so much for the links ruth, glad you enjoyed the posts! You met Gerard Butler?! Holy shit! If I ever met my celebrity crushes I’d be in jail now :)

    • Ahahaha, well if you read my post there, I was quite unhinged that night that other actors might’ve considered a violation of personal space, ahah. Gerry is VERY hunky in person, tall and lanky with a cool, sexy fashion sense ;)

  6. Oooh, thanks for the reminder on your blogathon, Ruth! I really need to start thinking about what to write about.

    Also enjoyed reading everyone’s TIFF coverage. I’m considering taking the plunge next year — Toronto isn’t *too* far from Chicago, heh.

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