2011 Movies Year in Review

HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody!! What a year it's been at the movies... sequels definitely ruled Hollywood in 2011 and no doubt this trend is likely to continue. According to this site, the movie industry churned out 28 sequels, the most ever released in a single year! And this Box Office Mojo list shows that 7 out of …

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Counting down to 2012: Musings on Noteworthy Performances of 2011

The final days of 2011 is upon us, and it's time to reflect on memorable performances I saw this past year. I resist on making a top 10 list because I haven't seen everything released this year, yet I still want to share with you some of the performances I've enjoyed. Now I know some …

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Counting down to 2012 – Ted’s Top Five Movies of 2011

I have to confess that I haven't seen many of the more prestige films this year, only the big-budget tent pole type. So I don't know how credible I am by naming the top film best films of 2011 even though I haven't seen a lot of the films that came out this year. So …

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Counting Down to 2012 – Top Five Favorite Posters of 2011

Three more days until 2011 wraps, folks... so between now and the end of the year, I'll do various top five/ten list that'll end with a year in review. Today, I'll share my favorite official posters of movies released this year. I'm not including posters for movies released next year and beyond, but if I …

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FlixChatter Review: The Artist

Every once in a while a film comes along that ends up becoming the 'talk of the town' so to speak. This year, that film is this The Artist. I've been waiting to see this since I saw the trailer last May. A silent black and white film in this day and age is obviously …

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Christmas Weekend Viewing Roundup

Hello all, happy Monday! I hope a lot of you get today off as well as Christmas fell on a Sunday. Well, it's been a nice, mellow Christmas weekend for me but boy did we watch quite a lot of movies! The three new movies I saw this past week couldn't be more different from …

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Wishing you all a blessed Christmas!

It's Christmas eve and the sun is shining outside with no hint of the white, fluffy stuff outside. So yeah, this year there's no White Christmas in Minnesota, I'm sure travelers and last-minute shoppers rejoice not having to deal with extra traffic caused by bad weather, but there is something so charming about snow-covered streets …

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Music Break: Five Fave Scores from Gregory Peck Films

Hello all, I'm kind of taking a blogging break today... I was going to write a review of The Artist but I'll save that for next week. So how about a bit of movie music to perk up your day. As you already know, my recent Gregory Peck marathon has been a blast. Out of …

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Random Thoughts: The agony & ecstasy of [film-release] anticipation

Yuu huu... it's raining trailers this week isn't it? First we've got the final Batman saga The Dark Knight Rises from Christopher Nolan, I'm sure y'all have seen the epic trailer by now. Well, I was watching The Artist [a flawless movie, review to come] on an advanced screening last night so I missed all …

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Weekend Viewing Roundup

Hello folks, I'm assuming it's a short week for most of you? For sure I won't miss this 3-4 day work-week like this come January when the hustle and bustle returns at the office. Well, The Dark Knight Rises trailer pretty much sidelined this post, but I still want to give y'all a rundown of …

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