Everybody’s Chattin’ … and counting down to TCFF

Happy Friday everyone!

I can’t believe I missed this post in September! I definitely will try to make up for that.

Well I’m taking a bit of a review-writing break but I’ve been seeing a ton of screenings lately as well as gearing up for TCFF that’s coming next Thursday! Can’t believe it’s been another year for another exciting film event, kudos to the organizers Jatin Setia, Bill Cooper, Naomi Dahlgren, film fest programmer Steve Snyder and other volunteers for their tremendous work!

Hope you will stick around in the next two weeks as I bring you TCFF coverage and reviews of studio films, indies, and shorts from Hollywood as well as Minnesota film community. But before I get to that, it’s time to highlight some great posts I’ve read recently.


The master of Film Festival coverage, Bonjour Tristesse has been covering Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). So check out her Film Diary post and see which films strike your fancy.

As I’m no horror fan, you won’t find much horror-related posts even if it’s almost Halloween. But hey, I know a lot of people are a fan of the genre. So perhaps you could tell my friend Cindy Bruchman what your favorite Macabre Films are. 

There are a couple of blogathons that might be worth your while. The first one is coming next week, the Robert De Niro Blogathon that my pals Tyson and Mark are hosting (yours truly is participating of course). Make sure you bookmark this special De Niro Blog if you haven’t already. Now, the other one doesn’t start until next month, but Shah’s Movember Blogathon raises awareness about mens’ health issues whilst highlighting memorable Moustaches in Movies! Somehow the only one I could think of is Tom Selleck, ahah.

Now since I had been very impressed once again with Tom Hanks’ performance in Captain Phillips, I was intrigued by Alex’s Top 5 Tom Hanks Performances. I haven’t seen Saving Private Ryan yet but I definitely agree with the other four. I even love him in his rom-coms!

It’s always fun to learn something new about film, so I’m a big fan of Chris’ ‘What is…’ series. This time he takes a look at Film à clef, or film à clé. See if you recognize these types of films when you read the post.

Last but not least…

Now, since it’s Friday, we could always use a piece of great music! In one of his awesome series Friday Forgotten Song, Michael highlights The Doors’ Riders on the Storm. Somehow it makes me want to check out the biopic with [then-svelte] Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison.

Now, as I’m gearing up for TCFF, check out this awesome trailer by WONDERVISION Production:

… and also highlights of the Studio Films premiering at TCFF, some of them have been getting Oscar buzz:

If you live in the area, don’t miss out! Check out the full 2013 schedule at TCFF Official Site and get your passes!

Stay tuned for reviews of RUSH, The Fifth Estate, and Captain Phillips coming next week!

So what’s YOUR viewing plans this weekend?

27 thoughts on “Everybody’s Chattin’ … and counting down to TCFF

  1. Good stuff Ruth! I’ll be seeing Captain Phillips and the French film “Populaire” (hopefully)! Good to finally have some good stuff back in theaters. OH, by the way, be sure to go and chime in on the Your Voices post from this week. Interested in your thoughts on this one! 🙂

  2. Ted S.

    I hope to go see more movies at TCFF this year.

    I’m going to see Gravity again this weekend, this time at the Extreme theater aka fake IMAX at the Icon theater. I’m excited to hear the movie in Dolby Atmos, about time a theater MN gets one.

      1. Ted S.

        I can’t say that i have that much interest in any films this year but Last Vegas looks like fun so I’ll check that one out. But I’ll keep supporting the event so it will be as big as the other festivals and then it can bring in more movies.

        I’ll write up something about Dolby Atmos once I experience it in person.

    1. Hope you get a chance to see Gravity on the big screen Andina. It’ll be a while before I get a chance to review Rush, probably after TCFF wraps up.

  3. I am going to watch Phantom of The Opera once I get home 🙂
    It’s been a nice week in my new room…but it’s time to go back to my family carrying a DVD from the library…it’s your fav Phantom of the opera 😉

    1. Oooh, I hope you enjoy Phantom of the Opera! I have some issues w/ the direction but overall I love it, and of course Gerry is sooooo darn sexy as the Phantom. That’s the first time he stole my heart 😉

  4. Hey Ruthie!
    Mad thanks for the shout out. I truly appreciate it!
    I’ll definitely check out your upcoming Reviews (once I’ve seen them as well of course…lol)

    Let me know if can find the time for do the Movember Blogathon. Happy screenings!

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