Happy April everyone!!
Let’s start off with some lists and non-review posts
- Chris is back with his ‘What is’ series, this time he posted about Aspect Ratio
- Sati posted 11 things she looks forward to in Game of Thrones 5
- Mike posted about the superb contemporary noir that is Michael Mann’s HEAT, part of his Looking Back 20 Years series
- The entries to Andrew’s A Fistful of Moments blogathon‘s been popping up a lot this week, I really love Irene‘s and Anna‘s lists, which include two films that’ll surely be on my own list!
- Speaking of lists, Dan just posted about Top 10 Crazy Movie Doctors
Now on to reviews!
- Mark reviewed Inherent Vice
- Stu reviewed Animal Kingdom
- Cindy reviewed Vincente Minnelli’s 1958 classic Some Came Running
- Jordan posted his Bite Sized Reviews on Digital Shortbread, including Russell Crowe’s scariest performance as a skinhead in Romper Stomper
- Steven just reviewed one of 2015 Oscar’s Best Foreign Language nominee Wild Tales
- Last but not least, Michael just reviewed a space film classic Apollo 13
Before I get to my March recap, I simply have to share this awesome video mash-up… SUPERMANDREAS. A guy by the name of Nick Acosta decided to re-edit the San Andreas trailer to take out Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and put in Christopher Reeve as Superman in the 1978 film. It’s such a hoot!!
I saw a dozen new-to-me movies this month, quite an improvement over January and February. Minneapolis-StPaul Film Fest (MSPIFF) is coming in mid April so I hope I’ll see more movies this month! Plus the weather’s getting nicer, MUCH nicer than it was around this time last year, so I think I’ll be getting Spring Fever in no time!
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March Blind Spot Pick:
Furious 7 (2015)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
The Congress (2013)
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Woman in Gold (2015)
I’m so behind on new releases reviews, I’m more caught up on writing the ones I saw on rental. I have both The Congress and Shaft reviews done in my draft folder, but I’m planning on writing my review of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Woman in Gold this weekend. I enjoyed both though neither is far from perfect, but I think the casting of three of my favorite Dames: Judi Dench & Maggie Smith in Marigold Hotel, and Helen Mirren in Woman in Gold made me like ’em more. Well, I saw Furious 7 on IMAX last night and here’s my initial reaction:
— FlixChatter (@FlixChatter) April 1, 2015
Phantom of the Opera (2004)
BBC’s North & South (2004)
BBC’s Jane Eyre (2006)
Movies of the Month
I can’t pick between these two, so it’s a tie! I’ve been lucky in picking my Blindspot films as Wings is yet another classic that lives up to the hype… and then some. As for Cinderella, well what can I say? I enjoyed it and it’s definitely a movie I’d add to my collection once the Blu-ray is released.
Hope you enjoyed today’s post… stay tuned for our list of ‘Perfect Cinematic Moments’ sometime tomorrow!