April Movie Watching Recap and Movie of the Month

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Boy, four months of 2013 have come and gone. But as you can see from my banner photo, Winter is still not through with us yet. Yep, we actually still have snow/slush on May 1st 😦

But enough with the weather. April was actually been a pretty good movie viewing month for me, thanks to Mspfest! Though I didn’t get to see all of the films I set out to see (thanks thundersnow!!) such as Mud, The East and Trance, I still got to see eight of them and most of them are excellent!

Now blogging-wise, it’s quite an exciting month as I was nominated for three LAMMYs!

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I was floored that I was in the running for the Big Kahuna, a.k.a. Best Blog, so THANK YOU to everyone who thought of me and my wee blog. I was thrilled to see the Small Roles, Big Performances was nominated as well, that award belongs to EVERYONE who participated! The most rewarding one for me is the Best Community Builder nomination, as to me, one of the greatest aspects of blogging is being part of a film community who shares my passion for movies. Thanks again everyone, this is the time where I’ll say, I’m so honored to be nominated! 😀

Now, here are some of the posts you might’ve missed from this past month:

New-to-me Films Watched:

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Unfinished Song

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Oblivion

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Caesar Must Die

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I, Anna

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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The Secret of Kells

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The Angels’ Share

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The Hunt

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In A World

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Iron Man 3

Not a lot of re-watches this week, I only rewatched Gladiator and parts of Superman: The Movie as part of my Man of Steel countdown. I did see a few episodes of Doctor Who, I quite like David Tennant who’s undoubtedly the most popular Doctor. I enjoyed the show, it’s amusing but no I didn’t become obsessed with it like a lot of people do. I’m mainly waiting until the season finale with Timothy Dalton, ahah.

Well, overall I didn’t see as many films as I would’ve liked, in fact I only rented a single movie the entire month. But hey, I did get to see more independent films in the last three weeks than I usually do in months, so that’s always a great thing! I actually still have a few screener dvds of independent films I have yet to watch but hopefully will get to in the next few weeks.


Movie of the Month:

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I’ve done writing my review of this one, and after letting it sit for a couple of days, this is definitely the film I’m most impressed with in April and will surely end up in my Best list of the year. It’s not necessarily a ‘favorite’ movie that I’d love to see repeatedly, but it’s certainly one I’d highly recommend.


Well, that’s my monthly recap folks. What’s YOUR favorite film you saw in April?

Everybody’s Chattin’ … LAMMYs 2013 Edition

Happy Good Friday everybody!

It’s Easter this weekend which is a very meaningful time of the year for me and I’ve got a special collaborative post with my pals Terrence and Keith, so stay tuned for that folks 😀

Well, in the spirit of giving, I thought I’d show my support to my fellow bloggers today. In case there’s a Lammy member out there that’s been living under a rock, y’all should know that LAMMY 2013 Awards has begun!!

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Thanks Andina @ Inspired-Ground.com for the lovely LAMMY 2013 banner!

Before I go on, I’d like to give a shout out to LAMMY 2013 admin guys: Joel and David have done a smashing job organizing this thing, so well done and thanks guys!! Nomination Voting is now open – March 21 until April 3 – so get voting or check out this LAMB post for more details.

A bunch of bloggers have been very creative in creating their For Your Consideration (FYC) posters. Here are some bloggers I’ll be rooting for:

Surely you know these awesome bloggers and their work. Certainly the movie blogosphere are for the better since they’ve started blogging! Some of them have only been blogging for a year or so, but they’ve accomplished so much in such a short time.

So Andina, Chris, Dan, Lady Sati, Mark, Keith, Bubbawheat, and Bonjour… consider yourself nominated 😀

Now, just because they don’t have an FYC poster doesn’t mean they’re not on my mind when it comes to voting time. These bloggers are also on my regular daily rotation and more than deserving of multiple nominations!

Chris @ Movies & Song 365  | Castor @ Anomalous Material

 Eric @ The Warning Sign | Fogs @ Fogs Movie Reviews

John @ The Droid You’re Looking For | Josh @ Classicblanca

 Nostra @ My Film Views | 3Guys1Movie

Paula @ Paula’s Cinema Club | Terrence @ The Focused Filmographer

NewCommentI also want to take the time to say THANK YOU for those who’ve been such loyal supporters to this blog, either by sharing my posts via social media and/or dropping their comments on the posts. My eyes always lights up when the comment icon turns orange (you WordPress bloggers know exactly what I mean!) 😀

Ok, now check out the FULL ELIGIBILITY LIST and get voting!

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Have a wonderful Easter weekend folks. Now, what’s your weekend viewing plans?

FlixChatter Turns 1 Today!

It’s officially been one year since I published my first ever blog post, so happy 1st birthday to FlixChatter!

[Photo of cake is courtesy of Lisa Nguyen, a baker in Orange County, who made this cake for her film major friend. If I ever threw a party on my blog’s behalf, I’d be sure to order a cake like this!]

To commemorate this milestone, last night I’ve finally submitted my LAMB’s membership. I know, I know, this is something I should’ve done many, many months ago! To those non-movie bloggers, no I’m not joining the Gwen Stefani’s fashion line which shares the same acronym. This LAMB stands for Large Association of Movie Blog, the premier movie blog directory – a one-stop shop for readers and bloggers alike. Check out the annual LAMMY Award for 2010 that recognize many of FlixChatter’s friends!

I don’t check the stats page very often, but last night I did and so far FC’s got nearly 113,000 hits! Wow, I’d never thought I’d reach 100k within a year so this is very humbling. Pardon me for this ‘acceptance speech’ of sort, but I do want to take the time to acknowledge those who’ve contributed to the life span of this blog. Becky & Mike, thanks for being loyal readers from day one, Vince C. for being such an indispensable classic flix guest blogger, Samantha for your phenomenal contribution on Mark Strong (hopefully the first of many) and others who’ve contributed their reviews, and all my blogger friends who’ve entertained me and learned so much from. Last but not least, thanks to all of you readers out there who take the time to visit and drop your comments. Bloggers LOVE comments, and I’m not shy to admit that hearing what y’all had to say really make my day!

Well, since I’m feeling kind of nostalgic today, I thought I’d invite you to check out some of my earlier posts (from the first three months) that you might’ve missed: