The lovely bloggers at Classic Movie Hub Blog and Journeys in Classic Film, two of my favorite blogs, have been kind enough to bestow upon me the Blog of the Year 2012 award!

The Rules:

  1. Select another blog or other blogs who deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award;
  2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award;
  3. Include a link back to the page that noted yours as “Blog of the Year” and provide these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
  5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
  6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

There are stars to collect! Yes, there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the 1 star award, and every time you are given the award by another blog, you can add another star! There are total of 6 stars to collect.

You can check out your favorite blogs, and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, you can still award them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!”

In addition to the two bloggers who selected TMP as “Blog of the Year,” here are five more that I highly recommend checking out*:

The Derby Killer
One of the writers of this blog, Todd, is an avid reader of TMP. I’ve always enjoyed reading his thoughts on my reviews, so I was excited to hear that he had a film blog of his own. The Derby Killer brings together three film fans who often offer multiple perspectives on the same film, but write reviews individually as well. A wide variety of films are covered, from silent films to big blockbusters to documentaries. And on top of that, extensively organized indices make the site extremely easy to navigate.

Two Tickets For…
This is another blog that offers multiple perspectives on each film. (I love blogs that work this way. I’ve tried to get my sister to pipe in on TMP many a time, but to no avail…) Two Tickets For… is written Andrew and Sarah, a couple with about a year and a half of marriage under their belt who love to watch and discuss films together. They’re also fellow Michiganders, which would earn them major bonus points if their blog needed bonus points. Their reviews are written in a unique conversational style, as though the reader is sitting in on a discussion they’d have after the film, and they’re always a lot of fun to read.

100 Years of Movies
As the title would suggest, this blog is attempting to wade through 100 years of film history. Moving in chronological order, the blogger watches a few films from each year and reviews them. My “to watch” list grows nearly every time a review is posted, and I also love the “Shame List” of films that are said make the blogger “a cinematic idiot” for not having seen them yet.

Cinematically Insane
I discovered this blog through twitter. The writer, Will, has had the great honor of being a guest on The Best Cable Network Ever, of All Time, For Now and Forever (also known as Turner Classic Movies). Will covers a variety of topics on his blog, including classic film news, discussions, DVD reviews and public screenings. Always entertaining and often thought-provoking as well, Will’s blog has become one of my favorites, especially for his posts on pre-code films.

The Last Drive In
With some of the most unique features I’ve seen on a film blog (Hysterical Woman of the Week is a favorite), The Last Drive In is one of the first blogs I check when I do my big catch-up of reading over the weekend. There are also tons of great lists and categories to browse, and a plethora of wonderful images to look at in each post. I’m constantly finding new stuff to add to my “to watch” list here, and it’s definitely become a favorite!


*Since this is the second blog award I’ve received, I decided to select blogs I hadn’t mentioned in the other award post. And if I listed every blog I love, I’d spend so much time listing that I’d never be able to watch a movie again, leading to the demise of TMP.