Hello, movie buffs! You may or may not have noticed that I missed yesterday’s post. I meant to have a post like this up yesterday. I will be taking a short break from the blog — about two weeks, returning to our regularly scheduled programming on April 2. I’ve been particularly busy for the past couple of weeks and have simply fallen behind on writing. I have … Continue reading A short break!
Happy New Year! We’re a few days into 2018, which means it’s time to take a look back at everything I watched last year. Can you believe this is my sixth time writing one of these recaps? It seems like just yesterday that I started the blog! The past year has been pretty crazy for me personally, which has had an impact on my movie-watching. … Continue reading 2017 in Film: Yearly Viewing Recap
In the past, to celebrate Halloween on the blog, I’ve done something called Horror Half-Week. Certain spooky themes were chosen each year, and I’d put up four reviews to match those themes — one a day, on the four days leading up to Halloween. This year, I’m doing things a bit differently. Horror Half-Week becomes Halloweek: an entire week of thrillers and chillers! Over the … Continue reading Happy Halloweek!
I’m one of those people that constantly rearranges things, looking for better ways to organize and catalog. When it comes to my film-related collections, I’ve tried it all: creating databases and spreadsheets, using barcode-scanning apps, keeping simple lists on paper, creating a categorized list on Listography. My most recent idea for my DVD and Blu collection was to add every title to a list on … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: An introduction + film collection update!
I consider Alfred Hitchcock to be one of my favorite directors. He directed several of my all-time favorite films, including my ultimate “comfort film” pick-me-up, To Catch a Thief. I’ve seen Hitchcock silent and with sound, black and white and in technicolor. I’ve written about him on the blog many times: Celebrating To Catch a Thief for National Classic Movie Day in 2015 Reviews of big-screen … Continue reading Celebrating “50 Years of Hitchcock” with TCM
Did you know… …that more women worked in the film industry in its first two decades than at any time since? …that women created some of the first narrative films ever made? …that in 1916, the highest-paid director in Hollywood was a woman? Today I’m excited to be one of several bloggers co-hosting a giveaway of Flicker Alley’s exciting new Blu-ray/DVD set, Early Women Filmmakers: … Continue reading Early Women Filmmakers: Fun facts and Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway!
All of the months of 2016 have been recapped, and we’re a few days into the new year, which means it’s time for TMP’s annual Year in Review viewing wrap-up! The blog turns five this month (started on January 18, 2012!) and 2016 marked my *seventh* year of tracking what I watched. Crazy! Let’s celebrate by taking a look back at the cumulative stats for … Continue reading 2016 in Film: Yearly Viewing Recap
TMP takes a moment of silence today in remembrance of Prince, a truly gifted artist (and the star of one of my favorite ’80s flicks, Purple Rain). May he rest in peace. Continue reading Prince Rogers Nelson, 1958 – 2016
To begin this State of the Blog Address, I would like to thank those of you who participated in the TMP Reader Survey posted last week. Your responses were, at times, surprising, and very helpful to me in thinking of the blog’s future! I’ll be sharing the survey results today as well as making a few little announcements regarding what these responses mean for TMP. … Continue reading State of the Blog: Analyzing your survey responses!
Hello, movie lovers! TMP is now in the middle of its fifth year of existence. I’ve been blogging almost every day since the start of 2012, and I’m still loving it, but I want to check in with TMP’s readers and make sure you all are loving it, too! Views have been high — I’ve had more in the past two and a half months … Continue reading Voice your opinion: A quick survey for TMP’s readers!