2019 in Film: Yearly Viewing Recap

TMP’s New Year celebrations continue today with the full-year viewing recap for 2019! Check out the stats below. The Big Numbers New to me in 2019: 130 Re-watches in 2019: 61 Total number of viewings in 2019: 191 Average viewings per month: About 16 Highest viewing month: November (22 viewings) This was one of the lower viewing years in the history of the blog, but … Continue reading 2019 in Film: Yearly Viewing Recap

A short break!

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 Halloweek!

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!

Collector’s Corner: An introduction + film collection update!

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!

Celebrating “50 Years of Hitchcock” with TCM

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

Early Women Filmmakers: Fun facts and Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway!

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!