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!
Hello, movie lovers! Just a quick reminder that there is still time to submit your ballot for TMP’s Oscar prediction competition, inspired by the predictive game I play with my family during award season each year. All of the details, including rules and the ballot template, can be found in the following post: Get competitive with TMP’s Oscar ballot competition! So far, only three ballots … Continue reading Reminder: Ballot Competition
Today marks four years since I began my blog. It is also Cary Grant’s birthday (not a coincidence — he was my favorite actor long before the blog began). And so begins my fifth year of sharing the classic film love! It’s hard to believe I’ve been at this four years already… almost 1,500 days! To celebrate this milestone, let’s take a little walk down … Continue reading TMP celebrates four years!
The Motion Pictures is, by and large, a classic film blog and will always remain as such… but as those who have followed the blog for a long time will know, I do love watching modern films as well and am a total sucker for award season. I love watching the year’s nominated films, making predictions… and angrily yelling at the television when my favorites … Continue reading Get competitive with TMP’s Oscar ballot competition!
It’s hard to believe that another year has passed us by, but here we are, at the start of 2016 — time for TMP’s annual Year in Review viewing wrap-up! (Say that ten times fast.) In last year’s review, I mentioned that I had been tracking my viewing for five years, so 2015 continued that tradition for a sixth year. It was also my fourth year of … Continue reading Films in 2015: A Year in Review
Click the image above to view the annual WordPress year-in-blogging report for TMP, and stay tuned tomorrow for the yearly viewing wrap-up! An excerpt from the WP report: “The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people … Continue reading 2015 in Blogging: WordPress Crunches the Numbers
Today I send a great, big thank you to The Old Hollywood Garden for bestowing upon TMP another Liebster Award! This is my fifth time being nominated for the Liebster, which is pretty exciting. Most of my regular readers are fellow bloggers, the majority being classic film bloggers more specifically, and it just warms my icy little heart when we express appreciation for one another’s blogs. … Continue reading Another Liebster Award for TMP!
Hello everyone! I’ve decided to take the day off from blogging today because I had not yet created the weekly TMP Recommends post and simply do not have the time to do so. I have a huge essay to write by Sunday and today is also my sister’s birthday! Naturally, I’m choosing to use my “break time” from paper-writing today to go to dinner with … Continue reading Quick announcement re: TMP Recommends