Hey everyone, it’s Friday, time for another entry in the Reader Recommendations series!
The Reader Recommendation series is intended to help me formally pursue all the great films that commenters bring up each week in discussion which I’ve never seen. If there’s a movie that comes up that I haven’t seen, but you think I should, email me @ email@example.com or let me know in the comments that you’d like to participate!
This time up, our recommendation comes from old friend and FMR commenter Bruce Hewes, who’s recommended Hayao Miyazaki’s ”Spirited Away”. I’ve loved all the Miyazaki movies I’ve seen so far, so I’m excited to check out another one!
Undeniably these two franchises are the biggest sci-fi franchises in pop culture history. Both heavily involve space travel and sci-fi concepts, and the fact that the both have the word “Star” in their names invited comparisons right from the beginning. This is truly a debate that’s been around for decades, and with the opening of a new chapter in one of the sagas this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to revisit it.
Ok everyone, here we go! (title pending) in the house!!
This week, the Tankster and I take a couple of minutes to bask in the glory of our Lammy Award for Best Podcast, prior to launching into the rest of our show!
With “The Great Gatsby” in theatres, we introduce our listeners to “The Great Tanski” and have a discussion about the career of “Gatsby” star Leonardo DiCaprio! Of course, we also have reviews of “Gatsby” itself, along with “Peeples”!!
All that, “The Box Office Roundup”, “On the Radar” and more!!
It’s a great episode and you won’t want to miss it! As always, you can download it directly, here, or search for us on iTunes or Stitcher radio by looking for (title pending) or Tank and Fogs!
It’s been an incredible week or so, here. And now there’s no ifs ands or buts left. FMR has just been awarded the Big Kahuna of the Lammys, Best Blog for 2013.
I understand that a lot of people would presume it was a foregone conclusion considering the run of success leading up to it, but in all honesty, I sweated it out to the very last second. I’m honored, grateful, stunned still, and relieved now… It’s amazing. I’m having trouble processing it.
I’m blown away by the success I’ve had this award season. It means a lot to me to see that so many people are willing to cast votes for me across the boards. I honestly had no idea I had that much support out there. THANK YOU ALL, IT’S AN INCREDIBLE HONOR!
I’m happy to put this behind us now, cause I’ve certainly been asking a lot of people these past couple of days. I know that all these posts have tested the bounds, but I think the Lammys are worth celebrating, and I just… didn’t expect to be celebrating so much! Tomorrow we’ll resume our regularly scheduled content, honest.
The remarkable run of 2013 Lammy Awards continues on for FMR. Earlier today, I was awarded the Lammy Award for Best Reviewer.
Obviously, movie reviews are the heart and soul of most movie blogs, and to be awarded “Best Reviewer” is a very prestigious honor, to me… I’m incredibly honored, and very flattered. I’m never afraid to make my reviews personal, and I occasional try to make them experimental. LOL I’m thrilled that people think of them so highly!
Thanks to everyone who voted for me, I’ve been astonished by the results all week… Thank you everyone for your patience through this as well, I realize that this celebratory many posts are a test of patience, I really do.
Hey everyone. Today’s Tossin’ It Out there is one I’ve been sitting on for a while, as I figure it’s something that people love to do, especially people who read or write about movies on the net!
Everyone loves recommending good movies to others, whether it’s some enormous summer tent pole movie that they happen to see before everyone else, or an indie gem that they’ve dug up that no one else has even heard of! It’s the most common form of movie discussion, I think… the “Ohhh, you’ve got to see it!”
It’s not necessarily to me, just to anyone in general. Many other people read through the comments every week, what movie would you recommend to them? Or to someone you just met? What film do you feel strongly enough to promote, or… is there a movie you’d like to get more people to see?
So what movie will you recommend? Something you like that everyone else has unfairly overlooked? Something foreign that you think is worth people’s time to track down? Maybe something classic – a movie that time forgot!
Whatever it is, let’s hear it! What movie would YOU recommend?
NOTE: For this thread, it’s ok if you’d like to link to a review you’ve done, I can understand that, and it fits well here with the discussion. So it’s ok, here! But please, outside of threads where I expressly clear it, remember, posting links to your own stuff without permission is… gauche.
The Lammy parade rolls on, here at FMR, and this time, it’s an award I coveted very much… the 2013 Lammy for Best Community Builder.
The reason I hold this one in such high esteem is that it’s easy to invert the title slightly and come away with “Best Community”. It only stands to reason that the Best Community Builder would have built the Best Community, no?
And I think the commenting community here IS the best. Second to none. Week in and week out, people share their thoughts and feelings on movies here in impressive numbers. There is some really high quality movie discussion going on, whether it’s after a review about a particular film, or in a Tossin’ It Out There, about a variety of movie related subjects. I’ve gotten to know many of you through this, and it’s been a been an absolute pleasure talking movies with you all. I owe you all for this one, whether you voted or not.
This is an award I’m proud to share with everyone, I’m so grateful that you all choose to discuss movies here so regularly!! *sniff*