Duke & the Movies is the blogging home of Mr. Sam Fragoso.
It’s safe to say that Sam is an accomplished and well-respected blogger. Duke & the Movies took home this year’s Lammy for “Best Running Feature” for his series “Battle of the Directors”. He was also the runner-up for “The Braniac Award”. Additionally, his blog also received nominations for “Best Reviewer” and “Best Blogathon”. Hell, even his “For Your Consideration” poster did well this year, making it (I believe) to the semi-finals in the FYC Poster tournament.
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Duke & is a sharp looking blog, with a clean, professional image, which in turn supports Sam’s high calibre writing. His focus is on a combination of reviews and discussion pieces. Sam gets many of his reviews up even prior to release, as evidenced by his review of “The Campaign”, here (which is just hitting theatres today). You can check out his some examples of his other recent theatrical reviews of The Dark Knight Rises and Magic Mike.
He incorporates a number of discussion threads into the mix, giving everyone plenty of chances to interact with him and have their say on the matter at hand. In addition to the aforementioned “Battle of the Directors”, he also hosts “Inquisition Tuesdays”, where he takes a given subject and discusses it briefly before turning it over to the readers for discussion. His latest, this last Tuesday’s, was “In the history of cinema, who is your favorite comedic actor or actress?”. (Even though everyone’s answer should be Bill Murray, of course. ;) ) He also runs a “Name That Movie” game for people’s enjoyment, check out some recent examples here and here!
Weekly, Sam posts up “The Rundown“, where he takes a moment to sound off on current movie news and the current news of the day in general.
Taken altogether, it’s a well-rounded blog that gives readers a nice mix of offerings, and all of them are of high quality. He’s built a reputation on being a classy individual and a thoughtful writer, and “Duke & the Movies” embodies those attributes as well. Sam takes great pride in his writing, and uses his talents to make each review an excellent read. He has looks at the latest movies for you before you’d need to make up your mind whether or not to go check them out, and he gives people plenty of chances to interact and share their opinions on the subject at hand. It’s definitely a blog you should have on your radar, so check it out today!