Follow Fridays!: Duke and the Movies

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.

Click through to read more about “Duke &” after the break!

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Directors Talk: Stanley Kubrick

Boys and girls…

Just wanted to quickly bring to your attention another installment of the “Director’s Talk” series, where PG Cooper, Ian and I have a roundtable discussion about the greatest directors of all time.

Our focus this time out? One of the most legendary directors of them all, the visionary Stanley Kubrick! The man who has authored some of the most highly regarded films ever made, including “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Dr. Strangelove”, “A Clockwork Orange”, “The Shining”, “Full Metal Jacket”, and many others!

It’s Ian’s turn to host this round, you can find the discussion over at his blog by clicking here. Stop by and check it out and let us know what you think of Mr. Kubrick and his films!

Follow Fridays!: Flixchatter

Thank GOD it’s Friday, I’m telling you… for real.

Fridays bring great blog recommendations here, and this Friday we have a really awesome one. Flixchatter.net, the blog of movie musings run by our buddy Ruth Maramis!

Flixchatter is a new review/classic review/movie discussion blog after my own heart. There’s an eclectic mix of content, a high level of community involvement, and a very personal touch (as evidenced by this post about her 9th anniversary :D – Happy Anniversary Ruth!)

Read on to hear more about why checking out Flixchatter is worth your time!

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Follow Fridays!: Impassioned Cinema

TGIF! Today, “Follow Fridays!” takes a look at Impassioned Cinema.

Impassioned Cinema is a news and review blog that reviews current relases, and takes a look at important news items and the biggest trailers coming out. They recently reached the 100,000 page view milestone, so they’re definitely kicking ass and heading in the right direction!

But today we’re also going to focus our attention on a very special project that blogger Max Covill has going on right now. Max is working on a short film, entitled “Light and Dust”, and I asked him to talk about it with us!

Click through to check it out!

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Follow Fridays: The Focused Filmographer’s Avengers Initiative!

Our good friend Terrence “T” Faulkner  – The Focused Filmographer - is running a special event this week in order to get everyone pumped up for next Friday’s release of “The Avengers”. Each day from now til next Friday, T is going to be running a special “Avengers” related post…. and to do it, he’s going to be assembling his own team from around the blogosphere.

Leading off? Yours truly, with a look back at the movie that started this all, “Iron Man”.

Also on tap coming up are entries from our good buddies Aidy, of Aidy’s Reviews, Morgan (traitor) Lewis of Morgan on Media, Jaina (traitor) Mistry of Time Well-Spent, and Ruth Maramis of Flixchatter!

So be sure to stop by and check it out, and follow it all week-long to get psyched out of your mind for “The Avengers”!!

Guest Blogger!: Le0pard13!

Hey everyone! Another great guest post for you!

This time up, it’s Le0pard13 of “It Rains… You Get Wet”!

Le0pard runs a great series over at his blog where he recalls the first time he saw famous films, including what theatre he went to, and his initial impressions of the movie. I found these posts to be a fascinating read, and asked if he would mind sharing them here…

Lets take a look at a couple of my favorite flicks, as Le0pard takes us back to their theatrical runs!

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Follow Fridays!: Paragraph Film Reviews

TGIF!!

And with Friday comes another edition of our blog spotlight series, “Follow Fridays”! This week, it’s Paragraph Film Reviews, the movie blog where you can get your reviews in a single paragraph format!

Click through and check out what they have going on!

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Follow Fridays: The Warning Sign!

Thank God it’s Friday, people!

Today’s “Follow Fridays” is our buddy Eric, over at “The Warning Sign”.

TWS is a great spot for movie discussion. There’s a healthy commenting community (as many of you know!) and a great opportunity to comment on a wide range of classic films, primarily due to Eric’s decision to select a large number of important/influential flicks, watch ‘em, and chronicle the journey.

His “Movie Project”.

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