Yesterday I posted a weekly round-up of what I've been reading, watching, and blogging.
Last night I had an actual date. And why is that such a big deal? Because I've been married for 22 years, and we haven't had "date night" in living memory. I had a two-margarita dinner and saw Silver Linings Playbook at the Visulite Theater downtown.
Mental illness is a subject that hits very close to home for us, and
I finally caught up on my feed reader, more or less, and I have loads of not-to-be missed book- and movie-related blogger links to share:
- I loved Diana's review of Django Unchained.
- Alex at And So It Begins, who is the king of kick ass movie lists, posted his Top 20 Movie Title Line Deliveries. "Some folks call it a sling blade ..."
- Sheree posted a lovely review of The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, one of my favorite young adult novels, at The Eclectic Reader.
- Jill at Literary Lollipop discussed Dancing With Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning & Joy in the Face of Suffering by Phillip Moffitt. It looks like this post has some potential for great discussion, about religion and spirituality in its various forms, in the comments.
- Chip posted a fun quiz titled "How Well Do You Know Your Oscar Winning Performers." "Sometimes Oscar winners seem to come out of nowhere, but most of the time they have paid their dues in low budget, I-need-the-paycheck kind of movies ... Let’s see how well you know the early careers of some of the more recent Oscar winners. Below you will find two columns. On the left are the names of Oscar winners. On the right are the names of the not-quite-Oscar-worthy movies that they were in before they won their Oscars. Match each person in the first column with their movie in the second column."
I am not an aficionado of Grade B movies, but I find the titles and premises infinitely entertaining. And I have got to get my hands on a copy of Chopper Chicks in Zombietown. Just because.
- Shantanu at U, Me and Films posted a terrific profile of Quentin Tarantino.
- Novroz discussed her favorite and least favorite Cillian Murphy roles. Because no matter how much you love an actor, sometimes they accept roles or give performances that do not rock your world.
- Brittani posted about "5 Winter Movies I Love."
- Rebecca posted "Your Reading List for 2013 Movies," about upcoming films being adapted from page to screen.
- Last but certainly not least, m. brown posted a wonderful review of review of Silver Linings Playbook.
I've yet to do that quiz, sounds like a lot of fun! Look forward to your review(s) of Silver Lining Playbook.ReplyDelete
I scored zero on the quiz. *Smile* I guess I must have decent taste in movies, eh? Thanks, Chris!Delete
Now I've got the Sling Blade quote going through my head!ReplyDelete
There's something about lines from that movie ... they tend to get stuck in your head.Delete
I keep seeing Silver Linings Playbook all over the place, I want to go watch it. It sounds like the perfect film for a date night. I actually went to see Mama this weekend and hope to review it in a few days. It was super creeeepy.ReplyDelete
I look forward to reading your review of Mama, Naida!Delete
Well, alriiiiiiight, alright. Thanks for the link, Steph. Never sure how my 'reviews' will go. Lots of rambling that likely only makes sense to me. Anywho...appreciate it!ReplyDelete
And yeah, Chopper Chicks sounds like prime TDC material. Definitely.
You're welcome! What does TDC stand for?Delete
Two Dollar Cinema.Delete
Though I'd love to know what you were thinking?
Oh, right. :-P I must be having a "senior moment."Delete
Silver Linings Playbook seems to be knocking it out of the park for everyone. Looking forward to reading your review. Hoping to see it soon, myself!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the link, you're lovely!ReplyDelete
Have a nice day!
Thanks for the link! I really want to read Silver Linings Playbook after seeing the film as well. I've heard nothing but good things about it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the Link Stephanie !! That is very kind of you. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the link and the supremely badass honorary title!ReplyDelete
Also, love the new blog header. Some great stills up there.
I look forward to your SLP review!ReplyDelete
Great set of links here Steph, one of 'em might've inspired me, so thanks!ReplyDelete
Nice roundup of links. That quiz was too hard for me. I only got 2 correct. :)ReplyDelete
Well, I scored zero -- so I am impressed. :-DDelete