Category Archives: Blogathon

And Thus Begins The Woody Allen Blogathon!


This is where I will gather all the links for the blogathon. Some of these pieces were written in the past week or so, but if you’ve written something just today don’t be afraid to share it, too. I will be updating this post with links in the morning before I go to work and throughout the afternoon/evening when I get home.

Woody Allen Blogathon


Woody Allen’s newest feature Midnight In Paris opens in the United States on May 20th, 2011. To celebrate this I’ve started writing about his filmography (having recently finished watching all of his films). You can read the first post here, there are three more to come before the 20th. But on that day I’d also like to do a blogathon, wherein everyone contributes something. It could be on your favorite Allen film, your least favorite, a scene, an actor, anything in relation to Woody Allen and his films. If you’re interested in participating, use one of the graphics below (or make your own!) and post it to your blog with a link back to this post and on the day of I will gather them all together! Your post doesn’t have to be written on the day of the blogathon, just be sure to send me the post before that day, so I can link them all. You can send your links to here: maryag7[at]gmail.com 

I look forward to your contributions!

Site Update: The Japanese Cinema Blogathon, Some Contenders and More


A few things

  • The Japanese Cinema Blogathon has concluded. I think it was a wonderful success. We had 63 contributed posts over seven days. I’m not sure how much money we raised, but based just on the clicks to the donation page from my site alone, I think we raised quite a bit. I hope everyone who participated had fun. I know I did!
  • I’ve added some new names and films to the “The Contenders” list on the right side of the site. This is basically the films I think have a good chance being nominated in various categories. This is all sight-unseen, and based on the pedigree of the films.
  • Oscar Vault Monday is about a month away from its 1 year Anniversary! There were two weeks at the beginning of the feature’s inception wherein I made no posts, so when it does reach the 1-year milestone, it will only be 50 posts. But that’s still quite a bit. More news on that as the date approaches.
  • I just finished reading Sidney Lumet’s Making Movies. It is a fabulous book and I recommend it to anyone who loves films.
  • On a personal note, my mother is raising money for the Avon “In It To End It” Breast Cancer Walk in Washington D.C. If you’d like to contribute, you can do so here (every little bit helps!)
  • I signed up for a Formspring.me account, so if you have any questions or comments or anything that need a longer answer, feel free to drop me a line.
  • Lastly, as many of you know I watch a lot of films. Well, I am going to try to review at least one film a week for YAM Magazine. You can see my reviews here.

Japanese Cinema Blogathon: For The Love of Gojira


This is m y third contribution to the Japanese Cinema Blogathon for earthquake and tsunami relief. While I may lack experience in Japanese cinema when it comes to Miyazaki, Kurosawa, etc., I have plenty of experience with Godzilla (Gojira) films. As a kid I used to just LOVE watching these films. When I decided to write about my love of these films I thought I’d look and see just how many I’d seen. As it turns out, I have seen 15. One would think that is a lot; one would be wrong. There are actually 28 films in the series, not counting spin-offs (like 1956’s Rodan or 1961’s Mothra). Still, 15 is a pretty hefty number. And I don’t even plan on talking about the Hanna-Barbera animated series that ran from 1978-1981 (I’ve seen all  of that as well).

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Japanese Cinema Blogathon: 10 Classic Japanese Film Posters


This is my second contribution for Japanese Cinema Blogathon for earthquake/tsunami relief. To be perfectly honest, I’ve only seen one of these films. But these posters are just so gorgeous, they make me want to see all of these films. I wish more western movie posters were this gorgeous.

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Japanese Cinema and the Academy Awards


As part of the Japanese Cinema Blogathon hosted by myself and JapanCinema, I thought I’d take a look at how Japanese cinema has fared over the years with the Academy. As it happens, Japan has had its best luck with the Academy in the Foreign Language Film category, but there have been a few other nominations (and wins) for filmmakers and actors from the industry.

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Japanese Cinema Blogathon: Let The Blogging Begin!


Welcome to the Japanese Cinema blogathon to help aid the recent natural disasters in Japan, hosted by JapanCinema and CinemaFanatic.

If you’ve written a post for the blogathon, leave a link to it in the comments section and I will add it to the ongoing list below. Don’t forget to add a link to the donation page in your post and feel free to use one of these banners on your blog. Also, please link back to this post so your readers can see all the participating blogs.

Tuesday, March 15th:

Wednesday, March 16th:

Thursday, March 17th:

Friday, March 18th:

Saturday, March 19th:

Sunday, March 20th

Monday, March 21st

More Banners for the Japanese Cinema Blogathon


Thanks to the lovely Madelaine for making these.

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Japanese Cinema Blogathon To Aid Earthquake and Tsunami Relief


This blogathon is hosted by JapanCinema and CinemaFanatic. Tomorrow we will each have a post on our sites officially starting the blogathon, which will run for a week. Simply leave a comment in one of those posts and we will add a link to the post so that everyone can see all of the participating blogs.

To participate post something on your blog related to Japanese Cinema (a review of a film, a preview, etc.) and add this link: https://www.paypal-donations.com/pp-charity/web.us/campaign.jsp?cid=-12 asking for donations from your readers. Please also use one of our graphics to let them know it’s part of the blogathon and so your readers can see the other posts in the blogathon:

You can also find updates for the blogathon on Facebook.