Monday, August 28, 2017

My New Blog

In a shameless act of self-promotion, I would like to pre-empt writing about my cats and tell you about a new blog I have created. It is called “Movie Night at the Cosy Apartment”. The link to it may be found on the side-bar.

I watch a film once a week, unless something catastrophic - such as a tornado, fire or cat-vomit - intervenes. On long weekends, I frequently watch two films. I’ve decided that it’s a waste of the opinions that I think so clever and important not to discuss them, even if it is a one-sided discussion. In truth, many of the movies I watch are old, from the 1940s and ‘50s; a number of modern ones are independent; I think they deserve to be known a bit better.

So, if you like, take a look at my first offering in the realm of film reviews. The look of the blog may change yet, but the content won’t. I hope you enjoy "Movie Night at the Cosy Apartment" as much as I do. Right, Josie?

20 comments:

  1. Is there popcorn with this? Kitty treats? :-D

    That link is at the bottom of your sidebar right now (at least when I view it). As a suggestion: It would be more visible and accessible if you added a sidebar link near the top of the page. Just a thought! :-)

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    1. I put the link at the bottom because I didn't want to take away from the other links in the list. But I can move it up.

      As for popcorn, there is always a big bowl of it on movie-night - but I'm afraid I hog it all.

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  2. I'll head over to your movie blog! Although I don't watch as many movies as I once did, they are still a favorite pastime. The Hubby likes oaters! I'll drop everything to rewatch "The Adventures of Robin Hood" or "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"...or still a favorite, "The Quiet Man". Wish there were more movies with cats in them, right Josie?!?

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    1. I go through periods of different genres or actors - not long ago, I must have seen half a Randolph Scott films in a row. Errol Flynn is the best Robin Hood, and "The Quiet Man" is one of Wayne's best. I like watching the familiar with the unknown.

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  3. I love movies from the 40's and 50's. Especially the musicals - "The Bandwagon", "Kiss Me Kate"....I could go on and on. Pass the popcorn, please.

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    1. Oh yes, the musicals are great. I think my favourites are "My Fair Lady" and "Singin' in the Rain" - the title song of which was first performed in 1931, so is characteristic of the era in which the film took place.

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  4. Oh, this sounds like fun! As it happens, I've lately gotten into watching old movies over the weekend. (I've never been much of a movie buff before, but I've gotten curious to see "classic" films of the past.) The blog should give me some viewing ideas!

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    1. I love seeing ones that sound interesting but of which I know little beyond that. It's sometimes a bit of a mystery as to what I'll get.

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  5. Congrats on the new blog, I will check it out.

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  6. sounds like fun !!! I dont watch tv, haven't in years; it's not even hooked up in any fashion. I prefer to watch one of the dvd's I've collected; regardless if it's something I can memorize; way better than the stuff out on tv now and I think for the most part, movies too !! ☺☺

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    1. I'm exactly the same. I have a television set, no television. It's plugged into a dvd-player at one end and the electricity-supply at the other. I download all my movies and burn them on discs to watch in comfort and leisure.

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    2. I rarely have the TV on. I cut the cord and I do have one of those antennas. Katie loves her PBS baby shows. She really truly watches Daniel Tiger, Super Reader and several others. Me..I watch my (I'm a Trekkie) Netflix of all the Trek iterations and a (very) few others of the nicer shows that don't tax my ears with HBO language. Got my DVD's too of cool-to-me stuffs like Downton Abbey etc.

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    3. I'll go see if we have seen the same movies. I think if I chose one night a week, I could watch one IF I find anything available.

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  7. Now, do you seek input on the reviews from your five housemates? At least I trust you stay awake to the end of the film. I am not so certain of the other five.

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    1. Renn or Parker join me, more often the former. But he sleeps through the best parts of each movie.

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  8. I'm horrible at watching movies, just don't have the patience for it. But perhaps having read your reviews I might be more willing to check a few out.

    I'll head over and check it out right away!

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  9. I love watching movies, I can watch a few a day sometimes! Thank goodness for Netflix, MOL!

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  10. I don't watch many movies. But I do like those oddball 40's / 50's Noir pictures.
    Congrats on your new blog. I'm headed there now.

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  11. Well that is a fun blog idea! I hope it is a wild success.

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