To encourage a bit more variety in my blogging posts and to help distance this site from the one of old, I’m installing this monthly post where I summarize the previous month’s activity in a wraparound that will hopefully give people the chance to go back and find stuff they might have missed, as well as keep them apprised of any changes or news that happened that month.
March has found me pretty distracted with basketball. And that’s kind of a shame because I really wish I could have spent more time sitting through more naff movies in empty theaters. To remedy the situation I have been hunting through Netflix and finding quite a few indie titles I have been meaning to watch for sometime, so that’s been nice.
But between the NCAA tournament coming down to the wire (congrats to Coach Frank Martin and the South Carolina Gamecocks for their first Final Four appearance) and stressing out about whether we’ll see LeBron James and Steph Curry squaring off in the NBA Finals for a record-breaking third straight year, I haven’t been around on the blogs much. I apologize. Nonetheless, here’s a rundown of what’s been going on around here in the last month.
Blindspot Selection: Trainspotting (1996)
Other posts: #OscarsQuiteUnpredictable
I’m basically going ape over the brand new War for the Planet of the Apes trailer. So have a lot of people. Because what it advertises looks freaking awesome. Bring on July 14!
It looks as though Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson are reuniting for an upcoming fashion drama, “set in the couture world of 1950s London. The story illuminates the life behind the curtain of an uncompromising dressmaker commissioned by royalty and high society.” I’m not particularly interested in the subject matter, I have to say, but when PTA and DDL are involved, chances are I’ll become invested. Somehow. The still untitled project is slated for a Christmas 2017 release.
Since it is now April, I think now is as good a time as any to remind everyone that we are roughly a month away from the third annual Decades Blogathon, an event hosted by myself and Mark from Three Rows Back. We have hosted the event every May, so there’s some time to go still but this is just to remind you that that’s still on the horizon and if you are interested in participating, please let either one of us know as soon as possible. Remember, we take 18 entries (plus the two provided by us) so the spots can go quickly.