Month in Review: March ’17

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.

New Posts

Reviews: Logan; Get Out; The White Helmets; Table 19; I don’t feel at home in this world anymore.; Trash Fire; The Belko Experiment; I Am Not a Serial Killer; Life (2017) 

Blindspot Selection: Trainspotting (1996)

Other posts: #OscarsQuiteUnpredictable

Movie News

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.

Blogging News

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.

15 thoughts on “Month in Review: March ’17

    • Hello friend– yes, it’s for movies released in any year ending in a 7 for this one. And great to have you on board again! There will be an official announcement made next week, I believe it’ll appear on Three Rows Back but I will reblog it here. Keep your eyes peeled!

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      • It has been a decent month in spite of a dearth of terrible early-year releases in theaters so fsr. Luckily I’ve managed to stay busy.

        I’m up for that challenge again Mark, I’ll take care of the design and stuff. I meant to email you before putting the notice out there, sorry about that! Getting excited to host another for sure!

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  1. “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”

    Haha, you described my thoughts perfectly! I hope that story can be turned into something close to TWBB… though PTA and DDL as a pair have certainly set a high bar!!

    Interesting you mention basketball, I’ve been so busy with work placement and study I’ve lost interest a bit. But when I saw that the Bulls traded Taj Gibson I just called it quits. That really annoyed me, and they got bugger all in return!! And I now see what you meant about Rondo being a nightmare. God, he’ll be on a new team next year, if anyone wants to put up with him.

    So I am now an OKC fan! I always liked them, its nice to see Taj and Dougie being used well, which the Bulls failed at big time. As much as he irritates me, I also want to see LeBron and Steph square off again. But with no KD, the Warriors are a lot less deep than they were. Will be interesting stuff!

    Sorry for the lengthy response, you just perked my interest mentioning basketball 😛

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    • Haha yeah, I know what you mean. I too can go off on quite a tangent about basketball. You may have noticed it’s been a 30-for-30-less year so far and that’s because Netflix decided to purge all of those titles. I’m sure I can find them somewhere else though, and in fact I may have a post coming up soon about the OJ: Made in America 7-part series. Keep an eye out for that one!


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