Lockdown and the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges for everyone, along with so many issues. Personally for me the cinema being closed has been one of the toughest adjustments, while many people may not actually understand this and see the cinema as somewhat of a luxury and somewhere they only go every so often, maybe even every couple of months to see the latest big blockbuster films. That is not the case for myself, I go two/three times a week and sometimes even more depending on what is being released. Managing to balance this in with work and occasionally being able to have a double feature with two films straight in a row.
Why do I like going so often?
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That’s right the legend that is Billy Crystal acknowledge me on Twitter! The review of his film Standing Up, Falling Down (Review) which is a fantastic gem of a film premiered on Sky Cinema earlier this week. I never in a million years thought he would ever see my tweet about the film and I seriously could not believe it when I clicked on my notifications and saw this quote tweet! Considering my intense love for When Harry Met Sally I feel this is going to be my all time greatest moment EVER on Twitter, I cannot think about how this could be topped at all.
Something I will always wonder will be if he clicked on my profile and saw that he is in fact part of my header photo?
That’s right 11 whole years of blogging and writing about films that I love, like and sometimes hate. My blogaversary and something that I am very proud of growing and still being so obsessed with film!
Recently my biggest film love has come in the form of Jojo Rabbit! So here’s Jojo and Elsa dancing to remind everyone that when you are free you get to dance!
Here we go the weekend is upon us!
The Film That Started It All Blogathon! Keep checking back as I add the links to the blog posts for everyone who is taking part! So either comment below with your link, or send via twitter!
Andrew Wickliffe – The Stop Button – King Kong (1933)
John Rieber – The Godfather
Gill Jacob – Weegiemidget Reviews – The Gift of Love (1978)
Emma @ The Movies – Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy
Jay – Post-Credit Nerdie – The Matrix (1999)
Mike – Movie Freak – Film That Started It
Caz – Let’s Go To The Movies – Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Drew’s Movie Reviews – Aladdin/Toy Story/ Star Wars
Hoops2448 – The Sardonic Romantic – The Road To Perdition
Andy – Fandango Groovers Movie Blog – Star Wars
The Film That Started It All Blogathon
We all have that one truly special film, the one that really made your love for film and cinema so deep. I thought it would be a fantastic idea to share this with each other and it could really create some positive thoughts and discussion.
The film does not have to be the greatest ever made, just the one that you relate to as your biggest influence in terms of loving film and cinema! I have had this idea for quite a while now and after so many negative comments and attitudes on Twitter recently I felt we all needed do think positively about the films we love!
Dates: April 19th-22nd 2019
This gives more than a month to get involved and I thought it would be ideal to do this over the long Easter bank holiday weekend. So if you want to get involved please comment below and with which film you will be writing about (for this one it really doesn’t matter if someone else is writing about the same film). If you let me know which film you are going to be writing about I can put together your own graphic!
This can be anything you want really in terms of format as well, if you want to do it as a list or an in-depth post detailing everything you loved and hopefully still love about the film.
Please share this on your blog to help grow the announcement and get fellow bloggers to sign up!
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I have just set up a lovely new email address which I feel is much better for myself and the site!
If you would like to contact me for any reason then please use this new email address, I still have my old ones running but I will be looking to transfer across to this one!
I would love to receive:
- Screeners to review
- Theatre tickets to then review the show
- Invites to cinema screenings
- Information about new films
- Possible sponsors
- Advertisement enquiries
February 9th 2009 . . . That was the date I made my first ever blog post and as you can probably tell 10 years later it is still very much all about films! While Let’s Go To The Movies came a little bit later (7th June 2009) in terms of the name my adventure on here started 10 years ago to this date.
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For the fourth year running I am delighted to make it onto the Vuelio list of top 10 Film Blogs in the UK!
Check out the full list here!
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I accidentally came across some Annual Site Stats from WordPress. This was in the Insight section on stats just in case any fellow WordPress users would like to look at this. It is something that I found extremely interesting in looking at the different breakdown in stats, come on we all love the stats don’t we bloggers?
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Let’s Go To The Movies has been included in the Top 60 UK Movie Blogs
You can find me at number 39 – the list is based on Google ranking, consistentency and quality of posts, presence on social media. Always loving to be included in lists like this!
Top 60 UK Movie Blogs