Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Best Post Blog-a-Thon: Day Two


DAY TWO:

James at Rants of a Diva loves a lot of things. Classic film, pop music (including ABBA), celebrity gossip, and everything in between. If you like club bangers and Criterion Collections, go read the Rants of a Diva. James had some trouble narrowing down all his posts down to a single "best" so I'll let J.D.'s vote make the final decision. Plus, I'll be honest, I thought it was a funny post and any time Alley Cats Strike gets a reference, consider me on board.
Here's James' best post: Rants on Camp Rock

RC at Strange Culture is deep. He's also the writers of one of my favorite blogs. Strange Culture has it all: reviews, discussions on politics, controversy surrounding film releases (the blind protesting Blindness), and films in development. There's Top 5 lists and an awesome 10 Songs I'm Digging Right Now series which always pushes me to seek out new music. RC's best post will make you think. It's called "Inspiration over Information." I don't want to give anything away. Go read it for yourself.
Here's RC's best post: Inspiration over Information

James at Out 1 stands up for what he believes in, even when he's standing up for The Happening. He told me that he chose this post because it was one of his most controversial. Not everything he writes will push those buttons, James has quite a lot going on over at Out 1. His "Forgotten VHS" series is impressive and the number of films he reviews that get added to me "Watch These" list keeps getting bigger and bigger. So, check out the rest of Out 1, but first, go read the defense's case for M. Night's latest.
Here's James' best post: Invisibile Monsters

Paul at Careful With That Blog, Eugene has an awesome blog title. Sure, he's got an awesome blog to match, but that name! It makes "He Shot Cyrus" sound like "Movie Review Blog." His best post starts out with some fighting words. I'll let you read them for yourself but I wouldn't doubt that more than half of you readers would agree. But it's not until the third paragraph where the post really takes off. If you love Star Wars...read. this. post.
Here's Paul's best post: Greedo Lives

Evil Clown (a.k.a. Piper) at Evil Eye Theatre (a.k.a. Lazy Eye Theatre) is the proprietor of one of the best blogs in town. Seriously, bookmark this site. Between the October name change, the Top 5 Tuesdays, the constant support of his fellow bloggers, and the hella funny writing, there's no way you'll not love the Lazy Eye. There's too much to write about LET so I'll stop here.
Here's Piper's best post: Grandpa Joe: The Imposter

Bob at Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind loves screencaps and clips even more than I do. He also loves to participate in blog-a-thons (which is the coolest thing for a blogger to do, in my opinion). His best post was actually an entry in Film of the Year's Slapstick Blog-a-Thon. That's the best thing about these events, they inspire creativity and community. Bob explores the work of Buster Keaton and brings his family along for the ride. Really interesting post.
Here's Bob's best post: Slapstick - A Family Affair

The Lightning Bug at The Lightning Bug's Lair is the reason I put on this event. Before an e-mail showed up in my Inbox, I hadn't visited the Lair before. Helping others find new blogs was the main purpose of having you send in your best posts. From what it seems, The Lightning Bug is a bit of a horror junkie. His site reminds me of those great Geocities sites people used to make before blogs took over. You know, those fan sites with the animated GIFs and JPEGs and the love declared for cult classics.
Here's The Lightning Bug's best post: Sisters of No Mercy

mB at A Blog Next Door just sent me a link you're gonna like. It's the "20 Things I Learnt from Pixar Productions" list. Number 10 is my favorite. I'm a recent reader of ABND and mB's love for "Pushing Daisies" and Tina Fey and distaste for "Gary Unmarried" and Sarah Palin has made me a fan for life.
Here's mB's best post: Everything I Know, I Learnt from Animation: The Pixar Edition

Glenn at Stale Popcorn puts me to shame. A couple months ago, I started a "Films I Don't Ever Want to See Series." I watched three of the five films and then completely forgot about the list. Why does Glenn put me to shame? He started a seried called "The 100 Greatest Movie Posters" and finished. One-hundred posts. Are you kidding me? Glenn also started a series that has everyone talking lately. It's Black + White Friday and it pretty much blows my mind.
Here's Glenn's best post: 100 Greatest Movie Posters: #1 Here's Glenn's post about his post: My Best Post Ever

Brian from Dear Jesus hates Christmas (and Sufjan Stevens). This guy is hilarious. I'm not just saying that because he shares a blog with my fiancée. And even though I've yet to make it to one of his movie nights I hear they're damn good. Brian's blog started out talking about religion and slowly morphed into a movie blog. Go read his thoughts on the best Christmas movie.
Here's Brian's best post: Giving Them Cars Like That is like Putting Guns in Their Hands

Derek from Son of Double Feature is a friend of mine! We met during our MA program (in Cinema Studies, of course) and both started blogs around the same time. When he's not helping us struggling screenwriters with our movies-to-be, he's hyping us on all things Batman. I actually told Derek to send me the link for this specific post. It's great. Think you've read everything there is to read that's anti-Juno, go read this post.
Here's Derek's best post: Irony is No Longer Ironic

Adam from DVD Panache is an important part of the movie blogging world. A supporter of He Shot Cyrus from the beginning, Adam featured my blog on his Friday Screentest, among tons of other great writers. Even the post link he sent me featured a bunch of different blogs, including Cinema Styles, Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule, Lazy Eye Theatre, and more. Support Adam and DVD Panache; he's supported you, even if you don't know it yet.
Here's Adam's best post: The Blog Sleep


Thanks to everyone who's participated so far. I'd love to hear which posts are your favorites, whose blogs you've found, and anything else you want to tell me about. Tomorrow marks the end of the blog-a-thon. TELL YOUR FRIENDS! They've already written their post, easy stuff, so spread the word. Until tomorrow.

7 comments:

Moviezzz said...

I WANT to participate, but I don't know which post to call my favorite.

Since you announced, I've been trying to figure it out.

And there is only one day left?

Oh man.

RJ said...

http://theruraljuror.blogspot.com/2008/02/ladies-and-gentleman-class-of-2008_08.html

RJ said...

easily my best

The Lightning Bug said...

Thanks for the shout out!

J.J. said...

If you'll take more than one post, I'd say my best work is in my Triple Crowners series (still ongoing): http://aslittleaspossible.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Triple%20Crowners

whitney said...

Here's my link for the blog-a-thon

http://dearjesus.wordpress.com/2008/07/22/batman-their-way/

James Hansen said...

Thanks so much for the kind words! I hope everyone enjoys the post and gives some respect where respect is due! :) I'm loving this blogathon. Awesome awesome.