Wednesday, July 23, 2008

what's happening in the 'hood

The Batman stuff is kinda winding down a bit here and there- thanks to all those who linked to our review and commented as well. Not everyone agrees with my review, but that's what's great about the movies; we all have our perspective and we can talk about them and learn about what grabs us and what doesn't. Speaking of winding down, our Californiacation/Jericho contest ends tonight at midnight- so if you haven't sent us an email contest entry - do it now! Time's a'wastin!

Thought we would take another trip around the Shelf Community Neighborhood and point out some wonderful writing and articles that I've enjoyed lately. I hope you will enjoy them as well. So sit back and enjoy this trip through the Shelf neighborhood!

First of all, our good friend Laura has just passed the three year mark on her great blog, Laura's Miscellaneous Musings. She's got her finger on a lot of great topics and watches and reviews a lot of great classic movies. She keeps my Netflix queue full. It is one of my daily reads and a favorite- so be sure to stop on over and wish her the best!

Bird Dog over at Maggie's Farm vacationed in Italy recently and has been posting some great pictures and commentary. It's the internet equivilant of your relative's vacation slide show, only much better, more interesting and better pictures. You can find most of the posts at this link. If I had half of Bird Dog's great eye for photography, well I'd be a great one-eyed photographer, but I'd have some great pix.

Jacqueline at Another Old Movie Blog has a great tribute and article to singer Jo Stafford who died recently. A very interesting woman and interesting career. Go check it out. I remember her great numbers in DuBarry Was a Lady, which we reviewed last year. We don't make 'em like her anymore.

One of the best film reviews and articles I've read in awhile is over at TCM's Movie Morlocks site. It's a in depth look and review of one of my favorite Jimmy Stewart/Anthony Mann westerns: The Man From Laramie. It's nice to know I wasn't crazy to see a comparison to Shakespeare. It is well worth your time to read it.

Another great article (this time about some films I've never seen, but want to) is from the one and only Self-Styled Siren. She talks about movies, that have releases over in Europe, but alas no R1 release for the states. It's a common lament here at the Shelf. The Siren is one of my favorite film bloggers, if not just for her deep knowledge, but also her humor and warmth. Speaking of DVD no shows here in the US, I'm still awaiting a DVD release for The African Queen. Waiting...waiting...still waiting....

Finally, another Shelf favorite, John at Greenbriar Picture Shows, has written a review/commentary about The Dark Knight as well. It's a great article, wonderfully written (as usual) and he has a different take on the film than I do. So go check it out, if nothing else than to see a picture of John when he suffered from Batmania long ago! Did I mention it was John's 500th post at the Greenbriar? No? Well it is! Congrats to John.

That's it for this visit to the neighborhood kids. Thanks for taken a ride with us. Don't forget to come back for more Shelf madness- we'll have even more reviews coming up this week. Stay tuned!


Oh, I know it's a penny here and a penny there, but look at me. I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.

I'm sorry. This is the fun-vee. The hum-drum-vee is back there.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where is Wolf???

J.C. Loophole said...

Wolf has been very busy with police type stuff lately (as I have with teaching at the university). Our schedules are getting a little more structured now, so expect to see him soon (he informed me he was working on an article to post soon).

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Laura said...

Thank you for the very nice mention! It means a great deal to know that others enjoy my posts -- and especially to know that I help keep those Netflix queues full. :)

I'm off to the Sierras for a few days! I'll be checking here for your latest news when I return.

Best wishes,
Laura

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

It's great to be part of your neighborhood, friend. (Sings as she zips up her sweater and ties her sneakers.)

J.C. Loophole said...

Laura-
Have a great time. Looking forward to pix when you return!
Jacqueline-
Don't forget to feed the fish and say hello to Trolley!

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hey j.c loophole . This is your real photo?

J.C. Loophole said...

As real as I want it to be on this here internets.

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