January 2015 Favourites

fav-jan2015Welcome to 2015, everybody! I hope everyone had an amazing January and is getting to work on their New Year’s resolutions. I haven’t gotten anywhere to be honest (also known as, I still haven’t seen Interstellar), but there’s always the next eleven months to fix that. In the mean time, here are some of my favourite posts on WordPress and beyond from the month of January.

I’m not sure about you guys but I have always felt that Nigel Thornberry from The Wild Thornberrys has always understood me better than any fictional cartoon person. Here’s a post from As Told By Laura which further details this phenomenon.

The wonderful and well-travelled Alina of Literary Vittles experienced another strange and beautiful phenomenon this month – after posting about the gorgeous art of Alenka Sottler, she was contacted by the artist, and what happened next was so lovely. Here’s the post, a real blogging fairy tale if ever I’ve seen one.

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Did you love playing MS-DOS games as a kid? Were you even alive during the advent of MS-DOS games? If so, Michael of Durnmoose Movie Musings hooks you up with a miraculous website where you can play more than 3200 games which are all a total throwback for those who experienced a childhood in the early 90s. I spent so much time on this website and it was like I was back in 1993, which was a good year.

2014 was a pretty great year for horrible lyrics and Luke of Oracle of Film summarises its highest lows in an excellent top ten list of what should be the bottom ten of lyrical accomplishment.

It’s 2015 now and to some people it may feel like we’re living in the future already. But there’s a lot more future to come, which has already been outlined for us in the movies. Over at Bradscribe, we’re served a very detailed history of the future via events that have been foretold in films. So now you know how to plan your life for the next 8,000 years!

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I’ve really been loving Cara of Silver Screen Serenade‘s Resolutions series this month, where bloggers are challenged to watch a film they have always meant to see. I reviewed The Artist (2011), but also really enjoyed the reviews of The African Queen (1951) by the moste excellente Eric of Isaacs Picture Conclusions, Rear Window (1954) by Cara, and Cinema Paradiso (1988) by Abbi of Where the Wild Things Are.

Disney’s Fantasia (1940) was one of my favourite films as a child and it still ranks in my top 5 favourite Disney films. I really loved this write-up on the film over at The Vern’s Video Vortex – a very comprehensive and detailed piece. What’s your favourite segment from Fantasia? Everyone has one. My favourite is the one with the dinosaurs, which cemented the stegosaurus as my favourite dinosaur of all time.

It may seem like Eric of Isaacs Picture Conclusions is always drunk, given his 100% amazing drunk trivia videos that have been posted during the month of January. Which is great! Here’s the first one with general film trivia, and the second one with reader submissions, which I am gutted I missed out on. Genuinely entertaining stuff even if you’re not drinking along with the stars of the show.

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It’s almost Game of Thrones season five time! And this year I’m so looking forward to more of Sati of Cinematic Corner‘s posts on the episodes because I know how awesome they’re going to be already. January was capped off with the first trailer for season five which Sati has broken down into very detailed snippets and screenshots. So great. So excited. I also really loved Sati’s breakdown of the best 15 pieces of film music of 2014. In fact, all of Sati’s ‘best of’ posts are flawless.

Deja Reviewer is at it again with another amazingly detailed symmetry post – this time on the Dark Knight trilogy. I use the word ‘amazing’ probably way too much in my daily vocabulary, but in this case, this symmetry post is so amazing that it goes beyond the definition of the word. Such a detailed post which must have taken so many man hours to work on.

Lastly (but not leastly), Melissa of Snap Crackle Watch! recaps theΒ 17 best and worst moments of this year’s Golden Globes for you. I never even ended up watching the Golden Globes this year because I was happy with just reading this post.

Lots of great links here! Hope you guys enjoy them as much as I do (which is, a lot).

22 comments

  1. Thank you very much for sharing my review. I will be checking out the other links on this page very soon

    1. You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

  2. Anna!!!

    Thanks so much for mentioning my shit!! You are the best!!

    #besties

    Don’t forget you’re up on my site tomorrow!

    #australians

    1. Any time soulie! #soulie #lateatreplyingtocomments #whoops

  3. Thank you so much for mentioning my Flux Post here, Anna – v much appreciated!!
    Hope you find other entertaining Posts from me in, er, th near future
    Cheers!

    1. Haha! πŸ˜€ You’re very welcome, loved it!

  4. Oh crud. Now I’m going to be stuck here going through all of these links. (Fake sarcasm). Great post. I really will click through those. Thanks for the reading material.

    1. Thanks heaps Wendell. Hope you enjoyed! πŸ˜€

  5. Thanks so much for the links and kind words! Cannot wait for new season, hope it won’t piss me off as much as last one πŸ™‚

    1. Any time Sati! I hope it won’t piss us off as much as well. I’ve been trying to write my wrap-up post for season four but it’s just not happening because I get too annoyed when writing it.

  6. Love these posts Anna, you’re amazing!

    1. Aw, thanks Mikey! πŸ˜€

  7. Nice round up Anna!

    1. Thanks heaps Zoe! πŸ˜€

  8. Excellent round-up. Thanks for the shout out!

    1. Thanks Abbi, and you’re welcome! πŸ™‚

  9. These are some good links, some of these blogs I follow already. Thanks for the update.

    1. Thanks mate, glad you enjoyed! πŸ˜€

  10. As always, thanks so much for the shoutout, lady! Love seeing what everybody’s up to in these posts. πŸ™‚

    1. You’re welcome Cara! πŸ˜€ I really love doing these posts, feels like a good way to wrap up each month of great stuff.

  11. And here I am, a MONTH late! Thank you for giving the Slovenian cat further publicity. He appreciates it, I’m sure!
    Also, Fantasia. Yes. It is also one of my favorite childhood films, even if it scared the shit out of me. My favorite part was the dancing mushrooms, and also the weird Greek part where people were squishing the grapes in the big wooden barrels, and also the hippos dancing. I also liked the first part of the enchanted broomstick sequence, you know before the spell got out of hand and Mickey almost drowned. Gosh, as I write this, I remember again just how weird it is.

    1. Haha, you’re welcome! Love that cat. And when you look back on it as an adult, Fantasia is so trippy and weird. I love the mushroom part as well, as a kid I was always so amused by the baby mushroom who couldn’t keep up with the older ones. But then the final part with the big demon would always freak me out. Overall it was such a weird mix of cute and scary!

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