Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021: Through the Decades (1971-2011) by Often Off Topic

The next entry for the Ultimate Decades Blogathon is a rather impressive Through The Decades from 1971 to 2011 from Often Off Topic. Head over to Drew’s Movie Reviews to check out her selection for each decade.

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Sometimes it can be hard to pick just one film for a blogathon topic such as this. That is the problem Allie from Often Off Topic ran into. So instead of choosing just one, she chose 5! If you don’t know who Allie is, she blogs about a variety of films and life happenings. Her posts are always a blast to read so if you don’t follow her, please go give her site a look. You won’t be disappointed. Now Allie has a lot to get to so let’s get to it!


With so many movies in so many eligible years, it was impossible for me to pick just 1 movie to talk about so instead I’m bringing you 5 of my favourite movies spanning 5 decades!

1971 – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

I’ve watched very few movies from the 70s but one of those just…

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Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021: The Devil’s Backbone (2001) by Movies and Tea Podcast

Wrapping up the Ultimate Decades Blogathon is a previous podcast from Movies and Tea Podcast for 2001’s The Devil’s Backbone! Head over to Drew’s Movie Reviews to check out the post and give it a listen!

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Closing out the first week of the blogathon is a close friend of Kim. As you might know, Kim is involved in many projects on her blog, Tranquil Dreams. One of which, is the Movies and Tea podcasts that she co-hosts with Elwood Jones from From the Depths of DVD Hell. Together, Kim and Elwood go through a spotlighted directors filmography each season. They are currently reviewing their way through David Fincher’s filmography so be sure to give their recent episodes a listen. Today, Kim and Elwood are sharing their episode of their podcast where they reviewed Guillermo Del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone.


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Guillermo Del Toro has made a name for himself as a dark fantasy or gothic horror director. His stories and directorial abilities are quite outstanding with the different movies that he has released. While you can argue whether Pan’s Labyrinth is the breakout movie…

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Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021: The Kid (1921) by Plain, Simple Tom Reviews

Moving on the first guest entry for Ultimate Decades Blogathon! We have a wonderfully timed review of 1921’s The Kid by Plain Simple Tom Reviews! Head on over to Drew’s Movie Reviews to check it out!

Remember to drop by here tomorrow to see the next guest entry!

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Welcome to the middle of the first week of the sixth annual Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021. I’m really excited for this entry because this is the type of deep cut I was hoping to see. Today’s review comes from Tom of Plain, Simple Tom Reviews. Tom reviews a wide range of films on his blog with great insight. I highly recommend you go check out his blog if you don’t already follow him. Now, about his entry, when Kim and I changed the format from a specific decade to specific years in a decade, that opened up the possibility of someone like Tom reaching back 100 years in film history. With The Kid celebrating its centennial this year, Tom chose to spotlight it for the Ultimate Decades Blogathon.


The Kid movie poster

For this particular blogathon, we have been invited to discuss films from any year ending in a 1 and…

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Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021 Reminder

Time for a friendly reminder for the Ultimate Decades Blogathon!

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Just a friendly reminder that the due date for submissions for the Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021, hosted by Kim and me, is not too far away. Entries are due before Monday, February 15th. Your entries can be sent to Kim at kim.tranquildreams@gmail.com, and me at drewt510@gmail.com. If you want to join in but don’t think you can have your entry to us before the 15th, let us know and we can work something out. We would like as many people to participate as possible! 🙂

If you are interested in participating and/or need more details about the sixth annual Ultimate Decades Blogathon, you can check out the announcement post here.

We can’t wait to read everyone’s submissions!

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay positive, stay weird.

Until next time, cheers!

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Movies and Tea #26 – Fight Club

Next episode for Movies and Tea is here! Time to move along with the Season 5 as we continue through David Fincher’s films and discuss Fight Club,. A first time watch for myself! Head on over to Movies and Tea and give it a listen!

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Our re-evaulation of David Fincher’s filmography continues with the  cult favourite Fight Club as our unnamed narrator find a unique outlet for his frustrations while soon setting out to reset the social balance. 

A film not appricated during it’s original release, it would soon find a huge cult following on it’s home release with Fincher showcasing a memorable style and flair with a heavy dose of the blackest of humour in this tale of mischief, mayhem and soap.

Further Viewing

Shopping
Daniel Isn’t Real
American History X
Shutter Island
H
Das Experiment

Further Reading – Chuck Palahunik

Fight Club
Haunted
Survivor
Invisable Monsters

Music on this episode

The Dust Brothers (Feat. Tyler Durdan) – This Is Your Life
Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare
The Pixies – Where Is My Mind?

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Announcing the Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021

Its time for the Ultimate Decades Blogathon again! Its our sixth year and we’re changing things up a little bit. Check out the details and we hope that you can join in!

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I hope you are well. It’s the start of a new year, which means the Ultimate Decades Blogathon is just around the corner! Not even a pandemic can stop the blogathon hosted by Kim, aka Tranquil Dreams, and me annually. If you’ve been following previous Ultimate Decades Blogathons, you’ll know that they’ve covered the 70s, 80s, 90, 00s, and 10s. This year, Kim and I have decided to change the format slightly for our sixth outing hosting the blogathon. Rather than focusing on a specific decade like previous years, this year’s Ultimate Decades Blogathon will instead focus on films released in years that end in “1.” For example, 2011, 2001, 1991, etc.

If this format sounds familiar, it’s because the Decades Blogathon that was hosted by Tom and Three Rows Back for several years followed this same theme. With Tom’s blessing, Kim and I have adopted the…

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Movies and Tea #25 – The Game

The next episode of Movies and Tea is here as we continue on with our David Fincher season and look at The Game, starring Michael Douglas as well as a guest joining our show to discuss this movie. Head on over to Movies and Tea to give it a listen and let us know whether you’ve watched it and your thoughts.

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What do you buy the man who has everything? Michael Douglas’ investment banker soon finds out when his brother gives him an invitation to play “The Game”.

But what is the game? Norman from Flickhunter joins us once again to the discuss the film as we explore one of the more overlooked films in David Fincher’s filmography.

Further Viewing

Sabrina
Escape Room
Don’t Say A Word
Shutter Island
The Machinist

Music on this episode

Howard Shore – Consumer Recreation Services
Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare
Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit

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Movies and Tea #24 – Seven

The next episode of Movies and Tea is here. Season 5 focused on David Fincher continues as we look at Seven, a thriller probably doesn’t need a whole lot of introduction. Head on over to listen to the episode on Movies and Tea Blog and let us know your thoughts of the film over there!

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Our David Fincher season continues with Seven the thriller which would bring Fincher back to directing feature films having sworn off returning to direct another feature film in the aftermath of the Alien 3. It would however be the script for Seven which would tempt him back. Not only would the film give Fincher a chance for redemption, but to bring to the screen one of the most original thrillers in years as two detectives attempt to track down an elusive serial killer commiting murders based around the seven deadly sins.

We dive into the making of the film and try to find out what the lasting appeal of the film has been that makes it still so infinatly rewatchable.

Further Viewing

Silence of the Lambs
Gone Baby Gone
8mm
One Hour Photo

Music on this episode

Howard Shore – Linoleum
Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare
David Bowie –…

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After Hours: You Cannot Kill David Arquette

The latest episode of Movies and Tea is a special After Hours episode as we check out recently released documentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette. Head over to Movies and Tea to give it a listen!

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We check out the new documentary charting David Arquette’s attempts to become a professional wrestler and make amends for the disrespect many fans feel he caused to the industry by winning the the WCW Title.

In many ways playing like the real-life version of the Wrestler as we get to follow Arquette at his lowest to once again finding a way to make life exciting for himself within the squared circle.

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Movies and Tea #23 – Alien 3

The new season Movies and Tea is here! We’re kicking off Season 5 as we step into a season of David Fincher’s filmography! Its going to be a fun one especially with all those well-known titles. Head over to Movies and Tea Podcast blog to give our kick-off episode of his feature film debut with Alien 3.

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Kicking off season 5 and our re-evaulation of David Fincher’s filmography is Alien 3 a film equally loathed by fans of the saga as it is loved by those who appricated the darker change in direction. For Fincher however it would prove to be a baptism of fire and one which almost put him off feature film directing.

On this episode we are joined by Heather Baxendale-Walsh to discuss her own superfan love for the series (somthing this episode has plenty of) aswell as charting the problematic production history, the evolution of Ripley’s character and much more!!

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