Movies And Tea #40 – The Social Network

The next episode of Movies and Tea is here as we move forward to the next movie in David Fincher’s films and discuss The Social Network. Head on over to Movies and Tea to give it a listen!

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While the idea of making a movie about Facebook seems like the kind of fodder best suited for a TV movie, in the hands of Fincher while working from a script by Aarron Sorkin it arguably became one of the best films of the last decade.

Here Fincher spins a tale of sucess, greed, envy and betryal. But then you don’t get to 500 millions friends without making a few enemies

Further Viewing

The Big Short
Steve Jobs
Man On The Moon

Music on this episode

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – In Motion
Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare
Vega Choir – Creep

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Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021 Conclusion

Its time for the conclusion of Ultimate Decades Blogathon! A big thank you to our participants and my co-host as well all the readers! Head on over to Drew’s Movie Reviews for the full conclusion post!

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Hello, friends!

I hope you enjoyed the new format of the blogathon. While Kim and I had fun looking at everyone’s picks for their favorite films from a spotlight decade, we wanted to shake things up a big after covering 50 years of film. Switching to a format that spans decades opens up for many more possibilities. Our participants did not disappoint! We had films reviewed that were released just one decade ago all the way up to 10 decades ago! Here is the full list of participants and entries for the sixth annual Ultimate Decades Blogathon:

Drew’s Movie Reviews – Bridesmaids (2011)

Tranquil Dreams – Spirited Away (2001)

 Plain, Simple Tom Reviews – The Kid (1921)

MovieRob – The Maltese Falcon (1931)

Movies and TeaThe Devil’s Backbone (2001)

18 Cinema LaneThe Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

Often Off Topic – Through the Decades (1971 –…

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Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021 Wrap-Up: Fight Back To School (1991) by Tranquil Dreams

It’s for the wrap-up posts! Kicking things off is my own selection which had a last minute change due to the passing of Man-Tat Ng the past weekend and ended up with the choice of 1991’s Fight Back To School as a tribute of sorts to him and Stephen Chow comedic pair that I grew up with . Head over to Drew’s Movie Reviews to check out the full review!

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Hello, friends!

Today we begin to wrap things up for the sixth annual Ultimate Decades Blogathon. Starting the closing festivities is my wonderful co-host Kim. I can’t say enough how much you need to be following her blog, Tranquil Dreams, but I’ll say it again: you need to follow her blog. She posts on a variety of topics and I guarantee she has something there you will like. Kim specializes in Asian cinema, which is the topic of her post here today. For her second post of the blogathon, Kim shares her review of the 1991 Chinese film Fight Back To School.


Fight Back To School (1991)

Fight Back to School movie poster

Director (and co-writer): Gordon Chan

Cast: Stephen Chow, Man Cheung, Man-Tat Ng, Roy Cheung, Chi Yeung Wong, Gabriel Wong, Barry Wong, Dennis Chan, King-Tan Yuen

“A SWAT team leader is going undercover at a high school to retrieve a stolen gun…

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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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Hello, friends!

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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Hello, friends!

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.


The Devil's Backbone movie poster

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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Hello, friends!

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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Hello, friends!

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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