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Desert Island Classics: Where The Wild Things Are

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Whilst I eagerly await your blogathon entries (please feel free to join in, click HERE for details), I wanted to shine some light on my long running Desert Island Films series, and more importantly the people who joined in and made it so much fun to do. I am therefore randomly visiting the archives and re-posting a few of the lists with some added kind words. I present to you; Desert Island Classics…… You may have read all of the lists so far, but I hope you won’t mind seeing a few of them again, and who knows, you may even find some new blogs to read.

Today I think we should have another female castaway, so I want to welcome Abbi from Where The Wild Things AreYesterday she was proudly announced as the winner of my good friend Eric’s Shitfest Summer 2014 competition, and today it’s an even better day for her as she is featured on my site. ;) Abbi is another reader here who is not necessarily a horror fan, so I’m always thrilled to see her stop by. She is easily one of the friendliest and most frequent commenters around, not just on my site but everyones site. Not that I’m saying she gets around…..just to clarify if she does that’s her business, lets keep things professional here……. So please, check out the movies Abbi took to her desert island, and then as always go check out her fantastic site for inspirational weight loss stories & her top 10 movie masterbation scenes. I’m not even making that up…….click the link if you don’t believe me :)

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Desert Island Classics – Marked Movies

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Whilst I eagerly await your blogathon entries (please feel free to join in, click HERE for details), I wanted to shine some light on my long running Desert Island Films series, and more importantly the people who joined in and made it so much fun to do. I am therefore randomly visiting the archives and re-posting a few of the lists with some added kind words. I present to you; Desert Island Classics…… You may have read all of the lists so far, but I hope you won’t mind seeing a few of them again, and who knows, you may even find some new blogs to read.

Today I want to re-visit an angry Scottish island, with my good friend Mark Walker from Marked Movies. He is currently on a blogging hiatus, I believe this is due to the fact he is away angrily demonstrating something that Scotland and their people are unhappy about. Kind of like a mix between Braveheart & Doomsday (2008 movie where they quarantine Scotland), that’s how I see this political romp. So yeah, he is VERY passionate about it, and despite the England/Scotland divide between us, we actually quite like each other. Fuelled by our love for Drive, Mark also helped me form a Robert De Niro website that may get some more attention one day soon, and is a sounding board for all my crazy ideas. Plus he always says yes to them. From day 1 pretty much in my blogging career Mark has been supporting me, and for that I owe him much more than re-posting his Desert Island film choices. But that’s all I have so that’s all he gets, Plus my love, and the fact he is friends with my wife on Facebook so he could ruin me and give you all my real world details. Please enjoy his movie choices, and then of course be sure to check out his site if you don’t already follow him. A nicer man you could not wish to meet. :)

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Desert Island Classics – Marilyn & Garry Armstrong

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Whilst I eagerly await your blogathon entries (7 DAYS LEFT PEOPLE!!) (please feel free to join in, click HERE for details), I wanted to shine some light on my long running Desert Island Films series, and more importantly the people who joined in and made it so much fun to do. I am therefore randomly visiting the archives and re-posting a few of the lists with some added kind words. I present to you; Desert Island Classics…… You may have read all of the lists so far, but I hope you won’t mind seeing a few of them again, and who knows, you may even find some new blogs to read.

Two people that have no interest in horror yet somehow found my blog are Marilyn & Garry Armstrong. It makes me so happy to see them both still visiting my blog and so today I want to share their lists with you again. Marilyn runs the site Serendipity where you can find her fantastic photography and a million and one other diverse posts all brilliant and unique. You can find Marilyn’s desert island films by clicking HERE but for now I’m going to show you Garry’s list. Whilst he doesn’t blog as such (he has been known to make a few posts now and again!) Garry was persuaded/pressured/forced into sharing his thoughts with me. Without trying to embarrass him too much, in his wife’s own words; Garry been on TV for 40 years. He’s a walking film encyclopedia and the lucky dog actually got to sit and talk to Cagney, Hepburn and The Duke, Black Edwards, William Holden …. kind of everyone. 

So please sit back, check out Garry’s film choices (he picked more than 8, the man plays by his own rules!!) and read his stories. Then see Marilyns choices and of course sign up and follow her blog. You won’t regret it.

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Desert Island Classics – Committed to Celluloid

 

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Whilst I eagerly await your blogathon entries (please feel free to join in, click HERE for details), I wanted to shine some light on my long running Desert Island Films series, and more importantly the people who joined in and made it so much fun to do. I am therefore randomly visiting the archives and re-posting a few of the lists with some added kind words. I present to you; Desert Island Classics…… You may have read all of the lists so far, but I hope you won’t mind seeing a few of them again, and who knows, you may even find some new blogs to read.

At number 16 on my list was everybody’s friend Fernando from Committed to Celluloid. I remember when we all posted our end of year stats which showed who commented the most on our blogs, and I’m pretty sure that on 99% of them Fernando was #1. Not only does he get around, he is one of the friendliest people out in the blogosphere, and of course is a damn fine writer. And massive Daniel Radcliffe fangirl. So please, show your love and respect to Fernando by checking out his fantastic site, and read on for the films he wanted to take to his island.

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Desert Island Classics – Movie Review World

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Whilst I eagerly await your blogathon entries (please feel free to join in, click HERE for details), I wanted to shine some light on my long running Desert Island Films series, and more importantly the people who joined in and made it so much fun to do. I am therefore randomly visiting the archives and re-posting a few of the lists with some added kind words. I present to you; Desert Island Classics…… You may have read all of the lists so far, but I hope you won’t mind seeing a few of them again, and who knows, you may even find some new blogs to read.

At number 86 on my list was Allan from Movie Review World. He runs one of the best looking and most complete sites out there, offering everything from reviews and news to festival coverage and interviews. Allan is a fantastic writer and has been hugely influential in a new upcoming venture of mine so I’m forever grateful to his expertise. So please, read on for his film choices, and more importantly go now and check out his magnificent site. You won’t regret it.

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Desert Island Classics – The Cinematic Katzenjammer

 

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Whilst I eagerly await your blogathon entries (please feel free to join in, click HERE for details), I wanted to shine some light on my long running Desert Island Films series, and more importantly the people who joined in and made it so much fun to do. I am therefore randomly visiting the archives and re-posting a few of the lists with some added kind words. I present to you; Desert Island Classics…… You may have read all 89 (!!!) of the lists so far, but I hope you won’t mind seeing a few of them again, and who knows, you may even find some new blogs to read.

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Blogathon Participants Required! Apply Within…

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Since I’ve been away for a while, I decided to start a little blogathon to try and reacquaint myself with everyone, and hopefully meet some new people along the way.

There are so many films out there, and so many bloggers we all follow, and from time to time someone reviews something which we haven’t seen and they make it sound great. Then we tell them how great it sounds, and that we will put it on our ‘to watch list‘. Yet we never get round to watching it. The good intentions are there, and maybe we even went and bought said film, but still haven’t watched it. I want to try and get people watching something new, and more importantly something recommended by a fellow blogger. Therefore I present to you the ‘Recommended By‘ blogathon!

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What I’ve Been Watching…..

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Wow, 7 months have passed since I last posted here. As many of you will know, my beautiful daughter Ava was born on Halloween and I’ve had no time for anything really except marvelling and obsessing over her. Now she’s in a sleeping routine, she is letting me watch a few movies here and there. I worked so hard to start this blog and build up a community, and I feel very lucky to have done so. Whilst I hoped the blogging world would just stand still and mourn my absence, I am guessing it continued and thrived and I’m hopeful there is still some kind of audience I can tap into. But we shall see, so I’m here to test the waters and try to entice some people to keep checking this little place out. The caveat is that WordPress and the UK had some ISP issues, and whilst that appears to be fixed, I have lost all the sites and people I followed/was followed by, so please shout out below, drop a like or let me know if you’ve seen anything I’ve reviewed so I can find you and your site again!

My old style of reviewing will have to be revamped, and in a time-saving effort my posts will now be in a new format. I’ll be talking briefly about some movies I’ve seen and posting them all in one big post. A lot to read in one go I admit, but since I probably won’t be posting more than once a week, this way I’ll get more reviews out there, and then have more time to check out all your sites and get back in the game.

Thanks to everyone who emailed/tweeted/facebooked me whilst I was on hiatus, your messages and support was much appreciated. You know who you all are, and I’m hoping this time I’m back for good. Until baby #2. Anyway, enough rambling, and here are my thoughts on a few films I’ve seen in the past few months.

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