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Written by: Sam Fragoso on December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011 | 7 comments | Old Format, Uncategorized

With A Little Help From My Friends

Good morning everyone. I’ll skip the pseudo enthusiasm as I’m as tired as most of you are this morning.

But … lets see if these weekly articles can wake us up from our Monday morning rut.

John over at John Likes Movies compiled a nice little list of his Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes.

Thankfully Colin’s Pick ‘N’ Mix Flix has continued to produced interesting material week after week – with (hopefully) a readership that follows his prolific work. Recently her reviewed the new cult centered film, Martha Marcy May Marlene.

As many of you know by now I’m a strong advocate for Ryan McNeil’s MatineeCast (which may be coming to the site soon, news on that later) … Anyways sometime last year I listened to an episode where the guest of the show was quite informative. I failed to look up her site afterwards – but now have seemingly found it. She writes for Row Three and runs her own site (somewhat of a nexus) entitled The Frame. Clearly worth reading.

Alex Withrow from And So It Begins… is a busy guy – but nevertheless found time to check out Shame. He may have been blown away by it.

A great Kevin Spacey and Jack Lemmon performance can be found in the great Glengarry Glen Ross – talking about the underrated gem from the 90s is Big Thoughts From A Small Mind.

Bargains on all things cinematic can be found from Tesco Entertainment. Cheap DVD’s and latest releases all online.

One of my favorite writers on all things cinematic is Eric Kohn. I had the great pleasure to interview him, but his blog – which every devoted writer should read – his called Screen Rush.

Mr. Buckle is putting all us writers to shame by continuously churning out articles at his site Buckle’s Film Emporium.

Cinema is a Constant Visual Feast as Mr. Andrew Crump may say. He reviews Terrence Mallick’s Tree of Life.

Ryan Helms wants to be an actor! For this reason only.

Albert Pujols recently left the St. Louis Cardinals. The Droid You’re Looking For has the most peculiar, yet fascinating piece of the week creating a correlation between his departure from the team and cinema. Check it out.

Enjoy reading and have a nice Monday.


There are 7 comments for this post.

  1. Alex Withrow on December 12, 2011 7:35 am

    Ha yeah, just a tad blown away by Steve McQueen’s masterpiece. Thanks for the link!

  2. Univarn on December 12, 2011 7:47 am

    After I posted that I realized just how many typographical (big word of the day) mistakes I had made. Then I realized every post I’ve ever written has lots of said mistakes and decided not to care. Besides if I actually recited that entire thing I’d probably make more than a handful of mistakes anywho.

    Thanks for the link!

  3. Andrew Buckle on December 12, 2011 11:23 am

    Cheers for the link dude. But hardly – just keeping up with the awards. Been putting off reviews like a very lazy person indeed. But then one of the films is Puss in Boots 3D. Lack of motivation, really.

  4. Colin on December 12, 2011 12:13 pm

    Thanks Sam!

  5. CS on December 12, 2011 4:42 pm

    Thanks for the linkage, Sam. We have another Glengarry Glen Ross-esque film coming down the pipe this week as I review Margin Call. Not on the same level of Glengarry by any means, but a surprisingly good film in its own right.

  6. Scott Lawlor on December 13, 2011 12:50 am

    Great mix of stuff to read here. Thanks Sam

  7. Andrew on December 13, 2011 7:39 am

    Thanks for the link love, Sam! I’m churning out reviews like crazy over here, and I put a lot of effort into the Tree review, so it’s nice to be noticed!

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