Rest in peace, Mr. Ebert

I have been planning a “comeback” post soon to fill you all in on what is going on in my life, but this devastating event takes precedence. I cannot adequately express my feelings on how Roger Ebert has molded my views on movies so I will just say, “Mister Ebert, I will see you at the movies”.
Ebertfest is going to mean so much more this year.

Link to Sun-Times

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Movie House Roundtable at The Filmster

Issy over at The Filmster has come up with a great new feature that he asked me to take part in. I had a ton of fun coming up with answers to his questions and since I’m procrastinating wrapping up my 2012 posts (I just don’t want the year to be over, I guess) I’m posting it!

You can find the post HERE

2012 in review – Andy Watches Movies

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 38,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

This is pretty neat! I’ll have my movie stats up for 2012 in a few days.

Huge thank you to my top commenters. Fernando, I had no idea you had that many comments here!

Year End…Did I Make it to 300?

Here it is, December 31st and even though I’m still behind on writing my final reviews of the year I didn’t want to let 2013 be heralded in with silence on my end. You may be wondering if I made it to my goal of watching 300 movies in 2012 and I have!

Woooooo!

There are still a few hours before midnight and I’ll probably watch another movie tonight, but I’ll keep movie #300 a surprise (unless you follow me on Facebook) until I get something formal written. I’ll also outline my 2013 goals; I’ve decided on doing something different each month, so that should be a lot of fun!

I want to thank everyone for their support this year, I have had a blast writing about movies I watch, goal or no. I wish you all an amazing 2013!

-Andy

Cinephile Interview series with yours truly (and more!)

Alexander at Cinemaniac Reviews has a feature called Cinephile Reviews and he’s been kind enough to interview me. So far, he’s also interviewed A Door Into Movies and Committed to Celluloid. The interviews are all really interesting and give insight into our personalities and movie tastes.

You can read my full interview with Alexander HERE.

Also, while I have your attention, I’d like to take the time and highlight something you may have seen in my sidebar. Andy over at Rorschach Reviews held an award ceremony and I was voted Blogger of the Year! Actually, I won by a single vote so that’s pretty neat too.

I have eight more reviews to write as of right now and I still have one movie left to hit my goal of 300. I’m going to try to get all the reviews done before 2013 hits, but I’m not sure if I’ll swing that. If nothing else, I’ll do something special for #300. It’s been a crazy year and a hectic nine months since I started Andy Watches Movies so thank you all for reading and here’s to next year!

My Movie Alphabet (part 2)

Mettel Ray - My Movie Alphabet

Mettel Ray over at Mettel Ray Movie Blog is hosting a blogathon that I’ve been excited to take part in!

I’m breaking this into two parts since I am away – Part 1

Here are the details from the source:

Thanks to a kind recommendation, I’m hosting my first ever Blogathon! The idea is simple but trust me when I say this, deciding on a list is far more difficult – are you ready for the challenge? Those who are brave enough to take on this task, check out My Movie Alphabet for inspiration, motivation and maybe some guidelines, post your alphabet on your blog and send the link to my e-mail: mettelray@msn.com. Before you know it, your alphabet will be featured on this page.

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My Movie Alphabet (part 1)

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Mettel Ray over at Mettel Ray Movie Blog is hosting a blogathon that I’ve been excited to take part in!

I’m breaking this into two parts since I am away – Part 2

Here are the details from the source:

Thanks to a kind recommendation, I’m hosting my first ever Blogathon! The idea is simple but trust me when I say this, deciding on a list is far more difficult – are you ready for the challenge? Those who are brave enough to take on this task, check out My Movie Alphabet for inspiration, motivation and maybe some guidelines, post your alphabet on your blog and send the link to my e-mail: mettelray@msn.com. Before you know it, your alphabet will be featured on this page.

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