Monday, April 1, 2013

What fools these bloggers be...

One of these days, I suppose I'll have to attempt to pull off an April Fool's joke here. I tried it a couple of times at my old comics blog, but I haven't felt all that inspired to attempt one here. WSW isn't a movie news site, so it's not like you'd expect me to have a scoop about whatever's going on in Hollywood. Maybe next year I'll come up with something.

The nomination procedure is still going on in the LAMMY Awards, so if you're a LAMB, please vote for "City Mouse Makes a Movie" in the Best Running Feature category because I think it's really cool and deserves a nomination. In the past, I've tried putting WSW in the hat for nominations in multiple categories, but this is the only category I'm pursuing this year, mostly in order to get my comic strip more attention.

Also, there's still time to take part in the Terrorthon later this month being put on by myself and my pal Page from My Love of Old Hollywood. If you want in, let me know here, but hurry; you've got until the 10th.

From around the movie blogosphere, I bring you:

Ruth gives props to Asian directors crossing over to Hollywood and wishes for more. For the record, I don't know nearly enough about Asian directors to speculate as to why they haven't made a bigger mark here. I half-jokingly gave racism as a possible reason on the WSW Facebook page, but it's probably not that simple. I will say that Hollywood is always late to the party when it comes to certain trends, so if they're only now noticing that there's more to Asian cinema than just John Woo and Ang Lee, that's not terribly surprising.

Jacqueline talks about a theater playhouse that a large number of classic film stars created and worked in while they were still making movies.

John arranges a number of noteworthy baseball movies in a timeline.

Retrospace has a collection of old MAD Magazine movie-parody cartoons with safe-for-work nudity (no naughty bits).

The latest round in the never-ending debate between Star Trek and Star Wars examines both franchises from a psychological perspective.

35mm film ain't dead yet, if this Leonard Maltin piece is any indication.


  1. Thanks for the mention and the link, Rich.

  2. You're welcome. I don't think often of old Hollywood stars doing theater, so reading about this was quite fascinating.


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