Thursday, May 1, 2014

Links of future past

This month my Spoiler Experiment continues with the movie Million Dollar Arm. This is the one which I'm learning everything I can about in advance, letting myself get completely spoiled by it. It comes out the 16th, so my post on it will likely go up no later than the 19th, and afterwards, I'll sum up my observations. You can read about the first half of my experiment with the movie Draft Day, the one I learned nothing in advance about, here, and you can follow my experiment on Twitter at [#spoilerxpmt].

In other news (albeit not quite movie-related), I've looked into possibly attending, for the first time, the Book Expo America here in New York in a few weeks. It's a great big convention for book publishers and authors, held in Manhattan. Reid has been going to it for years and he's constantly nagged at me to go with him, so I figure perhaps this will be the year, if for no other reason than to shut him up (ha ha). I'm sure it'll be worth it, though, for two reasons: free books and celebrity photos (there will be some film and TV stars present), so if I end up going, I'll keep an eye out for some film-related books to write about here.

For those of you in the New York area: beginning this Sunday, the Kaufman Astoria Studios here in Queens will host a flea market on Sundays, this month and next month, on their backlot. The weather currently calls for sun and clouds in the mid-60s, so I'm betting it'll be a good day for this unique event. Come out if you can - I'll be there taking pictures, which will go up next week on the WSW Facebook page.

Your links for this month:

As much as I appreciated all of the Diamonds & Gold Blogathon posts, I have to single out Jacqueline's piece on the Rosalind Russell film A Majority of One in particular because it made me rethink an important topic.

Pam writes about a notorious anti-porn censor from the 70s.

Danny remembers why the original Mummy was so scary.

Fritzi from the blog Movies Silently has a cautionary tale of what happens when even film historians get their facts wrong.

The increased demand for genre films and television has meant more actors now have to be in the best shape of their lives.

Liam Neeson wants to keep the horse-drawn carriage business in New York alive.

How badly do parents want Frozen merchandise for their kids? This badly.

Times Square has undergone a radical restructuring of its streets to a more pedestrian-friendly configuration. So why isn't this change reflected in the movies?


  1. Thank you so much for the mention, Rich. It was a fun blogathon, and thanks for hosting it with the notorious Caftan Woman.

    1. Of course, now I gotta think about what to follow it up with. That won't be for awhile though. Such things can't be rushed.

  2. Thank you for the mention, Rich!


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