Sunday, January 24, 2010

ON MOVIES ~ Beyond the Screen...

Feature Presentation...
MONDAY MOVIE MEME


Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Chatter...

Last week I mentioned that I was reading Film Club - a memoir about a father teaching his teenager about life through movies. It provided a nice reference list of movies in the back and showed how sharing the film experience can make it more lasting, thought provoking and entertaining. It got me to thinking about all the different platforms I use to talk about movies. Here's how I take the movies beyond the screen. Share on your blog the different ways you keep movie memories alive and link back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

  • Movie Fans on NING - NING is a social networking community housing groups of all interests. I found one dedicated to movies called "A Netflix Community" - which is not affiliated officially with Neftlix in any formal way. It is a very active place with groups covering all movie genres and interest levels. I created and manage the largest group on the site called "What's The Name of That Movie?" I learn about so many awesome and not so awesome movies through that group! C'mon over and join.
  • IMDB - The Internet Movie Database is pure genius. A comprehensive historical and current listing of movies and actors. Plot summaries. Biographies. Reviews. Answers to nagging questions about who that random character actor was. And forums to rave, complain and question most anything in the movie world.
  • Netflix - This is where I keep track of what we've seen and what we want to see. We can rate things and share recommendations with friends and family through the Friends feature. Send us an invite if you want to connect there - see our e-mail address on our About page here.
  • Friday Movie Nights - Andy & I try to watch a movie and eat in each Friday night. We ignore the phone, e-mail and any other outside distractions and just hang out with a movie. Sometimes we love it, sometimes we hate it and sometimes we fall asleep in the middle of it. But it gives us food for thought and great things to discuss - together and later on with others.

  • Do you have a topic to suggest to the Monday Movie Meme? Leave it in the Comments section or send us an e-mail.

    9 comments:

    Forgetfulone said...

    I have my chatter posted.
    http://forgetfulone.blogspot.com/2010/01/monday-movie-meme.html

    Lulu said...

    My entry is here : http://lulu-bitz-and-pieces.blogspot.com/2010/01/monday-movie-meme-chatter.html

    Sandy Nawrot said...

    Fun topic! Here's my take:

    http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2010/01/monday-movie-meme-beyond-screen.html

    Penny said...

    I use my blog a lot of times to give my little rating on films. I use this meme to discuss :)
    Mostly I just talk to friends or other movie lovers that I have in my life about films. I have Blockbuster online but I don't use the forums or anything.

    hmsgofita said...

    I don't have any new ways to share my movies...just my reviews on my blog and talking about them to friends and family...maybe I should try out netflix...I've heard great things.

    kaye said...

    I haven't tried out any sharing --except word of mouth. I watch reruns on TV. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

    Señor Steve said...

    I blogged one of my own favorites last January 8, Molly. Actually, it is three favorites. The three films together are called Trois Couleurs or Three Colors and are directed by a great Polish film director, Krzysztof Kieślowski. You can take a look at my entry about them here: The Solipsist: The Movies.

    Señor Steve said...

    By the way. . .

    In my post about Three Colors, I mentioned my pal Bloggerboy, who lives in Germany. He does a great job reviewing films. In his latest he talks about Quite Chaos, The Visitor, and Small Crime. You can read about those here: Welcome Visitor: Two in a Row. I shall try to persuade him to participate directly in your movie meme.

    Bloggerboy FFM said...

    Hey, here I am. Thanks for the introduction, Steve. I'm bookmarking this site. Neat idea with the MMM.