Archive for August 31, 2013

Pic of the Day Update

In case anyone has been paying attention — the Pics of the Day since June 1st have been all Best Picture winners (and I filled out the remaining six days of August with the Thin Man films, since the first Thin Man is my favorite movie of all time, and why the hell not?). And — while I’m pretty sure I mentioned what I’d be doing after that back in June — it’s been three months, so I’m just gonna say it again.

For the month of September, all the Pics of the Day will be of famous movie OPENING lines.

And the Pics of the Day for October will of famous movie FINAL lines. (Fortunately, there are lots of choices, so this is something I’ll be able to do again in the future.)

November will go back to being randomly picked shots, since I haven’t been able to do that since May.

And December, as always, will be Christmas-themed Pics of the Day, until Christmas Day, which will then be the start of my traditional Oscar Pics of the Day, featuring an Oscar winning film (in order of Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director) every day until the end of February.

And there you go.

Fun with Franchises: Favorite Images from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

One of the recurring features that we do in Fun with Franchises (a feature within a feature) is, after we finish watching a film, we go through and pick out our favorite images from that film. These images could be anything from really famous images from the film or franchise, really beautifully composed shots, shots that are funny to us because of the facial expressions being made in them or because of what we said about them in the article in which they appeared, or simply because they have boobs in them.

What we usually do is, just how we watch the films, Colin and I go in separately and pick out about ten to fifteen shots that we really liked. Then we compare lists, and whichever ones we both picked automatically go on our final list. And everything else we talk through and discuss why we like them, and eventually we’re left with a final list of ten images we liked the best, along with ten honorable mentions, which were also as good, but just missed out on making the list proper.

It’s not very complicated (like most things we do here on B+ Movie Blog), and is just a way for us to point out shots that we really liked in the films, especially since we tend to pick stuff that’s not always on the beaten path. (We also don’t officially rank the list of shots. We just put them in chronological order. Simply picking them is hard enough. We don’t want to make our lives any harder. Plus, we’re lazy.)

That said — here are our favorite images from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2: (more…)


Pic of the Day: “If the party gets rough, duck.” “I’m practically under the table now, but not the way I like to be.”

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