Weekend Round-Up – LFF and Let me introduce you….
Been a funny weekend this one, not a lot of film viewing and quite a bit of planning.
*TODAY I AM IN LONDON AT LONDON FILM FESTIVAL SO THIS POST WAS WRITTEN ON SUNDAY*
I am having a small case of déjà vu here. I remember the weekend before Empire’s Big Screen I was busy flapping around in between PDF files trying to find the best way to navigate the event and see everything I wanted to see. Well here we go again.
Although I have been up already to a press day, London Film Festival starts officially this week and here I am again, but this time a LOT LOT worse in the middle of different PDF files of Press screenings and public showings. I am only going to be able to get up 2-3 days a week for the duration so picking the best days is proving difficult. I am sure I will get some good viewing in, and I am very excited. I have made the decision to try to see more of the SMALLER niche type films rather than the big national release films. What do you think, good idea?
I am going to be logging all my review and articles on a Friday. Now that ‘FRC Icon World Tour’ has come to it’s end I have a hole at the end of the week and this seems to fit very nicely. So the first introduction is to my LFF day and also section which you will find at the top of the page in the menus.
When the festival is over I am going to be starting a new Friday section that will require some help from my friends but I will tell more about it when the time arises.
This past weekend in the UK we had the first major signal that Autumn is here and Christmas is around the corner because the annoyingly addictive and depressing show ‘The X Factor’ has started it’s live shows. This means that not only have I got to start trying to remember where I put the Christmas Decorations in the attic but I also lose TV rights on a Saturday night. Curse you Simon Cowell!! I mean this Saturday it was on from 7.30 to 10.30!! Jeesh.
Off of the back of this means that I have little to write about FILM wise from the weekend. Sorry guys.
So to replace my usual post I want to bring your attention to a couple of sites that I love and deserve more readers.
The first is DOWN WITH FILM. This is a very new blog but it is edited and written by two very good friends of mine, Dave and Allen (sounds like a 1970s comedy duo huh?). You may know them from twitter as @lpoolfilmnerd and @kobieNINE.
This pair is part of the great gathering of Gosling lovers that all have a man crush on the great Ryan Gosling. We make up the Gaggle of Goslings (I really need to get a life).
DOWN WITH FILM is only very new but is written with great passion and humour. Dave is bringing hot off the press news and trailers to the site and Allen is there to write some brilliant, witty and sometimes a wee bit grumpy (we love him for it) reviews.
Have a little look, I am sure there is something there for you.
The next site I would like to pay my respects to is IMPASSIONEDCINEMA. Run by one of the nicest guys on the internet Max. With a professional design and up to date news this is a great place to find out all the pieces of information and candid reviews that you may need.
Max has been writing IMPASSIONEDCINEMA since January this year and although he does get a fair amount of visitors, you always need more (I know I do!!). So give him a visit and make a comment as I know he always reciprocates, a WIN WIN situation I think you would agree!!
I hope you are all well and don’t mind me plugging other sites that I think you may well enjoy.
Are you going to LFF? Any films that I need to see there? Do you have a site you want me to plug? Comment below…