E: Here it is again, that time of year. It’s the culmination of a year’s worth of film (much of which, depending on where you live, probably still hasn’t come to a theater near you). It’s the culmination of a year’s worth of guesses, of anticipation, of pedigreed films which fell flat at the box office or with the critics, with festival darlings who may or may not make the grade, with movies flying under the general radar, but worth the search. Ready for a month of marathon movie watching? Ready to make those final guesses? Ready to get up early tomorrow and hear the news?
The nominations always bring greater surprises than the actual awards; that makes nomination day my favorite of the awards season. Let’s start with one of the worst categories – but I’m going to leave the very most important and very worst of all, Best Picture with its uncertain number of honorees, for last. And as always, I will be hoping to be wrong.
M: June 22, 2010 marks the one-year anniversary of our first post, and we thought that we’d celebrate. We decided to follow the lead of one of our favorite ice cream makers, Ben and Jerry’s, who give out free ice cream on the company’s birthday. So today, all content on the site is completely free!!!
OK, so the whole site’s free… but hey, we’re doing what we can. We did consider what to do for the anniversary, and decided to share some things with you that we’ve found interesting over the past year. You see, one of the services WordPress provides is allowing us to see what search engine terms have led people to our blog. Most of these search phrases are very straightforward and make perfect sense, like “relatively entertaining, ” “quibbling siblings” or something we’ve reviewed, like “you can’t take it with you” or “the good wife.” However, there are some searches that stand out, and make us wonder either how that term led to us, why the person searching for it clicked on our link, or what the hell they were actually looking for.
E: Throughout the year, M has kept track of the searches that amused him. Now we present to you a list of our favorite head-scratchers, oddities, and goofball ways people have found us in the last year.
M: Hi again all. A little while after posting the roundtable on the Half Blood Prince, E, C and I were chatting and determined that we hadn’t really gone into everything that we wanted to discuss. Thus we bring you, again rife with spoilers, the Half Blood Prince Roundtable part two! Continue reading →
Ahoy, C here! M, E and I went to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince together the other night (their first viewing, my second) and since most people have had time to see the movie by now, we thought it would be fun to share our reactions and opinions in roundtable format.
So grab a butterbeer and a comfortable chair, and settle in for a new edition of The Quibbler! (We won’t be on guard for spoilers, so read at your own risk.)
C: It occurred to me that some of our readers might find this enjoyable or useful. My roommate came to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince but had never seen any of the previous movies. She asked me to catch her up on the essential plot points and characters, so I created this little guide with visuals. (Spoilers for 1-5, obviously.)