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Checking Out the “Happy-Haps!” (5/18)

May 18, 2012

What are the “Happy-Haps?!”

…as in the happy happenings that are going on in the movie blogosphere! This is the day of link-love for several movie bloggers and sites that have written articles/reviews that I have not been able to bring to your immediate attention! Today is your day to catch up on many other stories and goings on that just might make you smile…hence the name “The Happy-Haps!” 

(keep in mind that every word highlighted below in gold is a clickable link!)

Happy-Hap #1– Brian at The Soap Box Office took the time to watch and review The Sitter, starring Jonah Hill. I never got to see this film (It didn’t appeal to me), but Brian did bite the bullet and posted it for us. Did you see The Sitter? What were your thoughts? Check out Brian’s and share your thoughts in this first Happy-Hap of the day!

-Check it out here: Happy-Hap#1!

Happy-Hap #2– Nostra from My Film Views shares his regular weekly segment on Fridays entitled “The Many Faces Of…” In this most recent edition, he takes a look at the many different roles of the very beautiful Julia Roberts. The Pretty Woman herself has been in many different movies over the years and this fine post, dedicated to her, asks you to share your favorite Julie Roberts role. Be sure to check it out and share your choice at this dedicated Happy-Hap.

-Say “hi” to Julia here: Happy-Hap#2

Happy-Hap #3– Join in on the awesome discussion over at Impassioned Cinema where Max asks you to share “Films You Love, but Don’t Need to Watch Again.” Do you have that movie that you truly enjoyed but can bring yourself to sit through again? Share it. Perhaps it is Black Swan, or The Passion of the Christ, or Million Dollar Baby, or Requiem for a Dream. What about Schindler’s List or Crash? Well, hurry on over and join in the discussion at this thought-intriguing Happy-Hap!

-Share your answers here: Happy-Hap#3

Happy-Hap #4– This is a special Happy-Hap because it is two-fold! Dan over at Fogs’ Movie Reviews put up a post a little while back that I was working on myself. Not only did he beat me to it, he kept me from having to do all of the work! 😉 Check out his list of summer movie releases and make sure that you never miss the ones you are looking forward to. On this Happy-Hap he lists the tentative release dates for the films that are coming out during the 2012 blockbuster season!

-Check out the 2012 Summer Movie Preview (Part 1) here: Happy-Hap#4a

-Check out the 2012 Summer Movie Preview (Part 2) here: Happy-Hap#4b

Happy-Hap #5– My friend, Ruth, over at Flixchatter takes a moment to share “Ten Awesome Things About The Dark Knight Rises Trailer 3.” Are you excited to see the conclusion to Nolan’s epic tale of the Dark Knight? Add to the reasons as to why with these ten awesome things. Join in the conversation as she shares an in depth look at the trailer and expectations from it in this Happy-Hap.

-Watch and discuss trailer#3 here: Happy-Hap#5

Happy-Hap#6– Ronan over at Filmplicity shares an interesting look at “Movies that survived the hype (and those that didn’t). You know them, the films that got all hyped up and, when it released, either became a blockbuster…or bombed the box office. (Anyone remember Sucker Punch?) The Lord of the Rings definitely survived the hype, but what’s your opinion of Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace? Well, read Ronan’s list and be a part of the discussion in this awesome Happy-Hap..

-Check out the hyped happy-hap here: Happy-Hap#6

Happy-Hap#7– Tim over at Tim’s Film Reviews takes time to list “The Worst of Arnold Schwarzenegger” in a fun post that looks at some of the bad movie choices that the Governator made. Don’t worry, he also made a list of “The Best” that you can check out too. At the bottom of his post, he has a poll asking you to then choose the worst of the choices. This Happy-Hap is quite fun indeed.

-Tell us your worst Schwarzenegger film here: Happy-Hap#7

Happy-Hap #8– And, in case you missed my new segment last week entitled “Rants of Whine & Reason,” be sure to check out the first installment of more to come. It is a segment in which I “gripe and whine about something movie-related which bothers me and then give the reason(s) as to why.” And, boy, is it a lot of fun. Join in my rant as this first edition deals with a director whose films I no longer can stand, and share your thoughts on the subject at hand.

-Check out my Rant of Whine & Reason here: Happy-Hap#8

Well, those are the “Happy-Haps” of the day! Which “Hap” made you Happiest?! Leave a note, discuss and debate! Don’t just read and leave! Share the love!

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

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26 Comments leave one →
  1. May 18, 2012 11:26 am

    Nice collection of links Spidey! Got some reading to do 😀


    • May 18, 2012 11:29 am

      Thanks Castor, I enjoyed this links. I’m positive you will too.


  2. tracyrpatrick permalink
    May 18, 2012 11:28 am

    Requiem for a Dream and Full Metal Jacket are great films that I don’t ever want to see again!


    • May 18, 2012 11:30 am

      Hi Tracy! Thanks for stopping in. Those are some pretty solid choices. I remember watching Full Metal Jacket for the first time. wow. Apocalypto is one that would make my list.


      • tracyrpatrick permalink
        May 19, 2012 10:51 am

        I recently saw Apocalypto for the first time last year. It was pretty brutal. And that ENDING!


      • May 22, 2012 1:31 pm

        yes, quite the movie! man oh man!


  3. todayiwatchedamovie permalink
    May 18, 2012 11:44 am

    Thanks for pointing out a few new blogs for me to follow!


    • May 18, 2012 11:48 am

      Glad to do so. I trust you will enjoy the posts you find there! I always do.


  4. May 18, 2012 1:28 pm


    Q: When is that primitive yellow smiley gonna get old?
    A: Not today, at least. 😀

    Q: Did you really just plug your own post in a link thread?
    A: Yes, it looks as though you did.

    Q: Is Fogs REALLY planning on sueing over you stealing “Hook Us Up”?
    A: Yes. Yes, he is. LOL

    Thanks for the linkage buddy, the happy haps = good times.


    • May 18, 2012 8:28 pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I loved your comment here man! LOL. Thanks for it! You inspire me. 😀

      Glad to share the link love here. Thanks for the support of the happy-haps!


  5. May 18, 2012 2:06 pm

    Thanks so much T! Btw, nice pic there w/ Maximus 😀 Have a great weekend, buddy!


    • May 18, 2012 8:29 pm

      🙂 Absolutely Ruth! ha, and I love that pic of Maximus…so did Fogs’! LOL.

      Hope you have a great weekend too.


      • May 20, 2012 2:11 pm

        Ha. Yeah. LOL… 😀


      • May 22, 2012 1:26 pm



  6. May 18, 2012 11:28 pm

    Thanks for the love, T! Always appreciated. Hopefully this will prevent a few more people from seeing The Sitter!


    • May 22, 2012 1:33 pm

      Hopefully so. You kept me from seeing it.


  7. filmplicity permalink
    May 19, 2012 6:34 am

    Hi T! thanks for the link love, it’s always nice to be included in a list like this, and it looks like I’m in good company. Happy weekend T! p.s. The primitive yellow smiley will never get old 🙂 see, still got it.


    • May 22, 2012 1:33 pm

      ha! Thanks for the love of the smiley face and my awesome MS Paint skillz! 😀

      Glad to have you on the list today.


  8. May 19, 2012 9:03 am

    Thanks for the mention 🙂


    • May 22, 2012 1:32 pm

      Tim, my pleasure! Thanks for the fun article!


  9. sanclementejedi permalink
    May 19, 2012 11:33 am

    Awesome more sites I have to go and check out 😉

    Good job spreading the positive Karma


    • May 22, 2012 1:31 pm

      Thanks jedi! I hope and trust that you will enjoy the links!


  10. May 20, 2012 2:02 pm

    Thanks for the link love and the other recommendations!


    • May 22, 2012 1:27 pm

      Absolutely Nostra! Always love your Friday Faces!


  11. May 21, 2012 2:36 am

    A brilliant group of articles T. Thanks for sharing your finds!!

    Happy Monday!


    • May 22, 2012 1:23 pm

      Scott, my friend. thank you so much for checking out the articles


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