Checking Out the “Happy-Haps!” (2/20)

It’s been TWO months since we’ve checked out The Happy Haps and that’s two months too long! So prepare! It is now time for…

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– Dan at Top 10 Films shares a look at his list of the Top 10 Robots in Film! What a fun list. Which ones are your faves? I, Robot? Terminator? Iron Giant? Optimus Prime? Tony Stark’s voiceless robot assistant in Iron Man? Come up with your own list and then check out Dan’s. Be sure not to miss it. (remember, robots…not droids. so no C3P0 or R2D2 or Data from Star Trek)

-Check it out here: Happy-Hap#1

Happy-Hap #2– Red from Anomalous Material shares his Top 100 films that he is looking forward to in 2013. Wow. Top 100. I’m not sure I’m looking forward to even 50, truth be told! Are Man of Steel, The Great Gatsby, Fast and Furious 6, The Wolverine and Jack Ryan on his list? Click the links and find out. (I may recommend bookmarking the lists as they are great comprehensive calenders of 2013 releases.) This is one super Happy-Hap.

-Split into 4 lists, check out this Happy Hap#2 here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4Oblivion-Movie-Poster-Thumbnail-610x351

Happy-Hap #3– My friend Nostra at MyFilmViews post an actor spotlight every Friday in a post entitled “The Many Faces of…” Many of you know I am not the biggest Chan-Fan, but in an effort of “olive branchiness” (yes, I just made that up), here is Nostra’s filmographic profile of Channing Tatum’s movie history! Here’s the chance for all of you Chan-fans to show off just how many of his movies you have seen and to declare your favorite. Enjoy! 🙂

-See where Chan began: Happy-Hap#3Channing-Tatum1

Happy-Hap #4– One of my favorite days is Tuesday! Not only because I am usually off on that day, and not only because of “Time to Vote Tuesday!”, but also because each Tuesday, Mark over at Marked Movies posts an article entitled “Tuesday’s Trivia Tidbits.” Plenty of cool “Did you know…” facts that may or may not be new to you but are fun to learn. Check out the newest list of trivia tidbits in this fun Jeopardy Champion-ish post!

-See what you thought you knew, but didn’t, here: Happy-Hap#4anchorman

Happy-Hap #5– Ruth over at wrote an article for Encore Entertainment all about the motif of love and/or marriage in movies (specifically in movies of 2012). What are some of your favorite spouses or lovers in movies? Rhett and Scarlet? Sean and Mary Kate from The Quiet Man? Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy? (One of MY favorite movie couples is Burt and Verona in Away We Go.) Dare I even list Bella and Jacob and Edward? (please, NO). If  you had to choose from only 2012, which make your list? Check out the couples that Ruth spotlights in this love-ly Happy-Hap.

-Check it out here: Happy-Hap#5silverlinings_cooperlawrence

Happy-Hap#6– Paula over at Paula’s Cinema Club has assembled quite a numerous amount of bloggers to participate in a fun Oscar-themed blogathon. (I also participated). From posts about fantastic Oscar winners from decades past to posts about snubs over the past century, don’t miss several of these amazing posts all centered around the Oscars as Oscar is now upon us!

-Be sure to visit Week 3 of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon: Happy-Hap#631days-800

Happy-Hap#7– Dan (the blog-community MAN) over at Fogs Movie Reviews takes a moment to ask “What do you think of Bruce Willis?” With his film choices and with Die Hard 5 getting blasted by critics but getting loved by audiences, what is your opinion of the roles Willis has taken on over the years? Do you still like him? Was Sixth Sense his best? Fifth Element? Did you like Die Hard 4? Join the discussion in this fun Happy-Hap!

-Defend Willis here: Happy-Hap#7bruce-willis-04

Happy-Hap #8– Sati over at Cinematic Corner posted a really AMAZING post about 48 hidden images in Aronofsky’s Black Swan. While this post is from a year ago, it still is one that I really enjoy and found myself watching the movie again just because of the enlightening discoveries she shared. If you liked Black Swan and want to find out what I can almost guarantee you didn’t already know was in the film, be sure not to miss her post. Great finds, Sati!

See Black Swan like never before here: Happy-Hap#8blackswan

Happy-Hap #9– Keith at Keith And The Movies lists his 5 Phenomenal Motorcycle Movie Scenes! Quick! Think of the ones that would make your list and then roll on over to his Happy-Hap and compare notes! Some of my faves include Tron: Legacy, The Dark Knight, and Mission Impossible 2. Which motorcycles in movies make your list of favorites? Check out Keith’s list!

-Start your engines and race to: Happy-Hap#9movie_theatre-phenom-5

Happy-Hap #10– This Happy-Hap is all about making you aware of The Cinematic Consensus Group (CCG) of which I am part! A Premium Movie Blog Collective that combines stories/articles/reviews from its members and posts them for all to see. Looking for a great variety of posts from some bloggers you both know and can get to know? Reviews for Django Unchained, Seven Psychopaths; articles about the history of cinema and film; list of top performances; and more all abound for your reading pleasure regularly at The Cinematic Consensus Group. Visit and “Follow” at this special Happy-Hap.

-Read all the articles and follow the CCG here: Happy-Hap#10ccg

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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up next: “Trailer Time Thursday!”


  1. Mr Happy Haps is back from long hiatus! 😀 Thanks for featuring that Marriage post, T. It’s dear to my heart as this year also happens to be our 10th Wedding Anniversary. Thanks again for including me amongst these fine bloggers!


  2. Thanks so much T! I’d like to thank the Academy, my agent, and my stylist 😉 Seriously though…I am so honored to receive a Happy Hap. You made my month, maybe even my year. Just want to shout out my 31 Days of Oscar blogathon co-hosts, Aurora of Once Upon A Screen and Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled…a very fun & productive collaboration 🙂


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