Decades Blogathon – We Have Our Line Up!

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Hello! Well it pleases both Tom and I greatly to announce the official line-up of the 2016 Decades Blogathon, and so quickly. Thank you for responding so quickly and we are both looking forward to jumping in here and reading what you all have to say about your chosen movies. Once again this year we have an impressively eclectic selection of titles, and that’s just the way we like it.

So here’s how things are going to play out. Once again, there will be one review posted each day either on this site or on Digital Shortbread, and whichever site it doesn’t go up on first, it will be re-blogged there on that day.

Posts are ordered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Which means our esteemed blogging machine Rob from Movie Rob kicks things off in style with his review of Top Gun (1986), will I will conclude things with my thoughts on Taxi Driver (1976). Tom, meanwhile, will be offering his top draw thoughts on Spike Lee’s Inside Man (2006).

We have decided that Monday, 16 May will be the first day of posting. Please have entries in latest by Friday the 13th to give us time to sort through the reviews and get them formatted and set-up for presentation.

Because the spots filled so quickly this year, we’re anticipating a few late requests. Though we won’t be able to expand the pool to more than 20, last year we had one or two people duck out of the race at the last second, so if you find yourself on the outside looking in, you might just have a chance to get in if you let us know soon. If someone does drop out, those spots will be yours (again, on a first-come, first-serve basis). Thanks for your interest everyone and we look forward to getting this thing rolling on the 16th.

Here are the entries in order of planned publication:

  1. Movie Rob — Top Gun (1986)
  2. Keith & the Movies — Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
  3. It Rains… You Get WetThe Outlaw Josey Whales (1976)
  4. Cindy Bruchman — Notorious (1946)
  5. Ramblings Of A Cinephile — The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  6. The Last Picture Blog — Andrei Rublev (1966)
  7. Fast Film Reviews — The Ten Commandments (1956)
  8. Flick ChicksThe Fountain (2006)
  9. Drew’s Movie Reviews — Grandma’s Boy (2006)
  10. Sporadic Chronicles Of A Beginner Blogger — Scream (1996)
  11. Defiant SuccessWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  12. The Cinematic FrontierLabyrinth (1976)
  13. Movie Man Jackson — She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
  14. Nola Film Vibes  — Stand By Me (1986)
  15. FlixchatterCasino Royale (2006)
  16. Carly Hearts MoviesTrainspotting (1996)
  17. Epileptic MoondancerThe Tenant (1976)
  18. Marked MoviesA Scanner Darkly (2006)
  19. Digital ShortbreadInside Man (2006)
  20. Three Rows Back — Taxi Driver (1976)


  1. le0pard13 · April 25, 2016

    Looks like a fantastic line-up, Mark. This should be good.

  2. Carly · April 26, 2016

    Reblogged this on Carly Hearts Movies and commented:
    Want to watch me subject myself to Iggy Pop, a smack-addicted Ewan McGregor swimming in toilets and creepy dead kids? Now’s your chance!

  3. Stu · April 26, 2016

    Looking forward to reading some of these. There are eight I haven’t seen – excluding my own choice – so that’ll be fascinating. (Er also…not really that important…but the link to my blog isn’t correct – there’s another “The Last Picture Blog” by the looks of it, though it has been dormant for a year or so.)

    • Three Rows Back · April 28, 2016

      Sorry Stu! Have corrected that error! Looking forward to reading your review.

      • Stu · April 28, 2016


  4. What a brilliant line up! Looking forward to taking part this year, and I can’t wait to read everyone else’s posts 🙂
    – Allie

  5. Jay · April 26, 2016

    Impressive list!

  6. Mark Hobin · April 29, 2016

    Lots of great films. Looking forward to reading some great writing.

  7. ruth · April 29, 2016

    Looking forward to reading people’s posts! Glad to take part in this, Mark!

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