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Monday
Nov242014

Monday Movie Meme – Wash, Rinse and Repeat

Enjoying massage chairs at The Laundry Cafe while passing out flyers to customers for the Couch Fest 2014 Film FestivalAs an official Ambassador of the Couch Fest Films 2014 Festival, I am pleased to announce that the theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme is inspired by The Laundry Café at One & Olney Square Plaza, where over one dozen short movies from around the globe are showing in Philadelphia on Saturday, December 6th in the afternoon: Spin Cycles.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring scenes where people are washing clothes. The characters or films you reference can be anywhere…in a Laundromat, at sea, in a laundry room, dormitory, etc. you get the picture. Only two movies that fit this bill come to mind for me, including “DIRTY LAUNDRY (AIR IT OUT),” a comedy about colorful characters who find themselves asking questions about life, morality and normality while washing clothes in an all-night Laundromat at 2:13am. They become clean of their life problems by nights end. Directed by Temple University graduate Shannon Newby, this movie was made in Philadelphia.

There is also a laundromat scene in "THE TOWN” where a guy gets chummy with the manager of a bank he just robbed, while she tries to wash a co-workers blood off her shirt in this heist movie directed by Ben Affleck.

What movies have YOU watched that feature scenes where people are washing clothes?

Join us on Saturday, December 6, for what MovieMaker Magazine calls one of the "top 5 coolest short film festival in the world."

 

Couch Fest is a cozy shorts film fest that brings world-class short movies out of the cinema and into non-traditional venues like living rooms, boats, community centers, and more. Meet your neighbors and see the best short films of the year.

Couch Fest Philadelphia is showing at The Laundry Café at One & Olney Plaza Shopping Center (Front and Olney sts).

Showtimes for The "BEST OF COUCH FEST FILMS" 2014:

3:00pm

*Free to the public—limited seating—no ticket required*

Don’t live in Philadelphia? Find showtimes for Couch Fest movie screenings in your area!

 

Thursday
Nov132014

Final Casting: The 2015 A-to-Z Challenge Team Revealed!

Today, members of the 2015 Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge Team were announced. The team consists of bloggers who, together, are hosting this international blog hop in April.

As I am one of these Co-Hosts, it is my pleasure to welcome the return of Matthew MacNish at The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment as well as my fellow veterans and staff along with the addition of seven brave new members that make up such a diverse group of men and women united for the love of community, blogging and ABCs.

Signups for the challenge are scheduled to open in January 2015, providing enough time for early birds to join us as we party through the letters of the alphabet. Although we’re about four months (and some change) away from the A-to-Z Challenge, I encourage everyone to visit the blogs of our Co-Hosts to say  hi or offer a word of congratulations for being part of largest (that we know of) blogathon on the internet.

You Can View the 2015 A-to-Z Team Announcement on the A-to-Z Challenge Website. Additional information about our 26-day blog hop will be shared as it becomes available between now and April. 

Monday
Nov102014

Monday Movie Meme – Please, Lemme Testify!

Our discussion on female assassins during the previous Monday Movie Meme was fun. This week’s theme is all about the troubles that arise when people go to trial, especially in criminal cases: Please, Lemme Testify!

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring people who are being targeted by law enforcement, criminals and/or attorneys because they have information that could make or break a court case. When making my selections for this week’s Please, Lemme Testify! theme, only two films came to mind. THE CLIENT features a young boy who becomes the target of a District Attorney after he witnesses a mob lawyer’s suicide; that could be connected to the murder of a local politician, in this thriller starring Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon. There is also a lot of witness tampering going on in RUNAWAY JURY, a thriller about a wrongful death lawsuit against a gun manufacturer, starring Gene Hackman and John Cusak.

What movies have YOU watched that feature people who find themselves in a lot of trouble after witnessing, hearing or reading something they wish they didn’t know about?