The Distraction Blogathon Has Arrived


OK, so remind me again why we’re here?

Just kidding.

Welcome to the Distraction Blogathon, where, for the next three days, we’re going to talk about all the different ways movies mess with us. Throughout this weekend I’ll be updating this post with links to your wonderful reviews, so keep checking back. We’ll also have a wee wrapup post on Monday with some additional thoughts and any late posts.

Can’t wait to see what you all have come up with! All right, here we go…

Silver Screenings kicks things off with a post about the 1935 film, Murder By Television, in which Bela Lugosi doesn’t play a vampire. Well, not the literal kind, anyway.

Realweegiemidget Reviews also kicks things off with Burn After Reading, a 2008 Coen brothers film that’s chock-full of red herrings and various distractions.


Here’s my post on Hitchcock’s famous 1960 macguffin-fest, Psycho.

The Old Hollywood Garden brings us this take on the 1955 film, Kiss Me Deadly.

Caftan Woman looks at 1943’s Sherlock Holmes In WashingtonOh, the places Mr. Holmes goes…

Kimberly Pearce of Ticklish Business shows us her take on the 1951 Hitchcock classic, Strangers On A Train and its doomed star, Robert Walker.

Robert Towne and Betsy Moreland-Jones in Creature from the Haunted Sea, 1961

Films From Beyond the Time Barrier has this review of the 1961 Roger Corman film, Creature From Beyond the Sea.

Dell On Movies brings us her thoughts on the 2003 Korean movie, Oldboy.

Hamlette’s Soliloquy has joined the party with a review on the underrated Audrey Hepburn-Cary Grant classic, Charade.

Here’s The Classic Movie Muse with a review of the unusual-for-Hitchcock movie, 1950’s Stage Fright.

MovieRob brings us a triple feature: the Robert Pattinson vehicle, Remember Me, the holiday gem, Last Christmas, and the conspiracy tale, Arlington Road.

From Whimsically Classic comes this post about that famous 1942 distraction-fest, Casablanca.


Critíca Retrô brings us a take on that crazy classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Cornwall Film Festival

It’s always interesting to see how different people interpret the same material, and Dubsism has another take on Monty Python And the Holy Grail, all from a sporting angle, of course.

Bruno and Guy

Speaking of second takes, Cinema Catharsis shares some thoughts on 1951’s Strangers On a Train.

Thanks, all, and keep ’em coming! Depending on when you read this, I’ll see you on Monday with a wrapup post…

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