I don't do many of these types of posts where I explain what I'm going to be doing on the blog in the immediate future. However, I always feel warranted doing one at the end of September because this is the time when Dell on Movies shifts focus ever so slightly. No worries. It's still a movie blog and you may not even notice anything different except that, like every October, this place becomes focused on a specific genre. Horror. I like to call it 31 Days of Horror. With any luck, the name will be well earned as I plan to post every single day between now and Halloween. As usual I'll post plenty of reviews. I'll try to hit horror from every angle with lots of straight-forward horror, some horror-comedies, 'some so bad it's awesome' no-budget movies, and I might get into an animated horror flick or two. I'll also post a list or two, horror inspired versions of some of my other features, and so on and so forth. If I can come up with a decent idea, I'll try to get you guys involved and host a blogathon. Not promising that one. My wheels are turning, but I just haven't gotten there, yet.
When the calendar flips again over to November, things will be back to normal. Or, as normal as it gets around here. The big deal, for me at least, is that I'll have backed myself into a corner and seen as many 2014 movies as I need to feel comfortable giving my overall opinion on the year in cinema. This means, I will finally post my own personal awards, 2014 Dellies. In case you were wondering, the rule of thumb I use is that I have to have seen at least 100 movies released during a calendar year before I hand out awards. I've already flew past that number, but there are a few titles out there that I've heard lots of good things about that I still need to see. I should get those out of the way between now and early November and be ready to go. Oh, and I'll have a brand new Spot the Movie Titles Contest. Click here to see how the last one worked out.
In my travels around the blogosphere, I've come across some amazing posts. Here are a few of my recent faves.
Eclectic Scribblings tells us her 20 Most Rewatched Movies
Graveyard Shift Sisters posted an amazing article entitled Black Women in 21st Century Horror Films: The New Masters
Grog gives us Grog's Top 10 Martin Scorsese Films
Life vs Film reviews The Birth of a Nation
Taste of Cinema tells us about 10 Essential About America that Start with the Word American
That Other Critic writes about every James Bond film ever made in one post
Finally, we have two posts about the recent controversy surrounding comments Matt Damon made about gay actors, one from Film Guy Reviews and the other from Dancin' Dan on Film.