I Won My Fourth Liebster Award!

Two weeks ago, I was awarded another Liebster Award from fellow blogger, Rebecca. She is the creator of Taking Up Room, a blog where reviews for movies and books can be found. Rebecca also hosts blogathons that I have had the joy of participating in. If you want to learn more about her blogging work, check out her site at this link:

https://takinguproom.wordpress.com/

Thank you, Rebecca, for giving me this nomination! I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Before I start this award post, I need to list the official rules, which are:

  1. Thank the nominator in your award post.
  2. Place the award logo somewhere on your blog.
  3. You must state up to 11 facts about yourself.
  4. Complete the questions that your nominator provided.
  5. Nominate as many bloggers as you’d like (11 is the maximum).
  6. Ask your nominees a series of questions (11 is the maximum).

Facts

1. I have been on an elephant ride.

2. I saved a family member’s life.

3. I’ve met a famous athlete.

4. I have never seen anything from the filmographies of Bruce Lee or Chuck Norris.

5. I have reviewed almost 200 films!

6. One of my family members was in the military.

7. Faberge eggs are a memento that I have loved for years.

8. Anastasia (1997), one of my favorite movies, inspired me to learn more about the Romanov family.

9. I don’t have any major food allergies.

10. I have never dyed my hair.

11. A place that has been on my bucket list is Golf N’ Stuff in Norwalk, California (where The Karate Kid was filmed).

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Answers

  1. Would you rather star in films or work behind the scenes?

What compels me to watch a movie is the story. Even when I review a film on my blog, I judge the story itself by how well the script was written. Writing has always been a passion of mine, which is one of the reasons why I started 18 Cinema Lane. For these reasons, I would choose to write movies rather than star in them.

2. What’s the best movie you’ve seen so far this year? The worst?

The best movie I’ve seen this year, so far, is one that I reviewed recently. That is The Boy Who Could Fly! As I said in my review, I was surprised by how well the film aged. It’s a hidden gem that I’m thankful to have discovered! For the worst movie I’ve seen this year, so far, that is still Marriage on the Rocks. This is another film I reviewed on my blog. One of the worst parts about it is the film’s one-sided view of marriage and divorce. Personally, it made me feel uncomfortable.

3. Where would you most like to go when things fully open up again?

In several weeks, I’ll be taking an out-of-state trip. But to answer the question, it really all depends what season the world will be fully open in. If it’s in a warmer season, I might go to an outdoor venue. However, if the season is colder, that venue will likely be indoors.

4. Do you think your blog or blogging style has changed since you started? How?

After reading some of my earlier reviews, I’ve noticed how I used to provide simpler explanations for what I liked and didn’t like about a film. In my review of The Dark Knight, I only wrote two sentences about how I liked the pace. One of my newer reviews, for Alphaville, features a paragraph about how I liked the film’s cinematography.

5. What’s a skill you don’t have but wish you did?

For this question, I’ll say swimming and roller skating. While I wouldn’t consider myself a terrible swimmer, I don’t feel I’m as strong as I’d like to be. As for roller skating, I’ve always wanted to master this skill, but was never given the opportunity.

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6. How much did you write before you became a blogger, and was it something that you enjoyed?

As I mentioned in answer number one, writing has always been a passion of mine. However, I didn’t often have the opportunity to write for myself. Blogging provides an excuse to do just that.

7. What’s one thing you wish current movies had more of? Less of?

More of: Whenever there is a male character with longer hair, I never see them put their hair up in a pony-tail or a “man bun”. This is something I’ve not only noticed in recent years, but also as I’ve watched and reviewed more films. I’d like to see more male characters with longer hair put their hair up.

Less of: This has more to do with movie marketing than the movies themselves. Personally, I’m tired of seeing posters with most of the film’s content thrown up in one image. Bigger blockbusters usually adopt this style, especially those from Disney. I’ll include the poster of Loves Takes Flight to serve as an example for this type of poster. I wish movie studios moved away from this type of movie poster and created ones that looked more like art.

8. Is there a character or film that you think actually deserves a remake or reboot?

I think a remake of Girls Just Want to Have Fun would be interesting! It could provide a reflection of how the world of dance has changed since the original film’s release.

9. Now that we’re at the height of summer (unless you live Down Under, of course), what’s your cold beverage of choice?

I’ve been drinking Pure Leaf raspberry tea lately. Therefore, I’ll chose this beverage for my answer.

10. You’ve been granted the ability to teleport into any video game or mobile app. Where are you going to go?

For as long as I could remember, I have always wanted to play a video game as my favorite character. But it is not often possible for me to do so. One example is the Game Boy Advance game for Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Kida is my favorite Disney princess. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t give me the option to choose which character I want to play as. So, I’d like to teleport to this game so I could play as my favorite member of Atlantean royalty!

11. You’re standing in front of the replicator on the Starship Enterprise. What do you ask for first?

I’d definitely ask to release the Tim Pope cut of The Crow: City of Angels! I don’t watch Star Trek, so I’m not sure if the Starship Enterprise would be able to make this happen. However, if the Snyder cut of Justice League is going to be released, anything is possible.

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Nominees

1. Writingfest from Novel Writing Festival

2. Maddy from Maddy Loves Her Classic Films

3. Nick from A Brightonian Writer

4. Victoria from Paintings and Books

5. Todd from Movies, Movies, Movies

6. The Duck and Me from The Duck in…side

7. Joe from Joe Baker – Film Reviews

8. Bubbawheat from Flights, Tights, & Movie Nights

9. Nina from Films: Uncharted – EIF

10. K from K at the Movies

11. Drew from Drew’s Movies Reviews

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Questions

1. What is your most unpopular movie related opinion?

2. Which sport would you like to see receive Olympic status?

3. Is there a book you’ve read recently that you’d like to recommend to someone? If so, what is it?

4. What is a TV episode that you think serves as “filler”?

5. How do you think your favorite character would spent their time during the Coronavirus quarantine?

6. Has your favorite movie become a Broadway musical? If not, would you want this to happen?

7. Do you cook? If so, what was the last meal you made?

8. What is something you’re looking forward to in 2021?

9. Which song is the most recent one you’ve heard?

10. Have you participated in blogathons? If so, which one has been your favorite?

11. Is there a blogging goal or milestone you’ve reached? If so, what is it?

Have fun at the movies!

Sally Silverscreen

I Won My Third Liebster Award!

Last week, Zoe, from Hollywood Genes, nominated me for my third Liebster Award! It was such an unexpected surprise, as I just happened to notice my name while reading Zoe’s Liebster Award post! Thank you so much, Zoe, for this nomination! It amazes me how, in only two years, I’ve becoming a multi-award-winning blogger! These awards would have never been earned had it not been for the nominators who believed in me. If you want to visit Zoe, please visit her blog at this link:

https://zestyz.wordpress.com/

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And now, for the official rules of the Liebster Award!

  1. Thank the nominator in your award post.
  2. Place the award logo somewhere on your blog.
  3. Share 11 facts about yourself.
  4. Answer the questions your nominator provided.
  5. Nominate up to 11 nominees.
  6. Ask your nominees 11 questions.

 

Since steps 1 and 2 are completed, let’s move on to step 3!

 

The 11 Facts

  1. I’ve never won a trophy before
  2. My favorite style of pizza is Deep Dish
  3. I only went on one out-of-country trip
  4. I’m a proud owner of a cardboard standup from the movie theater (it’s of Bucky from Captain America: Civil War)
  5. I’ve participated in 40 blogathons (and counting)
  6. Once, I went Black Friday shopping (and I wasn’t a fan of it)
  7. I’ve donated my hair to charity twice
  8. I, sometimes, journal in my spare time
  9. I attended the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  10. I love Fuze Iced Tea in raspberry flavor
  11. I own two books that were signed by their respective authors

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My Answers to Zoe’s 11 Questions:

1. What is the strangest or most off-brand topic/thing you’ve blogged about?

Out of all the 325 articles I’ve ever published, there’s only two I can think of that are the closest to being off-brand. The first is my entry for the Murder, She Wrote Cookalong. While I have talked about Murder, She Wrote before, that was the first and, so far, only time I ever talked about cooking on my blog. The second is my review for California Angel by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg. Yes, I occasionally talk about books on 18 Cinema Lane. However, this was the only time where my review was completely negative. In the case where I review a movie I don’t like, I always try to share the things I liked about it. This is to show my readers how to find the good in almost any film. When it comes to California Angel, I just couldn’t find anything good to say about it. If you want to check out these articles, I’ll provide the links to them here:

I Participated in the Murder, She Wrote Cookalong + Episode Review!

31 Spooks of October Update: I Finished California Angel

 

2. Who or what inspired you to start blogging?

I’ve shared this before, but I’m more than happy to share it again! In R.J. Palacio’s book, Wonder, Auggie says “Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their life because we all overcometh the world”. That quote is what gave me the initiative to start 18 Cinema Lane! It also has become a statement that I try my best to follow as I continue to blog. With 176 followers, it looks like Auggie’s message has resonated with others as well!

 

3. & 4. Recast one of your favorite classic movies (pre 1970s) with modern actors & Recast one of your favorite modern movies with classic actors

For questions three and four, I decided to take a different approach. Instead of picking my favorite movies (because the acting is one of the reasons why they’re my favorites), I picked two movies that I didn’t dislike, but could be improved with certain casting choices. The movie I chose for question number three is Edward, My Son. In my review of that film, I shared that I wasn’t a fan of Edward’s absence. To correct this creative error, I would cast Charlie Plummer in that role. Because he’s in his early 20s, Charlie would be old enough to portray Edward in his teenage and young adult years. Also, he has a good amount of experience acting in films and television shows.

 

The film I chose for question number four is The Christmas Card. While this movie had stand-out performances, I feel the performances from the leads were not as strong or memorable as they could have been. So, I would switch them for Cary Grant and Carole Lombard. Two weeks ago, I reviewed In Name Only for the Carole Lombard Memorial Blogathon. While watching that film, I enjoyed seeing Cary and Carole’s individual performances and felt their on-screen chemistry was really good! If cast in The Christmas Card, I could totally see Cary portray a soldier in the military and Carole as the small-town woman with a big heart!

 

5. What is a book that you would love to see adapted into a film and why?

As I said in my post, A Movie Blogger’s Christmas Wish-List 2019, I would love to see Murder on Ice by Alina Adams become a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries film! In fact, I think it would be great if the entire Figure Skating Mystery series were adapted into a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries series! If you want to learn more about why I feel this way, check out my Wish-List at this link:

A Movie Blogger’s Christmas Wish-List 2019

 

6. What do you consider the biggest misstep behind the scenes in the cinema world (i.e. not casting someone for a role, a specific directorial choice, a remake that shouldn’t have happened, an interview that went on to haunt someone, etc.)

In the mid to late ‘90s, Dreamworks devoted a lot of time, effort, and talent to one of their earlier releases, The Prince of Egypt. Because of this, it caused another project of theirs, The Road to El Dorado, to become an afterthought. This led to the movie receiving several setbacks, from a delayed release to a poor advertising campaign. These things resulted in a box office failure. If Dreamworks had given both films an equal amount of attention, maybe they both would have been successful. Years after these missteps, however, The Road to El Dorado is remembered more fondly than The Prince of Egypt. So, I guess The Road to El Dorado didn’t completely lose.

 

7. What do you consider the most fascinating film community scandal (past or present)?

In 2013, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return arrived in theaters to scathing reviews and a disastrous box office. At that time, however, the public wasn’t aware of the behind-the-scenes issues that led to the movie’s premiere. Years later, it was revealed that the entire operation was a scam. As of 2019, a lawsuit was filed against the creators of the film. If this lawsuit turns into an official case, more legal action could take place. Despite all of this happening, very few people have shed light on this situation. If you’re interested in learning more about this incident, AniMat, from the Youtube channel, ElectricDragon505, created two very informative and well documented videos about it on his channel. These videos are called “The History of Legends of Oz: Animation’s Biggest Scam” and “The UPDATED History of Legends of Oz: The Scam’s Return (including Noah Centineo)”.

 

8. Which actor or actress do you think died way too soon and where would you have liked to see their career go had they lived?

For this question, I have two choices. They are Heather O’Rourke and Judith Barsi. For those of you who don’t know, Heather portrayed Carol Anne in the Poltergeist trilogy and Judith provided the voices for Ducky in The Land Before Time and Ann-Marie in All Dogs Go to Heaven. Both of them passed away before they became teenagers. According to a post I found about Judith, she “loved voice acting, and wanted to do it into adulthood”. So, I’m guessing that, had she lived, Judith would have become a successful voice actress and probably one of the most beloved in that field. As for Heather, I honestly can’t say where her career would have gone. In a video from the Youtube channel, Daze with Jordan the Lion, it was said that Heather had a successful film and television career. Also, there’s always the possibility she could have fallen in love with a different profession. If you want to watch Jordan’s video, you can find it on their channel under the title, “#1185 What Happened to HEATHER O’ROURKE of POLTERGEIST Grave (11/4/19)”. You can also check out the post about Judith Barsi I referenced at this link:

https://imgur.com/gallery/H7bt6X7

 

9. Which actor or actress missed their calling in a specific genre and why do you think they would or would have excelled in this vein?

According to his IMDB filmography, Burl Ives has several voice acting credits to his name. However, most of these roles consist of narrating or singing a song. I think it would have been fascinating if Burl had devoted his acting career to voice acting. The characters he could have voiced and the movies he could have starred in would have been interesting!

 

10. Which 6 guests would you invite to your Hollywood party and why these specific 6?

After thinking it over, I chose these six people based on their impact on me or because I feel they deserve more recognition. These people are the following:

  • Sebastian Stan (He portrays my favorite superhero in the MCU, Bucky Barnes)
  • Vincent Perez (Despite watching only two of his movies, I’ve come to appreciate Vincent as an actor)
  • Cree Summer (She provided the voice for Kida, my favorite Disney princess)
  • R.J. Palacio (the author of Wonder)
  • John Christian Plummer (one of the screenwriters of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Mystery 101 series and Charlie Plummer’s dad)
  • Jonathan Hall Kovacs (he portrayed my favorite character from Little House on the Prairie, Matthew Rogers)

 

11. Which onscreen outfit would you wear everyday if you could and why did you pick this one?

I gave this last question a lot of thought. In the end, though, I chose the outfit Jesse wore in the climax of Queen of the Damned! The primary components of this outfit consist of a red tank top and a long black skirt with gold sequins and embroidery. What’s great about this outfit is how it’s a good choice for warmer weather. When it’s cold out, layers can be added to the outfit. If the weather is too hot, you can just stay indoors.

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The 11 Nominees

  • Terence from A Shroud of Thoughts
  • Allen from allenrizzi
  • Yona from This Witch Reads
  • Ospreyshire from Iridium Eye Reviews
  • Vincent from Carole & Co.
  • Paul from Silver Screen Classics
  • Debbie from Moon in Gemini
  • Rebecca from Taking Up Room
  • Neil from Thought From The Music(al) Man
  • Kristina from Speakeasy
  • The Soundtrack Man from Soundtrack Alley

 

My Questions

  1. What is the most recent blog you started following?
  2. Which blog post do you think is your most creative?
  3. Is there a book you would not want to see adapted into a film? If so, which one?
  4. What is your favorite TV show episode?
  5. Which movie related anniversary are you excited for?
  6. Have you ever been to a convention? If so, what was a stand-out moment for you?
  7. What is the best or worst experience you’ve had at a movie theater?
  8. Do you have any current goals for you blog? If so, what are they?
  9. Which restaurant was the last one you ate at?
  10. Has there been a moment when your expectations were not met (for better or worse)? If so, what was it?
  11. What is your favorite kind of dessert?

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Have fun at the movies!

Sally Silverscreen

I Won Another Liebster Award!

Last week, the Brannan sisters, from Pure Entertainment Preservation Society, nominated me for my second Liebster Award! This makes it my ninth award since starting 18 Cinema Lane! I couldn’t be more thrilled to receive this honor! Before I begin this post, a thank you is in order. To the Brannan sisters, thank you so much for thinking of me when it came time to choose nominees. You have always been so thoughtful to me and my blog, which is something I will continually admire. Now, let the Liebster Award post begin! Let’s start with a list the official rules of this award, which are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Put the logo of the award on your blog.
  3. Share 11 facts about yourself.
  4. Answer your nominator’s questions.
  5. Nominate up to 11 bloggers.
  6. For your nominees, provide a series of questions (11 is the recommended maximum)

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My 11 Facts

  1. Hand bells are my favorite musical instrument.
  2. I’ve performed in two local theater productions.
  3. I just published 125 movie reviews!
  4. The Hallmark Star of the Year is my favorite award from the Gold Sally Awards.
  5. This summer, I saw the pandas for the first time in Washington D.C.
  6. Once, I slept over at my local museum.
  7. I participated in a fashion show before.
  8. I’ve walked in four local parades.
  9. So far, my favorite episode from Murder She Wrote is “Film Flam”.
  10. One time, I won an essay contest.
  11. I’ve never broken a bone.

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My 11 Answers

  1. What famous, beloved, or iconic classic film leaves you cold, even though a lot of other people love it?

Last year, The Birds became the worst movie I saw in 2018. While this film is considered a classic by many, I was not a fan of it. To me, the movie was boring and didn’t build up to anything. I felt it was a waste of time.

 

  1. What actors are your favorite classic film couple, even if they only made one movie together?

One of my favorite movies is Portrait of Jennie. In that film, Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones had great on-screen chemistry! They also gave a good performance individually and as a pair. I’m not sure if Joseph and Jennifer starred in any other movies together, but this is the answer I’ll choose for this question.

 

  1. What classic film genre is your least favorite?

For this question, I’ll say the sci-fi genre. Not because I have anything against it, but because, within the scope of classic cinema, this is the genre that I watch the least.

 

  1. What type of classic movie musical do you prefer, one where people are constantly singing or one in which all the music is logical and in context with the story?

I like musicals that feature music in a logical way that also fits the context of the story. A few years ago, I tried watching the 2012 version of Les Miserables. I ended up turning the movie off after about twenty minutes. One of the reasons was because of how often the characters were singing. It came across as annoying instead of entertaining.

 

  1. What novel, book, or story do you really wish was made with certain actors in the Golden Era of Hollywood?

One of the most famous lost films is Four Devils. Despite what the title suggests, this story, from what I’ve heard, doesn’t sound sinister or creepy. I would have loved to see this movie receive a remake within the Breen Code era. That way, this narrative wouldn’t be completely lost to time.

 

  1. What modern film can you most visualize as a classic film with particular actors in the lead roles?

In August, I reviewed I Never Promised You a Rose Garden for “A Month Without the Code”. Because this was the only rated R production that was included in my roster of movies, it would be fascinating to see what this story would look like as a Breen Code film. How different would it be from the movie we ended up receiving? That would an interesting question to answer!

 

  1. What is your least favorite performance from your favorite actor or actress? Why?

I have two examples to share. The first is Mickey Rooney’s roles in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. While Mickey’s role in the first film consisted of yelling and arguing, his role in the second film didn’t add anything to the story and feels like a product of its time. The second example is Allison Scagliotti’s performance in Back When We Were Grownups. I understand that her appearance in this film took place toward the beginning of her career. However, out of all the young actors that starred in this movie, she was overshadowed the most. Because she’s gained acting experience through several television shows, I think that she would be given a larger role now if she were cast in another Hallmark Hall of Fame project.

 

  1. What is your favorite performance from your least favorite actor or actress? Why?

Personally, I’m not a fan of Andie MacDowell. This is because, in my opinion, she is one of Hallmark’s weaker actresses. But her performance in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s The Beach House was such a pleasant surprise! It felt like that role was specifically created just for her, highlighting her acting strengths and minimizing her acting weaknesses. Andie did a really good job with the material she was given!

 

  1. What is one movie that made you appreciate an actor or actress you didn’t think you liked before?

For this question, I actually have three examples. The first one is Matthew McConaughey. I have seen some of his films, but it wasn’t until I saw his performance in The Newton Boys that I truly came to appreciate his acting abilities. Matthew’s portrayal of Willis Newton was both light-hearted and dramatic, something that is very difficult to pull off. My next example is Vincent Perez. While I enjoyed his performance in Queen of the Damned, his performance in Swept from the Sea became one of the best acting performances I’ve ever seen in my entire life! As I said in my review for this film, Vincent portrayed his character, Yanko, with such captivation, it came across as heart-warming and heart-breaking. The last example is Jack Turner. This particular actor has appeared in several Hallmark films. Recently, I saw Forever in My Heart and Jack’s performance was one of the best I’ve seen from a Hallmark movie this year, so far! He did a good job when pulling off an Irish accent and his portrayal of Charlie O’Hanlon appeared natural and believable.

 

  1. Can you name a film adaption of a book that you think was better than the book?

I have two examples for this question. “The Beach House” and “Rome in Love” are books that I read after I saw their respective films. I thought “The Beach House” was ok, but I did not like “Rome in Love”. Hallmark Hall of Fame’s The Beach House and Rome in Love were both enjoyable movies that I thought were better than their source material. In fact, the latter is, so far, my favorite Hallmark production of 2019!

 

  1. What is a remake which you like better than the original film? Why?

I will pick the 1996 version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I tried watching the 1939 version of this story, but I just couldn’t get into it. Maybe I’ll give it a second chance during next year’s “Clean Movie Month”. However, it all depends on whether I can rent it.

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My 11 Nominees

  • Rich from Wide Screen World
  • ARJung from ARJung
  • Agnieszka from Tastes of Health
  • Neil “The Musical Man” Powell from Thoughts From The Music(al) Man
  • Quaint Cooking from Quaint Cooking
  • Rob from MovieRob
  • Jen from Bookworm
  • K from K at the Movies
  • Annette from Hometowns to Hollywood
  • John from 24 Hour Movie Marathon!
  • Kristen from Journeys in Classic Film

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My 11 Questions

  1. Who do you think deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award?
  2. Which actor or actress would you like to see star in a Hallmark movie?
  3. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
  4. Is there a movie you’d like to see a sequel to? If so, which one?
  5. Which book is your least favorite?
  6. Where would you like to spend the day with your favorite fictional character?
  7. Has there been an event you’ve always wanted to attend? If so, what is it?
  8. Did you receive a prized possession since you started blogging? If so, what is that item?
  9. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
  10. Do you have a wish for a fellow blogger? If so, what is your wish?
  11. What is one of your goals for next year?

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Have fun at the movies!

Sally Silverscreen

I Won the Liebster Award!

Last month, I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Annlyel from Annlyel Online. Because August was my busiest month, some blog posts had to get pushed back to September. I figured that this week would be the perfect time to finally accept this award, especially since my blogathon, Siskel and Ebert at the Blogathon, will start next week. Thank you, Annlyel, for nominating me for the Liebster Award! This is my first time receiving this particular award, so I appreciate your thoughtfulness! If you want to visit Annlyel’s blog, you can click on the link below:

https://annlyelonline.wordpress.com/

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Before I officially start this post, I must share the rules of the Liebster Award. These are:

 

  1. Thank the nominator in your award post
  2. Place the award logo somewhere on your blog
  3. You must state 11 facts about yourself
  4. Complete the 11 questions that your nominator provided
  5. Nominate as many bloggers as you’d like (11 is the maximum)
  6. Ask your nominees a series of question (11 is the maximum)

 

So now that I completed steps one and two, it’s time to move on to step number three. Here is my list of facts!

 

  1. In 2012, I attended a special 100th anniversary screening of Titanic. I was not only interviewed about my experience, but I also received a commemorative poster!
  2. Two weeks ago, I published 250 posts on 18 Cinema Lane!
  3. My favorite episode of The Brady Bunch is “Kelly’s Kids”.
  4. I really like cream soda.
  5. In my spare time, I enjoy watching Youtube videos related to movies and books.
  6. I’ve read five books for the Hallmark Hall of Fame Reading Challenge!
  7. My favorite Disney princess is Kida from Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
  8. A fashion style that I like is the Lolita style! It originated in Japan and it’s characterized by cute and girly garments and accessories.
  9. Land of Oz in North Carolina is a place I would love to visit.
  10. This year, I attended my first sporting event.
  11. One of my favorite tv shows is Warehouse 13.

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It’s time for me to answer Annlyel’s questions! Here is my list of answers!

 

  1. What’s your favorite time of the day?

I’d say the afternoon, because it’s a time when you’re not too tired but it’s far enough away from bedtime.

 

  1. Are you a dog or a cat person?

Since I don’t have a preference for dogs or cats, I’ll say both.

 

  1. If you could travel to any planet in the galaxy which would it be?

Pluto, so I can harness it back into the Solar System!

 

  1. Which Marvel superhero would you want to be best friends with?

Bucky, of course! But, for anyone who has followed or visited my blog, are you really surprised that this is my answer?

 

  1. Which Star Wars character do you find most relatable?

As I mentioned in my post where I received my third Sunshine Blogger Award, I’m not as invested in the Star Wars franchise as I am with other film series. For this question, though, I’ll choose Princess Leia. Yes, she is a part of royalty. But that hasn’t stopped her from joining the team and contributing to the overall mission. She also deals with problems and obstacles, showing how she is not only human, but also not invincible.

 

  1. You’re traveling abroad, which country is your destination?

I’d say Canada, so I can visit the set of When Calls the Heart and Chesapeake Shores.

 

  1. The Mission: Impossible or John Wick franchise?

The only film from the Mission Impossible series that I’ve seen is Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Personally, I really didn’t like that movie. I’ve never seen the John Wick films, but I’ve heard good things about them. Also, I heard that the writer of these films will also be the official writer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. So, for this question, I will pick the John Wick series!

 

  1. What’s your go-to movie genre?

I mostly choose which movies I watch based on whether their stories sound interesting. But I have enjoyed films in the action/adventure genre. With this genre, you can blend other genres into the narrative. Several films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are good examples of this.

 

  1. Are you a Star Wars or Star Trek person…or neither?

I’m going to say neither. This is because I’ve never seen any of the Star Trek programs and I’m not really invested in the Star Wars franchise.

  1. What’s your favorite fast-food chain?

Over the years, I have really come to like Chick-fil-A. Their grilled chicken nuggets are delicious and I also like their frozen lemonade.

 

  1. What’s your favorite sweet treat?

I love Red Velvet flavored treats! If there’s a red velvet dessert on the menu, I’ll make an effort to order it!

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Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for! My nominees for the Liebster Award are:

 

  • Adam Fisher from Fishing
  • Summer from Not Your Season: Summer’s Blog
  • Cubby from Cubby’s Cruises
  • Emma from emmakwall (explains it all)
  • Erica from Poppity Talks Classic Films
  • Meredith from Vitaphone Dreamer
  • Moosmosis from Moosmosis
  • Kungfuninjaman from Marital Arts Weapons and Training
  • Jay from Cinema Essentials
  • Jenny from Silver Screen Suppers
  • Meg from Hallmark in Real Life

 

And finally, my questions for my nominees! They are:

 

  1. If you could go back in time, what movie mistake would you fix?
  2. What is your idea of brightening someone’s day?
  3. What was the last book you read?
  4. Which sequel do you think is better than the predecessor?
  5. Is there any error in the world of blogging that you have commonly seen?
  6. Have you ever participated in a blogathon? If so, which one was your favorite?
  7. Who was the first blogger to follow your blog?
  8. What is your least favorite post you’ve ever written?
  9. Are there any pleasant surprises that you encountered in 2019 so far? If so, what is it?
  10. What advice would give to make the blogging community better?
  11. What is your blog related wish for 2020?

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Have fun at the movies!

Sally Silverscreen