Awesome Friday Update!

I have been really bad about keeping this up to date and now there are so many things to list that I can’t actually list them all. Here then is a list of all the major highlights from Awesome Friday since the spring. Buckle up, it’s still going to be a long list!

Festival Coverage

Since March I have participated in four films festivals.

The Awesome Friday Movie Podcast

Simon and I finally relaunched the podcast with an updated format where we (generally) discuss two things per episode. We’re 9 episodes in now!

Review Highlights:

Here are just a handful of the reviews I’ve written over the past several months, highlighting some of my favourite movies from the summer:

Awesome Friday March 3rd Update: The Snyder Cut and WandaVision

Justice League

Howdy friends.  It has been a quieter two weeks around AwesomeFriday HQ, but we have a closer look at the new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League and WandaVision aired its antepenultimate and penultimate episodes.  Woo, big words.  

I’d like to once again thank each of you for the support, I appreciate each and every one of you. 

The Snyder Cut:

Let’s Take a Closer Look at the #SnyderCut trailer (with 70+ high-res captures)

WandaVision Coverage:

Recap & Review: ‘WandaVision’ Episode 7: A villain revealed!

Recap & Review: ‘WandaVision’ Episode 8 dives into Wanda’s personal history

Awesome Friday: February 16th Update

So last time I wrote one of these Patron updates I said that I was planning on keeping to a bi-weekly schedule and at the time I totally meant it. But then I went through a difficult period at the ol’ day job and then I got super sick (but not, as two tests confirmed, with COVID) so here I am playing catch up.

Since mid January I’ve been able to view and review a whole bunch of films. Netflix and Apple account for some of them, and then I was able to cover the 2021 Victoria Film Festival as well. Despite getting sick before I could really get going with the festival, I did manage to conduct an interview with filmmakers Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli as well, which was a genuine pleasure even if I couldn’t breathe while we speaking.

As always I am ever grateful for your support. I know I say that every time but you know what? I mean it every time.

Links to recent posts:

Film Reviews:


Interview:


A Perfect Planet Coverage:


WandaVision Coverage:

Awesome Friday: January 6th Update

Happy new year friends!  Apologies for the late update, but the holiday season got away from me a little bit. 2020 was a mixed bag on most fronts, but it turns out it was a great year for movies, with the lack of big tentpole screenings opening up doors to so many more indie and mid-level films, the results speak for themselves. The biggest piece I’ve written lately is my year-end best-of list.  There are eleven films in my top ten, as well as several honourable mentions, as well as six performers I loved in 2020. 

Additionally, there are a few reviews to catch up on since the last time I updated you, including one of 2020s best films and the start of weekly reviews of the latest BBC Earth documentary series. 

I have a few irons in the fire for 2021 and I can’t wait to see where it takes us.  Thanks once again for your support on this adventure!

Awesome Friday: Nov 15th Update

The Mandalorian

Greetings friends! This week on Awesome Friday I covered four new things for your reading and viewing pleasure. The latest Ron Howard movie, a documentary about the Mercury Seven, the return to screen for Sophia Loren, and the latest episode of The Mandalorian.

I hope you enjoy!

Awesome Friday: Nov 8th Update

The Child

Greetings friends! This was a slower week on Awesome Friday, but your support helped bring three pieces this week.

First, I had the pleasure of speaking with Canadian horror director Amelia Moses about her new film Bloodthirsty, which screened as a part of Blood in the Snow Film Festival. This was the second time I’ve spoken to Amelia, and she was a blast to speak to both times.

Blood in the Snow Inteview: Amelia Moses on her film Bloodthirsty

Second, last years festival darling Saint Frances is headed to a VOD release in Canada this week and I got to take an early look.

Review: ‘Saint Frances’ is an honest look at adulthood

And third, a recap and review of the second episode of the second season of The Mandalorian on Disney+. If you missed Baby Yoda last week, I have god news for you this week.

Recap & Review: The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 2: ‘The Passenger’ is all The Child, all the time.

Every pair of eyeballs on my work and every cent of support is greatly appreciated and I thank you all for it. If you are already a patron, thank you. If you are not, and you like what you’re reading, please consider becoming one. Thank you.

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Awesome Friday: Nov 1st Update

The Mandalorian

Greetings friends! This week on Awesome Friday I covered a few films and series.

This week continued coverage of the Blood in the Snow horror film festival, as well as a review of the Netflix original His House, and a recap and review of the second season premiere of The Mandalorian.

As always, thank you all for your readership, and if you like what you are reading please consider throwing some support my way. Every dollar counts toward helping me do this thing I love doing.

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Blood in the Snow Festival Coverage

Features

Reviews

Awesome Friday: Oct 26th Update

Treehouse of Horror

This week has been a big one here at Awesome Friday HQ as my biggest project since the blog relaunch was posted this week. I watched all 31 Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror episodes and ranked all 93 segments from my least to most favourite. It was no small feat and game together over the course of a few weeks leading up to the broadcast of this years edition, which as it turned out, was pretty good!

This week also saw the start of my coverage of the 2020 Blood in the Snow festival, which features Canadian horror films broadcast this year via SuperChannel.

Also this week, a review of the new Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit, as well as a new short film from Disney, and the new Sofia Coppola film On the Rocks from AppleTV+.

I want to take this to say thank you to each one of you. I greatly appreciate the support, and I’m working hard to bring you interesting stuff. As always, if you are not already a supporter, please consider becoming one. Every dollar helps me keep doing this thing I love. Thanks!

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This weeks posts:

Review: ‘On The Rocks’ has Bill Murray and Rashida Jones exploring how the comfort of a relationship can sometimes be the problem (AppleTV+)

All 93 Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Segments, RankedHeads Up Canada: Blood in the Snow Film Festival is coming!

Blood in the Snow Review: ‘Anything for Jackson’ is a story about love taken to the wrong extremes

Let’s Take a Closer Look at the ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Credits Sequence

Review: Anya Taylor-Joy is truly magnetic in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ (Netflix)

Blood in the Snow Review: ‘For the Sake of Vicious’ starts slow but ends big

Review: ‘Once Upon A Snowman’ is a clever and cute new short from Disney+ (Disney+)