Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021 Wrap-Up: The Cannonball Run (1981) by Drew’s Movie Reviews

For the final entry of the sixth annual Ultimate Decades Blogathon, I review one of my personal favorite comedies: The Cannonball Run. Visit Tranquil Dreams to check it out! Stop by tomorrow as we conclude the blogathon.

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After 2 weeks of entries and my final review over at Drew’s Movie Reviews yesterday, its time for Drew to wrap up with his second pick and the last entry for this year’s blogathon! He chose to revisit 1981’s The Cannonball Run.

An eclectic group of racers take part in The Cannonball Run, a race from Connecticut to California.

Look, I know The Cannonball Run might not have the best reviews out there, but you know what? I enjoy the hell out of it. Maybe it’s because this was one of the first films I had available on DVD so I regularly watched when I was younger. As a result, I might be tainted by nostalgia but there’s something about this film that keeps me coming back to it and laughing all these years later.

There are quite a few characters in The Cannonball Run and the movie…

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Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021: Shrek (2001) by Starry Traveler’s Road

Ultimate Decades Blogathon regular Phoebe from Starry Traveler’s Road gets her whole family involved for her review of 2001’s Shrek.

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Next up for the Ultimate Decades Blogathon is from my (now in hiatus) Battle of Ingredients co-host, Phoebe from Starry Traveler’s Road. While Starry Traveler’s Road is posting far and few the last few months, you can go check out her DIY crafts, gardening and other projects and thoughts. Being a regular of the blogathon, Phoebe brings us a review of 2001 family animated film, Shrek.

Starry Traveler and family review: Shrek (2001)

Big thanks to my Battle of Ingredients co-host Kim and Drew of Drew’s Movies Review for hosting this Ultimate Decades Blogathon! It has definitely been a nice distraction from COVID-19’s brouhaha and caregiving tasks to spend some time trying to watch a movie as a family.

Why did I say, “trying to watch a movie”? The story behind it is, we tried to watch Shrek over dinner, but Bun Bun freaked out and asked me to…

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Ultimate Decades Blogathon: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) by 18 Cinema Lane

Kicking off the second week of the Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021 is Sally Silverscreen of 18 Cinema Lane and her pick of 1971’s The Abominable Dr. Phibes. Head over to Tranquil Dreams to check it out!

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Kicking off the second week of Ultimate Decades Blogathon is Sally Silverscreen of 18 Cinema Lane with her pick of 1971’s horror comedy The Abominable Dr. Phibes. 18 Cinema Lane is a fun movie blog where it offers a variety of movie reviews and movie news but also has a focus on Hallmark movies. Just like the pick for the blogathon is unique, there will always be something new to discover on 18 Cinema Lane as well. When you finish this review, remember to head over to her blog and check it out HERE.

Take 3: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

The Abominable Dr. Phibeswas recommended by one of my readers named Michael. When I found out the movie was considered a horror-comedy, I thought it’d be a perfect entry for MovieRob’s Genre Grandeur, as horror-comedies are the theme for February. Then I discovered the film was released…

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Ultimate Decades Blogathon: The Maltese Falcon (1931) by MovieRob

You all know MovieRob! He stops by the Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021 with his review of a film from the early days of cinema: The Maltese Falcon. Head over to Tranquil Dreams to check it out!

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The next entry in the Ultimate Decades Blogathon comes from MovieRob, a blogger with an amazing repertoire of reviewed movies to check out and also the host of his monthly segment Genre Grandeur plus a regular on this blogathon with always fantastic picks. This year, he dug deep and went way back to 1931 to look at the original film, The Maltese Falcon. Check out his review of The Maltese Falcon and remember to check out his blog.

“Good day, sir. I deeply regret that you are left without a fall guy. ” – Casper Gutman

Number of Times Seen– 1 (14 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis– A private detective is hired to find a valuable statue of a bird that is worth millions, but he gets in over his head when he finds out how many others are seeking the same prize.

My Take on it–When…

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Ultimate Decades Blogathon Kick-off: Spirited Away (2001)

In part 2 of The Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021 kick-off, my co-host Kim reviews the Studio Ghibli classic Sprited Away. Go check it out!

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Welcome to the sixth annual Ultimate Decades Blogathon..well, the part 2 of it. Yesterday, my fantastic co-host Drew kicked off the Ultimate Decades Blogathon with his kick-off review of Bridesmaids. Today, its my turn to share my first pick as we kick off this blogathon with a slightly new format working with the decades ending in a different digit than an entire decade. As the first one, it suitably starts with years ending in 1. There’s a lot to look forward to for the upcoming entries.

First, let’s get this part 2 released as I share my review of Studio Ghibli’s 2001 Academy Award winning animated film, Spirited Away.

Spirited Away (2001)

Director (and writer): Hayao Miyazaki

Voice Cast (English Dub): Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden, Suzanne Pleshette, David Ogden Stiers, Susan Egan, Paul Eiding, John Ratzenberger, Bob Bergen, Tara Strong, Rodger Bumpass

During her family’s move to the suburbs, a…

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Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021 Reminder

Hello, friends!

Just a friendly reminder that the due date for submissions for the Ultimate Decades Blogathon 2021, hosted by Kim and me, is not too far away. Entries are due before Monday, February 15th. Your entries can be sent to Kim at kim.tranquildreams@gmail.com, and me at drewt510@gmail.com. If you want to join in but don’t think you can have your entry to us before the 15th, let us know and we can work something out. We would like as many people to participate as possible! 🙂

If you are interested in participating and/or need more details about the sixth annual Ultimate Decades Blogathon, you can check out the announcement post here.

We can’t wait to read everyone’s submissions!

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay positive, stay weird.

Until next time, cheers!