Greetings Manic Fans. Les here with the help of the OBotW Committee to bring you the Outstanding Blogs of the Week for April 29-May 6. Sorry this is late, but I had a computer freeze that wiped out the first draft of this and I had to go back and put it together from scratch.....not happy about that, but proud, nonetheless to present our awards for you, my friends. As always, you all were magnificent and choosing was hard, so several Honorable Mentions are required here.
Oliver Judd posted an interesting article on the short adult stories of renowned children’s author Roald Dahl 4/29/12
richtv posted a great comparison blog pitting Night Court against Scrubs 4/29/12
Les posted an excellent top 12 list of the best cinema sharpshooters 4/30/12
Jordan The Childish posted a great review of Ghostbusters 430/12
Kriken_8 posted a hilarious review of an absolutely horrible episode of The Simpsons 4/30/12
Les and BigBlackHatMan finished their 3 blog review of the 3 versions of the classic western True Grit with a look at the 2010 film 5/1/12
Jokerlee77 posted his next chapter in his original fictional work, Park Slope. 5/1/12
TheOtherDude92 posted a look at the worst character designs of the animated series “The Batman” 5/1/12
Ratin8tor posted an intriguing supposition with a top 6 list of superpowers one might choose to have, if they could only choose one of them 5/2/12
Brekclub85 posted his top 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock 5/2/12
Dark Jak posted his final review in his Avengers Assemble! series by taking a look at Captain America: The First Avenger 5/2/12
alexthed posted a thought provoking look at film extras and the small roles we wish had been given more screen time 5/3/12
SOJA*SOJA*88 posted an emotional article on school peers and escapes into fantasy daydreams 5/3/12
New member SomeJerkFromBoston posted a hysterical review of an action film called The Raid: Redemption 5/4/12
Madhog thy Master posted a wonderful first impression look at an anime that deals with death and necrophelia 5/5/12
Lindgren posted a fantastic review of the Wookieepedia 5/5/12
Gurning Chimp posted a great review of GoldenEye 5/6/12
BigBlackHatMan and Mr. Smooth posted an intriguing comparison of two versions of the same story with Seven Samurai VS The Magnificent Seven 5/6/12
And the award for the Outstanding Text Blog of the Week goes to..........
who posted a poignant article on Kurt Cobain and the generation he spoke to 5/1/12
James wrote a profound article that explored the feelings and fears inherent in the generation that Nirvana wrote songs for, and what the voice of a generation can go through in the process. It sparked a great thread of responses in the comments section.
And so, lift your glasses for the traditional OBotW Toast. “To Manic_Expression. Congratulations on winning your 2nd OBotW, and may you have many more as you continue to dazzle your readers with the raw emotion and starkness of the truth you see in the world today.”
HedonisticActor posted a video review of Oliver! and challenged it’s status as a Best Picture Academy Award Winner 4/30/12
MixCritic posted a fantastic review of Disney’s first direct to DVD sequel: The Return of Jafar 4/30/12
ThatLong-HairedCreepyGuy posted a very clever comparison between Peanuts and Hey! Arnold! 4/30/12
Scott the Reviewer posted a great review of 28 Weeks Later 5/1/12
Les posted his new request video series' first request performing the Maple Leaf Rag for Daiul 5/1/12
Johnnyoldschool posted a hilarious review of an 80’s B movie with a Canadian Hair Band with Satan, Boobs and an army of living penis monsters...yeah, you heard right LOL 5/1/12
Decker Shado posted another splendid look at the Alien franchise with a top 10 list of Xonomorph Kills 5/2/12
ComicBookCast posted an awesome Hulk rock video 5/2/12
And the Outstanding Video Blog of the Week goes to..........
who posted his 2nd anniversary special reviewing a gem of a cartoon called A Fish Tale 5/2/12
The review was great as Whyboy always does a great job interspersing comedy clips and commentary as he showcases the films he reviews. He also has a pretty good cadre of secondary characters designed to interrupt his shows with humorous results. Since this was his 2nd anniversary special, he managed to use every last one of them in the show, and it didn’t feel forced-that takes talent, my friends. A great bonus on this show was the sequence where several reviewer friends sent in reaction shots to the reveal of the movie and were edited into the scene with hilarious results.
And so, raise your glasses for the traditional OBotW toast. “Here’s to you, Whyboy. May you continue to thwart Hell’s intention to drive you crazy and make horrible films actually funny to watch.”
The OBotW is selected and voted on by the committee consisting of myself, Fusionater, SOJA*SOJA*88, Jason on the House, Mr. Smooth, Daiul, Sean Berry, Manic_Expression, Kyle R, The FanFic Critic, Timdiana and BigBlackHatMan. If you have, or see a blog you’d like to recommend, message one of us, and we’ll be glad to consider it for this award, my friends. Peace.