I was watching the movie Julie/Julia  and started to cry.  I had seen the film nearly a hundred times by this point, and always felt as if I would find an answer within it.
It seems that night I did.   What I was missing in my life was what I was seeing on the screen.

It was the scene where they were sitting around with friends, enjoying a great meal, great wine and great conversation.
This is what I wanted.

I had started a book club a few years ago, with hopes of creating this type of atmosphere, but it just did not seem to grow the way I had hoped.
The scene in the film made me think of all the times in my life I had been truly happy.  In high school, college, and when I first moved out on my own.  The common factor had been late night dinners with my friends/co-workers after we'd seen a movie.
Sometimes we did pot-luck, sometimes I did all the cooking and sometimes we just headed to the coffee shop.

So at first I thought I would create a food club.  A Gastronomic Group. But that didn't work out either really.
What did start to catch on was in fact a movie group.  One where we ate and saw movies and talked about them over what we ate.

Movie reviews were one of the first thing I did when I was starting to blog.

Now, I've decided to mix all this together, movie group nights, movie reviews and a themed challenge like the Julie/Julia Project.

One movie a day for a year.


  1. Hey, It looks like you'll be making it onto our LAMBoard for the next update. Do you have a custom banner for your blog? I'd love to ad it to our gallery and have it represent you rather than our generic LAMBone.

    Here are some details: http://www.largeassmovieblogs.com/2008/03/random-lamb-banner-gallery.html

    1. Hey, thanks.
      I'll see what I can come up with. My comic program is only a demo so I'm limited on what I can do, if the rental time on the demo hasn't run out on me already. I've never done a proper banner before.

      What's my deadline for the LAMB board?

  2. It updates on the end of each month.

  3. Hey!

    Nick from www.cinekatz.com here. Doing some scout work for the LAMB. We're wanting to make an email newsletter for community features as well as a list we're making similar to Sight & Sound's best movies of all time list. Just need an email! Email me at npowe131 at gmail.com