Indy Film Fest


Another Social Network?

Posted by Sara McGuyer

Just when I thought I couldn't join another social network, along comes iCheckMovies. Readers have Goodreads, knitters have Ravelry, so why not a niche site for movie lovers?

This all started because Lisa, our fearless director, said she attempts to log all of the movies she watches each year, but loses track sometime mid-February. One of our volunteers suggested she try iCheckMovies, and I couldn't resist.

iCheckMovies lets you (no surprise here) place a check mark by movies you've seen, browse award winners and top movie lists and syncs with IMDB. You can also create your own watchlist of films you'd like to see. I am hoping this function will save me from those "Now, what was that movie I wanted to see again?" moments.

We'll see how long I can keep up tracking my 2011 flicks. So far, I've watched three - Sherlock Holmes, Blade Runner and Shutter Island. Now, if only iCheckMovies would sync with Netflix, keeping track would be quite a bit easier.

What other movie sites do you love? Please do tell.


Garland, the Godfather and getting into the spirit of the season

Posted by Lisa Trifone

It's all I can do to keep from listening to Christmas music until after Halloween, let alone Thanksgiving, so it probably won't surprise you to know that I've been rotating through my holiday movies for about as long. Every year, there are a handful of films I have on hand to keep the festive mood going - White Christmas, The Family Stone, A Christmas Story. They're classics and, like good friends and a glass of wine, always sure to put you in a good mood.

With that in mind, I thought it'd be fun to share my top five favorite Christmas movies. Keep reading to get the scoop, then please - share yours in the comments!