Saturday, July 25, 2020

[WEBSITE REVIEW] Smashbomb



So, I was browsing through the internet and I noticed this new website called "Smashbomb" and I also noticed that a lot of movie (and book) bloggers were using this site.  So, I was thinking to myself about whether or not I should join this website too and I'm actually glad that I did!
Smashbomb actually has a lot of awesome things to offer!  For one thing, not only do you get to review movies on that site, but you also get to review books, TV shows and video games; which is fantastic for me since I'm an avid reader and TV watcher!  It's rare that I come across a website that allows you to review everything and I'm so happy that Smashbomb happens to be that website!  Another thing that I like about Smashbomb is that they allow you to make lists.  I always enjoyed making lists like "My Favorite Horror Movies" or "Weirdest Movies I Have Ever Seen" so that way I can keep track of all the movies that I have seen over the years and be able to arrange them by genre or by directors if needed.  Some other content that they offer includes orbs (or forum boards as I like to call them), polls and giveaways.  I especially loved the forum boards they have on this site as it allows me to connect with other users of the site and I also get some information about various movies, TV shows or video games that are currently out.  I also loved the polls section since I always wanted to know what other people think about the movies or TV shows that have been released and what better way to find out about other people's opinions than through the polls alone?

But the one thing that I really liked about this website is that it offers KP (also known as Kudos Points).  These points can be received by other users if they like your reviews or it can be received by adding new items to the website or just by logging in everyday!  I always loved going to websites where you receive points because you usually get special prizes if you reach a certain number of points and Smashbomb's KP system allows you to use the points to buy badges, get entered into giveaways and especially, get free stuff to review!

Now, if I had an issue with this website is that I wished that the rating system included half star ratings like "9.5" or "8.5."  The reason why I wanted the half star ratings is because I personally think that they are more accurate representations of people's opinions about a product they are reviewing and whenever I'm reviewing movies, I tend to use the half star rating to rate the movies I've watched.  Another thing that might be problematic for some people is that sometimes its hard to navigate around the website because there are so many additions to the site, like giveaways, polls or forum boards and it can get a little overwhelming at times.

Overall, Smashbomb is a fantastic website to use if you want to review basically anything like movies, TV shows and video games and if you want a little more variety in a website like doing polls or giveaways.






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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Thursday Movie Picks #36: Secret Doorways / Worlds


Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!



This week's theme is: Secret Doorways / Worlds !


Oh  man!  I am so excited for this week's topic since I'm a huge fan of movies where the characters travel to another world through secret doorways and worlds!  So, here are some films that I've seen that dealt with characters traveling to other worlds through secret doorways!







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Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

This was an obvious choice!  I remembered loving this movie when it first came out in theaters and I just loved the magical world of Narnia and how the kids were able to get there through a closet!  This movie is definitely worth the watch if you loved the book series!





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An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Oh my goodness!  I just LOVED this movie!  I loved the fact that this movie focuses on a young girl going to this world where her dreams come true, but then she realizes that this world is actually a lot SINISTER than she thought.  I just loved the overall design and mood of this movie and it was a surprisingly creepy movie for kids that I really enjoyed watching!






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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

I remembered being so TERRIFIED of this movie when I was little, especially with the "No Face" character.  I'm still a little terrified of this movie, but I can't help but fall in love with this movie at the same time with its beautiful animation and creative world!  Hopefully, I'll give this movie a rewatch down the line!






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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

New Patrons Hall of Fame Page!



Hello everyone!  I actually had a Patreon page for awhile now, but I never actually talked about it until now!  So, I started up a page where I talk about why I use Patreon to help support this blog and about the rewards you can get if you help support this blog!  So basically, if you donated $5 per month, then I will list your name in the "Patrons Hall of Fame" at the end of my YouTube videos!  Your name will also be listed on the "Patrons Hall of Fame" on this blog!

Here are the links to my YouTube channel, my Patreon account and the Patrons Hall of Fame on this blog if you want to check them out!

My YouTube Channel
The Surreal Movies and TV Blog Patrons Hall of Fame Page
My Patreon Account

So, please feel free to support this blog through Patreon if you would like to!  And thanks for the support movie fans!