BLOGATHON… My Blogathon Recap where the Thens meet the Nows


Revisiting The Thens and the Nows of my blogathon with Thoughts All Sorts…


More from me on that 2 Reel Quirky Cats Blogathon.



So last week after four days and one bonus day,  Thoughts All Sorts and I wrapped up our blogathon with entries as far back as 1921 and as recent as this current year of 2017. We had a fabulous selection of 20 Then and Now posts from you lovely bloggers out there.

Thanks for ALL of those 40 terrific entries and their writers for joining us and sent us your wonderful posts. If you had planned to join the fun and have since written your posts, I’m still adding late arrivals to my Day 5 post here, and your posts will still be commented on and promoted via Twitter and Facebook like the other posts.

Here’s an exclusive post on this site only, where I – that is unless my fellow Quirky Cat has beaten me to it! – match up your Then and Now post in one huge bumper post. As I’ll also be reading and commenting on your Now posts as I write this, this accounts for the wee delay in publishing…  AND please check your spam folders as some of my comments have recently gone awry!


So here are your entries… in no particular order…

Movie Movie Blog Blog told us about his Then on Charlie Chaplin’s early appearance Then in The Kid (1921), his NOW features A Countess from Hong Kong (1967).

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society told us about James Cagney in THEN Footlight Parade (1933) and NOW in Mister Roberts (1955).

What the Craggus Saw watched Leslie Neilsen in THEN Forbidden Planet (1956) and more recently in NOW The Naked Gun (1988).

Shameless Pile of Stuff added to this list with another movie made then and now with some familiar faces in both with THEN Independence Day (1996) and NOW with Independence Day Resurgence (2016).

Cinematic Scribblings examined two fascinating films of Jean-Pierre Léaud in THEN Out 1 (1971) (and NOW in The Death of Louis XIV (2016)).



The Humpo Show added posts on Indiana Jones as played by Harrison Ford in THEN in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).

Movie Rob surprised us with two movie reboots..  firstly with Titanic (1997) as his Now post and  A Night to Remember (1958) as his then. He also added his THEN post of The Day of the Jackal (1973) and the reboot The Jackal (1997) concludes his posts…

In my first entry as Realweegiemidget Reviews I wrote about Michael Caine in THEN The Eagle Has Landed  (1976) and NOW in Interstellar (2014).

Critica Retro shared some films from Robert Redford in THEN Barefoot in the Park (1967) and NOW in Our Souls at Night (2017).

Glenn’s Movie Mumblings told us about two biopics with Tom Hanks in THEN Apollo 13 (1995) and NOW in Sully  (2016).

Here at Realweegiemidget Reviews I also looked at Robert Downey Jnr’s career in THEN Chances Are (1989) and NOW Captain America: Civil War (2016).



Barry at Cinematic Catharsis told me more about Christopher Lee in THEN Rasputin The Mad Monk (1966) and NOW The Resident (2011).

Old School Evil enjoyed the THEN The Transformers Movie (1986) and his thoughts on the NOW Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) are here.

vinnieh shared an actress’ work with Joan Collins in THEN Sea Wife (1957) and NOW in The Stud (1978).

David Ferguson also reviewed a fabulous actress with Nicole Kidman in her THEN post on Dead Calm  (1989) and NOW she stars in The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017).

Taking Up Room told us about a movie and its reboot with THEN The Shop Around the Corner (1940)  and NOW You’ve Got Mail (1998)).

Movies 101 watched a double bill of the THEN The Karate Kid (1984) and the NOW The Karate Kid (2010).

Moon in Gemini enthused on a western and its remake in THEN The Magnificent Seven  (1960) and NOW The Magnificent Seven (2016).


I’d like to thank my co-host and fellow Quirky Cat, Thoughts All Sorts for her daily coverage of your wonderful now posts and her terrific banners which inspired more than one of you.


As Thoughts All Sorts is currently concentrating on her family and career it is with sadness that the collaboration has come to an end. Anyone set up for guest posts contact me and you can write one for my blog if you wish. I wish her all the best in the future.

And finally (shameless plug time) I’d like to invite you all to my next joint blogathon and this time it’s with the lovely Crystal from The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.. with just one post needed..and all will be revealed soon. And I’ve another one lined up with a fantastic blogger on this page.


But do keep your eyes peeled to join us in these 2018 blogathons !

5 thoughts on “BLOGATHON… My Blogathon Recap where the Thens meet the Nows

    • No problem, but that does mean that we are even with the bad film watching – I sat through the Notebook, and had to remember it for your films I hate tag! Think you fared better (just). If you in the mood to do another random tag and fancy doing a joint one – give me a shout!


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