ABOUT THIS SITE

Some people think spending time talking about movies is a waste of time. Others think that time spent talking about movies should only be spent on “great movies.” This blog was created because talking about movies is worthwhile and because “great” is in the eye of the beholder. We recognize that appreciation for movies is based on the time, place, age and circumstance from when you watched the movie. For us, that journey started in the 70s and continues today.

Ours is a complex world of Bloodsport and The Dark Knight, of The Godfather and Top Gun, of The Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars, Tron (both), and JAWS. If you can’t enjoy these movies and enjoy talking about these movies, then we probably aren’t friends. In our world, you can bring down your guard, be yourself, and share your passion for movies.

And this is where you come in. If you are the kind of person that loves to talk about movies and find that the movies you love don’t get taken seriously, get ready to live. We want to open up the conversation on this worthy topic. The whole idea is that everyone who participates will have as much fun with this stuff as we do. If you have ideas for stuff we should discuss or comments – criticisms or anything please jump in!

ABOUT THE EDITORS:

John

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I grew up on Long island NY in the 80’s and 90’s. So my childhood was all about strip malls, delis, pizza places, bagel places- and of course movies. Going to the movies was my favorite thing to do. The local video store (video 237) was a refuge. And to fill in any gaps I would go to my friends house and watch HBO. I am a huge sci-fi fan, and I have watched the “Star Wars” trilogy 20 times at least. I am also a big fan of action. There is a thin red line between “Universal Soldier” and “Soldier” (starring Kurt Russell), and I walk that line. But my tastes are diverse, I think John Hughes contributed a lot, and I have been known to utter the words, “Hello Clarice.” Nowadays I don’t get to watch movies as often as I like, but that’s not saying much. If I could I would probably watch movies 18 hrs a day. Don’t worry, writing this blog is not my day job, I am a sanitation engineer.

Lutz

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Just like Yin & Yang, I am the New Jersey to John’s Strong Island. But just like John, I love movies. I’m not a film maker and I’m not a reviewer. I’m a fan at heart. A fan who was scarred by the Poltergeist clown, but was made strong by my countless viewings of The Karate Kid. Smart enough to have picked VHS over Betamax, but not quite smart enough to pick Blu Ray over HD DVD. Ruthless enough to map out the Corleone family tree (before it was available on the internet), but loving enough to pass on my Star Wars figures to my son. Most people don’t understand how or why I watch the same movies over and over again, but I do. And just like Linus’s blanket, it feels good. But I love watching new movies too and I love the big movie theater experience, especially opening night with a sell-out crowd. The only greater feeling is watching John work as a sanitation engineer.

 

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