This is the first post of my first blog, Recently Viewed Movies! The main purpose of this blog is for me to write out thoughts on a movie I have recently seen, although you could probably guess that from the title. I am doing this for several reasons. The main reason simply being that I enjoy films! Another reason is because people will bring up a movie I had seen awhile ago and I might not remember much about it so this blog will help to jog my memory. This blog will give me some experience writing (on a topic I enjoy!) on a regular basis. Finally, a friend of mine started doing some blog-athons so instead of having him post my entries on his blog, I can now post those articles on my very own blog!
For the most part I will write about films that I have seen for the first time. Occasionally I will write about movies I have seen before but usually under certain circumstances such as if it is for a blog-athon or if I had not seen it in years. From time to time I might sneak in a post on an episode of a television show. My favorite TV shows are mainly stuff like the Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, and Tales from the Crypt. These are anthology shows so each episode is basically a short film anyway. Even shows like Star Trek, Quantum Leap, and Firefly are usually self-contained. If I happen to write about a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode I'll discuss the Satellite of Love parts (host segments, riffs, etc.) as well as the movie itself.
Getting back to movies, I will be updated this blog frequently (at least over the summer) and will put out a several posts a week. Every Saturday I will write a post about announced/upcoming films or a topic such as underrated 80s flicks or 90s sci-fi films or a group of films by an actor or director. For example, this week I will give my thoughts on remakes. Every Sunday I will give a weekly round-up of the movies I saw and reviewed during the past week, and after this brief re-cap I will also announce (or give hints!) as to what movies will be coming up next.
For the actual reviews, I will start out my posts with why I wanted to watch the film. I'll then give a short overview before jumping into what I felt about the film. I love movie trivia so I will certainly include some of that with each post. I will end the post with my closing thoughts and what IMDB score I gave it. IMDB stands for the International Movie DataBase, a website that is valuable film resource as well as a place where anyone can vote on movies, unlike places like MetaCritic which are there for the reviews of established critics. Over the years I have come to that conclusion that trying to review anything with a number score, whether its a book, a movie, or even a toaster, is impossible to quantify and therefore pointless. That said, we are surrounded by some sort of numerical scoring system in our lives whether it is school grades or websites like Rotten Tomatoes. I give movies an IMDB score mainly so that I know I saw the movie and roughly what I felt about it. My vote is a combination of how well made the film was (in which I try to be as objective as possible) and how much I enjoyed the film (in which I am totally subjective!). These blog entries are only my opinions and if you disagree with me repeat to yourself "its just a blog, I should really just relax!" So sit back and enjoy my ride through the world of cinema!