Matthew the Movie Geek has arrived…act accordingly please…
Greetings to all readers out there,
Let me begin by saying thank you for taking the time and energy to look at this post and at what I hope will be a successful attempt into the blogging world. I’d like to start this post with a little bit about how the name, Matthew the Movie Geek, came to exist.
For those who know me, I am a movie buff/geek/fanatic. I love film and everything about it and can talk about them nonstop. I have a background in Theatre Arts and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre in 2007 at Texas State University-San Marcos. I also act in local theatre and have dabbled in some film work, to include editing, directing, and filming.
In October, 2009 I had been listening to 99.5 KISS in San Antonio during the Lisle and Hahn Morning Show and had won a prize for guessing the correct movie monster with just listening to a piece of audio from the movie (which was John Carpenter’s “The Thing” where the defibrillator goes into the man’s chest and the monster eats one of the people). I later heard Kelly Kendall do her weekend movie update and mentioned that “Zombieland” was out at theaters. Having seen it at the midnight release, I emailed her a recommendation for the film and she asked me to send a short blurb. After sending it, it was read the next week and I was later asked to sit in as the movie reviewer for a few weeks while she was on vacation. After she got back, I was kept as a call in reviewer until the end of the year when they changed the format for the show.
My friends and family listened and downloaded the podcast when able and frequently told me how much they enjoyed my thoughts and reviews and the blend of technical and artistic views of movies. Over time I had began to get involved with Red Box’s blog as a frequent commenter and several friends even suggested I begin to blog. And that brings us to where we are now.
So reading that, you must understand that when I critique a movie, I try to look at it as objectively as possible and take it exactly for what it is. If it is a sappy romantic comedy that I really had no desire to see, I will still review it on the grounds of what it is, with my personal bias being separate from the review.
With that being said, I hope you all can enjoy/appreciate what I am doing, and welcome comments to create a discussion of the films I review. Now while I will review movies in theaters or rentals, I will also post about movies that I own.
To your right you’ll see categories of posts that as the number groups, so will their contents. I’m interested in suggestions and feedback on my reviews, so please comment, post, share!
So please sit back, relax, silence your cell phones, and enjoy.
~Matthew the Movie Geek