Who is The Movie Mind?
The Movie Mind …
• is a true fan of movies
• watches movies for their entertainment value
• would choose a bad movie over a “good book” any day of the week
• is NOT a movie snob
• thinks the most difficult question to answer is, “What is your favorite movie?”
• will NOT answer that question with “Citizen Kane”
• cannot help but to incessantly quote movies at will
• believes that quoting a good line is funnier than offering an original thought
I am The Movie Mind.
What purpose do movie reviews serve?
They either give a lame representation of a film plot in the shortest space possible (i.e., a nomadic love story which features a coming of age protagonist caught in a rash of self-destructive behavior and fighting inner demons whilst not succumbing to his destiny and ill-fate), or provide a pulpit for some self-proclaimed intellect who couldn’t cut it in film school to prove he or she is smarter then you and me.
Don’t you just love when movie reviewers talk about imagery, and make these so-called “brilliant” references to some vague time in history or to a book you couldn’t pay me to read? In their eyes, that’s what makes a good movie.
The critics want you to go along and become part of their little nerd club. They want you to feel like if you didn’t see what they saw, you are dumb. You are not worthy of watching that movie and you aren’t smart enough to appreciate it if you thought it sucked.
How is The Movie Mind better than them?
Simple. He gives you REAL movie reviews from a REAL movie fan. He will not be afraid to give a warm review to those “guilty pleasure” movies no sane person would admit to watching (but can’t turn off when it’s on).
Plus, he knows a movie can get better or worse each time you watch it. Not only will The Movie Mind give upfront reviews on movies that he finds entertaining, but he’ll update his reviews every time he watches the movie again. It’s easy to blurt out an initial reaction to anything but—just like your mom’s meatloaf—some things take time to grow on you.
Each review will include a section that recommends other movies to see if you enjoyed that particular film, memorable quotes from the movie, and where the film stacks up in The Movie Mind’s All-Time lists.