January 14, 2009

Why Pretend?

I guess I have never really said why I called this blog the "pretend film critic".  It came up today at work, so I thought I would explain.  I have always enjoyed watching movies and thinking about the meanings behind them.  I also really enjoy listening to what other people have to say about movies.  I wanted a place where I could record my thoughts, thus the birth of the blog.  However, I really can't call myself a real film critic.  I have never been to film school and have no formal knowledge or experience about how films are made.  I have never written a script, nor do I have any insight into what makes a worthy screenplay.  But there is another reason I feel like I have to call myself a pretend film critic.  Most movie critics see films before they even come out.  They get to watch pre-screenings so they can write a review before the rest of the public even have a chance to watch the film.  I love watching movies, but I almost never go to the theater.  In fact, I have only been to a theater a handful of times in the past couple years.  I can't justify spending the money when I would rather watch the movie in the comfort of my own home.  So, I have to wait for it to come out on DVD before I even see a movie.  Therefore, any critique I would have is going to be delayed by at least 6 months.  This is usually long after all the other reviews have been written, and all the buzz has died down.  So with this blog I can pretend that I am a real film critic watching these movies just as they are released.  Hopefully you will find it entertaining and interesting.  Maybe you will read about a movie you wouldn't have seen otherwise.  Let me know if you have any ideas for posts, or movies you think I should watch.   Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy.  


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