Friday, February 27, 2009

What's In a Name?

When I first started this blog, I chose its title for use as a sly gimmick. For most of my first posts, I incorporated the phrase, “I’ll never tell”, into each review. I wanted to let people know right away that none of my reviews would divulge essential plot elements from the film. What’s the point at ruining all the fun, right?

After a while, that gimmick burnt out and I stop trying to force the phrase in. Recently I’ve been trying to think of a new title, something to get your attention and make you curious. So, without further ado, I present… “And So it Begins…”

Everytime I go to a movie, no matter my expectations, it is a new adventure. I’m thrilled by the whole experience. And whether or not I enjoy the film, there is always that initial excitement in sitting down comfortably in front of the giant, blank white screen, waiting for the show to begin.

But more than that, due to years of inside jokes, “and so it begins...” has manifested itself as a personal family motto. So, with this duel meaning, I give you my new and improved site, which includes a few new sections.

MY FAVORITE SCENE: my favorite moments from a few of my favorite films.

BEST OF 2008: wraps up a great year of character studies.

OSCARS: full (yet dated) coverage on the show.

SUNDANCE ’09: reviews from this year’s festival

10 SECOND REVIEWS: brief reviews of a vast amount of films, to be presented alphabetically shortly.

Hope you enjoy the new features. And so it begins…

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