I guess I’ve seen an inordinate amount of films for my age, but it’s been an obsession ever since I was VERY young. I have found that there are more people on this site that take more pleasure in bashing what they don’t like or trolling topics that they feel are irrelevant (usually the Oscars) then actually discussing films and/or topics they love. You won’t get that so much from me. While I will every once and awhile give a bad writeup, I am more of an advocate of what I love. (I have a MAJOR problem when someone right off the bat announces to the world a directors or films they hate before they start any real discussion about movies)
A couple of details about me… I am a 29 year old avid filmgoer from Texas. I worked in video stores for most of my high school years, and before that, my dad had an extensive video disc (yes, that’s right… video disc, not laser disc) collection. As a child, I must have watched ‘Gremlins’, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, ‘Romancing the Stone’, ‘Stagecoach’, and ‘Man From Snowy River’ hundreds of times each; and, for the most part, they all hold a special place for me even if I might not enjoy some of them as much now. My favorite film of all-time is ‘The Thin Red Line’. I have been a film essayist and critic for The Link and InVue magazines based in Dallas as well as Extrovert online magazine.
My mantra for filmgoing is be adventurous, and be prepared to watch something you might not like. Even a bad movie enhances your overall personal experience.