I’ve been meaning to do it. I really have! But every time I think about it, something stands in my way – usually my procrastination. I wanted to wait for the right time or the right movie. Or I wanted to wait until I perfected the design of this blog (HA – like I would every get around to that). So tonight, I’m pulling through. I’m going to write my first blog post.
I guess this is just a “hello!” post. I don’t know if anyone will read this. But if no one does, perhaps that’s for the better. I’m happy to have an excuse to write more regularly, especially about film, since I love it all.
What you need to know about me: I live in Boston, and I go see a ton of free movies. A TON. I guess I can no longer claim the title of “recent” grad, but I’m recent enough to get paid very little, and free movies are my catnip. In another post I’ll talk about how I get tickets to these movies, but today let’s focus on the purpose of this blog.
I started attending these free screenings last May. Most of them I see with my pal, Maeve, and we created the idea of this blog together, so she should be posting regularly, too! (if we get our act together). Something important to note is that these screenings are also advance screenings. In other words, we get to see the movie before it opens to the general public. We’re not particularly special – there are often hundreds of people sharing the theatre with us. We’re just thrifty and film savvy!
So like I mentioned earlier, we’ve been seeing these movies for months, and since I see them before opening night, I’ve had plenty of friends ask for my opinion. And finally, I get to the point of the blog – we’re here to share our reviews. And perhaps we’ll share some friendly advice on whether or not it’s worth spending your money, since we didn’t spend any.
So to all of you (if “you” do exist) thanks for reading so far! Feel free to leave any and all comments. I encourage you to voice contrary opinions. Be critical but not insensitive. If you’re mean, I’ll erase you. I swear I’ll do it. Just you watch me.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have a nontraditional rating system. Since we’re not paying anything to see the movie, we’re rating it on how much we’d be willing to pay!