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Site Name: 10 Movies to See Before You Die
Categories: Reviews, News, Horror, Genre, Humor, General
What is the main focus of your site?
The main focus of my site is to share my informed comments and reviews on the movies I see and the stuff I do (movie specific, of course), as well as noteworthy film and industry related news items. While I am sort of a generalist, I tend to focus on anything that is considered a ‘genre’ movie (horror, cult, comics, action, sci-fi, etc).
What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?
I enjoy sharing my film experiences with my readers and helping them find their own satisfying film experiences. As a result it is my goal to be a go-to site in the Toronto area for people looking to enhance their own experiences and find quality screenings and films to go to. In addition, for those who can’t make it to a film event in Toronto (such as a festival) I aim to inform on the experiences I’ve had. I continue to evolve my blog to help reach this goal.
Do you prefer an interactive ‘community’ for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers are the students?
I love being part of a community! I don’t get too many comments right now, but because of this blog I have discovered a wonderful community of Toronto bloggers. I can only hope that continuing to grow my blog will also grow my involvement in this community.
How long have you been movie blogging for, and how frequent do you post updates to your site?
I have been blogging for almost two years. As of January 2009 I post every weekday at least once, generally multiple times.
Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).
Dogtown and Z-Boys
Star Wars: A New Hope
How did you hear about the LAMB?
Through the community mentioned above.
Any additional comments, or give yourself an interview question that’s not listed above.
The question I would ask myself is, “Why do you blog about movies?”, which is, of course, ridiculously difficult to answer, but important nonetheless. When I think about this question lots of things come up, but I think the simple answer is, I love movies. From the time I was young I loved the experience of movies. I couldn’t get enough. I wanted to go to film school and ultimately write and produce flicks of my own. As I got older I was talked out of all those dreams, but I didn’t lose the passion. Done with school for many years now, I find myself with the same undying love for movies as when I was young, stupid and impressionable. After a trip to LA in 2007 threw me out of the frying pan and into the fire of regret for not following my dream, I decided to start blogging. Initially I was convinced no one was reading, but I needed somewhere for my musings to go. As time went on I discovered that people were not only reading, but felt I had a worthwhile contribution to make to the plethora of movie blogs already out there. So I kept on it and blogging continues to bring me a great deal of joy, community and satisfaction.