We’re a little verklempt

We were not expecting such an enthusiastic response so quickly.

Less than a week after posting the announcement of our new venture, we already have almost 100 subscribers of family and friends. That’s an exciting start to our little project!

Thanks so much for your interest and support.

Having said that, Aaron is busy putting the finishing touches on a new piece for Friday. In the interim, we thought we would take some time to explain what our regular format will look like. Later today, we’ll offer a glimpse “behind the scenes” at some of the content we created in order to get our project going. Be on the lookout!

First: format.

We decided from the get-go that we didn’t strictly want to be a review site (although we will be posting reviews from time to time). Review-only sites are a dime a dozen. And we’re honest with ourselves: we’re just three movie nerds from Central Illinois. Most people don’t really care whether we liked Deadpool 2 or not. (We did.)

So, we opted for film discussion, instead.

On the first Friday of every month, we are going to spotlight a particular film. It might be a classic. It might be contemporary. It might be last weekend’s number one draw. Either way, we’ll tell you about that movie. We’ll explain why we chose it. We’ll offer up some fun facts. We’ll each give our take, and then invite readers to offer up their insights. In subsequent weeks, each of us will present original content about a movie that is inspired by the original film.

What does this look like?

If our “movie of the month” is 12 Angry Men, then Aaron might write about 12 Monkeys (the number 12 is in the title), Karen might write about Network (the same director), and Greg might write about A Few Good Men (another courtroom drama).

rabbit hole

Essentially, we’re creating a cinematic rabbit hole of sorts. It may require us to get really clever with our connections. We may have to do some research in order to find a movie we enjoy that somehow connects. Most importantly, it will open up the door for discussion about four different movies every month.

And that’s where you come in. Naturally, you are invited to participate in these discussions. Leave comments about your own experience with our highlighted films. Ask questions. Point out something that we missed. Challenge us to defend our choices.

So now that you know the format, you should probably know that we are going to completely forego it for the first month. In August, we are going to introduce ourselves properly by writing about any movie that we choose. Those first entries might be a little more personal in nature. Our regular format will begin in September.

Once again, we thank you for your enthusiasm toward our endeavor. A lot of planning and discussion has gone into making this as fun as possible. We’re only a week in and it’s already worth it.

Be sure to check back later today for a peek “behind the scenes”!

Aaron, Karen, Greg

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