Since you’re here, I’m guessing you want to know all about me. Well, here goes…
I’m a lifelong movie junkie. At one stage of my life I could watch three or four of them a day, and often did. Favorite of all time? Pulp Fiction, which I saw in the movie theater nearly 20 times. You want a bad movie? Forget Ben Affleck movies (who gets a bad rap, IMO) or anything that came out last weekend. You don’t know bad movies until you get deep down into dusty video store muck like Cruising or Silent Night, Deadly Night II or Night Patrol. Seriously, you don’t know what pain is. Seriously.
I love a WIDE range of movies. From JFK to South Park. From The Big Lebowski to Casualties of War. From Anchorman to Glory. Other favorites include: Back to the Future, Psycho, Patton, Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Airplane!, After Hours, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Shawshank Redemption, Carlito’s Way, The Hudsucker Proxy, Meet Joe Black, Always and hundreds of other titles.
I’m not much of a reader, although my two favorite books of all time are Alas, Babylon and Stephen King’s It. I do tackle the occasional biography or movie related something or other.
But my fictional needs are filled by movies and TV. Some of my current and all-time favorite TV shows include: Lost, Twin Peaks, Mr. Show, Deadwood, 24, The Sopranos, South Park, Get a Life, Upright Citizens Brigade, Friends, Law & Order, Quantum Leap, Late Night with David Letterman (NBC), The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Seinfeld, Battlestar Galactica, Six Feet Under and Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Musically I have unconditional love for nearly anything the Beatles ever did. The same goes for Tenacious D, even though they’ve only really done one thing. I’ve enjoyed albums by Stroke 9, The Killers and Mumford & Sons. I have every They Might Be Giants record from before they became children’s entertainment. Every other band is taken merely on a song by song basis. I do have an odd collection of Sir Mix-A-Lot tunes though.
Video games are also a passion of mine, ever since receiving an Atari 2600 for Christmas when I was 5. I mostly game on the Xbox 360 these days, where you can find me on Xbox Live as SmarmyJerkface. You can also check out my gaming profile at Raptr.com.
So, if I love movies so much, why didn’t I ever do anything with it? Well, I did, you insensitive jerk. I ran a movie review website from 1996 to 2003, until personal problems forced me to close it down. First it was called Chuck’s Movie Reviews, then The Jacksonville Film Journal, and then finally Daily Reviews Dot Com. Somehow along the way I became a founding member of the Online Film Critics Society, and even served a term or two on the Governing Commitee of that organization. Eventually I wound up on local radio doing movie reviews live every Tuesday morning.
But the aforementioned personal issues, the collapse of local radio, and certain directions the OFCS was taking began to take their toll. Plus, movies REALLY began to suck. Long story short, I began to hate the thing I once loved so dearly. So I decided to take a break. And so now I blog and tweet about haircuts and dump trucks.
I do have a handful of YouTube video series dedicated to movies though. You can check out my YouTube channel for web series like The Worst Movie Scenes of All Time, 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days, and Sci-Fi Spring Break.
That’s about it for now. Thanks for stopping by.
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