In the beginning…

There was a girl, a computer, and a well-meaning friend.

In all seriousness though, movies have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. (If anyone is interested, the first movie I can remember watching was Return of the Jedi on VHS – if you don’t know what VHS is – than I feel really, really old). That love of movies translated into many hours staring transfixed at the television while my parents implored me to go outside and get some fresh air.

They were well meaning, but couldn’t fully grasp how or why I loved movies so dang much. To this day, they still shake their heads and smile anytime I get excited about a release of a new movie.

If it wasn’t obvious, my movie obsession started with Star Wars and that quickly led me down the deep, dark rabbit hole known as Sci-Fi. Eventually, I branched out to include Action movies, Fantasy, Drama, Musicals, Classic movies, and I have even been known to watch the dreaded Chick Flick/Romantic Comedy (I may be a girl, but a tomboy I was and a tomboy I shall forever be). As of now, I have a personal movie collection that contains well over 450 movies that in their current form are alphabetically sorted (and yes, I do have a spreadsheet to organize it – thank you for asking).

The only genre to date that I refuse to touch with a ten-foot pole is anything that could be classified as Horror. So if guts, gore, and the freaky supernatural are your thing, you might want to check out someone else’s blog.

The point behind this blog for me is to share my love of movies and to provide an honest opinion about things related to the movie industry. Too many times I’ve found myself watching the Academy awards saying to myself “The critics love it, which probably means I’m going to hate it.” That seems backwards, so my task is to present movies to you, my fellow movie-fans in as a forthright way as I can. I will be brutally honest. I will point out the successes as well as the faults. I will tell it like it is.

That is after all, the Midwestern way.

Thus ends the first blogpost. Feel free to comment, ask questions, or voice an opinion. I only ask that you keep it clean and you play nice with the other children!

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