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Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
neco82 wrote:
Hello to everyone!

I'm Ernesto, I'm 26, I currently live in Lima, Peru. I'm a journalist with a passion for writing and, of course, movies. I write for a local film magazine here for the past four years, I love it, though it's more like a hobby. I started writing reviews back in 2001, for a newspaper I used to work at when I was studying in Chile (First review I ever wrote was the first Harry Potter film). I have a blog about movies, if anyone here knows Spanish you can check it out: http://necofobia.blogspot.com.

I also write short stories, articles, and whatnot, I've got a novel I've been working on for the past year, hopefully it'll be finished soon. I hope to be a writer in the future, I applied for a Postgraduate Program in Creative Writing in Australia, still waiting to see how that pans out, so hopefully if all goes well I'll be living in Melbourne by the end of the year.

What else? I'm not really into sports at all, I listen to a lot of rock and metal... and that's about it!


Hi Ernesto!

It seems that James has a serious group of readers in Peru. Welcome!

I checked out your blog and "Little Children" but I don't speak Spanish

I've never visited Lima but have a life goal.
I am a climber and would love to visit Cordillera Blanca
(My girlfriend and I did the Dolomites this year)
Hanging off a 1/2 inch ledge with a 3000 foot drop..... love it

So welcome!
Rob


Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:41 am
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
samptime wrote:
Hello everybody, I'm Brian, 24, studying Economics in Leeds, UK. The movie which really made me become an avid film fan, was "Memento". I remember picking up a copy, when I was about 15, and after watching it, I sat in a stunned silence at what I had just witnessed. That was the movie that really drew me in, and now I probably on average watch around 3-4 movies a week. I've been coming to Reelviews for around 8 years, I really enjoy the site. My favourite genre of movie, well, I don't think you can beat a good drama, I often find the more depressing the material, can often mean a more powerful viewer experience. For example, "The War Zone" I didn't enjoy the film in a convential way, but I found the movie to be immensely powerful. I'm a fan of World Cinema, a good action flick, and of course a funny comedy.


Hi Samptime

Do you ever get to Elland Road?
I'm a Gooner trapped in the US. I used to go to Highbury but have never been to the Emirates :-(
Welcome and i love War Zone as well

Rob


Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:46 am
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Hello to everyone.

I'm Danijel from Slovenia (yes, Slovenia - I hope our "American educational stereotype" ain't true), a 27 y.o. technician/commercialist and a longyear fan of Reelviews.

Stumbled on this site years ago, trying to find a quick way to sort out the "weed" out of the comming movies and the plain simplicity and the similar movie taste kept me to this site all these years.

I prefer good action, thriller, horror, noir and art movies and I generally loth musicals and comedies. Dramas do wonders for naps.

I just hope B. keeps this site running as long as possible, the reelviews as true as ever and perhaps I might even await the day, when some good, deep "anime" will also be taken into account as fine movie art.

Best to all
Danijel


Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:18 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Robert Holloway wrote:
neco82 wrote:
Hi Ernesto!

It seems that James has a serious group of readers in Peru. Welcome!

I checked out your blog and "Little Children" but I don't speak Spanish

I've never visited Lima but have a life goal.
I am a climber and would love to visit Cordillera Blanca
(My girlfriend and I did the Dolomites this year)
Hanging off a 1/2 inch ledge with a 3000 foot drop..... love it

So welcome!
Rob


Thanks Robert!

Hope you get to visit Cordillera Blanca one day... I've never been there myself but I hear it's beautiful. This country has a lot of great places to visit... there's not enough time for everything!!


Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:41 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Hey team.

I'm Tom and I live in London. Er... struggling now... I occasionally work in the film industry but I don't get to watch as many films as I'd like. I love music too and cricket and football. This is starting to sound like a dating ad. I have GSOH and am a non-smoker. Seeking other film fans for light-hearted banter and inane quips.


Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:56 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Better late than never...

My name is Andrew I currently live in Frederick Maryland which is known for its high concentration of rednecks... seriously. I used to watch rented movies with my father in middle and high school and when I got to college my passion in film did not really ignite until i meet my friend Scott, the first thing he ever said to me was "just watch in three years I am going to win an oscar for best original screenplay" Ha... unless his stripper name is Diablo Cody it never happened. after I met him I would skip college parties to go see movies instead and took a much more critical look at films and dramatic storytelling in general. Scott and I hosted a lot of oscar parties where the only party game we had was... wait for it... "Predict the winners." obvious but then again what else are you going to do where everyone is huddled in front of a television. Looking back we should have had everyone put their car keys in a bowl near the door, the anticipation would have been much more suspenseful and exciting.

I came upon this website after looking for a review of Napoleon Dynamite and i haven't looked back


Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:11 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Glass-Onion wrote:
I have a fear of getting my throat slit. I can handle pretty much anything in film but when people get their throats slit I have to look away.


That's so funny - my sister has the same exact fear! She's positively uptight about it - you can't make throat-slitting motions with your fingers, nothing around her neck, nothing that could remotely be taken as you trying to attack her neck. It's strange.


Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:36 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Hi to everyone :)

I am an 18-year-old Thai from Bangkok who is currently on student exchange program in Bloomington, Minnesota. I have read Reelviews since I was about 13-14. I was (and, to a degree, still am) crazy for Harry Potter at the time and search for every review of Harry Potter films I have got. Even at that young age, JB's reviews still stand out. And reading his reviews of other movies has made me become a movie-lover as well.

I have been a silent reader for many years, and would continue to be so if I haven't passed into the second round of the second Competition. I figured then it's time to introduce myself. What more...? I like reading books (and I mostly learned English through reading fictions and flicking through internet movie forums, so it might be spotty and weird at times), tennis, and badminton. I like good family films (animated or otherwise), action films, and intense drama or thriller. My most favorite film is Be With You (a Japanese romantic drama soon to be remade and starring Jennifer Garner :( ). My favorite series are AD, BG, Lost, and 24, although I'm liking the Wire.

Wanna know anything else, just ask me. :D

Some common mistaken-idea questions being asked while in USA:
Do you still use elephants to travel?
Do you know any Kama Sutra? :lol:


Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:52 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
peng wrote:
Some common mistaken-idea questions being asked while in USA:
Do you still use elephants to travel?
Do you know any Kama Sutra? :lol:


Do they and do you?


Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:57 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Patrick wrote:
peng wrote:
Some common mistaken-idea questions being asked while in USA:
Do you still use elephants to travel?
Do you know any Kama Sutra? :lol:


Do they and do you?


No, elephants wouldn't survive in Bangkok unless it's the zoo. Too dang hot concrete.

Second question :roll: , asides from snippets of the movie when it shows on TV, no. Some people think Kama Sutra is Thai.


Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:07 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Hi,

I'm Liz, and I live about an hour outside of Philadelphia (but don't care much about baseball; sorry, James). I just graduated from college and I work for a publishing company, which is exactly where I want to be, so I know how lucky I am, especially in this economy. I love nearly every genre of movie except slasher movies. Actually, I can't say that I know I don't love them, because I've seen so few, but I haven't felt compelled to see many more to make a firm decision. Billy Wilder, the Archers (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger), Alfred Hitchcock, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, Pedro Almodovar, Tim Burton, George Cukor, and Preston Sturges are among my favorite filmmakers.

I'm really lacking in my knowledge of silent cinema, though. My Netflix queue is stacked with Chaplin, Keaton, and Griffith, but I'm always looking for more suggestions.

I'm so glad that these forums are here, and I can't wait to read (and hopefully participate in) some great conversation!


Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:53 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
The first post of this thread should include the users and thier names (if given) who have posted in the thread. Otherwise this thread is rendered ineffective due to it's size.


Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:40 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Evenflow8112 wrote:
The first post of this thread should include the users and thier names (if given) who have posted in the thread. Otherwise this thread is rendered ineffective due to it's size.


Awww isn't that cute? BUT IT'S WRONG!!!!!!


This isn't just names and real names, it's about a person's personality that you can't go in one post.


Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:05 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Patrick wrote:
Evenflow8112 wrote:
The first post of this thread should include the users and their names (if given) who have posted in the thread. Otherwise this thread is rendered ineffective due to it's size.


Awww isn't that cute? BUT IT'S WRONG!!!!!!


This isn't just names and real names, it's about a person's personality that you can't go in one post.



Since this thread is about users who roam the forums, I think a list would be preferential to strengthen the feeling of community and as a source of reference. If you want, I could send you a PM with the users listed. I figure making another thread to do so would be unnecessary and impractical, and this thread would be improved by it.


Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:52 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Evenflow8112 wrote:
Patrick wrote:
Evenflow8112 wrote:
The first post of this thread should include the users and their names (if given) who have posted in the thread. Otherwise this thread is rendered ineffective due to it's size.


Awww isn't that cute? BUT IT'S WRONG!!!!!!


This isn't just names and real names, it's about a person's personality that you can't go in one post.



Since this thread is about users who roam the forums, I think a list would be preferential to strengthen the feeling of community and as a source of reference. If you want, I could send you a PM with the users listed. I figure making another thread to do so would be unnecessary and impractical, and this thread would be improved by it.


Like I said, this is just more than names. Putting names on the first post would be not be practical unless people have a way to search for a name and find them based on the first post and no, I am not linking each name to the post here. If you want to do that Phillip and send me that, be my guest.


Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:58 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Redtracer wrote:
Hi,

I'm Liz, and I live about an hour outside of Philadelphia (but don't care much about baseball; sorry, James). I just graduated from college and I work for a publishing company, which is exactly where I want to be, so I know how lucky I am, especially in this economy. I love nearly every genre of movie except slasher movies. Actually, I can't say that I know I don't love them, because I've seen so few, but I haven't felt compelled to see many more to make a firm decision. Billy Wilder, the Archers (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger), Alfred Hitchcock, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, Pedro Almodovar, Tim Burton, George Cukor, and Preston Sturges are among my favorite filmmakers.

I'm really lacking in my knowledge of silent cinema, though. My Netflix queue is stacked with Chaplin, Keaton, and Griffith, but I'm always looking for more suggestions.

I'm so glad that these forums are here, and I can't wait to read (and hopefully participate in) some great conversation!


Fritz Lang is worth checking out if you dig silent pictures. My favorite silent film is a Lon Chaney flick called The Penalty.

Rock out in PA...I just moved here myself. Visited Philly for the first time last weekend.


Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:58 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Hello everyone,

I'm Carter Moulton. I have posted already around the forum, but here's an official introduction:

I love movies! I want to be a film critic someday, and with the way the economy's going, it's going to be TOUGH. I will make it somehow. I started my own website http://www.filmgazing.com and contribute to Michigan State's various publications, hoping to build a resume. I love reading Berardinelli's reviews because his writing style is witty when it needs to be and straightforward when it needs to be. I hope to become a member of the Online Film Critic's Society someday and get this thing rolling!

...I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!


Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:15 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Miguel here, from Panama. Been reading James' reviews since 1996-97. I also read Roger Ebert, filmblather.com, and splicedwire (when he still wrote reviews).

Love chess, table tennis, basketball, martial arts, and movies, of course. My dream is to own the 103" plasma tv I recently saw in an electronics store, so I can enjoy movies at home. The price: $48,000.00..... Gotta start saving!


Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:00 pm
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Im new here, been reading Berardinelli since 06.

Nathanmuir, Plasma is being phased out btw. LCD's of LED type has surpassed them ;)


Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:49 am
Post Re: Since we have a general forum..let's introduce ourselves(OT)
Hello everyone,

I'm a computer programmer in my late 30's. I tend to prefer film noir or thillers in general, regardless of era: Chinatown, The Maltese Falcon, Sweet Smell of Success, Body Heat, and Double Indemnity are some of my favorites, but I have favorites in any number of genres. I don't think I have a *favorite* movie. Forbidden Planet is my favorite sci-fi. Rear Window is probably my favorite thriller. The Shawshank Redemption is probably my favorite drama. I can't decide which is better between the first and second Godfather, and I'm not sure but for me, Goodfellas might be better than both. I don't understand the praise Citizen Kane gets; after a number of viewings, I can't get past the idea that it's a mean-spirited hatchet job against Hearst, even as I admire its technical innovations. I think that it is a crime that a remastered Cyrano de Bergerac with Jose Ferrer has not been issued on DVD. A movie that great deserves better treatment.

On the other hand, I am an enormous fan of MST3K, and taking shots at bad movies is almost as fun as the enjoyment that a truly great movie can give. Road House is almost sublime in this realm.


Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:04 am
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