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My name is Jeff Wilder as you probably guessed from the ID. I am 32 years old and I live in Florida. I've read Reelviews since 1997. I don't always agree with James, in fact there are reviews where I've strongly disagreed with him. But even when I don't agree, he always makes his case in a logical manner.

I've always loved movies since I first started to watch them. I also love music and books. After graduating from high school in 1997, I went to the local community college for 2 years. Studied English with the goal of becoming a writer. Left college (minus a degree) after 2 years, partly on account of low grades, partly on account of diminished desire. Went on to work a series of jobs. Wrote a lot and read a lot and of course saw a lot of movies.

It was while working at a computer tech support company that I decided I wanted to be a filmmaker. I sat down, wrote a script for a movie based on my experience at that company and set out to film it. Got fired before I could actually get the film made. Also I realized the script, while okay for a first effort, was unwieldy. I then wrote 5 more scripts in a 4 year period.

Currently working with Kickstarter to raise money to shoot my first feature film Dead Man's Lead. It's a dark comedy I wrote.

Influences: Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Robert Altman, Spike Lee, The Coen Brothers, Brian De Palma, Wong Kar-Wai, Danny Boyle, David Fincher, Coppola (for Apocalypse Now) and Richard Linklater.

All time favorite movie? If I had to pick only one...Goodfellas.


Bless you Jeff...for following your desire. I deeply admire that. And welcome to this sausage fest of a party that is the RFV. Let us know how that goes...


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Thanks everyone.

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Hey everyone, I don't believe I've intorduced myself yet. I'm Catt. I've been around for awile, you may know me as the crazy person who is obsessed with Transformers...hahaha. Sorry, I have other interests too. I like to spend my time drawing and painting, or working on a jewelry project. Exciting, huh? My local collage kicked me out, so...

Anyway, since this is a movie site, my favorite movie growing up was The Rock- oh no! not a Bay movie! Yes its true. I like action movies. I like comic book superhero movies, too. The kind of movies I don't like are romance and definately not romatic comidies...ewww. Not typical for a girl, but I don't understand romance anyway! :lol:

I'm somewhat excited for Transformers: Dark of the Moon to come out, expect to hear more from me!

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Wed May 25, 2011 1:42 pm
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An official welcome to your official introduction, Catt. Kicked out, huh? Everyone needs a sordid past. I was going to ask why you identified yourself as crazy, but then I realised it's because you love Michael Bay movies. So...yeah, you're crazy. I like some of them too, but...shhhh! Don't tell anyone!


Wed May 25, 2011 2:29 pm
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Hi Catt, it's awesome to have a female on this board, espeically one who's tastes in films are very similar to mine.


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Vexer wrote:
Hi Catt, it's awesome to have a female on this board, espeically one who's tastes in films are very similar to mine.

:D

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Hello Everyone

My name is Michael and I'm from Switzerland. I have been reading Reelviews for almost 10 years and I thought it's time to post my second post! I studied international business at San Diego State where I lived for 5 years. I used to go to the nearby amc at least one time per week. Now I'm back in Europe, have a family (wife and son) and go maybe 3 times per year to a movie theater! ;) My wife and I still love movies and we watch dvd's about 2 to 4 times per week. Unfortunately, our tastes are not always the same; she like the usual girl movies (romantic comedies) whereas I prefer the strange ones (horror, thriller, etc.) :D !


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Hello Everyone

My name is Michael and I'm from Switzerland. I have been reading Reelviews for almost 10 years and I thought it's time to post my second post! I studied international business at San Diego State where I lived for 5 years. I used to go to the nearby amc at least one time per week. Now I'm back in Europe, have a family (wife and son) and go maybe 3 times per year to a movie theater! ;) My wife and I still love movies and we watch dvd's about 2 to 4 times per week. Unfortunately, our tastes are not always the same; she like the usual girl movies (romantic comedies) whereas I prefer the strange ones (horror, thriller, etc.) :D !


Nice to meet you, and welcome to the forums! Notice how pleasant I'm being now so that when I disagree with you harshly about a movie in the near future, you know it's not personal :D

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Michael Knight wrote:
Hello Everyone

My name is Michael and I'm from Switzerland. I have been reading Reelviews for almost 10 years and I thought it's time to post my second post! I studied international business at San Diego State where I lived for 5 years. I used to go to the nearby amc at least one time per week. Now I'm back in Europe, have a family (wife and son) and go maybe 3 times per year to a movie theater! ;) My wife and I still love movies and we watch dvd's about 2 to 4 times per week. Unfortunately, our tastes are not always the same; she like the usual girl movies (romantic comedies) whereas I prefer the strange ones (horror, thriller, etc.) :D !


Nice to meet you, and welcome to the forums! Notice how pleasant I'm being now so that when I disagree with you harshly about a movie in the near future, you know it's not personal :D


I second the Kunz's welcome. We have members from all over the world, but I believe you're our first Swiss. I was a *huge* Knight Rider fan so you've already got on my good side, Michael.


Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:26 pm
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Hi,

I figure this is as good a place as any to introduce myself (as a quick search didn't turn up such a thread).

I am on the west coast of Canada (how many Canadians do we have on here?) and have been reading reelviews for close to 7 or 8 years now. I joined to get more involved in the community and have some fellow people to talk films with, even if I know little (edit:nothing) about the technical aspects of film-making.


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Hi,

I figure this is as good a place as any to introduce myself (as a quick search didn't turn up such a thread).

I am on the west coast of Canada (how many Canadians do we have on here?) and have been reading reelviews for close to 7 or 8 years now. I joined to get more involved in the community and have some fellow people to talk films with, even if I know little (edit:nothing) about the technical aspects of film-making.


No worries Casual Critic. We're all film fans here, not filmmakers. You'll fit in like "one of those little round pegs."

...WHAT MOVIE?

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CasualCritic wrote:
Hi,

I figure this is as good a place as any to introduce myself (as a quick search didn't turn up such a thread).

I am on the west coast of Canada (how many Canadians do we have on here?) and have been reading reelviews for close to 7 or 8 years now. I joined to get more involved in the community and have some fellow people to talk films with, even if I know little (edit:nothing) about the technical aspects of film-making.


Welcome aboard. Don't worry about the technical stuff. Whole there are some filmmakers on here, most of the people are movie fans.

Not sure how many Canadians.

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Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:11 pm
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CasualCritic wrote:
Hi,

I figure this is as good a place as any to introduce myself (as a quick search didn't turn up such a thread).

I am on the west coast of Canada (how many Canadians do we have on here?) and have been reading reelviews for close to 7 or 8 years now. I joined to get more involved in the community and have some fellow people to talk films with, even if I know little (edit:nothing) about the technical aspects of film-making.


I third the greeting. We have a few people here with aspirations of getting into film but they're the minority. I think you'll find mostly casual fans like yourself. But, it's a nice balance to hear a differing, sometimes technical opinion from someone who knows their stuff. So we have both bases covered.

Good question about Canadian members. You know, at the moment I can't recall a single one. That's strange because we're very much a global forum. Welcome aboard, Canuck CasualCritic!


Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:32 pm
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Maybe the Canadians are all hiding in the background, waiting for the chance to take over the board.....


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My name is Lee. I'm 29 and from Blackburn, in Lancashire, England.

Work in what can broadly be described as IT. I'm married (3 years) and have a 2 year old daughter.

Post mostly from work which makes me a naughty boy indeed. Been reading James' reviews since I first logged onto Rotten Tomatoes about 4 years ago.

I also think Hugh Grant is a shit actor.

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My name is Lee. I'm 29 and from Blackburn, in Lancashire, England.

Work in what can broadly be described as IT. I'm married (3 years) and have a 2 year old daughter.

Post mostly from work which makes me a naughty boy indeed. Been reading James' reviews since I first logged onto Rotten Tomatoes about 4 years ago.

I also think Hugh Grant is a shit actor.


An official welcome, Lee. I see we have a lot of things in common (well, minus the location, the wife and child, the 4 year Reelviews fandom and the complete disdain for Hugh Grant).


Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:04 pm
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Wait, Ed, you like Hugh Grant? The guy who plays the same character in each film? The Love, Actually guy?


I'm de-friending you on Facebook immediately.


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Wait, Ed, you like Hugh Grant? The guy who plays the same character in each film? The Love, Actually guy?


I'm de-friending you on Facebook immediately.


Hugh Grant is our generation's Cary Grant: he plays the same role in every film, but he plays it well.

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Evenflow8112 wrote:
Wait, Ed, you like Hugh Grant? The guy who plays the same character in each film? The Love, Actually guy?


I'm de-friending you on Facebook immediately.


Hugh Grant is our generation's Cary Grant: he plays the same role in every film, but he plays it well.

I can see why women like him, but I don't get his appeal at all, he mostly just bores the crap out of me, I actually wish he'd do more films like Extreme Measures and less middling rom-coms like Two Weeks Notice.


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Vexer wrote:
JamesKunz wrote:
Evenflow8112 wrote:
Wait, Ed, you like Hugh Grant? The guy who plays the same character in each film? The Love, Actually guy?


I'm de-friending you on Facebook immediately.


Hugh Grant is our generation's Cary Grant: he plays the same role in every film, but he plays it well.

I can see why women like him, but I don't get his appeal at all, he mostly just bores the crap out of me, I actually wish he'd do more films like Extreme Measures and less middling rom-coms like Two Weeks Notice.


I'm not really a fan or non-fan of Grant. I was always fairly ambivalent about him. He always seemed fairly likable even if his choice in scripts was questionable and the LA incident was damning.

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