I am Morgan R. Lewis, a software engineer/web developer with far too much time on my hands. Aside from programming, graphics projects, and occasional horse wrangling, I fill that time largely by consuming movies, books, and TV shows. The purpose of this blog is to give me a place to talk about those things, and to hear what other people think. Most of the posts will probably be about movies, since movies provide the bulk of my entertainment these days, but any form of mass-market entertainment is fair game. I don’t claim to be any sort of “expert” on this; in fact, my list of movies I need to see contains enough classics to ensure I get my fair share of friendly joking about the holes in my viewing experiences. But I do enjoy them, and I think I know enough to be able to say why in an entertaining fashion.
Because I’m also a bit of a cheapskate, especially in this economy, the majority of my movie-watching comes from legal free viewing sources such as the Internet Archive or from thrift store DVDs. Thus, many of the movies I review will be anywhere from a few years old to several decades old. I don’t have a problem with that. There are thousands of sources for reviews for today’s movies out there; there aren’t as many for the classics where nobody says why they’re classics, for the forgotten gems that fell through the cracks, or for those pieces of trash that really should have remained buried. My feeling is that if I haven’t seen a movie, it’s new to me. If you agree, hopefully you’ll enjoy reading and replying to my posts as much as I enjoy watching them. And I’ll still break out a review for something current every now and again.
I live in the Springfield/Eugene area of Oregon.
Note: the blog is on indefinite hiatus. While I will try to respond to comments, there is no set schedule for a return to writing full posts.
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Sounds a lot like my own quest. I’ll be following!
Thanks, Dan. I hope you enjoy it.