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Hey All!

I have been watching movies since I was old enough to sit up straight. Being raised with two older siblings, I was exposed to my fair share of classic 80’s movies—all the best that John Hughes and his comrades of that decade had to offer. I can remember sitting in our family friend’s basement and being forced to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street. I was 4 years old. (Thanks a lot Mom and Dad for not protecting your little girl against the harsh realities of burnt faces, striped sweaters, and metal-clawed gloves!)

My point is: I have loved motion pictures for as a long as I can remember. Yet lately, I find that my self-proclaimed “movie-buffness” is being called into question. The aforementioned title has been challenged by at least three of my friends this holiday season alone. And how, may you ask, did they come to this unfortunate conclusion? Because I had never seen National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and have yet to see A Christmas Story (gasp away, it won’t affect me in the least). I have no legitimate reason for never watching these movies. I simply did not have an interest in doing so.

This tale comes with two confessions- number one, these are not the only “classics” that have been overlooked in my movie watching; number two, there are several movies that I don’t care to admit to having watched one time, let alone two or three times– movies that could have been replaced with the films that most people consider must-watches.

With the start of this New Year, I am determined to reaffirm my movie-buff title. Because of said goal, I will take on a hefty task. By year’s end (2013) I plan to watch most, if not all, of the films that the American Film Institute rated as the top 100 in their 2007 updated list. To keep me in check I will give you, my fellow movie-watchers, a periodic update of my progress and thoughts on said movies. Wish me luck ladies and gents!

Comments

  1. valarie jackson says

    every year I must but the channel to tbs to watch a Christmas story on repeat it is truly funny and never gets old

  2. EDWIN GEORGE SUCHER II says

    YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING, YOU MAY LIKE MOVIES/FILMS, BUT BY NO DEFINITION ARE YOU A MOVIE/FILM BUFF.

    YOU CAN NOT BE A FILM/MOVIE BUFF(PARA EXPERT) WITHOUT A STRONG CLASSIC FILM FOUNDATION TO COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE CURRENT FILM YOU ARE REVIEWING.

    COME TO MY HOUSE, AND WE WILL SIT DOWN AND I WILL SHOW YOU A STRONG CLASSIC FILM FOUNDATION TO HELP BUILD YOUR KNOWLEDGE BASE.

    THEN YOU CAN MAKE A TRULY INFORMED ANALYTICAL REVIEW OF THE LATEST FILM/ MOVIE RELEASE.

    GOOD LUCK,
    GEORGE

    • Matthew says

      George,

      Please learn proper online etiquette with CAPS. One it’s annoying as hell, two it shows your not aware of any online etiquette, and three it’s annoying.

      If it happens again your comments will be removed from the site.

      Also watch the personal attacks, while Tatiana hasn’t seen some very classic films, I am sure you have missed many films yourself.

      By the way, as the owner of the site, most of the films you speak of (strong classic film foundation) I could bet I have never seen nor would I.

      Thanks

  3. EDWIN GEORGE SUCHER II says

    MATTHEW,

    I AM VERY AWARE OF “proper online etiquette”.

    I TYPE IN CAPS BECAUSE I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED, AND HAVE GRATE DIFFICULTY READING AND WRITTING IN LOWER CASE LETTERS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN.

    SO IF I AM ANNOYING(twice by the way, you stated)THEN SO BE IT.

    AS TO YOUR THREAT TO REMOVE MY POSTS,IT WILL HAVE NO EFFECT EITHER WAY,DO IT IF IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD.

    AS TO,”Also watch the personal attacks”, NONE WAS INTENDED.

    I AM SORRY YOU WERE TO FOCUSED ON MY CAPS TO GET MY E-MAILS INTENT.

    I WAS AGREEING WITH HER POST !
    I WAS OFFERING TO LET HER WATCH WHAT MOST PEOPLE IN THE FILM COMMUNITY CONSIDER AS “CLASSIC” FILMS. THE OFFER WAS GIVEN TO HELP ENRICH HER FILM KNOWLEDGE. IF SHE WOULD LIKE TO BECOME MORE “BUFFY”, THEN SHE MUST EXPAND HER KNOWLEDGE BASE.

    WHY WOULD YOU STATE “By the way, as the owner of the site, most of the films you speak of (strong classic film foundation) I could bet I have never seen nor would I”.

    IT SOUNDS AS IF YOU MAY BENFIT FROM MORE ENRICHMENT TOO.

    BY THE WAY MATTHEW HOW DOES TATIANA FEEL ABOUT YOU SPEAKING FOR HER, WHATS HER OPINION, WE ALL KNOW YOURS.

    WRITTEN WITH OUT SHOUTING OR MALICIOUS INTENT,
    GEORGE

  4. says

    I think you can be a “Movie Buff/Geek/Fan” without being a movie snob, no question. I like some classic movies (hooray Casablanca, Bringing Up Baby and All About Eve!), but I have a few “what’s she thinking” films too (holla, So I Married An Axe Murderer, Drive Me Crazy and Grandma’s Boy!)

    Can’t wait to see what you think as you go through The 100…. :)

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