First of all I just want to say a big thank you for everyone who’s read, commented on or given me any feedback on the blog. I know there are thousands of other movie blogs out there, so it really means a lot that anyone would choose to read this one! MFR’s had it’s highest single day of visits last week with over 500 and September is well on course for being the most visited month so these are really encouraging signs!
I’m soon to depart back to university in Nottingham so I won’t quite have the same access to screenings as I do in London so won’t be able to reviews quite as many new releases. While I still plan to review as many as possible, I thought I would announce some new plans and features for the coming months.
First of all, I thought 2010 was a fantastic year for film with the likes of The Social Network (film of the year), The King’s Speech, Made In Dagenham, 127 Hours, Toy Story 3, Shutter Island, Kick-Ass, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Let Me In, How to Train Your Dragon, The Kids Are Alright all blowing me away amongst others. While there’s a lot I have seen, there’s a lot I’ve missed and I plan to review all the highly rated films from 2010 I missed out on the first time, and possibly others did too.
I’m also taking a module next year for my degree called ‘Fictionalised Politics’ so I figure – why not kill two birds with one stone and review some classic political movies? I’d love to hear your suggestions in the replies of any political films I should check out.
I also hope to go against the blog’s title and review a bit of TV. Whatever people might say about the amount of reality nonsense on the small screen, we live in a golden age of American drama but there’s so much to pick from and it’s so time consuming but I’ll try and argue why you should watch my favourite shows. Expect a Breaking Bad post before too long – I’m turning into a bit of an obsessive.
Last but not least, my good friend Harry Riedl will continue his fantastic series of Retrospective reviews. It’s really great to have someone else contributing and I know he’s got a lot more coming up.
If anyone would like to get in touch about contributing to the blog or any ideas you might have, I’d love to hear from you. Thanks once again.