Who does this guy think he is?
I’m just your average movie addict, who sometimes has unconventional taste in films. Turns out I’m also addicted to writing, so I decided to combine the two, and Today I Watched a Movie (or as we like to call it around here, TIWAM) is the result.
I know, I know. You’re thinking, “If you love writing and movies, why don’t you write movies?” I’m…working on that. Seriously!
Why TIWAM exists:
1. I have the strange habit of telling myself what a movie was about after I watch it. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid. This blog is a way for me to talk about the films that I see in a way that other people can benefit as well. Because talking to yourself just means you’re crazy!
2. I needed a way to practice my writing, and writing about movies meant that I could write every day without fear of writers block. Breaking each review down into categories helps make sure I don’t ramble on forever, and is also extra protection against writers block.
3. In late 2011, I found myself renting movies from Redbox and Blockbuster Express quite a bit. Sometimes, I’d love the movies. Sometimes, I’d hate them and wish I hadn’t wasted my money. In both cases, I decided that it would be helpful if I could somehow warn others of the bad, and recommend the good. That’s how TIWAM was born.
4. TIWAM’s infamous scoring system (and my hatred for product placement) comes from my background in advertising and graphic design. If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that it’s always better to show than it is to tell. Being able to look at the scorecards on each of my reviews and know instantly whether I liked a movie or not works wonderfully in this age of short attention spans. The unofficial slogan of TIWAM is “The blog you don’t have to read.” The written portion of my reviews is there in case anyone wants to know the reasons behind my scores.