Film-Projector-3Back when I was in my teens, I went to the movies almost every week. Tuesday night was cheap night, and despite the theatre being at the other end of the city, my friends and I would hop on our bikes and head down for a show. Sometimes we didn’t even look to see what was playing, we just went.

Long before I had a website, I would share some things by email, and one of the first things I ever wrote was a movie review. When I eventually started my blog, I thought that movie reviews would be one of the major content elements for me. I even took a film appreciation class to help me improve my vocabulary for some of the elements I was reviewing. I wasn’t looking to write epic reviews, literary masterpieces, or film snobbery by pixel. I basically wanted to review movies the way I review books — simple elements of enjoyability and within genres (it makes little sense to try to compare an Adam Sandler comedy to Shindler’s List, for example).

As I got older, life intervened, and I went to the movie theatre less and less frequently and instead watched more shows on video, DVD or TV. Even now, I tend to watch more serialized TV storytelling than movies. Partly as I see movies and think, “Oh, there’s a good one to watch with my wife or son” and the three of us don’t sit down to watch movies that often. But I’ve been wanting to get back into my reviewing of late, so here’s my ongoing list.

TitleYearMovie Review #Date of reviewRating
Captain America: The First Avenger2011MR000012019/01/23🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪
American Ninja1985MR000032019/02/24🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation1987MR000042019/02/24🐸🐸⚪⚪⚪
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice2016MR000052019/12/03🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪
The Protector2019MR000072019/07/09🐸🐸⚪⚪⚪