I fell in love with movies when I was young…drive-ins, dancing hotdogs, swings? What’s not to love? Then later I was able to go to the “big” Odeon and Paramount theatres downtown for shows like The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. Star Wars. Indiana Jones.

When I was in my teens, a multi-plex (Cineplex) opened at the South end of our city, and my friends and I went almost every week for the cheap night on Tuesdays. Sometimes we didn’t even look to see what was playing, we just went.

Long before I had a website, one of the first things I ever wrote and shared by email was a movie review. When I eventually started my blog, I thought that movie reviews would be the major content element for me, and I was even posting my reviews on local review sites often enough that I was starting to get free review passes. The first time I went to a theatre and sat in seats marked “reserved for the press”, I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

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).

But as I got older and life intervened, I started going 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, yet I’m restarting my movie watching in more earnest and have rebooted a review list from scratch.

TitleYearReview #Rating
Captain America: The First Avenger2011PWMR00001🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4
Flubber1997PWMR00002🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 - 5
American Ninja1985PWMR00003🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation1987PWMR00004🐸🐸⚪⚪⚪ - 2
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice2016PWMR00005🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4
Godzilla1998PWMR00006🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3
Protector, The2019PWMR00007🐸🐸⚪⚪⚪ - 2
Wings1927PWMR00008🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 - 5
The Kid Detective2020PWMR00009🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3
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