Welcome to Carlie’s Generally Blasphemous Guide to The Wide World of Movies . . . And Other Stuff.
As far as the Other Stuff goes . . .
You might find the occasional prose poem or short story posted here, as well as links to where my work has been published by other markets. There may be some discussion of writerly things, like the bullshit distinctions between genre and literary fiction. And there may be a few posts that appear to do with absolutely nothing at all, like rants about my favorite television show ignoring all of my best suggestions, links to awesome Funny or Die videos, and random recommendations to eat boxed Betty Crocker cupcakes instead of those trendy five dollar ones that sure are pretty but don’t actually taste as good.
As far as the Wide World of Movies goes . . .
You are likely to find some very long, hopefully humorous, often passionate, and sometimes scathing reviews of movies that I have recently watched. I have separated these reviews into two different categories: Epic Reviews and Slightly Less Epic Reviews. The distinction between the two is fairly arbitrary, if I’m being honest with you.
You are also likely to find random surveys, movie trailers when I find them exciting and/or frightening, bits of movie news here and there, and the occasional, oddball list. For instance, “Top 12 Favorite Guilty Pleasure Movies” or “20 Ways to Remake Star Wars”.
I try to be very careful about spoilers on this blog, having been accidentally spoiled for a film or a television show more often than I can count. Most reviews will have a Spoiler Section that is easily avoided if your eyes are, indeed, open. I ask for my commenters to put spoiler warnings on their replies as well . . . but keep in mind, I can’t actually control said commenters, so read their opinions at your own risk.
I can delete comments if I find them excessively rude, however. Geeks are a passionate people, but there’s no reason to descend into immature name-calling. That’s what political blogs are for. Please keep it civil.
Otherwise, read and enjoy. Feel free to tell me what an incredible genius I am too : )