As the film/play critic for The South Florida Times, I find myself wishing I could include more information in my articles. So, this blog will serve as my way of letting you readers know what I think about the extras. Topics will include:
-Films and plays you probably wouldn't see, but you should
-WTF awards shows?!
-TV shows on the rise/decline
-Support your local arts
-Celeb quotes you didn't see in my articles
-Stars on the rise
-Upcoming films to watch
A little bit of information about me: I have been writing for this newspaper for almost three years. Before then, I wrote reviews for The Miami Times. And, before then, in May, 2005, I graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in professional writing at Barry University.
I have been an entertainment buff since my mother introduced me to classic films like McClintock and White Christmas. She also named me after platinum blonde movie star Kim Novak.
I am constantly reading up on entertainment and making sure I am up to date on facts and films; it is my business of choice, after all. There are times that I want to voice an opinion on something and this will be my chance to do so.
All I ask is that you read this blog with an open mind and try not to be too harsh with the hate mail.
For my first entry, I would like to address the Oscars. While, I think it's interesting that the Oscars have opened up their best picture category to ten nominations, I am scratching my head at District 9's nod. Many people enjoyed that exercise in stupidity. I didn't. I think Peter Jackson (the film's executive producer) is a genius and Neill Blomkamp (the film's director) is quite capable. I just think the story line is awful and cared more about the aliens and their storylines than the title character's. But, I'm not a part of the Academy Award committee, so I will just have to voice my opinion on this blog.
Hopefully, you enjoy reading my insights and opinions in the future. And, please, feel free to comment.