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TheAnswerMVP2001 08-08-2008 01:01 AM

Hello! Long Time Vistor, First Time Poster.
 
I've been a long time visitor to the website and finally decided I might as well check out the forums! Keira's among my favorite actresses and what I like about her is she's consistent, and picks good roles, although it would be nice to see her a larger variety of films every once in a while. None the less happy to be here and also would like to throw out my website address, a hobby of mine is writing movie reviews, I wrote reviews on Rotten Tomatoes since 2005, but recently decided to branch out and start my own movie review blog because RT's blog format is sorely lacking. Right now it's in it's infancy stage, and I'm transferring over a lot of older reviews I wrote as well as new ones, but I have a lot of different features coming and a lot of Keira reviews that I'll be posting soon. So I would be glad for any visits, comments or feedback, I always enjoy discussing movies.

My site is linked in my sig but you can also visit this page ( http://commonsensemoviereviews.blogs...wed-films.html ) which is a list of all the current reviews I have up and each picture links to the particular review.

I look forward to posting here!

Mijo 08-08-2008 07:18 AM

It's kinda creepy that you admit to stalking the site without ever joining...until now that is.

TheAnswerMVP2001 08-08-2008 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Mijo (Post 89773)
It's kinda creepy that you admit to stalking the site without ever joining...until now that is.

I've actually never been in the forums, just the main site. So I'm not a lurker.

Mijo 08-08-2008 08:28 AM

Well that's comforting...
..............

TheAnswerMVP2001 08-08-2008 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Mijo (Post 89777)
Well that's comforting...
..............

Well thanks for the kind and warm welcome, you sure know how to get off on the right foot and make new friends. :|

Mijo 08-08-2008 09:20 AM

Oh come on...I'm nice really.

Welcome. Some of the others shall welcome you as well, I am sure.

I like your banner for your reviews site...those are rich pics.

I read your review for The Eye, and you don't suck at reviewing...so keep it up. ;)

TheAnswerMVP2001 08-08-2008 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Mijo (Post 89781)
Oh come on...I'm nice really.

Welcome. Some of the others shall welcome you as well, I am sure.

I like your banner for your reviews site...those are rich pics.

I read your review for The Eye, and you don't suck at reviewing...so keep it up. ;)

That's more of a welcome, I guess I'll stop lurking outside your window then...:spy: but seriously glad you didn't think my review "sucked". And welcome to you as well, since your just as new here as I.

Mijo 08-08-2008 09:34 AM

...how old are you?

putting quotes around 'sucked.'

TheAnswerMVP2001 08-08-2008 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Mijo (Post 89786)
...how old are you?

putting quotes around 'sucked.'

I think the more appropriate question is how old are you that you use the word suck? And quotes seemed appropriate to point out your half hearted complement, since the word suck pretty much negates any type of positivity. A little overly judgmental tonight aren't we? So much for the "I'm nice really"... oh no quotes again!

Leonie 08-08-2008 09:50 AM

Right. Hi. Hello. Let's start afresh, shall we?

Welcome and have fun! (tip: it's easier to have fun when you don't get into fights straight off the bat - both of ya)

TheAnswerMVP2001 08-08-2008 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Leonie (Post 89789)
Right. Hi. Hello. Let's start afresh, shall we?

Welcome and have fun! (tip: it's easier to have fun when you don't get into fights straight off the bat - both of ya)

I totally agree, but it's a little difficult when the other individual seems keen on judging everything you say.

Leonie 08-08-2008 09:57 AM

Ignorance (in the "to ignore" sense) is bliss. You need a bit of a thick skin around here sometimes.

TheAnswerMVP2001 08-08-2008 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Leonie (Post 89793)
Ignorance (in the "to ignore" sense) is bliss. You need a bit of a thick skin around here sometimes.

Yes, I'll acclimate. This type of behavior is nothing compared to those that inhabit the Rotten Tomatoes forums but I've been there for 4 years so it's almost natural. But with new settings comes relearning!

Anyways, thanks for the welcome.

Leonie 08-08-2008 10:06 AM

Not to worry, you'll be fine :) Now go and have some fun, instead of having a sparring match with old mate Mijo :D

Mijo 08-08-2008 10:15 AM

Wow...It never occurred to me that it would be nicer of me to use the Queen's English while conversing online.

I'm not very enthusiastic about film reviews. So when I say it didn't suck, what I should have said was: It was good enough that I read the entire thing.

TheAnswerMVP2001 10-08-2008 09:16 AM

New section up at the site, The Top 10 Most Popular Reviews:

http://commonsensemoviereviews.blogs...r-reviews.html

Ameriel 10-08-2008 01:15 PM

Hey, nice to see you. Your reviews definitely don't suck or 'suck' at all. Best wishes ;)

Porcelain_Doll 10-08-2008 08:41 PM

When I read the word "sparring" I somehow envisioned the term "cock fighting" in my head. And laughed at it. In my head.


Anyway, hi to Mr. Non-lurker Reviewer.

The first thing I noticed when I went into your site was "oooh...shiiiiny", and while the twinkle twinkle stars stupefied me for a minute or so, I read a few reviews and found them quite...well, sensible. Your blog is aptly named, though you don't seem to take much risks while writing, almost as though you were afraid of offending people. But that's just a thought, after all, I only read a couple and I tend to judge rather quickly.

that's my feedback, anyhow. Welcome to the forums, hope you have fun :)

TheAnswerMVP2001 11-08-2008 03:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Porcelain_Doll (Post 89869)
When I read the word "sparring" I somehow envisioned the term "cock fighting" in my head. And laughed at it. In my head.


Anyway, hi to Mr. Non-lurker Reviewer.

The first thing I noticed when I went into your site was "oooh...shiiiiny", and while the twinkle twinkle stars stupefied me for a minute or so, I read a few reviews and found them quite...well, sensible. Your blog is aptly named, though you don't seem to take much risks while writing, almost as though you were afraid of offending people. But that's just a thought, after all, I only read a couple and I tend to judge rather quickly.

that's my feedback, anyhow. Welcome to the forums, hope you have fun :)

Thanks! I'm not exactly sure what you mean by taking a risk in terms of my writing, my main goal is to basically show the positives and negatives of a film in hopes of giving people more information on a film they might be interested in seeing. Just because I don't like something I try to pick points out that still might appeal to others. I get a little tired of critics like Michael Philips or Richard Roeper who seem to be completely one sided, if they don't like something nobody will and if they love something everyone should, I try to play to both sides on most films, and you'll find I'm not easily impressed I don't hand out very many perfect scores at all.

Although what's on my blog right now is only a taste of about 300 reviews I have written in the past and I'm in the process of transferring over, there are definitely quite a few films I go on a rather large rant about, one of them up there is Death Proof in which I say:

"people who seem to be die hard Tarantino fans have some sort of screw loose in their brain"

Surely someone would be insulted by that! There's more to come, I definitely haven't delved into some of my more horrible viewing experiences yet.

Mijo 11-08-2008 05:06 AM

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Originally Posted by TheAnswerMVP2001 (Post 89886)
"people who seem to be die hard Tarantino fans have some sort of screw loose in their brain"

Tarantino has ADD. I believe he peaked with Pulp Fiction, and knows it...and has been having a good time ever since. Seeing as how I'm also a bit of a scatterbrain, I enjoy his films. Tarantino fans are quirky and most probably don't give a shit about the screw loose in their brains.

<I'm holding up a peace sign>Where were you educated and did you do any film studies courses? I prefer to know whether or not I'm reading the opinions of an informed individual...


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