Move Over Movie Critics Someone Else Is Doing It Better!
And that someone else does not feel the restrictions of Hollywood's invisible embargo to keep one's views quiet before opening day. That someone is US!
You always wonder if your making a difference. Meaning does it matter what we do in life? Does it make a positive impact, are our voices heard? Myself and Johnny Love have been reviewing movies since the beginning of 2009. We are lucky enough to have press passes at the Portage 16 IMAX Theater in Portage IN. As it stands we have made it as far as we can with what we have. Which is great. But can we do better? Do we have a chance to make it mainstream? AOL ran an article answering just that question:
"It becomes more apparent with each passing year: When it comes to the box office returns for Hollywood movies, critics just don't matter much. Look at the top ten highest-grossing movies so far year. Did negative reviews deflate 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,' or 'The Proposal' or 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'? Nope. On the other hand, did mostly positive reviews give a big boost to 'Up' or 'Star Trek'? Probably not."
Who needs Siskel and Ebert when you got Jman and Johnny!!! I knew we at least had a shot. AOL goes on to report:
"Case in point: when reviews for Rob Marshall's 'Nine' come out during the week of its December release, the most important one won't be found in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, or coming from Roger Ebert. It's already been written, and posted on the Ain't it Cool News website, by someone who wants to be called Tobby, who works in the musical theater industry. He/she attended a DGA screening and, being a non-professional critic, simply ignored the industry-observed embargo on reviews of a film until the actual release of the film.
Because Tobby got there first, and because he/she is on a fanboy site like Ain't it Cool News, his/her (positive, by the way) review has a lot better chance of going viral than the reviews that appear in newspapers on the day of the film's release."
I don't know who Tobby is but that's cool. Because CBM is just as popular as AICN on any given day if not more visited. I like Harry but there is no reason any one of us editors or any of our CBM loyal's can't do the same thing and like Multi so elegantly put it a couple weeks ago "The Time Has Come To Make OUR Voices Heard" this is just proof of what we have been saying all along. That our opinions are heard and taking into account.
Real people want to hear from a real persons point of view. Not someone that has been paid to have a one sided opinion, our some web site who does not report their dislikes because they are scared they won't be asked to return for a set visit. Those opinions are diluted and old. AOL just confirmed the rumor we knew was true all along. Go ahead see for yourself, click the link below.
So, on December 18 we, Jman and Johnny Love, will be at the Portage 16 IMAX Theater in Portage IN to review the years most anticipated Sci-Fi film "Avatar". We'll see you at the movies! Don't forget to send your own reviews in to CBM if it's good enough Galactus grants you a spot on the main page!
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