Who Am I?
Greetings, weary Internet blog reader! For those of you who have no idea who I am, that’s fine, I don’t expect you to, but allow me to introduce myself! A Jersey boy at heart and a lover of film, I’ve never taken a journalism class in my life, and have only taken one basic film class in college, but still my love for movies outweighs most of my other “hobbies.” Thank Netflix, thank some of my other friends for getting me into cinema, thank the fact that I have to escape my boring life…alright maybe the last one was a pity plea, but still, ever since college my interest in movies has been blossoming. And I watch a lot…I mean A LOT of movies, and what better way to understand all the types of films than to cram as many into your skull as possible?
Also, in my previously mentioned film class, I had a professor that was some fresh out of college, pretentious prick and thought he was a golden film God because he had a fancy degree. Every movie he loved was a masterpiece, no questions asked.
I disagreed. I disagreed wholeheartedly. I pretty much slept through every film he showed (except Fargo) and wondered to myself, “Who is this guy to say his opinion is the end of the line?” That’s when I realized that the degree didn’t mean anything. Yes, he can recite all the fancy terms and make comments about the lighting and camera angles and blah blah blah, but if a movie isn’t entertaining, then I don’t care about the technicalities.
That’s what I want to convey. Are you going to like this movie or not. You won’t hear fancy technical talk all that much, but I promise you will get an in-depth understanding of a movie and whether it is suitable for your tastes. So yea, I may not be masterfully trained, but you don’t need millions of film classes to appreciate a film or the industry itself. I’m not going to sit here and reference as many movies as I can in one review to try and impress you. Whatever it takes to explain the movie at hand, I will do. That is my goal and I hope I can translate that to the best of my abilities.
6/10/2012 Update: Still going strong somehow! Thanks to all that have been reading, and I’m writing every chance I can get. I do apologize for any typos though, as I’m the only one running this crazy thing, and I’m doing so while commuting to a full time job in NYC. That leaves about -5 hours for movie watching/reviewing, but dammit, even if I have to bend the space time continuum, I get it done. That, my friends, is dedication. Or stupidity. Haven’t decided yet.
8/12/2013 Update: Hey everyone! So, yeah, life is a f@cking crazy thing, and since last July I’ve become an Associate Editor for We Got This Covered, a top-notch entertainment website specializing in Films, Gaming, Television, and Blu-Rays. We offer up-to-the-minute news, brilliant reviews (movie reviews by yours truly), insightful editorials, engaging podcasts, exclusive interviews, and just about anything else the cinema lover in you could ask for. I’m not updating Cinema Scrutiny much as all lately, because so much of my time is now being devoted to WGTC, but be sure to check us out and follow my journalistic adventures there! Thanks so much to the people who have been Cinema Scrutiny fans in the past, but I’ll be back here and there to share my experiences! For all my actual writing though, with has me posting numerous reviews and updates every single week (at least once a day), you can find me over at WGTC. Thanks all!
Where To Find Nato!
Some Personal Favorites For Y’all!
Films: Snatch, [REC], Super Troopers, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Platoon, Evil Dead II, Cabin In The Woods, Airplane!, anything Tarantino (total stereotypical fanboy), Starship Troopers, blah I could go on for days, but those are all winners to me!
Television: The League, Archer, Community, Bob’s Burgers, Skins (UK), The Venture Bros, Robot Chicken, The IT Crowd (UK), Rescue Me…again, so many to name, but those have been pretty prevalent recent.
Music: As of my most recent update, right now we’re rocking a lot of Enter Shikari, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, Killswitch Engaged (so glad Jesse stepped right back in so well), The Damned Things, Every Time I Die, Halestorm, Endeverefter, Dead Sara, A Day To Remember, Heaven’s Basement, Set Your Goals but nerdy white rappers are also very dear to my heart, so I’m replaying Hoodie Allen and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop in between all that hard-rocking action.
Gaming: Sadly only Call Of Duty: Black Ops II right now. With all the movie work I’m doing, I don’t have time for campaigns and whatnot, but multi-hour Search and Destroy sessions with some old friends always seems to calm me down.
It’s a pleasure to meet you!