At the Movies with Tom Edwards

Coming soon to a blog post near you!!!

I just want to say "Hello" to all the Patch followers and let them know about my upcoming Movie Review blog, "At The Movies with Tom Edwards".  I will be reviewing movies both new and old, and also make people aware of movies that are coming soon.

I'm very excited to be doing this and am looking forward to other people's input on my reviews and the layout of my blog.

I'm planning on reviewing movies with a star-rating from a 1/2-star all the way up to five-stars. 

I will give the movie's rating, and the synopsis for perspective movie goers. I'll also be breaking-up the month into movies currently in the theatres for most weeks and have "my favorites" or recently released rentals.

My first review will be this Friday, Feb. 10, and I will be reviewing two movies since I'm a little behind where I wanted to be.  I will be reviewing: "Red Tails" Rated PG-13 starring: Terrence Howard, Nate Parker, Tristan Wilds, Elijah Kelley, Leslie Odom Jr.; and "The Grey" Rated R starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, James Badge Dale, Joe Anderson, Frank Grillo.

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Tommy_Boy February 11, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Jimmy, I think it's a maturity thing... you being the more mature of course... LOL
Bren February 11, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Hi! I really enjoyed taking a film class several years back, we studied Russian film pioneer Sergei Eisenstein (Battleship Potemkin-1925), American director D.W. Griffith (Birth of a Nation-1915), Fritz Lang (Metropolis-1927), and Georges Melies (A trip to the moon-1902). And a young relative just took a Film Noir lighting class, which we have thoroughly enjoyed discussing. New film techniques are amazing, but it is equally fascinating to examine the special effects from the earliest films, too. Thomas and Mr. Hoffa, I'll enjoy reading your insights!
James R Hoffa February 11, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Not necessarily, as it's all about subjective perception, right :-) I actually think that your cinematic taste is more 'mainstream' consensus, while I'm more counter-culture, cult, underground, and just plain 'non-Hollywood.'
James R Hoffa February 11, 2012 at 05:03 AM
IMHO, Griffith's is vastly overrated, and the only reason he's studied today is because he was a pioneer, not to mention very controversial. He's only of any real interest to film historians and pre-modern film fans, otherwise he's just a waste of time. Lang, on the other hand, is one of the masters of purely visual storytelling, and his 'Metropolis' (1927) is arguably one of the first films that truly emphasized the effective use of special effects in telling a story, as opposed to being the focus of the story, as is so often the case in many films today! Most modern filming techniques follow the methods and examples of Kenosha, Wisconsin native Orson Welles, as exemplified in his 'Citizen Kane' (1941). My particular area of expertise is with films made between 1960-2000 and my blog focuses on exposing readers to 'non-Hollywood,' or out of the mainstream, hidden gems. Bren, I'd love to have you following and commenting on my blog and look forward to the discussions that we could have, as just like our respective political affiliation, I prefer small budget 'independent' films ;-) http://mountpleasant.patch.com/users/james-r-hoffa/blog_posts
A Reel Of One's Own February 15, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Hi, I saw this and just thought I'd introduce myself, as I'm also a movie reviewer!!!! I'm more on the Port Washington-Saukville Patch. It's still in the primitive stages though...I'll be working on it more as time goes on. http://portwashington-wi.patch.com/users/andrea-thompson-2/blog_posts


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