This is my first entry for a blog that will be discussing all things film and, specifically, the Academy Awards. I have been following the Academy Award ceremony since I was twelve years old and my love of this ritualistic, yearly event supersedes my own day of birth. They have helped me discover films that I would never have come across as a bored adolescent. As my friends ran off to to the next Transformers film and my parents settled in for a night of romantic comedies and Steven Segal films, I discovered the timeless classics on Turner Classic Movies. I’ve pressured friends and ex-girlfriends to accompany me Philadelphia’s Ritz Five to see some of the foreign films that were not expanding over to South Jersey. I have followed the same select few film/Oscar blogs since I was a freshman in high school and they have opened me up to worlds previously unknown.
These cinematic musings comes to you from Joey Dunn. I am a recent college graduate of Rutgers University-Camden where I studied English literature and film studies. I live outside of Philadelphia in beautiful suburban South Jersey. I plan to focus this blog on film reviews and Oscar predictions with the occasional sidetrack into the art of video games and television. Eventually, I hope to recruit some fellow obsessive compulsive film enthusiasts to provide different perspectives. I believe it is safe to say that escapism plays a large part in my love of all things entertainment and the movie theaters of this world are my haven.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the show!