Friday, July 28, 2023

Rebirth of Slick: May 2022

 I have been dreading this moment for over a year now. 

This site, whatever it currently is and whatever it ultimately will be, has always been based on two guiding ideas. It's not a memo, it's a mission statement. One, I will write about every single movie I see (in the order I see them). And two, these 'writings' will be painfully unfunny and suggest (both grammatically and thematically) that I didn't receive a formal education beyond late-elementary school. 

My wife is pretty strict about PDA.

For almost ten years, I banged out around 900 posts (you could call them reviews...but you shouldn't), and maintained the above standards. But then, after a year or two of fighting the good fight, I couldn't do it anymore. I got a new job (teaching two new subjects), my kids grew up (and needed to be in places that weren't my house [at all times]), bought a new house, got another dog, and perhaps most site-crushingly of all, I got old. And so did my wife. She couldn't make it through a late-night movie twenty years ago, so we took those f--kers off the table. TV shows (sigh) became our thing...and friends, that ain't cinema. (oh, they're f--king great, sure, but there was no way in Hell I was going to burden myself with writing about shows, too). 

Uh, hate to tell you this my guy, one gives a f--k about this site anymore. Fully aware of this Italics Friend, but that's okay. I just appreciate the fact that they once did. Even if just a little.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Whenever you come in here and interrupt me, you're breaking my concentration. You're distracting me, and it will then take me time to get back to where I was. Understand?

Outside of random e-mails kicking me in the nuts by alerting me that certain posts have been flagged and/or unpublished (what the Hell?), there hasn't been a whole lot of activity around Two Dollar Cinema in the last...two years? 

Maybe it's because I barely watch movies anymore, or maybe it's the host of other things vying for my time and attention (like our new-ish dog-ish, Leo (he's three-fifths demon. I swear), but whatever the Hell it is that's keeping me from doing this thing I once loved and nurtured like a human child, I'm tapping out. Or is that in?

Fine, tapping in sounds weird, so let's just put it this way: I'm coming back.

I don't know what it's going to look like when I do, I don't know if anyone is still here anymore, but motherf--ker, it's happening. Tonight the Oscars are on, and I've seen two things: jack and shit. Going to have to fix that...soon.

I've got almost a year worth of movies I'm sitting on (not reviews, just a list of the few things I've seen), so I'll start there. But after that...who the Hell knows. 

Can't wait.

- m.brown