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MLatM’s 1st Birthday

There are only a few people who remember “My Life at the Movies” in its original form. Namely, a Facebook Note void of signature and terminology. MLatM thereafter debuted on Dreamland August 21st, 2010. Three hundred and sixty-five days and one hundred and five blogs later it’s time to celebrate this series first birthday.

Festivities started Friday when fellow Dreamland blogger John Gerontzos and I went to see Conan the Barbarian. For those of you that know me well you know that the 1982 version of this film is my favorite movie of all time. Suffice it to say this current adaptation didn’t surpass it, but it wasn’t without its merits. Jason Momoa is a great choice for the lead, and despite the abysmal sales figures I hope he gets the chance to revise the role with a more brooding and serious script. It has taken nearly thirty years to find a man worthy of wielding the Cimmerian’s sword, fingers crossed Lionsgate doesn’t shit the bed just because they bought the wrong writers the first time around.

Saturday the party continued in Woodbridge. For months I’d been planning to visit the Italian suburb, and I’m glad I finally did. My boy with no brevity for Italian bravado showed me around, taught me the city’s rich history, and took me to their famous Cineplex. For years I’d wanted to go to the Colossus and after seeing Fright Night there I have to admit I’m impressed. Both the theater and the film were great. Colin Farrell and Anton Yelchin acted out this eighties rivalry brilliantly. For those unfamiliar with the original it is the tale of the vampire next door. Humor, horror, and hot babes… the teen trifecta of good taste! With October inching closer everyday this film got me pumped for the fight-fest ahead.

Today I rounded up the happy birthdays by seeing the romance “One Day.” Although many reviewers found the movie’s plot device gimmicky, I rather enjoyed seeing a romance unfold over twenty-years. Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess provided convincing chemistry, and Dave Nicholls adapted his book into a very witty and quirky script. Most importantly this film brought me back to why I created this blog in the first place. I lost the one thing I loved in more than anything else. To fill that void I stumbled upon this concept. Sadly it hasn’t healed the wound completely, but luckily many smiles have been had along the way.

To those of you who have supported me through one step or many, thank you. You’ve made this first year worthwhile; you’ve made this blog a welcome home; you’ve blessed me with your eyes and I hope to continue to bless you with my words. Here’s to another twelve months of My Life at the Movies.



  • Anonymous

    Happy anniversary big guy!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you kind sir. 

  • Chris Elliott

    Great piece dude. I’m glad I FINALLY got around to reading this (sorry). Love the triple feature for the 1st birthday. Very well done. You’ve inspired me to see two of the three movies. Can you guess which ones? Brap!

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