I might be a movie critic!


So this is (potentially) big news for me. I was on Twitter the other day and was following some local news feeds and such (that's really all I do on Twitter, by the way....I'm not one of THOSE loser Twitter people). Anyways, the news feed said that this major local newspaper was looking for a movie reviewer.

I figured, I'm decent at writing (I'm an English minor), and I love watching movies. So I e-mailed the head editor and he sounded very interested in publishing my reviews.

So, the problem is, I've never reviewed movies before, but I usually take a critical look at every movie I watch. I figure it's only a matter of putting my thoughts into words and tada! I'm a movie reviewer.

Unfortunately, it's an unpaid position (with free movie tickets). However, I know something like this would look amazing on a resume, especially if I'm planning on working for a magazine or newspaper in the future.

I'll be typing up my first review today to send in a 'writing sample'. Please post any tips you have on reviewing movies in the comments section! Thanks guys =)


Pic unrelated, but that's what showed up when I googled 'movie reviews'

24 comments:

HondaX said...
November 18, 2010 at 11:14 AM

cool post

Rezden said...
November 18, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Movie reviews wherever they are HAVE to be epic. Grats and good luck. I say just be honest and try not to bring personal taste into it. Look forward to hearing more about it. :)

Rorschach Redemption said...
November 18, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Sounds like a hot lead. Too add to what Rezden was saying: not only epic, but most reviews I read have some snarky one-liner like this common one, "The one good thing about this movie was that it was short."

So start stocking up on little sayings like that, and good luck! Free tickets are better than nothing!

Nostalgist said...
November 18, 2010 at 12:11 PM

you should check out internet movie database (imdb) for reviews.. there are some really great reviews on sooo many movies. maybe it will help you if you need inspiration ;-P

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November 18, 2010 at 1:00 PM

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Travie said...
November 18, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Hey, great news!

Paul said...
November 18, 2010 at 1:08 PM

That will look excellent on a resume and you get to watch free movies. Can't beat that at all. Can't wait to see your review

Come At Me Bro said...
November 18, 2010 at 1:47 PM

This is great!

Mr Jack House said...
November 18, 2010 at 1:51 PM

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Mc Uncool said...
November 18, 2010 at 2:31 PM

tsssssssssss, do it :D!

Dan said...
November 18, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Woo Hoo! grats. Even though it is unpaid, it opens the doorway to new careers in the field. And let's face it, you pretty have a dream job.

Cpt Pownzor said...
November 18, 2010 at 4:34 PM

good luck I hope that you end up getting it. Movie reviews would be fun as heck to do.

Erroneous Maximus said...
November 18, 2010 at 4:43 PM

That's really neat! I wish you the best of luck. I'm a writer, but I generally don't do structured reviews of movies or other things very often. I think you'll find what works best for you if you research the top movie critics. We all stand on the shoulders of giants, eh?

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David Davidson said...
November 18, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Good luck on getting that position!

Ishu said...
November 18, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Just be careful with spoilers, and always ask a friend to read the review first and tell you what he/she thinks. GOOD LUCK!

TechnoMac said...
November 18, 2010 at 6:34 PM

better get your popcorn ready

Mitopir said...
November 19, 2010 at 5:48 AM

mmm cool!

caretaker said...
November 19, 2010 at 7:26 AM

Interesting post...

JVS said...
November 19, 2010 at 2:40 PM

great ;)

Brandon said...
November 21, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Congrats, I hope it works out! :)

Mr Jack House said...
November 21, 2010 at 7:51 PM

so cute

Mr Jack House said...
November 21, 2010 at 9:19 PM

so cute

Mr Jack House said...
November 21, 2010 at 9:45 PM

so cute

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