LAMB #120 – The Matinee

by Dylan · June 26, 2008 · New LAMB · No Comments

Site Name: The Matinee
Categories: Reviews, News, Editorials, General
Rating: PG-13…I can get a bit blue once in a while, but I try to stay polite.

What is the main focus of your site (reviews, editorials, news, lists, etc.)?
My site focuses on observations from a movie lover. Everything from movie-going experiences, to strange happenings in the industry. I do review movies, and DVDs, and even post a (usually) weekly top five list. Also, living in Toronto, I attend the annual Toronto International Film Festival, so for much of August and September, my space has a prevailing festival theme.

What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?
I’m not certain what my goal is with the blog. True that I’d love to write for a living, but I’m not trying to use it as an audition or springboard. I primarily just want to use it as a way to share my cinemaniac tendencies without having to repeat myself twenty times.

Do you prefer an interactive ‘community’ for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers are the students?
I prefer an interactive community, especially comments. When I get a few more regular readers I’d likely post more polls to get people more involved. For now though – my average daily readership is 10 hits, thus a poll seems like overkill.

How long have you been movie blogging for, and how frequent do you post updates to your site?
I’ve been blogging in general for four years now, and maintaining this space for just shy of one year (Happy Birthday to me!).

Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).
Three of my favorite movies are ALMOST FAMOUS, THE GODFATHER, and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.

How did you hear about the LAMB?
I heard about LAMB through one of your members named Nayana Anthony.

Any additional comments, or give yourself an interview question that’s not listed above.
There’s a good line in a lousy movie. A character who writes a blog is asked if he knows whether or not anyone even reads his space. He answers by saying that “It doesn’t matter whether or not it is read, what matters is that it is written.”

I like that mantra. Not in a ‘love the sound of my own voice’ sort of way, but just in the nature that if you could take the opportunity to share your thoughts, why wouldn’t you?

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