Welcome to Movie Meanings' Blog!
Here we are, the first post on a fresh, sparkling new blog at moviemeanings.com. If you lean in and sniff, it still has that showroom "new blog" smell!
We're so excited to start blogging about movies, what they mean, what people think they mean, and what the creators think they mean that we can hardly wait to get started. In fact, we dithered for awhile about what our opening post should be.
We could talk about the most negative review of the original Star Wars when it came out in 1977, most notably Harlan Ellison's editorial rant "Luke Skywalker is a Nerd and Darth Vader Sucks Runny Eggs," and why he may be grouchy, but had a point. Perhaps we could have opened the holiday season by posting about movies that have Christmas running all through them without necessarily being Christmas movies, such as Die Hard, Gremlins, or Eyes Wide Shut. Or take the traditional trappings of the season a mite further by discussing movies that feature angels without being religious movies, such as Michael, Dogma, Hellboy II, Angels in the Outfield, City of Angels, or The Prince of Egypt.
Ah, but that can come later.
Instead, let's put on our Santa hat and give our readers a present: A link list of various movie-related sites which we will be referencing on and off. These are the sites that inspired us to create this site, so if you visit our neighborhood, you'll know a little more about where we're coming from and what to expect.
Places to watch movies free online:
- The Internet Archive - Public domain works
- UBUWeb - Indie, art-house, and surreal weird stuff
- 600 Free Movies Online
- And you don't need us to tell you about YouTube, right? Reddit.com has a category for Full movies on YouTube, if you want a pointer.
Movie reviews and blogs:
- The Nostalgia Critic - If you haven't discovered him yet, say goodbye to your day as you plow through his archive of hilarious movie commentary videos.
- The Criterion Collection - Not reviews per se, but a collection.
- Unknown Movies - One of the oldest movie reviewers online, we've been following this guy for years and every time we link to him, his site disappears only to reappear at a different domain.
- 366 Weird Movies - A man on a mission to catalog the 366 weirdest movies of all time. Discover and be amazed!
- Love Train for the Tenebrous Empire - Tenebrous Kate reviews everything from comic books to rock videos, but mostly she reviews movies. Especially movies with schlock, occult, sex, trash, Giallo, monsters, serial killers, and demon-possessed nuns whipping each other into a bloody frenzy.
- The Girl Who Loves Horror
- Temple of Schlock
- The House of Self-Indulgence
Whoa! Sorry, we got carried away there. That's just a scoop off the top of our barrel. It's just there to give your an appetizer for what to expect here. If we later prove ourselves to have seen farther into the silver screen, you will know that it was due to our having stamped 'pon the toes of giants.
Don't be a stranger, readers!