Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.
Five years ago today I launched Cinema Monolith, from the dining room table of my friend’s house in Lemon Grove, California. How will YOU celebrate?
Yes indeed, it’s been five long years since I pressed the oscillation button and launched this little movie blog, with a review of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, one of my favorite comedies of all time. And now, a mere 204 reviews later (what, just three a month?) I’m still at it, and still having a grand time with it all. I just wish I could pick up the pace a bit; I’ll never be able to churn out a post a day like I did during those two exhausting months early last year, but hopefully, if I really bear down from this point on, I can take a shot at maybe…four reviews a month!
And for those of you who enjoy my essays and articles, Top 5/3 lists, and an occasional look inside the CM vault, I’ll continue to post those features as well. In fact, I’ve got a Top 5 list coming up that’s way overdue, plus a Movie Ticket Memories write-up in the works, as well as a second Cinema Graveyard entry in the rough draft stage. I really get a kick out of writing these stories, so I hope to pick up the pace with those as well.
The only change I’ve made for the 5th Anniversary is one I’ve had in mind for a few years, and which I’ve saved for today: a new avatar, which you may have already seen on your way to this post. As I discovered five years ago, the same avatar photo was automatically attached to both of my blogs by WordPress (the other being my Statis Pro 1978 Replay baseball site), so I came up with an idea for a photo that would logically accommodate both. Hopefully the change won’t cause too much panic within the blogging universe.
And as a way of saying thanks to all of you who’ve visited the site over the years, and read my articles and reviews, and were kind enough to chat with me in the comment sections, the Monolith has once again partnered with participating Big Boy restaurants across the US and Canada to bring you a $2.00 discount on select menu items, valid today through February 1st. As always, some restrictions may apply.