Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Welcome to Rick's!!

Hi and welcome to my brandy-new blog! I am head-over-heels in love with movies and my brain is just not big enough to contain all my thoughts and opinions on the matter, so I've decided to turn my thoughts and opinions into a blog.
I am absolutely fascinated by the film industry and my dream is to one day work in Hollywood. Mind you, that dream may change as I change and learn in college (and beyond), but for now that's the plan. One of the reasons I love the film industry is because it has the power to reach SO many people. Think about it: Last year's #1 movie was Toy Story 3. It opened in 4,028 movie theaters across the country and made $415,004,880 domestically. That averages out to be $103,030 per theater. That means that my local movie theater could have sold about 10,000 tickets to Toy Story 3. That's a hellavuh lot of people checking in on Andy, Woody and Buzz. Toy Story 3 went on to make $1,063,171,911 world-wide. (As a sidenote, you can probably expect future posts about the god-like qualities of Pixar Animation Studios.)
Keep in mind I am nothing more than an avid cinephile. I most certainly do not consider myself an expert on movies as a whole, but I am an expert on the movies I love, which span almost every genre and decade.
Before I sign off, I think I owe you an explanation of the title I chose for my blog: My all-time favorite movie is Casablanca which is based on the stage play called Everybody Comes to Rick's. 'Rick's' of course, refers to Rick's Cafe Americain, the restaurant and saloon owned by Humphrey Bogart's character and the setting for much of the film. It's also a great line from the movie spoken by Captain Renault. "He'll be at Rick's tonight. Everybody comes to Rick's."

I promise you this blog will be more than just a collection of movie reviews. Of course I'll post reviews of movies I love or have seen recently, but I will also write about movies I'm eagerly anticipating (ahem, The Amazing Spiderman and The Hunger Games to name a few), directors and actors I love, and basically whatever tickles my fancy. Those who know me can attest to the fact that I rarely run out of things to say, so you can expect many more posts about movies (and maybe even a little television) in the near future.