Follow Friday: At the Back
Welcome to the first weekly edition of Follow Fridays. I decided to do a Follow Friday for a couple reasons, one: I never click on anyone’s blogrolls, and two: I think my blogroll widget did something to cause my posts to miss their schedules. I also liked the way that both the Lamb and Fog’s Movie Reviews feature other blogs in their own post rather than just an easily overlooked sidebar. Now of course, I couldn’t just steal another idea without adding my own little spin to it, so I decided to carry on my Superhero Shorts idea of interviewing the creators of the blogs I feature, and let them choose the blog to feature for next Friday. And my first pick goes to At The Back.
I first found At the Back after joining the Lamb’s welcoming committee. What that amounts to is that I would check out every new member as it was posted, find an article or two that interested me and leave a comment welcoming them to the Lamb. In some cases I would also follow the blog and/or follow the blogger on Twitter. At the Back, written by Tom Gooderson-A’Court, was started right around the same time as my own blog, reviewed several movies that I was interested in, and was getting similar (slightly higher) traffic as my own site. I liked the varied genres of movies and saw some of my favorites including several Pixar movies, Time Bandits, as well as an Asian Horror movie A Tale of Two Sisters. Odds are, you’ll find a movie that catches your interest as well somewhere in there. Now, let’s see what Tom has to say about a few of my questions.
Bubbawheat: What made you decide to start a movie review blog?
Tom: I’ve always talked passionately about movies and one day my mum said “you should review films” but I said I wouldn’t know how to. A few weeks later I stumbled upon Krilencu’s ‘Whispering to Nobody‘. His writing was funny, informative and knowledgeable but he was just a regular guy like me so I thought I’d give it a go.
BW: How do you decide what movies you watch?
T: I watch a lot so it’s more how do I decide what not to watch. I’ll generally try and see all of the big new releases and try to see as much World Cinema as I can. If I’m persuaded by a trailer then I’ll give it a go too which can often lead to mistakes (Your Highness). My girlfriend also has a lot of input as to what we watch at the cinema and at home.
BW: How often do you watch movies in theatres?
T: On average about twice a week but it depends on what is out that week.
BW: Do you have a preferred genre or style of movies?
T: Not really. I’m not big on rom-coms but City Lights is one of my favourites. I like a good thriller and drama-comedies too.
BW: If someone read only one of your reviews, which one would you want it to be?
T: I don’t know really. I’m quite proud of my Wall-E review but I’ll say Who’s That Knocking at My Door as it’s a recent one and it’s where Scorsese began.
BW: What’s your favourite superhero movie?
T: Probably not a popular choice but I’ll go with Flash Gordon. It’s dated, over the top and as camp as Simon Cowell at a Jazz-tap class but it’s really fun.
BW: And what blog do you suggest that I follow next Friday?
T: I enjoy reading FilmsRruss. He’s got a nice looking blog and is a great reviewer.
Thanks for your time, I’ll see FilmsRruss here next Friday. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.
Posted on May 4, 2012, in Follow Friday and tagged #FF, Blog, Follow Friday, interview, movies, review. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Thanks for inviting me to be your first interviewee and I look forward to reading again next week!
I hope to be doing these for quite a while. I enjoy finding out a bit more from people.
Awesome iniative Bubba!
Thanks! It’s more interesting and interactive than a blogroll, and instead of just promoting the blogs I read, I get sent around to other people’s favorite blogs and am able to find out what makes them so special.