Welcome to the m0vie blog. It’s a small, one-person website that serves as my own personal sounding board for… well, just about anything pop culture related. My name is Darren Mooney, and I run things around here with the occasional (and appreciated) bit of help. We’ve been open for business since 2009, and it’s actually worked out much better than I ever hoped. I started it a place to ramble about movies and other nonsense.
I’m a pop culture nerd (with a law degree) and author (check out my book) who has been published in The Trinity Film Review, writes a semi-regular feature over at comicbuzz.com (Ireland’s largest comic book website) and has been know to write the odd theatre review for entertainment.ie (Ireland’s largest entertainment website).
Anyway, I do all this as a hobby, so it’s not going to be a 24 hours a day news service or anything like that. Still, I occasionally get to see movies early, and thus share my thoughts with the world.
I don’t like using star ratings or anything like that (for a variety of reasons), but you can get a good idea of how I feel about a film by looking at the first and last paragraphs of any given review.
Oh, and I’m dead proud of the fact that we won the Irish Blog Award for Best Pop Culture Blog in 2011. I have no idea how it happened, but it was awesome. Similarly, I’ve published a book collecting some thoughts on film, mostly culled from this weblog. It’s called Pass the Popcorn and is available from Amazon.com for only $0.99.
2012 has been a bumper year thus far. I’m now a member of the Online Film Critics Society, which is neat and a massive honour. And, apparently, the National Archives have deemed this site worth preserving for its cultural value. That should be up soon. As if that weren’t enough, I’m also a finalist of the Blog Awards Ireland.
There is now advertising on the website thanks to the nice folk at wordpress.com, but it only pays a pittance and rest assured that I channel all of that back into the blog. DVDs and blu rays are very expensive, and it’s nice to have even a small amount of money available to justify crazy spends.
Anyway, if you want to contact me, please do so here.
Oh, and have a nice day, enjoy your stay and feel free to take a look at some of the wonderful links on display. The rhyming was entirely unintentional.
Thanks to Matt and Don over at straightfacecomics for doing up a little comic-themed avatar for myself. A testament to their ability is that they made me look almost handsome. Anyway, give ’em a look if your interested in a little bit of humour to brighten up your day – they do three strips a week. You can find them here.