Greetings movie lovers!
Welcome to CinemaMan217! My name is John Siebelink and I am the lead author of this site (at the moment I am the ONLY author on this site, but I’m hoping eventually that that will not be the case). My vision for this site is for it to be a premier depository of film reviews and other good things movies. As I am currently residing (with no plans to move in the immediate future) in Michigan, I’m afraid I have no contacts in the motion picture business or any insiders for which to gain inside scoops. That means, unfortunately, I cannot offer any reliable news or movie-making secrets other than what anybody else can gain access to online. However, I am very good about voicing my opinions and am a fount of useless trivia, so this will not be merely a review site. Any suggestions or comments from my readers about ways I can improve this blog will ALWAYS be appreciated.
A little bit more about myself, I am currently a college student in Battle Creek, Michigan. I am a movie lover and an aspiring writer. Since January 2014 I have been part of the blog team at Amazing Stories, writing on such topics as writing, film, science fiction/fantasy/horror fiction, and opinions. Recently I began a series of posts on the history of the science fiction film, and writing those blog entries is what inspired CinemaMan217.
(*Quick note about the name*) Apparently a former WordPress blog was called Cinemaman, so I had to improvise by adding my favorite number to the end in order to make it mine.
Do not worry though, science fiction films will not be the only film genre I will be covering here. The totally unrealistic dream of mine will be to try and cover every major movie ever made on here. Obviously this is impossible, but I do plan on making a tremendous effort. There is no rhyme or reason as to what films I will be covering on any given day. I may cover a Scooby Doo cartoon one day and a World War II drama the next. Perhaps one morning I will write about a silent film and immediately write about a new release. If you have any suggestions about what movies I should take a look at, please let me know.
In the meantime, enjoy the site and I promise to keep working on getting it up and running and make it the best film review site I can.
Thank you all!