Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Who is TheReelRussell?

Hi and welcome to my blog.  I thought I would introduce myself for those people that may not know me.
My name is Russell and yes....I am a real person.  I picked the name TheReelRussell as I hope to post my movie reviews, thoughts and whatever else on here.
As you might or might or might not know....I love movies.   I love watching them, talking about them and recommending them to others.  I practically grew up at the movies.  
Some of my best childhood memories are about going to movies.  I can't tell you much else about my early years but I can tell you alot of movies I went to, who I went with and what theater I seen that movie at.  
My dad use to take us kids to the drive in all the time.   Heck I was 12 and under almost until I was 18 years old.  I remember seeing some Russ Meyer flicks with my dad (BOOBIES!) and ocassionally my brothers and I would go over to the other screen and sit on the ground and see whatever was playing on that big screen.   I remember seeing Peter Pan in this fashion.  
As I got older my brother would take me to almost everything that was released.   It didn't matter what it was...or if it was kid appropriate or not.   I seen so many horror and sex romps by the time I was 10! 
Die Hard
After my brother moved off to California I became an even bigger movie fan.   He became a movie extra and was alot of movies.....including Terminator, Die Hard, Road House, Lethal Weapon 4.
In high school I wrote movie reviews (as well as other nonmovie related articles) for our high school newpaper....The Golden Echo.
My best friend Scott and I began writing our annual Best and Worst Movie list as far back as high school and I began keeping track of them in 1994.....the year Pulp Fiction beat out Forrest Gump for my Best Movie!  Every year around the first of January we will swap our lists and see how our favorites stack up against each others. 
Screen Team
Travis Oscarson
Action Chick TV
Last December (2009) Scott and I made it onto the Reelz Channel show Movie Mob as the CineManiacs.   5 weeks later Reelz pulled the plug and cancelled Movie Mob.   But several of the ex Movie Mob alumni (Film Badgers, Garden Mary, Black Nerd, Recess Boys, Fanboy and the CineManiacs....I later went by RussellMania as a solo act) all got together via Skype and emails to form a new show for youtube....the Screen Team.       http://www.youtube.com/user/ScreenTeamShow       I am glad I had a chance to be a part of such an awesome group of funny and talented people as were the Screen Team.   I made alot of good friends and I am thankful for the opportunity to work with these really nice people....even if it was only via web and camcorder!  I finally got to meet my Screen Team friends at Comic Con in San Diego....all except for Garden Mary who I missed by a day :(   But I did get to hang out with Movie Mob's host....Travis Oscarson in L.A. and guest reviewed for his Fan Reviews show!     http://www.youtube.com/user/FanReviews#p/u/3/zpVrMULemQI  
I hope to continue with my movie reviewing both here in print and on my youtube channel.  http://www.youtube.com/user/TheReelRussell
I have also been a guest reviewer on Action Flick TV with host Katrina Hill.....(Scott Pilgrim vs. The Expendables Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jgv1LQ9FxhQ and Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZTAxIMk3Bw ) Katrina was also on the Screen Team and has her own awesome website.  http://actionflickchick.com/superaction/
So stay tuned, bookmark and check back often to see what I am up to now....or at the very least what movies I have seen lately.   Thanks everyone and check out these other awesome youtube channels by my Screen Team friends.

Black Nerd
Film Badgers

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Russell. Have you checked out the other site I write for called none other than www.moviemobsters.com

    If not you should, there is lots of cools stuff there.