By now I’m sure you’ve noticed the changes in FMR over the past few weeks. It’s been a few months since the last MTESS, and a couple of weeks without a “Tossin’ It Out There”. I didn’t want to make any rash decisions or announce anything prematurely, but there’s no avoiding it now: Changes are on the way for FMR.
For the past two years, my employment situation has been… extraordinarily conducive to blogging. Let’s just say that. Recently, however, I’ve taken a job that is, well… not as conducive. LOL. I have much less free time to work with, and no capability of blogging from work (as I have in the past, sshhhhhh….).
Fear not, however! Friends of FMR are coming to the rescue!
For the first time, I’ll be opening the site to running contributions from other bloggers. Morgan Lewis of Morgan on Media, and Richard Kirkham of Kirkham a Movie a Day will be helping me provide movie related content in order to keep FMR firing on all cylinders! Each of these guys are good friends of the site, and both are bloggers that I follow. I respect each of their tastes in movies, and both are great writers. I’m looking forward to watching what they bring to the site!
Morgan and I go back more than ten years online. We both contributed content to Creation Matrix and The Halls of Hysteria back in our old comic-book forum days. We got to know each other there, worked together as moderators, and then when I started FMR I was thrilled to see him become a part of the community here. Over the years, though, I’ve honestly been a bit shocked at some of the touchstone movies of pop culture that he hasn’t seen! So, he and I have discussed, and the series he’ll be contributing will be a formal exploration of those films. I’ve been granted access to his vaunted “To See List”, and I’ve chosen a lineup of some of the biggest and best for him to watch for the first time. Then in turn, he’ll share that experience with us in this series!
Richard and I met through the LAMB at some point early last year. Our mutual love of the James Bond franchise really helped us connect, I remember we had a great series of Bond conversations as he worked his way through the “James Bond: Classic, Cheese or Crap” series! Richard has been a stalwart member of the FMR community since that time, and I’ve really enjoyed reading his work over at “A Movie a Day” as well! Richard’s plan (to begin with) is to contribute a series entitled “Movies I Wish Everyone Would See”. I like it already! He’s also expressed an interest in varying up his contributions as well, so there will likely be other types of posts from Richard down the line. Richard has excellent taste in movies and is a great writer, so I’m psyched to have him share his work with us!
For my part, I’ll continue to bring you reviews of everything that hits the theatres, (title pending), plus posts like “Under the Radar”, Top Tens, the Great Debates, etc… For now, though, Movies That Everyone Should See and Tossin’ It Out There are officially on hiatus. MTESS posts are too labor intensive to fit into my schedule at the moment, and… I just feel badly posting a Tossin’ It Out there without being able to reply to all the great comments. In theory I could post the topic in the morning and get to comments when I return from work at night, but if the volume holds to form, it can be a daunting task to catch up with them all. So for now, both series are on hold, but they certainly could return as things evolve.
In the meantime, I’m excited to add these two new voices to FMR, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone here get to know them better. So please help me welcome them both, we’ll have each of their first posts up this week! There may be more changes in store as we go, too, as I’ll stay on the lookout for new ways to keep the site active and rewarding!
Thanks as always for your support!!