Monday, February 20, 2012

The Weekly Take!

I apologize for the recent silence on this blog, but I have an excuse. No, the dog didn't eat my blogposts; no, I didn't fall into the house in House of Leaves (though I kinda want to); no, the internet was not taken over by Moon People from the future and their immortal writer/savior J. Ari Hilliard (if you don't know what I'm talking about, you should probably watch Lunopolis, and then let me take you out to dinner as consolation). The reason is this, simply:

I have started, along with cohorts John Dwyer and Charlie Truong, a movie/book/video game review site. It's called The Weekly Take*, and you can follow us on twitter @theweeklytake. Every week the three of us do expectations (a quick write-up of what each of us hopes to get out of the film before viewing it), written reviews (obviously), and a podcast or "Premium Take" of an agreed-upon movie. We've already reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Red Tails; The Grey; Chronicle; and The Descendants. Follow the links to listen to the podcasts. We also write expectations and reviews for films not slated for Premium Takes.

The Weekly Take's main focus is cinema and cinema-related content, but that isn't all we do. We also plan on reviewing books (look for Osama by Lavie Tidhar and Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick in the coming days), video games, and music.

Having said that, most of the content of this blog, The Spiral, has been book reviews and thoughts on writing and music; however, content of that nature will now be moving to The Weekly Take - and I certainly hope you "take," ahem, the leap with me to the new site. Therefore, The Spiral will remain active for only a little while longer. I do plan on maintaining a personal blog and am in the process of setting it up, the details of which are foggy as yet, but when it is ready, expect a final blogpost here with a link to the personal blog.

In the meantime, I invite you to follow (and, if you so wish, subscribe to) The Weekly Take, and hope you enjoy reading and listening to our reviews as much as we've enjoyed writing and recording them. See you out there!

*Yes, our logo is a toilet with a movie clapper. So what. We like potty jokes.

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