Behind the Scenes – About Me

My name is Jason Schooling and simply put I am a huge fan of movies.  I’ve decided to write this blog not because I have any background in writing (which I hope is not painfully obvious with each post) or in the entertainment industry, but because I am truly passionate about movies and love discussing film any opportunity I get.  So to help preserve my marriage by not talking my wife’s ear off, I instead opted to pursue an alternative outlet.  Ergo, a blog.

To offer a little background on me, I am a civil engineer by trade.  I graduated with a BS in civil and a minor in theater.  Again, that’s not because I sought to follow up with theater as a career, but because I love acting, script writing, set design… basically I love the whole process of performing arts and wanted to keep that a part of my life.  I have a lovely wife and, as of writing this, we’re expecting our first child (giddy beyond rational thought).  I am a Christian and very active in my church.  (Yes, I believe that my faith has an influence on my movie-going experience as I believe anyone’s worldview alters the way they perceive the day-to-day life around them… but that’s a discussion for another day.)  I’m also a huge sports fan and particularly love playing basketball. So that’s me in a nutshell.

I know there’s literally millions of movie blogs out there and I don’t have delusions of grandeur that this blog will be a huge hit or revolutionize the entertainment industry in some way.  It’s simply a passion project.  I love film.  I feel it can be entertaining and/or a beautiful artistic expression.  Those who know me are aware of this passion and how I talk about movies all the time, so I figured it was finally time to blog about my thoughts.  Hopefully this can be another forum where you can tune in for movie news or discussions and share that experience with me.  Feel free to check out the other pages on this site for additional movie information.  The “Features” page will host the latest movie news and rumors as well as my ramblings on general movie topics.  The “Film Forum” will consist of polls and discussion topics intended for dialogue.  The “Reviews” page should be fairly self-explanatory, containing my humble opinions on the various new motion pictures I see each year.  Also on this site is a calendar of film releases and entertainment events and a page with links to some of my favorite movie sites.  I’ll do my best to keep this site up to date with the latest film-related content, so feel free to drop in regularly or subscribe to receive e-mails containing my latest posts.  Thanks for reading; “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

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