Working as the blogger relations manager for PR Newswire, I come across my fair share of great blogs that cover a wide variety of subject matters and interests. And as you might expect, some blogs are better than others. With that in mind and in an effort to highlight the better ones, I do my best to review one of these blogs every day.
This week my focus is on movie blogs. It’s true that part of the reason I picked this subject is because the Oscars are this weekend. But I also don’t watch nearly as many movies as I used to do. In fact, I used to be a film blogger. And before that I was a film minor at UVM. But before all of that and for as long as I can remember, I’ve always just loved movies. I love going to movies. I love watching them at home. And I really love talking about them. As I’ve discovered this week, I’m not alone. There are a great number of people talking film on the internet. So with that in mind, let’s get some popcorn ready as we prepare these great film blogs for their close up.
I don’t like to play favorites. So I won’t. But I will say this. When I began reviewing movie blogs, FilmDrunk was the first one that came to mind. And that’s because it’s the film blog I read most often. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories surrounding films yet to be released. Be warned, though. This blog is part of the Uproxx network of blogs, so the language and imagery might not be for everyone. Check out the full review here.
Filmsy is a film blog that covers new releases, trends in the industry and box office results. But there’s also a great sense of humor to this blog. Movies are a business. But they’re also fun. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories around the film industry, up to and including new releases. And it might not hurt to have a sense of humor. Check out the full review here.
SlashFilm is a blog about the film industry that is read by members of the film industry. At times the site is even written by members of the film industry. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories around the film industry. I’d also keep in mind that this is a seriously well-regarded blog with the awards to prove it. Check out the full review here.
Frame by Frame hails itself as a family-friendly guide to the movies. In short, they’re looking out for parents going to the movies with only an MPAA rating to guide them. This blog takes it a little deeper than that. Without spoiling the films, they let viewers know what to expect. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories around movies that are appropriate for the entire family. Check out the full review here.
Film School Rejects blogs about upcoming movies as well as some old favorites. There’s also interviews and longer-form feature pieces. And there’s even some drinking games! More than anything, these guys love movies. And if I were to pitch this blog, I’d keep that in mind. And if you happened to find an item around drinking games and movies, obviously this blog would be the first place to pitch. Check out the full review here.
That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…
Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.