Monday, August 20, 2012

How is the Tweeview From Up There?

There seems to be a new game in town - and it's name is Movie Tweeviews.  As I am sure the more savvy reader has already ascertained, these are movie/film reviews of 140 characters or less.  In other words, reviews made on Twitter.  In other other words - Movie Tweeviews.  Ain't they a clever bunch?  All the action can be viewed at the site, called appropriately enough, Movie Tweeviews, which was ceated by and is run by Movie Producer, Distributor, Exhibitor, Columbia University Professor and Cubs Fan Ira Deutchman (his own description).  What it is actually (other than all the aforementioned things) is a place, somewhat like Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, where critical looks at recent films are gathered together in one convenient outlet.  Granted, these are reviews that can never go any further than the 140 character limit of Twitter, but still.  Anyone can join in, by just tweeting a review (and nothing self-serving) with #mtrv in the tweet.  Now doing this will only get your review up on Twitter, but if you are found to be worthy, as apparently I have (the fools!!!), you will be added to the official feed that can be found at the link a few sentences back.  Included on this roll of critics, other than me of course, is Eugene Hernandez, Caryn James and Eric Kohn of IndieWire, Carrie Rickey of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Yahoo Movies editor, and former NY Post and Us Weekly film critic Thelma Adams, whose recent work can be found HERE.  I have only contributed four reviews so far (Dark Knight Rises, Safety Not Guaranteed, Total Recall, Beasts of the Southern Wild - a piece on The Expendables 2 will go up tomorrow, once I finally see it) but even so, I suppose I am in pretty good company.  Will the site last?  Who really knows, but I have confidence it will fill a niche market of easily distracted film buffs, and therefore survive.  This of course does not mean you should not come back here on a regular basis for the meatier look at all things cinema.  Well that's it for now.  Have a tweety day.

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