About this blog

Hey there, thanks for visiting my blog... why are you reading this? There are no movie reviews here, those are over on the main page. But hey, if you want to know who I am and why I'm doing this, then I guess this is the right place.

My name is Björn Hoppe, I'm from Germany and I'm studying English and History in my first year. I love movies and everything that has any relation to it. I also love books, comics, music, TV series, basically anything with a narrative component to it.

The basic idea for making this blog was a two part plan:

 1. As I said, I love movies, and wherever I can gain insight into the world of movies, I try to take that opportunity. Thus, I figured, reviewing the movies I saw would make me watch more carefully, notice things I hadn't noticed before. I supplement this by reading anything I can find on the topic, including movie news, articles, screenplays and other reviews. In my opinion, film is an artform that has the ability to give us much more than just superficial entertainment, and that warrants its study.

 2. Writing all this in English, I figured, would give me some practice in writing. It's that simple. 

Now, after half a year, I have to say, this is working out pretty well. I have skipped a few movies for full reviews, but in general, writing this blog has been great fun. And as I am approaching a thousand views (of which I am sure a few hundred are my own, because this blogging tool I'm using cannot block out my own clicks), I find that people actually read the stuff I'm writing. Every once in a while, one of you approaches me at a party and I am so surprised, because the average blog post here shows me about ten views... which once again, speaks against the viewcounter, the math just doesn't add up.

Anyway, as an increasing number of people are actually reading my blog now, I am motivated to expand my blog. I have already started a weekly segment informing you about the movies that are out that week and I am constantly brainstorming ideas for other segments. All I want to say is, thanks for reading my stuff, this is a lot of fun for me, and I hope it is for you too.

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