Saturday, February 23, 2013
Introducing The Random White Woman Movie reviewer Cindy Prascik.…
In a decision to expand my blog and reviews, both in style and perspective, I’ve added a good friend to mine who’s been reviewing films for just as long as I have.
Cindy Prascik has graciously accepted my offer to join my little movie blog. Together, I hope we can expand the scope of my blog and get Cindy some exposure outside of Facebook.
First and foremost, I want to say thank you again for joining me. I know it’s going to be great.
I wanted to run through a few questions to introduce you and your style to the readers.
Q: How long have you been writing movie reviews and what got you started?
A: I started on my old MySpace page…I’d guess mid-2000s? Time does funny things when you get to my age. Jumped over to Facebook when it became clear MySpace was as dead as most of the characters Gary Oldman plays!
I’ve always enjoyed your style because it’s very conversational and your passions really come through.
Q: Care to tell us about some of your favorite genres, films or actors?
A: Favorite genre is an easy one: If every movie could be The Expendables, I’d be a happy camper!
Favorite movies are too numerous to count, but if there’s a Lord of the Rings movie on somewhere, chances are a Prascik is watching it!
Other perennial list toppers include Nolan’s Batman trilogy, all the Harry Potters and Pirates of the Caribbeans, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, How to Train Your Dragon, The Crow, Tombstone, Slap Shot, Real Genius, Clue, The Three Musketeers (1993), Big Trouble in Little China, The Full Monty, Hot Fuzz, Streets of Fire, District 9, Watchmen, The Warriors, Tropic Thunder, and The Blues Brothers.
My Acting Holy Trinity has been firmly set for more than two decades: Gary Oldman, Johnny Depp, and Russell Crowe. Rarely does another actor have a real chance of cracking the Trinity, but Sharlto Copely and Ben Foster are close.
Wish Copely didn’t have so many irons in the fire, so he had more time for acting. Oh, and I will always...always...see a Jason Statham movie the minute it hits the cinema!
Q: We generally like a lot of the same films but there are a few that we couldn’t be more opposed to, like The Master and Prometheus in recent memory. Is there a certain style of film that really bugs you or that you really like?
A: I have sooooooooooo little patience for rom-coms, and see those only under duress (read: if a favorite actor is in one).
Mostly, I just try to be an educated consumer, so I’m never really disappointed by a movie unless it’s been misrepresented in its advertising; otherwise, even the bad ones are a good time…if only because I enjoy making fun of them!
Q: Last one, I rate my movies on the A-F scale because I’m lazy and couldn’t come up with anything funnier. Tell us about where the Wesley scale came from.
A: I’m a proud Potter-head! Grading on the Weasley scale seemed like a great idea at the time…though I’ve stuck myself with having to mention in every single review that there are only nine Weasleys, lest anyone miss when I’m giving a film full marks!
Well there’s a brief intro to my new partner on this site, I hope everyone reads and enjoys her reviews as much as I do!