Not much has changed on my blog the last couple of months. I've been quite busy with work, my personal life and trying to provide continuous output, so little time remained for behind-the-scenes tinkering. Still, somewhere deep underneath all the layers of chaos I found some free time to reshuffle some data and make a new site section out of that. And so with considerable pride, I present to you the new, permanent Onderhond Movie Top 100.
my personal blog through the years
Those of you who've been following my personal blog since the very beginning will probably have noticed that along the line my output changed considerably. At first the personal posts were more diverse, ranging from music reviews, game reviews to other, more personal rants. Nowadays, most of the posts appearing on my personal blog are movie reviews, with only one of two game reviews or vacation pic lists appearing every year.
There are a couple of reasons for this, the most important one that a few years ago I was recruited as a member of twitchfilm.com. Even though they don't actually expect regular input from me (I'm pretty much free to write about what I like, when I like), it gave me plenty of motivation to write more film reviews. On top of that, my interest in discovering new music and games had to make way in favor of watching more movies as I hardly have enough time to do just one of these as passionately as I would want.
introducing: my 100 favorite films
As someone who loves (and I mean loves) lists, I can't get past the fact that I need to make a yearly update of my top 100 films (ever). This year I noticed that many of the films in that list already featured a review on my blog, so slowly an idea began to form. Just a couple of weeks later my permanent top 100 movies section is finished and ready to launch.
The list isn't just a rehash of existing reviews, there is also some new content in there. Each film features a poster, an on-page trailer (safe a few films where I couldn't find a good trailer), some limited movie info and a link to IMDb. On top of that, the review is displayed (if available). For now that means there are little over 40 reviews in there, the others will be added over the course of the coming year (I'm aiming for one review/week). Two birds with one stone, as this is the perfect opportunity to revisit some of my old favorites.
For now the banner to access this new section is featured on top of the homepage and it will stay there for two weeks, after that I'll move it below the blog list to its more permanent spot. I'm planning to make this switch once a year, when I update my list of favorites. I hope you enjoy this new addition to my site, feedback is always welcomed.