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The Fresh Prince of TV: Dylan Ford

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Stop right there! If you’re watching Jersey Shore right now, or if you claim that your favorite movie is Sex and the City, my writing may not be for you. I prefer entertainment that is well-written, with at least a twinge of intellectual-stimulation. Feel free to click over to TMZ now, judgement free. Here’s the link.

Are they all gone? OK, good.

Hey there folks. My name’s Dylan, and I’ll be your guide to the world of entertainment. Here, in the trenches, I’ll be fighting to keep you up to date on all things movie and TV.

First, I would like to tell you a little about myself:

I’m a student at the State University of New York at Binghamton, whose administrators refer to it as “the public ivy” but whose students refer to it as “where smart kids who didn’t get into Cornell end up.” I’m a self-labeled nerd (ask me about my comic collection), an alleged hipster (because I rock a beanie occasionally), and an overly-opinionated, mildly neurotic, friendly guy. My goal is to make it big in the entertainment industry. Failing that, I’ll probably go to law school so I can yell “Lawyered!” whenever I crush the opposition.

Much like Michael Bolton, I’m a major cinephile (if you get that reference, we’re going to get along swimmingly). As I’m obsessed with all things on screen (big and small), I’ll be writing about a wide range of topics in entertainment, and will endeavor to give you my honest opinions. Sincere to callow, professional to amateur, on point to off-base– you get the picture.

Keep your eyes peeled for my columns, where you’ll find:

  • TV and Movie Reviews
  • Other Reviews (Comics, Video Games, Etc.)
  • Entertainment Industry Trends
  • Fanboy Geeking
  • General Ranting

And as an added bonus, each week I’ll be posting a special segment I like to call “Enjoy This Because I Said So,” in which I’ll tell you about all of the good things you should be watching/reading/listening.

That’s all for me right now. Check me out on Twitter @DylanFord616 and read about my incredibly interesting personal life at my blog, This Is My Brain On Life. I promise, this is the only post that will be all about me (probably). I look forward to hearing from you, in the future. Leave a little about yourself in the comments below. So we can all read about you.

Here’s the Michael Bolton reference, if it escaped you:

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  1. My dad hated that video. Too much bass in hip-hop, he says. I say you rock.

  2. I think Jersey Shore is an excellent example to showcase the phenomena of reality television in American popular culture. I haven’t seen Sex and the City yet but it is on my to-do list. What are your top-3 movie picks?

    • I would agree that Jersey Shore is a great example of reality television, but I have a distaste for reality television in general. I find it to be cheap, vapid, and unentertaining, and while it may be a pop culture phenomenon, it’s not one that reflects well on America. My sensibilities align more with scripted shows with multifaceted characters than with inane nonsense starring dumb guidos.

      Please don’t watch Sex and the City. I’ve avoided it like the plague and I would advise you to do the same. While I could never narrow down my favorite movies to three, here are a few from different genres that I really enjoy:

      Wristcutters: A Love Story

      I Love You, Man

      The Prestige

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