It's been nearly two years since I wrote my first article for MoviePilot and I couldn't be happier about my experience here. While I write mostly fan-casting articles and theories about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's nice to have a place where I can let free all the stuff about Geek culture floating around in my head. I never expected this to do anything more for me then just that, particularly being in Central Ohio. You don't typically get movie happenings, premiers and the sort like you would in LA (though, I will say, that I had a very small hand in helping with Josh Radnor's movie, Liberal Arts, as an extra and college conference worker the summer it was filmed at Kenyon College... the movie wasn't very good, but it was fun meeting Elizabeth Olsen), so when I was contacted a couple of weeks ago about going to an early screening of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. I was probably more excited then I should have been.
One of the things I've really appreciated about MoviePilot over the years is the fact that it forces you to do research and reconsider what you think about entertainment, especially when writing an article (there are, unfortunately, exceptions, but for me this holds true). So, I had never heard of this particular movie, which made me look further into what I was getting myself into. The screenplay was written by Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, who previously collaborated on Sherlock Holmes' two hit films, so I knew I was in for a good time. And being a fan of the Spy Genre, I wet myself a little when I watched the trailer. You'll have to take a look at my review to hear more specifics about the movie itself, but this was a fun film.
I just want to take this time to thank everyone at MoviePilot that make this, and the many other opportunities, available to the fans and lovers of movies. This opportunity has got me excited about writing again and I hope to collaborate more with other contributors. It has been a blast seeing what other contributors are putting out there and the love that the staff gives to us all through gifts, events, and other opportunities. I also want to encourage you to write, or keep writing, whatever it is you do; if you have a niche, be it anime, superheroes, or binge watching shows on Netflix, sign up with MoviePilot and write about it. This site wouldn't be the same if it weren't for people like you and me that geek out about the entertainment were interested in.