Lordy, lordy. Two days and no posts? What’s gotten into me?

Well, work, mostly. If you’re interested in knowing what it is I do on a typical Monday, here it is: I write what my corporate benefactors at Rotten Tomatoes call “spotlight copy” for new movies and DVDs, and the celebrities associated with them. No, it isn’t rocket science, but if you’ve ever visited the site and snickered at some or any of the bitchy blurbs scattered about, that was me. For instance, here’s my spotlight on the Wayans’ latest horrible movie: “Just can’t get enough Wayans? Never fear, Little Man — both a heist caper and a sensitive portrayal of the challenges faced by diminutive criminals everywhere — is now on DVD.”

(And if this sounds like an obscure thing to get paid for, don’t worry; I won’t even try and explain the other stuff I do for the company.)

Anyway, what with the Wii and PS3 launching this month, I had a big pile of extra spotlights to write, meaning I put in more hours than I normally do…meaning instead of splitting yesterday between Rotten Tomatoes and Bullz-Eye and then using half of today to muck around on the blog, I gave Bullz-Eye my whole Tuesday. If you want to know what that means, I’ll tell you: I essentially maintain their theatrical Coming Soon page, along with reviewing music and movies. Today, after adding trailers, posters, and/or blurbs to various titles, I sat down and watched Wordplay for review.

I know, I know. Cry you a river. I’m not asking for your sympathy, don’t worry. I just want you to know that my silence isn’t due to a lack of things to write about — in fact, I’m sitting on a ton of new music, including a box full of thunderous righteousness from the good people at Sugar Hill, and an advance copy of the new Matthew Ryan — but rather a natural shortage of hours in the day. I should be able to start taking a crack at this stuff tomorrow afternoon.

In the meantime, I hope all of you who are legally able to do so were responsible enough to shrug off the stupid bullshit dominating the news cycle today (”Ohmigawd, y’all, Britney filed for divorce!”) and headed for the polls. I’ve long since forsaken optimism where the body politic is concerned, and I’m no fan of the gelatinous blob known as the Democratic Party, but I still can’t help hoping tomorrow morning will bring a bright new dawn.

Heh. I just looked out the window, and it’s raining.

See you soon!

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Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles is the founder and editor-in-chief of Popdose and Dadnabbit, as well as an entertainment writer whose work can be seen at Rotten Tomatoes and a number of other sites. Hey, why not follow him at Twitter while you're at it?

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