The sole motivation for starting this blog was that, lately, MrsJavaBeans and I have been making an effort to get out and see movies. And what’s the point of doing that if I’m not spouting my ill-informed opinions on the internetz?
Yet I don’t have the time or the knowledge to write proper reviews. So I thought I’d start a blog full of these short, sharp reviews. The initial idea was 5 good points about each film, and 5 bad. Maybe not even about the film, but about my whole cinema experience.
I mulled over names for a blog for these hit’n’run reviews. Variations on ‘5 things’ or ‘pros and cons’ were already taken.
Then it came to me in a flash of inspiration. Loo Review! Reviews that are short enough for me to write during my toiletry stopoffs, and short enough for you to read during yours.
Sadly, I couldn’t get ‘Loo Review’ on Tumblr (where this blog started). It was already taken. By someone who reviews loos.
By this time, I’d realized firstly that I could do these quick reviews of anything in my life, not just the movies. And then I had to be honest with myself and admit that, like every other blogger, I’ll probably want to talk way more about myself than a Loo Review structure will allow. You’re reading a case in point.
So, the blog name is just one of my nicknames: ‘Dr Java Beans’. But as I kick it off, I hope that Loo Reviews will become a regular feature. I’ll stick with the ‘five of each’ idea. Not necessarily the five best and worst points of the movie. Just five things that I reckon.
Drop your pants, and enjoy.