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My friend Brian (@Cenobite) had already roasted this reviewer in the past. So I guess it would be redundant for me to try and roast an already roasted fella right? Well, as everyone knows by now, Christy is male (I think) so we shall name him as Chris today. So why the heck am I writing a review on this reviewer? Well, he has become my friend since I met him about 3-4 years ago in amazon.com when he kindly commented in my “30 days Of Night” review. We both discovered that we were horror, art house cinema fans and after that we began sharing things about cult cinema.
Chris a terrific guy, the first time I talked to him, and the first thing he said was that I had real good taste in film and then I thanked him for the cult films that he has recommended to me. I learned a lot from Chris; I actually see him as one of my “go to” guys when came to movies. I have to say I would never have developed as “woopak” without Chris’ criticisms and support. During my early days of reviewing, Chris, Nick, Frank and Jenny (there are two others but they’re not in this site) kept me honest and focused in reviewing while others like Alex kept me motivated. Yes, I know some of you don’t like my reviews, but for those who do, they are among my greatest influences in reviewing. Our friend calls him "Mr. Criterion" to reflect his love for Foreign films.
Chris and his wife...
Some may see that Chris has an odd taste in movies but that is what makes him different. Producers of such movies have sent him complimentary autographed copies of their movies after he reviews them and one thing most people don’t know about him is the fact that he is a published writer. His work in a comic book poetry is pretty good. It is somewhat dark on some sections (But remember I am really dumb when it comes to poetry) but most of poetry and poems are sincere.
Going back to his taste in movies, Chris likes movies mostly in the horror genre. I heard he wasn’t allowed to see them as a kid (while I saw the Exorcist when I was 8 or 9 years old) so you can understand his passion for horror movies. Actually Chris specializes in cult horror movies; the ones that are different and so hardcore that most audiences would turn away. Some can say that his movie tastes can easily be misunderstood. Chris likes movies that can be defined as soul-scorchers, different and horror that is unnerving and disturbing. True horror films are meant to be disturbing; Hollywood gave the horror genre a bad name by relying on special effects. But this tribute isn’t about the horror genre, but rather a thank you to Chris who has educated me with a different world of cinema. Some may see his tastes in movies as trash, but hey, it all depends on what you look for. I am a cinema fan, and films are an art form; it also reflects a society and a country’s culture. But Chris isn’t all about horror; among his favorite genres are SILENT FILMS, Art Films, and fantasy. He’s a well-rounded movie fan, but he does favor horror and cult films.
As a Luncher, Chris was supportive of his friends and I do believe he has more badges than even myself because of his activity. He had made contributions in REEL OVERSEAS, Rebellious Rabble Radio, my two movie communities on Mainstream movies and Asian Cinema, REALITY INKED (he dug into his old comic books just so he can contribute) and many others. I do admit some of his content can be edgy at times but it is all for ‘tongue and cheek’ for him. He’s a comedian, and likes to joke around with his friends. I’ve never seen him disrespect anyone the way someone else plays the troll numerous times (you know who you are).
I suppose the main reason why I wanted to do this tribute to Chris is because he is often misunderstood, and I would like to express my gratitude to him with a small gesture. When things go awry, Chris always looked out for the benefit of his friends; he never tried to sabotage me as someone did in one of my communities and played games with his votes (you also know who you are), sent me different types of movies through the mail and has given a number of community founders a lot of support. He was the first one to say to me “not to do anything stupid”. Chris may have a weird taste in films (even his wife knows this ha-hah) but he is above all a kind, respectful person and you’ll have to get to know him to really like him and see the great, (ahem) gentle man inside.
Thanks for everything, Chris…er…Christy!
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