MOVIEMIKES.COM, a web site devoted to films new and old, will launch on Friday, March 5, 2010 in time to spotlight the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.
Created by film buffs Michael Gencarelli and Michael Smith, the site will be a one stop destination for movie fans to get the latest news, trailers and reviews. Also included will be up to date DVD reviews, interviews with industry insiders and a fan comment area.
“With Mike and I writing for several different outlets, it only made sense for us to combine our efforts at one site,” said Smith. “Though we will continue to contribute to those sites our main attention will be on making MovieMikes.com a top destination on the web.”
ABOUT THE MIKES
Michael A. Smith, 49, has been the film critic for the Leavenworth (Kansas) Times for the past eight years. He has also been the film critic and a featured writer (“Mike’s Rant”) for Nolan’s Pop Culture Review (www.crazedfanboy.com) for the past decade. He is a weekly contributor to the RottenTomatoes web site and has recently had his reviews featured at www.moviehole.net. He currently serves as Vice President of the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest professional film critics’ association in the United States. Smith resides in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
Michael Gencarelli, 27, currently authors the weekly box office report found at the www.moviehole.net web site. He also recently began contributing reviews to the site. He previously ran the www.boxofficewizard.com web site and was a contributor to both www.myvideostore.com and www.darkhorizons.com. He is currently producing the independent feature “Wicked Little Princess,” which is now in pre-production in Long Island, NY. He lives in Bethpage, New York
The Mikes both cite “JAWS” as their favorite film and in fact first met at JAWSFest in 2005. They both are featured in the critically acclaimed documentary “The Shark Is Still Working.”
For more information please call (913) 683-9840 or (516) 578-3164. Ask for Mike!