Welcome to Front Room Cinema.
My name is Scott Lawlor although I tend to go with the moniker ‘Custard’. I really can’t tell you why I chose that nick name. It doesn’t stem from my child hood, it is fairly recent, in the last 5 years. I believe it came just randomly from my XBOX 360 handle which was General Custard (a silly play on words hey?) and has just stuck. So here I am egg based desert named middle-aged film lover.
I have always wanted to do a blog but unfortunately my nerves got the better of me for a long time. It is a big thing putting your thoughts and poor writing skills out there for all to see. So I put it off for a very long time. Luckily I got a cracking job in January which meant I have plenty of office time that I could spend tuning and writing my own bit of the internet. And as they say in cliché school, the rest was history.
So what will you get here?
Hmmm let me start by telling you what you WILL NOT get. You will not get movie snob talk, long words, pretentious babble about the next big artsy fartsy film. You will not get heated debates on what the subtext or context of any film has or even a lot of reviews of non mainstream indie flicks. If you are looking for that type of stuff, then I guess it is time you were on your way. What you will get here is down to earth writing about entertainment and film. I also stay away from news as there are a million sites giving that information. Nothing fancy just a Dad writing about what he loves to do, and that is watch film and TV in his home cinema with his beautiful family. I do lists, MEMEs, personal posts and advice. I host movie reviews of films I see and excited rants about stuff I hate.
I hope that I haven’t put you off. I just wanted to be honest. I did try for a while to sound fancy like the clever big kids, but, I just came across as an uneducated fool, think Del Boy Trotter trying to speak French. Funny but sad.
So, pull up a chair and have a good old rummage, there is bound to be something for you to have a giggle about or disagree with!!
Editor / Head Author
But it is not only me at FRC. It used to be but now I have met some lovely people who share their work with us all. Here they are….
Mike is a freelance film critic & script writer, earning a Masters in Fiction Film Production in 2010. An HD snob by nature, he enjoys Anime , science fiction & comedies. Notably Spirited Away, Inception & The BigLebowski. Mike can be found on twitter lurking under the handle @littlestpicshow or at his own movie blog the goes by the name The Littlest Picture Show.
“Aussie film fan Rodney has been writing about film, DVD and Blu-Ray since 1998, when he became Chief Reviewer at a now-defunct Adelaide-based online retailer. A fan of blockbuster and mainstream cinema, as well as dabbling in arthouse and independent forms of the industry, Rodney prefers to spend his nights and weekends in front of the television watching the latest release on Blu-Ray instead of out getting sloppy drunk like many of his friends. When he’s not out in the Front Room, Rodney can be found writing reviews for his own website www.fernbyfilms.com, helping good mate Al K Hall over at The Bar None, and dabbling in lists over at Top 10 Films.”
Long time film fan and aspiring film writer, Tom is a horror fanatic who wasted far too much time at University sitting through every film in the IMDB Top 250. He is partial to foreign films and cult cinema and would love to rid the world of people who rustle their popcorn during important scenes. He can be found on Twitter under the alias @filmbantha and runs his own blog at FILM BANTHA
Teri is a former film student from Edinburgh and currently works in book publishing in London. She is a fan of bad taste films, horror, fantasy, science fiction and vintage teen comedy and has been described by her friends as a “proper nerd” and a human imdb. She can be found speaking nonsense under the twitter name @msenidcoleslaw and scribbling similar nonsense on her blog Enid’s Revenge
Born in Chicago, but now based in Fresno, California, Sam Fragoso is a Junior in High School who has been writing about contemporary cinema since late 2009 for his site Duke & The Movies. Beyond containing a feverous passion for film, he has a certain disdain for these introductions that require him to refer to himself by name. Alas, he does it anyways.