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2011: The Year of the Movie Nerd

April 29, 2011

So after a freak set of events that started two years ago with this humble blog and eventually led up to a sweet, sweet gig working at GetGlue.com, the big update around these parts is that, as of yesterday, the awesome folks over at The Huffington Post offered me a full-time position as an Associate Editor at Moviefone. After mulling over the notion of getting paid to write about movies and go to premieres for all of zero seconds, I played it cool, humbly accepted, then went home and danced around like Kevin Bacon in the lobby of my apartment building. Not trying to get on a soap box or anything, it’s just effing crazy on the one hand, and I couldn’t have done it without all you loyal readers on the other. Seriously, if it weren’t for every last one of you who’s stopped by here and told me I was nuts for hating Kick-Ass, strangely impressed/understandably sad for the way I sat through Battlefield Earth, Troll 2 and Gigli all on my own free will, or just dropped in to say “I love you,” I would have put the lid on this thing a long time ago. So thanks to infinity and I swear I’ll get back to all your comments one of these days.

And as for the future of Cut The Crap, pretty sure I’ll be keeping up this snail’s pace of writing reviews when I can. It ain’t ideal, but since I can’t let my baby go the way of Pets.com, it’ll have to do. But hey, a new door has been opened and who knows what could happen if I play my cards right. So on that note, you guys rock and here goes nothin’.

Oh, and I can’t stop listening to this song. Give it a listen, it makes me happy.

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35 Comments leave one →
  1. April 29, 2011 12:25 am

    NOOOOOO!!! Don’t leave us!!!

    Godspeed you, good sir! Don’t forget us. Plug the shit out of us! Moviefone just found a place on my bookmarks bar.

    • May 2, 2011 7:57 am

      Hahaha. I ain’t goin’ anywhere, man, just won’t be as much of me. And will absolutely be plugging the shit out of you and all my homies at the LAMB.

      • May 4, 2011 7:42 pm

        “And will absolutely be plugging the shit out of you and all my homies at the LAMB.”

        Mega-Like.

      • May 5, 2011 11:07 am

        Hahaha. Fo sho’, homey.

  2. April 29, 2011 12:26 am

    Aiden….you are the man! I’m so glad that you have finally have got all that recognition you deserve. You have been a huge inspiration to me, and if it weren’t for you bro, I don’t think I would have ever started Dan the Man. Thanks dude! I hope all works well, with that bangin’ job you got. Also, Siobhan says yo.

    • May 2, 2011 8:00 am

      Haha. Thanks, dude. Just keep on doin’ what your doin’ and the same kinda good luck is bound to happen, especially at the pace you’re going. And yo right back to ya’, Siobhan.

  3. April 29, 2011 3:25 am

    Wow. Dude, a huge CONGRATULATIONS is in order. Ecstatic to hear this news and I wish you the very best!

  4. April 29, 2011 4:20 am

    Big congrats from down under, man. Hope it all goes well for you! See you round the interwebs!!!

    • May 2, 2011 8:02 am

      Thanks, dude. Hoping it’s as awesome as it sounds, will be reporting back.

  5. April 29, 2011 8:29 am

    Well done sir!

  6. April 29, 2011 10:13 am

    Dude, that’s awesome! You are an inspiration for bloggers everywhere. Keep it up, man.

    Also, nice song selection. Not a huge LCD fan, but that is a good one.

    • May 2, 2011 8:03 am

      Thanks, man! Really appreciate that.

      And, yeah, wasn’t a huge fan for a while, but been really into them as of late. Been listening to that song like gangbusters these days.

  7. April 29, 2011 12:03 pm

    congrats dude… if you need an extra writer you can recommend me 😛

    • May 2, 2011 8:04 am

      Hahaha, thanks and will make sure my first order of business is to get Moviefone Jamaica up and running.

  8. April 29, 2011 1:50 pm

    Congratulations on the new gig, dude! Best of luck to you, I’ll definitely be checking out Moviefone more often now!

    • May 2, 2011 8:05 am

      Thanks, dude! Much appreciated. And, yeah, I should probably follow suit in that regard, too. Their iPhone app is actually pretty kickass.

  9. April 29, 2011 4:19 pm

    Congrats, man.

    Did you apply or did they just contact you?

    • April 29, 2011 4:30 pm

      Thanks, dude! I applied for an editor position at the Entertainment section of the Huffington Post last November, didn’t get it, but they kept me in mind ’cause they were thinking of creating a movie section. Flashforward six months later, they’ve merge with AOL along with Moviefone, there was an opening and they asked if I wanted it. Crazy times, man.

      • April 29, 2011 10:19 pm

        That’s awesome they kept you in mind. Couldn’t have happened to a nice guy.

  10. April 29, 2011 6:33 pm

    Congratulations again Aiden! Good on you, maybe down the road AM will acquire Moviefone and get your services ahah 😉

    • May 2, 2011 8:06 am

      Hahaha. Thanks, dude, and at the pace you guys are growing, I wouldn’t count it out one of these days.

  11. April 30, 2011 8:45 am

    I mean this with all honesty – you’ve earned it Aiden, you’re one of the best writers the LAMB has to offer. And with that comes major major congratulations from me. Any chance of you supplying us with a link to your moviefone posts? (if they still do that – I know they used to have it so you could subscribe to certain authors)

    • May 2, 2011 8:09 am

      Ryan, man, you’re killin’ me softly over here. Really appreciate that and will definitely get some Moviefone linkage going on here once I get started and figure out how stuff works. Pretty sure there’s is still some way to subscribe to certain authors, but w/e, I’ll keep you posted since I’m nothing short of clueless right now.

  12. May 2, 2011 5:23 pm

    Oh my goodness, so sorry I missed this wonderful news, Aiden. Belated congrats to you, man, I have no doubt you’ll get far with the kind of skills you have as a movie writer! Please don’t forget about us little people ok? 😀

    • May 2, 2011 8:18 pm

      Haha. Thanks, Ruth! And don’t you worry, I’ll always be Aiden from the block. The LAMB runs through my veins.

      • May 3, 2011 12:18 pm

        Ha..ha.. Aiden from the block, good one, before you know it you’ll be hangin’ w/ Jenny from the block 😉 Please make sure you let us know the link to your Movieline column ok? I’ll start going to that site more often now.

      • May 5, 2011 11:07 am

        Haha. Will do!

  13. May 3, 2011 3:38 am

    I love you. 🙂

    Haha, congrats man. Major props.

  14. HermioneO permalink
    May 3, 2011 3:23 pm

    Well done sir.

  15. May 4, 2011 7:45 pm

    You ought to already know how I feel about this, so I won’t go on about that. We all know this is awesome news.

    I just ask that you keep us abreast of what’s going on with that…have you already started writing for them? Will your work be more behind the scenes? Details, man! Looking forward to checking you out over there.

    • May 5, 2011 11:09 am

      Oh, I know, bud. Truly flattered over here.

      And my first day is on the 16th, not sure what kinda stuff I’ll be writing until I actually get there, but it sounds like I’ll be very much at the forefront of things. Will keep you posted though. Crazy times.

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