I love movies. They are probably one of the most widely accepted forms of pop culture, generating any emotion we could ever wish to empathetically feel. One of the few sites I scroll through every day is First Showing, my only consistent source for whats going on in Hollywood.
First Showing is comprised of all the things I love about good websites. Their style is simple and clean, easy to read and navigate and their content is frequently updated and consistently accessible. The updates and movie reviews come not from film critics or unqualified snobs, but instead from “a creative collaboration of individuals who are above all dedicated and passionate towards movies.”
Much of the content comes from founder Alex Billington, someone who just loves movies. Many of his post are quick and on the fly, getting information to the readers as soon as it gets in his head. On multiple occasions I’ve noticed several grammar mistakes from Alex, but I see this as a very endearing quality for the type of blog that First Showing is. It speaks to something larger, that this is not a place full of self righteous or abundantly pretentious writings. Instead, First Showing is a site created by genuine fans. I would love to write for them, obviously.
Contributing editors include Ethan Aderton and Brandon Lee Tenney. First Showing also runs a podcast, cleverly named The Golden Briefcase. It’s no secret that I love podcast, and The Golden Briefcase is definitely one that any film fan should check out.
You can find First Showing HERE
Or find them on Twitter HERE
Or Ethan on Twitter HERE
And, of course, Alex on Twitter HERE