#73 Sean Collier
The first time I met Sean Collier, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew his dad was a popular name in Pittsburgh, and so is Sean’s. He was very quiet at a gathering we were all invited to, and I was honestly not sure if we would get along. His silence was intimidating, and to be honest, I was nervous to talk to him. He is probably laughing at me right now reading this. Well, it shows how much I know, we totally hit it off, and are now good buds. He is one of the better eggs in our city, and I love what he does. I have been on his podcast called You Can’t Handle The Truth, where he, and Aaron Kleiber,(another awesome and hilarious comedian) review movies right after an advanced screening of them in theaters before anyone else sees them. Not sure you know this about me, but I am obsessed with movies. I used to keep lists when I was little of any category you can think of.
- Hottest actors
- Best on screen performance
- Best love scene (Lonely child)
- Best extra performance
- Best gruesome death (Once again…..)
- Worst cry face
The list went on… I still have these notebooks stored in my mom’s house like a time capsule. As I got older, I graduated to writing my own reviews, for no apparent reason than to get my thoughts out. I never submitted them, hell, I never even showed them to anyone. I just liked doing it. I am sure if I reread them now, they would be both humorous and lame. Not like Sean’s reviews, which I love. Brutally honest. You can tell he isn’t humoring anyone, or has to answer to a higher power. Is there a movie higher power? THIS IS WHAT I WANTED TO KNOW!
With that being said, I wanted to pick Sean’s brain about how the nomination process works for movie awards, what (in his mind) makes a great movie, how he writes reviews all the time without burning out, his favorite holiday movies,and how in the heck did he land one of the coolest jobs ever! Viewing movies before they hit theaters? AMAZING!
Grab your popcorn, candy,
bottle of wine, and tune into this fun conversation we had after we viewed Allied with Brad Pitt. I promise you will like it, even if you don’t, we won’t judge you. HEH, see what I did there? Have a movie you think is going to hit the oscars?????? Post in the comments below!!! If Arrival doesn’t win something…. I dunno what will.