Archive for August, 2014
No, seriously, let’s not call it that. I’ve made a “comeback” several times, only to disappear shortly thereafter. But this feels different.
I’ve been re-reading old posts and articles of mine recently, and I must admit that I’ve found them quite entertaining. I think 2004-2007 truly were the glory days of The Movie Mark. Once I helped launch Josh Brolin’s career into the stratosphere, well, I haven’t had the same drive. Once that particular goal was accomplished, what else was left?
“I want to be a famous Rotten Tomatoes reviewer! I want to make money off this! I want to be quoted on DVD cases!”
In order to do all of that, I had to be something I wasn’t. The “Johnny Betts” that you know and love had to compromise. But a compromised Johnny Betts is not the Johnny Betts you know and love. Sounds like the beginning of a Christopher Nolan movie. The fact of the matter is, I’ve already been quoted on the back of Chinese bootleg DVDs. What more could a guy ask for?
I think it’s time I got back to writing for the love of it, for the reader’s enjoyment, and for the ridicule of stupidity across this nation. And let’s face it – this nation becomes more stupid by the day.
So how about I just go back to being awesome and displaying that through my writing? Sounds like a plan to me.
Now if I can round up all seven of my previous readers then I’ll be off to a start. Not a good one, mind you, but it’s a start…