Monthly Archives: January 2013

Before Anyone Gets Too Excited…


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Date: January 28, 2013

What you see here, right now, is the product of a few hours of exploration on wordpress.com.

I don’t know that I’m actually going to move here, because I’m still pretty unclear as to what all my options are with regards to bringing my media along with me…other than the fact, that they’re going to make me pay money for this feature…

I’m unclear, if they have a player for just audio files…and I’m not real crazy about having to put audio into video files, just to be able to distribute it [like I did, back in my YouTube days]…I also want to explore deeper, my payment options…

– Steve


Update: April 09, 2013

I guess, I got over my reluctance to use YouTube…So, I don’t expect to put any money into the distribution of my content…Which is good…I’ll just have large video files to contend with, in the aftermath of preparation for distribution…and I’ll have at least a few extra steps, in making these files [Video is not my intended destination here…audio is…But it needs to be couched in video, in order to be distributed on sites like YouTube and BlipTV].

It’s quicker to just make the audio file, and upload it somewhere…but, you work with what you have…right?

– Steve

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The Steve Diamond Movie Review: The Ratings System…


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Date: January 01, 2013

This is how The Steve Diamond Movie Review Ratings System works…

There are four base ratings and three special badges…They go as follows.


The Ratings:

In my opinion…The movie I am about to review is dreadful, not recommended and ought to be avoided. This rating will be reserved for those movies, I genuinely dislike [or hate].


In my opinion…This movie was neither good nor bad…It may have a few strong aspects to it, but those could not make the movie notably good. Movies I did not especially like, but I recognized worthwhile aspects about…They will get this rating.

In my opinion…This is a good, solid movie…It is something I would recommend…I enjoyed it.

The name says it all…”I Loved This!”…This movie comes with my strongest recommendation…There likely won’t be a lot of these ratings given out, but it needs to exist…because there are a few movies I love.

The Special Badges:

This clarifies when a movie is campy…and also signifies that I might be adjusting the ratings scale, in order to accommodate for just how “off the wall” this movie may be. Old [“vintage”] and obscure movies, will likely get this badge…As well as some modern “B movies”.


“So Bad, It Is Good”…You ever buy one of those “50 pack movie collections”…and then laugh your head off, because most of the selections are so hideously bad they are like a parody?…If so, then you get the idea of this badge.


Personal Favorites…These are movies, I would recommend for any collection.


Keep in mind, these are my opinions…your own opinion may be different.

My own tastes run the gambit…though they center on fantasy, horror, adventure and drama…I like good comedies, sometimes…I like a good action movie, every now and then…I like science fiction, more often than not…I do like the occasional “art house” type movie…and I like the weird, campy “Grindhouse” type stuff, also…I am not huge on musicals, but I’ll watch one if I think it’s going to be interesting…

…And I am rather enthusiastic about movies, with cute talented boys playing substantial roles.

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