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Celebrating Five Years at Movies, Films and Flix!

September 29, 2015




Hello all. Mark here.

I want to start off by thanking my beautiful wife Megan for all the support (technical and friendship) and patience while I’ve spent a lot of my free time writing about Kurt Russell. MFF wouldn’t be around if it wasn’t for her and I am incredibly thankful. She set up the logos, bought the domain and basically dragged me out of the computer stone age. She also created this poster that I think is amazing.


I also want to thank everyone who reads MFF. You’ve endured a lot of Dolph Lundgren references and slogged through some soul crushing early posts. Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed the journey and now as you listen to the podcast or read about horror sweatshirts you look back at the trek fondly. It has been a fun journey that has taught me some very important things.

  1. People love Kurt Russell’s sleeveless shirts.
  2. People think The Shining was released in the 21st century.
  3. I will write about Ernest Scared Stupid whenever I have a chance.
  4. When you start a blog because of a Dolph Lundgren joke you will be totally fine.
  5. Pans Labyrinth is a “dark fantasy war thriller” with hints of horror.
  6. Nicolas Cage look really bored in the film Next.



I will always remember the first post I wrote for MFF. I was working on a show called Dual Survival in the Florida Everglades and I would work 14 hour days and come back to the hotel and attempt to write something pithy about Dolph Lundgren. It was tough going and each post took me a week to write. However, I really wanted to stick with it and build a site that people wanted to read. I knew the material wasn’t great but I enjoyed the process of making everything more readable.

Here are some MFF highlights throughout the years.

  • John “the horror leviathan” Leavengood joined the site about six months in and has inundated the world with mainstream, non-mainstream and incredibly non-mainstream horror posts.
  • We’ve teamed up with Sharkdropper for probably the greatest podcast in the history of the world (Listen to it people).
  •  I have the 21st century horror market cornered. Viva la Cabin in the Woods!

It has been a fantastic five years and I look forward to continuing the Dolph Lundgren inspired journey to movie criticism Valhalla! (not sure what that means).  Thank you for sticking around and I promise more beautifully random things to come.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. John Leavengood permalink
    September 29, 2015 10:10 am

    “We’ve teamed up with Sharkdropper for probably the greatest podcast in the history of the world.” Probably an understatement! LOL

  2. mmarnall permalink*
    September 29, 2015 10:44 am

    Congrats! Here is to many more years of movie experiences! I enjoy each of our date nights at home or the theater, all in the name of movie blog research 🙂 Love you!

  3. September 29, 2015 11:24 am

    Congratulation on you 5th anniversary!

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