Hello fellow cinephiles!  My name is Nick Vittorio! Thank you so much for checking out our blog.

A little about myself

I am just an average guy who loves everything about cinema. I was born and raised in the town of Duluth, MN (way up nort!). When you live in the one of the best outdoor cities in the country, you tend to love being outdoors!  Hiking, biking, and exploring have always been my favorite past times. I long to travel to New Zealand, Austria, and various other spectacular natural wonders of the world. Catholicism guides my life, as well as my family, friends, and beautiful fiancée Kelly. I am passionate about photography, J.R.R. Tolkien, and last but certainly not least, film.

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So why am I blogging about movies?

Ever since I can remember I have loved movies. Naturally it all started with Disney films, but I soon found myself wanting more and more. I’ve always had an extremely vibrant imagination and I think that movies were an outlet for that creatively to flow. You don’t need to know me for too long to know that the Lord of the Rings trilogy had an enormous impact on my life and also as a movie fan. Watching the appendices gave me an inside look at the filmmaking process…and I was hooked. Since then I have developed an eye for the camera, an ear for incredible scores, and a sense of great editing and storytelling. I don’t by any means consider myself an expert, but then again who really is?  I’m just a normal guy who truly loves everything about cinema.

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So please, kick back and enjoy the blog!  I hope to give you all the best reviews, discussion topics, and articles on all things movies!

 


 

If you’ve read this far you’re doing great! My name is Adam Althoff and I’m the resident tech expert and co-film review author with Nick Vittorio.

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I’m this guy. (Second from the left).

Like Nick, I have a keen interest in films and although this interest is a recent pursuit, I love watching a movie that tells a great story and shows me who the characters are on the inside. I enjoy analyzing pretty much anything so an opportunity to gaze into the camera thoughtfully is something I like to do. How did the cinematographer create that sequence of images? In what way did the director expose the truth about a character? What is the composer trying to show through the capacity of the soundtrack? These are questions that run through my brain when watching a movie and help you get a sense of what makes movies average, good, or extraordinary. Although I am satisfied watching a movie, I am even more fascinated by the technology that goes into creating a cinematic experience. Specifically home theater interpretations, which is why there’s a category called “home cinema.” I have been working in technology for over 5 years and I have always enjoyed researching computers, tv’s, and speakers. I may or may not be critical of a movie, but you will find me being keenly aware of the audio and video quality. Audiophile and videophile present and accounted for. If you say the word 4K, HDR, or lossless audio you might suddenly notice I’m interested in what you’re saying. (Hint for conversation starter with me? Probably)

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Also second from left.

Drop Nick or me a line in the contact section if you are looking for a way to get a hold of us.

Happy learning/researching/movie watching!