Hi, my name’s Daniel Ben-Zvi and welcome to my blog. While I had a general idea of the types of things I wanted to discuss on here, I hadn’t quite come up with a title. So, I gave a thought to what I’d be talking about on here thinking “hey, something will probably suggest itself.”
The main thrust of this blog is one that won’t surprise those who know me: I am a pop culture junkie and have been for my entire life. I love music in almost all of its infinite forms. I love movies that make you think, that challenge you, that make you laugh or cry, that entertain you, that just plain make you glad you took a few hours out of your day to go to the movies. I love TV when it strives to be the best quality when it can be, when it look to tell a story, to be something unique or different, to actively engage the viewer.
There’s also plenty I don’t like and you’ll be hearing a lot about that as well. I’ll be talking about films I’ve seen (theater, Blu-Ray, DVD), CDs I’ve just listened to, TV shows I’ve watched, books I’ve read. I’ll be getting fairly honest about how I feel so those of a sensitive disposition may want to stop reading.
But that’s not all I’ll be talking about. With everything going on in the world, there’s plenty of things that I have opinions on. And, hey, occasionally I may just talk about what’s going on in my life.
So, that’s when it hit me: Now Playing. Really the perfect title as it encompasses pretty much every tack I might take on this blog: now playing in the theaters, now playing on TV, now playing on my Blu-Ray player, now playing on my iPod, now playing on my iPad, now playing in my head…
So, welcome aboard. I hope I can keep your interest, entertain you a little, maybe even turn you on to something you might not have tried otherwise. Welcome to my world. Hope you enjoy the ride.