Happy New Year, Grinders!
We wanted to wish you all a happy new year! 2013 is going to be an even bigger and better year for Bosco’s Grindhouse and we’re excited to take you guys along for the ride. More reviews, more shows, more interviews, more, more, more! While I finish up all my 2012 reviews and my Year-In Review article, don’t forget to catch up on all the Bosco’s Word articles I’ve posted throughout the year. But all of this would be nothing without all of your support and it’s been an amazing year not only for me but for the rest of the staff. We’ve all learned so much and we appreciate every single hit that we get.
Among the many I have to thank, here are a few extraordinary individuals who make all of this possible:
- Matthew Yoder – For fighting with me all those times about what movies would make the most money and for being my Babydoll. Also, no one else in the world could give me the courage to get in front of a camera every week and talk for thirty minutes. You helped me face my fears like never before.
- Landon Maloney – For having an amazing Tumblr page that eventually evolved into a friendship and for knowing every single obscure movie that no one ever bothered to watch.
- Orlando Acosta – For sending me that email and teaching me all about the weird blaxploitation-anime-kung fu hybrids I didn’t even know existed.
- Adam Popovich – For being a dick when you wanted, being a friend when I needed, and for creating Fake News. We may not always agree (in fact, we never do), but you’ve always been a good friend and a major help. By the way, [REC] 3: Genesis is better than [REC] 2. That’s it.
- Dan Weecks – For hanging out with me when I was a 4th grader and you were an 8th grader, despite the fact that I was probably an annoying little snot. And for always believing in my ideas and trying to make them a reality no matter how implausible they were.
- Kern Saxton – For talking about movies with me for hours on end and turning a simple interview into an in-depth deconstruction of cinema and for, ultimately, being a friend.
- Bill Oberst Jr. – Without you, none of my side projects would have ever come to fruition. You always showed support and enthusiasm for everything I did and went so far as to show other people about it, too. You, sir, will always be a friend and one of the reasons Bosco’s Grindhouse made it through 2012. Oh, and I promise we’re going to make that film together soon.
- Leslye Headland – For accepting my interview request over Twitter out of the goodness of your heart. I can now say I interviewed the director of one of the year’s best and most successful comedies. Thank you!
- Felix Vasquez Jr. – You inspired me to become a film critic in the first place! After our interview last year you continued to display support for me and, as someone who looked up to you for years, that’s pretty damn awesome.
- Lucien G. Spelman – For trusting my opinion enough to ask for it. You have a career on the rise and your short film is just the beginning.
- Ralph Garman – For reading my email on Hollywood Babble-On, sharing my story, promoting my website, and inadvertently introducing myself and Lucien.
- Bubbawheat – For showing me the ropes when I first started Bosco’s Grindhouse and helping me to figure it all out.
- Vince Mancini – For being another one of my inspirations and allowing me to ask you enough questions to fill a book.
- The Staff at Grizzly Bomb – Scott Fraser, Brian Kronner, Michelle Mattock: Without you three, there would be no Bosco’s Grindhouse. I would not be writing movie reviews. I would have not one one-hundredth of the opportunities I’ve had in the past year. You guys are awesome.
- Lucina Chavez – For supporting me no matter how much it cost you. Thank God I had a mom who supported me enough to trust me to stay focused.
- Henry Rodriguez – For taking me to see Big Daddy when I was two years old. Love you, Dad.
We all wish you the best 2013 and we hope you continue to read for as long as we continue to write!