Hello, and welcome to Film Tangent! For the past few months, you’ve heard Parris and I talking about the “Big Secret Plan”, and this is (most of) it. We’re officially starting a brand new site today, focused exclusively on movies, TV shows, DVDs, Blu-rays, and the like. This site will also become the official home of the Remember When podcast.
So why the change, you ask? In truth, there were two reasons that prompted this.
First, we felt a little weird housing a Movie & TV podcast on a site whose main focus is about gaming. That’s not to say we didn’t love our days of having Remember When featured on Talking About Games. But a site like TAG prefers to talk about games (I know, go figure!) and there wasn’t a lot of room for us to talk about TV shows, movies, or DVDs in between shows. That’s not to say that Talking About Games was a bad place. Far from it! But Parris and I needed a place that was focused primarily on stuff we love.
Our second reason comes with a tiny confession that will probably surprise no one: We’ve come to love and adore our interactions with the Remember When page on Facebook. They were the perfect outlet for us to talk about movies and TV shows in the gaps between our Remember When episodes. It was so much fun to talk about our reactions to TV shows and movies, immediately after we watched them. But the problem is, Facebook doesn’t let us make long, elaborating posts. It’s a medium of brevity, and we needed more room to talk.
As thus, we created our own site. FilmTangent.com. Isn’t that an awesome name?
Now, there are dozens of web sites out there in the internet right now (or so we’ve heard), so you’re probably wondering what’s the point of this one.
Well, for starters, Film Tangent is the new home for Remember When. All of our program announcements, episode releases, and the like will be posted here. You will not need to update your RSS feeds for the podcast episodes. But we’re going to use this site to keep you in the loop about the show. And to make it even more fun, we’re also going to start polling you on our topics for upcoming episodes. Yes, that’s right. You’ll have a chance to vote on which “Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen” will be in the next episode.
Parris and I also plan to use this site to start talking at length about our opinions on TV shows, movies, DVDs, and the like. Want to know what we thought of Inception, or Salt, or Shrek 8? You’ll find it here first.
In the future, we’re going to be adding more features, like reviews, multimedia content… and yes, even interviews and conversations with people in Hollywood.
Our official opening day will be on Friday, July 2nd. But we’d like to welcome our beta testers to the site, and we hope you’ll stick around. We’re about to take you on a wild ride.
And lastly, we want to say Thanks to all the people that have helped make Remember When the mini-phenomenon it is. Through your feedback, your iTunes ratings, your comments, and your participation, you’ve turned a tiny little podcast into something big. Now we’re taking that one step further. We couldn’t have done it without our fans and our friends.