Current State of DTMMR

Hey everybody,

Quite the surprise, eh? No new review? No poster? No dumb one-liner at the beginning? No nothing!?!? Well, yeah, because what I’m about to delve into here is a tad bit serious, but nothing too dramatic to the point of where this final post can be considered a swan song of sorts from me. Then again, that’s not up to me; I’ll let you guyses be the judges on that.

Anyway, so if any of you know by now, I’m moving onto a pretty stage in my life that I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time now: Moving away to college. Yes, that day has finally come and sadly, it came pretty quickly. And although I’ve been in college for the past two years, but with it being community college, I’m pretty sure anybody can tell you that it’s nearly as serious as it is with a university. But that’s where I’m at now and believe it or not, I’m very happy.

However, the one downside to moving on with one part of your life, usually means that another one has to be settled down for quite some time and that’s what brings me to this blog here, my adopted infant for the past five or so years. By that, I don’t mean that I’ll stop writing reviews for ever and ever until the end of time; in fact, I’ll continue to be doing that. It may be on different sites, or in different fronts, but I’ll always write reviews and for the most part, continue to post the links onto this here.

So for now, yes, DTMMR will mostly be kept as a living body of my work from now on, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be updating it from time to time. I’m a writer through and through, so whenever I get the creative juices flowing and the feeling in the pit of my stomach, I might just knock out two, three, or what have you, reviews! The reviews just won’t be nearly as constant as they were before, nor will they will find any nifty way of tying into some sort of thread (if you haven’t been able to notice any patterns by now). So yeah, the reviews will be more random (both new and old releases) but they’ll still be up and ready for each and everyone of you to read, comment on and hopefully be able to sway you into seeing something.

And as for all of you, well, I’m very thankful for all that you have been doing for me since the day I started. As I’ve said before, this isn’t the dying days of DTMMR, in fact, not even close. This is just a stepping-stone for the next part of my life where I can (hopefully) making something of a career I’ve been so dedicated to for the past five-six years. So until I’m gone and out doing my own thing, I’ll save the big goodbye speech until then. As for now, I’m not really going anywhere, which means you shouldn’t either!

As always, keep on writing and watching, people.

Yours truly,

-Dan O.

P.S. I am going away to school at Temple University, so if any of you are, for whatever reason, around that “wonderful” area that is North Philly, hit a guy up!


  1. Good luck. University was probably the best time of my life. Hell, I met, fell in love with, and married, my Shakespeare instructor (this happened after the class was finished) so maybe you’ll have a similar experience. Cheers.

  2. hell of a lot of work to maintain a blog such as yours. thanks for the effort so far, was a pleasure following you. i completely understand you cutting back a bit. good luck with college!

  3. All the best Dan 🙂 I’m at the other end of my uni degree (graduate in a couple of weeks) so I can tell you in full confidence you’ll have a ball. Looking forward to reading more of your (sporadic) work in the future!

  4. I’m very happy for you. College is the best time and I know you’ll have fun. I’m glad that your not leaving, it wouldn’t be the same.

  5. You’re becoming an Owl? Nice. Well, its nice as long as you’re continuing to write for us! 😉

    Best of luck to you. I’ve always enjoyed your reviews and your support for my stuff as well. Wish you all the best in this new stage.

  6. You know something? You were the FIRST person to hit up on my first review ever (Divergent) on my blog which started this year so I’ve always kinda been following your reviews since then – it’s a lot when you’ve basically started off with no reach.

    It’s going to be hard to see lesser regular reviews, but you’re going to university, and that’s really the only thing that should matter. I keep getting nostalgic at my years back in college, so yeah – definitely the only thing that matters.

    Well, as long as they’ll at least keep coming through and I’ll be seeing occasional reviews 🙂

    All the very best, and milk all the awesomeness you can in the coming years!

  7. Dan, words could never express how appreciative I am of your support for my blog. You always commented and liked all my reviews. You are a funny guy who always left something that made me laugh or scratch my head. I will miss you leaving comments because I think you’re the only one who does it daily. I’m sorry I never returned the favour by reading and liking everything you wrote. You are a great writer and your blog is what fuels me to want to write better and more often so I could one day be as popular as you. You love movies and writing, I wish you all the best in school in life. Keep in touch and take care.

  8. Wow man, congrats on going to Temple and best of luck out there! I have to say man I’ve always been impressed how you’ve been able to keep up a review per day, and its gonna be different that’s for sure, but hope to see you around still!

  9. Congratulations on this new and exciting stage of your life! Enjoy Temple, thanks for all the great reviews (so far) and thanks for supporting my blog too. What subject will you be studying? Best wishes to you xx

  10. This is great news. Good luck with college and the next big step in your life. It’s great that you’re getting to move on like this. Of course, it’ll be sad not to have so many reviews from you, but good to know you’ll keep writing 🙂

  11. Best of luck at university Dan. Thanks for all your support over the last year or two and I hope you manage to get enough time to write and see films.

  12. Ah, I truly wish you all the very best and I hope that you have an amazing experience! I am looking forward to reading your reviews, even if they are sporadic from here on out!

  13. Good luck at University man! It’ll be strange without your daily reviews, the team at Mr. Movie consider you a Roger Ebert of sorts, lol, we usually say out loud, ‘what did Dan the man rate it’ … Keep living, watching and writing!

  14. Man, your blog has always been the cornerstone of WordPress for me. Your reviews are always great to read. Good luck at Uni and I hope you aren’t away from here for too long.

  15. As much as I’ve enjoyed reading your reviews, Dan, I’m kinda glad you’re slowing down – you make the rest of us look bad!! LOL!!! I kid, I kid, but seriously, you’ve done an amazing job over the last few years my friend, and it’ll be kinda sad to see you spend more time away from us. That’s the thing I’ve found hardest to deal with over this blogging, is that just when you find a blogger who you admire and like to follow, they go and get involved with “life”…. bah, humbug! 😉

    Dude, best of luck with your future studies, and when you’re all done with that, I hope you follow a career in writing (of some kind) and can come back here bigger, badder, tougher than ever. Keep in touch!

  16. Glad to hear that you’re not fully stepping away from here! Have an utterly fantastic time at university and I look forward to reading your next review, whenever that comes through!

  17. Congrats on university!!! Your blog is a huge inspiration for mine, and I hope that one day I can be as good as you – I will look forward to your next review whenever that may be! x

  18. Best of luck for the future! If your time at University (or “college” as you call it in the States) is as fun as mine was, you’re in for a great time!

  19. Having never left college, I can say you are in the best place to make something even greater in your life. I’ll be on the lookout for those occasional bursts of energy when you can’t resist posting about something you saw that was fantastic. Don’t take shortcuts, be true to yourself, and have some fun.

  20. Wow!! Congratulations Dan!! I’ve been around Temple and it’s a cool campus. I’ll be moving to Colorado Springs, CO in a few months to start my new life too, so I understand the whole new chapter thing.

  21. For some odd reason I always thought of you as someone who was older than me.. so thanks for ruining that by being 4 years younger!!!?? *WTF moment of the week*

    Oh well, I guess I have to get over that new information quickly to wish you good luck in your educational future.. and career stuff and all that serious grown up stuff you’re still about to face that I have faced and don’t like at all! Ha! No worries though.. there’s some fun stuff about new chapters too… like… uhm.. you’ll find out!

    Hoping that the next visit to this site will be soon enough!

  22. Hey, congrats on your new endeavor Dan! Best of luck in Uni, boy it’s been a long time since I went to college but it was one of the best times of my life. Glad you won’t abandon the blog entirely, looking forward to seeing you around whenever you get to it, man. Cheers!

  23. Other than Penn State, Temple was probably the university most of my graduating class [Neshaminy High School Class of 2005] went to, so you definitely picked a good place to go. Good luck with everything, enjoy yourself and as always, look forward to the next review 😉

  24. Enjoy this, the it is the best time, of your life…I am glad we “met” and if you want to throw a posting up on whatever topic (like on your college experience, etc) up on, I will definitely post it. I have to say this: Drive Safe! (and have a great time!)

  25. Wish you all the best Dan. Look forward to reading more of your reviews and your comments. What’s your twitter handle so that we can keep in touch?

  26. Good luck in college, Dan! Your site was one of the first I visited regularly when I got into blogging about 4 years ago, so I’m sad to see you slowing down. Life takes precedent, though! Anyway, have fun in your time away from the blog!

  27. I’m excited for you, Dan! Good for you. I’ve always enjoyed reading posts from your site, and I’ll continue to do that. Next steps are always great, and the heads up for all of your readers is truly appreciated, I’m sure. Best of luck in your future – I wish the best for you and your future career. I imagine it must be bright with the talent you possess. Cheers!

  28. I don’t have the stamina to read all these comments, but best of luck to you at Temple! Good that you’re being realistic about how frequently you can write at school. I went in thinking I could keep up the pace and fell flat on my face.

  29. You’ve done great work here, Dan. Not just the fact that you do reviews just about every day, but also the quality. Best of luck to you with things at Temple, and if you’re interested in doing some things with Half Popped Reviews, definitely let me know! I have a few things I need help with, and it doesn’t involve writing up movie reviews! Your perspective would be greatly appreciated on a few things in the works.

    I’ll be keeping an eye on your site, as always, and looking forward to any new content you post!

  30. Wow.. I don’t think I ever realized that you were so write with such breadth & experience.. As you know, I love your reviews as 99% of the time, we agreed…except you probably worded it better than me! ha! I wish you all the best at Uni and I know this won’t be the last we see of you besides the occasional review. You my friend, will be onto very big things in the future as you have loads of talent & wit. Cheers!

  31. Good luck at Temple. Though I don’t comment much (I’m mostly a lurker), I have totally valued your opinion on movies. My taste seems pretty aligned with yours. I don’t go see movies right away often (four young ones at home). Whenever my husband and I are about to hit up a movie, we ask, “What does Dan the Man think??” and we consult the blog. It has been great!

    Also – I grew up in your neck of the woods (West Chester/Downingtown area), so anytime you mention anything about PA, I get all nostalgic for lightning bugs…and Wawa hoagies.

    Good luck! Have fun!

  32. I’d be lying if I said I won’t miss your reviews, but hey, it’s not like I can argue against higher education. That’s as good a reason as any to take an extended break, I figure.

    Best of luck to you, man. Good luck with anything you choose to do in the future!

  33. Dan, I’ve had a lot of fun frequenting this site. So from a selfish perspective, it’s sad to hear this news. On the other hand, I’m happy you’re taking a big step in your life. I also greatly appreciate you reading my blog and being the first person to put me on their blogroll. I’m keeping you on mine so whenever you post something new I’ll swing by and check it out. Congrats!

  34. Good luck with your future endeavors Dan. Your blog has inspired me to create my own movie blog, if only I can get past the ramblings and make sense of it all.

  35. Good luck at Temple University. Its a shame that we won’t be hearing as much from you, but I’m happy to hear you’re doing something that will hopefully make you very happy. Don’t be a stranger!

  36. All the best for college Dan. Sure if you’re anywhere near as consistent and dedicated to it as you are your blog, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Looking forward to sharing thoughts on movies when you get a chance to update! 🙂

  37. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to
    this brilliant blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google
    account. I look forward to new updates and will talk about this site with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!

  38. Good luck Dan. I’ll still look forward to your posts even if they don’t come as often. Enjoy college, man! Don’t party too hard that you forget to watch movies! 😀

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