As Dug from Up put it so enthusiastically, “hi there!” (Still the most realistic depiction of a Golden Retriever in a movie). I’m Jedd Jong, a writer and film reviewer from Singapore. I formerly posted here, so if you’ve come from my blog, thanks for following me over!
I’m currently writing for Popcorn, the movie ticketing app. Iwas formerly a writer at inSing, and a writer and news editor with F*** Movie Magazine. I am writing fewer reviews, but the reviews I do write reflect my opinions and not those of Popcorn.
I’ve been writing movie reviews since I was 12 and have always loved watching and discussing movies. I’m a big fan of Star Wars, DC comics characters — Batman in particular and big “spectacle theatre”-style musicals like Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. Hey, a night at the theatre ain’t cheap, so if chandeliers are falling, barricades are rising and helicopters are lifting off, I’ll feel I’ve gotten my money’s worth. I’ve also got a thing for the Tomb Raider video game series – the 2001 film starring Angelina Jolie is a huge guilty pleasure. I’m not much of a gamer, but for the lovely Lady Croft, I’ve made a couple of exceptions.
I don’t think of myself as a film connoisseur or expert, not by a long shot. I love huge blockbusters fueled by over-the-top escapist thrills as much as anyone else and am a firm believer that a summer blockbuster doesn’t have to be empty junk food. For that reason, I very much enjoy a lot of Steven Spielberg’s work. Yes, it’s a pretty safe answer to the “who’s your favourite director?” question, but before he turned his attention to loftier works, Spielberg had established himself as a master at the art of the blockbuster. Jaws, E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Jurassic Park and Minority Report definitely count among my all-time favourites.
I’m also partial to geeky humour and consider Galaxy Quest to be the best parody film ever made. True to form as a self-proclaimed geek, I collect action figures and have attempted customizing them on several occasions, the results of which can be viewed on my figurerealm page over here.
In addition to F***, I have written for actionfigurepics.com, action figure collector site thefwoosh.com and jamesbondradio.com. Beginning in February of 2016, I have been a co-host on the movie discussion podcast The Snackbar, created by Geraldine Khor and Sarah How.
Beginning in August 2016, I’ve appeared on Kiss 92’s evening show Goodnight Kiss with Josh as a guest of DJ Joshua Simon. As ‘Jedi the Movie Guy’, I discuss current releases and older films with Josh during short snippets. Tune in from 8 pm to 12 am every Wednesday and Friday for the Jedi the Movie Guy segments.
Thanks for checking out the site and giving my writing a look! Thanks also for forgiging all hte typos.
And yes, it probably should be “The Movie and I“, but there’s something about the alliteration of “The Movie and Me” that I hope works better.
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