Monday, March 12, 2012

Sorry for the delay....What's happening at JonathanLack.Com?

You may have noticed a rather obvious lack of content on this website over the last few days.  My last new post was the most recent “Freaks and Geeks” analysis from Wednesday, and I pushed my “John Carter” review to the top of the page to create an illusion of fresh material.  So for the first weekend in a long, long time, I had no new movie reviews for your reading pleasure.  Sorry about that.  Hopefully it won’t happen again any time soon. 

The reasons for my absence have been twofold.  First, there simply weren’t any interesting movies playing in theatres this weekend.  I’d already reviewed “John Carter,” and neither “Silent House” nor “Friends With Kids” made me want to get off the couch and go to the theatre.  Sometimes that happens.  It’s the middle of March, and while things start heating up in the next few days, some weekends are simply less exciting than others.  But despite the lack of film reviews, I wasn’t exactly taking time off this weekend, and that leads me to my second reason:

As you may have noticed from the hit count on the right hand side of the screen, this website has taken a huge uptick in traffic over the last few weeks, primarily due to my series of Bruce Springsteen "Wrecking Ball" articles.  We got an awful lot of new readers because of that (hi everybody!) – three or four times as many daily hits as before on average – and the “John Carter” review quickly became the most-read movie review on the site as well.  So I’ve spent the last few days reevaluating what to do with the site and planning for the future; now that I’m semi-popular, I feel I have a responsibility to deliver more content than I have in the past. 

My goal is to eventually have daily posts, but that’s obviously too much for one guy (who has another life and set of responsibilities away from all this) to accomplish, so I’ve also been in contact with some of my writer friends to see if they would like to contribute content as well.  Thankfully, Sean Chapman, who co-hosts the “Monthly Stuff” podcast with me, has agreed to write for the site, and you should start seeing articles from him shortly, articles I highly recommend reading.  He’s a phenomenal writer. 

As for me, I’ve got lots of great content coming in the weeks ahead.  A really great new “Monthly Stuff” podcast will be hitting the site tomorrow, and your regular “Freaks and Geeks” review will arrive on Wednesday as per usual.  And to celebrate the release of “The Hunger Games” movie, we will have four straight days of Hunger Games-related articles starting one week from today, articles my readers will definitely want to check out.  There will also be a new weekly column – Springsteen Sundays – beginning this Sunday; since my Wrecking Ball coverage proved to be so wildly popular, I thought I’d put my Springsteen fan knowledge to good use by dishing out some weekly musings on the works of the Boss.

And beyond all that, there’s plenty of other good stuff in the works.  If all goes well, there should be other weekly columns coming your way soon enough.  All this is in addition to the regular movie reviews that come out every weekend, and starting Friday, I’m planning on writing about “Jeff Who Lives at Home,” “21 Jump Street,” and possibly more. 

There’s lots of exciting stuff happening here at, so be sure to visit often! 

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