What is BoomerViews?

The idea for BoomerViews came to me while I was watching a movie. It was a film I had been quite excited to see… loved the book… loved the 3 films that had been made from the book… loved the actor that was starring in the semi-reboot… and I couldn’t wait for it to end. Then I looked around, and realized virtually all of the younger viewers were watching in rapt attention, and most of the older viewers were checking their watches and distractedly picking through the kernels at the bottom of their popcorn bags.

Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit about the rest of the audience, but I suddenly realized something had changed, and I needed to figure out if it was me, or the movies… or a combination of both.

The truth is, I don’t view movies the way I used to, and I know many of my fellow boomers feel the same way. However, even though many current films are being geared to a younger demographic, that doesn’t mean the end of films for the rest of us.

BoomerViews is here to offer a different perspective from the basic one-size-fits-all film reviews. I hope you’ll like it.

letsgooutWWho is Jean Cress Black?

jeanreel_ppw2Jean Cress Black began reviewing films and delivering entertainment news as a radio personality at KRTH Radio in Los Angeles, XHRM Radio in San Diego, and KMFO Radio in Aptos/Monterey. She had a nationally syndicated radio program with Westwood One called “On the Move,” and hosted a weekly classic movie show on KRUZ-TV in Santa Cruz, California.

Jean was a writer and executive in charge of promotional on-air productions at The Disney Channel, and was a writer for Walt Disney Art Classics, The Disney Catalog, and was head writer for Disney Auctions.

Like everyone who ever worked in the entertainment industry, she has written several unproduced screenplays, and has a lovely stack of encouraging rejection letters from virtually every major motion picture studio.

Jean has been a print film critic since 2005, writing for Senior Spectrum in Sacramento, The Roseville Press Tribune, The Carmichael Times, American River Messenger, Natomas Messenger, and The Placer Mercury, but as small newspapers became scarce, she made the leap to the cyber world – first with MyBigFatMovieReviews.com – and now to BoomerViews.net.

If you run into Jean, don’t ask her if she has seen any good movies or DVDs lately, unless you are prepared to hear a very long answer.