In the just over eight years that I’ve owned the okpuck.com domain – yes, since just after I left high school – I’ve never really kept one consistent thing on this website going for more than a few months at a time.
Perhaps it was because I was getting ready to enter college, or after that, getting ready to enter the job market, or whatever. Now that I’m four years out of school though, and well into my IT career, I figure I’ll leave the job skills/highlights to my LinkedIn page.
What I want to do here is talk about the movies. Maybe about travel as well, but mostly the movies.
I’m not going to pretend like I’m super good at writing about the movies; quite honestly, I’m pretty rusty compared to how good I was while in school. But I’m going to write nonetheless because I love the art of film and, as some of my friends can confirm, sometimes I can’t shut the hell up about a movie.
I guess I can thank my late Grandpa, Steve Cantrell, for instilling this love of film in me from an early age; it’s because of him that I saw several of the classic Disney pictures – think Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Fantasia, Lady and the Tramp, Pinocchio, etc. He introduced me to this little network called Turner Classic Movies, explained that, no, those weren’t real lasers being shot in Star Wars, and so much more.
In time, my writing about film will improve, I’m certain of it. You’ll also see some rare self-reflection posts in here, but I don’t want to turn this into my psychotherapy journal…it’s all about balance, after all.
Here, you’ll also see my catalog of movies I own on physical media, across many formats. Yes, that means VHS and LaserDisc too. Yes, this is mostly to help me keep track, but why not show off at the same time.
So, for those of you who have made it to the end of this page, thanks for reading, and maybe I’ll see you at the movies.
Andy Puckett is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma and currently lives in Chicago with his cat, Molly, whom he occasionally calls “The Thing of Evil.”