Update and Explanation and an Apology


Well, hello there! You still here? It’s good to see you all. I think, that while I’ve got you here, I’ll give you all an update and an explanation and an apology. But first?

Thanks for hanging around until I could get back.

I’ve been very busy you see and I’ve let you all down. So I felt that I should take a minute or two and explain what has been happening. Since I was last on here, I’ve started a couple more reviews and have another on waiting anxiously in the wings for its chance to be posted.

I have been made the Senior Entertainment Editor for the Las Vegas news magazine The Guardian Express and as a result I’m spending a lot of my time doing Express stuff.  It is an exciting time for me right now, especially since I just got the Once Bitten, Twice Shy shooting script (down loaded it yesterday) and the schedule for the shoot in lovely Devon.

Having a quick peek and I am in every setup on the day!

So excited and telling myself to calm down, “You can still act, old Bean, it’s like riding a bike, you never forget.” I figure if I do that often enough I’ll get the 747 sized butterflies in my stomach down to the proper size.

On a serious note, this film has proven to me that good things do come to those who wait and if the shoot goes even half as well as expected, it will have been worth it.

Health-wise, everything is going well, no further “disturbing” episodes as I drift off to sleep. I had a chat with the cardio therapist at my Tuesday rehab session and she explained that the “paranoia” after having life-saving surgery was perfectly normal!

So I’m in the “groove” to update my life as well as you good folks. I do apologise for keeping you guys waiting with no sign of an explanation in sight. But I am still going strong and more enthusiastic than ever.

I’m also in the process of changing my bio info, I’m no longer contributing to What Culture! as I don’t have the time! Between doing reviews for Rogue Cinema (thanks Duane for having me) and writing the entertainment news for The Guardian Express, I have enough time to cook, clean, do my healthy heart walk and cardio rehab, and think…but just barely.

I can honestly say that I am busier than ever and so thankful for the opportunities that “the big guy” or whoever is in charge up there has sent my way.

I also want to thank all you folks who have taken the time to keep following my little blog and I will get back to you all, I promise. It’s just a matter of time! (sorry about the poor pun)

It just goes to show you never know what life is going to send your way. A million years ago, I took a journalism class (artfully titled Journalism 101) and after I’d finished the course I remember thinking, “I’ll never use that again!”


I’m working with a great bunch of folks at the express and I get up each day with a spring in my step and a mind that is buzzing along at top speed.

I haven’t forgotten you guys and gals (and businesses) and I am trying to get some more things posted up here, besides the links to stories I’ve written for the Express that I’m proud of. (I loved the Bridget Jones feature I wrote, but it disappeared off the charts way too fast, so I shared to you guys.)

So that is it, I have given you an update and hopefully given you some  explanation of what is going on; as well as a heartfelt apology for deserting you, and  I’ve tried to let you know how much I appreciate you all.  Thanks for reading and don’t give up, I am in the process of putting more things up here.


Michael Smith

31 May 2013

East Anglia, the United Kingdom   Photo on 27-03-2013 at 09.03

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Former Actor, Former Writer, Former Journalist, USAF Veteran, http://MikesFilmTalk.com Former Member Nevada Film Critics Society

31 thoughts on “Update and Explanation and an Apology”

  1. Congratulations Mike !! Hope that’s good for u.
    Just saw “Now You See Me” tonight. Really enjoyed it. High quality production – brilliantly written, brilliantly directed, great cast – best movie I’ve seen so far this summer.
    Onward !!


  2. haha I love that you’re apologising xD plank 😛
    congratulations and glad it’s all going so well, you deserve it more than anyone 😀
    and don’t be worrying about the film, I’ve never acted before but I would assume it’s something that you never forget! you will be fine, you’re in good hands *cough* even if I do say so myself!


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