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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Important Topic!

How are you feeling about the X-Files movie?

I mean, seriously... there's an X-Files movie. Coming out. On Friday.


Jaime said...

I will be seeing it. With my dad, whom I blame for ruining me for life by getting a helpless 2nd grader hooked first on Star Trek: The Next Generation and then, when that ended, The X-Files. Way to keep me single, dad.

But yeah, I don't remember at all what happened in the first movie, and never saw the end of the series, so I'll probs be confused like mad. But I'll be there.

Freeman said...

Like two years ago, I Netflixed the final episode just to see.

Needless to say, when the Cigarette Smoking man showed up dressed as a Mayan, I had to admit the show had jumped the Shark.

David D. said...

With so much geek stuff going on this summer, I can't be expected to care. That is how I felt when I was at the New York Comic Con and some girl who answered a Craig's List ad tried to hand me a mini-poster for X-Files 2. "Too much! I have nothing left for you people."

Besides, there is Dark Knight to see a second or third time.

RVCBard said...


Well said. I also have to watch the Clone Wars movie. I should know better. I know George Lucas is a pusher, and I know it isn't good for me. But I just can't help myself. It's like crack.

I don't even have a Bobby Brown or Flava Flav in my life to blame it on him.

Travis Bedard said...

Like if I stay up all night I'll get my thesis written and graduate on time?

This movie is so out of place... I'll see it on DVD at some point I'm sure... but I mean... it's 10 years late.

Ian G said...

We'll be there. We were big fans of the series, so we kinda feel like it will be fun for old times' sake. We half expect to be the only ones there though.

Plus, I just can't help it, I love going to my geekout movies and bringing a date. Never gets old.

J.D. said...

Uh, I spent the first part of this year re-watching Seasons 1thru5thenthemoviethen6thru9 on DVD in preparation. Does this qualify me for anything? Except for the obvious nut factor...

Freeman said...

It means you understand what I'm like about Star Wars.

You. Complete. Me.

J.D. said...

Uh, and then there is the little Scully action figure on my desk. And you may appreciate that, also in my writer's room, the Return of the Jedi poster with the hands holding a single light saber that supposedly is being held by George Lucas himself.

Uh huh. Thank you, Matt, for letting me get that off my chest.

Ian G. said...

The saddest thing?

This will be the 10th post on this topic.

As of right now, exactly nobody has commented on the post about how the AP is no longer even trying to be anything other than a mouthpiece for Fox News.

Including me.

And there it is.

Freeman said...

Like I said. Important topic.

Anonymous said...

I won't be seeing it. The series had run its course, and then they had a movie.

When the series was hot it was questioning the boundaries of what we're led to believe, by government, by religion, by local lore.

To me "I want to believe" sounds like a pseudo-Christian conservative message so common among 90's art trying to re-envision itself for the regressed 2000's. Just sounds like junior high philosophy to me.

Dan Freeman