Back in 2012 I created my own small piece of the internet on Blogger. I knew I wanted to share my thoughts and opinions, but there was a big question I had to answer first.
What do I call it?
I was 15 or so and at my best mate’s house, probably playing Resident Evil or Metal Gear Solid. My friend’s Dad John, was a little worse for wear and called me “Super Duper Chrissy Cooper”. Its randomness and simplicity made it stick, leading to it being used by not only friends and family but even the rota at work. Five years later I was still regularly called ‘Super Duper’, so with the name firmly entrenched I had it tattooed on my leg. It might get mixed up with ‘San Diego Comic Con’, but it has personal meaning.
Sadly the nickname and tattoo took on a new level of meaning in 2008 when John passed away. It’s still a funny name, but John was like a second father to me so there is far more weight to it now. ‘Super Duper’ is very important to me and really is the most meaningful praise I can give something.
So when it came to the name? I wanted to talk about stuff, and the best of it is Super Duper. Super Duper Stuff.
So that’s the name, but where did film reviews come from? I used to visit the cinema every Thursday with that same best friend. We’d jot down our score for each film on the ticket stub and then discuss what we thought of it on the drive home. This lead to me reading more and more online reviews. After reading several that I wasn’t very impressed with I decided that rather than complain about it I’d write one myself. Through a friend I sent it to Flickering Myth, who at the time were an up-and-coming entertainment website.
The site’s Editor encouraged me to write more reviews. I kept going but wanted my own space to share them on my own timetable. So SDS was born. It was around this time that one of the core themes of this place became clear. NO SPOILERS. I don’t think it needs explanation. If I ever do delve into murky territory (it can’t always be helped) I’ll be very careful and give a clear warning.
So why should you visit? Why should you trust me with the crazy amounts we’re expected to pay for cinema tickets nowadays? Well, I’m spending my own money on everything reviewed here. There’s no bias; it’s just the honest opinion of a guy who likes to share his.
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