Who is Victor De Leon and why does he have a Movie Den?

This is me and yep, I’m a New York Yankees fan.

Hi everyone, my name is Victor De Leon ( I go by Vic ) and I created, run and write for Vic’s Movie Den.

I currently live in Rochester, New York and I try my best to be a big supporter of Indie Film here (and in general, just about everywhere) in Upstate and Western New York.  I am originally from New York City (Specifically The Bronx).  I am married to my soul mate, Victoria and we have 3 awesome kids.

Obviously, I love watching Movies but I also love writing about them and discussing them as well as, Literature, History, Photography, Tech, Comics, etc.  So, yeah, I guess I am kind of a Geek. Or a complete nerd. Just take your pick. I’m not much of a hyper-critical movie reviewer. My writing is purely a fun hobby and positive outlet, so, when it stops being fun I probably would not continue to write.

I absolutely adore and respect films that challenge the status quo, are unique, original and  provoke emotions and stimulate our intellects. Much un-like the usual formulaic fodder that comes out of Hollywood these days. But, even Hollywood can occasionally surprise and get it right.

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But, as I have grown older, I have become less jaded and a lot more mellow. So, as a result, some movies that many critics would turn their nose up at, I may actually like or consider a guilty pleasure. I am not in the least a “Film Snob.” (Though I do know my share of some) I do enjoy  high concept art films, occasionally and  even various foreign films (mostly Italian, Japanese and even Spanish) but I also find great joy in a western, slapstick, cult or even some corny and cheesy B movies. I do not immediately seek out every art house film by Wes Anderson or some other directors of his ilk just to say that I watched the “latest” hip indie art house movie. I guess, I am hard to peg down when it comes to some titles. But that is why I started this blog. To discuss, inform and debate!

I am also an aspiring writer and photographer.  I attended the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in the late 80’s (Too briefly unfortunately). I do hope to continue my passion for film and photography in various ways while writing a short film to shop around here in Rochester. Like I said, I love writing reviews (It is very cathartic and therapeutic for me) and essays about Movies and other Film related subjects. It is a very cool hobby to have.

I also volunteer my time, frequently to The Little Theatre and The George Eastman House here in the glorious city of Rochester, New York!  I sometimes contribute Sci Fi Movie reviews over at Horror News Net as well. Here is my Archived Review Page HERE

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I enjoy and try to provoke intelligent and stimulating conversations about all things Film, TV, Tech, Literature and Media. I hope with my blog you can all find something that you like and can gravitate too. I love all and any feedback and I always respond to my readers and followers! Yeah, that means YOU!

I can be reached at vicsmovieden1@yahoo.com for any questions, concerns, complaints or info! I hope you enjoy my humble little page!

In order to let you all know more about me,  I have posted  a few of my favorite things in the Gallery below!

Film Composer John Williams is a musical hero of mine

Film Composer John Williams is a musical hero of mine

I love Star Wars. Mostly The Original Trilogy

I love Star Wars. Mostly The Original Trilogy

I dig The Dark Knight and Ledger's Joker very much

I dig The Dark Knight and Ledger’s Joker very much

Huge fan of Kubrick's 2001

Huge fan of Kubrick’s 2001

I collect Jaws Photos. Especially on the set pics

I collect Jaws Photos. Especially on the set pics

I enjoy Horror Comics

I enjoy Horror Comics

I enjoy original movie poster art

I enjoy original movie poster art

I enjoy doing Top 10 Lists!I enjoy doing Top 10 Lists!

I love behind the scenes pics and I often do "On The Set" posts

I love behind the scenes pics and I often do “On The Set” posts

I love John Carpenter inspired art workI love John Carpenter inspired art work

Charlie Chaplin Rules

Charlie Chaplin Rules

Big Fan of the work by Artist Mike Mignola

Big Fan of the work by Artist Mike Mignola

One of my Favorite Composers is Jerry Goldsmith

One of my Favorite Composers is Jerry Goldsmith

I LOVE the original Universal Monster Movies

I LOVE the original Universal Monster Movies

I'm a bit of a Netflix Streaming addictI’m a bit of a Netflix addict

I love doing Top 5 Lists

I love doing Top 5 Lists

Daredevil is my Favorite Hero in the Marvel Universe

Daredevil is my Favorite Hero in the Marvel Universe

"Superman: The Movie" is my favorite Super Hero Film

“Superman: The Movie” is my favorite Super Hero Film

This is my Favorite Sci Fi Movie and my Fav Star Wars Film

HAL 9000 is one of my favorite Villains

My Favorite Trek Movie. Period.

My Favorite Trek Movie. Period.

Homer is my Hero

Homer is my Hero

Godzilla, Kaiju and Toho all rock my Universe.Godzilla, Kaiju and Toho all rock my Universe.

Kubrick Kubrick Kubrick

Kubrick Kubrick Kubrick

I really dig the two Keaton/Burton Batman Films

I really dig the two Keaton/Burton Batman Films

I am so hooked on Fan Art of John Carpenter Movies

I am so hooked on Fan Art of John Carpenter Movies

Fucking Quint. Nuff Said

Fucking Quint. Nuff Said

What do I like to watch on a cold and rainy day? Yep. Dark Shadows, baby!

What do i like to watch on a cold and rainy day? Yep. Dark Shadows, baby!

I love all the Poe/Corman/Price films

I love all the Poe/Corman/Price films

Hammer Films just rule

Hammer Films just rule

I am a massive Hitchcock fan

I am a massive Hitchcock fan

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I love Kurt Russell and his films by John Carpenter

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I am a big fan of all things 007

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I LOVE The Twilight Zone

Gary Oldman rules

Gary Oldman rules

Poe rocks

Poe rocks

My favorite Batman was Micheal Keaton

My favorite Batman was Micheal Keaton

I'm a massive Trek nerd

I’m a massive Trek nerd

Stephen King. Nuff Said!

Stephen King. Nuff Said!

I really enjoy the Pendergast/D'agosta novels by these guys.

I really enjoy the Pendergast/D’agosta novels by these guys.

Repairman Jack is totally the shit.

Repairman Jack is totally the shit.

TESB is my favorite Sci Fi movie of all time.

TESB is my favorite Sci Fi movie of all time.

Yep. I like Comic Books. Not just Superhero stuff.

Yep. I like Comic Books. Not just Superhero stuff.

My favorite novel by F.Paul Wilson. This is the comic book of "The Keep"

My favorite novel by F.Paul Wilson. This is the comic book of “The Keep”

Best Indy film. Ever.

Best Indy film. Ever.

My favorite movie of all time is "Jaws"

My favorite movie of all time is “Jaws”

JC is one of my favorite directors

JC is one of my favorite directors

Big fan of Ridley Scott and "Alien"

Big fan of Ridley Scott and “Alien”

Can you get any more bad ass than Snake Plissken?

Can you get any more bad ass than Snake Plissken?

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45 thoughts on “Who is Victor De Leon and why does he have a Movie Den?”

  1. I look forward to having many more conversations with you Victor, great site 🙂

  2. A great man with a big heart.
    You don’t become a writer, you are a writer.
    Victor is just that, someone with a passion for cinema and who knows pop culture as a whole too. Look out for his comic reviews or his picture trails on big movies and productions. Take a gander at his extensive library of classic movie reviews and dont take the man for granted.
    He’s as good as they come.

    • Victor De Leon said:

      Thank you so very much my friend. You are too kind. I am glad, honored and fortunate to have you as an amigo and hermano. 😀

    • Victor De Leon said:

      Oh wow! Thanks so much! That was very nice of you. I appreciate it very much. I don’t think I’ve ever been nominated for an award ever. I’m honored and very excited to be part of a great group of fellow bloggers (I sound like some Oscar nominee don’t I?) that have been considered. This is very cool!

  3. Hey man! Great site – nice to meet another guy who loves Carpenter even more than I do! Looking forward to reading more of your work!

    • Victor De Leon said:

      Hi Jim! Thanks for stopping by, man! I appreciate it. I am a long time fan of JC for sure. I own all of his films and scores. I even dig the movies that many others would find questionable because I respect him so much. I look forward to your posts as well. Please stop by when you can and stay in touch. Thanks!

  4. This page has confirmed my suspicion that you have great taste in movies.

    • Victor De Leon said:

      I appreciate it that! Thank you. You made my day! I hope that there is always something here that you can check out and enjoy. Any feedback, suggestions or comments are always welcome! 🙂

  5. Awesome blog man, keep up the great posts.

  6. You had me at “Superman: The Movie is my favorite Super Hero Film” High five Victor! That’s still the one to beat I think, let’s hope one day DC could deliver one that’d at least match it.

    • Victor De Leon said:

      High five right back at ya, Ruth! I think that Donner’s movie is hands down the only super hero film that has made a lasting and incredibly strong impression on me. I still get goose bumps every time I watch it.

      I remember when I first saw it, my mother took me for my birthday and since it was the last showing and we got out so late she let me stay home from school the next day! Yet another reason why I love that movie so much.

      Thank you for stopping in, Ruth! I appreciate it very much.

  7. Whoop! Just to say, I’ve finally gotten around to responding to one of those ‘Awards’ type things… and big props to you, for I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award.

    http://mynerfherder.com/2013/09/17/liebster-award/

  8. Awesome blog here, Vic. Thanks for following us at Let There Be Movies. I’ll overlook that hat you’re wearing because I like about everything else you’ve got here on this page, lol. Look forward to reading your stuff!

    • Victor De Leon said:

      Hi Gene! Glad you like my page, buddy. Thanks for the follow back, too. I appreciate it!

      I’m looking forward to visiting your page often. (I’ll leave behind my Yankees hat when I do) 🙂 Stay in touch!

      – Vic

  9. I thought I was already subscribed to you. Only just realized I wasn’t. My sincere apologizes and I looked forward to reading your stuff, although I admit it may take a while because I’m behind on blogging, my reader posts, and Youtube, not to mention college schoolwork.

    • Victor De Leon said:

      You sound pretty busy of late! No need to apologize. 🙂 I totally understand. I’ve been there.

      I appreciate the follow very much and I hope to see you around more frequently in the future! 😉

  10. We have a lot in common. Lots of my favorites too!

  11. Greetings, Victor! I’ve just nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award, because I genuinely enjoy reading your posts.

    I totally understand that these awards are not for everyone (and you may already have it), but should you choose to accept it, here’s the link to your nomination:

    http://le0pard13.com/2014/04/23/i-never-turn-down-such-things-the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Thanks.

  12. Hi Victor, thanks for the follow! You have a very substantial site, I’m liking the wallpaper!

    • Victor De Leon said:

      My pleasure, Jack. Nice to meet you. Glad you like the site (and wallpaper). Things will be picking up some on the blog.

      I was on hiatus (I just moved into a new home) and wasn’t able to commit to much new content. Things have settled down and now I can get back on track

      I hope you come back often and I like your site as well. I will be sure to stop in and check out your stuff!

      Sincerely,

      Vic De Leon

  13. Ah I too have recently moved into a new place, a place that’s still without Internet!

    Thanks Vic, likewise!

    Good luck with your writing.

    Jack

  14. So sorry for overlooking this great little page here for so long Vic! Finally found it! So much good stuff here. Thanks as always for being a faithful follower of my blog as well. Very much appreciate your input and following.

    • Victor De Leon said:

      My pleasure, Tom! Glad you fond the page 🙂 Better late than never, no? You have a wonderful movie page and I always enjoy stopping by and catching up with all of your content (I try to set aside a day or two to see what everyone is up to).

      I am honored to be part of your DSB blogroll and I, of course, appreciate YOUR input and following, Tom. I have a very humble little blog here and I may sometimes not have very timely or auspicious content but I still, nonetheless, greatly appreciate the time you take to visit, like and give feedback. It mean a lot to me, man.

      • It’s great to have a blog to introduce people to all kinds of different things we might not have ever seen or heard about otherwise. Love it.

      • Victor De Leon said:

        So true, Tom! I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve come across such great content just exploring and checking out so many great blogs that have turned me on to things (be it a book, a movie or even a comic book) that I pretty much knew nothing about. Glad you feel the same, man 🙂

  15. You’re right, Charlie Chaplin does rule!

  16. Brilliant ‘about me’ page!!!!! 🙂

    • Victor De Leon said:

      Thanks! I appreciate that 🙂 I’ve been wanting to touch it up a bit, but have been too busy of late. For now, it’s an ok introduction to why I run the blog. Thank you for checking in!

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