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.
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
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 email@example.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!