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Thank You! This Site is 19 Years Old This Week!

posted by Nell Minow

It seems like yesterday, but it was 19 years ago this week that I first began writing reviews online as The Movie Mom®.  Anyone remember Prodigy?  The first appearance of my website was via the Sears-owned online service, so long ago it does not even turn up in Wayback searches.  At the time, web sites were in the thousands, not the millions, and there were hardly any from corporations or publications.  Blogging had not yet been invented, much less Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Vine.

I did all of my own code for the first four years.  I could never have imagined that less than two decades later I would be able to post movie clips, much less that I would have written books about movies, had the privilege of weekly radio spots to review films, or had so many wonderful visitors, many of whom send me emails and comment on my posts.  That first review is now one of 2500, plus more than 4000 interviews, commentaries, quizzes, giveaways, lists, and more that have me close to 7000 posts.  Thank you for 19 wonderful years!

In honor of my anniversary, my ebooks will all be free on Amazon through July 30, 2014 (except for Fathers, free today only)!  That’s 50 Must-See Movies: Fathers, 50 Must-See Movies: Mothers, 50 Must-See Movies: Weddings, and 101 Must-See Movie Moments. (Coming this fall: my new one on teachers)

Enjoy!



  • Pam

    Happy Anniversary — I’m glad you began this work! I haven’t been reading you for 19 years, but I’m glad I do now!

    • Nell Minow

      Thanks so much, Pam! Your kind comments made my day.

  • Donna Kazee

    Congratulations! How generous of you! We will be taking advantage of this, even though we have several of those titles in print as well. We have enjoyed your reviews for almost 7 years now. It is really refreshing to read reviews that take into account content and age-appropriateness but also written by a movie lover!

    • Nell Minow

      Thanks so much, Donna! You made my day!

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