Most importantly, Rik is a certifiable movie nut and an avid blogger. He has seen over 12,000 films in his lifetime, and has watched more than a thousand films in a single calendar year several times. (Yeah, he keeps a diary of every damn thing he sees.) While Rik is, at heart, a sci-fi, horror, and animation fan primarily, he tries to see movies in all genres. To further develop this desire, Rik's motto regarding his film obsession is "I will see ANY movie ONCE."
Eleven years ago, Rik started his first blog — The Cinema 4 Pylon — and though he took an extended break from blogging due to medical concerns for a few years, he has recently returned to writing as much as possible. He also runs the Cinema 4: Cel Bloc animation site, where extended articles based around classic cartoons are featured, and The Shark Film Office, where the history of sharks and other ocean-dwelling creatures on film and television is the focus. In early 2016, Rik started a fourth blog about his new lifestyle built around his allergy and other health issues called Intelli-Allergentsia.
Rik also launched two new blogs in late May 2016 with his writing partner, Aaron Lowe. Both websites have rather novel concepts:
- Visiting and Revisiting with Rik and Aaron features in-depth film discussions revolving around the notion that the film under review has been seen by one of the pair many times over and thus they have somewhat of a history with the film, while the other has never seen the film and knows relatively little about it going into the viewing.
- We Who Watch Behind the Rows: Stephen King Print vs. Film is an extremely Stephen King-centric website, where Aaron and Rik take one of King's short stories or books, read it, review it, and then watch any filmed adaptations of that work and review them as well.
Oh, yeah... Rik almost always roots for the monster...
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