The Movie Mash is an up and coming film blog, dedicated to bringing movie fans of all levels the highest quality coverage of everything happening in Hollywood. Whether you’re a hardcore sci-fi geek, or a preferred indie film watcher, The Movie Mash will provide you with the latest-breaking news, trailers and industry happenings, as well as opinionated rants and features, showcasing our unique wit, sense of humor and expertise.
Founded in April of 2009 by Executive Editor Barrett Goetz, The Movie Mash has become one of the most prominent film blogs in Minnesota, located in Minneapolis.
The Movie Mash:
- Holds official press status for advanced screenings along with the Twin Cities’ major newspaper film critics, such as the Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press.
- Has been a featured Skype guest on the Starz channel movie news show In The House with Peter Bart and Peter Guber.
- Has developed strong relationships with the leaders in local Minnesota film-making, including writer of 40 Days and 40 Nights/director of Nobody, Rob Perez.
- Was an exclusive featured member of MinnPost.com‘s Blog Syndication Network.
Now that you know what we’re about and what we do, meet The Movie Mash staff.
Barrett Goetz–Founder, Executive Editor
Barrett founded The Movie Mash several months after graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Journalism and Marketing in April of 2009, and has been the head honcho ever since. He currently works for digital media agency FRWD in downtown Minneapolis as a Digital Media Planner. He loves all genres of films, from Rom-Coms to Horror, but has a soft spot in his heart for psychological thrillers.
Barrett’s Top 10 Flicks go something like this:
1. The Dark Knight
3. American Psycho
4. The Big Lebowski
5. Saving Private Ryan
6. The Talented Mr. Ripley
8. The Prestige
7. Gangs of New York
Matthew Deery–Head Writer, Managing Editor
Matt currently attends the University of Minnesota seeking a double major in Journalism and Studies in Cinema & Media Culture. Aside from writing for The Movie Mash, Matt has career aspirations of being involved in production, working to create beautiful films like his favorite filmmaker David Fincher. Matt believes the beauty of film comes from the audience’s ability to escape their own reality and enter a new world fabricated by artists. Movies to Matt are a wonderful escape.
Matt’s Top 10 Flicks go something like this:
Josh Winger–Staff Writer
Josh Winger has been an avid follower of the film industry for many years. He studied film briefly in college then decided to shift his studies to radio broadcasting. After he graduated from Brown College, he worked for KSTP Radio in St. Paul / Minneapolis for five years writing, producing and voicing many Public Service Announcements and commercials for 1500ESPN, FM 107.1 and KS95. He currently works as the Social Media Director and Online Training Coordinator for Interstate Truck Driving School in South St. Paul. Josh also writes screenplays and produces soundtrack music in his free time.
Josh’s Top 10 Flicks go something like this:
1. Star Wars
3. No Country For Old Men
4. The Prestige
6. The Aviator
7. Little Miss Sunshine
8. The Big Lebowski
9. The Departed
10. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Emily Mongan–Contributing Writer
Emily Mongan is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native studying journalism and communication studies at the University of Minnesota. She currently works as an editorial assistant for the University, and has worked as a reporter for the Minnesota Daily. In her free time, Emily enjoys marathon watching entire TV series until she’s lost track of what day it is and failing miserably at cooking recipes she found on Pinterest.
Emily’s Top 10 Flicks go something like this:
1. The Dark Knight
2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
3. (500) Days of Summer
4. Les Miserables
6. Fight Club
7. Mean Girls
8. The King’s Speech
9. Hello, Dolly!
10. Love, Actually
John Kerber–Contributing Writer
John is currently attending the University of Minnesota and is majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Cinema Studies. He has been writing screenplays for his own films for the last 8 years and working in the broadcast field for the last 6 years. John’s favorite films are usually crime thrillers or westerns – the official top is listed below.
John’s Top 10 Flicks go something like this:
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. The Shawshank Redemption
4. Monty Python’s: The Meaning of Life
5. Ocean’s 11
6. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
7. Rush Hour
8. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
9. Raiders of the Lost Ark
10. Saving Private Ryan
Mackenzie Harding–Contributing Writer
Mackenzie Harding currently attends the University of Minnesota and is majoring in English. Aside from writing her epic memoirs based on stints living in Germany and Australia she works as the social media coordinator for Vivo Pura. She has also worked as a public relations intern and freelanced as a copy editor. One of her main goals in life is to finish her Netflix queue.
Mackenzie’s Top 10 Flicks go something like this:
1. Tommy Boy
2. Reservoir Dogs
3. Inglorious Basterds
5. Life of Pi
6. Pulp Fiction
8. Billy Madison
9. Moulin Rouge
10. 127 Hours
Thomas Ducastel–Contributing Writer
Thomas is a second-year student from France at the University of Minnesota. He first came to study architecture but finally accepting his true passion was cinema, he added a Studies in Cinema and Media Culture major and an Art minor and he created the Film Alliance, an on- campus film collective. Thomas hopes to write and make films that stir people ever so slightly. He wants to go Nepal, New Zealand, South Africa and more realistically, everywhere. He never understood the need to be loud and flashy, in life and movies alike. Sometimes, he forgets the difference.
Thomas’Top 10 Flicks go something like this:
1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
3. Into The Wild
4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
5. There Will Be Blood
8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
10. La Naissance des Pieuvres (Water Lilies)
Brooke Ihlefeld–Contributing Writer
Brooke Ihlefeld is a Wisconsin native attending the University of Minnesota and majoring in Communication Studies and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture. She loves creative writing and aspires to write for both television and film. Most of her free time is spent either watching movies and television or blogging about movies and television. Her goal for 2013 is to watch every film Robert Downey Jr has ever been in.
Brooke’sTop 10 Flicks go something like this:
1. Fight Club
2. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
3. The Silence of the Lambs
4. The Dark Knight
5. Django Unchained
8. The Avengers