It’s been a massive year, and it’s time for a break. We’ve been doing this non-stop for over two years now, and with so many sites out there covering very similar content, we can safely say that we won’t be missed in the interim. For the moment, The Reel Bits is on a vacation until at least the New Year. At that time, we will reassess whether The Reel Bits has a future in its current form.
We love movies. We love comics. We love television. As Fight Club says, “That old saying, how you always hurt the one you love, well, it works both ways”. We use the royal editorial “we”, but this is mostly a one-man show, and currently that one man doesn’t have his head in the game. We need a damn break.
It’s not completely over for the year. There may still be a few key reviews – we probably can’t get away without doing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – and anything else we’ve committed to over the last few months that we just can’t think of an excuse to get out of, including a chat at the MCA and probably a bit more ABC Overnights stuff before the year is done. We also look forward to bringing you our best of 2012 list next month, which will admittedly be less informed than in years gone by.
For some other great local sources of news and reviews, check out our friends at Spotlight Report for literally everything in the Australian entertainment industry. Almost every Australian critic worth reading is aggregated on Choc Bomb. Of course, we can still be heard semi-regularly with our good friends on the Geek Actually podcast network, although these too are under assessment until 2013.
See you all on the other side?
The Reel Bits is one of Australia’s leading independent online sources for cinema, home and comic book releases. Established in 2010 as a branch of the popular DVD Bits (1998 – 2011), The Reel Bits is now dedicated to bringing you the best cinematic offerings from around the world. The Reel Bits also co-hosts the podcasts Behind the Panels, Film Actually and Film Actually News.