COOP COOPER is an accomplished film critic, instructor, screenwriter and filmmaker. Welcome to the site where Coop posts his movie/DVD reviews (published in the “Opinion” section of the Clarksdale Press Register) and posts information about his workshops, film projects, local film festivals/events and all things film-related.
He’s also the guy in the pic above looking soulfully into a camera monitor.
Coop is originally from Clarksdale, Mississippi and is a Southerner at heart. He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.F.A in Cinema, and received his Masters in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Hollywood.
Below is Coop’s Professional “Press Release” Bio…
Coop Cooper, AKA “The Small Town Critic,” has the versatility of a Swiss Army knife when it comes to writing in the motion picture industry. He earned his BFA in Cinema at Southern Methodist University and an MFA in Screenwriting at the American Film Institute in Hollywood. He then applied his newly acquired skills to writing script coverage, movie reviews, entertainment-related articles and various screenwriting projects. After the events of 9/11, he decided to earn his Secondary Teaching Certificate and taught English, writing and screenwriting at North Hollywood High School for five years. Coop now lives in his native hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi where he writes movie reviews for the Clarksdale Press Register, operates his movie-related website Smalltowncritic.com, aids/promotes film crews seeking to shoot feature films in in the Mississippi Delta, teaches seminars, does location scouting, works on about a dozen screenwriting/film projects at a time and still manages to watch an average of 2 movies per day.
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Some great articles…
I’ve been saying it all along… Romantic Comedies are screwing up our love lives! by COOP
A Movie/Film Review Lesson Plan for Teachers! by COOP
BLEEDIN’ WICKED GOOGLY… Films about 35 of those “Other” Sports (Parts 1 – 7) by JAY
“Bard None: A Cinematic Guide to Really Bad Shakespeare” by JAY
Not a Xenu’s chance in hell… Travolta + Cruise does NOT = BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID!!! by JAY
Dex Romweber and the TWO HEADED COW… definitely the most bizarre documentary screening/concert I’ve ever seen! by COOP
10 TOUGHEST MOVIE HEROES OF ALL TIME by COOP
TOP 10 REASONS TO WATCH THE OSCARS by Coop
TOP 10 HOLIDAY SEASON MOVIES by COOP
Top 10 Scariest Horror Scenes by COOP
Top 10 Greatest Halloween Villains by COOP
TOP 10 HALLOWEEN MOVIES by SEBASTIAN
DARK SIDE announces the BEST MOVIE VILLAIN of 2008… Who will claim 2009? **UPDATED**
DARK SIDE announces the BEST MOVIE VILLAIN of 2007… Who will claim 2009?
THE DARK SIDE CRITIC stars in his own horror short!!!
Porky’s Revenge: Swine Flu and the Virus in Film… by JAY
Top 10 Greatest Movie Titles Ever!
Top 11 Baddest Killer Robots!
Why Hollywood Needs to Make Stupid Movies
Ten Movies Designed to Offend Your Religion (Part 1)
Ten Movies Designed to Offend Your Religion (Part 2)
Why Manly-Men Love Action Flick Chicks
Action Flick Chick’s Zombie Survival Guide for a Small Town