About FilmJabber, Formerly Movie-Source.com
FilmJabber, formerly known as Movie-Source.com, was launched in 1998 by Erik Samdahl (me), who at the time was in high school. The movie website was entirely designed to deliver short, one-paragraph movie reviews for quick reading, but after a year or two, an avid reader commented that the reviews should go into more depth. Hence, Movie-Source.com grew into a larger database of movie reviews, previews and image galleries. However, some of the original movie reviews can still be found on the site (they're pretty awful).
About Movie-Source.com (1998-2007)
From 2000 to 2007, Movie-Source.com grew tremendously in popularity and readership, offering one of the easiest ways to access all information and movie details about individual films in a simple, easy-to-use interface. Thanks to a college education in programming and database development, I was able to improve the scalability of the site and make thousands of movie reviews, previews of upcoming movies, movie trailers and more readily accessible to Internet users.
Enter: FilmJabber (2008-present)
In 2005, I actually had to get a real job and now work in the field of marketing. While I continued to write tons of movie reviews and keep the database updated, design and functionality improvements were all but ignored. On January 1, 2008, FilmJabber was launched, replacing Movie-Source.com with improved usability, a new design and new features. More features are planned for 2009.
About Erik Samdahl
Switching to the third person... Erik is an avid movie buff who does marketing for a successful research company by day and writes movie reviews by night. Erik likes sports (baseball and football especially) and lives in the Seattle area.