Open main menu is a website primarily focused on the film industry.

The Joblo Movie Network
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Type of site
Film review
Available in English
Owner Berge Garabedian
Created by Berge Garabedian
Alexa rank Decrease 25,258 (June 2018)[1]
Launched 1998
Current status Active


OverviewEdit was started in 1998 by Berge Garabedian (aka JoBlo), a movie reviewer who was known for critiquing movies from the perspective of an average movie-goer. The website's name, in fact, is a play on the term Joe Shmoe, and registered users of the website are known as 'schmoes'. In addition to JoBlo's own reviews, the site also features, but is not limited to: movie trailers, film scripts, previews of upcoming movies, desktop wallpaper, interviews with celebrities, and a message board, in which registered users can "strike back" with comments and critiques. Other features include “The Digital Dorm”, which features thousands of DVD reviews, DVD release dates and latest digital news items. The site also includes a sub-site called "Arrow in the Head", which is run by The Arrow a.k.a. John Fallon, and focuses on horror movies including daily news updates, reviews, and commentary.

The web site has received notice. It was referenced in Entertainment Weekly as one of their "25 favorite online entertainment sites"[2] and Garabedian is quoted in publications such as USA Today. By the 2000s, was quoted on movie posters, DVD/Blu-ray covers and in commercials.[3]

In 2001, the site started holding an annual award's presentation for films that were most enjoyed by its visitors. These became known as "The Golden Schmoes".[4] Often the winners of these awards were films that had large fan-bases, but limited critical praise.

A book, Presents... the 50 Coolest Movies of All Time[5] was released in 2002, featuring a foreword by film director Kevin Smith, and in-depth reviews of fifty select titles.

In February 2009, started a weekly podcast called The Good, The Bad, and The JoBlo Movie Podcast. Guests have included Bobcat Goldthwait, Duncan Jones, and Clifton Collins, Jr. and listeners win DVDs/Blu-rays every other week.

In 2009, started a social networking site for movie fans called Movie Fan Central. Currently there are around 54,000 registered schmoes. Users are able to post blogs, reviews, pictures, videos, top ten lists, and their DVD/Blu-ray collection.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2018-06-06. 
  2. ^ Kohn, Eric (2006-06-16). "Bookmark This Page! | News". Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Web abuzz with apes, a mummy and Spidey". Usatoday.Com. 2001-03-07. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  4. ^ "The 2009 Movie Awards aka The Golden Schmoes!". Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  5. ^ Garabedian, Berge (2002). Presents... The 50 Coolest Movies of All Time. Quiet Storm Books. ISBN 978-0-9714296-6-6. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 

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