About

Terry MalloyWelcome to Terry Malloy’s Pigeon Coop. Named after one of Marlon Brando’s most iconic characters from the 1954 classic On The Waterfront, The Coop is a place to read about all things film and TV. There’ll be thoughts and opinions, reviews, trailers, and in depth analysis on an array of films and topics, not just the latest films at the cinema.

If you fancy contributing or just want to get in touch, then leave a comment, say hi on Twitter (@TwigeonCoop) or email on chris1039@hotmail.com; I’m always open to ideas!

About me

My name is Chris and I’m a copywriter from Chester, UK. I have a first class honors degree in English Language w/ Film Studies from the University of Wales, Bangor, and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Salford. I’ve had work published for Manchester Evening News, the Daily Star, Cheshire Life, and Press Gazette, as well as several other publications, online and in print. I am also a qualified football referee, and my favourite films include Star Wars, Full Metal Jacket, Wayne’s World and, of course, On The Waterfront. Follow me on Twitter @Lammy_Pie.

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46 thoughts on “About

  1. claratsi says:

    Hi there, I was recently awarded a “7×7 link award” by a fellow blogger and was asked to pass it on to seven other blogs that I follow and like. I have chosen your blog as one the seven; here is a link at my blog to explain further http://claratsi.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/7-x-7-hoooorayyyy/
    Well done and thanks for your great blogging!

  2. Mark Walker says:

    I just came across your blog from Claratsi after the 7×7 link award. I have to say, I like what is see so far. I’ll pop in again.

  3. claratsi says:

    Good day to you fellow blogger, today I have nominated you for THE ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your great blog, check it out here: http://claratsi.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/one-lovely-blog-award/

  4. claratsi says:

    Hi there,
    I have nominated you for an award. Check it out here: http://claratsi.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/the-liebster-award-claratsi-is-pleased/
    In the interests of community at your leisure take the time to share your award or as I know these things can take some time, check out the other bloggers nominated and share a comment or two. (If you don’t wish to reciprocate or you have already been nominated that’s fine, I know these things take time, just a mention or a visit would be great!)
    Congratulations on having a great blog and thank you for visiting my blog too!
    Cheers,
    Claratsi

  5. atothewr says:

    Random question. How did you set up that Archive tab? It makes it really easy to find your stuff.

    • I created a new page called ‘Archive’ which put it alongside the ‘About’ page, etc. Then for each month I create a new page, ‘Sept 2012′ or whatever month it is, and you the ‘Archive’ page as its parent page (which is done using the options on the right hand side). I then have to edit the page and manually create a link to each new post. I also have to change the order of the pages every time I create a new one. It can be pretty annoying at times but, like you say, I think it makes navigation that bit easier. Hope that helps and thanks for stopping by!

  6. Great looking site. I’m still a bit of a novice when it comes to my site and could learn a thing or two from yours!

    • Thanks very much, it’s nothing more than a standard template, however. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you round these parts again. I’ve just popped over to your site and it looks good, I’ll be sure to have a read of your stuff :-)

  7. Mr Rumsey says:

    Just so you know, I have just nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award :)

    http://mrrumsey.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/awards/comment-page-1/#comment-569

  8. GaryLee828 says:

    I thought that picture was young Marlon Brando, but wasn’t sure. Now I learn that pic is from “On The Waterfront” and I actually have the DVD, but have not watched it yet. I have a ton of DVD’s I bought that I haven’t watched yet. Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, Rear Window and a slew of other classics.

    I did watch “12 Angry Men” recently and liked that a lot. I doubt if any titles I mentioned above will top that one. Such a simple concept that would seem hard to execute, but the writer and Lumet pulled it off brilliantly. I love debate, so for one man to convince 11 others to change their minds on a jury is a genius premise to me, and since it’s #6 on the IMDB top 250 list of all time it seems I am not alone.

    Look forward to your upcoming reviews; check out my blog, as well, if you get a chance :)

  9. Mr Rumsey says:

    Hey,
    Just letting you know that I’ve awarded you the Dragon’s Loyalty Award :)

    https://mrrumsey.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/dragons-loyalty-award/

  10. frameraters says:

    Hey [not] Terry! We just wanted to let you know we’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award (whatever that is!). If you’d like to participate, check out the link below and save the pic/copy the text body. If You do not want to participate, that’s fine too. We love your stuff, so we just wanted to show our appreciation for your blog.

    http://framerates.net/2013/04/16/the-versatile-blogger-awards/

  11. Zoë says:

    I just wanted to drop by and tell you that I really like your blog’s name! I know you say it is somewhat ambiguous, but I think it is nice, different and unique!

  12. Interesting bio, Chris! I don’t know why I thought you were American until you said “whilst” and then you gave yourself away. I was in the US Navy and was stationed at a communication station in Caithness County at the northern end of Scotland for four years. I’m a big Anglophile! Here’s a story for you when you have time:

    http://cindybruchman.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/green-gardens-and-frothy-coastlines-thomas-hardy-and-pints-at-the-wiseman/

    • Haha, thanks Cindy. I didn’t even know that ‘whilst’ was an English term! Ha! I’ll definitely have a read of that when I get a moment :) Thanks for your support and nice comments on my posts, really appreciate it!

  13. Gene says:

    Thanks for the follow at Let There Be Movies, Chris! Feel free to weigh in on any of our reviews, rants or lists. I enjoy reading your insight on movies and I hope you like our perspective on films too. Thanks again!

  14. caragale says:

    Love the name, love the grading with pigeons, love On the Waterfront! Fun blog! And thanks for the follow :)

  15. Tom says:

    Good to meet ya man, thanks for all your comments and drop-by’s on my humble page! :D

  16. caragale says:

    Hey there! You’ve probably received a nomination before, but I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Details here: http://caragaleblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/the-liebster-award/. Also, I’m enjoying the debut blog series! Super cool idea!

  17. JustMeMike says:

    Hello Chris – thanks for signing up to follow my blog. I have signed up to follows yours as well. Cheers.

    JustMeMike

  18. Patricia T says:

    Hi Chris, just letting you know I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogging Award, cos you’re cool and your blog is great! http://screenappeals.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/versatile-blogger-who-me/

  19. thomasjford says:

    Nice blog man, I expect to come and visit quite a bit in the future!

  20. Carl says:

    Hi Chris,

    Came across this site yesterday, gotta say one of the best movie blogs I’ve come across on the web and very insightful! I’ll be sure to have a read through and follow in future :)

  21. caragale says:

    Got you a little something! A Dragon’s Loyalty Award! I know you don’t usually do these, but I just thought you deserved the <3 :) http://caragaleblog.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/the-obnoxiously-massive-awards-post/

  22. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks. Pleased to have found your fascinating blog. Lots to explore. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (recent post,’Moments. features scene from Waterfront! Regards Thom.

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