Who am I?

Hey conspiracy cats. Welcome to my world.

Below is a summary of who I am and why I’m here. Get ready, because it’s mostly me talking about myself. I’ll try to keep it brief.

I started this blog in 2012 as a way for me to write about the things I care about. Naturally, I gravitated toward one of my biggest passions: film and entertainment.

By day, I’m a copywriter based out of the Bay Area (which I call the Internet, California). But by night and very early morning, I review and overanalyze movies on this platform. I also host a podcast called Now Conspiring, where I talk about these things with other people in the room for once.

To become a film critic, I had to do the typical work (study journalism, take some film school courses, cry in my sleep, etc.) But I’m much more interested in some of the nonconventional ways I can share my love of movies with you. In other words, I’m a conspirer.

I always try to search for the hidden meanings behind the best (and even the worst) films. I get a thrill out of exploring incredible fan theories, tackling the worst articles of the Internet, satirizing celebrities, and more. There’s plenty of nonsense, but hopefully some insight here and there.

My release schedule is mostly consistent. New articles come out almost every weekday, with some surprises thrown in whenever something exciting happens. When you go to the homepage, you can see a row of “Featured” articles that represent my latest editorials and reviews. Scroll down, and you’ll see a feed of podcast episodes and shorter updates.

You can also take a look at my “Top Posts” on the right sidebar, which measures the day’s most visited articles. This includes classic posts like The Pixar Theory. For anything else, be sure to check out the top navigation to view all of my reviews, editorials, and other things I haven’t deleted yet out of embarrassment.

Here are the types of things I write about:

  • Now Conspiring (the podcast) – Every Monday, my friends in the movie biz and I review the latest entertainment headlines and movies.
  • Snarcasm –  I take on the worst articles on the Internet in the most “snarcastic” way possible.
  • Second Opinion – These are second takes on films that have just come out now or recently.
  • Unopinionated – I analyze controversial films and the weird opinions that haunt them.
  • No More Questions – I satirize terrible celebrity interviews by being absurd.
  • Retronalysis – I review older movies by mainly focusing on the lead actor’s performance.
  • Reviews – I post weekly reviews on new films, usually on Fridays.


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Send me a friendly message! Email nowconspiring@gmail.com for any and all inquiries.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments about the site, so I can improve it  as we go from here. Thanks for reading and enjoy the words.


132 thoughts

  1. The teacups and teacup set from Beauty and the Beast are in Tarzan. In fact, may things from that scene are from beauty and the beast. They are at Jane’s camp.


  2. Did you know that the inspiration for the way Tarzan moves in the trees was skateboarding? It’s true! My mom’s friend’s husband was the person trying to figure how he was supposed to move. Then he watched a skateboarder, then inspiration struck! Don’t believe me? Watch the movie and imagine him as a skateboarder.
    Libby is awesome.


  3. Hi Jon,
    Your Pixar Theory made a huge impression on me. I wonder if you let me publish the translation (of course, with a link to your article) on my blog, because I would like to more people learned about it in Poland.I would be grateful if you let me know what you think. My mail: gosiarella@gmail.com


  4. Hello Mr. Negroni
    My name is Ulises And i´m liked your work abaout of the Pixar theory, and I have to investigate this team.
    One frriend and me discovered one simple theory that ago the pixar´s history as changed because it´s infinity.
    Every time that Pixar entertaniment reveals a new movie like a Inside Out for example or Big Hero 6 it´s created a new fragment to the history and revelated more secrets in the theory.
    if you want interesting abaout of my idea you can contacme in Facebook.
    and Again repeat I´m fan of your Work. and i´m go im peace.


  5. Hi Jon,
    I run a site that focuses on millennial bloggers and vloggers. I wanted to confirm that you are a millennial (born 1980-2000). We’d love to reblog some of your posts in the future. I think our readers would enjoy it!


  6. In That’s So Raven (Disney) , where she kisses the first Devon is called Pizza Planet . Do you think the series of the Disney are part of the Theory of the Pixar?


  7. Hi Jon,
    My art publication is doing an issue on interpretation as a powerful creative act, and we would love to do a short interview with you. Your Pixar Theory is a moving example the sort of work we’re after. If you have just a bit of time to spare you would make this fan’s day. Please do let us know at thomasnlaprade@gmail.com. Thanks and keep it up!


  8. Thank you so much for your Pixar theory. My son loves it! He looks for references in all of the movies and loves to describe the connections. I believe that this has taught him about complexities in film and will, hopefully, lead to a lifelong appreciation!


  9. Hi Jon,

    I watched Monster University and believe i have found another A113. In the end of the movie we see the inside Mike’s locker inside the mailroom of Monster Inc.
    There are tickets for something that are seen in two different shots that follow each other. The first ticket in the first shot shows 13 and the second ticket in the second shot shows A11. The numbers are both on the same area of the tickets.
    Do you think it’s random or another A113 given by Pixar?


  10. Hi, I was wondering, why do you suppose Riley’s Mom has two different names? On her credit card, it says “K. Ann Andersen”, but in the Essential Guide to Inside Out, it says her name is Jill. Could there be some secret story we don’t know about that fits in with the Pixar Theory?


  11. I really like how your blog is differently set out. I’m new here and trying to learn how things run and make my site better as well. From what I’ve checked so far, your blog really stands out.🙂
    Would you mind checking mine too? xD


  12. So I was just reading your Pixar theory , which is perfect !, and I was just wondering if this could be a possibility. As you see in brave how the Witch (boo) turns people into animals and can basically teleport to any place In time , could it be possible that she went through time and turned people into animals through out time? That’s how they have certain animals at certain times. And the villain from up (forgot his name , sorry) discovers a talking animal (Doug or anyone) and becomes obsessed and makes the collars for the dogs.

    I know it’s messy but I was just thinking…


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