Friday, December 28, 2018


Overlord - This movie starts with a bang, with a gunfight by air, that sets the stage for the duration of the film. American paratroopers invade a Nazi fortified church in an attempt to destroy a radio transmitter. Once inside, they happen upon an secret laboratory and engage in a brutal battle against the undead. With a concept and production by JJ Abrams, it was written by screenwriter Billy Ray, and directed by Julius Avery. The film was purported to be 4th in the Cloverfield series, which Abrams denied. The film stars Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell and features the track ‘Bridging The Gap’ by Nas.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

THE WRITE PLATFORM - National Novel Writing Month - Medium

THE WRITE PLATFORM - National Novel Writing Month - Medium

THE WRITE PLATFORM - With the diminishing influence of the Big 5, up against almighty Amazon, authors need platforms. Why is that, you might ask? I'm a writer. Do I really need to bother with publicity? Yes. Do both, write material and engage in marketing.

Saturday, November 3, 2018


OUTLAW KING - Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, wages war against his rival king in the English occupation of Scotland.  Written, directed and produced by David Mackenzie for Netflix. This epic fantasy stars Chris Pine and Florence Pugh. Fans of historic fantasy such as Gladiator, Outlander, Game of Thrones and Braveheart will appreciate action and period details. Early reviews compliment the efforts of Pine and Pugh, and will recognize her from her role in the movie Lady McBeth.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


HALLOWEEN (1978) - Written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, the original was the first installment in the franchise. It has spawned 10 films to date. Most recently directed by Rob Zombie, a purported Halloween III, will be released this year. If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you’re well aware the orig is one of my favorites. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018


Ray Harryhausen’s Jason and the Argonauts - Directed by Don Chaffey, produced by Charles H. Schneer, based on a myth by Apollonios Rhodios, a 3rd century Greek author. With music by Oscar winning Bernard Herrmann, Jason and the Argonauts is a cultural compass. This independent film was made with material by stop motion animation master Ray Harryhausen. The skeleton fight scene and battle are pure fantasy. He made many other mythical creatures famous, along with himself. Such as, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Three Worlds of Gulliver, and Mysterious Island. The film score was composed by Hermann, who also worked with Harryhausen on the fantasy films.

Sunday, October 7, 2018


FraGMENTATION of the Dead - With confirmation Andrew Lincoln will depart in season 9, will The Walking Dead be forced into cancellation without Rick or Carl? Although, let’s be honest, Chandler could have never lived up to the part. Shh. Anyway, I’ve been watching this news, and other rumors. Here are the highlights of what’s going on right now. Producers confirm season nine will jump ahead 18 months following last season's battle between Rick and Negan. Rick, Maggie and Daryl upend an alliance and havoc breaks loose. Seems to me showrunners recklessly killed off Shane and Carl, and now Daryl is the only one left, besides Carol. Norman Reedus got $20 million to lead the show here on out.  There are rumors Daryl will lead the show into a spinoff unrelated to the TWD. Nobody could’ve predicted the extent of this hit to bring strong interest for zombies of the apocalypse.

Saturday, September 29, 2018


IN THE REIGN OF HARAD IV  SHORT STORY REVIEW - A miniature maker--honored with a fur coat to attend court—creates doll house furniture with incredible detail. He loses himself in his own ambitions, ever creating things that are smaller and smaller, that his apprentices check on him one day. He has made a doll house so small, that it is invisible, even under powerful magnification. In The Reign of Harad IV by Steven Millhauser the author explores themes common to his other works, small moments, replicating reality, small models and exploration of the literary fantastic. This Pulitzer prizewinning writer has authored Dangerous Laughter, A Precursor of the Cinema and The Other Town.