THE THIN LINE at Covellite Film Festival

Among the many diversions used to postpone novel writing over the last few years was the little matter of assisting my brother Neil in the production of his feature-length directorial debut: The Thin Line. No small matter, as it turns out. If you’ve had cause to sit through the closing credits of just about any […]

Star Wars Blu-ray

So, my youngest brother had the upcoming Blu-ray release of the Star Wars saga on pre-order. I asked him if he had heard about the latest round of “tweaks” Lucas has decided to apply to these beloved films. He hadn’t, so he promptly went online to read about them for himself. My favorite quote from […]

“Game of Thrones” Q&A at Deadline

As some may already know, HBO’s Game of Thrones series, based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, has raked in a truckload of Primetime Emmy nominations for its inaugural season. Popular Hollywood blog Deadline posted today a Q&A with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. If you’re a “Thrones” fan, […]

Luke Cage Film Trailer

Anyone out there familiar with the Luke Cage character from Marvel Comics? I’m not. But a close friend of mine, Eric Thomas Wilson, is. Avid enough to assemble a team of filmmakers recently to shoot a teaser trailer for a prospective film, featuring himself in the lead role. Now, it turns out he’s not the […]

“Game of Thrones” Series Premiere

For the two people on earth who don’t already know, HBO’s adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” premieres tonight. Meaning no disrespect to those third-run movies that play on an endless loop each month, or to acclaimed original series such as “The Sopranos,” “Deadwood,” “Rome,” and others, which I hear are quite […]

New “A Game of Thrones” Teaser

Is anyone else as geeked out about this as I am?

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Battlefield Earth

While scrolling through my online movie choices this evening via Netflix, I ran across Battlefield Earth. For those who spend their time living under rocks, this is widely regarded as one of the worst films ever made. Having never seen it for myself, a morbid sense of curiosity overtook me. I mean, really, how bad […]

Robin Hood

I’m often about 3-4 weeks behind in my viewing of theatrical releases, mostly because I like to wait until the crowds have thinned… giving me a better chance to listen to the movie rather than the guy munching on popcorn and candy behind me, who seems to take pride in telling everyone around him what’s […]

“Thorns” Now Available Online

Back in the spring of 2002, at a writers retreat in Italy, I wrote a short story for the anthology Pronto! Writings from Rome. In 2007, my brother Neil and his editor friend, C. Eric Powell, were looking to produce a short film, and chose this story as their source material. Loooong story short, the […]

HBO Greenlights “A Game of Thrones”

A couple of days ago, HBO finally made the announcement that fantasy enthusiasts have been waiting for, greenlighting an entire first season of George R. R. Martin’s wildly successful A Game of Thrones. Apparently, the order is for nine episodes in addition to the already completed pilot. Production is slated to begin in June this […]