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My Top 10 Favorite Stephen King Novels: Part II

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There’s not much sense in doing a preamble to the second part of an article and as a great horror writer once wrote, “Like all sweet dreams, it will be brief, but brevity makes sweetness,… Continue reading

IN MEMORIAM: Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

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  “Whatever I have given, I have gained.” These words, said by Leonard Nimoy himself, serve as a testament to a pillar of the science fiction and science community.  Sadly that pillar is… Continue reading

My Top 10 Favorite Stephen King Novels (Part I)

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    Although I’d probably cite Pat Conroy as my favorite author, Stephen King runs a close second.  He’s  the author who’s most influenced my writing career.  I’ve been enamored with the king… Continue reading

Review: ‘Birdman’ (Second Opinion)

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Plot:  Washed up and broke Hollywood actor Riggan Thompson (Michael Keaton), most noted for his role as superhero Birdman, endeavors to revive his acting career with a Broadway production of Raymond Carver’s short story, “What… Continue reading

Dangerous Precedent: My take on Sony’s decision to drop ‘The Interview’

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  “It was a pleasure to burn.” Some of you may recognize this line.  It’s from Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451 and happens to be my favorite opening line to any novel. … Continue reading

Review: ‘Interstellar’

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Plot:  In the mid 21st century crop blight results in massive famine and technological regression.  Former NASA pilot and engineer Cooper (Matthew McConaughey)  now works on a farm with his father-in-law Donald (Jonathan Lithgow) and his… Continue reading

Why I Love ‘John Carpenter’s The Thing’

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  Guillermo Del Toro once said that 1982’s The Thing was one of the most influential films in his life.  When he left the theater he knew he wanted to be a director.  To me this… Continue reading

Review: ‘Gone Girl’ (2nd Opinion)

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Plot:  Based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, former magazine writer Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) wakes up on the morning of his fifth anniversary to find his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) missing… Continue reading

WTF Hollywood??? Make ‘The Stand’ into a trilogy!!!

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I would characterize my literary relationship with Stephen King as somewhere on the level of Romeo and Juliet, although not quite as tame.  Saying he’s my favorite author is akin to saying Roland Deschain took awhile… Continue reading

The Worst Sci-Fi Series Finale of All Time

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  When it comes to series finales, especially for beloved shows, expectations are fairly high.  After all, if audiences spend years following cherished characters, wading through gripping and complicated plots, and spending countless hours… Continue reading