In a post earlier this week I provided a non-spoiler review of the movie. If you haven't seen "The Last Jedi" yet I suggest you start there first. SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! OK with the spoiler warning out of the way where to begin? Initial first impressions are probably best so here goes. I … Continue reading Spoilers! “The Last Jedi” Review – So Many Mixed Emotions.
"WTF just happened?” “Where the hell do they go from here?” Those were my first two very unsettling thoughts while leaving the cinema after watching “The Last Jedi.” I can understand if one were compelled to write a review of the movie immediately upon first viewing the overall sentiment would not be positive (as evidenced … Continue reading My Spoiler Free Review of “The Last Jedi” – There is a lot to absorb. Give it time to sink in, it may change your initial take.
In honor Carrie Fisher and the opening of “The Last Jedi” later this week I decided to read all of Carrie’s memoirs and watch her one woman special “Wishful Drinking”. While I was on my “Carrie-binge” I threw in “Bright Lights” about her Hollywood upbringing and relationship with her mother Debbie Reynolds for good measure. … Continue reading Chasing Carrie Fisher
As is often the case with me, I was recently inspired by a movie opening to explore the literary source material. I’m one of those people who assumes that if a movie is based on a book, the book is likely better. In my experience that is usually the case. The last time it was … Continue reading Reading Agatha Christie: I can see the puzzle outline but the interior remains elusive.
This is an interesting question because the flippant answer would be at the beginning of course! But what is a beginning? There can be many entry points to a story, with each potentially leading the narrative in very different directions. I've just completed another Writing Challenge from Wonderbook (Vandermeer) that nicely illustrates this idea. The … Continue reading Where To Open A Story?
The book “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls was first published in March of 2005. I had heard about the book periodically throughout the years but given the similarities of the title to a movie in the early 2000’s called “The Glass House” I think I subconsciously put the book into a B-list thriller category. … Continue reading Book Review: “The Glass Castle” – Engaging Tale About A Spectacularly Dysfunctional Family
Yes, I am such a Star Wars fan that I decided to write a trailer review. Don’t judge me! Anyway, like countless others I’m anxiously awaiting the release of the next installment of the newest Star Wars trilogy. It’s something of an early Christmas present for me this year as it has been in 2015 … Continue reading The Last Jedi Trailer Review: Thrilling, Surprising, and Ominous