I haven't anticipated a TV series as much as I did the start of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I grew up a huge fan of Marvel comics, particularly the X-Men stable, and had recently been thoroughly entertained by the films produced by Marvel Studios. That said, when word spread of a series set within the same … Continue reading New Year’s Fixes for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
So, my brother keeps telling me to see "This Is The End" and the TV keeps telling me to see "World War Z", but I have a tenuous relationship with the Post-Apocalypse. The End of Days is all the rage now, what with the Mayans botching their calendar and the inundation of such stories on … Continue reading The Apocalyptic Post-Apocalypse & Me
The Spartacus franchise for the Starz network has always had a tenuous relationship with the historical record. While the show maybe based on the historical figure that helped incite the Third Servile War, showrunner Stephen S. DeKnight has never hesitated with changing some of the more unsuitable aspects of the account. I've been a fan of … Continue reading My Review of Spartacus: War of the Damned episode #1
Ideas rattle through the cavernous recesses of my mind perpetually. They seem to come in all the "normal" places--you know, the shower, the car. While listening to a particular artist, while staring at the ceiling above my bed. I dutifully jot down the nuggets of these ideas and go about the rest of my day, … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: Don’t Panic, or, The Perils of Exposition
The Mayan doomsday prediction had my mind on another apocalypse, The Walking Dead. While I have never been much of a fan of the horror genre, or zombies in particular, I found myself surprised when I was so captivated by this show. While season one was a tour de force, I thought season two waned horribly. … Continue reading My Thoughts on Mazzara’s leaving The Walking Dead
So, last weekend my wife and I finagled a date night. I picked the food--a tasty burger bar and gastropub--and she picked the flick. After hemming and hawing a moment, she settled on "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn--part 2". While she'd read some of the novels and watched all of the previous films in the series, … Continue reading The Damned Deus Ex Machina
This week I've spent quite a bit of time pumping the journalistic iron, and posting articles for Outside the Redzone, but I've done a lot of thinking about fiction writing. (I know, that doesn't really count, but work with me here. I'm a busy guy.) One of the things I found out this week excited … Continue reading Rules for Writing and Life, but definitely for Writing