GOP Super Palin


Only time will tell how this will play out, but it seems to me that John McCain just squashed his one and only real argument against Barack Obama becoming president: that Obama doesn’t have as much experience as some people would prefer. But now with Sarah Palin being offered as a one-heartbeat-from-the-presidency option, I thinkContinue reading “GOP Super Palin”

More On Kassovitz & Fox


A few years ago, I spoke with a dear friend who was a producer of big films at Fox Studios. They had recently made a huge blockbuster action film (to protect the identity of said producer, I won’t mention the title) that made a lot of money, but was critically lambasted. And rightfully so. ItContinue reading “More On Kassovitz & Fox”

Actor/Director Mathieu Kassovitz Makes A Choice


Anyone who knows me knows my struggle to get my cut of THE PLAGUE released after watching the film get taken away and re-cut by producers into something almost unrecognizable. That’s why I want to applaud director Mathieu Kassovitz for speaking openly about the fate of his most recent film, BABYLON A.D. According to Cinematical.com, Kassovitz admits that aContinue reading “Actor/Director Mathieu Kassovitz Makes A Choice”

Israel’s Bush Warriors


Traveling earlier this week via plane from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles, CA., I had the honor and pleasure to sit beside a beautiful, articulate, intelligent, fresh-out-of-the-military young Israeli woman. It was total culture shock for me.  We talked for the entire 5 hour trip about everything from art and politics, to romance and business.Continue reading “Israel’s Bush Warriors”

Fear And Loathing In The Angeles National Forest


  Okay, so there wasn’t actually any real fear. Or loathing. But I will confess to one moment during the night, asleep in my tent with my trusty canine companion by my side (and no, that’s not an endearment for my girlfriend) when I was awakened by the sound of coyotes howling. Or maybe itContinue reading “Fear And Loathing In The Angeles National Forest”

Quote Of The Week: Haruki Murakami


One of my current favorite authors, Haruki Murakami, recently wrote this about his experience as a writer: As I suspect is true of many who write for a living, as I write I think about all sorts of things. I don’t necessarily write down what I am thinking; it’s just that as I write, IContinue reading “Quote Of The Week: Haruki Murakami”

The 12 Movie Meme


The 12 Movie Meme, started by Lazy Eye Theatre, was created in honor of the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Each person “tagged” by Lazy Eye Theatre was asked to come up with 6 fantasy double bills, and then tag five friends to do the same. I was tagged by Christian Divine at theContinue reading “The 12 Movie Meme”

FEWDIO Nightmares Arrive


Started by a handful of talented industry pros, FEWDIO is an all-horror shorts site that plans to release a new horror short every 13 weeks until the first round of 17 films is revealed. Their first selection THE EASTER BUNNY IS EATING MY CANDY is short and sweet (pun intended) and appropriately good ol’ fashionedContinue reading “FEWDIO Nightmares Arrive”

Snapshots From Hubble: What A Wonderful World…


Yep, this picture is real.  Red glow. This image shows the upper 2.5 light-years of the Cone Nebula, a pillar of gas and dust located 2,500 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros. Young stars at the top of the picture emit radiation, eroding the nebula over millions of years. Ultraviolet light around the pillar causesContinue reading “Snapshots From Hubble: What A Wonderful World…”