“Bury The Dead” Makes Its Way

This is kind of cool:  a mock one-sheet for Bury The Dead, the spooky screenplay of mine optioned by ShoulderHill Entertainment.  ShoulderHill’s Steven Addair is planning to direct the film as the company’s first feature. Most…

On Mel Gibson: Celebrity is the Opposite of Wisdom

Though I avoided it as long as I could, I finally couldn’t escape hearing the tape of Mel Gibson berating ex-girlfriend Oskana Grigorieva.  Continued avoidance would’ve meant turning off Red Eye and that was a length…

From Paris With Love

Luc Besson has a business model.  The writer-director of such compelling action films as La Femme Nikita, The Professional and The Fifth Element has now founded EuroCorp films with a simple plan:  make American-style action pictures…

God of War 3

First of all, do not let your children play this video game.  If your child is under the age of, say, 35, and you find him playing this game, beat him senseless.  With a broadsword.  That’ll…

Film: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Just because something is overpraised by critics for containing a full bucket-load of socialist-feminist tripe and propaganda, that doesn’t mean it isn’t any good.  Critics here and abroad have been wildly singing the praises of Stieg…

Mass Market Me

Hey, for those of you who have somehow neglected to pick up a copy of Empire of Lies in its hardcover or trade paper incarnation, it’s now out in a mass market version.  It’s one of…

Knight and Day

Cute but not cute enough, I’d say.  A fun video when it comes out, like, next week.  Maybe a good date movie if your date likes you enough to relax and be entertained.  In any case,…

You Heard It Here First!

Okay, get this.  In today’s Wall Street Journal, we read: Federal prosecutors alleged 11 people were spies living secret lives in American communities, from Seattle to Washington D.C., sent years ago to infiltrate U.S. society and…

Five Ways Toy Story 3 Is Not Like The Obama Administration

Here are five ways Toy Story 3 is not like the Obama Administration: 1. Toy Story 3 is Great Toy Story 3 is absolutely wonderful.  It is well thought out, grounded in true and timeless values…

Cry of the Owl

This is an offbeat straight-to-DVD (I think) thriller based on the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name.  Now I was never the biggest Highsmith fan.  She’s always seemed to me to exemplify a certain misguided…