TV: Blue Bloods

If you’re sick of watching House turn into a girly and idiotic romance and disgusted watching Medium interject typical Hollywood leftist “lessons” into its stories, try the new Blue Bloods on CBS.  It’s about a family…

Back from Bouchercon

Had a good time last week at Bouchercon, the annual crime writer’s convention.  I believe this was my first trip there, but I may have gone once before.  I did a panel called “A Gathering of…

God and Baseball: Point to the Sky

Baseball has suffered a lot of indignities over the years – the designated hitter, commercials that add over an hour to playing time, the designated hitter, unions, pitching specialization and, of course, the designated hitter –…

DVD: The Killer Inside Me

This film was so empty and unpleasant I spent some time trying to figure out what it was supposed to be about.  It reminded me of those notices on NetFlix that tell you what movies you…

Ghost Movie Response

Got some nice responses to my list of favorite ghost movies and would like briefly to respond to the responses.  Loved the fact that some people had seen The Woman in Black.  This was a so-so…

Read, White and Blue

I missed this last month but it’s kind of nice.  It’s an article in the Christian market trade publication Christian Retailing discussing an increasing trend toward marketing patriotic products on Veteran’s Day, November 11th.  I say…

When the Revolution’s Over

Last week, my friend John Nolte of Big Hollywood fame did one of his classic take-downs of an hysterical leftist reviewer, some doof who went ape over the new family film Secretariat.  To read the fearsome…

DVD: The Secret In Their Eyes

This Argentine crime film won the Oscar for best foreign language picture last year and, yeah, it’s very, very good.  Based on a novel by Eduardo Sacheri, it’s set in 1999 with flashbacks to the ’70′s. …

Last Laugh?

The humorist – and James Bond scenarist – Bruce Feirstein once said to me, “Comedy takes no prisoners.”  By which he meant that good comedy mocked the mockable whether the comedian agreed with them or not. …

Me Behind The Mike

If you look over at the news column today, you’ll see AudioGo, which used to be BBC Audiobooks, is bringing out the audiobook of my new novel Identity Man.  I’ll be spending much of this week…