Archives for March 2012

I’m in the mood for some jazz flute.

Okay, so the bad news today was the plagiarism scandal.Here's the good news. Ron Burgundy is coming back. … [Read more...]

Les Couleurs d’Auralia could be yours…

I know many of you love French-language movies. How many of you read French-language literature? I happen to have just received some French-language editions of my novels Auralia's Colors and Cyndere's Midnight and I can't wait to give some away... … [Read more...]

The Hunger Games (2012)

My review of The Hunger Games is up! … [Read more...]

Guess what arrived on DVD and blu-ray today.

Here's a hint... … [Read more...]

I’ve been plagiarized by Michele Schalin at Movie Junkies. She’s been stealing from others too.

You know, my review of Fight Club is quite ancient now, and I've learned a lot about writing since then.So I think it's odd that the film critic... or should I say, the fake film critic Michele Schalin, who also has a business called Josiesque Designs, chose that review to plagiarize. … [Read more...]

Casa de Mi Padre (2012)

Sketch comedy artists like Will Ferrell face a challenge when they make the leap to the big screen. Can they come up with an idea that is substantial enough to last the length of a feature film? If they do, can they succeed again? … [Read more...]

The Grey: No, not the movie. The weather. What are the best movies for grey days?

I've just posted the question on Facebook: What are the most colorful movies you can think of?  … [Read more...]

Madeleine L’Engle goes to the movies.

A few weeks back on my Facebook page,  I said I'd have news for fans of Madeleine L'Engle.A little later, I posted that I'd soon be reporting on a new film based on a book by one of my favorite writers.Well... are you ready? … [Read more...]

John Carter (2012)

"Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse."That’s how C.S. Lewis famously stated the question each man and woman must answer about the Messiah, the savior from heaven, whose initials are J.C. Others have since paraphrased him: "Liar, lunatic... or lord?"In the new space fantasy adventure by Pixar filmmaker Andrew Stanton, that question comes up again. This time, the people of Mars must decide what to make of their own J.C. ... their own savior who c … [Read more...]

You never know who might be sitting next to you at The Glen Workshop

In 2010, I had the privilege of leading the Film Seminar at the Glen Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was a student posing as an instructor, a film enthusiast more interested in learning about movies from classroom discussion than in expounding upon my own movie-going experience.Still, it caught me by surprise to learn that the “workshopper” with the most cinematic expertise was enrolled not in my seminar, but in the songwriting workshop. ...  … [Read more...]