Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I read Gone Girl in a matter of days. I’m a fast reader, generally, but this was a nearly 500 page book and I didn’t have a lot of time for it. But the book kept me turning page after page. It’s starts out as a mystery and becomes something of a suspense. The crime … Continue reading

The 100 Hour Film Race and the Top Twenty

Back in December, I participated with a group of friends in a film competition called the 100 Hour Film race. We called ourselves the Pixelsmyth Workshop, a production company/ freelance network that is currently in the works. The gist of the race is, you have to make a film in 100 hours. You are given … Continue reading

Musicals, Rewrites, Hipsters, Oh My!

As some of you may know, I have been heavily involved in bringing a movie musical to life. It has kind of made thinking about other projects difficult (though I continue to plug along). When I say heavily involved I mean…I’m singing, acting, and rehearsing. Often. And when I’m not doing those things, I’m thinking … Continue reading

Joss Whedon Avenged

It’s about time. I have been watching Joss Whedon shows for years – if you know anything about me, you know that he is my idol.  I love everything he creates. The man and Buffy Summers basically raised me. Firefly was a revelation, and I was a Dollhouse fan even when others couldn’t quite get … Continue reading

Velvet Goldmine, or the End of Glam Rock

I’m surprised I’ve never seen this film before last night. Given the A List cast and the themes, I’m shocked I never stumbled upon it before this. But Velvet Goldmine is now Watch Instantly on Netflix, so that is exactly what I did. I had no idea what to expect, really. But a ridiculously young … Continue reading

The 2012 Oscars? Yawn.

I’m late on this post, but to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t very interested in the subject. I didn’t even bother trying to watch the Oscars this year – the first time in a long time. Why? Because I’m tired of the game. I’m tired of watching older, white Hollywood congratulate one another. There are … Continue reading

What Happens Now: Columbine – Wounded Minds

Sam Granillo is kind, generous, passionate, and driven. He is ridiculously friendly and he genuinely cares about everyone. He’s someone that wants to see a smile on every face. He is also a survivor of the Columbine Shooting. You know the one – the effects of it rippled through the nation, shocking everyone. It was … Continue reading

Christmas is Over – Now What?

Christmas is over, which  means the New Year is fast approaching – and thank god. This year has been rife with some ups and many, many downs. I had so many ideas that I could not follow through on, so many goals I set that I did not achieve. But really that isn’t the worst … Continue reading

In Which There Are Life Problems

Been having some life issues lately. I did not complete NaNoWriMo this year, in part because I had decided to work on a script instead and also because of family drama that arose in the last few weeks. I’ve been kind of gone from the internet, trying to get everything back on track. So the … Continue reading

Film Review: King Of Devil’s Island

I’m not sure where this film is available, but it screened at the film festival this past week. It’s a Norwegian film that won best picture at the Norwegian film awards this year. I have to say, it deserved it. It’s based on true events from the country’s own history. In 1915, a boy’s prison … Continue reading