You've heard the song every year on the radio, but have you seen the actual movie? I hadn't, so we got to enjoy one more classic musical in our series. STORY: Army buddies Bob (Bing Crosby) and Phil (Danny Kaye) form a wildly popular two-man show after the end of World War II. While staying … Continue reading 75 YOF: “White Christmas,” When Musicals Were Fun (1954)
Ow...Ow...Ow...You'll have to excuse my metaphorical limping, but I was just crucified this morning. See, I wrote this article on video games, talking about how choice-based games (where you choose the outcome at various points) are boring and gimmicky if that's all they are. Never, ever, EVER say anything on the internet unless you're willing … Continue reading An Example of How Humility Hurts Like Hell (but Feels So Good)
What's more 1950s than a movie about the space age and all the wonders and dangers lurking out there in the cosmos? Rockets! Lasers! Invasions! Golly-Gee Whillakers! THE PLOT: Martians attack Earth. Simple as. IS IT ANY GOOD? Not really. Back in the 1950s this may have been new and scary, but in 2016, there's … Continue reading 75 YOF: “War of the Worlds” and Silly Sci-Fi Scariness (1953)
It's a bit hard to study film history without including Marilyn Monroe at some point. However, I wanted to look beyond her iconic appearance. Could she actually act? Here's a film that tries her talent, not just her physique. STORY: After being snubbed by his lover, a man named Jed starts flirting with a Nell … Continue reading 75 YOF: “Don’t Bother to Knock,” the Marvelous, Maniacal Monroe (1952)
Sometimes when examining film history, it's good to shine a light on particular, popular actors. This film has two: Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Better yet, Bogart won the Oscar for Best Actor in this film. That's good enough for me! STORY: World War I is in full swing and not even Africa is safe. … Continue reading 75 YOF: “African Queen,”One Ugly-Ass Romance (1951)
I’ve read this book and it’s a darn good one. Very much like a modernish fairy tale, plenty of dark whimsy, fun and creepy at the same time. And creative. Definitely recommend it.
So… apparently I had scheduled a 2-day promotion for my book for the 13th and 14th of July, and then promptly forgot about it. Goes to show what a serious writer I am – not only am I absolutely neglectful blogging-wise, I don’t even remember my own events. Been too busy running around catching Pokemon and bumping into walls to keep track of things, haha.
Anyway. I know by now most of my followers have grabbed free copies, but in case you missed any of my previous promos, you can get download it today and tomorrow from Kindle for free!
If for some reason you can’t use Kindle, shoot me a message through my contact form and let me know which file format works best for you.
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If you haven’t followed this guy’s blog, you must. I laughed so hard I cried.
As always, these are all real search engine terms from my stats page, exactly the way I found them.
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This is a continuing series in which we look at one film from each year to see how film and the world have changed. For a brief intro and a list of all movies so far, click here. Yet another famous one we'd never seen, but the boys in Shawshank Redemption made Rita Hayworth sound so … Continue reading 75 Years of Film: 1946–Gilda
An awesome perspective on aging.
I turned 27 last October, and try as I might to pretend that age is just a number and you’re only as old as you feel (20!), I still can’t deny that my thirties are just around the corner. I don’t like it. The 20 landmark was awesome, but the 30 one… not so much. No offense to any readers older than 30! You’re all wonderful people, but this is just something I’m trying to handle on a personal level.
So recently my friends and I adopted a particular system. As of this year, we are no longer “aging”. We are leveling up.
Of course this came with a whole new set of rules and variables. In the game of life we’re now playing, things like eating and sleeping have a whole new meaning.
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Tired of the mundane, the drudgery? Always had a dream, but gave it up for security? Ever look out the window and long for more? Fortunately, getting what you want is actually much easier than you think. Just do what I did. Go crazy! Today, I leave St. Louis and head for Denver. I don't … Continue reading I’m Insane and So Can You!