It’s taken a long time, but we’re finally finished with Call Me, a short film shot in June 2016 which I wrote and directed. It’s hard to say much about it without giving away its premise, except to say that the story is about a woman named Reg who comes to her office to find a note from a colleague asking her to call him. When she does, he expresses complete surprise about the note. As the conversation continues, the two discover something much stranger is actually happening.
Please enjoy it here and let me know what you think.
Back in 1984, a director named W.D. Richter and a writer named Earl Mac Rauch somehow got the green light to put together a smorgasbord of science fiction and pop culture ideas into one loopy movie that was a financial failure, but continues to inspire passion in die-hard fans to this day.
It’s called The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, and it is one crazy animal.
Continue reading The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and its crazy end title sequence
Now, the mixed-bag that is Tomorrowland has been well documented by many critic and reviewers, do I really need to add anything? I feel like I do, or at least I want to, because I’ve been a bit slow on this blog lately and because this was a movie that I was really hopeful for. Upon what were those hopes founded? Really, not much, except for the trailers. Or just certain bits of the trailers. The imagery of young Casey being transported upon touching that pin – the cleanness of the transition and the frightening mystery of what is happening really gripped my imagination. Continue reading Tomorrowland (As middle-of-the-road as you’ve heard)
OK, Coherence. What is it? Well, according to the Wikipedia, it’s many things, in fields such as mathematics, physics, statistics, music theory, computer science and more. It’s also a film, released in 2013, shot on a very small budget by James Ward Byrkit, which is at once so odd and so successful that I don’t even want to tell you anything about it. Seriously. It’s compelling and good and unexpected and you should probably just go and see it before we talk about it any more.
But I will talk about it more, because I do feel kind of compelled to convince you that it’s worth your time and energy to watch it. Continue reading Coherence
The Plot: Sometime in the future, humanity decides that the world will be a better place if there are only five types of people in it:
- cerebral, brainy types
- flower-power hippie gardeners
- out of control, extreme sport loving hooligans…with guns
- self-denying do-gooders
- people who think it’s their job to say whatever they want to people, no matter how annoying.
Continue reading Divergent
What a world we live in.
If a movie about the Guardians of the Galaxy had come out just a few years ago, we’d have assumed it was just some sort of goofball science fiction flick, and chances are it wouldn’t have gained much traction.
Now, in the wake of Marvel’s grand interconnected cinematic experiment, we have a film which is indeed a goofball science fiction flick, but has become a success with audiences and critics alike. And Marvel is going so strong in its rolling out movie versions of its properties that it can spend the latest post-credit scene tease characters like Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy (with post-credit scene spoilers)
That new laptop came with $100 credit at the iTunes store. That has led to some other TV viewing, beyond the Doctor Who and Star Trek repeats that I so often write about. I can’t really imagine taking on another series of episode by episode comments, but I thought I’d share my thoughts and opinions on some of these fine samplings… Continue reading Recent Television Viewings – SHIELD, Veronica Mars, Falling Skies
It’s been a long time coming, but finally here is The Hanna Jo Stories – episode 9. Like a lot of this series, the production schedule and storyline is influenced at least in part by the comings and goings of the actresses who have played the title character. Nadine had only recently taken the role when I found out that she was leaving Perth, and so both Episodes 8 & 9 were quickly written and recorded, more or less back-to-back. Continue reading The Hanna Jo Stories #9 – Finishing one adventure / starting a new one
Oblivion is a movie that wishes desperately that it were based on a story by Philip K. Dick. Continue reading Oblivion
As I have been traveling from my home in Australia to my ancestral home in the USA, I have been pondering what an interesting world we live in, and especially how many fascinating things have taken place over my 42 years of life. I was born in 1970, and some of the things that have occurred are simply hard to believe.
Continue reading It’s been an interesting life…