The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Top 7 ways SUICIDE SQUAD went epically wrong—and could have gone right

Marvel and DC have taken comic books for kids and turned them into an unstoppable machine, designed to entertain the masses while making massive profits. When all the pieces fit … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

STAR TREK and STAR WARS are now opposite sides of the same repetitive story

I say this out of love, and not just because both series are (a) sci-fi space operas (b) starring ensemble casts of heroes with (c) both series taken over and vastly … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

7 secret ingredients to cook up a Bad Superhero Blockbuster

We live in the Golden Age of comic book movies, with Marvel and DC pumping them out as faster than you can swipe your VISA for $14 tickets to IMAX … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Big, Beautiful Movies with Sad, Stupid Endings

The First Law of Bad Literary Novels is simple: there are no happy endings. It’s the same story with Big, Beautiful Movies with Sad, Stupid Endings. Now, that’s not to … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

The trouble with LUCY by director Luc Besson

I’m a huge fan of Scarlett Johanssson and Luc Besson, director of THE TRANSPORTER, THE FIFTH ELEMENT and THE TRANSPORTER PUTS THE FIFTH ELEMENT IN THE TRUNK AND DRIVES IT … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

IT’S GOOD TO BE IN LOVE by Frou Frou conceals writing truths

You know the singer from Frou Frou better under the name Imogen Heap, famous for the song HIDE AND SEEK. Whatever name she sings under, this song here is not … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Giving THE TRANSPORTER a tune-up

THE TRANSPORTER is the break-out movie for Jason Statham, and though I am perhaps the world’s biggest fan of Jason the Statham Kicking Things in the Face, there are clunky … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 4 Comments
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