January 2014

Leaves On The Wind: Serenity Issue 1

The first issue of Serenity: Leaves On The Wind is out today. This is the long awaited continuation of Serenity, which was itself the long awaited continuation of the Joss Whedon sci-fi western, Firefly. Firefly is that rare thing; a show whose central concept maps perfectly onto its fandom. The thematic topography of both is […]

Leaves On The Wind: Serenity Issue 1

The Friday Film: The Hunter

Martin David is a mercenary sent undercover to Tasmania. His employers, Red Leaf, are a private military biotech firm who are seeking one of the last Thylacines, or Tasmanian tigers. The legendary creature purportedly had a unique venom that paralyzed its prey and Red Leaf want that. Red Leaf are paying, which means Martin wants

The Friday Film: The Hunter

The Friday Film: Mansome

There are really three films in one in Mansome. The first is a collection of celebrity talking heads discussing masculinity and what it means to be a man who grooms in the 21st century. This is facilitated, and bookended, by producers Jason Bateman and Will Arnett who appear in the movie getting a variety of

The Friday Film: Mansome

Sherlock: The Three Signs

So far, this has been an extraordinary season of Sherlock, in the most literal sense. The ‘case of the week’ format hasn’t been so much moved aside as fired into orbit, or, perhaps, locked at the bottom of a lit bonfire. We’ve had an entire episode dealing with Sherlock fitting back in to London even

Sherlock: The Three Signs

Friday Film: Cropsey

The first documentary of the year is Cropsey, written by Joshua Zeman and produced and directed by Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. They’re front of camera a good deal too, and with reason. Both of them grew up on Staten Island in New York ion the 1970s. ‘Cropsey’, at that time, was a local term for

Friday Film: Cropsey

Sherlock: The Empty Hearses

The Empty Hearse was one of the most audacious pieces of TV in years. It bravely chose to give viewers three different solutions to Holmes’ survival of ‘The Reichenbach Fall’, all just about plausible. It even, rather splendidly, teased us with a further ten possibilities. The most important question in the history of the series

Sherlock: The Empty Hearses

713, 021

So, a year ago, flush with success after writing 147, 000 words in NanoJourno, I accepted a challenge from my friend Colin Barnes. Colin is an author, publisher and all around bad ass and he did some math. Specifically, that if you write just over 2,700 words a day, every day, for 365 days you’d

713, 021

Friday Film: Safe

Welcome to Friday Film Club. This year, I’ll be watching a movie I’ve never seen before and that, in most cases, is outside my comfort zone, and talking about it here every week. There’s no internal prejudice here, no bias towards one genre over another, just you, me, the movie and the words. Activate the

Friday Film: Safe

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