Natural Born Killers (1994) – Oliver Stone

When you combine a story by Quentin Tarantino and the directorial style of Oliver Stone, you know you are going to get something unique to filmmaking, and Natural Born Killers is very much that. It is also the title on the What Else to Watch list from DK Books’ The Movie Book following their recommendation…

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1995) -Past Tense: Part I, and Part II

Station log: stardate 48481.2 Robert Hewitt Wolfe pens this stellar episode from a story he developed with Ira Steven Behr. First broadcast on 2 January, 1995, the story follows Sisko (Avery Brooks), Bashir (Alexander Siddig) and Dax (Terry Farrell) as, thanks to a transporter accident while the Defiant is in orbit around Earth, end up…

Champion (2013) – Marie Lu

Marie Lu’s Legend trilogy comes to a conclusion on this week’s Book Shelf. A Young Adult series that isn’t quite dystopian in nature, but flirts at its edges with a United States torn into two halves, the Republic and the Colonies. War has been going on for a while, but with the introduction of the…

Issues Vol. 8

This week I’ve got four great books, and 1 miss, though that one was my choice and not endorsed by Kirk at West End Comics, so his status remains untarnished. That being said let’s dive in to see what I was reading last night, and allow me the opportunity, once again, to pop into West…

Hot Docs 2015: (T)error – David Felix Sutcliffe and Lyric R. Cabral 

Screening tonight at the Lightbox at 9:45pm is this thriller of a documentary, that pulls the curtain back from the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts within the continental United States and the revelation that it isn’t all as above-board and by the book as the public would like to believe. Saeed, alias Shariff, an ex-con has been working…

Solo (2013) – William Boyd

Bond is back in this continuation of the original Ian Fleming novels featuring 007. It’s 1969, and James Bond has just celebrated his 45th birthday when he is given his latest assignment by M. And thus begins an adventure that is far more in line with the literary Bond than his big-screen interpretation, that paired…

The Devil In The White City (2003) – Erik Larson

I picked up this book simply because I found the image on the cover very arresting, reading the summary, I became very intrigued, and tucked in to read it as soon as possible. I was happily entertained, and informed with this engaging read that shows the best of civic pride as well as creation, and the…

WSFF – Celebrity Shorts

Last night was a treat for both Sue and I at the Worldwide Short Film Festival featured was a program called Celebrity Shorts and every one of them was a delight. We started with a heart-warming and joyous tail featuring Dame Judi Dench, and a cameo by Tom Hiddleston in a short from the United…

WSFF – Creative Control

Last night’s screening of a series of shorts called Creative Control was a much quieter affair than the opening gala, but brought us 7 more short films that entertained, made you think, and gave you pause as you wondered about the concepts of life, love, loss, and death. Heady stuff right? The first film up…