I hit a radio drama jackpot when I discovered Suspense on YouTube. Blue Hours Productions is doing a marvelous job of reviving one the greatest American radio dramas of all time–maybe the best American radio drama of all time. Beside a YouTube series, a new show is broadcast every other week from over 200 radio
While searching the shelves of a local video store, I chanced upon the Daimajin boxed DVD set (Daimajin, Wrath of Daimajin, and Return of Daimajin). I’m a moth drawn to unusual or older Japanese movies, a viewer that just can’t keep his eyes off the light of the television once the intro rolls onto the
Spooked by urban legends? In The Ghost Train, a station master warns six stranded travelers of a local legend–anyone who spots the haunting train will die. But perhaps the characters discover more than ghostly machines on this stormy night. Perhaps, you and I discover more as the story progresses.
For the last few days, I’ve felt mixed up, confused. The Jacksonville trip was to be a getaway from unfavorable weather, but rain, damp, and fog have greeted me on arrival. While down here, I thought to relax–the book proof and other tasks say differently: the lawn has weeds, pictures need to be hung, the floors vacuumed, and
In high school, I lived on a literary diet of Stephen King’s novels. I couldn’t get enough. Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, Firestarter, The Stand, The Dead Zone and other works lay open at my reading table to sate my hunger, but I quickly craved more. So, I gobbled up copies of King’s other treats: Bachman novels
The Sony Playstation.com Bloodborne game screenshots and related videos illuminate some of the game’s playable experience, but I’m trying to look beyond spotlighted, captured specifics and visualize a bigger picture–the game that lurks in the shadows, the game that will be available March 24th.
Since I’ve already had my say about why the Hard Science Fiction label is a misnomer (see my article titled Fantasy Fans’ Sci-Fi Ain’t Sci-Fi), I have decided to share some work by Isaac Asimov, a writer some consider to be a master of science fiction and fantasy.
Ray Bradbury’s works are some of my greatest inspirations. Probably best known for Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, his speculative fiction career spanned for more than sixty years. But his efforts reach far beyond my interest and before my time, his influence affecting many artists, writers, and others.
Irony and dark humor may not be as appreciated here, in the States, as it is in the United Kingdom, but if you enjoy British entertainment, there’s lots to keep you engrossed.
Yasuzo Masumura’s movie script was obviously written around a theme, first, and fails to maintain emotionally engaging characters throughout. Too bad–as several characters become interesting, the viewer’s interest is thrown away by another preachy rant and an abrupt ending that doesn’t build to a satisfying moral dilemma. (The character’s dilemma is there, but I couldn’t