Talking Movies [Friday the 13th]: Friday the 13th Part 2

Long considered to be an unlucky day due to superstitions involving the number thirteen and religious connotations, Friday the 13th is perhaps equally as well-known as being the title for a long-running series of slasher movies. As a result, this is clearly the best opportunity to take a look at the Friday the 13th (Various, … Continue reading Talking Movies [Friday the 13th]: Friday the 13th Part 2

Talking Movies: Cat’s Eye

Released: 12 April 1985Director: Lewis TeagueDistributor: Paramount PicturesBudget: $7 millionStars: James Woods, Alan King, Robert Hays, Kenneth McMillan, Candy Clark, and Drew Barrymore The Plot:A stray tabby cat (latter dubbed “General”) is beset by visions of Amanda (Barrymore), a young girl in mortal danger. However, to reach her, he must travel across the United States, … Continue reading Talking Movies: Cat’s Eye

Author’s Spotlight: Ijiraq: Journeys of the Immortal – Book Two

Author: Joel Thomas FeldmanGenre: Young Adult / FantasyPublication Date: 27 February 2022Pages: 283Available As: Paperback and e-book The Synopsis:Following the events of Ash: Journeys of the Immortal—Book One (ibid, 2020) Sam is now 14 and nearly two years removed from her encounter with the phoenix Ash. A visit to her mother's ancestral home in the … Continue reading Author’s Spotlight: Ijiraq: Journeys of the Immortal – Book Two

Game Corner: The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360)

Released: 30 October 2007Developer: EA Redwood ShoresAlso Available For: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable The Background:The Simpsons was created by Matt Groening as a series of short cartoons created for The Tracey Ullman Show; jumping at the chance to produce an alternative to the “mainstream trash” that was currently airing, … Continue reading Game Corner: The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [Dragon Ball Day]: Dragonball Z: Battle of Z

When the Great Demon King Piccolo was released upon the world, he broadcasted a message on television declaring May 9th as “Piccolo Day”…and promptly celebrated by announcing his ownership over the planet. Since then, May 9th has been officially recognised as “Goku Day” but, to make things simpler, I’m using this as a good excuse … Continue reading Game Corner [Dragon Ball Day]: Dragonball Z: Battle of Z

Weekly Writing Prompt: 09/05/2022

Gillian Church posts Writing Prompts every week on her Horror Prompts Instagram account and I like to take part with a few snippets and pieces of flash fiction. The Prompt:It’s so quiet. Where is everybody? The Submission:I found myself walking through town, aimlessly it seemed, stunned by the stark silence that surrounded me. There was … Continue reading Weekly Writing Prompt: 09/05/2022

Talking Movies [Multiverse Madness]: Doctor Strange

In September 1961, DC Comics published “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen thanks to the concept of the multiverse, an infinite number of parallel universes that allowed any and all stories and … Continue reading Talking Movies [Multiverse Madness]: Doctor Strange

Back Issues [X-Men Month]: Giant-Size X-Men #1

To commemorate, the culmination of their long-running and successful X-Men movies, 20th Century Fox declared May 13th as “X-Men Day”, a day to celebrate all things Mutant and X-Men and celebrate Marvel’s iconic collection of superpowered beings who fight to protect a world that hates and fears them. Story Titles: “Second Genesis!”, “…And When There … Continue reading Back Issues [X-Men Month]: Giant-Size X-Men #1

Talking Movies [May the Sith]: Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

While May 4th is known the world over as Star Wars Day, many also choose to extend the celebrations of the course of three days, with one of them being the “Evil Star Wars Day” of May 6th (as in “Sith”). This year, I’ve been using the three Star Wars Days as the perfect excuse … Continue reading Talking Movies [May the Sith]: Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Talking Movies [Revenge of the 5th]: Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Although May 4th is known the world over as Star Wars Day, many also choose to celebrate the popular, generation-spanning science-fiction saga on May 5th as a play on the word “Sith”. This can extend Star Wars Day into three day celebration of the influential science-fiction series and, as a result, I am using each … Continue reading Talking Movies [Revenge of the 5th]: Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones