Review: Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

Book cover of Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting That You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder, with a cat on the cover hanging from a frayed rope The tone and humor might be a little dated, even insensitive and problematic at points, but there's no question that Save the Cat by Blake Snyder is a book packed with useful, easily digestible, but comprehensive information. Ostensibly written for screenwriters, I think novelists and short stories writers will find this book equally as beneficial. It might even have a thing or two to teach poets.

Movie Review: Everything is Free

https://youtu.be/86at9DpSAdw When I say that Brian Jordan Alvarez’s queer film Everything is Free—now available for free but age restricted on YouTube now available for purchase or rent in the U.S. as of June 2019—is not afraid of penises, I mean that as high praise ... and this is your opportunity to bail out of this … Continue reading Movie Review: Everything is Free

Movie Review: Juste la fin du monde (It’s Only the End of the World)

https://youtu.be/mLDP3U7gpnw I have been eager to see Juste la fin du monde (It's Only the End of the World) from my favorite director, Xavier Dolan, for so long, and yet I somehow missed that the film has been on Netflix for months. Stupid, stupid... My goodness is this a rich, complex, brutally emotional movie that … Continue reading Movie Review: Juste la fin du monde (It’s Only the End of the World)

Book and Movie Reviews: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney My rating: 4 of 5 stars There's this moment after watching one of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers movies (there are four and I'll have more to say about them later on in this review) when I think to myself "I really should read the original … Continue reading Book and Movie Reviews: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Movie Review: Beyond the Gates (2016)

https://youtu.be/-zx0OZAXUac Beyond the Gates movie poster Beyond the Gates (2016), directed by Jackson Stewart, written by Jackson Stewart and Stephen Scarlata My rating: 4 of 5 stars Beyond the Gates is one of those slow-burn horror films that may bore some viewers but the nostalgia and character building are going to make fans of the rest. … Continue reading Movie Review: Beyond the Gates (2016)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Could Be Coming Back!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k Joel Hodgson has launched a $2 million Kickstarter to bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000! As a longtime viewer and someone who spends every Thanksgiving now watching Hodgson stream old episodes of MST3K online, I'm more than willing to donate a lot of money for a brand new season of cheesy movie riffing. The minimum goal would … Continue reading Mystery Science Theater 3000 Could Be Coming Back!

Crowdfunding Possibilities 16 November 2013

These are the crowdfunding projects I'm supporting, considering supporting, or otherwise wanting to share this week. Unstuck #3: New Literature of the Fantastic and the Surreal Ends on November 20, 2013. "A big, lavishly illustrated new anthology of short stories, poems, and essays with elements of the improbable and the uncanny." http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/unstuck/unstuck-3-new-literature-of-the-fantastic-and-the Obduction Ended on … Continue reading Crowdfunding Possibilities 16 November 2013