Category: Movies

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving 1

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

After I read John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany (which is an outstanding read) several years ago, I went on an Irving reading rampage; I stopped because though the writing was exquisite, the...

Inception 0

Inception

I am ecstatic that the movie Inception was not based on a novel, because that novel would most certainly have made me strongly consider retiring my one pen. If Christopher Nolan continues the writing,...

The Lightning Thief – Movie vs. Book 27

The Lightning Thief – Movie vs. Book

The movie The Lightning Thief, has excellent special effects (Hades in the fire and looking like an old rock musician is well done) and tells the story of Percy Jackson, half human, half Olympian...

This Weekend-Trinity U. Alumni Booksigning and Beerdrinking 0

This Weekend-Trinity U. Alumni Booksigning and Beerdrinking

For the fourth year in a row, I’ll be at the Trinity University Alumni book signing on campus in Ruth Taylor Hall. For the third year, my partner in crime (and excellent author) Robert...

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown 2

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Dan Brown attempts to do for Washington D.C. and the Masons what he did for Paris, Rome and the organizations such as Opus Dei from The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons. As usual,...

District 9 – Four movies in one 1

District 9 – Four movies in one

Watching District 9 with my 18 year old this weekend and observing how is interest level changed made us realize that the movie is four movies in one. He was interested in some parts,...

Chocolate (the martial arts movie, not the candy) 1

Chocolate (the martial arts movie, not the candy)

The same director and martial arts choreographer who did Tony Jaa’s Ong-Bak and Tom-Yum-Goong worked on this 2008 Thai film, which, like Ong-Bak has a sometimes difficult to follow plot, great fighting stunts and...

Vanilla Ride: A Hap and Leonard novel by Joe R. Lansdale 0

Vanilla Ride: A Hap and Leonard novel by Joe R. Lansdale

I’m not as glad to see a new Hap and Leonard novel as I am to be able to read Lansdale’s excellent dialog between these two and with anyone else that gets in their...

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 0

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Only a small number of Seņor Zafon’s books have be translated into English, including this latest one. The translator, Lucia Graves, must be given due credit for making Zafon’s writing as enjoyable in English...

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