Writing about Movies, TV, Comics & Toys. Critically and creatively.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


These past 5 days or so I've been in writer mode pretty heavily. Not for any reason like I have assignments done, the muse has just been lingering around and giving me the drive to work.

I finished my first comic book script yesterday, it only took me 4 days, and I think it's pretty good. The title of it as of now is "Monster Cops" and deals with a team made up of Bigfoot, Mothman and the Loch Ness Monster. The first story arc is about the La Chupacabra, who (spoiler?) at the end of the arc joins the team. I'd like to get in on the next two issues (completing the arc) pretty soon.

I'm within a page of finishing my script for my screen writing class and I think it might be some of the best script writing I've ever done, big fan of it.

Just tonight I got inspired to write a script for a film genre I never thought in a million years I would be inspired to work on, but it came to me and I like how it's shaping up. I also got crazy inspired to do an outline for a giant period piece action movie which I just completed, complete with character names that I think are top notch (something I usually struggle with).

What are you cats working on?

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Pumpkin Cave podcast

Thinking of starting a podcast under "The Pumpkin Cave" banner. It would be about just horror movies, tv, toys, books, art, etc. etc. The only problem is I need someone else to do it with, it'd be pretty boring and shitty by myself I think.

My questions to you are as follows:
1. Would you listen to The Pumpkin Cave podcast?
2. What do you want to hear on The Pumpkin Cave podcast?

Let me know in the comments

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Light's Out canceled

FX has canceled my favorite new show this season Light's Out.

They cite the reason for canceling the show as the subject matter, saying people just didn't want to watch a show about boxing. But if the people at FX even watched this show other than the commercials they'd see that this show isn't ABOUT boxing.

There's two episodes of the series left, but I can already tell that it will be one of my favorite drama shows ever and a major inspiration to me as a writer.

Do yourself and watch this show, and if you like it buy the DVD/Bluray when it comes out.

Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to go cry.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SBMF Volume 2

The Virginity Hit
A nice little movie about the youtube  generation. I only laughed out loud about 4 times but they were good laughs. Believable characters, not a bad movie, not great either.

Inside Job
A documentary about the 2008 financial crisis, very riveting and will probably make you enraged about all of it.

A slow starting movie, but when it starts it really gets going. Great action, good laughs, John Malkovich is awesome in this.

My Soul to Take
I was excited about this when I first heard of it because it was Wes Craven's first movie he's both written and directed since 1994. I was disappointed. Shitty acting and dialogue, totally laughable script, cheap gore, but Craven still has a panache for visuals.

The Ryan Reynolds tour de force is everything you've heard it was, it's fucking incredible. Reynolds knocks this one out of the park, love it love it love it. And from an amateur filmmaker stand point, it is a marvel.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Break Movie Fest!

My spring break started Friday, and I've dedicated myself to both catching up on current movies/watching all the DVDs i've bought over the years but never gotten around to watching. The first category has come from me just going to red box, the second category is a stack of about 15ish movies that i either haven't seen/haven't seen in a LOONG time.

Here is the list of what I've seen this far and what I thought.

The King's Speech
This movie had incredibly acting and writing. The players and the words were top notch and deserved more awards than they got. I don't think the director should have won the oscar though because he made some choices visually that were not interesting/were visual eye sores/ didn't match up from shot to shot.

An interesting premise, very interesting. It's not that it was poorly executed, but once the mystery starts to unravel it does so very quickly and stops being fun to watch. Nothing special here.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
I'm a big fan of the first Wall Street, so it kind of upset me that I just now got to see it. But this movie is so not what I expected it to be, and that is a compliment. I loved it, loved it loved it loved it. This is a great sequel in my opinion. The only problem is a few editing mess-ups i noticed, and the fact that the movie ends without showing us the resolution.
ADDENDUM: I forgot to mention Charlie Sheen's cameo, in a word, it was Bi-Winning

Waiting for "Superman"
As a father I was interested in seeing this Doc on the Education system, and boy was it a good watch. A fascinating documentary, please give it a watch.

Now I have a pile of 4 more movies from Red box sitting in front of me, I'm planning on getting on them as soon as I click "publish post"

What are you watching this week?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Busy week

Busy week this week, prepping many writing assignments before spring break starts on Friday.

Updates to become more frequent then, or unless something comes along that I can't help but talk about.

Look forward to the silence.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Horror themed Restaurant planned for Atlantic City

Shocktilyoudrop.com/Press of Atlantic City are reporting this. Here's the article excerpt.

"Developers in Atlantic City are looking into creating the Hollywood Horror Cafe, a horror-themed restaurant and wax museum. What you're looking at above is artwork for the attraction.

A few familiar names are in on the project as well. Read on, courtesy of Press of Atlantic City."

They were brought together by Sara Karloff, daughter of Hollywood horror legend Boris Karloff. Another famous horror movie name, Lugosi, also is part of the project. Bela Lugosi Jr., a California attorney and son of one of the best-known horror actors in the genre's history, has provided legal assistance for the development group.

Sara Karloff and Bela Lugosi Jr. also have agreed to help the group through their entertainment industry contacts and with licensing deals for horror memorabilia from the Karloff and Lugosi estates, Camarota said.

Shock til you drop

Concept Art?
Concept Art.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Complete Harry Potter Blu Ray box set.

My brother has always bugged me about the fact that I don't own any of the Harry Potter movies on DVD/Blu ray even though I am a big fan of them. My excuse to him is I'm waiting for the huge/extravagant/ridiculously expensive box set of all the deluxe edition blu rays when all of the movies have been released on home video.

His response has always been, THEY'LL NEVER DO THAT, THAT WON'T HAPPEN.

To which I would point out that once they got past movie #3 they started releasing box sets of all the movies up until that point every time a new one came out. So why the hell WOULDN'T they release a giant box set of all 8 films deluxe edition blu rays? I'm sure I'm not the only one that would buy it.