Movie Review: Mamma Mia!

Sophie was raised by her single mother on an idyllic Greek island and is about to get married. She has no idea who her father is. Naughtily reading her mother’s old diary, she narrows the gene pool to three guys her mom dallied with twenty years ago and she invites them all to the wedding under false pretences.… Read the rest

Movie Review: The Ruins

The Ruins is an isolate-and-kill horror movie, based on an allegedly thick and depressing novel (unread by me). The ending has been fiddled with, so it does not match the one in print and on the DVD there is yet another alternate ending – though mostly just extended.… Read the rest

Television Review: Lost

Lost is about the survivors of a plane crash who end up on an island where all sorts of strange things happen. As the series goes on, we discover more about the twisty past of the large cast of characters through flashbacks and also – in the ‘present’ – about the nature of the island.… Read the rest

Book Review: Candy Everybody Wants

Josh Kilmer-Purcell is convinced you won’t like his second book: Candy Everybody Wants. He states this in the ‘PS’ section in the back of the book, which contains some ‘behind the scenes’ extras. He assumes this partly because everybody will be comparing it to the first book and people will tend to find it either too similar or too different.… Read the rest

Television Review: Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British television series about a Time Lord. This is an alien who looks totally human, but possesses two hearts and has the ability to regenerate into a different body – and therefore a different actor – when he is on the edge of death.… Read the rest

Book Review: When You Are Engulfed In Flames

(Review written for The American Book Center)

There are not many writers who I enjoy hearing as much as I enjoy reading them. While seated at a reading, my mind will generally start to wander and I will get annoyed with myself for missing part of what is being said.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Rambo (2008)

It has been a while since I saw a movie that made me feel dirty. And not dirty in a sexy way, but in a moral way. Rambo starts with some documentary footage of real people in Burma suffering, combined with a short history lesson.… Read the rest

Book Review: Infected

Getting Under Your Skin – Scott Sigler’s Infectious Horror Novel

Scott Sigler was annoyed when the publishing world refused to put him in print. So he took one of his ‘books’ and turned it into a podcast, then a free pdf file and several successful, freely distributed online ‘books’ later he now finds himself in print after all, thanks to Random House.… Read the rest