I’m very pleased to announce that I had a short story published in The Irish Times on Saturday, as this month’s winner of the Hennessy Short Story of the Month. Which is very nice. You can read the story here, if you want.Read more "19 Ways to Say “I Love You”"
Well, I guess this Marvel Cinematic Universe thing isn’t going away any time soon. I rather enjoyed the first two Captain America movies, and even the first Avengers film. But Marvel’s superheroes are crowding cinemas so much these days, it’s hard to keep track of who’s who. there were so many comic-book characters in Avengers: […]Read more "Captain America: Civil War"
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what […]Read more "Do Lesbians Love Housework?"
When you’re David Bowie, you can do whatever the hell you like, and if that means a ten-minute jazzy avant-garde piece of synth-pop weirdness, with a batshit video to accompany it, than so be it. The music video has everything: dancing scarecrows (or are they dancing crucified Christs?); a stranded astronaut with a smiley face […]Read more "★"
Okay, now this could be good. Not because of James Franco, who often chooses lazy projects and sleepwalks through a lot of roles, but who can be impressive when he wants to be. Not because of Calvary‘s Marie-Josée Croze. Not because of Rachel McAdams, who along with Colin Farrell managed to avoid the critical panning […]Read more "Everything Will Be Fine Because Wim Wenders Is Behind The Camera"
After suffering yesterday’s trailer for Gods of Egypt, I am now deeply wary of fantasy and CGI. However, the trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War gives me hope. Firstly, it looks like the money on the special effects was well spent. The film has high production values. Secondly, it will hopefully have a good story, […]Read more "The Huntsman: Winter’s War"
What the hell is this bullshit? Gods and mortals running and flying around a very dodgy-looking Egypt. There hasn’t been this much bad CGI since The Scorpion King. Official Synopsis: Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. […]Read more "The Gods of Egypt"
If Franz Kafka had written an episode of The Office, it might be The Room.Read more "The Room"