February 21, 2014  Comments

House of Cards Review & Other Thoughts

Like many people last weekend, I binge watched Season 2 of Netflix’s acclaimed House of Cards. Did it live up to the insane hype and goodwill built up by Season 1 or did it suffer from the sophomore season curse? Read More…


January 27, 2014  Comments

Chemistry & Prince of Thorn thoughts

Just finished “Prince of Thorns,” the first book in the Broken Empire Trilogy. Like quite a few fantasy books, it definitely has a ‘Game of Thrones’ vibe to it. Its a very dark and more grounded world, with a protagonist who is more villain than hero. My final verdict? Read More…


December 29, 2013  Comments

Thoughts on the film ‘Her’

Wanted to dedicate my last blog post of the year to the film ‘Her,’ which I saw few weeks ago. I’d been interested in this movie the more and more I heard about its premise. A lonely man (Joaquin Phoenix) in a near future LA falls in love with his self aware OS (Scarlett Johansson in voice-only) written and directed by Spike Jonze. What’s not to like about that casting? Was I disappointed? Read More…


December 17, 2013  Comments

Almost Human thoughts and book status

I’ve been watching the new Fox show Almost Human since its premiere in November. While the pilot was rough around the edges (but what pilot isn’t kinda awful here and there?), Almost Human showed a huge amount of promise in regards to the near-future world it exists in as well as the show’s overall story arc. Subsequent episodes have continued to build up ‘Almost Human’s world-building as well as the camaraderie between Detective Kennex (Carl Urban) and android cop Dorian (Michael Ealy). What’s now missing is any semblance of a seasonal arc. Read More…


December 8, 2013  2 Comments

What’s the Verdict on Scrivener?

So I started using Scrivener last week for a new novella I’m working on. I’ve heard from more than a few people about how awesome it is in regards to any type of literary project you’re working on from book manuscripts to film/TV scripts to even short stories. So far, I like it quite a bit. Instead of beginning the story linearly like I do when using Microsoft Word, I started on the second chapter. Yes, I live so dangerously. Read More…