Tag Archives: Hollywood

If My Wife and I Had a Daughter…

…she would probably be this girl. Or Arya Stark. One or the other.

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Predator’s Teenage Son

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30 Facts About Me

1. The nurse at the hospital misspelled my name on the birth certificate. 2. When my nieces asked me which was cooler, Star Wars or Star Trek, I answered Babylon 5. 3. I got my first literary agent at 19. … Continue reading

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A Passel of One-Sentence Reviews

Black Sails: Finally, pirates I can actually be afraid of and not spend the whole time wanting to smack upside the head for prancing around like a band of hipster LARPers.* The Good Humor Man: The absolute strangest book I … Continue reading

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Christmas, with Jean-Luc Picard

Because it’s Christmas, and Captain Picard is awesome. Merry Christmas, readers!

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“HELL NO: The Sensible Horror Film”

So very true, and so very fun…

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Patton Oswalt’s Epic Filibuster Pitch for Star Wars Episode VII

No matter how times I watch this, it just never gets old. Total. Geek. Heaven.

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Why Kick-Ass Makes Me Feel Like a Geezer

Kick-Ass 2, the long-awaited-by-some sequel to Kick-Ass, finally reaches theaters next month. And from the wording of the previous sentence, you’ve probably guessed that I’m not part of the “some.” Why? Closer to “20 years ago” now than I care … Continue reading

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I Married Samurai Girl

I remember sitting with a friend, a writer/director, more than a few years ago and trying to figure out whether it was still worth it for either of us to stay in the Hollywood struggle. We had met years before, … Continue reading

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The Thing that Made It Real

When things started happening with the screenwriting, way back in my thirties, none of it seemed entirely real. I was still living on the East Coast. I had never met my then-agent face to face. I had never met the … Continue reading

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