Captain Spaulding on Skull Island

A Week of New Noir

August 30th, 2009

I’ve been following the Noir City Film Festivals for the last couple of years, and was always jealous of San Francisco and L. A. and the other cities that hosted events.  At the end of July, it was Chicago’s turn. Run by the Film Noir Foundation, the festivals feature double bills of well-known films and […]

Haiku Tuesday 8/25/9

August 25th, 2009

Hearing eighties songs Like “Livin’ on a Prayer” Makes me smile real big

Dirty Harry

August 24th, 2009

This is a re-post from another blog. I spent the last two days of October 2007 watching all five DIRTY HARRY movies, a great series where you can really get a good idea of how to handle sequels. DIRTY HARRY (1971) is a classic in every sense of the word.  Great villain, great plot, terrific […]

McMurtry & Lovecraft

August 21st, 2009

What I’m currently reading: RHINO RANCH by Larry McMurtry Winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award, I started reading McMurtry in college and still pick up his books every now and then.   This is the 5th book in the Duane Moore saga which started with THE LAST PICTURE SHOW way back in […]

I’ll be reading my short play “Banzai Birds” at BEACH BLANKET BLOOD BATH. I’ll be joined by esteemed thespian Mark Mendelsohn. Here are the details: Mark Mendelsohn & John Weagly reading “Banzai Birds” at BEACH BLANKET BLOOD BATH Monday August 24 7:30pm At Bistro on the Lake 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive (On the banks […]

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