Captain Spaulding on Skull Island

More New Noir

September 30th, 2009

I have a lot of movies piled up on both the DVR and my “To Be Watched” Shelves and a lot of those (12 so far) are film noirs that I’ve never seen.  I had such a great time in August at the Noir City Film Festival, that I’ve decided to have my own “New […]

The DEAD ALIVE of Action Movies

September 14th, 2009

Last week I had a mini-Over-The-Top Action Movie Festival when I watched CRANK, CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE and SHOOT ‘EM UP and I thought I’d re-post these thoughts that I typed up after I saw SHOOT ‘EM UP for the first time. ———- On August 21, 1993, I saw the movie DEAD ALIVE at the Music […]

Deadly Beloved

September 11th, 2009

What I’m currently reading: I always know I’ll be buying at least one book every month – the latest release from Hard Case Crime. Hard Case splits their time between re-issuing classic pulp novels and putting out new pulp novels.  They’ve released books from big names like Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake and Michael Crichton, as […]

Haiku Tuesday 9/8/9

September 8th, 2009

James Bond books and films Have been entertaining me For a good, long while

It was ten years ago today, September 6, 1999, that I first set foot inside the Red Lion Pub here in Chicago. I was there to attend a Twilight Tales Open Mic. Little did I know the impact that Twilight Tales would have on my life. Twilight Tales is a weekly reading series started in […]

Haiku Tuesday 9/1/9

September 1st, 2009

Being organized Which, I suppose, is useful Takes up too much time

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