‘The Ruins’ Arrives April 4

Last year, Scott Smith’s long-awaited follow-up to A Simple Plan arrived in bookstores and proceeded to cleave readers down the middle. What I mean by that, of course, is that some people loved it, some people hated it, although judging from the caliber of some of the negative reviews on Amazon.com it might have been […]


Compare these two trailers. The first is from Thailand. The second is, of course, from the U. S. of Remake. I’m not going to go on a rant about how Hollywood is dead or the ferrets have taken over the Executive Offices of Paramount or what-have-you. That’s a tired dog. And I don’t entirely agree. […]

Cinematic Titanic

About a year and a half ago I ditched most of my possessions. I was always a collector. I had a thousand DVDs. I had a thousand CDs. I had hundreds of comic books and hundreds of original movie posters. Scores of books. I got rid of them all. But the one thing I couldn’t […]