Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wanted - An LA movie reviewer

I'm going to try this again. I have been invited to so many lovely movie screenings I can't go to because they're in Hollywood, and I'm in the North Bay. My awesome little cousin is down there, but always has class schedule conflicts. How dare she go off and get an education! ;)

It's an easy job. You just show up, watch the screening, sometimes there's a meet the director or QandA. Then take notes like mad immediately afterward while it's all fresh (or during for the non-movie portions) and then write up a review of why you thought the movie was good or bad and highlight the good, the bad and the perplexing. Then send it to me before the movie premiere's. I edit it for the blog. I can't pay at the moment, but you DO get to see awesome movies before all your friends do. So, there are bragging rights.

The last screening I have been invited to is Room 237, which comes out in March. It's a doco about the many layers within Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. And I had to pass this one up Holy Motors last Fall.

If you live near Hollywood and are interested, email me with a movie review of something you've seen recently, then we'll talk. My email is kawilkes at gmail dot com.


I've been designing new business cards. Next will be a facelift for the website and this blog. Here are my two designs. I'm leaning toward the blue one, but my peeps on facebook are pretty evenly divided. Which background looks better? Speaks more to my writing?

That second one might be a good background for my blog banner, eh?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Trailers, Monsters and Progress?

Well, I think we can file the first one under monster movies more than science fiction. Hey, I used to watch Creature Feature.

Wouldn't it be interesting to see if the plots differ much?  Enjoy! Pop popcorn first. . .

Wasn't that the same set from Lost in Space?

This is, of course, a teaser. Doesn't give you much to go on. So, here's the tease.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Minister Makes the Shortlist!

Gonna start by tooting my horn. Ownership has its privileges. It IS my blog after all. I just had a rewrite request. Mind you, I happened to have only ONE story out there circulating and this was the first place I submitted it. :) There's an ego boost! Those are great stats. Imagine what I could accomplish if I got off my lazy butt and sent the rest of the stories out and churned out more.

Graphic by Radio Static/Lee Sullivan

Just got an email this week from my favorite folks at my favorite sci-fi audio drama. The Minister of Chance has been shortlisted for Best Online Only Audio Drama in the BBC Audio Drama Awards and episode four is in the editing stage. 

This month's free e-book from Phoenix Picks is Paul Cook's The Aljeandra Variation.

The coupon code for January (good through January 31) is 9991465. Enter it at www.PPickings.com on their catalog page.

About the book:  Nicholas Tehada is a dreamer having his dreams harvested by Mnemos Nine—a computer used in a top-secret government project. But where do the dreams end and reality begin? And what is the ultimategoal of Project Foresee?