When I’m not doing reviews for movies or books, I enjoy doing interviews. This time I’m visiting with a good friend, director/musician, Tommy McLoughlin. Some of you might remember that I interviewed Tom prior for the Tri County Sun, in October 2014, when he and I discussed the new biographical book release entitled, A STRANGE IDEA OF ENTERTAINMENT: A Conversation with Tom McLoughlin, by author, Joseph Maddrey. Back then, we talked about the book, his life, and his film career. Seven years later, I’m thrilled once again to bring you a new review and interview with him.
In the late 1970s, Stephen King had the idea of selling his short stories for ONE DOLLAR and a contract to let young filmmakers make their own films based on his works. After King’s approval, these films were only available for viewing at film festivals around the world. For the last forty-plus years and over hundreds of films made, The Dollar Baby program has made a serious impact not only on the Stephen King world, but the film industry itself.
Tony’s review of ROBIN WILLIAMS AMERICAN MASTER (a new book release), and exclusive Interview with author, Stephen Spignesi…It goes without saying, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. However, not all things in 2020 were bad. One of the good things this year was there were some great new books released, and reading is always a wonderful diversion.
Over the years I’ve reviewed everything from films, books, and conventions, but tis my very first review of a CD! It’s really been fun and different, but I was up for the challenge. The CD comes from someone that is not only a musician, but in the film industry as well. Director Mick Garris, has been bringing us films for decades, and is an icon in the horror genre.
Anthology stories have been around a long time. From short story collections in book form, by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Joe Hill, and many others, to television anthologies, and film anthologies as well (such as Creepshow). I guess I’d have to say I’m a big fan of … anthologies.
Mark Dawidziak, is an American author, born September, 7th, 1956, in Huntington, New York. He graduated from Harborfields High School in 1974. He continued his education at George Washington University, as a journalism major. In 1979, he expanded his writing by becoming a theatre, television, and film critic.
Author, Brooklyn Ann, is talented, and has a keen vision of horror, entwined with romance. This makes her books truly compelling. They cover a variety of genres: vampires, heavy metal, gothic, and horror, but they’re all bathed with love and romance.
It’s been more than half a decade since I was first introduced to Justin Zimmerman, and not in the comic book world, but in the film world. Specifically, the Stephen King Dollar Baby Program. After he finished a feature length commercial King script, he decided to direct his own King short. I interviewed Justin for his personal Dollar Baby version of The Man Who Loved Flowers.
My latest Dollar Baby interview is with a talented director from the UK, Hendrik Harms. Hendrik studied at Keele University and graduated in 2o11. With various jobs and experience under his belt, Hendrik eventually started his own production company ‘Harms Way Studios’ in 2018, in Worcester, Worcestershire. He is a writer, producer, director, and he is now a part of the Stephen King Universe with his Stephen King Dollar Baby film, ALL THAT YOU LOVE WILL BE CARRIED AWAY.
In the October 31st, 2019 issue of the Tri County Sun Newspaper, I had the great pleasure once again to interview author Stephen Spignesi, and discuss his new book, ELTON JOHN: FIFTY YEARS ON. At the end of that article, I promised my review of the book would be in a future issue. Well, now that I have completed reading this amazing book on the works of the iconic Elton John, here are my thoughts.