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.
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In the early 1990s there was a select group of filmmakers that seemed to ‘nail it’ with everything they did. Robert Rodriguez, Spike Lee, Guillermo del Toro, and Kevin Smith, just to name a few. However, there was one young director among these that would take Hollywood by storm: Quentin Tarantino! I’ve always admired his style, and when I saw Reservoir Dogs, my love for his films has had me following his career ever since.
Posted February 2nd, 2020. Add a comment
Mark’s newest book THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION REVEALED, is a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the film THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, which was released in movie theaters October 14th, 1994. This film was directed by Frank Darabont, and features both actors Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, who give outstanding performances .
Posted December 15th, 2019. Add a comment
HER HAUNTED HEART is a ghost story that begins at the legendary Sazerac House, where aspiring artist Zelda Shaye and her family move to the town of Amteep, Idaho. Zelda is the last descendant to the Sazerac House.
Posted December 7th, 2019. Add a comment
THE LONG WAY HOME is an anthology of 20 short stories, full of thrills, horror, mystery, scares, and a few of the stories even tug on your heartstrings. All of them have a bit of a twist.
This book was an exciting read from beginning to end. When a married couple are abruptly awakened in the middle of the night, by the ringing of their doorbell, they carefully approach the door only to find nobody there.
GWENDY’S MAGIC FEATHER is the sequel to the 2017 book Gwendy’s Button Box, co-written by Richard Chizmar and fellow author, Stephen King. This story is about a preteen in 1974, Gwendy Peterson, who meets a mysterious man in a black suit, who gives her a magical box with colorful buttons, and levers on it.
I’m a huge fan of short stories, anthologies, and any type of television shows like The Twilight Zone or Tales from the Crypt or movies like Creepshow. There is just something about a collection of short stories that can either scare you, thrill you, leave you in suspense, or maybe even make you sad.
Posted October 20th, 2019. Add a comment
Gabrielle Stone isn’t just any author, she comes from Hollywood royalty. Her parents were in some of the biggest films of all-time. Gabrielle is the daughter of famed actress, Dee Wallace (Stone), who starred in THE FRIGHTNERS, CUJO, and many other films, but many of us recognize her most as that sweet ,but dynamic mom, in the classic 1980’s film, E.T. Dee also shared the screen several times with her late husband, Christopher Stone, Gabrielle’s father, notably, the 1980’s horror film, THE HOWLING, as well as CUJO. His career as a lucrative actor and director, spanned the 1970s and forward, until his untimely death in 1995.
Posted October 12th, 2019. Add a comment
When it comes to vacations, some people pick the obvious entertainment locales: Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Studios, and many other themed parks. Some prefer to take trips to other countries,, but many like to discover what’s in our own backyard, so to speak, discovering the wonders of this great big landmass known as the United States, and you know there’s a lot to discover.