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
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.
Posted September 22nd, 2019. Add a comment
Brooklyn Ann has taken her love for 1970s and 80s slasher horror to the pages of her newest book series entitled… B MINE. HIS FINAL GIRL is the first book in this new series.
Posted July 9th, 2019. Add a comment
Author Lee Gambin is not only a talented and gifted writer, he knows plenty about films, their history, and behind the scenes trivia , making his books packed full of enough knowledge to satisfy any film goer and film historian. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing this Australian writer, and the honor of reviewing his book, HELL HATH NO FURY: The Making of CHRISTINE, which I enjoyed very much.
Posted June 16th, 2019. Add a comment
In September of 2012, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing author Stephen Spignesi, who is known as “the world’s leading authority on Stephen King”, according to Entertainment Weekly magazine, and several other reputable publications. My interview covered Mr. Spignesi’s life growing up in Connecticut, his school years, becoming a college professor, his writing career, and his love for The Beatles, and of course, writer Stephen King. The interview was truly memorable for me, and a friendship was born.
Posted February 10th, 2019. Add a comment
To be a fan of something, anything (movies, books, music, games, tv shows), you can watch them 100 times, read the books over and over, dress up in Cosplay, go to conventions, have huge collections, heck..even have tattoos of your favorite characters! However, I believe a truly, major, die-hard fan does all those things AND does something else: studies! I mean, why not go deep into your fandom and find out fun facts, secrets, behind-the-scenes stories, and trivia that you may have never known before. One of the ways of doing this is by buying books about that favorite thing. In this case, the subject is, without question, one of the top greatest writers of our time: STEPHEN KING!
Posted December 1st, 2017. Add a comment
I have read many autobiographies in my life. I’ve found them to be the answer to that question many of us may have: What REALLY goes on behind the scenes? Some bio’s play it safe and sugarcoat, while others go ALL out, and tell it like it is. In this case, actress Rutanya Alda, has done that very thing, gone all out, and tells it like it is.
Posted March 10th, 2016. Add a comment
Just about everyone in the world know’s who Stephen King is. He is well-known around the world for scaring us with his books, movies, and television series. He is one of the biggest authors of our generation and with over 60 novels, over 50 films, and many well deserved awards under his belt – King has earned his spot in writing history.