Star Trek: Picard … A review

Two days after I binge-watched Star Trek: Picard, the most interesting thing about it is how utterly forgettable it was. Let me start with the disclaimer that my identity does not revolve around any franchise, be it Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Marvel, or any other. So if your identity is in any wayContinue reading “Star Trek: Picard … A review”

Story and Characters: Love-hate affairs across cultures

Earlier this month I was introduced to the most successful German-language musical of all time, Elisabeth das Musical. This fictionalized account of the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria has been translated into seven languages and seen by over ten million, although apparently never in the United States. It made me wonder why, since itContinue reading “Story and Characters: Love-hate affairs across cultures”

Movie Review: What Dreams May Come (with spoilers)

What Dreams May Come is a 1998 Robin Williams movie  about a man who dies and searches for his wife in the afterlife. It is based on the novel of the same name by Richard Matheson. Definitely a tearjerker: everybody dies, including the dog, which is usually the point at which I stop watching aContinue reading “Movie Review: What Dreams May Come (with spoilers)”

Movie Cheats: A Perfect Getaway (Spoilers Included)

A Perfect Getaway is a 2009 movie starring Milla Jovovich, Chris Hemsworth, and Timothy Olyphant. I was also promised Gerard Butler. The storyline reads: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and NickContinue reading “Movie Cheats: A Perfect Getaway (Spoilers Included)”

What we really needed was more vampires

Couple weeks ago I decided to give the series Van Helsing  a try. My expectations weren’t high and good thing too. With the constant stream of disappointing fare offered by SyFy, Netflix, pretty much everyone, I pulled the plug on satellite some time back. I’m one of the binge-watchers who isn’t going to bother until theContinue reading “What we really needed was more vampires”

A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part five)

Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Mar. 1st, 2018 The fifth story was an exploration of dragons. The first thing the buying editor admitted to was the fact that she did not articulate what she wanted as well as she thought she had. Unfortunately, that wasn’t apparent until she got the stories andContinue reading “A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part five)”

A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part four)

Part One Part Two Part Three Feb. 28th, 2018   The theme for story four was “chances,” and although there were plenty of clues in the submission call that it was to be a romance anthology, it was never explicitly stated. Two people that take chances to be together didn’t say “romance” to everyone inContinue reading “A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part four)”

A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part three)

Part One Part Two Feb. 27th, 2018 The story for the third week had to do with strangers dealing with each other. And it was another one of those that made me scratch my head, especially the part about not wanting to read anything icky since it was a parent-child editorial team. No definition ofContinue reading “A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part three)”