Archives for June 2010
This weekend, I saw Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time. It was exactly as good as people have said, which means it was a complete wreck. The saddest thing is, even if you get over the whitewashed casting, and the nonsense plot, and the laborious action scenes (save the first big one during the city raid, which was genuinely exciting), there’s still nothing there. It’s all so calculated and flat and recycled. The other saddest thing is watching this cast try to sell what they had to know was… Read more »
Prince of Persia: The Blands of Time
The line between action movies and video games is getting thinner. In theory, this isn’t a bad thing; games have increasingly rich world-building and character development, and action movies are combining choreography and CGI to compete with the physically-impossible feats of their avatar muses. In reality, when a game is made into a movie, it generally falls into the trap of attempting to recreate game play instead of bringing the world and the characters to life in a compelling or coherent narrative. It’s easy to say that this issue is… Read more »

Recent Work

My award-eligible work in 2014

2014 Recommended Reading List includes:
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club (novel)
Dream Houses (novella)
"The Insects of Love" (novelette)
"Aberration" in short story.

Sleepy Hollow Season 2 recaps: "Spellcaster"

TV recaps: Babylon, "Hackney Wick"

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    The stages of my excitement about Season 2 of Penny Dreadful, courtesy of Far Far Away:

    1) I’m really excited to have Eva Green and her unabashed Victorian Gothic sensibility back, this will be great.

    2) Also Ethan, who won me over after Josh Hartnett delivered, literally, a devil of a performance last season! Character relationships are so important on this show, this will be great.

    3) Speaking of character relationships, I see this show isn’t afraid to totally gun it even on the most awkward possible vectors! Ugh, couldn’t be more Gothic than tenderly cradling your ward, this will be great.

    4) HELEN McCRORY’S MEETING ROOM IS STUDDED WITH HUMAN SKULLS AND BONE CHANDELIERS THIS SHOW CANNOT TURN BACK THIS SHOW CAN ONLY GO FORWARD THIS WILL BE GREAT

    04/02/15

2015 Appearances

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March: ICFA (Orlando, FL)