Archives for June 2011
In a pretty iffy comic-book-movie year, and on the totally inept heel of Green Lantern, Marvel brings us a nice, crunchy 2-minute Captain America trailer for us to sink our teeth into! Let’s! (No spoilers for plot, in case you’re wary of that. I mean, let’s be fair, the plot is probably “Also, Nazis and Explosions!”, but still, I’m not giving anything away here.) - What this movie is up against: Captain America is a really loaded superhero deeply tied to nationalism and whose popularity waxes and wanes with global… Read more »
So, at the launch party for Mechanique, I was lucky enough to have two incredible performances, AND lucky enough to have a friend willing to film them. Both performances were amazing, and I’m so pleased to be able to share them with everyone! First up was Juanita, who was outstanding on the static trapeze; I had seen her before at a House of Yes variety show, so I knew how athletic she was, but this performance was a complete change of mood that she seriously aced. Later in the evening,… Read more »
They say your childhood is over the moment you watch a David Cronenberg movie. Related: the trailer for A Dangerous Method came out yesterday! It stars Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud, Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung, and Keira Knighley as a pretty no-talent with the world’s best business manager, as per usual. Here’s how this goes. We all know that Cronenberg loves his doubling (My First Cronenberg was Dead Ringers, back when I was young enough to be seriously unprepared for a movie like Dead Ringers), and I really love… Read more »
So, way back when, I threw a circus as a book launch party. It was a great time, made even better by the fact that a friend agreed to shoot some footage in case I wanted it for posterity. (I did; posterity is my favorite.) Then edited a book trailer out of it! (Editing software is not my favorite.) There’s more bonus footage from the party that I’ll put up a little later this week (those performances were too good to waste!), but for now, here’s the book trailer for… Read more »
Let’s start this week with some really fun news, shall we? THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 25, I will be appearing at the Borders in Springfield, VA, to do a reading and signing for MECHANIQUE! I’m excited about the chance to go back to the Borders I haunted in high school, buying books for extra-credit research. I’m ridiculously excited about the chance for my family to see me read something that is not a middle-school report! I am slightly less excited about the fact that my grandmother and my sister have been… Read more »
It is truly shameful how little I’ve been around this week. I’ve been busy, but it’s all the sort of busy that means that at the end of the day you look at your list of things that need to be done, shove it under a stack of papers with due dates, and go to bed. However, hopefully next week I’ll be back in the swing of things, because Fairie Tale Theatre is not going to watch itself! In the meantime, I present, What Happens to You When You Put… Read more »

Recent Work

TV Recaps: Elementary, Season 5

TV Recaps: Victoria, Season 1

TV Recaps: Reign, Season 4

TV Recap: Bates Motel, "Hidden"

Fiction: "Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home", Clarkesworld

Film: How many movies about grief this year? All of them,

Book Review: HIGH NOON: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic,

Book Review: How to Read a Dress,

Nonfiction: A Doom of One's Own, Clarkesworld

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