Wonder Woman 1984: Not as good as I hoped, not as bad as I feared

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I’ve been on something of a hiatus from commentary as of late–which, given the circumstances the country finds itself in, isn’t the worst thing in the world for a guy who would very much like to keep his marbles;  but it also makes me feel a bit derelict in my duty to snark at the passing scene, if only to provide a laughing counterpoint to all the craziness and post-election malaise.  So what’s a person to do when he wants ...

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From Beijing With Love

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When you write a novel that extrapolates current events to create fictional drama, there’s no greater satisfaction than seeing what you predicted actually come true in real life–unless, of course, you’re talking about space herpes or the zombie apocalypse, in which case everyone’s fortunes take a turn for the worse. With pretty much everything else, though, an author can’t help but say, “I told you so!” hopefully while doing a cable news or national radio ...

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Cable Box Confessions: TOURIST TRAP

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“Dad, will you get the Movie Channel for me?”

Thus began my education in slasher cinema, a rite of passage familiar to many a 12-year-old boy back in the early 80’s. Mind you, I wasn’t imploring my dad to order me a subscription to TMC. I just wanted him to do that little trick he had learned quite by accident one day as he channel surfed and discovered a flaw in how TV providers protected their premium content. ...

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You Remember That New Book I Promised?

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Yeah, yeah–it’s been forever since I sneakily announced a new book was in the works. And yes, it’s also been forever since I last posted anything here on the site. But life, being what it is, has a tendency to get in the way of things like blogging and whatnot–and so does writing and editing a novel!

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Trek or Treat!

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Happy Halloween, Hammerheads!  Okay, I probably don’t have near enough fans to actually assign them all a cute nickname–but you’e out there, somewhere, maybe wondering why the hell I haven’t posted in a while.  And even if you’re not wondering, I’m gonna tell ya!  I’ve been–er, busy?  Yeah, that’s the ticket!

Actually, I have been pretty busy lately, doing my contributor gig over at The Resurgent and—don’t keel over from a heart attack when I tell you this–working on ...

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Avengers: Infinity War or Thanos: The Hand of Fate?

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After taking my son to a sold-out showing on Saturday, I can personally attest that Avengers: Infinity War really throws down the gauntletóboth figuratively, and in the case of arch-villain Thanos, quite literally. Armed a metal glove forged from the same stuff as Thorís hammer, Thanos is on a mission to collect all six Infinity Stonesógems formed at the moment of creation, which embody the elemental powers of the universe. With them, he can wield those powers as his own, ...

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