Category Archives: Moment of Excellence

Liner Notes: City of Devils

I do a lot of conventions, and I learned one thing very quickly. When someone stops by my booth, points at the rack of books, and asks what they’re about, it pays to have what’s called an elevator pitch to … Continue reading

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Rules of Writing: Get to the Fucking Monkey

Has a song ever changed your life? I’m betting yes. Probably whatever was playing during your all-important first kiss, or maybe it was an album that got you through the death of a loved one, or what you had blaring … Continue reading

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The Best Movies Never Made: The Velocirapture

Director Paul Schrader Writer Justin Robinson and Clinton Wolf Starring Kirk Cameron, Rebecca Gayheart, Sir Ben Kingsley, Nick Offerman, and Lorenzo Lamas as “Jesus Christ” Tagline This summer, sin isn’t just original. It’s primordial. Synopsis War hero Captain Brock Brockman … Continue reading

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Liner Notes: Everyman

It’s probably possible to have a conversation with me where you don’t find out I’m a humungous gaming nerd, though scientists have yet to discover the exact combination of words necessary to have this hypothetical discussion. The point being that … Continue reading

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Liner Notes: Coldheart

It’s entirely possible you’ve never read a book’s dedication. They just sort of sit there in the front, one of those pages you flip through quickly to get to the sweetest words in the English language: “Chapter One.” So it’s … Continue reading

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Rules of Writing: The Big Red Button

Not long ago, I watched The Cabin in the Woods for the first time. It came highly recommended, with both friends and critics (and critical friends) praising its innovative deconstruction of survival horror tropes. And, for the most part, that’s … Continue reading

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The Best Movies Never Made: Brometheus

Director Ridley Scott Writer Ridley Scott, Damon Lindelof, and Jeff Probst Starring Josh Brolin, Pierce Brosnan, Emily Browning, Brock Lesnar Synopsis A hovering spacecraft that looks almost exactly like a luxury Hummer leaves Earth. A single humanoid alien (Brock Lesnar) … Continue reading

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