Archive for September, 2013
I’ve never quite understood Woody Allen’s neurotically nerdy attraction that, as an actor, he carries with unmitigated success. His entire persona always felt too annoying for my taste, and because of that, I could never really appreciate his work as a writer and a director. But in recent years, as Allen has chosen to take a step back and present his stories without this distraction—basically allowing for others to represent his essence—I’ve been able to see what a true master he is at controlling a film and creating vivid, extremely flawed characters that are relatable even as they are incredibly frustrating. His newest film, Blue Jasmine is no exception. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
Too awesome for words!
1A4 Studios has also produced minute long versions of The Matrix, Back to the Future and Blade Runner (among many others, some of which can get a little vulgar), but in my opinion, this is by far the best… (even if I may be a wee bit biased!)
Readers and chaos seekers: come enjoy my new short story, A Story With No Beginning, a sweet little tale of a storyteller desperately trying to find the perfect beginning for a fresh, new fairy tale. Click the link below to read, rate and comment to your heart’s desire. And for those looking forward to my new novel, I will be releasing a teaser tomorrow, Sept. 11. Come back here to check it out and squeal in excitement.
Written by Bryan Caron
Published September 10, 2013
It’s very cool to see Barry Cofield, defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins, playing tonight’s Monday Night Football Game despite having broken his hand a few weeks ago. In a generation where athletes would rather sit the bench than risk playing with a hangnail, it’s good to see there are at least a few athletes left who love the game enough to do whatever it takes to compete, even if it means playing through the pain of an injury.
And the Syrian chess game continues. While President Obama looks to jet off on another campaign blitz (like he knows how to do anything else) to convince a disgruntled America to attack Syria for no good reason, the Foreign Ministers of Russia and Syria have announced a deal to put all of Syrian’s chemical weapons under international control in hopes of stopping the attack. It seems like a smart move on the account of all parties to seriously consider this deal, but there is still a high amount of tension, not to mention some very key issues that have to be dealt with in the wake of this proposal. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
I need to preface this review by noting that I was one of the very few who didn’t care much at all for the original Pitch Black (from which the character of Riddick was born), and skipped The Chronicles of Riddick altogether for that very reason. But I chose to see Riddick, the newest addition to the franchise, to find out if, after nine years of absence, whether or not the producers could pull off something unique and scary, and something that would push me to go back and re-watch the others. Based on the reports I read about how the franchise got back off the ground, the trailer that focuses on one very specific scene (one of the better one’s in the movie, I might add), and how much Vin Diesel truly cares for this character, I wanted to like it. Sadly, going in with a lower set of expectations didn’t help convince me that Riddick is a character worth following. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
The competitors going into the finals of the next MasterChef have been chosen and they are… Check out the Finalists