Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
I'm not typically a big fan of mysteries, but Ben H. Winters' The Last Policeman had me glued to the page. The basic premise is that a young policeman, Henry Palace, is investigating what he thinks is a murder - six months before an asteroid will impact the Earth and end life as we know it. There's something here for everyone: it's got mystery, it's got science fiction, it's got dystopian government; it's funny and it's sad and it's very, very human.
I cannot in good conscience tell you much more without spoiling your potential enjoyment of the books. I can say this, though: the first book works well as a stand-alone, but the 2nd and 3rd books do not disappoint and are worth reading. Henry Palace is someone you won't soon forget.
I guess I really wasn't surprised to see Ninja and Yolandi taking a shot at acting. Acting in a Real Movie, I mean. It has been said that they're performance artists who never drop character, and it's hard to tell from just a trailer, but it kinda looks like they're just playing themselves. Still ... I think it works.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
I'd sure like to see a collection of all of the short films in the "Launch" be made available.