Two years ago marked a big day event for our Alamo Cinema Massacre column. December 2016 turned out to be the last month Trista and I had to go to the movies together before our daughter was born in April 2017. How’s that you might wonder? Well, we didn’t know it at the time, of […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: CHRISTINE"
Unfortunately, the holidays played havoc with my schedule, preventing me finishing the review for Richard Stark’s BUTCHER’S MOON, which I had hoped to have in time for the end of the year. Ah well, the best laid plans of mice and men . . . That review will be completed for the first Thursday in […]Read more "A CHRISTMAS TRADITION REVISITED: SIR WALTER SCOTT’S “THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER”"
SYNOPSIS: Something lurks in the tube below London. A remnant of an ancient disaster has surfaced, and it hunts for flesh. It hungers for food, it desires companionship, and it does not care on whit about class dynamics. It will take lords and commoners alike. It prowls one of the lesser used tube stations. A […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: DEATH LINE"
Leave it to Donald E. Westlake to respond to the sorts of single-location, high melodrama books Arthur Hailey was turning into bestsellers (e.g. AIRPORT) with a novel about the Bryant Street comfort station (men’s only, the women’s is on the other side of the park) near the New York Public Library. Now, for those readers […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: COMFORT STATION"
This week’s Tueday Tease comes from Kaysee Renee Robichaud, whose newest collection RED HOT REVENGE SEX hits shelves just in time to stick her squarely on Santa’s naughty list. The book includes her novella DIRTY SEXY MOVIE MONEY and several short stories. Today, she’s going to talk about the book’s genesis. Take it away, Kaysee […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: RED HOT REVENGE SEX AND OTHER NAUGHTY PAYBACKS"
Synopsis: In their first anthology film, Joel and Ethan Coen present six stories set in the old west that existed both within and apart from American mythology. The first story, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” finds the titular character (Tim Blake Nelson) and his trusty horse Dan making their way from wilderness to town, encountering […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS"
After wrapping up the Mitchell Tobin detective fiction series he was penning under the name Tucker Coe, Donald E. Westlake released the penultimate novel in another of his pseudonymous series, the Richard Stark Parker books (well, it’s the penultimate volume before the series took a twenty year hiatus). The volume, PLUNDER SQUAD, is yet another […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: PLUNDER SQUAD"