Stephen King’s IT is due for a reboot on the big screen this fall and having just re-read the horror classic with more mature eyes I can identify a number […]
When I heard there was going to be an animated version of Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel The Killing Joke, I was happy. This is one of the core Batman […]
Starring Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, Horns is a visually striking film based on the novel by Joe Hill, directed by Alexandre Aja. Although it didn’t set the critical world alight, it plays like an alternate version of the goth classic, The Crow, unfortunately it just falls short of having the same lasting impact.
. With a film version of Andy Weir’s The Martian coming soon, I thought I would take a look at what the film needs to get across. As you may expect a few spoilers follow.
From tomorrow, 9th July for five days,you will be able to download a Kindle copy of my novel for free. This is the one referred to earlier, when I said Writing a novel wasn’t hard. I’d imagine after reading some of you might say, it is hard. You can find it on the Amazon marketplace. Here is the prologue to get you in the mood.
When you think of Batman now, an image comes to mind. Gravelly voiced, lurking in the shadows, the Dark Knight is one of the most iconic figures in cinema and literature, but when did he go from the costumed Batman to simply the Dark Knight? Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns is genesis.
How do you end something? Whether it is a film, game or book, the moment comes when you have to make a decision and advance towards the endgame. You could always put it off and make your work a trilogy, but even then the end has to come sooner or later
With Daredevil due to debut on Netflix this week, we will get another origin tale of someone rising from a difficult background to be the saviour of a city. Do they all need to come from a difficult past?
Reading my first multi-book fantasy series taught me a lot. It changed the way I read and the way I write. There were many struggles, but in the end a book series and the experiences you gain reading one change you fundamentally. Nothing is the same after you finish and for me that was a good thing.
I always had this desire to read a book version of a decade long siege like we hear off in the appendices of Lord of The Rings. I want to read about the siege that forced Sauron to come down to battle the last alliance. I don’t want it to be a footnote.
Having not read the books I went to see the film and was greeted with a mess on screen. I won’t criticise any author who has had the success E.L […]
With the UK DVD release of Gone Girl adapted from the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn upon us I thought it time to briefly look at the two together spoiler-free. […]