Just finished watching this over a few nights and I have to say, I haven’t found a piece of television this moving in a long time. Maid tells the story of Alex and her young daughter Maddy, who escape emotional abuse and domestic violence to search for a new life. Along the way, Alex faces […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Maid (2021)"
I just learned that one of my favourite books, and one of the inspirations for The Ardenna Crossing, may be being made into a Limited Series by Fox. The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell, was published in 1996 and won numerous awards including the Arthur C Clarke award and the British Science Fiction Association Award. […]Read more "The Sparrow – is a TV series coming?"
Well, here we are. After so much time, I finally got to see it. I’ve been looking forward to this moment since long before the film was announced. I heard rumours years and years ago about the rights being passed around and I knew it would be only a matter of time before this happened. […]Read more "Casting Dune – The Film! (spoilers)"
I was lucky enough to get a chance to go to Leicester Square tonight and see the IMAX Dune preview event. We were treated to the first ten minutes of the film, the sandharvester scene, lots of extra footage, music and actors talking about the production. There were words from Director, Denis Villeneuve, and then […]Read more "Casting Dune – IMAX first look"
First poem in a while. I took a walk today into the Surrey countryside. My walk to me to a place of legend with a tale of evil attached. I made up some haiku about it. Weathered cross of stone Mile marker on the frontier No ills may ride out Of this depression lush green […]Read more "The Devil’s Punchbowl – a poem"
I felt like I had to mark this with a post. I haven’t written anything proper for ages and I was so impressed by the end of this series that I thought it justified one. I sat down with some trepidation to watch Amazon Prime’s The Man in the High Castle a few weeks ago. […]Read more "The Man in the High Castle – getting the villains spot on"
Happy 75th birthday to my favourite James Bond, Colwyn Bay’s own Timothy Dalton. He made a fantastic Bond and deserved a third crack at it. Apart from 007, I loved him in The Rocketeer as actor and villainous Nazi stooge, Neville Sinclair. And as Heathcliff in the 1970 version of Wuthering Heights… And also in […]Read more "Happy birthday Timothy Dalton"
Hi everyone, I did a haiku (well 3 actually) for Twin Peaks Day. Enjoy… RichardRead more "What the Haiku – Happy Twin Peaks Day Special"
It’s a risky business, holding people up on pedestals when you’ve never even met them. We all have our heroes; it rarely seems to pay to learn too much. Have you ever had that feeling when you admire someone in public life; idolise them in some way and they let you down? It’s a deep […]Read more "How I’m feeling about Joss Whedon"
Hi everyone, Can I say a big thank you to everyone who has bought a copy of The Ardenna Crossing. It means so much that you took a chance and bought a copy and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. The first reviews are in and I thought […]Read more "The Ardenna Crossing – Early Reviews"