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"
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"
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"
Hi everyone, Announcement time! I got some big pieces of paper out yesterday, stuck them to the wall, and thrashed out the story plan for part 2 of The Ardenna Crossing. The structure and plot are now complete and I know where I’m going, As you might know, I’ve already written seven of twenty-five chapters […]Read more "Ardenna Crossing Book 2 Update"
Hi everyone, For my friends and family who already know this, I’m sorry this will be popping up in your news feeds again today. 5 Years ago, I finally started doing what I’d always wanted to do – writing a novel. After a year of writing and several years of editing and agonising over things, […]Read more "The Ardenna Crossing – Available now on Amazon"
Hi everyone, I’ve been playing with Photoshop trying to get a headstart on the front cover design for The Ardenna Crossing. I downloaded some new fonts to try out for the lettering and I thought I’d share some of the ideas. Any feedback is appreciated. Not long now, people! Cheers, Richard 1 2Read more "Ardenna Crossing Update – Cover Design Ideas"
Hi everyone, It’s nearly four years now since I finished the first draft of The Ardenna Crossing: Between Two Worlds. Back then, it was just called The Crossing. I’ve tinkered with it and changed it; checked and double checked and now I’m all out of excuses. It’s time I shared it with all of you. […]Read more "The Ardenna Crossing – Coming this December!"
Hi everyone, I wrote something for 25YL which you can find here. https://25yearslatersite.com/2020/09/14/alien-isolation-the-best-entry-in-the-franchise-since-aliens/ It’s a little piece about how much I love Alien: Isolation. Hope you enjoy it. RichardRead more "Alien: Isolation article published"
Hi everyone, I thought I’d let the dust settle before I wrote anything about this. The Facebook groups have been alive with discussion since it was released. I saw the premiere on Twitter on my phone (again, don’t tell David Lynch, he wouldn’t approve!) I don’t remember how many posts I’ve written about this film […]Read more "Casting Dune – Trailer Analysis"
Directed by – Christopher Nolan Starring – John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh This was my first trip to the cinema since they re-opened and I picked a great film. It has massive holes in it but if you put those aside and just enjoy the ride, it’s really a wonderful experience. […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Tenet (2020) – spoiler free"