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Drive Book/Audiobook Review

Hardcover Publisher: Poison Pen Press (September 1, 2005) ISBN: 978-1590581810 Softcover Publisher: Mariner Books (August 30, 2011) ISBN: 0547791097 Audiobook Publisher: Blackstone Audio (August 1, 2007)…

Robert Crais: To Write in L.A.

“The Los Angeles Times determined we have 114 separate and distinct neighborhoods here in Los Angeles. The city has posted several hundred blue signs naming far more. L.A. is a mash-up of uncountable, diverse neighborhoods spread over 465 square miles; hard and soft, painted in colors from concrete gray and security bar black to putting lawn green and jacaranda snowfall purple; beautiful, mysterious, dangerous, welcoming neighborhoods, soundtracked by the music of more languages than you or I or even the Los Angeles Times can count.”

Novelist Robert Crais draws from perspectives both near and far to uncover a city rich in mystery and opportunities in his recent piece for the L.A. Times, A Story to Find on Every Street.

Friends in the Spotlight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zZI4IBjbNQ

Over the weekend, I touched base with a friend I don’t see often enough, Paul McCrillis. He’s done casting in a number of television shows that both my wife and I followed regularly (Millennium and Nash Bridges) way before we ever met the man. He’s a talented and gracious gentlemen and yesterday we found out he directed the following take-off commercial that captured perfectly the vibe of one of my favorite films from last year. “After grooming Jean Dujardin for the Oscars and Golden Globes, Leonor Greyl introduced its own version of the Academy Award winning movie The Artist.” Well done, my friend.

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TMT: What is the Matrix? (or How to Break a Streak)

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time series that was begun here. insert text here. Since I am continuing my Versus AFI: 10 Top 10 arc, this time looking at the Sci-Fi genre, it was only fitting I’d chronicle another of them in this series. As mentioned in my previous post, this genre has been a big favorite since childhood. Plus, the timeliness of this film in particular, in my work and personal life, made it one that I had to covered in one form or another.

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TMT: A Planet of Our Own

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time series that was begun here. Since I am continuing my Versus AFI: 10 Top 10 arc, this time looking at the Sci-Fi genre, it was only fitting I’d chronicle another of them in this series. However, for this category it seems I’ve already done my fair share in TMTs: Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey, E.T., Alien, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day and others. No matter. I’ll do this anyway.

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TMT: Learning to Love a Reaver

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time series that was begun here. The time has come to set the record straight for a film based on a certain short-lived TV series. Timely, too, with regard to the genre upcoming in my AFI Top Ten series and what’s in store with the next episode in the Castle television show.

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