Sunday, September 12, 2021

Upcoming Stuff

 Just a general update. I'm in one of those bummer periods where I have a lot of stuff in the fire? Near the fire? But not actually out yet.

- I'll be guesting on podcasts throughout September, and for October, I currently have several lined up. Good news if you like my rambling; if you don't, I'm still pretty easy to avoid!

- I'm starting work on my own podcast with a trusted friend/co-writer that I think will be a lot of fun. This is also helping to push me back into producing the Kim Novak/celebrity ghost podcast, which I never dropped, but I've struggled with how to bring it to fruition because I'm so daunted with editing and time management.

- I'll be covering Fantastic Fest remotely in late September. 

- My full-time work life is currently in a very chaotic, workload-heavy, stressful place. That's sapped most of my energy, so I'm trying to be tentative with promises, but I'm finally feeling more ambitious about pushing through with my own projects. I'll take even little silver linings while trying not to over-commit. 

- I wish you, your family, and/or your loved ones the best. Times are still tough, weird, mean and unprecedented. Be kind to others but also to yourself.


Friday, August 6, 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

"Rock 'n' Roll is an attitude"

I was on the lovely Jen Johans' podcast Watch With Jen again, this time to talk about some movies about music! We skip through some decades with THAT THING YOU DO!, ALMOST FAMOUS, and PURPLE RAIN. Jen is as charming as she is super knowledgeable and passionate about film, so it was such a fun talk. I hope you dig it!

Watch With Jen: Rock Across the Decades


Monday, April 26, 2021

Some Updates!

Of course, I get a new online home and immediately neglect it. In my defense, I'm hopelessly lazy and terrible. I am planning some low-key features that'll live only here that should be short and (hopefully) sweet to read, but I'm swamped with about 5,000 new responsibilities at work over four new platforms, so between that, podcasting, and writing deadlines, I can't set any kind of timetable. No one is reading this anyway, so I'll give myself a pass!

I "attended" Panic Fest online this year for Screamcast, and they did a wonderful job. I need to write some more reviews, but for now, please check out this first batch of capsule reviews. They include Benny Loves You (killer toys!), Red Snow (vampires!), and An Ideal Host (space parasites!)

Speaking o' Screamcast, we recently talked to The Travis Stevens and THE Barbara Crampton about Jakob's Wife! You can check out that recording (both audio and video) here, and you can also read my review here if you're inclined. 

In non-Screamcast "news," I made my second appearance on Fangoria's website (now tied with my magazine features for them! Will I ever absorb this? I doubt it!) talking about horror comedies. The article title is a tribute to a great documentary on the Salton Sea narrated by John Waters, and you can check that out here if you feel like treating yourself. See, this is why writers should have a blog: We can throw random trivia like that somewhere. 


Thursday, April 1, 2021

New Podcasts!

The Screamcast continues its (hopefully) triumphant return with a visit from the awesome Joe Lynch to talk about the workprint version of CREEPSHOW! If you're familiar with Lynch's podcast or commentaries, you probably won't be surprised that it wheeled off into a lot of varied movie talk. It was a lot of fun, and besides the classic podcast format, we also have a video version on YouTube! 

Click here for all the links to the Screamcast episode

I also stopped by Just the Discs to talk about Blu-ray discs with Brian Saur! Again! It's always a treat to catch up with Brian and just talk film and physical media, and I'm really digging the laid back "what have you watched lately" style of shows we've been doing. I try to cover a range of labels when we do these, including small ones, and I'm always keeping an eye out.

Just the Discs Episode 204: What We've Been Watching on Blu-ray


Sunday, March 28, 2021

I'm moving everything over from TypePad, so things may be a bit messy for a bit as my focus is on saving the content. Welcome!