Time – chapter 1 (1st draft)

Well, it’s sure been a long time since I’ve done this.  For many years I’ve wanted to write a time travel story, but the problem was that I just never had a believable device. Welcome to – Time.  It’s only a working title and, yes, it’s rather obvious. Well, let me clarify. No time travel device…

Primer – film review (C++)

(The C++ is a joke for the computer crowd) It’s probably unfair to review Primer, an independent sci-fi time travel film, in the same way as other films.  For one, its budget was $7,000.  Yeah, only three zeroes.  One person, Shane Carruth, is listed as writer, director, actor, editor, and music composer.  He had to…

“About Time” – film review (C)

I have said many times that I love time-travel stories.  I also have a great affinity for Rachel McAdams and British humor/humour, so I expected to very much enjoy About Time.  The problem is that with the same brush with which writer/director Richard Curtis used to paint some originality with time travel, he also painted…

11/22/63 – Stephen King on JFK

Reblogged from a ways back – for obvious reasons. _________________________________ Two of the most controversial and never-endingly (?) discussed items in the last 50 years can each be summed up with three letters.  UFO and JFK.  Stephen King has written about many things, and although I haven’t read anything he may have written about UFO’s,…

Source Code – film review

If you told me that I would ever watch a feature film that is only eight minutes long, I would tell you to shut up.  And if you told me that after the eight minutes, I would like it, I would tell you to shut up and then punch you.  And if you also told…

Déjà Vu – film review

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love time travel stories.  Déjà Vu is a very different time travel story, and I’m annoyed that I never saw it until seven years after its release.  I definitely have to get out more often. Sailors returning from duty take a ferry headed for…

Looper

Breakthroughs in technology are usually exploited in two places:  commercials and porn.  Combine the two, and you get a bastardized version of the Mob.  When time travel is both created and then outlawed by the year 2073, the Mob in the future uses it to transport their intended murder victims into the past where a…

Safety Not Guaranteed

Darius (Aubrey Plaza), a recent college graduate, just wants to find a job that will eventually get her out of her father’s house and out on her own.  Although she can’t get hired as a waitress, she lands an intern position with Seattle Magazine, a not-so-prestigious publication that covers the area in and around its…

11/22/63 – Stephen King and JFK

Two of the most controversial and never-endingly (?) discussed items in the last 50 years can each be summed up with three letters.  UFO and JFK.  Stephen King has written about many things, and although I haven’t read anything he may have written about UFO’s, he did manage to take a crack (no pun intended)…