Category Archives: Films

Social Cultural Representation

I’ve been thinking a lot about privilege and cultural representation recently. I grew up in Southern California as a straight, white, middle-class, male. Being Southern California there was actually a diverse mix of people with whom I interacted, but I … Continue reading

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Comments, Revisions, #amwriting

So I’ve been at this screenwriting (#amwriting) thing for a little over a year now. It’s been a very interesting time, very informative, and, honestly, very difficult. Not because writing a script is hard (it is, or can be) but … Continue reading

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Morality TV

One of the things I’ve always loved about science fiction is its ability to discuss social and moral issues without seeming heavy-handed about it. Okay, there were some wildly obvious episodes of TOS that ignored this rule (“Let That Be … Continue reading

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The Craft of Learning An Art

I’ve been working on writing my first television pilot script recently. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been busy doing all sorts of writing, but the pilot is the thing I’ve been focusing on a lot. I also … Continue reading

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A Year In Review… And A Turn to the Future

Well, 2016 has sucked. From way, way, way too many celebrity deaths (or at least ones I actually liked) to “democracy” gone awry at pretty much every turn to a host of other issues that have made this the “Worst. … Continue reading

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Strange Times, Mister Doctor

Having finally gotten around to seeing the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I have some thoughts on Doctor Strange. The Good The basic requirement of any medium of entertainment is entertainment. If you get bored during a movie … Continue reading

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A Summer of Change

I spent a beautiful day yesterday at the US Open with my wife and father-in-law. It was clear skies, not terribly hot and filled with some excellent tennis. It was a great way to end summer. And it’s been an … Continue reading

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Captain America: Civil War or, Avengers: Dissension In the Ranks

Wow. I went in expecting to like the movie. I had very high hopes for Captain America: Civil War. Mostly, it lived up to them. Like other Marvel products of the MCU, it had a good mix of action, comedy, … Continue reading

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The Decline and Fall of Space Science Fiction

The 2000’s┬áhave been dominated by superhero action films and, recently, TV shows. Ever since the first X-Men film with Hugh Jackman was released, superheroes have been more popular than ever. Yes, there have been superhero movies and TV shows based … Continue reading

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Watching Without Fear

Today is the day. Daredevil season 2 has been released on Netflix. I won’t be watching. Not that I don’t want to watch it. I’m highly looking forward to it, actually. I thoroughly enjoyed season 1 and absolutely loved Jessica … Continue reading

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