On Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau

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The 2003 film “The Room” has become something of a modern “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” with fans acting out rituals during midnight screenings.  That film was written and directed by a mysterious man named Tommy Wiseau.  His main acting and production partner, Greg Sestero, participated in screening Q&A sessions as the film gained fame during […]

“Armada” by Ernest Cline Fell Short

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“Armada” was released in 2015 amid great anticipation as the new novel from Ernest Cline, the author of “Ready Player One” and the screenwriter of “Fanboys.”  I had mixed feelings about “Ready Play One” but I generally enjoyed that book as a page-turner with an interesting gimmick that played to the author’s strengths. My feelings […]

Pirate Latitudes By Michael Crichton Review

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“Pirate Latitudes” was the final novel released solely under Michael Crichton’s name – an unfinished novel will be co-written by an as-yet-announced post-houmous collaborator for publication in 2012.  The origin of the book is dubious, apparently having been discovered amongst Crichton’s computer files.  While the publisher initially speculated that the novel had been written around […]