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Monthly Archives: February 2017

My Oscar Predictions

Best Picture: La La Land – Instead of the more politically motivated movies, Hollywood will elect to go lighter and more whimsical in what should be a dominant evening for this musical. Best Director:  Damien Chazelle   Best Actor:  Casey Affleck – The Affleck brothers have the perfect combination of mediocre acting skills and favorable Read More…

The Walking Dead: New Best Friends

In New Best Friends the story toggles between the happenings at the Kingdom and Rick and company being captured by the dullest, least interesting, least talkative group in the history of this show.  We see a reunion between Daryl and Carol, and the debut of the spiked zombie from hell.   Ezekiel   King Ezekiel Read More…

The Walking Dead Rock in the Road

Rock in the Road was a return to normalcy for The Walking Dead.  The first half of the season was such an utter disappointment, with the exception of the mid-season premiere and finale, that it was refreshing to watch this episode.  Rick and the gang are no longer acting like whipped dogs, tolerating a ridiculous Read More…

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game is an iconic science fiction novel that was both a flawed novel and a deeply compelling one.  It is the story of Ender Wiggin, a child genius who is selected by the Earth’s military establishment as the person who is going to be the fleet commander to destroy the buggers—an alien race that Read More…

10 Questions with Keith Donohue

1.  What was the most unusual job you have ever held?   One summer I worked in construction, helping to build townhouses, and my job revolved around all of the tasks no one else wanted to do. Laying plastic in crawlspaces in the middle of the August heat made me realize that writing might be Read More…

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue

In The Boy Who Drew Monsters Jack Peter is a peculiar boy who has a complete and utter phobia of going outdoors who spends all of his time inside of his house.  Besides his mother and father, his only companion is Nick, his one friend in the world, although they have a relationship that is Read More…