MOVIE REVIEW: FIRESTARTER 2022 a Non-Starter!

In the tradition of trying to remake even movies that did “pretty well,” (i.e., made some money), Hollywood has redone Firestarter. Did they do it well? Heck, no. When remakes are retconned, the story usually suffers; this one’s no exception.

REVIEW: BALDEMAR, by MATTHEW HUGHES

This week Steve reviews the new book Baldemar, by Matthew Hughes—a wonderful Vancian fantasy set on Vance’s own Dying Earth, about a wizard’s henchman. Steve liked it and thinks you will too!

HAPPY BELATED NEW YEAR! 2021 COLUMN RECAP (OR SUMMARY…)

For the 8th year of 9 in a row, Steve does his annual recap of what he posted in the last year. (Obviously, he didn’t do this his first year.) If you managed to miss any of his drivel…erm, deathless prose, this is where you can catch up, with direct links.

ALIENATION

It’s the end of another year. Where do we want to be by this time next year? Have we learned anything? Have we become better people? Steve tries to make some serious points about being a fan.

CRIMINAL –  2016 MOVIE REVIEW

Steve reviews an overlooked SF action movie from 2016. He finds it surprisingly good, with an all-star cast. Why did he overlook it? Who knows; maybe it was the movie poster.

MOVIE REVIEW: PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND (2021)

Nicolas Cage likes weird movies. Prisoners of the Ghostland is one such; but the weirdness comes at a price. There’s not that much plot, and it drags in the middle. But it’s sort of stylish. Steve liked it.

REVIEW: THE ROOKIES (2019)

If you’re a fan of Chinese action movies and Milla Jovovich, this movie sounds like a good bet… but it’s not. Only for the Jovovich completist. And maybe not then.

BOOK REVIEW: STEPHEN KING’S “LATER”

This week Steve reviews another Steve—okay, they’re both Stephen, but this one doesn’t use that name—Stephen King, whose latest effort is called “Later.” It’s a horror-crime novel. And it’s good!