‘The Godwulf Manuscript’ – The Original Spenser

The Godwulf Manuscript (1973)

BOOK DETAILS/INFORMATION: The Godwulf Manuscript is the first Spenser novel written by Robert B. Parker.  It was originally published in 1973.  Many know this character from the Spenser: For Hire television series in the 80’s where Spenser was played by Robert Urich. Followed by: God Save The Child PLOT SUMMARY: Set in the early 1970s, this novel serves as the introduction to Spenser, a private investigator in Boston.  Spenser is hired by a university to … Continue reading

Gaming System To Big Screen – “Hitman”

Hitman (2007)

When this movie (directed by Xavier Gens) was announced I was so pumped.  For those of you that don’t know, Hitman is based on a video game franchise.  If you’re a fan of the game series then you’ll probably like the film (though many things have changed from the games to the movie).  That said, you certainly don’t need to have experience with the game to watch the movie. The main character is Agent 47 … Continue reading

Drive Through People – Please… Wipe Off My Drink

The Drive Through

I’m a pretty level-headed guy.  I tend to live my life with an “is what it is” or “roll with the punches” approach.  There are not too many things that really piss me off.  This happens to be one of them. You drive through your favorite drive through and get your favorite tasty beverage.  Invariably they hand you your drink and straw and there’s pop all over the outside of the cup!  What… the… fuck!  … Continue reading

‘Sex And The City’ – A Movie That Probably Shouldn’t Have Been Made

Sex and the City (2008)

10 Years after the show with the same name took HBO by storm, Sex And The City just had to be made… I guess.  I’ll start off by saying that I was a big fan of the show.  The wife and I had finally found something that we could both agree on.  The writing was top notch, the acting was great and it was just edgy enough to keep people talking from week to week … Continue reading

Rooting For The “Other” Team

Browns / Steelers Rivalry

I live in Cleveland, Ohio.  I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Anyone who knows anything about the NFL knows that one of the greatest rivalries in the sport is the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns. They hate each other. Their fans hate each other. The two cities hate each other. That said, there are a few people living in Cleveland that like the Steelers and I happen to be one of them.  I’m a … Continue reading

Who Wants To Be A ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

There are quite a few movies out there that get nominated for all kinds of awards that are complete crap.  This however, is not one of them.  Slumdog Millionaire has been nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture and it may very well be just that (we’ll leave out the fact that The Wrestler and The Dark Knight weren’t even nominated, but that’s another story).  Directed by Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Trainspotting, A Life Less … Continue reading

Rourke ready to rumble in Houston – Yahoo! News

Mickey Rourke At Wrestlemania

Rourke ready to rumble in Houston – Yahoo! News. Lord… How I wish this wasn’t real.  The Wrestler is an incredible movie.  It’s great for a variety of reasons but the main reason is that it shows the “real” side of professional wrestling.  It shows how difficult this business can be on the wrestlers.  It shows how much the performers give up for their profession. If this is Rourke’s way of drumming up press for … Continue reading

‘Sea Change’ – The 5th Jesse Stone Novel

Sea Change (2006)

BOOK DETAILS/INFORMATION: Sea Change is the 5th Jesse Stone novel and was published in 2006.  There was a made for TV version of this story starring Tom Selleck that aired on May 22, 2007.  Selleck was given an Emmy nomination (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie) for his performance. PLOT SUMMARY: In Paradise, Massachusetts, the body of serial divorcee Florence Horvarth washes up on the local shore. As Stone investigates her death, … Continue reading

Damn That Hurts Don’t It? – ‘Road House’

Road House (1989)

My wife and kids were out of town a few weeks back and I had some alone time with the DVR.  I of course took it upon myself to watch a bunch of movies that I’d seen before.  When it comes to 80’s action flicks this is one of the best. The premise of the movie is pretty straight forward: Bar owner buys a place and wants to clean it up Said bar owner decides … Continue reading