January 28, 2015

Whatcha Gonna Do?

I’m going to name names today. Primarily because I can’t tell this story any other way. It loses too much if I hide behind pseudonyms. Fade […]
January 21, 2015

Thick. Thicker. Thickest.

I’ve had some pretty harsh knocks. The New York Times once accused me of wasting two hours of the film reviewer’s time. Before I wrote Bad […]
January 14, 2015

When the Pen is Mightier than the Award.

If there ever was a post where I wanted to name names, it is this one. Only I shouldn’t because I’m repeating a story told to […]
January 7, 2015

The Fog at the End of the Tunnel.

So it’s a school day. My turn to drive. Kids are ready, pile into the jalopy, seat belts, music, and away we go. The drive is […]
November 19, 2014

Brick by F***ing Brick.

There’s a comment I often hear. It’s usually in response to a story I’ve told, relating some sort of showbiz battle I’ve won, lost, or merely […]
November 12, 2014

Location! Location! Location! Part 2.

“Get your heads down!” warned the driver. After a night of illicit research in some of the darker corners of New York City, Sir Ian the […]
November 5, 2014

Location! Location! Location! Part 1.

A screenplay I penned attracted a director, a dashing fellow I’ll call Sir Ian. A tall, rugged dude enjoying some serious Hollywood upswing, Sir Ian was […]
October 29, 2014

Gun Shot Residue.

The gang banger was coughing blood. His entire left side was stitched with AK-47 holes, from thigh to collar bone. “His lung is filling with blood,” […]
October 22, 2014

Lessons from the Limo.

“Mr. Cannell would like to take you to lunch,” said the experienced-sounding assistant over the phone. “How’s tomorrow sound?” “That works,” I said, “Where would he […]
October 15, 2014

Gonna Change My Life.

“In just three months my life is gonna change forever,” announced Hefty the Comic. Now, I call Hefty a comic because of the numerous times he […]