Shameless Self-Promotion: Teenage Death Songs Available on eBook Today!

The first volume of <i>Teenage Death Songs</i> is available for purchase today on the following platforms. It features four dark stories for your Halloween time enjoyment.

Amazon (Kindle)

Barnes & Noble (Nook)

iBooks

Kobo

Future volumes to follow soon.

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Shameless Self-Promotion: EBook Release Next Week

Okay, so I know that while I’ve stopped by about once a month, I’ve not gotten on back to a more consistent posting schedule. One reason is due to the upcoming release of my latest eBook.

It’s available for pre-order on Kindle, Kobo and iBooks. It will also be available on Barnes and Noble for Nook readers on release date (10/17). I’ve also been writing a new, massive novel longhand, and in the midst of edits on subsequent volumes of Teenage Death Songs.

However, as I mentioned in a previous update I do have MoviePass now and have started to hit some of my DVDs so the BAM Awards will definitely happen and regular posts may happen before then.  You can see the occasional brief review and what I’ve been watching on my Letterboxd.

Shameless Self-Promotion: Ancient Slumber Presents Guardians of the Beam

As you may know by some of my past posts, I am a bit of a Stephen King nut. Therefore, I am very excited and honored to announce that come June I will be co-hosting, along with Myron Schmidt of Ancient Slumber, a podcast entitled Guardians of the Beam, which concerns itself with Kings sprawling epic The Dark Tower that has repercussions throughout his literary universe.

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With the first ever motion picture adaptation of the film coming from Warner Brothers in July, what better time to revisit this series that has fascinated Constant Readers, engendered a cult following, and of course been the writing quest of the man himself?

More information as the date approaches, but I hope you all enjoy it as much as we undoubtedly will.

Long days and pleasant nights.

Bernardo, The Tosspot of Calla Bryn Sturgis

Updates: March 8th, 2017

Hey All!

Just a quick preview of what you can expect coming up on The Movie Rat in the next month or so. 

March 24th

You Can't Do That on Television (CTV)

For the second time I will be contributing to A Shroud of Thoughts’ Favorite TV Show Episode Blogathon. Last year I wrote about my favorite episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. This year I will be contributing a post about an episode of You Can’t Do That on Television. My entry is already written and awaiting publication which will allow me to prepare for the following…

March 27

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I joined Movie Silently’s Early Women Filmmakers blogathon writing about the career of Germaine Dulac.  Leading up to this post I will likely have three short posts about her work.

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April 25-29

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Lastly, (for now) I also signed up for Speakeasy’s Great Villain Blogathon 2017. I will be writing about Frailty (2001), a film I’ve long been a fan of, and deserves a little more attention turned its way due in part to the far-too-soon demise of Bill Paxton, the director and one of the stars of the film. Plenty in mind for that one, so be sure and check it out.

Other Works

I also write fiction. My February GoodReads blog entry on my works-in-progress can be found here. An update will be coming for march when there is a bit more to report. In the meantime, what I’ve written and published can be found on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Also, on my Instagram you can see some “behind-the-scenes” shots of my first painting unrelated to a film or a play in quite some time.

June-ing the Cult: The Movie Rat and Zokkomon

When Bubbawheat was looking for some cultish films to watch in June, and when a foreign title was one of the qualifiers, I knew I’d have something to add. Some of his thoughts are in line with mine on Zokkomon (2011) but I added a blurb with my perspective a few years after seeing the film, and it’s always interesting to see someone’s fresh perspective. Check it out!

Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights

Zokkomon 2011

My June-ing the Cult month is winding down as I get to my last two which are also the two most recent films in this line up. Over at the The Movie Rat, Bernardo suggested that I check out Zokkomon, which is only five years old at the moment and was actually distributed by Disney World Cinema. Aside from that, I had no idea what I was getting into other than I assumed there would be at least some musical numbers based on what little I’ve seen out of Bollywood. What I ended up getting was a weird mix of Batman, Harry Potter, with a little Matilda and even the Karate Kid thrown in for good measure. The high point was the colorful characters and the touch of a greater message that was only slightly heavy handed. Very fun film and easily recommended.

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