Thursday, December 31, 2009


My blog entries have become quite lapse of late...

Well I made it to back to Ireland for my Xmas Hols!


--but we are stuck on the first leg of our journey here in Carrickfergus (actually sat in the old Carrick library as I type) We had hoped to travel to Waterford on the 28th for the second half of our trip with Jacinta's family, but we all came down with a stomach bug and have pretty much been bed-ridden for the past few days.

All being well we plan to travel on New years day (-travelling on New Years Day, now that really fills my heart with glee!)

It's been an interesting trip to say the least.

But I feel I can still try to muster the energy to wish you all a belated Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.

Speak soon.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ricky Gervais meets Shandling, Guest and Larry David.

One of the things about being in Canada is that I don't always get to see these type of shows until well after the fact. Well, that is not strictly true as I do have a couple of sources back home that keep me bang up to date on the UK stuff...

In saying that I would have to say these Channel 4 interviews helmed by Gervais seemed to pass me right by.

I can only locate the ten minute "highlights" version of the Shandling interview, so if anyone out there can find the fuller version, please let me know.

Straw Dogs

No not that one!

This one slated for a 2011 release:
L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

Starring James Marsden* as David Sumner:

Do I really need say anymore?


*Yes, I did update and take down his pic as it was seriously hurting my eyes and making me want to bang my head repeatedly off some big grey elephant balls!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I have put the full 24 page preview issue of UXB up on my newly created Comics blog which you can get to from here.*

Thanks to everyone who asked or picked up a copy and for all the kind comments. I still have a few more copies to post out and I do apologize for the delay.

I did get some very good response from a few publishers, whether it leads to anything a little more concrete-- well, I'll just have to wait and see.

Oh yeah, and I also got around to fixing the bloody typo on page eight.


*Update: You can also now launch an ebook which is available to the right of screen.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Session 9

Session 9 directed by Brad Anderson and co-written with Stephen Gevedon(who also stars along with Peter Mullan and David Caruso) is without doubt one of the most criminally under-rated, little-seen movie gems that you could ever have the good fortune to see. I was lucky enough to catch it in the cinema when it first came out in 2001 and have just recently watched it again on DVD. There are a lot of reasons why I love this movie: the script, the cast, the cinematography for sure, but what also gives the movie some added gravitas is the fact that it was actually filmed in the infamous Danvers State Mental Hospital.

Another reason could be in the fact that it also purposely negates the bullshit "teen" audience demographic that most horror movies of late aspire to, and rather casts an older bunch of world-weary guys that actually feel and act like "real" people. There are no cheap scares or silly sub-plots and an ending that resonates long after the credits roll.

A genuinely disturbing movie.

Sean Clark has a great walk-through of the movie at

What saddens me most is that Danvers was actually demolished in 2006 to put up f#cking condominiums!

more pics

If you haven't seen it yet, I would strongly recommend that you do!