Training Day

Training Day Directed: Antoine Fuqua Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke Synopsis: A new cop is assigned to a veteran rogue cop who isn’t afraid to cross the line to get what he wants. When it came out in the theaters it didn’t look thrilling but I saw it because...

Weaveworld

Weaveworld by Clive Barker A Liverpool man stumbles across a magic carpet and unravels another world into his own. This is the first thing I ever read by Barker and it is still one of my favorite books.  ...

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

In the future, a highly advanced robotic boy thinks he is real and wants his “mother” to love him. It was interesting in how they made the machine feel love (or at least neediness) but everyone pretty much kept treating him like a machine. Even when he ended up...

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Anakin and Amidala fall in love, Ewan McGregor grows a beard and Yoda kicks butt. There’s also supposed to be hardly any Jar Jar Binks. Already an improvement over The Phantom Menace. You might not want to read this if you haven’t seen it since there is spoiler info...

Imajica

Imajica by Clive Barker Epic novel (over 800 pages in hardback) about four dominions that are all interconnected with each other but disconnected with the fifth dominion, Earth. There are forces out there that try to reconcile all the dominions every two hundred years but there are others out...

The End of Alice

The End of Alice by A.M. Homes Highly disturbing book about a relationship between a pedophile in prison and a nineteen-year-old girl who writes him letters talking about a pre-teen boy she is interested in. She knows he is a pedophile so wants to get his perspective on her...

Hellbound Heart

The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker It is the story that Hellraiser was based on. The people that will do anything to reach their deepest desires and pleasures really come to find out what it means in their own personal hells. I loved it! It is gory, but also...

The Queen of the Damned

The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice Third book in the Vampire Chronicles is how Lestat brings the original vampire Queen back to life from a state of eternal rest and she is ready to dominate the world. This was my favorite of the three books. It was...

Snow Crash

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson Snow Crash is about drugs frying brains like computer viruses, virutal worlds known as the Metaverse and how the U.S. has just become a bunch of corporate franchises instead of states. The book talks about virtual reality really before it took off. It really...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling Very entertaining story for kids that is quite entertaining for adults as well. Harry Potter finds out on his eleventh birthday that he is a wizard and is going off to train at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry....