Monthly Archives: August 2011
Having just published The Forensic Killer and a second edition of The Ghost Writer (featuring a ghostly cover and extra chapter that’s guaranteed to make you cry), I am now pleased to say I am busy working on with my next idea. The working title is, Six Months To Live, but the way the plot lines are going it will more than likely still be called that.
Not wanting to give too much away I can tell you that it is mainly set in Kendal, Cumbria and venturing into Windermere. It is an exciting, edge of your seat thriller that, as with all my stories, will keep you guessing right until the end. If there is one thing I am good at it’s twisty tales!
Should have this done within the next couple of months if not sooner as I have a solid background story ready to get cracking on.
Will keep you posted on future develoments.
Thanx for your support guys! Love to all and peace to the world. Especially in recent times with unnecessary riots and thoughtless killings.
It was quite weird to sit there and watch this film as I’m so used to seeing 3D movies these days, but that certainly didn’t spoil it in the least! It was fantastic! Superb special effects in this Goonies meets Alien Invasion kind of movie. Super 8 has been tagged as a love letter from JJ Abrams to Steven Spielberg. Where ET was my generation’s movie growing up, this is definately the one for the current generation.
Super 8 features a group of kids filming their own zombie movie to enter a competition when they become caught up in the middle of a train wreck. As a conspiracy starts to unfold, Joe and his friends have to take matters into their own hands to not only save each other, but save their town from the threat of the alien which has been hidden and tested on by the government. But just like ET, all he wants to do is go home!
A great cast featuring rising stars such as Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning and Riley Griffiths, Super 8 also has a great soundtrack as it was based in the 7os.
I bet Joe’s dad played by Early Edition’s Kyle Chandler wishes he got tomorrow’s paper, today, in this movie like he did in the series!
All in all I would have liked this movie to have been in 3D but I guess as it is set in the 70s then it would have taken the atmosphere away if it was. Brilliant special effects, great storyline, and super acting. I give Super 8 as 9.5 out of 10.
Next Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Chris Evans shows us what it is like to be a real hero in this superb live action movie of the popular Marvel comics. Captain America features a fantastic cast and plenty of action. With the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving and the obligitory Stan Lee cameo this is one hell of a movie. The best thing of all though comes after the credits as you can kind of tell what is coming when Nick Fury pops up at the end of the film.
This much anticipated and awaited Captain America stars Chris (The Human Torch) Evans as Steve Rogers whom has been classed as unfit to join the Army. Desperate to fight for what he believes in, he signs up for a top secret project being put together by Dr Abraham Erskine, which taps into your inner super hero and enhances your abilities. Now pumped up and ready for action Steve becomes Captain America, The First Avenger, and is desperate to head out to fight for his country. But instead he is used as a public figure in order to get more people to sign up for the Army. That is until he finds out that his best friend is MIA along with a platoon of other soldiers. Together with Peggy Carter he disobeys a direct order from Colonel Phillips (Jones) and goes on in to rescue his fellow soldiers and take out Johann Schmidt/Red Skull (Weaving) at the same time.
All in all Captain America gets a massive 10 out of 10 from me for being the best movie of 2011 I have seen so far. Brilliant! And Chris Evans in 3D gets bonus points 😉
Next Review: Super8
Compared to The Ghost Writer, this is in no means a short story as it is 173 pages, though not quite a novel it is still an acheivement none the less.
I have ordered my proof-read copy and once it has been approved it shall be available on Amazon and most other major online bookstores within 6-8 weeks. So, happy days basically.
I have to say a big thank you to my two proof readers, Daniel Pelling and Diana Davies who helped with any gramatical errors, spelling and other suggestions etc in order to get it ready for publication. And a big thank you to Sam Pelling for editting the photo for the front cover for me.
I’ll let you know when it has been published on Amazon.
Thanks to everyone for your support.