Weekly Book Giveaway: <i>The Glass Sentence</i>, by S. E. Grove

This week we're giving away a copy of S.E. Grove's The Glass Sentence. I know nothing about this book except for the fact that the back cover has a quote from Megan Whalen Turner comparing it to Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass. That's some seriously impressive praise from an impeccable source, so my expectations are very, very high ....more

Kim Jung-hoon headlines remake of Japanese drama

There’s a Korean-Japanese co-production in the works to remake Tetsu no Hone (Bones of Steel), based on the Ikeido Jun novel of the same name. The Japanese drama aired on NHK in 2010, and the Korean remake, described as an action drama, is gearing up to start shooting this summer. The adaptation will be called City of the Sun, and actor Kim Jung-hoon (Her Legend, I Need Romance, Goong) has confirmed that he’ll be headlining and has begun training for the stunt-heavy role. (...)Read the rest of Kim Jung-hoon headlines remake of Japanese drama (227 words) © girlfriday for Dramabeans, 2014 ....more

Second Young and Pretty Teaser for Records of a Night Watchman Along with Darker Drama Posters

Records of a Night Watchman is still giving me a split opinion headache, but luckily my expectations are so low it’s not going to be upsetting if the end product skews towards unwatchable rather than unexpectedly fun. The official drama … Continue reading → ...more

How You Lost Me: The Queen of the Tearling

There was some stuff about The Queen of the Tearling that was weird but I was enjoying it until got to here and decided that it was enough.Wise words from our 19 year old heroine Queen Kelsea. "She was much older than she'd seemed in the dim light of the throne room, perhaps as old as forty...""How could a woman so old still place so much importance on being attractive?" SO OLD! SO OLD! ...more

Woody Allen, Colin Firth, Jacki Weaver Talk ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

“Magic in the Moonlight” is a bauble in the collection of Woody Allen’s recent comedies. It doesn’t have the depth of “Blue Jasmine” or the originality of “Midnight in Paris,” but there are still pleasures to derive from Allen’s familiar meditations on mortality, fate and life’s meaning. Allen told journalists at a press conference to promote the film that there is no after-life or spiritual world, so what you see is what you get ....more

Comic-Con: Affleck, Cavill, The Hobbit, Max Mad Populate WB Pictures Panel

There was absolute mayhem inside Hall H at the Warner Bros. panel on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con. Along with sneak peaks for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – due out a whole two years from now – there were quick appearances by some very big stars like Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill – looking buff and handsome indeed ....more

Simple Tips for Taking Better Smart Phone Photos

I've said before that knowing your strengths is important and a photographer I am not. Add it to the list under Chef. Here is what I AM really good at, I am really good at knowing people who ARE good  at doing things. I consider this a very real talent and I'd appreciate you not bursting my bubble. My good friends say that I am the best connector. Whatcha need? I've got someone for ya! Got a problem? I can fix it!  ...more

Can You Smell What I'm Cookin' For The Rock? My Big, Glistening, Sweaty Review of "Hercules"

Image courtesy of ParamountI saw Hercules on opening day. I know. Contain your surprise....more