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Big Game Review

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Finnish director Jalmari Helander first made international waves four years ago with his morbid spin on the Santa Claus myth, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. For his follow-up, he’s reunited with young star Onni Tommila for Big Game, a ridiculously fun adventure yarn that proudly boasts B-movie sensibilities while also sporting enough of Helander’s eccentricities to feel wholly unique. Equal parts goofy amusement and rousing thriller, Big Game will have you fist pumping as a young boy saves Samuel L. Jackson’s ass over and over again.

Read the full review at Bloody Disgusting

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Short Story ‘Black Out’ on Shotgun Honey

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Hey ya’ll. My short story “Black Out” has been published on the mighty flash fiction site Shotgun Honey. Dig it, bruddas and sistas.

They made me publish an author photo with it. Having my picture taken is painful for me. I hate my own mug. Much respect to my wife for capturing how I feel about photographs.

RECENT REVIEWS ELSEWHERE

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I haven’t updated my reviews outside of this site in a while. I hope you haven’t been losing too much sleep.

I started penning some reviews for The Orlando Weekly, which I’m pretty stoked on. Here’s my take on THE GIVER and SIN CITY 2.

Here’s a roundup of my horror reviews over at Bloody Disgusting:

WHITE SETTLERS

MINE GAMES

JERSEY SHORE MASSACRE

VARSITY BLOOD

MOEBIUS

SEINFELD: THE PURGE

Also, I’m proud to say that I’ve been accepted into the Florida Film Critics Circle. I join the ranks of some damn good writers and am excited to be participating in the Best of 2014 awards. Keep your eyeballs peeled and moist for those at the end of the year.

AJAX’s Prison Letter

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What’s shakin’, gang. If yer reading this, that means ya made it back to Coney. Right on, guys. It was close back there in the park with the Furies, but like I always say, they shoulda been called the Baseball Fairies instead. Did ya catch my line about the popsicle stick? Made that shit up on the spot!

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No One Does It Alone

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“No one does it alone, not even the madness.” – Nicholas Ray

I recently had to review Nicholas Ray’s We Can’t Go Home Again for CHUD. I was touched and inspired by this wild old man whose drive and gut instinct kept him shooting until he was 80. The man never bent to any Hollywood authorities or ate cheese for the man. Watching him work made me feel like a tired old fossil.

Anyway, check the review archive for that one soon.