Belated post (again)

Well over a month has gone by since my last blog post so I thought I should write a little something. The last month or so has seen life get in the way of writing waaaay too much so I'm trying to get back on track with that.

I've started a graphic novel I've been wanting to write for a long time it's a bit of an alternative history story but more on that as it progresses.

I'm also stoked to be working with the uber-talented Nicolas Giacondino (http://aerion-the-faithful.deviantart.com/) on The Mercy Boyz, a book I'm excited about that I've had in the pipeline so stayed tuned for news on that.

In news outside of the writing world I've been watching so many movies over the last month. To put my 2 cents in on some of the big ones people have been talking about pre and post oscars:

The Hurt Locker - Wow, probably one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Visually amazing and powerful stuff. I think war movies have to be character driven like this. Don't get me wrong I love a good action bash but I don't think that's the angle a war movie should take...and especially don't give me that OVER patriotic line in a war movie...yeah I'm looking at you America. Also this seems to be the only genre of film in which I can't stand seeing big names. I don't know why but I can't seem to buy the psychological struggle of a soldier when that soldier is played by a big name actor. I just can't see the war is hell angle from someone who lives in a 40 gazillion dollar house, sorry Matt Damon. Anyway rant over, verdict: Hurt Locker rocked my world.

Avatar - Well I can't really say anything that hasn't been said. The story is Pocahontas, but Space Pocahontas in 3D at Imax was bitching. The GDP of Africa well spent Mr Cameron.

Alice in Wonderland - Usually a big Tim Burton fan, Edward Scissorhands was the first film I ever truly loved but I walked out of Alice feeling ever so urgh. That's it, just urgh.

Anyway need to go and write that summer blockbuster, Snow White and the Zombie Dwarfs of Space....in 3D,

Justin