If you’re looking for some quick action packed reading this weekend, be sure to pick up my newest novel “Orphan Sword.” It took me two years to properly develop, and write, and it’s the first in what I will hope to turn in to a series. It was originally conceived as a web comic book and was turned in to a novella, changed quite drastically.
“When enigmatic young homeless drifter Noah Grey arrives in Centurion City, instead of finding the answers about his past involving being orphaned at a young age, that he so desperately wants, he finds a sinister presence is kidnapping the homeless in the shadows. When his friend Lucinda becomes a victim of the kidnappings, Noah is forced to use the martial arts and lightning quick sword skills he honed throughout his life to bring her tormentors to justice.”
“Orphan Sword” is an action thriller that is heavily influenced by fiims “Zatoichi,” and “The Man with No Name” series, comic books like “Daredevil” and “Shang-Chi,” and a plethora of other movies and TV series I love. I hope you have a good time reading it, and of course, all money for sales goes toward my goal of buying that purple monkey dishwasher.
In the 1970s, Jan-Michael Vincent was a young and handsome actor that seemed on the verge of movie superstardom. But personal demons and professional disappointments derailed his life.
On this episode of the SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall,” film historian David Grove, author of “Jan-Michael Vincent: Edge of Greatness,” details the meteoric rise and painful fall of this remarkable personality.
It’s unbelievable, but we’re in the tail end of 2016, and I didn’t even see most of the movies I fully intended to. And I also want to try to catch “Edge of Seventeen” and “Rogue One” before the beginning of 2017.
2016 was a rough year. It was a tough year. It was a weird year. It was hell most times. I suffered through summer, I lost a best friend I had for eighteen years, and I had to endure a ton of health problems. However, it wasn’t all bad.
Sunday February 28th we’ll be watching the Oscars like every year, and tuning in to what will probably be a very interesting broadcast. Be sure to join us at 8:30PM Eastern Time on Twitter and interact with us as we poke fun, observe, and give live reactions to the ceremony.
The bad asses at “The Action Elite,” one of the most popular online havens for action buffs around, covering everything from movies, TV shows and books, took the time out review my new novel “The Genesis Exiles.”
From the website that’s had the privilege to interview folks like Keanu Reeves, Michael Jai White, and Wesley Snipes, I am thrilled to say that they rated “The Genesis Exiles” with a four out of five stars, branding it as “Explosive!” And that’s not a recommendation I take with a grain of salt.
“The Action Elite” knows the action genre well, and gave “The Genesis Exiles” a fair, honest, and thankfully rave review. Here are some choice excerpts from the review from The Action Elite webmaster Eoin Friel:
“I’m pleased to say that it’s genuinely thrilling and action-packed with well developed characters who we care about…”
“Vasquez Jr. has an immediately appealing writing style and when penning the action scenes there is an energy to them which shows that he was just as excited writing them as we are reading them…”
“This would make for an excellent movie or even TV series as the characters are so engaging that you want to spend more time with them…”
It does not make me happy to discuss yet another fine performer dying to cancer, but rather than dwell on death and the cruelty of the disease, I’d rather talk about my favorite performance from the great Alan Rickman. Rickman was an amazing actor who could bend any role to his will and lend either great humanity or great menace. Surely enough my favorite performance from Mr. Rickman is from one of my favorite action comedies “Galaxy Quest.”
As Alexander Dane, he’s a man forced in to the eternal typecasting of a Spock-like character named Dr. Lazarus, and finds purpose as a hero who inspires many with his character’s classic catchphrase, which manages to inspire his alien cohorts to stand up against their alien foes. It’s a wonderful and funny role performance only Rickman could deliver. He’ll be sorely missed, may he rest in Peace.
We at Cinema Crazed wanted to thank our loyal readers for another excellent year online. This year we celebrated ten years on the net, and we hope to go as long as possible. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kooky Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus, a Great Saturnalia, and a Happy New Year to everyone.