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James Tarr

The Greatest Action Movie Hero You’ve Never Heard Of

In the 1980s and ‘90s, action movies, and action comedies, were the hot genre.  They were what audiences wanted to see, and so everybody was making them—every studio, and every actor.  Hell, even Whoopi Goldberg made three action comedies—Jumping Jack Flash, Burglar,...

Peacemaker’s Covert Conservatism

Personally I’m boycotting John Cena, because how loudly and publicly he sucked communist China’s hammer and sickle, but professionally I watched the first season of Peacemaker, currently streaming on HBO. And I found it fascinating. Under all the sex, violence,...

Fire and Bone–Chapter 1

To keep your appetite whetted, as I know it’s been a while, here’s the first chapter from Fire and Bone, the sequel to Bestiarii, which will be out later this year…   ONE The big black SUV glided to the curb and paused, like a large bird on a...

Dave Chappelle is The Mandalorian

Okay, now that I’ve snagged your attention with the clickbait headline, hear me out, as I haven’t lost my mind. Everyone is saying that The Mandalorian is amazing, awesome, wonderful.  And it is very good, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not as good as everyone is saying...