Tag Archives: Republican Hostage-Taking

Doom Required

Out here in Hollywood, when a major studio is on a losing streak and losing big money, those who green-light projects get antsy. They need to come up with a cash cow, quickly, and anything original is not what they … Continue reading

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Navigating the New Normal

Teenage boys and eccentric old men like science fiction. The rest of us have enough to deal with in the real world – we don’t have time for fanciful alternatives. What Gene Roddenberry dreamed up in his Star Trek franchise … Continue reading

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No Shooting Now

Only totally mad Francophiles remember the 1960 François Truffaut film Shoot the Piano Player – with Charles Aznavour as the brilliant concert pianist who chooses to play pop junk in a Paris dive bar where no one knows who he really … Continue reading

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Dangerous Logic

Every police force in the world has a hostage-negotiator on call, to discuss the stunningly obvious with the none-too-bright. Threatening to kill the hostage unless you get what you want makes no sense, because once you kill the hostage you’ll … Continue reading

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