Excerpts from Simon and Schuster:
1996.. a disease is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented pollution that threatens to extinguish all life... Racing to save the world from environmental catastrophe, Pitt and his team... run a gauntlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the scorching desert, Pitt finds a gold mine manned by slaves and uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteries -- the fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln's assassination, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot....Now, amidst the blazing, shifting sands of the Sahara, DIRK PITT will make a desperate stand -- in a battle the world cannot afford to lose!
Friday, April 26, 2002
Excerpts from Simon and Schuster:
Sunday, April 21, 2002
Hellboy is one of the few comics that I buy EVERY time it comes out. Mignola never disappoints. Here are a couple of trade paperbacks that could help you get up to speed if you've missed out...
I'm really excited about the prospects for the movie Hellboy. Del Toro is a fan of the comic, Mignola is working closely with him and Pearlman completes the trio. This could be really cool. I'll keep ya posted!
Thursday, April 18, 2002
We had just finished watching "Survivor" and I was heading in to check my e-mail when I got a call. "Turn on CNN. They're getting ready to arrest Robert Blake for the murder of his wife."
I can't say that I'm shocked or surprised. Although I wouldn't be willing to say that he's guilty, it doesn't look good. I read quite a bit about the murder (how could you avoid it at the time?) and none of his explanations ever seemed to really make sense.
I've always liked Robert Blake's acting. "Baretta" was an enjoyable series and he's been in several very good movies. It's too bad that this doesn't look to have a happy ending.
Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Although Mr. Urich appeared on many television shows, he was probably best known for his role as Spenser on the series "Spenser for Hire" based on the popular series of novels by Robert B. Parker.
Robert Urich also appeared in other television series including "Soap," "Vega$,""The Lazerus Man," and "Lonesome Dove."
He was extremely active in supporting cancer research. With his wife he created the Heather and Robert Urich Fund for Sarcoma Research. He is survived by his wife; three children; two brothers; a sister; and his mother. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday in Los Angeles.
Monday, April 15, 2002
I was barely five years old and yet the memory of that day is burned in my mind. I remember everyone being glued to their television sets for the latest news. The nation seemed to breathe a sigh of releif when the lone gunman was captured... but did he act alone?
I've always been intrigued by the various conspiracy theories. In high school I read the Warren Commission report and followed the latest findings. There have been hundreds of books written on the subject, several movies, and many documentaries. "The Men Who Killed Kennedy" is one of the best summaries of the different theories that abound. Chock full of interviews, photos, film and speculation, even if you don't buy into any of it, you'll still be impressed by the sincerity of those that do.
Sunday, April 14, 2002
I've watched The Shield since its premiere and it immediately went to my must see list. Chiklis is, without a doubt, the main draw. He's an exceptional actor playing a complex role as the leader of a "strike force" of cops dealing with the worst in society. Mackey is as bad as the criminals he takes down... yet he has a code of ethics to "take care of his own" and he does. I've never had such mixed emotions about a character before. I want him to get caught and yet I don't. The rest of the cast and the storylines are excellent as well.
With all of that said, I can't recommend the show to everyone. It pushes the limits in every way possible (language, violence, sexual situations). But if you like gritty hard-boiled cop shows, then this show is the one for you!
Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Sunday, April 07, 2002
Denzel Washington turns in a truly Oscar-worthy performance (his best yet, in my humble opinion). Ethan Hawke is excellent as well. While this movie isn't for everyone, it is for my money one of the best movies that I've seen in months.
If you've seen it, I'd love to hear your thoughts... if you haven't, consider it on your next trip to the video store. As for me, this baby is gonna end up in my personal collection!
"Training Day" rates an A+
Saturday, April 06, 2002
Thursday, April 04, 2002
The picture to the left is of Darwin Johnston who played a real hard case named Napoleon Wilson. I was surprised that Johnston didn't do more of these types of roles. Tony Burton from the "Rocky" movies co-starred. The movie is worth a look if you enjoy action/adventure.
Monday, April 01, 2002