January 2, 2020

Squeamish (DOG EAR)

omething that’s been bugging me. So in Game of Thrones, the character Tyrion (as I recall) is a bit of a hideous dwarf. His eyes are lopsided, he limps along, he’s kinda grotesque. And later in the books (spoiler) he gets slashed across the face. Now he’s really messed up, with his once knobby nose is now really scrambled. I think it was actually cut open. Yeah, he was a sight to see (which made the book even more interesting since as the reader progressed, they began liking Tyrion more and more). The guy was fighting genes and family to […]
April 1, 2022

Amazing good news! (DOG EAR)

o I was at home yesterday and got a call from someone named Joel Landau on the coast. He’s a project manager for Paramount (well, technically he works for a subsidiary of theirs). But he is one of those studio guys. It seems that the someone in Paramount got a hold of a copy of Early ReTyement (God knows how), read it, loved it, and saw potential in it. Studios, he related, are trying to get crowds back with new things, trying to outplay the Netflixs of the streaming world. Early ReTyrement is just what they needed: epic, vast, amazing. […]
June 1, 2023

Ove vs. Otto (DOG EAR)

loved the book. I even liked the Swedish movie (even through they couldn’t quite do some of the critical scenes right (for instance, the cat was buried in a snow drift, not simply laying in hypothermia)). But the American version with Tom Hanks? Meh. BTW, I’m talking about A Man Called Ove which I reviewed Here. In a nutshell, it’s about an old man and his reasons for being angry and bitter with everyone in the world. He just wants to be left alone so that he can kill himself. But his nutty, humanistic neighbors and a battered old tomcat […]