I’m Carrying On with Tony Black

Over at his regular column for The Highland Times, Tony Black talks about recent plans to reboot the Carry On film series. And I stick my neb in too! Here’s a clip: Paul D. Brazill grew up in Hartlepool and is a self-confessed Carry On fan. He’s also the author of a number of books,Continue reading “I’m Carrying On with Tony Black”

Pre-order Cold London Blues

COLD LONDON BLUES is currently available for PRE-ORDER in the UK. The blurb: ‘A killer priest is on the rampage across London and an egotistical Hollywood action movie star is out for revenge when is his precious comic book collection is stolen.Meanwhile, gangster Marty Cook’s dreams of going legit swiftly turn pear shaped when oneContinue reading “Pre-order Cold London Blues”

Top Telly: Fargo (2014)

Apparently there was an earlier attempt at a television spin-off of the Coen brothers’ blackly comic film classic – this time starring Kathy Bates – but I never saw that and approached this television series with a degree of trepidation. Well, I was more than pleasantly surprised. Black comedy is a delicate balancing act andContinue reading “Top Telly: Fargo (2014)”

Short, Sharp Interview: Preston Lang

PDB: Can you pitch THE CARRIER in 25 words or less? Girl with sultry voice tries to highjack drug courier. Courier plays innocent and girl becomes violent. Things get complicated. PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? I’ve been reading Harry Whittington and Mavis Gallant lately. I don’t thinkContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Preston Lang”

A Film For Friday: Somebody To Love by Alexandre Rockwell

Alexandre Rockwell’s debut film, In The Soup, was a brilliant bittersweet comedy/crime drama that starred Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Beals and Seymour Cassell. Rockwell’s  1994 followup,  Somebody To Love is also some kind of wonderful .   The appeal of Somebody To Love will probably hinge on your taste for the star Rosie Perez. Perez can be a tad shrill and brash and, of course, IContinue reading “A Film For Friday: Somebody To Love by Alexandre Rockwell”