Stephanie October 5, 2018

Stephanie, from director Akiva Goldsman–the writer behind movies such as A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, and Batman & Robin (Yes, those were all by the same guy)–features Shree Crooks as the titular Stephanie, a young girl who has been living alone ever since her family disappeared following a mysterious global incident. And until the day […]

III: The Ritual October 4, 2018

III: The Ritual, from director Pavel Khvaleev, is, apparently, about two sisters living in a small, plague-riddled European town. Their mother has just died, and now the younger of the two sisters is also dying, leaving Polina Davyadova’s Aya little choice but to use a strange, ancient ritual if she wishes to save her sister’s […]

Before I Wake October 3, 2018

Before I Wake, from director and co-writer Mike Flanagan, features Thomas Jane and Kate Bosworth as a pair of weird, but wholly boring parents still grieving the accidental death of their young son. Fortunately, they’ve just been approved to adopt a replacement kid. But unfortunately for them, this one has nightmares that are very real. […]

Terrifier October 2, 2018

Terrifier, from writer-director Damien Leone, features Jenna Kanell as Tara, a young woman enjoying Halloween night with her best friend, Dawn (played here by Catherine Corcoran). But after the girls come across a strange, unsettling clown, they’re unprepared for the circus of horrors he’ll unleash on them and everyone else. I liked it. Part of […]

Friend Request October 1, 2018

Friend Request, from director Simon Verhoeven, features Alycia Debnam-Carey as Laura, an uninteresting college student with no personality, life, or social media presence besides Facebook who befriends a lonely, but friendly classmate. But when Laura ditches her new friend, Marina, to spend her birthday with her “real” friends, Marina’s strange obsession turns from creepy messages on […]

Pro-Solution. September 28, 2018

I think I might have a solution to the whole pro-choice/pro-life argument: Maybe babies shouldn’t be considered people until they’re capable of holding a decent conversation. Like, it can’t just sit there and listen to me bitch. My dog can do that. But my dog can’t talk back. So, like, that point when the kid […]

Ruin the Moment. September 26, 2018

Those few times I have the peace of mind to actually enjoy things–my movies, my video games, whatever–I find myself only wanting to work. Because it distracts me from and feeds that mean little voice that tells me I don’t do enough. That I’m wasting time best spent working. I’m not good enough yet, not […]

Another Circle. September 24, 2018

‘Nuff said. Read this and more in Cable-Knit Sweater. Get the free mp3. There’s this really fucked up sort of Hell for a particularly fucked sort of man. There’s no demons, no brimstone. No lake of fire. No ironic punishment. It’s something far more cruel. Far more tangible. More simple. It’s this persistent sense of […]

Sanctum of Outcasts. September 21, 2018

Sometimes inner peace is a punk rock bar in Anaheim. Dedicated to all the homies I’ve had the pleasure to meet, watch perform, and perform in front of at The Doll Hut in Anaheim, CA. Keep crushin’ it. The world needs what you have to offer. Read this and more in Cable-Knit Sweater. Get the […]

Social Media Anxiety. September 20, 2018

Anxiety has been a bit bad lately. Depression, too. I’m trying to find a thought or an idea worth caring about enough to write something from it. I really want to work. But I also really want to curl up and sleep until this shit passes. Read this and more in Cable-Knit Sweater. Get the […]

My Favorite Love Song. September 17, 2018

I’ve been listening to a lot of doo-wop and rock n’ roll lately. I’ve always loved the songs I grew up listening to on the oldies station, the way it influenced and evolved over the decades. And it always feels as if a certain degree of fun and innocence–and a fair degree of creativity–of craftsmanship […]

Suspension of Disbelief. September 14, 2018

I’m an utter mess of a man. But I’m only the somewhat restricted or restrained mess that I am due to a constant need to self-evaluate. I’m not perfect. I never will be. But I’m trying to be better. Read this and more in Cable-Knit Sweater, an on-going poetry collection on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. […]

Spirit Balm. September 10, 2018

I’m admittedly a sentimental, love-dovey type with my wife. But I often struggle to find the words to write something, anything about the way I feel for and about her. So here’s a long-overdue attempt. Read this and more in Cable-Knit Sweater. Available on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. She’s the aloe growin’ in the […]

Petty, Not Cruel. September 7, 2018

I’d rather someone give me the finger than wave at me when they cut me off in traffic. Because at least then, they’re being honest. Not just with me, but themselves. Read this and more in Cable-Knit Sweater, an on-going poetry collection on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. If you cut me off in traffic and […]

Cheers. Love. Play. September 5, 2018

I was totally going to write poems for each hero in Overwatch, rotating through each class a hero at a time. Started with Mei (Damage), then followed up with D.Va (Tank). Today should have gone to a Support hero, but I’ve been sitting on this Tracer poem an extra week because I just had to […]

The Grey. September 4, 2018

For me, there’s a haunting middle-ground between my anxiety and my depression. A sort of psychological, emotional DMZ that I can almost see roll in over everything. Where all feeling is lost and time has little meaning. And it’s not as if I don’t care, or have no desire to care. In fact, all I […]

All-American (w/ Cheese). August 31, 2018

Below is a quick, little comment I made on a buddy’s Facebook post got a little love from an individual who I’ve long been a fan of as both a performer and an individual for a long time now. I didn’t expect it to be noticed at all. And I’m still learning to deal with […]

Wanting, Waiting. August 30, 2018

There will always be more people eager to tell you how, when, where, and why you fucked up than there are those willing to acknowledge accomplishments and contributions. That’s why it’s important to cherish those few moments when someone decides to act differently, even if all you want to do is listen to all the […]

Nerf This. August 29, 2018

A character that could have easily become a lazy cliche, D.va is easily one of the most beloved characters to come out of a game bursting at the seams with interesting, creative designs and personalities and lore. But the beauty of the character isn’t in the plethora of gaming references. Instead, it’s in the darker, […]

Anxiety. August 28, 2018

A mind like a steel trap ain’t so great when all you catch are heffalumps and woozles. Read this and more in Cable-Knit Sweater, a poetry collection available on Wattpad. Get the free mp3. I’m not a man with all the answers, just a soul in search of solutions to my questions and my problems, a lost […]