Author Archive: Barry Meyer

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic

| June 19, 2009

An addict will get their jollies one way or the other. Nothing else matters but the sense of reassurance attached to the action so willingly done. Future addicts of the world – let us smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, gamble, eat junk food, and have a late night rendezvous with the boss’s nineteen-year-old blond secretary. Sadly, […]

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Nobel Son

Nobel Son

| June 2, 2009

A father and son relationship is complicated. The father is the head of the house hold, the bread winner, and the keeper of his flock. The son, well, is just trying to survive the next eighteen years while living up to his dad’s expectations. His official title, other than couch potato or freeloader, is unknown. […]

Valkyrie

Valkyrie

| May 26, 2009

There are a lot of schmucks out there in the world: the fifth member of the Beatles, you know, the one that called it quits because the kazoo just wasn’t in style, the creator of reality television, and the clueless despot who can’t decide whether Mentos is a candy or breathe freshener. The truth is […]

ANGELS & DEMONS

ANGELS & DEMONS

| May 20, 2009

Ghosts, Roswell, Bigfoot, angels, and demons – do you believe? Are you crazy? Probably. Why do we buy into all of these mysteries and unexplainable events? Whatever those reasons are be assured that it is not enough to satisfy our curiosity. We are meddling creatures always looking for answers. Every day new conspiracies develop, secrets […]

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The Adventure of English

The Adventure of English

| April 30, 2009

The Adventure of English is a great buy for every writer and speaker of the English language. It brings together the history of a dialect unknown to many of us in 408 minutes. Impossible, you say? Well, the people from Acorn Media Group think otherwise and have done so in an intriguing and entertaining documentary. […]

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OBSERVE AND REPORT

OBSERVE AND REPORT

| April 14, 2009

A director with a twisted sense of humor will either be praised or misunderstood. They fall between the cracks of the film industry. It’s not until the soccer moms, the fundamentalists and the politicians pass judgment that the rest of us will see a picture for what it truly is. If it is not butchered […]

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FLING

FLING

| March 17, 2009

The title alone sounds like someone needs a shot of penicillin. Most people can count their flings on one hand. Others, those in line at the free clinic for a monthly visit, would need a certified public accountant to sum up their conquests. Whatever meaning a fling may have between the two being flung, there […]

Revenge of the Boarding School Dropouts

Revenge of the Boarding School Dropouts

| March 13, 2009

It doesn’t take a lot of brain cells to make a stoner film. There is nothing to it – write a screenplay about two immature, sexually deprived, pot-smoking slackers and give them something clever to say. There are three elements needed here: a wacky adventure, naked women, and a lot of smoke. We can’t blame […]

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WATCHMEN

WATCHMEN

| March 7, 2009

A fan is like a nagging mother in law who always wants her way. Let’s face it – the characters in comic books are stuck on the printed page. No matter how much we wish for a world like theirs to come true – it won’t. Our imaginations are the vehicles to get us there. […]

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

| March 2, 2009

That old saying has some truth in it, doesn’t it? Those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it…Thanks to the big execs from Hollywood, we now have a choice between watching films like Super Mario Bros (1993) and the 2003 block buster hit – House of the Dead. Yes, some of […]

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