Author Archive: Chris Wood

Chris Wood is an editor in NYC (living in Hoboken, NJ). He has been published in web-based literary magazines that include The Writers Block (http://issuu.com/thewritersblock/docs/issuenumberseven)
and The Motley Press (http://www.motleypress.com/mpress/?p=345).

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Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly

| April 4, 2004 | 0 Comments

In the late 1800′s, Australia, “the land down under” was no joke. Many aspects of the untamed territory paralleled the American version of the Wild West. Occupied by Irish peasants, English nobles, Chinese, and crooked police, a fella growing up there had to be wary of the long and lying arm of the law. As […]

Hollywood Homicide

Hollywood Homicide

| June 22, 2003 | 0 Comments

Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones) anxiously stands in front of a house in the Mt. Olympus housing complex in Hollywood, CA, with the trunk of his Cadillac partially opened. His cell phone rings, playing the opening to a Christmas song. After some fussing he hangs up and then gets another call. Gavilan answers and […]

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A Man Apart

A Man Apart

| April 7, 2003 | 0 Comments

There is a small verbal altercation between Sean Vetter (Vin Diesel, XXX), Demetrius Hicks (Larenz Tate, Biker Boyz) and Mexican police about the bringing in of weapons to a raid in Mexico. Vetter and Hicks are at the border with the rest of their D.E.A. team, anxiously awaiting an incursion into Tijuana, Mexico to bring […]

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Daredevil

Daredevil

| February 16, 2003 | 0 Comments

In 1935, it had been stated that the first American comic book was created by, New Fun, later named, DC Comics, the creators of the Superman comics. Really, ever since cavemen wrote on dwelling walls to tell a story, an interest in storytelling by-way-of pictures, has been present. Hey, it’s easier than reading, and a […]

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

| March 25, 2002 | 0 Comments

Being left behind. A feeling that all of us have encountered on one level or another throughout the coarse of our lives. The unsettling feeling of being alone, unsure of the surroundings, and no clue how to get back to that familiar place, which instills a certain comfort. But what if it happens to an […]

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Real Genius

Real Genius

| February 22, 2002 | 0 Comments

“. . .Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes, on top of a pyramid, with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?” Chris Knight (Val Kilmer, Tombstone), senior at Pacific Tech., all around goof-off, and genius, quizzically responds to his new roommate — freshman […]

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Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

| February 11, 2002

But seriously, using the sarcastic subtitle as a segue, Arnold Schwarzenegger is an actor who wears a lot of hats. In movies like Kindergarten Cop and Twins, he wears the comedy hat, and in movies like Commando and Predator, he wears the action hat. In his latest film, Collateral Damage, postponed until now due to […]

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The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

| January 27, 2002

As in most of the greatest stories of revenge, the main goal is to have the audience rooting for the protagonist to exact the punishment that he or she sees fit for the unruly deed bestowed upon them. (Well, hoo-rah!) “Death is too good for them,” Edmund Dantes (James Caviezel, Frequency), incognito as The Count […]

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Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

| January 20, 2002 | 0 Comments

Starving. For the average American, the word is used in reference to missing a meal. In Somalia in 1992, the word was used in the sense that is only too real. Three hundred thousand Somalians (just under the metropolitan population of Miami, Florida) starved to death and nearly a million others were cut off from […]

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American Outlaws

American Outlaws

| August 19, 2001 | 0 Comments

In the latter days of the Civil War, Jesse (Collin Farrell) and Frank James (Gabriel Macht) were fighting off the Yanks’ looming numbers and Gatlin Guns with Frank’s accurate rifle, and Jesse’s kamikaze approach of riding his horse into the Union masses and gunning down dozens of soldiers. Apparently, the North had a problem with […]

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