Author Steve Alten’s harrowing journey taking ‘THE MEG’ from the book to the big screen

Courtney Howard // Film Critic If there’s ever been a more harrowing tale releasing a project that had been languishing in development hell, it probably would still fail to compare with what author Steve Alten went through seeing his novel, Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, brought to the big screen. The affable author, and a fleet of fans nicknamed “Megheads,” have waited over two decades to see his creation about a man (played by Jason Statham) saving ...

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‘YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE’ author Jonathan Ames finds creative symbiosis with Lynne Ramsay & Joaquin Phoenix

April 13th, 2018 | Book Interview, Books, Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Multi-hyphanate Jonathan Ames has been a storyteller all his life, whether that be as an actor, having acted in television (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, DRUNK HISTORY) and films (THE GIRL UNDER THE WAVES, THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD), or creating critically-acclaimed shows like BLUNT TALK and BORED TO DEATH. Somewhere in between, he’s found other stories of his own to write, filling the pages of nine books, to be exact. But it’s one ...

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‘ROOM’ Author/Screenwriter Emma Donoghue On The Role Of A Mother, Love of Literature

October 30th, 2015 | Book Interview, Books, Interviews, Movie Interview | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Editor Imagine if the only world you knew was in a 16x16 room where light only shined in from a window above and your only source of entertainment was conversations with your mother and a television set. How does one keep their sanity? How do we live in a place where the walls feel like they're closing in by the second? These are the questions posed in Emma Donoghue's ROOM. This may sound like heavy subject matter to dive into - it is - and ...

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