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 ...


‘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 ...


Author Becky Albertalli & ‘LOVE, SIMON’ continue a necessary conversation

March 16th, 2018 | Book Interview, Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Before we were able to call upon director Greg Berlanti’s LOVE, SIMON to give us the heartswells, it was author Becky Albertalli who put pen to paper creating such an indelible character with such an important story. Her book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda opened readers’ hearts to a compelling coming-of-age, story of Simon Spiers’ trials and tribulations over coming out to his family and friends. The novel became a ...