Say hello to my little friend! That’s right, the world’s greatest rags-to-gangster-riches tale—starring Al Pacino in what is arguably his best performance ever—is now available on Blu Ray, with more features than a machine-gun full of bullets including an all-new doco, deleted scenes, picture-in-picture interviews, plus one of the coolest Blu Ray features ever created: the Scarface Scoreboard where you can count the number of “F” words used and tally the number of bullets fired throughout the film! AWESOMENESS!
There are just some places where people really shouldn’t live. That Amityville house is one of them. Jaws’ favourite haunt, Amity Island, is another (mmm, sensing a theme here). Thankfully the town of Woodsboro doesn’t have an ‘Amity’ in it… but it does have a killer called Ghostface, as poor old Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell) discovers when she returns to her hometown on the last leg of a tour to launch her new self-help book. Does the book contain enough advice to help a whole new generation of kids escape the slashing knife of Ghostface?
Watch your back, because one of the best horror franshises in history returns for the first time in over 10 years. The original Scream broke the mold—the traditional rules of the horror genre were cut to ribbons, the film’s victims made logical choices and they still ended up cut to ribbons too, and now more than a decade on, horror maestro Wes Craven continues to surprise and scare us!
New decade, new rules. The big question is, can Sydney, Gale and Sheriff Dewey survive the chop a fourth time??
About 20 minutes ago I finished writing The Pearl Trilogy, my tender gay coming-of-age romance set in Australia's harsh yet beautiful Top End! I LOVED writing these novellas, and combined they form a novel of which I am truly proud. I loved writing about my land and the characters who are so integral to what it means to be Australian. I hope you love reading it as much I I loved writing it!
Ah, wouldn’t it be nice to have a super power? Those X-Men don’t know how good they’ve got it! Sure they keep crying “poor us” and claiming they’re discriminated against, but come on, is there anything cooler than being a mutant (with the possible exception of being a vampire, but that’s a whole other article)! I mean really, who are they kidding? Imagine being invited to a BBQ at Professor Xavier’s School for the Gifted! It’d go something like this…
You pull up outside the Mansion… sorry, the ‘School’… for the Gifted in your 1987 Mazda with a box of Cadbury Favourites (because the Professor told you not to bring a thing). Professor X’s home is so humungous you instantly start turning green with envy—which is possibly as close to being a mutant as you’ll ever get—before Magneto steps forward to greet you.
“Welcome (insert your name here),” Magneto says, promptly twisting the metal body of your Mazda into the shape of a Maserati.
“Wow!” you gush in awe, dropping your Favourites all over the driveway. “Do I get to keep the car?”
Magneto simply laughs maliciously before transforming your new Maserati into a rusty old Fiat Bambino. “Don’t be ridiculous, I just wanted to tease you before making you feel puny and powerless. Enjoy the party.”
Deflated you head through the house and find the BBQ in full swing in the backyard. Over by the fountain Colossus is using his shiny biceps to chat up the ladies. You feel like strutting over there and saying “You know, girls, he may have buns of steel (literally), but everyone knows tin men don’t have hearts!” But then again, his fists glint in the sunlight, so you think twice about it.
That’s when Jean Grey catches your eye. You stroll on over to talk to her, at which point she simply says, “Walk away, you’re not my type.” Strangely enough you find yourself walking away, mumbling to yourself, “Gee, she’s convincing!”
You try playing celebrity head with Mystique, but she’s no fun because she keeps accidentally morphing into the famous people you’re supposed to guess. Over at the barbie, Cyclops uses too much blaster ray and burns your sausages. And when you try to have a whinge to Nightcrawler that this is the worst party you’ve ever been to, he doesn’t just politely mutter something about mingling with the other guests… no, he teleports away from you!
‘Mutants,’ you think to yourself as you leave the party in your new rust-bucket. ‘Just as well they’re so good at saving the world, because they’re lousy at hosting BBQs!’
They say that youth is wasted on the young, but this movie was NOT wasted on me! I didn't know much about it going in, but this sensational little Aussie film is a riveting eye-opener to the concepts of love and power in today's youth. Everything relevant in the world of kids' today—the way they communicate, that notion of always being in contact with each other, but not really having any true emotional contact at all—is poured into the movie as a tense match between innocence and guilt is played out in a high school setting. One thing I loved was the complete absence of any adults whatsoever in this movie. These kids are the entire world of this film. This movie gets a solid 8 out of 10 from me!
I was very excited when my new book, THE CURSE OF THE DRAGON GOD, got its own window display on Oxford Street in Sydney! I don't often say yes to having my photo taken, but my friend Todd insisted and I'm so glad he did!
Aliens! Some make great pets, while others eat pets; some are furry, friendly and funny, while others drip acid saliva from their fangs when they try to smile; some are cuter than teddy bears, while others would rather burst out of your teddy bear’s chest. The thing is, it’s hard to know if a visitor is friend or foe. So to gear you up for the landing of Battle LA in DVD, we thought we’d give you a few handy hints and tips on how to survive an alien invasion!
#1 If it has tentacles, cover your mouth. Hosting is something you do for dinner parties, not aliens. And while the term ‘face-hugger’ may sound cute, you’ll think otherwise once this alien goes in for the kiss.
#2 If it wants to phone home, don’t get too attached or that ugly little fella with the doe eyes and funny waddle will only break your heart and make you cry like a baby—especially when you get your phone bill!
#3 If you wake up one morning and there are giant saucers hovering over every major city in the world, pack up the kids and your trusty dog Boomer and head straight for the desert! No matter how much you drink at that ‘Welcome Visitors’ rooftop party your friends are planning, it’s the aliens who’ll be having a blast!
#4 If you can hear it snort and smell its stinky unwashed battle-armour but you can’t see it, then it’s time to treat yourself to a day spa mud bath, quick smart. Not only will the mud conceal your body heat and prevent you from becoming predator prey, you’ll feel rejuvenated and relaxed all over.
#5 If you start building mountains out of mashed potatoes, start packing your bags. Chances are you’ll soon be boarding an alien mothership. Don’t forget to take lots of bottled water, there’s a good chance the plumbing system on board the ship is connected to a trash compactor.
#6 If the land dividing the United States from Mexico has been declared an alien ‘infected zone’, it’s not the time to do that road trip you’ve always dreamed of. Cancun ain’t that great.
#7 If you suspect your best friend may be one of those visitors just pretending to be friendly (when really all he or she wants to do is eat you), pull at an ear or nose to see if there’s any green scales underneath that fake human skin. If your friend screeches and slaps you, then you’re probably wrong. But hey, it’s better than going down a lizard’s gizzard!
Hey everyone, you're invited to the Sydney launch of THE CURSE OF THE DRAGON GOD, this Thursday 28th July from 6pm at the upstairs bar of the Midnight Shift on Oxford Street. Come along and join the party by grabbing yourself a champagne and enjoying the grooves of Sydney's hottest DJ Adam Love!
If you’re not familiar with my Fathom’s Five Gay Adventure series, it kicked off with THE CROSS OF SINS, instantly dubbed “Gay Raiders of the Lost DaVinci Code”. The hot, sizzling adventure continued with THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, which went to number one on the Gay Lit charts in the U.S., Canada, France and Australia. And now the boys are back for their biggest adventure yet in THE CURSE OF THE DRAGON GOD.
Join in the fun and get some action with New York adventurer Jake Stone, Brazilian biologist Eden Santiago, Texas cowboy Shane Houston, Italian art expert Luca da Roma, and Californian quarterback and Ancient History major Will Hunter, on their greatest adventure yet, THE CURSE OF THE DRAGON GOD.
Here’s the blurb:
China. A land of ancient wonders. A history of tradition, triumph and tyranny. And now, as it casts a shadow across the entire globe, this once forbidden country will awaken as the dominant force in a new world economy.
Business empires will rise, deals will be made, lives will be lost as money changes hands, but one treasure will remain the most precious in all of China: a diamond known as the Eye of Fucanglong, the Dragon God of lost jewels and buried treasures. The diamond is flawless. It is priceless. It is cursed. And it is about to be stolen in the heist of the century.
Can Professor Fathom's team of gay adventure-seekers find the diamond before this perfectly-executed crime leads to a cataclysmic event of mass destruction?
From the towers of Hong Kong to the diamond mines of Shandong; from the streets of San Francisco to the deserts of Dubai to the male stripclubs of Beijing; from China's mystical past, to the boardrooms and backrooms of a modern industrial giant, take the high road to China and join in the sizzling action and page-turning adventure of The Curse of the Dragon.
DRIVE SHAFT 2: BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE - OUT NOW
Buckle up as Jensen and Hutch race for their lives!
THE CURSE OF THE DRAGON - OUT NOW!
Treasures, Traps, Muscles and Maps! The boys are back—but this time it's personal!
THE SEVENTH WAVE - OUT NOW!
The second installment in THE PEARL Trilogy
DRIVE SHAFT - OUT NOW!
The Fast and the Furious meets hot and horny gay action!
THE PEARL - OUT NOW!
A tender coming-of-age gay romance set in Australia's dangerous and beautiful Top End
Praise for FATHOM'S FIVE
"Muscles, maps, tombs and traps... filled with fun characters, cinematic adventure, wicked villains, clever twists, deadly turns and cliffhangers galore... I can't remember the last time I had this much fun!"
"It's Gay Raiders of the Lost DaVinci Code... I loved it...!"
"Rollercoaster adventure full of steamy sex, heart-stopping action sequences, and the best part is the story! It reads like a bestseller, only the leading men are gay and out for action..."
"Filled with gorgeous men and lightning-paced action..."
"Remarkable... In the first three pages of RIDDLE I actually I knew this is something else, it reads like Davinci Code, believable, with integrity, something I can imagine on the big screen..."
"Prepare yourself, because you are about to be taken on a non-stop, no-holds-barred adventure that will keep you balanced on the very edge of your seat..."
"Gay novels just went to a whole new level..."
"Imagine The DaVinci Code meets James Bond meets Indiana Jones meets Charlie's Angels...sweeping the reader on a whirlwind journey across three continents and countless clever edge-of-your-seat escapes..."
"The Fathom's Five novels open with a bang and don't stop..."
"This is great adventure...fast-paced, erotic, exicting..."
"After finishing THE CROSS OF SINS I didn't see how it would be possible for Geoffrey Knight to rachet up not only the tension and action, but to add another steamy and crazy-fun layer... Not only did he do it again with THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, he totally blew the series out of the water...!"
"A thrill-ride from start to finish..."
"Erotic gay action with real plot...!"
"The story sizzles with fun, sex and adventure. I could not put it down..."
"I have said several times that good erotica is very difficult to write and it is rare to read it. Geoffrey Knight writes good erotica and he titillates..."
"The plot is totally believable, the characters are well-developed and the sex is very hot..."
"This is gay action at it's best...!"
"Eat your heart out, 007, we've finally got not just one, but five hot gay heroes of our own! And these boys get their men in more ways than one...!"
"Bring on the next Fathom's Five adventure right now please!"
THE CROSS OF SINS - OUT NOW!
Hot hunks and non-stop action! Join Fathom's Five on their first adventure in search of the Cross of Sins!
From palace-hopping across the Rajasthan Desert to sleeping in train stations in Bulgaria, from spinning prayer-wheels in Kathmandu to exploring the skull-gated graveyards of the indigenous Balinese tribes, Geoffrey Knight has been a traveler ever since he could scrape together enough money to buy a plane ticket. Born in Melbourne but raised and educated in countless cities and towns across Australia, Geoffrey was a nomadic boy who grew into a nomadic gay writer. Fathom's Five is the result of watching too many matinee movies in small town cinemas as a child, reading too many Hardy Boys novels and wandering penniless across too many borders in his early adult life. He currently works in advertising and lives in Paddington, Sydney, and can't wait to buy his next plane ticket.
Professor Fathom is a man with a dream: a dream that all gay men and women will one day share the same rights and respect as everyone else. It's a dream realized through his quest to obtain ancient treasures, right age-old wrongs, and uncover the truth behind some of the most dangerous mysteries of all time.
Now in his sixties—and rendered blind by an accident almost 40 years ago—the fate of Professor Fathom's quest lies in the hands of five daring gay thrill-seekers: Luca da Roma, an Italian model and art expert; Eden Santiago, a Brazilian biologist; Shane Houston, a Texas cowboy; Will Hunter, college quarterback and ancient history major; and hunky New Yorker Jake Stone, adventurer-for-hire.
Steered by Professor Fathom's wisdom and driven by his passion to uncover the deadliest of secrets, Fathom's Five—as they have become known—will stop at nothing to solve these ancient mysteries, unearth vital treasures, follow the clues and bring justice to the world!
Who is Jake Stone?
Although born and bred in New York, the world is now Jake Stone's playground of mystery and trouble!
At 28 years of age, Jake has scoured the planet uncovering ancient relics and rare artefacts, hired by merciless millionaires to build their own personal collection, expanding the wealth of their priceless belongings. But now, under the guidance and wisdom of Professor Fathom, Jake is about to understand the true value of belonging.
With a furrowed brow of bravery, a glint of glory in his piercing blue eyes and one determined hand clawing at his spikey black hair, Jake Stone is about to plunge headlong into action and adventure—and if Professor Fathom has anything to do with it, he'll be the latest addition to Fathom's Five!
Who is Dr Eden Santiago?
Born and raised in the slums of Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 27-year-old Eden Santiago rejected a life of crime and corruption on the streets to put himself through college, becoming a doctor in not only biology, but also genetics. His studies also make him an expert in botany and toxicology.
Sensible and sexy, grounded and gorgeous, Eden has proven himself time and time again as Professor Fathom's right-hand man. Professor Fathom entrusts Eden to keep the team together; he has often considered Eden a younger version of himself—calm, collected, clever and calculated in his approach to their missions. Yet Eden possesses a compassion that may one day be his downfall.
With his shimmering brown skin, his heart-melting Latino tongue, his trim shaved head and his perfect body, Dr Eden Santiago is the cornerstone of Professor Fathom's team.
Who is Shane Houston?
His short-cropped blonde hair peeks out from under his cowboy hat, his mouth is always twirled in a cheeky grin, and his manners are impeccable: Shane Houston is the essential Texas gentlemen and animal lover... with a bad boy's love of action!
At 25 years of age, Shane is a renowned cartographer with a sense of space and distance considered uncanny by many... but handy to the Fathom's Five team. After leaving his family ranch (and his beloved mother, Gertrude) at the age of 18, Shane moved from one ranch-hand's job to another until Professor Fathom caught wind of his unparallelled cartography skills.
With a heart as big as Texas—and a sense of fun and adventure to match—Shane Houston is Fathom's Five's untamed cowboy with compassion! It's time to hold on tight for a wild, wild ride!
Who is Luca da Roma?
Twenty-six years ago, a baby boy was left in a basket on the doorstep of the convent of Santa Maria del Mare in Tuscany. There was a note pinned to the baby’s blanket explaining that he had no name and was a bastard child, born in the ghettoes of Rome. Around his neck was a small crucifix on a silver chain. No markings. No engraving. No clue as to who this child could be.
When the kindly Sister Eva discovered the baby on the doorstep, the morning sun was shining on the child's face. She took him in, and the three nuns living at the convent named him Luca da Roma—the Light of Rome.
Over the years, Luca proved himself a good boy and a good student. As he grew older, he became interested in history and art, until the day finally came when he left the convent and headed for Rome.
In the years that followed, he questioned his sexuality as many times as he questioned his faith. He was a handsome young man and made enough money to live, modeling for the struggling artists of Rome. There were times he did more than model and made more money. Then one day—seeing his knowledge of history, his love of art and his passion for men and for what was right—Professor Fathom took Luca under his wing.
Now, with his tussled brown hair, his catwalk looks and his timelessly beautiful Italian Renaissance body, Luca da Roma is himself a work of art... and one of the greatest assets in Professor Fathom's team.
Who is Will Hunter?
College is a bore... unless it helps 19-year-old Will Hunter solve some of the deadliest secrets in Archeological History. When he's not on the field earning his stripes as a College Quarterback, Will is being tutored by his hunky Ancient History Professor, Nathan James. And what he learns behind the closed doors of Professor James's office - with his pants down and his legs spread - Will puts into practice, solving deadly mysteries and finding the clues to ancient relics lost or hidden for thousands of years.
Always ready for action, the blonde tussle-haired student is the son of a wealthy diplomat—Charles Hunter—who has left Will to grow up under the guidance of his loyal butler: the prim and proper and much-loved Felix Fraser.
Born with a need for speed (on his hot Ducati motorcycle) and undeniably the bad boy of this sexy bunch, Will Hunter is without a doubt the wild child of Fathom's Five!