Friday, September 23, 2011
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!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
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!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
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!’
Friday, August 26, 2011
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!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Wow! Queer'd Magazine just posted a fantastic review of The Cross of Sins! "..it is inspiring to see this genre, gay lit, growing by leaps and bounds..."
I may have turned into a 16-year-old girl (or perhaps I've always been one), but I unashamedly LOVE this song!!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
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!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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!
DJ Adam Love
DJ Adam Love
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Hey everyone, I’m SO excited!
THE CURSE OF THE DRAGON GOD has finally hit print! The boys are back, and this time it’s personal!
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.