Category: Movies

Horror/Sci-Fi/Suspense Influences on TSJ Before the Age of Ten

Horror/Sci-Fi/Suspense Influences on TSJ Before the Age of Ten

I recently published a blog piece celebrating my fiftieth year on the planet. In the article, I wrote about the books I read as a child under the age of ten. The intention was twofold: to inform people about the books that inspired a young boy to take on the monumental goal of writing science fiction thrillers (a task which took decades to achieve), and to implore parents to always buy books for their children.

TSJ Reviews THE FLY

TSJ on THE FLY Starring Vincent Price

Movie: THE FLY (1958)
Starring:  Vincent Price, David Hedison, Patricia Owens
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Sequels: RETURN OF THE FLY, CURSE OF THE FLY, THE FLY, THE FLY II
Writer:  George Langelaan (original story in Playboy)
Screenplay:  James Clavell! (THE FLY was his first filmed screenplay)

During this Coronavirus outbreak, I took the opportunity to watch the original film THE FLY with my 12 year old daughter.  We’re shuttered inside, and while I spend a great deal of my time writing, we’re also watching a lot of movies, streaming shows, and playing games.  THE FLY is a wonderful “horror” film from the 1950’s, part of my new BluRay package of FLY films, and has an important message for all content creators and creative writers.

TSJ Meets Kevin Smith

TSJ Meets Kevin Smith at the Reboot Roadshow

While we watch the country shutter its windows as the Coronavirus storm outside passes by, I thought I’d share a happy moment from last month.

In February I had the pleasure of traveling to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto to see Kevin Smith introduce his newest “View Askewniverse” film, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, listen to a Q&A, then meet him backstage.

TSJ at Forty-Nine

 

It’s that time of year.

I survived another trip around the sun.

Another 365 days passing faster than ever before.

Another year of lost sleep, another year of blood, sweat, and tears, and another year of stress, heartache, and agony.

And another year of rip-roaring fun and excitement.

Timothy S. Johnston Reviews the Netflix Original Film In the Shadow of the Moon

Title: In the Shadow of the Moon
Director: Jim Mickle
Studio/Distributor: Netflix
Writers: Gregory Weidman, Geoffrey Tock
Starring: Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Bokeem Woodbine (Spider Man: Homecoming), Michael C. Hall (Dexter)

Short Description: A Philadelphia police detective hunts a time-traveling serial killer.

Listen to TSJ on The Todd Shapiro Show — Link Here

Listen to TSJ Talk Thrillers, Sci-Fi, and More on SiriusXM Canada’s Todd Shapiro Show — Link Here

On Tuesday 16 July, I traveled to Toronto and visited the offices of SiriusXM Canada as a guest of The Todd Shapiro Show, a talk radio show on SiriusXM Canada Channel 167.