Archive for May, 2015

  • Movie Review: Captain Phillips (2013)

    Movie Review: Captain Phillips (2013)

    by Alan F. Zundel For a while I avoided watching “Captain Phillips.” I knew that it was a well-made movie, as anything starring Tom Hanks has to have something going for it, but in the trailer preview I felt something […]

  • Book Review: Revival, by Stephen King (2014)

    Book Review: Revival, by Stephen King (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel Getting the payoff right in a horror story is hard. I remember watching monster flicks as a kid and tense anticipation building as I waited to see the creature, ultimately only to be let down: “Aw, […]

  • Movie Review: Cinema Paradiso (1988)

    Movie Review: Cinema Paradiso (1988)

    by Alan F. Zundel I time-traveled last Thursday evening thanks to the University of Oregon’s Department of Romance Languages. They arranged a free showing of the award-winning 1988 Italian film, “Cinema Paradiso,” at the Bijou Arts Theater. “Cinema Paradiso,” written […]

  • Draft Opening of My New Novel

    I have begun to adapt my screenplay, “Hold Only Good Memories,” into a novel. Here is the latest draft of the opening chapter. You feedback is welcome! Chapter 1 Having rarely had a reason to leave his home state of […]

  • Movie Review: The Age of Adaline (2015)

    Movie Review: The Age of Adaline (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel “The Age of Adaline” is movie with a serious theme and an intriguing premise. It is the story of a woman who is afraid to love because she is afraid of loss, wrapped in a fantasy […]

  • Movie Review: “Still Alice” (2014)

    Movie Review: “Still Alice” (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel Based on the novel of the same name, “Still Alice” is a moving family drama about a fifty-year old woman struggling with the rapid progression of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The emotional heart of the drama rests […]

  • Book Review: “Still Alice” (2007)

    Book Review: “Still Alice” (2007)

    by Alan F. Zundel I avoided reading this book for a long time. Several years, I think, although I don’t really remember. No dementia jokes, please. My sister sent me the novel and highly recommended it as a look inside […]

  • A New Plot Twist in My Writing Career

    by Alan F. Zundel I’ve been away from this blog for a couple weeks, as I spent a week out of town for my son’s wedding and had some things to catch up on when I got back. The hiatus […]