Ninja Turtles and Box Office Predictions

Ninja Turtles and Box Office Predictions

Blog on Demand #2 Somebody recently asked me how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles original trilogy was created.  How the turtles seemed so lifelike and believable.  From my research, this is what I gathered… The creatures were first made out of fiberglass, and then remolded out of clay.  They were...
The Raid 2 Review/ Sequels Can Be Better!

The Raid 2 Review/ Sequels Can Be Better!

  The Raid 2 Over the top, super gory, and extremely well shot, The Raid 2 contains, BY FAR, the best action sequences in movie history.  I saw the film with a packed crowd at The Alamo Drafthouse and before the film, the theater put together a compilation of fight scenes and...
Entertainment Reviews: March 31-April 6

Entertainment Reviews: March 31-April 6

This Week in Entertainment A superhero film just as good as The Avengers, maybe even better, and three kick ass albums came out this week.  Plus, the Dirty River Boys rocked my restaurant (at The County Line).  Not a bad week… *************************************************************************************** Captain America: The Winter Soldier After watching Captain...
Top 10 Baseball Movies

Top 10 Baseball Movies

From San Diego to New York City, the Major League Baseball season has begun so I decided to rattle my brain and compile my list of top 10 baseball movies….   10.  Angels in the Outfield Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film...
Entertainment Reviews: Mar 24-30

Entertainment Reviews: Mar 24-30

 This Week in Entertainment: Mar 24-30 Great week, I got to drive up to Austin to see TOOL in concert at the Cedar Park Center.  Although I wasn’t on drugs, it was still a great concert.  I also got to see several good movies this week and The Walking Dead...
Top 15 Rust Kohle Quotes (True Detective)

Top 15 Rust Kohle Quotes (True Detective)

AS WE ALL KNOW, THIS SHOW WAS AMAZING IN ITS FIRST SEASON AND Matthew McConaughey  KILLED IT (NO PUN INTENDED).  HERE ARE MY FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE 8 LIFE-ALTERING EPISODES: To start the tone, Marty’s line to Rust in the beginning: No more saying weird SHIT, like you can smell...
March 17-23 Entertainment Reviews

March 17-23 Entertainment Reviews

  This Week in Entertainment: March 17-23 I didn’t get the chance to watch any new movies because I watched the entire season of True Detective instead (and Frozen about five times). True Detective This show is an HBO original, executive produced by the actors themselves, Matthew McConaughey (I still...
Top 15 Drunken Movie Moments

Top 15 Drunken Movie Moments

To continue with the Party Movie theme of March, here is the list of my top 15 favorite drunk scenes in cinema.   15.  Spend the rest on booze, Leaving Las Vegas Ben Sanderson: I came here to drink myself to death. Sera: How long will it take you? Ben...
Top 10 Movie Bar Fights (with videos and links)

Top 10 Movie Bar Fights (with videos and links)

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S Day- To celebrate I put together this list of my favorite movie bar brawls! I don’t think the videos transfer over to the emails but you can always visit the actual blog to view them.  If you don’t want to, I have also included the links to...
Writing Fiction Notes, Part 1 of 4

Writing Fiction Notes, Part 1 of 4

I have always loved a good book about how to write fiction but now I have the distinct pleasure of reading one AFTER I wrote a fiction novel.  The book I chose was the Gotham Writers’ Workshop: Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide From New York’s Acclaimed Creative Writing School.  It...
Movie Parties I Would Have Loved To Be At

Movie Parties I Would Have Loved To Be At

To Start up PARTY MOVIE MONTH, here is a list of the movie parties I would have loved to have participated in.   Project X Great music, a pool with naked girls, zip lining off the roof, jumping off the roof onto a bouncing castle, midgets in ovens, skateboarding off...
My Top 20 Romantic Movies

My Top 20 Romantic Movies

To Wrap up February’s Movie Theme of Romance Movies, here is my list of the best Romance Films: 20.  Failure To Launch (2006) I don’t know, I enjoyed this movie.  Matthew McConaughey is emotionally devastated by a death to the love of his life and now lives at home at...
Excerpt From My Book

Excerpt From My Book

Here is an excerpt from my first book, coming April 2014 if I can actually stop rewriting parts of it…. Remember, this book is very R rated and does involve sexual and explicit language (of course…but normally my blog doesn’t). Prologue from “Tales From the Park Side” by Gary Wrenn,...
BOD: Disney Scandals

BOD: Disney Scandals

BLOG ON DEMAND #1 My Ten Favorite Disney scandals, conspiracy theories, whatevers….. I am so glad that this topic was the first one to be demanded of my blog.  Let me tell you why…. I love DISNEY.  It is no secret, nor has it ever been.  I have been a...
Gary's 25 Life Lessons from "The Goonies"

Gary’s 25 Life Lessons from “The Goonies”

  Okay, I finally watched it.  Now I understand how people feel about a movie enthusiast not seeing “The Goonies” as a kid, or ever, because of many not so subtle conversations in the past. I get that the movie was fun when you are around the same age as...
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Book marketing tips from Joanna Penn

Book marketing tips from Joanna Penn

As I study tips on marketing my book, Joanna’s website thecreativepenn.com has almost been a one stop shop for me.  I will continue my tips on writing fiction next week but I still want to share the research I have found with all the aspiring writers in the community… Here are 3 articles from her blog...
March 10-16 Entertainment Reviews

March 10-16 Entertainment Reviews

Reviews: Mar 10-16 ************************************************************** Kevin Fowler: How Country Are Ya? The party starting bad boy of the Texas Country Music scene is back and although there are a few doses of great Fowler music present, it still lacks the overall ferocity and party cry of his previous bodies of work. Best tracks: “How Country Are...
This Week in Entertainment: Mar 3-9

This Week in Entertainment: Mar 3-9

Last Week: Mar 3-9 300: Rise of an Empire Although not as good as the original, this movie stands out on its own and is bad ass, gory, campy eye candy. In 3D!  The hero is decent enough but the villain, the Persian Commander Artemisia, steals the show hands down. After several sea battles and...
This Week in Entertainment: Feb. 24-Mar 2

This Week in Entertainment: Feb. 24-Mar 2

This Week in Entertainment: Feb. 24-Mar 2 About Last Night A very funny, R rated remake of a 1986 movie of the same name (which stared Demi Moore and Rob Lowe) which was a remake of a stage play.  It follows two very different couples as love turns out to be wacky, hard, wonderful, whatever…....
Tales From The Park Side Update

Tales From The Park Side Update

My second draft is printed and being given to 10 Beta (test) Readers!  While awaiting feedback, I will be doing a series of writing tips and I will continue with the fun movie posts.  This month is party movies, whoop whoop!  After I receive some feedback, I will do one last revision, give it over...
This Week in Entertainment: Feb. 17-23

This Week in Entertainment: Feb. 17-23

My Week in Entertainment: Feb. 17- Feb. 23, 2014 Robocop (2014) Everyone was worried about the remake not being rated R, because the original film was bloody as all hell.  I’m here to tell you that this movie WASN”T that bad. If you didn’t have an original to compare it to, it would be great....
Romance Flicks for Guys

Romance Flicks for Guys

 Romance Flicks for Guys Don’t worry, next week I will finally show my Top Romantic Flicks of all time, but I thought, since this month isn’t quite over yet, I would write a list to the guys.  Deep down, we still like romantic flicks.  Here is a list of the best movies for guys to...
Revising Your Book, Part Two

Revising Your Book, Part Two

Articles on Editing Your Book  Joanna Penn has helped illuminate the path to revision.   She is one of my heroes, a successful blogger, and a successful writer.  Her blog is The Creative Penn and if my book actually sells some copies, I will have her to thank.  Here are some of her articles, right...
This Week's Reviews: Feb 10-16

This Week’s Reviews: Feb 10-16

This Week in Entertainment: Feb. 10-16 Great week in entertainment as I finally got to see some movies in the theater (Regal Theaters has movies for $6 on Tuesday nights, with $2 hot dogs and $3 nachos, by the way).  Also, a great country/rock cd came out, I noticed with glee that Sharknado was on...
Messed Up Movie Romances

Messed Up Movie Romances

10  F**ked Up Movie Romances Between Humans   Fatal Attraction (1987) Straight out of the Urban Dictionary: Fatal attraction basically goes BEYOND normal attraction for someone. It gets to the point where a person may become morbidly infatuated with their love interest to the point where it can get unhealthy and dangerous. If you find yourself boiling rabbits..you...
Revising Your Novel

Revising Your Novel

Revising Your Novel I am currently in the process of revising my first book and let me tell you, this is a very FUN yet tedious and LONG process!  Although not all books are meant to be read out loud, reading my book at loud made me realize that a consequence of writing one story...