Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Road, The Movie - no budget for marketing

I have yet to see it, but I think if I wasn't already a fan of the book and eagerly awaiting the movies release I would never have known when, or if it was coming out.
The Marketing powers that be have walked off the set on this one. Such great actors and from the trailer the FX look incredible, but where's the publicity? I know the story is amazing and the telling of it was beautiful, Cormack McCarthy should be very proud. But why hasn't the studio done anything to promote the film?
Seriously, I have not seen one commercial or one radio spot in an effort to promote The Road. The book got all the help it could ever ask for being chosen as a book on Opera's book club, but why, why haven't they pumped this movie up? 2012 did incredibly well, and I'm sure that was in large part because of the advertising dollars sunk into it.

I don't get it, this will be twice the film 2012 was and no one is promoting it. Shame on Dimension Films.

I will definitely be reviewing The Road. Look for an earlier blog where I review the book.

In any case, the movie is out now and the trailer can be found here:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Armegeddon, Doomsday, Judgement Day programming

Wow, that was a real marathon of Doom Sayers last night. But I eat it up! History channel played about 5 consecutive hours of end of the world, judgement day, live while you still have the time, programming.

First it was the "Lost Book of Nostradamus" which couldn't be proved one way or the other but was signed by the ancient "Seer". Then the 7 signs, a Biblical take on what's going on in the world today, and how it reflects on the Revelations in the Bible. Frankly, the bad things that are happening today, have been happening since the book of Revelations was written, so... as interesting as it was, not really buying into that scenario. Finally another Nostradamus episode that slightly differed from the 1st.

The common thread with these, and other shows that discuss the end of the world, seem to be the fact that every ancient culture predicted it. This is what has always drawn me to the subject. It's an inescapable fact, all cultures have believed the end will come, and many claim to have had visions.

There were several new theories brought up in the 7 Signs program. Red Tide, a toxic organism capable of turning the oceans the color of blood. Poisoning the waters of the world, killing off marine life and so starting a domino effect that ends with us.

But I encourage you to watch the programs, many of which you can view on-line at:

Alternatively, if you're reading this blog you're probably interested in the genre. Pick up The Judas Syndrome. Available in paperback. Get it at or directly via the author at

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Doomsday Warning System

Don't miss the Doomsday marathon on the History channel this Sunday, November 15th, 2009. And get The Judas Syndrome in paperback at