Wonder Wheel

Wonder Wheel – Trailer – WONDER WHEEL tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro captures a tale of passion, violence, and betrayal that plays out against the picturesque tableau of 1950s Coney Island.

What I’m Watching and Reading

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
LoTR J.R.R. Tolkien
Watership Down. Richard Adams
The Once and Future King T.H. White
Lord of Light Roger Zelzany
A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. LeGuin
The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Catch-22 Joseph Heller

Favorite Music - Grateful Dead, Janis Ian

Favorite TV: (short list- he loves TV) Rome, Deadwood, The Expanse, Boardwalk Empire, Big Bang Theory

Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies: Aliens, The Princess Bride, Blade Runner, LOTR, Dark City, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hell Boy

 

What I’m Watching

Not a Blog George R.R. Martin

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  • More Maltin
    by grrm on July 5, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    For those who missed it… A video of our event with Leonard and Jessie Maltin at the Jean Cocteau is now available.   Enjoy it at: A selection of SIGNED books by Leonard Maltin is available from the JCC bookshop: https://jeancocteaucinema.com/product-category/signed-books/ &nbs […]

  • Two Fanboys
    by grrm on July 1, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Leonard Maltin, a legend among film critics, and his daughter Jessie Maltin were in Santa Fe last week, for a visit to the Jean Cocteau Cinema.   I taped a segment with Leonard for his podcast, and afterward Leonard and Jessie did a talk, a Q&A, and a booksigning at the theatre.  Great fun. We discovered […]

Recent Releases

Mississippi Roll
(WildCards)
December 05, 2017

The Book of Swords
(Anthology)
October 2017

Upcoming Publications

NIGHTFLYERS
(Novella)
May 29, 2018

NIGHTFLYERS and OTHER STORIES
(Anthology)
May 29, 2018

WINDHAVEN
(Graphic Novel)
July 10, 2018

Low Chicago
(WildCards)
July 15, 2018

TEXAS HOLD’EM
(WildCards)
October 16, 2018

 

Appearances

July 13-14 2018
ThrillerFest XIII- held at the Grand Hyatt, New York City- details TBA

August 16-20, 2018
76th World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention: ConJose II Sijn, in San Jose