A Good Movie To Watch?

I’m trying to watch a movie every day at the moment, and I want to broaden my horizons and watch things I’ve never seen, or things I might never consider watching. Asking friends for recommendations is a useful way of doing this, but because they’re your friends, chances are, they have similar tastes to you, and you might be limiting your scope somewhat.

So I’m giving the site A Good Movie To Watch a try, and so far, it seems a useful resource.

Likewise, the book based version Project Alexandria is throwing up some nice titles to read.

By the way, nobody watches a movie like this …

It’s more like this …


5 Great Blogs About Writing And More

I still have a feed reader, and I still subscribe to all manner of sites and blogs, all of which give great content, great insight, and make for great reading. Here are five you might like too.

The Sitcom Geek

James Carey is a brilliant writer of radio shows like Hut 33, and the TV sitcom Bluestone 42. His blog is a lovely insight into the process of writing, and the current state of sitcom on British television.

By Ken Levine

Ken Levine has a list of credits as long as your arm, and probably wrote your favourite episode of any given US sitcom. He blogs daily, and every day he is well worth the time to read. His podcast is also great listening.

Curious British Telly

I’ve only just found this one, and I am currently trawling through the archive with glee. The title tells you all you need to know about the content.

Mark Evanier – News From Me

Comic book and cartoon writer, and so much more, Mark is a prolific blogger, covering politics, industry, craft, and even musicals. Beware of Mushroom Soup though.


Lucy V Hay is a writer and script reader, and has a daily blog which is as much a resource for writers as you may ever need. Subjects include script reading, submission, genre, characterisation, pitching and writing research, among many more.

The Ghost Busters

Here’s the reason that The Real Ghostbusters cartoon had to have that clunky name.

This is the intro to the 1976 children’s sitcom The Ghost Busters. Created by Marc Richards, and starring Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, and Bob Burns, it ran for fifteen episodes on CBS.

Columbia Pictures wanted the title, and so paid $500,000 for it, plus 1% of the movie’s profits to Filmation. They also started work on the cartoon spin-off together, but  Columbia eventually produced it with DiC.

So Filmation exploited the movie themselves, two years later, launching their own cartoon based on the 1975 sitcom … but rather than keeping the original title The Ghost Busters, they called this new cartoon Ghostbusters. Cheeky sods.

It also starred Fred from Scooby Doo by the looks of it.

And it lasted for 65 episodes.