I’ve arrived in the great, sunshiny state of Florida, where it is in fact rather overcast and thundery. The brochures! They totally lied! Anyway: Hi, I’m alive. How are you?

Cheap Thrills

Quickly: My latest AMC movie column is up: How to Make a (Good!) Science Fiction Movie (for Cheap!). Or, why spending $150 million on spaceships and explosions and Will Smith is not always the way to go. Enjoy!

Away From Keyboard

Be back later. Here, have an open thread. Conversation starter: What’s the longest you’ve stayed awake (without the help of drugs stronger than caffeine and nicotine)? I clocked about 80 hours once myself, in high school. I knew… Read More