Movie poster for the 2005 horror film 'Cursed.' Written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, the same creative behind 'Scream.' Image courtesy of Dimension Films.

Wes Craven ‘Cursed’ falls short of potential

Flawed production leads to disappointing results for collaboration between ‘Scream’ creative team of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson 2005’s Cursed seemed to have all the elements of a great horror film, at least on paper. For starters, it was written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, the same creative duo behind the wildly…

Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Image by Alex Drainville under Flickr Creative Commons license.

Sihanoukville, Cambodia: Seattle sister city

Sihanoukville, Cambodia – Seattle sister city since 1999 Seattle’s most recent sister city is Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The relationship has been active since 1999 when Sihanoukville became Seattle’s 21st sister city. Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s fourth largest city and plays an important economic role as a major seaport and coastal tourist resort. The Port of Sihanoukville is…

Hostel: Part III cover. Image courtesy of Raw Nerve/Stage 6 Films/RCR Media Group

Hostel: Part III a missed opportunity

Review of direct-to-DVD film Hostel: Part III  In the opening scene of the 2011 film Hostel: Part III a young American backpacker, Travis, enters a dank hostel room. Surprise – it’s occupied by an attractive Ukrainian couple, Victor and Anka. Victor is hostile at first but soon lets his guard down and invites Travis to drink out of an…

Sam Horn POP! book cover.

Review of POP! by Sam Horn

Review of POP!: Create the Perfect Pitch, Title and Tagline For Anything by Sam Horn POP! by Sam Horn (Perigree, 2009) offers an easy-to-follow road map on how you can sell your idea or brand in 60 seconds or less. The basic idea of POP! is that by completing a series of mental exercises you will be able…