• January 28, 2015   

  • January 28, 2015   

  • January 28, 2015   

  • January 15, 2015   

    Posted by Kevin Mulcahy Jr.

    The latest batch of Amazon pilots debuted today, including Point of Honor from Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Randall Wallace (Braveheart). General Hospital and True Blood alum Nathan Parsons stars in Point of Honor, which takes place at the start of the Civil War.

    A Virginia family, led by their West Point bred son, John Rhodes (Parsons), makes the controversial decision to defend the South while freeing all of their slaves. At battle against his northern brethren and his best friend and brother-in-law Robert Sumner (played by Christopher O’Shea, Baby Daddy), John leaves his three strong-willed sisters at home to run the plantation that is now without a free labor source. The choice to protect the life they have always known and defend the moral high ground will pit the family against one another and test their strength, courage and love.

    An hour-long drama shot entirely on-location in historic Virginia, Point of Honor also stars Annabelle Stephenson (Revenge) as Kate Rhodes, Riley Voelkel (The Newsroom) as Lorelei Rhodes, Hanna Mangan Lawrence (Old School) as Estella Rhodes, Patrick Heusinger (Revolution) as Colonel Palmer Kane, Luke Benward (Ravenswood) as Garland Rhodes, Adrienne Warren (Black Box) as Abby, Lucien Laviscount (Waterloo Road) as Elijah, and James Harvey Ward (Low Winter Sun) as Cutler. The pilot is directed by Randall Wallace (Braveheart), written by Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Wallace, and Executive Produced by Cuse, Wallace and Barry Jossen (Sex and the City). Point of Honor is being co-produced with ABC Signature Studios.

    Once again, customers will be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series. The pilots can be viewed on Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone, and with the Amazon Instant Video app available for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, as well as hundreds of other connected devices such as smart TVs—or customers can visit Amazon.com/AIV to watch online.

    If you want to see Point of Honor picked up as a full series, be sure to watch at Amazon.com/pilotseason.

  • September 16, 2014   


    The Stacks
    Alex Belth
    Hard to imagine having a cooler job than the one Gregg Sutter had for more than 30 years, when he served as the late Elmore Leonard’s researcher. Sutter is the editor of the Library of America’s Elmore Leonard anthology, which will be released in three volumes, the first of which was published a few weeks ago (volume two comes next year, volume three in 2016). The first volume features Leonard’s early Detroit crime novels—Fifty-Two Pick Up, Swag, Unknown Man No. 89, and The Switch. I recently had the chance to talk to Sutter about the great Dutch Leonard. Dig in.

    Read the interview.

  • June 24, 2014   


    Blending gritty toughness and unpredictable violence with wild humor and an uncanny ear for the rhythms of ordinary speech, Elmore Leonard (1925–2013) was the most widely and enthusiastically admired crime novelist of his time. His genius for scene and dialogue led Time magazine to describe him as “a Dickens of Detroit,” and Newsweek called him “the best American writer of crime alive, possibly the best we’ve ever had.” Now The Library of America inaugurates a three-volume edition of Leonard’s greatest work, prepared in consultation with the author shortly before his death and edited by his long-time researcher Gregg Sutter.

    – See more here.

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  • November 10, 2010   

    photo by Ivan Suvanjieff

    Ivan sent me this picture taken on his patio.

    The subject was:

    Hunting is a Sport?
    His post: “for what, total wimps? Here in Idledale they just jump into my bbq.”

    Ivan lives in a canyon about 30 miles from downtown Denver. Up the mountain are apple trees which the bears and elk gouge themselves on, then come downhill to have the shits.

    Ivan corrects the old saw, “Does the bear shit in the woods” with “No, they shit on my patio.”

    But he won’t be trading in his poop shovel anytime soon, it’s the price he pays to live in paradise.

    The only times things get hairy around the canyon is when a buffalo gets loose from the City of Denver Mountain Park buffalo herd, and comes tearing through the neighborhood.