The Late Bloomers: 7 Inspirational Celebs Who Prove It’s Not Too Late

With 2017 just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about what I want from the year ahead.

One thing I want to do is – somehow – find a way to write full time. I write for a few websites, I also have this blog and a Medium page, but most of it’s unpaid. The stuff that is paid is infrequent and in small amounts. So, to pay my rent, bills and just afford to live, I have a dull day job. In 2017, I hope to be able to quit it.

It might not seem like a big deal, but I’m 31. I’ve been in this non-writing job for a few years, and I’ve been doing non-writing jobs of one kind or another for a decade. I always think: have I left it too late?

These thoughts inspired me to write for Movie Pilot about “late bloomers”. People who had to spend years toiling away before achieving their dreams, be it in movies, TV, literature or music. If you want to know that it’s not too late, read the stories of Alan Rickman, Samuel L. Jackson, Terry Pratchett and others here.


Best F(r)iends: Is The Room Getting a Sequel?

Those who know me know that I have a lot of love for The Room, an amazing, total disaster of a movie. “The Citizen Kane of bad movies”, as it’s been called by many.

I wrote an article on Movie Pilot about why it’s so unintentionally hilarious which you can read here.

However, that’s not really what this is about. This post is about the news that The Room alumni Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero are reuniting for a movie called Best F(r)iends. It stars them both and is written by Sestero, and appears to be a dark thriller of some kind (insofar as you can tell from the trailer).

You can read my thoughts on it – and find a link to the trailer, hosted by Hollywood Reporter – in my lasted Movie Pilot article, here. And no, I don’t know why the “r” in the Best F(r)iends title is in parenthesis either.

What Our Fascination with Disaster Movies Says About Us

I was very honoured to be asked by the good folks at Movie Pilot to contribute to one of their excellent fanzines.

This one was about disaster movies, and I submitted a piece discussing what our ongoing fascination with the genre says about us as a species. From King Kong to Godzilla, to The Towering Inferno, Twister, San Andreas and both Independence Day movies, they just don’t go away.

You can read the full article – including quotes from Roland Emmerich – here.