Bill Dowis

Storyteller - Endurance Athlete - Fanboy

The Ghostbusters Reboot – Way Better Than Expected

I am usually pretty cynical when it comes to reboots of my favorite childhood television shows and movies. It just seems like the studios get our hopes and then fall flat, especially when the nostalgia factor is high.

So when the Ghostbusters reboot was announced I had mixed emotions. I was excited for the franchise to make it back to the big screen, but I was expecting that I would once again be let down and not like the movie.

Boy was I wrong.

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A Real Writer Resolution for 2017

Last week I wrote about my goal for 2017 as a writer and what I plan to do to meet that goal in 2017.

Goals and plans are more important to make than resolutions, but I do have one writer resolution for 2017 and it is this…

View writing as the work that it actually is and do that work.

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New Year, New Me, No Bullshit

Well, here we are. The new year. Two thousand and seventeen.

It is January 2nd. I am starting to settle nicely into the new year, and I am already feeling good about my goals and resolutions.

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The Key to “A Christmas Story” is Ralphie’s Old Man

Yesterday I spent Christmas day like a lot of other people did. Watching A Christmas Story on loop for 24 hours.

I have watched this movie ever since I was a kid. I would catch it on television a half dozen times or so between Thanksgiving to Christmas and watch it no matter what part of the movie I happened to find it at. Back then I had to flip through a paper television guide to find the channels and times that it would start.

In 1997 TNT began airing the 24 hour marathon every Christmas Day, but it was only a few years ago that I realized the whole key to the story isn’t Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.

The key to the entire story is Ralphie’s old man.

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Review: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story

After seeing Rogue One – A Star Wars Story for the second time yesterday I stand by my previous statement that it is the best Star Wars movie of all time.

It has a few legitimate criticisms, and it is not a perfect movie, but it is a fantastic movie and a great sign of what might be to come from the Star Wars franchise.

Here is my full review. I am starting off with no spoilers and I will give fair warning before I start getting into the details.

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