Thunder! Thunder! Thundercats! OH NO!

When the Tron Legacy footage came out onto the web from a small little hand-cam it was met with rave reviews and should really get credit for reinvigorating the franchise. When I heard that footage from The Thundercats film had been released I figured it was probably something similar.

But I was surprised to find that it was high quality trailer with much better audio and video to boot. Unfortunately that is the only thing it had going for it. Poor character design, poor writing, staging, etc. pretty much insure that this will be a complete flop. If Warner Brothers hopes to salvage this project, they’ll need to really do a lot more work and scrap this scene in its entirety.

Truth About An Author Trailer #2

A failed project in my mind, the goal was to make a trailer embodying Arnold Bennett's work "The Truth About An Author". Published for fun in hopes that some may find it entertaining in its attempt, however hacked and bizarre it feels, to create something unique and make something old, new and cool again.

Here's the trailer for the book that is now available in the store section and on Amazon. Enjoy.

The Truth About An Author Book Trailer

Coming from a film background, these have been a lot of fun to make. With Leslie Nielson playing the role of Arnold Bennett, I've put together a short 1m30sec trailer for the upcoming book The Truth About An Author.

Originally published anonymously in the columns of The 'Academy', and reprinted years afterwards under the author's name, Bennett gives an unabashed account of his early struggles and successes on his way to becoming an English literary giant. Bennett's autobiography sheds light on what it meant to be an English writer around the turn the century. This version of Bennet's classic autobiography has been completely remastered and edited for complete clarity on the author's original vision.


New Books, New Trailer, Coming Soon...

Hi Everybody!

A little update on what's been going on behind the scenes at

Heart of Darkness is nearly finished being reformatted for use in practice reading. The text will look similar to the text found in the "Dishabituation" chapter in Learn To Speed Read.

I'm also working on editing and re-releasing Arnold Bennett's book Truth About An Author. Arnold Bennett was good friends with H. G. Wells and is considered to be one of the greatest English novelists of the late 19th-early 20th century.

The book is his autobiography on his literary career and what it meant to be a writer in around the turn of the century. Before wikipedia, or computers, in a time when the typewriter was the latest greatest office machine, Bennett gives readers a look into how he came to be a writer and what he hoped to achieve with his work.

It's been out of print for quite some time, and the editions that are available still have the old English spellings like "humour" and "colour" and "practise". So I've gone through the entire text and updated the spelling and done a little reformatting for clarity, but no edits have been made to change the author's work, only to further enhance it.


The poster is a pretty blatant hint about what the new speed reading trailer will spoof off of. I'm actually more of a Return of The Street Fighter fan, than I am of the first film, either way Sonny Chiba is just plain cool. Got to get back to work, take care everyone.


- Kris Madden