Author Archives: chrisryanwrites

About chrisryanwrites

I do my best to tell fast-paced stories with humor and heart. My fiction work is available on amazon.com. Here, I’ll write about the sources for those stories from what I read, watch, listen to, and observe to my experiences as a former award-winning journalist, high school teacher, actor, and producer.

Morbius and Moon Knight Demonstrate the Difference in Handling IPs

Sony’s Morbius is a bad film that gets worse the more it is discussed. Moon Knight is a promising show that improves with analysis. This illustrates the basic mistake film companies outside Marvel Studies continue to make when producing comic … Continue reading

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Sunday Chill: We All Need That Soft Groove Sometimes

Been a long, challenging week. Got my geezer badge, irreversibly sliding into the fourth quarter. Buried a mother who was at best equal parts battle and blessing. And I did all that with my Irish siblings whom I love, but … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FUN: Is Moonknight the MCU’s First Horror Character?

When I was a kid, I delivered newspapers in the morning and put the Sunday papers together at Tony’s candy store. From the money I made, I put $5 aside every week for comic books. At the time, the cost … Continue reading

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TBT: Layla and Layla Revisited Are Both Classic for Different Reasons

The year 1970 was the beginning of a golden era of great music from many genres. Records hit the airwaves that still resonate today, from “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” by Simon & Garfunkel to “American Woman” by The Guess Who, … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY WIP: Me

Today I turn 60 years old. And I feel like I have hardly begun. Yes, I have been an award-winning journalist, teacher, union president, Board of Education vice president, actor, producer, and director, but mostly, I’ve been a writer. I’ve … Continue reading

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TUESDAY MUST READS: Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue (a guest blog by the Neighborhood Connect)

Hey, how ya doin’? How’s your Ma? Tell her I said hello, all right? Look, I know why you’re coming around. Books. Everyone who wants to see me is looking for a good read. Legally, I don’t know what any … Continue reading

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MONDAY MUSINGS: Historic Honors and a Slap Overshadow Oscars Other Big Winner

History was made at the Oscars last night with a more diverse set of winners than ever before, including people of color, deaf performers, women, and LGBTQ artists. And yes, a comedian was slapped by a husband for a cheap, … Continue reading

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SUNDAY CHILL Guest Blog: How to be the KoC (King of Chill) by Sonny Mehlman, chief security officer, Seamus and Nunzio Productions, LLC

Let’s be honest, some are born with gifts, some aren’t. This piece is for those of you not quite as fortunate as I am. While these abilities come to me naturally, I believe that if you follow my advice you … Continue reading

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Saturday Self- Promotion: Tell The Damn Story podcast is still relevant for aspiring and emerging writers

With 222 episodes under its belt, Tell The Damn Story, a podcast for aspiring and emerging writers, is not only going strong, it is improving, if I do say so myself. Full disclosure, I am one of the co-hosts of … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FUN: Revisiting Daredevil has been a treat

With only a slight switch to patron’s viewing status, Disney+ is making its entire catalog available, including the Marvel Netflix shows. A recent rebinging of Daredevil season one reveals two things, especially after watching four Disney+ MCU shows: these shows … Continue reading

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