Trent goes off-topic

Greetings, all!

This site started out as a list of books on Geocities. It has evolved and grown, year after year (or most years, anyway), and eventually, for blog fodder and my own amusement, I started adding reviews and some coverage of crime fiction and film beyond things directly related to Parker or […]

Mise à Sac unbagged

 

Mise à Sac (AKA Pillaged, AKA Midnight Raid) is the one and only movie based on The Score, the one and only movie based on a Parker novel I haven’t seen, and, without question even though I haven’t seen it, the best French film based on a Parker novel.

I’ve put countless hours […]

Rest in peace, Karen Black

Sleep well.

 

Some thoughts on panning Parker, and thanks to Paul Westlake

While I’m sure there are some critics who do enjoy it, I really hate writing negative reviews.

I’m always aware that even if the book, movie, or album didn’t quite work for me, it represents hundreds if not thousands of hours of hard work for someone, and I don’t think very many people […]

Noir Magazine features Parker, Reacher…

…and me!

This one’s so hot off the presses, the website isn’t even live.

This is Noir Magazine, a new magazine for tablets. I downloaded it for my iPad today, the day of its debut.

I just got the iPad a few weeks ago. I won it in a drawing of all things, […]

New trailer for upcoming Parker film, plus behind-the-scenes featurette

Above is the second trailer. Interesting that Payback is alluded to.

Here’s a behind the scenes featurette. It’s mostly just footage from the trailers with some comments by director Taylor Hackford, Jason Statham, and Jennifer Lopez edited in. Nothing terribly insightful, but it’s only two and half minutes long.

I got it […]

A letter from producer Les Alexander about the Parker movie

Les Alexander was Donald Westlake’s friend for 35 years and is a producer on the Parker film. He sent this e-mail to reader Dave, who posted it to the comments. Dave and I both thought it was worth a post of its it own.

Les has been kind enough to engage us hardcore […]

Parker movie tie-in book cover revealed

Here is the cover for the University of Chicago Press’ upcoming reprint of Flashfire to coincide with the film based on it. I like that they kept it simple, and I’m thrilled that they put the original title on the cover.

I think I wrote in a previous post or comment that this […]

Parker movie trailer revealed

Well, folks, here it is. A lot of you are going to be disappointed.

Not because the film looks bad. It looks like a fun action flick. But they couldn’t resist softening up the character a little bit. So yes, that awful bit about “don’t steal from people who can’t afford it,” that […]

Parker movie poster revealed

Here it is folks, via IGN and a tip from reader Eloise.

Also, alas, in the IGN piece is this depressing bit:

Here’s the official plot synopsis for the film, which was directed by Ray’s Taylor Hackford:

“Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal […]