Entertainment Reviews for May

Image Speedway Junky
Rated R / Director Nickolas Perry
Starring; Jordan Brower/Jesse Bradford/Jonathan Taylor Thomas/Darryl Hannah
Reviewed by Leon Velasco / Rating: Thumbs Up

Every dream has its price…From Executive producer Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Finding Forrester) comes another compelling story of a teenage dreamer. Johnny (Jesse Bradford, Clockstoppers) has run away from home to pursue his fantasy to race cars – but he runs into trouble and out of money in Las Vegas. Gay street hustler Eric (Jordan Brower, Teen Angel) befriends Johnny and introduces him to his gang, including Steven (Johnathan Taylor Thomas, Home Improvement), Wilma (Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Beverly Hills 90210) and Erics Serrogate mother Veronica (Darryl Hannah, Splash). As the two boys become close, they are confronted with a life-threatening situation involving drugs, money and betrayal, and Johnny must decide if he has what it takes to follow his dream.

“ A potent mixture of sentiment and grit” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Image Tale of Two Summers

Author Brian Sloan
Reviewed By Leon Velasco
Rating Thumbs Up

This hard cover novel has 241 pages. The author has published another book titled, A Really Nice Prom mess. He has also Written, Directed and produced films such as; WTC View and I Think I Do. You can find more information of the Author and or his work at www.briansloan.com.

Written by a teenager in high school, there are things that may trigger a memory or two of your own when you were in high school, young and gay. The things we’d do for love, or at least to get laid.

A ten-year best friendship is put to the test when Chuck and Hal spend their first summer apart falling for two questionable mates: a sexy Saudi songstress and a smoking hot French punk. As Chuck heads off to summer theatre camp and Hal stays in their home town, learning how to drive, they keep in touch via blogging, reporting to each other about their suddenly separate lives and often ridiculous romantic entanglements. As both their relationships take some unexpected turns, Hal and Chuck struggle to come to terms with their own differences while trying to their friendship alive.

“Sloan’s characters are seldom seen in YA fiction-two unconventional, yet hilariously normal teenage guys who look inward and tell each other the sometimes shocking details of their emotional lives.”-Ellen Wittlinger, author of the Lambda Award-winning Hard Love

“A funny, daring, and refreshingly honest story about friendship, self-discovery, and navigating the pitfalls of first love.”-Micheal Thomas Ford, author of  Looking for It, Full Circle, and the Lambda Award-winning Last Summer

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