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John V Brennan" (aka "Jay")

John V. Brennan is a life-long New Yorker and classic movie fan.  In 1998, he co-created the website Laurel and Hardy Central and has been writing about movies on the Internet ever since.  In 2013, he published his first Kindle-book on Amazon, "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Gorilla!", a compendium of his movie reviews and articles.  He is also the creator, writer and director of The Half-Past Players, a Youtube comedy series featuring a rag-tag gang of strange characters in search of an easy ticket to stardom that constantly eludes them.  In his work for DTS Entertainment, he has written several scripts, contributed numerous gags and scenes and occasionally appears as himself in DTS productions.  In his spare time, Mr. Brennan searches for an easy ticket to stardom that constantly eludes him.

Jay at work in his studio


Don't Shoot, I'm Only The Gorilla  (Click To Order)


A trip through movie history via over 150 movie reviews, "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Gorilla!" journeys from Tom and Jerry cartoons to James Bond movies to the films of the great Warner Brothers tough guys such as Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson. With each chapter devoted to a different genre of movies, the book features lively and thoughtful reviews of early silent and sound comedies, memorable fantasy and super hero movies, science fiction classics and more, with thoughts on such diverse topics as why Sandy Dennis is so fascinating, why it’s never a good idea for aliens to put giant monsters under mind control, and why, in a comedy, you should never shoot the gorilla. It’s a book for people who think that movies, movie history, movie watching, movie reviewing and movie discussions should be fun!


Author John V. Brennan is a co-founder of the website Laurel and Hardy Central, as well as the webmaster behind several other movie-related sites such as The Secret Vortex, The Stuff You Gotta Watch and The Age of Comedy. "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Gorilla!", his first book, is a specially edited and arranged collection of reviews and articles he has written for those sites over the past fifteen years.

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