"Sometimes life doesn't give you a choice."
Finished:The Prudent One I (65.000 words)
WIP:The Prudent One II
Monsters - Vaguely amoral photographer has to get rich girl back home through Mexico's infected zone. It wasn't quite a timeless classic, but I thought it was pretty darn good.
side note: I'm not huge fan of CGI in general. Werewolves and Jabba the Hutt should be latex, spaceships should be carefully lit models hanging from a wire or something. Period. However, I'm prepared to concede that CGI does have its place. The articles I read about Monsters all described it as 'low budget', but I thought (mild spoilers) the ruined cities and big beasties looked great.
The englishman that went up a hill. I could have lived without it but it was cute. Right before that I watched Pride and prejudice for about the 30th time. THAT I can't live without
Saw 'Hereafter' at the movies...6 of us went, 4 hated it, 1 thought "meh" and I loved it. LOVED it. Especially the part where they're at the London Book Fair and they pause in front of the Simon and Schuster booth.
I took it as a sign.
All That Jazz. Again. What an overblown, pretentious, self-indulgent, heartbreaking, wonderful ending.
I still poop rainbows.
Kitchen Witch is now available!
I won't steal any of your ideas. I have enough of my own.
Creature from the Black Lagoon
They really knew how to make movies back then.
"Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny."
'Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.'
- J.K. Rowling
And I agree about Grosse Point Blank, awesome movie.
Rejection isn't failure. Failure is giving up. Everybody gets rejected, it's how you handle it that determines where you will end up.
The Social Network.
Not sure how accurate it is, but great movie.
The Man Who Knew Too Little (with Bill Murray). Before the movie was released, the trailer looked awful -- and it took me years to see this very silly but fun flick.
"Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all." -- William Goldman, The Princess Bride
Saw Due Date last night. Not bad, but not as good as The Hangover. Zach Gallifinakis (or however he spells it) is WAY the hell too comfortable with his body.
Funny superheroes, chilling monsters and much more. Here's where to buy eBooks, print books or audiobooks of Other People's Heroes, The Beginner, and all of my available writing: Blake's Now Available Page
It's a custom in our house to watch V for Vendetta every Nov. 5, so we did that.
Also, this weekend: Conspiracy Theory - okay. and 28 Days Later (again, again) - not anywhere near as scarey the third and fourth time, but still a good flick.
The Musketeer. Awesome movie, good jokes, amazing sword fights. What's not to love?
I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.
--Peter De Vries
The novel is an event in consciousness. Our aim isn't to copy actuality, but to modify and recreate our sense of it. The novelist is inviting the reader to watch a performance in his own brain. -George Buchanan
"Anyone who can't stomach a bit of hypothetical grotesquery needs to toughen up, because the way the world's going, we'll all spend our final days scrabbling through a pile of steaming rubble, desperately scavenging for bits of charred baby to eat with our bare hands. And under those circumstances, a dark sense of humour will be a massive advantage."
Last night: Fargo - finding the fun in a movie about horrible events with a slew of great actors - in other words a Coen classic.
Just finished seeing: Lakeview Terrace - forgettable but ok as entertainment.
The 1986 Jeff Goldblum/Geena Davis version of The Fly. Awesome squick!
W.S.F.A. today! (Write Something F***ing Awesome)
An exceptional poem that you really should read, by AW's own William Haskins:
Thorn Forest: A Poem In Progress
Fitzcarraldo - It has been a while since a movie amazed me like this one.
"Life isnít divided into genres. Itís a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky."
Starship Troopers. Can't think of anything I like better than this movie in it's genre. Ravenous Alien killing Sci-Fi/Horror/War film. Win.
Haha I watched Starship Troopers tonight too! After finishing reading Ender's Game this week I thought of it.
"The map?" repeated the German. "I will first make it."
Silent Hill. Wow. Just dark wow and twisted wow. Different. Good premise. Very spooky and no HEA ending.
The Girl They Sold to the Moon (NEW RELEASE)
Planet Janitor Site.
on tv, the second half of harry potter and the goblet of fire.
At the movies...
life as we know it.
Paranormal romance fan. Tee hee!