Friday, August 1, 2014

First Sentence Friday - Encounter at Shalana


My weekly meme. Wanted something fun to do for a little bit and thought it would be fun to go through one of my books and pull out the first line from each chapter each week. So here is the next one.

Chapter Thirteen


Andrew stood in the entrance of the small cavern, shaking his head and clucking disapprovingly.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Movie Monday Recap

I love this movie. Watch it every couple of years. Harrison and Kelly are great. Keep your eyes open and you'll spot a young Vigo Morgenstern.
If you haven't seen this movie, what is wrong with you? I actually didn't think it was great the first time I saw it. But then I watched it the second time and DVD and realized it is f-ing brilliant. Now it's one of my fave movies.
I didn't hear very good things when it was in the theaters so I cancelled my plans to see it. After watching it on DVD, I so wish I had seen it in the theater. I was engaged and couldn't wait to find out the end. Want to see it again to see if it holds my attention as keenly now that I know the puzzle.
I really wanted to like this movie. But it just didn't hold my attention through a lot of it. I did enjoy the ending. I think there might have been too much before we got to the robocop part. Which feels odd to say for me as I usually get mad when movies skip the important before stuff and jump right into the action.

Friday, July 25, 2014

First Sentence Friday - Encounter at Shalana




My weekly meme. Wanted something fun to do for a little bit and thought it would be fun to go through one of my books and pull out the first line from each chapter each week. So here is the next one.

Chapter Twelve


Kristy leaned back in the pilot’s seat and closed her eyes.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Encounter at Shalana by Angelia Almos #FREE on #Amazon for Five Days

Space pirate Captain Kristy Ryan grew up the only daughter of a notorious privateer in the Border Planet Region. She learned her trade the hard way – there were no free rides on her father’s ship.

Now, she has her own ship, the Unicorn, and successfully works in the shadows, the fringes of legitimate trade. Her life is just how she wants it even on those days when her pilot and lover, Andrew Bennet, drives her crazy.

But an unexpected visit from the Military Space Alliance changes everything. Her father disappeared while working a dangerous mission for the MSA. Now, she’s being blackmailed into finishing his mission.

http://www.amazon.com/Encounter-at-Shalana-Angelia-Almos-ebook/dp/B006LBRCJE

Monday, July 21, 2014

Movie Monday Recap

Had to watch since it had Jeremy Renner in it. Spoiler: Though I lost interest once he died. And I found her annoying through most of the movie.
Very good. Daughter read the book for school and we watched the movie. She said it was pretty faithful to the book.
Elijah Wood and John Cusack. Can't go wrong with that. And I really enjoyed the story and Elijah's performance. He does a lot with no dialogue.
Can't decide if I like this one. I liked the performances, but well when you have zombies in a Sleeping Beauty story you can't really expect a lot. Effects and costumes were laughable. But again the actors did a lot with what they had and I couldn't turn it off.
You have to watch just for the boombox scene. Plus, John Cusack is incredible as the slacker who falls in love with the smartest girl in town.
Loved this as a teenager. It is a bizarre movie. But what Johnny Depp movie isn't bizarre. Please Mr. Jailor is my favorite scene and always will be. Can't get the song out of my head.

I actually started a lot of movies this week, but didn't finish them. Some drama and some thriller. What movies did you watch this week?

Friday, July 18, 2014

First Sentence Friday - Encounter at Shalana




My weekly meme. Wanted something fun to do for a little bit and thought it would be fun to go through one of my books and pull out the first line from each chapter each week. So here is the next one.

Chapter Eleven


Kristy peeled herself out of the biohazard suit and shoved it in the closet in the med-bay.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Movie Monday Recap

Here's what I've been watching....

Starts off typical, but goes on several loops and turns as the survivors try to survive and escape. Very good. 
Typical Jason Statham. I enjoy him with kids. Not a huge fan of James Franco though. But I enjoyed the women actors.

It started off with some promise. But the fact that you never do find out what is causing everyone to vanish was annoying.
Mostly watching TV shows this week. So only three movies that I watched all the way through. What movies did you watch this week?