Check out my review and let me know if you plan on seeing A United Kingdom!
Remember in my last post I mentioned I had a couple of pieces of good news I was waiting to share? Well I’m super-psyched to share the first one with you…thanks to a dear friend, MontiLee Stormer, I’ve been given the chance to spread my writing wings (fingers?) a little wider and be a content provider for Film Obsession. This means I get see new movies…before they’re officially released…and write reviews on them.
Let me repeat that…they want me to watch lots of movies…and write about them.
I don’t think I need to spell out my reaction or how loud I screamed or how fast I typed YES PLEASE THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Movies and writing, two of my favorite things in the entire world!
Please head over and check out the site…I was actually already a fan well before this happened because it’s chock-full of honest reviews, news, giveaways(!!!), and all-around awesome good stuff. And *deep breath* my first official review is live too, you can see what I thought about Nerve.
I won’t be cross-posting all my future movie reviews here, but if you follow TTB’s Twitter or my own personal Twitter, I’ll be Tweeting when one is posted. When (I refuse to say if) a movie is made based on a book by one of us hard-working indie writers, that review will absolutely be posted here because DUH!
I’m thinking the second piece of good news will be posted here this weekend. Talk to you soon!!!
P.S. – I’m having some fun with Snapchat too, feel free to add me as a friend, my username is strikesncharms!
Perhaps second only to the 50 Shades of Blah movie in terms of OMG TEH BOOK IS NOW A MOVIE!!!!!! is Gone Girl.
I had very…ummm…mixed feelings about the book, and my review reflected that. Well, perhaps not so mixed just…polarized. Most people who have read it have very distinct “before the…” and “after the…” reactions to it. To tell you more would be to spoil it. And watch the trailer without fear, it doesn’t give away much…except that Ben Affleck is Nick? Well…alrighty then. I’m sure he fits right in at The Bar. /meta tee hee
Have you read Gone Girl? Feel free to spoil away in your comment or link to your review of it! What did you think? Love it, hate it, meh it…are you planning to see the movie?
So we have a firm release date…April 1st! No April Fool’s Day joke (I hate those even more than waiting), it’s soooooo close I want it to be tomorrow!!! No, I want to move the day up to today! I want to be able to scream and yell and dance and Tweet and fling business cards like confetti!
But then I remember…patience is a virtue. Ugh.
I force myself to remember that we have an actual schedule put in place for a reason, to make sure nothing is rushed, to make sure nothing slips by us. I still have things to cross off my to-do list, and things to add to that to-do list (adds “Buy mini-bottle of bubbly” to list). That there’s a reason we picked the day we did, and that if we just stick to the plan A-Team style, it’ll all come together.
Everybody please think nice thoughts for Britt…the death-flu-turned-pneumonia decided to harsh our pre-release week and she can barely even text me. Not fun since we live nine hours apart and I can’t come over with chicken soup and chick flicks to make her feel better!
So in the meantime…when it comes to recovery from the blargh-flu and the release date…well…Vizzini speaks for both of us.
Just a quick post here, being that Britt and I are taking a self-imposed week-long vacation from all things Pistils for clarity (HAHAHAHAHAHA, anyway) as we await our paperbacks…she’s going to Vegas and I’m going to relax. Maybe.
So here is something quick and easy that makes me happy…websites that are so sweet (and I mean AWESOME, not fluffy bunnies) that they give me a toothache!* Check ’em out!
Forever Young Adult: Does what it says on the tin, but it’s my go-to for their Vampire Diaries recaps. Go ahead, judge away, see if I care!
Television Without Pity: Has forums and recaps for almost EVERYTHING! What is especially nice is that their forums are heavily moderated, so spammers, trolls, and morons are weeded out at warp speed. They do have fairly strict (but fair) rules about posting, so read those over before you fling yourself into the latest Blacklist discussion.
1bruce1: They have recaps of almost all the Sweet Valley books. Mission accomplished, nostalgia achieved, ’nuff said.
WatchMojo.com (YouTube channel): Are you a total sucker for anything involving a COUNTDOWN?!?!? I know, me too. Tell me about a show counting down the Top 10 Most Boring Things on Earth, and I’ll watch it. This YouTube channel takes the countdown thing to a whole other level…they have hundreds? thousands? of countdowns, ranging from Top 10 Movie Crime Bosses to Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies.
And finally, drumroll please…one of my hands-down favorite places to go when I need a laugh…Cleolinda, aka Occupation: Girl! Everything she writes is made of win, but you must must MUST check out her Movies in 15 Minutes (seriously, this is not an option, you MUST) and if you’re a Twilight fan (or not), check out her Twi recaps. The Secret Life of Dolls, although not updated in a long time, is also worth reading. Just…not at work. They may mistake your choking and wheezing as a dire medical emergency as opposed to restrained laughter.
Do you have a favorite (or even favorite guilty pleasure/toothache)? Please feel free to share it here, I’m always looking for new ones!!!
*(c) Clueless, or at least that was the first place I heard the expression!