Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Spunk, NaNo, and SUCK

Bet that post title makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

Today’s tour stop – Spunk on a Stick’s Tips - with a post entitled “Window into the Soul.”

Thanks again to those who commented at yesterday’s post at Confessions of a Watery Tart. If you didn't, feel free to add your snark to the rather long list.


And I need a little help with this NaNoWri Mo thing. Everyone is talking about NaNo and ‘buddy me’ – but most of you aren’t using your names! So, I’m having trouble finding everyone. If you are participating, please leave your NaNo name in the comments so I can find you. I am listed under AlexJCavanaugh

I still hope to see RED at some point! In the meantime, I leave you with this review, courtesy of NetFlix.

SUCK

A band finds their popularity growing as members turn into vampires.

Rob Stefaniuk wrote, directs, and stars as the lead singer. He even wrote the band’s music, which is actually not bad. Malcolm McDowell is Eddie Van Helsing, and all sorts of musicians make appearances in this film, including Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, and Henry Rollins. Alex Lifeson (from the awesome band RUSH) is a Canadian border officer and Moby is a headbanger who enjoys raw meat thrown at his band during performances. (I guarantee you've never seen this side of Moby. Ever!)

With an 80’s vibe, SUCK is very quirky and original – and a lot of fun!

62 comments:

Melissa said...

Huh, Suck sounds interesting, I'll keep it in mind!

NaNo. MelissaWideen. I'm adding you right now

M.J. Nicholls said...

Malcolm McDowell is always worth watching. Not sure about Moby as a carnivore, though.

Christine Danek said...

Suck sounds interesting. I look into it. Am I the only one not taking part in NaNo? It scares me a little. I'm not sure I need that pressure right now.

Clarissa Draper said...

Suck sure got my attention and I think I've already found you on NaNo!

Talk to you later, NaNo-buddy!

CD

Hannah Kincade said...

I will def check out Suck. Sounds like something I would enjoy big time!

Mary said...

Sorry Alex, just not my thing. I can't seem to get into vampires and zombies. :>(

DEZMOND said...

yes, you got me fooled (and must admit a bit shocked) with the tittle again :)

Velvet Over Steel said...

Another one I think my son would like! Ha.. Thanks for the 'review' and sharing!! Have a wonderful Wednesday, Alex!!
~ Coreen

aspiring_x said...

good luck with nano!

Old Kitty said...

Enjoy Nano-ing!!!!

Suck sounds just weird - it is a comedy right?!!?

Take care
x

Tara said...

You're never home anymore ;)

Interesting title, indeed.

I'll email you my NaNo info...

Mason Canyon said...

Off to catch your post at Spunk's.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Charles Gramlich said...

Randy Johnson gave a nice review to your book. Over at Not the Baseball Pitcher.

Helen Ginger said...

Suck sounds like one crazy movie.

Now I'm off to your post at Spunky's blog.

Haleine said...

Is Suck as awesome as a SyFy Saturday night original movie? Because it kind of sounds like it might be.

If you've never seen a SyFy Saturday night original movie, I think you're missing out. They're the most horrible, cheesy movies ever created with the absolute worst storylines and special effects. It always made my mind boggle that a network that could produce such crap would also produce the genius Battlestar Galactica.

iZombie said...

suck, sounds interesting i read about it somewhere... and since i don't follow vampire-ish films... i lost, i am interested in it.. the cast rocks!

Charity Bradford said...

Just a quick Nano drop in: solstice1974

I'm adding you too.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I added you as a buddy. My user name is smua.

Stephen Tremp said...

I'll put SUCK on by Netflix list. Way down at the bottom, but its on it. And I'm on my way to Diane's blog.

Summer said...

I saw RED this weekend, and thought it was pretty fun. John Malkovich was the crowning jewel, for sure.

Jules said...

Suck and here I thought you were venting :) I watched Red over the weekend but I'll wait for your review.

Also I wanted to thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. With all your success and the # of followers I feel super special. I needed that, thanks.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for the tour update and the review too!

Copyboy said...

Suck looks like it actually won't Suck. BTW...I read the title too fast and thought the post was a bout Sputnik.

Michele Emrath said...

I know it's totally silly, but I love Henry Rollins in movies! And Malcolm McDowell is a great pull for me, too.

See you at Diane's site! Thanks for the movie info. And not doing NaNoWriMo. Good luck!

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Laura Eno said...

You are everywhere lately!
Enjoy NaNo! I did it last year but not this year. It was a great experience though.

Witless Exposition said...

I'm going to have to check out Suck. I'm a sucker for 80s camp.

Crap, I just realized what I did there. Sorry for the terrible pun.

My NaNo name is WitlessExposition. Looking forward to seeing what you do!

Holly Ruggiero said...

Awesome title. No NaNo for me. I will look for Suck.

Karen Peterson said...

That sounds like a fun movie, actually. Thanks for the review!

I added you on NaNo, I think. I'm under Karen77. I set that name up before I started using my full name on my blog, and forgot to change it when I had the chance. Next year, I guess...

Cherie Reich said...

Good luck with NaNoWriMo! *skips over to add you* I'm bookworm0753 there.

Abby Minard said...

Moby and raw meat? Haha. Good luck with NaNo- I'm in there somewhere, but I'm not doing it this year. (I can't even remember what my "name" is..oops)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

MJ, he filled the role well!

Christine, no pressure.

Dezz, I'm on a roll!

Kitty, yes, it's a comedy.

Tara, two more days of my tour and then I'm home!

Charles, I will go look!

Haleine, it's nothing like SyFy's movies! And yes, I've seen many - even did a play-by-play on Sharktopus last month.

Jules, I enjoy your blog!

Sputnik! Maybe I need to blog about that just for you, Copyboy.

Abby, that's funny.

Thanks everyone for leaving your NaNo names!

Colene Murphy said...

You and your misleading titles...

Suck sounds entertaining. Will have to keep an eye out!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sorry, not doing NaNo. Glad you could visit my blog today!

Lydia Kang said...

Why am I not surprised that Henry Rollins is in this movie.
Moby as a carnivore made me LOL!
I am on the fence about Nano--probably not doing it, but I might change my mind...

BryStearns said...

Interesting to hear you liked it so much. I've heard nothing but bad things about it. Interesting indeed.

Talli Roland said...

Sounds interesting!

Great post over at L Diane's, btw!

The Words Crafter said...

I really really want to see Red, too! Hope you all are okay. We've been in the middle of it with this crazy stuff. Be safe.

Arlee Bird said...

Good topic on Diane's blog. NaNo will soon be here. I'm hoping for a wash of inspiration this weekend so I'll have something to write about.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Hart Johnson said...

Suck does sound sort of interesting! I think you found me, but if not, I am hartjohnson.

Thanks for having me yesterday, Alex--that is the highest comments I've gotten--I know it is small potatoes to you, but both as my blog record for YOU, and people reading and commenting on me HERE were personal bests, so I really appreciate it!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Dude, where do you find these films??? I've never even heard of half the movies you review!! Very cool, though. I was just listening to the 80's radio station today. Feeling nostalgic all of a sudden. but man, I don't even know if our movie rental place will have this one in stock!

Carol Kilgore said...

Maybe I should run a side pool about when you'll actually see RED :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lydia, there's still time!

Bryan, really? Maybe people are taking it too serious.

Hart, glad my Army turned out for you! Thanks again, I really appreciated it.

Carolina, I found it on NetFlix. I do a lot of browsing there...

Carol, might be another way to make some money!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That's an interesting title for a movie. It could lead to all kinds of comments good and bad using the title for unkind puns.
Hope your blog tour is doing well.

Aleta said...

Hmm, This is the first that I've heard about Suck.

I'm too chicken to try NaNoWriMo. I don't have a story in me that wants to come out. How sad is that?

Liz said...

I sent you a NaNo PM with my info. Good luck!

Hiphop Rising said...

hahah woooow that movie looks pretty uh... weird :P

Jen Daiker said...

Loved the blog combination!!! Always keep me guessing... or do I always keep you guessing?

Jemi Fraser said...

I'd never have picked up that movie from the cover, but it sounds like fun!

I'm still tossing NaNo back and forth... can't decide. But I'm jemifraser over there :)

Lynda Young said...

Suck sounds...amusing.
I'm LynFaw in NaNo (we are buddies already)

Jai Joshi said...

Despite the fact that I'm an 80s child I've never seen Suck. I'll have to rectify that at some point.

Jai

Jennifer Louise said...

Hahahha. Looks like an....interesting movie.

WritingNut said...

That sounds very interesting... I love the 80's. I'll have to check it out, thanks :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Susan, it's going great!

Aleta, you could always write a month's worth of blog posts.

Hiphop, weird but fun!

Jen, I have to do something to stay ahead of the pack.

Jai, it's a trip.

Geof said...

I have had Suck on my watch list the summer so your review gives me hope to finally pull the trigger and get it.

Susan Fields said...

I read your interview at Spunk on a Stick's Tips - very interesting! My wip has characters who use telepathy, too.

I'm not doing NaNo, but best of luck to you!

RaShelle said...

Alex - Suck sounds like fun! I'll have to give it a try. Thanks. =D

Ishta Mercurio said...

Ha, ha! LOVE your post title today!

I`ll come back with my NaNo ID once I`m registered there. And SUCK sounds like one to catch - I`ll check it out.

Missed Periods said...

Very cool. I loved Alice Cooper in Wayne's World.

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

I'm glad that SUCK is actually quite fun, I was afraid that it was a 'so bad, it's actually really bad' movie, but I'm glad it's got that kitsch 80's vibe too.

By the way, I'm james.gryste on NaNoWriMo :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Susan! It's a fun concept, isn't it?

Ishta, let me know!

Jamie, I'll go find you! And Suck is just fun.

SFDaddy - Bryan said...

Well, I think you found me there, but I'll pop in with MY NaNo Nam: SFDaddy. Sounds like a ton of fun and I'm looking forward to it. See you all there next week!

J. D. Brown said...

SUCK sounds like something I'd love. I'm going to rent it next time I feel like watching movies.

My NaNo user name: J.D.Brown

I've added you as well.