Friday, October 28, 2011

November Movies and Movie Awards!

One month closer to Christmas…

Big announcement this week – the 411 Movie Awards are back! These were a lot of fun last year and I had the honor of winning the Best Science Fiction Blog. I encourage everyone to visit their SITE and nominate YOUR favorite movie-related blog.
Some excellent suggestions:
Cinemarvellous!
MsMariah’s Space Blog-yessy
A Life in Equinox
The Geek Twins
Scifi Media

Now on to the November movies. As always, descriptions courtesy of the IMDB. Snarky comments by me.

11 -

Immortals
Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Director: Tarsem Singh
Stars: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt
I’m not as excited about this one as I should be. The graphics in the trailer just don’t WOW me…

J. Edgar
As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts
Cast and director caught my eye with this one…

There’s also some Harry Potter movie coming out on DVD…


22 -

Super 8 and Conan both come out on DVD


25 -

The Muppets
With the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon.
Director: James Bobin
Stars: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper
Who doesn’t like Muppets????

Hugo
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee
Scorsese directing an animated kids film? I think hell just froze over...

Arthur Christmas
On Christmas night at the North Pole, Santa's youngest son looks to use his father's high-tech operation for an urgent mission.
Director: Sarah Smith
Stars: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy
Yes, three kid’s movies on the same day! Wonder who will win…?


29 -

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil on DVD!


Don’t forget to nominate your favorite movie blog!

Which movies catch your eye this month? And does anyone know more about that Harry Potter film…?
And I have to mention this - I never look, but I checked my Amazon Kindle ranking last night and CassaStar was number eight in science fiction-space opera! I was in the Amazon Top Ten!!!!!

116 comments:

mooderino said...

I saw the trailer for the Hoover movie and I'm not convinced Leo can play that kind of man convincingly. the make up is also a bit ropey.

Well done on the book!

Mood
Moody Writing
The Funnily Enough

Tonja said...

I'm looking forward to seeing Immortals. I really liked the casting of the gods in Clash of the Titans. I wonder how this one will compare.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Well done with your Kindle ranking! Very envious... :0)

Kane said...

Congrats on making it on to the amazon top 10.
Cant wait to see the muppets

Melissa Bradley said...

Thank you so very,very much for the shout out about The411 awards. You're awesome! And you made me all teary that you mentioned my blog as a potential nominee. Wow! I am so blown away by that, thank you. :) However, since I am part of The411, I'm not eligible.

George's and Mariah's blogs completely rock! I am off to check out the other three you've mentioned. New blogs to read and enjoy. Thanks!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A varid selection of movies. Enjoyed reading about them. Will your town/city have a cinema named after you???????

Have a good day.
Yvonne.

salarsenッ said...

I am all about the Immortals. Can't wait to see that one!! Thanks for mentioning it and reminding me. :)

Will Burke said...

Good Show on the top 10! Are you able to sleep?
And yay Muppets!It would be amazing if they could top Muppet Treasure Island.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Moody, Carole, and Kane, thanks!

Melissa, bummer!!!

Yvonne, that would be cool.

Laila Knight said...

Ah, good movies! Leo is an amazing actor..never lets me down. And Clint Eastwood directs a mean movie. Congrats on making the top ten on Amazon...way cool! Have a great weekend, Alex. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I want to see J Edgar and Hugo most. We'll have to wait to rent them most likely. Thanks for the post. I enjoy hearing about new movies.

Rhonda said...

Looks like a fun month of movies. I wonder how many of them will make it to New Zealand. Can't remember if I told you, I launched a new blog last week. I linked it to my name here. Stop by if you get a chance :)

GigglesandGuns said...

November movies -- couple one yes, one maybe.

Most important -- CONGRATULATIONS on Top Ten!!

Jemi Fraser said...

Woohoo! That's awesome!!! Congrats :)

I love the Muppets - Beaker, Animal, Fozzie... love them!

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm debating J. Edgar. It looks like such a good movie but I'm not sure...and I don't know why. But, I think I will see the muppets and Hugo looks great.

Rusty Webb said...

November is light on movies for me. Congrats on the top 10! Does that mean you can call yourself an Amazon bestselling author now?

iZombie said...

Tucker & Dale & Harry Potter vs. Evil... that is all i am on for... the muppets are scaring me something fierce... when did they have legs, reminds me of gremlins.

vote for me, vote for me!

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
Visit The Madness:
IZOMBIE

Javid S. said...

I've been waiting for Immortals since last year. Can't wait to watch!!!

oceangirl said...

I think I've mentioned I saw In Time on the big signboard. That is it. That is my movie-related experience this week!

Pk Hrezo said...

WOOT! Congrats on your ranking! Awesome!
I do like me some James McAvoy. :)
And Hugo looks really cool. Hoover will be all about the acting.
And of course, I <3 the muppets!

DL Hammons said...

Just not much that's exciting in November (except Super 8 coming out of DVD). Have a great weekend! :)

Joshua said...

I feel like I should be excited for the new Muppets movie, but I'm just not.

Hugo, Immortals, and J. Edgar, however...

Jules said...

Not sure about Hoover, Hugo intrigues me and I'm really curious about Anonymous. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

TOP TEN!?!?!!
DUDE!!!!!!!!!
that's AWESOME!!!!
congrats!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Will, I didn't sleep much!

Laila, thanks!

Rhonda, I'll pay a visit.

Thank you, Mary!

Jemi, who could possibly hate Muppets?

Rusty, according to my publisher, yes!!

Jeremy, you won't be disappointed by Tucker & Dale.

PK, thanks!

Heather M. Gardner said...

I still haven't seen that Harry Potter. *sniff

Want to see Capt. American too!

I'm soooo behind!

Top 10 on Amazon? That is fantastic news!

Anne Gallagher said...

Congrats on the Top Ten!! That's so fantastic!!

I think all the kids movies are a go for me and The Monster. I would love to see J. Edgar.

Amy said...

Congrats on making Top Ten!

I'm actually looking forward to seeing Immortals, but only in 3D, seeing the trailer at home didn't have the same kick as the one at the cinema in 3D.

Definitely checking out the 411 Movie Awards, thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend! :)

~Sia McKye~ said...

Oh, how gratifying to be in the top ten, Alex! W00T!

can't say there are any movies that have caught my eye. Of course, I haven't been looking either. Of your list, J. Edgar looks intriguing. Like you say, cast and director and the fact that the man was a force to be reckoned with.

Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

C D Meetens said...

Yay for the Muppets :). I hadn't heard of the others. Interesting what they seem to have done with Greek Mythology in Immortals.

Old Kitty said...

Muppets!! Yes please!!! Muppets all the way!!! Yay!!! I love the Muppets.

Take care
x

danjor21 said...

I'm looking forward to seeing Immortals. I like epic type movies and mythology.

L.G.Smith said...

Yay for Immortals!! Very excited for that movie to come out.

And big congrats on breaking the Sci-Fi top ten on Amazon!!

Nancy said...

We will be seeing the muppets whether my kids want to or not, sometimes they are just beards for me to see kids movies. The others will probably fall into the dvd category. Celebrate your top ten in a big way. Authors often don't take the time to bask in the victories but you have worked hard. Congrats.

Karen Walker said...

Woo hoo, Alex. top10. That's awesome. Congratulations.
Karen

Budd said...

against my better judgement, I want to see Immortals

Julie Dao said...

I'm noticing a lot of Greek/Roman mythology inspired movies nowadays, but I haven't seen any of them. They just look so cheesy... but I don't know, the Immortals looks sort of intriguing. What about "that Harry Potter film"?? Do you know something I don't, Alex?!

Suze said...

I, for one, love the Muppets.

Stephen Tremp said...

We'll see Puss N Boots today. Hope its not just a corny cash cow. I do love the Muppets? Just saw the Muppet Show 3D at California Adventure last week with the fam. Its like the hundredth time we've seen it. Never gets old.

M.J. Fifield said...

"There's also some Harry Potter movie coming out on DVD..."

That cracked me up.

I'm looking forward the J. Edgar and the Muppets even though I likely won't see either of them actually in a theater.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks Heather, Anne, and Amy!

ia, thanks and it does look intriguing.

CD, and Kitty, big Muppet fans I take it?

LG, Nancy, and Karen, thanks!

Julie, it's just a rumor one will be released soon on DVD...

Stephen, it's getting really good reviews. I have a feeling I'll be seeing it as well.

MJ, glad I could make you laugh.

Bryan Russell said...

Man, I'd really like to see Super 8.

Mark Noce said...

Rad, and congrats!

Lydia Kang said...

Lots of good stuff here! Hugo looks fascinating.

Christina Williams said...

I am soooooo excited about all of those movies! I can't wait to see them! I'm most excited about J. Edgar, Immortals and Hugo.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congrats on the top 10!!! That's awesome!
On the three kid movie showdown - I think Hugo will win . . . the trailers had our own family interested, and although I love the Muppets, my kids just don't get their appeal which kind of makes me sad. Santa movies are great, but this one seems too early.
So Hugo, that's my vote . . . partly because I think it hits the "tween" spending market the best.

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

You are an Amazon top 10! Whoo hoo! That Hugo movie does sound interesting.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Muppets! I love the Muppets. We watch The Muppets Christmas Carol every year.
Congrats on the top ten.

Christopher Hudson said...

Geez, Alex, you're a star!

Angela Brown said...

Alex, that is wonderful news making it into Amazon's Top Ten for space operas. Cyber High Five!

And I'm very interested in Immortals. However, Christmas Days looks to be a day for my chipmunk. Who knows, maybe Santa will give her a two-fer kind of movie day if she's nice and not naughty :-)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Number 10? That's awesome. Congrats.

Nebular said...

Thanks for the shout out, Alex. I hope people will like my blog and nominate it, if they think it's deserving.

Congrats on making Amazon's top 10. That's awesome news!

Immortals is my most anticipated movie of 2011, and although it screams "300", I expect it to be mind-blowing. "Hugo" and "Arthur Christmas" are also on my must-see list.

Sangu said...

I love the art and graphics for Hugo and it sounds intriguing enough that I may give it a go - quite intrigued about Immortals too, though I agree, it doesn't look AS cool as it could!

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats on the Top Ten!! That's huge!

Also, I want to see Hugo. Is that bad?

LD Masterson said...

Congratulations on the top ten. That's fantastic.

This post reminds me how much I miss going to the movies. Need to make more time for that.

Ricky said...

I feel the same about Immortals.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congratulations on the Amazon Top Ten! I'll have to visit some of your suggestions. J. Edgar sounds like an Oscar contender. We look forward to seeing it. Julie

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations! Top ten is awesome! I'm not too excited about any of those movies. I just hope they don't butcher The Muppets. I have Captain America sitting on top of my TV at the moment. Yes, horrible of me not to have seen it sooner. I really need to find a teenager to babysit for me!

D.G. Hudson said...

Congrats, Alex.

Yeah, the Muppets should be sacred, untouchable. May the best survive.

Liked this post, now I want to see Hugo (anything about that decade in Paris)

Thanks for the info and Happy Halloween!

Donea Lee said...

Hey - where's Breaking Dawn???? :) And actually, my daughter thinks the Muppets are creepy. Go figure.

Congrats on making the Amazon top 10!!! That's awesome!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mark, thanks!

Tyrean, I predict there will be more adults at the Muppet movie than kids! And thanks.

Mary, Christopher, and Diane, thanks.

Angela, I'll take the cyber high five!

Donna, it was higher, but I missed it!

George, I nominated you! And thanks.

Sangu, something just seems off about Immortals...

Thanks, Elana! And no, not at all.

LD, thanks - and go see a movie this weekend.

Ricky, it just seems... off.

Thanks, Julie!

Christine, we watched it Tuesday night. Awesome movie!

Thanks DG and Donea!

Nancy Thompson said...

J Edgar looks good. Love both Leo & Clint. I also wanna see In Time. And no, it's not just because of JT, but that doesn't hurt either!

Thanks for the heads up, Alex! Have a great weekend, and congrats again on your CassaStar ranking!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Thanks for the shout-out Alex, I nominated yours as well. The only movie I'm looking forward to is "The Muppets." It's great to see them on the big screen.

Lynda R Young said...

oh, I'm looking forward to seeing Hugo. That one looks wonderful.

Karen Peterson said...

I love that the Muppets have to save the theater from a greedy oil tycoon when, isn't the Muppet Theater in the middle of a city? O blatant political messages in kid movies, how I love/loathe thee.

I'm still going to see it, though. Because, let's face it. It's the Muppets!

Laura said...

I'm so looking forward to Immortals... but perhaps hoping that it's going to be better than it looks. Congrats on the Amazon rating - that's sooooo cool! (The film I'm most excited about isn't out till next year, but Haywire... man, now there's a good looking film!)
Laura xxx

Cate Masters said...

Wow, the top ten - congrats! *bows to the master*
Immortals caught my eye, but it looks suspiciously like 300 (probably because the same people made it)

Tara Tyler said...

not excited about these movies, i think they're holding out for xmas. or running out of ideas...

yay for you, tho!
hav a great wknd!

Val Thevictorian said...

Congrats on your Amazon ranking!
My 13-year-old son will want to see Immortals. He's into mythology and ancient Greece. J. Edgar looks good to me, except that I am not a great fan of DiCaprio.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Nancy!

You are welcome, Maurice.

Karen, you have to see Muppets.

Thanks, Laura.

Cate, I think you have the Masters thing cornered!

The Golden Eagle said...

I really want to see Hugo--that was one amazing book.

Congratulations on the Amazon Top Ten! :)

Bish Denham said...

J. Edgar looks interesting to me. I'm also looking forward to The Rum Diary coming out tomorrow (I believe.) Anything with Johnny Depp is going to be good. And since he knew Hunter Thompson...

Ciara said...

Congratulations on the Amazon Ranking! I looked through the comments for what Hart had to say about your HP comment. I can't wait to read what she writes. :)

M Pax said...

Congrats on the amazon ranking, Alex. Excellent.

I've been waiting for Harry to come out.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Golden!

Thanks, Ciara! Rusty just sent me a screen shot of it at #8. Whoa. And I'm sure Hart will have something to say about that...

nutschell said...

Hey Alex!
I always enjoy your movie posts. I've been looking forward to Hugo forever! Chloe Moretz is in there--which I think is a big plus.
By the way, I never saw Priscilla myself but we've had a lot of guests who say they have (even if we've never told them the story to begin with).
Meeting Jane Lynch was cool. She wasn't snarky in person, though she did have that witty, sarcastic humor at times. :)

nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Congratulations on making it to the top ten in space opera on Amazon, Alex! Woohoo!

Michael Offutt said...

I'm looking forward to the man candy on display for the Immortals movie. I also will be watching J. Edgar. It doesn't surprise me you won the award for best science fiction blog.

Chris Phillips said...

Congrats on the top 10. If there were such a thing as a sci-fi writing pimp, it would be you.

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the info. Have a great weekend!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nutschell, I figured she'd sport some of that sarcastic humor!

Thanks, Jeffrey! I had no idea it was happening.

Thanks, Michael.

Chris, now that's a unique title!

Draven Ames said...

I want to take the kids to see Hugo, just to see how good Scorsese does with a movie for kids. It looks promising.

Draven Ames said...

Oh, and I thought I might mention that Jeffrey Beesler is featured on my blog today.

Pat Tillett said...

Congrats on the ranking Buddy! That's fantastic! Also, thanks for the reviews...

Donna Hole said...

Immortalsis the only one that catches my eye.

Have a good weekend Alex.

.......dhole

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Wow, Alex, you can't do much better than being ranked in an Amazon top ten listing! CONGRATULATIONS!

J Edgar sounds fascinating but I'd more inclined to watch the Muppets.

Happy weekend, Alex.

xoRobyn

Leovi said...

J. Edgar looks very interesting. Besides Clint Eastwood never disappoints.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Draven, thanks for the tip!

Thanks, Pat!!

Robyn, thanks - I'm really happy about it.

Leovi, he's a really good director.

Carol Kilgore said...

J. Edgar. The trailer looks really good. Any of those kid movies could catch on.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

CassaStar is where it should be. It's great!

Cindy said...

Interesting stuff. I think I might go see Hugo.

julie fedderson said...

Yay for you and your top ten status!! And I finally saw Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and it was awesome.

Katherines Corner said...

Is it weird that none of these are on my must see list, LOl
Hugs and smooches!
P.S> I'm waiting patiently for the recent planet of the apes movie to come out on DVD

Patricia Stoltey said...

I hate to admit this, but the only movie I ended up seeing all month was the DVD of Phoebe in Wonderland with Diane Fanning. I used to go to a movie every week....

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carol, it's any kid movie's game!

Susan, thank you - I really appreciate that.

Julie, I just knew you'd dig it. And thanks.

Katherine, now that was an excellent film.

Patricia, I didn't go to many this past month.

Leovi said...

Well, I just got to see Steven Spielberg's Tintin and I must confess that in the middle of the film I had to raise my son.

Hart Johnson said...

HA! J Edgar Hoover!!! Our nations most prominent cross dresser! It's too bad it didn't make him a nicer person. My efforts at lingerie training usually work, but he seems not to have been under the guidance of a master.

Congrats on your book stats!!!

Hart Johnson said...

Side note: Very excited about the Harry Potter, but my 7th movie has been MISSING, (pretty sure my daughter took it to someones house) and I can't watch the 2nd 7th without the 1st!!! (I want to watch them all in a row)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hart, I thought you trained people to avoid clothes? And you've got two weeks to find part seven!

Robyn Campbell said...

I love snarky comments. *snort*

Hmmm, J Edgar. I think most people would want to see it based on that awesome cast. And the secret life that J. Edgar lived. Which it turns out, wasn't as secret as he thought.

I love the Muppets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Arthur Christmas. Harry Potter on DVD. I guess I know I'm buying it. The kids will make me do it. Really. It isn't for me. Honest. ;-)

The Amazon Top Ten. What an honor. Congrads to you. *waving*

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

I have Hugo, Harry Potter and J. Edgar on my list. Still looking for more recommendations.

Congrats on the Amazon Top Ten! That's awesome. I just got CassaStar on my Kindle a couple days ago. Can't wait to start reading it.

Talli Roland said...

Wooooo! Congrats, Alex.

And the Muppets? Seriously?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robyn, thanks! Muppets are cool. And I'm not a big Harry Potter fan, but the last movie was really good.

Angela, I really appreciate that.

Talli, do you not like Muppets?

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i'm really looking forward to Hugo. Every time i see a preview for it i get all excited

Leovi said...

Martin Scorsese is one of my favorite directors. Hope it does not disappoint with this movie.

N. R. Williams said...

Congratulations Alex on being in the top ten at Amazon. That's hard to do. It's my guess that it will be the latest HP film and there will be boxed sets of all the films. I saw a commercial that Captain America is out and thought about you.
Cheers,
Nancy
N. R. Williams, Fantasy Author

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Nancy! Just watched it on DVD the other day - Captain America is a great movie.

LisaAnn said...

Gotta say, I'm disproportionately excited about the Muppets... ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

LisaAnn, that's all right!

Dempsey Sanders said...

major congrats at the Amazon ranking, well done buddy. And also thanks for the mention for the 411 awards, glad to see that you have a title to defend and up for something completely different this year!

threeguys1movie.com said...

I am looking forward to checking out that Immortals flick and looking forward to Tucker & Dale Vs Evil to hit DVD. It was sadly not released anywhere near me.

Ella said...

Congrats Alex, on the 10 ten and for your blog! woo hoo~


I'm curious about J.Edgar...
I hope Leo wears a dress ;D

tfwalsh said...

Really enjoyed Super 8 - can't wait till it comes out DVD so i can watch it again.. hmmm not many of the Nov flicks have me eager to see them...:)

Maggie Asfahani Hajj said...

Congrats!!!!

Just saw the preview for Hugo today before a showing of Puss in Boots (very cute!), and I do have to say I did get excited by it. Also Tin Tin looks pretty good, too!

Just Another Day in Paradise said...

Congrats on Amazon. You are a Rock Star.

Hugo,Hugo,Hugo.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dempsey, thanks - and that's cool I have two nominations.

ThreeGuys, you will dig Tucker & Dale!

Thanks, Ella.

Maggie, TinTin is next month!

Just, thank you!