Monday, April 15, 2013

A to Z Challenge - Memento, Meant to Live, Ninja News, and the Big Surprise!

My theme for the A to Z Challenge is Favorite Movies, Bloggers, and Music! I’ll name a favorite movie that corresponds with the letter, and then select a character from the film. I will then name a favorite blogger who reminds me of that character, and then dedicate a song to him. (Also corresponding with the alphabet.) I’ll wrap it all up with trivia and/or fun facts about the movie, the blogger, or the music!

In addition, two lucky commenters this month will receive a review copy of CassaStorm! One comment per day and each is worth one entry except – the first and one hundredth comments on each day will receive ten entries!

Memento

Nolan’s greatest masterpiece. The story is told backwards, which makes you think as every new scene unfolds. You do not leave your brain at the door for this one! Guy Pearce is exceptional as the man with memory issues searching for his wife’s killer. This film is the ultimate mind bend.

Leonard Shelby is focused on his goal. He might forget things, but never his ultimate target. Since every moment is new to him, Leonard possesses a child-like innocence.

Who is Leonard?

Charity Bradford!

Her goal was published author and she never wavered on that path, achieving it this past February. Charity also possesses that innocence, and it comes through in her smile and her Faith. Her passions shine, no matter what she is doing.

Charity is the author of The Magic Wakes and a devoted mother and wife.

To you I dedicate Meant to Live by Switchfoot. (Song title leads to YouTube.)

“We were meant to live for so much more… And everything inside screams for second life…” I will see that second life, Charity!

Trivia and Facts:

Did you know that Leonard’s medical condition is real? It’s called Anterograde Amnesia – the inability to form new memories – and is a result of damage to the hippocampus.

Switchfoot is a term from what sport/activity?

L’s trivia answer - Nancy’s son attends Arizona State University and Rush formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Ninja News

Shannon Lawrence at The Warrior Muse has a story, "The Family Ruins," in the anthology Sunday Snaps: The Stories, which releases today. Congratulations, Shannon!

The latest in Andrew Leon’s Shadow Spinner series, Part 19, is available today and free at Amazon. You can also pick up Parts 15-18 free, along with his book The Evil That Men Do. Congratulations, Andrew!

The Big Surprise!


The Best and Worst Remakes Blogfest – May 17

That’s right – another fun and easy movie blogfest! Something simple after the insanity of the Challenge and my last one until the fall.

Hosted by me, Stephen Tremp, Livia Peterson, and Al Diaz.

When Hollywood runs out of ideas, they remake older films. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it fails miserably.

On May 17, list the best remake you’ve ever seen and the worst.

Added bonus – list the worst and/or best song remake you’ve ever heard!

Sign up below!



Fan of Memento? Following the awesome Charity? Know the trivia answer? Eager to get Shannon and Andrew’s books? And ready for one final blogfest until the fall? I KNOW you can think of a really crappy remake…

178 comments:

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Alex, Charity sounds like a great blog buddy to have. Love the song you dedicated to her. Another blogfest. Whew! You guys are unstoppable ;)

Rachna Chhabria said...

Can't believe it, I am the first one to comment. This must be my lucky day :)

Cynthia said...

I remember watching Memento- it was a very captivating story.

ediFanoB said...

You are incredible!

One more Blogfest. I'm sure the poeple will love it.

From 12th to 26th of May I will be on holiday with my wife and without internett access.

Rhonda said...

Dare I admit, I have never seen Memento - but now I want to, and Charity sounds like an amazing person. Loving all these introductions.

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

Patsy said...

I just don't get movie remakes. Why can't they make new stuff instead of messing up something that's already been done well?

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I've heard of Charity before, she's great. Congrats Shannon and Andrew. Memento is not for those who don't want movies that makes them think, hard. Wonderful movie. It is truly awful when your mind works against you. Another Blogfest? Aw Alex, you spoil us. And keep our blogfest muscles in shape. Signed up immediately of course. *Grins*

Leovi said...

I agree, Memento is undoubtedly one of the greatest films of recent years.

Elise Fallson said...

I've got Charity's book on my tbr list and I'm looking froward to reading it, hopefully soon! And congratulations to Shannon and Andrew!
If I can get the post for your bloghop written/scheduled before I go on vacation, then I'm in.

Mark Koopmans said...

Memento is like da bomb, dude - and here's some trivia back at you: Name the cheesy Australian soap that helped launch Guy Pearce's career?

Zoltán Gecse said...

You found a great new blogfest theme! Maybe I'll join to it.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

and you can manage another blogfest within a blog challenge. Best of luck to ye. Rather you than me.

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Another great Mix and Match it is such a good theme.
Already signed up for the blogfest.

Have a good day.
Yvonne.

Melody said...

I haven't seen Memento, but now I want to! Loved this post.

mooderino said...

Memento was a great film, but I always wondered what it would be like to watch it forwards instead of backwards. Probably an option on the bluray to do that.

mood
Moody Writing

Empty Nest Insider said...

Memento was a captivating movie, and you really couldn't blink for a minute. Charity sounds like someone I would definitely like to meet.

Julie

Catherine Noble said...

I've never seen Momento, but I want to now! I'll be sure to follow Charity, that's great she met her goal!

Old Kitty said...

Love love love love love Memento!! Love!!!

A switchfoot sounds ever so naughty! LOL!! Off I go now!!!

p.s. Yay - found Mr Tremp!! Take care
x

Ray Rousell said...

I don't think I've ever been so confused the first time I watched Memento! What a great film!!

J.L. Murphey said...

Soccer and skateboard trick

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I like stories that go backwards. Just one long flashback. I'll keep my eyes out for Memento. Thanks.

Don't be a Hippie
Take 25 to Hollister

Nick Wilford said...

I did some research on anterograde amnesia for a book I wrote. I've wanted to see Memento for a long time. Charity is a nice pick, I've got The Magic Wakes on my TBR list.

I'll have to have a think about all the remakes out there, but hopefully I'll be able to sign up for the blogfest!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rachna, you are first!

Edi, on holiday sounds a lot more fun.

Rhonda, bring your big brain.

Sheena-Kay, thanks!

Leovi, that's right.

Elise, fair enough.

Mark, can't remember the name, but he was in two series I believe.

Zoltan, please join!

Moody, believe it or not, it is!!

Kitty, wait until you see the answer.

JL, VERY close!!

C.M.Brown said...

I don't think I have ever seen Memento!

Signed up or the Blogfest! Sounds like fun!

Donna Shields said...

I can think of a few crappy remakes. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I loved Momento. And I love your tribute to Charity Bradford. ;)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Never saw Momento. Guess I need to.

Charity Bradford said...

Alex how did you get to be so awesome? Thank you so much for the song! I think it's perfect!

I haven't seen Momento, but now I'll have to see if it's on Netflix.

May will be dedicated to moving into a new house. Hopefully this will be the last move for 10-20 years! :) I'll be ready for fall blogfests though.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I remember having to watch Memento twice to fully grasp what happened. What a wonderful film...truly original in every way. I am looking forward to The Best and Worst Remakes Blogfest!

Jay Noel said...

Nice to meet Charity!

I think I posted about that form of amnesia a while ago. There's one that's similar where the person cannot recognize any one's voice. They have to see your face, otherwise, even their significant other's voice is meaningless.

Then there's the "Foreign Language Syndrome" where a person has a head injury, and when they wake up speaking with the ability to speak fluently in another language. So weird.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Memento was such a good movie! Now I want to see it again. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Since I love movies, I decided to play. Haven't seen Momento.

Melanie Schulz said...

Way to go Charity! I think Switchfoot is a perfect choice for her.

kmckendry said...

Congrats to Charity!

Yay! An easy blogfest, whew!

Hart Johnson said...

I need to run Memento when I'm not at work. I think I had trouble following it when my attention was divided, at least if I'm thinking of the right one. Movie remakes, huh? I'm not sure I've seen many. If the first was good, I rebel, if it was bad, I'm afraid to try again...

Gossip_Grl said...

I haven't seen the movie Memento, but enjoyed reading your posting today!

Laura Eno said...

Memento certainly sounds interesting but I try to stay away from movies that threaten to hurt my brain or set it on fire...

Soccer?

Of course I can think of a few remakes! I want you to know how determined I was to get signed up - having dyslexified my first name no less than THREE times to accomplish it! :) Sheesh!

Clarissa Draper said...

Cool blogfest! I think I'll sign up. Also, cool that Rush is a Canadian group.

A Beer For The Shower said...

I saw Memento for the first time last year, and then asked myself "Why did I take so long to see this?" Definitely a brilliant movie.

Also, I'm excited to hear Shannon's anthology is finally out!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nick, hope you can join us.

Charity, you're welcome! Selecting your song was the easiest. Hope you don't move again for a very long time.

Jay, that is weird.

Laura, that made me laugh! And sorry, not soccer.

Andrew Leon said...

Have there been any good remakes? I'm drawing a complete blank.

Thanks for the plug!

DayDreamer said...

Memento is an amazing film. Will get my thinking cap on about the worst and best remakes, worst ones should be easy enough. Maybe the best is actually the worst, if you know what I mean.

emmlyjane said...

Hello Alex -- Thanks for a great post. I need to get out and see Momento. Sounds like a great flick!

Teresa Coltrin said...

The brain is an awesome organ but when it short circuits, it affects its host incredibly.

I'll probably pass on your next blogfest. Sorry.

mshatch said...

Loved Memento - Guy Pierce was excellent in it. And Charity is a wonderful person :)

Jackie said...

Congrats to Charity!
Signed up for the blogfest!

Shell Flower said...

Charity definitely deserves the spotlight. She has worked really hard to achieve her goals. Memento is such a trip! I need to watch it again.

jaybird said...

All signed up for the blog fest! Can't wait. Already have a pretty good idea of what I'm going to use. Happy Monday!

S. L. Hennessy said...

Momento is such a crazy movie. I have the DVD version where you can watch it in chronological order. It's interesting.

Yay for a new blogfest!

John Wiswell said...

Memento definitely holds up! I re-watched it with a friend this year and was struck by how tight and earnest the story is. It also treats cognition more robustly than most amnesia stories.

John at The Bathroom Monologues

L. Diane Wolfe said...

We discussed Memento for hours after seeing.

Blogfest sounds fun.

Stephen Tremp said...

I haven't seen Momento but do appreciate an great Mend Bend. I'll watch it this week.

Looking forward to the Best and Worst Movies Blogfest too!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

MOMENTO was one movie you couldn't leave for a bathroom break! I hope THE LONE RANGER this summer doesn't qualify for the worst remake! I want it to be good! (The little boy in me at least!)

Man O' Clay said...

Switchfoot is a term from skateboarding, I believe. Yeah, Memento blew my mind. Great movie.

farawayeyes said...

I know and follow Charity. Also, read her book. Very well done.

Signed up for the remake blogfest. I so enjoyed the last movie one you did, I just couldn't help myself.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Remakes almost always disappoint. Except, maybe, the super hero ones. It's like they need to redo it for the next generation with the new technology. It's ok. And, Hollywood hasn't run out of ideas. They just reject new ones because they're playing it safe. New screen writers may not ever get "in".

Play off the Page

Karen Lange said...

Will have to go and visit Charity. Thanks for the recommendation! Thanks also for all the info. Happy Monday!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Memento is an amazing film. I love films that make you have to work to get the most out of it. I've not met Charity yet.

Isis Rushdan said...

Any blogfest involving movies and I'm most likely in.

As for the bonus, would a soundtrack remake be acceptable?

Ella said...

Congrats to Shannon n' Andrew :D


Memento is amazing! Gosh, now I want to watch movies...damn! lol
Off to visit Charity-her book does sound amazing~

Happy Monday-I'm tempted about your blogfest! Maybe it should be National Popcorn Day-then count me in! tee,hee

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I liked Memento, but I always figured he could keep better notes. Still, wasn't Carrie-Anne fabulous.

Bravo, Charity. I like your audacity!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Memento is definitely a movie to watch more than once.

Mina Burrows said...

I have to think about remakes. That one will be tough but I have a few ideas. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Andrew, you're welcome. And I can think of a few.

Teresa, that's all right.

SL, we do as well, although we haven't watched it backwards yet.

Roland, I hope it's good as well.

Man O Clay - very close!

Mary, you're right about them playing it safe.

Isis, excellent idea!!

Ella, join us.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I've never heard of Anterograde Amnesia before. That has to be one "interesting" affliction. I can't imagine.

I'm awash in trivia these days and I don't seem to know the answers to any of it. I'm beginning to wonder what that means. Like, am I 100% out of touch?

Can't take on your great May Hop. I'm on official leave starting May 1. It will be fun, I know.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Charity rocks! And I love that song!!! Great picks as always!
I have a story in the Sunday Snaps Collection too! Congrats to Shannon and Andrew!

Trivia: Switchfoot - from snowboarding and maybe skateboarding.

Yay for another blogfest!!!

Emily R. King said...

Memento blew my mind. I need to watch it again.

Halfway through the A to Z, Alex!

Heather M. Gardner said...

I'm so IN!!!

I haven't seen Memento. I remember hearing about it.
I might just have to pick that up.

Charity is very cool.

Happy Monday!

Heather

Claire Hennessy said...

Ooh not see Memento - sounds good, will check it out.

Rick Daley said...

Have you ever watched Memento in order? I've seen a list of scenes in chronological order, and you can go through the DVD and play them in "true time." I haven't done it, but it would be cool.

Kelley Lynn said...

I haven't seen Mememto. Must add it to the list!

Melissa Sugar said...

Another fun blogfest, yea! Great recognition for, Charity. . I loved Memento and what a mind bender. I had no clue that was a real illness, how frightening.

Worst song remake: Tell it like it is, by Heart, originally by Aaron Neville.

Cassie Mae said...

I haven't seen Memento, but I love that Switchfoot song. And Charity too ;)

Another blogfest? You madman, lol. This one sounds like fun. If I hit my deadline this month, I'll be open to hopping. :D

Mark Means said...

Momento was a great movie and one that had me guessing up until the end.

I'm in for the blog hop, sounds like fun :)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Love that movie. I had to watch it a few times before I really "got it," though. :)

Jack said...

I've never heard of this movie, but it sounds like one I'd like. (Kind of like Inception. I like movies that makes one think.) I will have to try and find it.

Also, close on guessing who used the quote from Star Trek. It was actually McCoy to Spock during the episode where they have to fight in the gladiator type battle.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Memento is the ultimate mind-bend Alex. I hear you can actually watch it again and question whether his memories are even real. I can't go there though. Sounds like a great blogfest!

Suze said...

That Switchfoot song is super uplifting.

I wanna do a movie blogfest because I plan to blog a lot more on movies in the coming month but I can't think of a single remake I'd wanna profile ... Hmm.

Fe said...

Memento sounds like a movie I should watch. :)

Nancy Thompson said...

A great flick, a wonderful choice for tribute (of course I know & follow Charity,) & an inspiring song! As for my son's college, yes, ASU, but only for 2 more weeks. He's coming home, yay! For today's trivia, hmm, soccer maybe? Congrats Shannon & Andrew! I'm all signed up for the blogfest, but I'll have to give it some thought.

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

Oh that's a really good blog fest you got coming up. I'm either going to blog about Total Recall or Conan. Both of those remakes were absolutely terrible.

Huzzah for Charity and Andrew!

I thought it was funny when I discovered I had the special collector's edition of Memento. I had no idea I'd bought it, but one of my friends pointed it out to me.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lee, you just have a good time!

Tyrean, congratulations! I'm sorry, I didn't know. And you are so close on the trivia...

Rick, it's on my DVD, we just haven't watched it yet.

Meilssa, that one was awful!

Jack, I tried! And you would dig Memento.

Suze, I can suggest a few...

nancy, I know you'll be glad to have him home. And not soccer.

Michael, those two were all right. I've seen much worse.

Arlee Bird said...

Okay count me in for May 17th. This seems simple enough.

Lee
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out

Julia King said...

Memento sounds like a great film. I'm a fan of Charity already for her dedication to be published. She's my hero today!

I just signed up for the blogfest. You do know you have created a monster with your blogfests, right? haha I look forward to it.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Thought I'd mosey on over and say hi.

Congratulations to Charity for not giving up! Gotta feel good.

I have to think on the worst/best blogfest a bit. I like easy and fun.

S.K. Anthony said...

I haven't watched Memento but it sounds great. A new blogfest? How do you have time to even think these things up? It's a good one too ;)

Sherry Ellis said...

Best and Worst remakes blog hop - that will be interesting! I don't know Charity. I'll have to stop by and visit her. She sounds nice.

Charles Gramlich said...

I still have not seen memento.

Robin said...

I am just returning from Charity's blog. She is everything you said and more. I am now following. Thank you for highlighting her:)

Also, thank you for the reminder that I really need to watch the movie MEMENTO (again). Gah...

Jo said...

Just told Father Dragon I won't be joining this new blogfest, don't see enough movies I'm afraid, original or remakes. Sorry.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

Julie Flanders said...

Oh wow, I didn't know about Shannon's story! How awesome for her. And I've got Charity's book on my list, looks like a great one.

SC Author said...

Memento. Now I havvvee to watch that movie!

Christine Rains said...

Memento was a really neat movie, and that's cool you linked it to Charity. Congrats to Shannon and Andrew too! That's an awesome blogfest. Hmm, now I'm thinking about it already.

LD Masterson said...

I never saw Memento but it sounds like I should. And I signed up for the remake blog hop.

Carrie-Anne said...

I'd guess switchfoot refers to soccer.

T. Drecker said...

Yay, Shannon and Andrew! Sounds like a great bloghop. See if my fingers are still working by then ;)

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Wouldn't it be awful not to make new memories?

Thanks for visiting my blog and for being an A to Z sponsor.

Mary Montague Sikes

Cath Cath said...

I may just have to participate in the movie blogfest. My birthday and a list of awesome/bad/awesomely bad movies are a wonderful combination .

And Memento is on my list but I feel as though I really need the right mood to watch.

Cath from Dramatics and Words

Steven said...

Memento was one of the better postmodern stories, a form so many try to execute but fail miserably.

Al Diaz said...

I saw memento but didn't get much. :D
Second try.

Mark Noce said...

Ooo, I totally want a copy! Here's my comment:)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I had never even heard of Momento until your movie blogfest. I still haven't seen it, but I will!

michelle said...

Anterograde amnesia? Never heard of it before.
I'm not sure that I qualify for this blogfest! You know me and my movie-challenged brain... LOL
Congrats to Shannon and Andrew!
I'm off to Charity's blog now...

Writer In Transit

ilima said...

Memento has been on my to-watch list for a while because I LOVE mind-bending memory stories (I may have even written one :) but I haven't seen it yet.

Will have to think about the bloghop, I feel intimidated by all you movie-buffs. I don't know if can come up with something clever. :)

nutschell said...

I love Meant to Live by Switchfoot. I so wish I can belt out those lyrics without croaking--even more, i wish i could rock that guitar!

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Lydia Kang said...

I have to see that movie! I've heard so many good things about it and I love that actor.

Lydia Kang said...

I have to see that movie! I've heard so many good things about it and I love that actor.

Bish Denham said...

I'm putting Memento on my list to watch! Learning about a lot of movies here.

Megan said...

Big fan of Memento. I think I had to watch it in high school. don't remember why or for what class. Maybe Psych?

Karen Tamara said...

Charity is awesome and her story of success is inspiring. I have been meaning to check out Memento for years, but I've never seen it. maybe tonight! It sounds really cool. Not sure how I've missed it all this time...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lee, knew you couldn't resist!

Julia, if there are as many participants as the last one, it will feel like a monster!

SK, I planned this one months ago...

Jo, that's all right.

Carrie-Anne, sorry!

Cath, perfect timing then!

Ilima, I bet you can!

Nutschell, I can do both, just not well.

Megan, seems a likely fit.

David List said...

I love that movie.
"Meant to Live" is actually the first song I ever played on stage. The other guitarist and myself were alternating those intro guitars.. He nailed his part. I crashed and burned. It's ok though, the audience was forgiving. We were playing at a church. :)

The Desert Rocks said...

Haven't seen Memento but it sounds riveting. I can't imagine anything worse as a writer--forgetting things and losing our memories!

VikLit said...

Ah Memento is an AWESOME movie now I want to watch it again!

J. A. Bennett said...

Fun bloghop! And I'd totally want a copy of Cassa Storm :)

Susan Kane said...

Guy Pearce is an actor I enjoy, so "Momento" goes on the T.B.W. list. thanks.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm embarrassed that I haven't seen Memento. I guess I don't want the brain-pain. The bloghop sounds fun. I'll enjoy visiting; I doubt I've seen enough remakes to participate.

xoRobyn

Birgit said...

memento is brilliant-no doubt about that and Guy Pierce is an excellent actor. I wish he had more roles. I knew about that brain problem. i watched something on PBS about it-it was very interesting....hmmmm now what i was i talking about....:)

Morgan said...

Go Charity!

And Memento? Haven't even heard of it... *hides*

But from reading above, if Guy Pearce is involved, ummm... yeah!!!

Rusty Webb said...

Momento is one of my all time favs. And we're supposed to be at M? Oh damn.

Yolanda Renee said...

Did not care for Memento, but love Charity and her new book! AWESOME

Happy Monday!

Melissa said...

Great choice Charity. She comes across as such a genuine, awesome person online. :)

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Great pick- again! :) And so good to meet Charity Bradford- will head over and check out her site...I just saw her and her book over at Michael's blog. Cheers :)

Liza said...

What a nice song tribute. I'm heading over to meet Charity.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

David, that made me laugh! I'd hope they would be forgiving at a church.

Robyn, just need to name two.

Rusty, yeah, we're on M...

Rebecca, yes you did!

Livia Peterson said...

I love the big surprise - a movie blogfest! Can't wait to participate and co-host! It's gonna be so awesome with you Alex because you make everything awesome!

I've read Charity's blog before, but now I should follow her. Nice highlight!

You're still keeping me in suspense who will be featured. There's some pretty cool bloggers in this community!

Pk Hrezo said...

Memento blew me away first time I saw it in the theatre. I wish i could see it again for the first time.
I'll have to sit your next blogfest out since I"m taking May off.

Carrie Butler said...

Yay! Another Switchfoot song. :) And hooray for Charity!

Susan Roebuck said...

Going to follow Charity. I betcha Memento doesn't come here :-( Switchfoot? It's me dancing LOL. btw - did you tell your wife "vou fazer marmelada?" ROFL

Spacerguy said...

Memento is a real mind twister.

Mel Chesley said...

Hmm... looks like I will be adding Memento to my MWL (Must Watch List).

M Pax said...

Woot for Charity. She has such a beautiful smile. Happy Monday!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Livia, still thirteen more to go!

PK, develop his disease and you will! Not recommended though.

Susan, I will later tonight!

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

I can't believe I've never seen Memento. It is going on my to watch list.

Kathe W. said...

hated Momento- sorry. Just saw ARGO and actually loved it. I was ready to dislike it...so there ya go.
Cheers and have a great week!

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats to Charity!
My wee brain is so fried I can't even think of a remake. If and when I do, I'll come back and sign up.

LynNerdKelley said...

Congrats to Charity for being your featured blogger. You're the coolest of the cool for doing this, Alex.

Memento sounds super good. Now I want to see it!

LynNerdKelley said...

Congrats to Charity for being your featured blogger. You're the coolest of the cool for doing this, Alex.

Memento sounds super good. Now I want to see it!

Jen Chandler said...

Great post about Charity. I've known her through blogging for about a year now. Congrats to her again on the publishing :)

Cheers,
Jen

Cindy said...

Charity is awesome and so is her book!

Helena said...

I'll look into Charity's books -- a big congrats to her. And I'm ashamed to say I've never seen the famous Memento, so on of these days I've got to catch it.

Lynda R Young said...

I've not seen Memento yet. It's one I've been meaning to get to.

The blogfest sounds like lots of fun.

Cate Masters said...

Go Charity! Persistence pays off.
I've always wanted to see Memento but never got around to it.

Hildie McQueen said...

I'm such a shallow movie watcher that just thinking about Momento made my head hurt! LOL

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carol, I bet you can before May 17.

Thanks, Lynn!

Brinda said...

Now I'm going to have to watch Memento.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Am I crazy for signing up for another blogfest? Probably.
I have Momento on my list.

Deniz Bevan said...

Another fun blogfest! I've got to say, I was really angry with our local classic rock station when I found out that Blinded by the Light is an awesome Springsteen song - and they've been playing the cheesy Manfred Mann version for decades how, and never once mentioned the Boss! Grr!

klahanie said...

Oh no, I've not seen Memento. A nice dedication to Charity.

And oh no, another blogfest. Help, help! :)

Time for me to have a blogfest about not having a blogfest.

Happy alphabeting, dude.

Gary

Patricia Stoltey said...

No, no, not another blogfest. I can't take it.

Donna said...

Oh, Memento is one REALLY intriguing movie. I've seen it twice so far. I'll bet it doesn't matter how many times you watch it there will be something new to notice or understand in it.

Chuck said...

I have got to see Memento...maybe I will download to my wife's iPad for the vacay.

I think switchfoot come from soccer?? Or maybe idea at all!!

Chuck at Apocalypse Now

Allison said...

Good idea for a blogfest!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Alexandra Heep said...

I love your blog fests, but don't do movies really so would be lost with remakes.

Cathy Keaton said...

Memento is an incredible film! I can't even follow it, but it blows my mind. Great choice! ;)

Kristen Dyrr said...

Memento is one of the best films ever made. Awesome choice!

#atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Susan, join the insanity!

Deniz, Bruce did it first.

Gary, that would be funny.

Chuck, not soccer.

Michael Di Gesu said...

HI, Alex,

Better late than never... right... I meant to stop by earlier, but I got sidetracked.

YAY. Charity! Love the premise of her book and can't wait to dive into it.... if I ever get a FREE SECOND! LOL.

I"m stil in awe on how you do it! I sincerely and honestly wish I could. But Time never seems to be on my side. But I am happy about keeping up with the challenge. Just THREE MORE.... YAY! I can't believe I wrote 23 already and it's only the fifteenth!

Powdered Toast Man said...

I absolutely love Memento and anything Christopher Nolan does. No one will be able to remake that.

Movie blogfest you say? I'm in!

Tina said...

Oh boy do I have a long list of crappy remakes...in fact, if you think you can RE-make something that's already been done, you're already done...hurting my brain trying to think of a SUCCESSFUL remake...
Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Medeia Sharif said...

I loved Memento. I'd watch it again.

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

I"ve never heard of Anterograde Amnesia, but this medical condition sounds horrible - so sad :-(

I"m looking forward to the Remake Blogfest, and although I will not participate, I will be reading the post. Oh, yeah - there will be tons of fun!

Rachel Morgan said...

I love that Switchfoot song. Actually, I'm a fan of most of their music :)

mlswift.me said...

If it's a movie blogfest, I'm all up in it! You've found my weakness...it's my kryptonite.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

I love this idea! Hmm, I'll have to get thinking.

The Happy Whisk said...

Best remake .... hmmm. I dunno. I'd really have to think about it.

Melissa Bradley said...

All signed up for the blogfest. It's going to be terrific!

I did not know Leonard's condition was real. How interesting and sad.

I will definitely have to look out for Charity.

Gwen Gardner said...

Charity has a great smile! Yay for Charity!

Debra McKellan said...

When I read the title, the song popped right into my head. :)

Yay, an easy fest. lol But I joined and then had to re-read because I had adaptation lodged into one side of my brain, and the other said, "No, it's remakes." I'll definitely have to think harder! lol (Wait, just thought of the worst. lol)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Thank you for the mention, Alex!

Charity Bradford said...

Alex, thank you again for the extra exposure. You have the best ninja army following you and I'm honored to be a part of it all. Reading comments makes me feel good about trying to be myself no matter where I'm at. It's worth it isn't it? And so much easier than trying to "fit".

Thanks again!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Another excellent Nolan movie :) It took me a good few years to see this, but it's a good addition to a movie collection :)

Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

Karen M. Peterson said...

I love Memento! One of the best movies EVER.

M. J. Joachim said...

Wish I knew more about remakes, but alas, I have no clue. So I'll be passing this time around. It's all good though. My daughter will be graduating from college, and we'll be super busy with family and celebrations during that time anyway. Wishing everyone a great time and a very successful hop!

randi lee said...

That blog challenge looks like fun! Then again, they all do. I wish I had more time for these challenges..I can barely keep up with regularly posting these days. I'll get around to one of them some day!!!

Timothy Brannan said...

Count me in!

nutschell said...

Just signed up for your remake blog hop. Looking forward to it!

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Sharon Bayliss said...

Sounds like a fun blogfest! I look forward to seeing what people have to say.