Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The July Movie Preview! Plus CassaStorm Updates, Wednesday Movie Quote, and Ninja News

Ninja News

Misha Gericke’s Paying it Forward nominations are open again! One category - Blogger Most Deserving of Having Their Day Made. See her site for details.

Nominate a self-published author for their weekly series spotlight at The Guardian.

Sarah Ahiers has a story, Smothered, in Dark Moon Digest’s YA quarterly edition. Congratulations, Sarah!

Available now!

Ruby’s Fire by Catherine Stine

If everything about you changes, what remains?

Find Ruby’s Fire at Amazon, Amazon Kindle, and Goodreads.


Author Samantha Redstreake Geary is collaborating with the motion picture music production house, Audiomachine, for their album release "The Tree of Life" beginning July 15th. She’s hosting a "Tree of Life: Branching Out" writing challenge/contest for guest writers, each contributing their own 150 word excerpt to a continuing story collectively written over the course of 25 days. Guest writers can spin the story in whatever direction they choose, as long as it relates to the previously posted excerpt and is inspired by the featured Audiomachine track. When the collective story is complete, fans will vote for their favorite excerpt -- the top three writers will be awarded prizes. See her site for details.

Updates!

After making one widget featuring my blogger buddies’ books (see left side bar – bottom) I realized I’d missed some, so I made a second one. A few books I couldn’t find (the widget is through Amazon) and I apologize. Hopefully I’ve featured one book from everyone!

I will be taking Fridays off through July so I can complete all the revisions for CassaStorm. I’ll still be visiting, but I won’t be posting.

And… the book trailer for CassaStorm should be ready soon! My publisher asked for three key taglines, and other than shorter than the first two trailers, I don’t know anything else about it. I’m really eager to see it, though!

Wednesday Movie Quote

Today’s genre – superhero films!


I have to go with The Avengers:

“Puny god.”

Next week – water movies! (You may interpret that any way you like.)

July Movie Preview

Here are the upcoming movies for July! As always, descriptions courtesy of the IMDB. Snarky comments by me.

3 – 

The Lone Ranger
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson
Verbinski and Depp have done it before – can they do it again?

Despicable Me 2
Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.
Directors: Pierre Coffin | Chris Renaud
Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Ken Jeong
The Minions are back! Who doesn’t dig the Minions?



12 –

Pacific Rim
When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi
Giant robots versus giant monsters and directed by del Toro – need I say more?


19 –

Red 2
Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
Director: Dean Parisot
Stars: Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich
Great cast and the first one was hilarious.

R.I.P.D.
A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.
Director: Robert Schwentke
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon
Undead police… um, sure.

Turbo
A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.
Director: David Soren
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Samuel L. Jackson
It’s Ryan Reynolds day! Maybe we’ll get singing slugs like the ones in Flushed Away.



26 – 

The Wolverine
Wolverine makes a voyage to modern-day Japan, where he encounters an enemy from his past that will impact on his future.
Director: James Mangold
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto
It’s got to be better than his origins film!



See some interesting news today? Anyone as excited as me to see the trailer for CassaStorm? (Well, probably not.) What’s your favorite superhero film quote? And what movies will you be seeing in July?

172 comments:

Mark Koopmans said...

*LOVE* Mishas's Pay It Forward awards:)

Yahhy to you for taking some time off to focus on, uhm, YOU :)

GOOD LUCK with all the revisions:)

VikLit said...

Good luck with all your revisions!

Francis Lee said...

The Wolverine movie is making me nervous but looking forward to RED 2 and some minions shenanigans!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

RIPD looks hilarious. D2 and Turbo are so on my list. Hulk's quote is so funny and I'm definitely nominating an author later today. Thanks for all the news Alex.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

I quote from "Superman"... Clark Kent... said "SWELL" and Lois corrects him... I am always saying it...

Just like all within this post and updates, I really must say "Neato"....

Jeremy H.

New Look, New Name and Same Suff...
[Being-Retro]

Laura Pauling said...

Sadly, I won't go to any movies. I wait for them to be released. But I would love to see Despicable Me 2. I loved the first one and thought it was totally cute!

Zoltán Gecse said...

You pick my favourite superhero quote. :)

As I see many good films will come the movie theatres. I'll probably go to see the Despicable Me 2 with 2/3 of my children.
I'd like to watch the other movies as well, but I think it'll imposible to me.

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

I will look forward to your trailer of Cassastorm. Good luck with it.

Yvonne.

Brian Miller said...

dude, the puny god scene from the avengers is the best...ha...my fav in the movie...and best wishes on the revisions this month for you...cant wait to see the trailer..
johnny depp in the lone ranger is...i dunno, we shall see..

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Looking forward to the CassaStorm trailer!

Curious how the Lone Ranger will go. As for Despicable Me 2...I just read a post that claimed that comedy sequels never do well. Thought that was a very sweeping statement for a major site, but then I couldn't think of any that had!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

i am really interested in seeing Lone Ranger. And I actually want to see R.I.P.D. because of the unique premise. Originality goes a long way as far as I'm concerned!

Nick Wilford said...

Of course everyone's excited about your trailer!

Samantha's competition sounds right up my street - might have to check that out. Thanks for the heads up!

Em-Musing said...

Can't wait to see your trailer. Just yesterday in Spanish class I learned that 'tonto' in Spanish means fool. I can't believe through out the years, no one caught this awful slight to Native Americans. But I must admit, with Johnny Depp in the movie, I will see it, though I shall cringe when I hear 'tonto'.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good quote, Jeremy.

Zoltan, I know I'll be seeing Despicable Me 2.

Brian, it was the best!

Elizabeth, Madagascar 2 and 3 did well. I think the animated ones do much better.

Leigh, I didn't know that.

Karen Walker said...

I am very excited for you, Alex, the man who only intended to write one book!!!
karen

Juliana Haygert said...

Woot! Can't wait to see your book trailer!
Omg, it's almost July already ... it's going so fast ...
As usual, lots of movies I want to go see ;)

Heather M. Gardner said...

Alex!!!

Happy Wednesday!

Friday's off in July? Well, I guess if you're writing the final installment in your series that it would be okay. :)

Let's hope The Wolverine is just about him kicking ass and being surly. He does that best.

I had to go back and add my movie quote! I forgot again until I saw yours.

Have a great day!
Heather

Pat Hatt said...

Most of the July ones look appealing, still not sold on the Lone Ranger though, Depp is waay overrated, at least imo. Taking Fridays off, geez, need to get 50 posts ahead haha

Annalisa Crawford said...

I saw the trailer for The Wolverine, and it looked pretty good.

Sarah Ahiers said...

Aww man! Thanks for the shoutout!

Pacific Rim looks awesome. RIPD looks like MIB. I mean, almost down to the dialogue.

I have mixed feelings about Lone Ranger. It's something to do with Depp playing Tonto and using stereotypical "indian" speak, and i'm aware they're trying to pay homage to the original, but if the original was kind of racist, is that a good idea? I dunno. It just feels a little squishy to me, so i'll probably avoid it in theaters (that and there are so many other movies out i want to see, so i doubt i'd have the time anyway)

Damyanti said...

Lol I like how pithy your movie quotes are, Alex :)

mshatch said...

I saw the previews to RIPD and even tho I'm not a Ryan Reynolds fan the movie looks fun. And I am definitely on board with Despicable Me :)

Julie Flanders said...

Good luck with your revisions. I can't wait to see the Cassa Storm trailer! :)

David P. King said...

Pacific Rim and Turbo are what I look forward to most next month. Awesome preview, and awesome news. Rudy's Fire has a smart cover! :)

Isis Rushdan said...

I was thinking I should wait for WWZ to hit Netflix since I rarely get to the theater these days.

I'm quite excited about several films coming out. I'll wait for your review of Pacific Rim before renting it.

Great widget for the books. Thanks!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Minions! Love those guys! The ride at Universal is so much fun. :)

That RIPD sounds...interesting. I'm a Kevin Bacon fan, but I don't know....

Catherine Stine said...

Best of luck with your Cassastorm revisions and yeah, looking forward to seeing the trailer! Also, thanks for the Ruby's Fire mention.

Cherie Reich said...

The widgets are awesome!

Good luck with your revisions! Can't wait to see the book trailer too! The other two have been fantastic!

R.I.P.D. looks like a fun movie, although I don't know if I'd go to see it in a movie theater.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Heather, need to finish polishing.

Sarah, you're welcome. I'll wait for Lone Ranger reviews first.

Damy, short and simple!

Isis, you know I'll have a review.

Catherine, you're welcome.

Eternal Curse Series said...

Great movie quote.

I've always been fond of Bruce Banner's line (before transformation), "I'm always angry."

Michelle Gregory said...

we love that quote, especially when you add to it the irony of Loki's speech about Hulk being beneath him, and Bruce Banner's reluctance to be Hulk, and Loki's trying to unleash the beast. one of my other fav quotes from Avengers is, "there's only one God, ma'am, and i'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that."

we'll be watching Lone Ranger and Red 2. looking forward to both of them.

Melissa said...

Congrats on the CassaStorm progress. Can't wait to see the trailer!

My kids LOVED Despicable Me. Guess we'll have to see DM2... :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm like you on the "undead police."

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

July looks like it will have the most movies I will want to see on the big screen, so I'm really looking forward to that.

I also can't wait to see the CassaStorm trailer. The others have been really awesome.

Congratulations to Sarah. I'll go by and congratulate her on her blog too.

ilima said...

I like that tagline for Ruby's Fire. And I'm so glad you pointed out that book widget. So cool! I can't wait to see your book trailer.

RaShelle Workman said...

Alex - Can't wait to see the new trailer. YAY!!!

And the movies: several look amazing. But I'm most excited to see Despicable Me 2.

Elsie said...

I really like the Amazon app!

I am excited for Red 2 and Despicable Me 2. Of course, I'm trying to see World War Z still. I read the book but I heard the movie isn't like the book.

Enjoy your Friday's in July, Alex.

Kelly Polark said...

You are always so great promoting blogger friends' books, Alex!!

And I don't mind any day that is a Ryan Reynolds day! :)

Out of those movies though, I want to see Despicable Me 2. Today I'm taking the kids to see Monsters University because it's raining. AGAIN!

Livia Peterson said...

There's like FIVE movies I want to see in July! FIVE! Now it's the matter of finding time to see them on the big screen and cramming them all in! I definitely want to see The Lone Ranger and R.I.P.D. I still have to reconsider the sequels - Despicable Me 2, Grown Ups 2, and Red 2. I saw all the original films in theatres and I prefer seeing most of the sequels on the big screen.

I am seeing a slew of movies in theatres this weekend! I'm gonna see the hilarious The Heat, finally gonna give zombies a chance with World War Z, and ANOTHER White House invasion with White House Down. Are you going to see any movies this weekend, Alex?

Johanna Garth said...

Congrats to Catherine. I just read a post about her book that has me excited to read it.

And yes, who doesn't love those cute little minions?!

Andrew Leon said...

That's a pretty cool widget thing, but it takes a long time to scroll through the books. I'll have to come back later and watch the scroll.

I need to set up a page with suggested indie books. I've been meaning to for a while.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. lots of good info here -but the one that interested me was The Guardian ... I've submitted your name .. and need to go back and enter some other self-published authors ... which I'll do ..

I doubt I'll get to any movies this month ..

Cheers -Hilary

Julie Dao said...

Good luck with the revisions, Alex!! You're probably the busiest person out there!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Cherie!

Eternal, that's a good one.

Michelle, excellent quote.

Charles, it just doesn't sound... good.

Thanks, Michael.

RaShelle, who can resist Minions?

Elsie, just pretend you never read the book.

Kelly, you will be busy seeing Reynolds movies that day!

Livia, you're going to be busy! I might go see White House Down.

Andrew, I had a page, it just became too hard to maintain. Too many books!

Hilary, thanks! Sadly I don't qualify though.

Mark Noce said...

Best of luck with revisions to your book:) It's a lot of work, but very worthwhile:)

Mina Burrows said...

Hi Alex. I apologize for not visiting in a long while. I have no excuses other than I've been swamped with life.

I hope all is well.

I'm not sure about the lone ranger. I love JD, but the clips look so familiar to the pirate world, I have my doubts. I finally saw Star Trek. Wow what a great flick. It was so reminiscent of the original series for me. I plan on seeing Despicable Me 2 with my kids next week. Hope it's a good one. :)

~Sia McKye~ said...

There's a couple of movies in your list I want to see but probably not until they're released to DVD.

Aside from the one you use, which I loved, there was a quote that made me laughed. The delivery was fabulous.

Thor: Loki is beyond reason, but he's of Asgard and he's my brother.
Black Widow: He killed 80 people in 2 days.
Thor: He's adopted

Just cracked me up.

Enjoy your Friday's off from blogging.

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Hooray! I actually know the movie quote :-D

I love book trailers! I can't wait to see yours.

Enjoy your month of Fridays. I hope your Ninja powers kick in full-gear so the revisions are done quickly.

Steven said...

Exciting news! Maybe I will see Despicable Me 2.

Christine Rains said...

Great news! Can't wait to see your new trailer. Some good movies coming out next month.

Mark Means said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the Lone Ranger will be a huge hit (you heard it here, first!), though I'm not too sure about R.I.P.D.

Best of luck with the revisions and looking forward to that trailer :)

Robin said...

I had a feeling your quote would be from THE AVENGERS. Always nice when you go and prove me right:)

I saw Mark's comment about the LONE RANGER being a hit... I think he is right. Johnny Depp is on a roll and this is just his sort of film. I think it is going to do really well. As we all know, comic book/super hero films are doing really well at the box office these days. Who doesn't love The Lone Ranger???? I remember loving the old TV shows. Just sayin.'

Revisions. Revisions. Revisions. Who can stand it????

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats to everybody with a new book out. Your movie listing is quite exciting.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

You are most definitely the epitome of a good guy! And now you just thought ah shucks, so that makes you the epitome of humility too!

Best of luck on the revisions. You will rock it.

And I love that quote from Avengers. Excellent scene. Gives Hulk such personality!

Empty Nest Insider said...

I'll have to check out Misha's awards. Congrats to all of the authors, and I'm also very excited about your upcoming trailer! Thanks for the movie update too.

Julie

Rachel Morgan said...

LOVE that quote from The Avengers! That scene always gets a laugh out of me! Oh, and I finally watched the new Star Trek movie last night - was fantastic!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm definitely seeing the Lone Ranger, maybe even drag my hubby along. Maybe on Wolverine. I wait to Redbox Pacific Rim.
I bet you new video will be great like the last ones.

DiscConnected said...

The four issue mini-series that I assume is the basis for the Wolverine film was a masterpiece-so I have high hopes for the film.

I saw Red without any knowledge of the graphic novels, and thought the film was great. I have to believe the sequel will follow suit.

The Lone Ranger looks interesting-Johnny Depp certainly never plays it safe, huh?

Lydia Kang said...

Can't wait to see your trailer, Alex!

Sandra Almazan said...

Congrats, Catherine!

Alex, good luck on your revisions.

Samantha May said...

Can't wait to see the trailer!

Favorite superhero film quote...

"You wanna know how I got these scars?"

I'm so pumped for Despicable Me 2. I wish I had those minions around all the time just so I can hear them say "Whaaaa?"

Liz Fichera said...

I LOVE book trailers. Can't wait to see your latest!

THE LONE RANGER is tops on my list for this summer.

Teresa Coltrin said...

The CassaStorm news is so (shivery) exciting.

There are so many movies to see right now, it's making me crazy.

Leovi said...

Hope you work fester with revisions and stay very satisfied!

Nickie said...

I already know I'm going to see the Despicable Me sequel -- I *love* the minions! So friggin cute.

I hadn't heart of RIPD before. Maybe like Ghost, but with more vengeance? And Jeff Bridges? I'd rate that a maybe.

As for superhero quotes, I love me some Rorshach: "Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon."

Bossy Betty said...

Revise your heart out, man! You are amazing!!

Bossy Betty said...

Revise your heart out, man! You are amazing!!

The Desert Rocks said...

Congratulations on the trailer. Wow. Sounds so professional. Good luck.

Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck to Catherine and her new release! Lots of good movies coming out. Lone Ranger and Despicable Me II head tbe list.

Ella said...

You can do it ;D

ooh, I bet your trailer will be amazing, with great music of course!

I can't help but laugh every time I see the Lone Ranger. My daughter hasn't seen any previews. We were out and about and I started talking about the Lone Ranger. She said, "Oh, is that a nickname for your boyfriend?!" lol
Yes, the Lone Ranger is my boyfriend I told her, as I pointed at the cardboard cut out...so funny!

Off to make the rounds-stay cool!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love MIsha's awards, and love your movie previews! Looking forward to Despicable Me 2 and Wolverine.
Thanks for your super positive posts, Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mina, that's all right. I think Despicable Me 2 will be great.

Sia, that's one of my favorites!

Mark, Depp knows how to draw the crowds.

Robin, I don't want to prove you wrong. And I enjoy revisions. I know, I'd odd that way.

Thanks, Elizabeth!

Rachel, best movie of the year.

Larry, I've never read the graphic novels, but the first movie was awesome.

Samantha, good one. And Minions are funny.

Nickie, you pulled out a good quote!

DMS said...

I can't wait to see Despicable Me2 and The Lone Ranger!

Enjoy having Friday's off. Hope the editing goes well. :)
~Stephanie

Jo said...

Good luck with the revisions, looking forward to publishing date.

I was very disappointed in Despicable Me and didn't watch it all so won't be watching this one.

SC Author said...

SO excited for Wolverine and Despicable Me 2!!! Awesome movies! And can't wait to see your trailer :D

Pat Tillett said...

Looking forward to both your trailer and book!

Out of that group of movies, I'll probably see The Lone Ranger and R.I.P.D.

M Pax said...

Congrats to Catherine! Ruby's Fire is an amazing read.

And that's a really neat project Sam is involved with. She's such a good writer.

Sounds like book #3 is looming for you. That's major exciting.

Of the group, Lone Ranger is the only one I'm interested. I'll probably be forced into watching Wolverine at some point.

Jack said...

Can't wait to see your trailer, though I need to read book two first. I tend to do all I can to avoid spoilers, since they stalk me.

I really want to see The Lone Ranger, I used to watch the old TV shows. And this one has Johnny Deep as an Indian, can't get much better than that.

Also, I think Red would be a lot of fun, but I have to see the first one first. My family said it was really funny, but haven't watched it again. (If it is anything like me seeing the last Mission Impossible it will still be awhile before I see it.)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Despicable Me 2 is first on my list. I love minions.

Can't wait to see the book trailer.

Morgan said...

Oooo... I can't for the book trailer! Will mini Alex be in it???

S.K. Anthony said...

Yay for revisions, good luck!
Will be looking out for the trailer ;)

LD Masterson said...

I'm not sure I'm ready for this new updated Lone Ranger but I've got to see Johnny Depp doing Tonto. The movie I'm really excited about is RED 2. I loved the first one. If only they hadn't killed off Morgan Freeman.

farawayeyes said...

'It ain't as easy as it used to be.'
Is Indiana Jones considered a Superhero.

July looks like an interesting movie month. I love me a 'Western' and 'Red2' should be good. Not to mention the minions.

Lookin' towards that book trailer, also.

Dafeenah said...

I want to see Pacific Rim just because it has Charlie Hunnam in it. I'm a huge SOA fan :)

alexia said...

I am excited to see your trailer! And I definitely like your pick of superhero quote. I'm super stoked to see The Lone Ranger, because I think it'll be awesome, and Wolverine, because I want to see Hugh Jackman partially clothed :)

Medeia Sharif said...

I look forward to your trailer.

Congrats to Catherine.

Medeia Sharif said...

I look forward to your trailer.

Congrats to Catherine.

Mel Chesley said...

I need to update and put more books into my Amazon widget. Right now it is books I've read, read and reviewed, or want to read. But I have to go through my lists and find more books to add to it.

Laura Eno said...

I'm excited about seeing the video for CassaStorm!
Uhm...RIPD? Really?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mary, it's looming all right.

Jack, watch Red soon!

Morgan, probably not...

LD, I know, I'll miss his character.

Faraway, I think he is.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Holy cow, Alex, those widgets are amazing!
Can't wait to see your book trailer! :)

The Words Crafter said...

Have fun with the revisions :P Kudos for being almost there, wow! I for one am excited for the trailer. You're about to have a TRILOGY. That's huge!

That's my favorite scene in Avengers. I've watched that part over and over and it still makes me laugh.

Lone Ranger, Des.2, Red2 and R.I.P.D. My husband actually got to see part of the filming while he was in Boston.

celeste holloway said...

Happy revising! :)

Julia King said...

Good luck with revisions!!!

I can't wait to see Despicable Me 2 & The Wolverine! Two must sees on my list. Thanks for reminding me of their release. :)

Helena said...

Red 2 I want to see the most of those films. Red (the first one) was funny and the characters were a hoot.

Good luck with editing CassStorm, Alex. Since I'm in editing mode too I know just what you're going through -- not enough time, not much fun, and so much work.

Lexa Cain said...

Congrats Sarah and Catherine!
Good luck on your revisions, Alex! :-)

Marta Szemik said...

That's exciting news re: CassaStorm. I'm looking forward to seeing RED 2 and The Wolverine.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Words! And very cool your husband saw some of it being filmed.

Helena, I do enjoy it, just need time for it.

Thanks, everyone!!

J E Oneil said...

Once again, it seems we're going to have a very Super Hero-y summer. I have to admit, I think the Lone Ranger looks good. Finally, "Puny god" is my favorite quote, too.

klahanie said...

Oops, I'm going to have to keep this comment short by my usual rambling standards. Almost four in the morning and I have to be up and about in four hours. Yikes!

Nice shout out to Misha. Hi Misha.
And oh my, Samantha has pleaded with me, slight exaggeration, to get involved with her Tree of Life, whatever it is. Stay tuned, I must be cracking up. Look forward to your book trailer, Alex. I don't know where you find the time to write a book.

Time to check my eyelids for cracks......

Beverly Fox said...

I am SO absurdly excited about Despicable Me 2. The first one if the cutest movie I've ever seen- EVER!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Next time I see my nephew, I'd like to watch Despicable Me 2 with him. After he saw the first one, he kept calling me and everything "is-pickable".

Thanks for referring someone over to me to help with something top secret, Alex.

Be well.
xoRobyn

John Wiswell said...

I'm lucky enough that I'll be with friends the weekend of the Pacific Rim debut. I'm definitely scrounging tickets for us.

And congratulations on getting so close to the end of CassaStorm, man! That's really big, and wonderful for you.

The quote, naturally, is from Hulk.

Jamie Gibbs said...

Next month is a good month to be a geek :)

Looking forward to seeing the CassaStorm trailer!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Good luck with your revisions, Alex. I am eager to see CassaStorm's trailer.

mooderino said...

A lot of blockbusters this summer. Seems like each one is bigger than the last. By August I expect to be deaf from dolby overload.

mood
Moody Writing

Shannon Lawrence said...

Good luck with revisions!

Congratulations to Sarah and Catherine!

I look forward to each of these movies (except maybe Turbo, which I'll have to see anyway). I loved Red, and I hope this one is equally good. I'm always afraid they'll ruin a good thing. I don't know much about RIPD, but I do like the actors.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Nancy Thompson said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see the trailer! Since, well, you know. It'd be nice to have some visuals. I have a free movie ticket about to expire in a few days. Think I might go see that White House Down flick. Have a great weekend!

J.L. Murphey said...

I wanna see the trailer and read the book! I could spend hours just watching those widgets of books by your army.

Siv Ottem said...

Love your widget! Hopefully you will be able to put my book there this year. Looking forward to seeing your trailer and reading your book :)Puny God....Ha ha ha, love that one! Still waiting to see Man of Steel and looking forward to the Lone Ranger.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gary, I don't know where I find the time either...

Robyn, I knew you would dig the idea!

John, I can see the end of the tunnel!

Moody, that made me chuckle.

Shannon, if they stick with the formula, Red 2 should be great.

Siv, I'll be happy to place your book there soon!

A Beer For The Shower said...

Great quote. So that undead cop movie could either be really clever (if done well) or really stupid. So far I'm not having a lot of faith. Looking forward to Red 2 though.

Good luck on those revisions! That is always my least favorite part of writing.

Candilynn Fite said...

Congrats to Catherine on her new book! Best of luck to you with revisions. I've had my head down the same dark hole for weeks now. I'm still there. Just thought I'd pop in to say hi!

Yolanda Renee said...

Misha is awesome!

Pacific Rim and RIP look like fun romps!

Looking forward to your trailer, can you direct me to the place to get this done, or did your publisher do it?

Rusty Webb said...

The previous trailers were amazing. I'm really excited to see your new one once it's ready.

Pacific Rim!

Tonja said...

I took my little guy and middle son to see Epic a couple of weeks ago. My small guy started making the wee-do sounds with the minion during the Despicable Me 2 preview. And then about 20 other preschoolers joined him. It was priceless. I'm kind of annoyed there aren't more kid movies out right now. We tried Monsters University but it was too scary. Boo.

Laura Marcella said...

How did I miss another Wolverine film being released? I liked the Origins one! I just love the X-Men though. They're my favorite superheroes.

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

jaybird said...

Um, The Wolverine. YES! As I am sure you can guess, I can't wait for this.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Thought I'd let you know Horse Power (science fiction) will be free at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Horse-Power-ebook/dp/B00AYLJ4QG/ July 7-9. Can send the cover if you'll tell me where.

Maurice Mitchell said...

July is going to be pretty amazing with Pacific Rim and Wolverine in the same month. Sadly though, early tracking suggests "Grown Ups 2" could beat "Pacific Rim." What?!

randi lee said...

Misha's so great. She's always doing something to take care of others! And enjoy your Fridays off, Alex, make sure to toss some fun time into the mix!!!

P V Ariel said...

Hi Alex,
This is wonderful!
Great Going,
Keep it up.
Best
Phil

Sherry Ellis said...

Good luck with the revisions!

Turbo sounds like a movie my kids would enjoy.

Elise Fallson said...

So many movies I want to see this month. Can't wait to see your trailer and all the best with your revisions! Congrats to Sarah and Catherine too! Awesome news. (:

Leovi said...

Yes, my son will love Turbo!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Brandon and Bryan, fortunately it's my favorite.

Candilynn, good to hear from you!

Yolanda, my publisher creates my trailers. Several of my blogger buddies create ones for other author though.

Thanks, Rusty.

Tonja, that is cute.

Maurice, I'm not buying it!!!

Thanks, everyone!

Martina at Adventures in YA Publishing said...

Can I ask, does John McClane count as a superhero -- totally does in my book. In which case:

Hans Gruber: Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?
John McClane: Yippee-ki-yay, mother**cker.

Still cracks me up! :)

Thanks for rounding up all the great news!

LynNerdKelley said...

Yes, I'm looking forward to seeing the trailer for CassaStorm. My Mom and I went to see World War Z in 3-D on Tuesday (great spooky fun!), and I saw the trailers for RIPD (yep - I want to see it) and Pacific Rim. Kind of reminded me of RoboCop/Terminator on a giant scale! Hope the revisions go smoothly for you. It will be so nice when you're finished and can get on with the fun stuff! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

I want to see Despicable Me 2. Turbo looks like it might be fun.

Congrats on your trailer.

Donna Hole said...

I can't wait to see Lone Ranger and RIPD.

LOL, I remember that movie quote. Way cool.

.....dhole

Lynda R Young said...

Enjoy those revisions and good luck with the trailer. I'm certain it's going to be fantastic--just like the book :)

Jill Haugh said...

Have fun with revisions, Cap'n! See you on the other side.
~Just Jill

The Armchair Squid said...

I don't know about the Wolverine movie. He is my favorite Marvel character, though I've shied away from the movies. I had hopes for this one because I'd heard it was to be based on the 1982 limited series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller - but alas, no. We'll see.

Bish Denham said...

Hubby and I will be going to see The Lone Ranger. I saw Red... so funny, so I'm looking to seeing Red2 too. :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Alex,

LOVE the widgets.... They look awesome!

WHY WOULDN't we be EXCITED for you trailer. You are THE NINJA CAPTAIN ALEX after all... We, your cadets, honor your abilities and look forward to sharing in your success and TRAILER!

Enjoy your Friday's off. I may curb a bit too. I really want to focus on my writing now. I LOVE helping my blogger buddies, but they are YELLING at me to do my work now, so I think I'll listen to them. LOL.

Have a great weekend Alex!!!!!

jamieayres.com said...

So many great looking movies coming out! Can't wait to see your trailer--cool widget you got there :-)

Nicki Elson said...

Wishing you productive Fridays. Have fun re-immersing in the story. Can't wait for the new trailer - yours are the BEST!

cleemckenziebooks said...

I'm a huge book trailer fan! So I'm excited to see yours. I play them over and over.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Looking forward to these new movies. The one I haven't heard of yet is R.I.P.D. and I love Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds! Good luck with all your revisions to CassaStorm

T. Drecker said...

Go revisions! Ooo...I've got to see Wolverine.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Martina, I think he counts! Awesome quote.

Lynda, thanks!

Squid, it could go either way.

Thanks, Michael! And sometimes we have to pull back just a little. Especially if people are yelling at us, right?

Thanks, Nicki.

Lee, you have my permission to watch it a hundred times!

Al Diaz said...

We're looking forward for that trailer of your book. So far they have been really great! :D

Kathe W. said...

Gotta see RIPD.....and water movies...does that include Esther Williams movies ....hahahh
Have a groovy weekend!

Misha Gericke said...

I can't wait to see CassaStorm's trailer.

Also, you and I share fave quotes.

Thanks for sharing the Paying Forward Awards. :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Al, thanks!

Misha, you're welcome.

Carol Kilgore said...

OMG, Alex! You have 145 comments. It's 6 pm and I am just now blogging for the day. I need you to run my blog LOL.

The Lone Ranger and Red 2 are already on my list.

Happy Weekend.

Allison said...

I want to see Pacific Rim just because the voice of GLaDOS from Portal is in it.

Allison (Geek Banter)

The Happy Whisk said...

I was going to say something and then I saw Wolverine and it shot right out of my head.

ali cross said...

We will be seeing ALL THE MOVIES!!! I'm excited that we have a bevy of awesome movies coming out after last year's totally lame offerings. THIS summer there are MANY movies I'm looking forward to seeing! Including all the ones you just listed.

We're going to see White House Down tonight, mainly because 1) there's nothing else playing that we haven't already seen and 2) we're in the mood to watch a train wreck. We expect this movie to satisfy that urge, lol. Now, if only we could watch it Mystery Science Theater 3000-style. :)

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Congratulations on the work you're putting in on your book. That's great. Also, I just watched The Avengers over again last night, and that was the best line and the end of the best scene!

I'm looking forward to seeing World War Z. I've just gotta go. Writer’s Mark

tfwalsh said...

I can't wait to see your trailer... should be really good:) Hmmm, no movie quotes jump out at me right now. But I do know I can't wait to watch Wolverine:)

Suze said...

Alex, I'm thrilled for you to be so close to finishing up the Cassa series. Revisions on the third book. You are on the homestretch of a great ride, buddy.

Brian Miller said...

the trailer for wolverine is interesting...it looks to be int he same vein as the original xmen movies and will bridge the gap to days of future past...which i am looking forward to...i am such a sick fanboy...ha....

Nigel G. Mitchell said...

Great movie quote. Revisions...never fun, but worthwhile. Or maybe you find them fun, I don't know. I hate editing. But hope it goes well.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carol, it's all I can do to run my own!

Whisk, that made me chuckle.

Ali, this year rocks compared to last year. And I'd so like to see it MST3K style. Mike and the Bots would have a blast.

Suze, it has been a great ride...

Nigel, I do find them fun.

Leovi said...

The Lone Ranger was one of my heroes in childhood, I did not miss any comic!

michelle said...

Good luck with the Cassastorm revisions Alex!

Sandra Cox said...

Looking forward to seeing your trailer, Ninja Captain Alex:)

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Ironman aka Tony Stark "Is it better to be feared or respected? I say, is it too much to ask for both?"

Lisa said...

I would love to play Pay It Forward. I'll check it out. As for movies, it has been a while..I would love to go watch a movie, with someone :)

Carolyn Brown said...

Looking forward to seeing The Lone Ranger, should be good and I am a Johnny Depp fan, of course.

Milo James Fowler said...

Looking forward to your trailer! We're seeing The Lone Ranger next week, and I hope it's good. Seriously though, why the dead crow on Tonto's head?

DL Hammons said...

Pacific Rim is the movie I'm most excited to see. It looks like the perfect movie theater experience. :)

Li said...

I'm excited to se ethe Cassa trailer and Despicable Me. Other than that - not much in the theater is particularly appealing right now. I did see Cloud Atlas on DVD, and while it was at times difficult to disentangle, I found it time well spent.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

One of my fave movies quotes is by Logan to Kayla in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

"I thought you were the Moon and I was your Wolverine. Turns out you're the Trickster, and I'm just the fool who got played."

This quote is so tragic and inspired one of my stories. I am looking forward to the new one coming out.

Cynthia said...

I'd love to see the trailer for Cassastorm when it's ready!

I saw a Wolverine-themed movie years ago, but I think I skipped one along the way. So I feel I need to catch up on the one I missed before I move ahead to the next one.

Melissa Bradley said...

Cannot wait to see Wolverine and Pacific Rim. I actually loved Wolverine's Origin film and thought it was very well done. Jean Grey is going to be in this? Yuck! I never liked her because she always chose that wimp Cyclops.

"I am Iron Man." LOL Love Tony Stark and think he's the best hero ever.

Nicole said...

The CassaStorm trailer sounds awesome! And I'm excited for all the movies coming out this month, especially The Lone Ranger, Wolverine and Pacific Rim.

Jeff Hargett said...

Neat widget! Already sent my nominations to Misha. :) Regarding movies, I'm still waiting for Ender's Game and the next Hobbit.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I want to see Heat. Sandra Bullock is so good.

Samantha Jones said...

Many thanks, Alex, for the shout out -- You rock! I really appreciate it:) My apologies for getting here so late *spent last Weds. over at Ellie's site and didn't realize until now, you had mentioned the collaboration on the same day* On a completely unrelated note - The Heat was so damn funny, I thought my very pregnant friend Amy was going to go into labor we laughed so hard! If you need some comic relief, I highly recommend it:)
WriterlySam

Jai Joshi said...

I can't wait to see RIPD. Looks so hilarious.

Jai