Monday, September 9, 2013

Riddick Movie Review, CassaStorm Tour Launches, Movie Trivia Answers, Ninja News, and CheersFest 2013!

Today kicks off my blog tour for CassaStorm! Still intrigued by snarky cats? Then find out what cats are asking me about CassaStorm at The Non Review. TS buddy, you rock! (We're live now!)

Movie Review

Riddick
The third movie in the series finds Riddick struggling to survive after being left for dead on a barren planet and dealing with bounty hunters and mercenaries.
This story is more like the original Pitch Black and returns to familiar territory. Riddick is just as resourceful and brutal, and there are some good fights with both man and beast. It has a much slower pace than either of the first two movies as well.
Unfortunately, it lacked in two areas. Part of the story felt contrived, forcing Riddick into a situation just so a scene could take place and occasionally missing a few steps of logic. The other problem was a lack of memorable or sympathetic characters. (Which is what made the first one work so well.) Outside of Riddick, no one had any depth.
Actually, the one with the most character was Riddick’s alien dog. (The scene with the pistachios is great.)
However, for two hours of mindless fun, it did deliver, and it was pretty much what I expected. If you dig Riddick or Diesel, go and enjoy and leave your brain at the door. Otherwise, just wait for the DVD or NetFlix.

Ninja News

Today over at the A to Z Blog, I’ve interviewed the lovely Elise Fallson for the monthly Challenge Participant Feature. Her theme rocked so be sure to check out her thoughts on ‘ologies.’

Those of you who enjoyed Milo James Fowler’s book, Immaterial Evidence, can now read the novelette prequel, "Girl of Great Price". The Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble will be out September 24th courtesy of St. Martin's Press, and you can pre-order it now from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Don’t forget the Norse Gods Blogfest with Siv Maria on October 9 – you can sign up HERE.

Last week to sign up for the CassaStorm announcement blitz next week! Sign up to help me spread the word HERE - you can just sign up or ask one question. And you could win a $25 iTunes card, Cassa mousepad, Cassa mug, and other cool swag!

Comedy Movie Trivia Answers

1 – “When someone asks if you are a god, you say YES!” - Ghostbusters
2 – “You made a woman meow?” – When Harry Met Sally
3 – “What is the matter with you? I thought Mothers were sweet and nice a-a-and patient. I know loan sharks who are more forgiving than you. Your husband ain't dead, lady. He's hiding.” – The Ref
4 – “He’s an angry elf.” - Elf
5 – “Eddie, Eddie, I swear to God, don't start with me or so help me, I will shoot him and dump him in a ___ swamp!” – Midnight Run
6 – “I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank piña coladas. At sunset, we made love like sea otters. *That* was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get *that* day over, and over, and over..." – Groundhog Day

The 2013 CheersFest and Nominations! 


That’s right! Time to roast a new victim. This year’s hosts are Mark “Madman” Koopmans, Alex “Clone me a” Cavanaugh, Morg “the Borg” Shamy, Stephen “Wormhole” Tremp, and David “Don’t Mess with the” King.

Here are the details:

What: CheersFest 2013. Someone deserving will be roasted like a little, brown coffee bean.
When: December 9, 2013
Who: One person will be roasted via popular vote. This someone is a constant presence, is positive, possesses integrity, is involved in the online community (participating and hosting), is supportive of others and is a major force in the blogging community.
How: Once launched, each host has seven days to review comments and the selections made via their comments and pick one. We then present our selections and the co-hosts vote from that point. The recipient (Roastee) is announced at least two weeks out and folks can join a Linky ahead of their roasting posting.

Here’s what we need from you guys – nominations. Who best fits the criteria above? Who is a positive force, an active participant, always positive, and makes a big difference in the blogging world? Leave your nomination in the comments and next week, the five hosts will pick one person each and then we’ll vote from that point.


Those who remember last year’s first CheersFest know it was a lot of fun.

However, I am really looking forward to being on the opposite side of the roasting this time!



Anyone else see Riddick this weekend? (Or something better?) Get any of the trivia correct? And who would you nominate for the second CheersFest?

Don’t forget to visit The Non Review. Those cats have snark down to a science…

145 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Hah!!!! I'm first, I'm first!!! LOL!

They're still stuck on Friday over at the Non Review!! Typical kitties - they're still asleep! LOL! Oooh cats are so not snarky, they're just misunderstood..! LOL!

So not into the Riddick films - even when Dame Judi Dench turned up and I love everything she's in! LOL! Oh I need more coffee!!

p.s. everyone of my bloggie pals should be roasted! LOL! Take care
x

Kyra Lennon said...

But there are so many cool people in the blogosphere - it's hard to choose just one! :D

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Ooh...sounds like they should have worked out the plot holes and contrivances in the Riddick movie. Too bad about that!

Looking forward to your blog tour!

The Words Crafter said...

The Ref! I can't believe I missed that. I love Dennis Leary.

This roast sounds interesting....

For me, Riddick will be a rental. Tomorrow, Star Trek Into Darkness comes out and that's one that I gotta have!

Will check out The Non Review when I get home for work. Hope your day is a good one!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

My pick for the cheers fest is Mark Koopmans, he's so funny it's time he gets cheered and slightly roasted. I only answered #4 in the trivia and got it right! Yay! Only saw Elf and Ghostbusters so I'd have no idea bout the other answers even if I'd bothered to try. Can't wait for your blitz next week and since I'm crazy excited about my reveal you must be somewhat excited yourself Alex. Also thanks for the Riddick review, I might go see it for myself.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Impossible to pick just one. Sorry :-/

Tonja said...

Riddick doesn't seem like a movie for me. I got one of the trivia answers right. Groundhog Day is one of my favorite movies ever.

Brian Miller said...

eh i will still see riddick when it gets to the dvd...pitch black sounds like it will stay my fav of the series...that character had so much potential as well

when harry met sally, great movie...

Brinda said...

I'm signed up for the CassaStorm announcement. One blogger to roast???! Whoa. I'll have to think about that.

Laura Pauling said...

It's so hard these days to find a good movie - esp. since I don't like horror and that seems to be a lot of them! I watched oblivion this past weekend and was a little disappointed - oh well. :)

Susanne Drazic said...

The Non Review is still on Friday's blog post. I'll try to revisit later today.

I was going to nominate Stephen Tremp to be the roast victim, but I see he is one of the hosts. I'm guessing that disqualifies him?

Donna K. Weaver said...

For years we've only watched the TV edited version of Groundhog Day. I broke down and purchased the DVD and low and behold there was your quote (which I guess was cut). Made me smile that I recognized it because of your Friday post.

Sandra Almazan said...

I nominate Briane Pagel for the Cheers Blogfest.

L.G. Smith said...

Oh, yay! Fresh meat to roast. Can't wait to see who we put on the grill. :)

Sean McLachlan said...

Best of luck with the book tour! Will you be doing any in-person appearances?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty, you are first! And yes, the cats are still napping. Hopefully their furry butts will be awake soon.

Words, Leary is hysterical.

Sheena-kay, Mark is a good pick. And yes, one week to go and I am excited!

Brian, that character did have potential...

Susanne, not necessarily!

Donna, they cut that line? Why?

Sean, a few local things but that's it.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I doubt I will see Riddick in the theater - probably just wait til DVD. The autumn movie I'm most looking forward to is "Gravity".

Rhonda said...

I did pretty well on your trivia, comedy is more my topic than Sci Fi, which explains why I didn't see Riddick this weekend.

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Good luck with your book tour Alex, I'm sure it will be a huge success.

Yvonne,

Natalie Aguirre said...

Good luck with the blog tour. Hope it goes well.

I haven't seen any of the Riddick movies. Not sure I will after your review.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's a shame. I really enjoyed the first film.

I can't think of a bigger influence in the blogging world than Arlee Bird.

Karen Walker said...

I know you will have an awesome blog tour and great success with your book, Alex. P.S. my hubby is reading your first novel and really enjoying it!

SA Larsenッ said...

KUDOS for Riddick's alien dog! *Signs* I still want to see the movie, but thanks for your honesty. It will be nice to know what to expect.

YAY! for the kickoff of your blog tour! I'm sure I'll see you everywhere, Mr. Popular and all. Today is my first day back to blogging from my summer break. Glad to see you're doing so well.

Tina said...

Neat idea for another roast! I sure enjoyed the first one...
Will wait for Riddick on DVD as we always do. Glad it wasn't a total loss. Looking forward to alien dog, that sounds like a fun little sidebar. I would have gotten 4 of those trivia questions had I seen them before...I must have missed a post somehow...don't know how that happened...
Tina @ Life is Good

A Beer For The Shower said...

I check my brain at the door for anything that Diesel's ever been in. I think that's pretty much a rule for any of his movies.

And there are so many good bloggers, it's hard to choose which one is most fitting of being digitally skewered. Err, I mean nominated. But how about Arlee Bird? He does a lot for the community, and he's a pretty cool guy.

Al Diaz said...

Best of luck for your tour, my friend.
I would vote for Mark Koopman, are hosts eligible? They should be. Otherwise, Robín at Your Daily dose.

Jack said...

I haven't seen any of the Riddick movies, but the first one sounds good. I think I will have to rent it someday or something.

I'm excited for all of the CassaStorm announcements! Even more excited to get my hands on the book, and book two, even though Bassa isn't in them any longer 8-( *Spoiler alert for anyone who hasn't read them. Late spoiler alert, but that was a spoiler so I suggest forgetting it if you read it.*

Rusty Webb said...

I'm planning on holding off on Riddick til disk is available. Just can't justify it to the missus this week.

Roasts. Sigh. The very thought gives me willies.

Angela Brown said...

YAY for the CassaStorm tour!

And as for Riddick, I already know I'll be waiting for the DVD. I've been missing in action at the theater for a while now.

Karen Lange said...

CheersFest sounds like fun! Will give it some thought. Thanks for stopping by my guest post today!

Julie Dao said...

My vote is for DL Hammons! And I know I'm not biased just because he is my CP. Everyone in the blog world thinks he's pretty awesome, too!

Yolanda Renee said...

Congratulations on your tour! Riddick and most movies I end up watching on video. No one to take me to the movies.

I did enjoy Riddick's first movie in the dark. To bad this one isn't better.

A roast sounds like fun!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Optimistic, they say it's the best space movie ever made.

Karen, thank you!!

Sheri, and we are glad you're back.

Brandon and Bryan, he's my first choice! Lee, not Diesel.

Al, I'm pretty sure the hosts are eligible.

Charles Gramlich said...

I knew Riddick was coming out but didn't know it had already been released. I almost never know when movies are coming out anymore.

Pat Hatt said...

Will wait for the dvd too. Watched the other two so will watch it.

Hmm someone to roast you say? The cat does that anyway to all once in a while at his bay. haha

Southpaw said...

Well now I want to see Riddick to see the pistachio scene!

Crystal Collier said...

Woot, woot! Yay for the launch. Going to head out soon and check out the details.

Thanks for the heads up on Riddick. We'll wait for video.

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Too bad about Riddick. But glad you said it was at least an adventure. I'll have to see it now.

Jay Noel said...

I will probably catch Riddick on DVD. Nothing wrong with a little mindless fun now and then.

Seeing that CheersFest button from last year freaks me out. Is it that time of year again? CRAZY!

Debra McKellan said...

I heard Riddick was bad. My sister said, "Were we expecting it to be good?" lol I'll wait for Redbox.

Francis Lee said...

Not hearing good things about Riddick but I'm a fan and will hopefully see it soon.

Bish Denham said...

I'm asking myself, how did I not know that quote was from Groundhog Day? Could it be it's years and years since I've seen it?

I think there are two good choices for roasting: Dl Hammons and Matthew MacNish.

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

As usual, having trouble processing all the info.

Yay Milo
Checking out Elise's blog.

Norse Gods Blogfest? Interesting. Have blog, will investigate.

Asked my question for the CassaStorm party. Ready to rock and roll.

Now, my nomination for Roastee:
Charity Bradford of http://charitywrites.blogspot.com/

*pant pant* Whew. You don't make it easy on us Alex

Sarah Ahiers said...

I was hoping Riddick would be awesome, like Pitch Black. Sad to hear it missed the mark

Libby said...

I notice a good bit of Bill Murray in your list there. Another fan? Then again, Ghostbusters and Groundhogs Day are pretty stellar.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Julie, good pick!

Charles, stick with me, I'll keep you informed.

Holly, it was funny.

Jay, it is that time of year!

Debra, she has a point.

Bish, great suggestions.

Huntress, I like overload. And good nomination.

Beverly Fox said...

I have a few thoughts on who should get roasted, but want to it some deeper consideration before I nominate...

I got two of the comedy quotes right!

And I'm good to go for next week!

Melissa said...

I nominate Mark Koopmans. (Can I do that?)

If I can nominate more than one, then add Morgan Shamy and Elise Falson.

Morgan said...

He he... look at all these votes for Mark. (Heh, I'd vote for him too! Along with Michael Di Gesu and... oh wait... I don't think I can vote...)

I seriously still giggle every time I see that AlexFest button... It's been my favorite so far. I was DYING for you to see it! LOL.

Teresa Coltrin said...

I doubt if I watch Riddick. I didn't see the first ones.

Lots of great news. I don't know who to nominate. There are so many roast worthy bloggers.

michelle said...

I'm all signed up for the Cassastorm blitz.
There are so many cool bloggers who make potential roastees, it's soooo hard to choose one...
I'm nominating Michael Di Gesu.

ilima said...

Sorry Riddick didn't deliver but excited for next week's blitz!

Summer Ross said...

I'm a huge Vin fan- so I really want to see Riddick. :) Thanks for the short review on it.
~Summer

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I enjoyed Riddick, but my friend that went with me said the dialogue tried really hard to be good. I suppose he's right. It seemed a little forced and contrite in places.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I vote for Yoland Reomans. I'm happily hopping to TS's now.

Be well, Alex.
xoRobyn

TS Hendrik said...

My post didn't post till now (stupid Blogger). Anyway, I'm pleased to be a part of the celebration.

DAVID WALSTON said...

Did the Cats scratch or bite much?

Andrew Leon said...

I'll be skipping Riddick, even on dvd.

Breena Wilde said...

I'll watch Riddick on DVD. And I'm sure I'll enjoy it. =)

~Sia McKye~ said...
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Ted Cross said...

I was so hoping Riddick would be really good, but I'm tired of movies having less than memorable characters. I'll still see it, but I'll probably wait for it to come out on DVD.

Carrie-Anne said...

There are a bunch of awesome bloggers I'd love to nominate. I'd have to think awhile on which one in particular most deserves a blogfest.

~Sia McKye~ said...

I haven't seen this Riddick. I enjoyed the Pitch Black.

Enjoyed your interview with Elise. She has a great sense of humor.


Sia McKye Over Coffee

M.J. Fifield said...

I got three of the trivia correct...kicking myself for not getting #2 though.

David P. King said...

Me thinks this year's roasting with be one of epic proportions. Or portions. We are doing a roast, after all. :)

Em-Musing said...

Thanks for the Riddick review...and I'm signing up for next week's blitz.

J.L. Campbell said...

Time runs by so quickly. Going over to check out the interview.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Libby, most of his movies have been hilarious. I almost included Stripes in the mix.

Thanks, Beverly!

Melissa, yes you can.

Morgan, you did a great job with it.

Michelle, good one!

Good choice, Robyn.

TS, no worries! Thanks for kicking off the tour.

David, Melvin thought I was food...

Sia, yes she does!

David, it's all in the size portions...

Suzanne Furness said...

Tricky to nominate just one, DL Hammons springs to mind.

Maurice Mitchell said...

I'm voting for Mark since he's a very positive person. As for Riddick, the first film was chock full of great characters and they'll never be able to top it. It sounds better than the second which I hated.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'll have to think about the roasting target. I didn't see Riddick but I'll probably rent it when it comes out. Probably won't have to wait that long.

Leovi said...

Yes, it seems that the third Riddick is somewhat disappointing!

Julie Flanders said...

Loved your interview with the kitties! :)

Mark Means said...

I know a lot of awesome bloggers, so I'll have to think on this one a bit....sounds like a lot of fun, though :)

Great interview with Elise and best of luck with the blog tour!

Robin said...

I should have known that "meow" quote was from When Harry Met Sally. It sounded so familiar... I did get Groundhog Day. I always do so poorly with these trivia things;)

I will have to think on the nomination. So many people are active in this blogging community.

VikLit said...

I didn't see Riddick but I did see Elysium, which I really enjoyed!

Livia Peterson said...

I didn't see Riddick. I saw Getaway and One Direction: This Is Us 3D instead. I hated Getaway and liked This Is Us.

I vote for Morg Shamy! I love that woman! Morg's enthusiasm, support, and encouragement, and personality is all kinds of awesome. Can't wait for the Annual CheersFest! I will definitely participate - no ifs ands or buts. :)

L.G. Keltner said...

I enjoyed Pitch Black, and I'll probably rent Riddick when it comes out. At the very least it'll be entertaining.

As for nominating a roastee, there are so many worthy bloggers out there! Choosing one will be difficult.

Johanna Garth said...

Off to read Elise's interview and now I'm craving a When Harry met Sally movie night!

Susan Oloier said...

I would never be able to publicly pick a blogger for the CheersFest. There are so many wonderful ones I know.

Rachel Morgan said...

Congrats on starting your blog tour! Looking forward to the announcement blitz next week.

Cherie Reich said...

Woot! That's great the blog tour has started!

mooderino said...

Once you win over the cat audience, that's pretty much the whole internet taken care of.

mood

Ray Rousell said...

Really looking forward to Riddick!

Christine Rains said...

Ha! Those cats are hilarious. I'm feeling protective over my keyboard right now. I have no desire to see Riddick myself. I have a very low tolerance for Vin. It's hard to pick just one for the CheersFest, but I'm going with Mary Pax.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Suzanne, good choice!

Mark is a good choice, Maurice. And I didn't like the second one either.

Livia, Morgan is amazing.

Susan, feel free to email any of the hosts instead.

Moody, very true!!

Arlee Bird said...

Since I don't remember any of the other Riddick movies--in fact I don't even know how many there have been--I don't have any real stake in the franchise. Maybe I'll see the new one if I remember to put it on my Netflix list.

Blogger to roast? So many. Can we just have a bonfire? How about our A to Z co-host Jeremy of Retro-Zombie?

Lee
Wrote By Rote

Heather M. Gardner said...

Alex!
What happened? Did I miss Friday? I think I missed Friday. I'm so confused. I don't remember trivia. I knew some of those, too. Awww shucks.

Congrats and best of luck on the TOUR!!!!

Heather

JJ said...

There are so many. I think Elise Fallson is terrific!

M Pax said...

Have a great tour! I'm sure it will be epic.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Captain, I would like to nominate my friend and yours, Gary Klahanie Pennick, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar's human.

Julie Luek said...

All the best on the tour-- I hope it kicks off a lot of sales for you!

Lydia Kang said...

I vote for SA Larsen!

Patricia Lynne said...

I haven't a chance to see Riddick yet, so skipping over your review until then. ^^

mshatch said...

Hmm, my brother and I will have to re-think Riddick. After all, there's a lot of movies coming out and I only want to spend my money on those that are totally worth seeing on the big screen.

Oh, and I nominate Matt at the QQQE :)

Ella said...

I love to roast Mark, but since he is involved how about Arlee!

Yes, nice interview with Elise~

Fun post-yes, best wishes always on your blog tour! It should be Hot Tamale day, too ;D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lee, awesome choice!

Heather, I guess you missed Friday.

JJ, she is.

Joylene, and he will deny it...

Lydia, she's great!

Marcy, good choice.

Ella, Arlee is my pick! And ready for Hot Tamales.

Mark Koopmans said...

My vote is for Julie Leuk - She is a *RockStar :)

Empty Nest Insider said...

Just read your wonderful interview at the Non Review! I tried to comment, but was unsuccessful on Disqus. Melvin's head gear is the cat's meow!

Julie

J E Oneil said...

So I did get the Groundhog Day quote. But I really should have gotten the Ghostbusters one .

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Congrats on your blog tour launch! So excited for you Alex! I look forward to helping you promote CassaStorm! I also look forward to seeing who you will roast in December. ;)

Pk Hrezo said...

"Leave your brain at the door." I love it.
Hmmm... I'll have to think on nominees.....

klahanie said...

Okay, snarky cats has got Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar, intrigued.

In a moment of weakness, I found myself over at the alphabet blog and left a comment in regards to Elise and her ologies. And no, I'm not going to give you the definition of "analogy."

Argggghhhh! Blogest alert! The roastie toastie blogfest, or whatever it's called. May the best roasted blogger rejoice in such an accolade. I know who I'd vote for. That would be if I actually nominated somebody.

It has taken me four days to comment back on my site and then comment on all the sites that commented on my site plus a whole lot more. How do you do it, Alex? When eill you send me a clone? I'm begging you.

And yay to snark! A cheers blogfest for you? Seems a little creepy. What am I saying. A bunch of ironic jokers did a non-blogfest about me. Didn't they?

Four thirty in the morning. Must get some sleep..........


SC Author said...

Ooh sounds fun! And I don't know who to pick all the ones I would have are hosting it already DX

Helena said...

These Riddick movies must cost so much, you'd think the people behind them would iron out the story and character problems before they spend a $100 million or so.

I am now going to read your interview at The Non Review...

And I am becoming a fan of Milo James Fowler.

Carrie Butler said...

Woohoo! Good luck with the tour, Alex. :)

Lynda R Young said...

Woo! I can switch off my brain for Riddick :)

popping over to check out snarky cats ;)

Michael Pierce said...

Your tour's off to a great start; very entertaining interview. The blogfest is going to be interesting...though I'm not worthy of nominating someone, I'm interested to see who it's going to be.

Suze said...

I was hoping I'd gotten the Ghostbusters one right. :) Great category for the trivia questions.

E.J. Wesley said...

Wife and I watched both of the previous Riddick movies over the weekend in prep for the new one. I wouldn't call any of them high art, but they are entertaining as heck. :)

Lexa Cain said...

It's too bad that Riddick lacked a bit, but I still think I'll like it. Yay for your book tour launch! I loved that quote from Groundhog Day - that was a great movie! :-)

Misha Gericke said...

I have to say that I'm not much of a Vin Diesel fan. Just don't like his style. :-/

Hmmm... I'll also have to think about who I'd like to nominate...

Patsy said...

There are so many positive, helpful bloggers I can't narrow it down enough to nominate just one.

Carolyn Brown said...

Glad to hear Riddick will be worth watching.

Having trouble choosing just one blogger so deserving, will have to think about it and get back to you.

Looking forward to the book tour!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mark, she is!

Julie, thanks and sorry you had trouble commenting.

Kimberly, thank you!

Gary, come for a visit and I'll let you run through the clone machine. And we did indeed do a blogfest for you!

Helena, believe it or not, the third one only cost $30 million to make.

EJ, you will be entertained by the third.

Thanks, guys!

Bonnee Crawford said...

Oh Pitch Black was an awesome movie and I think I saw an earlier version of the Chronicles of Riddick. Love Vin Diesel. Congrats on the start of your blog tour Alex! That's great :)

Elise Fallson said...

Thanks again for the interview and shout out! It's been fun hang out on the A-Z blog. (: And woot! You're blog tour starts today? I thought it kicked off next week? Ekkk! Off to see how you survived the cat interview. Sounds like fun! (:

msmariah said...

Hi Alex-- I was curious about 'Riddick.' It had some funding problems before it was released, so I knew it might not be as good as the other two. Is 'Riddick' set in the same planet as 'Pitch Black?'

Elsie said...

My hubby wants to see Riddick. Me, not so much.

I nominate those Beer Boys for a good roasting!

Good luck on your tour, Alex.

Melanie Schulz said...

I seconding Elsie's comment. Roast the boys.

Cathrina Constantine said...

I'd seen all the movies in your trivia except the Ref. My kids are the ones who know the lines down pat. I recognize them after the fact. I like what you said 'bout leaving your brain at home, those are usually pretty good movies, no thinking involved. Relax and enjoy.

Siv Ottem said...

Have not seen the movie yet but it is on my to do list! good luck on your blog tour and thanks for reminding everyone about my birthday bash! Poor Minnie is in limbo and waiting for more Gibberish fans...sigh...You will have to wait awhile for the story to unfold :) On my way to check out the cat!

Emilyann Girdner said...

Interesting review on Riddick. I think I may wait for DVD.

My favorite Comedy Movie Trivia this week: “When someone asks if you are a god, you say YES!” - Ghostbusters. Nice.

Thanks for a great post Alex. :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

The Non Review site rocks! Thanks for answering the kitty questions, Alex.

Stephen Tremp said...

I'll have to peel away from the fam to see Riddick. I was fortunate enough to talk wifey into seeing This Is The End Sunday night. We laughed our @$$e$ off. Great show and we'll probably watch it one more time before it leaves the theatres.

Candilynn Fite said...

Oh man. Nominating is difficult. There are so many bloggers I adore out there, for many reasons. But if I had to pick one, who I have seen support, comment, share wisdom, visit, express generosity & kindness, give me an occasional kick in the butt!, and overall awesome blogginess, it would have to be my friend (although half the time I don't deserve it!), Roland Yeomans.

S.K. Anthony said...

Yay the tour is coming up, Alex!! Mine is too o_0

Nominating.... hmm.... I'll go with Mark Koopmans if he can be nominated or Al Diaz :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elise, thanks for doing the interview.

MsMariah, it's a different planet. He was searching for his homeworld.

Elise and Melanie, Brandon and Bryan are funny!

Siv, hope more gibberish happens.

Emilyann, so many great lines...

Candilynn, good choice.

SK, he can!

A.J. Walker said...

Haven't seen any of the Riddick series. I might have to check them out.

Leovi said...

Without a doubt. I think the CheersFest not disappoint us!

Cate Masters said...

I feel bad for Vin Diesel. I read he put up a lot of his own money to make the movie.

Susan Kane said...

We debated about Riddick, but didn't go. Maybe now we'll head over there.

We instead checked out Instruction not included (partially in Spanish). Do not go. We left and went to Despicable Me 2.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'll wait to DVR Vin's movie.

I have to think about who I'd nominate.

M. J. Joachim said...

Nice to see you haven't slowed down any, Alex:) Best of luck with your book tour!

Nicki Elson said...

Great quotes! Most of those are movies I've had a hankering to watch again soon.

You had me at cats, but snarky cats? Fuggedabouddit. I'll be right over.

I'd love to see D.L. Hammons roasted. He works his butt off for the blogging community and is beyond supportive.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cate, he took out a second mortgage to help finance the movie.

Susan, I've been warned. Despicable Me 2 was a much better choice I'm sure.

MJ - me, slow down?

jamieayres.com said...

I'm too tired to think of a really good question, so I just left ya an easy one :-)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Alex,

Lots going on as usual...

Loved Elises' A-Z didn't miss them!

Got three of the trivia right...

Sangu Mandanna said...

I've never seen any of the Riddick movies, but I've always meant to at least watch the first one!

Rachna Chhabria said...

All the people I was going to nominate are co-hosting :(

I will nominate Al Diaz (Father Dragon).

The Spooky Whisk said...

I still haven't seen the second movie.

Jenefer Maclean said...

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. Riddick not my scene! but roasting a coffee bean blogger - I'd nominate Tina .. boy does that girl work hard and is so mega supportive ..

Cheers for now .. Hilary

Nancy Thompson said...

Congrats on the kickoff! Sorry I'm late for the party.

randi lee said...

I agree with you on Riddick--I say though, your comment about it being contrived made me think of something: when it comes to reading/watching media, it's as hard (being a writer) to enjoy things sometimes as it is to enjoy them when you're an actor! Our minds are just so tuned in to the story mechanics and how they play out that we often pick up on things that most others don't...I notice myself doing that all the time, at least! That said, it was a good couple of hours of entertainment, I'll agree with you there, too!