Monday, September 30, 2013

Rules to Make Star Wars Great Again, Weekend Box Office, Godzilla 2014 Site, Movie Trivia, Ninja News, Cover Reveals, and IWSG Announcement for Wednesday!

Today I am visiting the wonderful Karen Lange at Write Now! She asked about my Cassa series and my music, so please check it out.

Movie News!

Found this on Jo Blo’s site – TrumanPDX put together this animated open letter to JJ Abrams, requesting that he follow a few simple rules when making the next Star Wars Film:



(Rule five - don't let Lucas anywhere near the next film!)

This weekend’s box office – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs II was on top and made $35,000 million. This is a huge victory for Sony Animation, as the original film only made $30,000 million the first weekend.
Looking at the per screen average, third was Metallica: Through the Never with an impressive $5,482 average. And it got great reviews.

For those of you counting down until Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla next year (or you are just a Godzilla geek) there is a website dedicated to the film HERE.
And it says a trailer is coming soon!


The season finale of Breaking Bad was Sunday night. Did you catch it? (And I was right about the ending!)

Ninja News

Nick Wilford at Scattergun Scribblings has a big announcement for Tuesday – he’s opening a copy editing service!

Pat at It’s Rhyme Time created some new headers for his site – and in this one, the Ninja has been planted! Darn that cat and his little rhyming ass.

AJ Walker is looking for input on the cover art for his upcoming book – weigh in on the two samples he has posted.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster has a cover for her upcoming book! Is that not just perfect?

Milo James Fowler is hosting the Creepy Freebies Friday next month, with free books from numerous authors up for grabs.

Wednesday is Insecure Writer’s Support Group post day! My co-hosts are Julie Luek, Rachna Chabria, Beverly Fox, and Ilima Todd.
And a huge announcement will be made on Wednesday! You don’t want to miss it.

Special Cover Reveals


The Ghosts of Aquinnah by Julie Flanders
Release day – December 5, 2013

A brilliant flash of light transcends through time.

Julie Flanders is a novelist and freelance writer in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a life-long love affair with the ocean and has spent more summer vacations than she can count on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. When not writing, Julie can be found reading, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and watching too much television. She is an animal lover and shares her home with her dog and cat.
Find Julie at: Blog, Website, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads


And from Juliana Haygert

Soul Oath (Everlast #2)

It’s been three months since Nadine last heard from Victor, Micah or Ceris, allowing her to concentrate on her own life.


Cup of Life (Everlast, #2.5)

His existence would mean nothing without her.


Both coming November 25, 2013!


Movie Trivia!

Name the actor/actress that’s in all three movies:

1 – Apollo 13 – The Abyss – A Beautiful Mind

2 – 2012 – Con Air – Better Off Dead

3 – Wall-E – The Ice Storm – Ghostbusters

4 – Lake Placid – Titan AE – The Serpent and the Rainbow

5 – Death Becomes Her – Swing Shift – Foul Play

6 – Heat – The Ghost and the Darkness – Top Gun

Think those rules will make the next Star Wars film better? Are you a Godzilla fan? Watch Breaking Bad? Excited about the new and upcoming books? Know any of the trivia? And are you ready for the IWSG this Wednesday? You don’t want to miss it!

And don’t forget to visit Karen Lange!

150 comments:

Rhonda Albom said...

First, unless someone types faster! I am excited about the big announcement, and the meatballs movies. Plus there is lots to got check out from here. Off to visit Karen now.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Congrats on being planted...

Old Kitty said...

I've not watched Breaking Bad (it's on the paid for channels here!) but as it's been all over the news, internet etc I feel as if I had! LOL!!! I have Breaking Bad envy and hope maybe one day BBC will do a Wire and show all episodes over a week!! Which they did - and by golly that was amazing!

3 is Sigourney Weaver!!

hah!!! I totally see the ninja now - all in his hole! Yay!

Take care
x

Laura said...

I hope they succeed in making Star Wars great, though it could go either way. I love Julie's cover :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

Argh! I forgot it was IWSG on Wednesday and scheduled a cover reveal... Off to try and sort out my error!

Melissa said...

That Green Eggs cover IS neat.

Lots of good news, as usual. Best wishes all around. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Looking forward to the announcement. Guessing what it'll be. I'll see if I'm right.

M.J. Fifield said...

Off the top of my head I know #1 and #6.

And I love the #5 rule for JJ Abrams.

Did you see the Metallica movie?

J.L. Campbell said...

Love the covers. Must check out Pat's site. I like all things cartoon.

Suzi said...

That Star Wars clip is great. I never thought about all that before, but they make great points.

Just curious though, why do you say not to let Lucas near it?

Bob Milne said...

I had such high hopes for Abrams and Star Trek, but seeing how he's destroyed that franchise, I shudder at the thought of him getting his hands on Star Wars.

Sandra Almazan said...

Congrats to everyone with book releases and cover reveals! I have to come back later to look at those rules.

Rusty Webb said...

I personally think Star Wars can be set in a city and still work. That vid was beautiful though.

I think Bill Pulman is the answer to one of those trivia questions.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I watched "Breaking Bad" for the first season, but lost interest when he wasn't really acting like a Chemistry teacher anymore. :) It got so gritty! But I should probably watch the others.

Used to watch Godzilla stuff when I was a kid...big in the 70s.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rhonda, you typed fast enough, and hope you like the big announcement.

Kitty, hope you get to see it. And you are correct.

Annalisa, you could do both.

Natalie, you'll probably be right.

MJ, no I didn't, although I will when it hits DVD.

Suzi, because he almost ruined Star Wars with the last three movies.

Bob, I thought he did great with Star Trek.

Rusty, you're correct.

Elizabeth, it is a very gritty show.

DAVID WALSTON said...

I hope Star Wars is as good as it can be.
You already know how I feel about Gojira! Thanks for the site.
I hope to contribute to IWSG on my blog Wed.

Jo said...

Some of those books look really appealing and will probably end up on my TBR list.

I saw a lot of those movies but I don't remember who was in them. I generally don't take much notice if the film is good enough. i.e. if I can forget everything but the characters.

Planted, I must check this out.

Zoltán Gecse said...

I don't totally agree with the 4 rules of Star Wars. There were cute factor in the classic trilogy (R2D2, ewoks), the imperium side hadn't got second hand feeling, etc.

Trivia: What is the link between the Metallica: Through the Never and the Predators? ;)

Your movie trivia:
1. Ed Harris
2. John Cussack
6. Val Kilmer

Lynda R Young said...

Love the 4 rules!! (I mean 5 hehehe) I hope the message goes through!

SA Larsenッ said...

I've been wondering what the reaction will be to that Metallica movie. Hmm...I just might take a peek at it, now.

Gosh, Breaking Bad... Seems I need to look at that one, too. I saw some reactions on FB about its last episode.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I always enjoy your huge announcements! Looking forward to seeing what new and exciting plans you have in store.

J.L. Murphey said...

Loved the letter to Abram. The first movies you had a hero to root for in the later ???

I'm a Godzilla fan but not the type that Broderick played in.

Yeah Nick wtg!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Those are some great cover reveals!

And I'd like to think I'd know some of that trivia but I haven't had my coffee yet...yeah, let's say that's why I don't know any of it...

Louise Bates said...

I actually liked seeing Coruscant and the Jedi Temple and all that. I KNOW. I'm losing all my nerd cred. I agree about the Force needing to be mysterious, though! (And I mostly agree about Star Wars not being cute, but, um, *cough* Ewoks.)

baygirl32 said...

Cathy's cover looks great! I spied that little ninja head popping out :)

Jack said...

That video was great. I've been excited and nervous about the new film and hope it has some of the original's charm.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs two was fun. I think I liked it as much as the first, though I'm not a big fan of the first and only watch it when I need a good laugh. It is just a fun movie.

I am a HUGE Godzilla fan. The old black and whites to the last new version of it. (Yeah, I love that movie.) So, a new version is great. There can never be too many godzilla movies.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Breaking Bad was just amazing. Walt Jr. was really Heisenberg the whole time? Man, I never saw that coming!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

David, glad to have you with the IWSG. And that site is really cool. Glad I found it.

Zoltan, you got three, and will have to think on the answer...

Jo, no one's a fan of that film.

Louise, you didn't lose it all!

Mark Means said...

The "4 Rules" are right on the money!

Congrats to Cathy and Julie and best wishes on their future success :)

Tonja Matney said...

Love the Star Wars clip - they got it exactly right. I hope they don't mess it up.

Sean McLachlan said...

Living in Spain, my wife and I are persistent latecomers to good TV series. We wait until the series are over, find if everyone liked them, then buy the whole boxed set. We'll probably get to Breaking Bad soon.

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the shout out and compliment, Alex! It's always great to have you visit. You've been a great support and example for us. Thanks also for the info and links. Have a great week! :-)

Pat Hatt said...

Ninja helps the cat's garden grow. Agreed, just keep lucas away and it should be way better.

And boom:

Ed Harris
John Cusack
Sigourney Weaver
Bill Pullman
Goldie Hawn
Val Kilmer

Joy Christi said...

Those SW rules are everything. I think I enjoyed that little video more than the last 3 movies.
Thanks for not spoiling the ending of Breaking Bad. We watch everything years later on Netflix or from the $2 video store, and social media has already told me way too much. Apparently I am friends with people who don't understand the complexities of a "Spoiler Alert." I need to clean out my friend list.

Charles Gramlich said...

I saw those four rules. I agree with them completely.

Maurice Mitchell said...

I'm so glad Cloudy 2 did well at the box office, since my son and I love the first movie. I saw that letter on another site, and wholeheartedly support it although from all accounts he doesn't have much to do with Star Wars these days.

Francis Lee said...

1 – Apollo 13 – The Abyss – A Beautiful Mind: Bill Paxton

2 – 2012 – Con Air – Better Off Dead: John Cusack

3 – Wall-E – The Ice Storm – Ghostbusters: Sigourney Weaver

4 – Lake Placid – Titan AE – The Serpent and the Rainbow: Bridget Fonda

5 – Death Becomes Her – Swing Shift – Foul Play: Goldie Hawn

6 – Heat – The Ghost and the Darkness – Top Gun: Val Kilmer

Tina said...

I think it's awesome that you're in Pat's header! LOVE. IT.
Those rules about Star Wars are awesome, and yes, sadly, I agree with #5 as well...
Yes, watch Breaking Bad, but on netflix, so I'm on season 4. I hope no one spoils the ending for me...In other news, the second season of Continuum is now on netflix. Caught two episodes last night. It's soooo gooood!
Tina @ Life is Good

mooderino said...

I don't know if Star Wars will be any good, but I hope so. Hiring likeable actors might help.

Julie Flanders said...

Thanks so much for sharing my cover and blurb, Alex! Looking forward to your announcement. :)

Gwen Gardner said...

Thanks for all the news, Alex. The Rhyme Time is cute - which one are you?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jack, heard Cloudy II was fun. And no, there can't be too many Godzilla films. Unless they all suck of course.

Sean, I usually watch series on NetFlix, waiting until they are well underway or finished. Couldn't wait with this series though.

Thanks for the interview, Karen!

Pat, you nailed all six.

Joy, that made me laugh! No spoiler - NetFlix is how I usually watch series as well.

Fran, you got four right!

Tina, that's how I was watching Breaking Bad, but caught up quickly to see the series ending.

Julie, you're welcome!

Kittie Howard said...

Dropped by AJ's place--definitely preferred the first cover. Don't know him but I do know fresh eyes are important.

Congrats on being planted! (On top of the grass is a good thing!)

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats to all those with new books, new covers, and new endeavors. Good luck to all!

Christine Monson said...

YES!!! I agree with all the Star Wars rules. I really hope Abrams is listening. Fortier, magic, shot first...Yes!!!

For once I know all the answers to the trivia questions- Yay, me. :)

Christine Monson said...

Frontier. Thanks spell check for nothing.

S. L. Hennessy said...

I am SUCH a big Godzilla fan. I've seen all the movies, American and foreign. I'm definitely looking forward to the next one!!!

Julie Luek said...

I love Julie's cover and seeing her all over today-- so many great authors out there. And the Green Eggs and Weezie cover is so appealing.

Julie Dao said...

I'm off to Karen's website to check out your interview! You are everywhere these days! :)

Juliana Haygert said...

Thanks, Alex! :)

Arlee Bird said...

So what's with Godzilla. Do all those eggs in Madison Square Garden from the last movie hatch? Or was that in the last movie? Did I miss any since that one?

If the government shuts down tomorrow will all the blogs still be open?

Lee
Tossing It Out

Mina Burrows said...

Okay, that video is hilarious!
Go Julie! Heading over to Karen's. :)

Jay Noel said...

I had to share the 5 Rules with all my fellow Star Wars fans. That is right on the money!

1) Ed Harris
2) John Cusack
3) Sigourney Weaver
4) Bill Pullman???
5) Goldie Hawn
6) Val Kilmer

Southpaw said...

I'm a Godzilla fan - I mean how can you not be?

Go-go-Godzilla

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I think I'll be talking about Breaking Bad with other fans of the show for days. Just had another discussion today about how Jesse once asked Walt if he was going to build a robot...and well...Walt built a robot in the series end. Everything came full circle.

Brian Miller said...

ha. you been planted...the cat is a nut....that letter to abrams is awesome...i think he will do well...i have enjoyed the trek revamp....and godzilla...i watched some of the old ones last week...stoked...

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

YOU MENTIONED MY BOOK COVER!!!! I love you Alex Cavanaugh, I really really do! What a neat surprise!!!

Wow! You saw Breaking Bad last night? Wasn't it amazing? I bawled and laughed and cheered on Jesse. It was absolutely perfect... and so nice to see Badger and Skinny Pete! I'll miss that show.. it was so good.

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

congrats to Julie! Super Dooper cover!
Congrats also to Juliana!

A most excellent Star Wars, Don't Screw it Up, video.

ACK. Forgot about IWSG. Thx.

Checking out AJ Walker's blog now.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gwen, the one dressed as a Ninja.

Thanks, Kittie.

Christine, awesome! And I guess fortier is a word...

SL, you rock.

Juliana, you're welcome and sorry so late.

Lee, this is a total reboot. Forget that movie ever happened...

Jay, you nailed all six!

Holly, you rock!

Michael, they wrapped it up well.

Cathy, you're welcome! And it was an awesome show.

Carol, can't forget the IWSG.

RaShelle Workman said...

My brother and I used to watch the OLD Godzilla shows - the ones in black and white. I loved those.

I do watch Breaking Bad but I'm only on season 2.

Hope your Monday rocks, Alex!!!

Cassie Mae said...

I saw Meatballs this weekend! I had no idea it was opening weekend, you think I'd pay attention to that stuff, lol. It was way cute, with a few naughty jokes for the parents me and my sister kept giggling at while my son told me that part wasn't funny.

Susan Oloier said...

What an incredibly exciting Monday with Pat and Julie and Cathy. Plus, I need to show the Star Wars vid to my hubby :-)

Carrie-Anne said...

I love Rules 4 and 5. My little brother still makes fun of the Star Wars prequels for what George Lucas did to them.

Leovi said...

Go! I would like to see Metallica: Through the Never in 3D!

Suzanne Furness said...

IWSG sure seemed to come round fast this month! Look forward to the announcement.

Congrats to all the releases and Pat's header is hilarious!

Joshua said...

Not only did I watch the Breaking Bad finale (no shock), but I took the kids to see Cloudy 2. It was good. Not as good as the first, but still good in its own right.

Joshua said...

Oh, I forgot the trivia:

1. Ed Harris
2. John Cusack
3. Sigourney Weaver
4. I'm pretty sure I haven't seen the third one, but Bill Pullman was in the first two.
5. Goldie Hawn
6. Val Kilmer

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

RaShelle, that makes you uber cool.

Cassie, I bet it was fun.

Leovi, I've seen them live in concert - that was 3D!

Joshua, double score weekend.

Stephen Tremp said...

I have high hopes for the new Godzilla remake! What better movie than larger than life dinosaurs terrorizing a major metropolitan area.

Love the Star Wars clip. Yeah, Lucas and company have lost their way. Having Hans Solo shooting Jar Jar is a great idea!!!

S.K. Anthony said...

I just recently started watching Breaking Bad, I'm only in the first season... clearly I've been living under a rock. Loving it and I can't wait to catch up!

Very happy for Nick!
Congrats to Julie and Juliana :)

ilima said...

I really like that Green Eggs cover, and I wish Nick luck with his editing service...way to go!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Alex,

Know one of the trivias... number 5..

What? News? More News? I can't handle all this news! LOL.

Another IWSG post due on Wed.. EEEEK! October is BLOGGING INSANITY for me will so many reveals, reviews, intros, etc.... LOVING IT, though!

Laura Marcella said...

I really liked the first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs! I'm looking forward to the sequel. I'm glad it's doing so well.

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Empty Nest Insider said...

Looking forward to your big announcement on Wednesday! I also loved the finale for Breaking Bad, though I'm sad that it's over.

Julie

Jeremy [Retro] said...

totally dying on the star wars video, it is so true... so true... i know your trivia... thank you for making it a challenge... have a glorious day.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

The rules for the next Star Wars is incredibly creative and amusing. I'm with them: cut the cuteness. But that means no Yoda.

Looks like it's going to be a great week, if your Monday post is any indication, as it is.

Just for the heck of it, two guesses:
1) Tom Hanks
6) Tom Cruise.

xoRobyn

Andrew Leon said...

The guy that made that video obviously missed the point. As did most of the world.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Stephen, it is!

Michael, you can do it!

Robyn, never thought of Yoda as cute. And sorry, try again on the trivia.

Andrew, what was the point?

Meradeth Houston said...

Definitely excited for Breaking Bad (to get the last season on Netflix so I can actually watch it!)--my chances of it not being spoiled before then are pretty slim though. Congrats to everyone on the awesome books releasing soon!

Donna Hosie said...

I'm with you on rule five!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I only know Ed Harris and #1 and Val Kilmer for #6.

Kimberly said...

I started walking Breaking Bad, only into the second season.

Love the vidow on the Start Wars rules - very cool.

Christine Rains said...

My fingers are crossed for the next Star Wars and the new Godzilla films. I was pleased with the ending for Breaking Bad. Everything was tied up at the end, but like you, I guessed what was going to happen. I hoped a little to be really shocked. I have my post ready for Wednesday!

M Pax said...

Congrats to Nick, Julie, and Juliana!

I hope the next Star Wars is good. I didn't care for any after the first two.

I hope Godzilla will be good. All ready for IWSG. Hope you're selling tons of CassaStorms.

Hildie McQueen said...

I feel like an alien, I have to find out what the heck Breaking Bad is!! Love the Ghosts cover. Cheers!

Mark Noce said...

Amen to rule # 5...no Lucas please;) Can't wait to see what they do with the series though, even though it'll be pretty hard to top the originals:)

Helena said...

Congrats to Julie and Juliana -- I'll be checking out their books.

I really agree with the Star Wars rules: It's a western, it's dirty, Jar-Jar should never have happened. I hope JJ gets it right, and I think there's a good chance he will judging by what he did with Star Trek, and because Super 8 was so good.

I'm off to Karen's site now.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Meradeth, that's how I was watching it but I caught up just to see the ending real time.

Optimistic, you are correct.

Mary, I've been so busy, I haven't even looked at the rankings!

Hildie, good to hear from you!

Helena, agreed!

Robin said...

I actually know #2,5,6 of trivia this time. Woohoo.

Saw Prisoners at the theatre this weekend. Was very good, but a bit painful to watch at times. Kidnapping stories always get to me.

Wednesday is IWSG???? It sure came fast this month. I guess that is what being gone for so long on vacation does for a person...

Al Penwasser said...

Off with Jar Jar Binks' head for sure!

Krista McLaughlin said...

Those are great tips! I still don't hold out a lot of hope for the new Star Wars. I like the originals, not even 1, 2, or 3. I will still probably see it though!

Oh, I wish I were better at trivia... I'm not. :(

I'm very excited about Nick's new venture - it's very cool and I wish him the best!

Sherry Ellis said...

I wish I would've met Julie when I lived in Cincinnati! You have to love Pat's new banner. How do you like my duck bill? ;)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Oh yeah, I agree with #5.

1. Ed Harris
2. John Cusack
3. Sigourney Weaver
4. Bill Pullman
5. Goldie Hawn
6. Val Kilmer

mshatch said...

ooh, tough trivia!

1. Ed Harris
2. ?
3. Sigourney Weaver
4. ?
5. Goldie Hawn
6. Val Kilmer

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Watched Breaking Bad and it had an amazing finale. Definitely plan to see Cloudy his weekend.

Susan Kane said...

I will think of the answers to the movie quiz later, probably around 8 pm tonight.

Al Diaz said...

Mmmh, never seen ninjas planted before. Where can I get seeds for that?
Funny video. Not sure what's wrong with letting Lucas nearby.
6 has to be Val Kilmer. (one out of six, go me!)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Love the Star Wars rules. YEs!
I actually knew two trivia, a good score for me.
Not sure about Godzilla. I am looking forward to the trailer and really looking forward to Wednesday!

L.G. Keltner said...

I hope Star Wars can be great again. I really do.

And is it really almost time for IWSG again? Wow, where does the time go?

Ella said...

Star War rules...very clever! I haven't watched Breaking Bad, yet-I am waiting for my daughter to get off work. So you were pleased with the ending?! :D

Oh, IWSG-wow time is flying!

I am curious about Godzilla~
Off to make the rounds

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the Star Wars rules and totally agree with all 5!! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robin, someone else told me that - I just couldn't sit through that much pain.

Al, yes!

Sherry, I need to look!

Shannon, you're good...

Marcy, got four!

Al, specialty store. And yes, you got one!

LG, the older we get, the faster it flies...

Ella, yes - I was satisfied.

Beverly Fox said...

So psyched for Wednesday!!!

Carrie Butler said...

Whew! It's another busy Monday. Congrats to all for the cover reveals! :)

Cathy Keaton said...

I can agree with all of these rules for Star Wars. But, less CGI would be huge for me. Star Wars was puppets and actual movie sets!

J E Oneil said...

No idea about the movie trivia. I haven't heard of some of those movies.

Good for Nick. I hope his copy-editing service goes well.

Liz Blocker said...

Oh man. I just stink at trivia, so I'll leave that part to the experts.

Can't wait for IWSG Wednesday!!!

SC Author said...

I don't know if I'm on board with all the 4 rules. I mostly know that I'm very excited to be back in the world (and that includes the Star Wars urban world too, not just the frontier!). I want to watch the movie, and I like the city parts of Star Wars because otherwise, we'd be missing a big HUGE part of the world building.

Tammy Theriault said...

so many covers going on today! don't slap me silly but i won't be there this IWSG... but at least i admitted my guilt!!

Yolanda Renee said...

So much wonderful stuff going on!

Rhyme Time Yay!

Shah Wharton said...

Cracking 4 rules, and I unfortunately missed out on the entire Breaking Bad phenomena. I'll have to catch it on re-runs. :)

farawayeyes said...

Star Wars - a gritty western with a sense of magic that is never cute. I love it.

Movie Trivia - I got one, I got one.
#5 Goldie Hawn

Misha Gericke said...

Hell yeah I'm ready for IWSG! I'm a bundle of insecurity this week. *chews nails*

Brinda said...

I can't wait to hear your announcement.

Also, I might have to watch Breaking Bad from the beginning of the series someday. It must be really good.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Beverly, thanks for co-hosting!

Cathy, good point - Yoda was a puppet.

Tammy, shame on you...

Faraway, very good!

Brinda, it's like watching a bad accident in slow motion...

Carolyn Brown said...

Both covers look great! Congrats to both authors.

Michelle Wallace said...

Congrats to all the authors with book releases, cover reveals, bloghops, freebies... and all that jazz!

You have been planted! Ha!
So what kind of a plant are you? Are you a veggie? Maybe a pumpkin? A fruit? Flower?
Or maybe a spy... now that's my kind of "plant"!

Murees Dupé said...

I am so out of it, I didn't even know there was another Godzilla movie coming out. I liked the first one, can't wait to see the new one.

Pk Hrezo said...

so #1 is Mastrantoniio (cant recall her first name
#2 is John Cusack
#3 i'll guess and say Murray or Aykroyd
#4 not sure...Pullman?
#5 Goldie Hawn
#6 Val Kilmer

That Star Wars vid is great! I didnt realize Abrams was making the next Star Wars. Hmmm... not sure how I feel about that.
And I sure hope this new Godzilla is decent. i was so disappointed with the one that came out last time.

Ashley Nixon said...

I really enjoyed the Star Wars video! Hopefully Abrams will listen! LOL. So excited for all those new books!

Summer Ross said...

soul Oath looks awesome. Have a great day Alex.

Catherine Stine said...

Hey, congrats, Julie F! And as far as the films, I've always had a soft spot for Metallica. That film was very good! BTW, I just watched a documentary on Arnel Pinera, the Phillipino singer who Journey found on YouTube to replace their old lead. I got to see Arnel and the band in person a couple of years ago, and he is every bit as good as they say!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS to all those who have book releases and cover reveals. Lots of great stuff going on right now.

J. A. Bennett said...

That header is awesome!! And yes, I agree with rule #5 ;) Stars Wars has so much potential. Let's just hope they live up to it!

Chris Fries said...

I always thought the best way to improve the Star Wars series was to have Gene Roddenberry take control of it, but he's dead, so that ain't happening...

An nice planted ninja in the header! But I doubt that even being buried above his shoulders can keep our favorite hyper-active ninja in one place for too long. :)

Rachna Chhabria said...

I like Pat's header. All the new releases sound wonderful.
I finished writing my IWSG post and am looking forward to co-hosting it tomorrow.

Will hop over to Karen's blog now.

klahanie said...

Plenty of links
Me thinks
You're all over the place
With such amazing grace
Pat in the Hatt
His rhyming cat
Has planted you
This be true

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michelle, definitely a spy!

PK, you got four of them.

Catherine, I saw that documentary. He is the perfect lead singer for Journey.

Chris, that made me chuckle.

Rachna, glad you are co-hosting!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks for sharing so much, Alex. Although I don't get to movies, I enjoy knowing a little something about them.

Julie's cover is especially awesome!

Mary Montague Sikes

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Breaking Bad was awesome, and I'm bummed it ended. Is this the "end end"? Or is the show coming back? I thought it was weird that the finale would air when the other shows start their new seasons, so maybe this is the end... hmm.

I"m looking forward to Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs II. I might take the kids to the movie theatre to watch it this weekend.

As for Godzilla - yep, I want to see it, since I bet the special effects will be grant :)

Chemist Ken said...

I never saw Breaking Bad, which is a little surprising for someone named ChemistKen.

Are you saying Somy made 35 Billion dollars on "Meatballs?" they must really be happy.

Elise Fallson said...

I hope JJ Abrams sees that video. Can't wait to see what you've got for us tomorrow. (:

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I didn't realize they were making a new Star Wars, I've never seen Breaking Bad, and I bombed the trivia.

The address to the rock I live under is...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Angela, it is officially over.

Ken, they should be!

Elizabeth, that made me chuckle...

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes, those rules will make the next Star Wars film better, although I think that "cute" has always been there since I always thought that R2D2 was cute.

jamieayres.com said...

I tweeted that Star Wars video. I'm gonna show it to my classes too--it's National Star Wars Reads day this Saturday so I made a Power Point Presentation for my class: The Top 10 Things Star Wars Taught Me About Writing :-)

The Words Crafter said...

Okay, I have to do this first while I'm thinking...1. Mary Elizabeth Monstrontonio (sp)3. Sigourney Weaver (sp)? 4. I want to say Drew Barrymore, but I don't remember her in Rainbow... 5. Goldie Hawn!!!! 6. Kelly McGillis

Not sure about those, but it's fun :)

I watched the video about Star Wars over the weekend. I actually liked it.

Did you notice the scarecrow behind you in the garden :))

Off to visit Ms. Lange!

DMS said...

I have been wanting to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Looks cute!

I love the covers for The Ghosts of Aquinnah and Green Eggs and Weezie. :)
~Jess

Medeia Sharif said...

I'll check out Karen's site.

Holy moly, all those books. My TBR pile is already never-ending.

Shell Flower said...

LOL, I didn't even notice the Ninja on the rhyming cat's header. At least he's not the one with his rhyming ass hanging out! Good luck to Nick and I also hope those rules help the next Star Wars movies 'cuz they have been bad of late.

E.J. Wesley said...

Love Julie and Julia's (?!) covers! Looking forward to IWSG tomorrow, too. :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Love Star Wars but the originals were so much better than the prequels.

Suze said...

'Cathy Olliffe-Webster has a cover for her upcoming book! Is that not just perfect?'

Yes. *And* I love the way you phrased that.

Right. Trivia. Let's see:

2. Cusack

5.Goldie


One is driving me crazy. Was it the girl who played the oldest daughter in Apollo 13? Was she, like, the kid in A Beautiful Mind?

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I'm ready for IWSG and I love Julie's new cover!

T. Drecker said...

Oh, I'm too early for the announcement! Dumb time change.
My kids are begging to go see Wolkig mit Fleischbällchen. . . Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs ;) I'll be back later then!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - so pleased for Nick, a fellow Brit - I admire him for branching out. Then too Michael designing and writing the blurb for Julie ...

... and I played over with you and Karen .. cheers Hilary

Toinette Thomas said...

Nice video...The only question I'm stumped on his number 4. I've only seen one of those movies.

Danette Baltzer said...

I think if they keep Lucas away it that alone might make it a decent movie...

Lots going on and I haven't the energy to deal with it all but best wishes to all!

Cynthia said...

That's great that the IWSG web site is open! I'll have to go check it out.

I'm still on Season 2 of Breaking Bad on my Netflix and I'm trying very very hard to avoid even glancing at any series finale spoilers online!

Kelly Polark said...

I would like to one day (over several weeks) watch the whole series of Breaking Bad. Unfortunately the ending was on the SOUP (was a clip of another show showing the last few moments). ARGH! Hopefully I will forget what happened. :)
Movie answers:
2. John Cusack
3. Sigourney Weaver
5. Goldie Hawn
That's all I know!