Monday, April 6, 2015

A to Z Challenge – E – Cult Classics: Eraserhead, Evil Dead II, ELO, Ender’s Game, and More! Plus Furious 7 Review and Last Hint – What Are the Kargrandes?

Today I have the honor of visiting Bob at Beauty in Ruins and taking over for him for E – Exploration!


A to Z Challenge – Cult Classics – E
Movies-Music-Sci-fi Book-Bloggers-Dragon Term





Movies –


Eraserhead
David Lynch’s first movie is horror at its most surrealistic. Shot in black and white and featuring disturbing, dream-like images, the film became a midnight movie staple. Released in 1977, it’s now preserved in the National Film Registry.


Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn
The first one gained director Sam Raimi attention, but this sequel/remake is over the top gory, funny, and memorable and was nominated for many awards.




Music –

ELO – Out of the Blue
This double album – and its ensuing tour with a spaceship as part of the stage – became their biggest hit ever. Released in 1977, it’s listed as one of the ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.’


Science Fiction Book –


Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
This award-winning novel has become a staple of the generations of X and beyond, winning a Nebula and a Hugo.




Bloggers –

Eva Solar at Lilicasplace
Want to be inspired to overcome your challenges? Want to meet the most genuine and caring soul on the Internet? Someone who is both friend and sister? Eva is your gal!


Elephant’s Child
Want to enter another world? Want a beautiful view of the land down under? Want to meet one of the strongest women on the Internet? Then visit this child today!

Elsie at Mock Turtle Musings
Do you appreciate brutal honesty? Do you need to connect with someone who will inspire you with her conviction and devotion? If you need support, you won’t find anyone more amazing than Elsie.

Dragon of the Stars Term –

Energy –
It’s a hot commodity on Hyrath. Those with the sea kelp plants provide, and control, the energy that fuels the cities and towns. The only thing the plants don’t fuel are the space ships. Especially the Dragon…

Dragon of the Stars comes out April 7, 2015 – tomorrow!!! And there is a cool scavenger hunt planned, so don't miss it.

Check out the site What Are the Kargrandes? for clues as to how they tie into the story. Last clue posted today.

Sample Tweets: 

What are the Kargrandes? Are they sentient? Should the galaxy know the truth? http://whatarethekargrandes.com/ #whatarethekargrandes @alexjcavanaugh

What are the Kargrandes? The mystery will be solved April 7 2015! http://whatarethekargrandes.com/ #whatarethekargrandes @alexjcavanaugh

And last day to join the Thunderclap campagin for the book!

Ninja News

Out today!
Hope For Us by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Pick it up on Amazon

Just released!
Biggun by L.X. Cain
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Movie Review – Furious 7

The seventh film in the franchise has Jason Statham as the bad guy seeking revenge for what Toretto’s gang did to his brother.
What can I say? It was a lot of fun with lots of laughs. Just leave your brain at the door.
The action and stunts are crazy and over the top. Don’t try jumping through three skyscrapers kids – you won’t live through it. However, it did make for an amazing sequence.
My only complaint is it could have been just a little shorter. (The film clocks in at 2:20.)
The ending was also a beautiful tribute to Paul Walker who died before filming was complete.
If you enjoyed the last two movies, you will enjoy this one. There are no surprises – you’ll get exactly what you expect. Fortunately, it’s awesome. Highly recommended!

Seen either movie? (Maybe at a midnight showing?) Fan of Ender’s Game? Any aother cult classics you can think of? Following those awesome ladies? Did you see Furious 7? And what do you think fuels the Dragon…?

Be sure to visit Bob at Beauty in Ruins!

127 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much for the shout-out. I feel I received it under false pretences though. I am a wimp.
For a change not only have I read the book but I also know, and love ELO.

Michael Abayomi said...

I love the Evil Dead series, even the recent remake which lacked all of the humor from the original trilogy.

I only ever saw the very first Fast and the Furious movie, so I might hold off seeing 7 until I am caught up with the story and characters. From what I hear though, this movie serves as a way better tribute to Paul Walker than Brick Mansions.

nashvillecats2 said...

Great post Alex, I wish you EXTRAORDINARY good luck with your new book. You deserve all the success I'm sure it is going to be.

I am not familiar with the films but I also wish good uck to anyone who has a book coming out soon.

Enjoy your Easter Monday.
Yvonne.

T. D. Harvey said...

Some great E choices! I'm a big horror fan so Evil Dead is a hit, but I've never watched Eraserhead. I don't know why. I've just never got around to it. This for the reminder.

http://www.tdharveyauthor.com

T. D. Harvey said...

Some great E choices! I'm a big horror fan so Evil Dead is a hit, but I've never watched Eraserhead. I don't know why. I've just never got around to it. This for the reminder.

http://www.tdharveyauthor.com

Lisa said...

I think the last I went to a movie was 3 years ago, it was that exorcise movie the ting a ling something, I am hopeless

Michelle Wallace said...

I'm early today.
Tomorrow is the big day. So exciting! Wishing you the best for the release, Alex.
Off to tweet then I'll pop by Bob's place.

Mina Burrows said...

I don't think I've heard of Eraserhead.
Looks like a cult though.

I'm exciting for your release too! YAY!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your book release, Alex! Very excited for you. No, I haven't seen the movies. I did go see Cinderella yesterday. It was pretty good.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Tomorrow is the big day!

Eraserhead...saw it in Film Studies class in college. It scared me! Just really nightmarish and I'm thinking I wasn't in the right frame of mind in my college years. I should revisit it.

Surprised that "Furious 7" clocked in that long!

Suzi said...

Eraserhead looks interesting. I've been watching more older horror movies these last few years, ones from 60s/70s. Some are interesting bu some are so slow, it pains me to watch them. I think a part of it is just being used to today's fast-paced world.

Nilanjana Bose said...

Exploration is just my kind of thing, especially on ruins. Going there just after this!

I must have watched the entire Furious series so far, dragged there by the males, I'm not much of a fan, but then family is family, have to stick together at all film-watching-popcorn binges :) No doubt I'll end up watching this one too.

Best,
Nilanjana
Madly-in-Verse

Melanie Schulz said...

Love Enders Game; everything about it, really, even the movie

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elephant, you're welcome. You are no wimp though.

Michael, you do need to catch up. Amazing tribute to Walker.

TD, prepare for weirdness.

Thanks, Michelle!

Mina, watch it once.

Elizabeth, it will still seem nightmarish I think.

Suzi, Eraserhead is not fast, but it's like watching a twisted train wreck in slow motion.

Rhonda Albom said...

Have a fantastic day tomorrow. Seems as though it's taken forever to get here. BTW - I love ELO.

Christine Rains said...

Eraserhead was one weird flick. Yay for the E ladies! :) I'm heading over to Bob's. Have a great week!

Sandra Almazan said...

I've listened to ELO, but I don't think I've heard the entire album. I'm a bad representative of my generation.

Good luck with the release tomorrow!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I'm glad it was a tribute to Walker. So many years invested with those people. Such a loss.

Vanessa Morgan said...

I'd love to read Biggun. Sounds like one crazy story.

kaykuala said...

Congrats on your book Alex! Some great E happenings here. Heard a lot on Fast and Furious from the grandees who had apparently seen them! Personally not ventured out yet!

Hank

Ella said...

I gotta play some ELO, after reading this post~ Gosh, I have some movies to visit-I haven't seen
Eraserhead. He has Don King's hair.

Oooh, I love scavenger hunts~

I am scared of Furious movies-I will drive too fast, after. I drive fast enough, now~

mshatch said...

Eraser Head was such a strange movie. I think I watched with a perpetual look of WTF on my face.

A Beer For The Shower said...

But you didn't answer the big question - will it win the Oscar, like Vin Diesel predicted???

Oh wait, you said check your brain at the door for a reason...

And +1 to Elsie and her awesomeness.

Jo said...

I read Ender's Game a long time ago. I also follow Eva - I have noticed Elephant's Child around, I should check her out by the sound of it.

Jennifer Hawes said...

My oldest son saw Furious over the weekend. Now I wish I had gone!

Bob R Milne said...

Exploration and Evil Dead II - not sure you could have picked a better day to stop by, Alex!

Here's to a hugely successful release day, new fans, and whatever you're working on next.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rhonda, and it will be over before I know it.

Sandra, that made me chuckle.

Donna, it was a beautiful tribute.

Ella, he had King's hair before King did. And I'll race you!

Marcy, that sounds about right!

Brandon and Bryan, the special effects might win an Oscar...

Thanks again, Bob!

Annalisa Crawford said...

My E culture is somewhat lacking - not seen those films, listening to that album or read that book!

Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

T. Drecker said...

Can't believe that tomorrow's already the day - good luck! Yep, I'm an Ender fan. The book is amazing, and my son saw Furious 7 this weekend w/o me :(. Kids!

Spacerguy said...

I must catch Furious 7 it sounds like a good one. I must check out those awesome ladies too.

L.G. Keltner said...

Ah, Evil Dead II. Classic. I also like to listen to some ELO from time to time.

Dani said...

I've seen some of these but not all, I will have to remedy that.
Those are two great bloggers to follow!

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Eraserhead, Evil Dead II... wonderful I remember seeing both, both changed my film choices. The day I stepped out of my box and realized there where more than just Star Wars...

I cannot wait to finally find out what the Kargrandes are.

T. Powell Coltrin said...

My son watches Son's of Anarchy. I asked him if it was good. He said that it had violence. I said, I watch the Walking Dead. He says, Then you can watch Sons of Anarchy. HOWEVER, I don't like gory or violence--just for the record. Normally, I wouldn't watch anything violent or gory--scary yes, but TWD has stolen and ate my heart.

I'll check out the bloggers. Don't think I know them.

Karen Walker said...

And once again I've not heard of these movies or music, Alex, but there's this thing called generation and gender gap - oy! Still having fun watching you from the sidelines.

Pat Hatt said...

haha yeah, really have to check your brain at the door, as no way would it take 20 plus minutes for a government agency to intervene when a city was being blown up. But it was sure fun and a great tribute to Walker. Although they don't like to kill anyone anymore it seems. Not sure how "blank" survived the end or how "blank" is still alive, even if on life support, after the whole plane thing. Maybe they are setting up a future one to have all the bad guys join forces.

Bish Denham said...

Only one more day til we know what the Kargrandes are!

You know, I read Ender's Game and I wasn't all that impressed. Maybe it was the style of writing because I've liked other books by Orson Scott Card... but this didn't do it for me.

Charles Gramlich said...

Exploration of nature is one of my great joys

Debra McKellan said...

I can't wait to see Furious 7. I'll try not to cry my eyes out. I grew up with this series and still miss Paul.

Matthew MacNish said...

You forgot about Empire!

Al Diaz said...

I haven't read Ender's Game, only with the movie I learned about it. At least I know who ELO is, hahaha.
Loved Furious 7. Saw it Friday morning and the end tribute really touched us. Amazing bloggers, of course!! Love them.

Arlee Bird said...

Eraserhead is definitely a cult classic. A very weird film that would go over best with midnight movie audiences in altered mind states.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
A Faraway View

Shell Flower said...

Evil Dead II rocks, and I loved the Ender's Game book. Haven't seen the movie yet. And I can't believe there's a Fast & Furious 7. Wow.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Thanks for the morning chuckle--leave your brain at the door. But some brainless movies are awesome and apparently you loved it.

Tomorrow's the big day!!! Stop by and say Hello....

Ray Rousell said...

Eraserhead?? What was that all about???

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

T, you should've gone with him!

Jeremy, one more day.

Teresa, I can handle any of that.

Karen, the gap's not that big, I promise.

Pat, I was stunned either of them were alive. You're right - no way.

Bish, I thought it was good but very cold and impersonal.

Debra, my wife cried - be prepared.

Matthew, I decided to go for mor obscure.

Al, that ending was perfect.

Lee, exactly.

Shell, and it made a huge amount of money this weekend.

Cathrina, you know I will.

Ray - I think it was warning people not to do drugs.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Eraserhead impressive and unforgettable, great work of David Lynch !!

Mary Aalgaard said...

My kids love the books by OSC! They tell me to order the next one as soon as they hear about it.
I'll check out that blogger down under!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I don't recognize anyone or thing from your E list, Alex. I need to expand my horizons. :D

S. L. Hennessy said...

I hate all the sequels to Ender's Game, but Ender's itself is one of the most interesting sci fi novels I've ever read. And YAY, tomorrow's the big day!

Shawn Yankey said...

Nice picks! Very cool share y'all!
Shawn from Laughing at Life 2

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Congratulations on your book release tomorrow! All your teasers for it have been very effective in convincing me that this is my next book to read. Looking forward to knowing all about Dragon of the Stars.

Carrie-Anne said...

I've heard of some of the things on your E list, but I haven't personally seen the films or read the books. I suppose at least I've heard of a lot of modern things, in spite of my dinosaur tastes.

mail4rosey said...

I like Elephant's Child. There's always great blog posts over there. :)

farawayeyes said...

I read 'Enders Game' and the whole Ender Series, never really thought of it as a Cult Classic, but I guess you're right

Chrys Fey said...

I know the bloggers you mentioned, but I've never seen the movies, heard of the band, or read the book. Eep!

cleemckenzie said...

Two stories you mention, Dead by Dawn and Enders Game have always given me the shivers!

Kathe W. said...

thanks for the Elephant Child tip....amazing blog!

Hart Johnson said...

A bunch of cult classics there in the E category! Movies, music, even book...

Lisa said...

Yes, LOVED Enders Game, in fact, your series reminded me of Ender... I follow Lilicaspace, read Elephant's Child, and haven't seen any of the "Furious" movies! I like Jason Statham and don't recall seeing him in anything as a bad guy, so this would be a first for me. Can't wait for tomorrow! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

Susan Oloier said...

My ten-year-old son and I just read Ender's Game for the first time last week.

Jemi Fraser said...

Read Ender's Game when I was younger - than everything else he'd written at the time. Time for a revisit one of these days :)

Intangible Hearts said...

Brain at the door sounds like something I can do. Love everything Statham but haven't seen Furious 1 or the six prior ones. LOL I remember going to see ELO once. It was a lovely summer concert. Great post.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lauren, yes it is!

Thanks, Michael.

Faraway, it seems to be now.

Kathe, I knew you'd like her.

Lisa, I've heard that before. And Statham made a convincing bad guy.

Hearts, I never did see that band in concert.

Pearson Report said...

You have such great posts - there's something for everyone.

Elsie gets two thumbs up - she's real people! I like real people!

Furious 7 is on my must see list, along with Sound of Music… hahaha, no really. Per Lee's E post - I have very eclectic tastes. LOL

As always, your post is entertaining and enlightening… working the E's I am. :)

Sarah Foster said...

My fiance made me watch The Evil Dead movies but they were a little too much for me. It's been a long time since I've read Ender's Game--I should give it another read!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Ender's Game is one of my favorite books. My son saw Furious 7 but I'm not a fan of those movies at all.
Good luck on your big day tomorrow.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Didn't see Furious 7, but these names are push towards another children's book. What fuels the dragon - wow! I could use that!

Cherdo said...

I'm doing better - I was aware of about 75% of the referenced material!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Looking forward to seeing Furious 7. What can I say, I love these type of movies and love the cast.

Not seen either movie you mention here--did mention I'm not a big fan of scary movies, lol! I have listened to ELO.

Sia McKye Over Coffee

Mark Koopmans said...

Love the E people you mentioned today - especially Eva, Elsie and Elephant Child... oh, that's everyone :)

Haven't seen any of the Furious films, but I'm sure I will one of these days :)

*Best wishes* for tomorrow :)

ilima said...

I love Ender's Game so much I wrote a book where the main character is obsessed with the novel and quotes from it throughout the book. Art imitates life? lol

Patricia Lynne said...

Hubby saw Furious 7 yesterday and said he had to suspend a lot of disbelief for it. A LOT. But he said it was enjoyable.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Best of sales tomorrow! Sounds like fun with the hunt. You really know how to conduct a debut. :-)

Cherie Reich said...

I still haven't read or seen Ender's Game. Congrats on your novel coming out tomorrow!

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Sad to say I haven't watched, read, or listened to any of today's line-up. I should really check them out.

Thanks for the recommendations! Perhaps I have something against the letter E?

Susan Kane said...

We saw F & F, #7 over the weekend, and throughly enjoyed it. The friendship between them was pivotal to each of the movies. When Dwayne Johnson (the Rock) flexed his arm to break the cast, full giggles here.

I read Ender's Game and am working through the rest of the series. Good enjoyable read.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jenny, Elsie is real people.

Carole, use it then!

Sia, that makes you uber-cool.

Mark, your boys would have so much fun if you drove like they did in the films!

Patricia, everything was over the top.

Roland, I'm learning.

Susan, I know! Like he could really do that.

Birgit said...

I still have to see Eraserhead and don't think I will see the other films. I have that ELO record and love ELO. I think I shall pass on the new film but glad they paid tribute to the actor

Andrew Leon said...

Speaking of Evil Dead, I'm just finishing up If Chins Could Kill.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Nope, I haven't seen either movie. The first movie I think of is Eraser with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's an action flick. I love ELO! They have a timeless sound that everyone can get into. I'll be sure to visit your bloggers. Thanks for hosting the A2Z fun!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I loved ELO. Out of the Blue was my first rock album and I eventually collected all of them.

mooderino said...

I quite liked Ender's Game, but the sequels, ugh. And there are loads of them (all terrible).

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Eek, those movies sound creepy. It's been a long time since I heard ELO. Haven't read Ender's Game yet, though I saw parts of the movie. Congrats on the big day tomorrow!

Liesel K. Hill said...

Love Ender's Game! By the time I read it, I didn't figure I'd like it much. Expectations too high, not my usual favorite read, but I totally loved it! So great! Can't wait to see Fast 7. Everyone I know who's seen it says it's amazing! :D

Empty Nest Insider said...

Excellent post over at Bob's place! Extraordinary shout-outs for Eva, Elsie and Elephant's Child! Congrats to all the authors! Excited for tomorrow!

Julie

CA Heaven said...

I had that album, and several other ELO albums, in my vinyl collection, which I donated to the Salvation Army second hand store some years ago >:)

Cold As Heaven

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. I must visit Elephant's Child as she pops up wherever I am apparently! I can't say I've seen the movies or read the books .. but I will get excited for tomorrow's release ..

Cheers and have lots of fun - Hilary

Haneen I. Adam said...

Can you believe I still haven't read Ender's game? Gugh! anywaaay...it's a bummer the energy doesn't fuel space ships in general and The Dragon in particular, how sneaky of you, now I'll just wreck my brain trying to guess what fuels it :(

Brandon Ax said...

Evil Dead is one of my favorite movies series(obviously including Army of Darkness in there).

Me and my son went and saw Ender's Game and both enjoyed it so we read the book together.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Dragon of the Stars release tomorrow--Congratulations!

Liz A. said...

I've probably heard some of the songs off the ELO album as I'm of the right age, but off the top of my head I'm not sure what those are.

Congrats on your book release.

Suzanne Sapsed said...

ELO Out of the Blue - now that brings back memories of my teens! Yeah, I'm that old LOL! x

D.G. Hudson said...

I'm a fan of the Ender series, have read most of O.S. Card's scifi novels, and every one of the Ender stories.

Elephant's Child is a great one to feature and I already follow her. She had great photos on her blog of things I'll not likely get to see otherwise.

Li said...

I enjoyed the book Ender's Game but the movie - meh.

Heather Musk said...

Ooh, I'm seeing Fast and Furious 7 next week and looking forward to it. Just settling down to watch Fast and Furious on tv now while catching up on my A-Z.

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Scribbles From Jenn said...

My family is a HUGE fan of Ender's Game; somehow I missed the boat. Thanks for the review of Furious 7. My son can't wait to see it.

Good luck with the new book, even though I'm sure you won't need it.

Scribbles From Jenn - Visiting from the A to Z Challenge

RaShelle Workman said...

I love the Fast and the Furious movies. The Hubs and I are going to see it tomorrow. =D

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Yay for new books. Congratulations.

Sandra Cox said...

E Day today. D Day tomorrow. Many congrats on the upcoming release:)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You brought me a smile by featuring two of my favorite blog ladies: Elephant's Child and Elise. I'm a devoted fan of both.
Keep breathing, Ales. We're cheering you along all the way!

Stephen Hayes said...

So many people I know who are into science fiction hold Ender's Game in high esteem, so I finally read it. I thought it was good, but it didn't blow me away. I saw the movie and had the same reaction. Once you know the tricky outcome there isn't much left. To be fair, I haven't read any of the sequels so Ender's character probably get's developed more.

Stephen Tremp said...

Haven't seen Eraserhead in a long while. Time to watch it this week.

And love anything ELO. Out of the Blue is such a classic.

Tara Tyler R said...

Enders Game! - one of the best! (the sequels got a little too weird, though)

and love your tidbits on Dragon of the Stars! Almost time to release! Hard to believe!

happy e day!

lilicasplace.com said...

Ninja, It's been eons since I've seen Evil Dead, and love ELO. :)
I was never a fan a fast car movies, but I saw Furious Five (to remember Walker) the other day and now I have to see them from the first one. I had no idea they were so good!

I'm sure some of the cult classics I'm thinking of will be listed in upcoming posts. :D

Thanks so much for mentioning me today, Alex. You almost brought me to tears. (You know that's not all that difficult to do, lol). And whatever fuels you, could you please pass some my way? Hugs.

Nick Wilford said...

Elsie tells it like she sees it. She's a great friend of mine.

Hope you're all set for tomorrow!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

My kids are part of that cult classic fan club of Ender's Game. I never read the book but did enjoy the movie.

J E Oneil said...

Eraserhead is one of those movies I keep meaning to watch. I could never read Ender's Game, though. That man is just too horrible.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I did not like Ender's Game, but my dad LOVED it, so I have a special place in my heart for the book.

Tomorrow is the day!!! Woo hoo!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Huge fan of Ender's Game - it was one of those books that was the right book at the right time for me the first time I read it.
Haven't seen Furious 7 yet, but my hubs and I plan to do that soon.

Fundy Blue said...

Loved the book "Ender's Fame" and the movie too! Good luck tomorrow, Alex! I am excited for you!

Michael D'Agostino said...

I laugh at the so-called intellectual-types who say the Fast and the Furious and similar movies are bad because they're dumb. Nobody goes in there to be intellectually challenged, they've missed the whole point :P

Karen Lange said...

Hope you had a good weekend. Thanks for the info!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Wow!

I'm not sure I've seen any of the Furious movies all the way through, although Mr. Walker will be missed. Gone too soon.

ELO! Now we are talking!

I haven't seen the Evil Dead movies in years!

Heather

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cathy, thanks for visiting!

Cold, sadly they aren't worth anything anymore.

Mary, I know!

Liz, you probably have heard quite a few.

Suzanne, I was barely a teen - I'm that old!

RaShelle, enjoy!

Stephen, I was with you. It was good, but not great, and actually really cold.

Eva, you're welcome! And now go back and watch all the Fast and Furious films. They are great.

Nick, I am!

Elizabeth, I'm with you.

Michael, you said it!!

Heather! Blood, boobs, and carnage. You are missing out.

Donna McDine said...

BigGun is one scary book cover! My hubby loves the Furious film!

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm so glad you know about ELO. I worked with a guy who saw the CD on my desk and said, "What's Eee-lo?" He'd never heard of them! He was born in the 80s, so only 10 years younger than me, but it made me feel old.

Kathryn McKendry said...

There sure are a lot of movies that I've missed! Ender's Game is on my To Read, I just haven't gotten to it yet!

Good luck tomorrow on your release!!

Helena said...

I'm so out of it I've never seen a Fast and Furious flick, and the box office this last weekend was in the stratosphere. So maybe I'll check it out. But 2 hours and 20 minutes?

And no, I still haven't figured out what fuels the Dragon. Sigh. But I'm still looking forward to your release!

Jay Noel said...

Wow. I haven't seen Eraserhead or Evil Dead II. Big fan of ELO and Ender's Game, though.

Thanks for also giving us some new bloggers (new to me anyway) to check out.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Isn't it amazing how Ender's Game made it into a movie so long after its publication? It's a COOL movie! :)

Elizabeth Mueller
AtoZ 2015
My Little Pony

Clarabelle Rant said...

Ender's Game was one of my first Scifi books and Speaker for the Dead is one of my favorite books of all time.

Paul Walker was another sad accident. It's nice the movie paid him tribute. I can't wait to see it. The best cast for action movies: Diesel, The Rock and Statham. I'd still go even if the reviews were bad ;)

You can find me here:
ClarabelleRant

Tammy Theriault said...

Finally watched Enders game with my kids a month ago. Not too shabby!

Lanise Brown said...

I haven't seen either of those movies. I have read Ender's Game, and thought the movie version of it was kind of disappointing though.

Wheee! Today is release day! :D

randi lee said...

I read this post yesterday, but I can't remember if I commented or not, so you may be getting a double comment. Eraserhead STILL gives me chills!

Toinette Thomas said...

Loved Evil Dead II and Ender's Game. Still not sure how I feel about the film version of Ender though.