Monday, November 2, 2015

Bone Tomahawk Film Review, November Movie Preview, Monday’s Music, Introvert or Extrovert?, Tails for Vets, New Book Releases, Battle Results, and Ninja News

I have a short interview at Tim Knight’s site, Hero Press. If you’re into geek stuff, Tim runs an awesome site.


Movie Review – Bone Tomahawk

Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.
This can best be described as an arthouse Western/horror film with drama.
Some might be frustrated by the slow pace. (Remember my review of Slow West?) However, I enjoyed the slow burn. By the end of the film, I was really invested in the characters.
It has some funny moments and all of the actors do an amazing job, especially Russell and Jenkins.
There are only a couple bloody horror scenes, but be warned – they are graphic. (As a dude, I really cringed at one scene.)
If you have to have a lot of action, skip this film. If you like a slow pace and watching the characters and story unfold at a leisurely pace, then I recommend this one.
Now playing in theaters and on Direct TV.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

Hosted by Xmas Dolly She asked if I would be this week’s Spotlight Dancer. (Little did she know, I can’t dance.)
Fortunately, no dancing is involved. I get to pick the theme for today.
After deciding that Scandinavian heavy metal music might be too limiting (not to mention scare the crap out of the other participants) I chose the theme of Movie Soundtracks.


Here are my picks:

First off, I had to go with Extreme’s Play With Me. (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure) 
Sadly, there’s no really good video version of this song…


Megadeth – 99 Ways to Die (Beavis and Butthead Do America) 
You might not like the music, but the video has a great message.


Pantera – Cemetary Gates (Tales From the Crypt – Demon Night) 
Great song, and probably their most accessible.


Visit Xmas Dolly to join the fun and visit other participants.

Ninja News

Stephanie Farris listed CassaStar as one of the best books she’d read in October. Thanks for taking a chance on a new genre, Stephanie!

Tails for Vets!
Tails of the Apocalypse is a collection of dystopian/post-apocalyptic stories featuring animals and features a story by E.E. Giorgi.
Samuel Peralta, who produced this anthology, paired with Pets for Vets, an organization that matches shelter dogs with military veterans. Pourteau plans to donate $1.00 to Pets for Vets from every copy of Tails of the Apocalypse sold through the end of the calendar year, regardless of format‚ e-book, paperback, or audiobook.
The project is called Tails for Vets, and you can help two different ways –
2 – Buy the Book – It releases on November 20, but you can pre-order now on Amazon.

New Releases!

Mayhem in the Air by the authors at Untethered Realms

A Faerie’s Revenge by Rachel Morgan
The fifth book in the Creepy Hollow series, and the second book in Calla’s story.

Redemption (Children of the Gods #3) by Jessica Therrien
Nobody promised freedom would be peaceful…
The first two books are only .99 cents at Amazon - Oppression and Uprising
There’s also a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Max Blizzard and The Cup of Kings by Pat Hatt
Find it on Amazon

Deadly Undertaking by J.Q. Rose
A handsome detective, a shadow man, and a murder victim kill Lauren’s plan for a simple life.




Battle of the Banned Results

Hosted by Shady Del Knight. Here are the results from last Monday.

Two songs from horror movies – and this is how the votes fell:

Dokken – Dream Warriors from Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Warriors - 15
Lou Gramm – Lost in the Shadows from The Lost Boys - 10

Dream Warriors got off to an early lead and never let it go…

Question of the Month

Hosted by Michael at A Life Examined.

This month’s question - “Are you an introvert or an extrovert?”

This one is easy. Introvert. However, I’m not a shy, awkward, don’t want to deal with the world introvert. I’m a musician who performs on stage and an author with several books published, so I have to be extroverted to some degree. I enjoy people and certainly enjoy this online community of friends. But I prefer to stay more in the background and let others take the spotlight. I’d rather ask questions and learn more about people than talk about myself.

Of course, my home is my castle and sanctuary and still the best place to hide!

November Movie Preview

Here are the upcoming theatrical releases for November! As always, descriptions courtesy of the IMDB. Snarky comments by me.

6 –

Spectre
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux
Bond is back and probably not doing anything we’ve not seen before, but we’ll go anyway…



13 –

The 33
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
Director: Patricia Riggen
Stars: Naomi Scott, James Brolin, Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips
Just a word of caution – this movie not suitable for minors.





20 –

The Night Before
In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an end.
Director: Jonathan Levine
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lizzy Caplan, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie
Rogan turns what is meant to be a joyous family time into a night of vulgarity, debauchery, and excess. Merry Christmas, everybody.


27 –

The Good Dinosaur
An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Director: Peter Sohn
Stars: Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, A.J. Buckley
The only good dinosaur is a dead dinosaur. Oh, wait…

Victor Frankenstein
Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today.
Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott
This one could sneak in and be a cool gothic thriller for the holidays. (Fingers crossed.)



Anyone else see Bone Tomahawk? What soundtrack music moves you today? Can you help Tails for Vets? See some good new releases? Are you an introvert or extrovert? And what movies interest you this month?
See you Wednesday for the IWSG post!

And don’t forget to visit Hero Press!

116 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - Bone Tomahawk actually looks like one movie I might enjoy - being an arthouse type film. Spectre has got some great reviews ... someone unexpected said they'd even go again ... I'll get to see it sometime. John Barry's music as in Out of Africa always draws me in ... I want to see Suffragette that's out and still on down here ... and good luck to all the authors with new releases ... cheers Hilary

Tim Knight said...

Thanks for the mention, Alex, and thanks for agreeing to take part. If anyone else wishes to be featured in my Six Of The Best interview segment, please get in touch.

A film I'm looking forward to this month that you didn't mention in your round-up is The Peanuts Movie, but I reckon I might be checking out Bone Tomahawk as well now.

Rhonda Albom said...

Bone Tomahawk is not my type of movie, however, The Night Before sounds like one I might enjoy. I am more of an extrovert than an introvert.

Misha Gericke said...

Congrats to everyone bringing out books! Victor Frankenstein sounds like it might be interesting, as well as 33.

TBM said...

Cannibalistic cave dwellers...might give me nightmares, but sounds like an interesting movie. I like slow burns that develop characters.

Congrats to all the authors on their releases.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I can't wait to see The 33. I was glued to the news coverage of that event. Spending time in West Virginia where coal mining was the main industry, that story is really fascinating to me.

nashvillecats2 said...

Great interesting features today, I didn't know you couldn't dance,....no good on Stictly Come Dancing then?

Natalie Aguirre said...

So interesting you consider yourself an introvert with how social you are and how good you are in making friends through blogging. Maybe you're both.

Denise Covey said...

So many book releases Alex! Exciting times.

Liza said...

Your description of your introverted nature is similar to mine (minus the guitar and the published books. Any chance you were born in July? (Cancer, moon sign, lover of hearth and home!):)

Elsie Amata said...

Megadeth & Pantera - Great picks! Great songs!

I never would've pegged you as an introvert. I see you chatting people up just strolling down the street but I can relate. I am social but only to a certain degree. I have a number limit. Too many people in one room and I tend to clam up. Zip goes my mouth. About fifteen people and I'm good. Higher than that and I turn shy. But I'll start a conversation with anyone.

My son and I plan on seeing The Night Before when it hits the theater. Looks stupid and ridiculous. My kind of funny.

kaykuala said...

Bone Tomahawk if a tad slow may attract certain types. Hank is a bit impatient prefers comedy better. Introvert in a sense. Tales for Vets and Sam is involved, bless him and for a good cause too! Congrats for the writers!

Hank

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

"Not suitable for minors"--ha!

Bone Tomahawk sounds...bizarre! But interesting. It's too bad I'm too queasy to watch that type of thing. I think I'll stick with Spectre.

Stephanie Faris said...

Extreme sings one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs, Christmas Time Again. The lyrics are a little lame, but I love the music to it! It's been remade a couple of times, but nobody does the keyboard drama like an 80s band!

ediFanoB said...

I saw a Victor Frankenstein trailer recently and this could be a film worth to watch.
The only problem I have is the fact that as soon as I see Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter pops up in my mind.

Sandra Almazan said...

Another person here looking forward to The Peanuts Movie. My son doesn't like movie theaters, but I'm hoping to bring him to this one. I'd like to help him get accustomed to movie theaters so we can all go see The Force Awakens next month.

I'm definitely an introvert. I can socialize with people, but I prefer to do it in small groups and need alone time to recover my energy.

mshatch said...

I think a lot of writers are introverts. I know I am and as much as I enjoy going away on vaca my favorite place to be is home.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hilary, I'll be seeing Spectre this Friday!

Tim, thanks for hosting me! I was going to include the Peanuts Movie but ran out of space.

TBM, just be ready for the ending.

Deb, I bet!

Yvonne, not a chance.

Natalie, I think I force myself to be both.

Liza, afraid I wasn't born in July.

Elsie, you rock. I will talk with some people in public I don't know, but it's not a natural reaction.

Elizabeth, I am here to amuse!

Edi, it will take him a long time to shake that image.

Sandra, I ran out of room, but I was going to mention that movie.

Jo said...

I think Bone Tomahawk might appeal to me too. I like the idea of Tails for Vets, I wonder if anyone has thought of doing that for Canadian vets. Funny, when one says vets in England, we mean veterinarians and for the military they are always referred to as veterans. Took me a while to get it sorted when I emigrated.

Karen Walker said...

Gosh, Alex, I could have written what you wrote for the question about being an introvert. I never thought I was because I like to perform on stage, but I've recently realized the two are not mutually exclusive. I am definitely an introvert.

Christine Rains said...

Thank you for the shout-out for Mayhem! We're kicking off a tour today and then next week is Realms Faire. Busy month for Untethered Realms! I'm an introvert and I dig the songs you picked for movie soundtracks. I have my IWSG post all ready to go. When you start looking for co-hosts for February, I can volunteer. :) Have a great week! Now I'm off to clean since my mom's coming today.

Bish Denham said...

Actually... none of these movies pique my interest. As I get older and older I seem to be moving farther and father away from violence and explosive special effects. Same with the music, I want peaceful stuff, stuff that soothes my soul.

Liz Fichera said...

BONE TOMAHAWK had me at "Wild West." And I think Kurt Russell is a pretty good actor too. Not looking forward to some of the scenes that you mentioned, but I'll close my eyes.

Mary Aalgaard said...

I think I might like that Kurt Russel movie. I haven't seen him in a movie in a while. I like a slower pace where you get to know the characters. I'm not a huge fan of graphic violence, though. The pet apocalypse book sounds like a great idea! I'm also participating in the QoftheMo.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

"Of course, my home is my castle and sanctuary and still the best place to hide!" Same here! :)

That Victor Frankenstein looks interesting - Radcliffe was very good in the creepy/gothic The Woman in Black.

Shady Del Knight said...

I'll take Scandinavian Metal Bands for 100, Alex.

Hi, good buddy! Congratulations on hosting another exciting Battle of the Banned. Your final score nearly matched mine this time and I was pleased to see that Dokken prevailed. I enjoyed the other metal anthems you posted recalling the inspired pairing of Bill and Ted and Beavis and Butt-head along with Tales From the Crypt. Pantera performs the style of music that most pleases my ears these days. Pantera heavily influenced one of my current favorite bands, Butcher Babies.

Thanks, good buddy Alex!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll probably watch Bone Tomahawk eventually. i like Russell.

Nicola said...

It's great to see so many new books out there. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Just finished Karen Walker's The Wishing Steps (out last month) - thoroughly enjoyed it!

I'm an introvert but can have moments of being extrovert if wine is involved.

I am always moved by the soundtrack to Gladiator! Fantastic score!

Wishing you a great week.

Shell Flower said...

More amazing book releases. I'd say I'm an introvert mostly, but I can be quite extroverted at times. My favorite movie soundtrack of all time is Donnie Darko. The 33 looks scary, and I love your comment on that one :) Have a great week!

Cathrina Constantine said...

I never even heard of Bone Tomahawk, but I love Kurt Russel!!! I dislike when they make unsavory Christmas stories!!! I do hope Victor Frankenstein in a winner, looking forward to that one.

Congratulations to all the new releases!!!!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm not a Bond fan, but I'm sure we'll be seeing that one.

I'm going to sign up for the Tails for Vets Street Team.

Deborah Hawkins said...

I'm a total introvert. Those books look really cool. I don't listen to too many soundtracks. My favorites are from Frida, and The Lion King: Rhythm of the Pridelands.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I like Kurt Russell. Will add this one to my to see list.
Have a great week.

Melissa said...

I've seen the trailer for The 33. It looks good. When they started playing those lyrics, 'Say something; I'm giving up on you,' it really got to me.

Congrats to all those with new releases.

Dean K Miller said...

Extrovert who absolutely needs his solo, decompression time.
We talked about the Peanuts movie here at home yesterday. Pull at the memory heart strings and people will show up. Co-Hosting Jessica's blog hop release tour and have a short interview with her on my sight in Nov. 5th.

A Beer For The Shower said...

I'd not even heard of Bone Tomahawk. I like a slow burn as long as it's worth it in the end. Might check it out. Also...

"Of course, my home is my castle and sanctuary and still the best place to hide!"

That's like my personal motto. I love being outgoing in public, but at the end of the day, I just want to retreat to my castle, put on some sweat pants, and play on my computer in the dark.

Arlee Bird said...

I never heard of Bone Tomahawk, but it sounds potentially interesting to me. I like Kurt Russell.

Not surprised by the Dokken win, but the outcome was fairly close. Good match-up.

I figured you as an introvert by nature. Either that or an imaginary person created by a consortium of writers and other bloggers. Cool! I was able to use the word "consortium".

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

L.G. Keltner said...

I'm definitely an introvert. I've performed in plays and have no trouble with public speaking, but large gatherings wear me out. I need my quiet time.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I did go to see Crimson Peak last week. You were right about the house being a character all by itself! As a gothic mystery, the first half of the movie was the best part, in my opinion. Once the bride arrived at Crimson Peak, the plot began to fall apart. I guessed THE SECRET immediately, then had to cringe as the plot holes piled up. But watching the house completely entertained me and made up for bad writing.

And I'm definitely an introvert. I can appear in public and speak to groups professionally with ease -- formerly as an educator and now as an author. But if someone I don't know asks to meet me for lunch -- panic time! And if I attend a party (which I tend to avoid) I definitely hang back in the corner with my husband or seek the one person I know at the party and cling to them like glue. Then I go home and don't leave the house until I've recovered!

Tamara Narayan said...

I would totally watch Bone Tomahawk. Reminds me of another western I saw several years ago: The Missing with Tommy Lee Jones. Victor Frankenstein appeals as well.

I'm another author/introvert. Shocking, I know.

Joanne said...

Westerns have never been a fave of mine - even with the lure of Kurt Russell, I shall pass. Bond, James Bond - that's another story. I have a movie date planned with friends for 11/15. The other movie I really want to see is Room. I'm an introvert but I can talk to anyone - so a mix depending on the situation. Like you, I'd rather listen and can ask the right questions. Fall is here!! Have a good week

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Bond movies are always on my list to watch. I like too many movie soundtracks to pick one. Congrats to all the new releases! Introvert, definitely. Off to check out Hero Press.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jo, I can understand the confusion.

Karen, you know hoe I feel.

Christine, you're welcome - and thanks! I do need help in February.

Liz, only two that are tough to watch.

Shady, I could do a whole Jeopardy show on that category alone! You rock when it comes to music, my friend.

Dean, I ran out of room to mention that film.

Brandon and Bryan, Amen to that!

Lee, good for you!

Dianne, glad you saw it. Not the director's best, but it was good.

Joanne, listening and asking questions can lead to some great information.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I think we're all a mixture of intro- and extroversion. But the artist community probably understands as well as anyone the need to retreat into a solo world. Cuz that's where we make our best connections.
Happy new week, Alex.

Carrie-Anne said...

I love the idea of matching vets with shelter animals. These vets could really benefit from the love and companionship of an animal, and too many animals are in high-kill shelters and denied the chance to find their forever families.

Chrys Fey said...

Congrats to all the authors of Untethered Realms!

I agree with you have to be a little extroverted. After all, you created the IWSG and that is a huge thing for an introvert to take on...even online.

Stephen Hayes said...

I can be an introvert or an extrovert, depending on my mood, but I probably lean more in the direction of being an extrovert.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Oh no, I'm getting the impression from your statement that begins "as a dude..." that the film you reviewed shows some kind of castration. That's thoroughly unpleasant and I think I'll skip this horror film. Good to see that Kurt Russell is still carrying on though.

Pat Hatt said...

lol yep, home is the best place to hide. Unless relatives are coming to visit, then it may be a hotel. Thanks for the shout too.

Colette S said...

Congrats on being spotlight dancer!
Thanks for sharing with us and the features.

Aloha!

Jeffrey Scott said...

I'm quite familiar with Extreme's "Play With Me", as I have the Bill & Ted soundtrack. I can't hear the song without thinking of Genghis Khan rampaging a sporting good store, Billy the Kid trying to walk on ice with his buddy Socrates, Abraham Lincoln and Sigmund Freud running from the cops, Beethoven rocking an Electric Organ to the amusement of mall shoppers and irritating the store manager. And of course Joan of Arc doing her jazz aerobics. Can't forget that one.

Of all the films, I think 33 sounds the most interesting. If that's that same news story I think it is, I recall when this was taking place. Some of the others sound really good, but I'll likely never make it to see them.

Karen Peterson said...

I want to see Bone Tomahawk, pretty much just because of Patrick Wilson. Thanks for the heads up about the gore, though!

Sarah Foster said...

I'm definitely an introvert, but with all of the shyness and awkwardness, too. I wish I was more outgoing, but it's difficult.
Definitely looking forward to Spectre. My fiance and I love the Bond movies so we'll probably see it this weekend.

S.K. Anthony said...

I'm definitely an introvert . . . but I know how to fake being an extrovert when necessary lol

I read the review of CassaStar from Stephanie, how freaking awesome!!! ;)

Elephant's Child said...

Definitely an introvert here, though I can fake the extrovert thing if I have to. Briefly.
Congrats to all the authors. And thanks too.

Spacerguy said...

These movies sound great. I haven't seen any of them but I'm going to change that. Thanks for digging these up Alex.

Toinette Thomas said...

Bone Tomahawk sounds interesting. I may have to check it out.
I like the Pantera song.
I will help Tails for Vets. Not only does it help those who serve, but it helps the animals. I'm heading to social media to spread the word as well.
I had a feeling you'd be an introvert with extrovert tendencies, like me.
As predicted, I'mm probably see the new Bond and maybe check out the Frankenstein flick.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I was tempted to see BONE TOMAHAWK but the trailer made it look like Kurt Russell does not make it so I passed. I have to have a hero to make it in my movies! :-)

The cover to Rachel's new book is amazing. I wish all the new authors high sales. If I can't have them, someone should! Have a great new week.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

When she loved me from Toy Story 2 never fails to move me. You are an outgoing introvert Alex, wear your title proud! I'm kinda the same way depending on the topic. But if Math comes up and go from introvert to teleporter, bye. Ahem, I notice there was no mention of Peanuts in the November movie section sir, what gives? I am thinking about seeing Victor Frankenstein and maybe The Good Dinosaur - which grew on me through the 2nd trailer (first one and before that I was like what the frag, I aint paying to see this. Awww the power of time and Pixar).My sanctuaries are my bed and imagination. The perfect pair.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carrie-Anne, exactly!

Chrys, that's true.

Michael, it was even worse than that, but you got the right idea.

Pat, you're welcome, and funny!

Jeffrey, that was such a grat scene in the movie.

Karen, just close your eyes.

SK, I know!!!

Toi, you rock!

Roland, it does have a couple heroes, but yeah, one doesn't make it.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Meet Your Makers sounds pretty good. I haven't really seen any promo for it. I like westerns so I might check that one out. I like movie soundtracks and when I bought CDs I used to buy them all the time.

Sherry Ellis said...

I think you're probably like me on the introvert spectrum. I have no problem performing in front of people, but I still like to have down time alone. I'll hop over to see your interview.

Suzanne Furness said...

Was hoping to see Spectre this week but will have to see how it goes. Think I'm more of an introvert in many ways. Congrats to all those with releases this week.

mail4rosey said...

I don't mind a slow burn for a movie, if it ends up being good. I know Marie, love her and her blog. :) Here to see your Monday post and wish you a great week. :)

D.G. Hudson said...

Well Bone Tomahawk and Victor Frankenstein appeal to me. I like a remake told from a different perspective if it's done well. I've always been an introvert, but am much less so than at an earlier age when I was just a smart and arty nerd.
I don't mind slow moving books or movies if the story is worth it. Kurt Russell does some excellent acting now that he's all grown up. . .

Patricia Lynne said...

You must be an extroverted introvert, Alex. It's a thing I've been told. It's introverts who can go out and be social, but in the end recharge by being alone as opposed to crowds like an extrovert.

Andrew Leon said...

I'll wait for DVD for Bone Tomahawk. I'm not a big Russell fan.

Cherie Reich said...

Maybe you're a bit more of an ambivert sometimes (a person who exhibits qualities of both introversion and extroversion). I'm unfortunately more the shy, awkward, don't want to deal with the world introvert. Heh.

Heather M. Gardner said...

What's up, Alex!!!

Movies are looking pretty weird to me right now. I miss my superheros!

What do we call an introvert that has to be an extrovert half the time anyway?
:)

Not suitable for minors? UGH! So bad!

Have a great day, sir!
Heather

Birgit said...

I enjoy a good western and wonder if this is a western or a horror film. Love Kurt Russell though. I am not a heavy metal gal so , when I think of film music, I think of Star Wars (especially the one where Q-Tip and Obi Wan duel it out with the red faced guy) and Dr. Zhivago. I have done studies through conferences about Introvert/Extrovert etc... and each time I am 50% extrovert and 50% introvert. This makes sense to me because , when I want to talk, I do and am an open book but if I am not in the mood, I will hide away and pretend I am not even home. I love James Bond so I will see this latest installment. I have no desire to see the Seth Rogan film or the nice Dinosaur.

Huntress said...

until Daniel Craig came along, James Bond was an okay movie series. No heart palpitations.
Hokey Smoke, Bullwinkle, love this guy.

Karen Lange said...

Definitely an introvert here. But like you, have to be kind of extroverted in some areas, especially with my books and writing. We should think of a name for these kinds of people. Maybe introexverts? Or maybe not. I'll work on it. :) Have a great week!

Beate said...

Thank you for the movie review. I always love getting recommendations for new movies. Bone Tomahawk looks like something my hubby and I might enjoy. I need to tell him about it ;) And Spectre is a movie that we definitely need to see! :) There are so many great movies lately. Autumn is the perfect time of year for that - lots of movie nights and hot chocolate please :D

J E Oneil said...

I know lots of people who are sociable introverts. They like spending time with people and don't mind being the center of attention at times, but they get exhausted and need alone time to recharge. It's kind of a contradiction.

Doesn't look like there are any interesting movies coming out this month. And really? Not suitable for minors? Are you sure you don't mean miners?

Annalisa Crawford said...

Wow, I'd completely forgotten about Megadeath - they were a big favourite of mine for a while.

Victor Frankenstein looks very interesting. And not least because of James McAvoy and Andrew Scott!

Cindy said...

These Bond movies have became very serious these days. Maybe even a little dark, but I like it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sheena-kay, I know! Sorry, I ran out of room for Peanuts.

DG, hard to believe Russell is in his sixties now.

Cherie, but online you do it so well.

Heather, I know! I couldn't resist the minors line.

Birgit, it's more Western. But the brief moments of horror are strong.

Karen, I like that name.

JE, I meant minors!

Cindy, they have.

Carol Kilgore said...

I have a claustrophobic streak, so 33 is out of the question. Looking forward to the new Bond adventure, though!

Congrats to those with new books, especially all involved with the Untethered Realms anthology.

Lynda R Young said...

I prefer the action movies, especially if it's going to be a western, but occasionally a movie with surprise me with its slow burn.

Sandra Cox said...

Looking forward to Spectre.

Helena said...

I'll definitely help out with the great Tails for Vets book. As for movies -- I gotta see Spectre.

Me, I'm an introvert with occasional clumsy efforts at being more extroverted.

Yolanda Renee said...

My only thoughts this November is NaNo and Thanksgiving - my goal is to finished by then. Ha, ha - sorry, I'm teasing the month is full - too full, but still NaNo comes first!

Liz A. said...

Not a big fan of gore, so I think I'll have to skip Bone Tomahawk. And we knew The 33 was coming when it happened. It was going to be a movie sooner rather than later.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Lots of excellent new releases in books - and movies. I'm looking forward to Bond, even if I have seen it all before. Those are still fun movies, and there's usually some kind of semi-troubling theme that's interesting to talk about afterwards. I'm an introvert who likes to sing on praise team, teach classes in writing, and chat now and then - which means, I'm good with "social" time for about three hours and then I wilt and hide in a corner. :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'll see the Bond movie, although I understand Craig says he'll not do another one...I do get tired of one new Bond after another.

I'm definitely an introvert. I can get out there and do stuff in public and enjoy talking to people (but prefer one-on-one), but I don't like parties and large crowds. And I do really enjoy my alone time with a good book.... Social media was created for people like me, I think, because I can connect while hiding behind my computer.

klahanie said...

Hi Alex,

The last time I went to see a movie was when the original Spider Man movie came out with Tobey Maguire.

Thanks for another huge list of links. Very good of you. I'm both an introvert and an extrovert. It depends on the situation.

Gary

Michael G D'Agostino said...

Wow, Kurt Russell looks very different to what I remember him. I'm interested to see Daniel Radcliffe in another acting role. I have the same thing where I enjoy performing for people, but unlike you I cherish the spotlight ;)

Joyce Lansky said...

These are all new to me. Congrats on being in the spotlight.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

T. Drecker said...

Bone Tomahawk sounds interesting. The rest is all new to me. And I'm an introvert. . .can handle myself in public and such, but would rather not.

dolorah said...

I've heard of Sam Paralto. I know, I mutilated the spelling, oops. He has awesome anthology ideas. Bone Tomahawk looks really good.

Jessica Therrien said...

Thanks for sharing the release! I ordered CassaStar today :D

The Spooky Whisk said...

Agreed. Home really is the best place. EVARRRR.

Elizabeth said...

I am that type of introvert sometimes, at least the awkward and "don't want to deal with the world" introvert. Of course, "the world" would mainly involve disgruntled patients at my job. I am very good at blending into the background unnoticed, like a ninja :)

Fundy Blue said...

Hi Alex! I definitely want to see the new Bond movie! I'm an introvert, but I am disguised as an extrovert. Most people don't realize that I'm quite sh, even after all these years of trying to overcome it.. I need to retreat into my cave for alone time after putting myself out there!

Weekend-Windup said...

Thanks for sharing the details...

Cherdo said...

I'm glad you mentioned Bone Tomahawk - I just saw a small reveiw of it and I'm dying to see that one. It sort of reminds me of Ravenous. Kurt Russell is one of my all time favorites; he sealed the deal with Tombstone.

A thumbs up from Stephanie is something to celebrate!

Nice post, Alex!

Belle Unruh said...

You said, "I’m not a shy, awkward, don’t want to deal with the world introvert." I am. It's a pain in the butt; but I'm not about to change now! I love Daniel Craig as Bond. Should be a good movie.

Michelle Wallace said...

Great collection of new releases!
I used to be that painfully "shy, awkward, don’t want to deal with the world introvert." Because I perform for an audience, I've learned to manage it. I always say that I'd be quite happy to perform with a paper bag over my head. LOL
I also prefer to stay more in the background and let others take the spotlight.

msmariah said...

Hi Alex! ok, I'm so curious about the scene everyone is talking about in 'Bone Tomahawk.' I keep hearing about it. I am of course afraid to watch it now but my curiosity requires that I find out what happened that grossed so many people out!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Helena, great! Thanks for helping.

Tyrean, I can relate.

Patricia, not sure Sean Connery would be up to doing them anymore though...

Michael, glad one of us enjoys it!

Jessica, you're welcome, and thank you!

Elizabeth, those Ninja skills come in handy!

Fundy, I'd never know it.

Cherdo, you'll enjoy it!

Belle, that made me chuckle.

MsMariah, you'll handle it better than I did...

Donna K. Weaver said...

Of course we'll see Bond. He's Bond!

Nilanjana Bose said...

Bone Tomahawk sounds interesting, and I am going to land up at the Bond film when it rolls around here like it or not, so I might as well make up my mind to enjoy it :)

So agree about the message in the Megadeath video!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I don't like gore. If you cringed, I think I'll pass.

That cover the Untethered Realms peeps came up with is awesome.

Of course, Stephanie picked your book- it's awesome!

Pat Tillett said...

I have not seen Bone Tomahawk, but I intend to. It sounds good and I like Kurt Russell. Thanks for the review, I hadn't heard it until just now.

Sandra Cox said...

Congrats to the authors with new releases.

DMS said...

I am an introvert extrovert. A bit more introvert, but pretty much equal. I remember seeing the review of your book on Stephanie's blog. Congrats! :)
~Jess

Ella said...

I am an introvert, who loves to be home, but can be an extrovert when the moment is right~ My hubby saw Bone Tomahawk and was like whoa~

Yeah, great snarky comment about Bond-so true, "We will go anyway."
Tis true~

Off to make the rounds-thanks Captain!

Stephen Tremp said...

Hey Alex, great post and way too much good stuff to comment on.

I like slow burns such as the original Conan the Barbarian with Ahhhhhnald. So Bone tomahawk is on my list.

I do like the live version of Play With Me on YouTube when the band was older. Video sucked except for the kitty shredding on the lead guitar toward the end. Rock on Extreme. Rock on.

Well done on the Question of the Month. Now I wish I would have gone into more detail.

And I'm gearing up for some major movie marathons going solo. At the movies and on Amazon and Netflix.

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Tails for Vets is a great idea! Going to look into that.

I'm an extrovert, but I still need alone time to recharge. I'd say I'm an extrovert with a few toes sticking in the introversion door, if that makes sense.

I think most people have a blend of both. Have a great week, Alex!

Shannon Lawrence said...

I hadn't even heard of Bone Tomahawk, and I love Kurt Russell and westerns. Weird.

Hart Johnson said...

Well done with your short stories, Alex! I think it takes me about a month, too, but largely because I need a story to sit a bit after I'm finished before I can come back and make it right. And Congrats to Mark!

Also love the idea of Igor's perspective. Though no Frankenstein will ever match Young Frankenstein in my mind.

Murees Dupé said...

I'm definitely one of those introverts who hides from the world. Bone Tomahawk sounds like something me and the family will enjoy. Also, they will like The Good Dinosaur too. They love any movie that includes dinosaurs:) Have a great weekend.

randi lee said...

Loads of good looking releases out this week! With some of the newfound spare time I'm gaining, perhaps I'll check a couple out. As always, thanks for sharing :D

Raquel Byrnes said...

I cannot wait for the Frankenstein movie. So excited! :)

Medeia Sharif said...

I really want to see Spectre.

I'm also an introvert.

Those are great metal tunes.

indah nuria Savitri said...

oh my..I haven't heard Megadeth for a looong, long time..And Extreme is cool as well :). Now I start listening to them again..