Monday, March 14, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane Review, Upcoming RiffTrax:Live Shows, Movie News, Monday’s Music, and Ninja News

Over at the A to Z Blog, I’m talking about the importance of a theme for the Challenge.

Movie Review – 10 Cloverfield Lane

Basic premise - A woman is held in a shelter by a man who claims there was a world-wide chemical attack. It’s set in the same universe as the movie Cloverfield, but it’s not a sequel. (And thank God, not a found footage film!)
Outside of that, I didn’t know what to expect going in and avoided spoilers.
I don’t do spoilers, but I will say, don’t go into this film expecting another Cloverfield. It’s an intense psychological drama/thriller. You will spend the entire time on the edge, trying to decide the truth.
The main cast of three are all excellent. John Goodman is especially good – sympathetic and sad one moment, extremely terrifying the next. Mary Elizabeth Winstead was also great, as was John Gallagher, Jr.
Some haven’t liked the ending. The first ninety minutes builds up the question of just what is going on, and you’ll either like the answer or not. (I happened to really like the answer.)
It’s PG-13, so not that bloody violent, but it is intense.
Highly recommended!

New RiffTrax Shows!

RiffTrax has two shows scheduled this summer and one of them is awesome!!

It's our 10th birthday this July, and to celebrate, we think we could go even bigger for what will be our 20th RiffTrax Live Event: an MST3K Reunion Live Show, as well as a May 5th live show featuring a new HD transfer of the sci-fi classic from Vermont, TIME CHASERS!

And too awesome – it’s already hit its Kickstarter goal.

A RiffTrax: Live show featuring a reunion of the MST3K cast – what could be more amazing?

Movie News

The new trailer for Captain America: Civil War came out last week – you have to watch it to the very end!


If you’re wondering if the Justice League movie will be as dark as Batman v Superman…
From Jo Blo’s site:
It's clear from the trailers that BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE won't exactly be a cheery picnic full of sunshine and rainbow barfing unicorns, but the DCEU won't necessarily hang on to that darkness for all of its future installments. Chris Terrio, who re-wrote David Goyer's BATMAN V SUPERMAN script, was brought back to pen the script for JUSTICE LEAGUE - PART ONE and the screenwriter told the Wall Street Journal that he doesn't expect the film to be quite as dark as BATMAN V SUPERMAN will be.

Blastr posted the synopsis and teaser art for the upcoming Supergirl/Flash crossover episode:
“Worlds Finest” – Kara gains a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash (Grant Gustin) suddenly appears from an alternate universe and helps Kara battle Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, and Livewire in exchange for her help in finding a way to return him home, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, March 28 (8:00-9:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network. Grant Gustin crosses over as The Flash.


World Wide Box Office
Looks like Star Wars: The Force Awakens will end up as third highest grossing overall at $2,054. Billion dollars. (Titanic is just ahead of it with $2,187. billion and Avatar still leads the pack with $2,788. billion.)
Just one month after its release, Deadpool has taken in over $708 million dollars world-wide.
And just ten days after its release, Zootopia has grossed $431 million dollars world-wide. Whoa!

Monday Music Moves Me

Hosted by Xmas Dolly.

I was chosen to select the theme for today – Guitar Solo!

I had hundreds of songs to choose from, including some very heavy selections. (I’m really into the Scandinavian progressive rock scene at the moment.) I decided to showcase the amazing musicianship of the band, Redemption. Their latest, The Art of Noise, was just released last week. (Although this song is from an older album.)

Every song has a magical moment. The point of a great guitar solo is to be that moment.

I give you the beautiful Let it Rain by Redemption:


Ninja News

The first in Sean McLachlan’s post-apocalyptic series is free on Amazon through today, March 14.
Download Radio Hope for free at Amazon and Amazon UK

The A to Z Challenge approaches!

If you have questions, want to meet new people, or just join the fun, join us for one of our Twitter chats. #azchat

And don’t forget, the Great Theme Reveal is next Monday, March 21.

New Releases -

Murder & Obsession by Yolanda Renee
Book three in the Detective Quaid series
Find it on Amazon


Cloaked in Secrecy by T.F. Walsh
(The Wulfkin Legacy #2)
Publication date: March 14th 2016
What better way for a pack of wulfkin shifters to remain in seclusion than to hide in plain sight?
Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble / iTunes / Kobo / Googleplay



Anyone else see 10 Cloverfield Lane? Excited about a MST3K reunion show? Getting excited for Civil War? Surprised how well Deadpool is doing? What music moves you today? And who’s ready for the Great Theme Reveal next week?

Don’t forget to visit the A to Z Blog and my theme tips!

133 comments:

Michelle Wallace said...

I've finally sorted out my A to Z Theme and formatted half the posts...will complete the rest tomorrow!
I'd love to join the A to Z Twitter chats, but the Thursday chat is at an awkward hour - it's about 4.30am in my time zone. I'll have to check out the Saturday chat time.
Congrats to those with new books!

Mason Canyon said...

I've been wondering about 10 Cloverfield Lane from the commercials. Sounds like it will be intense. I'm starting to really enjoy the Marvel movies and didn't think I would. Congrats to others with new releases. Have a blessed week, Alex.

Sean McLachlan said...

Thanks for the shout out!
Yolanda's got a great cover there. Very splattery!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Time for A-Z again! Wow, the year just flew by!

Cloverfield sounds pretty cool...I especially like that it's PG-13 so probably not too intense for me. Goodman is an interesting choice...I still don't associate him with drama.

Sandra Almazan said...

Congrats to everyone with new releases!

Nilanjana Bose said...

Yes please to intense psychological drama.

I really like Yolanda's themed new covers. Congrats to all authors with new releases.

Theme -done. Posts - erm...getting there via a few detours. Off to check out the A-Z post now.

Truedessa said...

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

I haven't been to the movies lately. I think many are surprised at how well the Deadpool is doing. I've heard mixed reviews on it. I just gave the song a listen and pulled up the lyrics. This is very beautiful with an inspirational message. Thank you for that this day. Walking ahead let it rain. (it is raining here this morning)

Can you play this on your guitar Alex?

Congrats to the authors with new releases!

I've contemplated doing the A to Z. I have a theme in mind and actually wrote a few posts so I guess if I can get more done I might participate.

Natalie Aguirre said...

10 Cloverfield Lane sounds really good. I'm going to add it to my list to go see or rent.

Lidy Wilks said...

Can't wait to see Civil War and Dawn of Justice. Already seen Deadpool and though Im not familiar with his comic universe, I loved it. Oh, have you seen the Deadpool flash mob dance promo they did for its release?

Lidy Wilks said...

Can't wait to see Civil War and Dawn of Justice. Already seen Deadpool and though Im not familiar with his comic universe, I loved it. Oh, have you seen the Deadpool flash mob dance promo they did for its release?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michelle, Saturday might be easier for you.

Sean, you're welcome!

Elizabeth, he did an outstanding job.

Truedessa, that's why I picked this song. Haven't tried playing it yet. Probably can't!

Lidy, no, I haven't!

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

10 Cloverfield Lane looks so scary from the previews. I love an intense thriller so it might be a great date night movie!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I definitely want to see 10 Cloverfield Lane! Looks like my kind of movie. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I was so irritated by Cloverfield that I had already decided to just ignore the cloverfield lane thing. I'm still predisposed against it, but your review softens my resolve. and Yes, not found footage. That was so ridiculous.

mshatch said...

Thanks for your review of 10 Cloverfield Lane. If it was a sequel I wasn't interested. Now I am!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Good morning, Alex!

John Goodman has been under-appreciated as an actor. I'm glad you liked the movie.

Love the new Capt. America trailer. But, don't make me choose. :(

I can't believe how far down our Google Friend Connect numbers have dropped. Is it finally over?

Good luck to all the new book authors!

Heather

Leandra Wallace said...

From your description, I just might be able to handle Cloverfield! I mean, w/covering my eyes too, but I always do that. =) I do want to see Civil War, but I doubt it'll be until it's out on DVD. I would like to take the kidlet to see Zootopia though!

T. Drecker said...

Looks like there's a ton going on in the movie world. I hadn't heard of Cloverfield (live a little in our own world :) ), but you caught my interest.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I can't wait to see the next Captain America movie. Plus a Mystery Science Theater reunion? So exciting!

Sarah Foster said...

I really want to see 10 Cloverfield Lane, because it looks really interesting and I love John Gallagher Jr., but I haven't seen Cloverfield. I take it that it isn't really necessary?

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, Alex!

Your review convinced me to add 10 Cloverfield Lane to my must see list. (I'm hoping it includes footage salvaged from the Blair Witch camera crew. :) In recent years Scandinavian countries have been exporting a tremendous amount of music in the categories that interest me including prog rock, melodic metal and retro 80s Sunset Strip sleaze. I dig the sound of Redemption.

Thanks, good buddy!

Shell Flower said...

I'm not too surprised Deadpool is doing so well. I think a lot of folks have been really into the comics, older and younger fans, which helps. I love a good guitar solo. That is an interesting band. I listen to some prog rock and have a coworker who has been playing a lot of math rock lately, which is fun. 10 Cloverfield Lane looks pretty good. I'll definitely watch it on DVD.

Marie Moody said...

Dude of Dudes, CONGRATS on being our "Spotlight Dancer" and choosing our theme this week. Love, love, love, love the theme and love, love, love the tune you chose. My hubby asked me if you're a musician... so are you? He said only a musician or a person that understood music/guitar would pick such a song. Dave started playing when he was 15 yrs. old in highschool (being a introvert child)... can you believe that? A musician that's shy in a sense. Once he gets on stage and plays one or two songs he's good to go, but he loves your tune also. We played it over and over about four times he liked it that much. You're duh best, dude~ For me I'm off to the hospital for a CT Barium look see at my stomach. ewwwww Tomorrow 2 MRI's to do on my back. I'M A MESS... any and all prayers you have laying around... I shall surely take. Thanks again my friend! Have a great week! HUGS

Bish Denham said...

I'm curious about 10 Cloverfield Lane, the previews seem pretty intense. I'm getting a little tired of superhero movies, though.

I like the song by Redemption!

Got all my posts scheduled for the A to Z Challenge and have joined Joy's Joyful Brigade. What was I thinking? :D

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

So much is happening it's hard to keep up with everything.

I know my theme for the A to Z, but haven't started on it yet. Guess I should. But there are these edits ... Sigh. Hopefully I'll catch up.

Have a great week.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations, Yolanda and TF Walsh!
I can't believe how quickly A-Z is approaching. Yikes.
Have a good week, Alex.

Joanne said...

I am ready for blog reveal and psyched for April. But let's enjoy March first. Saw Zootopia - very fun and too clever for little kids. I was an adult by myself laughing up a storm - love the sloths. Now interested in 10 Cloverfield based on your review - thanks for being advanced party. Hopefully the good movie pace shall pick up - it's been a bit sad in the theaters. Other than than - I'm raking leaves like crazy in TX - our live oak "falls" in the spring. Crazy. Take care and Happy St Pat's week - shout out to Robyn for her poem - not blarney

Pat Hatt said...

Good it wasn't that found footage crap, hate those movies or episodes that do it. Will see it indeed. It is rather surprising how well Deadpool did. Goes to show smart arse dudes and talking raccoons can surprise haha.

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Thanks for the info on the new Cloverfield. I've been nervous about it even though it looked better than the other film.

Patrick weseman said...

Nice song.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Charles, I never want to see a found footage film again. And this film is nothing like the other movie. At all.

Marcy, not a sequel at all.

Heather, I lost over a hundred, and poor Pat Hatt lost over two hundred...

Leandra, go! Enjoy.

Sarah, not at all!

Shady, there is so much good Scandinavian music out there!

Marie! Glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I've been a musician most of my life and minored in it in college. Play guitar now and I can really relate to your husband.

Bish, you weren't, but that's all right. Your brain will be mush by the end of April anyway.

Joanne, that movie had so much for adults.

cleemckenzie said...

Looking at that image of Cloverfield Lane gave me the creeps. Can't imagine what seeing the film will do.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Thanks for the review! I want to see Cloverfield Lane. I hope I can talk my husband into going this weekend. :)

Jennifer Lane said...

Great movie review of 10 Cloverfield Lane! You've intrigued me even more.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I agree with everything you've said in regard to 10 Cloverfield Lane. Also, I love the Captain America: Civil War trailer. The Spidey suit looks so red.

Rachna Chhabria said...

10 Cloverfield Lane sounds cool. Congrats to Yolanda and TF Walsh.
Am curious to see what will be this year's A to Z theme.

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Monay, Alex.
Congrats to Yolanda and TF:)

Christine Rains said...

I do love a good psychological drama. And yes, I'm excited about MST3K! It doesn't surprise me about Deadpool. It was awesome. Have a great week. :)

Robin said...

I've seen the previews for 10 Cloverfield Lane. I wasn't sure what to make of it, so I appreciate your review.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't like my superheroes fighting one another, so the idea of Batman vs. Superman just doesn't thrill me at all. A movie about The Justice League is a completely different story.

Yay for a new Captain America movie!!!

Lastly, I'm rethinking A to Z. I've got an idea that would allow for easy, short posts that I think will be fun/interactive for all. Win/win.

M.J. Fifield said...

Love, love, love the new Captain America Civil War trailer. Can't wait to see that movie.

I didn't see the first Cloverfield movie, but I like that this new one is a psychological thriller. Glad you enjoyed it!

Sherry Ellis said...

10 Cloverfield Lane sounds good. I may have to see that one.

Cindy said...

I liked the Captain America trailer at first, but then why do the super heroes have to fight each other? Maybe fans like to see them fight each other and of course it can go on endlessly.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Highest of sales to Yolanda! I really want to the next Captain America, though I fear Steve will die. :-( Sometimes the good guys lose.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm ready for the theme reveal. I'm very excited for Civil War and I'm happy about Deadpool.

Al Penwasser said...

Captain America looks awesome. I'm curious where I'll fall on the big question. Although, I'm not liking the role Iron Man will play. On the other hand, Spiderman is my favorite character, so...
Just as a point of clarification, I would have been on Gene Hackman's side in "Crimson Tide." Even though Denzel Washington was proven right...not a big fan of mutiny.

Patricia Lynne said...

I can't wait for Civil War. I love the Marvel movies.

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Ooh, I really want to see Cloverfield. I love psychological thrillers.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I'm so far behind in getting to watch these movies. Just saw The Martian last night, and how long ago did you review it? Months?

Susan Kane said...

We saw Tina Fey in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot yesterday--exceeded expectations. Still thinking about it.

Cloverfield 10--didn't know it was good. Now we can go see it. Just remember the other Cloverfield, which was awful.

Stacy Uncorked said...

CONGRATS on being the Spotlight Dancer! I really enjoyed finding songs to coincide with the theme you chose - and I love the tune you chose, too! :) Have a great week!

Comfortably Numb in a Time Warp with Johnny B. Good, a Sharp Dressed Man who’s gonna Start A Band

Jeffrey Scott said...

10 Cloverfield Land really interests me. Thanks for not spoiling it. I should really figure out a schedule for movie night. Even if I have to go alone, which is something I really hate doing for some reason.
Fortunately, for all the DC and Marvel films I have a plethora of nerd friends who are all willing to go as a group. Makes for a fun evening. I'm really anxious to see both DC and Marvel films.

Chrys Fey said...

10 Cloverfield Lane seems very odd. Maybe a little too odd first me. But I am interested in John Goodman's role in the movie.

Ginni Deville said...

Well your review might have opened my mind up to watching 10 Cloverfield Lane at least, as I think i was one of the few people I know that didn't think much of the Cloverfield film

Melanie Schulz said...

I'm in for the theme reveal--can't wait to see what people are doing!

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm intrigued by "10 Cloverfield Lane" but haven't seen it yet.

Elephant's Child said...

As always congratulations (and thank you) to all the writers with new releases.
And awe at the people participating in the A to Z. Just reading the entries makes me a tired puppy, let alone playing...

Spacerguy said...

I have to admit Deadpools action, humor and narration was well choreographed which gives it extra punch.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Go, Yolanda and T.F.!

Ugh, I get angry every time I see a Civil War preview. It makes me dislike Captain America more and more. (I'm rather partial to Stark.) I'm curious about Cloverfield. Will have to see it.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I like intense movies...when I can watch at home and cover my eyes. I am the biggest baby at horror flicks. I screamed in the theater during Fatal Attraction. Sad, right?

Arlee Bird said...

I've heard good things about the Cloverfield movie. I'm anxious to see that one--on DVD of course.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Huntress said...

I thought Signs was great. 10 Cloverfield Lane sounds similar. A reviewer gave it 4 and half stars out of five.

I don't know what to make of Civil War since I've never been a fan of Spidey. But I thought my mind was made up about Hulk too and ended up loving his part in Avengers.

Sean McLachlan is one great author. Radio Hope is one of my faves.

J E Oneil said...

I really want to see 10 Cloverfield Lane. It looks great to me and I hope the ending is good.

Stephanie Faris said...

I saw Stephen King's recommendation of the Cloverfield movie. Sounds interesting but I can't do horror movies anymore, sadly. I don't know why but they bother me, despite being obsessed with true crime stories on Dateline and shows like that. Odd, I know! How is it set in the same universe as the Cloverfield movie? Weren't they both set on Earth? I saw the original but I don't remember...I thought it was about kids in New York with a shaky-cam. I remember getting nauseous in the theater when I went to see it on a bad date.

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

very excited to see about the theme reveal! I love following along with all the A-Z blogs :)

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for all the news and notes. Can't believe A to Z is almost here!

Francis Lee said...

Can't wait to see Deadpool, I know.........

Jenni Enzor said...

Cloverfield Lane sounds intense. I have to be in the right mood, but I like intense thrillers as long as they're not violent. Looking forward to hearing your theme reveal next week!

Cherie Reich said...

I'm glad 10 Cloverfield Lane was good. It looks very intense (psychologically).

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm headed over to Amazon to see these new releases. I'd love to see 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Tyrean Martinson said...

I'm excited for Civil War, although I'm not usually a fan of super-heroes duking it out among themselves. (Yay- Spidey! Maybe he'll calm them down.)

Nice music choice!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Christine, you are one cool geek!

Roland, yeah, he just might.

Joylene, about six months ago...

Susan, I liked both, but this one is completely different from the other one.

Ginni, nothing like the other one.

Elizabeth, not sad, but funny!

Stephanie, let's just say there are monsters in both and they are connected. But it's not a horror film.

mail4rosey said...

I saw on Facebook that Marie (XMas Dolly) is going in for tests (hospital). Already sent up my prayers, and I'm hoping she's doing well.

I'm glad they're not going to darken up Captain America. I thought scenes from some of the Batman movies were very gloomy.

Here to wish you a great week!

DMS said...

10 Cloverfield Lane sounds very intense. I am glad to hear that you liked it and I loved that you didn't give any spoilers. The ending has me intrigued too. :)
~Jess

Lynda R Young said...

I definitely want to see 10 Cloverfield Lane, now more than ever :)

Mary Aalgaard said...

That Cloverfield movie sounds interesting. I might check it out. I haven't settled on a theme for A to Z. I have an idea, but think it's needs to be a little more. I don't know. I've had better direction in the past.

Joyce Lansky said...

I read Civil War and thought I'd see vampires fighting with cannons. I guess it's something different. Your music rocks this Monday.

T.F. Walsh said...

Captain America looks so cool... esp with the surprise visit from Spiderman!!!!!! woohoo.

Thanks for sharing my new book news:)

Cathrina Constantine said...

WOW!!! The new trailer for Civil War is AWESOME!!! Spiderman, cool!!!

Liz A. said...

Haven't seen 10 Cloverfield Lane, but I just saw an article where the filmmakers explain the ending.

I've already written my "theme" reveal post. Sort of. It needs a good edit first.

Birgit said...

I have heard good and bad things about Cloverfield. I am one who really wants to know the ending before I see the movie:) I am hoping my theme is ok...I am still working things out believe it or not.

Helena said...

I never saw the original Cloverfield and everything I've read says that this J.J. Abrams'-inspired flick is far better. And like you, Alex, the critics are raving about John Goodman (I always did like him).

I've read good things about The Witch too--very intelligent, exact historical details and dialogue from the Puritan New England days, and psychologically riveting. Nice to know there are some better choices for movies.

L.G. Keltner said...

I definitely want to see 10 Cloverfield Lane. I just need to figure out how to make it to the movie theater. With two young kids, it can be tricky.

Rhonda Albom said...

I thought I had forgotten to sign up for the big reveal, but it turns out I am on the list, not as ready as I had hoped. As for Deadpool,Sarah was thrilled to find it in Argentina in English with Spanish subtitles. Even in a town where few spoke English it was crowded. So, I am not surprised.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rosey, thanks for letting me know!

Lynda, you will really like it.

TF, you're welcome.

Cathrina, I know!

Helena, fortunately you don't need to see the first one.

Rhonda, I'm not either.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I like guitar solos from country to fandango. My favorite CD is from Peter Frampton whose instrumental guitar collection is excellent.

A Beer For The Shower said...

I like intense, and I like offbeat endings. Might have to check out Cloverfield soon.

Also, I have a raging fanboy hard-on for Captain America. Not ashamed to admit how excited I was for that movie in the first place... and now Spider-Man? Be still my heart.

Also, the guitar work in Let It Rain makes my head spin. Great song.

Sandra Cox said...

Spiderman?????

Patsy said...

Working to a theme can seem restrictive for any writing, but I think it actually helps us decide what we're going to do by cutting down on the options.

John Wiswell said...

Goodman excelled in the role - it's not quite like anything else he's played. But I didn't care for what they eventually did with his character. There was a much more interesting direction to take that, and it would've made the ending they wanted a lot stronger.

Julie Flanders said...

I'm not surprised Deadpool is such a smash, I haven't heard anything negative about it. Love Zootopia!
I thought Star Wars would end up topping Avatar. Surprised it hasn't.

Congrats to Yolanda and TF!

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Well isn't that some cool news... I love that SUPERGIRL show, she is a doll and this week's episode was super... well you get what I mean.

Theme reveal, so soon... lol!

Jeremy

Carrie-Anne said...

I just wrote and scheduled the reveal post for my secondary blog the other day. I've had the reveal post for my main blog ready for awhile.

shelly said...

Hi, Alex. I wanna see Cloverfield Lane. Loops like my kind of movie.

Elizabeth said...

When I first watched that Civil War trailer, I was like "What??" It appears that bringing a variety of superheroes all together is the fad right now, and I like it :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

My son has been talking about 10 Cloverfield Lane for weeks, but the only film on my radar at the moment is Batman v Superman... I can't wait!!

Nicola said...

I'm really looking forward to reading Yolanda's new book! It's waiting for me. The A to Z challenge is creeping ever closer and I'm still only on 'C' in my preparations. Must get a move on :):) Have a great week Alex.

Deniz Bevan said...

Ooh, now I want to know the big reveal of the movie. I'll probably forget by the time I get around to watching it -- my memory's like a sieve!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Very interesting 10 Cloverfield Lane

Sandra Cox said...

Cloverfield Ln looks like it could be pretty eerie.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks for sharing the trailer and the music. I have a theme but it's complicated. I've enjoyed developing two art shows from themes in the past. Thank you for helping bring so much through your blog posts!

Murees Dupé said...

10 Cloverfield Lane sounds like something I might enjoy. Unfortunately, I'm not taking part in A-Z this year. Wishing you well.

Catherine Stine said...

10 Cloverfield sounds like a film I must see. Love the actors in it too. It's always fun to stop by your blog and see what all you're up to. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Cloverfield looks WAY too intense for me - I'm basically a wimp at scary movies. Maybe we'll rent it for home viewing where it's easier to hide when I get stressed :)

Jo said...

I'm sorry Alex, I missed this post completely this week. Bet you can't guess why!! Sounds like some good movies to watch although I will probably have to wait for the CD. Congratulations to the new authors. Wishing them lots of sales. Unable to listen to the music right now. Maybe later.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Enjoyed your A-Z post! Cloverfield Lane and Captain America sound meanacing. Must see both.
Let it Rain by Redemption - great song. Thank you, Alex.

EEGiorgi said...

loved the trailer of captain america, now I want to go see the trailer of cloverfield ... :-)

Denise Covey said...

Love the Redemption track. I wish Yolanda and TF Walsh all the best with their new books.

Angela Brown said...

Congrats to the authors and their new releases!
I'm not too surprised by Deadpool's success. I haven't seen it for myself but have only heard how great a movie it is, though not appropriate for younger ones.

Kim Lajevardi said...

Congrats to the authors with new releases. I am interested in seeing 10 Cloverfield Lane. Have a great week, Alex!

Stephen Tremp said...

Alex, so much movie binge watching coming our way I don't know what to do but call in sick and binge watch. I'm really looking forward to Cloverfeld Lane and love psychological thrillers. Rifftrax too!!! Daughters are finally getting old enough to watch them, get the humor, and laugh their a$$e$ off.

Kristin Smith said...

10 Cloverfield Lane sounds really good! That is definitely one I'd like to watch. Thanks for posting the trailer to Captain America. That was AWESOME!! And the end is the best—go Spiderman! :)

Colette S said...

You make me want to watch that Cloverlane movie...I will think on it.

And indeed that Marvels trailer is intriguing. The kids and I saw it and I think we'll see the movie.....not sure yet.

Thanks for sharing the fun.

Aloha!

Misha Gericke said...

I want to watch 10 Cloverfield Lane and still have to get around to watching Deadpool. In fact, my too-watch list is almost impossible at the moment. Sigh.

Katherines Corner said...

Hubby and I have the Cloverfield Lane movie on our list, I am happy to know that it isn't "actually" a sequel. Your recommendation is all that is needed. Can't wait for it to come out on DVD. Wishing you a beautiful day ahead my friend Hugs!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Brandon and Bryan, glad you liked it!

Sandra, yes!!

Julie, it didn't even beat Titanic.

Elizabeth, as do I.

Mary, the year you did all those paintings was awesome.

Jo, does it have to do with bugs...?

Stephen, awesome! Make little RiffTrax geeks out of them.

Sandra Cox said...

My A-Z Theme will surprise.....no one:)
Have a good one, Alex.

Shah Wharton said...

We didn't think much of Deadpool, which we only saw last week! A lot of the 'humour' missed the mark for my husband and I. Saying that, my sister and her husband LOVED it! So ... *shrug!

Can't wait to see Cloverfield, though, which sounds dark and mysterious. I love to try to figure these movies out - the more difficult the better. And Zootopia looks great, too. I may have to borrow my neices and nephews and get us to the cinema for that one! :)

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Elsie Amata said...

Devin and I are going to see Cloverfield Lane this weekend (hopefully a migraine doesn't disrupt our plans). I heard that it's really good and that Goodman did a great job in it so hopefully my expectations aren't *too* high. Have a great weekend!

Tara Tyler R said...

i love coming here for my movie updates!
i really don't like the turn to darkness for the super hero flicks... but i believe that's how the comic books portray them? still...
and those profits! holy cow! i better get moving on my goal to make a cartoon movie!

maybe i can convince you to do a riff for one of my youtube storybooks - have you considered putting them on the sound pages? you can get paid for that, you know!

and congrats to the releasers!
hope you had a nice greenie day and have a great weekend!!

Yolanda Renee said...

Thanks for posting Murder & Obsession! So awesome!

The book came out on the 10th and we left for vacation on the 11th - not great planning. They have Wifi at the hotel, but I don't trust open networks, so now I'm catching up. Thanks again!

I'm looking forward to the Batman and Superman movie, just to find out why they're fighting. :)

LynNerdKelley said...

Cloverfield Lane sounds good, and that movie trailer makes me want to see the movie. Nice song by Redemption. Congrats to the authors on their new releases. So much news in your posts, Alex. I don't know how you keep up with it all!

Lexa Cain said...

What an exciting bunch of movies on your list today! I'm glad Deadpool is doing well, I felt sorry for RR when he did Green Lantern. (Ugh.)

I'm glad to hear your faves, RiffTrax, will be doing a reunion show. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Congrats to Tania and Yolanda on their new releases! (Tania's a treasured CP and her book is terrific!)

Heather R. Holden said...

The trailers for 10 Cloverfield Lane have looked interesting, but since I never saw Cloverfield, didn't give it much thought outside of that. Nice to know now that it's not a direct sequel! Can't help but be intrigued by the psychological thriller aspect...

Fundy Blue said...

Hi Alex! I thought I had managed to get by on Monday! But I guess not! You're so kind and supportive with my posts, and I truly appreciate that! 10CL sounds really good; I don't like bloody violent, but I do like intense! So maybe I'll catch it! I do like John Goodman as an actor. I enjoy reading about the new books that IWSG members publish. As for the A to Z Blog ... Not a hope in hell! LOL! Take care!

Sandra Cox said...

I trust you and Mrs. Alex are having a great weekend.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Shah, you either like that kind of humor or you don't.

Elsie, you'll certainly be surprised by it.

Tara, I might have fun riffing! Just no time.

Yolanda, you're welcome.

Lynn, some days I don't!

Lexa, and funny he referenced that film in Deadpool.

Heather, you don't need to see the first one, so just go.

Fundy, no worries!

Sandra, been great so far. Except for the pollen. My car is yellow now.

Cascia Talbert said...

My husband wants to see that marvel movie. I'm not really into super heros though, so he'll have to take our oldest with him to see it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mason T. Matchak said...

Very excited for Civil War, yes. And please to see Deadpool doing so well - hopefully it'll show studios that giving people their passion projects and a decent budget can lead to awesome movies. And thanks for the info on 10 Cloverfield Lane - I've heard good things about it, but wasn't entirely sure what sort of movie it really was.

Karen Peterson said...

I loved 10 Cloverfield Lane! So good! Mary Elizabeth Winstead was every bit as awesome as John Goodman. It's great to see a strong female character in a role like that. And John Goodman was just so fantastic.

Chemist Ken said...

Looking forward to Civil War, but the wait is killing my daughter. The idea of Captain America and Ironman being on opposite sides is driving her crazy.

The Happy Whisk said...

I thought I commented on this one but I must not have. Or I don't see me. Not sure. Either way, I'm excited to see Civil War. But I'll have to wait until RedBox has it :-(

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Easter to you and Mrs. Alex.

Stefanie B said...

I'm using Blogger too. I can't figure out what I did wrong. My date doesn't line up correctly. My first blog post was April 1, 2016 for letter A. I then did a Break in that Blog and post my April 2, 2016 for letter B.

The date didn't change. It still shows April 1st. What do I do at this point?