Legion Series Premier
Based on the Marvel Comics, it follows a troubled young man who may be the most powerful mutant ever. Airs Wednesday nights.
Talk about must-see television! This might be the best series opener I’ve ever seen. This could’ve been a major motion picture with all of the talent and skill they poured into it.
Written and created by Noah Hawley, the genius behind television’s Fargo, Legion delivers on every level. Everything about the show – cast, writing, cinematography, direction – is out of this world.
However, this is an X-Men show for adults only. It’s dark and mature.
Even if you’re not a superhero fan, you’ll be enthralled with this show.
Movie Review – John Wick: Chapter 2
John Wick is forced from retirement to repay a marker. A large body count ensues.
This one is for true action fans only. The plot is thread-bare at best. And when the action kicks in, it doesn’t let up. For almost two hours.
High marks for location and style. Reeves and cast do a fine job with what they’re given.
My main complaint is the excessive, non-stop violence. After about fifty people had been shot in the head at point-blank range, I lost track. I think it ended somewhere around two hundred. Maybe more.
If you like your action films brutal and violent, this film is right up your alley.
The IWSG Made a List!
IWSG was listed under Writing Communities for The Write Life’s 100 Best Websites for Writers for 2017!
Thanks to all of you who are part of that community, either through the weekly posting, following the site, following us on Twitter, receiving the newsletter, or part of the Facebook group.
We have some big things planned this year and we’ll be announcing those plans as they come together.
Special Writer Feature
We have such a great community of bloggers and writers here that I’ve decided to start featuring some cool people you may not have met yet.
Hank is a poet who lives in Kuala Lumper in Malaysia. He has two published books - Rainbow - Poetry and Prose and Pearls That Shine, published under pen name Hank P. Luz.
I met Hank a few years ago, and while I don’t always understand poetry, I can certainly recognize his incredible talent at taking a few random words and making something beautiful. He’s also fast on the draw, getting the top comment spot almost every time. (Kind of like a Ninja, he just slips in.) The dude rocks!
Why the passion for the genre you write?
1. It allows one to venture out further into realms of creative writing
2. Poetry allows openness without inhibitions in language usage better than the normal way of expression
What started the quest for the number one spot?
1. Enhancing the competitive spirit
2. Better peer group awareness
What is your favorite movie?
1. Ten Commandments
2. Ben Hur
Both are even and both beat them all
Well said, Hank! And I like your movie choices. Now, will you be number one to comment on your own special feature…?
SyFy’s show Faceoff is back!
This season, it’s the all-star version, with past contestants returning and competing in pairs.
Some great creations so far – don’t miss it!
Book eight in the series.
Find it on Amazon
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Abducted Life by Patricia Josephine
Savannah Janowitz’s perfect life was destroyed the night she and her boyfriend vanished without a trace.
Find it on Amazon
Movie Trivia Answers
1 – Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, John Ratzenberger 2008 – WALL-E
2 – Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko 2013 - Oblivion
3 – Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Conners 1973 – Soylent Green
4 – Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs 2002 - Equilibrium
5 – Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Ray Stevenson 2010 – The Book of Eli
6 – Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan 1976 – Logan’s Run
7 – Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis 2014 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Anyone else see Legion last week? Go to see John Wick 2? Ready for all the great new things coming for the IWSG? Friend of rocking-cool Hank? Watching Faceoff? Picking up new books? And how many movies did you guess? (I think the most anyone got right was five.)
I’m taking a four day weekend for President’s Day weekend, so I’ll be scarce those days and I’m taking Monday off from posting. Next post - March 1, IWSG post day.