Some interesting new trailers up at JoBlo:
First up is Anna and the Apocalypse, a zombie musical. Yes, you read that right…
Next is Revolt, a science fiction alien invasion film.
If you haven’t seen the new Tomb Raider trailer, it actually looks good. (And it’s based on the newer version of Laura Croft in Tomb Raider.)
Of course, one of the movies to watch for is The Shape of Water, directed by Guillmero Del Toro. They are already calling it another Pan’s Labyrinth…
And quick thoughts on the new Star Trek Discovery - great looking show with high production values, first episode moved a bit slow, don't like new Klingons, and one character's actions were handled wrong and done just to force the plot. Verdict - while it looks great and could get better, I won't be paying for CBS All Access to watch it.
Review - Mastodon - Cold, Dark Place
Recorded during the last two albums, this four track EP is a curious animal indeed. Just when I think I have them figured out, they release an EP more musically adventurous and odd than anything released on the last two full length albums.
Full of mood and tone and chock full of crazy time changes, this is why I love prog rock music. "Toe to Toes" stands out as one of the most interesting and challenging compositions (so many time changes in a 4:30 minute song).
Mastodon once again tramples my musical expectations (in a good way).
Today’s guest at the IWSG is the narrator of Joylene Nowell Butler’s Matowak: Woman Who Cries, and he outlines the process of creating an audio book.
#IWSGPit – Thursday, January 18, 2018!
We’ve already amassed a list of over three hundred agents and publishers and will continue to build through the end of the year.
So polish those manuscripts and pitches!
Show Your Writer Insecurity contest. Prepare your photos and post them on your blog that day. Cool prizes for the winners!
IWSG Anthology Contest is November 1. The genre is mystery/crime/thriller and the theme is Tick Tock.
This is a great opportunity to see you work in a royalty-paying anthology.
See the IWSG site for full details.
Jeremy Hawkins has a cool new t-shirt design!
Check out The Monster Club at his Neatoshop.
Black & White by Nick Wilford
What is the price paid for the creation of a perfect society?
Find it on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, and Goodreads
Author Michelle Gregory shared this article about writing fears from Medium - The Startup.
Movie Trivia Answers
Name the movie from the year released, sport, and star of the film:
1 - 2000’s, football, Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
2 - 80’s, baseball, Tom Berenger – Major League
3 - 90’s, golf, Kevin Costner – Tin Cup
4 - 2000’s, horse racing, Viggo Mortensen - Hidalgo
5 - 90’s, hockey, Russell Crowe – Mystery, Alaska
6 - 70’s, boxing, Sylvester Stallone - Rocky
7 - 90’s, football, Sean Astin - Rudy
8 - 2000’s, football, Mark Wahlberg - Invincible
9 - 70’s, running, Susan Anton – Golden Girl
10 - 80’s, baseball, Kevin Costner – Field of Dreams or Bull Durham
11 - 90’s, bobsledding, John Candy – Cool Runnings
12 - 2000’s, jousting, Heath Ledger – A Knight’s Tale
13 - 80’s, rowing, Nicolas Cage – The Boy in Blue
14 - 2000’s, skating, Will Ferrell – Blades of Glory
Any of those trailers look enticing? Ever heard of Mastodon? (This would be a great album to sampl.) Ready for the IWSG contests and pitch party? And how many movies did you guess? Pat Hatt got thirteen right…
And three months until Christmas!