Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lighthouse Stop and Movie Tidbits

Next stop in the tour is today at Edi’s Book Lighthouse!!!

For those of you who enjoy Science Fiction, fantasy, and the like. Edi’s site is fantastic. His weekend posts round up books, movies, the web – you name it! Please do stop and say hello to my German friend. You’ll really dig his site.

How to Train Your Dragon came out on DVD Friday. Did you get your copy? Why not? I got mine! And guess what? According to our very own Hollywood Spy, a sequel is in the works, due out in 2012.
Now, go get your DVD. Trust me!

According to Blastr DC superheroes will not team up for a super movie. DC’s chief creative officer stated at NY Comic-Con that DC superheroes were bigger than Marvel’s, so there’s no need to put them together for a movie. What do you think? Cocky or lame?

I think Marvel, Iron Man, and the rest of the Avengers might laugh all the way to the bank.

Don’t forget to enter my CONTEST for a chance to win a copy of CassaStar – or enter Scribbler to Scribe’s contest. Or both!!


Roland D. Yeomans said...

I, myself, would love to see a movie made of the Frank Miller graphic novel, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS (detailing the last year of Batman's life, ending with a duel to the death between Superman {a pawn of a fascist America} and Batman.)

That would be a movie that would draw in millions at the box office. If you haven't read it, Alex, you should pick up a copy

Mason Canyon said...

I've heard good things about How to Train Your Dragon. I'll have to check it out.

Thoughts in Progress

Chris Phillips said...

DC sucks. Marvel/image/Darkhorse all > DC

Cheeseboy said...

Got HTTYD today. Already watched it once. Still as good.

Arlee Bird said...

I'll have to check out Edi's review tommorrow.

Tossing It Out

Old Kitty said...

I like the Ed's review!! It's honest and made me really want to read your book - not that I didn't before but that this sort of upped it a notch or two. No women huh??!! LOL! Take care


I haven't heard of the majority you have written about but will wait to see if it comes this side of the pond. will pop over Edi's review later.

Thanks for the visit and kind comment as always much appreciated.


Cruella Collett said...

I'm not actually all that much of a superhero fan, but I've gotten pretty fond of superhero movies, so I say bring it on. The more the merrier!

ediFanoB said...

Hi Alex,

thank you for the kind introduction. And yes,my review of CassaStaR is online.
Hope you like it.

In the meantime I got the first comment.
In case you would like to read my review then click HERE.

ediFanoB said...

@Old Kitty,
thank you for your kind words.I hope you will enjoy reading CassaStaR as much as I did.

Will Burke said...

Wow, are they a little bitter at DC? For my money, Batman trumps them all, but that doesn't make Stan Lee any less of a character genious!
I read Batman Returns years ago, and would love to see it again -- thanks for the title, RDY.

Amity said...

HI Alex,

Will it be alright if I have to post about your CassaStar book now? Am afraid I won't be able to do it on the 19th as Super Typhoon Juan is expected to hit our town/country tomorrow...and if that happens, all power and net will be down!

Please let me know if it will be alright! Soonest please. Thanks Alex!

Gail said...

Counting down...

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

I did get my HTTYD copy ;)

DC are like little ants, compared to Marvel.

Now off to Edi’s blog...

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

The kids and I saw "How to Train Your Dragon" in 3-D and loved it! It wasn't one that I was really expecting to like, but I was really caught up in it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Roland, the Dark Knight series is amazing.

Chris, tell us how you really feel!

Cheeseboy, knew you'd enjoy it!

Thanks, Kitty! I just read it myself. I hope it encourages more people to check it out that might not otherwise read science fiction.

Cruella - yeah!!

Edi, thanks again - just jumped over to read it.

Oh Amity!! That's fine.

Elizabeth, it caught me by surprise as well.

And for those who commented earlier, the review is up now!!

DEZMOND said...

I love DC much more than Marvel and support their cockiness :)))
And, Alex, we really must get us a pair of dragons so that we would have something to train when the second film comes out.
I was just watching ERAGON again last night, and watching Safira it really made me wish for my own pet dragon.

Copyboy said...

I'll have to check out that blog and give the film a viewing. Saw the trailer. The CG looks pretty incredible. FYI...DC is dumb for saying that.

Unknown said...

Cool stuff! On my way to the lighthouse.


WritingNut said...

On my way now :)

I haven't seen it yet, but because of all the good things I keep hearing from you, I have to now!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A pair of dragons and Cosbolts, coming up, Dezz!

Everyone enjoy Edi's site!

Sangu Mandanna said...

I LOVED How to Train Your Dragon! So glad to know they're doing a sequel, yay!

dolorah said...

thanks for the heads up on The Lighthouse stop, and the Dragon release.

Dez: read Eragon - all three books - and enjoyed them immensely. But the movie left out too much, and changed too much else, for my taste. I didn't care for it. What can I say, I almost always prefer a book to a movie.


Milo James Fowler said...

Now an official follower of Edi's site; good stuff. And hey, any plans to make Cassastar available on Kindle?

I've always been a big fan of Batman. No reason for him to share the spotlight with anybody, particularly the Man of Steel.

Unknown said...

Didn't get the movie...yet. Saw it twice in the theater. DID get the HTTYD DS game for my son's 6th birthday this weekend. Does this count?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sangu, me too!

Donna, I think most movies fall short. LOTR was a rarity.

Milo, it's already available for the Kindle! Link is listed above under the tab CassaStar and I'll post it on Tuesday as well.

Kelley, close enough for now!

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Wow, I haven't been reading sci-fi, but you're intriguing me. Great tour!


Anonymous said...

Yep, got our copy of How To Train Your Dragon yesterday. I love anything with Vikings in it. Glad to hear of rumors of a sequel!

Stephen Tremp

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Loved How to Train Your Dragon!
Off to read review...

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

I havent seen the dragon dvd but I've heard good things about it.

And no I don't think superheroes should team up. They always appear weaker than than are when they do.
Am I making sense? I'm still sick. I'll blame that for any incoherentness.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Monti!

Dragon movie is awesom.

Jamie Gibbs said...

I've not had much interest in the DC super groups, but the Avengers is gonna be a damn awesome movie!!

I'm looking forward to Dragon 2 aswell :)

Tracie Nall said...

I haven't seen How to Train Your Dragon yet, but it looks really cute. I guess I should get it before number 2 comes out.

I vote lame.