Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Movie News and The Book of Life Review, Horror Movie Trivia, Mini-Alex, BOTB Results, and Ninja News

Movie News

The Book of Life movie review
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
The animation is truly unique and I recommend seeing it in 3D. The Land of the Remembered is colorful and stunning.
While the story won’t be the greatest thing you’ve ever seen, it did have several refreshing aspects. One is the Mexican setting and the legend of the Day of the Dead festival. Another was that although the two friends, Manolo and Joaquin, are vying for Maria’s hand, neither is perfect nor a villain.
The best characters are the two Gods. La Muerte rules the Land of the Remembered and Xibalba rules the Land of the Forgotten, and their love-hate relationship is charming to watch.
Death plays a major part in the story and there is some violence, so not recommended for the really young.
For something refreshing and new, The Book of Life is a fun watch.

According to Blastr, there could be more John Carter movies, just not with Disney. Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. regained the rights to the books and is seeking other opportunities.
"We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote," Burroughs Inc. President James Sullos said. "This adventure never stops."
I enjoyed the books and really dug the 2012 John Carter film, so I hope it happens.

Have you seen the trailer for Tommorrowland?

Ninja News

The amazing Sarah Allen is our guest at the IWSG Site today, discussing how helping other writers helps you.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Survive and Thrive Blogfest, and my other co-hosts, Stephen Tremp, Michael Di Gesu, and Diane Wolfe!

DL Hammons is hosting his Déjà vu blogfest again.

New releases –

The Initiate by M. Pax
Secret Keepers by Gwen Gardner

Blocked by Jennifer Lane

Battle of the Bands Results

Last Wednesday I pitted Thin Lizzy against Metallica with the song Whisky in the Jar.

Stephen T. McCarthy made it interesting when he voted for Thinallica. (I split the difference.)

However, after casting my vote for Metallica, we have… a tie!

Thin Lizzy – 18.5 votes
Metallica – 18.5 votes


We found this large display of sunflowers recently and thought of Tina Downey…

Movie Trivia!

Since Halloween is approaching, today we focus on horror movies. Name the film from actors and year listed:

1 – Simon Pegg, Nick Frost 2004

2 – Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David 1982

3 – Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci 1999

4 – Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner 1976

5 – Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox 2002

6 – JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke 1982

Have you seen The Book of Life? Want more John Carter Movies? Excited about the new releases? BOTB results surprise you? Know any of the trivia? And where should Mini-Alex go next…?

I also received edits for Dragon of the Stars from my publisher, so I will be busy working on them the next week or so...


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - my Survive and Thrive will appear soon - Lenny came first, understandably. Yes I remember Tina quite often ... perhaps Lenny next?

I thought Sarah's post was very pertinent to life in general ... we need to help others and thus learn, and help ourselves ...

I doubt I'll see the movies ... and good luck to all book releases and then your edits - they came back quickly ... cheers Hilary

Rhonda Albom said...

Book of Life sounds pretty good. I am not a fan of horror, just of Johnny Deep - Sleepy Hollow. Tina is smiling down on your sunflowers.

mail4rosey said...

I do want to see the movie. I saw it in a preview over a year ago and it looked fun then... so much so that I remembered it when it finally got released.

The tie on the bands is cool.

I don't know any of the horror movies. Casper is as scary as I go (big chicken in the house).

The sunflowers are pretty. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Book of Life sounds good. I'll have to keep my eye on it. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Christine Rains said...

Good luck with your edits. And yay for all the new releases! Yours is the first review I've read of The Book of Life. My son is wanting to go see Big Hero 6 next month, so hopefully he'll sit through it because I want to see it too!

J.L. Murphey said...

The trivia-
shaun of the dead, laugh riot
the thing, creepy remake
sleepy hollow
the omen, sacred me
the ring, I hated this movie!
poltergeist, cult classic

John Carter is Edgar Rice Burrough reincarnated! Look forward to Tommorrowland.

Pat Hatt said...

First time I saw the Tomorrowland trailer, looks good.

Shawn of the dead
The Thing
Sleepy hollow
The Ring

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats to everybody with a new book on the market! Mini Alex does get around a lot!

DRC said...

Well I got three out of six on that movie trivia. I hang my head in shame...

Went and saw Dracula Untold last night and saw posters for The Book Of Life. Hadn't heard of it before then so thanks for the heads up. And as for John Carter? Oooohhh...fingers crossed :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rhonda, correct, and I hope she is.

Christine, I want to see that one! Interstellar first though.

JL, very good!

Pat, got five.

Arlee Bird said...

I'm not too surprised by the split decision in the BOTB post. I'm surprised McCarthy didn't eschew Metallica and go Lizzie all the way.

So far none of the sunflowers I planted have grown. A few may have sprouted some, but they might be weeds since I don't know what sunflower sprouts look like.

Tossing It Out

Charles Gramlich said...

Wish Tomorrowland was real

Sarah Ahiers said...

The book of life sounds cute!

Also, i actually got all your trivia right this time! And now i want to watch all those movies

Luanne G. Smith said...

I should not know ANY horror movie trivia, yet I think I can name three of those. Huh? Sleepy Hollow, The Omen, and Poltergeist. Wow, impressed myself. :P

Dean K Miller said...

Edits from the publisher: The fun work begins and the story becomes real. Congrats. Love the sunflowers/mini-alex.

LD Masterson said...

Odd, I've seen nothing about The Book of Life. No ads, no movie trailers. It looks like a film I'd enjoy.

I think Mini-Alex needs to jump in a good old fashioned leaf pile. One of the joys of autumn.

Unfortunately I'm too chicken to watch horror movies so no ideas on the trivia.

msmariah said...

Hi Alex! I'm liking the new website look! I really liked the 'John Carter' movie, but I do think they made some serious marketing mistakes, not calling it 'The Princess of Mars.' I also don't think the lead actor was well-known enough to pull off marketing the movie to the masses. There were a few things that could have been better, but overall I thought it was a good popcorn flick.

'Tomorrowland'--hmmmmn. I think I went to Tomorrowland when I went to Disney World. Wow, George Clooney in a Disney movie. I never thought I would see the day.

Unknown said...

Congrats on the new blog header - it's lovely!

"No" to more John Carter movies. Ugh.

Congrats to M.Pax Gwen, and Jennifer on their releases!

It's too early for trivia... Brain still asleep...Where's my coffee?!!

Cherie Reich said...

The Book of Life looks like a good movie. That's cool it explores Mexican culture too. Learning about the Day of the Dead was always fun in Spanish class.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Sarah's article is so true. Writer friends are the best.

The Book of Life sounds like my kind of move.

Good luck with your edits.

Yolanda Renée said...

Loved the John Carter movie and really excited that they'll be doing more!

Lovely remembrance for Tina!

Jo said...

I so want to see that movie but will probably not see it til it comes out on DVD or I can rent it at iTunes. Sounds good.

As I don't watch horror movies I don't know your trivia.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lee, bet I would've pulled them by accident.

Sarah, awesome.

LG, good job!

LD, that I can do!

MsMariah, they should have called it Princess of Mars.

Leovi said...

I love the Mini-Alex composition with sunflowers, nice!

Crystal Collier said...

Glad to hear your thoughts on The Book of Life. The kids are way excited about that one and I wasn't so sure. I'm sure they'll love it.

Huge congrats to Mary, Gwen, and Jennifer. I'm of to check out the Deja vu blogfest!

Unleashing the Dreamworld

Tyrean Martinson said...

I'm commenting before 100! Woohoo! Seems like I'm always a late commenter these days. :)
Haven't seen Book of Life. Interestingly, my kids and I were just talking about John Carter the other day - more movies would be fun! Definitely excited about the new releases and that awesome trailer for Tomorrowland. :)
Have a great day, Alex! Best wishes on your edits.

Loni Townsend said...

I've seen the trailer for Tomorrow Land. Was that a Kickstarter movie? I thought I read that somewhere.

Anonymous said...

I've been toying with the idea of seeing The Book of Life. I think our theater is still there. For some crazy reason, the people responsible for bringing Meijers to my town decided where the theater is (the only one on the US side for around 100 miles) is the perfect spot so they are tearing it down and no one has said if they are going to rebuild the theater. =\

David Powers King said...

I could certainly do with more John Carter movies. And Tomorrowland looks surprisingly good.

Good luck on your edits! :)

Unknown said...

best of luck with those edits! I need to see Book of Life. And I love the mini alex pop-ins!!

Tony Laplume said...

1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Escape from New York (?)
3. Sleepy Hollow
4. The Omen
5. The Ring
6. no idea

I'd watch more John Carter. Wish Disney were up for sequels, but that won't happen. I love the movie quite a bit.

Brian Miller said...

cool mini alex pic...and thanks for bringing tina back to mind..i miss her...
book of life def looked good....i will have to put it on the list...and my boys will be old enough i think...

Stephanie Faris said...

#3 is Sleepy Hollow. Is #5 The Ring? I'm not sure about the rest. I'm not so good at this stuff these days, but if you'd asked me in my 20s, I could have told you WAY more than I should have been able to tell about Hollywood and celebrities!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I found john carter to be a fun movie and would watch more.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I hadn't heard of The Book of Life or Tomorrowland. But I did get to see Gone Girl last week and loved it. Even my husband liked it, which was surprising because it's not really his sort of thing. That's probably the only movie I'll get to see in a month's time ...

Intangible Hearts said...

Kind of morbid sounding for a Book of Life but didn't Monty Python already do The Meaning of Life, after all?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Poltergeist freaked me out. I couldn't watch the face ripping scene.

Mini-Alex needs to visit a pumpkin patch.

Sarah Foster said...

Wow, I knew all but one of the trivia answers. That never happens!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

The Book of Life sounds great Alex. Saw The Equalizer last night. Oh my goodness! I hope it gets a sequel. Big 6, Dark Places, Interstellar (hopefully) and a couple of other movies are on for next month. I only got to see two this month so we'll see. We miss you Tina and Mini-Alex needs to get ready for Black Friday...over the computer. Sorry M.A. but those crowds would...devour you (flashback to M&M AD). Saw Tomorrowland trailer on Holywood Spy blog and it looks like a great movie.

Birgit said...

I have not seen the film. A tie? Wow! I liked the first one so I will go with that:) I don't know the first one but 2. The Thing 3. Edward Scizzorhands(spelling??) 4. The Omen 5. The Ring 6. Poltergeist. Now I think The Ninja should be found in the Great Pumpkin Patch!

Birgit said...

I have not seen the film. A tie? Wow! I liked the first one so I will go with that:) I don't know the first one but 2. The Thing 3. Edward Scizzorhands(spelling??) 4. The Omen 5. The Ring 6. Poltergeist. Now I think The Ninja should be found in the Great Pumpkin Patch!

Susan Kane said...

Would love more John Carter Movies! While the first one was badly panned, I know more could be done.
We saw "Fury", and appreciated the sacrifices of that generation, as well as ours.

Mini-Alex should go in Halloween candy.

Liz Blocker said...

Tomorrowland is now a have-to-see. I kept meaning to watch the trailer and forgetting. Thank you!!

Susan Kane said...

Oh, I forgot.
#1 Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz
#3 Edward Scissorhands?
#6 Poltergeist

Sherry Ellis said...

Tomorrowland looks pretty cool. So does the Book of Life. Love the Mini Alex picture. I can't believe how big those sunflowers are!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Crystal, they'll like the humor.

Tyrean, you did it!

Loni, not sure.

Patricia, that's sad.

Tony, you got four.

Stephanie, you got two. And I'm still full of movie data.

Intangible, and that one was just funny.

Sheena-kay, I still want to see The Equalizer.

Birgit, got four.

Susan, now I can do the Halloween candy! And you got two.

Carrie-Anne said...

I'm guessing #3 might be Casper the Friendly Ghost, or whatever the name of the Casper movie around that time was. That was one of relatively few movies I've seen in theatres in recent years.

Anonymous said...

I know The Thing and The Ring, and now that I look at the comments DUH! and Poltergeist. lol

Andrew Leon said...

I'm just going to wait for DVD for that one. It's not grabbing me.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I intend to see book of life. On NPR, the creator sounded quite convincing.

Fundy Blue said...

Congratulations to all the authors who have published books.
And good luck with your editing, Alex!
Happy Hump Day everyone!

Suzanne Furness said...

Don't think I will ever look at a sunflower again without thinking of Tina. Lovely picture, thanks for sharing with us today.

Good luck with the editing and loving the new look here.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carrie-Anne, close!

Debra, two isn't bad.

Suzanne, I won't either.

Cindy said...

Congrats to the new releases. I noticed your blog banner changed. It looks great.

Michelle Wallace said...

Good luck with Dragon Of The Stars edits!
More book releases - congrats to everybody!
Those sunflowers are beautiful...

J E Oneil said...

Thinallica it is, then.

I actually know most of the movies this time, all but 2 and 5. I'm much better with horror movies than westerns :).

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Wow, look at all the amazing covers. Love the video clips. I knew it was George speaking. Is there a prize for knowing??? Hiding Out looks like fun. There aren't enough fun movies these days. And they should be set in tropical climates where there's lots of sun and water and tanned bodies. What do you think?

ilima said...

I'm sure my dad would love more John Carter movies...he's a HUGE fan. And I'm not even going to attempt the horror trivia...I'm such a chicken.

Good luck with your edits!

mshatch said...

Damn. blogger ate my earlier comment. Bad blogger! Anyway, like I said before, you know I love movie trivia:

1. ?
2. The Thing (one of my faves)
3. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
4. The Oman
5. The Ring
6. Poltergeist (another fave)

Good luck with edits!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Cidy!

JE, funny that Thinallica won.

Joylene, if they are beautiful women, I'll take the tanned bodies.

Marcy, you got five!!

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Tomorrowland looks mighty fine. And I'd love to see more John Carter movies.

Mason T. Matchak said...

Hmm... 'The Book of Life' looks cool, but I'm utterly tired of the "two guys after one girl" thing. -_- I'd like to think we can have a movie with a female lead where her relationship status isn't the story.

Miranda Hardy said...

I would like to see more John Carter movies, and that trailer looked interesting.

Lisa said...

Don't watch much horror so didn't know the answers, but, I want to see tomorrowland! Good trailer! Not sure about book of life but enjoyed your take on it, as usual! And I too want more john carter!!!!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I think Mini-Alex should grab a pumpkin spiced latte and head over to the pumpkin patch.

Our family will probably see The Book of Life, but not in 3-D

Helena said...

I really enjoyed the John Carter movie and I'm a Burroughs fan because of Tarzan. So more Carter and Mars movie will be a real treat for me.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I'm hoping to take the kiddos to see Book of Life next week since they have no school Thursday and Friday.

I love how you do new releases on your posts!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Whoops, forgot the movie trivia:
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Escape from...New York?
3. Sleepy Hollow
4. Cape Fear?
5. Gah! I can picture it, but can't remember the title. Erm...
6. Poltergeist (one of my favs)!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mason, there is a lot more to it than that.

Jenn, noted!

Thanks, Shannon. And you got three right.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I don't think I've ever heard of the Metallica version of Whiskey in the Jar, but I love Thin Lizzy's.

Misha Gerrick said...

Book of Life sounds awesome. :-)

John Wiswell said...

Good trivia! Here are my guesses without any goggling. I'm confident in 4/6 of them.

1 Shaun of the Dead
2 The Thing (so good)
3 - dunno
4 The Omen (that was Peck, right?)
5 The Ring remake
6 - dunno

Vanessa Morgan said...

Haven't seen The Book Of Life. I guess I'm watching too many obscure movies instead.

A Beer for the Shower said...

This is the first I've even heard of The Book of Life. I need to get out more.

Also, that may be the oddest BOTB vote count I've ever seen. Can I split my vote into thirds next time? One of those thirds, of course, being undecided.

JJ said...

Love those Halloween horror flicks!

Robin said...

I like the trailer for Tomorrowland. Thank you for sharing.

Stephen T. McCarthy is a funny, funny guy!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

John, correct, and that was Peck. Four right!

Brandon and Bryan, why not? You could then vote for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Alex, thanks for sharing the review of The Book of Life. I'll have to check it out.

Although I didn't participate in the Survive And Thrive Bloghop, I stopped at several of the blogs that participated. I learned lots of great information.

The sunflowers are beautiful. Since this is Halloween month, perhaps Mini-Alex should next visit a pumpkin patch or a haunted house. What about jumping in a pile of leaves?

Robyn Campbell said...

Ooo, love those sunflowers. Mini Alex looks happy nested on them. I can't see the trailer. Internet connection. *sigh*

I think Mini Alex should go to a pumpkin patch and a turkey farm. The turkeys would love to chat with him. He would understand their gobbles because he's just awesome like that.

alexia said...

Hello, Alex! I am excited to see Book of Life. Good luck with edits! What a great book title!

farawayeyes said...

'The Book of Life' looks and sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

I've seen the trailer fro 'Tomorrowland' and it also looks very good.

I would certainly love to see more 'John Carter'.

IMO the best BOTB are the ones that split the votes up. A tie - that's awesome.

Leovi said...

A great tie against Metallica Thin Lizzy

M Pax said...

Woo hoo on editing stage. It's closer to final. :)

Thanks for mentioning The Initiate. Congrats to Gwen on her new one!

Johanna Garth said...

I'm terrible at trivia, but #4...Beatlejuice? Maybe??

Ava Quinn said...

Beautiful mini Alex picture in remembrance of Tina.

Krista McLaughlin said...

Book of Life sounds really good! And so does Tomorrowland! :)

Have fun with edits!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Haven't seen that movie and I liked John Carter.
Mini Alex should visit a haunted house.
Have fun with edits.

Livia Peterson said...

Hey Alex! Sorry I haven't commented on awhile here. I've been so busy with life.

Anyway, I saw The Book of Life in cinemas last weekend and enjoyed it immensely. Loved the messages in the film. The animation was gorgeous despite I did not see it 3D. One of the best animated films I've seen in 2014.

Jocelyn Rish said...

I'm too lazy to go see movies in the theater, but I'm looking forward to when The Book of Life is released on DVD. As for the trivia, I knew 1,2,3, and 6 without googling, but I had to look up 4 and 5. Good luck with your edits!

Anonymous said...

Has mini-Alex been to a pumpkin patch yet?

I'm also like Jocelyn. I wait for Amazon or the satellite to have what I'm looking for.

dolorah said...

John Carter was good the first time, but I wasn't super impressed. Still, I might watch another. But, I'm tired of YA/MG/cartoon movies. I'll be watching John Wick though.

Those are lovely sunflowers :)

Catch My Words said...

Edward Scissorshands

I'm not very good at this game.

Empty Nest Insider said...

The only trivia question I'm positive is #4 - The Omen. I'm still learning a lot from the Survive and Thrive Bloghop! Mini Alex is cuter than Elmo!


Dani and Jax said...

I loved the first John Carter movie too!! Never read the books, tho, I loved the actor!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Susanne, a pile of leaves is next and I'll see what I can do about the pumpkins.

Faraway, and will so many votes, I couldn't believe it was a tie.

Mary, you're welcome!

Johanna, sorry.

Susan, I'd have to find one!

Livia! Good to hear from you. And the animation was amazing.

Medeia, not yet.

Joyce, you got one right.

Julie, you're correct.

Shell Flower said...

Haven't seen Book of Life, but I did finally see Snowpiercer and loved it. Good luck with the edits. Perhaps mini-Alex should go to a pumpkin patch, since it's Halloween time and all.

Heather M. Gardner said...

How did I miss Wednesday?

Grrrr. Brain. Dead.


Book of Life did look interesting and different in the commercials.

Love the sunflowers with Mini-Alex! How sweet!

Trivia time!
1. Shaun of the dead!!!!
2. Thing?
3. Sleepy Hollow?
4. ?
5. The ring
6. Poltergeist!

Have a great weekend!

Catherine Stine said...

The book of lIfe sounds like an interesting watch. Love the DVD cover!

The Happy Whisk said...

I'll have to go back and listen to them. I know one, but not the other.

Have a spooky weekend.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Lots of wonderful blogfests going on! Movie trivia: Peck & Remick- The Omen. Williams & Nelson -Poltergeist. Depp & Ricci-Sleepy Hollow. Pegg & Frost- Night of the living dead? not sure about that one. Russell & Brimley, The Thing. congrats to all new book releases!!

Donna McDine said...

Mini Alex needs to got to a pumpkin patch or apple picking! The Book of Life looks like fun. Will put on my must see list!

Maurice Mitchell said...

I hope the edits go well Alex and, if they do make a John Carter movie, I hope it's more faithful to the books because those are amazing.

Blue Grumpster said...

Just not with Disney... exactly.

L.G. Keltner said...

Mini Alex looks great with those sunflowers!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Shell, that was a good film. Pumpkins are on the list now.

Heather! No idea. You got five though.

Cathrina, you got four right.

Donna, pumpkin patch is on the list.

Maurice, they are!

Ella said...

I want to go to Tomorrowland and Clooney is the Wizard-sign me up!

I so want to see The Book of Life-thanks for sharing your review!

Oh, your blogfest sounds amazing-but they always are!

I have missed you-your blog is kapow worthy-I know I have missed a lot!
I seriously couldn't sit still-

Oh, I will have to go visit some posts-I love Metallica~

J Lenni Dorner said...

3- Edward Scissors Sleepy Hollow! Wait... that's not right....
The Legend of Sleepy Scissorhands!
Huh... nope, nope, definitely not...


I haven't seen the movies you mentioned at the top of the post, not yet at least.

Great sunflowers though. I'm sure she'd love the ninja in them. :)

J Lenni Dorner said...

(ps - Yes, I know... I know... Winona Ryder isn't Christina Ricci... just being funny.)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Have fun with the edits. Book of Life does sound like fun.

Suzanne said...

Was debating whether to take Ella to see the Book of Life, sounds like I might now :) Big Simon Pegg fan but not sure which came first I think it was Shaun of the Dead. And that's it, phone crashed 3 times and I really don't want to have to type comment a fourth time lol! x

Tonja said...

I got two of the trivia questions. One I've seen so many times I probably still know the script word for word - I wonder if it would scare my kids?

klahanie said...


Yes dude, you are not imagining this! I'm almost back to my usual snarky, um proactive self.

You know, I read everything here and I'm excited about almost everything. I have the strange sensation I might have been here before...

I note you are the ever busy one, my kind friend.


Anonymous said...

Hey Ninja Captain! Love the mini-Alex in the sunflowers. Definitely reminds me of Tina. I miss her so much. I'm really want to see The Book of Life now. :)

Not really good on trivia, but I definitely know #3-JD :) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, #4 is The Omen, I think and #6 is Poltergeist. I'm clueless on the rest. At least I know I've got one right! Yay!

Have a great night Alex! Eva

Tara Tyler said...

the movie sounds fascinating and vibrant! - reminds me of the Mexico section of its a small world

love ninja alex in the sunflowers - sweet to think of tina

hope things are well for you.

poltergeist was the only one i could remember, not much into horror!

Anonymous said...

I've not heard of THE BOOK OF LIFE and clearly need to get out more. :)

Dragon of the Stars?? Cool title.

Anonymous said...

I've not heard of THE BOOK OF LIFE and clearly need to get out more. :)

Dragon of the Stars?? Cool title.

Anonymous said...

I like your new banner, Alex -- books front and center, where they belong.

Toi Thomas said...

I'm very interested in the Book of Life movie. Hope I get to see it soon.
I think I got all the movie trivia, but we'll see.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I love mini-Alex with the sunflowers. If that doesn't bring a smile to everyone who saw it, I'd be shocked.

Elise Fallson said...

Lovely pic of Mini-Alex with the sunflowers... The Book of Life looks good, as does Tomorrowland. I'm still waiting to see Guardians of the Galaxy....

Julie Flanders said...

Mini-Alex in the sunflowers is very touching.
Hope you've had success working on your edits. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ella, really missed you!

Lenni, that made me chuckle.

Suzanne, you are correct!

Tonja, recite it to them and see what happens.

Gary, very good to hear from you.

Eva, you got three right! And I really miss Tina...

Tara, at least you got one.

Liz, thanks!

Milo, appreciate that.

Elise, go see it!!!

Julie, they are all done.

Stephen Tremp said...

Ah those edits. Good luck with those. The end is near.

Love the trailer for Tomorrowland. Looking forward to taking the kids to see that.

Suze said...

'Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. regained the rights to the books and is seeking other opportunities.'

Glad to hear it.

Truedessa said...

Good Evening,

Interesting topic and thoughts. I am not an author as I blog for fun and to release some creative energy via poetry. I have often wondered why writers mainly network with writers?

On to the next topic I think it might be fun for the mini ninja to visit some followers, send him on a road trip for a couple of days and then that blogger could report on his adventure. Think of all the great stories we would read. I am sure some would be quite amusing.

Keep writing and congrats to all those who have been published.