Movie Review – Bone Tomahawk
This can best be described as an arthouse Western/horror film with drama.
Some might be frustrated by the slow pace. (Remember my review of Slow West?) However, I enjoyed the slow burn. By the end of the film, I was really invested in the characters.
It has some funny moments and all of the actors do an amazing job, especially Russell and Jenkins.
There are only a couple bloody horror scenes, but be warned – they are graphic. (As a dude, I really cringed at one scene.)
If you have to have a lot of action, skip this film. If you like a slow pace and watching the characters and story unfold at a leisurely pace, then I recommend this one.
Now playing in theaters and on Direct TV.
Monday’s Music Moves Me
Xmas Dolly She asked if I would be this week’s Spotlight Dancer. (Little did she know, I can’t dance.)
Fortunately, no dancing is involved. I get to pick the theme for today.
After deciding that Scandinavian heavy metal music might be too limiting (not to mention scare the crap out of the other participants) I chose the theme of Movie Soundtracks.
Here are my picks:
First off, I had to go with Extreme’s Play With Me. (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
Sadly, there’s no really good video version of this song…
Megadeth – 99 Ways to Die (Beavis and Butthead Do America)
You might not like the music, but the video has a great message.
Pantera – Cemetary Gates (Tales From the Crypt – Demon Night)
Great song, and probably their most accessible.
Visit Xmas Dolly to join the fun and visit other participants.
Stephanie Farris listed CassaStar as one of the best books she’d read in October. Thanks for taking a chance on a new genre, Stephanie!
Tails for Vets!
Tails of the Apocalypse is a collection of dystopian/post-apocalyptic stories featuring animals and features a story by E.E. Giorgi.
Samuel Peralta, who produced this anthology, paired with Pets for Vets, an organization that matches shelter dogs with military veterans. Pourteau plans to donate $1.00 to Pets for Vets from every copy of Tails of the Apocalypse sold through the end of the calendar year, regardless of format‚ e-book, paperback, or audiobook.
The project is called Tails for Vets, and you can help two different ways –
1 – Join the Tails for Vets Street Team
2 – Buy the Book – It releases on November 20, but you can pre-order now on Amazon.
Mayhem in the Air by the authors at Untethered Realms
A Faerie’s Revenge by Rachel Morgan
The fifth book in the Creepy Hollow series, and the second book in Calla’s story.
Redemption (Children of the Gods #3) by Jessica Therrien
Nobody promised freedom would be peaceful…
There’s also a Rafflecopter giveaway.
Max Blizzard and The Cup of Kings by Pat Hatt
Find it on Amazon
Deadly Undertaking by J.Q. Rose
A handsome detective, a shadow man, and a murder victim kill Lauren’s plan for a simple life.
Battle of the Banned Results
Hosted by Shady Del Knight. Here are the results from last Monday.
Two songs from horror movies – and this is how the votes fell:
Dokken – Dream Warriors from Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Warriors - 15
Lou Gramm – Lost in the Shadows from The Lost Boys - 10
Dream Warriors got off to an early lead and never let it go…
Hosted by Michael at A Life Examined.
This month’s question - “Are you an introvert or an extrovert?”
This one is easy. Introvert. However, I’m not a shy, awkward, don’t want to deal with the world introvert. I’m a musician who performs on stage and an author with several books published, so I have to be extroverted to some degree. I enjoy people and certainly enjoy this online community of friends. But I prefer to stay more in the background and let others take the spotlight. I’d rather ask questions and learn more about people than talk about myself.
Of course, my home is my castle and sanctuary and still the best place to hide!
November Movie Preview
Here are the upcoming theatrical releases for November! As always, descriptions courtesy of the IMDB. Snarky comments by me.
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux
Bond is back and probably not doing anything we’ve not seen before, but we’ll go anyway…
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
Director: Patricia Riggen
Stars: Naomi Scott, James Brolin, Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips
Just a word of caution – this movie not suitable for minors.
The Night Before
In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an end.
Director: Jonathan Levine
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lizzy Caplan, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie
Rogan turns what is meant to be a joyous family time into a night of vulgarity, debauchery, and excess. Merry Christmas, everybody.
The Good Dinosaur
An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Director: Peter Sohn
Stars: Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, A.J. Buckley
The only good dinosaur is a dead dinosaur. Oh, wait…
Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today.
Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott
This one could sneak in and be a cool gothic thriller for the holidays. (Fingers crossed.)
Anyone else see Bone Tomahawk? What soundtrack music moves you today? Can you help Tails for Vets? See some good new releases? Are you an introvert or extrovert? And what movies interest you this month?
See you Wednesday for the IWSG post!
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