Doctor Strange Review
It’s an origins film and fairly straightforward. But they stick to the source material, which I appreciated.
Yes, the graphics are amazing. It’s stunning how the rooms, buildings, and entire cities fold in on themselves. I believe over three hundred digital graphic artists were credited at the end.
The cast is perfect. Cumberbatch brings humor to the lead even as he remains self-focused and a little cocky – but the character is no Tony Stark. Ejiofor was in Serenity and he’s always good. The biggest surprise was Tilda Swinton. Even bald, she played the most normal and balanced character I’ve ever seen her portray.
This isn’t one of Marvel’s top films. It’s on par with the Iron Man movies. But it’s still a ton of fun and a spectacle to behold. In other words, even a less than stellar Marvel film is better than most movies.
Highly recommended. And stay for the two bonus scenes at the end.
Carnival of Souls is a film that had an interesting concept. It was then flushed down the toilet with abysmal execution, poor acting, and a plodding pace. It does have the distinction of being the most organ music you will ever hear at one time.
The guys had done Carnival of Souls in the past. It’s not one of their top performances, but they did bring some new jokes to the table.
Of course, nothing beats the RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show. You can download it from their SITE now or wait for the DVD which is coming soon!
And now for your enjoyment, some of the preshow slides:
Good Clean Fun
Crystal Collier here today to share her new book and some medieval funnies!
Thank you Alex for having me here today!
"Good, clean fun." What comes to mind when you hear that? One of the many things that makes me think about is "clean reads." I admit, I'm a bit of a wuss. I want limited language, palpable abuses, and PG-13 (or less) love scenes in my reading. The brain is a funny thing and it tends to cling to everything we put in it. It also sputters out what we put in it at the most inconvenient times. Warning to us all, eh? Best to put the kinds of things in your brain you'd like to see regurgitated. (Yikes. That sounds a little gross eh?)
So being a mom, my goal is to write books I wouldn't be embarrassed having my daughters (or sons) read. TIMELESS, despite having a good deal of romance, is like that. (As are the first two books in the Maiden of Time series.) (Knights, battles, time travel, an epic love story, and special powers...WHAT?!) So what do you say to some good clean fun?
The chore that never ends.
And what did Snow White ALWAYS do? (Ahem, the answer is clean.)
All else fails, throw the trash in the closet.
Cleaning really isn't torture, I promise.
I hope you laughed or at least smiled. And now while you're in a good mood, go buy my books!
And have a nice day.
What is your favorite/least favorite chore? Do you like clean reads? Don't care?
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Thanks to everyone who posted for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and my awesome co-hosts.
I visit as many as I can and wish I could visit everyone. I hope everyone understands some months I do better than others. Sometimes IWSG day burns me out and I don’t go much farther. Maybe for December I’ll visit IWSG posts only and then catch up a day or two later with those who commented but don’t post for IWSG.
I do appreciate all of you! The kind words, the support you give each other, and the push you give me to keep this going strong.
Robyn sent me an autographed copy of her book, Celibacy and Suburbia. Section two of the book is dedicated to me and the IWSG.
Plus she made a little something special for me.
Originally she mailed it with Hot Tamales inside, but the package returned to her opened and missing the candy. So somewhere out there are postal workers gorging on my Hot Tamales!
Thanks again, Robyn – you rock!
Joylene Nowell Butler
“…a study in prejudice and race relations between white Canadians and First Nations peoples. Readers seeking more diversity in their mysteries will find this an eye opener.” - Library Journal
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Anyone else see Doctor Strange? See the RiffTrax show? Have a I made you a fan yet? Ready for some good, clean fun? Was IWSG day awesome for you? Do you have any autographed books? You don’t have a box of twenty-three year old Yummy Mummy do you…?