Friday, June 04, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different...

All right, all right, all right. We'll kill him first and then have tea and biscuits.


* BOOK NEWS *

Bonnie tells us how to tame the social network monster - Fiction Matters

Jo-Jo is giving away copies of “Men and Dogs” - Jo-Jo Loves To Read!

Alex is hosting The Movie Dirty Dozen Blogfest on June 21 - Alex J. Cavanaugh Join in the fun!!

How we blog and comment is the talk of the town! Visit Elizabeth at Mystery Writing Is Murder and Michele at Southern City Mysteries

A gallery of literary feuds - The Daily Beat (Courtesy of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management )


* MOVIE REVIEW *

You've not seen a movie review in a while! That's because Spunky's been so busy, she hasn't seen any movies!!! Well, I finally caught one on NetFlix...

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
One of my foster daughters LOVED this series. I never had an opportunity to read any of the books, and approached this movie with hesitation.
Totally unfouded! This movie was a hoot! It possessed such a quirky sense of humor from start to finish. John C. Reilly was perfect as the vampire - droll and sarcastic. Salma Hayek is in it, too!
The story follows Darrin, who unwillingly becomes a half vampire to save his best friend. He joins the other freaks in Cirque du Freak's camp and becomes involved in a war between the vampires and the vampenezee.
What struck me was the genuine humor and innocence of this movie. It's a shame it did not do well in theatres (thanks to another vampire movie) as this series has been around for a while and there could've been many more movies.
On a side note, I've not seen either Twilight or New Moon - but my husband has and said this was a far superior movie!
B+

* PHOTO OF THE DAY *

A Spot of Red - do you see the ladybug?

24 comments:

India Drummond said...

OOh.. beautiful photograph. And... I enjoyed that movie much more than expected as well.

Will check out the links!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

A lovely photo, will hopefully check the links later.

Enjoy your day.
Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for mentioning The Movie Dirty Dozen!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

What a brilliant photograph. And isn't it amazing how the eye is instantly drawn to the spot of red, even though the rest of the photograph is so compelling visually.
There must be lessons in that for all of us writers.

Clarissa Draper said...

I agree with Rayna, we could learn a lot about writing from photography. Picture is worth a 1000 words, don't they say? I'll check out those links.

Cd

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks, everyone! The photo was taken in Asheville, NC, and it was a windy day. I'm just as proud that the fronds are in focus as I am for catching the ladybug!

Helen Ginger said...

Love the picture and the oh-so-tiny but oh-so-lovely ladybug.

Thanks for the links.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Mason Canyon said...

Wow, what a beautiful photo. Thanks for the links.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Maribeth said...

Would love to have that picture on my wall!
Thanks for the links.
Maribeth
Giggles and Guns

Jan Morrison said...

fantastic photo! I love it...

arlee bird said...

I'm already compiling my 12 movies for Alex's Dirty Dozen blogfest on June 21.

Lee
Tossing It Out

~Sia McKye~ said...

Diane, it's good to see you having some time to sit and relax with a movie. :-)

I love the photo. So crisp and lush.

You have a great weekend!

Jemi Fraser said...

You sure sparked some hot topics with your 'how do you blog' post! It's been fun seeing everyone's opinions! :)

Love the ladybug!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you, Sia. I was really please with this photo.

Jemi, so many have blogged about it since! I was just tossing something interesting into the world, and look what happened.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I love to go to the movies. I gave this one a pass because it looked like a Twilight wannabe. But now I'm thinking I'll give it a chance.

Love the picture. :0)

Donna M. McDine said...

The photo looks like a painting, it's beautiful! Great movie review.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

What a nice list this is! It helps us to see what others are doing in terms of book promotion. Great inspirtion. Thanks!
Best,
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Blogging writers' resources at Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites pick www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

Great photo! And thanks for the links. Happy weekend, Simon.

Susan Fields said...

Thanks for the movie recommendation, I'll check it out! And I love that photo, the rich green of the plants is just so beautiful.

Southpaw said...

That's beautiful.

Zoe C. Courtman said...

You know...I wanted to see the Vampire's Assistant, but it didn't seem to do well and no one talked about it...so I didn't. Now I'm gonna hafta make it a Blockbuster evening!! :D

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Kathi and Zoe - check it out! I was just so surprised by how much I enjoyed the film.

Mr. Stupid said...

That's a great picture. That ladybug does look like a star!
Nice post. I'll drop by those links sometime today. Smiles...:)

Susanne Drazic said...

Beautiful picture Diane.

Thanks for mentioning Jo-Jo's giveaway. I'm signed up!