Friday, June 04, 2010
And Now For Something Completely Different...
* 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!
* PHOTO OF THE DAY *
A Spot of Red - do you see the ladybug?