OMG! Just 8 days to go until the release of ONE SUMMER NIGHT so we have to get to the really important stuff, like who to cast for the movie! The hero in the story, Owen Pierce, is dark-haired and has charcoal grey eyes shot through with silver. He is drop dead handsome and dresses like someone off the pages of GQ in bespoke suits since he is a real estate tycoon.
After giving it a lot of thought and doing thorough research – a tough job but someone has to do it — my choice to play Owen Pierce in a movie version of ONE SUMMER NIGHT is Tyler Hoechlin! So what do you think?
A couple of years back a group of us got together for a booth at Philly Comic Con. Stephanie Julian, Judi Fennell, Laura Kaye and myself had a blast there meeting people, selling books, and chasing after our own fav movie and television stars. Here’s a photo of Laura and me at our booth.
It’s been a crazy couple of months with the holidays and work and writing obligations. Since Saturday was a rainy and dreary day, my hubby and I decided we were going to go to the movies, especially since there was one movie we both really wanted to see: American Sniper. We had actually wanted to go on Friday night, but it was sold out. We weren’t the only ones interested in going. The movie added another 64.4 million in box office sales to last week’s 107 million dollar take. Since release, it’s made nearly 200 million dollars.
Why the interest? Well, for me it was to maybe learn more about Chris Kyle, America’s deadliest sniper and a man who by all accounts was multi-faceted and a hero. He died trying to help a fellow veteran and earned both Silver Stars and Bronze Stars during his military service. If you want to find out more about Chris Kyle, click here for a well-rounded article. Why do I say “wel-rounded”?
There are those who will decry both Kyle and the movie. All I can say is that I thought the movie was thought-provoking and sad. You all know I support our military and that I’m as patriotic as can be. I went into the movie with those sentiments and I left the movie with those sentiments. War is hell and the movie shows that. God bless those who brave that hell for us.
I have to say that Bradley Cooper has surprised me yet again. He’s far beefier in the movie than in Silver Linings Playbook or his other movies. He looks a lot like Chris Kyle with the addition of a neatly trimmed beard. The transformation is amazing as was Bradley’s acting. For that, I’ve chosen him as today’s Man Candy!
With the bitter cold this weekend, I found myself scurrying back into my nest after a brisk walk. When I hunkered down to write (but found that I instead had to do some website fixing!), TANGLED was on. Loved it! Fun story and the characters were interesting. Loved Flynn (voiced by Chuck’s Zachary Levi) and thought he was kind of sexy!
LOL, yes, sexy. My daughter and I have both discussed for a while how these animated characters can be sexy. Shang from MULAN and TARZAN were always some of our favorites.
Don’t think animated characters can be sexy? Well check out David Kawena’s take on the Disney heroes for an eye-opener!
OMG! Hands down today’s Guilty Pleasure is Chris Hemsworth. You may remember him as the doomed Captain George Kirk (aka Kirk’s Dad) in the new STAR TREK movie. He caught my eye then, but this time in THOR – Whoa. Check out this second trailer, especially at minute 1:00. Whew. Hot. Totally hot.
Okay, my daughter thinks I’m crazy, but I think Ashton Kutcher is really cute. With the release of his new movie KILLERS this weekend, I figured he would be an appropriate Guilty Pleasures Monday.
In KILLERS, Ashton plays an assassin who just wants to have a normal life. Enter Katherine Heigl, a sweet and unsuspecting woman that Ashton meets and marries. The two of them then lead an ordinary life until three years later it appears that someone has placed a hit on Ashton, forcing them to go on the run for their lives!
Sounds like a fun romantic comedy and Ashton is a hottie. If you haven’t caught the trailer for KILLERS, here it is (and we get the added eye candy of Tom Selleck is in the movie!).
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