Thursday, January 31, 2013

100 Favourite Movies Challenge

The 100 Favourite (or Favorite, if you're American) Movies Challenge! Nathan Bransford has laid down the challenge. Who am I to refuse?

Thus, the list (which would probably be completely different tomorrow):
1. The Usual Suspects
2. Good Will Hunting
3. 12 Angry Men
4. Band of Brothers (can I count a miniseries?)
5. The Princess Bride
6. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
7. Willow
8. Inside Man
9. Bella
10. Beauty and the Beast
11. Robin Hood (animated)
12. Apollo 13
13. You've Got Mail
14. The Nightmare Before Christmas
15. Braveheart
16. Pride and Prejudice
17. L.A. Confidential
18. Blackhawk Down
19. Elizabethtown
20. The Passion of the Christ
21. Finding Forrester
22. The Lost Boys
23. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
24. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
25. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
26. Ghostbusters
27. The Dark Knight
28. No Country for Old Men
29. Empire Strikes Back
30. Star Wars
31. Return of the Jedi
32. Unstoppable
33. The House of Flying Daggers
34. Hero
35. Gladiator
36. A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott)
37. Arsenic and Old Lace
38. Charade
39. Sense and Sensibility
40. Conspiracy
41. Blood Diamond
42. The Fellowship of the Ring
43. The Two Towers
44. The Return of the King
45. The Bourne Identity
46. The Bourne Supremacy
47. The Bourne Ultimatum
48. V for Vendetta
49. The Shawshank Redemption
50. Seven
51. The Silence of the Lambs
52. Good Morning, Vietnam
53. Casino Royale (remake)
54. Office Space
55. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
56. The Birds
57. The Fall
58. Gallipoli
59. Tigerland
60. Walk Don't Run
61. Snatch
62. Reservoir Dogs
63. The Big Lebowski
64. Ocean's Eleven
65. Minority Report
66. Tombstone
67. Gosford Park
68. Sliding Doors
69. Love, Actually
70. The Book of Eli
71. True Grit
72. Kill Bill
73. Run, Lola, Run
74. Pulp Fiction
75. Wonderboys
76. Phone Booth
77. Enemy of the State
78. Howl's Moving Castle
79. Saving Private Ryan
80. Apocalypse Now (NOT the Redux version)
81. Sherlock Holmes
82. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
83. Seems Like Old Times
84. Shaun of the Dead
85. Coming to America
86. Fletch
87. Once Upon a Time in the West
88. 9
89. The Ghost and the Darkness
90. The Great Escape
91. Foul Play
92. Harlem Nights
93. Contact
94. Slumdog Millionaire
95. The Untouchables
96. Thirteen Days
97. The Children of Men
98. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
99. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
100. tie The Taking of Pelham 123 (original), The Children of Men, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Departed, Groundhog Day

Simply for the Love - Young the Giant

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Live-Action Mindjack Book Trailer Reveal
(from the bestselling Mindjack series by Susan Kaye Quinn)
With the help of over 20 cast and crew members, award-winning director Beth Spitalny has brought the concept of the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy to life on the screen. When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Please share!
Ways you can share the trailer:
1) Watch the trailer on YouTube (or here)! (more views=higher visibility) 2) Post it to Facebook (copy & paste below) Check out the live-action Mindjack Book Trailer (from the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy by Susan Kaye Quinn): When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep. 3) Post it to Twitter (copy & paste below) When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep. Watch the live-action Mindjack Book Trailer 4) Share to Google+, Tumbler, Pinterest, and more Go to the trailer on YouTube and click the "share" button. Click the arrow to expand and see all the options. Easy peasy. (While you're there, click "like" on YouTube, or leave a comment!) 5) Post the trailer on your blog Grab the embed code from YouTube or email me for a copy of the HTML for a complete post announcing the trailer and ways to share!
Thanks so much for sharing!
To celebrate the release of the trailer,
I'm putting Open Minds on sale!
$2.99 now $0.99
for one week only

$9.99 now $7.99
for one week only
THANK YOU to everyone who is sharing the trailer today!
An EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to everyone involved in making the trailer a reality, including Director Beth Spitalny, Producer Angel Acevedo, Director of Photography Lance Kaplan, lead actor Nikki Flemming (Kira) and the many fine actors, crew members, and post-production staff who donated their time and talent to the project. For the making-of the trailer, see the Mindjack Trilogy website.

Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the bestselling Mindjack Series, which includes three novels, three novellas, and a trailer. She's currently writing a steampunk fantasy romance, just for kicks. When that's out of her system, she has ambitious plans to embark on a series about the Singularity (the time when computers become more intelligent than humans) that should appeal to fans of the Mindjack novels. Or possibly play on Facebook all day. Could go either way.