Saw Ready Player One on Blu-ray and I have to say that I loved it! Now that was an enjoyable couple hours.
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I loved a lot about this movie. Most of all I enjoyed seeing all the references to other movies and how that was built into the storyline. I definitely want to go back and see it a second time, this time watching specifically for references.
It was neat because it referenced back to the early days of video games - I know I'm not the only one who remembers pong! - all the way through to the future. Which, given that I have family members who have virtual reality glasses and sit there with them on, looking silly as they emerse themselves in the video game, isn't really that far-fetched at all.
The storyline was good. They characters were great - I especially liked seeing how they all looked outside of the game compared to their avatars. And the running gag of the kid who was eleven which was such a surprise to everyone who knew him from the game first was fun.
The bad guys were really bad. And the kids got everyone involved. As I said, I loved all the references to sci-fi/fantasy movies and games through the ages.
I definitely reccomend this one simply on it's own merits.
My second book in the Supers series is now available for pre-order on Dreamspinner Press!
This book features the same guys as in the first book, only this time it's Will who gets his story told. This one threatened to go full on horror story and I had to pull back and re-write the last quarter of the book. Luckily the characters agreed that it needing fixing. This is a romance with horror story elements, not the other way around! So not to worry, everyone comes out with their limbs intact, and ther is an HEA ;)
No cover as yet - there will be a cover reveal to share soon.
The Librarian's Ghost
Can love survive the perils of MacGregor House?
The Supernatural Explorers are back and looking for their next big paranormal case. They might’ve found it in a plea from Payne, a mild-mannered librarian who has inherited the family mansion—MacGregor House. Since moving in a few months ago, Payne’s exhausted the list of ghost hunters and experts in his quest for help. The Supers are his last chance.
So why does normally good-natured cameraman Will take an instant dislike to Payne? For that matter, why has he felt irritable and angry since they arrived at the site? It soon becomes clear that the answers they seek will be found in the basement—where nobody has gone since Payne was a little boy. As the haunting grows deadlier, things get sweeter between Will and Payne, but all hell’s about to break loose when they breach the basement door.
Will they be ready?
The Librarian's Ghost is available for pre-order here.
I've started watching a show called Killing Eve. So far (two episodes in) it is very good. My favorite line? "It's like I've walked into the inside of my brain."
The heat continues. Every now and then we get a morning like today's where it's not hot and humid first thing and I actually enjoy most of my morning walk. I'm still hot and sweaty when I get home but at least I enjoy the start of the walk. It'll be fall soon enough, right? (I know it will be. I can't believe it's almost the end of July already. The older I get, the faster time goes.)
I am working on edits for Owned by Fate. I think it's going to be a great culmination of the Dragon Soul series, but with the heat zapping me of energy it is taking me forever to get these done. I feel like I should start hibernating in the summer. Just tell folks at the beginning of July that I will be productive again starting in September.
Redid the front hall. Pulled up the laminate and put down tiles, painted the walls this lovely blue, and bought a couple new pieces to hold all the stuff that accompanies summer and winter outdoor clothing needs. It looks so much brighter than how it was with the grey walls that were original from when we bought it.
Bought a LaRocca Caramel Layer cake. The other LaRocca cakes I have had have been very delicious, so I'm really looking forward to this one. Have to have supper first - crab nachos tonight. In fact, it's probably time for me to go make those...
Brought home Rampage with Dwayne Johnson. Which I wanted to see because, you know, Dwayne Johnson. I have had a big time crush on the man for a long time. A crush that just gets bigger when he does stuff like Lip Sync Battle and absolutely throws himself into it. He was on the premiere episode of that and no oe has lived up to him. No one.
So, Rampage. Let's face it, not a great movie. Of course, I wasn't expecting it to be because it's based off a video game. And Dwayne Johnson in Doom couldn't save that terrible movie for even a minute.
But he does save Rampage. Nope, not great, but he was good in it and I adored the relationship between him and George. That totally made the movie worth it to me. George was a total crack-up, too.
Oh, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan chewed through his role with relish. He also made the movie worth it.