50 Day Movie Challenge, Movies

50 Day Movie Challenge: Day 5

My 50 Day Movie Challenge is off and running!

Day 5, almost a full week! For anyone else attempting a challenge like this, I recommend keeping your posts as short and sweet as you can manage. For those just tuning in, on other sites I’ve seen bloggers do 20, or 30 day challenges all about movies, so I decided to mash up a bunch of those questions and came up with 50 that I’m going to attempt to answer consecutively over the next month and a half (or so). If you’d like to try and do it too, feel free! I’ll post all the questions as I go along, and I hope you enjoy my answers!

Day 5: What is a movie that you watch when you’re angry?

the brothersI thought this question was really quite interesting. I’m not normally a watch-X-when-feeling-Y kind of person. My viewing isn’t mood-based. Occasionally I watch a movie based on my mood, but more often it’s because I want to see a genre-specific trope like car chases or a couple falling in love.  So when I considered what I might pick for angry feelings, I decided I would probably watch a movie that has violence or revenge-based fantasies like The Boondock Saints.

I know it’s probably weird since I recently admitted to hating horror films but I have absolutely no problem watching this kind of stylized violence. In fact, I kind of really enjoy it. The first time I saw the Boondock Saints I was fascinated, both by the brothers and by the fact that they were exacting vigilante justice on these criminals. For those who are unfamiliar, the basic premise is that these fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being 936full-the-boondock-saints-postertracked down by an FBI agent, played by William Defoe, who is awesome. Of course, things get pretty complicated as they go about their business.

Why I love this movie:

1. It’s set in my hometown.
2. The whole vengeance against bad guys thing.
3. These are two great-looking Irish guys.
4. William Dafoe is AMAZING!

If I’m pissed of and want something to either calm me down or to offer some catharsis, this is the movie I’d choose. You could imagine all the people who made you angry are the bad guys getting taken out. (I know that sounds mean, and perhaps a little evil, but I’m okay with that.) These guys are old school — an eye for an eye — and then they might take a little extra, just for kicks. It’s a much easier way to calm down and doesn’t involve decking someone (however justified) and possibly being arrested for assault.

If you need further convincing to at least check out this movie, here’s this:

It’s just awesome. And perfect for when I’m upset with someone.

Well, that’s it. Day 5: check!

Wish me luck in keeping up!!

Books, Teaser Tuesdays, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: Nearly Gone and Take Me On

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

Hardcover, 388 pages
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Release Date: March 25th, 2014
ISBN# 9780803739260
Page: 72

I wondered the same thing. Why had I come? I wasn’t close to Emily. And I didn’t owe her any favors. I should have minded my own business. Too late now.

 

 

 

 

Take Me On by Katie McGarry

Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: May 27th, 2014
ISBN# 9780373211180
Page: 226

My eyes shoot to hers and she steadily holds my gaze. She knows. Dear God, she knows.

 

Books, Teaser Tuesdays, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: Storm Siren and The Good Sister

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Storm Siren (Storm Siren, #1) by Mary Weber

Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins
Release Date: August 19th, 2014
ISBN# 9781401690342
Page: 195

“I step through the scraggly opening and out onto a rainwater-tipped field overlooking a vast, glittering valley.
Mother-of-kracken.
I stall.
The air is wet and cold and drippy and enchanted.
And it tastes of magic.”

 

 

This second teaser comes from an e-galley I received courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley. Thanks to them for allowing me to check it out early!

The Good Sister by Jamie Kain

Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
Release Date: October 7th, 2014
ISBN# 9781250047731
Page: 14 of the e-galley

“I found one of Sarah’s hairs in the sink this morning,” I say out of the blue, and Sin takes this news in stride.

For days now he’s been listening to me recount all the ways I can’t believe my sister is gone.