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Thursday 13 of Upcoming Movies

With the release of Eragon tomorrow, I decided to list the
Upcoming Movies I’m Excited About Seeing for Thursday 13,
In no particular order…

1. Eragon (2006) – The best book I’ve read all year.
2. Night at the Museum (2006) – Ben Stiller, I’m there.
3. Spider-Man 3 (2007) – Everyone’s favorite web crawler back to break more records at the box office.
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) – The last of the blockbuster trilogy.
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) – “You will lose everything.”
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Christmas Candle and Meme

For my third entry in the 2006 G.I.F.T. Challenge, I read The Christmas Candle, by Max Lucado. This was a touching, short story about faith and miracles. Every quarter of a century an angel visits a candle maker’s family, touching a certain candle and miracles happen.

While very short, this was a great little Christmas story that provides more meaning to the season than the usual stories. Max Lucado remains one of my favorite authors for his style of writing and the depth and insight he gives to everyday life.

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The Holiday and Santa Clause 3

I saw two Christmas movies this weekend. And I’ll be giving both reviews today, as I’ll be out tomorrow getting more tests done at the hospital. So here are two out of four of my entries for the 2006 G.I.F.T. Challenge.

The Holiday stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who have made bad choices in men and find themselves single right before Christmas. They decide to switch homes for the holiday (in L.A. and England), just to get away and be alone. Both women realize they don’t necessarily want to be alone, but just want a change. This movie was incredibly heart-warming and funny. The double leading men, Jude Law and Jack Black, were wonderfully sweet in their roles as well. I found myself tearing up quite a few times throughout the movie. Though, that had a lot to do with an old man that Kate Winslet’s character befriends.

This was a perfect, romantic, feel-good movie for the holidays.
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Thursday 13 Wish List


This week for Thursday 13, I’m listing 13 things I want for Christmas:

1. Peace, love, and all that junk.

2. Marvel Heroes Monopoly or James Bond 007 Monopoly.

3. Nancy Drew Boxed Set

4. An Electric Fireplace

5. Black Order, by James Rollins

6. Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition)

7. Shamus in the Green Room: A Cece Caruso Mystery, by Susan Kandel

8. The Aquaman Archives, Vol. 1

9. Bond on Set: Filming Casino Royale

10. Sliders – The First and Second Seasons

11. Superman Returns (Two-Disc Special Edition)

12. Alien Nation – The Complete Series

13. Daniel Craig
… Is that too much to ask?




Angels and Demon… Slayers

I finished yet another drawing of my favorite X-Man, Angel. Though this is still my favorite one, I wanted to do something different. The piece to the left is done in prismacolor. A larger version can be seen here.


Colleen has presented a fun and meaningful contest. This week, for every good deed you post as a comment under this post, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a Venator Survival Kit (see her post for more details) in honor of the countdown to the release of her new book, The Rest Falls Away! It’s more about doing good deeds and “paying it forward” than the reward though, right? Let’s see how many good deeds we can do for others this week, and in the spirit of the season!
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The Librarian

TNT’s original movie The Librarian – Return to King Solomon’s Mines airs Sunday, December 3rd. It’s the sequel to The Librarian – Quest for the Spear that aired back in 2004. I enjoyed it so much, that I had to buy the DVD when I saw it available at Blockbuster.

In Quest for the Spear, Flynn Carsen (played by Noah Wyle) is hired to be the new librarian at the New York Public Library, specifically for a mysterious room full of fantastic artifacts. His qualifications? He holds 12 bachelors, 6 masters, and 4 PhDs in various subjects. He’s a career student in his mid-thirties. Full of humor, action, adventure, and mystery, The Librarian is a swashbuckling comedy and somewhat a spoof of Indiana Jones.

Bob Newhart has a great role as the museum curator and Flynn’s boss. I’m glad to see that he’ll be in the sequel as well. Nicole Noone (played by Sonya Walger) was Flynn’s bodyguard and love interest in the first movie, but it looks like she’ll be replaced by Gabrielle Anwar as his new lady friend. Olympia Dukakis will also be returning as Flynn’s mother, who nags him about settling down.

The Quest for the Spear will air again on Sunday at 1 am on TNT, for those wanting to catch the first tv movie. And Return to King Solomon’s Mines will air several times on Sunday night starting at 8/7 Central.

And check out the Librarian website for info on the movie, a fun look at the Library’s museum artifacts, and a preview of the Librarian comic.