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Tuesday Movie Meme

Came across this movie meme today:

1. Total number of films I own on DVD and video.
I’m not at home, so this will be a wild guess. Maybe between 100-130 (movies only, not including tv on dvd).

2. Last film I bought.
Special Edition of X-Men 3

3. Last film I watched.
The Wild, while I was babysitting on Saturday. I loathe cartoon movies.

4. Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me (in no particular order).
Not that these mean a lot to me, but I can watch them over and over without getting sick of them:
X-Men (1-3)
When Harry Met Sally
You’ve Got Mail
Back to the Future
White Christmas
(I love watching Christmas movies any time of year.)

5. If you could be any character portrayed in a movie, who would it be?
Hmm… maybe Lois Lane from Superman Returns. That would be rough, trying to choose between Superman and Cyclops. Poor woman.

On second thought, I’d want my own powers. So make that Sue Storm from Fantastic Four. She has the coolest powers of her team.

So Many Books…

Over the weekend I picked up a couple new books. (As if my TBR pile isn’t big enough.)
Diagnosis Murder: The Double Life, by Lee Goldburg, the seventh novel in the series.
DC Universe: Helltown (Dc Universe) by Dennis O’Neil.
And tonight, I’m picking up Superman Returns: The Prequels, Bryan Singer (graphic novel).

I started reading DC Universe: Last Sons over the weekend. This is going to be a fun, quick read. And Battlestar Galactica: Redemption, Richard Hatch’s latest in his continuation saga. Right now, on sale at Amazon for $2.99! I wonder if it’s a mistake. But a hardback book for $3, man I wish I hadn’t bought this 2 months ago! I feel ripped-off.

Rogue Angel: The Spider Stone

Move over Laura Croft.

The Spider Stone (Rogue Angel) was another amazing read. This series has quickly become my favorite this year. Getting off to an exciting start, Destiny (Rogue Angel) introduces us to Annja Creed. Creed is a part-time archeologist, part-time host of a tv show called Chasing History’s Monsters, and full-time adventurer.

In this third book in the Rogue Angel series,The Spider Stone, Annja is hired to find a treasure with a small stone as her only clue. From Atlanta, Georgia to West Africa, Annja is hunted by mercenaries and treasure seekers. But wielding the lost sword of Joan of Arc, Annja is a formidable force to be reckoned with.

As in the first book, the characters are all well developed. I can’t wait to see where this series takes Creed and her mysterious, occasional allies, Garin and Roux. As always, action and adventure abound in this cross between Indiana Jones and Laura Croft.

Mel Odom and Victor Milan alternately write the Rogue Angel series, under the pseudonym Alex Archer.

Marvel Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen of My Favorite Marvel Comic Book Characters:

1. Spider-Man
Powers: Peter can cling to most surfaces, has superhuman strength and is roughly 15 times more agile than a regular human. He has been able to lift 15 tons under optimal conditions, but his current strength level after his rebirth has yet to be determined. The combination of his acrobatic leaps and web-slinging enables him to travel rapidly from place to place. His spider-sense provides an early warning detection system linked with his superhuman kinesthetics, enabling him the ability to evade most any injury, provided he doesn’t cognitively override the autonomic reflexes. His powers have recently been enhanced after his transformation from the Queen to include a stronger psychic alignment with his environment, especially with other arachnids and insects. He can now create organic webs from his wrists, limited by his body’s health and nutrition. Recent new abilities resulting from his rebirth after battling Morlun include night vision, increased sensory awareness via vibratory patterns transmitted on his web lines, and twin retractable stingers within his forearms. He can use the hairs on his body to detect subtle changes in the wind. His skin’s adhesive ability, previously concentrated mainly on his palms and soles of his feet, is now more greatly present throughout his body including his face (previously used to prevent undesirable mask removal) and back.
Abilities: Peter is an accomplished scientist, inventor and photographer.

Continue reading Marvel Thursday Thirteen

TV Meme

Found this meme at http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/167.

1. How much space is left on your Tivo or DVR box?
Around 45 hours out of 100.

2. Have you ever bought a DVD of a TV series and if so which one?
A lot!
The 4400 (1 & 2, so far)
A-Team (season 2)
Battlestar Galactica (Classic only. And only made one season.)
The Dead Zone (1-4, so far)
Firefly (only made one season)
The Flash (only made one season)
The Greatest American Hero (season 1, autographed by William Katt)
Knight Rider (season 1)
MacGyver (season 1 and 4)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (seasons 1-3)
Moonlighting (1-4, so far)
Quantum Leap (1, 3, & 4 so far)
Remington Steele (all 5 seasons)
Roswell (all 3 seasons)
Simon & Simon (season 1, so far)
Smallville (season 1)
Stargate: SG-1 (season 1-8, so far)
Stargate: Atlantis (season 1, so far)
Wonder Woman (all 3 seasons)

3. What was the last TV show that you all watched before reading this message?
Last night, I watched episodes of Simon & Simon.

4. List 5 shows you won’t miss.
Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, The 4400, The Dead Zone, Psych, Heroes, Lost, Smallville… yes, more than 5.

5. Name 3 people to whom you will pass this stick.
Whoever wants it.

Monday Blahs

I started watching the first few episodes of Simon and Simon yesterday. Now I remember why I loved this show as a kid… and why I had such a crush on A.J. Simon (Jameson Parker). In fact, I think I have a bigger crush now. I’ve always loved detective shows, and wish they still made them like they did in the 80s: Simon and Simon, Remington Steele, Murder She Wrote, Moonlighting, Hart to Hart, Magnum PI. Though with shows like Monk and Psych on USA, I can still get my fix of new and fresh quality private detective shows. Meanwhile, between seasons, I’m re-watching the classics.

I finished another commissioned drawing this weekend, and started working on one for fun of Mal (Nathan Fillion) and Inara (Morena Baccarin) from Firefly. As you can see, I haven’t finished. Mal and Inara look like they’ve gotten in a fist fight and both have black eyes.
I’ll, hopefully, be posting the finished version tomorrow.

And I started reading Dean and Me this weekend. I’m already loving this book. Emotional and heart-felt, Jerry Lewis wrote a loving memoir of their time together.