Saturday, August 11, 2007

Books and Movies

I just finished Eve Silver's latest, Dark Prince, and she remains The Queen of Sexual Tension. It was a stay-up-'til-4-in-the-morning book. As soon as the budget allows, I'll be picking up her new Eve Kenin book, Driven. It will be interesting to see what she can do with an edgy urban fantasy...

Also devoured Robin Rotham's latest EC Quickie Seniorella. It was the first BSMD book (don't ask me what the stands for, except that it's tres kinky!!) I ever read. The story premise was wonderful -- a play on the old Cinderella-fairy-godmother theme -- with a kickin' twist. It was excellent, but I do have a confession...
I am TERRIBLY, NIGHMARISHLY claustrophobic, so the bondage scenes had me more panicky than hot -- which is a true testiment to Robin's ability because her descriptions were so detailed and damn realistic that I could feel my blood pressure rising to danger levels. So this may not sound like much of a compliment, but it is indeed!!

I caught two movies during my holiday:
The Bourne Ultimatum - AWESOME. My rating system for action-adventure movies is rather unique... I judge a movie by how many fingernails I chew and this movie was a NINE FINGER NAIL MOVIE. It would have been a ten but I purposely saved my index finger for emergency itches.
I sincerely hope that this won't be the last we see of this series, though I've heard a rumor that Matt Damon has no wish to continue. I wish he would.

No Reservations - with fellow Bermudian (well, technically she's just a resident) Catherine Zeta-Jones and devilishly handsome Aaron Eckhardt (who was terrific in Thank You For Smoking -- if you haven't seen it, do).
Nothing blew up, there was no bad language, no baring of breasts, no edge-of-your-seat drama. In short, the PERFECT movie to take my 87 year old mother to.
Don't misunderstand -- I liked the movie just fine. It was very touching, sweet, easy to watch, believable, and well acted (little Abigail Breslin had me in tears more than once). No, it won't win any awards, but I wish Hollywood would make more of these kinds of movies. They don't offend, don't shock, don't keep you up at night, and don't rock your world (and don't cost 200 million to make!!!) but they leave you feeling happy -- and I can't think of a nicer way to spend 2 hours. Sort of like reading a nice romance novel...

7 comments:

Amy Ruttan said...

Great to see you today. Yes, Eve Silver and Robin rocks.

I am really looking forward to Driven it has ice pirates in it so that's cool.

I came back to London and did Christmas Shopping ... ya weird I know.

Leah Braemel said...

Hmm, do you mean BDSM? If so B = bondage, D = disipline, or Domination, S = submission, or sadism, depending upon those involved, and M = masochism.

Haven't seen the Bourne Ultimatum yet, but I loved Ludlum back in his day. I'll probably be seeing it soon because DH keeps mentioning that he'd like to see it.

Wylie Kinson said...

Amy - Christmas shopping??! What do you do on Christmas Eve? :)
Nice seeing you today too!!

Leah - definitely see Bourne - and on the big screen. The action scenes need to be seen BIG.
BDSM, MBSD, whatever - it all means kink :)

Christine d'Abo said...

I haven't read Eve's book yet. I have her first, but not Dark Prince. I can't wait to get my hands on Driven. I so am going to submit for that line...

Seniorella rocked! Short and hot. :)

Kristy said...

I hope to see The Bourne Utlimatum this week. I've seen Mostly Martha which No Reservations is a remake of and really liked it.

Nicholas said...

No baring of breasts? I don't think I'll bother, then.

Catherine Z-J is Welsh, regardless of her fake American accent for the T-Mobile commercials

Wylie Kinson said...

Kristy - I heard it was a remake, but didn't know it was a very recent movie. I'd like to see Mostly Martha, just for comparison sake.

Nicholas - you cad! :) Yes CZJ is indeed Welsh and her American accent slips in quite a few places in the movie. I love her anyway. Just hope for everyone's sake that she doesn't pick up a Bermudian accent *cringe*