Tuesday, March 20, 2012

X-Men: First Class review

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Star Wars. Then I moved on to Lord of the Rings and it became my favourite movie. I could watch them over and over. And throughout the years, I've had other movies become my obsessions... Freaky Friday, Miss Congeniality, Dodgeball, Zoolander. They were all movies I would watch over and over and never grow tired of them.

"If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball."

I now have another movie to add to that list. X-Men: First Class is awesome. I watched it in theaters with my husband, and I liked it alot. And then on Saturday night we had date night in our basement and saw it for the second time... and I still love it.
It starts out with Erik Lehnsherr (the future Magneto), in a concentration cmap in Poland in 1944. Dr. Shaw sees Erik unleash his magnetic, metal bending power when his mother is taken from him, and brings Erik to his office. He kills Erik's mother in an attempt to unleash the mutant ability further, which increases Erik's power over this gift. Meanwhile, in New York, Charles Xavier, the future Professor X, is living a much more lavish life. He meets the mutant Raven one night and invites her to live in his manor with him.

And so the story begins. We follow Erik as he hunts down the people responsible for his mother's death. And Xavier and Raven go on to university, where Xavier becomes an expert on mutation.

In 1962, the CIA agent Moira MacTaggert discovers the existence of mutants working with Shaw and the invites Professor Xavier to recruit mutants to work for the USA government. Xavier teams up with Raven, Erik and a group of young mutants. Sooner they learn that the evil Shaw has the intention of beginning a nuclear war to destroy the world and increase his power.

It is a pretty awesome movie. It has funny parts, parts that are moving and parts that are downright exciting. I loved it.

9.5/10 (they just had to throw in an F-bomb... sigh)

Great movie.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Tanned, Toned and Totally Faking It

So it's been just over a year from when I signed the contract with WiDO Publishing to get my commercial women's fiction novel published. But finally, after waiting so long, it's here! April 10, 2012 is the official release date, where it will be available in ebook and in print. Check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle and many other places to own a copy for yourself!

Here is the summary about the novel, as taken from the back cover page of my book:

Mikayla: Cute Canadian college girl turned world-famous, super- sexy pop-star practically overnight. And still figuring out if she belongs in this celebrity wonderland.

Jordan: The only genuine guy in all of L.A. Law student, and extremely attractive. Also happens to hate the Hollywood celebrity scene.

Matt: Stupid, lying, money-loving ex-boyfriend trying to get back into Mikayla’s life and ruin every hope she has with Jordan.

Kurt: Personal trainer, confidant and only true friend Mikayla has in her new life. Questionable fashion sense included.

Cheryl: Completely psychotic manager.

The next three months? Happily ever after with Jordan. Or social and career ruin with no hope of ever finding true love…

If you love chick flicks, enjoy keeping up with your favourite celebrities like Kim Kardashain, Ellen Degeneres or Britney Spears, or if you've always had secret dreams of stardom, this is the book for you!

Tell all your friends! It's going to be fabulous! :)