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Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Thursday Rundown

It's Thursday and there are some exciting things coming up here at Ye Olde Imaginarium. First, Jesse aka Copyboy over at Not Worth Mentioning, made Melissa's Imaginarium his Hot New Blog of The Day, yesterday. Awesome! Thank you, Jesse!

Next, hot author Xavier Axelson will be here tomorrow. He is an amazing writer with an edge, whose stories are simply unforgettable. I've read his newest, Lily, got totally hooked and am now in the process of scooping up his other titles. I can't wait for tomorrow.

I saw two films recently, both utterly engrossing for very different reasons. The first is the new Soderbergh thriller, Haywire. What a badass bitch Mallory Kane is. Hell to the yeah, my peeps, we finally, FINALLY have an action heroine worthy of the title. Click here to go to The Movie 411 for the whole review.

The next is The Whistleblower, a Canadian indie flick about Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska police officer who volunteered for a U.N. peace-keeping mission in Bosnia and uncovered a brutal sex trafficking ring run by her fellow Americans and others. It is a very harsh film about a violent and gruesome subject. There are scenes that made me white-knuckle my chair, so if you have any squeamishness at all, do not watch. Rachel Weisz is astounding as Kathryn, but it is Roxana Condurache in her debut performance as Raya, a young Ukrainian girl sold into slavery by her uncle, that rivets. She broke my heart. My review is here.

I'll also be participating in DL Hammons Origins Blogfest on Monday, February 13th. You'll all be able to find out where my writing dreams began. "Once upon a time in a land far away..."

Also, just four more days until more new eps of my newest obsession, The Walking Dead. Whoo Hoo!

My week has been relatively quiet so far with these movies plus a little more rest and relaxation. I'm feeling better and better as each day passes. I cannot thank you all enough for the amazing well wishes. I'm still a bit out of it, so please feel free to share your news and linkage with me. Tell me how you all are. :)


  1. Been waiting for the walking dead to start up again, didn't realize it was so soon. Time seems to flying by me and I have no idea how. Maybe I have gone into some kind of surreal part time hibernation. The Origins blogfest should be interesting, looking forward to it.

  2. Copyboy is just awesome, isn't he?
    Glad you're doing the Origins blogfest. We have a lot of people signed up!

  3. you mean just four days before that moron finally starts his last days in THE WALKING DEAD :)
    Glad you are feeling better, and hope you've learned something and will take better care of yourself in the future, sister!

  4. i've heard many a good thing about haywire. the whistleblower sounds extraordinary... but heartbreaking.

  5. @Siv I know what you mean about time. I sometimes feel like I'm swimming underwater, pushing forward, then I surface and discover I'm five miles from shore.

    But, I'm all excited to see what happens on WD. :)

  6. @Alex The Origins fest is going to be lots of fun. What a cool idea. :)

    And I adore Jesse. He's so funny.

  7. @Dez LOL! Yes, they do need to start culling the morons from the group. And I'm sure the end will be sufficiently gruesome.

    Yes, I am feeling better and starting to take better care of myself. Thanks, sweetie. :)

  8. @Vics Haywire was killer awesome, I can't say enough good things about it.

    The Whistleblower was extremely heartbreaking. But it was a very good film and her story is a powerful one we should all hear.

  9. I'm doing the Origins blogfest too.

    As for films... there are so many I want to see, but end up missing, that I don't even think about it. My friend has booked me to go in March, though - I can't ignore a British film.

  10. I'm glad you've had this chance to rest up! All the same over here - and that's just the way I like it! ;)

  11. Seen the trailer for Haywire and totally loved it. Seems like an absolutely kick-ass action flick. Need to see it!

    Great to see that you're on the road of recovery. Only a few more days til you're alive and kicking :)

  12. @Annalisa Yay! Can't wait to read your post for Origins. :)

    British films are incredible, aren't they? I can't resist them, either. And you're right, there are so many movies outt here that I so want to see.

  13. @Copyboy Aww.. Thank you so much, Jesse. It was an awesome honor. :)

  14. @Craig It's good to be rested. There's nothing like being on the mend after an awful hospital stay. Thanks for the well-wishes my friend.

  15. @Maynard Alive and kicking...Just like the survivor of a horror film. LOL It is good to be back, though.

    I know you'll enjoy Haywire, what a great film.


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