Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Mexican Wrestling and JA Konrath Goes Undercover


Fiesta Lucha! with El Hijo Santo, Nicho El Millionario, Super Parka, and others. You can tell it's Mexican wrestling because of the masks.

Copa de Lucha! with L.A. Park, Hijo Del Santo, Rey Misterio, Sr. and others.

JCVD starring Jean-Claude van Damme. Van Damme plays himself as a washed-up action star who returns to Belgium for a break. He ends up caught in a bank during a robbery and the cops think he is the culprit.

Incendiary starring Obi-Won Kenobi, Michelle Williams. Mom in London loses kid in terrorist bombing when out to visit her secret lover. She gets caught up in the police investigation and a cover-up of the bombing.
I wonder if this is like that poor Brazilian guy the Limey cops shot in the subway.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. I don't care.


Afraid by Jack Kilborn (JA Konrath). A black helicopter crashes in rural Wisconsin and "unleashes something horrifying." A old sheriff, a firefighter, and a single mom have to fight to stop it.
According to Barry Eisler there is a horrifying and queasy part involving toe-sucking.
Does anyone in WI actually buy Schmidt beer?


Lucky Girl by Mei-Ling Hopgood. Mei-Ling was adopted and never cared about her Chinese background until her Taiwanese family tracked her down when she was in her twenties.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Chick Movie, Crime Scene Novel, Suburban Suspense, Western


Bride Wars starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. Best friends have catfight when they inadvertently book the same wedding day at the Plaza Hotel in New York.


Safer by Sean Doolittle. Doolittle lives in Omaha. Poor guy.

Out at Night by Susan Arnout Smith. Crime scene tech Grace is on vacation when the FBI calls on her. A recent murder victim was texting her name right before his death. Grace can either help out of be a suspect.

Brimstone by Robert B. Parker. Latest western from Parker featuring recurring characters from Resolution and Appaloosa.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Fourteen CDs But Only Five I'm Interested In

Music CDs

"Mr. Lucky" by Chris Isaak. Former boxer, part-time actor, West Coast living singer sings songs while idolizing The King.

It's Not Me, It's You by Lily Allen. Latest craze from England sings songs.

Midnight at the Movies by Justin Townes Earle. Allison Moorer's stepson sings songs.

Back to the River by Susan Tedeschi. Derek Trucks' wife sings songs with her great voice.

Country Club by John Doe and The Sadies. Famous punk rocker John Doe does a full-on country album by singing songs.

Love Me Tonight by John Nemeth. Singer who grew up in Idaho sings songs. YouTube clips linked from his website.

WOW Hits 2009 by [various]. "30 of today's top Christian artists" who sing songs.

All I Ever Wanted by Kelly Clarkson. Girlie pop music by song singer.

Hannah Montana: the movie: original soundtrack by Miley Cyrus. Girlie pop music for 12 year olds by 15 year old song singer.

Defying Gravity by Keith Urban. Nicole Kidman's husband sings songs.

Speed of Light by Corbin Bleu. Television show washout sings songs.

Greatest Hits by Mariah Carey. Replacement copy. Sing. Song.

Uncle Charlie by Charlie Wilson. Former Gap Band singer sings songs.

Willie and the Wheel by Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel. Texas singers sing songs.