Good Will Hunting [1997]

Good Will Hunting poster

Finally saw this one on account of Robin Williams’ death. I was perusing his movies and noticing the fact that although he stared in one of my favourite flicks as a teen–Dead Poets Society–I didn’t really watched that many of his movies. Basically because I’m not into movies with funny men doing voices. No hating, it’s just not my preference.

Apart from Dead Poets Society, I remember loving Good Morning, Vietnam. I also remember a couple of movies I really disliked. I guess I have mixed reviews about his choice in scripts but hey! Not everyone is into what I write either and that is all right. As long as you are happy doing what you do, good for you.

So, yeah, I saw Good Will Hunting yesterday and it was all right. I didn’t love it but I understand these movies are a bit dated, or at least done for a specific audience. I don’t know how Dead Poets Society would fare in my eyes have I just seen it yesterday… The age and time in your life when you watch or read a piece of work is very important.

Did I cry? Yes. I don’t know if this is something you guys know about me but I’m a sucker for a good cry. Sad things, happy things, true things, injustice, justice, puppies, you name it: If I’m Alone I Will Be Crying My Eyes Out.
If I’m with someone, I’m more like: This Doesn’t Bother Me, Pfff… (while letting the tears just tumble down my face and hope nobody notices).

Yeah…

So I cried but I didn’t feel the connection. Probably because I should have seen this in my twenties, when it came out.

I did like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s performance (so young!) and think the rougher scenes added plenty to the colour of the whole movie.

La Grande Bouffe [1973]

poster at wikipedia

We saw this French oldie two days ago and I loved it.
This film is dark, funny, sad, grotesque, caricatural, over the top, and very, very different from today’s blockbusters. A real treat!
(Thank you M. For the recommendation.)

From the wikipedia page:
The film tells the story of four friends who gather in a villa for the weekend with the express purpose of eating themselves to death. Bouffer is French slang for “excessive eating”. (the Italian abbuffata means “great eating”).

Links:
Rotten Tomatoes’ audience gives it an 84%.
La Grande Bouffe at Wikipedia

Trailer (in German because I couldn’t find one in English or the original French):

Naked in His Bed – New book coming out in Sept/Oct!

Slowly, we’re getting there.
Thanks to your participation, Naked in His Bed is closer than ever to being released. Here’s the cover most people voted for:
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I’m very happy with it.
Your comments here and in the Goodreads groups really helped shape my idea of what romance readers expect in a cover. Thank you!

If you are an avid romance reader and reviewer, and are interested in an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) for purposes of reviewing the book before its release, drop me a line.

The Wrestler [2008]

The Wrestler

Brutal and honest, The Wrestler is a film that gives you a glimpse into the life of an ageing wrestling champion from the eighties that continues his career way beyond his prime.
It got 98% in Rotten Tomatoes and this time I have to agree with the hive mind. Brilliant, stupendous film!
Everything is right with it: the writing, the actors, the lighting, the colours, the sounds, the way it progresses. It is entertaining even though some of the scenes are excruciatingly gruesome.

Cover Quest – Where I ask for your discerning eye

I need your opinion!

If you are a woman, or if you usually read romance novels, please vote on your favorite covers for my new book. You can vote for as many options as you like but I ask you to please vote on just the ones you really like.

Of course these images are not the real covers. They are blurry and filled with stray lines and visual muck because they are just mock-ups (prototypes). If you have trouble concentrating on the content because of the visual “noise”, try squinting. ;)

Any of these could go with the story, so don’t worry about that. Imagine you are in a bookshop and you see these books. Which would you peruse?

Without further ado, here are the covers:

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If you have any comments you can leave a comment here or send me an e-mail.
Thank you so much for your helpful opinion! It means a lot.