Movie Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

So, I just saw this movie (night before last) and I liked it a lot.

I must admit that initially I didn’t know what to expect. I’d seen the previews of it and i thought ‘Hmm…that seems pretty interesting’ but nothing to serious. Of course, apart of me wanted to see the movie because the beautiful Henry Cavill is in it. In the end, I saw different previews of it and thought it all together seemed like a decent movie.

The part that actually sold me on the movie was when i was sitting in the theater to watch another movie and I cam early enough to catch First Look. There were doing a short little behind the scenes moment when the director, Guy Ritchie, was talking about the idea for the movie. He’d said he loved the old classical spy movies; that old school type. He talked about the James Bond movies and their kind of handsome, smooth way of showing the life of a spy (obviously these are my words but you get the point!). I definitely am a James Bond fan and if anything could get me to watch something it would be in comparison that him.ย  MV5BMTc2NjQ4ODYyNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODA3OTU5NTE@._V1_SX214_AL_

So, now on to the actual movie! The cast of this movie was so well put together! The chemistry between Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander was just genius. The dichotomy between Cavill’s version of spy and Hammer’s fight against his own anger was just beautiful. I believed these characters, believed what they were trying to do and I believe Ritchie achieved what he wanted in a “new” classic spy movie. I also thought Hugh Grant was pretty good in the movie. I liked his character a lot. There were so many parts in the movie that made you laugh, regardless if you were supposed to or not; it was amazing.

I also loved the cinematography of the movie. The cut scenes, the way it was set up was so old school. The entire movie I just kept thinking that James Bond was going to come running from one side of the screen and shoot someone. The costumes, the cars, the boats, everything fit in with the era and settled well with the actors. There were so many potential story turns and twists that I just wanted to laugh and clap with glee. Call me crazy but this is probably one of my favorite movies this year (that’s saying alot! I’ve seen so many).

Anyway! I encourage anyone who is looking for a little shooting, a little romance, a little fighting and great humor to go see this movie. I would definitely go see this movie multiple times over and can’t wait until it comes out on DVD! Cudos to Guy Ritchie and the cast, this one hits my list every time.


My Last Finished Novel!

To All!

I actually don’t know if I’d told anyone this but outside of being a reader i am also a writer. No, I am not some big accomplished author or anything like that but i do write novels. I write romance with an emphasis of many other genres. I don’t really have one set genre that I like to incorporate into my romance, I sort of just go with the flow of that idea.

The last book I finished is actually the first book in a six book series called The Dark Warriors. It’s called Hunter and has actually taken a year for me to write it. It’s taken so long because life sort of…just got in the way. I started the novel after doing extensive research and brainstorming last year, around February 2014. The first novel is called Hunter. At that time I had started a blog called The Yellow Book Project. I decided that instead of writing it to myself, I would upload the book in a series of posts. I guess I mainly decided to do it because I wanted others to see my thought process as the book progressed.

Readers could see my mess ups and mistakes, they could see where I decided to change the direction of the novel or areas that I put more emphasis and focus. I also made posts between that weren’t of the novel. Just sort of updates on my thoughts or on what was going on in my life or excuses (yes excuses) for not uploading the next portion or writers block.

For me, I think it was more of a journey that I took on. During the course of writing this book, I got into a car accident that totaled my last car (I was not at fault!!), I got a new car, I got a part time job out of boredom, I moved from the Midwest to Florida, I moved into a new apartment with roommates, I even discovered a new writers niche! So much happened and so much has changed. I like to believe that I became a better writer over that time but the evidence as to whether that is true is in the posts.

Anyway, I figured I’d share that tidbit with you guys! I finished Hunter in April and began querying. I had initially thought about started the second book in the series, Vectio, but thought better of it. Writing the first book was a commitment and while I’m not afraid of those, I don’t think i’ve matured into the writer that I want to be for this series, just yet. I was reading this interview that really touched my heart a few months ago. The author had said that sometimes it’s not the right time to write a particular book and you need to be able to see when that time is. That’s how I feel about the series. I’m not as focused, interested or immersed into this series as I was in the beginning. I am definitely still going to write it but I don’t want to half ass a series that I know is great just because I’ve already finished one novel. So…in other words, The Dark Warriors series will come to past; I’m just not ready to write it.

I’ve inserted the URL to the blog below! The posts are numbered! Feel free to read however much of it you want and comment! I would definitely appreciate the support, advice or anyone’s thoughts on the story.