Mind Sieve 3/21/21
2) Mini Movie Reviews
3) Movie/TV Trailers
4) Just For Fun
Got all sorts of stuff going on for you this week. 😄
My editor has started work on Black Jade. I am super pumped that things are finally moving forward. Huzzah!
I found out about a Cozy Mystery anthology the 20K50 folks are going to put out in late 2021. I’m currently trying to work on a short story to submit to them that includes the characters from the upcoming book. I’ll let you know how that goes.
One neat thing about the anthology is that the mystery needs to involve some aspect of Halloween. I was aware of how the holiday is based on Samhain, an old pagan holiday. What I didn’t know was that in the 1930s Halloween was a totally different day than what we see today.
Back then, it was all about pranks and even riots! Multiple cities almost banned the day as people got more and more carried away and started destroying property. Luckily, people came up with the idea of sharing treats to dissuade the tricks.
You can find a cool article on Halloween and Dallas at the FlashbackDallas site. Fascinating stuff!
New movies are coming out again! Woot!
Raya and the Las Dragon
Fantasy - Animated
Gorgeous CGI animation. The plot was decent though contrived in a couple of places. Lots of memorable characters. 3.75 out of 5 (Hubby’s Rating: Worth Full Price of Admission) **The opening cartoon called “Us Again” will make you tear up! 😭**
The film had a super neat premise, and they carried it out well. Based on a book series. (Not one I have read.) They show a few things they never follow up on (the aliens, what happened to the people in the second town.) Plenty of plot twists. 3.75 out of 5. (Hubby’s Rating: Worth Full Price of Admission.)
Daughter of Lupin
This is a short series we found on Amazon Prime. We checked it out because of the premise and “Lupin.” This was a hoot! Lupin meets Cat’s Eye meets Romeo and Juliet. Awesome fight scenes, which was a fun surprise. 4 out of 5. (Hubby’s Rating: A ton of fun.)
Thunder Force – Comedy – it will be really good or really bad. LOL.
Just for Fun!
Hope you enjoyed this week’s Mind Sieve!
Stay safe! Till next time!
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