Top SF Flicks, No Reservations and Word Count!

This site lists Ten Truly Underrated Science Fiction Movies–I’d LOVE to hear your feedback on the choices.  And uh, will you laugh to find out I own a copy of Enemy Mine??? 😉

And for something completely different:

My daughter and I LOVE this movie.  The music is wonderful.  We went through so many emotions–from tears, to laughter to just a genuinely feel-good sort of “this is what life is about” mood.  I’ll warn you, I cried pretty hard near the beginning.  Yes, it’s a romance, but it touches on real life issues like grief and unexpected life changes.  And the food!  I want.  All. The. Food.  

I may have to set a new goal.  Earn enough money writing to hire a chef.  Of course, the hubby said he would take over should that become the norm here.  I dunno.  He watches the Food Network, but whenever “Chef Roberre” works his magic in the kitchen, it usually involves some sort of hot dog or hamburger.

Except he has one very, very special family dish.  It’s the most amazing spaghetti sauce in the world.  It takes all day and has ground beef, Italian sausage and bone-in pork chops.  He gets up early, cooks everything, even the veggies and lets this simmer more than ten hours. He won’t share everything in the recipe, but at the end of the day, he fishes out the bones and serves something that causes everyone to make weird moaning noises, overeat, then sit really, really still until we can move again.

Wow.  I’m really hungry.

As for my writing progress???  Karen Mahoney  has jumped on the FAST DRAFT train with me.  I’m excited because as everyone knows, a work-out buddy is a good, good thing.  Gets you off your ass–or on it, in our case.  <g>

We’re going to let each other know daily if we met goals.  Simple, yet it works.   We’re officially starting in September, but I got an early start. So…

2148 Words Today! 


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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6 Responses to Top SF Flicks, No Reservations and Word Count!

  1. I remember watching Enemy Mine with my parents when I was younger. Haven’t seen it since. I’m pretty sure I liked it, though.

    Also, I don’t think Tron fits on the list. I’m not so sure it’s underrated.

  2. relliott4 says:

    I was around fifteen when it came out and I just loved it. Yeah, it’s a little over the top cheesy in places, but not enough to keep me from grabbing it out of a bin a few years ago. There are movies on that list I haven’t seen, so I plan to find them. But a couple are big favorites of mine. The Tron write-up mentions Serenity. Ah, I watch that any chance I get.

  3. SciFiChick says:

    I have Enemy Mine too. Love that movie. I still tear up when watching it!

  4. Found some movies I hadn’t seen, the 1993 Bocy Snatchers, Primer, eXistenZ. I need to watch Boy and Dog again just to see the hero as a kid. Loved the No Reservations movie too. So cute. A work out buddy for word counts, good idea. Accountability works for me. As soon as I finish the last BM edit and polish off DM (nocturne) I want to finish FD plotting then push through the first draft fast as possible. That’s when daily word counts work best.

  5. relliott4 says:

    Now I have to watch Enemy Mine sometime this week. 😉

    eXistenZ is a strange one. Been a while since I saw it, but I’ll never forget the living game pods.

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