Speaking of movies, today I thought I’d share my top ten favorite movies. If you’ve read any of my books you probably won’t be surprised by most of them. I’m an action girl. It's probably why my books are action packed from the opening scene to the last. So, in no particular order, here’s my list. I’d love to know if any of these are your favorite movies. Or if you think I missed any that absolutely should be here.
OMG. I loved the escape these movies provided. Do you remember the first time you saw those dinosaurs chasing the paleontologists through the jungle? I had my heart in my throat.
This is what a blockbuster should be like.
Romancing the Stone
An oldie but a goodie. This has it all. The romance writer without a lover. The rugged hero. The bumbling crook. The evil bad guy with the pet crocodiles. The plethora of one-liners. And of course, the secret map to lost treasure. Seriously, this is romantic, comedy/adventure at its best. I’m certain this movie has shaped my love of writing action/adventure romance. I mean who doesn’t love a secret map and a hunky hero. Tell me it’s not just me. Please…
Day After Tomorrow. This blockbuster (end of the world) disaster movie is another I’ve watched many times over. I’ll throw in Deep Impact with this one too. Maybe these two movies are the inspiration behind my upcoming ‘Apocalyptic’ disaster story – First Fate. Although this is the first time I’ve written an epic disaster story like this, I’m loving it. Usually I only kill off a few characters, not in my next book, the death toll is HUGE!!! Wow, that makes me seem a tad physho.
Poseidon. I’m guessing you’re sensing a theme to my favorite movies. Huge blockbusters packed with action. What can I say?
The Impossible. This powerful movie is based on the true story of a family who survived the horrific 2001 Indian Ocean tsunami. It’s absolutely gut-wrenching what they go through in the aftermath of the disaster. The fact that the actual family who the story was based on were on set every day of the filming ensured its authenticity. If you haven’t seen it, add this one to your list. But fair warning, there’s one scene, where Naomi Watts pulls something out of her throat, that is sure to get your stomach curling.
Speed. Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. Need I say any more. No. But I’m going to anyway. This adrenalin rush was OFF THE CHARTS. From the opening scene to the explosive ending, this is my kind of movie. This is also how I like to write my books. I want my reader to have their heart thumping and their fingers flicking the pages right into the night.
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