Nicole Conway has stopped by the blog today to tell us about her favorite movies. Number five is my favorite movie of all time. Read on to see what Nicole said about it.
My favourite movies all have something in common. They all, at first glance, seem to have fairly simplistic plots driven by well-developed and complex characters. They all are packed with action and moments of triumph that have me jumping out of my chair screaming “YEAH!!!” in the theater (yes, I have totally done that.) Here’s my top 5 and a few reasons why I love them so:
1. PACIFIC RIM
This is my favourite movie, probably of all time. It has everything I love – scify/fantasy, hot guys, giant robots, monsters, epic battles, and a freaking awesome soundtrack. Visually, this movie captivates me. It takes me right back to being a little kid with my nose pressed to the TV screen watching episodes of Gundam Wing on Toonami. I seriously can’t get enough of it.
It was love at first bass blast with this one. I’m usually a Leo fan anyway, but the writing for this film was just … insanely good. Each character was so unique and dense. My eardrums may never be the same, yes, but every time I watch this movie I see something new.
3. REAL STEEL
Okay, so this was one where my shouting in the theater embarrassed the crap out of my husband. I couldn’t help it, though. I loved everything about this film. Again, robots fighting always speaks to my youth, and I adore High Jackman anyway. But there was so much heart in this movie and it got me right in the feels.
4. LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY
I ugly cried in the theater when I saw these. As a die hard fan of Tolkien’s world from age 6, seeing these characters brought to life so beautifully was more than my nerdy heart could take. I still love them. They are still everything I’d imagined they would be. Now the new Hobbit films….. not so much.
5. THE 5TH ELEMENT
This one probably dates me, but I don’t care. I’ve loved this movie since I was a kid. It was sort of my first introduction into the more comedic side of scifi. Of course, I’d seen Star Wars, Predator, etc. but this film sort of takes things from a lighter angle. Still, I love the story and characters! They are timeless!
Mad Magic by Nicole Conway
Publication Date: November 14, 2017
After being orphaned, high school student Josie Barton only has one person she can turn to when things get rough—a mysterious legal guardian who calls himself her Benefactor. “Ben” takes care of everything for her. He pays her bills, provides food, clothes, and even a cell phone. But there is one thing Ben doesn’t know: Josie Barton sees scary imaginary creatures everywhere she goes. Even her apartment is being haunted by an invisible monster! And just when Josie thinks things couldn’t get any worse . . . she meets the guy from across the hall.
Zeph Clemmont is a man of many faces. He’s a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a magical curse that could end his life. He loves a good argument and has incredible magical power, but he may have met his match in Josie. So far, she’s the only one who seems able to rein in his childish tantrums and magical explosions. Zeph will have to swallow his pride and finally let go of all his dark secrets if he really wants to break his curse. And with Josie at his side, he might actually stand a chance this time.
Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book. Other works include MAD MAGIC (Sept 2017), FAULBENDER (tbd), SCALES (tbd), and THE DISTANCE BETWEEN STARS (May 2017).Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.