Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Finally Movies!

Jess Michaels

As I’m writing this, my husband and I have just gotten back from seeing “The Avengers”. I’m not really a movie person. Okay, that’s not true. I’m a HUGE movie person. But so often I’m disappointed in movies anymore so I’ve gotten a little gun-shy in the theatres. I hate to be trapped, unable to flee for my life or at least roam off to check my email, if I get bored or pissed or start wondering how much money the writer for this crappy movie got paid. And for the past couple of years, nothing has really tempted me to run to the theatres. Oh, there were a few movies that got me there, but nothing like now.

It starts this year with The Avengers! As a movie nerd, as a Joss Whedon fan, I was shaking with excitement when we got into the theatre. Often this leads me to be disappointed, but not this time. I laughed, I cried and I’m already excited for Avengers 2 (not to mention Iron Man 3, Robert Downey Jr., people). 

But to my surprise, the previews for the summer movie season left me excited to go to the theatre over and over again. 

First, there’s The Dark Knight Rises. This was one of our previews and I’m so excited by it! I have loved the new Batman series and I love Joseph Gordon Levitt, who plays John Blake in the movie (a cop secretly helping Batman take down Bain). This movie is the end of the current Batman franchise (with a reboot already scheduled for 2015, dare I hope to see Levitt take the cowl?). It should be a fitting, explosive end to the series.

Men in Black 3 will be out by the time this blog is up for your reading pleasure. I plan to be there within the first couple weeks of release. I like Wil Smith and Josh Brolin is a great actor who should do Tommy Lee Jones justice as he plays that out. At least, I hope he will. I’ll post a comment on this blog and let you know what I think.
June 22 “Brave” opens. This is a new Pixar movie about a Scottish lass who wishes to control her own destiny. Pixar has proven again and again that it can create wonderful cartoons with depth and emotion. I expect this one will be the same.

There are more, as well. Prometheus, the new Ridley Scott movie. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter based on the book. A new Spiderman relaunches that series. Not so interested in him, but I love Emma Stone. Resident Evil, a re-release of Finding Nemo, and I can’t even express my excitement over Hobbit. So there’s a lot to see and do this summer, even for a movie scaredy cat like me.

In the meantime, while you wait for all this wonderfulness, maybe you’ll pick up my new book, AN INTRODUCTION TO PLEASURE, out now from Samhain. It probably won’t be made into a movie, but it will definitely pass a few very sexy hours while you wait for one to start.

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Now all Fans!!!! Please comment what movie you are looking forward to this summer and one lucky winner will win the book "TABOO" by Jess Michaels. (Contest Ends June 24th) 


  1. Ironically, Jess, I just went to see The Avengers for the third time yesterday and it doesn't get old. I'll warn you to stay away from Snow White and the Huntsman if you're hoping for real character motivation in Snow White--there isn't any. Kinda sad that I was rooting for Charlize Theron's evil queen because she had more motivation for her actions than Snow...I'm looking forward to MIB 3 and Dark Knight Rises as well, here in Raleigh the early release midnight showing is already sold out.
    I'll be there for Brave (gotta love Billy Connolly doing the voice of the Laird/King) And yes, I'm really looking forward to Iron Man 3 and hoping there will eventually be a third Sherlock Holmes film with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
    Have a great summer.

  2. Jess, I was so pleased to see you doing a guest post because I picked up one of your books last summer and thought it was absolutely fabulous. What I really love is you write a classy story.

    Okay, for movies, I would LOVE to see Avengers and any other superhero movie as I was a huge comic book fan when younger. However, I live on a Caribbean island and movie selection is slim. But as soon as it hits DVD, I will so be there. Yes, I've seen all the X-men movies :-)

    Enjoy the summer flicks!

  3. Looking forward to a Dark Knight Rises , I am NOT a big movie goer. I prefer books. I have never read a book by Jess Michaels but I am going to have to I think .:) Just as soon as Ken is able to find work . We are having to pinch pennies again. :( I so wish that this economy would even out for us all. Have a wonderful summer every one.

  4. Besides the movies mentioned above I'd like to see Anna Karenina. I've just seen the new trailer with Keira Knightley and I'm definitely intrigued.

    claudigc at msn dot com

  5. I never get to see any movies! I have to live through books! So I better start catching up :)

  6. I live though books mostly, I can't wait to read this one! Sounds really interesting...I hope its on kindle!

  7. I a looking forward to all the movies you mentioned..I love movies, but I also love books, I am more into print books. This book look right up my alley!

  8. I don't go to movies much but I am crazy about anything with Dwayne The Rock Johnson or Tyler Perry movies! I want to read this book very much!

  9. Expendables 2 looks to be good. Brave was good. Not a romance but about mother/ daughter relatioship.

  10. The WINNER of this contest is SEIRRA Commenter 8 ... Please email me at with your address info and I will forward to Jess Michaels.
    Thank you all for coming over! hope to see you all return for more contest and more authors!