Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Author Sam Hilliard talks Movie Addiction!

Welcome, Author and Guest Blogger, Sam Hilliard! We're thrilled to have you at Rex Robot Reviews. Sam is the brilliant writer behind The Last Track.

 A Hard Habit to Break
I’m always looking to feed my habit. My movie habit that is. Between the local cineplex, Blockbuster and Redbox, I ingest a lot of flicks each year—probably too many for my health. What follows is a breakdown of a handful of movies released in the last twelve months that few people saw, but merit a second (or third) viewing.

Away We Go – Maya Rudolph and John Krasinki are about to have a baby, and the only family nearby is moving to Denmark. It’s a road trip not about leaving home for a great adventure, but about the great adventure that awaits in finding a home.
Boondocks Saints 2: All Saints Day – our favorite Irish brothers are back in Boston after years in hiding, to avenge the death of a parish priest murdered in an attempt to frame them. Actually a lot of people saw this movie at home, as the DVD sales were twice the theater receipts, but I’d like to see that trend continue.

Worlds Greatest Dad – Bobcat Goldthwait directing Robin Williams? Yeah it’s funny, but oh so very dark. It may be as dark and acerbic as Heathers, but oddly even more rewarding. WARNING: may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Defendor – a superhero spoof to end all spoofs. This hero wages a war to protect the weak and helpless. Quirky and funny, and Woody Harrelson could really use a paycheck, so help him out by renting or buying this one.

Messengers – possibly the hardest job in the world, these military officers must inform the next of kin about the death of their loved one. Bonus features include a behind the scenes look at the actual process, including interviews with the officers who contact the next of kin, and one family who was on the other side of the door when the knock came.

Oh and when you finish viewing these flicks, help me feed my habit—pick up a copy of The Last Track. My cats and my publisher will both thank you!

About the Author:
Sam lives outside of NYC with his girlfriend and an army of four cats-one feline under the legal limit. Working at an all-girls boarding school, he knows world-class drama firsthand. It's also the reason he studies Krav Maga and Tai Chi. 
About the Book:
Synopsis: Imagine if being late meant a child disappeared forever. That is the fear that drives Mike Brody--the man you want, when the one you love is missing. Mike is more than just a master tracker. An ex-Special Forces operative, smoke jumper, and now extreme adventure tour guide, he also possesses a unique ability to tap into the memory and emotional state of those he pursues. In The Last Track, a police detective recruits Mike to help find an asthmatic boy lost in the dense woods surrounding a dude ranch in Montana. An unwitting murder witness, the boy burrows ever deeper into the rugged terrain, fearful of being found. As Mike and a local officer search for the boy, the killer follows them. While the investigation expands, Mike's ex-wife, a well-connected journalist, uses her contacts to unravel the truth behind the murder. Her discoveries threaten to snare them all in a treacherous conspiracy . . . 

Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: Buddhapuss Ink LLC (2/13/2010)
ISBN-10: 0984203516
ISBN-13: 978-0984203512

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  1. I've heard of authors having interesting habits, but I haven't heard of a movie-addicted author before. :)

  2. Thanks for the guest post, Sam! As a movie addict myself, I totally appreciated it :)

  3. Rex, thanks for the opportunity. I'll have to update this list soon!



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