May 18, 2015

ALL PLAYED OUT BUCKET LIST TOUR & GIVEAWAY: 5 Movies Everyone Should Have to Watch

Welcome to my stop on the All Played Out Bucket List Blog Tour! If you're at all familiar with Cora Carmack's newest Rusk University book, you know that the heroine, Nell, is a big fan of lists. She makes a bucket list of the things she wants to do before she graduates from college. So, Cora's street team did the same thing. Today, I get to highlight for you my bucket list of the 5 movies I think everyone should have to watch. Check out my list, and then enter the giveaway for a complete signed Rusk University set!

As you'll see from my list, my movie-viewing habits are somewhat diverse. I'll watch most anything, so I picked five different movie genres, and picked my favorite movie in each. What can I say? There's always a method to my madness. 

1. Drama
Of all the genres, dramas are one of my least favorite. I don't like feeling sad, and so many times, dramas make me sad. But, The Shawshank Redemption is one drama I can watch over and over again. This movie about a man wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison is beyond compelling. The things he goes through and the way he wins the respect and friendship of his fellow inmates is incredible, as is the shocking and satisfying ending. Everyone should watch this movie if they like dramas.

2. Super Hero Action
Super hero movies are all the rage right now, but in my humble opinion, there is none better than Superman The Movie. Despite how yummy Henry Cavill is, in my mind, he comes second to Christopher Reeve. Despite all the modern technology and special effects, sometimes it's better to go back to the classics.

3. Camp
There are SO many good choices in this category. But, I have to go with Ash and his boom stick for my favorite campy movie. Partly because, IMO, Bruce Campbell is a camp God. And, partly because there are so many awesome quotable lines from this movie. I've seen it a hundred times, and the same lines make me laugh every single time.

4. Comedy
I do believe that Pitch Perfect is among one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time. It has everything I love in it - good music, good friendships and so many laughs. I hear about so many comedies, and when I see them, I laugh a little bit here and there, but, it's largely a disappointment. Pitch Perfect is one of the few movies I've seen that make me laugh even after the 50th time I've seen it.

5. Romantic
At this point, who hasn't seen Dirty Dancing, right? I mean, it's quite possibly one of the most perfect romantic movie ever. It's a classic story about the good girl getting together with the bad boy and helping him see the light. And, it turn, he dirties her up a bit. There's amazing music, really sexy dancing and Patrick Swayze at his finest. Goodness, I love this movie.

So, what do you think about my list? What five movies are on your bucket list? Want to know more about Nell and her bucket list?

All Played Out (Rusk University #3), by Cora Carmack
Publish Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: new adult contemporary romance
To Buy: Amazon * Barnes & Noble

(From Goodreads) First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.
Straight A’s? CHECK.
On track to graduate early? CHECK.
Social life? …..yeah, about that….

With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience).

So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities.

Item #1? Hook up with a jock.

Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it's impossible to get hurt... again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.

Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she's never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he's willing to take the chance when it's more than just a game.

Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something New York Times bestselling author who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She now splits her time between Austin, TX and New York City and spends her days writing, traveling, and spending way too much time on the internet. In her books, you can expect to find humor, heart, and a whole lot of awkward. Because let’s face it . . . awkward people need love, too.

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