May 6, 2011

"Max Quick" Blog Tour Stop: Mark's Favorite Movies

I was so excited when Mark Jeffrey contacting me about being a part of his blog tour for his new book.  "Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant" is a middle grade adventure book released May 1st.  

Max Quick: The Pocket and the PendantSynopsis: When time stops all over the world, creating 'the Pocket' of time wherein basic physics are strangely altered, only Max Quick and a few other kids seem to unaffected.  While the rest of the world remains frozen around them, Max -- and Casey, Ian and Sasha -- find that it is up to them to discover how this has happened and reverse it. Along the way, they encounter 'magic' Books, ancient artifacts and other clues to the riddle of stopped time.  And Max finds that his own true identity may not be what he once believed.  Now he must embrace his past to save the future and prevent the very world from being altered forever...
Mark took sometime to share his top movies.  I couldn't wait to see what movies he came up with; I find it interesting to see which movies make it on the top of a person's list.

Marks Favorite Movies:
1. Star Wars.   This for me was the first, the best, and always will be.  I saw it in the theater when I was a kid, it blew me away.  In terms of emotional impact, there probably won't be another film that does the same thing to me again.

2. Amadeus.  Absolutely hilarious movie with stellar performances all around.  And the soundtrack is by Mozart.  How can you go wrong with that combination?

3. Somewhere In Time.  This is a truly underrated picture.  Christopher Reeve -- in the modern day -- falls in love with a picture of Jane Seymour -- an actress from 1912.  He then hypnotizes himself to go back in time and meet her.  I can see why it didn't do well in the theaters: the marketing campaign and the movie poster don't tell you at all what the plot is.  Also, it came out the same week as The Empire Strikes Back, so bad timing there.  But if you have a chance, definitely watch this one.

4. The Matrix.  Oddly, I think I liked the second one better than the first.  That scene where Keanu finds out what's really going on was amazing; didn't see that coming at all.

5.  Time and Time Again.  Another underrated classic.  Jack The Ripper steals H.G. Wells' time machine in Victorian England and comes to modern-day America; Wells has to chase him.  The Ripper feels right at home in the violence of modern times versus his placid Victorian era; Wells feels out of place. 

Dark City:  Another Matrix-y type movie with a twist.  Don't want to blow it if you haven't seen it, but if you like that sort of thing, this is for you.
  I am to see Star Wars and the Matrix on his list; those are definitely some of my favorites as well!  I haven't seen them all, but I may have to borrow some movies from my library.

I only got to read the first chapter of "Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant" and wish I had the book to read.  The book just hooked me on the first page.  I highly recommend you read the first chapter and learn more about Mark's book by checking out the Max Quick website.


  1. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to post! If anyone has a follow up question, happy to answer of course.