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sat posted: Sat 2018-11-17 11:28:31 tags: movies, healing
Watched "The Revenant" (2015) last night. I nodded off at times, fortunately, because the violence and its aftermaths rendered the whole story dismal, miserable and hopeless. Vengeance is, at best, a "broken" character motivation. There's a genre perhaps best exemplified by "I Spit on Your Grave" (1978, remade 2010) that I would call "revenge porn" if that phrase didn't already mean something else, and "Revenant" belongs to that genre. Wikipedia describes "I Spit on Your Grave" as a "rape-and-revenge explo... (...more)
thu posted: Thu 2018-11-15 04:35:27 tags: movies
Atlas Shrugged Pt 2 I think this story probably could have been told in 2 movies of about 2 hours each... but the novel was divided in 3 parts of 10 chapters each, so a movie trilogy was valid bracketing too. The story of why there was a whole change of cast between parts is an interesting story unto itself, but boils down to - budgeting constraints. For all that Atlas Shrugged has been a perennial inspiration to shiny-eyed young tycoon wannabes, and engaging even to audiences who dismiss the author's und... (...more)
sun posted: Sun 2018-08-26 08:19:15 tags: movies
Another perfect breakfast Ironed the wax out of that one cloth placemat (mostly) Added thoughts to yesterday's post about investment cost-averaging vs. ROI 1993 journal hardcopy xscription into Nov groceries shopped master br curtain rod hung Zena watered hummer feeder refresh pickle veggies Castle Age: In the last few days I burned a lot of FP to crank up general Vanathan to 6-star rank under the limited-time promo. Between that and guzzling stam potions to qualify for legendary loot on the... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2018-08-03 05:15:29 tags: movies
Some movies we watched recently but I didn't comment on: - "The Graduate" (1967) - the Maze Runner trilogy - As with Allegiant and Hunger Games, the setting and therefore the story suffers from an uneven tech milieu and a comically naive vision of post-disaster diaspora. - something else we named last night that I can't remember today. Mad Max? Last night's pick was "The Fabulous Life of Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Portraitist to Queen Marie Antoinette" (2015). Revisiting Merriman's 2016 "Ultimate B... (...more)
Independence Day posted: Wed 2018-07-04 07:40:47 tags: housing, movies
ApartmentTherapy: 2020 recession vs. homeownership goals 2018 July 4 sales Baked BBQ boneless pork ribs, corn and mac+chz, apple pie and vanilla IC. Watched "Crash" (2004). We had both seen bits and pieces; as soon as I saw Matt Dillon's character I remembered the scene where he pulls over the movie director and his wife. I felt like there was a loose end but we got sidetracked talking ... (...more)