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mon posted: Mon 2019-01-14 05:37:13 tags: movies
Saturday night Miss activated a Netflix trial to see The Bird Box, which cascaded into bingeing the first season plus S2E1 of Stranger Things SUN. homemade sausage breakfast burritos by candelight Trash to compactor Lined up an inspection appointment for the Soul, 2pm Half-staffed with one person reporting a stomach bug and the other still recovering from pneumonia Foreseeing a time crunch, I ordered a Honeybaked Ham sandwich through Foodsby. Delivery adds 20% to a $10 lunch order, which could be as... (...more)
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)