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Week in Review: 12/21/14

Movies I Watched in the Last Week

1) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) - Wow, this was somehow worse than I thought.  I only watched it because the Flophouse is doing a live episode on it in January, so I was already expecting it to be garbage... but holy shit, this was an awful movie.  It's been a long time since I've seen something so misguided.  It's like two scenes away from being perfectly awful, in which case I'd be giving it a 4.  I think you could have a lot of fun with your drunk friends for parts of this movie, but so much of it is an interminable slog that I can't honestly recommend it.

My Rating: 1.5 / 5

2) Maleficent - My normal rule for movies is to watch for about 20 minutes before I consider turning them off, since usually it takes about that long for a movie to settle into its groove.  With Maleficent, though, I had to extend this to more like 30 minutes.  I really disliked the opening act, but once it found its footing it was an overall entertaining bit of fluff that worked as well as it did mainly because of Jolie and Copley's performances.

My Rating: 3.5 / 5

Total: 2 Movies

Minutes I Spent Writing in the Last Week

Nothing.  Regrettably.

The Winner: Movies...

Three weeks into December and I haven't written a word.  I'd blame it on being a new father, but as I noted before, that's actually not the problem.  I guess I'm just feeling a bit burnt out right now. Bleah.