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Week in Review: 1/18/15

Movies I Watched in the Last Week

1) Ragnarok - It's a little too predictable and a little too slow, but I guess I'd still say this is worth a watch.  The cinematography is interesting, if nothing else, and the director has an incredible sense of how to build up scale and magnitude with the creature effects.  This might not sound like too important a detail, but it makes a big difference.  Remember how amazing it was when you first saw the T-Rex in Jurassic Park and then how little you gave a shit when you first saw the Kraken in Clash of the Titans?  Well, Ragnarok is not as good as Jurassic Park, but it at least has an equally awesome "Holy shit!" scene when you first see the monster.  Worth it for that alone.

My Rating: 3.5 / 5

2) Cuban Fury - I'm kind of a sucker for predictable romantic / ensemble comedies that star former cast members of either Spaced or Apatow productions, so I was bound to enjoy this film regardless of how plain it was.  It brings absolutely nothing new to its genre, and I enjoyed it.

My Rating: 3.5 / 5

Total: 2 Movies

Minutes I Spent Writing in the Last Week


The Winner: Movies...

So, I realize that it's not fair to post a lead like I did last Sunday about my daughter and not give a good follow-up, but if anyone's concerned about Lulabelle: she's fine.  Cold's passed and she's breathing fine.  Just one of those things that gets new parents riled up.

I imagine veteran parents probably find this type of thing annoying now.  "What?  You stopped breathing again?  For Christ's sake, Lula, I've got shit to do this weekend!  Figure it out!"