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Week in Review: 4/12/15

Movies I Watched in the Last Week


1) Short Term 12 - This was a fantastic movie with a lot of earned sentimentality.  But - and I know this is going to make me sound like a total asshole - I'm kinda surprised that I had kind of a lukewarm reaction to it.  Usually any movie about adoption, foster families, troubled kids finding their way, etc. gets me deep in the gut.  Want me to cry? Show me a movie about a kid being adopted. It's like shooting fish in a barrel. I guess ST12 didn't quite pack that punch because it's not really about the kids; it's about the adults they could (hopefully) become. But despite my dry eyes, this is a great film that puts a plain, evenhanded face on a great deal of tragic subject matter.

My Rating: 4 / 5

2) Big Hero 6 - It's a terrific crowd-pleaser of a movie.  I could get all pissy about the comic book tropes that I don't care for and the fact that it ends with another one of those noble sacrifices that's not really actually a sacrifice because everyone's okay after all.  But then I'd just be splitting hairs.  BH6 is filled with great energy, one of the most endearing protagonists in recent memory, and some of the best animation I've ever seen.  I can't think of any other CGI movie with such realistic looking trees and water.

My Rating: 4 / 5

Total: 2 Movies

Minutes I Spent Writing in the Last Week


1) Secondhand Souls - About 2 hours of revisions.

Total: 2 Hours

The Winner: A Tie.


Still having issues making time for my writing.  But it'll get better.  As long as I wake up on time.