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Week in Review: 7/26/15

Movies I Watched in the Last Week

1) Mansquito - I'm going to write an in-depth review of this one later.  Long story short: it's much better than you'd expect.  Kind of a fun movie, actually.

My Rating: 3 / 5

2) An Honest Liar - As a long time fan of James Randi's skeptical writings / efforts, I thought I had a pretty good understanding of the guy's life.  Then I saw this and realized his story is way more interesting than I ever thought.  Definitely check this one out if you're even remotely interested in skepticism or magic.  In fact, even if neither of those things sound interesting, you should watch this. It's another fine entry in the recent trend of documentaries that blend truth, storytelling, and the blurry effects of deception.

My Rating: 5 / 5

3) Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau - The winner of the "longest documentary title ever" award proves to be one of the finest movies about movies I've ever seen.  Leaving aside all the corporate politics and Hollywood history stuff - which is always interesting in its own right - this is simply an unbelievable, life-is-stranger-than-fiction tale of one of the craziest train wrecks in cinematic history.  At times it looks a little bit less polished than other documentaries, but the content is so fantastic that you shouldn't mind.

My Rating: 5 / 5

Total: 3 Movies

Minutes I Spent Writing in the Last Week

1) Presently Untitled Book About Souls - About one hour of revisions.

2) Post-Apocalyptic Comedy - About three hours of writing.  Current draft: 5,000 words.

Total: 4 Hours

The Winner: Minutes!

Now that my soul book is awaiting review from my inner circle of volunteers, I'm starting to work on my next novel.  It's another one of those delicate balances between how excited I am for the next project and how excited I am for the one I just wrapped up.  Also, Lulabelle just started to crawl.  So... life is pretty good.

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