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Week in Review: 4/24/16

Movies I Watched in the Last Week

1) Mountain Men - I wasn't sold on this movie right away - the first twenty minutes or so are the worst part.  Once it gets going and the plot is underway, though, this is a great character dramedy with a survival twist.  Definitely worth your time, and I'll probably write more about it later.

My Rating: 4 / 5

2) Lucy - Jesus, people missed the mark with this one.  Everyone was so caught up in complaining about the "ten percent of your brain" stuff they forgot to mention how irritating the pseudo-philosophical babbling is.  Lucy is 2/3 "fun action movie" and 1/3 "stuff Luc Besson and his friends said into a tape recorder when they were 12 and thought they had amazing ideas."  The 2/3 of it that gleefully wreck shit while Scarlet Johansson turns into a superhuman are a lot of fun, and I'd love to recommend it because of that.

But the other third?  Holy shit, guy.  Shut up.  Quit interrupting yourself and let me watch your goddamn movie.

My Rating: 3 / 5

Total: 2 Movies

Minutes I Spent Writing in the Last Week

1) Post Apocalyptic Comedy Book - About 1 hour of writing.  First draft length: About 48,000 words.

Total: 1 Hour

The Winner: Movies...

Only one hour this week, but man, does it feel good to get some work done.