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Week in Review: 4/30/17

Movies I Watched in the Last Week

1) Hail, Caesar! (2016) - I heard somewhere this was one of the "lesser" Coen Brothers movies, but I guess I don't understand how that scale works because I liked it pretty well.  Do people decide how much they like Coen Brothers movies based on how quickly they start quoting lines?  None of the dialogue has fully sunk in and become quotable for me yet since I only saw it once, so I guess in that respect it's not so great.  Yet.  Anyway, this was a pretty good movie.

My Rating: 4 / 5

2) The Discovery - Oof, I'm conflicted on this one.  I've got a two-part series of blog posts upcoming on it, so no need to get into too much detail here.  Long story short: it's a promising setup with some good acting and interesting rising action, but the last ten minutes really take the wind out of its sails.  This is almost a textbook case of a Shitty Ending movie.  I think I'm going to give it slightly better than middle-of-the-road because, in fairness, most of it is worth watching.

My Rating: 3 / 5 (Shitty Ending)

Total: 2 Movies

Minutes I Spent Writing in the Last Week

1) There's Something Strange About Mr. Brickwell - About 1 hour of writing the first draft.  Current draft length: About 22,000 words.

Total: 1 Hour

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