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Week in Review: 8/20/17

Movies I Watched in the Last Week

1) Sing - Color me surprised.  I was expecting to be underwhelmed by an occasionally cute, but ultimately shallow and obnoxious kids' movie.  Instead, there were some genuinely good laughs and terrific animation.  I can't say it was transcendent, but considering that our kids are probably going to be watching this another dozen times before the year's over, I can say it's worth it.

My Rating: 4 / 5

2) My Beloved Bodyguard - Oh, this movie had such an easy sell for me.  Sammo Hung protects a little girl near the Korean border from Russian and Chinese gangsters?  Sign me up.  Sounds like Taken meets The Man From Nowhere.  But the actual product is sadly anemic.  There's like 20 minutes of exposition and intrusive voiceover before the plot can actually get started, and when it does, Hung still doesn't start kicking ass and taking names until like halfway in.  I'm guessing it was meant to be a light comedy as much as anything else, except it wasn't my brand of humor.  I don't think this one translates so well to America.

My Rating: 2.5 / 5

Total: 2 Movies

Minutes I Spent Writing in the Last Week

1) Post-Apocalyptic Comedy Novel - About three hours of review / revisions.

Total: 3 Hours

The Winner: Minutes!