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Week in Review: 8/6/17

Movies I Watched in the Last Week

1) Central Intelligence - This is the kind of movie that I'm always hoping for when I'm in kind of a funk and I just want something lighthearted to get me through the day.  It's a middle-of-the-road, playing-it-safe, predictable comedy with bankable stars who don't play too far from their comfort zones.  It's fair to say that it doesn't try hard enough, that it doesn't explore its premise as thoroughly as it deserves, that it ultimately looks kinda cheap outside of the two action scenes they put money into.  But then again... who cares?  It's funny and it's anchored by great charisma and chemistry between its leads.  It may have come out of Generic Action-Comedy Mold #23, but goddamn if it isn't a well-crafted version of #23.

My Rating: 4 / 5

2) Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom - I wrote a more detailed post about this yesterday.  Short version: it's a pretty dull movie made worse by some of the most atrocious animation I've seen in decades.  I hate to trash on it because I'm pretty sure it was made on the cheap by a semi-independent production team, but oh well.  Good intentions, bad execution.

My Rating: 1 / 5

Total: 2 Movies

Minutes I Spent Writing in the Last Week

1) Untitled Abduction Horror - About 2 hours of writing the first draft. Current draft length: About 11,000 words.

2) Rulebook for Dread-inspired RPG - About 1 hour of writing.

Total: 3 Hours

The Winner: Minutes!