Movie Log: May-June 2017

May 13, 2017

Jan-Feb

March-April

  1. 2017/05/01: LOGAN (2017): Heckuva final Wolverine movie for Hugh Jackman. Excellent performances by all the cast. GOOD STUFF.
  2. 2017/05/12: RED (2010): Based on a pretty excellent comicbook by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, this Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich movie should have been better. Wasn’t awful, but wasn’t really that great either.
  3. 207/05/12: FRANK MILLER’S: THE SPIRIT (2008): Frank Miller’s directorial debut gets a lot of grief, but I for one really enjoy it. The art direction is amazing, the stylization (that usually would annoy me) seems just right here.  It’s an odd movie, for sure, but it is definitely Frank’s movie, as >inspired< by Will Eisner, but I’m not sure it’s a film Eisner would made.
  4. 2017/05/13: BEGINNERS (2010): I love this movie. Saw it twice in the theater. Have rewatched it a few times. A heartbreaking romance, but a lot more than just that. Man, I dig it.
  5. 2017/05/14: ALEXANDER (2004): If you’re looking for a dramatic, bloody, 3.5-hour epic movie about the life and death of Alexander the Great, here you are. Impressive production, so-so movie. But dang, the story of Alexander, having conquered most of the known world, and dead by 32, sure makes my “achievements” at age 43 seem less than impressive.
  6. 2017/05/16: SLEIGHT (2017): Advertised as an “urban superhero” sorta flick, upon watching this, I think the film actually has more in common with classic film noir movies. There’s a protagonist, who’s basically a good person, who is forced to make less than legal decisions, and consequences flow from that. A good movie, and not a bad sophomore feature effort from the director. (Also, it’s pretty neat because the lead was born in Milwaukee!)
  7. 2017/06/07: THE BREAKUP (2006): A kinda romantic comedy about a couple breaking up. Starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston, this was a re-watch for me, and confirmed, that yeah, not too bad, and not a typical “happily ever after” flick.
  8. 2017/06/12: MINDHORN (2016): A fun com-drama wherein a police department calls in a washed-up actor to revisit his role as a TV detective, since that’s the only person a possible serial-killer will talk to. A better-than-average script with some good twists, and fun character-acting. Def worth a watch if you dig British films (it’s all set on the Isle of Man).

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June 22, 2017
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look at the inbox,
and want to ignore it, but
that wouldn’t help things.

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June 13, 2017
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I could hardly sleep,
laid there, tired, unwilling
to visit Dreamland

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June 12, 2017
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one forever love
will be looking at the moon
high up in the sky

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June 5, 2017
day 3452
many have said it,
and it’s hard to disagree:
the constant, is change

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May 30, 2017
day 3451
I marched down the street,
holding the flag, eyes focused
on the parade route

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May 24, 2017
day 3450
when I’m on the trail,
I try to stay mindful and
just keep on moving

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May 18, 2017
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thought on the past years,
and what’s happened in that time,
what needs to happen