day 3464/day 3465/day 3466

August 30, 2017
day 3466
sure, I was nervous,
but I had little reason
to turn down this opp
day 3465
we all looked skyward,
some through glasses and some through
cereal boxes
day 3464
moving down the trail,
skipping over rocks and roots,
watching my breathing

Movie Log: Aug-Oct 2017

August 15, 2017




  1. 17/08/08: ATOMIC BLONDE (2017) was innnnnnncredible (if you like spy-films). Great acting, evocative cinematography, and outstanding fight-choreography! Charlize was breath-taking.
  2. 17/08/12: THE WORLD’S END (2013)  Funny “we all gotta grow up sometime”/”you can never go home” film. Local cinema, The Rosebud, was hosting a The Wright Stuff “mini-fest” showing the films of director, Edgar Wright. I happen to love these films and am seeing all four of their offerings (and a fifth at a different theater)! Every film of his is witty, clever, has funny characters, and slick film-making. And, three of five films feature Simon Pegg and Nick Frost!
  3. 17/08/12: HOT FUZZ (2007) (Wright) Hilarious send-up of buddy-cop films in a “quaint English village” with a very dark secret.
  4. 17/08/13: SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) (Wright) Hilarious parody and more of the zombie genre.
  5. 17/08/14: BABY DRIVER (2017) (Wright) Interesting character hooks, solid entry in the heist-film category told in very stylish fashion. Really enjoyed it!
  6. 17/08/15: SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD (2010): (Wright): Unusual to see Wright do a film based on someone else’s material. A fun, visually-inspired comicbook adaptation! 🙂
  7. 17/08/26: MAN UP (2015): another Simon Pegg movie, an accidental re-watching. Was pretty decent, had some good moments – a standard-ish “mistaken identity” rom-com.
  8. 17/09/17: AN HONEST LIAR (2014): wow, revealing, astonishing documentary about The Amazing Randi, a magician and psychic debunker. Very, very interesting.
  9. 17/09/24: TROPIC THUNDER (2008): This is a beautiful comedy, and a farce about filmmaking, acting, and war movies, and geesh, I feel almost wrong for enjoying it as much as I do.
  10. 17/10/03: THE LOST WORLD (1925): My first film at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival was a hoot! This classic silent film about explorers venturing to a hidden plateau in S. America, where dinosaurs roam, was accompanied by the amazing Alloy Orchestra. What a neat way to see a film!
  11. 17/10/05: DATE NIGHT SHORTS: My second film at the Milwaukee Film Festival was something I try and get to every year. Always impresses me how much story can be put in a short film.
  12. 17/10/08: LIFE OF THE PARTY (2017): My final film of this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival was made by local filmmaker, Rubin Whitmore II. It was a neat, wandering film about a poorly-attended wedding reception, and all the dynamics between the people who did attend.
  13. 17/10/10: I LOVE YOU MAN (2009): Paul Rudd and Jason Segel seem like a good duo for a comedy about an adult guy trying to make friends, but eh, it’s uneven at best.
  14. 17/10/10: CLOUD ATLAS (2015): It took me a bit to warm up to this three-hour epic, but eventually I did, and I think it was worth the investment. Beautifully made, tightly plotted, and the result of not one, but three directors’ vision, it’s a mighty remarkable film.
  15. 17/10/13: HELLRAISER (1987): Thirty years later, and this Clive Barker written/directed horror film is still dang effective, disturbing, and creepy as heck.
  16. 17/late Oct: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003): fast cars, fast women, “edgy guys” forced to be “good guys” by the cops. Entertaining and dumb and good-looking.
  17.  17/late Oct: The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006): A nice “fish out of water”  car-racing movie. Different in that was more of a solo, than ensemble, movie.
  18.  17/late Oct: The Fate of the Furious: Of the three, the biggest and dumbest…and the most CGI, and I think that’s where it sorted failed. If so much of the action is CGIT, then there isn’t as much risk or thrill, and that’s a bummer.  Alright, so maybe I went on a F&F binge, but it was stupid and fun and I don’t regret it.

day 3462/day 3463

August 15, 2017
day 3462
in all things, balance
is what I want to embrace;
keep breathing, moving
day 3463
doing some laundry,
sorting bills, imagining
how I’ll get them paid

day 3461

August 3, 2017
day 3461
see that pile of bills,
and want to go take a nap,
but that doesn’t help