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
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day 3465
we all looked skyward,
some through glasses and some through
cereal boxes
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day 3464
moving down the trail,
skipping over rocks and roots,
watching my breathing
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Movie Log: Aug-Oct 2017

August 15, 2017

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  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
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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