Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June Recap

Well, I seem to be deep within a blogging slump.  Maybe I just needed a break?  But I just can't seem to find words right now.  Here's a summary version.

Movie roundup:

Been to the theater a lot the past two months, but it's mostly been repeat viewings of two movies, both of which I love immensely.  Those are Avengers: Infinity War and Ready Player One.

The only new movies in the theater I've seen have been Solo (entertaining, pretty solid except for that stupid female robot that very nearly ruins the entire movie, but the film doesn't push my personal buttons and isn't one I have any need to see again), and the second Incredibles movie.  I admit, I'm not a fan of the first Incredibles (that's not to say it's not a very well done movie -- it is -- it's just not my cup of tea), but I enjoyed the second one a lot more than the first.  I liked the characters a lot more in this one.

New to me on DVD rental from Netflix:

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) - love Harrison Ford, love Ryan Gosling... but man, this movie has an interesting premise that drags out forever and ultimately goes nowhere.  Not to mention a soundtrack by my least favorite composer that made me want to hit mute multiple times.

Coco (2017) - the only Pixar movie my family had not seen.  Safe, bland, skippable.  My nephew and I immediately wanted to rewatch Book of Life again instead.

Cars 3 (2017)  - pretty good.  Much better than 2 (though, lame as 2 is, it has some parts I really like).  The animation... holy smoke, the animation these days is absolutely astounding.  The detail they put in just awes me.  This was a beautiful movie.  I think I loved this movie more for the animation than for anything else, though more time with Doc Hudson and now Smokey, made this movie worthwhile.

Macbeth (2015) - quite enjoyed this take on the play and this is definitely my favorite version of it that I've seen.  Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard were fantastic together.

Night and the City (1950) - it's been a very long time since I didn't finish watching a movie... but I'm embarrassed to say I didn't finish this one, barely even got about 15 minutes in.  I think my timing was just wrong, and I'll revisit this in the future when I have more time.

Other than that, off-work time consists of pulling weeds from my huge yard Every Single Day and getting nowhere.  The weeds here are like Hyrda.  Pull one weed, two grow in its place.  It's driving me crazy.

(Southern-most end of Lake Pend Oreille)
(Silver's ears!)

2 comments:

  1. Hi, I like the photo of the lake; can you walk to it from your house? I liked Solo much better than The Last Jedi and watched it twice. I saw Coco as well, and found it to be very relevant and emotional, Capra-esque even.

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    1. Hiya! Apparently blogger has stopped emailing me when people comment, so I missed this until right now. Sorry about that! Yes, Solo was waaaaay better than Last Jedi. The family re-watched Coco, but I can't say it worked any better for me the second time. I think I just have a big disconnect with how his family reacted to music, and so I spend the movie shaking my head trying to fathom the characters and the rest gets lost on me. But everyone else I know really loves it, so that's just me! Hope you're doing well.

      Nope, that lake is a drive, but only about 20 minutes from me.

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