Friday, July 24, 2015

Playlist V.5, July 2015: Tired Smiles

It's been an exhausting week.  In both good and bad ways.

Time for some music.





Thursday, July 23, 2015

Irreviews, Condensed

A bunch of one-word recommendations for movies I watched in 2012 and 2013.  Movies in bold I watched in theaters.  Movies with an *asterisk I've changed my mind about (though the listed "review" is what I felt after having watched it).

Yeah, whatever.

THE LIST:

Act of Valor - skip
Alexandra's Project - eh... strange and fucked up... maybe
Alice (1988) - eh... weird... maybe
The Amazing Spider-Man - see
The Apartment (French) - see
Apollo 18 - skip
Argo - see
The Assault (French) - see
Attack Force Z - eh
The Avengers - see
Battle Beyond the Stars - skip
Battle Royale - see
The Bay - skip
Beasts of the Southern Wild - see
Blackfish - see
Brave - eh...
Cabin in the Woods - skip
Chernobyl Diaries - skip
Chronicle - see
Conan the Barbarian (2011) - skip... by all means necessary
Dark Knight Rises - see
Deadspace: Aftermath - skip
Deadspace: Downfall - genre fans, see
The Devil's Double - meh...
Django Unchained - see
Dragon (2011) - see
Dredd - see
Drive - see it
The Eclipse - see (brilliant)
End of Watch - see
The Expendables 2 - skip
Flight - see
Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus - eh
Forbidden World - skip
Galaxy of Terror - skip
*Get the Gringo - eh...
Gettin' Square - Australian film - see
Grabbers - see
Green Lantern - skip it
The Grey - see it
A Haunting at Silver Falls - skip
Haywire - skip it
Headhunters - (European film) - see
He Died with a Felafel in His Hand - eh... fun, but... eh
Hell - see
High Tension - skip
The Hunter - see
Immortals - skip
The Invisible War - see it
Iron Man 3 - see it
Jiro Dreams of Sushi - see
Lawless - see
Life of Pi - see
Limitless - not great, but fun
The Lincoln Lawyer - see
Lockout - skip... I couldn't even finish it.
*Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol - see
The Next Three Days - eh
*Oblivion - see it
The Onion Field - see
Pacific Rim - see it
Panic - see
The People vs. George Lucas - see
Peter and the Wolf - see it, I guess
Predators - eh...
Primer - see
Prometheus - skip
Rampart - skip
Rango - See it
The Raven - see
Raw Meat - skip it... hardcore genre fans should see it
Red - see
Red Dawn (2012) - fans of the original, check it out... not bad, but... eh...
Red State - skip
Religulous - see
Requiem for a Dream - eh...
Resident Evil: Apocalypse - skip
Restrepo - see
The Resurrected - skip
The Road - eh...
The Robber - see it
Rubber - skip
Saints and Soldiers - skip
The Secret of Kells - see
A Separation - see
*Serenity - see
Severance - genre fans, see
Silent Running - sci-fi fans, see
Skyfall - see
Slaughterhouse-Five - see
Snow White and the Huntsman - see
Stranded - skip
Super 8 - meh...
The Thing (2010) - skip
This is Not a Film - if, maybe... see
Thor - see
Tomorrow, When the War Began - skip
Trance - skip it 
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Transformers fans, see
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - see
Undefeated - see
The Warrior's Way - see
The Wolverine - fans, see
World War Z - see
Wreck-It Ralph - see it
Zero Dark Thirty - see

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Kay and the Black Keys

My other cat needs some airtime.  Because he's the shit.

Kay doesn't want to get out of bed.  And neither does Sagremor.

Kay got out of bed.  But now doesn't want to get out of lawn.


And now for some music.




Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tourism

I've always felt that if you must get stuck going to DC, you might as well do tourist shit in between the grind.




Friday, July 17, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Playlist III, July 2015: An Increase in Eclectic

It started with an observation, a subjective perception of something others may or may not have seen.  But I saw it.  Smelled it.  Felt it.  Tasted it, briefly.  And the music... oh, the fucking music...




Then that drunk mixture of euphoria and paranoia.  Panic and elation.  Familiar, yet entirely different.  Smiles borne of inspiration not felt in a long, long time.  If ever before.




And when it all subsides, I still wish I could dance.

Playlist II, July 2015

Serendipity is a strange, luminous creature...





She sneaks up on you...




And the violent change she brings is breathtaking.



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Playlist, July 2015

Mulling a lot of life-changing events.  Including leaving Los Angeles.  Hopefully for Adelaide.

Music makes the world go 'round when you need it to.











Irreview, Book Review: The Nutshell Technique

I have, to date, read well over two dozen books on screenwriting and its related mediums (theatre, specifically).  While most - if not all -...