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MAY - MOVIES
(Links go to IMDB, or super-special trailers)

I tend to upload these pictures within the day I view a movie (My Architect was yesterday, just made it for May.) Earlier in the month, I had nothing but brownish Earth-toned movie title covers (Network, Warrior, Ip Man, MI4) and thought I should restrict myself to the same color scheme, make a bizarre theme out of it. Netflix streaming often betrays my indecisiveness; with dozens of films already in my Queue (I may as well have seen them! Let’s find MORE), I often try to discover a film at random or pick one trivially (I like Superman?) So sticking with a color scheme might’ve worked. But then Avengers had to be good enough for me to check out, and that cover’s all over the place. Despite all that, it’s been a good month of movies…

Network - Classic great cinema. Ahead of its time, eerily predicts the rise of “sensational” news and Corporate dominance
Warrior - Exhilarating, fierce. Dug the drama, acting, fighting. Though maybe too fast-paced, melodramatic
Moneyball - Interesting and well-produced. A good underdog story 
The Artist - I didn’t react strongly to it, but it was sweet. I’m conflicted about it.  
My Architect - Underwhelming/inconsistent visual style (for some reason this really bothered me), though contemplative and meaningful
Ip Man - (prun. “Eep Mahn”) More depth than I expected, really satisfied. I need to check out Bruce Lee movies next
Avengers - “That’s my secret Cap, I’m always angry.” Best #1 before-summer super smash-box-office-blockbuster-monkey-movie ever (what?)
Waiting for Superman - The Teachers Union is at fault for our failing public schools, protecting its worst teachers while holding back its best. It’s an argument, and it’s convincing. The Superman metaphor is apt and sad. 
Bridesmaids - Didn’t find it as funny as I’d hoped, fun characters though
Mission Impossible 4- Imaginative gadgets and some exciting scenes, pretty lame story. 

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