June12012

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. 

6AM

MAY - GAMES/TV/BOOK
(Links go to trailers/info)

I was tempted to just replace all the titles with Minecraft as an unfunny joke (I was addicted, shortly.) Nothing so refreshing as collaborative teamwork that doesn’t involve murdering as many other players as you can before the map changes (i.e. the overwhelming majority of multiplayer experiences currently available) I think FEZ previously awoken something in me last month, as most of my gaming this month is retro-centric (Rage fits, ironically.) I’m also not finished with American Horror Story, but I’m close. It’s all building up to something. Korra is taking for fucking ever to air, so catch up at your leisure (we’re up to what, episode 7?) Also, Game of Thrones has been phenomenal this season (unlisted since I already played that card last month)

SONIC UGC - Never appreciated SEGA so much. Great to experience the progression of their games over the years.
HALO
- Somehow more enjoyable than most recent games in the same genre. 
RAGE - Super pretty and short, really worth the $15
MINECRAFT - More of an elaborate toy than an actual game, but an experience that I’d love to see implemented in other/any games in the future
DEAD ISLAND - I loved the amazing trailer, not so much the game. Impressive yet shallow.

KORRA - Like a lost treasure of 90s Disney animation, full of spirit, beautiful and rewarding
ARCHER S3 - Bigger, badder, faster, smarter, etc. Laughed every episode.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Intriguing, thrilling. The Others meets Beetlejuice(?) A lot seems to hang on the ending, which I’ve yet to see…
WALKING DEAD S2- Stumbling since it began, I hope 3rd season gets it right 

INFECTED (novel) - Interesting ideas, weak author. Watch BUG instead! 

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