Aug. 16th, 2011

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Now that I'm back to working on my comic full-time again, I've also returned to the only thing that keeps me sane while doing so: watching enormous piles of movies in the background. Not everything is particularly well-suited to this method of keeping-my-ass-at-the-desk -- the media I consume can't have subtitles, has to be relatively dialog-centric so I can follow it even when I'm only occasionally glancing at the screen, and has to be engaging enough that I don't pause it every thirty seconds to check my email.

In my desperation for entertainment, I end up watching a lot of films that I probably wouldn't have bothered with otherwise. Sometimes this leads to muddy mediocrity, and sometimes I discover a nugget of gold buried amongst the crap.

I'm going to try my hand at writing short reviews for the films that I have something to say about. Particularly when what I have to say is, "THAT WAS UNEXPECTEDLY AWESOME!"

The Associate
starring Whoopie Goldberg and Dianne Wiest
On Netflix

Kind of a mess at times, but I LOVE LOVE LOVED IT anyway. )

Mansfield Park
starring Frances O'Connor
on Netflix

This adaptation makes a lot of smart decisions. )

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Go make some new disaster.

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