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-just doing something, i hope..
It's starting to seem like ever since I moved in, my art life has been in chaos and I'm hardly doing anything at all. The last few months have been pretty bad; I've actually got a half-dozen paintings sitting around that I've started and abandoned. Which is really weird for me, I usually don't have a problem with that kind of thing.
But with me working full time now, and the dog, and that I've started rp'ing again (after a seven year break, I really needed this), there just isn't time anymore. It's really depressing. And I'm slacking in all my online stuff; not only am I almost never here (I check my inbox every day for notes and to clear out deviations, but I don't have time to comment or whatever), but my online presence as a whole has basically shut down.
So a quick rundown of what's happened to me in the last two months since I've updated:
-got another cat from a friend moving out of the country, which brings the four-footed tally up to four cats, the dog and the turtle
-went to RVBTO 08; CTF FTW! RED TEAM RULZ!
-started rp'ing with my old group again, and it's one of the few things keeping me sane.
Anyway the one thing I have managed to do this year that I don't usually is see a buttload of movies at the theatre. So here's some quick reviews from me to make up for my long absence:
Iron Man: Holy crap, so glad I saw this movie in theatres. Honestly didn't expect much at first, and then all the good reviews started coming out, and then I saw it, and awesome. Just awesome. Good thing it came out early enough in the year that Batman didn't steal all the thunder.
Hulk: Better than the first one (and I thought the first one was just boring, not terrible). Actually not bad at all.
Indiana Jones: Managed to capture the spirit of the first three I thought. Some of the scenes in it were a little ridiculous though. Overall I thought it was fun.
Wall-E: OMG this movie is amazing. I saw this movie and then went out and bought a little movable Wall-E toy to keep in my studio, and I've never done that before. He's so damn cute it's just about unbelievable. Only flaw with this movie is that it seems like the first half and the second half are two different movies stuck together, but overall it's just sublime.
Wanted: Meh. This movie was very styish, but that's about it. And the action wasn't even that great; in a world where every other action movie has crazy ass 'matrix' effects, this movie just seems like a shallow, cynical attempt to smash together a couple stars and some special effects to make some money. Which is a pity, cause I heard good things about the comic.
Hancock: The first half of this movie is fantastic. Then the stupid 'twist' (that was predictable, stupid and cliche) happens, and the movie just about goes straight to hell. The last twenty minutes or so aren't too bad.
Hellboy II: Pretty much on the same level as the first one, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Very pretty movie, just like most of this director's work.
Kung-fu Panda: This one was a lot better than I thought it would be; of course everyone is going to be comparing it to Wall-E, which is stupid, cause they can't really be compared. But this movie was beautiful, funny, and really well-animated, and I enjoyed it a lot. I actually bought the 'art-of' book for it (which is also beautiful). Very good movie.
TDK: I don't think I can say anything about this movie that hasn't been said already. I saw it at the midnight showing on opening night, and let's just say, the movie lives up to every bit of the hype. Which pretty much never happens. Disclaimer: I never liked Heath Ledger and found all the hype about 'this is his last movie!!11!! very irritating, but he was awesome. So yeah. Oh and I'm going to see it in IMAX tonight.
When Oct/Nov roll around and these movies start coming out on DVD, I am going to be very broke, cause I'm buying at least five of them.
And now I go back to lurking in my hole.