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6Sep/170

No Interest in Films Lately

Recently I've noticed that I've been less interested in going to the cinema. Most films don't seem to interest me at the moment. I think it came from a string of bullshit films that just left me disappointed. There's a whole series of superhero films that I don't even entertain. With the exception of Deadpool and Logan, two films I watched despite them being superhero films, I haven't watched any superhero film since X-Men 2. They are just so bad.

I suspect it's because I've been having a hard time suspending my disbelief. Usually that went hand in hand with immersion, but lately my demands of immersion have increased, probably due to a few really solid video games which have soaked me up, like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

I'm writing this post to act as a marker, so I can look back upon it a little later down the line to see if my understanding what is at play here has increased.

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17Dec/161

Ghost in the Shell Trailer

4Feb/160

The Town

"I need your help. I can't tell you what it is, you can never ask me about it later, and we're going to hurt some people."
"...Whose car are we gonna take?"

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6Jan/150

Films I’m Looking Forward To

As a mental note:

  • The Imitation Game
  • Foxcatcher
  • Blackhat
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Terminator Genysis
  • Chappie
  • Hitman: Agent 47
  • The Jungle Book
  • Spectre
  • The Hunger Games - Mockingjay 2
  • MI:5

Maybe Kingsman and Entourage. Maybe.

This was in part to determine if I should buy an unlimited cinema subscription, something I'm loathed to do, and luckily as it stands there is no reason for it.

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15Nov/140

Interstellar

I just came back from seeing Interstellar and I thought it was very gripping, with an amazing set up, a bit of a predictable twist and a disappointing closing act. There are just so many nuggets of awesome in that film. The one thing I would have liked, is if it had been a little clearer that the wormhole near Saturn wasn't the same as Gargantua, the super-massive black hole on the other side of the worm hole.

The film is getting a ton of shit online by some for being too cerebral, by others for being not cerebral enough and by a small few for getting the science wrong. I'm sure that in a few decades we'll look back upon this film in the same way we look back on older films and laugh at how much they got wrong.

All in all, I liked it a lot.

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