Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
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Run, Chappie, Insurgent, Gunman, GaryCon, Paul

Two weeks since a real entry. Shame on me. Four movies, a conversational meal, and a gaming con.

"Run All Night" is a grim bit of neo-noir with a great cast. I didn't exactly dislike it, but I didn't like it much, either.

"Chappie" is a sort of sideways remake of "RoboCop". The story telling is sloppy, the characters are a bit weird, but the thing works anyway.

"Insurgent" is the sequel to "Divergent", and it inherits all of that movie's world building idiocy. The character work that made the first movie watchable is weaker this time around, but still adequate.

"The Gunman" is a high violence conspiracy thriller that tries to have a social conscience but never really gets there. Sean Penn does a GREAT job with the title role.

Had a conversational meal with pseudo-nephew Paul G. one Wednesday night, and the usual eliptical conversation took place, as well as an Ingress tutorial.

GaryCon VII is going on as I write this. I have made two trips up to Lake Geneva, spent several hours at the hotel, had a number of amusing conversations, failed to play any games, and had a least three, "What the hell am I doing here?" moments. I need to either figure this out, or just stop torturing myself. It gets more painful every time.

Uncle Hyena
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