Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Hercules, Sex, Lucy, Ernie, Frustration

Vacation this week. Many things to do, many of which won't happen.

"Hercules" is pretty good sword and sandals stuff. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the trailers, and was pleasantly surprised to see Rufus Sewell and Ian McShane turn up among Herc's sidekicks. Mostly just pleasant fun, with a fairly large helping of gore.

"Sex Tape" has more heart and less raunch than I expected, which was a good thing. I saw it by default due to schedule pressure, and was pleasantly surprised to not regret it. "Better than the trailers implied" is hardly a rave review, but there you are.

"Lucy" is a train wreck. The premise of the movie is stupid (but I knew that going in), but I expected the execution to make it worthwhile. It did not; key pieces of expostion were apparently left on the cutting room floor (or the script had some REALLY awful holes; no way to know for sure). The film does have a few wonderful moments, but not really enough to make up for all of the dumb.

So... Vacation. Monday I mowed the lawns and did some carpentry; Tuesday I decided I wasn't healthy enough to go rowing and saw a movie; Wednesday I made a long overdue pilgrimage to the new Castle Gygax and hung out with Ernie, who is happier and healthier than he has been in a long while. He is working hard on having a real game company, and may well succeed. Today Dementia and I saw another movie; tomorrow will be dinner with my dad and a poker game. Probably more movies on Saturday. Beyond that, things depend on the weather, which is NOT co-operating at all.

Uncle Hyena
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