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February 18, 2015

Blather Blog

Review: Still Alice

Yeah, I'm still not sure how I ended up in this one either, Jenn picked it. It must be Oscar season, when everyone goes to the movie theater to feel bad about something. I thought the sequencing was a bit abrupt in places, it was hard to figure out how much time had passed and what was going on, but I suspect that was a choice to make one feel like the title character does as life, memories and awareness slowly slip away. I seems mean to say bad things about a movie like this, but I really don't like feeling sad at the movies. I have enough sad in my life as it is.

by David Mackintosh ( at February 18, 2015 11:00 AM

February 11, 2015

Blather Blog

TV: 12 Monkeys

Two episodes in and it doesn't suck. This Cole is more useful than the one in the movie. It appears to me at this point that the future is busy reinforcing its own past by creating it, just as in the movie. Hopefully the series won't turn into an anti-vaccination screed, that would be unfortunate.

by David Mackintosh ( at February 11, 2015 06:00 PM