22.8.14

Review: Golden Boy


Golden Boy
Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Well, f'k.
a) trigger warning, several of them
b) I'd reblogged some of the authors stuff on Tumblr prior to reading this and watched a couple of their youtube postings
c) author is 26 years old, now I feel completely unaccomplished in life
d) we can only hope the younger generation is a bit Daniel, a bit Max, a bit Sylvie and a whole hell of a lot less Hunter

Nothing else, no spoilers. It's worth reading IMO.



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18.8.14

Boyhood (2014)



This was the wrong movie for me to watch on the day my youngest son goes off to college. I found a lot to sympathize with Patricia Arquette's anguished cry there at the end. A bit too much. I'm left hoping my children find some good moments and memories. That they make wiser use of their freedom and opportunities than I did...

10.8.14

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes



I enjoyed it, was happy that the story gave the vast majority of the screen time to the apes. Appreciated the many nods to the original series of movies. Most of the theater, myself included, seemed to be rooting for the apes.