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Cold here. Surprise. Cold and sunny, a cloudless sky. The temperature just rose to freezing.

No writing yesterday. The story I'm writing based on Dave McKean's Neanderthal is still in the germination phase. I can well imagine that, to uninformed observers, the germination phase looks a hell of a lot like laziness. It usually feels that way, too.

I would very much like to be able to begin the Next New Novel early in March. But a bunch of things have to be finished first, including that short story.

February is all loose ends.

Obligations.

Last night we watched Breck Eisner's The Last Witch Hunter (2015), a film that I have added to my mental list of the worst and dullest films I've ever that I've actually managed to sit through. Vin Diesel mutters and mumbles his way through what feels much more like a LARP session than a screenplay. The supporting cast – Michael Caine, Elijah Wood, and Rose Leslie – project the distinct impression that they've been ordered to deliver wooden performances in a desperate attempt to make Vin Diesel's acting seem less atrocious. If so, it doesn't work. I admit, I have a soft spot for the oaf, but at least his Big Ridiculous Films are usually fun and pretty to look at. The Last Witch Hunter is neither. It's just bad. "I am Groot," indeed.

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pisceanblue
Feb. 18th, 2016 05:56 pm (UTC)
I admit, I have a soft spot for the oaf, but at least his Big Ridiculous Films are usually fun and pretty to look at.
Agreed; Vin as a certain charisma in the right role, but other times he just kind of takes up space.
alumiere
Feb. 18th, 2016 09:58 pm (UTC)
a friend convinced me to watch that mess recently. i fell asleep repeatedly in srlf defense. execrable waste of time.
Kiki Lang
Feb. 18th, 2016 10:56 pm (UTC)
Worry Warts.
I would find movies like The Last Witch Hunter less worrisome, if I hadn't seen the fundamentalist performing an exorcism while Ted Cruz debated. I was told they believe Hillary was a witch, and put curse on Cruz. Personally, I know she working on Bernie.
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