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To cheer myself up after reading the news the past couple of days, last night we watched Jingle Jangle. Yes, I know it's a Christmas movie! But I really needed a reason to smile and believe in humanity. This movie did it! Gorgeous, lush Steampunk setting and costumes, great songs, and every character perfectly cast--this movie was a delight! I cried, I laughed, it became a part of me. Do yourself a favor and check it out on Netflicks!
Right after that, we watched the Nick Cage 6-part series on swearing. Each 20-minute episode focuses on one swear word, with everyone's favorite, f**k, in the first episode. As a lover of words, I was impressed by the caliber of wordsmiths and academics they have on the show, along with an amusing group of comedians. And having Nick Cage lead the whole group is great! He even over-acts a few times. Lots of laughs, but despite yourself, you will learn things about six of the words most commonly used in the English language.
Husband and I recently watched Power Project, starring Joseph Gordon Leavitt and Jamie Foxx. In this futuristic, gritty thriller, a pill has been designed that gives you super-powers for a very short time--like 15 minutes. The catch is that until you take it, you have no idea what super-power you will get. Sometimes it just kills you. The plot has Leavitt as an investigator cop, and there is a young Black girl he knows who deals in the pills to get money to support her diabetic mother. Things get very exciting and dangerous. If you like suspenseful thrillers, check it out.
We also watched Bright. This movie was slow to start, but gets going fairly quickly, then the action doesn't stop. Will Smith is a cop who isn't happy about having been assigned an Orc as his partner. Yes, from LOTR. The Orcs are trying to fit into human culture in the near future, but face resistance from humans--of course. Once again, exciting as they face lots of danger.
How about you? Do you have any suggestions for me to add to our list of things we need to check out?