Week 25 - Bussy Week
It's been a busy week again, and one with a lot of bus rides! Four rides back and forth, which would be the equivalent of... another 3 hours worth of time spent commuting that I wouldn't usually need to spend. I'm getting used to the routine though, and the busses have been comfortable, but not always on time. I spent one long half hour sizzling in the sun after work one day, waiting to be taken home, though you can never get too much sun so that was alright.
The weekly dues? On Monday I went to the movies, on Tuesday I was taken to dinner at Seyhmus - a nice little vegetarian restaurant mid-city, on Wednesday we welcomed summer at work - with a green cake and a late speedy day break party. On Friday I celebrated Midsummer's Eve with a table of Couronne, good food, and good people, and this Sunday as well - though we no longer celebrated Midsummer but instead a good buddy's birthday. We played some board games too, and took a walk in a rare rainy summer haze. I spent Thursday trying to get some work done at home, and Saturday sitting in a boiling room, the sun blaring outside, eating unsuitably hot soup and trying to focus on tasks at hand. Summer's a real challenge some days. I've been at work too, as usual, ya know. Vacation's coming soon, but not for a few more moons.
It's been good though, a busy week, but not as stressful now as it was in the beginning. I be getting things done yo, though undone things do still remain. Also started jogging again - four days in a row with varying intensity.
On the blog I've posted this, another 12 movie reviews, and here are a few memorable comments I've picked up through Youtube. There's probably tons, but I saved four of them, for some reason, so there they are, preserved for all eternity.
I think that's about all I have to tell of this most recent stretch of days. Here's last week. Moving onto the final potentially stressy stretch before I leave on vacation's eve! Have a good one.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)
This was one brutal movie! Brutal, but good. It tells the tale of a group of 6 elite soldiers stationed at a CIA base in Benghazi, Libya. It's a secret outpost, and the country seems to be in a state of peace after a recent revolution, but all of a sudden contempt starts brewing again, and the group hold one fierce last stand on the rooftops of a fragile fortress, not sure who's really friend or foe, and help never seems to arrive.
They have a stubborn boss, too, who doesn't make things easy for them at first - but he comes around. There's a great show of patriotism, of course, and relations to build empathy for each soldier, but the amounts of each don't feel excessive - they don't get in the way of battle. That it's based upon a true story, albeit a glorified one, only makes it all the fiercer, and it is one fierce battle! Unexpectedly fierce when it kicks in.
It feels authentic, and uncensored. Flesh and bone, blood and fire, a group of veterans fighting in a strange place for a strange reason. But as they say:
All the Gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.
Overall, it's a gritty but great watch, with attention to detail and realism.rated 4/5: fo shizzle
If you like Liam Neeson movies, you'll probably like this one too. It's an action thriller in standard Neeson style, about what first seems like a random accident and a regular memory loss, but soon turns into something so much bigger.
It's an exciting, gritty; dramatic trip featuring a small group of involved people. Very professionally filmed, though there are some special effects that aren't as authentic as they could be, like the fire, or certain elements of the chase. Overall though, it's a great watch, with solid intrigue, a somber setting and a good bite of chase and action.rated 4/5: fo shizzle
Triple 9 (2016)
This might be the best cop thriller I've seen so far. It's gritty, and drunk, and somber, but not to a point where it's depressing and dark, you just feel the grind. The action's authentic and hurtful, and the characters act real.
The story? A four man team rob a safety deposit box, but everything doesn't go as planned; nor is everything as simple as it seems to be. The team's played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aaron Paul, Anthony Mackie, Norman Reedus and Clifton Collins Jr. (he's been in so many of these movies I can't even count). Ironically, the one who seems might live the longest is actually the one to go first. Unexpectencies line the way.
They're cops. It seems simple enough, but the relations between these people is not as simple as it seems. The deeper you go, the more you learn, and when it's all over there aren't that many of them still standing. It's a thriller like I haven't seen in years: a good one, that doesn't feel a need to use bad lighting as a factor for suspense, or let the viewer know how everything's going to go. The action's plenty and gritty. The main character's an unlikely hero in a monstrous world. Karma's a bitch, huh? Great watch.rated 4/5: fo shizzle