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American Graffiti (1973)

American Graffiti (1973)

What a feelgood movie this was.

I expected to be bored by it, but if you like flashy cars and old rock and roll music (that'd be rockability now) you'll probably enjoy just seeing these old beasts cruise through the street, and hearing the tunes, being fascinating by the jargon of the times and all the boss people that charter the streets of that sleepy little town I'm not sure we ever learn the name of...

This was like a meditation session. Not much happened, but it was a fun night, and I'm left here looking at the sun rise with peace of mind, wishing we could go back to the old days when everything was a little simpler, and enjoy things as they were back then...

Charming characters too. Especially appreciate Terry (Charles Martin Smith) and the girl, and of course macho man John (Paul Le Mat).

But who's not to like?!

The only thing that feels a little misplaced here is the 'after the story x happened to x' bits at the end, with events dating back fifteen years before this movie was even made, and not all so positive... feels like that bit was just plain unnecessary.

But if you want to wind down though and go back to a time when everything felt a little more grounded, simple, and overall just enjoyable - emotional turmoil or no, you might enjoy this. It holds up surprisingly well.

Early Harrison Ford cameo here too! Before he always played the main guy? Didn't realize it until I read the credits.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Naruto Shippuuden Movie 7 - The Last (2014)

Naruto Shippuuden Movie 7 - The Last (2014)

The last Naruto movie's a lovely one!

If you just watched the Boruto one and wondered when Naruto and Hinata got married in the first place... well this is that tale. Plus the moon's about to crash into the Earth, fueled by some unseen force, and the Allied Shinobi Forces are back in business and gearing to take care of it.

A few things (spoiler alert here):

- Whatever happened to the moon, is it still split in half?
- Did Hinata really have to be portrayed as such a weakling here, just because it's supposed to be romantic?
- Was Sakura really the only one with enough power to blow up that meteor? What about Tsunade? What about all the other fine Shinobi that populate said retreat hidden in the leaf? Did the whole village get weak too?
- Hinata getting captured again and again, and the repetitive confrontations with the main villain were a bit much.

Some other details irked me too, but I seem to have forgotten them now. Mainly something about the villain I think.

But the end swept other weak points away. The space battle almost felt like Macross for a while, the other battle was powerful, and the romance bit of it all has me suddenly dreaming of true love and stuff... what en ending. Somehow it wouldn't be all bad with a bit more trial and tribulation in life. Maybe you grow up quicker; maybe you can really fight your way towards an ending just like this one...

Twas a good finale after all. Weak points or no.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

If You Gaze Long Into An Abyss...

If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Ain't that the truth!

Yahoo Down

Yahoo Down

Well it was. No longer.

Do What You Can Do...

Do what you can do in your capacity to change things.

Attended a pretty inspiring webinar today and this was how it ended.
Shall imprint said parting message here for eternal posterity. The context is business, but it applies to pretty much everything doesn't it?

Be the change you want to see.

That you want to be. That you want to refer to when you infer that you are the newest me. Who stays with you after curfew when you may want to flee. But don't be a wannabe. Or a zombie commie. Abercrombie only.

This started strongly but on a leap. Land anomaly. Be the oddity with a job that's free. Like an emcee, or a busy bee by Blomsterlandet's fancy IT frenzy fencing? Branch out. Whatever tree you want to reach.

Friday Night Funkyyy

Wonder if I might've inspired this whole FNF wave way back in 2007? With this.

Not that it had much to do with the game content at all, with girlfriend or boyfriend or the ever so villainous dad or luscious mom and all... but there are certain similarities don't ya think? Title-wise and all? My title's vice but tall.

And it's been another week apparently, I see as I stare here eerily, at the calendar where weeks repair and freak.

A working week since the jam has passed. Busy week days but I had a blast. This Friday I think I'll just watch and have a laugh. Till my self-discipline kicks in with that battle wrath. That makes me stay with or without friends till like six AM, catching on on site-work, like this shit again?

Well no I just said six cause it rhymed. Best be quick cause lack time. It's Friday and I sit and: rewind.

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