I'm No Superman
Posted on July 8th, 2012

So if Superman gains his strength from the yellow sun, I guess I'm his villain since the yellow sun and summer heat seem to drain the energy out of me.

I know I should post more, but I don’t feel the need to apologize anymore about it. I know I’m inconsistent and if I had all the time in the world I might be more disciplined to post more, but since I’m still just a random guy with dreams of publishing and creating works for the masses I don’t  feel too bad about it. Plus, I should be using my free and energized (a far more rare item than the free) time to actually write and edit. That way, maybe, I can eventually have something complete and floating around waiting for someone to bite.

I will say those who stick with me now, here in the early rambling on stages, will be handsomely rewarded as much as I can when it comes time to share the joys of my victory in getting published and having my work out there for the masses. Ok, well maybe not “handsomely” now that I think about it, but more like mildly attractively rewarded.
In Movies:

I won’t bore you all with my take on the movies you will probably see anyway like ‘The Avengers’, ‘Snow White and the Hunstman’, etc., but a few I recommend for their various strengths are: ‘Ondine’, ‘Chronicle’, and ‘Coriolanus’.

‘Ondine’ is sort of an Irish love story with elements of magical realism. My only beef with the movie was that it seemed a little dark, physically, which was probably due to a smaller budget, but you definitely got that dreary Irish feel while watching it.

‘Chronicle’ is another oddly filmed movie that adopted the single-camera fake-u-mentary style of filming, but I have to say it was very well done and not that rollercoaster/nauseating shakiness of previous films of the same style like Blair Witch.  Basically it was sort of a realistic view of three teens who mysteriously develop super-powers without all the comic book movie elements. Well done and worth a watch.

The last movie is ‘Coriolanus’, which is a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s play of the same name. At first I was on the fence as Shakespeare tends to conjure up feelings of PTSD from high school English, but I think I can appreciate the English playwright a little more as an adult, plus with the modern war-time setting the movie seemed interesting nonetheless. While it took me several late nights to watch the movie since my brain was forced to work extra in translating the Shakespearean English, I have to say I was glad I finished it. While I don’t feel much happened, I think the big take away from this film was the performances, mainly that of Ralph Fiennes who played the title character. Not sure you would call him the villain or the protagonist, but he was the main character and I would recommend any writer to watch this film and Mr. Fiennes’ performance to see an example of a character who captures your attention either way.


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