I don’t watch a lot of movies these days, but it ended up being an interesting weekend for movies. We watched a Swiss sci-fi film “Cargo” which was pretty dang engaging and visually cool. The plot tension seemed to be trying to be more tense than I felt it effectively was. but I liked the story and ideas and characters. And then we watched “Boyhood” which you’d probably only like if you like Linklater. And I do (well, the “before” trilogy at least). but also, it was a fascinating project, filming it over YEARS so you actually got to see the kid grow up. Reminiscent of the “Seven Up” series.

Oh, we also watched “Oblivion” with Tom Cruise. Pretty, but… the story and characters just didn’t feel like they held together.

Saw the talented Anthime Millerย at Rock Hill on Saturday, and it was truly lovely (imagine the love-child of Chet Baker and Antony and the Johnsons on cello). Afterwards I bumped into some friends and we got wine. It was just that kind of awesome weekend.

8/25/14 On Being Brave

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  1. She wasn’t afraid to face the aliens. She just wanted to kill everyone herself.

  2. I can imagine that you liked “Cargo” it was quite good for a low budget Sci-Fi Flick. I hope it didn’t derail your plot for “one way” though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. @Felix_Bruno, Ha! No. One Way has a different trajectory. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Technically no matter what happens it all ends in death for them. Just depends on the situation, timing and circumstances.

  5. Well Night-Gaunt, maybe death to the human race as well.

  6. Such weird seats that people prefer to bend their necks backwards instead of turning the head and looking around the back of the seat, or simply turning the seat ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. KNO3 extinction is very possible. In fact humans in general have a proficiency for it. So far we haven’t, but have come very close. You can bet in other parallels they did destroy most of the earth from various accidents,missteps and plain insane nihilism.

    If we were united as a species we could put our minds, treasure and intelligence to protecting ourselves and moving some of us to other worlds both natural and artificial till we could leave the solar system.

    Still only 1% of the sky is under scrutiny against planet killers. We should be tapping the geothermal power of the Yellowstone caldera. Maybe find a way to keep it from blowing up. Sooner or later it will. There will be no deus ex machina to pull our collective asses out of the ashes when it does.

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