As we kiss hard on the lips and swear this year will be better than the last.

2017 year in review and goals for 2018.
I never make goals for the year but maybe if I put it in writing… on a public place then I will actually attempt to carry them through? Only one way to find out… Continue reading As we kiss hard on the lips and swear this year will be better than the last.

On Inside Out And Being A Bad Parent

Today Penelope and I watched Inside Out. Which is a metaphor for what it did to my tear ducts. First, if you aren’t familiar here is Wiki’s summary: The film is set in the mind of a young girl, Riley Andersen, where five personified emotions—Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust—try to lead her through life as she moves with her parents to a new city.

The key part there is the end, “moves to a new city.”

Two months ago we moved states away with our three girls. Ages 12, 5, 1. Away from everything that we all have known our whole lives. Family, comfort, jobs, you name it.

In the film, everything for Riley that was joy started to turn to sadness after the move. I started trying to relate the film to everything that has happened since the move. Arguments, fits, laughter, anger, everything. “Has everything that has happened since the move been because of the move?” “Did we fuck up our kids psyche?” “Why don’t we play with them more?” “Why is an animated movie making me feel this?”
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2015 Film List

Top Ten:
The Martian
Room
The End of the Tour
Mad Max Fury Road
Inside Out
Amira & Sam
Kingsman: The Secret Service

Carol
Mustang
Terminator Genisys
Concussion
Sisters
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Krampus
What We Do in the Shadows
The Night Before
Spotlight
Bridge of Spies
Men and Chicken
Brooklyn
Trumbo
Mistress America
Creed
The Big Short
The Revenant
Hateful 8
Pawn Sacrifice
Where To Invade Next
The Martian
The Good Dinosaur
The Lobster
Room
The Green Room
Anomalisa
Goosebumps
The Little Prince
The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?
Tangerine
Steve Jobs
Truth
Sicario
99 Homes
Irrational Man
Ant-Man
American Ultra
Grandma
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Timbuktu
Fantastic Four
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead
Barista
Straight Outta Compton
Green Inferno
Tales of Halloween
The End of the Tour
Bone Tomahawk
Trainwreck
Vacation
Mr. Holmes
Man Up
The Final Girls
Inside Out
Hotel Transylvania 2
Call Me Lucky
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Spy
Road Hard
Cooties
Pixels
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
The Overnight
Jurassic World
Minions
Love & Mercy
Magic Mike XXL
Southpaw
San Andreas
Cop Car
Avengers Age of Ultron
Dear Black People
Palo Alto
I Am Chris Farley
Hits
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau
Maps to the Stars
We Are the Best
Mood Indigo
The Lazarus Effect
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Slow West
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Spring
True Story
Creep
Adult Beginners
Amira & Sam
Welcome to Me
It Follows
Get Hard
Rosewater
The Cobbler
Love is Strange
While We’re Young
Black Sea
Ex Machina
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Paddington
Backstreet Boys: Show Em What You’re Made Of
Other Plans