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Dustin’s Three to See: February

Don’t get out to the movies as often as, say, a single 29-year-old man-child with an escapism complex? Well don’t fret, I’ve taken all of Hollywood’s shoddy offerings and narrowed them down to the three that won’t make your $20 movie ticket feel like a total waste. I call it Dustin’s Three to See because I was raised to believe that rhyming things are better than non-rhyming things.

February is historically known for three things: Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, and $5-Footlongs at Subway. If I’m being honest, all three get me about equally excited. February is typically a pretty slow month for movies — and despite its romantic trappings, nary a single rom-com or rom-dram was released (rom-dram is an abbreviation I just invented for romantic drama). But I get it, even if there aren’t any good romance movies out, you’re still gonna need to find an hour and a half to kill between your romantic dinner and when you and your super hot girlfriend can go makeout in the car. With that in mind, here’s the three movies worth seeing from February:

Movie 1) — Warm Bodies
It’s a classic story of boy meets girl. The only snag is that the boy is dead, and sort of wants to eat the girl’s brains. It’s like Twilight, except for in this movie the lead’s acting is actually supposed to be stilted and lifeless (sorry K-Stew (not really)). I’m a little biased toward this movie because it’s essentially the same premise as a movie idea I had in college, and so the fact that it got made gives me some weird sort of validation (it doesn’t take much) despite the fact that I had nothing to do with it. The story is cute enough, the gore is calmer than trying to convince your girlfriend to watch The Walking Dead with you every week, that’s a win/win in my book.

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30 in 30, Day 11: Day of Rest

Took today off as my once-per-week break from the 30 in 30 project, to reflect, relax, recharge. It also seemed an appropriate day to remove the focus from myself, as it is the 10th anniversary of the tragedy that happened on 9/11. There are enough memorial-type things going on today that I don’t feel the need to further water things down with my own tribute, but I hope you use today and the memory of that horrible event to take stock of the things you’ve been blessed with in your life, and to tell your loved ones exactly how much you love them. Be well.

 

For your perusal, here are this week’s gatherings of some archived posts you may enjoy that have nothing to do with September 11th.

Daylight Doesn’t Need Saving

Handbook for the Sellout

10 Things I Learned from the Twilight Movies
 

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