In honor of its selection as Best Score from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association today, your Watercooler Musical Interlude this week is a selection from the soundtrack of Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Tried to get caught up on some of the animated films I missed earlier this year but which are making some end of the year noise. Thoroughly enjoyed Wreck-It Ralph, but couldn’t get into either ParaNorman or Rise of the Guardians to save my life. That’s not t say they’re not delightful, I guess I just wasn’t in the right mood.
I wasn’t in the mood for Judd Apatow’s This is 40 either. One hearty guffaw courtesy of Melissa McCarthy (in a scene where she describes exactly how horrible the lead characters are… and she’s right) and a couple of smiles inspired by some of the supporting cast, but otherwise this played like an extended Apatow home movie set to a soundtrack pulled from the Apatow iPod Shuffle. Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd should’ve divorced in the opening 30 minutes and just saved us all the trouble.
That’s all from me this week. Now it’s your turn. Has anyone seen anything worth talking about since last week? Lay it on me.
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