Literally Everything Episode 3: Workaholics, Girls, and American Hustle

I’ve fallen a little behind in my plan to write every day or so (because my procrastination is nothing if not consistant). But here’s a quick look into what I’ve been watching lately.
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A Few Unorganized Thoughts About The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Usually when I write about a movie or TV show, I try to find some common theme I can focus on, some trend that points towards what this piece of entertainment means in the bigger picture. I have no such thoughts about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The movie was very scattered, jumping from one plot to another seemingly without reason. All three of the Lord of the Rings films work because they exist as individual films AND as one incredibly long story. The Hobbit is one incredibly long film, divided up into three parts seemingly at random. The Desolation of Smaug begins mid-action and ends mid-action, like the editor just snipped the film in three with his eyes closed. So in homage to this movie’s lack of a singularity, here are all of my thoughts, presented in no order whatsoever:
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Is Garden State a Good Movie?

That’s the question I’ve been asking myself for the past week, since Zach Braff turned to crowd-funding website Kickstarter in an attempt to raise two million dollars for his new film (Wish I Was Here) and subsequently caused the internet to explode in rage. Not since The A.V. Club comment section’s collective decision to hate Mumford & Sons have I seen such automatic revulsion directed at somebody.
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