Streaming Movie Night
Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne (Spy) with Isabela Moner (Dora and the Lost City of Gold) and rising child star Julianna Gamiz do a soul-touching movie about adoption. Instant Family with its notable minimalistic synth music score swarms the tears out with amplification to the already moving topic and fine acting. I love Mark in this movie because he is an atypical personality for this plot and they take a challenge to make him find awkward, vulnerable and even uncool at times. I think this was like going to the emotional gym to be as descriptively honest as possible. There is some explicit stuff and lots of heavy subject matter, but I found it like a really well-made extended infomercial that brought tactful awareness to modern families as well as struggles that are as old as time. Having taught ESL in several countries and being from a big family covering a wide spectrum of conflict and background, I recommend watching this to find out something about yourself and have fun at the same time. Next I’ve started The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Remembering the group I met at T in the Park, 2012 who had a SpongeBob sign to be able to find them in the main stage audience. I was on a trip to Edinburgh that summer following a semester teaching in Saint Petersburg, Russia where I was single for the first time in years. Thinking of what’s happening in Russia now, I am now separated from my true feeling of the experiences I felt were cut too short. I can’t even remember when I ever saw a SpongeBob show before that concert, but I know I liked it from somewhere in my life.