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.