Burying the Ex

This review was originally written for Blueprint: Review.

Max (Yelchin) is not happy with his life. He works a demeaning job, his half-brother Travis (Cooper) uses Max’s apartment as a bachelor pad, and Max’s girlfriend Evelyn (Greene) is an eco-obsessed control freak, keen to dominate every aspect of Max’s life. He’d have broken up with her by now if they weren’t constantly having sex. One day, however, Max finally works up the courage to dump Evelyn, only for her to die just before he is able to. Problem solved, right? Nope, because Evelyn comes back from the dead, with plans on turning Max into a zombie too, so they can live together, forever. Max is, understandably, less than keen on the idea, especially seeing as he’s just met the perfect girl for him, hipster ice cream parlour owner Olivia (Daddario).
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My Week in Movies, 2015 Week 24

Don’t you just absolutely hate when you look forward to something since the very first moment you hear about it, then when the opportunity rolls around to experience it other elements of your life crop up and get in the way? Me too. As soon as I saw a trailer for the Lego Jurassic World video game I knew what my future would entail. I got a bonus last month, so treated myself to a pre-order. The game arrived on Saturday (Amazon put it in a giant box so it couldn’t be delivered on Friday and I ad to go collect it), and it’s still entombed within it’s cellophane wrapper. What has become of the world? Why must I be cursed with house guests and walks in the countryside?!? For what purpose to I burden myself with these time-consuming blogging goals, and why do I adhere to them instead of playing as a tiny plastic Muldoon!?! Why!?!?!?!?!? Anyway, here’s what I did do this week, most of which was tainted by the knowledge that there’s a game based on two of my favourite things, I own a copy, yet doing the stuff on this post got in the way of me even OPENING THE DAMN THING. Continue reading