Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
Deadpool is the best superhero/comedy movie I’ve seen in years (and perhaps ever in the superhero genre). I’ve never seen a superhero film (especially a Marvel one) perfectly capture what the hero it’s portraying, but Deadpool pulls it off. It’s gritty, violent, crude, and it apologizes for none of it. I’m not even that big of a Deadpool fan, but this film is entertaining from start to finish even for people who don’t know about this hilarious mercenary. Check it out, but don’t bring your kids. Even if you’re sick of hero flicks, like I am, you’ll still get a kick out of Deadpool.
Dry the River
I don’t know what I expected from indie rock band Dry the River, but it isn’t what I got. The band isn’t bad by any means, but it didn’t really grab me like some of the other bands I’ve been listening to lately do. And after two albums, it seems the band is kaput. Still, I’d check out Animal Skins and No Rest.