The Soloist

Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx in The Soloist (2009)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2009 British-American drama movie The Soloist.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

Columnist Steve Lopez is at a dead end.

The newspaper business is in an uproar, his marriage to a fellow journalist has fallen apart and he can’t entirely remember what he loved about his job in the first place.

Then, one day, while walking through Los Angeles’ Skid Row, he sees the mysterious bedraggled figure Nathaniel Ayers, pouring his soul into a two-stringed violin.

At first, Lopez approaches Ayers as just another story idea in a city of millions.

But as he begins to unearth the mystery of how this alternately brilliant and distracted street musician, once a dynamic prodigy headed for fame, wound up living in tunnels and doorways, it sparks an unexpected quest.

Imagining he can change Ayers’ life, Lopez embarks on a quixotic mission to get him off the streets and back to the world of music.

But even as he fights to save Ayers’ life, he begins to see that it is Ayers–with his unsinkable passion, his freedom-loving obstinacy and his valiant attempts at connection and love–who is profoundly changing Lopez.

My Thoughts

This movie was brought back to my attention thanks to a YouTube video by the YouTube channel Double Toasted called GREAT ACTOR TRANSFORMATIONS IN MOVIES YOU’VE NEVER SEEN – Double Toasted.

I saw this movie years ago probably not long after it was possibly a Redbox rental, and I possibly rented it from a Redbox when I was possibly staying at a hotel in the city of L back when I was trying to make a return to college.

I remember this movie having some good performances from Jaime Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr., and the movie was pretty good I think.

The end,

-John Jr

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Source: YouTube

What is it?

The 2017 America superhero movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.).

Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine–distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man–but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Final Thoughts

I do not really like Spider-Man but this movie was better than I expected, it had a pretty good pace at first, but the movie was longer than it should have been in my opinion.

The end,

-John Jr

Robert Downey Jr. Paying For Help & Dealing With Corrupt Police Officers And David Harbour

I barely remember a variety of dream fragments from last night and I am not sure if they are part of the same dream or not, and so I will type them randomly as I remember them; but I have forgotten most of them after not voice recording my dreams.

Dream 1

One dream fragment involved our female neighbor across the street at The B House, maybe some of the others that live with her were in the dream as well but I can not remember, but that is all that I can remember of this dream fragment.

Going To A Public Bathroom With Lady Gaga & A Man

Once again I forgot most of my dreams after waking up to use the bathroom without voice recording my dreams before going back to sleep, and once again I got scared a wake by someone’s alarm clock on their mobile phone; and so now I only barely remember part of the end of my last dream.

The end of the last dream took place during the day in the field outside a slightly fictional version of what possibly was The BP Fairgrounds in the city of D, and my wild guess is that I had just finished advising the military/police/city/government/country with my defense/security recommendations to help protect against attacks because they were at war with another country.

A Semi-Reality TV Show & Projections?

I remember part of the end of a somewhat confusing dream from last night that had several different things going on during the dream, but the main thing going on in the background was something about what I will call a semi-reality TV show.

The dream took place physically in my grandfather’s yard mostly near his gate/fence by the R Trailer, some parts of the dream did not take place physically in the yard but either in front of me in my mind or in a projection of another place (like a video or parts of another dimension place that I could somehow see happening in front of me in the air) that I could see hovering in front of me in my grandfather’s yard or something strange like that.

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