February 2019 in Summary: Alphabet Soup

Well, February of 2019 marks a momentous occasion for this site. After discussing Jumper, I have now reviewed at least one game for every letter of the alphabet. To ensure this claim stuck, I ended up reviewing Zombie Nation because while I had reviewed Zelda II: The Adventure of Link quite a while ago, I sorted it under “L” with the other The Legend of Zelda installments. Now, I just need to do the same with films and I’m good to go.

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The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014)

Amelia Vanek is a single mother trying to make a good life for her son, Samuel. His seventh birthday is rapidly approaching, and while it would be a cause for celebration in most households, it marks a particularly painful anniversary for Amelia. Her husband, Oskar, was killed in a car accident attempting to drive her to the hospital. Though Amelia claims she has gotten over her husband’s tragic death, her demeanor betrays her highly troubled psyche. Exacerbating matters is her son’s erratic behavior. He has become an insomniac as of late, believing monsters are out to get him. To combat these imaginary threats, he has been building weapons and bringing to them to school – much to the board’s dismay. One night, he asks his mother to read a pop-up storybook entitled Mister Babadook.

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