This week is Spring Break. I have been informed by an instructor to use the time for rest, and not for catch-up. I don’t know how to do that, I think.
I did rest a lot yesterday, but I also wrote and submitted a paper that was mentally weighing me down.
I have bookclub the next two weeks, and I am leading both. I have finished neither book.
I am organizing a dinner and a lunch with friends. We are adding a movie to the lunch event. I’m dealing with head counts and the movie theater hasn’t released show times yet.
I have a midterm to work on this week, due the week we return to classes. I haven’t finished the book, although I have a good idea about how it will go.
I am listening to lectures from an instructor who has been tardy about posting them. They aren’t difficult, but he does go way off on a tangent with his thoughts.
I am mentally working on a final project for a class. I am mostly done with it in my head. I need to get it written out. I also have a creative writing due in a few weeks and I’m thinking about that.
I am mentally packing for an upcoming weekend vacation. I am hoping I don’t forget anything or overpack.
Last but very much not least, I have to finish up the reviews of the books I finished in the last couple of weeks and I need to post them here. Most of the work is done, but I just need to follow through with it.
I haven’t taken time off work during this time off school, but it shouldn’t make a difference. I can handle it. Graduation’s light is at the end of the tunnel. I have applied and paid for it already. I just have to do the work.
Ruth Negga interview
Here are two articles linked above about the recently released movie, Passing, based on the book Passing, by Nella Larsen.
I enjoyed the movie, but I also enjoyed the book. The above articles are just a bonus. I believe the movie is still available on Netflix.
I was listening to a conversation between friends and friends of the friends. One man started a story with “Back in the 70s, I went to the first Star Trek movie.” He was quickly interrupted with “Wait. Do you mean Star Wars or Star Trek?” His response? “There’s a difference?”
I thought that the man was going to be hurt by all the dirty looks he got. Is there a difference???? Yes, there is!
I saw the ads for Thunder Force. It was on Netflix. Woohoo! I love the cast of the film – Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, and Jason Bateman. How can this be bad?
I loved the film, but mostly because I really didn’t need to think about much with it. It was funny, and the plot was predictable. I don’t think it will win any awards, but it entertained me.
I saw that Girls Trip was on TV this week. I don’t think I’d seen it before, but I loved the cast, so I figured I’d give it a shot. I needed a little mental break from school.
I laughed during the majority of the movie. It certainly wasn’t a movie that took a lot of thought, but it made me laugh and forget about homework for a while. That was the point. I would recommend this movie just for the laughs. It was worth it.
This movie was recommended to me many times. When I took a film class last semester, I ran into a zoom meeting with the writer and director. I really enjoyed the short films by the director. I decided that it was time to actually watch the movie, especially since it was free this week, due to a special by the cable company.
The story is about a filmmaker researching an actress from the 30s who was not given proper film credit in several movies. It’s fiction, but still it is eye-opening.
I definitely recommend this movie. I would have enjoyed it even if it hadn’t been on the free movie list.
This movie was assigned to me for film class. The title and description caught my attention, but I just wasn’t sure I wanted to watch it. I was wrong. I loved it!
The film took place during the Vietnam War. A family of Aboriginal Australian people formed a singing group and wanted to go entertain the troops in Vietnam.
The music was great and I loved that it was based on a true story. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes music from the time.
The above linked article is a review on the series, The Watch. It’s based on Terry Pratchett’s writings. I haven’t read very many of them, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far. It sounds like the reviewer isn’t so fond of the series, but I plan on watching it anyhow.
The series beginning is on BBC America January 3.
I was assigned this movie for my film class. I was actually dragging my feet about watching it, since I wasn’t so fond of the title. Also, it was the end of the semester, so I just wasn’t into the extra work by then.
I found it on Netflix, so I watched it there instead of through the school website. I kept getting distracted so I watched the beginning several times before really watching it.
The film is a true story that follows several special needs teens to summer camp and through their adventures outside of camp. Eventually, the teens wind up fighting for their rights and helping establish the ADA.
I loved the movie once I got into it. It wasn’t boring at all. I highly recommend it.
The Roxie sponsored this short film. It’s animated, and I loved it! A bridge repairperson had to stop what she was doing to be mansplained to. And things went downhill from there.
If you can get your hands on this, I highly recommend it. I found it on Eventbrite, through The Roxie. It was about $3.