Tuesday, June 27, 2006

BRICK



BRICK
I missed the first five minutes. Those minutes seemed to be in the previews for it though. (clever) Very stylistic and they did a nice job. Lingo is going so fast sometimes I can't catch it. The film was good though. I say go see it.


RATING: 4 reels

PALINDROMES





PALINDROMES
ONE WORD: UMH. So, I finished watching this movie thinking wtf. The movie can be a bit confusing. I would like to watch it again to see if I missed it's greatness due to it's wierdness. The film made a point which you will have to watch it to see. I think I must be the only person who doesn't like seeing adults play kids. There are characters in the film that make me wish i could jump in and choke them. Someone should make a movie like that where the people watching a film in the movie can actually speak to the actors and slap them around. Anyways, if this were still in theaters I would say wait for the tape.

RATING: 1 and a half reel

WATER



WATER

ONE WORD:CUTE. This is a Hindi film. The movie was cute, but not so great. I felt like I knew everything that was going to happen. The lead was this woman that looks very close to white. It even felt like they made her so pretty and the others unattractive on purpose. The young girl in the film did a nice job for her introduction. I just wasn't really moved by the film. What I do like about it is that they brought to light the issue of Hindi widows. Talked about how widows live in a house together and are not allowed to remarry in the old traditions. Check into the subject if you want to know more.

RATING: 2 REELS

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH




REVIEW:
ONE WORD: SNORE. A friend of a friend mentioned it's not a late night choice or a let's smoke and go see al gore movie. I caught the 9:55 show. The movie is basically a film version of one of Gore's lectures. The film does a very good job of explaining the matter in simple enough terms. If you need some education on the subject then watch the film. I like that he mentioned Hurricane Katrina and even sampled some quotes from Ray Nagin.
I need a rating scale any suggestions? If I work with stars I would give it three and a half.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

rebuilding is a slow process

i was talking to a classmate and he mentioned that he took his cousin around town to see the city. he stated that his cousin was shocked and stated that they thought we were rebuilding. i think people know what happened but they dont really know what happened. most of the city has to be rebuilt. now we can do some research and see how long this city took to be built or how long it took to build the avergae city and we will see that it took a pretty long time. in our case there is more to work with. the city needs a touch up and in many spots buildings and homes must be torn down and rebuilt. there is a fear of another storm so many homes must be built to withstand such conditions in addition to flooding. i heard that a large percent of those they polled dont think new orleans should be rebuilt. this upsets me but if you look at the fact that flooding is a problem and the crime, i can see why people who dont live here would think so. those people probably didnt think about the people who live here and where are they going to live. on my way to school there are blocks and blocks of homes that havent been touched. other homes and businesses are being repaired some are even back up and running. it's crazy to get a craving for something you always used to eat and then you remember that that restaurant is closed. its crazy to be on the highway and still see blue roofs. its crazy to see where projects once stood are now homes which will cost a pretty penny to live in. its crazy to see how much the french quater is alive and another part of the city looks dead. i havent even seen the worst parts. all they seem to care about is getting downtown together.
they just brought in the national guard to cut down on crime. seems crime has increased almost to the point where it is worst than it was before the storm.
i'm getting off point..............
understand that rebuilding is a slow process. homes were flooded with water for days. when the water goes down you cant just go back in your home and live normally. the storm didnt beat up the city and now thats its been a few months its healed and should be able to get up and carry on. you think people arent still living with the aftermath then think again. ok i'm done
peace

so

so i was riding the bus home from school and there were a lot of teenagers on the bus and it was kind of nice to see their bright shiny faces. you dont see many people out and about here now and this was the largest group of people i've seen since i've been back. they were doing the usual teenage thing of talking loud and making fun of people, but it was still nice like there is some life left in the city.


so i was watching the travel channel (watching a show about atlantis) and theres this commercial and this woman is sitting at a table and a waiter whose face is not shown brings her a plate of food. she narrates the commercial and says "yum i love chicken vindaloo bring it on i have no fears." then, the waiter brings her a glass of ice and she says "i am afraid of that" then you hear "in places where you should avoid drinking the tap water avoid ice too."
somehow i was bothered by this commercial. it was like we dont want to name names but you get it. i mean do the people in those countries drink their own tap water? is there really more than one country? if so why is only one country hinted at? are is this the country with the biggest water problem. hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I am back home

GOT BACK HOME ON FRIDAY:

SINCE THEN I HAVE HAD MANY BOWLS OF MY MOM'S GREAT VEGETABLE SOUP AND MANY BOWLS OF GUMBO.
I HAD SOME TACO YUCK LOL
I HAD SOME CHERRY PEPSI, JUNIOR MINTS, AND COOL RANCH DORITOS. I HAD MEN NOTICING ME AGAIN.
MY ATM/DEBIT CARD WOULDN'T WORK ALL WEEKEND.
MY CAR BROKE ON ME ON SUNDAY NIGHT.
I REGISTERED FOR SCHOOL MONDAY MORNING.
THE THINGS WE DO FOR MONEY.
RIGHT NOW I AM LOOKING FOR A JOB AND TRYING TO GET MY CAR FIXED CAUSE A JOB WITH NO CAR IS DARN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE RIGHT NOW. THE BUSES ARE BACK UP AND RUNNING BUT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ISN'T AS STEADY AS IT USED TO BE. I AM ALSO TRYING TO GET A PLACE IN THE CITY SO I CAN GET AROUND WITHOUT A CAR A LITTLE BETTER. THAT'S ALL FOR NOW JUST TRYING TO PICK UP THE PIECES OF EVERYTHING I LEFT BEHIND. WILL UPDATE AGAIN SOON
PEACE