So I watched two movies, one last night and one today. Last night's movie was Singles 2nd Ward. The original movie was kind of dumb so it wasn't like I was expecting anything great with this movie, and I really only picked it because it was the cleanest looking movie at Red Box. Harold laughed out loud a couple of times during the movie, but at the end we were both just left feeling empty inside. It was a hollow movie and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
The second movie I watched today was what I am calling research for my term paper due at the end of the semester for my capstone English class, Non-fiction literature. I watched the edited version of Capote. I have been doing some serious online researching about the term which Capote phrased, "nonfiction novel." Since In Cold Blood was the first book I really responded to as a reader during this class I figured I should find out why I responded and probably the genre, nonfiction novel, had something to do with it. I know the movie wasn't all fact based either, but fairly true to life I think. However, I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone unless they were extremely interested in the subject matter: The book and the author. Otherwise, skip it. I can see why Phillip Seymour Hoffman earned an academy award, how could he not?
Now I am off to shower, finally, and start the new read for my YA class. I finished Island of the Blue Dolphins and while it was semi interesting I am not going to bother with a review. It takes about 2 hours to read, so if you are interested in reading about a girl who is left on an island by herself for 18 years, go for it.
Also, I got a C+ on my YA short research paper. What the heck? He massacred me punctuation and my works cited page, neither of which are my strong suits. Apparently I need to take better advantage of the writing lab before I turn papers in. The problem is that I have ZERO time for this, ZERO I tell you!
Here is the start to my official countdown to graduation: 8 weeks and 3 days until total completion and even the boring graduation ceremony is over. YEEHA!