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Two more movies

First, I Am Legend. I had read a plot synopsis of the original novel it was based on. I like the synopsis better than the movie. While the movie wasn’t bad, I don’t think it was as good as it could have been.
Second, Juno. Awesome. I wish my friends and I talked like this. The movie is hilarious, but still keeps it emotion and seriousness. I loved every minute of this movie.

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Don’t see Cloverfield

I went to see Cloverfield on opening night. I now remember why I don’t go to theaters anymore.
For anyone who doesn’t know, Cloverfield is about a monster attacking NYC. It’s shot from the point of view of regular people caught up in the event, filming with their handycam. A group of friends is having a party and filming it for the guest of honor and shit starts going down.
What makes this movie so bad? If you give a camera to someone who’s never filmed anything before, instinctually they point it at a person’s face and hold the camera as still as possible. Also, when a giant alien monster fish-a-saur starts destroying things and crapping freaky spiders, you drop the camera and run.
In the given situation, it becomes every man for themselves. The only responsibility a person has is to help their children. You can sleep well tonight knowing that if we get attacked tonight, I’m not going to come make sure you’re safe and healthy. I’ll be far away.
But back to the movie. The previews made this movie look much better for one main reason. If you’re filming and you start running with the camera, not paying attention to what the camera is pointing at, you’re going to film a lot of fast, streaking, blurry ground. All of those moments were not shown in any previews.
These pointless, terrible shots made up at least a quarter of the movie. How do I know this? Each time something like that happened, I had to look away from the screen to prevent motion sickness. I’m not one to get motion sick easy, but if I had forced myself to watch the whole thing I would have hurled on the handicapped person in front of me.
The bottom line is that this movie is bad. I like the concept, but it didn’t work at all. I’d rather see this movie shot normally. Sean also said that if there’s a second one it’s going to be an alternate perspective of the same attack. Woo Hoo.

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Flavor combination

The other day during breakfast I discovered an incredible harmony of flavors. Quaker cinnamon roll flavor instant oatmeal and clementine are delicious.

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Sorry

I think I said I would update this more often since school is out right now. I forgot about robotics though. It’s been consuming everything I’ve done for the past 4 days.
If you want to know what I’ll be pondering over for the next few weeks, FIRST has made a shortened explanation of the game this year.
If you come up with any bright ideas please share them.
Other than that life is pretty normal. Work, robots, work, party, etc. I’l try to remember interesting happenings or stories to tell, but no promises.

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