So in direct contradiction of beginning-of-school daily goal number 1, I find that I am least effective as an academic producer between the hours of two and four or five (the infamous after-school) hours). So I've been fudging a little (c'mon, I have two night classes--two!) and watching Monday afternoon movies.
A'right, yeah. I've been blown away by every movie Netflix has sent me of late. I'm trying to catch up on the movies I missed on my mission. First I saw The Prestige and let me illustrate:
This is my mind: _ _ _ _ _ _
This is my mind after watching The Prestige: *!&^*#!!
Not that I'm full of expletives, but that sucka blew my mind! I spent the next couple of days just thinking (A) I will never find myself in a distructive competitive trap that will destroy both my competition and myself and (B) how did they do that? Very high "whoa" factor.
Then I thought watching The Queen would be nice and sedate. Nope. Whoa again, my friends, whoa again. I'm totally blown away at the complexities of public and private, especially since I've been reading a bit about a theorist named Habermas (check out his photo--he must have bought in to the Flock of Seagulls hair style fad), not to mention how haunting it is to see Tony Blair protrayed as this totally bright, resourceful and decent guy (will someone PLEASE teleport me back to the nineties?) who thinks he knows how to make the press love him.
Coming up next: Persuit of Happyness. This is probably the best way to watch movies; think of all the time I've saved by not watching the new Indiana Jones and other unfortunate movies. I just get the good stuff. Or maybe all movies are this good, but since my school year's kicked in, I've forgotten how good movies are. Maybe I should be doing more studying. Like now.
What other movies came out about a year or two ago that I should see? What did I miss? I'll stick them on the list for Monday afternoon distraction-o-rama.