I keep not going to class in classes that take attendance. I’m just like “Law? Oh, fuck it…” In the syllabus, attendance does not count as part of your grade, but it says something like “If you have a lot of absences you might receive a penalty in your grades” mehmehmeh. I do well on my exams and my assignments in that class, why should whether or not I show up matter? :P
Also I’m totally fucked for anthro, I never go to lab. I’ll try to make myself go this week… but blahhh it’s 9:15 on Friday on Douglass and it’s not particularly interesting to me and sleeeeeep. Again, the syllabus doesn’t include attendance as part of grading, but you do have a lab grade that might be affected my participation/showing up…. ughhh I have no fucks to give.
I can’t wait for next semester. Even if attendance is required, my classes aren’t in the morning and they’re on College Ave. So I’m a lot more inclined to show up.
But I don’t miss work. <.< Or any of my classes, really. I hope I like my classes next semester more than the ones I have now. They’re all, like, okay, but none of them are mind-blowingly awesome or anything. Meh.
Mostly I miss my friends and Demarest. But I return tomorrow…. Oh shit I should probably pack. Meh.
I am having a lot of feelings about this movie. I need to digest this before I figure out if I like it or not.
I think it started out really, really well, and then went downhill. Like, the writers didn’t know where they were going with the plot so they tie on this cop out ending. Which is a shame, because they were working with an extremely capable cast.
I pleasantly surprised with the effects. I had very low expectations but found the gore to be more restrained and tasteful than I had anticipated. Some of the effects with Nell popping her neck and stretching her face were legitimately really cool.
Overall, this movie very suited to my personal tastes (found footage and religious horror are my favorites) and thus I am pretty pleased with it. I appreciate why people looking to get something else out of the movie than some fun thrills would be unhappy, though. There’s none of the spiritual depth one might find in The Exorcist (I could harp on the various concepts they borrowed from The Exorcist but I don’t blame them, it’s a masterpiece), but I think it is a creative approach to a used concept.
A lot of the complaints I’m reading refer to how the movie isn’t scary. And I hear that a lot with The Exorcist as well. First of all, there were definitely a couple jumps and plenty of suspense in The Last Exorcism. But what’s really scary is the whole concept of exorcism itself. Again, this movie doesn’t carry the religious weight that The Exorcist does, not even close. But it does leave one very aware of the enormous power religious convictions have on a person, sometimes to very scary ends.
On another note, I have incredible respect for this film’s marketing team because the whole Chatroulette thing was so cool and so innovative, and all the promotional materials I’ve seen have been really well done… so if nothing else, kudos to them. I had really wanted to see this when it came out but I really had no time or money to see it in theaters. I would maintain that people largely form their opinions of a movie before they’ve seen it based on the marketing materials they’ve been exposed to, and maybe that has skewed my/others’/critics view of the piece. And if that’s the case, so be it — for the investment the producers put into the marketing of this film (far more than what was spent on the film itself), I think a positive nudging of people’s attitudes about the movie is well deserved.
Anddd instead of homework I will be watching The Last Exorcism.
Hopefully I’m not disappointed.
About halfway in. There is cast of very, very impressive performers here. A little annoyed by the music, but I think the premise is interesting and I’m generally enjoying it so far.
I am skeptical that she would know how to use the camera, but that was a cool effect in the mirror.
Aww kitty D:
I find myself wondering if this story would have been better told in a regular narrative format, not found footage… I understand the choice though, it does make for a cooler visual experience, but it makes me less forgiving about somewhat unnatural dialogue. The acting is really high quality here though.
Mehhh “I hear you don’t believe in me.” I wish this were a regular demon. But having the demon have a women’s voice is SO COOL. It made me think of GLaDOS which is a weird connection but whatever.
Oh jeez, the pastor lied. They’re all in some crazy cult or something, I’m calling it now.
What the actual fuck….
Well that was reasonably cool up until that weird-ass ending. Huh.
And this would be a really fabulous time to do homework, but that would require effort.
I still need to give Haas back that book of Allen Ginsberg poetry that I just found. Also a couple Margaret Atwood books. I honestly don’t remember which ones are mine and which ones are hers.
I need to read Children of Men for class, but I read it like two years ago and don’t feel like rereading it but if I don’t I’ll totally fail all the quizzes so I have to even though I hate rereading books blah complain complain complain.
Maybe I’ll go eat some of the bread Aunt Mary bought me. Hmm.