Category Archives: Movie

Movie-ganza, Extrava

Free time provides me the ability to take chances on movies that I would not have otherwise watched, and thus confirm that I should follow my instincts and not take chances on movies I would not have otherwise watched. I have watched a few movies this week between my hours of doing really productive stuff. And here’s a summary of what I thought about said movies.

Ironman

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Two Movies in One Day

One thing I try to do while Elissa is out of town is see all the thriller/violent movies that she wouldn’t watch were she in Fort Collins. To that end, after Eric’s party, we went to see Fracture with Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling.

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Job Hunting, A film, Recruiters Using Social Networking

I didn’t have time to post anything yesterday (which is not to say that I intend to post an entry each and every night), because I instead chose to help a friend prepare his resume and negotiate the job search engines. Although the job search has become increasingly electronic, it is nevertheless my belief that the most effective means of finding a job is some permutation on knocking on doors. Perhaps especially now, when most job hunters are spending significant capital and time on internet searches and social networking sites, the candidate who is kicking down doors is all the more likely to get noticed.

Elissa and I also watched Pedro Almadovar’s film “La Mala Educacion (Bad Education)”. Although I’m familiar with the film maker’s work, I don’t think I had ever watched a whole Almadovar film. “La Mala Educacion” was incredible. It was very reminiscent of Hitchcock and made several overt references to film noir. This was made all the more ironic because of the panoply of bright colors Almadovar uses. Gael Garcia Bernal plays a transvestite living out a meta-reality, simoultaneously trying to find, and reconcile with, his dead brother.

La Mala Educacion

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