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movie roundup

Posted in movies and television by Kaitlin on November 10, 2009

Instead of separate reviews for all the movies I’ve seen over the past several days, I present to you a brief DIE (description, interpretation, evaluation) of four films:

Paranormal Activity – A young couple films the weird events that stalk them learning not to mess with Ouija boards in a horror flick that’s more suspense than gore. Watch at night on the big screen for optimum scare.

Adam – A young man with Asperger’s struggles with change and love realizing his own capacity to feel in this comedic tear-jerker. Great rewatchability for rainy cozy sweater days.

The Men Who Stare at Goats – Military hippies create a Jedi army discovering the magic power inside them in this tongue-in-cheek look at psychic warfare. Good, but not great – wait for the DVD.

The Hurt Locker – A bomb disarmer finds his place in Iraq accepting his adrenaline addiction in a realistic war movie. Awesome on a big screen and def Blu-ray worthy.

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a pole, some cards and scrabble

Posted in diary by Kaitlin on September 29, 2009

5 things I learned this weekend:

1. Despite appearances, a long curtain rod does not a stripper pole make.

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2. Do not mess with the psychics tarot cards (especially if you have a pushy aura).

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3. Tarot card readings will be eerily accurate.

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4. Chinese fortune-telling sticks not so accurate (but good for impromptu log cabins).

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5. Scrabble Slam is infinitely better than the original version. Seriously.

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