Tuesday, January 19, 2010
School starts in earnest tomorrow. That means two days a week I have to actually be ready to teach by 8:00 AM. I know, I know, normal people have to be at work that early all the time. But I think grad school more than makes up for the easy schedule with its crippling depression. Not that I've had to deal with that lately--had a pretty good last couple weeks hanging out with all sorts of friends. Also watched Gran Torino (A-), Brodre (Brothers) (B; Haven't seen the remake yet, most critics think the original is better. Great acting but low production value), Fantastic Mr. Fox (C; I don't like much Wes Anderson), Elephant Man (B+), The Road (C), On the Waterfront (A if you ignore the history/politics), Deathproof (A; just a great action movie), and Duplicity (C+ I can't believe they tried for any serious emotion in this movie, it could have been great if they just went for 100% Ocean's 11-style sexy wit), with one more on tap right now.