Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lots to catch up with

First off, apologies for the delay; tomorrow I'll be home and on a faster desktop instead of this tiny Netbook.  A netbook, will quite handy and less cumbersome, can only handle so much.  I've been looking into a good laptop for the future with a particular interest in a Lenovo Thinkpad tablet (just as pricey as it is impressive, it seems).

Today, the movie of interest will be The Devil Inside ... so a follow-up review will be in order after I see it tonight.  Of course being a movie about exorcisms it will be judged against the gold standard of exorcism movies, The Exorcist (never thought I'd use 'exorcism' so many times in the same sentence...).  If it follows the historic trend of horror movies using cheap scares (e.g., everything is dark and quiet when SUDDENLY a vase falls over and shatters!!), then meh, it'll be forgotten.  Who knows?  It may actually be memorable.  The last exorcism movie I watched, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, was decent, albeit drawn out due to the lengthy trial and litigation scenes.

Speaking of trial and litigation, this is an earnest warning to everyone to seriously reconsider law school if you were planning to in the future.  I follow a few other blogs which expose the employment forecasts for law school graduates and as dismal as the job market may be now (though it has improved in the last few months), the situation is much worse for law school grads.  The particular blog I follow is authored by a law school professor, who is part of a growing minority wishing bring attention to a variety of issues with law school (such as job opportunities, total debt accrued from tuition and living expenses,  a breakdown of reported employment statistics reported by law schools, etc.), an the news is not looking good.

Lastly, here's a really cool mashup that I enjoyed (available for download for free).  Many of the individual artists sampled I don't usually listen to or like, but the way it's put together is seamless and actually sounds great.  For the curious, this website breaks down all the samples used -- pretty impressive stuff.

12 comments:

  1. Everyone I know that saw the movie said it sucked and wanted their money back.

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  2. @ Omnislash: That's disappointing. Maybe I can convince my friend who hates scary movies to go with (I'll just tell her we're watching a comedy or something), so we'll at least have some fun.

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  3. Good post. Well done :) Pretty cool pictures in the link too.

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  4. can't talk much about this cos' I'm not one for "scary" movies... I prefer psychological, subtle, terror, hitchcock-like stuff

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  5. You could still like it, despite the fact that everyone Omnislash knows who saw the movie didn`t like it. Different people, different tastes.
    I`ll hope you enjoy it!

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  6. I am a fan of horror but not this religious stuff, I just dont get it.

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  7. the last exorcism movie was sooo bad

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  8. Nice make sure you get a core i5 or a core i7 laptop with atleast 4gb of ram 8gb would be better though ram is so cheap 8gb is 30 bucks so it it comes with 4 you could upgrade it for 30 ubcks

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