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Movies and a Job Update

I finally got the details of my new temp job. It wouldn't be downtown as I thought but at a branch that's in the same town as the library who's test I completely bombed. I also discovered that I don't start until Wednesday night instead of Monday night as I expected. The third surprise is that I'll be working ten days straight, as in through the weekend, so that'll be different. Previously, all the jobs have been for only three days. I'm not sure how much I'll be posting but, knowing me, I'm sure I will at least once.

Last night, we rented a couple movies. The first one we watched was The Squid and the Whale with Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney. It was quirky like such films as the Royal Tannenbaums but wasn't really that funny nor was it suppose to be I don't think. Not being a child of divorce, I have no gauge on the film's realism but all I can say is "Wow." My mother, who is a child of divorce, could barely watch it. The plot point of Daniels macking on one of his creative writing students made me squirm. The point, in terms of the film, was bad enough but to cast Anna Paquin in the role made it worse for me since he played her father in a certain movie with geese. I know it's a different movie with different characters but this was the first time I had trouble separating the two. I wonder if anyone else had those thoughts and if it was intentional.

This morning, I finished watching The Legend of Zorro. I have to say that I was a bit worried going into it since sequels, especially of really good movies, have a tendency to really suck but I have to say this was every bit as good as the first. No, I wouldn't go as far to say it was better since the first had a more believable plot but it was as good. I do want to add one more thing: if the next movie is titled Son of Zorro, I will scream.


Anonymous said…
We have the squid and the whale on our queue. So, did you actually like it? We have so little free time for obvious reasons, so I'd hate to waste it on a movie I'm just going to hate.

~your cousin.
Likestrek said…
I liked it but probably not enough to want see it again. It's very rough and not a feel good movie at all.

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