October 16th, 2007

Kate Walsh - Peppermills

The minute you let her under your skin, then you begin to make it better...

Studying has been done.

I feel good about it. Not great. But good.

I think I have a good understanding of the concepts in Anthropology, and based on the last test, he emphasizes concept over anything else.

Chemistry is a little rockier. It's difficult for me, to begin with, and then his exams are harder than the practice test he gives. Not to mention that everything we covered this unit has been new to me, with the exception of the electron-dot configuration and ionic/covalent bonding. But I think I'm doing pretty good getting nuclear fission and nuclear fission straight, and I'm kicking ass and taking names when it comes to alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays. I finally understand how to determine molecular shape based on the electron configuration (I totally know why H2O is "bent") and I think I'm pretty good on the electron energy diagram thing (1s2, 2s2, 2p6, 3s2...and so-forth), though I don't understand the quantum number thing behind it.

Well. I'm off to bed (as soon as Anna returns with my laptop). I was hoping to be to sleep by now, but I was silly and didn't realize that, "can I use your computer really quick?" meant, "can I use your laptop for over an hour."

Live and learn.

On a happier note: I'm planning on seeing a movie tomorrow! It's been over a week (stupid school, making me too busy to go to movies!) so I'm pretty unconcerned with what I actually see, as long as it's something. Topping the list: The King of California, Michael Clayton, and Across the Universe.

By the way, it makes me really sad that Elizabeth: The Golden Age is supposed to be so bad. Cate Blanchett is so talented and Clive Owen is so HOT! Oh well...maybe I'll rent it sometime.
What's the frequency Kenneth

There's nothing like a little bit of mayhem to cheer one up.

So I'm watching Sleuth (1972) with Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine (remake soon to be released starring Michael Caine and Jude Law).

It's rather predictable, but also rather excellent. Clever, witty, very intriguing.

But I can't help thinking I've seen it before (which could account for why it's so predictable). At first, I thought it was just the similarities to murder mystery type films such as Murder By Death (they have quite a similar tone).

However, the more I watch, the more I am convinced that I have watched this before.

I'm intrigued also with the remake. I really detest Kenneth Branagh, particularly as a director (I will never forgive him for his wretched Hamlet...bastard). But I do think Michael Caine is simply spectacular, he was back in the 60s and 70s, and continues to be today. And Jude Law is really a strong actor. Quite incredible.

I'm very nervous, however. When an original film is very good, I am very wary of remakes. And Michael Caine, while exceptional, has become (I believe) lazy in his older years. Many actors do. Not quite putting the time, emotion, intensity into their roles. I'm afraid he'll be terribly overacted by Jude Law, who, I am quite certain, will be directed to overact by the aforementioned Branagh

Eh, nothing good can come from speculation. I shall simply have to see the film when it comes out.