Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What I'm Watching

So one necessity of a college student I've learned about is Netflix. (Which I still love even after the recent price increase because it doesn't affect me). :) So here's what I've been watching & what I've thought:
(Note: ALL these movies are available on the Instant Stream on Netflix, that's all I use)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
My brother recommended this to me a while ago but I just got the chance to watch it yesterday. I was like "oh I'll just watch this while I'm cleaning my room". NOPE. I was so into it. It's mind-blowing. The premise is about an apathetic young man who meet a spontaneous girl and then their memories are meddled with in a way I won't say due to spoiling and they have to fight to remember each other. It is a touching, psychotic, mind-blowing, amazing movie and I recommend it to everyone. Seriously.

National Geographic: Moment of Death
This is a short (1 hour) documentary studying the human body and what happens when it shuts down. It talks about how defibrillation works, the controversy of brain death and "pulling the plug", and cell study. I found it very intriguing but then again I AM a science major and love this stuff. The movie isn't for everyone because they do show the start of a bypass heart surgery (which was awesome, I got to see what a human heart looks like pumping) but I do understand this gives people the eebie geebies. So thats a heads up.

The Pixar Story
This was interesting to see how some classic movies like Toy Story, Bugs Life, Monsters Inc, and The Incredibles were made. It follows the Pixar corporation through its growth and discusses the challenges the animators met along the way. It covered their partnership with Disney and the production of all the movies I mentioned. It was interesting but there were a few dull parts (that's when I got some cleaning done in my room) but generally if you're a fan of those movies, you should check it out, it is entertaining! :)

I'll probably do a Netflix post weekly to fill you guys in on what I've been watching. Do any of you use Netflix? I'd love to hear what you think! :)

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