All entries for Monday 31 October 2005
October 31, 2005
Writing about web page http://www.fox.com/oc/
I hate to admit it but I like The O.C.
It all happened about two weeks ago. When I found out we would be studying The O.C. in my Basic TV Module next term it made me wonder why so many people rave about the show. So I thought I'd find out what all the fuss was about.
Unfortunately I've found myself being sucked into the highly addictive plot and narrative lines. Sometimes the storylines are unbelieveable and, like Dawson's Creek, and all the other teen dramas, you find it very hard to believe that the main characters in The O.C. are supposed to be in their mid-teens. However, with the cliffhanger endings and Mischa Barton ('Marissa') and Rachel Bilson ('Summer') it is very hard to let go of this show.
So far I've seen up to episode eight of series one….
Writing about web page http://www.hotelrwanda.com/
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
I watched Terry George's Hotel Rwanda on Sunday night with Katherine. It's a bloody good 'en that! Definitely worth a watch.
Basically the film is about the conflicts in Rwanda between the Hutus and Tutsis. Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle) is a Hutu but his family and many of his friends are Tutsi. Rusesabagina uses the hotel where he works to house over a thousand Tutsi refugees. It also stars Nick Nolte and Joaquin Phoenix.
It's a true story and is very distressing at times but is, however, eye-opening.
Unfortunately the film did not win any of the three Academy Award nominations the film gained which is a shame because it is a fantastic movie.
Well the second year at Uni is well under way and as it is reading week, I thought I would do what I do best – procrastinate.
As you can see, I've deleted all my entries and photo galleries from last year's blog. I'm using my blog this year to sort of keep a track record of all the things I've seen in terms of TV programmes and films and mainly to pass the times away when I've got nothing better to do.