Total Pageviews

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pixars Short Film

Pixars boudin was a somewhat funny comedy with a strong morale behind the quick flick. Pixar is notorious for creating funny short videos that always have a strong morale to the story, while this one wasn't as funny as others the morale came across in an amusing way. Pixar's Boudin was a short movie about a lamb who very much enjoyed his shiny coat of fur and would get every morning and dance around boasting about it, until the farmer came and sheered all of it off and put him back in the ran cold a miserable. With the lamb believing he had nothing left but his pink skin, he never got up and danced and stayed upset, until a "great American jack a lop" came bouncing down along the trail, who told him that he need to change the way he thinks to stop believing that it's all because he's pink. The Jack a lop taught him a trick of how he could rebound, where you take one foot and slap it on to the ground which launched him high into the sky and back to the ground. After realizing that there was more to do then strut his fur, he became happy and every year that he would get sheered he would rebound by putting his foot down and launch up high. The morale just comes across in a very interesting way. I very much enjoyed how the moment the lamb got sheered the weather turn into a torrential down poor not only symbolizing his feeling but it made you feel bad for him. Also the fact that the Jack a lops dance was called boudin rebound was ironic to the situation in which it came in handy to the lamb. All around this film was short and sweet and nothing but funny. I would give Pixar short film a solid 8/10 for the strong characters and well done moral story. I would recommend this to anybody who has ever seen any Pixar short film. I wouldn't recommend this to anybody who hasn't seen a Pixar short only because they have better ones.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Movie reviews

If you are thinking about seeing a particular movie, would you consult a movie review for a recommendation? Why or why not?
In most cases I don't, but if the movie looks kinda good but I have mixed emotions of whether or not it will actually be good then I will read a couple reviews and see how many people liked it and how many did not.

What types of useful information can a movie review offer you? List as many as you can.
Whether or not it's a wast of time to watch
How much people liked it
What are some of the pros and cons of the movie
Who was a good actor/actress

How often do you think young people consult movie reviews before watching a movie?
I'm not really sure but I would assume not much. I think the only time movie review really come in handy is on Netflix and that is just a rating systems. I find that I won't watch a movie under three stars on Netflix just because I know I will be wasting my time.

What aspects about movie reviews make them a positive or negative influence on your decision to watch the movie?
Whether or not they liked it and why
Or what they would rate the movie

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

College Acceptances

— What is your reaction to Mr. Bruni’s idea that where you go to college matters less than “the effort you put into your studies, the earnestness with which you hone your skills, what you actually learn”?
I almost agree with him, I guess if he rephrased it in a way that made it sound like it is just as important than I could completely agree with him. But in reality not every school is the same and not every school provides the same opportunities for education and learning. Some schools specialize in a certain area that will certainly further your education in that area than other schools than are more focused in another area.
— How much pressure do you feel, whether from parents, teachers, the media or your friends, to get into a selective college? How do you handle that pressure?
An immense amount of pressure, I can say anything on the colleges but with a career that is going to be the foundation for the rest of my life. A life choice that is going to decide on the size of my house, the quality of my car and my overall happiness. Of course there is a lot of pressure. But you need to take it one step at a time and push through. 
— In the end, how much do you think it matters where you go to college? Why?
I think it is everything. It's the deciding factor of how much your really going to learn or be able to learn.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sat Vs Businesses

— If you were on a hiring committee at a workplace, would you consider SAT scores as part of an applicant’s materials?
I think it all depends on there age. I think if the applicants were recently out of school and it was there first big employment then yes it should be apart of the application material as well as college grades and if no college then high school grades

— If so, how much emphasis would you put on the scores?
It's hard to say. I guess I would make it important enough that if the scores were below the the lowest employer in the work place then it would be a slim chance for he/she to get hired.

— Should there be an expiration date on the scores’ being considered as part of
Yeah and as mentioned on the top one I think that the expiration date should play into effect on your age and on how recently your out of school.