Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Informant Review

Let me start by saying that I love indie movies. I mean, I really really love indie movies. However, there is a major difference between an indie movie and an indie-esque movie.

See, at some point in time, indie movies started to make a good deal of money. When that happened, everyone began to make indie-esque movies, following the same basic formula for an indie movie, but not being half as clever or artistic. The Informant falls into this category.

The storyline is simple enough: seemingly moral guy is working for a company dealing with corn and is upset about price fixing. Eventually, the FBI gets involved in said company and the moral guy tells the FBI everything he knows and becomes an informant (hey, that’s the name of the movie!) for them. Funny things happen, making this a movie that could have done well as a mainstream comedy.

However, instead of turning this movie into a mainstream comedy, they tried to make it indie, and it just didn’t work. It turned what could have been an entertaining comedy into an overly pretentious piece of crap. Maybe I’m being overly harsh, but in my opinion, The Informant is not worth the two hours, especially considering it moves slowly enough to feel like five…

Five Months Later…

Ok, so the current goal is now to get in the habit of using this regularly before I graduate so that I will use it regularly AFTER I graduate so that people who care what I’m up to can know without actually talking to me. That’s always good, right? No, but seriously, that is the goal as of now.

So, it’s been about five months, but that’s kind of to be expected, because I’m me. In the span of those five months, a lot has happened. I was recently accepted into the University of Michigan for grad school. It’s really weird and exciting, I guess. I like knowing where I’ll be after I graduate. And U of M is a really good school. Plus, I’m kind of entering a family tradition or something. Several generations on my father’s side attended U of M. I am now joining them.

In other news, I started my ten credit hour internship. That equals out to about thirty hours a week that I do in the span of three days. I’m working with convicts who are court-ordered to go to therapy. I have also sat in on assessments of people who are there willingly and I will start co-facilitating two groups this next week on anger prevention. It’s an interesting, emotionally-charged experience.

Ultimately, this is my catch up entry. Over the next few weeks, I’m sure I’ll play around with this and make it a bit better. And also start posting things that are more interesting. Woot!