i’m back and jetlag is really annoying. the movies i watched on airplane flights are as follows: “despicable me”; “aftershock”; “catfish”; “shutter island”; “josee the tiger and the fish”; “9souls”; half of “salt”; and i think 1 or 2 more that i forgot.

“despicable me” was a good cartoon thing. it’s well done and has funny parts. it’s about a bad guy who isn’t the best bad guy anymore and yea. i’m sure everyone already knows the story. it’s kind of popular.

“aftershock” is from china. it’s about the huge 1976 tangshan earthquakes. twin boy and girl were trapped. mother could only save one, so she saved the son. but the girl survived anyway, and life was sad. it’s a pretty depressing movie, but the acting was really overdramatic (as is often the case in chinese films). like all mainland films i watch, i am always very intrigued by the dialects, accents and variations of mandarin. apparently “crouching tiger, hidden dragon” by ang lee was criticized by china for not having proper beijing “putonghua” (the standard mandarin that is spoken in beijing, with all the slurs and general grossness. but beijing is the capital, so their accent is the official one). but the movie was still released.

“catfish” was a great documentary film. it’s about a photographer guy who receives a painting of his photo in the mail from a small girl. they start exchanging letters and all that and become friends on facebook. he eventually friends most of the family and also starts forming a relationship with one of the older sisters. they talk on the phone sometimes and text also. and everything seems real. the girl writes some songs and sends them to him. he enjoys them. one day, he finds the same audio on youtube. he starts searching around and finds most of the stuff is just being downloaded and sent to him. so he and the 2 others making the documentary go on a trip to surprise the family. (he has an address from the mail). when he arrives he finds one lady that created a whole community as a way to escape her life. it’s amazing what loneliness can do to a person that wants some connection with others. it’s amazing.

“shutter island” is some leonardo dicaprio film about a psychiatric hospital. i just finished my neuropsych class and i guess it was fun to see the disease. it’s a dark movie. i could barely see some of the scenes. lolol. i think the twist at the end was kind of expected once his psych problem was diagnosed.

“josee, the tiger and the fish” is some japanese movie about some romance between a guy and a handicapped girl. i’ve seen too many of these so i watched it in at least 2x the speed. it’s much too ridiculous, guy falling in love with girl after seeing her for the first time. bah. then it turns out their relationship was just a fling and the guy ditches her. but it was a happy fling and everyone is happy. i don’t understand.

“9souls” is also japanese. it’s about 9 people that break out of prison together. they each have a backstory and it goes through it. some try to change, but society won’t let them. some don’t really change. others go to complete some unfinished business. it was a very blue film. it must have been filmed through a blue filter or something.

i started watching “salt” with angelina jolie, but then i fell asleep. it was alright i guess. typical hollywood action. angelina jolie’s lips are really too much. they are so puffy and fat there’s folds in her lips. it’s like when someone is morbidly obese and their fat folds over multiple times. except it’s on her lips. apparently she and brad pitt sued some tabloid magazine earlier in the year for publishing that they were going to break up. it’s great being a celebrity. make a lot of money and then make more money suing people writing garbage.