A documentary where quintessential Brit, Stephen Fry, goes on a cross country road trip throughout the states. The video above shows the portion where he visits Chicago, but the whole series is really worth the watch. You can find it here at the library!
Have you watched the new The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie? It’s the one starring Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Nina Dobrev, and Emma Watson. It came out on DVD and Blu-Ray recently, and I just had the opportunity to watch it over the weekend. This may not sound like a big deal, but it was a big deal.
Like many movies that come out lately, this one is based on a book. The book is called (whaddyaknow) The Perks of Being a Wallflower written by Stephen Chbosky. Now why was it such a big deal to watch this movie based on this book? Well… it’s because I love this book. You know the feeling, right? If not, see below.
You love a book when:
1. You instantly click with the main character in the first few chapters.
2. You feel like you really know the people in the story by the middle.
3. You wonder what happens to them after you read the last page.
I love this book like that. And, I didn’t want questionable acting or crazy amounts of added action to ruin the story as it was. But since the film was written and directed by the author of the novel, I knew that there was a possibility that it would be ok. Just… maybe.
Verdict? The film did the book justice. Some scenes were changed, some scenes were taken out, and some scenes were exactly as I imagined them. If you go to high school in the suburbs, I think you’ll find certain sets like the football game and the cafeteria eerily accurate. And if your high school experience is like mine was, you'll definitely feel for Charlie as he tries to dance awkwardly at homecoming. All in all, the spirit of the film was spot-on with the spirit of the book. More than that, you could tell that making the film was a labor of love. And, as one would say here on the internet, “It gave me all the feels!”
If you’re looking for a way to keep in touch with your friends during your week off, try out this new app called Voxer (http://www.voxer.com). It basically turns your phone into a walkie talkie by recording a snippet of audio and sending it to your contact in real time. Not only can you talk to your friends in walkie talkie fashion, but you can also send pictures and text through the app too.
The best news about the app is that you can use walkie talkie lingo
Breaker 1-9 I want to start a transmission
Big 10-4 Yes
Roger That Understood
Over and Out I’m done talking
Do you copy? Can you hear me?
Copy that I heard you
What’s your handle? What’s your nickname?
Got your ears on? Are you on air and listening?
What’s your 20? Where are you?
The second best news about the app is that it’s free for both Apple and Android.
Also, while you’re here, make sure to vote on what you think is the best app! The poll can be found to the right of this post.