Salutations! Check out what I'm getting into this week as I head into my final semester of school for the time being! (Wish me luck!)
So I finally saw this movie over the past weekend when it came out in wide release and it was great! The trailer is linked above and the quick review of it (spoiler-free) is that it's a beautiful, quirky, unconventional love story that reminded me a lot of another one of my favorite romantic movies, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Someone else said it reminded them of Lars and the Real Girl, which I agreed. Both of these movies are on Netflix if you can't make it out to the theater but I highly recommend Her. Go treat yourself to a great time at the movies (after you finish reading this post)!
Ah yes, the oft critiqued new series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is well into it's first season and I think the show is hitting its stride. Introducing a few villains to expand the universe and progressing the plot along each episode (albeit at times at the cost of their characters), I have been on board with this adventure so far. I am sharing the show with my partner, Jenn too, and I think that is also a great part of the appeal; it's just good TV. She has seen all of the recent Marvel movies but isn't a huge comics junkie or anything. It's just a fun ride and I like being able to relax with her and watch the show together.
Going into student affairs mode here. I've been sharing a lot of what Josie has been posting lately, since it blends my love of student affairs and my fascination with social media into one smoothie of intellectual awesomeness. She's researching it all for her doctorate and in a cool way, putting it out into the world for everyone to easily check out. It's great and if you're into either topic at all, you should take a gander at what she's writing on her blog. I'll be forwarding more of her stuff I'm sure anyway so you might as well get ahead of the game.
* Honorable Mention: @midnight - It's a fun, topical show with my role model Chris Hardwick that makes fun of the latest internet headlines with hilarious comedians every night. It's a gaggle of laughs, do yourself a favor and check it out.