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08

Across The Universe, Sicko and a Christmas Tree

Posted on Monday December 08, 2008 at 11:28pm in ,

Two new movies…

Last week Bryan and I watched Across The Universe, which is like a Beatles movie, but it isn’t. It doesn’t have any of the Beatles in it, but it’s a musical featuring exclusively Beatles music.

The music they chose was great. But, you really can’t go wrong when you’re working with Beatles music. All of the songs were great, and there were still more I wish could have made it in. I’m really glad that Happiness is a Warm Gun made the cut, I didn’t think it would. Instead of choosing all of their big hits, they went with a lot of lesser known tracks. This is a good thing, I think. The movie’s story was kinda … eh. Nothing special. I don’t much care for musicals, but this was pretty good for a musical. Now, for some Sociology.

Sicko.

I watched this film in my Contemporary Sociological Problems class. Michael Moore, though a thoroughly provocative man, has a lot of good ideas. Sicko is a documentary he made about the flawed United States health care system. He also discussed possibly implementing a socialized health care system, which as he showed works in other countries such as Canada, Cuba, France and so on. The more of the movie I saw the more I warmed up to the idea of socialized medicine. Although I hate going to the hospital, sometimes it is a matter of life and death. And, as Sicko will show you, insurance may not always save you.

Lastly, as it is nearing Christmas time…

Thought it was time to decorate the dorm a bit. O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…How lovely is your plastic.

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