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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Movie (procrastination) weekend

I love summer! I can actually kick back on the weekend, without any homework and just enjoy the weather (or a movie). This past weekend was a movie weekend (to the detriment of house chores - oh well!) In any case, here is a brief overview:

GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra: this wasn't a bad movie - I was expecting it to be far worse than it actually was. Yeah sure there may have been a couple of plot holes here and there, but it was full of action and things going BOOM that it made for a nice movie. Now I never really paid much attention to the comic-book and animated series universe of GI Joe (I did when I was a kid, but I wasn't a die hard fanboy) so this is most likely a disappointing movie for the fanboy.

2012: This was the "WTF movie" of the weekend. If was people driving through buildings, flying in-between falling buildings, escaping flying fireballs and so on. It was a disaster movie through and through and at 2.5 hours it was a thrill ride - a WTF thrill ride, but a thrill ride none the less.

The Linguists: This documentary was both inspiring and depressing at the same time. It followed these two linguists (one of which is the author of when languages die) on a quest to document some of the world's dying languages. The inspiring part was that these two white guys were interested enough in the linguistic heritage of this planet to go out and find the few speakers of these dying languages to record them and their language. The depressing part is being confronted, yet again, with the devastating aftermath of linguistic (and other types) of hegemony where people are made to feel like their language and culture is of little value in our go-go-go world.

The Village Barbershop: This is one of those "feel good" movies about the little guy, the major a-hole, change and renewal. This was quite a good movie - lots of LOL moments and moments where you root for the underdog.
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