Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Last 20 Time Blog-post as A Sophomore.

Your final blog post of the year should address the following questions;

   My opinion of 20 Time was changed throughout the course of the year, at the very beginning I thought okay this will be cool I can do this! But the more in depth I got into my project I didn't want to do it I became lazy as I stated in my talk. But about in February I realized that this project has a lot of worth and a reason behind it. And I started to take the project more serious. Which I forgot to mention in my talk that I eventually started doing it! 
   For students next year who are going to be participating in 20 Time I'd say stress the importance of the project and it's not something you just blow off because you'll end up regretting it. If I would've been told that earlier I would've definitely done my project more. 
    I'd say don't change how a blogpost is due every other week it gives students more time to do their project, think, and then write. Which I became to like doing every other week. 
   Yes! Yes! Yes! A millions time yes! I think 20 Time should be allotted to kids because you can make differences students don't think they can really make. And it's good for students to express themselves and have control in something even if they don't take it seriously they will learn a lesson from it. And better to learn the feeling of regret now than later. 
My advice I'd have to say is pick something you enjoy and will like being committed too for a whole nine months. And if you like it enough you'll want too even further your project in your future which would be very cool I'd say. And always remember grades are important but there are far more important things than them you just have to find it. 

1. Overall, what is your opinion of 20 Time based on YOUR experience in class?

2. What are some aspects of 20 Time that you think should be adjusted for students next year?

3. What are some aspects of 20 Time that should NOT be changed for students next year?

4. Is 20 Time something that more students should do in school? Please explain why or why not.

5. What advice would you give to students who are doing 20 Time next year?

Monday, May 12, 2014


I'm becoming uninterested in my project. I'm honestly ready to give up and stop my. Project. Reeling in my 20time is hard because I need to wrap up my blog and get my slideshow ready. It stresses me out immensely but I know that I'll be able to finish up. I've created a schedule as to what I need to finish. 

-finish and clean up site
-work on my speech
-work on my slideshow 

I don't have much to update on this post. I've been watching the movies, writing the reviews, and posting them. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Post 21

Over springbeak I had lot's of time to watch,watch,watch movies! I finally got to watch The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug and a movie called Getting That Girl. Both movie were superb and I loved them one filled with action packed fantasy and the other a teen romantic movie. Definitely will be writing about them both can't wait to have them up!

The Hobbit: Second installment in Jackson's trilogy had us all waiting for it...did it live up to it's hype? Yes! Indeed! The movie had some old characters from The Lord of The Rings trilogy and some new faces. The movie is all about Thorin and company reaching the lonely mountain in attempt to defeat smaug and claim back what is theirs. I enjoyed this movie exceptionally because it strictly sticks with the fantasy category. I recommend this movie for lord of the rings fans and anyone to all ages seeking something bold and new.

Getting That Girl: A teen scene romantic comedy filled with tons of drama, it is a teen movie isn't it? And aren't teens just sooooooooooooooooooo overly dramatic? For this movie it definite relates to teens with the whole drug scene and being caught up in love and what is right from wrong. The movie is about Mandy Meyers moving to the west coast and attending a new school when she meets Andy a pot-loving stoner who only cares about getting loaded and having fun but still he has a sentimental side to him. The movie takes course into their relationship and whether or not they will make it or not? Will Mandy and Andy make it to the end? Just have to watch for yourself? P.s. this movie is on netflix!

I was on my blog posting all of the reviews and I hit a bump in the road I'm blanking on how to create the page and have the links show up and once you click the comedy link how the full list of comedy movies will show and that goes for every category. I probably just tired and need some time to think and will be working on that shortly. I'm enjoying my project but I'm not excited to present I honestly think that 20time just wasn't something I wanted to spend the whole year doing and now that I have my view on that hasn't changed.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Post 20

During my project I'm enjoying with the direction it's going in. I'm adding to my blog and writing reviews still. There really isn't much to update this week because last blog post I covered most aspects in my post. But I plan on renting some more movies for my project. I would like to rent frozen,django unchained, and the hobbit (2). All movies I've never seen and are excited to see! Hopefully I'll have a better update next post.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Post 19

Recently I've rented The Lovely Bones, The Doors, Savages, 12 Years a Slave, and True Blood season 1. I've completed all of these items in a week times and came to love some and not care for some. 

Starting with The Lovely Bones seemed like a total flop in my eyes I thought it was going to be a murder mystery crime genre but completely did a 180 with a fantasy aspect, which I did not care for whatsoever. The movie revovles around the narration of a dead girl named Susie and how she died and how her family coped and how her killer did it. But Susie wasn't quite dead she was stuck in something they called "the in-between" between earth and heaven and Susie couldn't travel to heaven until she felt content leaving behind her family. 

Next we have The Doors a movie about Jim Morrison and the band which I did indeed like at first I thought it was a bit odd and weird for my taste but I was captivated with the story it told about Morrison. I would recommend this movie to any old soul music lovers.

Savages, starring Blake Lively and Penelope Cruz is about Blake Lively and her two lovers who live in a peaceful, beach life all together but the twist is the two men are huge cannabis farmers with networking and companies. And Penelope Cruz being the head of a Mexican drug cartel. The two lives cross paths and it deals with drugs, bloodshed, a sexual element..etc. I'd definitely recommend for anyone who loves an action packed thriller.  

The next movie I did not like so much. 12 years a slave, although winning best picture at the Oscars. I felt that the movie missed something, I'm aware the movie did not have a big spending amount but it really took away from the story. The story sets off about Solomn Northup a free black man living a comfortable live in Saratoga, New York but his life takes a unexpected turn when he is kidnapped into slavery. The story is accurately portrayedfrom my research. And I thought that the director really captured life in the 1840's dealing with slavery. This is definitely a hard watch due to it's strong violent scenes and it's an emotional picture. Although I wasn't super impressed I would recommend this movie because I feel other people would actually really enjoy this film. 

Lastly we have True Blood:season 1 which I have to say I loved,loved,loved. The series is based around Sookie Stackhouse and her life in a small town in the south. The series is also about how vampires have come public to the world. The series is for at least 15+ due to it's strong sexual content, drug use, and violence. I heavily enjoyed the first season and plan on renting the rest. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

post 18

I've finally gotten my site up! I've created links, and have posted a few reviews. the blog definitely is 100% ready but it's nice to be able to share something finally. The link is - 

that'll eventually change when I come up with something a bit clever. And I have some reviews written in my Evernote notebook I still need to transfer them to the site and create the link for a new page to it. I'd say this is going in a much better direction. Within the time I haven't written a blogpost I had a talk with someone and it really opened up my eyes about how school is important an that I need to take this more seriously depending on my future and it really scared the hell out of me, but it was a good wake up call. So from that day forward I'd been taking this more seriously and I need to show that I am more than just say it.
Also over the weekend I watched some new movies which include

-Jane Eyre
-The Joneses
-Marie Antionette
-The Blue Lagoon 

so I'll be writing more reviews on these as we'll. Very excited. x

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Post 17

Throughout my project I've gotten asked "what are you going to talk about?" And I reply with a simple "I dunno how movies connect to life?" This has been rattling my brain and I've been thinking about it I want to aim my speech around how finding something that you love and doing it. Yes, sitting around d watching movies some people might say "lazy" or "unproductive" but I'm looking at these films and more in depth. How does this relate to my situation? How would I act in that situation? I still have time to really think more about this project.   

I have a checklist of what I need to finish. 

-more reviews
-website clean up
-think on speech
-watch more movies