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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Catfish Movie Review

Movie Review

           This movie is a great eye-opener for people who use the internet and do internet dating. There are multiple twists and turns to the movie and really makes you realize what is going on out in the internet. In this movie, the main character Nev Schulman lives with his brother Ariel and friend Henry Joost in New York. Abby Pierce, an eight-year-old artist in Michigan sends him a painting of one of his photographs after becoming FaceBook friends. Nev soon learns about Abby's family, including her mother, Angela and Abby's older sister Megan who is a songwriter. Megan and Nev start talking and get closer and closer. They begin dating and Nev starts to feel as if Megan has been lying about her life, he soon decides to make a road trip to find out if what she’s saying is true.

          Catfish is a documentary film directed by Henry Joost, and Ariel Schulman and was released in September 17, 2010. The movie is 86 minutes long and consists of many thrilling scenes. The main characters are Nev Schulman his brother Ariel and friend Henry Joost. The film was recorded in the United States, and Distributed by Rogue Pictures.

          Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story happening as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to having such a strange output, and end up taking months of their lives away to film. They find their selves going on a road trip across the country to find out if the woman on the other side of the phone is who she says she is and end up finding out more than they had wanted.

          This movie makes you feel as if you are on this journey with the 3 documenters by the way they use camera styles as if it is from their perspective. They also have a variety of hidden cameras and microphones so that the others do not know what’s happening. One thing I really enjoyed about this film is that it was a documentary, everything said in this film was actually said and not written out for the actors to remember. Documentaries make the viewers feel as if they are there with them and help keep you attached to the film.

          Overall, I felt this film was really good. It has a great eye-opening ending and makes you realize what is happening all over the world. I would say this film is more geared towards teenagers, young adults, adults, and anyone who uses FaceBook or online dating websites. I feel this movie was a great success and they should make more movies geared towards this subject.

I edited Abby Sterns, and Joe Crafts Reviews.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Final Catfish

I found this movie to be pretty interesting. I thought it was crazy how everything was a lie, even when she was supposedly coming out and telling the truth, she still lied about having a daughter and and knowing the people in the photo's. I feel like this lady has some mental issues, she's good at painting but still has a few loose screws in your head.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Catfish 2

I found this movie to be really good actually. It's kinda messed up how the mom ended up being the person that was texting him the whole time and basically made up this whole lie. I think it's going to be cool to see what else happens now and what Megan actually looks like. Another thing that was interesting is that her kid isn't doing the painting either, and that the mom does that too.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Kevin Mossing
Period 2
21st Century

A Change to the World

Today, was told to talk about what ways mobile technology has been changing our society, or what are the implications of increasingly widespread use of social media. But really they are both the same thing. Mobile technology has been the main thing that has helped increase widespread use of social media. So then the real question you should be asking is, what has mobile technology been doing to change our society?

Mobile technology has been around the world since the early days of the 2nd World War for the use of radio telephony links and civil services to assist ships to contact the shore. Mobile phones have had the ability to access data networks such as the Internet for a long time, but it was not until the widespread availability of good quality 3G coverage in the mid 2000s that custom devices appeared to access the mobile internet too.

These devices became especially popular for use with laptops due to the added portability they have. Some computer manufacturers had actually started to embed the mobile data function right into the laptop so a MiFi Network wasn't needed, instead the SIM card could be inserted straight into the Mobile Phone or Laptop itself to access the mobile data service. The 3G-capable laptops became commonly known as "netbooks". By the start of 2010, E-readers such as the Amazon Kindle and the Nook, had already become available with embedded wireless internet. The Apple Computer had announced plans for embedded wireless internet on its iPad tablet devices beginning this fall.

By 2009, it became clear that at some point, 3G networks would be overwhelmed by the growth of bandwidth-intensive applications like streaming media. So the industry began looking to data-optimized 4th-generation technologies, with their promise to speed improvements up to 10-fold over existing 3G technologies. One of the main ways that 4G is different technologically from 3G was in its elimination of circuit switching, 4G then took in a treatment of voice calls just like any other type of audio media.

Basically what I am trying to get at is that mobile technology is the sole reason social media is getting exposed so widespread. But is this really something to worry about? Well that’s for you to think about, but for me, I believe it’s only making us stronger.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Blogging

I think the movie was pretty good. I also think that it sucked that in the end of the movie they did not meet. Then when reading the posts about how people have been fired for blogging made me think more about what to say when on FaceBook or other sites like that. I believe that everyone has the freedom of speech, but then again you can't go and bash your company, boss, co-workers, or even customers, and not expect to get in trouble if caught. Blogging to me isn't something that I find fun, nor would I go out of my way to do so. But if some people like it, that's cool. So now I don't know what else to write about. Maybe child obesity or even why it's taken so long for the elections to finish and why there's been so many recounts? Well never mind about all of that because the five minutes is up. Thanks for reading!