Quote of the Week

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

-Plato

Leave it to Plato to say so much in so little. I could talk about this quote all I want but it more or less speaks for itself, enjoy and have a great week!

Word of the Week

Effusive [ef·fu·sive] adj.

1. Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy

Here’s the fancy word for the week. I wish I could think of something clever to say, to make you want to go out and use this word right away, but I can’t. Nothing pops up, but that’s okay. You’re all smart individuals if you’re reading this blog and I’m sure this word is already in your vocabulary. As they say, this is elementary.

Movie Spotlight: Inside Out

This week is very content heavy but I honestly just felt like writing and it sure beats doing homework for my summer classes.So what better way to start (or finish) your Saturday than with a movie recommendation! Inside Out is a fantastic movie and not just for kids, believe it or not (thank you Pixar!). In fact, if you have kids, I would advise caution with this movie as it is one of the saddest movies I’ve watched in recent years, and even though I’m a guy and guys don’t cry, I got choked up multiple times throughout the film. Truth be told, I was dragged to this movie because I thought it was going to be a kids movie! The plot centers around an 11 year old girl, Riley, who moves to San Francisco and chronicles her experience adjusting to school and life in general. The movie goes back and forth between Riley and her 5 main emotions represented as cute little people inside her head: Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust, and Sadness. The writers managed to envision a world inside Riley’s head and shows the brain as both a machine and a vibrant wonderland of thought and emotion. The world is fully realized and ever structure inside the mind is well fleshed out in what is perhaps the most fun interpretation of the human brain. Move aside, anatomy books, just have your students watch inside out instead. So there you have it, a brief rundown of inside out. I don’t want to go into too much detail in case you still haven’t seen it, but I would definitely give it the thumbs up. One of the best movies I’ve seen in recent years.

Final Verdict: 10/10

One of the best movies I’ve seen, beautifully written and executed, I could not find a flaw even if I tried.