Thursday, June 30, 2005

Out of the Cave

If Batman can bounce back, so too can my website. After all, I've only had a dissertation, a job search, a new 9am-9pm summer teaching schedule, and an imminent move to deal with. Batman had to bounce back from Joel Schumacher. I'd take my lot over his any day.

So, the new review. Next up will probably be either Land of the Dead or the extremely off-putting and frustrating War of the Worlds.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

yaaaaay to new reviews & a new defense date(July 20?)!!!

lord shazizzle manganizzle and i are jumping on the zombie train and going to see LAND OF THE DEAD this weekend. Thank you for giving us an alternative to the apparently wack WAR OF THE WORLDS.

~~lady shazizzle

10:41 PM, June 30, 2005  
Blogger NicksFlickPicks said...

I was counting from Friday since I posted so late at night, so actually the new defense date is July 21. Now must get form signed, meet with Cornell's dissertation Yoda about formatting for the library copy, etc. Oh, and must finish revising, but I'm trying to avoid the broken-record refrain.

Meanwhile, I'm glad to hear about the choice of movies. And I'm glad that today's surprise celebrity nuptials aren't getting you too down. (What will become of Jennifer Garner?)

11:09 PM, June 30, 2005  
Blogger Dr. S said...

Woo WOO about the new defense date! But what is this 9-9 teaching schedule? I'm intrigued.

The format check is surprisingly low-key, if you've followed the directions in the book / on the template. You're rocking on with your bad self! Hooray!

8:06 AM, July 01, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhh yes, the surprise ben's ex- (the one before jlo that he didn't know about), i have to say that i am happy for them.

if he had wanted to pull a tom ooze (to quote safire's great name for him) and toss an invite my way to show that we were still friends despite the the flops, jlo, and the other flops, i would've gone to the resort to support him. but alas, my invite got lost in the mail. ;)

But on a more serious note, i do feel kind of bad that they had to have a super secret small wedding to avoid the media. I mean, it doesn't even sound like their parents were there and i doubt there was even a dj. that just seems sad to me....

~~lady shazizzle manganizzle

3:42 PM, July 01, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What actually follows is a gregarious, unsettled, powerfully Oedipal, fundamentally confused tale that plays like a parable, even if it never quite commits to what, if anything, it is a parable of."

I'm so glad you're back, Mr. Davis. Promise not to go away again?

7:11 PM, July 01, 2005  
Blogger NicksFlickPicks said...

I'm so glad you're glad. I promise not to go away again. (Now, see what you can do about extracting a promise from my advisors that I will be free not to disappear again.)

9:08 PM, July 01, 2005  
Blogger NicksFlickPicks said...


@ Dr. S: To earn my keep, any keep, this summer, I'm TA'ing a 3-week summer school course that's an Intro to Film Studies for advanced high school students. Amy Villarejo is the professor. My day is Lecture 9-10:15, Discussion Section 10:30-11:45, Lunch, Afternoon Tutorial (i.e., More Section) 1:30-3:30, afternoon break, Nightly Office Hours 7:00-9:00. It's a little grueling, esp. with so much else to do, but the students are great.

@ the Lady: You're not putting it this way, but I will: ain't no way B&J's wedding was half as fun as yours. I guess I have some sympathy for them, too, but the sympathy is lessened on both sides because a) he is Ben Affleck, and b) she willingly married Ben Affleck and is giving forth his slackerspawn. Not that I know them. (Mantra: not that I know them, not that I know them, not that I know them....)

I do take this to mean that Michael Vartan is definitively free.

9:14 PM, July 01, 2005  

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