What a day, yesterday. I didn’t leave my apartment at all but not because I was studying. I spent most of the day watching movies, one of my favorite pastimes.
In preparation for our Discovery Expedition to Kenya I watched two assigned films: Darwin’s Nightmare and The Last King of Scotland. Darwin’s Nightmare is a documentary about the fishing industry in Tanzania, where foreigners smuggle arms in and export fish out while the locals starve. Not pleasant.
No less pleasant were some of the scenes in The Last King of Scotland, in which Forest Whitaker brilliantly plays brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. The plot was very similar to that of Playing God, which I regard as one of the worst movies ever made. The two movies have another connection: Playing God stars David Duchovny while The Last King of Scotland stars his x-files costar Gillian Anderson. Gillian wins this round; hers was a good movie and I’m glad I finally saw it.
To lighten things up I also watched Dan in Real Life. There wasn’t much to this romantic comedy, but it was a refreshing way to wrap up the movie day. Then it was on to more important things, like watching Rice beat Texas A&M 9 – 6. Another victory today will secure the Owls’ third consecutive trip to the CWS. I wish I could be there for the games, but, since I can’t, thank goodness for the Internet!