Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Semester Test

When I first saw commercials for High School Musical, I knew I would never watch it because of how gay it looked. After the first 20 minutes of it though, I couldn't stop watching it. It is seriously more than just a musical; its a movie. A wonderful movie. I will talk about the plot of the movie, compare it to other musicals, and tell what I like about it.

Two normal teens meet on a cruise while being picked to sing at a party. Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) and Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens)immediately become attracted to each other. After the break, Troy returns to school as the basketball team captain/hero of the school person he is. What he doesn't know is that Gabriella has been switched to his school. They meet in detention that is held by the school's drama teacher, Ms. Darbus. Troy has a championship game coming up and is losing focus of basketball over this girl. The science club is also having a tournament they want to win and need Gabriella to join because she is a "genius". So the ball team and science team unite to split these two love birds apart so both will benefit. What they don't know is they have ruined these two peoples lives while also possibly jeopardizing both chances of winning. So they join back to fix things and all in the mean time, Troy and Gabriella were wanting to act in Ms. Darbus's upcoming play. So 3 major events end up happening in one night: the championship game, the science tournament, and the play callbacks. In the end, Troy and Gabriella end up singing in front of nearly the whole school (after Gabriella won her tournament and Troy's game got temporarily postponed). The song was beautiful, Troy went back and won the game, and everything was perfect.

This muscial is the same as most other musicals in the fact that people stop everything whether it is in the middle of a fight or the middle of lunch to start singing and having a great time together. It's like everyone are all friends even if in the movie they are not. It is different because it is more upbeat and has better songs and is more for kids of the newer generation.

I like pretty much everything about the movie. I thought the people played their characters very well. The singing was good and made people want to dance and sing along as well. I even pictured myself being in a High School Musical, and I thought I would never say that.

In conclusion, High School Musical has a great plot for people of all ages and has wonderful songs, it is still a musical, but it can be said it is better than other musicals, and pretty much everything about the movie is great. I really enjoyed it.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Acceptance Speech

Hello, my name is Conor Lawrence. And I would first off like to thank God for giving me the honor of having this award bestowed upon me. I don't know why Mr. Hefner has chosen me as the one to inherit his mansion and the company name. Quite frankly, I don't care either. I am just so glad to now be the runner of Playboy. I am made for this job. I am good with business, good with women, and good with money.

First, although sometimes I want to have fun being all rich and famous, I will still keep the business side of me. I take any kind of work serious. From my point of view, it's business first and fun second. I can give great new ideas out and it will seem like Hef hasn't even left. I will not let this business go under during these depressing times. People will still want to buy my Playboy magazines.

Second, I am good with women. I can pick only the most beautiful women in the world to go in my magazines. I will keep them with me everywhere I go to show I can keep up with Hef in every way. My bunnies will be twice as pretty as his, along with his that he already has. I can show them a fun time and they can live out the dream of being a Playboy bunny.

Last, I am good with money. I will not take all the company's money and blow it on stuff for me. I will put nearly all of it into the business and stock. Sure I am going to buy me a few things, but not anything huge. I have always been good at keeping my money up and not wasting much of it.

Now rapping this speech up. I would once again love to thank God for making me the person I am. You all will not be upset with me now in charge of the business. I will be good with the business, the girls, and the money. Thank you all for listening.

Monday, May 3, 2010

West Side Story

The white people and the Peurto Ricans are having a big dispute. They fight for turf. Both gangs fight under the highway and the leaders of both gangs end up getting killed. Tony is wanting to leave the city with Maria (Barnado's sister). At the end Tony died and everyone somehow worked out their problems through the final death. Maria made everyone think and decide that fighting was to much and they should stop.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fiddler on the Roof

The whole play is based on following traditions. A man starts out talking into the camera talking about traditions and what traditions he follows. The setting is in like a jewish village. Not a lot of violence or chaos happens in the village. In this village, women do not find their own men; instead, they have a matchmaker that finds them a man. A man is trying to get wealthy because he is tired of being poor. He is trying to also find his daughter a husband. He settles for matching his daughter with the butcher from town. He is wealthy and like his daughter so the father will be happy for her and for the wealthiness she might bring him. Now a young tailor wants to marry his daughter after she said she didn't want to marry the butcher.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mr. Bean part 3

This starts out with him at a swimming pool and he wants to go in on a little kid slide but gets caught as he starts to go down so he goes to the diving area. Here he is high up and very afraid to go in. Next he is trying to get out of a parking area so he doesn't have to pay. Then he is at some park bench with this man reading a book and he goes through way to much trouble to fix him a little sandwich. After that he is at a stoplight and pushes his car through it. Then he goes to a movie and is watching it with a girl that he bought a large popcorn for him and a tiny one for her. He is scared to death of the movie.

Mr. Bean part 2

In his second short film, Mr. Bean starts out tring to pay a guy on the street and didn't have the right change he wanted to give him, so he dances and gets some money and pays the guy. Next, he is shopping for stuff and tries out all of his stuff he would use with them and a guy takes his credit card. And he has to go with him to the bathroom because his hand is stuck in the guys pants. Third, he is going out to eat by himself and is writing some sort of card that is for himself and he enjoys it. Its so funny so far. He is trying to see what he can buy with the little money he has on him. And he is having to eat like raw hamburger meat but he puts it everwhere in the room. He is then at some meet and greet with famous stars.

Mr. Bean part 1

I for one do not like nonverbal communication. I thought Mr. Bean is hilarious even though he doesn't talk very much. I am not good at not being able to talk. I have to be able to speak to get all of my points through. In his first movie he starts out with a hilarious scene when he is getting an exam. In the next scene he is at a beach trying to change into his swimsuit (underwear-like bottoms) and doesn't like doing it whitle this guy is there, but the guy is blind. In the third scene he is at a church and keeps falling asleep and being very disruptive. But all-in-all the whole thing was hilarious from start to finish