We all did regretful things as teenagers. One too many drinks at a friend’s party lead to one too many drunken words. Heck, it still happens. And now the once-innocent glee-clubbers of Fox’s inanely popular show have now joined a new club: one that glorifies shots of Goose and Henny instead of singing the woes of teenhood in carousel horse sweaters.
In this week’s Glee ep (“Blame it on the Alcohol”), Rachel Berry threw a house party for her fellow glee members, all of whom, with the exception of Kurt and Finn, got drunk off of wine coolers. Despite the warnings of Mr. Schuester, the episode continued with some alcoholic hangover cures and some pre-performance jitter juice.
Although the episode was intended to show the negative effects of drinking, it presented two contrasting ideas.
Admit it, you have been in this scenario at least once: You find out that the latest movie to hit theatres is going to be shown in 3-D. Excited, you rush to the movie theatre and get your very expensive ticket, waiting in suspense to see a 3-D movie. Once you leave the theatre, however, you feel a bit let down. Sure, it might have been a great movie in terms of plot, editing, or cinematography, but the 3-D visual effects weren’t all that great, were they?
This situation is not all that unusual in today’s media. It seems like every single film they make has to be in 3-D. Literally everything from Avatar to Shrek is available in the 3-D format. Even the final chapter in the SAW series was recently released in 3-D. Although it seems that 3-D is the way to go, it’s actually not worth paying all that money just to see the visual effects jump out like a pop-up book. There is a price to pay when it comes to watching a 3-D movie. Continue reading