Daily Archives: March 20, 2013

Pitch Perfect

Unfortunately I’ve run out of time to watch any remakes for this week. So, instead I’m going to just talk about how good the movie Pitch Perfect is. Hopefully everyone has seen it and if not you need to get on that!  (There is a potential for spoilers.)

I remember sometime last fall seeing the promos for the movie and thought it would be funny. Sadly, I did not make it to the theatres to see it there. I ended up waiting until it was available on-demand and watched it when I went home for winter break. After watching this movie I realized that it was the first movie in a very long time that made me genuinely laugh. I mean, when I watch movies I chuckle, but it’s more of an “I’m going to open my mouth, but no audible sound will come out”, when I was watching Pitch Perfect though I was cackling, to say the least. There were some hilarious jokes that were right up my alley. One of my favorites was when Bender was insulting Fat Amy and then asked her to make out with him and she replied, “I sometimes think I can do crystal meth, but then I think, hmmm, better not.” Small gems like that make the movie so awesome.


As for the actors, I was surprised that they were actually singing. It was still auto-tuned a bit, but not as much as I was expecting. And Rebel Wilson was definitely a scene stealer. Every time she was on the screen I was laughing. Anna Kendrick at first made me kind of nervous, I wasn’t sure how I was going to like her, but after watching the movie my view of her is completely different. I loved how sarcastic her character was; well I just loved how sarcastic everyone was! And Skylar Astin has been added to my list of future husbands.  🙂 Before this movie I had no idea who he was, but now it seems his fame has gone through the roof and he was just in the movie 21 and Over. Overall, the cast did a great job!


Everyone needs to watch this movie. It is on my list of 100 Must See movies.(which just gave me an idea to make that my blog for the next couple of weeks!) And this isn’t just because it’s funny, but it’s also a pretty good plot line and has some catchy music to go along with it. I’ve attached some clips that just briefly highlight the awesomeness of this movie! 😀




Persuasive Essay- Music Education

After much thought, I think that I am going to write my persuasive paper on music education. I haven’t quite decided if I’m just going to focus on why it is important or if I should talk about funding for it. I feel as though I could combine the two of them, which is what I’m really considering as of now. I really like this topic because I feel as though I’ve personally seen the effects of this. My schools never lost their music programs, but I have definitely seen them go from hero to zero. Another potential subject that I could talk about is how funding isn’t divided evenly between sports and music. I could simply be making assumptions here, but I know that in Oklahoma we had one of the best  football stadiums in Northern Oklahoma, but our music building was gross and we had a lot of old instruments. After looking at some databases that we have I’ve found that there are a lot of good resources that talk about music education, so I won’t be hitting any rough spots looking for information.

For now, my structure is going to begin with talking about the benefits of music education. I might also make the argument that music is just as important as any other class that we have to take. I would definitely have to include the fact that some people aren’t “artsy” and are more focused on other extracurriculars, but I could include that both aid them in some way. I was thinking of including the benefits that music has, such as helping kids with math to an extent, or vice versa. After that, I’ll go on to talk about funding for music programs and the potential solutions that there are. I know of many organizations that focus on keeping the arts in school and will probably include them in my persuasive argument. To wrap everything up I will include the opposing opinion that arts are completely unnecessary. I might try to talk to someone who sees things that way because I know I am way too biased to try and think of why someone wouldn’t like music/arts. I also like my idea because I have had experience with music. From kindergarten until twelfth grade I was involved in music in some way, be it through required music courses, musicals, or even band. And I think that this will provide me with some compelling arguments and personal stories that can add to the persuasiveness of my essay. At first I was afraid of this essay, but after coming up with this topic I’m pretty sure it will be smooth sailing from here on out.