Thursday, January 27, 2011

catfish paper

Catfish movie review

Now a day’s everywhere you look, there are more people using technology. But now society has even come up with a new way to use the internet. No one has time to go on dates the old fashioned way; people go online to meet another for some type of relationship. There’s a catch though, internet is not as safe as we may think it is. Almost one in eight youth ages discovered that someone they were communicating with online was an adult pretending to be much younger. Catfish is a documentary film based on a similar situation. There are twists and turns you could never have imagined. A man in his twenties starts a friendship online with a talented eight year old girl named Abby, all because of the amazing paining she painted from a picture Ned took. Closer to the end you find out the brutal truth about Abby and her family, that makes the audience gasp in anger.
Filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost decided to create a film, type of a documentary about Nev, Ariel’s brother. Nev was a twenty-four year old man living in New York, who was a photographer. They started shooting the film in 2007 and the movie came out in 2010. As Nev’s life is being filmed, there isn’t too much shocking going on in the beginning just picture taking. Then suddenly Nev receives an email from an eight year old girl who painted a portrait of the picture Nev had shot. Later Nev to only find out he has been living a lie.
Nev and Abby email each other back and forth, creating a friendship. Later he finds out Abby has an older sister Megan. Turns out Megan and Nev have a lot in common. For the first time Nev experiences a long term relationship, and he is loving it. After a few months he starts to get suspicious and wants to know if there really is a Megan or not. The mother of Abby and Megan also talks to Nev over the phone and from the paintings sent to Nev the mother is a beautiful woman.
After all the suspicious feelings Nev and his crew decide to surprise Abby and her family, and fly to Chicago then drive to Michigan. Right off the bat they visit where Megan said she lives. Turns out she didn’t even live there, but mail for a Megan did come there. After the crew decides to make a stop at Abby’s house and ask a few questions, to make things cleared up. Then once they finally sit down to get an answer, you’ll want to scratch your eyes out by the disgust.
After watching the movie myself and going through all the intense moments I really loved the movie. There were up and down moments, and parts of the movie where you couldn’t look away. This movie really showed me that the internet is not the best way to meet people online.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

catfish part two

wow after viewing the movie today my thoughts about the whole movie has changed. now that we know nev has never spoken to megan. i believe that it was angela the whole time the mother. also i think that the 8 year old girl abby is not the painter she never was. i think that angela was the one who was painting all of the paintings. this is so creepy and not a normal thing to do. maybe something happened to this family, and now angela is taking her feelings out in a weird way. i personally thnk she needs help. i feel extremely  bad for nev he was pretty much played the whole time, being in a fake relationship.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


the movie catfish is a great film. even though i dont understand yet why it is called that yet.
the girl Abby is a very talented girl who can paint amazing art. The way she paints is like a person who has been painting for the past ten years. the romance part of the movie is so cute how it started with the emails and then phone calls so cute.
i cant wait to see what happens.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

social media

After watching the video in class I was pretty interested in what I saw. I didn’t know that if facebook was a country it would be the 4th largest country. Many people use it. But I talk pretty soon something else will come out better that facebook and then facebook will go down and everyone will move onto something bigger and greater.  Our world is changing every minute of every day. There are a lot of people on this earth if only we all got along I think that we could create something so amazing and useful, that we would never hate or fight against each other. But as we are people we are not perfect so we don’t always get along with everyone so it’s harder. There are a lot of interesting facts out there, some that we want to hear and some that we don’t. it’s sad about what happens on this earth and the sad thing is that we can’t fix what is ruining the earth. But we can try.  Our social media is growing every day. There are so many ways to get around hearing something to let someone know something. Through facebook, cell phones, face to face, TV, internet, video calling. Pretty soon more technology will come out and we will be able to know everything about everyone.