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last 3 movies i watched
i only heard of point break about a week ago and decided to watch it on a whim. turns out, it is one of the those movies with an endless number of homages and parodies. i’d already seen one of the key scenes in hot fuzz. yeah, it was silly and convoluted (and had keanu reeves in it), but once it got the whole surfing thing out of the way it really picked up the pace. 3/5
"found footage" is very popular at the moment. afflicted sets itself apart by using decent cameras that aren’t constantly jiggling. it felt more like a documentary (which is how it is played) than the blair witch project. i was a little disappointed that they went down the <SPOILER>vampire route instead of leaving the disease mysterious</SPOILER>, but that’s just me speaking as a psychological horror fan (less is more!). overall i really liked the direction of the film, and the effects were excellent, even if the acting fell down at times. 3/5
i’m not sure how i missed this one for so long, but after seeing a post on tumblr about the effects, i decided it was time to watch it. while the effects are never going to be quite life-like, they still hold up amazingly well (i think because they mixed cgi with animatronics). the dinosaurs are cool, the story’s exciting, the characters are likeable, and it has jeff goldblum in it (whats more to say?). 5/5
>tries listening to someone elses music
>”ew no gross”
Lord help my country..
Nigeria Quarantines Hospital as Ebola Spreads to Most Populous City
The death marks the first recorded case of the highly infectious disease in Africa’s most populous country
Nigeria has evacuated and quarantined a hospital in the city of Lagos after a patient died from Ebola, the first reported case to reach one of Africa’s most densely-populated countries.
Reuters reports that the patient, Patrick Sawyer, a consultant for Liberia’s finance ministry, collapsed shortly after his flight landed at Lagos airport on July 20. He died while in treatment at First Consultants Hospital. Health officials said that doctors and nurses who came into contact with Sawyer have been isolated and closely monitored.
“The private hospital was demobilized (evacuated) and the primary source of infection eliminated,” said Lagos state health commissioner Jide Idris, Reuters reports.
In Sierra Leone, a prominent doctor, Sheik Umar Khan, who was instrumental in the fight to contain the virus died on Tuesday, roughly one week after the government disclosed that he had contracted the virus, the BBC reports. The news comes after a Liberian doctor died of the virus over the weekend and two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, continued to struggle under intensive care in Monrovia, Liberia.
The number of Ebola cases continues to climb in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the virus has infected 1,201 people and claimed 672 lives since it was first reported in West Africa in February, according to the World Health Organization. But the emergence of the disease in Lagos, a city of 21 million people, has officials fearing a greater challenge to containment.
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literally every time i talk to my mum on the phone, there will have to be this minute+ long exchange of goodbyes at the end (in stupid voices). its annoying but i cant help it!!!