Thursday, January 27, 2011

Catfish Paper!

Kelly Goblirsch 

Facebook is a network that is sweeping the nation.  More and more people are signing up and creating their own account. With this, there are more opportunities to meet people through the internet.  People need to be careful of who they are talking to and what they are talking about.  We need to be aware that everyone isn’t always who they say they are.  Catfish is a great movie that shows you the consequences of believing everything you hear. 
 In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film a documentary of the life of Ariel's brother, Nev.  Soon Catfish became an award winning documentary. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. Little did we know, it is a shocking reality thriller that anyone with access to the internet can relate to.  The two main characters are Yaniv Schulman and Angela Pierce. Catfish is a movie about a guy named Nev who is talking to a girl he met through Facebook.   
            Nev lives with his friend Henry and his brother Ariel, who began to film Nev’s life after he began talking to a girl named Megan on Facebook.  They would call each other all the time and text whenever they could.  Nev thought she could be a perfect match for him. Their relationship began through Megan’s little sister Abby. who is amazing at painting.  Nev would always receive pictures that eight year old Abby had painted of photographs he had taken.  They were unbelievable, so naturally Nev really wanted to meet her. Nev would occasionally talk to Megan’s mother Angela as well. Once Nev and Megan had been talking for a while, Nev decided it was time to meet her.  Everything was about to change.    
In this movie, I loved how even though it was a documentary, it was still filmed very well.  When I thought of a documentary, I thought the camera shots would be angled weird and it would be bumpy.  I was wrong.  I felt that it was filmed very well and it showed exactly what he was feeling.  One thing I really like about Catfish was that everything was unexpected. There were twists and turns one after another.  It is a movie that will keep you on your toes.  Most movies I can predict what was going to happen but I couldn’t for this one.  It was very suspenseful and kept you interested throughout the whole movie.  The character that was the most interesting was Angela.  There are many unanswered questions about her character.   I think the idea behind this movie was really interesting because you know things like this happen.  I think it is a great movie to watch because it makes you to think twice about who you talk to on the internet.  It is a valuable movie that I think people should see. 
I definitely recommend this movie to adults and teenagers because it can show you that you can’t trust everyone on the internet.  Just be safe and smart about what you decide to put out on the internet and how much you believe of what other people say.  I wouldn’t recommend this movie to children because I don’t think it would keep their attention as much and they wouldn’t fully understand  themovie’s major concepts. I liked the movie because I always hear about stories like this on the news. However, I never hear anything more about it.  It was interesting to see it from Nev’s perspective.  I like that I was able to see the beginning, the middle and the end of this sketchy situation.  I also really liked the movie because I thought they captured great scenes of how the characters were feeling. Overall, I recommend the movie and I hope it gets you thinking about who you can and can’t trust as well as the information you put out on the web

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Catfish day three

Today we finished the movie Catfish. Again, this movie is so wierd.  I could not have been as calm as Nev was in this situation.  I would be pissed.  I feel like he handled it in a very respectful way but not necessarly the right way.  Angela was a creep and should have has consquences to her actions.  There are many things on this movie that I feel like it would be obvious she was lying.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Catfish 2

From what I saw today, the mom is a creep.  It is hard to believe that it is a true story.  Its seems wierd to know that the mom went through so much work just to make up this eleborate lie.  I just want to know how she came up with it all and kept it all stright.  If I were Nev, I wouldn't be as nice to here. I would be pissed if I found out someone did this to me.  I guess he did it so he could get his questions answers but still its wierd!
It is a good movie and just shows that I have to be careful of what I put on the internet. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Today we starting watching a movie called Catfish.  It is really interesting! The sad thing is, this type of stuff always happens on facebook or on the internet in general. He is in a hard situation because he can see that she is lying but he hasn't brought it up to her yet.  This is a way is kind or creepy because he can't see her face to face. He has no clue what to expect.  It is good he is now looking up things and trying to see what else she is lying about.  He kind of has gotten himself in really deep but since they have never met, he easily could just stop talking to her in general.  I think he just is hoping it isn't true and that they could be together later.    Overall, so far this movie seems sketchy but very interesting. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Photoshop Writting

This is not my sister and I, but It does resemble us.  My sister's name is Erin and she is almost 21 years old.  I am about three years younger than her and we are best friends.  I feel like I can tell her anything and we are always there for each other.  I don't know what I would do without her. I love her very much!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Kelly Goblirsch
Period 2
21st Century Writing
Impact of Cell Phones
I believe that cell phones have been a huge improvement to our
technology and have become very widespread. Although, there are some aspects of
the cell phone that are negative, there are many reasons why the cell phone has
positively affected our society. Cell phones are very effective because they allow people
to make and receive calls at any point. Cell phone use is rapidly becoming one of the
most common forms of communication in the world. They are handy tools for staying in
touch with family and friends, contacting help in an emergency and staying connected
through internet applications. They are very convenient. The cell phone sizes are
smaller than normal phones. Technology has been growing at a rapid rate to
accommodate the needs and the desires of the people. One of the greatest
technologies of the 21 century is the cell phone. It has become a phenomenon and an
addiction to own at least one cell phone per person. Cell phones have now become a
part of our daily life and without cell phones we would be lost in this high tech world. Cell
phone use is getting more popular. I remember I couldn’t get a cell phone until I was in
eighth grade and now I see kids who are in elementary school and they have cell
phones. It is crazy to see how young people are when they are getting their phones. I
feel like they are so young that they wouldn’t even need to use it. But now, 30% of the
population has joined the mobile phone services. Cell phones make our life easier. It is
easier to contact a person and we can speak with him now matter where they are, if
they are abroad or not. It is more convenient because you don’t have to look for a public
phone just to call someone; you have a phone right on you. Cell phones are a tool of
convenience. Easy access isn’t the only benefit of cell phones. They haven’t given us
only the power to talk wirelessly, but they also provided us with games, music, photos,
access to the Internet and much more. Whatever may be the reason for why you buy a
cell phone, the truth is they offer you many opportunities. No matter how old you are,
cell phones are easy to use. They come in many different kinds so you can pick which
one you like the best. It doesn’t surprise me how fast cell phones have grown. I feel
like they are super helpful. It is easier because I don’t have to remember names and
numbers anymore; all I have to do is add them it to my contacts and I am done. It allows
me to connect more with my parents when I am not home. Overall, there are many
advantages and disadvantages to cell phones but I feel like the good outweighs the bad.
I use my cell phone all the time and I love it.