Well, we are all back from a (hopefully) relaxing week off of school and stress. However, now we must crack down a catch up on that homework we meant to do while we were home and study for the upcoming exam week. It is a known fact that too much studying does more harm than good, so if you are looking for something to clear your head and help you re-focus your attention- stop by Grafton!
We have two great movies this week! At 7 PM we are showing The Time Traveler’s Wife. Staring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana, this romantic drama centers around a Chicago librarian who can travel through time. The movie focuses on his attempt to build a stable relationship with his wife and her attempt to build a life around her unstable husband. Based on a book by Audrey Niffenegger, which I have heard that the movie stays very close to, it should be a relaxing break from all your stressful studying.
Due to a complication with our distributing company, we cannot show Inglourious Basterds. For more information check out the post by Katelyn. Instead of the war film, we are showing Gamer, starring Gerard Butler and Michael C. Hall from the hit show Dexter. This action thriller follows Butler, a star player in an online multi-player game, as he tries to overthrow the creator of the game and retake his independence. With over an hour and a half of intense action, this movie will definitely wake you up and get you pumped for another round of writing those papers!
Best of luck with these next two weeks- push through it and then you have a month of no work! You can do it JMU!
This week around the JMU community (aka the last week of classes this semester!) :
Feeling overwhelmed by all the stress that comes along with finals? Come out to UPB’s late-night dance party Exam Jam to alleviate your troubles. Your body and your brain will be thanking you after taking a study break this Thursday night. Bring your friends and enjoy dancing to the musical selections of DJ G, eating some free food, and have the most fun you’ve ever had during exams!
Funny Freakin’ Friday
They don’t make them like Evan Wecksell anymore. As one of the funniest and most energetic performers to emerge from New York’s comedy clubs and musical venues, the Comedian and Singer/Songwriter is often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch.
You might have seen Evan on national television on VH1’s I Love the 80’s 3D, I Love the 70’s II, and I Love Toys.
The Grafton Saga: New Movies
The Time Traveler’s Wife
“Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler–cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry’s travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love. Based on the best-selling book by author Audrey Niffenegger.”*
“Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called “Slayers” looks to regain his independence while taking down the game’s mastermind (Hall).”*