4EFLIX: Revenge and More Revenge

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It’s Humpday, and we at the Fourth Edition know exactly what that means: You have 300 pages of reading to do for class tomorrow, loads of responses to answer, bunches of notes to take and tons of stuff to do. You’re drowning in work … but you really aren’t doing any of it. In fact, you’re probably wasting away time watching some random series on your Netflix account. Enter 4E Flix. This new post is here to aid you in your inevitable procrastination attempts. This Wednesday, and for many Wednesdays to come, we’ll be featuring an addicting series and irresistible movie — both easily accessed on your Netflix account. That’s right, kids: You now can procrastinate and find shows on Netflix without even having to go through the random browsing, so curl up in your bed and get ready to get addicted.. You’re welcome. Without further ado, here are this week’s 4E Flix Picks:

Revenge

According to the old poem, “Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet but revenge is sweeter.” This is obviously the case in ABC’s new hit series, which features breakout star Emily Van Camp. (Start drooling now) Van Camp plays the resourceful Amanda Clarke, a young socialite who returns to the Hamptons under a new alias, Emily Thorne, to seek revenge on the powerful people who framed her father for terrorism and ultimately caused his death. Things go awry when she develops a romance with Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman), the son of the mega-wealthy Victoria and Conrad Grayson (Madeleine Stowe and Henry Czerny) — who happen to be Amanda’s biggest targets. Believe us, Hoyas, this show is like a can of Pringles: Once you pop, the fun don’t stop … and neither do the plot twists and steamy surprises. Once you begin watching this show, you’ll probably be wondering how revenge could be so, so delicious.

The Millennium Trilogy: Extended Edition

Keeping with the theme of thrills and revenge, one can’t help but become addicted to the three films in the Millennium Trilogy. Based off of Stieg Larsson’s internationally acclaimed novels, the series follows reporter Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) through a series of events that include kidnapping, conspiracy, lies and cold-blooded murder. Gripping, chilling, and thought-provoking throughout, The Millennium Trilogy will keep you on the edge of your seat. Don’t be discouraged by the subtitles; these films are instant classics. (And just to clarify, they blow the American version out of the water.) (And just to clarify again, the books are always better.)

Procrastinate away, Hoyas.

Photo: IMDb

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Best Bets: Perks of a Long Weekend

It’s been a rough week. Some of you are probably still hung over from Homecoming while others are sleep deprived after a week filled with exams.  So this is truly the perfect time for a three-day weekend. Even though we know that most of you will be trying to catch up on all that lost sleep, try to take advantage of some exciting events in the Capital this weekend. Friday: “Perks of Being a Wallflower,” featuring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, comes out today, and it may be worth it to cough up the $12 to see this movie in theatres. With a large popcorn and a box of Milk Duds, I can’t think of a better way to spend my Friday afternoon. We’ll see if the movie actually lives up to the hype and anticipation. Saturday: The Georgetown Program Board has put together a great event to take a limited number of students to the Virginia State Fair this Saturday night. It costs only $10 for admission to the fair, a wristband for unlimited rides, and roundtrip transportation. Students will leave campus at 4p.m. and return by 11p.m. There are only four spots left so make sure to go to the GPB office (Leavey 426) to sign up! Sunday: It’s already October and that means that the countdown till Halloween has begun. If you’re like me, you’ve already had your costume chosen for months. However, if you need a little inspiration, make the day trip to Six Flags in Maryland to enjoy the spooky attractions and shows of Fright Fest. Tickets start at just $34.99. Monday: Christopher Columbus got us out of a day of school so we may as well honor all that he accomplished. Show your appreciation and attend the annual ceremony at the Columbus Memorial Statue located at Union Station. During the ceremony, wreaths are laid at the base of his statue by the Embassies of Italy and Spain as well as by the general public. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Photo: Smithsonian Magazine

Catch a Movie on the Mall

In the mood for a movie? Don’t want to shell out 12 bucks for the movie theater? No worries, because Screen on the Green starts tonight!

The annual outdoor film festival runs for the next four weeks, showing classic movies on a 20’ x 40’ screen on the National Mall (between 7th and 12th streets). Tonight’s show will be Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and later in the summer you can catch It Happened One Night, From Here to Eternity and Psycho. The schedule can be found here.

Screen on the Green started back in 1999, and “is dedicated to promoting outdoor movie festivals in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region.” It almost lost its funding in 2009, but Friends of Screen on the Green made sure that the festival stuck around.

If the classic movies at Screen on the Green aren’t up your alley, there are plenty of other outdoor movie festivals around the D.C. area. NoMa Summer Screen has screenings on Wednesday evenings (their theme is End of the World!) and the Capitol Riverfront shows movies on Thursdays. Gateway Park, just over the bridge in Rosslyn, is showing political comedies on Friday nights. All are free and most are just a short walk or metro ride away.

So pack some snacks and a blanket and check out some of D.C.’s outdoor movie festivals!

Photo: Flickr via user riacale

Sunday Night Wrapup: Still Hungry

From the premiere of the Hunger Games to the opening ceremony of the Cherry Blossom Festival, this weekend has been exciting and full of activity. But in case you didn’t have the chance to keep up with the news, Sunday Night Wrapup has got you covered.

  • Thousands of fans dressed up as their favorite characters from the Hunger Games on Thursday night to sit in crowded theatres all over the country to see the much anticipated film adaptation of the best-selling novel. The movie made over $150 million in its opening weekend, the third biggest opening three-day weekend of all-time.
  • On Saturday afternoon, demonstrators rallied at Freedom Plaza to show support for Trayvon Martin, an African-American teen who was shot and killed by a neighbor volunteer, George Zimmerman, a month ago in Sanford, Florida. This event has sparked rallies against racism all over the country.
  • Gaston Hall was alive on Saturday night for the Spring Charity Fashion Show, Into the Wild, which featured many gorgeous models and performances by the GU Bindaas, our very own Tate Tucker, and Groove Theory. All proceeds benefited the Roslin Orphanage in West Timor, Indonesia. Congratulations to all of the amazing performers, models, and the dedicated staff for all of their hard work!
  • This Sunday marked the beginning of the Cherry Blossom Festival, a five-week celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift of cherry trees to the United States. The opening ceremony took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and was headlined by Grammy award winner, Sara Bareilles.

Photo: The Washington Post