instead of going home, i played it cool at the loews harvard square theatre, buying myself a regular popcorn ($5), and sneaking into my second movie of the day for free, syriana. shot in that disjuncted style reminiscent of traffic and crash (but ultimately the pieces come together to form a coherent story), the movie's about the powerful oil industry and how it influences and creates geopolitical events for the sake of increasing and maintaining profit shares. clooney plays bob barnes, a CIA spook about to get shafted by the agency. although interesting, a better movie about corporate greed is the documentary the corporation. noteworthy item: when the feds start seizing computers, you can see an old lady secretary in the office mouthing the words, "WTF is going on?" there's also a really cool (and by cool i mean gory) lebanese torture scene.
by the time i finished watching those two movies, it was already dark outside. my parents were waiting for me at home and we had dinner before they left. i took a hot bath to stay warm, then spent the rest of the night watching television until i fell asleep.