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Today was the first day of my new internship. I'll be working in the cardiology ICU for the next three months. This particular unit doesn't have the reputation of being very interesting for med students, but I'm determined to learn as much as I can. Besides, I love cardiology and I'm intrigued by the ICU, so it should be an interesting mix!

The downside is that the death toll in these kind of units is dramatically higher than in the conventional units. Today, when we entered the unit, we were greeted by people wailing and crying. Not exactly the best way to start an internship.

On a completely unrelated note, the whole family went to see "Up in the Air" yesterday, and it was pretty cool! You go from laughing to crying in less than a second, it's quite startling. The acting, the script and the story were great. The only problem I had with it was the French title. Instead of translating it, they decided to call it "In the Air". You know, as if four consecutive words in English is just too much to handle. I'll never get it…
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Well, finally "Where the Wild Things Are" is out in the movie theaters in France, and I was able to see it in English! I wasn't sure it would ever come out in it's original version, since the book is little known here.

The French title for it, however, is absolutely horrible. It's "Max et les Maximonstres", (Max and the Maximonsters), which in my opinion is disrespectful of both the author and the children who read the book. Why take away all the poetry and mystery from the original title and transform it into something so lame? (And for the matter, how do you hope to get people to watch a movie named like that?)

Anyway, we went to this small movie theater with my father, and got our seats cheap, because the heating was broken. Yes, broken. It's snowing and freezing outside, and we go see a movie in an unheated room. I had my gloves on (not to mention my coat) for most of the movie.

And it was … good, really good. I may be a little disappointed, because I had read some pretty good reviews, but the movie didn't really seem to have a plot. Regardless, the Wild Things were great, and the wild rumpus(es) was(were) awesome. It was smart, especially when Max realized the Wild Things were acting like he had been with his mother.

And that kid could act. Though my father pointed out he just had to be like a kid, I thought he was fantastic. I don't know if he's going to continue acting, but I think he'll do great!

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