I keep being lazy and putting off updating the journal thingie. But then again, nothing much of note has happened. But does it ever?
are some photos I took of my new dollfie. She's just supercute. And
so well behaved! She has hair, but I didn't bother putting it on.
She's pretty enough without it.
been so hot here, but the past few days have been cooler. You know
it's been hot when mid-90's counts as 'cooler'. Been watering the lawn
like crazy, and after 4 years, some of the grass is actually spreading.
There's a chipmunk and a turtle living in my front yard.
not been finding much worth renting lately. I've bitched about crappy
horror movies before, and I'll do it again. I keep renting this and
that in hopes that I might find a gem in the rough.. it happens, if
rarely. But mostly it's just crap, crap, crap. Low budget, bad script,
stupid plot, terrible acting, the list goes on. And low budget doesn't
necessarily mean bad.
But high budget doesn't mean something's going to be
good either. In fact, the higher the budget, the more chance there is
that's it been homogenized to dull pablum with a few special effects
thrown in. Most of the high budget thrillers and horrors have no
personality and the same, re-used plots. You know, the kind you're
watching and think, 'Oh there's no way the plot twist could be that
bland and predictable. There's no way. Oh my god, it is.' A sad state
Evil Dolly's Movie Recommendation of the Day:
Silent Hill. Well, this one was a pleasant surprise. It turned out a
whole lot better than I expected, especially for a movie based off a
video game. It was a nice, tidy little movie with character. The sets
were great (I love decaying buildings like that) and moody, the monsters
were cool, and they went more towards 'disturbing' than 'disgusting'.
Disturbing works better for me on many levels. You know, creepy. It
didn't get annoying with false scares, either--like cats jumping out and
junk like that. On the downside, the use of scary little girls seems
routine nowadays, but I guess if they had deviated it wouldn't have
been true to the game plot. Also, they could have done so much more in
exploring the torturous disturbingness of the settings.
However, I absolutely loved the nurses... those coulda come straight from my own head. Wee!