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Last update: 25 Feb 2009 -- 5:03pm
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     Wednesday
    25 Feb 2009
    Tonight's sunset.

     Tuesday
    24 Feb 2009
    Yesterday in Telluride was cloudy and rainy, though it was snowing up on the slopes. But today is clear and just amazing.

     Monday
    16 Feb 2009
    Mr. Brooks (IMDB 7.6|Rot 56%|Netflix 3.7)

    A thriller/chiller about a seemingly normal Businessman of the Year whose terrible secret is that he's a serial killer. He doesn't really want to be one and attends AA meetings to try to keep it in control. After one of his double murders, a voyeur confronts him with photos, blackmailing Mr. Brooks into taking him on his next murder. Sounds a bit like Dexter, doesn't it?

    I won't tell any more for fear that it will let more out than I should. There are subplots which I thought were superfluous that aren't if I had been paying attention rather than falling asleep on the couch.

    Rental recommended. It's not too scary or gory. The killing in this movie (ABOUT A MURDERER) is in the low single digits. Compare to Taken which was well into double digits. Discuss.

    One Missed Call (IMDB 3.4|Rot 0%|NetFlix 3.0)
    This movie was awful. Not Eks Vs. Sever awful, but pretty awful. Netflix had this at a 3.0 rating so I figured I'd try it out. It wasn't until this moment that I looked up the IMDB and Rot ratings. Damn you Netflix!

    The movie was sort of OK (though slow) until the third act, where it stopped making any kind of sense at all.

    Avoid. Not worth a Netflix rental.

    Taken (IMDB 8.0|Rot 55%|Netflix 4.1)
    A run-of-the-mill thriller starring Liam Neeson as a Jason Bourne equivalent (but much older, fatherly, baritone, and not as cute). He is a divorced ex-black ops guy who's trying to make up lost time with his 17 year old daughter. In a nearly pointless subplot, daughter is loving life with Mom and very rich stepfather. Against his paranoid better judgement, Neeson tries to ingratiate himself to his daughter by letting her go to France.

    But of course Neeson's crazy paranoid fantasy comes true and she is kidnapped by human traffickers. Hilarity ensues.

    Actually, brutality ensues. Neeson annihilates everyone in the path to his daughter. The end.

    The movie does the job minimally. The protagonist murders 30+ people, yet somehow it's still PG13. Note to self: don't kidnap Liam Neeson's daughter.

     Saturday
    14 Feb 2009
    Failed saving throw: head stuffed up.

     Wednesday
    4 Feb 2009
    Thou venomed toad-spotted bugbear! Defend yourself!

    Hence naughty thing! Or I shall spank thy bones out of thy garments!

    Thou dissembling swag-bellied hugger-mugger! Kiss me!

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