So here, on this first day, have I written a single word other than this blog post?
To mark the first day of being home alone with the dog, I decided it was SCARY MOVIE TIME!! So I rented Daybreakers and Legion to let my mind vegetate for a bit.
I haven't watched Legion yet, but let me tell you, Daybreakers was FANTASTIC. The premise was original, and the execution - despite the occasional foray into horror movie cliches - worked quite well. I was more than a little surprised, given that I had heard nothing but bad things about this film. It's definitely something I'd recommend to anyone with an appreciation for the genre. Good and bloody and tense and even (slightly) emotional. Ethan Hawke does a feasible job as the lead, and Willem Dafoe of course steals the show when he's on the screen. Oh and Sam Neil plays a bad guy! I don't think I've seen that since the final Omen movie, The Final Conflict, which was a nice change of pace.
So in closing, watch the film. It's entertaining.
Okay, I'm off to do more non-writing. Peace!