I'm still not feeling all that great, but life goes on, I suppose.
Last night I watched a low budget action/suspense flick called The Prodigy. It seems to have been made on a shoestring budget with quasi-professional actors, directors, and crew, but it was fairly engaging, and although the plot took some twists and turns that might have occasionally lacked a bit of logic, overall I would say it was probably as good as most of the Hollywood thrillers that've been made in the last few years. The plot essentially revolves around a protagonist who's a member of the organized crime underworld and some kind of sadistic serial killer type of guy who's life becomes intertwined with that of our hero. At least the movie felt fairly original and had some heart (I listened to part of the director's commentary afterward, and it always blows my mind to hear how people struggle and fight to get together the financing, talent, and time to put something together like this without studio backing- it kind of makes you want to go back and watch the movie again with an eye toward seeing the things in it that the director and producer must've been so impressed with in the original script). So if you want to see what kind of action movie you might be able to make if you squeezed a small fortune out of the father of your richest friend, go check out The Prodigy.
Well, I've got very little news, and I feel lousy (I think it's a cold).