Ann and I watched Monsters last night on On Demand—the theatrical release is in November, I think. Wow. What a surprise. Proper deployment of monsters so it doesn’t get stupid. Nice visual development of the contaminated zone. A minimum of plot holes (there are a couple.) A somewhat complex relationship, with the guy clearly meant to be a bit of a jerk, but not in the usual broad, swaggering sense. Some dialogue you don’t expect, and a few twists that aren’t really twists–it’s just you’ve seen so many movies of this sort you think you know where it’s going to go. Nice cinematography.
Um, and the alien life forms…involve both fungi and squid. Get out of my daydreams, movie! Stop plundering my brain!
Okay, off to Richmond for writer’s conference.