Put Zodiac On Your Netflix Queue

June 6, 2009

Today is the last day of this phase of my life. Tomorrow I start fresh again and I have set out several goals for myself in the upcoming months. I was doing pretty good on bettering myself from March to May, but I let a woman sidetrack me and lost focus and the past couple weeks I’ve really let myself go. That’s fine. I should have an even bigger sense of accomplishment in the upcoming weeks. As I said a while ago, I wanted to start gaining some serious weight and getting back into shape. I haven’t lifted in a few weeks and my appetite has been horrible ever since I got some weird food poisoning-like sickness a few weeks ago and spent the whole night throwing up. I started my weight-gaining journey at 144 pounds and I peaked at 160… if I had to guess, with the way things have been going recently, I’d say I’m back down around 152-153. I’ll find out tomorrow when I finally hit the gym again and I’ll post regular updates regarding my progress. I have a new workout routine typed up for lifting days and non-lifting days and I’m going to start focusing on my diet again. I’ve somehow got back to one meal a day and that is not cracking. Unfortunately, I’m also kind of broke, so I’m going to have to get creative with this shit.

I watched the film Zodiac last night and I have to say it’s one of the most underrated films of the past several years. It didn’t really receive a lot of awards attention and I don’t really hear a lot of people talk about it, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s my favorite film from 2007. There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men get all the publicity, but I don’t own either of those films. I saw No Country in theaters once and never again and I’ve rented Blood from Netflix twice and I’m yet to see the film in its entirety. While that is a travesty on my part, it does say something about how good Zodiac is. First of all, the story is really what’s interesting here. I find myself eager to read the novel after seeing the movie for a second time. It will be interesting to see how much of Graysmith’s story didn’t make the film and find out what was left out and what was changed or exaggerated. I’m not going to laud any of the performances… I can’t say anyone was too overlooked here, although this film marks Robert Downey Jr’s resurgence as an acclaimed actor more than Iron Man should. For those of you that have been sleeping on this film, this tale of a serial killer who toyed with the media and the police, but still got away with everything, comes highly recommended by me.

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