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This morning I dropped TC off, went to Starbucks, and then came home to drink my coffee, eat my granola-yogurt parfait, and screw around online. While doing that, I saw that The Grey had been released, and we all know how much I love Liam Neeson (THIS MUCH), so I decided to go to the 11:40 am showing.

I knew a movie about people fighting off wolves while stranded in Alaska wasn't going to be a light comedy, but I had no idea it was going to be so freaking depressing. Don't get me wrong, it was very intense and thrilling--the plane crash that stranded them, and the immediate aftermath, was one long sequence of "OMG!" followed by tears, and I am not someone who cries easily. But the whole theme seemed to be, "The world is grim and brutal, everyone you care about will die, and then you'll die too," which left me so depressed I wished I could buy alcohol at the snack bar on my way out.

On the plus side, the performances were decent (the ensemble cast sort of blended into each other, not that it really mattered since they were basically wolf chow anyway) and Liam Neeson's blue eyes continued to be beautiful, as did the Alaskan scenery. On the minus side, DEPRESSING, and also I don't believe for a minute that wolves in the wild would chase and hunt a group of humans as a pack. They might maybe attack a child, or an injured/weak person, but multiple guys yelling and waving flaming branches at them? Not so much.

So anyway, I left the theater going "Fuck me, life has no meaning," and then went home and cheered myself up with this photo of Martin Freeman walking his miniature wire-haired dachshund, which was adorable and made me wish I could put them both in my pocket. Small, cute men and their even smaller, cuter dogs are a good antidote for the bleak desolation of death and hopelessness in the snow, it seems. :-P


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