Thriller Night

I can’t resist a good thriller movie once in a while. I was disappointed to find that my favorite cop show was a rerun tonight, especially since the headache I’d been dragging around all day pretty well prevented me from doing much of anything. I did manage to do a sketch, which I’ll be reworking until I’m reasonably satisfied before showing it on my blog. By 8:30 p.m. I was contemplating taking a nap because didn’t have the energy to do much else. Then I saw this movie called Fracture was scheduled on tv. It’s a crime drama featuring Ryan Gossling as a young hot shot lawyer who’s always winning his cases and is in the process of trading up his job at the DA’s office for a position at one of the city’s most successful law firms. Standing in his way is Anthony Hopkins’ character, a wealthy and particularly meticulous man who has murdered his unfaithful young wife and confessed to the crime in what seems like an open and shut case. But of course things are not quite as they seem, and pretty soon the devious old man has our young shark scrambling around to try to get a conviction. Is the old man found guilty? Is he acquitted? Is there a twist in the end? You’ll have to see the movie to find out. No spoilers here. I enjoyed the entertainment and would agree that “it’s a middle-of-the-road potboiler all the way”, as I’ve seen it described on one blog, but on days like today it was more than fine and in fact, I could go for a full-on thriller movie marathon — with a just a few well-timed breaks for replenishment refills and bathroom visits.

I’ve decided to make it early to bed tonight, and if my eyesight cooperates, I’ll take in a few chapters from Richard Russo’s Empire Falls, which is turning out to be a very enjoyable read.

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