Since I missed the MLK day holiday while I was down in Florida, I took a random day off today. I met up with Mark, and he took me to a restaurant in Chinatown and ordered something in Chinese. What turned up was a plate of some kind of dark green beans, a plate of crispy tofu, and some rice. It was good, as was the tea. Then he showed me a pastry shop that sells cakes comparable to Mike’s Pastry, but for under a buck each.
After that, we went to the cinema and watched The Mothman Prophecies. Like the director’s previous movie, Arlington Road, it had a very striking visual style—I used to think that Terry Gilliam would be the ideal director for a movie of “Watchmen”, but now I think it would be Mark Pellington. The soundtrack was adeptly assembled and devoid of cliché too—tomandandy at work. Having said all that, it wasn’t as good a movie as Arlington Road—it never quite achieved the same degree of tension. I’d compare it to a moderately good X-Files episode with better cinematography.