Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Valley of Fire

The same morning I went off-roading at Nellis Dunes, I drove out the this state park. The rocks are a stunning hue of red-orange. And many of them have native american petroglyphs (which are carved as opposed to painted like a pictograph).

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Midnight Meat Train

It's a very gory horror film with more than a few recognizable actors.  I rented it because it's based on a short story by Clive Barker.  I know anything that guy writes is going to be a trip.

And it is a trip.   I don't have much to complain about.  The movie was horror through and through with an interesting twist in the end.  It also left me thinking about it when it was over (if you watch it, look for the name of the last train station.)

They did some wild things with the cinematography.  Stuff I haven't seen in a movie before.  I came away with some very disturbing images - and not just because of the graphics, but because of the horror of the circumstance.  It's not "torture porn"; it's way better than that.

It's not the greatest movie ever made; but it's definitely worth the rent even just too see the special fx.

(note: the unrated version has a cartoonish amount of blood. Japanese director, go figure.)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wheelin @ Nellis Dunes

Offroad at Nellis Dunes

During the week in Vegas, I went out one morning to drive on the hills at the Nellis Dunes recreation area.