No Cottage Living For Me
The wife and I had a nice lunch, grabbing a coffee afterward, then headed back home. I entertained the Yorkie with a little chase around the back yard, them I headed to the office to get caught up with the interweb. I got a few things done, but the writing I had settled in to do got put on hold while I visited with Macguffin on the phone in the late afternoon. I got a few things sent over to the (Cool) Shite people, only because they were already written and easy to polish up while I was on the phone at the same time.
The wife and I ended up watching the Last House On The Left re-make this evening, because it had been hanging around a few days and I wanted to get it back to Netfux before the end of September. Maybe it was because I generally have little faith in re-makes, and no real attachment to the original film, but I ended up liking this film pretty darned well. The movie looks great, the visual style and the way the camera moves are very interesting visually, and while the criminals who grab the two teen girls aren't ever as threatening and sleazy as they should be, they seem to be committed to the idea, so that's something. The abuse of the two girls isn't as pervasive or humiliating as the Craven film, but the rape scene really made me want it to be over, it was quite unpleasant and hard to watch, as it should be I suppose. The violence directed at the criminals eventually is satisfying and brutal, and the only thing I wish was somewhat different would be the inclusion of the woman singing Sweet Child O Mine that was used in one of the trailers, it was very evocative and would have fit in well with the tone of the movie.
Between this and Funny Games recently, the wife and I have officially sworn off any sort of remote country house, unless the surrounding woods are mined and filled with elaborate boobytraps to kill any asshole who comes near, be it murderers or Mormons; don't come a' knocking.
Be seeing you.
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