Not Out Of The Woods Yet...
The wife had a meeting set for 11:30 1:30, so she split while I worked on a review (that I still have yet to finish, nothing was coming out right, wording-wise), then I eventually got dressed and went to see the Hairdressers for my hair appointment. One of the girls had a cancellation, so my gal moved another appointment around so that we could all go and grab a bite to eat once she was done with my hair.
The wife got her meeting wrapped and was able to join us for a bit of a visit, even though she'd already eaten. The women caught up some, we compared notes on our respective weekends, then the gals headed back to work and I followed the wife back to the house.
She chilled in the bedroom to watch one of her craft shows and return some e-mails, so I popped in one of the flicks hanging around from Netfux, a Takashi Miike film called Big Bang Love, Juvenile A. Set in a boys detention center, it follows (in a non-linear fashion) the story of two detectives investigating the murder of one inmate by another, hinting at their love affair and the backgrounds both of them came from that led them to prison in the first place. Filled with interesting visuals (the entire prison facility seems to be a large warehouse with only certain areas spotlit for effect) and a rather slow moving story, it was an interesting watch, but I'm sort of glad I reconsidered the review notes I was going to take. I think the film could be difficult to review ( as there's not a whole lot of action to talk about), and the themes are murky at best, given that the two leads are meant to be lovers, and we barely see them touch one another. A good deal of the dialog seems to be spoken to the audience rather than to one another, and some reference is made to a play, which is how certain elements of the film come across, as a filmed play. This would account for the dark sets that only show small specific areas to you at a time, rather than lighting like a 'normal' film would. All in all, I found it interesting, and would possibly give it another look at a later date to see if I got anything more out of it. I think I'm one of those guys who prefers Miike to be more subversive or bizarro, and this is decidedly restrained, so I'm glad it wasn't a blind buy or anything like that.
The wife split for an evening meeting while I was wrapping up the film, so I spent some time in the back yard with the Yorkie afterward watering the ivy and letting the dog play a bit.
I eventually took the time to go and grab a burrito for my dinner, then retreated to the bedroom to pop in another Blu-ray that I have for review, Wrong Turn 2. I'd seen it before, so I decided to not take notes this time around and just take the flick in, see how it all played out. The film is as I remembered, an okay hillbilly horror flick, none of the characters are all that memorable, the inbred mutant types are hideous to look at, etc. It actually kept more characters alive longer than I expected, which was something of a change of pace, the original film seemed to thin the herd very quickly. Oh well, it's an amiable time-waster (as I saw a film described somewhere, the description always stuck with me), but it's not going to change your life or anything. I think it'll be a cool space filler during the Halloween month, which we're just on the cusp of as I type this.
The wife and I watched a new Ghost Hunters this evening, co-starring Meatloaf of all fucking people, which was just an odd episode. Midway through the show it suddenly clicks in my mind, Meatloaf's mannerisms in the show remind me of Andy Rooney, which is just unnerving to think about: Bitch Tits Bob whining about the price of carrots of whatever other nonsense Rooney goes on about. Yikes.
I'm out kids.
Be seeing you.
Tag, you're it, Baggy Eyes! Hairdressers, Lunch, Movies, Netflix, Big Bang Love Juvenile A, Takashi Miike, Yorkie, Wrong Turn 2, Blu-ray, Television, Ghost Hunters, Meatloaf, Andy Rooney