SORRY...Just been feeling lazy over the past few days, and I've been a bit busy, doing a few things I might talk abour or maybe not.
I'm not going to make any promises, since my promises have a tendency to bite me in the ass, but I pretty much only have small details left to add on my Piccadilly Circus drawing, so you may be seeing the final result by the end of Wednesday.
I saw Howl's Moving Castle on Friday at the AMC and have a review half-written (been feeling too lazy to complete it), so I'm not going to say how I felt yet. But the AMC Kanata 24 is a nice theatre, and the sprawling Kanata Centrum outdoor shopping complex is neat, though I wish the Chapters had a French section. It had plenty of English manga, though mostly the teeny-bopper stuff fangirls buy, but nothing in French. Also, there's not too many fast food places around that area. There's a McDonald's, but it's only in Wal-Mart, and that closes at 10 p.m., and, after seeing Howl at 7 p.m. and then going to Chapters at 9 p.m., I only had about 15 minutes left until Wal-Mart closed at 10 p.m. and I don't like being "rushed" when I eat.
My parents rented The Life Aquatic and hated it. Especially my father, who thought it was too much like the Coen Brothers' Barton Fink, which is his mental template to deride all movies he finds pretentious. Eh, I guess Wes Anderson is just an acquired taste... I really don't know if he'd be happier with the relatively less "quirky" Bottle Rocket.
Oh, I spent the money I would have otherwise spent seeing Batman Begins
Finally, an important Public Service Announcement about an upcoming movie:
Because, you know, Hitler was the father of Volkswagen, and the entire front end is allegedly based on some sketches Hitler himself drew in the early 1930s. So, for a completely unoffensive summer movie from Disney, Herbie: Fully Loaded, I thought it would be mildly amusing to make a picture spoofing the famous "When you ride alone, you ride with Hitler" World War II propaganda posters. I know, completely and utterly tasteless, but I find bad taste amusing. I don't think this is any more offensive then The Producers...