Put up the prayer flags over the weekend. Enough wind to be taking them to any god.
I wanted to like The Runaways, because I feel I owe Joan Jett one, and D wanted to GO TO a movie, this one in particular. I saw Joan Jett when she opened for The Police on their Synchronicity tour, in Detroit. Big arena show. She did a great job, but the crowd was a bad fit, and turned rude and nasty. I clapped, rather impressed, especially since she's really not to my taste generally, and felt very bad for her reception.
But the movie, it's a mess. It's mostly about Cherie Curry, who I don't know, or care about. The writing has no wit, no charm, it reads more like an After School Special, without the moralizing. Maybe. The direction seems to be aiming toward satirizing the rock band movies and bioflicks of the '80s, but never goes far enough to appear as satire. There's even a headline montage to music, but it conforms to norms, it doesn't even bother to mock them. For the first half hour, except for the Jett character (who is compelling, no question) I had no idea who anyone was supposed to be. The first shot is provocative in the most offensive for the sake of being offensive (which doesn't offend me, but it does tell me what the filmmaker's mindset is) way. Teenage fuckupedness, drug use, sexual experimentation and mild criminality don't shock me so much as concern me, and the focus on it in this movie just feels exploitative or perversely moralistic.
Too bad, girls in Punk, could be interesting. Joan Jett, lots of really interesting stories there. Needed a real writer, and a real director, didn't get it. Hated how much time was given to the Kim Fowley character. Can't fault the acting, but the film sucked.
Storm blowing through. Yes, gusting to 51 there. Warm, still. Lots of dust in the air. Shoving the car around on the way home.
27 Apr 7:25 pm 72 21 15 S 30G51 1.50 BLDU BKN009 OVC011
Going to change overnight.
Rain showers before noon, then rain and snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Snow level 6200 feet lowering to 4400 feet in the afternoon . High near 50. Breezy, with a west northwest wind between 22 and 29 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.