Anyway, yes, it was a battery issue, a rather big one really. The battery had kind of half exploded and there was all this corrosive acid shit all over the shop, but I didn't realise that until we had somehow (still dunno how we did this) managed to jump start it and get it home to Enfield, where it promptly died in the driveway and refused to be roused again. So, it was another trip back into town for Craig to purchase a new battery and viola! Two hours and two hundred bucks later and the crisis was averted.
The really weird thing about it though, is that Zoe's car broke down on the way home to Geelong on Sunday and it too was her battery, which had to be replaced. So Penelope and Serenity both had their batteries fluff out this week, how hilarious that even our cars are in sync!
I think that our vehicles may be manifesting our emotions for us, because I am fast approaching my 'fluff out' limit too. As the term reaches it's twilight weeks and the looming bi-annual concert grows ever closer, I too think that my battery is beginning to wane. If the state of the staff morale at work is anything to go by, it's a wonder my battery has already given up the ghost.
But never fear, holidays and the prospect of two work free weeks also loom, and that is something to get super happy and enthusiastic about. Bring it on I say, I am going to go full on recharge mode this break, and get my battery back up to 100% charged again; only seven working days to go, I got this shit!
Release Date: 1995
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 127 mins
If you're into mystery/crime drama and can handle a few graphic murder scenes, then you will probably get a lot out of Se7en. Stylishly delivered by David Fincher, this film received a lot of commercial success at the box offices internationally, and had tongues wagging when it was released in 1995.
Newly transfered detective Mills (Brad Pitt) teams up with ready-to-retire veteran Somerset (Morgan Freeman) to try and track down a sadistic serial killer that is murdering his victims in correspondence to the seven deadly sins of gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust and envy.
There is dark and broody undertone to this movie that is hard to ignore, Fincher has clearly gone for a seedy, violent and quite depressing direction here. He has highlighted the moral decay of humanity with an overcasting shadow effect called bleach bypass that sustains all of the silver in a film stock, creating a deepened-darkening effect. It works, the film is as unsettling in premise as it is visually. If serial killer films upset you, then you should probably give this one a miss.
FINAL SAY: What's in the box?
3.5 Chili Peppers