I love the theatre but sadly I don’t go nowhere near enough. I've enjoyed every time I've gone to see a show, some more, like The Book of Mormon or The Lion King, some a little less like Dreamgirls. Only one bored me shitless so far: The Phantom of the Opera - I know, it’s not something you hear everyday, but my brain is wired different.
Regardless of my level of fondness for a show, there is always something special about the whole experience. The performers singing, dancing, acting and interacting with the audience, the way they draw you in. It’s no surprise big Hollywood stars that started on Broadway say they prefer it over filming a movie. It’s safe to say Young Frankenstein is one of the shows I had fun with the most.
Don’t bring snacks into this screening because you won't touch them.
2017 was the year of comedian turned Horror director Jordan Peele with the superb Get Out and this year history repeats as it is indubitably the time to shine for John Krasinski and his anxiety-ridden A Quiet Place. I'm sure most of you know John for his portrayal of Jim Halpert in The Office US, but this is not his directorial debut, Krasinski was already behind the camera of 2 full length films and 3 episodes of The Office... that last part is not really shocking as pretty much everyone in the cast took a stab at directing and/or writing an episode here and there.
Enough chit chat, let me tell you why I absolutely adore A Quiet Place.
Northlane perfects the live album, rather than reinvent it.
Northlane, a Metalcore outfit from Sydney Australia has been on the fringes of my musical radar for a long time, I’ve known of them, even know a few tracks by ear, but had never sat down and listened to them much other than their cover on UNFD’s Tribute to Silverchair.
But all that changes, thanks to their latest release, Analog Future, a collection of live tracks taken from across the globe during a recent tour. Normally I wouldn’t review a live album but I couldn’t resist this one as it proves I really need to see a Northlane gig now.
Spiritual, stunning and performances to match.
Mary Magdalene is a movie that won't be too appealing to the masses unless you're religious or spiritual, but with Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix on board and Garth Davis (Lion) as director, there is one reason to watch but it sure shouldn’t be the only one because even if you aren’t religious, you could still be left stunned by its beauty.