Friday, 5 May 2017

Review de teatru: Un barbat si mai multe femei @Teatrul de Arta (Bucuresti)

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Un barbat si mai multe femei

[descrierea oficiala]

Foarte tare.
Razi, dar cu masura, in ritm constant. Ras de om inteligent. Te binedispune.

Jucata foarte bine.
Paula Chirila face mai multe roluri grele, interpretand diverse tipologii de femei, alternativ. Foarte buna interpretarea!
George Constantinescu joaca bine. Se simte ca poate mai mult, dar atat ii permite acest rol mai usor.

80 de minute - au zburat foarte repede.

31.5 RON - piesa merita 29 RON, iar sala de teatru 2.5 RON :)

Am gasit foarte putine informatii despre autorul Leonid Zorin [en.wikipedia] - nu mi-e clar care ar fi titlul piesei in engleza, n-am gasit o descriere a piesei etc. - Google ma tot bate la cap cu mesajul "Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe" - wtf?

2017-04-30 - Teatrul de Arta (Bucuresti)

[site oficial]

Pacat ca sala este mica si inghesuita, cu o ventilatie proasta... Singura sursa de ventilatie ar fi 2 aparate de aer conditionat, care nu au functionat - dar foarte bine ca _nu_ au functionat!, pentru ca mi-ar fi batut fix in cap (erau la 2 metri oblic de mine, pe perete) si nu as fi rezistat 80 de minute sa-mi sufle aer (de orice temperatura ar fi fost) direct in cap...


Piesa este foarte tare.
Jucata foarte bine.

Pacat ca sala de teatru are ventilatie proasta.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Movie review: Life (2017)

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Life (2017)


Told you in the Rings review I'm starting to like horror movies :)

A combination of:
  • Gravity (2013) [IMDB] - the overall feeling of zero gravity, characters' very professional (i.e. like real astronauts :D) behavior, scenery
  • Alien franchise/series [en.wikipedia] - the bad & smart alien hunting down all humans
  • Interstellar (2014) [IMDB] - just a little bit, can't quite put my finger on which parts it influences...

The alien life form depiction is very interesting for about 70% of the movie: a single cell, all brain and muscle, which develops into a very smart and flexible entity - basically a distributed system (computer science), but organic :)
However, they screw up afterward by growing it an "ugly face" resembling the Alien franchise...

What would have I done differently regarding the script?

Since this alien life form is an organic distributed system :), then it is scalable on 2 levels:
  • cell level - they've done that already in the movie (it is smart, flexible, learns to use tools etc.), but they screwed up by growing it a face! => They should have kept it without a face, that's sure!
  • entity level - it should have divided into multiple similar entities, cooperating with each other in order to achieve whatever goals the scriptwriter would have imagined (e.g. most likely the ultimate goal of reaching Earth)

Given the great number of interconnected neurons the alien life form possesses, it should have proven even smarter than depicted.


Worth watching.
Who knows? You might even enjoy horror movies after this one! :)