Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Review de teatru: Experimentul @Cuibul Artistilor (Bucuresti)



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Ultima oara am fost in Martie 2018 la Cuibul Artistilor - a fost frumos, mi-a placut; intre timp, si-au schimbat site-ul (acum merge super bine!), au avut multe piese/reprezentatii (pe care nu le-am vazut), au facut si turneu prin tara etc.

Au ramas cu aceeasi adresa, si de Internet https://www.rezervari.cuibulartistilor.ro, dar si fizic: Facultatea de Inginerie a Instalatiilor, București :)

Mi-am amintit de ei si am fost din nou - piesa de teatru:


Experimentul


Interesanta povestea. Rasturnari de situatie. Un pic filozofic din cand in cand.

Bine jucat.
Imi place ca se simte ca intotdeauna pun suflet, isi dau silinta, transmit mesajul etc.

Mi-a placut.

Pret: e cu intrare libera, nu esti obligat sa platesti. Totusi, e frumos ca la iesire sa faci o donatie in cutia special amenajata, daca oamenii au facut totusi efortul de a organiza totul etc. - acum recomanda 20 ron.


Concluzii


Piesa interesanta, jucata bine. A meritat.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Movie review: Glass (2019)



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Nota bene: for other movie reviews, click for the dedicated page with movie reviews.


Glass (2019)

[IMDB; en.wikipedia]



Disclaimer: I admit (1) I have not watched Split [IMDB; en.wikipedia] (but I am familiar with the story behind it) and (2) I were too young to fully understand Unbreakable [IMDB; en.wikipedia]... so, let's dive into the 3rd installment of what appears to actually be a trilogy! :)


Entertaining.
Smart.
James McAvoy is the real star. Samuel L. Jackson is funny & crazy as usual. Bruce Willis is kind of old... but more on acting later.


Coherent and Consistent storyline.
Smart.
Several twists and turns.

Develops nicely over time.
The pace is fast enough (but not very fast, though :D) during the first half.
Then the pace constantly slows down and the story drags...
... and during the final 15 minutes the story drags badly, in order to build a large expectation for another sequel :) This approach hurts the movie overall, if you ask me.


Obviously, James McAvoy (as all those 24 personalities) is the real star. Everything gravitates around his character / personalities.

Samuel L. Jackson (as Elijah Price) - funny & crazy as usual :) He just forces you to side with his evil mastermind character :)

Bruce Willis (as David Dunn) is kind of old. Why, but why did he get old? I'm a huge fan! Anyway, he does a good part.

Sarah Paulson (as Dr. Ellie Staple) acts as if she's about to burst into tears any minute now :))


Good cinematography, special effects, soundtrack etc.
Kind of cheap and dull background - however, given the $20 million budget it's great what they have accomplished!

I hope they don't do the so much anticipated sequel. The story is just fine as it is now.



Conclusions


Worth watching. Time well spent.