All posts filed under: review

La Sylphide

As you know, I went to see La Sylphide at the English National Opera on Wednesday. It was my second ballet ever, and I loved it. Not too long ago, I wrote about my desire to do more cultural stuff, especially theatre visits and similar, and boy, have I taken it on board. I have booked a bunch of performances that I want to see. Life is too short, people! Su and I left the office at around 6pm and walked towards ENO, to avoid any problems because of the imminent Tube strike. We walked fast because we wanted to squeeze in a dinner before the show started at 7.30pm. While power-walking, we were trying to figure out where I could eat (hello, Whole37!). Finally, we decided to eat in Bella Italia, near the venue, because she could have pasta and I could have a simple salad with no weird ingredients. I had to ask the waitress about the dressing, but it was just olive oil and lemon, so it was all safe. We arrived …

Film review: Jurassic World

Thank you, Jurassic World for refreshing my irrational fear of velociraptors this weekend. Irrational because they’re extinct, that is, and because if they were real, they would only reach up to my waist or so. I think… But fear nevertheless. In the trailer they hint at the raptors having been tamed and following Chris Pratt’s orders. There’s also the Indominus Rex, this massive dinosaur genetically engineered to be bigger, bolder, meaner, so it goes to follow that’s the one you should be scared about, and don’t get me wrong, it is scary, but you know, whatever. As usual, I’m going to mention every single detail I can remember, spoilers included, so read at your own risk! We start the film with this family who are leaving on holiday, actually, just the kids. For some reason, we are shown that the older kid has a girlfriend he’s not interested in that much, and the younger kid is very enthusiastic about stuff (and dinosaurs, mainly). The kids are going to spend a week at Jurassic World, where …

Film review: San Andreas

For the past few years, I’ve had an Unlimited card from Cineworld. When I got it, I thought it was great value, and that I would be going to the cinema several times a week. Fast-forward to now, and there are months where the closest I go to a cinema is… Never, really. Quite recently, I told myself I was going to put the card to good use, or stop the membership. Now that Trocadero isn’t there anymore (the cinema, anyway), I don’t see much point to paying the premium for Central London cinemas, so the jury is still out on that. However, I’m on a good track for movies already. As of 1st June, I’ve already been to one. Normally, I watch the films months after they’ve been released, mainly because I forget about them, so if I write about a film, I can be sure a bunch of you have already watched it. Today, however, I’m writing about a new film (look at me, being all up-to-date and all that!). So, you know …

Pre-weekend

Haven’t you heard? It’s Bank Holiday weekend! Get ready for three days of rest. Just make sure you bring your sunglasses, and your umbrella, just in case… Because it always rains on Bank Holiday weekend. I haven’t checked the weather forecast yet, but that’s usually the case in London. This week has been a bit tough. I had a client event which has been harder than I expected, mostly because we finished late, and because it was in two floors of a pub, which meant I spent most of my evening running up and down the stairs. By the end of the night, I was very tired (I left at 11pm, but it was still packed!) and I was so focused on not losing work’s camera, that I actually forgot my cardigan. Fail! I only noticed the following morning, when I wanted to wear it and I couldn’t find it. Luckily, a colleague had found it and brought it to me in the morning, as lost property, not knowing it was actually mine! Score! I …