Yeah… I did it again. I went to see a movie and didn’t check if The Monster (aka Lindelof) was writing it. I know… I’m an idiot.
What I hated about the movie:
- The USS Enterprise is to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before NOT to go on manhunts;
- No coherent dialogs;
- No purpose;
- No story;
- No ideas;
- The horrible 3D – DOF in 3D, really?
What I liked about the movie but wasn’t enough:
- The brilliant actors;
- The shiny pictures when unspoiled by the horrible 3D.
What I would like to say to JJ Abrams:
- Just keep to original scripts – Cloverfield was okay;
- 3D sucks balls;
- Stop using The Monster;
- Really. Quit that.
I give it one star and it’s all for the actors and the director that made a visual silk purse from a writing sow’s ear.
I’m fascinated with religions.
Of all the ones out there, the Mormons (LDS Church) is probably on my top three. I fell head over heals in awe with these guy’s beliefs since the beginning of the amazing HBO series Big Love. I knew about The Church before but I just started research on them after the show premiered in 2006.
Finally in 2013 they opened a production in London and with a little theatre-ninja-power-voodoo by our friend CC we got tickets and got to see it at the Prince of Wales Theatre last week.
It was F.E.N.O.M.E.N.A.L.!
The writing, the music, the actors, the musicians, the stage, the theatre, the sound. So perfect. I couldn’t stop laughing but then in some parts I almost cried and then laughed again.
They are funny without being offensive (to an agnostic, at least) and I recommend the show to anyone that is able to go see it. It’s worth it!
Here is the opening song sang at the opening of the Tony Awards 2012:
And this is one of the songs of the second half of the show – performed at the Tony Awards 2011:
These are the only videos I could find. The show is a thousand times better than these videos but you get the idea.
Thatcherism claims to promote low inflation, the small state and free
markets through tight control of the money supply, privatisation and
constraints on the labour movement.
Despite her association with social conservatism, Thatcher voted in
1966 to legalise homosexuality. That same year, she also voted in
support of legal abortion.