Hitting the pause button….

Posted on March 17, 2012. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , |

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that I haven’t updated this site in about two months.  First of all, thanks for paying enough attention to notice. You should probably go outside for a bit now so you can remember what daylight feels like.

There are many reasons for the lack of posts.  Any of you crazy people who’ve been around a while may have noticed a pattern emerging and realised that March is Opera month.  Which explains part of the reason that I have barely been in my flat let alone near my computer. (Today is a rare late start before the dress rehearsal)

I’ve also recently taken over my St John Ambulance unit and my end of preclinical medicine exams are looming on the horizon, so free time is a very unfamiliar thing to me at the moment. All this means that on the incredibly rare occasion I’ve had a chance to sit down and watch a movie in the last two months, I definitely haven’t had time to write anything about it.

I realise I’m an incredibly frustrating blogger.  The fact that this site is still getting hits every day despite its neglect is lovely, and I figured since I actually had time to sit at my keyboard for five minutes I owed you an explanation.  The opera goes up next week (if you’re in the London area come check it out.  It’s a British premiere and well worth the shockingly cheap ticket price!) and after that I’m mostly in to revision with all the inevitable procrastination that comes with it.  I’ve recently watched both Requiem for a Dream and Beetlejuice (which I know the Rosses are dying for me to write about) so there are posts in the pipeline. I just need a bit more time.

So I’m hitting the pause button for now.  But I’m not deserting you. Thanks for your patience.


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Hi folks, remember me?

Posted on March 28, 2011. Filed under: News, Trailers | Tags: , , |

Well, the opera is over. It’s been an amazing month and I had loads of friendly faces out in the audience which was lovely.

Photo by Dan Swerdlow http://www.danswerdlow.com/

Post-opera depression is sure to set in with a vengence soon so it’s a good thing I’ve got this blog to keep me going.  I consoled myself yesterday with Toy Story 3, which is a good start.

Easter break is revision month, which always sucks so I’ll probably be needing some good movies to cheer me up.  The light at the end of the tunnel comes in the form of Captain Jack Sparrow. Pirates 4 is out in May just before my exams.  Although the two previous movies have failed to live up to the fantastic original movie, there is always fun to be had here, and I reckon it’ll be just what I need.

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It’s that time of year again…

Posted on February 25, 2011. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , |

I’ve been a bit absent recently, and I thought I’d better write a quick post to warn you it’s only going to get worse.  If you’re one of the eccentric individuals who has been reading this blog since the early days you will have heard me mention The Opera before. Well folks, it’s opera time again, which means I am rehearsing all hours of the day and night while at the same time trying to hold down my degree. Doesn’t leave much time for watching movies or writing random blog posts about who looks better in spandex.

For the tiny minority of you who live near London, I am going to shamelessly plug what is honestly the best show I have ever been in.  Set in 60s Spain, it’s a classic farce of mistaken identity and forbidden love.  With some nuns and scantily clad pool boys and waitresses thrown in for good measure.  One of those three is me. 😉

Anyhoo, unless I get an overwhelming urge to chat to you guys I wont be posting until the end of March.  So if you start to miss me, I guess you’ll just have to come and see it!

Get your tickets here!

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Quote of the Day

Posted on March 25, 2009. Filed under: Quote of the Day | Tags: , , |

OK, I’m continuing a theme here, but I’m slightly preoccupied…

“Outside the dawn is breaking on the stage that holds our final destiny.”

*Note* I am fully aware that these are song lyrics, but as they feature in a film I am justifying using them as a quote. Plus its currently playing on my MP3 and seemed apt.

If you’re in London and looking for a great way to spend an evening/impress a date with your cultured-ness…

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Quote of the Day

Posted on March 23, 2009. Filed under: Quote of the Day | Tags: , , |

With today being what it is, there really is only one choice:

“The show must go on!”

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An apology…(and a mini-plug)

Posted on March 4, 2009. Filed under: Ramblings | Tags: , |

Hey everyone, remember me? Sorry I haven’t posted anything in ages, I’ve been very caught up with work and rehearsals for this years Opera.  Hopefully I’m going to see Watchmen next week though, so I should have something to write about!

I promise I haven’t forgotten about this blog…but while I’m at it, allow me a mini-plug for the Opera. It’s Bloch’s Macbeth and its going to be amazing.  This is the first time its been staged in Britain, and we have a special appearance from Ryland Davies as Duncan so its not to be missed!

Right, back to me essay, but see you in a weeks time at the latest for a Watchmen review. I’m hoping the vaguely negative mumblings I’m hearing aren’t true.

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