David’ Guetta’s piano.
Went to see an Imax screening of M:I Ghost Protocol last night and it was friggin awesome.
A lot of people say they go to the cinema for ‘the experience’ which I think is complete nonsense, why would anybody want to pay for overpriced tickets and popcorn only to sit behind someone who distracts you throughout the whole movie by playing with their iPhone.
However, after last night I am totally converted. The Imax screen was incredible, and Mission Impossible is the perfect film to see in that setting. Lots of explosions, car chases… and you really feel totally engrossed in the film because of the surround sound and the picture quality and size.
The film itself was fairly average, if I’d seen it in a regular cinema I probably would have given it 3/5. But because the ‘experience’ of the film was so good, I would gladly see the same film again in that setting. It helped massively that everyone in the cinema was there to enjoy the film, and the screen wasn’t filled with chavs talking, playing on their smartphones and eating loudly.
Tickets for the Imax screening were £17, even more expensive than the already high average of a London cinema, but totally worth it and highly recommended.
It’s actually scary how good music can be when these two get together.
Bound To You
All I Need
Stronger Than Ever
You Lost Me
Where Have You Been = Rihanna’s best ever song.
If I’m in a club and this song comes on people on the dancefloor better WATCH OUT.
Christina Aguilera - Bound To You
The most beautiful song ever written.
Sung by the best vocalist that ever lived.
I finished reading this yesterday.
It’s a really good book, a pleasure to read. Kermode is extremely knowledgeable and writes brilliantly. The Good, The Bad, And The Multiplex is funny and entertaining, but also has a lot to say about the history of cinema and the state of the film industry at the moment.
In particular, he deals with topics such as how films and cinemas make their money (sounds obvious, but this was quite eye-opening), why 3D isn’t the future, why the quality of films these days is generally pretty bad, and how the Oscars and Golden Globes are a bit of a fix.
This is the first book I’ve read in 2012, and I highly recommend it.