okay, not that different. But I read somewhere that individuals looking for a job should blog about their desired industry. Mine? Theater! And maybe film & television one day. So in addition to my book review posts, I’m also going to try and write about theater and films.
(**SPOILERS**) I just got finished watching Chronicle (2012, Directed by Josh Trank, Screenplay by Max Landis). Unfortunately, I’m a bit disappointed. I’m really looking forward to the day when the black character doesn’t always die first. I loved the beginning of the film; it was dark, but funny. I also like that they never find out what the hell happened to them down in the cave and that they didn’t just turn into “superheroes”, but the second half felt sloppy and the characters were lacking the requisite development for a well-written screenplay.
Verdict: Not as good as I had hoped.
This past week I had the opportunity to see Great Lakes Theater’s rendition of Romeo and Juliet, set in “a war-torn city just recovering from the first World War” (GLT website). Great Lakes Theater always presents high quality shows, and Romeo and Juliet did not disappoint. My favorite elements of the show:
1. Mercutio, played by J. Todd Adams. He brought out innuendo in lines I had never noticed before, and his interpretation of the character was excellent.
2. The big sword fight between Mercutio and Tybalt was amaaazing. I’ve never seen any stage fight so elaborately and elegantly choreographed.
Verdict: Go see it if you can! It’s on the long side (2 hours, 40 min), but it’s worth it. (And I’m not usually a big Shakespeare fan, just as a frame of reference for you.)
Anyone have any movie/theater suggestions for me to go see?