Had the luxury of watching the following in the last 10 days.
1. Wild Rice’s Romeo & Juliet
This was not on the radar originally – thought I’d give Wild Rice productions the occasional miss. Who knew, a colleague read the reviews and thought perhaps a few of us should go catch it before the curtains closed. So with our partners in tow, we managed to get tickets (and sat in Circle 2 of Drama Centre gulps) and caught it on 28 April. It was really good – except for the really far view, so our partners did doze off a little, and we were a little irked by the school girls seated in our same circle. It’s not as suggestive as the poster would suggest, but it’s a modern rendition of how Romeo & Juliet would be, with Old English, of course.
2. The Avengers
As of course, we watched it with the entire Singapore on 1st May – where I felt really suffocated in Vivocity for once. I’ve been waiting for this release since forever. All those teasing from sneaks and trailers after each and every Marvel movie – the wait was tortuous. Of course it was fun and witty – as expected. Loved the entire team put together, after watching them individually since forever. Everybody loves Ironman – who doesn’t love Robert Downey Jnr? Chris Evans was all hunky cute (didn’t help that I just watched What’s your number? over this weekend) and I thought Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) was pretty cute too! The boy thought Renner was a little 木頭 but I still thought he was cute. There was geek love in the theatre and everybody was just waiting for the end credits scene where they would tease, yet again, the next upcoming movie.
Iron Man 3 comes out next year, same time – May 3rd 2013, if I’m not mistaken. Marvel shows a new film to spell the start of the summer blockbusters without fail. We got lucky in 2011 – we had Thor, X-Men: First Class & Captain America. Now we’ve got to wait, all over again. Plus they are pushing back the filming to the sequel of X-Men: First Class to avoid a clash in filming schedules for Jennifer Lawrence, who needs to finish Catching Fire before going back as Mystique in the sequel of X-Men: First Class.
Blame the overloading of information from the combination of Wikipedia & Entertainment Weekly. I really should get down to reading of those comics that the boy passed me huh.
3. SRT’s Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night
And as usual, they were good, really good. Roo – your friend was really awesome as Olivia!
For the last few years that we’ve been dating, we’ve always made it a point to go for Shakespeare in the Park without fail. It was Much Ado About Nothing in 2009, Macbeth in 2011 (they skipped 2010) and of course, Twelfth Night in 2012.
It was light hearted and funny. Adrian Pang totally stole the limelight. We got really lucky too – there was a very slight drizzle while we waited for the gates to open. The drizzle stopped when we had our picnic (we’ve gotten more efficient and smarter with our picnic buys every year) but it came back again as they started the first half. The drizzle came back again during the intermission, but eventually it went away in the second half.
Nothing too heavy for people to take out their umbrellas, but it made for a nice chilly evening.
To be able to watch Shakespeare under the stars with a perfect chilly evening and a perfect bag of chips (we’re addicted to Tyrrells English Crisps) – who could’ve asked for a better evening?
More movies & productions coming our/my way in May (for now):
- Movies: Dark Shadows, 21 Jump Street (very excited about this one!) & MIB 3
- Productions & Concerts: A Chorus Line (with Roo) & We Sing Our Songs (with the boy)
Can’t wait can’t wait!