woensdag 17 december 2014

Hinterland: Scandinavian crime in Aberystwyth, Wales

I've started watching a new Welsh crime series called "Hinterland" (Welsh title: Y Gwyll, which means "The Dusk"). Set in the seaside town of Aberystwyth, it centers around DCI Tom Matthias trying to solve crime in the Ceredigion region.

Strangely enough, the series exists in an English-spoken and a Welsh-spoken version, and even stranger, the Flemish television channel Canvas bought the Welsh version. I love it, such a wonderful language.

The series is beautifully shot, using long tracking shots like some of the better Danish and Swedish series. Looking forward to more episodes.

dinsdag 12 augustus 2014

Mork is no longer

Sad news from Tiburon, California. The acclaimed actor and stand-up comedian Robert Williams died on August 11, 2014 from an apparent suicide attempt.

Robin Williams first made an impression on the Happy Days show as alien "Mork" and later got his own TV show. It was already apparant then that Williams was too big for the small screen.

After his first movies (Popeye and The World According to Garp) he went on to star in major movies, both receiving critical acclaim and public recognition.

Among his most successful movies, we include Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting and One Hour Photo

zondag 20 juli 2014

Monty Python Live at the O2

Tonight at 20:00 hours CET, the five remaining members of Monty Python's Flying Circus will appear for a final reunion at the London O2 Arena.

All over the world, this event will be live broadcasted on the big screen in numerous cinemas. I will attend the screening in the Brussels Kinepolis, hoping to feel a bit of the same magic I felt when I watched them for the first time (I discovered them through Life of Brian).

I already know John Cleese won't be performing his silly walk (due to a hip replacement) but I still hope Terry Jones's wife's a go-er (nudge nudge, know what I mean?)

vrijdag 21 maart 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I have 2 tickets for the Premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Sunday evening 19h30 in the Kinepolis in Brussels.

My guest can't unfortunately join me since he has to "Serve & Protect" our wonderful capital that evening, so if anybody wants to join me in exchange for some Nachos and Coke, then please send me a private message :)