Bill Shakespeare on the Big Screen

“When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain”

This is the opening line from you’ve no doubt guessed it Macbeth (chap, chap). Me and my friend Laura went to watch the latest version of Macbeth in the cinema directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. The performances of these two are first rate and they are supported by a stellar cast such as Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor and Elizabeth Debicki. I know Macbeth is a dark tale to begin with but this version seems darker and bloodier and I think that has to do with the way in which it is shot. I believe that they really cover the main themes very well in this version. a few in particular that they do very well is The Corrupting Power of Unchecked Ambition and the relationship between cruelty and masculinity. Macbeth of usually noble deeds craves power and advancement and due to this commits unspeakable acts. this is intrinsically linked with the second theme in that Lady M constantly goads and manipulates her husband to commit acts he would usually forgo by questioning his manhood. violence usually follows thereafter. One thing to note was the lovely scenery and the music that is weaved throughout the film it is beautiful. I do enjoy a bit of Shakespeare and this is most definitely a classic but if you have never seen or heard of this play before it can be quite hard going. overall we really enjoyed the film adaptation of it and if you like this sort of film IMacbeth_2015_poster suggest you pop along to see it.

Yet I will try the last. Before my body I throw my warlike shield. Lay on, Macduff, And damn’d be him that first cries, Hold, enough!

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Anime

empire_extra_v1Last night I went to Empire Cinemas Clydebank as they where hosting a few showings of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F. Having not watched DragonBall for a great deal of time I thought I would be lost. This wasn’t the case, as soon as I sat down to watch the feature all memories of previous episodes that I watched came flooding back just like a tidal wave cause by a kamehameha. The cinema actually got the Resurrection F film before the Scotland loves Anime event which is coming up in the Glasgow Film theatre (GFT) on Saturday 10th of October at 14:30 for any that wish to see this film. it was amazing to see it on the big screen and it brought about a sense of nostalgia for me and all my friends that went to see it. Initially we thought that it wouldn’t be that busy, little did we know that Anime was so popular in the area. The cinema was even encouraging you to Bring your friends along and come dressed as your favourite Dragon Ball Z character. The film sold sixty plus tickets for both performance of the show and if you would like to know what the film was about here is a little synopsis:

The film is about the return of Frieza – one of the most iconic villains of all time. After years in spiritual purgatory, Frieza has been resurrected and plans to take his revenge on the Z-Fighters of Earth. Facing off against Frieza’s powerful new form, Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of strength in order to protect Earth from their vengeful nemesis.

#Anime, #DragonballZ, #Cinema

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