John C. Kirk (johnckirk) wrote,
John C. Kirk

Yesterday (Tuesday) was my 10th anniversary, so I celebrated with a Spider-Man cake and watched "Lilo and Stitch", which was fun. It's a bit different to the other animated Disney films I've seen, e.g. it's set in the present day, and not based on a fairy tale, but I really enjoyed it.

Today (Wednesday), I finally got my provisional exam results through from Kings. From the three exams, I got A/A/B, which is slightly disappointing, but I should still be on course for the distinction as long as my average is ok. In the evening, I went out to see "Dance of Death" (play starring Ian McKellen). Hmm. To quote a line from the play: "It would be a joke if it wasn't so tragic". I think it was skillfully written/performed, but I prefer my comedy to be a bit more cheerful. On a brighter note, when I got home I watched "The Parole Officer" (Steve Coogan film), which was a lot funnier. It's basically a heist story, but this film is to "The Italian Job" or "Oceans Eleven" as "Red Dwarf" is to "Star Trek". I.e. it's a lot more low key, almost celebrating the mundane aspects of life. In a break from tradition, the best bits of the film weren't in the trailer. Anyway, it made me laugh, which is good.

Looking ahead, only two days left of term at Kings (we seem to be finishing a week later than other universities, for some reason). I don't have any more cultural excursions planned at the moment, so I may take a break from them for a while. I did see "Cube 2: Hypercube" in the video shop yesterday, so I may rent that soon. The trailer looked a bit dubious - I'm concerned that they're sacrificing story for special effects, now that they have a bigger budget. But I liked the first film, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.
Tags: disney, films, postgrad, theatre

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