Having a break from school leaves a lot of room for…well, everything else! That plus the fact that I didn’t have wifi for last week’s Weeklies means I have a lot lined up for this one. Shall we begin?
Food: Chinese takeout. So convenient for lazy days, and it will literally last you days.
Film: As usual when I’m on this side of the pond, I haven’t been to the movie theatre much, which is why the film on the list this week isn’t one I’ve seen but rather one I would like to see. It’s the documentary Dior and I by filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng about the newly appointed artistic director of Dior haute couture collection, Raf Simons. It’s a peek behind the scenes of an industry that you don’t get very many peeks of, and I for one, am curious.
TV: Everyone is raving about this week’s most obvious pick for television, Daredevil. The first season was released on Netflix and once again, Marvel can’t seem to do wrong. I’ve only seen the first three episodes, but they were good. I found them to be entertaining with a good balance of action, drama, and humour. They also demonstrated Daredevil’s powers efficiently without taking away from the story. From what everyone’s saying on Facebook and twitter, I’m the only one who finds the pacing to be too slow, but maybe it picks up in later episodes. I try to give a new show the benefit of the doubt for the first few episodes while it tries to find it’s footing. It’s also hard to keep from comparing it to Marvel’s other successes like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter.
Book: I finally finished The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. If I don’t forget, there should be a review on Wednesday.
Music: I’ve recently gotten into Woodkid. I’ve had a song of his that I got for free ages ago, and the first few seconds sound a bit bizarre so I would skip it. Well, one day I didn’t skip it, and it is now one of my favourite songs. I went and got another song from the same album and now I’m hooked. The first song is called Ghost Lights, and the latter is Run Boy Run. Both are captivating and epic with a sort of tribal layer in the drums contrasting brilliantly with some european renaissance mixed in the brass and bells. His voice is solid, managing to be both strong and soft. He sounds like memory foam feels. All those elements put together means each song is like listening to some dramatic adventure. You know what? Just listen for yourself.
Hope you guys have a good weekend!