New month, new chances 😀 I’ve continued the demolition of the wretched laminate on the stairs under the trusty snoopervision of the catsIt is now free of laminate, but I still need to spend some time removing more of the cement-glue.
Then I saw on Facebook that Ronan Keating is coming to the Netherlands in August for a one-time concert in Utrecht. I was a big fan of Boyzone and Ronan in my teens and early twenties. I still like their, and his, music a lot. As such, I immediately texted Ingrid if she wanted to go with me. Which she did! I immediately ordered tickets and they showed up a few days later.
On Saturday I went to Leeuwarden for Anne’s birthday. It was great seeing her again. Sunday was designated relax and watch movies day. I have a lot of film channels in my tv-package and record a lot of them for watching when it suits me. It’s a good way to catch up on movies I missed in the cinema. Recently I recorded The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game, both of which I missed in the cinema, so I picked them for watching.
The Imitation Game is a good film. I am a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch and he is really good here. There were some liberties taken with historical accuracy, but on the whole I like how it shines a light on the work Turing and his colleagues did. And how it showed the struggles of queer people then.
The Theory of Everything was also a good film. I am to repeat myself in that I am also a fan of Eddie Redmayne and he is great here. The liberties with regard to historical accuracy are greater in this film. The movie is, however, a well-constructed story that just focuses a bit too much on a good love story than on who Hawking was back then and what he did and accomplished.