In-Flight Movie Picks (Part 3)

This time went to Texas. By the way, I got myself the BOSE QC35 headset on the way back: awesome stuff, people! Actually my first noise cancelling headphones, and it was totally worth it. The rumble of the aircraft was so distant I could barely hear it, and I could watch movies with volume at 2 or 3! That’s how good that stuff is. Really helped with sleeping too. Only problem is you might not hear the flight attendants talking to you.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War
by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan with Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt. Thor trades Mjolnir for a couple regular hatchets. Still manages to hack his way to victory (sorry for the spoiler). Not unforgettable, not bad. Rather decent brainless entertainment.

The Nice Guys
by Shane Black with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. That was entertaining to say the least. I like how it’s both totally unbelievable (impossible chases, action) and very believable (things never go perfectly smoothly) at the same time.
My favorite movie on this trip.

Me Before You
by Thea Sharrock with Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. Khaleesi as a maid, and no dragons. Enough said.
More seriously, Emilia Clarke is great, and so are the other actors, but the scenario does not bring much surprise.

X-Men: Apocalypse
by Brian Singer with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence. Haven’t seen most of the previous X-Men movies but I must say this one was great entertainment. Although it doesn’t have as charismatic characters as the Avengers 2, it has a much better scenario. Worth a look if only for Quicksilver’s introduction scene.

La Vache (One man and his cow)
by Mohamed Hamid, with Fatsah Bouyahmed, Lambert Wilson. A pleasant comedy but probably only if you’re French (and even then, not guaranteed).

Maggie’s Plan
by Rebecca Miller with Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore. Was it good or bad? I wish I cared enough to know. Great actors, boring story. Of course I am not a reference in romantic comedy. Let’s say I watched it for the sake of research.

All the Way
by Jay Roach with Bryan Cranston, Melissa Leo. About president Johnson coming to power after the assassination of JFK. I recommend for Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad lead) ‘s awesome performance.

In-Flight Movie Picks (Part 2)

Another business trip to the US, this time to Monroe, near Seattle. This was the occasion to binge-watch another bunch of in-flight movies.

  1. Money Monster by Jodie Foster, with George Clooney and Julia Roberts: great thanks to Clooney and Roberts.
  2. Demolition by Jean-Marc Vallée with Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) and Naomi Watts: some boring moments, but I love Jake Gyllenhaal, who actually plays a character similar to Nightcrawler.
  3. Everybody Wants Some!! By Richard Linklater with Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin. (Pleasant, with some fun parts, although never truly hilarious. A bit disappointed).
  4. A Hologram for the King by Tom Twyker with Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhuryt (Good one, Tom Hanks is awesome as always).
  5. Tale of tales by Matteo Garrone with Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel. (Good, though the tales don’t really intertwine much.  More like a series of mostly unrelated stories).
  6. The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos, with Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz. (Completely out of the left field, but I loved it. Not the kind of movie you’d expect to watch in a plane, and definitely not for everyone. Check it out only if you’re into weird and absurd stuff. Now I want to see all the movies from this director).).
  7. Elvis & Nixon by Liza Johnson, with Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey (quite fun).
  8. Born to Be Blue by Robert Budreau with Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo (I guess it was kinda good, but it’s not my kinda movie. Plus I can’t stand jazz, and the movie is about Chet Baker, so…).
  9. Au nom de ma fille (Kalinka) by Vincent Garenq with Daniel Auteuil, Marie-Josée Croze (Not great movie, but the subject is a true story that kept me hooked till the end). Daniel Auteuil is a great actor.

Night in Hongdae feat. Seoul Pub Crawl – 2016.08.13 (Sat)

Another night of fun with the Seoul Gone Wild crew!

My third Seoul Pub Crawl, and second time in Hongdae, the hot night called for lots of refreshments. And boy did the crew deliver as always, with free drink coupons at each stop, and an unlimited beer break at the Playground!

If you are in Seoul, you owe it to yourself to try it at least once. Plus, the guests are always a nice bunch composed of regulars and newcomers who like having a good time!
Check out the official album on their Facebook Page.

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Seoul Pub Crawl in Itaewon – 2016.07.23 (Sat)

Last Saturday I had the chance to shoot the Seoul Pub Crawl in Itaewon, organized by Seoul Gone Wild.

If you are not familiar, the name is self-explanatory: with a reasonable participation fee, you get to go to a bunch of pubs / bars, with a free drink at each location as well as discounted drinks, and the finale is at a club (which entrance fee usually is higher than the Seoul Pub Crawl’s participation fee), including free entrance.

3 bars, 1 club

This time the program was:

  • Brick Yard (Bar with rooftop)
  • Wolfhound (Pub)
  • JR. (Pub)
  • Mute (Club)

The crowd was really great and I hope to meet them again soon!

Next event is Saturday July 28th in Hongdae!

Check out the pictures below:

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