Movies & TV

The Legend of Tarzan

By Clayton

Friday, after a long day of work, a heavy workout, a visit to the barbershop, and a meeting with one of my college professors, I decided to quickly stop at one of my customers in the mall to hand over a device I had borrowed for testing and was ready to start my weekend. Not that I had any wild weekend plans… those days are long over. I have lots of schoolwork to do.

In the mall I came RSA and we spontaneously decided to catch a movie. I was at first reluctant, because I tend to fall asleep during the movies, and since it was a long day the chance was huge, but I tagged along anyways. We decided to watch The Legend of Tarzan. We had to wait for another friend to arrive, as he was also about to go to the movies. Luckily it wasn’t very crowded and we found perfect seats in the middle of the third row.

the-legend-of-tarzan-teaser-1The movie was a lot better than I expected it to be. I had heard about the movie and seen the actors on talk shows to promote the movie, but I had no actual intension to go see it. Not for any particular reason, it just didn’t spark my attention. However, the movie was actually very good and different than I expected it to be. I expected talking monkeys and simply a movie remake of the Disney version of Tarzan. It wasn’t.

The only thing about the movie that bothered me is that Jane Porter, Tarzan’s wife, was American in the movie. I always thought she was British. I wasn’t the only one who noticed this, so when I came home I decided to Google this. It turns out that Jane indeed was American in the original Tarzan.

“As a young adult, Tarzan meets a young American woman, Jane Porter. She, her father, and others of their party are marooned on exactly the same coastal jungle area where Tarzan’s biological parents were twenty years earlier. “ Source: Wikipedia

Whatever, I grew up with Disney… She will forever be British in my mind.



Anyways, it was a good movie and go see it if you can 🙂

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Epica Retrospect movie premiere

By Clayton


I just came from the Dutch “Epica Retrospect” movie premiere, which will be officially out on Blu Ray and DVD as of today (November 8th, 2013). The movie premiere was in Bioscoop Zien in Eindhoven.

NOW let the record show: I did NOT especially fly over for this movie premiere. Now THAT would be absurd – even for me. Haha. Nah, I had already planned to fly over to this part of the world in October, but that was not possible, until November. The movie premiere was also in November, so that was a nice bonus to be at the premiere of a concert movie that I had also attended 7 months ago.

The movie of course does NOT compare to the real feeling of that magical night on March 23th, 2013, but it was still very nice to be there and see all the loyal Epicans (that were mostly also there) again. Also very cool that the entire band was there (besides Simone). Got my picture taken with all of them and bought my signed copy of the DVD!

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