Liberty cinema released the
action packed movie Italian Job from
December 5. The movie, a remake
script goes like this ĖA team of high-class thieves avenge their
mentorís deathÖwith the help of his daughter. The plan was flawless..the
job was executed perfectly, the escape was clean .
only threat mastermind thief Charlie Crocker(Mark ) never saw coming was
from a member of his own crew. After
the pulling of an amazing gold bullion heist from a heavily guarded palazzo
in Venice, Charlie and his gang-inside man Steve(Edward Norton) the
backstabber, the computer genius Lyle(Seth Green) who is also the real
napster, wheel man Handsome Rob(Jason Statham) who also has the record for
the longest car chase, explosives expert Left Ear(Mos Def) who lost one side
of his hearing due to an experiment gone wrong when he was 10 and veteran
safecracker John Bridger(Donald Sutherland) ó canít believe it when one
of them turns out to be a double crosser. Now the job isnít about the
playoff, itís about payback.
Stella (Charlize Theron), a beautiful nerves of steel safe-cracker, who
joins Charlie and his gang when they follow the back stabber to California,
where they plan to re steal the gold by tapping in to the Los Angles traffic
control system, manipulating signals and creating one of the biggest traffic
jams in L. A. history.
Job may not be
the best movie that came out this year, but it is something you could watch
and not regret the time spent, mainly because of the movie crew, who give a
stunning performance. Starting with Mark Wahlberg who plays a memorable role
of likeable thief on his first big job as the leader in this remake.
star of Three Kings nd Boogie Nights is the brains behind the
gang meticulously planning the operations and directing the crew. Although
not having the same effect and performance he had on Three Kings, he
comes off as a creditable master thief. Seth Green also puts in some!
gives a powerful performance.
movie itself is very good. Welcome relief from the monotonous, non-stop
action movies, which have too many action sequences, but lack a good plot.
The director, F. Gary shows us the planning that must come before a
successful heist with action sequences continuing the flow of the story. The
scenes involving the Miniís were very special.
unique little cars zipping through tunnels and screening down side walks
were very amusing, although at times the scenes last too long. At the end of
the day the script flows smoothly and the story is short and sweet ó an
entertaining one hour and 53 minutes
de Livera ó Piano Soloist in concert
de Livera Perera will be the piano soloist in Beethovenís
Choral Fantasia at Fridayís Christmas concert of the Symphony
Orchestra, Sri Lanka. This was the part played by Beethoven himself when he
premiered the work in 1808.
appeared recently as a soloist with SOSL in Beethovenís Triple Concerto
last season, as a member of the Colombo Trio together with Ananda Dabare,
violin and Dyshantha Perera, cello. Now an Associate of the Royal Academy of
Music, London, Ramya won a scholarship there at 15.
Fantasia, written first, is reminiscent of the Finale of Beethovenís Choral
Symphony No 9 in its similar main melody, its text of universal joy, and
its use of large scale vocal forces. However the Fantasia opens with
a major extended passage for the solo piano,
which was originally improvised by Beethoven, and the piano continues in
dialogue with the orchestra and chorus throughout.
works to be performed at the Symphony concert on Friday 12 include
Rossiniís William Tell overture and O Fortuna by Carl Orff.
Kishani Jayasinghe who is studying opera as a Postgraduate at the Royal
Academy, London will be the soprano soloist in Mazartís Joyous Alleluia
from his Exsultate, Jobilate, and in Dvorakís famous Song To
The Moon she will also sing O Holy Night by Adam with the
combined choirs of the Holy Family Convent Bambalapitiya and the Peterite
Family Christmas concert will follow on Saturday 13, featuring excerpts from
the Nativity music of Handelís Messiah, Christmas carols for
audience and choirs, Mel Tormeís Christmas Song, John Rutterís
delightful Christmas Lullaby, and a repeat of O Holy Night
with Kishani Jayasinghe.
Abeysekera will conduct both concerts which will be at Ladies College Hall,
commencing 7.30 p.m. Friday 12 and at 7.00 p.m. on Saturday, December 13.
A leader in Sri Lankaís commercial sector, Delmege Forsyth
& Company Limited will present
international concert pianist Sujeeva
Hapugalle in a piano recital at the Lionel Wendt Theatre December 19 at 7.30
eveningís programme will explore a wide range of emotions, moods, musical
poetry and styles of the classical, romantic and impressionistic composers.
as ďA pianist of rare calibreĒ (Beethoven Society of Europe), pianist
Sujeewa Hapugalle has been highly acclaimed for versatile presentations as a
solo recitalist and concerto artiste.
evening will also highlight a preview exhibition of fine art landscape
photographic images by Prasanna Amerasinghe ó at the Lionel Wendt Harold
Peiris Gallery from 6.30 p.m. Vistas ó Moments in Time presents
magical images from distant destinations around the world presenting the
mystic beauty and harmony of nature from Sri Lanka, Japan, Argentina, Chile,
Peru, Costa Rica, Europe and North America.
long journey of Corea
If you step in to the Colombo Hilton next time make sure that the simple, talented and friendly
pianist Nihal Corea is there to welcome you with his performances. Anyone
who listens to his music will conclude that he is a musician who is well
aware of the techniques and art of music. One can definitely enjoy the
soothing effect that floats around in the air as this unassuming pianist
begins to move his fingers in a very careful and delicate manner on the
piano, playing any tune from the í30s to present day hits.
started his musical career in 1964, Nihal was playing for many bands until
1976 when Randy Pieris and The Playboys disbanded and he was compelled to
take over Oceanites as their organiser. It was only after he received an
offer from vocalist Sanath Goonetilleke to join his band Gentle On My Mind,
he bid goodbye to Oceanties after six months.
the meantime he acknowledges pianists Garric Abeywickreme and Cecil Pieris
who spurred him to think of being a pianist. Having the experience of three
decades Nihal Corea now intends to release a CD of his own.
This man is worth hearing!
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