Enjoy Your Life!

Being involved in radio I try to keep myself up to date with news, sport, showbiz and especially music as much as I can. One thing I haven’t done a lot of in my life is go to concerts or gigs. But in the last 8 months that’s certainly changed. I’ve seen Tom Jones, George Benson, The Stereophonics and have just booked to see Queen with Adam Lambert in Barcelona and Ed Sheeran at Wembley stadium. I’m not sure what’s brought this on but i actually wish I’d done it more often. Come to think of it I’ve seen more concerts than my team Arsenal this past year which to be honest the way they’re playing that’s not a bad thing! Yesterday tickets for The Rolling Stones in the U.K. went on sale and I was really tempted. They are such an iconic band, their music definitely stands the test of time and you have to think how much longer can they go on? 

Talking of doing more of what you enjoy I remember saying in my column at the beginning of the year to read more books and go to the cinema more often. The books will have to wait but we invited a guy called Michael Barnes to our radio studio this week. Michael runs a Facebook page called Mallorca Cinema Showings – English. Every week he lists what’s on at the cinemas in English which sometimes isn’t easy to find. We have turned it into a feature on the Breakfast Show, so every Monday we will give you Michaels Cinema Listings. He does this in his spare time and it’s a really useful page. It’s a closed group that has over 2000 members and if you ask to join Michael will add you. It’s important that we support the cinemas showing films in English as they will carry on if we do. Don’t forget that it’s the Oscars tomorrow night and at the time of writing 3 of 9 films nominated for best picture are currently on at one of our cinemas.

Interestingly enough a study was commissioned by Cineworld one of the big cinema owners in the UK ahead of the third IMAX Film Festival, which will give film fans across the country a second chance to see some of the top releases from last year in IMAX.

IMAX uses a cutting-edge projection system and delivers crystal-clear images, coupled with the customised theatre design and powerful digital sound system. IMAX creates a unique environment that makes audiences feel as if they are in the film.

The study threw up a lot of interesting facts;

Seventy-five per cent of the nation agreed a bigger screen is the best thing about a trip to the movies, with over half preferring the cinema experience for its enhanced sound and picture quality.

One in five said they enjoy watching the trailers and 13 per cent stated it’s the presence of others which adds to the experience.

The research confirmed the best seat in the picture house is, without a doubt, the middle centre followed by the centre back rows.

Two-thirds of adults are more likely to make a trip to the movies with their partner, and three in 10 will see the latest blockbuster with pals.

One in five would much rather a trip to the cinema over a meal out, but just under two in three wish they went to the movies more often.

The study also found three in five brits confessed there are films they wish they’d seen in the cinema.

The study also found a trip to the movies is enjoyed twice a month on average, with just under one in 10 going up to once a week.

A fizzy drink will never go a miss during a trip to the cinema for nearly one quarter of Brits, accompanied by a box of sweet popcorn and classic pick ‘n’ mix. 

They were also asked which film do you think should be seen on the big screen and not on TV. Here are the results;

1. Avatar
2. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
3. Jurassic Park
4. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
5. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back 

6. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 

7. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
8. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
9. Jurassic World
10. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens 

11. Titanic
12. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 

13. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 

14. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 

15. Jaws
16. Dunkirk
17. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 

18. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
19. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 

20. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 

Another study conducted by Sky Cinema, found that overall one in two Brits thinks an Oscar-worthy actor would be required to play them in a movie of their own life. 

Researchers found that Tom Hanks the seasoned star of Forrest Gump, Big and Saving Private Ryan was the choice the male population would prefer to take on the role. 

And the late great screen siren Audrey Hepburn who starred in Roman Holiday and Breakfast At Tiffany’s came top of the ladies list. 

Thirty seven per cent of Brits believe their character would be the hero of their tale, while one in five would consider themselves an anti-hero figure. 

And one in ten pessimistically think they would ultimately become the villain in a cinematic retelling of their own life story. 

A quarter would describe their life story as a drama, while 22 per cent think the events of their life would work better as a light-hearted comedy. 

Forty one per cent reckon the film which tells their life story would be worthy of a nomination at the Oscars, yet 44 per cent admit the events would likely make for a boring watch once up on screen. 

TOP ACTORS BRITS WANT TO PLAY THEM 

1. Tom Hanks
2. Audrey Hepburn
3. Sandra Bullock
4. Helen Mirren
5. Emma Watson
6. Leonardo DiCaprio 

7. Clint Eastwood
8. Julia Roberts
9. Kate Winslet
10. Matt Damon 

Brits have spoken to declare their favourite films must have at least two car chases, three fight scenes and two twists, much like the format of 1972 film The Godfather. 

Movie fans are suckers for affairs of the heart too as the ultimate blockbuster would also include two romantic moments, a new survey has revealed. 

three fight scenes and two twists – much like the format of 1972 film The Godfather. 

Movie fans are suckers for affairs of the heart too as the ultimate blockbuster would also include two romantic moments, a new survey has revealed. 

The nation’s perfect movie would be directed by Steven Spielberg. 

Favourite actors for starring roles are Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, and Oprah Winfrey. Dame Judi Dench and Hollywood heart-throb Tom Hardy would be the ideal in the supporting roles. The nation’s ideal movie should have a soundtrack inspired by Pulp Fiction, according to the survey. 

Cineworld set out to do the study ahead of the Oscars this Sunday. Elements of the perfect award-winning film would be; 

• An engaging plot
• A drama
• Two villains
• Directed by Steven Spielberg
• Tom Hanks as the male lead
• Meryl Streep as the female lead
• Tom Hardy and Judi Dench as the supporting actors

 • Two plot twists 

• It should feature a hero AND a heroine

 • Two romantic moments
• Three fight scenes
• Two car chases 

• Two hours long
• A resolved ending where everything is concluded

 • A soundtrack inspired by Pulp Fiction 

Shape of water leads the Oscar nominations with 13 and is the bookies favourite to win best picture.

Real Mallorca suffered only their second defeat of the season away at 4th placed Cornelia last Sunday. They are now 9 points clear of 2nd placed Villarreal B with 11 games to go. Mallorca are at home to Ebro on Sunday, it’s 12 o’clock kick-off at the Son Moix Stadium. I must give  a shoutout to my eldest Son Jacob and his team San Francisco. Last Sunday they played Son Ferriol, a team they had lost 3-0 to earlier in the season. 2-1 down with 15 minutes to go it didn’t look like they were going to win. But they equalised and Jake popped up with the winner with 5 minutes to go! We celebrated at one of our favourite restaurants, Can Pedro in Genova. Which has to be said was bursting at the seams and there was still a queue for tables as we left! 

And finally this week a news story that brought a smile to my face. The Winter Olympics closed last weekend and a sporting body is campaigning so that snowball fighting becomes an Olympic sport, so get all your practice in now whilst we’re blessed with the Beast from the East! 

In the wake of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Japan’s 25-year-old snowball- fighting federation says the sport should feature at a future competition. 

The Japan Yukigassen Federation or JYF (Yukigassen means snowball fighting) devised a formal version of a team snowball fight and was recognised as a national administrative body for the sport in 1993. 

The game is played on a pitch 10 metres (33 feet) by 36 metres (118 feet) two teams of seven people, who can hide behind several on-court barriers. 

Both teams have a flag near the centre of the court. They can win by capturing the opposing side’s fag or by scoring a hit on all the other players. 

Being hit by a snowball eliminates a player from the game. 

The JYF says it has a “presence” in 11 countries and in five areas of Japan. On March 6 it is holding a snowball-fighting world championship at the Hakuba Ski-Jumping Stadium in Japan’s central Nagano Prefecture. 

Teams are expected from Hong Kong and China but it is not clear whether snowball battlers from anywhere else will show up. 

Enjoy your weekend.

I present the Radio One Mallorca Breakfast show Monday to Friday 07.30-11.00am on 93.8fm in Mallorca, online at www.radioonemallorca.com on mobile through their free App for IPhone, Android, The Tunein Radio App and on the Spanish TDT TV service. If you can’t hear me on the radio then you’ll find me working at Pirates Adventure the islands number one night out and every now and again i may make an understudy appearance! 

Feel free to email me at rprior@globobalear.com

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