Had seen the trailer and it looked interesting - if a little tinged with that "Foreign places are scary" aesthetic often seen in American thrillers. The name is deeply underwhelming though; "Beckett". 😁
Yeah there is a bit of that vibe about it alright, plus picking Greece as the setting was a bit odd...would have worked better if it was somewhere a bit more...eh....soviet I think.
Beckett is a dire, dire film. I'm not usually critical but with so many movies out there, I am disgusted that I wasted 2 hours of my life on that. I cannot see anything going for it. I was looking forward to a bit of a simple evening action film. But, God it was so fake. Is that Denzels son. Denzel needs to have a serious word. Talk about overacting. He was diabolical. I hadn't realised it was him in Tenet either. Was slightly better.
Some of the things that happened in the film was just so outrageous, you couldn't take it anyway seriously - jumping from a massive cliff, onto a tree, falls onto a rock ground and then just runs away. And that part where he jumps off the edge of the multistorey car-park. Dear God.
Funny thing is, Washington had the look on him that he was giving it socks, and was playing for a possible oscar nomination. I honestly cannot say anything positive about the movie. Towards the end I didn't know why he was being chased, and I didn't care. Just bring some conclusion to the film
For the first time in a long long time I turned off a movie after half an hour. Shockingly poor movie with bizarre music and an atmosphere that I’ve never experienced in a modern movie. No idea what the hell was supposed to be happening!
If your a Karate Kid (1984) fan, then check out Cobra Kai. It rocks big time!
agree ,awful ,really terrible,
Untold: Deal With the Devil - Christy Martin broke boundaries and noses as she rose in the boxing world, but her public persona belied personal demons, abuse and a threat on her life
Battlebots 2 Seasons1 & 2 -Inventors of larger-than-life robots go head-to-head inside a perilous bulletproof arena with one goal: disable or destroy their opponent's machine
The Hole (2001)- Four prep school students ditch a field trip and spend a weekend partying in an abandoned bunker near campus. But they soon realize they're locked in
Toot-Toot Cory Carson Season 5 - Join kid car Cory Carson on his adventures around the winding roads of childhood in Bumperton Hills! Based on the hit toy line Toot-Toot Drivers
Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 3 - The Kardashians try to put family first as they manage their growing fame, expanding empires, high-profile relationships and more in this reality series.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 3 - The hit reality franchise takes up residence in Beverly Hills, where well-heeled frenemies fight, drink and primp their way to maximum drama.
Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes - Serial killer Dennis Nilsen narrates his life and horrific crimes via a series of chilling audiotapes recorded from his jail cell
The Defeated (2020) Season - In 1946 Berlin, an American cop searches for his missing brother while helping a novice German policewoman fight the violent crimes engulfing the city
Black Island (German) - The dark secrets of a seemingly peaceful island threaten to swallow up an orphaned student when he grows close to a mysterious new teacher
The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student (Brazilian Portuguese) - Looking to shake things up, two best friends embark on a life-changing adventure abroad as exchange students. But can they stay out of trouble?
Out of my league (Italian) - Tired of swiping through the dating scene with her besties in tow, a charming yet awkward woman with a rare genetic disorder sets her sights on love
Really enjoyed " cocaine cowboys"....... very well made & edited. It's a great story......some twists & turns along the way.......I just love all the lawyers in it---- these guys look way more dodgy than the 'alledged' drug smugglers.
Few things I've watched over past few weeks.
The Mule: really enjoyed this, a lot of similarities to Gran Torino.
Secret City: Started off strong but faded as it went. Second season not as good as the first either but was still an interesting show.
Lupin: finally got around to this and loved it. Looking forward to the next season
Releasing one season of Lupin in two half was a silly move by Netflix, imo. We watched the first half really quickly, but the second half flew under my radar and I didn't know it was out till you just shared it.
The Queen (2006) - After Princess Diana's death, Queen Elizabeth II and Tony Blair face public demands that she be memorialized in a manner beyond standard protocol.
and a lot of Polish releases like last Thursday
Bob ross doc out 25th august
Came here to post about this, thought it was brilliant.
Started it last night after watching an hour of Army of the Dead. Had to turn that one off, and I would generally watch a film to the end once I started.
Sweet Girl - A devastated husband (Jason Momoa) vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter (Isabela Merced).
The Loud House Movie - Scotland’s about to get a whole lot louder. Join the Louds as they head to Scotland for an animated family adventure filled with castles, bagpipes, kilts… and a dragon.
The Chair 1 Season 1 - The Chair follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) as she navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at prestigious Pembroke University. Ji-Yoon is faced with a unique set of challenges as the first woman to chair the department, and as one of the few staff members of color at the university. Starring Sandra Oh, Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor and Bob Balaban.
Everything Will Be Fine Season 1 ( Spanish) - A separated couple live together for their child's sake in this satirical dramedy about what it means to be a good parent and spouse in today's world.
Despite the Falling Snow - Decades after defecting, a former Soviet official visits Russia with his niece to find out the fate of the woman he had loved behind the Iron Curtain.
Villains - Two blundering bandits meet their match when they break into a house in the woods and stumble on a secret that the homeowners prefer to stow away
Gogglebox Season 12
It was a strange decision all right but I had wondered if it was simply another CoVid enforced one; that shooting or post production was delayed by the pandemic and they just split what they had.
Bizarrely watched this two nights ago. First I posted about it got a lot of stick. But I loved it. As an ex criminal barrister who now specialises (well in something else) was going through play by play of certain shaftings and how they shouldn’t have happened. Actually realised on reading back that I was talking about the Legend of Cocaine Island. I did watch Cocaine Cowboys. Loved the decadence of it. The power boats world championship was the funniest and equally bizarre thing.
Also watched how to fix a drug scandal. Truly jawdropping. Two separate drug laboratory analysts with a Keith Richards level habit who between them tainted over 30000 convictions. Really interesting documentary.
Finally Fear City. This serial documentary chronicling how basically Rudy Giulliani single handledly dismantled the 5 Mafia families using the RICO Act. I didn’t know he had such a fundamental positive change and equally strange to see what he became.
Old School is being added on September 1st. You’re my boy blue!
What I liked about cocaine cowboys was even though they were big time multi- tonne drug smugglers, they seemed like two grand lads.
Half an hour into Sweet Girl and nah. I've only seen Jason Momoa in GoT and on various chat shows. Seems a likeable guy but this is another netflix turkey. When he blasts the baddies with the fire extinguisher I called a halt.
at the start they were definitely nice guys. These jewish Cuban immigrants who blagged their way into becoming what they eventually became. They were just living the rockstar and playboy life and brought all their friends and family with them. I think there was a line in it ‘we didn’t see each other as criminals but normal 20 something high school drop outs’.
they were also very altruistic and charitable and if any of their community wanted something then nothing was too much.
However I think it became clear as time went on, that the goodness slowly diminished. As it always does when people get in the way.
if you liked that I’d recommend operation Odessa. It was on Netflix but not sure now.
Whilst I enjoyed the show it’s hard to see there being much more to show of interest.
The Chair is quite good I must say..
The Mule is well worth a watch
Vintage Clint Eastwood. He is a remarkable man !
I think the first one benefited hugely from landing just as the whole world was put into lockdowns.
Oh definitely it was timed phenomenally well, it was perfect brain candy with enough of a freak show feel about it.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf - This origins story takes place before Netflix’s main The Witcher series (starring Henry Cavill as Geralt) and follows his mentor, Vesemir – a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when a strange new monster begins terrorising a politically-fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past.
Enduring Love - A man's life is thrown off kilter when he becomes the target of another man's obsession after trying to help at the scene of a horrific accident
Tomb Raider (2018) - Seven years after her wealthy dad's mysterious disappearance, Lara Croft embarks on a quest to discover his fate using the clues he left behind.
If that's the Alicia Viksnder redo, it wasn't bad. It's not good like, but surprisingly mediocre in the sense that's where the bar lies with video game adaptations.
Criminal waste of Walton Goggins as the bad guy though. Guy knows how to chew scenery with gusto but was off the boil here. Spent way too much time in London too; got impatient for the film to get to the actual Tombs to be raided.
Ya Tomb Raider is decent and yes as when it comes to video game movies they are all sorts of terrible so this is maybe the best one if only by default. Funny it could have actually been a top tier adventure film were it not for the links to Tomb Raider which is what mostly weighs it down.