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Silent Runner

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  1. 12 minutes ago, Gabe said:

    Iran have just been throwing balls forward with no plan, they just don't look like creating a chance before the end.

     

    They worked a couple of half chances but never anything scoreable. They we're screaming for VAR calls at the end they were never gonna get. America probably deserved it. 

  2. Watched the first episode of Wednesday and thought it was excellent. Jenna Ortega is really good, the support cast are all quality and they've definitely spent a few quid because it looks great. Tim Burton uses a lot of his favourite tricks and the Danny Elfman score is quality. 

     

    There's a lot of plot getting set-up in the first one but it handles the multiple threads easily. I'm not going to rinse through it but I'm definitely in for the whole thing. 

  3. On 21/11/2022 at 11:32, PK said:

    Completely agree. It's got loads of elements that I feel should make me love it but it's just not holding my attention.

     

    Same for me. I haven't watched the new one and despite not having much on the go at the moment I've no real motivation to watch it.


    Every bit of the Irish guys story was so terrible - from his backstory, to the bit at the bowling alley to the ridiculous bit on the bridge. After a strong start I think this is fading. 

  4. Reminiscence

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3272066/

     

    Nick Bannister, a private investigator of the mind, navigates the alluring world of the past when his life is changed by new client Mae. A simple case becomes an obsession after she disappears and he fights to learn the truth about her.

     

    This had loads of good ideas, a fine cast and a decent budget and wasted all of it. This is a sci-fi, noir, mystery, Inception knock-off that never really commits to a single theme or plot. Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson are good, there's some nice effects (and some terrible ones) but the whole thing is aimless and just drifts on towards a disappointing ending.

     

    2/5 

  5. Gaslit

     

    An 8 part drama telling the Watergate story from the perspective of the burglars, the plotters in the White House, the CIA etc. It has a great cast - Julia Roberts, Dan Stevens, Shea Wigham, Sean Penn and loads of other recognisable faces. It's All the Presidents Men but from the other end of the investigation. 

     

    The hook here is they're telling stories of people involved in the scandal but whose stories haven't been told before; the security guard who discovered the break-in, Nixons attorneys wife, the CIA guy running the ops, the cops investigating the break-in etc. 

     

    I thought this was excellent in parts but didn't really justify it's 8 parts and was struggling to hold my attention by the end. The individual tales are interesting but it's a bit fragmented and it never really pulls it together. There's a few scenes that are styled to look like they're taking place in All the Presidents Men but in a different location - the bit when the burglars are caught is filmed from the look-out spot on the other side of the street, the opposite of what we see in ATPM. 

     

    The cast are excellent, Julia Roberts and Shea Wigham in particular, it looks really nice and captures the 70's really accurately. It just falls a little short of excellent but had some quality moments.

     

    3.5/5

  6. 50 minutes ago, wev said:

    Salibas had a dodgy game tonight too 

     

    He's looked a bit suspect these last few games and it feels like he has a mistake in him, Gabriel is always there to cover him though. 

  7. Interview with The Vampire

     

    Finished this tonight, it's only 7 episodes so I got through it over a couple of weeks, and I thought it was tremendous. Violent, camp, gothic and pretty funny in places. I've not read the book or seen the film so it was all new to me. Hopefully there's a season 2 or a season 1 part 2 because I really want to see where the story goes.

     

    4.5/5

  8. 3 hours ago, JohnC said:

    The Watcher is getting another season.

     

    And Monster is getting two more, based on two other monstrous figures, who have not yet been disclosed (or maybe even decided).

     

    One should be Ryan Murphy. 

  9. That's one of the best performances of the season, no doubt. Everywhere on the pitch the Arsenal were better. Jesus in the second half was superb, winning the corner that led to the goal. Top quality. 

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