11 movies and TV shows with cool titles

I was talking to my partner the other day about titles: as in, titles of books, movies, and TV. Basically, the titles of stories, and how some of them are quite inventive but many of them are as dull as ditchwater. The ones that stick in my mind, are the ones that are relatively simple but sound as cool as hell, and often invite you … Continue reading 11 movies and TV shows with cool titles

Enola Holmes 2 (2022): lots of fun, and builds on the first film

Who liked Enola Holmes when it came out? I did. Outside of Stranger Things it was the first time we got to see Millie Bobby Brown show another side to her acting and have a bit more fun. Worlds away from the tortured character of Eleven, thank god. She also got to show us what she’s like leading a movie, albeit a Netflix movie (do … Continue reading Enola Holmes 2 (2022): lots of fun, and builds on the first film

See How They Run (2022): a mildly amusing murder mystery

I remember seeing See How They Run listed showing in the cinema not too long ago, and thinking a murder mystery comedy might be a fun watch in these troubled times in which we find ourselves. But then, life got in the way and I never caught it. Handily, it recently turned up on Disney+, so I thought I’d put it on. At a little … Continue reading See How They Run (2022): a mildly amusing murder mystery

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Do Revenge (2022): a pleasing mash-up of ’80s, ’90s and 2000s teen movies

Hands up, who remember the ’90s? I do. But then I’m a ’90s kid. I was born in the early ’80s and grew up in the ’90s. And it’s funny, cos certain decades come back around in terms of fashion and music. I saw a lad the other day, he must have been maybe 16-17, sat on a bench at a train station. He had … Continue reading Do Revenge (2022): a pleasing mash-up of ’80s, ’90s and 2000s teen movies

Industry: season 2 — sexy, tense and compelling

The first season of Industry surprised me, in a way. I guess I didn’t expect to find a show about young and hungry bankers to be so engaging. I think the fact that it was a sexy and up-for-it cast, fully prepared to embrace all that was required of them in terms of story and character — that helped. And the fact that, at least … Continue reading Industry: season 2 — sexy, tense and compelling

White Noise (2022): mood, themes and vibes

White Noise (2022) is an apocalyptic black comedy written and directed by Noah Baumbach, and adapted from a 1985 novel by Don DeLillo — widely considered his breakout novel. One filmmakers have apparently been trying to adapt for decades. The film, in this case, centres around the Gladney family and focuses on the dad, Jack (Adam Driver), a professor in Advanced Nazism studies at the … Continue reading White Noise (2022): mood, themes and vibes

The Banshees Of Inisherin (2022): legacy or friendship?

Is this film a career-best from Colin Farrell? I wanted to open with a question to myself, like those adverts… ‘Could you save money on your car insurance?’ Well, to return to my question, I think it might be. Unlike In Bruges (2008), which felt perhaps a two-hander between Farrell and Brendan Gleeson and was a dark comedy, but perhaps leant just towards the comedic … Continue reading The Banshees Of Inisherin (2022): legacy or friendship?

Rings of Power: a slow start, but got better as it went on

As ever, I’m late to the party. People have been forensically examining and breaking down each episode of Rings Of Power since it came out, so what could I have to say that hasn’t been said? Well, this is the internet so it doesn’t matter, I get to have an opinion either way. Actually, at this point I’m not sure who I’m even arguing against, … Continue reading Rings of Power: a slow start, but got better as it went on

She-Hulk: a patchy mess, but had its moments

A lot has already been written about this show, so I don’t want to retread old ground. I guess I’ll just offer my two cents, so to speak, but hopefully keep things short and sweet. Spoilers for anyone that has yet to watch or finish the season. Good things Tatiana Maslany: her performance, particularly as Jen Walters rather than She-Hulk, was superb. As a mild … Continue reading She-Hulk: a patchy mess, but had its moments

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners — an unexpected treat

Arcane is now my gold standard for animation in terms of world building and storytelling, I loved that show. With Cyberpunk: Edgerunners I’m not quite as gushing about it as everyone else seems to be, but I understand the hype. I mean, yes it’s good, and yes it appears to be a lot like the world from the video game. So those of us that … Continue reading Cyberpunk: Edgerunners — an unexpected treat