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  • The Delinquent Season

    On the plane home I watched The Delinquent Season, a feelgood comedy about the life affirming joy of extra-marital affairs. Only kidding!

  • Overboard (2018)

    One of my favourite feelgood movies is Overboard, the Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell comedy where Hawn plays an awful entitled socialite and Kurt Russell the put-upon handyman who ends up pretending to be her husband after she falls off her yacht and bangs her head. There’s obviously a much darker interpretation of Overboard – it’s not…

  • Mission Impossible: Fallout

    To celebrate our seventh wedding anniversary, we went out to have dinner and watch a Mission Impossible film, because as everyone knows your seventh anniversary is the one with some random Tom Cruise tripe in it.

  • Blockers

    Blockers is a comedy about teenagers having sex, built for their parents’ generation, like a retooled Superbad. Three girls meet on the first day of school and grow up together, firm friends. We’re introduced to their parents – a worried mom, a huge jock given to weeping, and a drunk, and then we fast forward…

  • Ocean’s 8

    After putting the kids to bed, we drove out to Dartmouth Crossing, a retail park a few miles away from where we’re staying, where we always try to catch a film during our visit. Memorable previous distractions: Guardians Of The Galaxy and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Tonight we’d watch another retread of Ocean’s Eleven –…

  • Jurassic World : Lost Kingdom

    Tonight I went to see the latest Jurassic World episode. I ate my own bodyweight in salted popcorn, and I think that, the slightly excessive two hour climbing session I had beforehand, and then sitting in an ice-cold cinema being battered with two hours of a blockbuster hammer was a bad idea. Saturated with salt,…

  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    There’s some strange things on Netflix right now. Disney’s catalogue seems to have reappeared (or at least recent stuff like The Force Awakens, Toy Story 3, etc…) but I thought Disney had yanked its films from all the streaming sites in preparation for launching its own service. Maybe they gave up? Anyway, I watched Lock…

  • Coco

    Coco

    We watched Up in the cinema and the opening sequence made us cry; with Coco, another Pixar film, it took until the finale for there to be tears rolling down my face, but chalk up another success for the Emeryville company. (Cars 3, on the other hand, was just a bit shit and never made…

  • Goon: Last of the Enforcers

    Goon: Last of the Enforcers

    Sean whatshisface (sorry, Sean William Scott, or The Artist Formerly Known As Stifler From American Pie) doesn’t show up very often these days. Perhaps Bulletproof Monk (my favourite Chow Yun Fat film to include Nazis in the Himalayas, white guy appropriation of King fu and a man angrily shouting "Moooonk!") was neither a critical or…

  • Kingsmen: The Golden Circle

    Kingsmen: The Golden Circle

    I fill in surveys on the Google Rewards app, to a variable degree of veracity, and in return I get credits to spend in the Google Play Store, and so in return for sacrificing my time I got to watch Kingsmen: The Golden Circle for free. Or, in other words, I sacrificed my time in…