James McAvoy in Glass
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Orange Thursday: Glass (2019) and Snowpiercer (2014)

Every Thursday, TMINE reviews two movies, carefully avoiding infringing a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

Yes, as previewed last week, Orange Wednesdays is now Orange Thursdays and the two movies we’re going to look at this week are:

  • Glass (2019): M Night Shyamalan’s sequel to Split (2016). And maybe another movie. Shhh!
  • Snowpiercer (2014): Bong Joon-ho’s adaptation of French graphic novel Le Transperceneige

One of those stars a well known superhero, the other is about superheroes. Seriously, it is getting so hard to avoid talking about superheroes when talking about movies.

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Disney+’s True Lies; Downton Abbey movie trailer; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

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Internet TV

  • Trailer for Netflix’s Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City
  • Greg Kinnear to star in Amazon’s Good People
  • Shira Haas, Jeff Wilbusch and Amit Rahav to star in Netflix’s Unorthodox

Canadian TV

  • Colm Feore and Claire Goose to guest on CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries

French TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

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The Death of Stalin
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Orange Wednesday: The Death of Stalin (2017)

Every Thursday, TMINE reviews two movies, carefully avoiding infringing a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

This week’s been a bit full on and I fell asleep last night, rather than watch Snowpiercer as I’d planned. So only one movie this week: Armando Iannucci’s adaptation of the graphic novel La Mort de Staline, The Death of Stalin.

I’ll do Snowpiercer next week, particularly since the TV series got renewed for a second season today, even though the first season won’t even air until this time next year.

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Aidan Turner in Poldark
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What TV’s on at the BFI in June? Including Poldark and Planet of the Daleks

Every month, TMINE lets you know what TV the BFI will be presenting at the South Bank in London

Only a few TV-related events at the BFI in June this year – maybe they expect us all to be outside having fun in the sun or something. However, there are a few of note.

Probably the most popular (only two tickets per person) will be the preview of the final series of Poldark, complete with Q&A with Aidan Turner, Jack Farthing and Luke Norris. But a close rival will be a screening of Doctor Who ‘classic’ Planet of the Daleks, complete with improved special effects for its Blu-Ray release – that’ll include a Q&A with companion Katy Manning.

Also airing as part of the BFI ‘Bitches’ season will be the complete series of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and a discussion of Bad Girls that will take in Killing Eve, Clique and other shows. And as part of the LBGTQ+ BFI Flare season, there’ll be a screening of BBC docu-drama Stonewall. For details after the trailers and that She Devil.

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Orange Wednesday: The Wandering Earth (2019) and The Water Margin (1972)

Every Thursday, TMINE reviews two movies, carefully avoiding infringing a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

No superhero movies this week. That’s got to be an improvement, hasn’t it?

In fact, I feel doubly impressed with myself this week, since I’ve gone totally foreign language. Following on from previous Orange Wednesdays’ forays into Japanese cinema, this week we’re heading to China for both our movies.

First up is The Wandering Earth, based on Hugo Award-winning author Liu Cixin’s novella of the same name and which despite having only been released in February is already:

  • China’s second highest-grossing film of all time
  • 2019’s third highest-grossing film worldwide
  • The second highest-grossing non-English film of all time
  • One of the top 20 highest-grossing science fiction films of all time.

Secondly, we have the 1973 adaptation of that classic of Chinese literature, The Water Margin. That has more martial arts fights in it than that description might suggest.

Both of those after the jump

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