Long Shot
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Orange Thursday: Long Shot (2019) and Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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

It’s a slightly eclectic mix of movies this week. First up is Long Shot (2019), in which Seth Rogen plays a journalist who gets hired by his former babysitter to write her speeches – said babysitter now being Secretary of State Charlize Theron. In the process, can he remind her of her youthful ideals?

Then we have Mary Poppins Returns (2018), in which Mary Poppins returns. Isn’t that obvious?

Reviews after the jump.

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The Red Sea Diving Resort
Film

Orange Thursday: Point Blank (2019) and The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019)

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

Despite there being a few new movies at the cinema worth watching, I’ve been at home a bit, saving cash because of the August holidays. As a result, I’ve learnt to appreciate the value of free movies on Netflix.

So this week’s Orange Thursday duo are a couple of Netflix Originals:

  • Point Blank (2019): Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie reunite for an action movie remake, but maybe not of the Point Blank you were expecting
  • The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019): Chris Evans and a motley bunch of fellow Israeli spies accidentally set up a hotel in Africa to liberate Ethiopian refugees, in a movie based on a very odd true story

The observant will notice that all three of those men starred in Captain America: Winter Soldier. I don’t know if that was a deliberate choice by Netflix, but it’s probably quite hard now to find an actor who hasn’t been in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.

Reviews after the jump.

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Hobbs & Shaw
Film reviews

Orange Thursday: Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (2019)

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

Orange Thursday is back but as it’s August, TMINE’s on a slightly reduced schedule to allow me time to catch up with all my TV viewing. That means there’ll only be one movie this week, but next week we’ll look at two Netflix movies: Point Blank and The Red Sea Diving Resort. Although there is an outside possibility I might postpone one of those in favour of Angel Has Fallen (2019). Let’s see how the Bank Holiday weekend fares.

This week, though, we’ll focus on this summer’s big blockbuster: Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. We can talk about which classic 80s movie it’s an homage to after this ‘ere trailer and the jump. See you in a mo.

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Dogtooth
Film

Orange Thursday: Κυνόδοντας (Dogtooth) (2009), Atomic Blonde (2017) and 47 Ronin (2013)

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

Last week, Orange Thursday didn’t happen, mainly because I was working. However, I had put the work in to find two movies to watch. I was only partially successful, however.

I had originally attempted to watch Atomic Blonde (2017), but I switched that off after half an hour on the general grounds it was unbearably bad.

So then I tried to watch 47 Ronin (2013), as Keanu Reeves has been having something of a revival of late and I fancied seeing what else he’d done relatively recently.

Turned out, that was even worse.

Still, that was two half-movies, which qualifies under Orange Thursday rules as one movie.

But then I remembered that JustStark had recently watched Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, which put me in mind to finally finish watching his first movie, Κυνόδοντας (Dogtooth) (2009). So I did.

And I’ll tell you all about all of them after the jump.

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Shaft
Film

Orange Thursday: Shaft (2019) and The Lego Movie 2 (2019)

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

This week’s movies have absolutely nothing in common, beyond the fact that they were both released this year and I watched them this week. So let’s not pretend I have a grand strategy, and let’s get right down to it with reviews of:

  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) – sequel to The Lego Movie, in which our plastic figurine heroes and heroines must fight a slightly lumpier plastic figurine menace from the planet Duplo.
  • Shaft (2019) – sequel to Shaft (2000) and Shaft (1971), in which three generations of the Shaft family unite to fight the man.

All that after the jump.

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