Every Thursday, TMINE reviews two movies, carefully avoiding infringing a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick
Two reviews this week, both of which are a moderate disappointment to myself. Last week, I worried that I was only reviewing superhero movies. To be fair, most new movies these days seem to be superhero movies, but I was trying to quit the habit…
…just as the concluding part of the Avengers‘ 11-year-long, 21-part series of movies hit the silver screen in the UK. Doh!
Avengers: Endgame review after the jump. I’ll try not to be too spoilery.
Secondly, last week, as you may recall, I took out a free trial/subscription to the BFI Player to try to ensure I watched something moderately cerebral for a change. Look at all those Kurosawas, I thought to myself. Yet, while I did end up watching a black and white Japanese movie, it wasn’t a Kurosawa.
Hello, everyone. Welcome to the far-flung sci-fi future of 2019.
How are you enjoying it so far? Been cloned and harvested its organs to cure any of your diseases yet? Or maybe you’re being asked to pass the Voight-Kampff by your HR department even as we speak.
Anyway, whatever you’re doing, TMINE’s back, you’ll be excited to hear! As usual, it’s a phased return to work for TMINE. This afternoon will bring some new Airdates, while The Daily News will be back on Monday, although the TMINE Facebook page has been featuring the highlights over the break. I’ll hopefully be revealing the latest BFI and BAFTA events this afternoon, too, although that might be a staggered return.
When it comes to reviews, WHYBW will be back to its usual Wednesday slot next week. There have been a few new shows over the Christmas break, so I’ll hopefully be doing a Boxset Monday featuring either season 2 of Marvel’s Runaways or Stan (Australia)’s Bloom. I’ll also be previewing Syfy (US)’s Deadly Class, but I’ll probably be skipping The Fosters spin-off Good Trouble, on the general grounds I didn’t watch The Fosters – but you never know.
However, after a bit of Christmas soul-searching, I’ve decided to put Weekly Wonder Woman on permanent hiatus until the comics get good again – soz, Diana fans, but it’s a lot of effort for a lot of mediocre stuff at the moment, despite the return of both Aphrodite and Ares in the latest issues. What to do on Thursdays instead, though? Hmm. I’ll have to have a think about that.
That’s it for now and who knows what other goodies I might bring you, too. Everyone get good pressies?
Well, the gang’s all there, aren’t they? And I mean all of them (stick to the end). Nice trolling of Star Wars fans to have it come out on May 4th, too. But Black Widow’s now blonde? That’s going to take some getting used to…
It’s “What have you been watching?”, my chance to tell you each week what movies and TV I’ve been watching recently and your chance to recommend anything you’ve been watching. TMINE recommends has all the reviews of all the TV shows TMINE has ever recommended, but for a complete list of TMINE’s reviews of (good, bad and insipid) TV shows and movies, there’s the definitive TV Reviews A-Z and Film Reviews A-Z. But it’s what you have you been watching? So tell us – if you want to live
This week, to cover all I’ve been watching while I was away on vacation in August, I’m breaking up WHYBW into manageable chunks. Yesterday, I dealt with all the boxsets I managed to make my way through and later in the week – probably on Tuesday, now I think about it… – I’ll be looking at the episodes of new and regular shows that I’ve watched, too.
But today, it’s movie time! So after the jump, I’ll be filling you in on what I thought about Ghost in the Shell (2017), Guardians of the Galaxy – Volume 2 (2017) and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016).