Film

Quarantine viral videos: stuntwomen and actresses beat each other up

In a new feature on TMINE, we’re going to be looking at what actors, actresses and other members of TV and movie production crews have been up to during the Covid-19 lockdown – as long as they’ve been making videos of it. Which is what most of them seem to be doing these days.

Over the weekend, a whole bunch of actresses and their stunt doubles were so bored, they decided to make their own video in which they seem to beat each other up. Among the assailants: Lucy Lawless, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Rosario Dawson, Cameron Diaz, Florence Pugh, Daryl Hannah, Zoe Saldana, Thandie Newton, Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson and Margot Robbie.

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Jojo Rabbit
Film reviews

Orange Thursday: Jojo Rabbit (2019) and Yesterday (2019)

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

It’s two surprisingly recent movies getting the rundown in Orange Thursday this week:

  • Jojo Rabbit (2019) – in which we follow a young Nazi and his imaginary friend Hitler as they discover that jews don’t have scales and horns
  • Yesterday (2019) – in which we follow a young musician into a world in which The Beatles do not exist but Ed Sheeran is their Salieri.

Crazy, both of them, huh?

See you after the ads and the trailers.

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Godzilla
Film

Orange Wednesday: Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Godzilla (1954)

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!

Looks like I picked the wrong week to give up superhero movies.

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.

Yep, original Godzilla after the jump, too. Sigh.

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The Island
TMINE

Happy New Year from TMINE

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the far-flung sci-fi future of 2019.

The Running Man

Blade Runner
Blade Runner

Akira
Akira

The Island
The Island

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?