Das Boot
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Orange Wednesday: Split (2016) and Das Boot (1981) + Polar (2019)

Every Wednesday, TMINE reviews two movies and infringes a trademarked former mobile phone company’s marketing gimmick

Would that I had a slightly larger brain, I’d have smartly introduced last week’s inaugural edition of Orange Wednesday by saying that I’d review two movies every week on Wednesday. Yes, a 2-for-1 movie offer called Orange Wednesday! Rings a bell, doesn’t it?

But I’m not. I’m also time-poor and lazy, so the prospect of watching two movies a week seems a bit of a stretch. But I’m going to give it a go.

In fact, if you look at the title of this week’s Orange Wednesday, you’ll notice I made a brave stab at watching three movies. Unfortunately, Polar was terrible so I gave up on it after about 10 minutes – I’ll tell you all about it after the jump, but technically, it’s not a review, since I didn’t finish the movie. I do have some editorial standards, you know.

After the jump, however, I’ll be definitely be looking at two movies that I’ve watched all the way through this week: M Night Shyamalan’s 2016 Split, starring James McAvoy, and Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 theatrical cut of Das Boot. See you in a mo…

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Anna Torv in Foxtel (Australia)'s Secret City
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Secret City, Le bureau, Inside No.9 renewed; Once Upon A Time cancelled; Arnie’s Western; + more

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New US TV shows

  • Fox green lights: pilot of newlywed rural relocation family comedy Bless This Mess

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Knightfall
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What have you been watching? Including Knightfall, Travelers, No Activity and Mr Robot

It’s “What have you been watching?”, your chance to recommend anything you’ve been watching this week

So much TV, so little time, particularly if you’re stranded in Germany, queuing for three hours to arrange a new flight home and then get a stomach bug on top of a cold. Grrr.

There are also too many boxsets for me to take in: I’m still only on episode 3 of Dark, and I’ve seasons 2 of Professor T, The Crown and Babylon Berlin to hit up, as well as seasons 1 of Godless and She’s Gotta Have It; there’s more due out this week, too, including season 3 of The Tunnel and season 1 of Jean Claude Van Johnson. What should I watch, hey, pop-pickers?

Still, I did manage to watch the first episode of Happy! (US: Syfy), as well as of Knightfall (US: History; UK: History UK), which I’ll discuss after the jump.

Also after the jump, the remaining regulars: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Marvel’s Runaways, Mr Robot, No Activity and a double-helping of Travelers as Showcase in Canada tries to get the finale out before Christmas and Netflix starts airing it in the rest of the world. One of these is for the chop, best beloved, two are about to walk the plank, but which will it be?
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The Punisher
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W1A to end; Vikings renewed; Punisher teaser; + more

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  • Teaser for Netflix’s Marvel’s The Punisher

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New UK TV shows

  • Trailer for BBC One’s The Child in Time

New UK TV show casting

  • Louise Brealey, Matthew Goode, Trevor Eve et al join Sky 1’s A Discovery of Witches

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The Avengers: Infinity War poster
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A gazillion trailers; Marvel’s Iron Fist, Wynonna Earp renewed; Rebel in the Rye; + more

Film casting

  • Michelle Pfeiffer, Walton Goggins, Laurence Fishburne et al join Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp

Film trailers

Internet TV

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US TV

  • Teaser trailer for season 7 of ABC’s Once Upon A Time
  • Trailer for season 3 of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead
  • Trailer for season 8 of AMC’s The Walking Dead
  • Trailer for season 4 of Fox’s Gotham
  • Trailer for FX’s American Horror Story: Cult
  • Trailer for season 4 of The CW’s The Flash
  • Trailer for season 3 of The CW’s Supergirl
  • Trailer for season 5 of History’s The Vikings
  • Trailer for season 4 of Syfy’s 12 Monkeys
  • Trailer for season 6 of The CW’s Arrow
  • Trailer for season 4 of TNT’s The Last Ship
  • Teaser trailer for USA’s Psych reunion movie
  • Thursday ratings

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

  • Hulu developing: character-based true-crime anthology series The Act
  • Teaser for The CW’s Black Lightning
  • Trailer for Syfy’s Ghost Wars

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