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I almost turned this comedy off after the first scene, but I’m glad I didn’t. Unbridled anger is quite confronting, but when this sitcom shows its true heart, it hits home runs.
Playing the emotional opposite of his character OfficeMartin Freeman is a rude dad who can’t control his temper when it comes to his kids. All parents can relate to the feeling of helplessness and the occasional rage that raising children can induce, but few have indulged in the excessive behavior presented here.
An excellent cast completes Freeman’s barely functional family. Daisy Haggard is the yin of her yang and some of the best lines of dialogue are reserved for Alun Armstrong, as her neutral father who doesn’t give any flattery.
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Mad Max: Fury Road
Cinema at its best is a triumph to behold. You don’t need to know anything about the previous movies, you don’t need to follow a complicated plot, just sit back and savor one of the greatest chase sequences ever filmed.
Watching this film, famous director Steven Soderbergh said: “Not only is it hard to believe that no one died making this film, but it is hard to believe that they are not making it yet”, such is the scale of this spectacular collage of carnage. .
Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy both tell terrible tales of grueling eight months of filming, never really knowing what is going on, but both kneel in awe of the latest film. Visionary director George Miller used minimal digital effects and maximum car crashes to create this awe-inspiring action epic.
While we die
Most of us have a week-long natural disaster or lockdown emergency kit, but are you ready for nuclear war or a possible zombie apocalypse? The United States government is.
Based on the 2017 book Raven rock, While we die outlines the extent to which the executive is prepared to go to ensure that a selective elite can survive any crisis and maintain power in the process.
They started building secret bunkers during the Cold War and spent millions building housing underground, complete with power plants, isolated communication networks, and even a barber shop. After September 11 and again after the recent pandemic, government continuity plans have adapted to new threats and remain well-kept secrets today.
Narrated by a gritty-voiced Jeffery Wright, this documentary series sometimes sounds like conspiracy theory or outright fiction, but it isn’t.
The last witch hunter
Vin Diesel loves sci-fi and fantasy, so it’s no surprise he wanted to be The last witch hunter – which is a bit like Highlander without kilts, the Kurgen or the Quickening.
Cursed with immortality after defeating the Witch Queen in the Middle Ages, Diesel has spent hundreds of years ensuring that the balance of power between people and witches remains peaceful. But the old dark magic seems to be returning and with the help of his priest sidekick (Elijah Wood), he must find a way to stop this new wave of terror.
The script is a bit clunky, but the imagination and world-building is better than the transparent title suggests.
There are a lot of great things about this movie, but it’s not an all-time great movie. Opening nowadays, Helen Mirren’s daughter launches a book about her mother’s life, but you can tell our protagonist is uncomfortable and awkwardly goes through the movements. She has a secret, that’s clear.
In 1965, in Berlin, we see young Mirren (Jessica Chastain) join two other Mossad agents tasked with capturing a former Nazi surgeon who murdered thousands of Jews and sending him back to Israel for trial.
An old-fashioned thriller with an A-list cast all doing their best, there are some scary and exhilarating moments, but too many time jumps take away some much-needed tension.