Watched Rogue One for our family Star Wars season – not sure if it’s the second or third time. Love it. The two weird uncanny-valley CGI characters aside, that is. Otherwise everything is right with it.
🎥 As part of our Disney+ summer binge, we watched Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones last night. I had not seen it before, not being a dyed-in-the-wool Star Wars fan, but we are working our way through the whole series.
Well, I knew it got some bad reviews and I can see why. I am not going to waste my breath on what I thought was wrong with it other than to say it felt like a lot longer than the 2+ hours running time. But in the completionist interest of the exercise I am glad we got that one ticked off early on.
🍿Watched: Murder on the Orient Express. The Kenneth Branagh version.
Sumptuous. Which is what I expect from a Poirot.
And what a moustache.
Watched Free Solo again, this time my son watched as well. Alex Honnold makes thought provoking comments throughout the film about fear and dealing with it. Timestamps noted so that I can go through later and jot down the bits that got my attention.
Watched Free Solo. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautifully shot. Am fascinated by stories of people pushing the boundaries of what is physically and mentally possible – an extraordinary feat. Mr Honnold, I salute you.
Watched Bumblebee with the family yesterday. I have zero investment in the Transformers world but thought it very enjoyable. My 10yr old gave it a big thumbs up. Really liked the ’80s milieu and cultural references. Good to see a female protagonist and thought the CGI was good – the robots had solidity and weight to them. A fun family action film with a lot of heart.
Have been watching Life on Mars, currently available on the BBC iPlayer, and which I somehow missed first time around. Am enjoying the era-specific references, including a View-Master. I had one of these as a kid and had completely forgotten! Kids today don’t know what they are missing…
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