I do like a list, hope you do too! Here’s what has been watched in September 2018.
Iron Fist – Well after the complete carnage of the first series I tentatively dipped my toe into season two after hearing that the problems had been addressed. They weren’t kidding, this series was brilliant. Dropping 3 episodes off the run-time helped. The fighting scenes were much improved and the story raced along at a good pace. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Better Call Saul – One of my favourite series out there, absolutely love the adventures of Breaking Bad’s Saul and Mike. Perfect in every way. I’m two episodes behind at the moment. Saving them for the weekend.
Michael Palin In North Korea – Michael Palin is such a lovely travel presenter, what a surprise he got to do this. I can’t even imagine who you would pitch this too? Yeah it was heavily regulated but still a wonder to watch. It looked beautiful and idyllic and scary and strange all at the same time. The architecture is stunning and Pyongyang’s city-scape absolutely breathtaking.
That’s the TV, here’s the movies.
14 films this month and a total of 174 this year
439 since the start of the blog in January 2017.
Sunset Boulevard (1950) – Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 8.5
Yeah it took me an age to get round to seeing it but hey it was definitely worth the wait. What bits did I like? Well here’s 10 bits for starters. Wolfie write up here.
The Big Clock (1948) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.7
I so wanted to do a post on this one. A fantastic murder mystery thriller with the ever brilliant Ray Milland and Charles Laughton. Well worth seeking out if you haven’t seen it. Maybe one day I’ll get to it.
Dunkirk (2017) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 8
Dunkirk is now my favourite Christopher Nolan film. My 3rd viewing and I was still transfixed as the first. The editing and overlapping timelines are incredible and Hans Zimmer’s score haunting and intense. A good sound system is essential for that added hairs on the back of the neck experience. Hoping to get the ferry to Dunkirk next year.
A Quiet Place (2018) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 7.7
A lot of hype overshadowed this film. It’s a great concept and does work though it’s far from perfect. A good (older) family horror film all the same.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) – Wolfman Rating 5 – IMDB Rating 6.3
This is pretty darn bad, the last one was just passable but this is dino dung. How can it be so bad, it’s got dinosaurs in it for F-sake. Yeah I know it made a billion dollars! Yep they will just keep making more and yes I will more than likely watch it! The circle of life hehe
American Made (2017) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 7.2
Big fan of Netflix’s Narcos and past documentaries on the Colombian drug cartels etc so I knew of Barry Seal but didn’t know loads of his story. Not sure how much is over exaggerated here but who really cares, it’s fun and a truly bonkers story. Tom Cruise is his annoyingly likable as always self. It’s got a good dark humour to it but that unfortunately takes you out of the suspense at times!
Blast of Silence (1961) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.6
This super low budget film from Allen Baron hits everything this here wolfie loves in a film and as an added bonus Allen wanders around the locations telling stories in the making of. Pure passion film making in its most beautiful form. Wolfie write up here
Shield for Murder (1954) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 6.9
This was gonna get a 7.5 from me right up to the swimming pool scene. It’s a fun to watch for the viewer, the depths this cop will go to get some dough. Wolfie write up here
Watchmen (2009) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.6
Definitely not for everyone but I’ve seen this at least 6 times now and I could easy sit and watch it right now. It’s just perfect to me and hits everything I like about dark twisted supers and heroes having to step up. A write up of sorts? Wolfie write up here.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 8.3
Just stunning and spectacular in every possible way. I keep watching it and keep on loving it. Wonderful to be able to introduce it my my daughter and discuss it after. A write up of sorts? Wolfie write up here
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) – Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 7.7
So much Mike Hammer fun to be had here. Don’t read too much about it and jump on in, my write up is pretty spoiler free if wanted to have a sneaky gander. Wolfie write up here.
I was very slack on the movies this month! Only 14! I need to up my game in the next 3 months to hit my yearly target of 250+ films!
It was yet another fun month, any goodies in there you have seen and liked? Thoughts, recommends etc always welcome.
Keep watching the screens. Thanks for having a gander. Michael Wolfster