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So there was going to be an entry here about High-Rise buuuuuuut my browser crashed and swallowed it so it will have to wait until I can type it up again (short version, I really enjoyed it). 

In the meantime, here are some things I have recently watched:

The Night Manager - glossy, big budget spy thing with Tom Hiddleston and everyone ever. Good but nothing really new in the spy genre, and Olivia Colman straight up acted everyone else off the screen. 

The Goldbergs - cute and silly 1980s sitcom based on Adam Goldberg's experiences growing up. The mum of the family - played by Wendi McClendon-Covey - is fantastic. One nice touch is that at the end of the episodes you see footage from the writer's own home videos that they've recreated in the show.

The Aliens - odd, no-budget SF drama on E4. Yes, there are aliens in the UK, but funnily enough they look exactly like humans. It's a bit heavy-handed with how the aliens are treated but there are some interesting elements and Michaela Coel plays the most ruthless female character I have ever seen in anything. She is amazing. 

Deadpool - very funny comic book film, although I was so late seeing this I think everyone else who wanted to see it saw it ages ago. This did not stop me having a great time in the cinema.

Trapped - Fortitude but done properly. Icelandic murder mystery set in a town cut off by the weather, really interesting characters and a really satisfying conclusion. 

Line of Duty - Intense as usual, I expect to regret watching it sometime in ep 4 but will be unable to give it up as usual. 

I'm sure there was something else but I can't think of it right. TBH I've been listening to a lot more stuff than I've been watching this week as I have mostly been painting the hall.

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AND I HAVEN'T STOPPED CAPSLOCKING SINCE.

Oh. My. God, everyone, it was basically exactly what you'd want from a Spooks movie. It was RIDICULOUS. It was AMAZING. There were fights. A whooooole bunch of people got shot. People get questioned A LOT. Things went boom. London (love of my life) looked fantastic.

SO MANY SPOILERS AFTER THIS. DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN THE FILM. 

Also now I've linked to this on [livejournal.com profile] spooky_doings I feel obliged to say: 1) this is overexcited word vomit, not a sensible review and 2) I have a terrible memory and have probably got stuff in the wrong order/forgotten things. 
SPOOKS SPOILERS ACTUALLY REALLY HAPPY I GET TO TYPE THOSE WORDS )


In conclusion: go see it, but go see it expecting a very long episode.



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Over the weekend I dragged my sister to see Fast and Furious 7 with me (to answer the questions everyone has asked: no, I don’t care about cars, but I love action movies, all the films from this series I have seen are super fun, and I haven’t seen Jason Statham on the big screen for a while).


IT WAS EXCELLENT. And ridiculous. But excellent. Highly recommended.


VERY SPOILERY Thoughts, in no particular order:

So many spoilers within )

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