Friday 6 August 2021


Four outings in the month and some fun was had, though I won't be rushing to catch any of them again. Well, maybe just one.

Fast & Furious 9 (2021)

Well if you're a fan of escapist nonsense this is the one for you. I've seen a few of these before, though I can't remember which ones. Not really a follower of the franchise. It was a night out. There were some thrills and it is exciting in bits, but I can't say that I vibed the storyline and the effects were a bit heavy-handed. I think my eyebrows disappeared over the top of my head, never to be seen again. I'm not a big fan of any of the actors who featured. Don't dislike them, but don't have posters of them of my wall either.

From Google ....

Dom Toretto is living the quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, but they know that danger always lurks just over the peaceful horizon. This time, that threat forces Dom to confront the sins of his past to save those he loves most. His crew soon comes together to stop a world-shattering plot by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they've ever encountered -- Dom's forsaken brother.

Local Hero (1983)

Well this one was strange. A film from 40-odd years ago that was showing for a few days. I can't remember catching it before and there was probably a good reason for that. It's tagged as a comedy romance, but there isn't really any romance on display. Maybe the negotiator falling for the countryside and area? 

There are some funny bits, mainly Burt Lancaster and his employeee who thinks he's his therapist. It was interesting seeing a raft of mainly young British actors - Peter Capaldi, Jenny Seagrove, Dennis Lawson and Fulton Mackay - and trying to remember what they went on to feature in. I thought it was alright. My wife and daughter thought it shockingly awful. It was a film better suited to a Sunday afternoon in front of the telly, as opposed to dragging yourself out for an evening.

From Google ....

Up-and-coming Houston oil executive "Mac" MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) gets more than he bargained for when a seemingly simple business trip to Scotland changes his outlook on life. Sent by his colorful boss (Burt Lancaster) to the small village of Ferness, Mac is looking to quickly buy out the townspeople so his company can build a new refinery. But after a taste of country life Mac begins to question whether he is on the right side of this transaction.

Black Widow (2021)

I'm not the world's biggest fan of the SuperHero movie, but I quite enjoyed this one. I don't mind watching Scarlett Johansson though I would struggle to name five of her films off the top of my head. Co-stars are Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz and David Harbour. I liked seeing David Harbour play it for laughs. I loved him in Stranger Things. Ray Winstone also features. I do like him, as well as O-T Fagbenle. I've enjoyed seeing him in The Handmaid's Tale.

From Google ....

Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Old (2021)

My favourite film of the four. John Barrowman thought it was shit. I think John Barrowman is a bit of a bellend TBH. (Put your cock away, John. It's not funny.)

I liked the story. I was gripped throughout and it was an interesting premise. Tense, exciting, fast-moving. Fun was had.

From Google ....

A thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day.

1. Old
2. Black Widow
3. Local Hero
4. Fast & Furious 9


  1. I'm glad you had a decent viewing month, Col, even if it wasn't full of utterly unforgettable films. I have to admit, I'm not much of a one at all for superhero films, and probably the only one in the world who's not seen any of the Marvel films. Old does have a really interesting premise - I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    1. Margot, that's a great badge of honour - NOT seeing any Marvel films! I think you might enjoy Old.

  2. Went out the movies a few times in the spring, but nothing much has grabbed us this summer. Caught some good things on Netflix that have filled the gap. I need to do a post about them.

    1. Elgin, I'll look forward to it. We're always on the look out for new shows.