Tuesday 31 May 2022


 A decent month's viewing with five cinema trips and a couple of visits to the theatre.

The Northman (2022)

A Viking revenge thriller. I really liked it. Violent and bloody. Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe and Ethan Hawke feature. That's three plusses for starters.

From Google....

Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy's mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who raids Slavic villages. He soon meets a seeress who reminds him of his vow -- save his mother, kill his uncle, avenge his father.

Morbius (2022)

Another Marvel film which isn't usually my vibe, but I enjoyed this one. Jared Leto is very good. I quite liked the set-up for it, which makes a change.

From Google....

Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others from the same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside of him is soon unleashed.

The Lost City (2022)

A really fun adventure comedy with Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Brad Pitt. Played for laughs and it worked.

From Google...

Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan. While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who hopes she can lead him to an ancient city's lost treasure from her latest story. Determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her.

Operation Mincemeat (2021)

I enjoyed this one but at the same time felt a bit disappointed. Based on true events, it was obviously an important wartime operation for the Allies. There was a lot of the personal in the film with Colin Firth's character having marital difficulties and him getting attached to one of the ladies on the team, which in turn caused friction with another team member, who happened to be spying on him for a higher up who wasn't convinced about the operation's merits. 

I guess if it had stuck to the mere detail of the plan there wouldn't have been much of a film. 

From Google....

Operation Mincemeat is set in 1943 as the Allies are determined to launch an all-out assault on Fortress Europe. But they face an impossible challenge - to protect a massive invasion force from entrenched German firepower and avert a potential massacre.

Dog (2022)

I'm a sucker for a dog film. I enjoyed this one and Channing Tatum is quite a good comedy actor. I'd watch this one again if it pops up on TV. I know it's only a film, but those service dogs are quite extraordinary. 

From Google....

With a dog named Lulu by his side, Army Ranger Briggs races down the Pacific Coast to make it to a soldier's funeral on time. Along the way, Briggs and Lulu drive each other completely crazy, break a handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.

Singin' in the Rain - MK Theatre

Another surprise theatre outing courtesy of some free tickets. Bloody brilliant. The rain sequences were fun. I'm surprised the cast weren't all falling over. A great and unexected night out.

From Wikipedia.....

Singin' in the Rain is a stage musical with story by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and music by Nacio Herb Brown. Adapted from the 1952 movie of the same name, the plot closely adheres to the original. Set in Hollywood in the waning days of the silent screen era, it focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood's leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures.

Fatal Attraction - Aylesbury Theatre

A really enjoyable theatre outing. Our son bought us tickets as a Christmas present and it was a cracking show. I can recall the film dimly and the phrase 'bunny boiler' is one I've used when discussing people over the years. I'm tempted to watch the film again.

From Fatal Attraction Play website....

Based on the Oscar nominated classic motion picture Fatal Attraction, James Dearden’s intoxicating new stage production ‘Will draw audiences like moths to a flame’ (The Telegraph).

Fatal Attraction, brings the definitive movie thriller to the UK stage. Starring Footballer’s Wives siren Susie Amy, as the iconic Alex Forrest, soap star favourite Oliver Farnworth (Coronation Street) as Dan Gallagher and celebrated TV talent and performer Louise Redknapp (Eternal, Strictly Come Dancing, Cabaret, 9 to 5) as Beth Gallagher.

When happily married New York attorney Dan Gallagher, meets charming editor Alex (Susie Amy) on a night out in the city, they both commit to a night of passion they can’t take back. Dan returns home to his family and tries to forget the mistake he has made, but Alex has different ideas. Dan’s about to discover that love is a dangerous game, and Alex has only one rule; you play fair with her, and she’ll play fair with you.


1. The Lost City

2. The Northman

3. Dog

4. Morbius

5. Operation Mincemeat


  1. I keep hearing good things about The Lost City, Col, and I'm glad you liked it. And Singin' in the Rain is a classic, in my opinion. It doesn't look as though you had any bad viewing experiences, and that's great.

    1. Margot, a good time was had. It was a pleasant change seeing some theatre as well as the usual flicks. I hope you enjoy The Lost City if you find the time to see it.