Tuesday 22 March 2022


A light month this time around, but still enough trips to ensure value was had for the monthly subscription.

Death on the Nile (2022)

Really, really good. I've not read the book but I have seen one of the previous incarnations of the story, but the ending eluded me until it was unfolding. I nearly grasped it, but not quite.

I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to. A stellar cast. I think they had a bit of fun putting French and Saunders back together. I'm not a fan of Russell Brand, though to be fair his performance here, did distract me from thinking - you're Russell Brand and a massive bell-end.

I enjoyed the previous one featuring Kenneth Branagh and I'll be watching whatever they decide to adapt next.

From Wikipedia...

Death on the Nile is a 2022 mystery film directed by Kenneth Branagh from a screenplay by Michael Green, based on the 1937 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was produced by Branagh, Ridley Scott, Judy Hofflund, and Kevin J. Walsh. The film is a sequel to Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Tom Bateman and Branagh returning from the first film as Bouc and Hercule Poirot, respectively. The film also stars Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright. The film is the third screen adaptation of Christie's novel, following the 1978 film and an episode of the television series Agatha Christie's Poirot broadcast in 2004. Principal photography began in September 2019, with filming taking place at Longcross Studios in England, completing that December.

Jackass Forever (2022)

One for the inner man-child. Stupid, dangerous, painful stunts, one after another. Funny though. Who doesn't find amusement from other people's pain? I'll qualify that by saying when they intentionally set out to perform a stunt, fully aware of the outcome.

Immature, childish, lads together, humour which I have to say was hilarious and also made me wince on more than one occasion. I have to say you can't knock their courage. 

Not really my wife's kind of film, but she was considerate enough to accompany me, so I didn't look like a Billy No Mates and to be fair she did find some of it amusing.

From Google...

Celebrate the joy of a perfectly executed shot to the groin as Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and the rest of the gang return for another round of hilarious, wildly absurd and often dangerous displays of stunts and comedy.

Uncharted (2022)

An okay adventure, treasure seeking movie starring Mark Wahlberg (who I like) and Tom Holland (who I'm less familiar with). A bit of a hybrid film, a cross between Indiana Jones and National Treasure. I liked it well enough, but you could pick a few holes in the plot without breaking a sweat. I've seen much better and I've sat through a lot worse. I don't think it will be up for any awards.

From Google...

Treasure hunter Victor "Sully" Sullivan recruits street-smart Nathan Drake to help him recover a 500-year-old lost fortune amassed by explorer Ferdinand Magellan. What starts out as a heist soon becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Santiago Moncada can get his hands on it. If Sully and Nate can decipher the clues and solve one of the world's oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure -- but only if they can learn to work together.


1. Death on the Nile

2. Uncharted

3. Jackass Forever


  1. I remember my daughter watching the original Jackass series when she was younger, Col. I agree with your wife about those stunts, etc., but my daughter found them fun years ago. Not stuff I've ever tried!

    1. Margot, it's a thin line or even no line between foolhardiness and bravery!