SALVATION

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SALVATION

 

SALVATION is a 13 episode season on Netflix about an asteroid heading to destroy Earth. 

The tech geniuses, played by Santiago Cabera and Charlie Rowe, have to fight the government and a group of young, deluded hackers to save the planet.  With some help on the inside they get close to success but the traitors, also on the inside, have their own agenda.

Strong and charismatic performances support a story of twists, turns and intrigue.

Thrilled that we will have Season 2 in late 2018.

 

9 asteroids out of 10

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https://www.facebook.com/SalvationCBS/

 

LOST IN SPACE (2018)

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LOST IN SPACE (2018)

 

Netflix has released all 10 episodes of the new reboot of LOST IN SPACE.

Currently up to episode 4, I’m very impressed.

Lost

I missed the cameo by Billy Mummy in episode 1 because I was more focused on seeing that Dr Smith is a female in this version.  I was actually distracted by my partner’s very vocal response to this realisation; he was also unimpressed that the new Dr Who is a female.  I don’t share his concerns but I do admit that the TV series of Van Helsing was destroyed because they chose to make the lead a female instead of a male.

LOST IN SPACE looks like it will be a great ride… just not as brilliant as the ultimate SciFi competition from this year, STAR TREK Discovery… still the best new SciFi series since Westworld.

 

8 “Danger, Will Robinsons” out of 10

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/lostinspacenetflix/

Akron

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AKRON is a strong, real-life drama that just happens to impact two young gay men.  Quality performances, quality direction… quality all round.  Perfectly paced script that breathes with the characters.  All about letting go and moving on.

Charming, relaxed paced journey with a clear underlying tension.  All very mid-west USA.

Opening titles and credits over a black screen with guitar music was a dull way to start, could have at least been an image of a field around Akron.

9 Champagnes out of 10.

Akron

UK:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Akron-DVD-Matthew-Frias/dp/B01N5TFIE4/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=michaelyounga-21&linkCode=w00&linkId=6cccf9f918e90393f626f5ef7fa4b205&creativeASIN=B01N5TFIE4

US:

https://www.amazon.com/Akron-Matthew-Frias/dp/B01N66TEWO/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=michaelyounga-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=367b19db7a2e20016097ddaa1a27e9cd&creativeASIN=B01N66TEWO

 

 

 

 

Victoria & Abdul

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With a free ticket to the local cinema about to expire, I found the only currently showing title of any interest to me was VICTORIA & ABDUL.  I knew nothing about the movie other than the adds and my enjoyment of the TV series Victoria.  I am so thankful I chose this movie.

The story is so beautifully crafted, the script played my emotions like a symphony through many waves of laughter, anger and tears.  I was not alone with my tears as it seemed everyone in the cinema was moved by this gem of a movie … except for the old fool near me who was snoring during the most important part of the dialogue and his wife’s phone rang then as well … some people just have no dignity or consideration!

Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal were mesmerising.  Stephen Frears’ direction is faultless.  The other cast were amazing and included the final performance by the now late Tim Pigott-Smith who I first saw in the 1976 Doctor Who episodes The Masque Of Mandragora.   

I loved this movie and I loved how it moved me.

10 Champagnes out of 10!

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VICTORIA & ABDUL

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/movies-tv-shows/movies-tv-shows-on-sale/drama/victoria-abdul/499513/

 

VICTORIA: Series ONE & TWO

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victoria-1-Blu-ray-Jenna-Louise-Coleman/dp/B0752SBHR6/ref=pd_sim_74_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KZ4PQ9CMT43T3R4HZMMY

 

 

DOCTOR WHO: MASQUE OF MANDRAGORA

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/movies-tv-shows/movies-tv-shows-on-sale/tv-sci-fi/doctor-who-masque-of-mandragora/268156/