After a brief hiatus, the What I’ve Watched series is back with plenty of films and TV shows to have a look at:
- Ant-Man (2015)
- The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)
- Drive (2011)
- The Punisher (2004)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
- The Babadook (2014)
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (2014)
- Snervous (2015)
- Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
- Shrek (2001)
- Deadpool (2016)
- Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Film pick – With so many films to choose from, it’s really tricky to pick just one that blew me away during this period, so I’ll have to choose a few. Firstly, Drive was an absolutely incredible films that highlights precisely why I admire Ryan Gosling quite so much. It’s definitely an acquired taste and isn’t by any means for everyone, but if you like your action films artsy, smart and pretty gruesome, you really can’t go wrong with Drive. Next up is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, an absolutely terrific teen comedy that is still brilliant thirty years after its release. Matthew Broderick as Ferris is a masterstroke, and John Hughes’ direction manages to perfectly blend hilarity with sentimentality and some pretty strong messages regarding adolescence. Finally is Deadpool, but if you want to hear about that you can click here. Long story short, it’s one of the most refreshing superhero films in recent memory, with a wonderful script, fantastic performances and one hell of an attitude.
- Arrow S3 E1-9
- Game of Thrones S1 E1
- Ibiza Weekender S2 E1-5
- Bordertown E1
- Family Guy S14 E1
- Community S4
- Gotham S2 E1-3
TV pick – This time around, there hasn’t been anything in particular that I’ve watched that has necessarily blown my socks off, but I have definitely enjoyed Gotham‘s second series. It’s taken a bit of a different turn to the formulaic style of the show’s first run, and some of the twists and turns we’ve already seen this series have been really interesting. However, something that really caught my eye when I saw the last 15 minutes of it was BBC 2’s Stag. I don’t know a whole lot about the show’s premise or context, but from the snippet I saw I found it to be a very professional and impressive show, that I hope to be catching up on at some point in March.
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