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‘The Upside’ (2017) ShowTime Movie — Uplifting Movie For Pandemic-Bound; Great Soundtrack.

by Anura Guruge


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YouTube trailer.


Roku, to its credit, to help with those subject to the ‘stay-at-home‘, is offering 30-days of SHOWTIME for Free. So, I signed up — now I have no new cricket to watch. [Notice I have NOT (really) complained.]

Saw this. Yes, it looked predictable and yes, it is. But, it is fun. Funny in parts. Definitely uplifting.

I go through phases when I nearly convince myself that I am an opera buff. The opera in the soundtrack — obviously meticulously handpicked — is brilliant. I want to listen to opera again!

It is definitely watchable. It is NOT bad. Actually it is, really, pretty good.

Will make you SMILE. SMILE.


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‘Thorne: Sleepyhead’ (Detective Show) On ‘Britbox’ — Wow, Quite The Story, Very Dramatic.

by Anura Guruge


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We just finished watching all three episodes of this show. Never heard of it until we saw the ‘promotions’ on Britbox.

Glad we did.

Quite the show. Very dramatic. I guess it could even be classed as a psychological thriller. Very clever. Lots of twists. Very good.

Recommend it highly. Hope there are other episodes. Would definitely watch.


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‘Blow The Man Down’ (2019) Amazon Movie — Decent Story, ‘Poorly’ Produced, ‘David Coffin’ Was A Waste.

by Anura Guruge


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YouTube trailer.


With no cricket being played, anywhere in the world, I am kind of lost. So, I am forced to watch movies on Amazon during my TV time. Hence, this movie.

It is set in Maine and the description was fairly enticing. It was an ‘OK’ movie. It could have been better.

Having ‘David Coffin‘, THE MAN from Revels (Cambridge) was a treat & a kick. I did NOT know he was going to be in it, but I recognized him as soon as he appeared. Ironically, I am not sure why they had him in the movie! I could be very wrong BUT I am not sure he added anything. His sea shanties, all of which I was familiar with, were incongruous in this movie — in my opinion. They were loud and made the movie seem unnecessarily heavy-handed and dark.

That it was in Maine and that it revolved around lobstering was cute. Liked that.

Story was OK. Not great. Production was BAD. It could have been muck slicker and having David Coffin was a waste! Sorry.


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The Amazing Murals In Keene, New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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I kind of ‘knew’ (or maybe remembered) that Keene had murals.

But, this last Monday I had a chance to walk around — a near deserted Keene — while middle daughter was emptying her dorm room.

There were more, but these were ALL that I had a chance to ‘snap’ before the phone rang summoning me back.

Some, as you can see, are painted on brick. Others, such as the ‘chess players’ are on paper, pasted to the wall.

Enjoy.


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WATCH HBO ‘McMillions’ (2020) Miniseries — Very Compelling, Extremely Well Produced.

by Anura Guruge


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Watch the trailer on YouTube.


WOW!

I can’t tell you how well this has been put together. Bloody brilliant. I am in awe.

Brand new. This has to set the bar for future documentaries of this genre. Not sure how they got all these people to talk.

Did NOT know this ‘story’. Quite the story.

Very watchable. I have really enjoyed it. They had me hooked 5-minutes into it.

Yes, I recommend it — highly.


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WATCH HBO ‘Chernobyl’ (2019) Miniseries — To Recognize The Dangers Of A ‘State’ That Lies.

by Anura Guruge


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Watch the trailer on YouTube.


I, of course, had heard it was good. But, I had no idea that it was this good. A trusted friend told me to watch it last week. I listen to him. He is very smart. I am glad I did.

WOW.

Of course, I knew the basic parameters of the story. Like many of you, I too lived through it — but from afar.

Interesting miniseries.

Though couched as a drama, which, of course, it is — what it really is, is a MORAL TALE.

It sets out to show the dangers of a State (in this case the Soviet Union) that lies.

It has some GREAT lines about the true cost of lying.

One of them, paraphrase because I didn’t get it all is along the lines of: ‘Every lie incurs a debt of truth, and that debt has to be repaid some day‘! WOW.

Great story for NOW — with the COVID-19 upon us.

I watched all 5 episodes in 2.5-days — it is that good (and it isn’t like I spend much time watching TV). What this, however, means is that you can watch it all, easily, on a 7-day HBO FREE trial. SMILE. I did so via Amazon Prime.

But, please try and watch it.


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‘Lady Jane’ (1986) Movie — Outstanding, Enthralling & Entertaining.

by Anura Guruge


Available on Amazon Prime. Click to access.


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Available on YouTube.


Yes, it is old, but it does not come across as such. Right at the start I detected that the picture ‘quality’ was not 21st century, but it is very, very well shot and produced. Once you are in it you get caught up in how luxuriant the cinematography is.

It was on my Amazon Prime watch list. There is no new cricket because of the virus! So, I am forced to watch movies.

I am GLAD I watched this. I really enjoyed it and I learnt a LOT. And to I that is always a bonus and pleasure.

I am invariably shamed and embarrassed that my grasp of British history is rather tenuous. I know a million times more about papal history than I know of British. I would like to rectify it, but, alas, I think it is too late. So, movies like this, which are educational — in addition to being entertaining — are much appreciated and valued.

They do a good job trying to explain the historic context and what the issues are — i.e., trying to keep England from going under a Catholic monarch.

Though it is an historical story, onc can really watch it and enjoy it as a well-produced, lavish, period romance.

It was good. Very good. Highly recommended. Enjoy.


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