Maigret’s Dead Man (2016)

Atkinson as Maigret
Atkinson as Maigret

For the second episode, or second movie, as you prefer, of Maigret, with Atkinson as Chief Inspector Jules Maigret, it wasn’t so strange to see Mr Bean as a serious character. In fact, given he is older, and not grinning with that stupid smile, I can bare him as a serious character. Regarding the movie itself, the plot is not brilliant, but just another Crime story. While there are some nuances, I do not think they are good enough to define this as a great story. Nevertheless, the Parisian ambient of the previous century is very good.

Logan (2017)

Logan
Logan

It is quite weird when you want to watch a super hero movie, with action and some fun, and you get a drama. You still have the superheroes, but old and decrepit. And when you lost your mother a couple days ago, it gets even sad. Specially as (spoilers…) both old and decrepit heroes end dead.

While the drama is the main flow of the movie, you have a couple of fun moments and a couple of action. But in my opinion it lacks diversity. After a couple moves it gets repetitive. I think that the director could take a little more of the new mutants diversity (you will understand when you see the movie) for a funnier battle.

 

Red Sparrow (2018)

Jennifer Lawrence @ Red Sparrow
Jennifer Lawrence @ Red Sparrow

For some time that I did not watch a movie. And this is something I am ashamed of, but when I downloaded Red Sparrow I was expecting a Marvel movie. Sorry, I am no big fan of the comic books, and some of the character names are unknown for me. Well, guess what, no, it wasn’t. And I am not sure what this movie is. If a drama, if action, horror or just some kind of erotic movie. Anyway, it mostly fails on all of them. For drama, it doesn’t make anybody in tears, even with all the violence. For action, it lacks real action. For horror, it has too many boring parts. For erotic, it has too much violence.

It is not a bad movie. You can watch it without getting bored, even if some scenes are slow and lacking interest. But for other scenes, you want turn around and ask, is the violence over yet?

In any case, voted 7 in 10 @ IMDB.

Maigret Sets a Trap (2016)

Rowan Atkinson as Maigret
Rowan Atkinson as Maigret

Well, first the obvious: seeing Rowan Atkinson in a serious role is kind of difficult at first. But you get used to it, and Rowan shows he is not just Mr. Bean.

Regarding the movie itself: getting a known character from a book series is quite hard. If one can try to find an actor that suites the role, I think that it was not the case. As one of the books of Maigret shows, “Maigret” is not “magro” (thin), but rather a little fat. That is not true with Atkinson performing the character. The second things I miss, is that Maigret, from the books, has a special kind of humor (can’t say dark humor, but a subtle form of humor) and, in this movie, Atkinson has so much fear to be funny that Maigret ends out as a sad policeman, a thing that is not really what is presented on the original books.

Under The Dome (Season 2)

Under the Dome
Under the Dome

The second season continues with more strange events, more fantasy, more deaths and revivals. When something starts to make sense, it quickly stop, and new strange things happen. I am curious how the third season will deal with the Series cancellation, and if the end will make sense.

Meanwhile, Rachelle Lefevre is a good reason to watch the next season, too.

Ultimo Tango a Parigi (1972)

Maria Schneider as Jeanne
Maria Schneider as Jeanne

Watching a movie catalogued as a great one is always a big problem. Either you share the ideas of the people who liked the movie, or you will hate it. And just like people loved “Lost in Translation” and I hated it, I did not like as well this one. I see it very alike to “Lost in Translation”, where a cute girl explains why I watched until the end. With the bonus of having Maria Schneider nude. But still, couldn’t give more than 2 in 10 at IMDB.

Noah (2014)

Noah 2014
Noah 2014

No idea why so much talking about Noah. I am sure it was not because of Emma Watson, not so good acting. Also, the computer graphics are quite messy. I know the director and writer built from the Bible story, and added their own ideas to the plot. But the story would allow for so much more… and if in the Bible some issues are not explained, and do not make sense, is this movie a lot of other were added. Why the watchers? Were them really needed? Sorry, did not like. 3 in 10 for me.

Under the Dome (Season 1)

Rachelle Lefevre as Julia Shumway
Rachelle Lefevre as Julia Shumway

I always had a thing for red heads. But Rachelle Lefevre is gorgeous. Nice hair, gentle eyes, beautiful face lines. But no, that is not the reason I am watching this show. And I confess I watched it faster than I thought.

So, why am I watching it? It is different from others. It is not the same old super-hero story like Flash. It is not like Game of Thrones with each episode with so few story. But it is a drama. But with some scifi. Not bad, I shall say. It has some incoherent parts. Mainly one that annoys me: everything outside is exploded and black, but two days after, everything is like in the first day. But, hey, that is not the story. Whatever. It is not relevant.

To tell the truth, I am not sure if I switch to another show for some time, if I continue this in the next season, if I get back to Hannibal or if I just wait for Castle and The Big Bang Theory come back. Who knows?

Hannibal (Season 2)

Hannibal
Hannibal

And they talk about Game of Thrones, and all dead… oops, sorry. Spoilers ahead, in the next paragraph. So, if you never saw Hannibal, think on it. I know it is sometimes a problem for digestion. But it is worth it.

My main complain is that sometimes it gets hard to follow. Sometimes explanations are given (like Freddie Lounds death), but some other are missing, like Abigail’s death. Nevertheless, everybody dies at the end? I imagine not, of course, as season 3 is out there. But yeah, this series is quite good.

Under the Dome (S01E01)

Dome just fall
Dome just fall

I know I should not watch more series. But I was tempted. Just by the name. Yeah. Under the Dome. A lot it can mean. Well, watched the pilot episode just for the kicks, and try to understand how cool it could get. At first it was mostly confused, and it seems it continues that way, for now. But the effects, the gore (check above) and Rachelle Lefevre was enough, for now, to make me wanting to watch the second one.

So, for now, will probably watch the second episode as well. Then, who knows if I’ll watch any more of them.

 Rachelle Lefevre as Julia Shumway
Rachelle Lefevre as Julia Shumway