Parish (2024) : Sanctuary – Season 1 – Episode 3 – RECAP


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Parish has not been the most exciting TV series out there and my expectations were higher than I though and that’s on me but it still at a level where you can watch an episode and kill some time without feeling you wasted your time, Giancarlo Eposito has not turn out the action men that I thought he would be and that’s on me too because most of the time he plays roles as business man or gangster not a wheel man. What keeps the series interesting so far are his friend fuck ups, Colin; has the ability to get in trouble one after another and its usually with the wrong people and so far I’m not too sure why he end up working with the Tongai.

Episode 3 is the continuation of the shooting scene at the cemetery, Shepherd “The Horse” got shot and Parish once again safe his ass, is like he is always there on the right time to safe his life or business some how and Parish takes him to the most obvious place he would, with sister Anne who is a good friend of him and even work together in the past but different than Parish she is way pass that life style, she prefer to be free of problems and been able to sleep at night with both eyes close.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt18552362/
– Platform: AMC+

Parish (2024) : Sanctuary - Season 1 - Episode 3 - RECAP
Parish (2024) : Sanctuary – Season 1 – Episode 3 – RECAP
Parish (2024) : Sanctuary - Season 1 - Episode 3 - RECAP
Parish (2024) : Sanctuary – Season 1 – Episode 3 – RECAP

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I have to be brutally hones, the shooting scene at the cemetery was ok until they shot Shepherd, he falls a few meters latter and they had him right there ready to be executed and some how they get spooked by the NOPD shopper, they were just meters away and could have pull the trigger and hurt him badly but instead decided to run away scared of been arrested, if you laying in the ground like that and some one is trying to kill you from that distance they would at least pull the trigger several times to hurt you.

Parish (2024) : Sanctuary - Season 1 - Episode 3 - RECAP
Parish (2024) : Sanctuary – Season 1 – Episode 3 – RECAP

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While everyone was waiting for Parish at home, they had an appointment to show the house they trying to sell; Parish was busy trying to keep Shepherd alive, ironically Zenzo is Shepherd head of security and until now I don’t know if he let him go on purpose alone with Parish his driver or he was just so naive, they looking of them but they all three took Perry words very light when he said some one was going to get mad af for what they trying to accomplish and control the market, on the suspicion that something happen to Shepherd, both Zenzo and Shamiso start looking for him.

Parish (2024) : Sanctuary - Season 1 - Episode 3 - RECAP
Parish (2024) : Sanctuary – Season 1 – Episode 3 – RECAP

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Shepherd is afraid that their phones are been monitored or they looking for him at the local hospital so he want nothing to do with cell phones or hospital at the moment, Parish decided to take him with Sister Anne who he knows wont say no to him on top they have Luke with them too so that’s leverage for him. Anne in fact takes them in and get things clear form both Parish and Shepherd, she wants nothing to do with them but as in any other similar story she some how from now on might be involve or probably even snitch on Parish and I would not blame her, she knows who Sheperd is or at least that’s what she says, not sure if she only assume who he is.

Parish (2024) : Sanctuary - Season 1 - Episode 3 - RECAP
Parish (2024) : Sanctuary – Season 1 – Episode 3 – RECAP

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When all the shooting start to happen there were no names and I had no clue who was after Shepherd until now, what looks to be a group of army guy probably mercenaries lead by Anton played by Bradley Whitford who I have seen play the villain role and he is kind of a cool villain, puts up this crazy face like he is insane and don’t give a shit all the time, people are often afraid like the guy is a psychotic, Anton is probably the guy who was supplying Perry with slaves, essentially he wants Shepherd dead for messing with his business.

Parish (2024) : Sanctuary - Season 1 - Episode 3 - RECAP
Parish (2024) : Sanctuary – Season 1 – Episode 3 – RECAP

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In terms of context or plot, Parish does not really brings anything new to the table so most of the scenes are very predictable except when it gets to his family, that side of the story kicks in leaving many questions when the hustling and gangster side does not, as an obvious response to the current situation Shamiso, Shepherd sister; goes to Perry for some answers but the guy is just another pawn.

Parish (2024) : Sanctuary - Season 1 - Episode 3 - RECAP
Parish (2024) : Sanctuary – Season 1 – Episode 3 – RECAP

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Its here where things get interested for the Parish story, its the mystery of how really his son died and how he is going to explain the world of shit he is in to his wife and daughter before its too late and they end up stuck like him, usually when a character gets this kind of problems things just get worst and worst, this time in the even that no body can locate Parish for the last 12 hours his wife goes to the Taxi Garage to find out he has not been there neither and find a file with tons of data about their son who seem to be dead after some car hijack, leaving the question of why this happen? was this because of Parish past life? I thought it was just a car accident but from the paper it is more than that. Parish wife Rose has now notify the police about his disappearance and will start looking for him, same guys who were questioning him the other day about Colin so the probability they had something on Colin and him has grown exponentially.

Most of the episode happens at the church with Sister Anne and after that there was not much but details like Parish been missing, not been able to show the house, no body has seen him create a series of events that make his family discover what he is in at the moment, I doubt Anne is going to snitch on him unless she has no other option in any case would be if her life is at risk and not last there is Anton who I would like more background and proper introduction of what he does for a living, at first when he shows up he is driving a crane and then he is all dress up, he is the type of Italian gangster who owns a scrap yard?

 

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Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Boy Kills World is a wild movie filled with dark humor, frenetic action, martial arts, and violence. Similar to other revenge movies tells the story of Boy, right from this point you can tell how humorous and not much sense at times it will make, a young deaf mute who must confront the evil Van Der Koy family that has the entire population under their control. Boy lived through a tragic childhood since the Van Der Koys killed his family, leaving him deaf, growing up to build character he takes some of the voices he remember as a kid as his inner voice since through time I would guess he forgot the sound of them. From the day his life completely change and lost his family he came up with a master plan, a three step plan: step one was to find an inner voice, choosing the last one he remembered from a video game; step two was to become strong, stronger like insane strong; and step three was to join a team because he figure out one person can’t take down the Van Der Koys, his only mission is to make them pay for what they did to him an many others on their way.

Movies loaded with action scene sequences has become a trend, the most recent one was Monkey Man with a similar story of a young boy who fights an entity that hurt his family or people some how, Boy Kills World doesn’t seem to be any different but what caught my attention the most was its humor, they run a kinda purge but its a TV show, this gives me even Hunger Games Vibes, the trailer was very colorful and many will relate to the movie due to similarities to certain fight games comes to mind Street Fighter, the training that Boy goes through Kickboxer (1989), over all I think this will be another hit for 2024 and its great amount of content.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13923084/
– Platform: Theater
– Release: April, 26, 2024

Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Director Moritz Mohr: A New Voice in Cinema

Boy Kills World director is Moritz Mohr, born in 1981 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany, a new director to the big screen from what I could found which was not much based on his IMDB profile and productions that he has work in the past, none of them that I can recall although in the past he has been known for working with short films, some of this projects like Akumi (2005) and also has experience on the smaller screen TV, directed the TV Series Viva Berlin (2011) that has a rating of 7.5 on IMDB so there must be something that Moritz Moh does very well and that’s directing. I wonder who is his inspiration as a director because the same way as the scenes has similarities to other movies I mention on the introduction there must influence from other directors for me the king of commercial gore movies Quentin Tarantino, speaking of the dark humor on Boy Kills World reminds me of Grindhouse (2007), on a similar way from the trailer I can tell how they directly make fun of people they kill by accident, this movie I would not recommend for teenagers.

Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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The Film: A Stylish Blend of Action and Realism

Boy Kills World already has great comments from critics and audience online waiting for its debut on Theaters, if I try to explain its style I would have to mention it pays homage to old Westerns, kung fu movies, and 16-bit video games, now days a very unique blend of genres but its the story that worries me a bit since on the trailer itself the story how he lost his family is not so much clear and that’s fine its just a trailer but the movie has to make sense and be simple at the same time, I hope it doesn’t become confusing for the audience from its root to how he achieve his master plan.

This movie directly touches themes of loss, survival, and the harsh realities of adulthood, this last part I mention because we will see Boy as a kid going through different faces until the point he becomes an adult and gather a team that will help him so the question is how a kid that was raise and train in the country side deal with adult problems and behave like one? well I think we wont side such side of him because mostly everything will end up in jokes, that’s the impression I get from the trailer.

Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Challenges and Controversies

I get the sensation that this movie will slide into a younger audience that might not be prepare for all the violence and even confusion that a story like this might present them as a young age, this has been brought in the past by critics of how cruel and raw the fight scenes can be at times along with its dark humor, the movie also brings in the image of an unjust society causing even more confusion to the young ones who might even believe this is or could be possible.

The movie did have some step back during the cast, there were several changes before it could become a reality but nothing mayor that could become a big step back, this kind of movies with such unique blend of genres requires certain unique actors who are not your traditional action man who is already impregnated on the audience mind from any other successful movie he has been before and deviate the impression the movie wants to put on the audience mind.

Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences
Boy Kills World (2023) : Trained Deaf Boy Seeks Revenge, Stunning Action Sequences

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Known and Balanced Cast

From Movies to TV series Boy Kills World has a well known balanced cast.

  • Bill Skarsgard leads the group as Boy, known for his role of Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the It movies, which probably skyrocket him to international fame, he also makes his appearance in John Wick: Chapter 4 as the villain Marquis so he did probably got a few stunts and moves out of John Wick.
  • Jessica Rothe takes on the role of June 27, known from the successful Happy Death Day film series, as well as La La Land and All My Life.
  • Michelle Dockery plays the character of Melanie Van Der Koy, recognized for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the famous period drama Downton Abbey and The Gentlemen (2019).
  • Famke Janssen commands the screen as Hilda Van Der Koy, known for her role in the X-Men franchise as the very famous Jean Grey.
  • Sharlto Copley, known for his performances in movies like District 9 and Elysium, plays Glen Van Der Koy, he also was involve in the very recent action movie Monkey Man.
  • Brett Gelman, recognized for his role in Stranger Things, a very well known face to the character of Gideon Van Der Koy.
  • Isaiah Mustafa joins the cast as Benny, drawing from his experience in the television series Shadowhunters but he has also been on other famous movies from a variety of genres like It Chapter Two, Horrible Bosses and Black-ish.
  • Andrew Koji completes the cast as Basho, known for his role in the television series Warrior and his martial arts skills.

I believe movies like Boy Kills World are needed while the audience escape from the figure of John Wick from the action genre, for some time it was dominated by this character and it was the benchmark for any other upcoming action movie but with the mix of different stories and other actors who in the past has not play the role of a hero who only knows how to kick ass and blow peoples chest with a shotgun over time the dominance of John Wick will start to faint giving space for new and better action movies to create a similar impact on the audience. I find Boy Kills World a movie with a lot of potential but my only worry is that this movie seems a mix of too many others or too many concepts in a single one, for it to be successful will have to make seance and be simple enough so the audience doesn’t get lost, action movies do not require over complicated drama, but other than that I like very much what I have seen on the trailer.

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Fallout (2024) : The End – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

Fallout (2024) : The End - Season 1 - Episode 1 - RECAP
Fallout (2024) : The End – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

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Wow this is going to be a long post, there is so many details and so much to say about Fallout and in my case the best part is that I know NOTHING about the game and really don’t care about it because everything I have to talk about is the series itself and not if its related to the game or not, in fact on my PREVIEW POST I did mention that the series was not going to be canon and it would feel like a new game story for those who have played the game.

Season 1 release all at once, seems that Prime Video is taking a page out of Netflix and not sure why, they didn’t do this with Halo and I think it work out fine, releasing all at once leave many viewers with a lot of spoilers, no rest between episodes and takes out the suspense in between.

After watching episode one I really like it an enjoy it, this is NOT a TV series for kids to watch as a fact I would not recommend it for anyone who is not an adult, there are certain things that are kinda bizarre and out of place but I don’t mind since this is not educational content, just entertaining, there is sex, drugs, bullying and possible deviation when it comes to the sex of a person and about that I also don’t mind and don’t care.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt18177528/
– Platform: Prime Video

Fallout (2024) : The End - Season 1 - Episode 1 - RECAP
Fallout (2024) : The End – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP
Fallout (2024) : The End - Season 1 - Episode 1 - RECAP
Fallout (2024) : The End – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

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The series is develop around the 60s similar as the game suggest, USA is at the border of nuclear war while Cooper Howard a well known actor who mostly played on Western Movies and seem to have served in the army is in some financial trouble so he does kids party shows dress as a cowboy, at the moment when all bombs drop he was with his daughter Janey Howard who I though was a survivor when latter on Lee Moldaver appear I thought it was her but she is not, so far on episode one its not mention if she survive or not, wonder how many will say how come the girl has dark light skin and curly hair and his dad is a white men, well mother is dark so what?

The bombing scene I really enjoy it, specially how they drop more than one nuclear bomb, on my cheap VR Setup look so cool so if anyone had the chance watching this series give it a try on SBS format, this scene was a royal rumble free for all so many people running around like chickens without a head.

Fallout (2024) : The End - Season 1 - Episode 1 - RECAP
Fallout (2024) : The End – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

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Main character on this story steps up, Lucy MacLean, she was born and raise inside Vault 33 and has now come to an age to get married, to a certain point inside each vault they are just to close to each other when it come to family and can’t couple between them so I guess the best option is to exchange with another Vault in this case number 32, her brother Norm reminds her it could be anybody, she has no clue how the guy looks but thats fine with her, Lucy is actually the best of the best, well trained and thought. On the images above we see how she signs her weeding dress same as every other women has done it for many years, there were more than ten signatures on that dress.

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Until this point there was nothing strange, both vault open up and the ceremony was happening on Vault 33, in many cultures is a custom for the fathers bride to throw the weeding party so all from Vault 32 came in, Vault 33 residents are pacifist, it was a very tight community who help each other. On the series many times we will have sex talk and jokes around it, in this case Lucy was talking about her new husband sperm count to make sure they could reproduce like it was normal small talk while they eat with the rest of the table.

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Fallout (2024) : The End – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

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Lucy’s brother Norm sense something was off and decided to take a peek at Vault 32, when he arrive it was totally destroy, look like no body have been there for many years, there was dead body who look like they were even eaten, it was the first shots that warn her so she puts on her Pip-Boy a type of hand held bracelet? and detect radiation coming from him, they were raiders but so far it is not well explained how they got there and the radiation, are they from the outside world? it is suppose that until now nobody has been out side the Vault but this proof different.

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Fallout (2024) : The End – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

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Big fight starts at Vault 33, raiders mostly killing everyone, Lucy had a fight with her “husband” who end up stabbing her but she survive and safe her brother but the raiders leader, Lee Moldaver had plans for them. Lee is a bombing survivor although bombs happen 219 years ago so how did she survive this long? usually when this kind of apocalyptic scenario happen there is a new world order and some one to blame, Lee seem to be part of that new world order and had Lucy’s father to choose between her and the Vault 33 survivors, he choose Lucy so Lee had a bomb explode and kill some other Vault 33 hostages but not everyone died, Lee takes Lucy father to the surface as a hostage this is what force Lucy to go outside. There are details that I try to avoid so I mainly talk about the character motives and not the entire episode, this episodes are 1 hour long.

Fallout (2024) : The End - Season 1 - Episode 1 - RECAP
Fallout (2024) : The End – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

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At first the series will be divided into three stories, there is Cooper Howard who I barley touch since his character The Ghoul appears towards the end without much context, we got Lucy and then there is Maximus. I have to be honest, I did not enjoy much this part of the episode for a few reasons and its not about Dane, I remember Xelia Mendez from The Wheel of Time, she did great as Renna, its about Maximus. Maximus is an aspirant, he is at a camp of the Brotherhood of Steel, its a kind of military organization the most advance with tech pre war era.

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Going back with Maximus and Dane, Dane is refer probably as a non binary gender person from what I could find online, obviously this is not part of the game original story but I wonder how this would add anything to the series and if this character will re appear down the line, both are aspirants but lucky Dane was name Squire, each knight of the Brotherhood get a squire just like in medieval times who assist them on the field. Maximus was so jealous he actually put a razor on Dane’s boot so gets injure and sabotage the promotion wondering if he was next on the line but someone rat him out, Maximus is bully by everyone and always mad about it but he does nothing about it too, basically a coward and a cheater too, until that moment I seriously could not deal with him until he was interview Elder Cleric Quintus who gave him a chance after he kinda confess sabotaging Dane but at this moment Maximus kinda man up and told him he would give his life for the Brotherhood the is so much doubt from his character, he is a big guy who could defend himself but until now he was just the total opposite, I hope once he gets out on the field things change out if not he will be really annoying.

Its been a while since I had to write about a series with so many things going on at the same time and this posts really turn into long ones so I try to keep them as short as possible, I seriously do not believe online rating at the moment, feel the series is just too new and many people have not seen it yet, there will be those who will massively criticize it for multiple gender topic and how off its from the original story but to be honest if you are just like me and all you want is an action series with some drama and jokes then this is for you, besides Maximus I enjoy episode one and pretend to keep watching it, will try to fit recaps within the week depending on what else I’m watching.

The series has many details specially on Lucy side, all the things she knows and does, all the rules inside the Vault will be a perfect contrast with the outside world, the waste land, outlaws who are the total opposite and then comes in the Brotherhood with their advance tech and weapons who are probably trying to keep things in order as possible, they have a target, they looking for a men who has a dog but so far no explanation of who he is, its possible that the Brotherhoo Knights are just soldiers while others do the intel.

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The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) : Guy Ritchie’s Vision on the Heroes of World War II

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) : Guy Ritchie’s Vision on the Heroes of World War II
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) : Guy Ritchie’s Vision on the Heroes of World War II

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The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare follows the SSRF, the Small Scale Raiding Force who are lead by Sargent Gus March Phillips, called by Prime Ministry Winston Churchill who is concern by the situation of England in the war that is fighting and loosing against the Nazis. Churchill request Gus to use his team in a undercover mission and give permission to them to use whatever method is needed to pull back the Nazis and he accepted the mission but with the condition that he will do it only with his men. After that they travel to the North Atlantic where a base of the Nazi’s was established and started to do what they do best fight. The group interrupted in meetings of the Nazi and killed everyone in that room, explode boats, explode Nazis camp, killed Nazis officers, they just killed every that show his face because that was the mission and they can use any method to end the war, its a free for all. The SSRF are aware that they can died at any moment but they really don’t care until the point that Gus received a called from the Prime Ministry office to end with the mission and he just decided to ignored that order, if they start a mission they must ended now they just go nuts and since that moment we are going to witness what this crazy group of heroes is going to do to change the course of the war and how far they are going to travel to achieved that goal.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is an action and war film inspired by Damien Lewis’s book of the same name. It tells the real story of the British Army’s No. 62 Commando, known as the Small Scale Raiding Force (SSRF), a group formed under the orders of Winston Churchill. This force was characterized by carrying out secret and risky missions using unconventional techniques more akin to pirates than traditional soldiers. The movie will premiered on April 19, 2024.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5177120/
– Platform: Theaters
– Release: February 25, 2024

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) : Guy Ritchie’s Vision on the Heroes of World War II
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) : Guy Ritchie’s Vision on the Heroes of World War II

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Production: Behind the Scenes

The project to bring the story of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare started on 2021 when Paramount Pictures acquired the rights of the best seller book of Damien Lewis, which who has the same name as the movie. Since that moment Paramount Pictures decided that the best person to direct this movie was the director Guy Ritchi, due to his reputation with action movies, he was the perfect for that job, with that news of who was the director the excitement begins for this movie. Later the confirmation of the cast with the leading role to Henry Cavill increase that excitement. The filming started on February and ends on May 2023 in Antalya, Turkey. The director and cast has mention that since the moment they read the script, they accept the every role assigned to them with a huge ambition to bring a story that did justice to the unknown heroes of World War II. Is well known that the director has an unique way to create stories, taking some liberties with the real life story just to give more emotion and adrenaline to the movie. During the filming the director, production staff and the cast enjoyed every moment of it and more for the funny and relax environment living through the filming. Exist critics about the movie because is not following the in total the real events of the story but despite that the excitement for the premiered of the movie is increasing every day.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) : Guy Ritchie’s Vision on the Heroes of World War II
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) : Guy Ritchie’s Vision on the Heroes of World War II

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Guy Ritchie: The Rebel Director

Guy Ritchie is a British director, producer and screenwriter. With the movie The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare the director is bringing to light a true story for which this movie is based on. The director take the risk in film a war story about the a secret group lead by English Prime Ministry Wiston Churchill and work try to break the line of the German Army. In this film the director wants to show the world a part of English history that has never been told, with a his directorial expertise he created the perfect environment where he balance humor, tension and action to explore the darker and less conventional aspects of war.

His first work was the short The Hard Case in 1995, after that his feature length directorial debut was with the crime comedy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels in 1998 but he gained international recognition in 2000 when he debut in the big screen with his movie Snatch. In 2009 and 2011 he directed the blockbusters Sherlock Holmes and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, a movie that was nominated for a Academy Awards in Best Original Score and Best Art Direction, without a doubt the director Guy Ritchie always wants to give something unique to his audience and with his new project, he has managed to arouse a lot of interest in those who wait for the debut of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) : Guy Ritchie’s Vision on the Heroes of World War II
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) : Guy Ritchie’s Vision on the Heroes of World War II

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An Epic Historical Tale with a Twist

The story of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is based upon recently declassified files of the British War Department and inspire by the true events about the decision of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Fleming to create a special force organization formed by British soldiers, who were willing whatever it takes to secure a victory against the Nazi army. Europe was living the horrific World War II and England wanted to secure his country against the menace of the German army, so a crew of special soldiers lead by Gus March Phillips, the person that accepted the risky mission with the condition that he will choose his men. The group was nothing but conventional and their singular techniques help to change the course. The movie is giving to audience the view of the protagonist that help to finish a war. It is a movie with a lot of action, comedy and muscles, based on true events of a unknown part of history.

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The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) : Guy Ritchie’s Vision on the Heroes of World War II
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The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) : Guy Ritchie’s Vision on the Heroes of World War II
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The cast of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare features a variety of talented actors:

Leading the cast is Henry Cavill brings to life the role of Gus March-Phillips, Cavill is a well known British actor who gained international recognition for his role of Charles Brandon in the TV series The Tudors but he is mostly globally known for bringing to life one of the most beloved characters in the DC Comics Universe, Superman. Cavill’s performance as the Man of Steel has been praised by both critics and fans, solidifying his status as a leading actor in Hollywood, in addition to his work in the DC Extended Universe, he is also known for his role as Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix series The Witcher in my opinion a more complicated role to play.

Alan Ritchson joins Calvin and he plays the role of Anders Lassen, Ritchson is an American actor who is best known for his portrayal of Aquaman / Arthur Curry in the CW series Smallville but his recent performance in the Amazon Prime Video series Reacher that truly showcased his range as an actor with a mix of a big guy who is very strict but at the same time can be kind to others, after playing the main role on Reacher he was praised for its intensity and physicality, making him the perfect choice to play the tough and rugged Lassen in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

Another notable cast member is Alex Pettyfer, who plays the role of Geoffrey Appleyard, Pettyfer is a British actor and model who first gained recognition for his role as Alex Rider in the 2006 movie Stormbreaker and other number of movies including I Am Number Four and Magic Mike playing secondary roles, Pettyfer’s good looks and charisma make him a natural fit for the role of the dashing Appleyard, this movie needs a mix of characters with different talents, both charismatic and looks.

Eiza González also joins the cast as Marjorie Stewart, González is a Mexican actress and singer who first gained recognition for her role in the horror series From Dusk till Dawn: The Series in 2014, not so popular production but at least remind me some of the original movies from the 90s, since then she has appeared in a number of movies, including Baby Driver and others, not the most hype about her role but looks like a good addition that will be an easy fit.

Closing out the cast is Babs Olusanmokun, who plays the role of Heron, Olusanmokun is a Nigerian-American actor who is best known for her role as Dr. Joseph M’Benga in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and as Jamis in the acclaimed film Dune and its upcoming sequel Dune: Part Two, he has a very powerful presence and commanding performance make her a standout in the cast.

Overall, the cast of this movie is a diverse and talented group of actors who bring their unique skills and experiences to the film, with such a strong ensemble, audiences can expect a lot of excitement and entertaining ride.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a movie that will describe a part of the history of World War II that many people unknown. Based on the book wit the the same of Damien Lewis’s and now a movie directed by director Guy Ritchi, it will be full of explosion, battles, humor and blood, also there is a huge excitement for see one more time in the big screen of the most beloved actor of the cinema industry which is Henry Cavill who take the lead role of the Sargent Gus March-Phillips, the person that is leading the group of crazy men to a suicide mission but that feel more excited than ever because are serving their country and obviously has green card to kill every Nazi they want. Really a movie with a lot of action as Guy Ritchi has accustomed his public. The audience will see and enjoy the explosion and blood in a action movie one more time.

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Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life – Episode 8 – RECAP

Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life - Episode 8 - RECAP
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Shogun Episode 8, The Abyss of Life, does honor its name when we see so many people willing to die for honor while others didn’t run away but did have different opinion on what was next for them going against everything they have work on that is the case of Hiromatsu who have decided to honor his word and everything that he have work on during his entire life but on the other hand his grandson Buntaro believe that if he must die will not be because Toronaga gave up, its a bit contradictory since when they escape Osaka he was the last man standing on land left alone but I guess one thing is to fight for your life knowing you most likely will be killed and the other one is die just because Toronaga surrender, meaning let other man kill you willingly.

A very interesting episode with a bit of gore, lot of mind games but not everything was intentional, on episode 7 Toronaga’s son Nagakado died after he slipped and crack his back head while trying to kill his uncle Saeki, after Nagakado failed attempt Saeki gather his men and took control of the situation going back to the original dilemma, Toronaga having to surrender but after his son died there was a variable and it was time, this gave Toronaga 49 days, the customary time to bury his son and go through all the traditional ceremony, enough time for Toronaga to think how could he save his clan, if you have been watching the series you know he can’t die yet so something or some one was going to act in favor of him.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2788316/
– Platform: FXNOW

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Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life – Episode 8 – RECAP
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Toronaga and what is left of his men go back to Edo to bury his son and gather things up before going to Osaka and meet Ishido to surrender but what was strange to me that all of the sudden Toronaga is ill badly, coughing all the way and looking pale. Everyone next to him does not want to surrender, they want to fight even when they are out number but Toronaga is Lord, they must obey his command, honor is above everything at least until this point in time.

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I really though we would see more of a romantic scenario between Mariko and John at this point, if they really slept together but she have kept her boundaries in and out of home this shows how much different Japanese culture is than others, it is script to every single dot. The other couple on the horizon is Ishido and Lady Ochiba, he has really been falling for her and it seems for ever even when Taiko was alive, the reason I would think this is because he has done what ever she wanted, this entire plan to destroy Toronaga is her doing although he is no stranger of power hungry, Ishido now feels his plan will finally be accomplished so the final nail on the coffin would be marry Lady Ochiba who is the mother of the heir, this will provide Ishido enough power to act and do what ever he wants and he would probably be turn into the temporary ruler of Japan but I’m not sure if she is not measuring this correct because that means he could also kill the heir.

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Before they cremate Nagakado, all Toronaga’s Vassal join at night to drink sake, talk and remember what a good guy Nagakado was, he was still a boy eager to show up he could be more, learning from his mistakes who was not willing to let his father die just because someone was trying to bully him over power but to be honest what a stupid and unfortunate way of dying, the guy slipped the last second when he had Saeki in the ground about to cut his head off, falls on his back and crack the back of his head against a rock dying almost immediately. That night and day after during the funeral ceremony, most of Toronaga’s vassal didn’t want to die nor surrender, they wanted to at least die fighting but this meant going against their lord will.

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This is the scene that got me thinking something was fake, most likely Toronaga was fake, Father Martin decides to visit Toronaga before he goes to Osaka to advice him to form and alliance with Lady Ochiba and take off power from Ishido, I really think he doesn’t understand the situation very well since she is the one pushing Ishido to finish Toronaga, Ishido is enemy with Toronaga for power but she purely hates him. Martin came to bargain with Toronaga for land, he wanted to build a church in Edo, towards he end Toronaga agree but not before one last request “That he return to Osaka and tell what he sees there” Toronaga basically wanted Martin to be his messenger and tell others how sick he is and that for real this time he will surrender, I don’t know Rick, looks fake to me.

Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life - Episode 8 - RECAP
Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life – Episode 8 – RECAP

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After Toronaga sends back Martin to Osaka, Hiromatsu kinda read his intentions and told every other vassal that Toronaga is going to fight, there is something going on, this includes his grandson Buntaro who is a great warrior loyal warrior who does fear death. He has been trying to work things out with Mariko after he beat her up one night a few episodes ago because he was jealous of John and her, Mariko has been playing her role of wife as Toronaga commands her. Buntaro invites her to drink tea with him, same as when John flatter Kiku when she was serving him tea its very similar to Buntaro preparing tea for Mariko its an entire ceremony. After Mariko congratulate him for his performance he had the great idea to ask her to both die that night, told her he doesn’t believe what Hiromatsu is saying and that he finally will let her have what she was asking for all this time, die. One thing is that a foreigner like John ask them to act against Toronaga but another is that a “warrior” like him ask Mariko to go against her lord, he really show his hand this time and to make things worst for him Mariko ask her many times to let her die because she never wanted to be with him but dying was the only honorable way because she would not divorce him or leave him, that would not only make her look bad but also go against what her father wanted her to do.

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Shogun (2024) : The Abyss of Life – Episode 8 – RECAP

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Talk about honor and going against their lord will, John goes to Yabushigue to fight for him and Yabushigue refuses ironically because he wants to serve Toronaga and cant go against his orders, the man that was playing double agent for the most part of the series and that he would let it slide because he is a foreigner. Most at this point not clue if to follow Toronaga to death, they all want to die fighting if necessary, even young Omi feels there is a point of return in loyalty, when it takes you no where or even takes you to die in vane.

As always without intentions to spoil the meat and potatoes of the episode I try mainly to talk about the base and structure of events that let to the results of this episode, Toronaga is taking whats left of his army and warriors to the edge mainly for many reasons, to find out who are the loyal ones, to find out who are willing to fight even when out number and even those who would try to take advantage of his situation to gain power over him like Martin did asking for land when he knows Toronaga is about to die but had no clue he was just another pawn on his entire plan, another great episode and I just hope we get two episodes of battle, there are only two episodes left and this is suppose to be a mini series so one episode of battle in my opinion would not be enough to satisfy most viewers.

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Abigail (2024) : One Night Close Doors With This Little Monster

Abigail (2024) : One Night Close Doors With This Little Monster
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The story follows Abigail a beautiful young girl who appears to be rehearsing her dance, she is a ballerina, after that she is took by her chauffeur to her house, which result is a mansion, Abigail is the daughter of a wealthy man. She is leave at her house and she lock in her room. The scene change and appeared a man driven a group of people to the mansion where Abigail is. The man name is Lambert and is the one that in representation of his client hired the group of criminals, they have the mission of kidnap and hold Abigail in the mansion for 24hrs, the criminal accept the job and demand $50 million for the ransom, Lambert told them that if they finish the job they will received the money and left, leaving the kidnappers behind. The criminals gather at the mansion of their mysterious leader, where they must adhere to certain rules to avoid disrupting the plan. Abigail is held captive in one of the mansion’s rooms, handcuffed to a bed. One of the female criminals engages in conversation with her and felt bad to see that young girl with the handcuff but Abigail just look at her and told her “I’m sorry for what’s about to happen.” After those were words pronounce by Abigail, the doors and windows of the mansion begin to move and close seemingly by themselves, as if something paranormal is occurring, leaving the kidnappers trapped. Since that moment everything change, Abigail wasn’t anymore a tiny, helpless and beauty ballerina, now she look more like a demon, with a huge strength, with a blood lust. Now the hunters are the one that are being hunt and they need to create a plan not to win the money, they a plan to survive from whatever Abigail is. They truly believe she is a vampire and try to kill her in many ways but they realize that she is also immortal because she received a gunshot in her head still alive. This situation is just a game for Abigail but a race against the clock for the kidnappers that are fighting to reach for survive.

This movie was directed by directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin anbd Tyler Gillett, a team that has worked in many horror movies and now bring a new story full of plot twist and great performances. Leading the cast is Alisha Weir as Abigail and Melissa Barrera known for her role in Scream. The movie will premiered on April 19th, in theaters.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt27489557/
– Platform: Theaters
– Release: April 19, 2024

Abigail (2024) : One Night Close Doors With This Little Monster
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What to Expect: An Exciting Horror Experience

The world of Abigail is a roller coaster of emotions, full of plot twist and with a beautiful ballerina who ends up being the villain. In order to follow the pace of the movie, the audience needs to remain in theirs seats to get the answer of many questions such as, who is the father of Abigail? what is Abigail? and the most important question, there is going to be any survivor?. With a dark atmosphere that keep the suspense and tension through the entire movie,also with scenes that will make you scream like watch her hunting every single person in the mansion, ripping them and other scenes that could make laugh like she flying or dancing with a dead body, Abigail is one of those movies that wants to be recognized as the best horror film of 2024 and probably with the great direction and the committed cast can achieve that distinction.

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Abigail (2024) : One Night Close Doors With This Little Monster
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Cast of seasoned actors and rising stars.

Leading the cast is Alisha Weir, who plays the mail character of Abigail who is an Irish singer, dancer, and child actress, who began her career in theater, Weir might be most known for her role as Matilda Wormwood in the production Matilda: The Musical, she also made her big screen debut in 2018 with the thriller Don’t Leave Home, showcasing her versatility and range as an actress.

Melissa Barrera takes on the role of Joey in Abigail, a Mexican actress, started her career in Mexican telenovelas such as Siempre Tuya Acapulco (2013), Tanto Amor (2015), and the Netflix series Club de Cuervos (2017) but probably mostly known for her international recognition that came with her role as Sam Carpenter in the Scream franchise, further solidifying her status as a rising talent in the horror genre.

Kathryn Newton joins the cast as Sammy, Newton is known for her roles in various TV series, such as Louise Brooks in Gary Unmarried (2008) and the older version of Claire Novak in Supernatural but the one I might remember the most was her performance in Paranormal Activity 4 that based on small search that I made won her the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film, also been known for playing Cassie Lang in Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, demonstrating not the best movie to been known for based on its rating but its a Marvel movie after all.

Giancarlo Esposito, who now days is playing the role of Parish on the TV series with the same name, this time plays Lambert in Abigail, but he is best known for his role as Gustavo Fring in on of the most famous TV series ever Breaking Bad and its sequel, Better Call Saul, Esposito has an extensive experience and commanding presence bring complexity to the character of Lambert.

This are some of many talents that we will see on the movie Abigail, a combination of seasoned actors and rising stars who overall will have to deal with the little monster that is Abigail.

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Abigail (2024) : One Night Close Doors With This Little Monster
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A team that is established as horror directors

The filming of Abigail was a partnership between directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who has demonstrated to have a great synergy creating horror stories, both directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin anbd Tyler Gillett are the co-creators of Radio Silence, a film and television production company founded in 2011. Both directors are worked alongside in many different projects, much of them horror movies such as Devil Due 2014, Ready or Not 2019, Scream 2022, Southbound 2015 and V/H/S 2012. They are creating a good environment where both can let their imagination flow without restriction and in synergy. Now they are bringing the movie Abigail, their new horror movie with a lot of plot twist and adventure where until the end the audience will search who is going to survive.

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Behind the Scenes: Creating Abigail

The creation of Abigail came from the idea of developing a monster thriller movie for Universal Pictures. The director wanted to do a reboot of the 1936 Universal Classic Monsters movie Dracula’s Daughter. They also stop the filming of Scream V just to focus on this project. The development of the movie started on April 2023 and at the same month was hired almost all the cast and the last member of the cast was included on June, completed the cast the filming began that same month in Dublin, Ireland. The cast and staff worked without hesitation, completing the filming of December 2023. At the end of the project the direction, production staff and the cast felt happy because the gave everything of themselves to perform deliver a great horror movie.

Abigail is one of those horror movies that audience will totally enjoy for its twisted ideas and the great performances that the cast gave to deliver a good movie. Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett known for their expertise in the horror field in the cinema industry are giving to the audience the opportunity to meet a new monsters, a one that was really unexpected for the idea that look like a fragile and precious girl and who is a ballerina dancer, a normal girl with a normal passion but with a wealthy family. Was really fascination the twist in the plot of 6 kidnappers that think their job is like only babysit Abigail in her luxury mansion but at the end result that they are the one that must take care from her. Absolutely a movie that brings a fresh view for the horror movies and that audience will need to stay sit to confirm if any one of them survive and also discover what is Abigail?.

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Sugar (2024) : Olivia – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

Sugar (2024) : Olivia - Season 1 - Episode 1 - RECAP
Sugar (2024) : Olivia – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

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Sugar (2024) has really caught my attention, its not a series for everyone, I believe its a series for a certain niche kind of people who like certain style of movies, on a thread I mention its very Tarantino for multiple reasons so this recap will mostly talk about how you might enjoy or not this series moving forward. John Sugar the main character is a specialist at finding lost people, with a certain James Bond style it also reminds me at a not so popular movie of Nicolas Cage where he is hired by a widow to find a girl, different reasons but the end goal is to find a lost girl.

The reason why I like this series so much only on its second episodes its the style of production, the weird camera angles, the change in frames, mix images from 60s to modern 2000s on top of the mix of cultures from Japanese, Arabic, the guy speaks multiple languages and is very old school but over all a Movie Geek, Sugar (2024) is like you are watching Kill Bill Mix with James Bond on a kinda of time travel to match the contrast scenes from vintage to modern, its so awesome.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt18177528/
– Platform: AppleTV+

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Sugar (2024) : Olivia – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP
Sugar (2024) : Olivia - Season 1 - Episode 1 - RECAP
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Right out of the start John Sugar presents himself as a private investigator, the series starts with a scene in Japan, black and white, old school zoom in on Mount Fuji with the classic circular shape closing in and moving into the next scene where John is looking for a kid that has been kidnap, sets the bait with some cash telling a guy he just left it down stairs, wtf that so silly but so it was on movies from the 60s. John is working for a Yakuza boss looking for his son who this random guy has kidnap and ask for ransom, the fight starts after the guy knows he has been discover and obviously John knows very well how to throw his hands around and tells the guy “I don’t like hurting people” when he got him pin down.

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We continue with the classic vintage theme and silly actions, John is back at his hotel eating dinner what looks like Japanese on a robe and catches a fly that was buzzing around with his shop sticks, come on; then lets it go, right after this scene it shows a modern city he staying in but at the same time has contrast scenes of probably how the same city look back say in between 70s to 90s to finish off with him reading an email while the camera zoom in and focus on what he is reading again on a classic old school circular shape shade style. The combination of all this aspects makes it so so special that many might not appreciate but its a very nostalgic production.

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Sugar (2024) : Olivia – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

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Making a pause on the production and working towards the context of the series, John is back in US to meet his agent named Ruby, she is very aware that John is sick, she might not know all the truth about it but she can tell, Ruby tries to go into every detail so he can take care of himself physically and mentally, trying to take some load out of his work managing clients but John likes to work with their clients at a personal level sometimes going too too extra mile on the job, Ruby knowing John doesn’t like guns got him one but its the one Glenn Ford used on the movie The Big Heat, talk about manipulation. Ruby and John argue about a client he has recently take even after they already reach her and said John was not available but John has more than one reason to take this case.

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Sugar (2024) : Olivia – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

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I wonder this series with ever stop to amaze me with the production style and details to make John not your average private investigator, the guy drives a Corvette, don’t quote me but if I’m not mistaken probably be a Nassau Blue 60s Stingray, at the same time while he cruise the city you get this mix images from 60s cars and him going fast, on top we get all kind of different camera angles like when he is on the car the is a shot from the middle console of the car towards his face when he is about to get out of the car, I know I’m probably not giving much context about the episode but the truth is that there is no action, all talk and private investigator work.

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Sugar (2024) : Olivia – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

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The reasons why John took the job, well the client is a very famous Hollywood Movie Producer who John is a fan, an old guy called Jonathan Siegel whose granddaughter Olivia is currently lost, Olvia reminds John of a woman Jen who has not yet been talk about, I assume is someone John lost in the past either daughter, client or even a girlfriend although she looks to young in the pictures to be his lover so John had no option but to take the job, too many things at the same time were screaming at him to take it and Ruby things its all bull shit because probably he has manipulate her in the past.

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Sugar (2024) : Olivia – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP

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Mr. Siegel has reach and age that he no longer cares for himself but he does a lot for his granddaughter, there is one particular scenario that complicates things and its that in the past Olivia turn out to be unpredictable, she was a drug addict but the last time Mr. Siegel saw her they were celebrating her two years sober, she has disappear in the past although Mr. Siegel feels this time is different that probably something happen to her. John is going to have to start from ground zero since no body have seen her in a while and the best start is her apartment where also her car is, in there he will find quite a few leads of people that saw Olivia on the past two months and the hunt starts.

Sugar (2024) has a lot of unique aspects that has nothing to do with Colin Farell great acting so far or the script, the way the episodes are produce, the shots, the music, the camera angles, the scene contrasts, everything about it visually is awesome and nostalgic at the same time for any Movie Geek, I’m not pretending to be an expert about the topic but at least that is how this series makes my brain react.

The character of John Sugar himself is very cool too, all smooth, collected, expert at many things and talks many languages, even at a point you might think who the fuck is so nice to others but Sugar is a guy who give people second chances even when they look like they have reach rock bottom because that is why probably Olivia is missing, Sugar also look like a guy of many secrets but he has too based on the type of clients he manage, this is a great series and I might be just a bit to excited but I think I give it a 9/10 for the first episode hands down.

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Parish (2024) : Blood in the Water – Season 1 – Episode 2 – RECAP

Parish (2024) : Blood in the Water - Season 1 - Episode 2 - RECAP
Parish (2024) : Blood in the Water – Season 1 – Episode 2 – RECAP

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Episode one was catalog as a Pilot episode and those are usually not strong ones so many don’t even consider it as a real episode and even few times its taken away from the production but in this case episode two of Parish (2024) I would say was stronger, I still have a hard time watching Gean Carlo trying to play the role of a bad ass because lets be honest he is not look like on, even during the times of Breaking Bad he was the elegant master mind behind everything, a business man , he most likely fit into the wise old retired wheel man role who know how to deal with the BOSS and even act as a boss.

To keep things short and not spoil the entire episode, he safe The Horse ass this time, sounds funny but truth is that I still don’t know his first name. On episode two they talk a bit more about their real business, human trafficking and the job Parish pull was basically to get a back of stolen passports that most likely belong to working people who someone brought and basically enslave them.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt18552362/
– Platform: AMC+

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Parish (2024) : Blood in the Water – Season 1 – Episode 2 – RECAP

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Little by little more of Parish’s son is been reveal this time we only got a small glimpse of the accident but does feature a cop in specific who latter on goes to talk to Parish about Colin.

Episode one also ends with Parish and Colin with a lot of shit on their hands now with a dead man, not only dead but a lot of blood on his garage he knows that if things are not done right and some trail is left behind he will most likely be fucked big time and who knows if it might tied him to his past, besides Colin was part of this job.

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Parish (2024) : Blood in the Water – Season 1 – Episode 2 – RECAP

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We already know that The Horse runs a family business, there is his brother, sister and father back at home who is probably the one who started the hole thing, although Zenzo his brother use to run the show when they were in Africa, I wonder when and how The Horse took his place? and if at some point might lead to any of the three betray each other, Zenzo could actually enrage with envy and sell out The Horse to gain control of the family business.

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Parish (2024) : Blood in the Water – Season 1 – Episode 2 – RECAP

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There is an entire scene of Colin and Parish cleaning up the mess and it was a cool scene, it really makes you think how hard is to cover up something like that, all the labor and details included, besides all the cleaning they have to do to get rid of all the blood on the floor and on them because burning their clothes wont cut it and to make things worst they almost got caught by Parish secretary, took them all night to clean up everything.

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Parish (2024) : Blood in the Water – Season 1 – Episode 2 – RECAP

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There is one aspect of getting rid of the body that really look stupid although they some how have to add a risky move to raise everyone dopamine levels, Parish decides to take the body home with him and hide it on the garage freezer, his wife and daughter almost caught him, his wife was the one closer to the body when she tries to open the freezer but he put on a punching bag on lid, make no sense how she didn’t ask him to remove so she could open the freezer, it was just too obvious, that part I didn’t like at all.

Parish (2024) : Blood in the Water - Season 1 - Episode 2 - RECAP
Parish (2024) : Blood in the Water – Season 1 – Episode 2 – RECAP

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To make things worst for him the local police, NOPD shows up to Parish place asking for Colin and he lie to them in front of wife and daughter, refusing he has seen Colin in the last 17 years, its weird how they looking for Colin because after getting rid of the body he was interview by his parole officer, he is an ex convict and still under Probation so makes me think he either ran away or kill them, I don’t think he was that stupid to kill them but now shit hit the fan for Parish since he will be dragged with Colin, that is what the story is all about, how Parish gets dragged back into his old life.

Parish (2024) : Blood in the Water - Season 1 - Episode 2 - RECAP
Parish (2024) : Blood in the Water – Season 1 – Episode 2 – RECAP

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The Horse and his sister pays a visit to a man called Perry Lousteau, he also seem to be involve in the human tracking business, they talk about cutting the middle men meaning they will bring him all the labor he needs and even cutting his expenses to half of what it currently is, they mostly talk about servants and drivers so there is the chance that they not talking about his house but he must have some sort of business where he has if not hundreds of employees or workers probably at a farm or factory who would work for The Horse at half of the price, if not a third of what this guy Perry will actually pay for, Perry did mention that he is in but the middle man they getting rid of wont let this slide and I think that is why The Horse towards then end is involve on a shooting, I doubt they kill him in the second episode it just don’t make sense but Parish was at the wheel and got his son safe, this will put him high in the ranks and probably get him some trouble with Zenzo when he see his brother praise Parish for what he did.

Episode two did pick up the pace and I’m glad they did because if would be a total disappoint after episode one but I hope it will slowly keep improving, what really intrigue me right now is what is the story behind Parish’s son death if it happen because of old life and now he is going back to it, something I don’t like about AMC series is that they give out a big chunk of next episode and sadly I let the video run til the end since I was doing something else after I finish and heard most of whats coming up and its exactly that, Parish will have to face his wife for whats going on at the moment, most likely Colin will sell him out so it really interest me how Parish reacts, if he either go all in with The Horse crew or he tries to get out of all that trouble.

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Parish (2024) : Pilot – Season 1 – Episode 1 – RECAP


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After watching TV Series for so long you kinda learn how to have a bit of patience with the story line specially on the first episode, some series take the first episode to present most of the main characters by telling part of their story and purpose without much going on other than then talking without much action or drama. Parish seem to be that kind of series, there was not a lot of action, you do get a few car chase scenes after all its a series about a retired wheel man but it was mostly talking than anything else, I hope I don’t have to drop it from my posts because to be honest trying to understand what to post about I have come to learn that there are some times I need to drop series and stop because they are not that interesting or there are better and new things to talk about.

Episode one present most of the main characters like Gracian Parish who they call Gray, his wife Ros and daughter Makayla who have mix feelings on how to feel about Parish son death, then on the bad guys side there is The Horse the gangster Parish ends up driving for and his brother Zenzo Tongai who is not as patience and Colin who to be honest I’m not sure for how long he is going to last, he is the one in trouble and suck back Parish into his old life besides Parish is drowning in debt.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt18552362/
– Platform: AMC+

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The episode opens up with a scene from the future, even though Parish did get to drive a red Porsche Macan he is never stop by the police, this is a cool car chase that he ends up leaving the police behind, Macan GTS is very fast car that would leave behind that Crown Vic in a blink of an eye although it doesn’t show what variant Parish is driving, the character of an old retired wheel man does suit Gian Carlo Esposito with his grey hair and shades.

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Parish runs a luxury taxi service type, I like how his character falls into all the details of a dedicated man to his ride, this reminds me of Jason Statham back in the day when he use to play the Transporter, another dedicated driver who look after his car more than anything else. Parish is also drowning into debt between tuition, mortgage and his taxi business probably not doing so well to stay up float so he is looking for help, legally; trying to get a loan from the bank but they already know how bad his debt problems are and he might not have a long enough record of keeping this business up float, all we see at his shop might be money he made from his old days as a wheel man driving for shady people.

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There is Sister Anne, she works at Saint Claude Church, she seem to run either an orphanage or day care not sure, Parish goes there to talk to her, trying to take a breath from everything going on, looking for some peace and advice that holds him up from going back to his old ways. I like Gian Carlo southern street accent, its not so common to watch series develop in the south so this brings a different surrounding to a gangster type content, not New York or Los Angeles which are the most classic ones. Sister Anne use to work with him for sure, she is fully retired too and feels lucky to be alive but different than Parish she is afraid of having to go back to that life although Parish is not, this is probably understandable because he kinda make it out, build up a business out of it, not so profitable but he was able to keep his regular life while she dedicates now to the church, I don’t think there is nothing wrong with it but Parish current life conditions in his mind he might feel as a winner, like he fool his old life so going back is not so hard, he wont think about it too much WHEN the opportunity presents.

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Colin and old friend from his old life present this opportunity to Parish, he is with business with The Horse, a gangster from Zimbabwe who needs a driver, at first Parish obviously said no, no matter how Collin ask for this only favor but it was actually very easy to convince Parish to be honest, next day he was at Colin’s place asking for the details of the job, they could have look for another way for this to happen and don’t look this predictable, probably put Parish on a tight situation rather than just the lack of cash.

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There are a good amount of nice cars showing up during the episode, Porsche Macan, Cadillac CT5-V, Audi R8, Mercedes G Wagon, even if this are base models still cool cars for the naked eye, but its more impressive when the wheel man do all kind of tricks with crappy cars and still gets away.

The moment comes and Parish meets The Horse who is a very cool men, its his brother Zenzo who is ruthless and probably after his brother power, its here when Esposito does his best work at been respectful but also from the streets, showing this is not his first rodeo and he is too old to be intimidated or treat like a kid by anyone including The Horse.

I think car guys would enjoy this series the most, it is a series that has started a bit slow and for now what I get is that the main focus will be Parish struggles and conflicts with his old life and how much trouble will Collin get him in, even makes he think that at some point Colin will betray him because to be hones the hole wheel man and car chasing wont build up this series, keep bringing the cool cars, give more details on them and going full throttle when the times come and this might turn into a good series to watch because the first episode did felt a little vague, like there was missing something. There is also a lot to be develop, looks like The Horse life is not as simple as it seems, he has his own problems with his family, he probably inherit the business from his father who is asking him for cash every month.

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Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time – Episode 7 – RECAP

Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time - Episode 7 - RECAP
Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time – Episode 7 – RECAP

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It is the first episode that you can point out as a “slow” episode but what is slow for this mini series? I don’t think it was compared to how other series slow down to then ramp up to full rush of dopamine, how long will it be until we have this great battle so it is understandable that on episode 7 things pause for a bit.

Toronaga and what is left of his army go to his younger brother Saeki for help, usually this kind of reunion after so long time no seen don’t go to well for the one asking for help, at first everything look smooth but it was very predictable, I think this also depends on how much time you spend watching TV Series, for me well you can tell this is something I do on a daily bases so thinking about the possible outcomes before they happen is a common almost automatic thing while watching the series and it was not boring because of how much interesting is the entire Samurai theme for me but I guess if this series was about something else this could have turn into a boring episode.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2788316/
– Platform: FXNOW

Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time - Episode 7 - RECAP
Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time – Episode 7 – RECAP
Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time - Episode 7 - RECAP
Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time – Episode 7 – RECAP


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Take this scene for example, Toronaga just won his first battle at the age of twelve years old, 46 years ago; meaning his age at the time of the series is about 58 years. He has won his first battle and was about to behead his contrary, they didn’t show this scene when he cuts his head off but I truly doubt this was a single clean cut because of how difficult it must be, the talent and the strength need is impressive and a kid of 12 most likely wont have those two, I also assume this story would be brought to light by his brother, not directly him but when I saw it I was like…hhmmm this will be mention latter on.

Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time - Episode 7 - RECAP
Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time – Episode 7 – RECAP

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Saeki look very happy to have his brother asking for his help, like if he finally felt he was useful to his brother, the reason I though this could be possible “Honor & Pride” as a younger brother you always look up to your older brother but I also though he could just be a sneaky bastard laying a trap for Toronaga an everyone next to him.

Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time - Episode 7 - RECAP
Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time – Episode 7 – RECAP

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John keeps going up in the ranks and this gives him more reasons to question Toronaga, he feels everything he has been giving means nothing just to keep him “happy” another pawn in the Toronaga strategy so either he is truly in and respected as a free men or he is allow to get out of Japan with his ship. This last part is very important because I have a feeling that he will once again save Toronaga ass, on this scene he says tells Toronaga he is down with him to whatever happens, trying to tell him he will go to the end of this war with him to prove his loyalty. Mariko is also no treating him anymore like a kid who doesn’t know their culture or indirectly make fun of him, this means she sees him more like a man who she might start to respect soon, only three more episodes to go.

Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time - Episode 7 - RECAP
Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time – Episode 7 – RECAP

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From all the women on the series my favorite character is Usami Fuji, I don’t know Japanese culture so sometimes I write about her calling her Usami but then her grandfather called her Fuji when he arrive? …anyways Fuji is my favorite, always so cute, polite, loyal, her grandfather Hiromatsu, tell her how clean and tight is her place that house does look like a Japanese dream house everything so neat, its like been on a five star hotel with the entire Japanese house on the mountain side.

Sadly Fuji still wants to die, Hiromatsu brought her the ashes of her husband and son after he had to commit Seppuku killing himself and his only son, this broke Fuji heart but she was order to live and be John consort, she agree to do this for six month and then she would kill herself as there is nothing that matters for her its hard to imagine anyone can live under this condition and still laugh and look like she does.

Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time - Episode 7 - RECAP
Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time – Episode 7 – RECAP

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The night has come and as I expected Saeki had everything planned, he already had an offer from Ishido to become a Regent and form part of the Council so he never had the intention to join forces with his brother, now he has them trapped, the entire town is surrounded with no where to escape, my description might be too simple but in fact that is how it is, that night they had some Sake and tell a few stories but everything went south when Saeki disrespect Toronaga in front of everyone, that was the catalyst to understand he have betrayed his brother.

Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time - Episode 7 - RECAP
Shogun (2024): A Stick of Time – Episode 7 – RECAP

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Even Yabushige plans have fall down, he was a pawn for both sides, useful until he was not anymore, both Ishido and Toronaga knew he was playing the double agent game. Behind Toronaga’s back he send a messenger to try to make peace between both sides or at least cut a deal that favor him but this messenger was beheaded and send on a box back to Yabushige. He thinks that every since he met John his life turn to shit, he has been three times already close to die since they met, at Osaka, at Izu when he fall down the cliff, during the earthquake and now they about to be killed, its kinda true because if Toronaga have never use John at Osaka he would probably be dead by now and Yabushige at that time had a better understanding with Ishido, so yeah John had to do with Yabushige current situation.

This is probably the best mini series I have ever seen and one of the best series over all, been this episode a slow one it was still good, if I have to rate it this is a solid 8/10, as always I skipped the part with all the action to avoid spoil it that much but if you haven’t seen the episode just by reading this post you can imagine what comes next. I seriously doubt Toronaga and John were so easy to catch, they surely have something planned or this is the time John stops following orders and save Toronaga ass once more, if he could get back to his ship he could do some serious damage from far, next episode is going to be awesome because we are back at square one, Toronaga is trapped with no where to go so he has to find some sort of procedure impediment for Saeki to take him to Osaka or someone has to safe him.

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