What I’m Watching: The Gentleman

This week’s addition of What I’m What I’m Watching is Guy Ritchie’s, The Gentleman. This one is currently available on Prime and is well worth the watch and even features Bugzy Malone! The Gentleman was released in the UK in January 2020 (You know, when you could still go the cinema in peace and “Covid”…

What I’m Watching: Stowaway

This week’s What I’m Watching is Stowaway which is available on Netflix. Loving a sci-fi film this looked right up my street and an apparent twist on the usual stranded space film had me quite excited for this one but I was ultimately left disappointed. *** WARNING – POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD *** The film seems…

What I’m Watching: Seaspiracy

We’ve got a documentary on our What I’m Watching today and it’s the latest Netflix number, Seaspiracy, and it’s got my entire view on eating fish flipped upside down! It’s an unusual write up in that I only watched it last night and usually I’d have something else lined up but it was so good…

What I’m Watching: Capone

This week’s What I’m Watching has received a lot of attention recently as it’s just dropped on Netflix (Not good attention either) and it’s easy to see why people are dubbing this such a bad movie! On the face of it, it doesn’t seem as though it will be that bad at all. Tom Hardy…

Series Watch: The Ripper

Back to it after a great month celebrating All Things Brum. For the first Series Watch of 2021 I’ve gone for a Serial Killer Documentary, the classic Netflix and Chill. It’s a four part series that follows the investigation into the Yorkshire Ripper, how the police bungled the operation, how the women themselves felt (Not…

Filmed In Brum!

I’ll hold my hands up and admit that with a couple I’m playing a bit fast and loose with “Filmed in Brum” with a couple having a mere few scenes, but there are some real major films that found at least a few scenes shot on our iconic streets. I’ve mentioned before that there’s a…

Series Watch: The Haunting of Bly Manor

It’s the one everyone’s talking about and for a change I’ve watched and reviewed it while it’s still getting that buzz. Honestly The Haunting of Bly Manor deserves all the noise it’s getting! Picture the scene; I’ve got the house to myself. I’m looking for something decent to put on the tele. I’m usually not…

What I’m Watching: Enola Holmes

It’s been a couple of weeks and I do have a backlog of films I’ve been watching including Project Power and a couple of documentaries but I watched Enola Holmes the other night and it is genuinely one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time. It’s both fantastical and whimsical. As much…

Series Watch: High Score

It’s been a busy time the last couple of weeks and I’ve neither watched a large amount of tele nor have I had the chance to write as much as I’d want but as I’ve had a few minutes I thought I’d put up a Series Watch, of course it’s another series available on Netflix.…

Series Watch: Challenger – The Final Flight

I stumbled across this week’s Series Watch more on accident than anything else. Challenger: The Final Flight is a Netflix Original documentary that looks at the events that surrounded the explosion of the Spaceshuttle Challenger. I do love a bit of space stuff be it fictional, documentary or even a bit in the middle with…

What I’m Watching: #Alive

It’s a week for foreign TV for me I guess with The Rain yesterday and today we’re going Korean with #Alive. I’d been a bit bored lately with films that I’d come across, although this week I’ve hit Zodiac and In The Shadow Of The Moon which will both be getting reviewed shortly, #Alive fulfilled…

What I’m Watching: Martyr

This week’s What I’m Watching is actually a short film. It’s one that’s available on YouTube for free to watch although don’t get mistaken and think that’s going to result in a lower quality film. It’s a fantastic short film and even better it’s a Brum short film. Even though it’s short there is a…

Series Watch: The Business Of Drugs

I’m half way through this weeks Series Watch but I thought I’d post it all the same as it really is that interesting. Although, to be honest, it brings nothing that many people don’t already know it’s still presented in quite an interesting and engaging way. Each episode looks at a different form of drug…

Series Watch: Jeffrey Epstein – Filthy Rich

Usually I won’t rush into the latest series release, the hype of the moment, but with this one I put it on as soon as the trailer popped up on my Netflix and I know I’m not alone. Epstein is a name that has become synonymous with sex trafficking for the elite and it’s something…

Series Watch: Trailer Park Boys

This weeks Series Watch is the Canadian series Trailer Park Boys. I specifically say animated as, for those who unlike me already know about Trailer Park Boys, the original format of the series of the same name is a documentary style live action series. I wasn’t aware of this so I began with the animated…

The Streets Making A Mixtape

On Friday The Streets arranged a special online event ahead of his documentary around making his latest (Or his first, I guess it depends on if he’s not actually counting Cyberspace and Reds) Mixtape, “None of us are Getting Out of this Alive”. It kicked off with a listen along to Original Pirate Material and…

Series Watch: The Last Dance

There’s a documentary everyone is talking about so here I am giving it a watch and I must admit, it’s one that actually lives up to the hype. The Last Dance follows Michael Jordan and focuses primarily on his final season with the Chicago Bulls. It was a documentary that really showed me just how…

Series Watch: Afterlife

Following the fantastic first season, which we absolutely loved here at Lockthelocks, Ricky Gervais returned for a second season of Afterlife. At the end of Season One we’re left thinking that Tony (Ricky Gervais) has turned a corner as he’s met Emma (Ashley Jenson), a carer who is looking after his dad, and finally broken…

What I’m Watching: Bohemian Rhapsody

You can’t knock a good Biopic and I’ve been fortunate to see two great ones in recent weeks as I’ve watched Rocketman and now 2019’s Bohemian Rhapsody is this week’s What I’m Watching. Bohemian Rhapsody follows the rise of Freddie Mercury and of course Queen. It follows the rise of the band to superstardom, the…

What I’m Watching: Glass

I’m certainly making use of having NowTV and catching up with all of last years blockbuster movies (Well not the Marvel ones, obviously) getting in the decent reviews or following Ben’s recommendations. When I saw Glass was on there I knew I had to watch it. Glass is the third instalment of Shayamalan’s superhero universe,…

Series Watch: Brew Brothers

This week’s Series Watch was a recommendation from Flip Some Beer Mats series writer Joe. Brew Brothers is on Netflix and is a comedy series that follows (Wait for it…) two brothers who like to brew beer (If you follow my new Brew Diaries Series, it’s not about me and Dan). Brew Brothers follows Wil…

This is England Set to Return

Since it’s first cinematic release enjoyed meteoric success, as it came to our screens curtesy of Shane Meadows, This is England has spawned a series of, well, series. Each series became highly anticipated as we followed Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) and his friends through the years and decades. We left the group in ’92 but it…

What I’m Watching: Outbreak

With the state of the world at the minute it seems that Outbreak has become a popular choice. I’ve heard many people talk about it as a must be watched, especially now, and it also appears in the trending films almost every day so I thought it’s got to be time to see what all…

What I’m Watching: Extraction

It’s quite rare that I review a new release, mostly because new releases tend to go to the cinema first but with the ever growing popularity of home streaming services there are movies that find their way straight to the box before the cinema and that’s when I get to review them first. This week’s…

Series Watch: Man Like Mobeen

This week’s Series Watch is one that I’ve had on my list for ages now but didn’t realise it was on my favourite source of television/film entertainment Netflix. Set in Small Heath the series follows reformed gangster Mobeen played by Guz Khan. He’s trying to stick to his Muslim faith, he’s raising his younger sister…

Series Watch: Pandemic How To Prevent An Outbreak

This week’s Series Watch is appropriately on topic, at the start of the year as China was just beginning to take action to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus called Covid-19 Netflix released a documentary series that was eerily on topic for the time. Pandemic. Pandemic is a six part series that looks at…

What I’m Watching: The Platform

For this week’s What I’m Watching I followed the recommendation of Bill Sedgwick who runs the Facebook Group Honest TV & Film Reviews. I’d seen it appear a couple of times on Netflix but wasn’t sure if it was worth a blast initially, thankfully I went for it because it definitely is a must watch.…

What I'm Watching: A Quiet Place

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Ten Years On: Shutter Island

This week’s What I’m Watching is the 2010 classic Shutter Island which actually turned ten years old yesterday. Shutter Island is a Martin Scorsese film which stars Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s a thriller with a fantastic twist that has drawn parallels to a later DiCaprio film, Inception, although Shutter Island is far less complex and is…

Series Watch – Picard: Picard Returns to the Borg

I’ve been enjoying the new addition to the Star Trek franchise, Picard, and as we see familiar faces mixed in with new ones one thing has remained constant; Picard’s disregard for rules and regulation. In the latest episode we see Picard move into Romulan territory to try and save Soji, Data’s second daughter, from the…

Top Boy to Return for Season 4

Netflix have confirmed the news we’ve all been waiting for: Top Boy will return for season four (Or two as the third season was the first of a new series of Top Boy essentially). Confirming that we will see Dushane (Ashley Walters), Sully (Kano), Jamie (Michael Ward) and Shelly (Little Simz) returning as well as…

Series Watch: Power

Power finished the other day ending the first tale in the Power Universe and some fans were left a bit disappointed. There were two things that disappointed fans, the ending itself with the reveal of who shot Ghost as well as the fact that it didn’t get changed after having been leaked. I must admit…

The Lighthouse, Non Spoiler Review

I love smaller, indie films, most attempt to push the boat out and will always attempt to try something different and unique. Even if an indie movie doesn’t do well or falls a little short I still very much respect the creative intent of moving away from the normal big budget titles and ways of storytelling.…

Power Spin Off to Star Tommy

A spin off to Power has been confirmed amid growing speculation and what’s more it will star the shows best character Tommy. As it was confirmed last year that this latest series of Power will be its last many were concerned as to what would fill the void, 50 then hinted that there would be…

Work to Begin on Birmingham’s Media Village

Brum has long been recognized as one of the most creative cities in the UK, it’s street art, it’s focus on creativity, it’s music scene and of course the BBC being housed in the Mailbox along with it being the place many movies are filmed such as Ready Player One, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and…

What I’m Watching: The House

As the Mrs is fully back in work now it means I’ve got control of the television in the evenings once again, so I’ve spent most the week completely unsure what I actually fancy watching, faffing about flicking between shows and generally watching nothing of substance. Then I saw The House advertised on Netflix and…

What I’m Watching: Long Shot

It’s that time of the week again and for this week’s What I’m Watching it’s one the Mrs chose; and she’s done well! So picture the scene, we’re back from holiday, I’m back at work, it’s the last night before the Mrs is back in work (Since before Christmas! Not jealous or anything…) so we…

What I’m Watching: 6 Underground

This week’s What I’m Watching is the Netflix original 6 Underground. Netflix has certainly come a long way since it moved into the business of making its own films, it’s changed the way many people watch films and the quality of the Originals on offer has increased with each release, 6 Underground continues this trend.…

Series Watch: Mars

This week’s Series Watch is part documentary, part fictional drama, it’s a decent watch for any Mars fans out there and, although already in its second series, it’s engrossing enough to fly through in a couple of sittings. The first time I watched the series is when I’ve picked up my criticism of it as…

What I’m Watching: 1922

Stephen King is easily one of the most creative minds of our era, he’s written so much and is considered the king of horror, many of his novels have been adapted into films and 1922 is another such film. Based on the Novel of the same name this Netflix Original film was debuted in September…

Knives Out Review

I love a good ‘who done it’ I enjoy trying to work out who committed the crime and see if it’s possible to figure it out all before the credits roll. With most crime thrillers nowadays this genre is congested with predictable and cliche ridden plots and one dimensional, boring characters. Is Knives Out, the…

Series Watch: The Evil Next Door

Assuming you’re not too offended by learning about the atrocities that occurred during the wars, in this instance World War II, it’s likely you will be all too familiar with the events that took place at the Nazi concentration camps (If this doesn’t describe you don’t worry I’m sure the apprentice will take you on).…

Drop Dates – November Films

Adding a new feature to the Lockthelocks landscape we’re going to be bringing you the films that are dropping this day, it’s going to form part of a variety of larger release dates, each is own feature, such as album drop date and clothing drop dates. To kick things off though I’m starting with films……

What I’m Watching: Fractured

This week’s What I’m Watching is the Netflix Original Fractured which was released 11th October. I was drawn to it by the trailer (Always a good indication) and rather than giving away all the best bits it was built on from there. As with most Netflix films it’s difficult to find a budget and as…

Series Watch: Dirty Money

This week we’re looking at the Netflix expose documentary series Dirty Money for our Series Watch. The 6 part series delves into multiple scams, money laundering and big business practices that can leave the little man, or in some cases an entire country, worse off all for a quick buck. Each episode looks at an…

What I’m Watching: The Upside

It was the other halves turn to pick the film and as a massive Kevin Hart fan she opted for The Upside which he stars in alongside Bryan Cranston. It’s a comedy-drama that was released in 2017 and is currently available on Amazon Prime. It’s an English remake of the French film The Intouchables which…

Series Watch: Good Omens

I’ve been watching a series that I’ve really enjoyed for this week’s series watch, I was initially trying to watch the new season of Big Mouth but really haven’t been able to get into it, Good Omens was however on my radar before and once I got it on I realised it was a series…

Series Watch: Breaking Bad

With the film looming, due for Netflix release this Friday 11th October, I thought I’d revisit the show in this weeks Series Watch. Breaking Bad started in 2008, it ran for a 6 seasons and a total of 62 episodes, it finished in 2013 in dramatic fashion which also left fans hungry for more. It…

Series Watch: Top Boy

The highly anticipated return of Top Boy came to Netflix and it’s extended format didn’t disappoint. I saw on an Instagram page thread, and I can’t recall which one (Could have been LinkUp or GRM or even YoungKings I can’t remember), that basically was discussing Ashley Walters saying it wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t…

Stranger Things Season 4 Announced

On the 29th of September the Stranger Things twitter account caused a stir after posting a cryptic message. A post which showed an upside down clock and smiley face sent social platforms into a frenzy with many people speculating the exact meaning of the message. The comments had people waiting for the inevitable announcement of Season…

Series Watch: Peaky Blinders

Well it’s finished, another season wrapped up and it’s instandly become the series most watched season. Season 5 has felt a bit different throughout I personally think, in previous seasons it’s always seemed to be building up the history while setting up for an explosive wrap up which would allow you to watch each season…

The Informer – Film Review

With the big summer blockbusters come and gone and movies such as IT chapter 2 and Joker on the horizon there is a window where fun, smaller movies are released and unfortunately get overlooked and ignored. The last week nothing really took my fancy, with every recent blockbuster watched (at least once) this week saw…

Peaky Blinders is Back!

Peaky returned at the weekend, kicking things off with a double bill across the bank holiday weekend as we reacquainted ourselves with the Shelby’s along with new, more political characters. One thing that’s really struck during the first two episodes of this series is the mess the Shelby Empire is in. Michael is far from…

Series Watch: The Crown

This week’s Series Watch looks at The Crown of which me and the Mrs have just finished, coming late to the party or early for series 3! The Crown follows the lives of the Royal Family initially starting with King George’s decline in health, his lung removal and later his death, the World Wars and…