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…

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…

Series Watch: Cursed

I’ve been looking for a decent fantasy series for a while. I’ve been working through The Lost Kingdom but it’s quite an in depth series I can only get an episode a night in, max. Cursed is a bit easier watching. It’s a Netflix series (You know me) that first aired the 17th July. It…

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: 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…

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,…

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…

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.…

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: The Stranger

There’s a new show on Netflix and d’you know what, it’s quite good! So this week’s Series Watch is The Stranger. Now, I know we’ve had Top Boy (More on that later today) but it was heavily influenced by money from across the pond, other than that I can’t think of another British original on…

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…

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…

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…

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).…

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…

Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life

“We are the mods, we are the mods, we are, we are, we are the mods!” The chant that erupts on Brighton Beach front will be forever enshrined in British culture, it’s a fantastic scene in one of the best films to ever come out of Britain, Quadrophenia. The film turns 40 tomorrow (2nd November)…

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…

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…

Series Watch: Big Mouth

There’s a slight theme running through these Series Watch which is probably reflective of the fact I watch them late night and I’m not particularly watching something deep and series but something easy watching. In that vain we have this week’s series watch, Big Mouth. Big Mouth is an animated series created by Nick Kroll,…

What I’m Watching: Beats

I’ve been catching up with films again lately as Netflix has increased its impressive line-up. This week’s What I’m Watching is the brilliant Netflix Original Film, Beats (Not the UK film about raves in Scotland, although that is on my list to watch). The film was announced by Netflix in 2018 the film would be…

Series Watch: F is for Family

I thought I’d keep the series watch going as a regular feature, especially as I’ve not been reviewing much whiskey lately, so Thursday’s can be its new home. Anyway this week’s series I’m going to look at is F is for Family. This animated series had me hooked on the late evenings, it’s easy watching…

What I’m Watching: Murder Mystery

Netflix have got a few decent films out at the minute from The Perfectionist to I Am Mother there’s a little something for everyone including this week’s What I’m Watching; Murder Mystery. It’s a film the other half picked and although it’s a bit cheesy it was thoroughly enjoyable, a bit of light hearted entertainment…

What I’m Watching: Yardie

Idris Elba’s directorial debut is this week’s What I’m Watching in a rare move away from my Netflix account to hit up the Prime. I’d heard good things about this one in the past so was quite excited to finally get time and a chance to sit down and watch it. Released in 2018 Yardie…

What I’m Watching: Toy Story 2

Continuing the build-up of Toy Story 4 it’s a review of the second film in the franchise, Toy Story 2. Initially planned to just be a straight to VHS release the film did also get limited cinematic release as well. It was a film that, in the ever growing industry of franchises, definitely deserved a…

BrightBurn Review

Ben Haden I have never been a fan of Superman, personally I feel he is too righteous, too much of a goody goody and is far too overpowered. So what would happen if instead of becoming the hero we needed, he instead became the villain we deserved? What Is Brightburn? To put it simply Brightburn…

What I’m Watching: Kong Skull Island

So for this week’s What I’m Watching I’m keeping it almost relevant, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the third instalment of the MonsterVerse franchise and is currently in cinema’s so I’m reviewing the second of them (Having not watched the first). It’s starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and funnyman…

What I’m Watching: Toy Story

I don’t usually review kids films, they were included in the 100 Films to see but it’s not often they’ll feature in the What I’m Watching Series but in the build-up to the latest edition of the Toy Story franchise I thought I’d review the three original films, especially given how much of an impact…

What I’m Watching: The Silence

We’re back on the Netflix hype for this week’s What I’m Watching and I stumbled across a film called The Silence the other day, now my Doctor Who senses were fully tingling knowing that The Silence are a foe of the Doctor’s however turns out it’s a different Silence. Released in April this year I…

What I’m Watching – The Intent

Hollywood has undeniably dominated the landscape of films but that doesn’t mean that British films aren’t making a resurgence and with the prominence of UK Music such as Grime, UK Rap, Trap and more the artists that are killing it independently or not in this scene have also begun to cross over into films. This…

What I’m Watching: After Life

It’s a series watch this week and in particular Ricky Gervais’ Netflix Original Series Afterlife. I don’t usually like Gervais, I never got into The Office and he comes across as a complete arrogant tool from what I’ve seen, in fact I’ve never really found him funny which probably explains why I like this. After…

What I’m Watching: Contagion

It’s back to business as usual this week returning to the standard apocalyptic plague that consumes the world, I certainly have a type. Contagion has a star studded cast including Laurence Fishburne, Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow. The film was released in September 2011 premiering at the 68th Venice Film Festival initially before being released…

What I’m Watching: The Quiet One

This week’s film was recommended to my by Gerard Murphy as we were talking about films the other week. Gez has been taking his photography skills to a new level recently, working at boxing events such as No Surrender (Go check out his stuff here or make sure you follow him on Instagram  @gerardmurphyphoto) so…

What I’m Watching: You

Having included a few series this year it’s only right that I review You, it’s a Netflix Original series that has received a fair bit of hype and rightly so. It initially caught my eye as one of the suggested watches and so I made a mental note of it. It wasn’t until a few weeks…