Resident Entertainment https://residententertainment.com.au Always something to read or watch Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:58:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 138582933 2018 Oscar Predictions: The Nominees https://residententertainment.com.au/2018-oscar-predictions-the-nominees/ https://residententertainment.com.au/2018-oscar-predictions-the-nominees/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:57:19 +0000 https://residententertainment.com.au/?p=20767 Happy December! It’s the time of year when movie studios watch their proudest works slaughter each other at the arthouse box office in hopes of taking home some trophies. While the true fun is in watching these movies, there’s also quite a bit of fun in predicting who gets the edge. It’s not usually a […]

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Happy December! It’s the time of year when movie studios watch their proudest works slaughter each other at the arthouse box office in hopes of taking home some trophies. While the true fun is in watching these movies, there’s also quite a bit of fun in predicting who gets the edge. It’s not usually a discussion of quality; it’s always who has the biggest and buzziest names that seem to make it in. And there’s the fun in predicting! Pitting celebrities and movies against each other and choosing the candidate with the most hype. Who cares how good Detroit is? Its lack of box office attention saw it fall from theaters and out of the voting booth.

2017 is an insane year. Aside from some crazy genre standouts (comedy, horror, and sci-fi romance in best picture discussions?), there’s nobody leading the pack. There’s no La La Land or Spotlight in sight, which makes it a legitimately interesting year. Even more bizarre is how many movies lasted through the year. Get Out (February), The Big Sick (June) and Dunkirk (July) followed the lead from Mad Max: Fury Road (May 2015) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (March 2014) that a movie released earlier in the year can make it to award season.

Only time will tell if studios will learn from these signs. Could you imagine more movies as bizarre as The Shape of Water? Movies that studios believe to be award-worthy released earlier in the year? 2017 was progress.

These predictions are strictly for nominees of some of the Academy Awards categories, so take your Best Comedy or Musical garbage somewhere else. This list will be updated until nominations are announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23. All nominees are in alphabetical order and lol of course I haven’t seen all this crap.

Last updated: 12/11

Best Picture

Call Me By Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Florida Project

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Post

The Shape of Water

 

Maybe:

All the Money in the World

The Big Sick

The Disaster Artist

I, Tonya

Molly’s Game

Mudbound

Phantom Thread

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Luca Guadagnino – Call Me By Your Name

Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk

Jordan Peele – Get Out

 

Maybe:

Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread

Sean Baker – The Florida Project

James Franco – The Disaster Artist

Dee Rees – Mudbound

Ridley Scott – All the Money in the World

Steven Spielberg – The Post

Joe Wright – Darkest Hour

Best Actor

Timothée Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name

James Franco – The Disaster Artist

Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread

Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel, Esq.

 

Maybe:

Tom Hanks – The Post

Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

Best Actress

Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand – Three Billboards

Margot Robbie – I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Meryl Streep – The Post

 

Maybe:

Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game

Michelle Williams – All the Money in the World

Best Supporting Actor

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project

Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name

Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards

Michael Shannon – The Shape of Water

Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me By Your Name

 

Maybe:

Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water

Ben Mendolsohn – Darkest Hour

Jason Mitchell – Mudbound

Christopher Plummer – All the Money in the World

Best Supporting Actress

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound

Hong Chau – Downsizing

Allison Janney – I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

 

Maybe:

Holly Hunter – The Big Sick

Best Original Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread

Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch – The Florida Project

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Jordan Peele – Get Out

Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor – The Shape of Water

 

Maybe:

Anthony McCarten – Darkest Hour

Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards

Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick

Taylor Sheridan – Wind River

Liz Hannah and Josh Singer – The Post

Best Adapted Screenplay

James Ivory – Call Me By Your Name

Brian Selznick – Wonderstruck

Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game

Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber – The Disaster Artist

Dee Rees and Virgil Williams – Mudbound

 

Best Animated Feature

The Breadwinner

Coco

Loving Vincent

 

Maybe:

Ferdinand

The LEGO Batman Movie

 

P.S. Awards are dumb, enjoy these movies!

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The Walking Dead – How It’s Gotta Be Review https://residententertainment.com.au/the-walking-dead-how-its-gotta-be-review/ https://residententertainment.com.au/the-walking-dead-how-its-gotta-be-review/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:48:38 +0000 https://residententertainment.com.au/?p=20977 There Are Spoilers In Our The Walking Dead – How It’s Gotta Be Review – Post Episode Discussion So the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead aired this week and in this episode we witness what Negan’s response is to Rick’s attack on his group which has been going on for the entirety of the […]

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There Are Spoilers In Our The Walking Dead – How It’s Gotta Be Review – Post Episode Discussion

So the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead aired this week and in this episode we witness what Negan’s response is to Rick’s attack on his group which has been going on for the entirety of the season so far.

In last week’s episode we saw it end with quite the cliffhanger, Rick had returned to his siege area with the support of Jadis and her group. But there was a problem, Negan had escaped and Rick had no idea what had happened.

In this episode, I had actually expected it to focus back on Negan and Eugene and their escape. But actually after watching it all we learn that, somehow Eugene was able to do it, but we get no details for how he was able to do it. At first, I didn’t like this because I wanted to know how it was done and for much of the episode, with the information missing, I felt a little lost with it all.

But upon reflection and watching the episode for a second time, I realised that actually this was a good way to present the story for the mid-season finale. I myself as the viewer was just as lost as Rick and his group were as to how Negan got out and how he and his group of saviours were now everywhere. Keeping the Eugene escape out, put us in the shoes of Rick and his group, we as the viewers were just as lost or as stunned as to what was going on. This helped give the feeling that what was happening or what could happen in this episode truly was unknown.

Basically Negan’s response is along the lines of what he’s been saying all along, he wants to capture Rick, The Widow and The King. Then kill them in the worst and most public way possible. This is a similar fate to those who were killed by Negan during his first appearance in the show. It’s for shock value and to show who is in charge.

Negan has his group of Saviours visit Alexandria and The Kingdom. The Kingdom is something that they take for themselves as their home is destroyed, but the Saviours seek revenge at Alexandria and start blowing up all the houses there.

The mid-season final does give us some strong scenes from Carl, who is a character that I think has been sidelined for much of the season so far. We see some conversations between Rick and Carl as they discuss Rick’s plan against Negan and we also see Carl yet again stand up to Negan at the gates, while the others escaped. Carl demonstrates a lot of bravery in this episode and also his care for the people in his group. As a character in this episode, Carl acts almost as a moral compass, trying to show the ‘good’ way to do things, which characters may have lost sight of during the war.

There’s also some great moments for Maggie, who is now leading the Hilltop group. When Negan’s men trap her convoy, there’s some tough moments for her character where she sort of has to give in, especially after someone from her group is killed. But after going back to the Hilltop, rather than submit, she is a fighter. She kills one of Negan’s people that was a prisoner in some sort of revenge act and begins preparations I think for a siege at the Hilltop. This storyline with Maggie might be quite an interesting one when the season returns.

Rick also got some big moments, much of it was during his confrontation with Negan in which the two fought each other. Both got away, but not without some major blows dealt to one another.

At the end of the episode when Rick gets back to his people and sees that they’re now in the sewer as their homes are destroyed. This will I believe take a toll on the character. His plan looks to have failed right now and his people suffered greatly as a result. How will this change Rick going forward?

Unfortunately for Carl though, it seems he got bitten trying to save the straggler a couple of episodes ago. Does this mean the death of that character or will he survive the bite? That’s the cliffhanger us fans need to stay with until the show returns to air. But to be honest, it doesn’t look good, I don’t think he’s going to be around much longer.

I loved the episode and how it was all structured. My only complaint is that much of it was shot at night and in the dark. In certain scenes and in certain moments, I felt the lighting just wasn’t enough and it was a bit hard to see what was going on.

Overall this was a great mid-season final and there certainly were quite a few great moments all throughout it. The fight between Rick and Negan was very tense, yet enjoyable. But I’m interested to see what might happen with both Maggie and Carl and where those characters might go with their plotlines when the show returns again.

The Walking Dead airs at 1:30pm and 7:30pm on the FX channel on Foxtel every Monday

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Dragon Ball Super Episode 119 Review https://residententertainment.com.au/dragon-ball-super-episode-119-review/ https://residententertainment.com.au/dragon-ball-super-episode-119-review/#respond Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:04:32 +0000 https://residententertainment.com.au/?p=20967 There Are Some Spoilers In Our Dragon Ball Super Episode 119 Review – Episode Discussion So the 119th episode of Dragon Ball Super just aired and this week, Goku and the remaining members of Universe 7 face off against some new threats, this time from Universe 4. I have noticed in the series arc so […]

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There Are Some Spoilers In Our Dragon Ball Super Episode 119 Review – Episode Discussion

So the 119th episode of Dragon Ball Super just aired and this week, Goku and the remaining members of Universe 7 face off against some new threats, this time from Universe 4.

I have noticed in the series arc so far, that each time a Universe was wiped out, or the episode was a little sad in the end or had a darker tone, then the following episode would be a little lighter. I think we do see that here yet again with these Universe 4 fighters. Rather than being the overpowered type, like Kefla or Ribrianne were, they were instead the more trickier type of fighter.

We see Vegeta nearly kicked off the arena early on by an invisible warrior that he can’t see or sense. It takes time for our Universe 7 warriors to figure out what’s going on and a few of them, such as Android 18, Piccolo and Gohan are hit, Gohan himself being almost knocked out of the arena.

Piccolo is out of the tournament - Dragon Ball Super Episode 119 Review

Piccolo is out of the tournament – Dragon Ball Super Episode 119 Review

This is where I guess Gohan and Piccolo shine the most, they fight with their mind more than the others and quickly come up with a strategy to cover everything in dust. The invisible warrior, once covered in dust is no longer invisible. This allows them to fight him and take him out quickly.

Universe 4 also tries to use some more more tricks, with an illusionist stepping up to fight Gohan and Piccolo, but they just can’t be tricked and that fighter is quickly dispatched of.

The last warrior of Universe 4 is a tiny bug that is super strong. The bug attacks Goku and 17 and actually does knock Piccolo from the arena, eliminating him from the tournament. All the fighters were initially confused, thinking it was another invisible person so they couldn’t hit them when they were near. But it was a tiny bug that was fast and hard to shoot.

17 eventually figures out how to beat the bug though and he and Goku team up and take him out rather quickly. Just like that, Universe 4 is gone.

But unlike last week’s Universe erasure, there wasn’t really a sad feeling to it. I guess Quitella isn’t really a character many would relate to and his Universe 4 fighters were much less developed than others in the past. Going away with threats to harm other people, doesn’t go down too well either. I doubt these characters will be missed, unlike Universe 6’s were last week which I think were much more loved. Universe 4 just doesn’t have many positives to any of it.

Next week’s preview sees us witness what Universe 3 and their remaining warriors can do. Judging by the narration from Gohan in the preview it might just be a big episode for him. Will he be able to win though? Or is it his time to go?

Overall, this was a more fun episode and it was really light and easy. No overpowered fights, but we did get a couple of tricks and gimmicks from Universe 4. Next week looks to be about the same as this one, I guess the big episodes will be when the fighters meet up with Jiren’s Universe yet again.

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Dragon Ball Super Episode 118 Review https://residententertainment.com.au/dragon-ball-super-episode-118-review/ https://residententertainment.com.au/dragon-ball-super-episode-118-review/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 04:59:29 +0000 https://residententertainment.com.au/?p=20961 There Are Some Spoilers In Our Dragon Ball Super Episode 118 Review So the latest episode of Dragon Ball Super aired this week and this one continues on immediately after the events of episode 117. Goku is squaring off against the remaining Universe 2 fighters and we also take a look at how Gohan and […]

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There Are Some Spoilers In Our Dragon Ball Super Episode 118 Review

So the latest episode of Dragon Ball Super aired this week and this one continues on immediately after the events of episode 117. Goku is squaring off against the remaining Universe 2 fighters and we also take a look at how Gohan and Piccolo are fairing against the Universe 6 Namekians.

Goku is still exhausted from his confrontation with Kefla and while he should be able to easily handle the fighters from Universe 2, he’s just not really able to keep up against 3 of them at once in his current state. Luckily for Goku, Android 17 and Android 18 step in and help him out so now it’s 3 v 3.

As we watch the episode progress we learn that Universe 2 has been broadcasting the entire tournament to their home universe. Brianne and the rest are I guess all super stars and everyone there is full of nothing but love for their fighters. The encouragement from Brianne and the rest there seems to give the three Universe 2 fighters, all male ones similar powers to Rozie, Brianne and Sanka and funnily enough, their clothes as well. Rabanra, Zarbuto and Zirloin all look really silly, but they’ve got strength and do their best against Goku and the Androids.

Goku is starting to get worn our from fighting constantly

Goku is starting to get worn our from fighting constantly

Universe 2 places all of their hopes in one final attack, which was sort of like a black hole of love. They trap Goku and the Androids who can’t stand because the gravity in there is so high. Unfortunately though, Goku is just too strong and breaks out of it by going into his blue form and uses his kamehameha wave to get out. This sends Universe 2’s warriors out of the arena and it’s all over for them.

At the same time we see Gohan and Piccolo work together to fight against the Universe 6 Namekians. Universe 6’s Namekians are very powerful and we learn that it’s because they’ve absorbed so many of the Namekians from their home world. Fans who remember from back in DBZ, this is what Piccolo had done to achieve extra strength.

But even with all the Namekians, it’s not enough, Gohan in his Ultimate form is able to hold them off and Piccolo is able to charge his special beam cannon attack and send the two from the arena.

I do feel that the Piccolo fight with Gohan was good, but I wondered why they didn’t take any chance to develop Piccolo here. What he is doing is basically wiping out another planet of Namekians, his own people. But at the end of the episode we see no comment or reaction from him at all. When Universe 6 goes, we see Vegeta become very angry due to losing another Saiyan planet. But why not Piccolo?

The time came at the end of the episode for both Universe 2 and 6 to go. In the end it was a little sad, I loved the characters from Universe 6 so much and I still don’t believe this will be the end of them all for good. But seeing so many characters go at once was sad a little, Universe 2 went away with a message of love and so did Universe 6 as well. We see Champa walk over towards Beerus, his brother, who is trying his best I think not to show any emotion at all with his brother about to be erased. Champa being the character he is, pulls a face at the last moment and lightens up the mood slightly. It was nice.

Overall this was a nice episode, with some excellent animation throughout its run time. I do feel that they missed a big opportunity with Piccolo’s character in it though. Next week we might get to see what Vegeta is up to as it ended with a scene from him, but from watching the preview, it seems Universe 4 is about to start causing some trouble for our Universe 7 warriors.

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Total War: ARENA – Developer Diaries #6 https://residententertainment.com.au/total-war-arena-developer-diaries-6/ https://residententertainment.com.au/total-war-arena-developer-diaries-6/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:55:12 +0000 https://residententertainment.com.au/?p=20958 In the latest episode of Total War: ARENA’s Developer Diaries, Luke Kneller gets stuck into how different units mirror their authentic roles in battle and discusses the history of factions with Jan van der Crabben (Lead Metagame Designer) and Joshua Williams (Developer Communications).

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In the latest episode of Total War: ARENA’s Developer Diaries, Luke Kneller gets stuck into how different units mirror their authentic roles in battle and discusses the history of factions with Jan van der Crabben (Lead Metagame Designer) and Joshua Williams (Developer Communications).

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PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 70.6 Million Units Worldwide https://residententertainment.com.au/playstation-4-sales-surpass-70-6-million-units-worldwide/ https://residententertainment.com.au/playstation-4-sales-surpass-70-6-million-units-worldwide/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:45:56 +0000 https://residententertainment.com.au/?p=20955 Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced a new sales milestone for PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, and PS4 and PS VR games. PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 70.6 million units to consumers worldwide as of December 3, 2017 More than 617.8 million copies of PS4 games have been sold at retail stores globally and through […]

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Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced a new sales milestone for PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, and PS4 and PS VR games.

  • PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 70.6 million units to consumers worldwide as of December 3, 2017
  • More than 617.8 million copies of PS4 games have been sold at retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of December 3, 2017
  • PS VR cumulatively sold through more than 2 million units to consumer worldwide as of December 3, 2017
  • 150 titles have been released for PS VR, achieving more than 12.2 million copies sold at retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of December 3, 2017

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Overwatch Developer Update – Winter Wonderland Returns! https://residententertainment.com.au/overwatch-developer-update-winter-wonderland-returns/ https://residententertainment.com.au/overwatch-developer-update-winter-wonderland-returns/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:40:08 +0000 https://residententertainment.com.au/?p=20952 Jeff Kaplan today released a new developer update for Overwatch where he announced the release of Winter Wonderland, a mode where you get to play as a bunch of grouped up Mei’s against one poor Winston known as a Yeti. The new mode will be available to play on the PS4, Xbox One and PC […]

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Jeff Kaplan today released a new developer update for Overwatch where he announced the release of Winter Wonderland, a mode where you get to play as a bunch of grouped up Mei’s against one poor Winston known as a Yeti.

The new mode will be available to play on the PS4, Xbox One and PC on December 12.

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Wonder Wheel Review https://residententertainment.com.au/wonder-wheel-review/ https://residententertainment.com.au/wonder-wheel-review/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:03:57 +0000 https://residententertainment.com.au/?p=20944 Wonder Wheel Review – Spoiler Free Wonder Wheel is a film which comes both written and directed by Woody Allen who some might know for his work on Irrational Man (2015) or Cafe Society (2016). Wonder Wheel stars Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake and Kate Winslet. Wonder Wheel takes place at Coney Island during the 1950’s, where we hear […]

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Wonder Wheel Review – Spoiler Free

Wonder Wheel is a film which comes both written and directed by Woody Allen who some might know for his work on Irrational Man (2015) or Cafe Society (2016). Wonder Wheel stars Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake and Kate Winslet. Wonder Wheel takes place at Coney Island during the 1950’s, where we hear a story told from a lifeguard’s perspective, about the lives of a carousel owner, his wife and their family.

I had enjoyed many of the previous Woody Allen films and particularly adored Irrational Man, although I like Cafe Society too. Nothing beats Irrational Man in my opinion from Woody Allen’s recent works. I was therefore excited to see what we might get out of Wonder Wheel, which has a fairly decent cast and I’ve always enjoyed watching Jim Belushi at the cinema.

The story we get here is okay, basically what’s going on is that Ginny (Kate Winslet) is having an affair with the lifeguard (Justine Timberlake) and no one knows about it. Things are okay, but it gets further complicated when Humpty’s (Jim Belushi’s) daughter who is also Ginny’s stepdaughter returns to town and starts dating the lifeguard. You can just imagine the tension that comes about from the group of characters who know nothing about whats going on with one another.

Much of it is really funny and the tone is light all the way through. Much like Woody Allen’s previous few films, it’s all light entertainment. Although it is dramatic at times, things never seem to get all that tense. It’s a fun nice film to watch.

Wonder Wheel Review

Wonder Wheel Review

The actors are all okay, I’m not too big of a fan of Justin Timberlake in this though, his character and his performance never really captured me. I do like Jim Belushi a lot, but he’s not really the main character here at all. Both Juno Temple and Kate Winslet were okay too, but no one in the film really blew me away at all or stood out any more than anyone else did. They were all just kind of okay to watch really.

I think in watching it, I did become a little bored with the characters. I found it hard to really become attached to either of the bunch as things developed, I got a little tired of it all. Yes, sometimes films about affairs can be interesting, but with the light tone, I couldn’t take any of the tense moments seriously.

Overall I found it to be just a really silly film in the end. It wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great, it was just okay. I enjoyed all the actors in there, but no one really stood out to me that much and the characters I found to be unlikable. But it’s not a bad film experience in any way, it’s just something that’s light and funny. Sometimes on some nights you need films like Wonder Wheel, it won’t make you stressed or tense and it won’t shock you either. It’s just something funny and that’s okay.

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Godless Review https://residententertainment.com.au/godless-review/ https://residententertainment.com.au/godless-review/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:42:28 +0000 https://residententertainment.com.au/?p=20928 Godless Review – Spoiler Free Godless is a new western available to watch only on Netflix. The show stars Jack O’Connell, Michelle Dockery, Jeff Daniels, Scoot McNairy, Merritt Wever, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Tantoo Cardinal. Godless comes written and directed by Scott Frank who some might know as the writer of the screenplays for Logan (2017), The Wolverine (2013) and A Walk […]

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Godless Review – Spoiler Free

Godless is a new western available to watch only on Netflix. The show stars Jack O’Connell, Michelle Dockery, Jeff Daniels, Scoot McNairy, Merritt Wever, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Tantoo Cardinal. Godless comes written and directed by Scott Frank who some might know as the writer of the screenplays for Logan (2017), The Wolverine (2013) and A Walk Among Tombstones (2014). Scott Frank is also the director for all 7 episodes of Godless.

I’m not usually one to go into the western genre with much excitement. While I do enjoy films and TV shows from the genre from time to time and some of them are exceptionally good, it’s never been one of my favourites. But after seeing the trailer for Godless a few times on Netflix in the last week or so, I thought I’d give this one a go. I hadn’t done any research into the show and had no idea it had such great actors in there like Jeff Daniels or Michelle Dockery or that the author of the screenplay and its director had also worked on some of my favourite films, but I soon discovered all of this as I delved deeper into the show.

The basic story of Godless is that Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell) has left/escaped the gang that he used to run with and didn’t exactly do so without his previous grievances there being rectified. As a result, the gang which is led by Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) is in pursuit of Roy Goode and will kill anyone who tries to keep Roy safe. Frank Griffin is a known outlaw and one of the most dangerous men in the region, everyone is terrified of him as he’s quite fearsome. Roy ends up taking some rest in the town of La Belle and it is here that he becomes acquainted with Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery). La Belle is a strange town in that it’s mostly populated  by women, although they are no pushovers. Can Roy Goode be safe there?

 

I found the story over the 7 episodes to have quite a lot of depth to it, with a variety of interesting characters which were well developed over time. However, I did find that the character of Roy Goode was for some reason a lot less interesting to get to know than say Frank Griffin. While the two were both well developed and are completely different as Roy is the hero and Frank is the villain, Frank was for some reason always much more interesting to watch. That might have been due to Jeff Daniels exceptional performance, but even so, there’s so much to analyse and discuss when it comes to Frank Griffin. I love it when shows have a great villain and Godless definitely delivers that to its audience.

The actors in Godless were all impressive. I think my favourite of the bunch was Jeff Daniels who I’ve not really seen in any role as a major villain before, but his performance as Frank Griffin was certainly exceptional. You can always tell when someone is putting in some great work as an actor when their screen presence in all of their scenes seems to go above and beyond everyone else for a moment, like their character is always right at the centre. I also really enjoyed watching Michelle Dockery, who put in some good work and was one of the stronger female performers. The show’s lead Jack O’Connell also was a decent hero and I was impressed with what he could do and I also enjoyed watching Thomas Brodie-Sangster who had a difficult role as the town’s law man.

Frank Griffin is played by Jeff Daniels

Frank Griffin is played by Jeff Daniels

The tone of Godless is a little dark and full of tense moments. With all the episodes being directed by Scott Frank, I believe he was able to keep a solid level of consistency from episode to episode. At times when watching Godless, there are some slower moments and the pacing does at times slow right down, for some, I can see them getting a little bored with them wanting it to maybe move a little quicker. But it always does seem to me that this is how westerns are, it’s just slower in there for some reason. The characters ride horses, they walk into scenes and it seems to be always way too hot. Godless seems to maintain the same slow pace for much of the show, but I didn’t find it boring at all. It slowly introduces you to the characters and you watch what they do and learn about their past. It’s an interesting narrative to follow and directing it all is really a massive job, but I think it was well put together and is on par with anything comparable on film.

The set locations were all well chosen. There’s some beautiful scenery in multiple episodes of the show to look at. The sets themselves and the way they were designed was also well done and the costumes were all well designed.

Overall Godless is a great new show in the western genre. Viewers may find some parts of it to be a little slow, but there’s a great story in there, with some very well written and well developed characters. Jeff Daniels puts in a great performance as the show’s villain Frank Griffin and both Michelle Dockery and Jack O’Connell were great heroes. Godless is a well made western, with excellent set locations, costumes and also set design. I highly recommend checking out this show when you can as it’s one of the more impressive shows to be released in 2017 and shouldn’t be missed.

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Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 3 Release Date https://residententertainment.com.au/life-strange-storm-episode-3-release-date/ https://residententertainment.com.au/life-strange-storm-episode-3-release-date/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:26:30 +0000 https://residententertainment.com.au/?p=20924 It’s been announced by Square Enix that the release date for Life Is Strange: Before The Storm episode 3 is December 20, 2017. Episode 3 is the final chapter for the Before The Storm iteration of Life Is Strange. Square Enix writes “In our brand-new ‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 3 trailer’, we […]

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It’s been announced by Square Enix that the release date for Life Is Strange: Before The Storm episode 3 is December 20, 2017. Episode 3 is the final chapter for the Before The Storm iteration of Life Is Strange.

Square Enix writes “In our brand-new ‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 3 trailer’, we see Chloe struggling to keep grasp of the events unravelling in front of her as we hurtle towards a dramatic conclusion and the consequences of your all your actions so far. As her friendship with Rachel Amber reaches new heights of emotion, Chloe uncovers a dangerous revelation that will require her to find the courage and strength to make some of the toughest decisions of her life…

“The whole development team at Deck Nine have poured their hearts and souls into this game,” said Jeff Litchford, Vice President at Deck Nine Games. “We’re truly humbled by the amount of love and passion the fans have shown so far. We are now nearly ready to release this last episode and excited to finally help fans shape the conclusion of this amazing story.”

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