What’s On The Grill? January 30th – February 6th

Welcome Exiles to this week’s  What’s On The Grill?, the weekly mini-review corner where we get to blast about whatever we’ve caught recently, feasted on with our eyes as some say.

WOTG? question of the week-

What is your favorite remake? (Will anyone answer this week? Has anyone even noticed? Do y’all even read what I write?!?!)

 


Suspiria (2018)

“A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.”

Disappointed/5– I respect the hell out of the original Suspiria. The style, music and direction are all top notch and hard to match. So, I completely understand why director Luca Guadagnino wanted/needed to go in a different direction with a remake. I liked the bland and muted colors to help show the “oppressive state” of the world around the dance academy but aside that and one freakingly amazing kill scene (one of the best of the year), everything and everyone else was just wasted here. Tilda Swinton seemed underutilized in some ways and weirdly overused in another for seemingly no reason at all. Since it’s not a spoiler, I don’t understand what the need was to have Tilda play multiple roles with one being an old man. I mean she does an admirable job but the make up not good and once you notice it’s her, it looks even worse. Mia Goth as Sara is really the only bright spot of the whole film besides that kill. It was such a brutal scene. I just don’t have anything else positive to say about it. 

 


 

Polar (2019)

“The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger killers.”

2.5/5- Outside of a few ok fun moments, this was just lifeless and dull. It walks the line right down the middle of being so bad it’s good and mildy enjoyable where it just ended up being not good. Nothing stood out and none of the characters were interesting.

 


TV watched-

The Punisher- S2, Ep 11-13

I enjoyed the finish of the season but not as much of season one. Jigsaw was a let down overall but I guess this was a way to wrap things up with a pending cancellation coming. I loved the last frame of the last episode though. I want more of this Punisher handing out out justice on the streets.

 


Bob’s Burgers-

I wasn’t in the mood to watch much this week so I binged a lot of Bob’s. Loving this show.

 



The Good Doctor- S2, Ep 14-

Emotional this week. One teenage girl dies in order to give another a new lease on life. This show is much better when it is reigned in and slower paced.

 

 

That’s it for another What’s On The Grill?, folks!

Tell us about what YOU’VE been watching lately in the comments below! Any great shows that caught you off guard or movies that rocked your world?

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