Tag: The Darkest Hour


Day two of three days off and so far I’ve got nothing done!!

After it decided to rain yesterday so I couldn’t do the gardening I did a quick tidy up and spent the afternoon curled up on the sofa.
I decided to watch ‘The Darkest Hour’
It’s an OK Sci-fi movie.
Joel Kinnaman is in it and he plays a backstabbing coward who gets what’s coming to him.
He does it in style too.
He goes out shooting and gets attacked by not one, but two of the aliens and does a pretty nasty headslam into a parked car before being vaporised!

After that, I did some catching up with ‘The Sons of Anarchy’
I’ve just made  it into series 4.

After Ian got in from work we decided to go to a late, pre-screen showing of Transcendence with Johnny Depp.


I have some mixed feelings about this one.
On the one hand, It’s a good film, with a good premise and some great actors.
It was good to see Johnny Depp as a normal person and not a way out character for a change.
On the other hand, it was a bit long and drawn out.
In hindsight, 9pm in the evening is not a good time to go and see this film.
I wouldn’t go to the cinema again to see it and it’s one I will probably wait to get from the bargain DVD rack in a year or two.

So, back to today.
I need to do a quick trip to Tesco if we want to eat today and I need to take Marjorie to go and get some trainers for school.
She can’t wear proper shoes all day anymore.
Looks like it may be something she will have to live with until she is at least 18 years old.
We have got to inform the school now that she won’t be doing sports or PE again, ever!
We need to see if they can allocate her somewhere to go during the 2 PE lessons a week she’ll be missing so she’s not wasting her time on the sidelines.
Up until now, even though she can’t take part, she still has to get changed into PE kit and just watch!! It’s ridiculous!
I’m not having that for the next two years.
She’s just chosen her options so it would make more sense for her to go to a class or somewhere to do revision or homework.

If the rain holds off, I might have a quick go at the weeds in the front garden at least.
We’ll see.



I get myself dressed in scruffs and ready to do some SERIOUS gardening and then it goes and rains!!

Oh well, looks like a quick tidy up and then the afternoon on the sofa with Joel Kinnaman …… I mean me curled up on the sofa with some Joel movies!!
I couldn’t be that lucky!

What to choose?
What am I in the mood for?

Lead down the wrong path Joel in ‘Easy Money 1, 2 and 3’?

I made the wrong decision Joel in ‘Lola Versus’?

I will watch this movie just for the incredible but vicious 3 minute fight scene with Ryan Reynolds in ‘Safe House’?

or how about I’m a backstabber and a coward and deserve everything I get Joel in ‘The Darkest Hour’.

or how about my favourite one so far, naive and head over heels in love Joel in ‘In Your Veins’

Decisions, decisions.
I just wish Netflix would hurry up and air the last series of The Killing!!!

Or I could go crazy and give Joel a break and pick one of my other 1030 movies!!
It might just take the rest of the afternoon to make a decision.

Right where’s the chocolate and the beer?




I just got my Joel Kinnaman fix for the day in the form of ‘The Darkest Hour’
One of his very early Hollywood, English speaking films.

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It was OK. Probably a 5 out of 10.
The script was nothing special, the action was swift but the tension that was meant to be there just…. wasn’t!

Joel’s character, Skyler…… what an asshole!


From his first scene, he is the slimeball of the film.
He is also the biggest coward going and proves this when he leaves a girl to die by shutting the door on her.
Needless to say, he gets what’s coming to him…. in style!

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But I do have to say, he goes down guns blazing.