Movie: The Lobster
Colin Farrell again shows his commitment to his craft knows no bounds. In a dystopian future, single people have 45 days to find a match or they are turned into the animal of their choice. If you find that premise interesting, and you can push through some uncomfortable scenes, there’s much to enjoy from a truly weird film.
Stan: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall
With the upcoming Bond movie Spectre, there are all manner of Bond related promotions in progress. On Netflix-competitor Stan, there’s current access to all the Bond movies, so I thought I’d revisit the Daniel Craig Bond movies to see how they stand up. Casino Royale is from 2006, and it stands up surprisingly well. Having movies with the same character over such a long period of time shows the difference between concentrating on technology, and on story and character interaction. Surprisingly, Quantum of Solace was more enjoyable than the first time I saw it, and Skyfall was not quite as good as I remembered it, though it’s great to watch Javier Bardem tearing up the screen.
Stan, on the other hand, seems to have its problems: there’s a lot of buffering, and stopping content part-way through with problems loading the content. Overall, Netflix has been the best streaming experience on the old Apple TV.