Saturday, 20 July 2019

Computer Issues

I have been having a lot of problems with getting things to load, including a film last night. It just wasn't having it. Today, when it refused to load the weather from the BBC, I lost patience. I couldn't think what was going on, DH has approved of my anti virus, I don't go on dodgy sites, at least, not often, and it's usually to do with obscure mythological stuff, not the normal virus hotspots, so I cleared cookies.

It took over an hour! I kept thinking that everything had crashed, but I let it run and now it's so much better. I can load Facebook in under ten minutes.

The film I was watching last night was 'The Foreigner' with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. The plot was fairly dire. It was like 'Who Dares Wins', including IRA references, but it was only a year or two old. There was a large element of 'insert plot hook here, then slot in fight scene'. However both Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan played against their usual typecasting, and they were awesome. Their acting kept me hooked (when the dratted thing would load).

Jackie Chan films usually have a wide streak of comedy, and Jackie Chan usually plays someone loveable and kind of sweet. This was a completely different character. The film was dark and serious throughout. I once saw something that said that Jackie Chan would have liked to play different parts, but his films as a loveable guy in funny situations always sold well, and provided the livelihoods of a lot of people. Watching this, I couldn't help wonder what other stuff he could have done. It was such a dark performance. Pierce Brosnan was also playing against what I would expect - a former IRA hard man with an edge to him. They made up for the scriptwriters.

We were supposed to be watching Thor Ragnarok tonight, but I can't find the DVD.

Hugs to all.

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