Bet Chat recommends… (Film and TV special!)

Everyone loves a recommendation don’t they? 

That’s why, in this Sunday series, Bet Chat Bec and I will be highlighting the very best stuff we’ve been consuming with our eyes and ears over the preceding seven days.

It also – shock horror – won’t be purely stuff about sport, betting and investing. After all, having other interests and being able to ‘switch off’ is very much a good thing.

As something a bit different for the first week of the new year – and as there’s a heap of good stuff out/on at the moment – I thought we’d put together a film and TV special to mix it up a bit. Here goes…

Five star films

The big box office hit at the moment is Spider-Man: No Way Home and it got a big thumbs up from Bec who went to see it at the cinema and said “it’s soooo good’ (yes, with four o’s!). 

I’m not big of superhero films personally but, if you are, it sounds like it’s well worth a watch. Here’s the trailer…

A trio of films that are more my cup of tea that I’ve seen recently are, in order of how much I liked them…

Calibre: A fantastically tense thriller set in the highlands. Gives off major Wicker Man vibes in act one but there’s so much more to it than that.

You can watch it on Netflix here.

Nest: Another film you can find on Netflix. This one features the excellent Jude Law who plays a man who, on the face of it, has it all. Atmospheric, with some wonderful examples of passive aggression, Bec and I both enjoyed this.

Here’s the link.

Last Night In Soho: Slight disclaimer on this one in that I watched it at a cinema in Soho and also fell slightly in love with the lead actress so may be slightly biased on a couple of counts but, nevertheless, this Edgar Wright film was my favourite cinema watch of 2021.

The trailer is here…

Top TV

If that wasn’t enough, there’s also some cracking TV shows available at the moment. Here are a few that I’ve not mentioned in Recommends before…

Salisbury Poisonings: An excellent three part British drama on the Novichok poisonings that took place in sleepy Salisbury back in 2018.

It’s on Netflix here.

A Very British Scandal: I’m a big Paul Bettany fan and this three part iPlayer drama about the troubled marriage of a duke and duchess definitely scratched that itch, despite me having no interest whatsoever in Downtown Abbey and the like.

You can watch it via this link.

Last but not least, The Apprentice is back! Yes, I know Alan Sugar can be divisive but the show is actually pretty good when it comes to pearls of wisdom on how to start and run a business well. Plus, more importantly, it’s damn entertaining!

The first episode is available on iPlayer here.

And that’s just about that for today. Next week I’ll revert to a more sports and betting centric list once we’ve all gotten over the shock of Christmas ending and the never-ending month of January getting it’s claws in.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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