I don’t know why they referred to his role in Starter For Ten as “unintentionally hilarious”. Why can’t they give him credit for being hilarious on purpose? I’m wondering if they’re using the wrong expression, and instead they mean that he ended up stealing all the scenes he was in.
Hawking is *wonderful.* You can find it in sections on YouTube. The quality isn’t the best, but it’s still very watchable. One of my favorites of his. Ben’s sweetness really comes to the forefront.
Third Star is also very good. It’s a typical sort of plot, young person dying tragically of a terrible illness, but imo a superior version of that. It builds really well, and the chemistry between all the young men is excellent. I know fans love to get all sobby over it, but James, to me, is one of his less likeable characters. I find him preachy & pretentious.
I like Wreckers a lot, even though the subject matter is terribly grim and it’s a little unfocused. I know the director wanted to make it opaque, but I think she went a trifle overboard with that. I’m still not quite sure what happened at the end, lol! Every time I watch it I come up with another explanation of what happened.
I wish there was something of Ben’s I haven’t seen a million times. I’d love something fresh. 😕
I’d love to see some of his lesser-known movies on tv some time. They only seem to put on the same movies on a regular basis - Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit, Zoolander 2, Doctor Strange. I think I can recite all his lines in those movies by heart now!
This past week, they did mix it up a bit. They showed Black Mass and The Child in Time, and the final episode of Good Omens that he was in. Tonight, 12 Years a Slave is on, but I don’t think I’ll watch it.
I don't have cable so I don't really know what is available on TV for BC. That's why I have a permanent collection of the films and TV productions of BC. No animated ones or Hobbity ones but not too much else missing other than Dr. Strange.
Almost all of his earlier work (except where he was a guest star in one episode in a larger series). Third Star and To the Ends of the Earth are probably my most favourite of his pre-Sherlock work.
And Patrick Melrose, The Hollow Crown are my faves of his later work (although I have watched The Child in Time many time too as well as Star Trek into Darkness many, many times!).
"You're going into the water... short-arse!" - Sherlock