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Net Flicks: Karl Darlow's must-watch box sets and movies

Written by Dan King

Although Newcastle United's players this week resumed phase one of training ahead of a potential return to Premier League action next month, the country remains largely in lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Karl Darlow, along with the rest of his United team mates, has reported back as part of small, staggered groups to the Magpies' Benton base over the last few days, but - like most people - he's still been watching more television than usual to pass the hours during these unprecedented times.

Recently, Martin Dúbravka gave us his must-watch shows and movie recommendations, and now fellow goalkeeper Darlow has been telling nufc.co.uk what he and his girlfriend Lucy have been tuning into lately.

SCARFACE (Age rating: 18)

"I've been going through all the old movies - me and Lucy, while we had some time to kill, have been going through all the old ones we hadn't seen. We watched Scarface, which I really enjoyed.

"There's a lot of action, isn't there? Especially towards the end. I obviously knew the main quotes from it, but I'd never seen it and I thoroughly enjoyed it."

GOODFELLAS (18)

"I'd say GoodFellas wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be, to be honest. I thought it would be better than it was.

"It's got Robert De Niro in it, and I'd enjoyed Taxi Driver, but this didn't really grip me got some reason - not like Scarface.

"I like a bit of action and I think there probably wasn't enough in it for me. It was a bit slow-paced. I'll probably get battered for saying that when this goes out..."

THE GENTLEMEN (18)

"I watched this before the start of lockdown. This would be my number one - it's the best one I've seen in ages.

"It's Guy Ritchie's latest film and it's a bit like Layer Cake, I'd say. It's got some big actors in it and it was really good. I enjoyed the way it was done."

GANGS OF LONDON (18)

"A series rather than a film, but I enjoyed this one as well. It was different to what I'd expected - I thought it was going to be all London street crime, but it was more diverse than that. There were a lot of different gangs from different countries and I really enjoyed it.

"I did that whole series (ten episodes) in about two days. I think it's had some mixed reviews but I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was very good."

BASIC INSTINCT (18)

"This was a good film. There was a lot more to it than I thought there was going to be.

"It's most famous for 'that' scene with Sharon Stone but it's a good film because it keeps you guessing who the killer is. It had me guessing all the way through.

"We were just going through top films from the past and seeing what was on, and tried to do as many as we could - which was quite easy given the amount of time we had!

"To be back in the first phase of training now is a relief, more than anything. I think everyone's the same - it's a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel to be back out there and woking towards something that we all want to do."

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