September 19th, 2012

Scary Books

True Blood 4x11 Review

Soul of Fire

Marnie pulls faces. Sookie is useless. The vampires are a cliché storm. Marcus gets disposed of. Andy meets a fairy. Bill yells and everything he and the vamps say and do proves Antonia’s point. This bored. Pam was stupid, Jesus does dark dark magic and Debbie is dumped. People scream, someone dies and the obvious is overlooked.
Scary Books

Avengers dvd ponderings and Quotes

The Green Hornet’ (1966-1967) Quotes:

“Is it bad?”

“He doesn’t usually break into crummy jewellery stores.”

“Well that’s out of the question, he’d be arrested immediately.”

“It smells bad Burt. I smell bad.”

“Nobody move. I’ll kill the next one who tries.”

“Do they make the extra effort to catch that rotten crook? They do not.”

“How’re you feeling?”

The Green Hornet Year One: Volume One’ Quotes:

“Huh -- sure wasn’t expecting that! They thought we were criminals as well. I suppose it makes sense.”
“Yes. We are masked...and there was violence. Also...the way you spoke to those gangsters.”
“I just assumed that was the language they understood. But you know...this may work to or advantage. Let’s see how these mob cretins react to a new and mysterious rival in their midst!”

I hope there will be a third ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movie.

I am reading ‘Writ in Blood’.

Got my ‘Avengers’ DVD with the crap non existent extras and the edited Coulson death scene. Thanks TPTB, thanks EVER SO. Is it just me or is the blue screen really obvious? Sappy parts aside Hawkeye being turned brainwashed and crazy by Loki made him more interesting. Why is Hawkeye wearing sunglasses in the park scene? Did Black Widow really beat the mind control out of him by punching him unconscious? Maybe in ‘Avengers 2’ it’ll turn out he still has the evil version of his personality or more likely he’ll just walk off being horribly brutalised by Loki.

‘The Avengers’ Quotes:

“They want me in submerged, pressurised, metal container?”

“I need a distraction. And an eyeball.”

“I’m a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.”

“I’d like to know how Loki used it to turn two of the sharpest men I know into his personal flying monkeys.”

“Agent Barton was sent to kill me. He made a different call.”

“You think saving a man no more virtuous than yourself will change anything?”

“I won’t touch Barton, not until I make him kill you. Slowly, intimately, in every way he knows you fear. And then he’ll wake just long enough to see his good work and when he screams, I’ll split his skull.”

‘Raising Hope’ Quotes:

“We fought a lot, spent a couple of nights in jail.”

“Look at them spazzing out up there. That’s exactly what my remedial math class was like.”

“Jimmy and I had a talk about us committing to always being fully present when we’re together.”
“We talked about that too. But the TV was on. So who knows what he heard?”

“This far into our second date I had you pregnant.”

“We have a one song foreplay agreement.”

“I want you to be yourself.”
“Thank you. So tomorrow I’m going to stop taking my meds.”
To Light The Way To Bed

Retro Review: The Twilight Zone (1985) Season 1 Ep 6 Segment 2

A Message From Charity

In 1700 Colonial America Charity Payne suffers a fever. This somehow gives her telepathic contact with Peter Wood. He is also suffering from a fever but in 1985. Peter (Robert Duncan McNeil of ‘Star Trek: Voyager’) and Charity chat to each other and Charity can experience what Peter does: reading, TV, orange juice and chocolate ice cream. If she experiences any other things he does, the ep does not go into that.

They suffered from the same fever brought on by stagnant rainwater, a problem unfixed from 1700 to 1985. Charity’s father Obadiah (James Cromwell of ‘Star Trek: First Contact’) tries to care for his child. This is good but Robert Duncan McNeil is a dreadful actor

At Peter’s urging Charity tells her friend Ursula about the world of 1985. Dumbass Peter recalls the Salem witch trials too late and Charity is taken up by a creepy witch finder/local pervert.

To save Charity from being burned as a witch, Peter comes up with a plan. This was a wonderful tale and the highlight of the 80’s ‘Twilight Zone’. This was based on a story by William M Lee which I’d love to read.

Best Lines:
“Our well has been tainted, we can drink not from it.”

“Thou belivest everything to be an ill omen.”

“Haven’t you ever tasted wine before?”
“Nay, but I am not disposed against further experiment.”

“Ursula Miller said an ill thing to me today.”

“Take off thy frock.”
“Your search for witch marks is a long and through one?”

“You live in a savage age Charity.”
“Aye, tis fortunate we have not invented the bomb.

“A message from a girl long gone.”