September 23rd, 2014


Trailers, Quotes and Stuff

‘Life After Beth’ promo

Best Line:
“Zombies eat guys.”

‘The 100’ 1x13 promo
Looks cheesy.

I will review ‘Margin Call’ and ‘Magic Mike’.

‘Avengers Assemble’ Quotes:
“Get off my lawn!”

“There is something very wrong with you.”

Steak Chilli & Coriander Rice - okay.

‘Lost: The Beginning’ was okay.

Best Lines:
“It’s pretty grim in there.”

“Yo there’s a rescue plane, we’re saved. Yeah!”

‘Dr Phil’ Quotes:
“The girls were in my way of getting loaded.”

“She was a drug baby.”

“All you do is just cause chaos within our lives and we’re tired of it.”

“They want nothing to do with me.”

“Define amends for me.”

“You’re stinking the house up.”

“You little B word.”

“Mom left me at this druggy house.”

“I never wanted you.”

“Sucked like a broken vacuum.”

‘The Tomorrow People’ Quotes:
“Nano-robots in our water supply.”

“My employer thinks I murdered you.”

On ‘Hollyoaks’: Patrick gets away with it, again. Nico steals fish. Cellar dweller Maxine escapes. Dodger is infantile and agued.
Scary Books

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 Issue #7 Reviewed

I Wish, Part Two
Spike and Xander move in together for some impractical reason. Buffy is haughty and stupid. Geeks and nerds are laughed at. Xander has rage issues. Xander and Spike meet fake geek girls who are sirens. Ghost Anya’s life revolves around Xander. Who is Dylan? Xander ponders the intricacies of love and may go bad again. This was okay.

Best Lines:
“It’s like Friends! Love, hilarity, and fun in housing we shouldn’t be able to afford.”

“As the Ancient Sages said -- this too, shall pass.”

“Wondering why we’re all speaking in exposition.”
Scary Books

Movie Review: Safe House

Safe House (2012)
Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington star in this tale of a CI agent (Reynolds) who encounters a rogue agent (Washington) and this leads to dinge, insipid action, gunfights and abhorrent characters. This was meaningless, unedifying and coarse. An unimpressive tale of corruption and complacency.

Best Line:
“He’d have enemies in very intelligence agency in the world.”
To Light The Way To Bed

Book Review: The Mammoth Book Of Warriors and Wizardry, part 1

The Mammoth Book Of Warriors and Wizardry edited by Sean Wallace, part 1

Small Magic
A tale of solider on a lonely assignment for the vagaries of royalty. A wrenchingly good tale of integrity.

King Rainjoy’s Tears
A thief with dodgy ethics sets out to give a loathsome king his soul back - a good dour tale.

A Rich Full Week
A crabby misanthrope wizard fights a persistent evil in a small village. Very good.

Best Lines:
“The mother died young, and I can’t say I blame her.”

“If not, it was something we never got around to covering in Third Year, and I’m very glad I didn’t see it.”
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House Of Cards (2013 - 2018) 1x01 - 1x03 + The 100 1x12 + Glue 1x02 Reviewed

A remake of the UK 1990 TV series that is transferred to the USA and stars Kevin Spacey as Congressman Francis Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife Claire.

Chapter 1
Underwood and his Deep South accent shows his disgustiness by putting a dog hit by a car out of its misery in the opening scene. Then President-Elect Walker breaks a campaign promise to the 22 year veteran Underwood by not making him Secretary of State. Underwood addresses the camera as he makes it his absolute purpose in life to unleash hell. There are nice opening credits. Zoë is a newspaper reporter on the make. Claire works for clean water and is searingly awful.

Underwood mumbles about ingratitude and Claire is manfaced. The tramp-fest that is Zoë is an ambitious and has impertinence as she inveigles. Underwood makes sour observations, is venomous and plots against Kern (Kevin Kilner of ’Earth: Final Conflict’, ’Dollhouse’ and ’Home Alone 4’) the man who is getting his job. Good and taut.

Best Lines:
“Do I like him? No. Do I believe in him? That’s beside the point.”

“As tough as two dollar steak.”

“I love that woman. I love her more than sharks love blood.”

Chapter 2
Underwood owes people and plots and is suspiciously practical. An old editorial of Kern’s is used to disgrace him. Zoë’s co-worker Lucas is the poor man’s Bradley Cooper. Kern is moronic. Claire is appalling. Underwood suggests a new name for Secretary of State. Good.

Best Line:

Chapter 3
The teachers unions whine and resist reform. Underwood heads back to his home district. Edward Meechum is Underwood’s new bodyguard. Underwood comes from hillbilly stock and intimidates, deals and makes a speech. Okay.

Best Lines:
“It’s a water tower.”
“It’s ungodly.”

“Weep a river of snot.”

We Are Grounders, part 1
The Ark is doomed. Bellamy is a lacklustre and inadequate leader. Reapers lurk. There is a casual acceptance of genocide. This was inconsistent and woeful. Murphy creates a hostage situation, Lincoln aids in an escape and does stuff and Abby is stupid. Bellamy rants. The Chancellor comes up with a plan to turn the Ark into a drop ship.

Best Lines:
“You’re scaring people.”
“They should be scared.”

“Bring the Ark to the ground.”

“What’s a Reaper?”
“Pray you never find out.”

“Our ground!”

Glue 1x02
Ruth has a kid. Cal’s friends lie and navel gaze. Ruth is Romany and was chucked out for some reason. Eli’s horse is sick. Trash is worth more than these people. Why did Ruth’s friends turn on her? There is a wild party where James is introduced to a girl (it’s Ruby from ‘Hollyoaks’). Ruth uncovers a drug scam at the vet’s and that the vet isn’t who she claims to be. James gets a tractor for his birthday. Ruth’s baby daddy is a bit ick. This was terrible.

Best Line:
This place is poison.”