March 1st, 2016

Scary Books

Trailers, Quotes and Stuff

‘Last Shift’ trailer
A police woman does the last shift at a police station. Up pops a cult and a homeless dude. This looks good.

Best Line:
“Are you suggesting we’re devil worshippers?”

‘Eye Candy’ promo
Mmmm.

‘The Night Manager’ 1x03 promo
Uh.

‘Thirteen’ promo
This BBCIII drama looks interesting.

‘Kinetic Sand’ ad
What?

Banana Laffy Taffy - not so hot.
Peppermint tea - always good.
Mini Yoghurt & Orange rice cakes - okay.
Very Berry doughnut icing - no.
Cocoa milkshake - not bad.
Roast chicken - not bad.

RIP Frank Kelly and George Kennedy.

I may review ‘American Hustle’, ‘The Heat’, ‘The Number 23’, ‘The Dictator’ and ‘Thirteen’.

Backpfeifengesicht - a face in need of a good punch.

Recall the 1986 cartoon ‘The Centurions’?

The 1991 movie ‘Marrying Man’ was an awful film.

Peter Rabbit is to get his own coin?

‘Sky News’ Quote:
“Chased by someone with a spade.”

‘1916’ Quote:
“Bog of shame.”

‘The Sunday Times’ Quotes:
“Fat, ugly sweat hogs.”

“Every successful authoritarian movement in recent western history has made: that the regular guy has been screwed over by a conspiracy of incestuous elites.”

“Have been so incompetent they can’t even lose properly.”

“National punditry.”

“A talking haircut.”

“Voters were supposed to take this seriously?”

“A completely unprovable fact.”

“Liberals are to blame for your problems.”

“Completely lacking the shame/veracity filter.”

“Ultimately about assigning blame.”

“Physically repellent.”

“Peculiarly off-putting qualities.”

“The most histrionic language possible.”

“Eulogises the male experience and sidelines, patronises and objectifies the female experience.”

“Peddle their violent conservative agenda behind a thin veneer of tokenism.”

“Hot hobo.”

“Defiant energy.”

“Discourteous.”

“Bonnet dramas.”

“More miserable middle-aged men on screen.”

“Typical Sundance-style realism.”

“Vague yet intriguing.”

“So monotonous and obvious.”

“Desperate for acceptance and disturbed by overwhelmingly unpleasant fathers.”

“Servile and forgettable.”

“Murderously deceptive.”

“Fecund codpiece of goodwill.”

“An insincere smile and a look of stiletto malevolence.”

“Poisonous fear.”

“Darker, angrier depths.”

“Phoney promise of absolutely everything your parents espoused.”

“A knotty moral dilemma solved by an enormous amount of talking.”

“The loneliest, most friendless person I’d ever met in my life.”

“Rapturous, narcisstic fixation.”

“Deep-rooted hostility.”

“Unshakeable lifelong disappointment.”

“Resented me being alive...”

“Widely feared.”

“Pathologically unhappy.”

“Diva menace.”

“Having a glass of whiskey thrown in your face by Nina Simone.”

“A room that cannot exist.”

“Unlikely sense of cosiness.”

“No reduction in her centrality or the cartoonish laughter-crushing implausibility.”

“Once reputedly left a nightclub with every woman from his VIP section.”

“Intellectual restlessness.”

“Make the worst possible moral choice imaginable.”

“An empty libertine.”

“Been known to critique the wardrobe authenticity of his films.”

“Catastrophic repercussions.”

“People shouldn’t be so grateful.”

“It all sounds terribly west London if also a bit rackety.”

“Snackable.”

“Having love children with actresses.”

“What am I to say sorry for?”

‘The Simpsons’ Quotes:
“Consequences Eradicator.”

“The coleslaw that is never eaten.”

“My pee-tube.”

“Confederate birthday cakes.”

‘The Lost Tudor Princess’ Quotes:
“Wrangling for what she believed to be her due entitlements.”

“He loves me not, as he shows me daily.”

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On ‘Hollyoaks’: Mrs Lovejoy does not sniff out the Larry Clark brand sleaze going on between her son and fake daughter. Tony faces the wrath of the Consumer Institute. Alfie is accused of stealing Jade’s cancer fund. Fake Lisa is not a really vivid character. Under butler Scott is a tool. The new family are like Japanese knotweed, they just won’t go. No family unit is secure and benign. The new family are condescending. Ste is perpetually angry, common, resentful and huffy.

Where is Lockie? Nancy accuses Darren of gambling, again. Every relationship is fast souring. The fact that the Roscoes and Darren are related has been forgotten. Lindsey and her corrupt self-importance are not in this ep. Where is the horribly misused Kim? Where is Harry and his dreary barrage of whining? Where is Maxine? Why is Nancy such a disrupter? Tony is fined and Jack stole the cancer fund. This show is wilfully incompetent.

Best Line:
“Dating sites are common.”
Scary Books

The Night Manager 1x02 + American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson 1x03 Reviewed

The Night Manager 1x02
Roper’s wife/mistress/whatever Jed has a mother who hates her and calls her a whore. She also may have a son and a pill addiction. Is Roper’s son her child? If not, where is his mother? The gaunt doll Jed was the only interesting aspect of this overwrought melodrama that was a turgid slab of drivel. A kidnapping is faked, something ‘Hunted’ did already. There are flashbacks as Pine prepares to infiltrate Roper’s impenetrable oligarchy.

The pregnant Angela has a mask of pure self-satisfaction. Pine goes undercover and there is no great psychological depth. There is an unpleasant atmosphere around Roper. This episode had no epic grandeur. Pine seduced and ditched a strangely pathetic woman. The uptight snitty Angela is a liar in wearingly predictable fashion. She is unremittingly annoying. Roper has cold logic and there is nefarious conduct.

Best Lines:
“Baptise the princeling in the ways of the grape.”

“He crossed the bridge.”
“And we’re burning it.”

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The Dream Team
This is a good if negative, spiteful and misleading portrayal of culture, media and the law. Robert’s spoilt brat kids enjoy the attention they get. There is no chance of cultural forgetting of this case. Robert is cheerful, unthreatening and dependable. Shapiro and his uncannily Saharan face plots as he brings together the dream team defence team. Various lawyers do their Mussolini routines and are in headline making mode and doing rants.

This was objectively interesting. The defence defines itself against the LAPD, cute a blanket of angry boos, anger and sleaze. Determiner Marcia too confidently holds a high opinion of the chances of conviction. F Lee Bailey (Nathan Lane) shows up. Marcia is sure that OJ is morally and materially responsible. Larry King pops up playing himself. Marcia has impetuosity and various lawyers are pathologically ambitious.

There is berating. Kato finds fame complicated. Kris Jenner (Selma Blair) is angry that Robert is forgetting Nicole. OJ is a revered, venerated figure. There’s recrimination, disillusionment and woefully mismanaged pre-trial preparation. The whole trial was a profoundly negative experience. The dream team ups the ante. Barry and his bad hair (Rob Morrow) explains DNA. Alan Dershowitz is smug and he is played by Evan Handler who was in the never seen pilot 'Frogmen' with OJ Simpson back in 1994. Nobody has moral responsibility. TPTB capture the self-justification and how people rationalise their own actions. The terrible incident of the brutal double murder is ignored as people project their own personas.

Best Lines:
“You’re the OJ guy.”

“I literally did not realise he was a lawyer.”

“Clarify your strategy.”

“Quit hiding in the basement.”

“Bruce and mom sell thigh-masters on TV.”

“Cash for trash.”

“I know. I saw the movie Lee.”