April 11th, 2017

Dollanganger

Book Review: Stealing Snow

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Snow, a mental patient is opinionated and defiant and obsesses over a violent fellow inmate, then she learns she is a princess with magic powers. She ends up in a fantasy world and one isn’t emotionally invested in this. Snow seeks out the truth but nobody will tell her anything. A harem of men follows her around. This starts out well but then becomes caustic and indefensibly stupid. This annoys and bores on an unrelenting basis.

Best Lines:
“The lamps were nailed down to the floor and tea was served lukewarm in paper cups for safety.”

“The things I didn’t and couldn’t have.”

“The nailed-down coffee table.”
Scary Books

Trailers, Quotes and Stuff

‘The Flash’ 3x19 promo
Who cares about Iris? Killer Frost lurks. Sigh.

‘Harper’s Island’ 1x13 promo
Alas poor Henry.

‘Homeland’ 6x12 promo
What?

‘Conspiracy Theory’ (1997) promo
No.

‘Autumn In New York’ (2000) promo
No.

William Pear & Blackberry yogurt - mmmm.
Pandora Bell chocolate eggs - yum.
Peanut Butter M&M’s Eggs - yum.
Peach cobbler yogurt - okay.

John Simm is back in ‘Doctor Who’? HOW?

I will review the 1964 ‘Dead Ringer’.

WTF is American skunk cabbage?

What are the point of microbags?

Kyle on ‘Hollyoaks’ is played by Adam Rickitt who did that wonderful ‘I Breathe Again’ song.

Anyone see ‘Jack and Sarah’ (1995)?

There will be a series 2&3 of ‘The Durrells’? WHY?

Anyone see ‘Malice In Wonderland’?

Houseguest complains about the “cold’ and the lack of leftovers and “his” room and privacy. Oh go away.

‘Sunday Independent’ Quotes:
“Getting weary.”

“Because he had rights.”

“He’d never allow it.”

“Weary of demands for sex.”

“Just the way her husband was.”

‘The Sunday Telegraph’ Quotes:
“Male-defined office dress code.”

“Be more useful around the house.”

“A door came off the hinges last night and he is hoping I will be able to sort that out by tonight,”

“Overt masculinity.”

‘The Simpsons’ Quotes:
“I keep for this country.”

“She will not give up on that kid.”

“Gullible parent’s money.”

“The more you spend, the more you love.”

“The erosion of accomplishment.”

“Sticky is sticky.”

“Come visit me! I’m so lonely!”

“Disagreeable juveniles.”

“That’s loser talk.”

“You all lost, to me!”

“Loser shaming me.”

“Excellence bias.”

“Wee harpy.”

“Your kids live in Nebraska with your mom!”

‘Mean Girls’ Deleted Scenes Quotes:
“You’ve done it twice already.”
“Yeah, tonight will be the night I like it.”

“Those shoes will get you pregnant!”

‘Animal House’ Quote:
“The evacuated area.”

‘Dr Phil’ Quotes:
“I don’t need this.”

“Defecated on his sister’s porch.”

“Does that seem like a reasonable response?”

“That’s what she is.”

“Self minded person.”

“The internet people,”

“Burn down my parent’s house with them in it.”

“Lot of resentment.”

“Okay bitch.”

“Forced into the mental hospital twice.”

“Career type job.”

“Lighting their clothes on fire.”

“Burned books in the barbecue pit.”

‘RTE News’ Quotes:
“Described as not great.”

“Fouled in the box.”

‘Waitress’ Quotes:
“I Hate My Husband Pie.”

“Earl Murders Me Because I’m Having An Affair Pie.”

“I Can’t Have No Affair Because It’s Wrong And I Don’t Want Earl To Kill Me Pie.”

“I want drugs.”

‘Falling Skies’ Quote:
“I was in school when the ships came. They were really big and they said that we weren’t gonna attack them with the nuclear bombs, because they might have wanted to be friends. But they didn’t want to be friends, not at all.”
Scary Books

Movie Reviews: Mean Girls + 3 others

Mean Girls (2004)
Rachel McAdams, Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey, Lacey Chabert, Neil Flynn, Amanda Sefried, Diego Klattenhoff and Lizzy Caplan star in this tale of mean girls and girls who have a weakness for cretinous men and making incautious choices. It starts out well but ‘Superstar’ starring Molly Shannon was almost better than this over-hyped film. This is a tale of high school low-level moral degradation, an art freak having long-brewed disapproval, teen girl sexual paranoia and moments of clarity.

People are convinced they are intellectually and morally right. This has no core of truth and it is not poignant or nuanced. The less flattering parts of teen girls personalities are shown off. There are no compelling reasons to watch this. Nobody has realistic responses and this is laden with scorn.

There is no emotional pivot and nothing the teens do is a recipe for making friends. There is always an enemy and there are opposing narratives and people need constant affirmation and acclimation, just don’t except a reciprocal arrangement. Teens are unable emotionally to deliver any sort of sympathy. There are profound levels of denial and indefensible acts. People have an honest belief in their dysfunctional mediocrity. These teens sour presence is extremely mediocre.

This is a tale of covert behaviours, no meaningful apologies or social obligation. This was woefully inept and gloriously excessive. Unsupportive friends have no breadth or depth. There are short skirts, excessive make up and big hair. There is no emotional fallout. Everyone is trash and nobody has a commitment to being respectable.

This was before Lohan’s downfall and shows she was pretty and had charisma, now Emma Stone has the career Lohan threw away.

Best Lines:
“And on the third day, God created the Remington Bolt Action rifle so that man could fight the dinosaurs and the homosexuals.”
“Amen.”

“Scum sucking road whore!”

“The slut rule.”

“It burned down in 1987.”

“You smell like a baby prostitute.”

“Army of skanks.”

“Boo, you whore!”

“Is butter a carb?”
“Yes.”

~
The Girl Next Door (2004)
No.

Kingpin (1996)
Crap.

Weekend At Bernie’s (1989)
Rubbish.
Cat

Gotham 3x01 + Shades Of Blue 2x04 Reviewed

Better To Reign In Hell
Valerie Vale and Fish prance. Gordon is a bounty hunter and the show still hasn’t found the art of coherent story telling. There are plausibility concerns and an overdone sense of portent. Fox works for the GCPD now?!? Indian Hills escapees run around. The wildly shifty Penguin has impudence. There is bad acting. Tabitha and Barbara run a club, the lower element Butch bumbles, Gordon and his Lutheran self-denial assumes a secondary role in his own life.

Cat-teen and Poison Ivy walk and talk. Bruce and Alfred have no steely resolve or core of truth. This was all dysfunctional mediocrity and there are no emotional anchors. This show is in a lamentable state. Riddler bores to ongoing effect. No wonder this show is wildly derided. Fish walks around dressed like a cenobite. She annoys. Nothing is cogent. Bruce rants to the morally corrupt Wayne board about the values they don’t fulfil anymore, they should tell him to go watch cartoons. Why is anyone listening to Bruce and Alfred’s ranting? There are traumatic incidents and people feel like getting messed up.

Best Lines:
“Fascistic meat-head culture.”

“I take issue with the word threat.”

~
Daddy’s Girl
People never relent on exposing others to drugs, chaos, domestic issues and mayhem. Teens do drugs and OD. Stahl is crazy. Woz rages. Christina is stupid. Woz won't listen. Julia is tied to the mob. Tess and Harlee have issues. This bored.

Best Lines:
Buckets of stupid.”

“Your roof, your responsibility.”

“Is there even a dead partner?”

“Twisted vengeance quest.”

"Took a bat to his head."

"Don't made me choose."