September 5th, 2017


Trailer, Quotes and Stuff

‘Strike - The Silkworm’ promo

Brandy sauce - okay.
Superfood brownie - okay.

What are ice plants? What is Japanese Caesar salad?

Anyone see ‘Unbreakable’, ‘Munich’, ‘The Pledge’, ‘Born On The Fourth Of July’, ‘Bowfinger’ or ‘The Wicker Man’?

What is an infrared sauna?

Ridiculous people freak out over aioli and throw out good food and make mess which they don’t clean up. The same stupid people roar after ten o’clock at night and make more mess and annoy and play music too loud.

I’d try lavender panna cotta.

‘iZombie’ Quotes:
“His prison wallet.”

“I’m currently between lovers.”

“Some might deem aggressive.”

They All Fall Down’ Quotes:
“Felt like a ghost in her own family.”

“The inbuilt reproach in his voice when he spoke to her.”

“No matter what she did or how hard she tried, she would always be on the sidelines of other people’s lives.”

‘The Sunday Times’ Quotes:
“A colourful range of psychopaths.”

“Verbal-incontinence show.”

“Looked like a serial killer.”

“A glittering lacquer called Love.”

“Horror that that bitch from school is happier and more successful than us.”

“Turn the whole of society into your enemy.”

“Marry the continent into obedience.”

“Turned his adolescent rebellion into a seething hatred of the liberal democratic values represented by his English mother,”

“Marked him out from the beginning as a very trying child.”

“Taken, high and naked into custody.”

“Our response may offend.”

‘3News’ Quote:
“Precision water drops.”

‘Spy In The Wild’ Quotes:
“Spy crow.”

“Spy grub.”

The Drs’ Quote:
“Go ahead, exploit me.”

‘The Irish Times’ Quote:
“The nought was not a correct nought.”

‘RTE News’ Quote:
“Logic of deterrence.”

On ‘Hollyoaks’ Harry killed Amy. Ste has no intemperate rage or icy contempt in reaction to this. I’d climb James like a tree.
Scary Books

Movie Reviews: Whitney: Can I Be Me + Goldeneye + 2 others

Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)
A documentary about Whitney Houston, her drugs, her sexuality and her self-made chaos. This is full of overwrought exposition and is a moribund tale of ignoble realities. Much is made about the relationship between Whitney Houston and Robyn Crawford, Robyn does not feature in this commentary and neither does Whitney’s ex husband Bobby Brown.

Whitney and Bobby Brown’s relationship is discussed as is the 1992 ‘The Bodyguard’ and Whitney’s poor daughter. This is a tale of drugs, a train wreck that nobody tried to stop, a bizarre lawsuit, a bizarre family and moochers. Whitney’s dazzling smile was wiped away by emotional distress and her death was caused by problems that people chose not to acknowledge.

Best Lines:
“Present you to be another way.”

“Didn’t take it especially well.”

“Far too established in their career as to who they were.”

“He be Ike.”

“Everybody was on drugs.”

“That level of inevitability.”

Goldeneye (1995)
This 007 movie is a bit crap and dated. It has a nice theme song though. Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Famke Janssen and Alan Cumming star. Bond is belligerent, rapey Bean is a social danger, the film tries for mythic importance and Bond tries for quiet intensity. M is ghastly and eminently dutiful. Nobody has moral qualms and there is no fearsome consequences.

This is woeful with no moral or emotional implications or ominous tone. Do TPTB know the Cold War is over? There is no potent character work or harrowing secrets. This is very dated from its tech to its depiction of Cuba and to its use of the internet. Bond is terse with a sense of grievance and reticence. Bean and his bad girl (Janssen) are super-sneery with vaulting ambition and opaque motivations. Bond is deeply unpleasant and tries for hardnut.

This is creatively bereft. Women are pleasure giving bodies. Joe Don Baker shows up in yet another 007 film and I didn’t care.

Best Lines:
“Bond. Only Bond.”

“Ram him.”

“A really sinister interrogation.”

“James and I shared everything. Absolutely everything.”

“Be and good boy and die.”
“You first.”

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Addicted To Love (1997)
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Lady Killer #5 + Secret Empire #10 Reviewed

Lady Killer 5
There is violence, death, a flashback, fallout and the return of an annoying meat pole. Josie is stoical and has murderous purpose. This was okay.

Secret Empire 10
Jean Grey and Rocket Raccoon are in the fight. Why is Wolverine so geriatric? Captain American remakes the world in Hydra’s image which includes Doctor Doom as a member of the Fantastic Four and a Hydra Iron Man and Spider-Man. Bucky plots, people have righteous anger, Captain American has fury and AI Tony Stark is still ridic.

Kobik and her cosmic inheritance does an ass-pull. Real Captain America shows up or something, I’m not quite sure. Are people going to be curiously resilient and get over Hydra’s takeover? Nobody has a discernable personality. Will any of this be detrimental to Steve Rogers? Will people reduce their interaction with him to the bare minimum?

People just stand around and watch fake Steve and real Steve slap each other around. Thor’s hammer was left lying around apparently. What happens to Hydra? So are there 2 Steve Rogers right now? Who is the chained dude? WTF is the vanishing point? Seriously, what about Steve Rogers? Any surge of feeling there? Is he bereft? This was okay but does not resonant or have emotional elements and does not hold significance.

Best Lines:
“He gazed out on it and was pleased.”

“The same unbreakable will.”
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To Light The Way To Bed

Gotham 3x22 + The Magicians 2x03-2x06 Reviewed

Bruce scream and can’t act. Why would Alfred forgive Bruce? There is a Lazarus Pit under Gotham which Bruce doesn’t mention to anyone despite a rage virus raging. Bruce’s bad acting is tonally destructive. He poses on a tall building and he’s not the cooler than thou, king of the town, beloved by all legend TPTB think he is. Lee wears evil eyeshadow and leaves. I’m sick of her, her shouty departures and constant fault finding.

This ep has no emotional resonance and nobody carries the narrative. Will I bother with season 4? I see no reason to. Riddler is not as talented as he thinks he is. Nobody is respectably listened to. Butch has fantasies of the future. Barbara screams and is inordinately annoying. People are intellectually incurious. There are no places of safety. There is corrosive yearning and a relentless torrent of exposition.

There is gunfire, justified hostility, fighting and Tetch is useless. Bruce is an impediment. I do not consider this ep significant. I don’t care about the Penguin/Riddler drama and Riddler’s OCD. Bruce treats Selina like crap for no reason; he is the one who tried to kill Alfred. Bruce is a rampaging hypocrite.

There is yelling, growling and sap. Barbara tries to kill Butch so Tabitha and Barbara have a showdown. Barbara dies, finally. Where is Vicki Vale? Selina teams up with Tabitha. Mr Freeze wanders in and out. Ivy lurks. Butch is really Solomon Grundy apparently. Bruce tries to be a hero. Maybe he could mention the Lazarus Pit to someone or maybe tip off someone about Ra’s Al Ghul? No? Sigh.

Best Lines:
“My knight in the darkness.”

“She doesn’t deserve your loyalty.”

“Your inside growl.”

“No way this ends well.”

“You never see a mason jar filled with blood before?”

“What he wants doesn’t want him back.”

“In exacting fashion.”

“Secret cults, blood viruses.”

Divine Elimination
Why doesn’t Quentin mention Martin’s curse until it is too late? Eliot acts out. Penny annoys as do Quentin and Alice and Margo. Julia is stupid, no change there. Marina prances and The Beast is useless. The gang waste their demon tattoos. Reynard shows up. Why does a fox god need to possess a hedge witch? He does bad things to Marina.

There is no unrelenting sense of hopelessness. Julia messes everything up. Ember messes with The Beast aka Martin Chatwin. Julia is unsettlingly callous. The Beast aka Martin Chatwin tantrums. Quentin is injured and Alice turns into a niffin. The Beast aka Martin Chatwin finally dies. No moral case to be made. This was not good. I still can’t get over how the show turned the Great Rams of Fillory into a man in dodgy makeup. The Great Rams aren’t sheep-men, they are actual magic Rams! FFS!

Best Lines:

“Dramatically stabbed a knife into a map to make a point,”

“You wretched bastard.”

“You stinking man-sheep.”

The Flying Forest
Eliot and Margo are terrible rulers. Julia looks up Kady. Penny and Eliot’s plots bore. The White Lady is looked up. Julia is unapologetic for her crap. Marina is brought back to life temporarily. Was she in hell? Oh who cares? Quentin was badly injured and is now broken. I don’t care and was not overly interested in this ep.

Best Lines:
“Filthy sex cave.”

“Trading rim-jobs for spells.”

“You deserve no-one.”

Cheat Day
Penny whines and can’t do much. Floppy haired Quentin now works in an office. Where did Julia get all the old newspapers? She’s also pregnant and her reckless impetuosity grows. Nobody cares about Penny and his drama. Eliot’s wife is knocked up. There is a talking rabbit. Nobody is inherently moral. WTF is going on? There is moral turpitude. Brian F. O’Byrne guest stars. How is Julia paying for her activities? The procedure she wants is treated as nothing. Why do magicians need corkscrews? This was mediocre and Eliot’s wife has secrets.

Best Lines:
“The drunk perv.”

“A lie with sparkles.”

“Get over yourself Ned Stark.”

The Cock Barrens
Quentin needs a haircut and a wash and a diet. Quentin visits Alice’s awful useless parents. Fillory has issues. Margo needs a kicking. How did Quentin get to Fillory? Julia encounters a previous victim of Reynard and learns Reynard has a child somewhere. Alice has feelings of unwantedness cos guess what she isn’t dead and is haunting Quentin. And she’s still a niffin. Reynard menaces. Margo needs a slap. Why does a god possess a hedge witch?!? Is anything of Richard left? Does anyone care to find out? This was okayish.

Best Lines:
“You milked a unicorn?”

“The walking plot twist.”

“Un-ironic furs.”

“We get married. I’d still let you speak in public.”