October 19th, 2019

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Movie Reviews: Sextuplets + Eli + Occupation 👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿

Sextuplets (2019)

A father to be, Alan, goes looking for his birth mother. This was about as convincing as the Will/Cristiano abuse plotline on 'Fair City'. A fat nerd in a tracksuit turns out to be Alan's brother. There is a sour balls joke. Alan learns their mother had sextuplets.


The world is not laughing at this. Alan's quest is not a transformative personal act. Viewers are not entirely united in admiration. A sister turns out to be a prison inmate. Another brother shows up. There is sexism and a criminal brother and a sick brother who wants a kidney. There is slapstick, Alan being sad and the mother shows up and the crazy brother is crazy. What is 'The Rockford Files'? This was okay and stars Marlon Wayans and Molly Shannon.


Best Lines:

“That man don't like me. He stopped liking you after you started liking me.”


“Like a Tyler Perry movie.”


“Who watches 'Mork & Mindy' still?


“More of you?”


“Warning whistle mother gave me.”


“Stranger danger.”


“Baby P is his legal name.”


“You don't know these people.”


“Really helps with night swears.”


“She forced me to eat avocado. The hussy!”


“How about we don't?!?”


“I don't know you.”


“Violent murder.”


“Mishappenstance.”


“You left me in the trash.”


“I'll slap your white face.”


“Republician money.”


“Like 'Dukes Of Hazzard' without the racist car”


“Get my belt or worse my shotgun!”


“You ain't got no damn friends!”


“Not to make it weird.”


“Laugh!”


“Smelling what I'm farting.”


“I like me some truckers.”


“Looking all judgemental.”


“If he rich, I want to be in that will.”


“Turn that anger down!”


“You ain't gone yet?!?”


“Dead people don't cry.”


“Like a 1970s pimp.”


“Dehydrated smurf.”


“Sniffed way too much laptop cleaner.”


“White credit.”


“Tenant ID.”


“I like jail!”


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Eli (2019)

A sick kid and his weird parents to to a creepy old house. There is an odd decontamination chamber and no foundational logic. Eli has a failing immune system and has cold medical care. There are recriminations, a blame game that ratchets up and a creepy girl. Psycho dad shrugs off weird events and the parents have a warmth problem. This movie leaves you absolutely indifferent. This was excruciatingly dull and exhausting.


Eli's convulsed by crisis. His mother treats him like a toddler. Eli screams and people want him to do what he is told, when he is told. No complaints are tolerated. Eli's subjected to cruel abuses. The mother has a perpetually vacant gaze.


Lies come out. What did the mother do? People brim with malice and bad faith. Eli is treated as unworthy of rational engagement. Eli is covered in chalk makeup and the doctor has immunity from criticism and questioning. Contempt and scorn fly.


There are nuns and Eli's in terrible circumstances. People shrug off a burning car. This was absurd and Eli's parents are crazy. There is a creepy cross and the dad is an a-hole.


Best Lines:

“This is a clean house.”


“Viral gene thearpy.”


“Purer than bottled water.”


“Is the water safe?”


“Something bad happened here.”


“How dare I?”


“Not the way he is!”


“You didn't do anything wrong. But you will.”


“Prayed to who?”


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Occupation (2018)

This is an oz alien invasion movie which features nary a Jedi or a superhero. This has unfulfilled promise and philistinism. Things are grim and get grimmer when aliens show up. The aliens speak English. How did they not see the alien ship before they did? The aliens are a dreadful imposition. There is savage fighting and a battle of annihilation, off screen. There is no hell on Earth intensity. There are negative observations.


Best Lines:

“Outside universal threat.”


“It's a country town! What's going to happen?”


“What together?”

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Kylo Ren

Book Review: The Iron Flower 🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌳

The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest

Book 2 of 'The Black Witch Chronicles' isn't good. It's too long, too talky, the POV switches wildly and the heroine's defining realisations and quest for redemption bore. People are either hysterical or consumed with hatred. There are dissenting perspectives, victim narratives, false assertions and infernal prophecies. The heroine has gone from a docile conformist in a cultural hegemony to The Black Witch of legend, like duh.


People have aggressive threatening language and behaviour and massively traumatic things happen. This is all so unsubtle. People assume the worst of the heroine's intentions in an ethnically divided land. There are shameful responses and the heroine is incapable of understanding, even as she's ostracised and people are well aware of her name.


A cultural and attiude change is needed. Horrifying vicious things are done by a brutal imperialistic opressor. But there is no renewed sense of urgency or purpose. There is just longstanding dislike, incredibly cruel people, a debased culture and tense standoffs in this unmitigated disaster of a sequel which reads like an AU Rey/Kylo Ren fanfic.


Best Lines:

“Do whatever is commanded for them. Without stopping to question any of it.”


“Forbidden statement.”


“Charming. Truly.”


“Charade of purity.”


“There's nowhere to go.”

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Sergio Balleseros

Trailer, Quotes & Stuff

'Marriage Story' trailer

Adam Driver and a failing marriage. I wonder if TPTB cleared all the 'Star Wars' stuff out of the toy store.


My ex's continued rejection hurts. I feel incredibly lonely for the conversation and company of someone who had chosen me.


What are heritage grains? Koji tart? Teeling whiskey cream?


So I won't be reviewing 'Batwoman', yet.


'Derry Girls' Quotes:

“They don't really look that happy.”


“Underneath it all, I'm sure they're reasonable enough people.”


“Nobody really has any respect for you.”


“Punt purse.”


'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“A little big antagonistic.”


“Didn't have an entirely easy life.”


“Get used to being ostracised.”


“Whose intentions I couldn't have guessed.”


“Expressed that antipathy.”


“Taught a very different history.”


“I don't like what is out there,”


“Urban settlements.”


“Betraying literature's essential purpose.”


“School of resentment.”


“Ethnic origins.”


“Made some questionable films.”


“Looking back in regret.”


“Doomsday emigration.”


“Imagining a reality where that speech was needed seems horrifying.”


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On 'Hollyoaks': Luke makes Ollie's teen fatherhood all about him. Mercedes keeps being vile and getting away with it. Luke and Mandy were so busy being drunk and cheating that they overlooked Ollie being molested.

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Living With Yourself (2019) 1x01 + Covert Affairs 5x07-5x10 Reviewed 🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶

The Best You Can Be

Paul Rudd attention seeks in this show in which he plays a giant loser. He's de-skilling and yet lives in a mcmansion with a loving wife. Stop whining you medicore man! He won't go for fertility testing but will go to a 'spa'. I hate this guy. This is rapidly worsening and racist. Rudd is very very awkward to deal with. Rudd is replaced by a clone. He's set in his nature and his demands. This was sexist and had no artistic credibility.


Best Lines:

“If you're that desperate, I'll give you a tug job.”


“You tried to murder me.”


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Brink Of The Clouds

Auggie and Annie are horrible people now. TPTB did brutal dispersment of all the good qualities of this show. Annie gets her medicine illegally as she defies the norms. Her pretence is not virtuous. The CIA shrug off enchanced interrogation. There is CIA perfidy. Annie exists to be beloved. This show is a terrible indictment of the CIA. Pink Ranger pries. Max Martini and Rossif Sutherland of 'Reign' guest star. A malefic CIA agent has got himself into something there is no escape from. The inevitable result of Annie's lies is trouble. This was truly awful. A drone is used and there are stupid choices and bad VFX.


Best Line:

“That kind of thing doesn't go unnoticed.”


Grounded

The CIA got it wrong. Annie and Auggie are busted for their lies. Annie makes demands. Auggie is horrible to Pink Ranger. Annie makes stupid choices. Auggie the lying cheater who whored himself out to make someone a mark lectures Pink Ranger on morals. There is a sudden and inevitable betrayal. Stop being bad!


Best Line:

“In your version of this story, you're the good guy.”


Spit On A Stranger

Annie quits and she and Auggie do something stupid, again. Auggie lies and smugs. Annie's a moron. The CIA whine about a bombing ignoring all the bombings they carry out! This was stupid.


Best Lines:

“Hot sync.”


“Tool of last resort.”


Sensitive Euro Man

Auggie keeps on lying. Why isn't he fired? Annie has a type. Pink Ranger is made out to be the bad guy for doing the right thing. Annie and Auggie are cosseted lying liars who lie. Someone is shot. Pink Ranger tries to arrest Annie. A baddie is IDed. YAWN.

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