November 4th, 2019


Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'The Irishman' tv spot

De Niro does bad guy stuff. No women.

'The Addams Family' tv spot


'American Horror Story' 9x08 promo


'Hollyoaks' promo

Mercedes isn't sorry for her crap so she gets got.

Best Lines:

“Finished around here.”

“You left me in the gutter to die.”

Poppets – okay.

Cadbury's caramel – okay.

Burrito bowl – okay.

Chilli hot choc – goodish.

Mature cheddar & red onion flavour artisan crisps – nice.

Champagne truffle – bland.

Salted caramel penguin – yum.

Vegan zesty orange dark choc – nice.

'Ghost Adventures' is a big pile of poo.

Who saw 'Laverne & Shirley' or 'The Red Balloon' or the 2006 'Dracula'?

'Frayed' was not good.

Wachet und betet.

I want a bustier jacket.

I'd try passionfruit ice-cream.

I do not invite my ex back into my life. I have ehausted indifference for him. Why did my ex go from affection to distain?

It's 30 years since the Berlin wall fell.

What's an Anzac cookie?

I won't read 'Full Throttle' or 'Catch and Kill'.

I'll review 'Wayward Son'.

What's a heap tide?

The 'Tuck Me In', 'Still Life' and 'The Smiling Man' short films weren't good.

'How Europe Stole My Mum' Quotes:

“Intellectual inferority.”

“Complete waste of any educational qualifications you might get.”

“Chardonnay sozzled.”

“Provincially accented.”

“Terminally mild mannered life partner.”

“Non fair trade tea.”

“Feeling like strangers.”

“Dark and forgotten story.”

“Didn't have a girlfriend. And was very weird.”

“Having a lower life expectancy.”

“Spells living death.”

“Fascist bastard!”

“Ratf**ker! Ratf**ker!”

“Implausibly angry.”

“People pity you.”

“Hatred of confrontation.”

“Haddock supper.”

“We will never trust you. We will never love you.”

“Europe is the invention of the devil.”

“Comedically uncompromising.”

“Seeking confrontation.”

“Abandon all my ideals.”

“Wasn't keen.”

“Edifying journey of intellectual and emotional development.”

'Channel 4 News' Quote:

“Scallop dredger.”

'Sky News' Quote:

“Harmony and good order.”

'Halloween Comedy Shorts' Quotes:

“I love venturing into a bush!”

“Secret paranormal elite.”

“Unnatural dangers.”

“What like dogging and that?”

“That's completely plausible.”

“Ruling demon elite.”

“Sold 3 copies of my last book to a mobile library in pool!”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“What is she doing wandering around those ruins in the dark after a body has just been found?”

“The survival of our relationship is an ongoing thing.”

“Inability to enjoy life,”


“All the implications that that has.”


“No longer engage with traditional television.”

“Resolve parenthood.”

“Cultural attachment.”

“Envious allies.”

“Objection culture.”

“Devoid of opportunities.”

“Misplaced targets of blame.”

“Nowhere near as popular.”

“Creepy betrayal.”

“So reshaped culture.”

“Death observably present.”

“Inability to enjoy life.”

“In 1999 people still loved stero systems.”

“If shoppers don't want it, it's gone.”

“Term of abuse.”

“Hundreds of kilos of wood, steel and embalming fluid being lowered into the earth everyday.”

“Cultural myths.”

“Didn't want anyone to knew of the meeting.”

“Neo-liberal assumptions.”

“Cultural graveyard.”

“How society and attiudes have since changed.”

“Makes the reader feel like they're complicit in something.”

“One of those wars no one talks about anymore.”

“Vital issues were downplayed.”

“Cultural self-confidence.”

“Nobody seemed to know what was in it, but they took it anyway.”

“More violent atmosphere.”

“An NCIS on every corner.”

“His lands are overrun by goats.”

“Punishment for this family is to forgive them because she knows it will hurt them and won't be easy for them to accept.”

“Reserve the right to remove it from shelves at any time, for any reason.”

“It's the only thing that keeps them quiet when you're out at work, Sorcha.”

“Ross, you're supposed to be home-schooling them, not letting them watch boxsets.”

'White Collar' Quotes:

“Make my arrest look real.”

“Say ow.”

“Wholly unexpected capture.”

“This isn't good.”

'Foyle's War' Quotes:

“You haven't listened to me.”

"Argued publically and violently.”

“Are you calling me a liar?”

“Yes I am.”

'Britian's Most Historic Towns' Quotes:

“Rare and imported pathogens.”

“Get it down and keep it down.”

“Built to serve communities.”

'Wayward Son' Quotes:

“You could get help.”

“From who?”

“You have no right to our secrets!”

“Can't remember the last time I made a good decision.”

'SciFiNow' Quote:

“All the Robins (yes, those Robins).”

'Dr Phil' Quotes:

“That's a good way to get shot.”

“Stealing his aunt's minivan.”

“Selling pills at the roller skating rink.”

“Showing up at gang leaders homes.”

“Doesn't care who he upsets.”

“That's not a truthful statement.”

“Throw a lot of lead.”

'The Sunday Times' Quotes:

“Joy dies.”

“Christmas status quo.”

“The sentiment seemed nasty.”

“Convinced of its own disenfrachisement.”

“How does it feel to leave the family home, your marriage, and not, most heartbreaking of all, your four children, for your true love?”

“Abnormal, antiscoail and must be punished.”

“Social punishment.”

“Social shame.”

“Biblical intensity.”

“He bores them.”

“Strongly envisage happiness.”

“I am being slowly erased from the house,”

“Take back their decision?”

“That other royal embarrassment.”


“Holding his own in prison fights.”

“Don't have a particularly good public persona.”

“Very frightened indeed.”

“An occupation so without merit.”


Movie Reviews: Max Steel + Brawl In Cell Block 99

Max Steel (2016)

This was fairly grim. This was based on a toyline. I can recall the awful cartoon of the same name. A boy and an alien bond. This was like a bad 90s tv pilot. Max is a half human hybrid. A baddie has murderous intentions. This was ultimately tedious and slightly grotty.

Brawl In Cell Block 99 (2017)

This was meandering and bloated and tiring. There is minimalist plotting, 'gritty realism' and this was especially horrible. There are abysses of sorrows and memorably miserable people are up to no good. Vince Vaughn is arrested and goes to jail in this grindhouse film. This tries for seriousness of purpose but was as rough as a robber's dog.

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White Collar 3x16-4x03 + The Rook 1x08 + The Name Of The Rose 1x04 Reviewed

Judgment Day

Kramer has a dangerous interest in Neal. I'm so sick of Peter and his smugness and how he feigns concern. Peter is palpably a creep. This was utterly mundane. This show is vastly diminished. Peter long ago lost track of objective facts. No peace manifests itself. There is a less comforting ending. The forces of normality loom. I struggle to enjoy this. Kramer wants Neal working for him in DC.

This was not wry or amusing. People have wrongly held beliefs and blatant disregard. Shame and ridicule are put on Neal. Kramer is unethical and immoral. Neal has no sincere commitment. This was embarrassingly awful. Peter lies to Neal. Kramer wants to extend Neal's sentence indefinetly. Sara and Neal go on about a Raphael.

This was not deliciously deceptive or intelligent or brilliant. Peter needs to shut up. Neal is negatively affected. Some woman talks about Neal's father. Kate is mentioned. Neal's parents are alive? There is no perilous quest. There is a high level of threat. Kramer has sulphurous contempt for Neal. Mozzie moved part of the u-boat treasure out of the country. There is no admission of responsibility.

Let's get this horrible meaningless ep over with. Beau Bridges guest stars. This was unpleasant. There are deceptive feelings. There is no emotional trauma. Kramer plans to arrest Neal so Neal runs. There is gross misconduct in this appalling ep.

Best Lines:

“My immunity not the bureau's.”

“Keep him for himself.”

“For a long, long time.”

“Slapped cuffs on your CI.”

“Life I lost.”

“Don't try. Do it.”

“This moment was inevitable.”

“When did you stop putting faith in people?”

“When they stopped deserving it.”

“Revenge business.”

“You caught him?”



People want to lock Neal up. Why do people have such hostile reactions to Neal? This ep is a pitiful harrowing experience. Neal and Mozzie's co-dependence bores. This was clearly nonsense. Neal flirts with a woman. People have ideological differences. Neal and Mozzie have limitless wealth. They are on an island with no extradition treaty. Gregg Henry runs the island. This show is essential sameness. Elizabeth bores. There is intense speculation.

This show sows the seeds of its own irrelevance. Peter is discomfited. Neal doesn't put his talents to productive use. How is Gregg Henry the island dictator? There is no transforming engagement. Neal builds sand castles. There is vague but threatening language. Neal's known for all the wrong things. Pagers are used. WitSec woman yaps. The DOJ want Neal. Peter stalks Neal. There is a zero tolerance policy. This was lacklustre.

Peter's an idiot. Neal burns stuff. People are left to deal with the consequences. People are intent on harming Neal. People deal with the fallout. This was fatiguing and dismal. This is an elaborate cosmic joke. There is inevitability of dread and chicanes of farce. This was not grimly funny. People are ferociously insincere. Neal has excessive self-admiration. Peter thinks Neal can be made better, but his trangressions remain etched in the minds of people.

Best Lines:

“Love this bit of insight.”

“Sounds nice.”

“It's a leper colony.”

“Men like you are trouble.”

“Doesn't want you.”

“What's regret going to get me?”

“Our final refuge.”

“Disappears through reinvention.”

“I'll let you know if that's true.”

“Paying the guy 25 grand a month for safe haven.”

“Paradise comes at a price.”

“Didn't deserve that freedom.”

“Think Dog The Bounty Hunter.”

Most Wanted

There is surreal morality. Neal's steadily more entangled in the web he weaves. This was infuiating. Mozzie is amiably dumb. Neal feels lectured. This was not very satisfying. There is a culture of abuse of Neal. There is a spectacular betrayal. Neal's shot. There are betrayals within betrayals. Peter's deeply compromised. This was misbegotten. Neal's gullible and vulnerable. There is visceral teachery. There is terrible moral turptitude.

This shows people at their worst. There is an agenda against Neal. Old ways are not renounced. Gregg Henry lurks. Things are deeply mired in betrayal. Neal has a murky past. There is wariness and bitter experience. There are no passionate idealists. There are charming and sinister adventures. This was an enormous gaffe. Neal is mysteriously unencumbered by family. There are dubious types and masculine hubris. This was unintentionally funny and troubling.

Throughly unlikable characters have no moral calibre. This show's sense of promise is never quite fulfilled. There is amorality. Women are entirely two dimensional sex and money obsessed coquettes. Neal wants to fleece others of their property. There is no moral credence. Island girl speaks like a sex robot. There are sterotypical trappings.

Neal has deep sorrowful eyes and is contentious. People have bizarre motivations. Mozzie is emotionally unreachable and strangely unknowable. Neal retains no independence and has a lack of integrity to the point of perversity. He's mystifying. This was not endearing. There is sanctimonious judgment. Neal has little moments. This show is not a cultural touchstone.

The bounty hunter doesn't recognise Mozzie? Gregg Henry turns out to be a fugitive. Status quo is god on this show. Peter caused all this trouble. A moppet lurks. A bad painting is meant to fool people. This was disjointed and totally unrealistic. Peter is an ass. Neal wants to know about his dad.

Best Lines:

“You could be armed.”

“Zip tied to the dash.”

“You're not this man.”

“Harmonic futility.”

“Just as important as the pour.”

“His word carries a lot of weight.”

“Pour like it's Hemingway's last pour.”

Will leave you.”

“I'll think of you with every dollar I spend.”

“Had more good ones than he deserves.”

“I hope you get a next time.”

“How that came to pass?”

Diminishing Returns

There is no reasoned debate. This was flippant. Peter's been demoted and transferred. Neal has vexation. There is contrived forced jollity. This was truly ghastly. Neal's walked off being shot. Peter's working in the evidence warehouse. This was pretty bad. Neal solves an unsolved case. Brett Cullen guest stars.

I've lost my enthusiasm for this drab show. There are no very serious consequences. There are no ruthless vengeful opponents or double crossing friends. Peter is dryly dismissive. Jewels show up. Peter strips another thief of his dreams. There is not a modium of quality. Mozzie got into the evidence locker and did Peter's work. Neal grew up in WitSec? Neal's dad killed someone.

Best Lines:

“Wayward history.”

“Avoids emotional connection.”

“Casually imply.”

“Not up for discussion.”

"Go signal.”

Parting Shots

Peter is still in the evidence locker. Brett Cullen and Laura Vandervoort of 'V' and 'Smallville' guest star. Sara lurks. A widow gets an insurance payout. This was terrible. A creepy PI lurks. Neal is looking into his dad. This was deplorable. This is overly onerous and has a negative impact. There are negative repercussions and gun waving.

Best Lines:

“Marginally less interesting.”

“All over the gossip rags.”

“Tailing your tail.”

Chapter 8

People with powers are being sold. You can't trust anyone with strategic thinking. This was crap. I'd no idea what was going on in this calamitous ep/miniseries.


The Name Of The Rose 1x04

There are random acts of violence, yelling and malvolent intent. This was complete incompetence and wilful weirdness.

Best Lines:

Cry betrayal.”

“New mysterious event.”

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Scary Books

Tales The Dark Mulitverse: The Death Of Superman + Marvel Zombies Resurrection Issue 1 Reviewed

Tales The Dark Mulitverse: The Death Of Superman

There is a mulitverse. Where was Batman when Superman died? Lois gets angry. Lex has red hair and a red beard. Why is the US flag on Superman's coffin? Like TPTB wouldn't examine the body. Lois meets the Eradicator. WHO? And gets power. Superman stays dead for a while but comes back in time to see Lois turned vigilante. Lois rampages and wonders why Clark didn't do this. There is a Kara mention. Lex did bad things and gets killed by Lois for them. Then she kills the Joker and possibly Batman. Superboy and Cyborg Superman show up. This was excellent.

Best Lines:

“Watched the world waste his gift......and this woman......would never forgive the world.”

“Where were any of you?!”

“I'm glad you're not here...”

“They made sure to be front and center now.”

“Why are they afraid of you?”

“He has nothing else......he's so alone.”

“Why did we ever allow a world where this was normal?”

“What have you done?!”

“What you never could.”

“It's like you were never here at all.”

“We never even tried to be better.”

“Looked upon the strange...and instead of fearing it, chose to love.”

“The last hope of a dying star...”

“All they could spare to send with you.”

“I'll make a better world. One that deserved you.”

“We all grieve differently.”

“Proud of that one. Oh, and I murdered my secretary on the way home from the funeral. Just to let him know that I could. And I won.”

Marvel Zombies Resurrection Issue 1

I never read 'Marvel Zombies'. Reed Richards has a beard. Galactus is dead. There's a floating head in a jar. The Avengers and X-Men assemble. Magneto is a good guy? Wolverine sniffs. Thor booms. There is no concept of hazmat. Magik is around. Captain Marvel is a zombie as are Groot and the Silver Surfer and many others. The Avengers and X-Men get bit. Galactus falls into the atmosphere. This was excellent.

Best Lines:

“Why are you wi-fi passwords always so inexplicably long?”

“Harvests his biology or technology.”

“Hippos?! The dirty great fat things that loll about in rivers?”

“What could do something like this to Galactus?”

“We're remaking Galactus' physical form in our own images, simply through our perception of it.”

“If you don't get to the ship, Earth will fall!”

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