November 15th, 2019


Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'Looking For Alaska' promo


'Little Monsters' promo


'The Way Back' trailer

Ben Affleck plays a life ruining drunk. No comment.

Jelly babies – smaller and nasty tasting.

RIP Niall Toibin.

I won't read 'A Stranger On The Beach', 'The Mysterious Affair Of The Letter' or 'Missing Years'.

Fixed some LJ tags.

Christian Bale was in 'Henry V' (1989).

Recall Nick Kamen?

Drug recovery toilets are a thing?

Rewatched 'Last Resort' 1x01 'Captain': Dichen never speaks, the Captain was relieved and Kendal made captain. Everyone forgot that. The NATO lot bore as does the island boss. The weapons dealer/tech bint is the worst. Everyone ignores the fact that a country has been nuked. Chaplin seems incapable of taking the steps required to defuse tensions. XO Kendal's future rebellion is foreshadowed. Excellent ep though!

'The Turning' Quotes:

“Surveyed the operation with knowledgeable interest.”

“What's so strange about operating without pain killers and abducting patients from their beds?”

“Reveled in his triumphant return to the town where his family had dwelt in a shack.”

“Evoked less enthuiasm.”

“Forcible restraint.”

“I treat people with diseases that supposedly haven't existed in the civilized world for fifty years.”

“Some kids just don't work out.”

'RTE News' Quotes:

“Unpalatable in taste and texture.”

“Left the house only twice in the past 17 years.”

“Anything but.”

'Virgin Media News' Quotes:

“Thousands of objections were lodged.”

“Marine casaulty investigations.”

“All kicking off at the same time.”

“Fall apart as a family.”

'Queen Elizabeth: A Timewatch Guide' Quotes:

“The first Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne of England.”

“The England she helped to create.”

“National narrative.”

“Born of the union between Henry the 8th and Anne Boleyn.”

“Thrust into power and history.”

“Her sin, in Henry's mind at least.”

“Unclean piece of flesh.”

“Never be free from suspicion.”

Watched herself being watched.”

“Bloody questions.”

“Ran things around here.”

“When it was living.”

“Create legends of men.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Once synonymous with order and calm.”

“Met with a rude gesture.”

“Follow him around for the rest of his days.”

“Loathe with an unspeakable passion.”


“Settle their differences like men once used to do.”

“Perfectly respectable contemporaneous American men flinging off suit-jackets and brandishing fists at the slightest provocation.”

“Legally vulnerable.”

“Imposing their own ideological rule.”

“Social obligations.”

“Lack of public discourse.”

“Made themselves the enemy.”

“Not the sort of people are associates with exuberance.”

“Once-per-generation talent.”


“Lovable at a distance but odriferous close-up.”

“One of the station's rare comedy successes,”

“Carefully evaluated the local reaction to them.”

“Hold contrary values.”

“Consequences of the application of their ideas,”

“Alienation from social structures, norms and institutions contributes to an accumulation of internal and external stressors which impact negatively on a person's ability to cope.”

'Escape To The Chateau' Quote:

“Got things growing on it!”

'Channel 4 News' Quotes:

“This isn't being denied.”

“Talking badly about.”

“Grab and chuck.”

“Anything is better than here.”

“Tyranny's footsoldiers.”

'Dr Phil' Quote:

“Impose your physical will.”

On 'Hollyoaks': Sid's been battered by his dad. Ste's thick and has a new love interest. People have ill-advised complacency. Stuart is highly hostile.

Scary Books

Movie Reviews: Support The Girls + The Odessa File

Support The Girls (2018)

Regina Hall stars in this work place comedy. She runs a 'family eatery' where the waitresses wear booty shorts, cowboy boots and tiny tops. They are Whammies Girls. This starts out engagingly barmy but gets boring fast. A guy is stuck in a vent. Cops show up. There is sports talk.

There was a car wash fundrasier. There was comical. The owner shows up, he has a boss too. The cooks are unclean looking. A sick kid needs minding. The tv goes out, Regina Hall mkaes caw noises and her day is disrupted. The owner dressed like Charlie Sheen in 'Two And A Half Men'.

Things provoke incompehension, even hostility. This has no conceivable purpose. There are no accountability standards. There are dubious tattoos and drastic words. People are unable to show empathy. People are held to an impossible and irrelevant standard. This was not an exceptional moment.

There is a vein of doubt. People can't reconcile despair. There is strident yelling. There is no elemental magnetism. There is no hero at the end of the day. One is not motivated to care. There is no reasoning.

Best Lines:


“Big-asses are large size.”

“Weird sound in the locker room.”

“My family's full of dumb bitches.”

“Run over my ex? I'd be glad to.”

“You're unfireable.”

“Mr and mrs rat.”

“Sports themed bar and grill.”

“A guy throwing up in there.”

“Chocolate milk rules.”

“Super harmless.”

“Using it as a traning exercise.”

“Cable people.”

“Didn't even make it out of the cecling.”

The Odessa File (1978)

Men guilty of infamous activities hide. A journalist (Jon Voight) looks for a man. He does a bad undercover act. There are stupefying plot developments. The men can't accept they were on the losing side of history, they still plot. Voight has a regretful countenance and anxious rage. There is a twist and one did not find this compelling.

Best Lines:

“Nature's chosen ruler.”

“Are you listening?”

“If I must.”

“Sickened the whole of mankind.”

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White Collar 4x15 + Star Trek Voyager (1995-2001) 3x06 Reviewed

The Original

This show leaves you incredulous. There is exposition and Peter gloats in Neal's face. Peter has a new boss. There is bad ADR. A sculpture is faked. Neal can sniff out fake art. Emily Procter of 'CSI: Miami' guest stars and Treat Williams returns. This show has growing irrelevance.

This ep has no positive purpose. A dead sculpter's apprentice is demeaning and dehumanising. Peter casually disrespects Neal. As for Neal he fakes a sculpture. James aka Sam lurks. Neal poses in his vest. There is great hostility. Detriment and damage is caused.

Things are pretty bleak. There is a thin veil of safety. Neal is a grifting freeloader in a form fitting shirt. James shows where Neal got his act from. Perilous and erratic events take place. This was not powerfully emotional. There is turmoil. How does James know about art? There is strife and one is exasperated by Peter's moaning.

Neal is a talented artist but never does anything original. How did the artists put a note into a sculpture? This ep is painfully predictable. There is forced jollity. This ep is not as much fun as it thinks it is. The characters are crass and shallow. There are discontents. Manly men bicker. This ep grates. There is no intense focus. People are unproductive and morally indefensible. This ep was low quality.

Neal gets manhandled. A 'marble' statue is knocked over but does not shatter. None of this is fun. The apprentice was more talented than his mentor. The dialogue sounds like people ordered to speak random words. The new boss is a Pratt minion, but of course.

Best Lines:

“$13 for an ice cream.”

“That's bribery.”

“Then pay.”

“The red pigment is impossible to find today. Trust me.”

“I've had 3 different names.”

“If you can do this, you're capable of anything.”

“Mystique of his work.”

“Are you familiar with chicken sexers?”

“Rare Italian marble.”

“Smell a set up.”


Voyager plays host to a Delta Quadrant race of telepaths who have what looks like moss growing in their hair. Janeway has the weirdest diction. Torres has visions of a denied past. This show's theme music blew. Torres talks about her 'sex dreams' with Chakotay. A woman likes Harry. WHY? Paris bores. Neelix is useless. The acting is bad. This was okay but cack handed.

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