March 27th, 2020


Movie Reviews: The Occupant + Mark Of The Devil

The Occupant (2020)

There is bad dubbing in this Spanish thriller. There is dithering. A family lose their apartment and new people move in. The father stalks the new family. There is no sacrifice or compromise in this useless film. The father plays at being a poisonous friend to the new family.

A guy is blown up by his leaf blower, which shows the rubbishness of this film. The husband in the new family is selfish, irresponsible and reckless. The husband attacks his wife and gets pepper sprayed. There is no innovation or haunting starkness and this was not fascinating. The father steals the dead husband's wife and child after ditching his washrag wife and lumpen son.

This film was full of callous, dismissive, self-serving and self-satisfied people. This was incompetent. The father hates his ex and meances her. People are adversaries and the father is unacceptable and downright sordid. He grins about his wrong and malicious acts and invented lies.

Best Lines:

“Seeing what you have.”

“You've always throught I was useless.”

“You wouldn't.”

“Are you sure?”

“What would you prefer? Some kind of petty screaming match?”

Mark Of The Devil (2020)

This was a dull Mexican horror. There are exorcisms and unimaginable times and there is discordant fear and uncertainty and bad dubbing. There is a prevalance of irrationality and no moral or intellectual authority. There is a book and dumb teens who live muffled miserable lives. There is a descent, but to where?

There is no determination or sense of purpose or torrent of unpredictability. This does not deserve acclaim. This was unlovely and had no civilised macabre. There is violent active mania and growing despair. I scoff at this non bizarre film. Unspeakable things are happening. As well as mysterious and malevolent things. This was not darkly entertaining, just ridiculous.

'The Exorcist' tv show was better than this. There is no embarrassed delight just death. This was not eerie just OTT. There are serious concerns and a sequel hook.

Best Lines:

“May the lord repay you.”

“Lovecraft made it up in his stories.”

“I hate when you hide my medicine but I also love you for it.”

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Kylo Ren

Star Wars The Rise Of Kylo Ren Issue 4 Reviewed 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😘🥰

How did the Knights of Ren leader build a lightsabre? Ben Solo is still conflicted. You always knew how this would end. Loyalty only flowed in one direction and Ben takes an unwilling interest in the dark side. There are irrevocable decisions and Ben looks like loneliness brought to life. Ben doesn't sccumb to the dark side, he leaps.

WTF is a mindspliter? The annoying Jedi students annoy. Ben's self esteem has been dismantled and he's increasingly contemptuous. The more recent movies were largely fawning account of Rey. There are inevitable repercussions. How is Snoke so powerful and persuasive?

How did neither Luke nor Leia NOT notice that Ben was being brainwashed by the Emperor? And that Ben's opinions and decisions were being distorted? This is a critical point for Ben and he's disinclined to go back. Ben didn't really have ideological convictions. Ben wasn't exactly given a choice in his fate.

'Rise Of Skywalker' was a disturbing failure. It is troubling how Ben was made compliant and subject to behavioural modification and made cold, judgemental and destructive in his pursuit of the dark side. The art in this issue is terrible.

Why are there always narrow high walkways with no handrails over deep ravines in this franchise? This was okay. We get a shot of Rey. Ben kills the shirtless surfer dude Knights leader and the Knights kneel to Ben. Then they inexplicably turned on him in 'Rise Of Skywalker'. Ben gets shirtless and his eyes turn red as he changes his khyber crystal by clenching it in his fist and gurning.

Best Lines:

“Whatever they need to do to survive, to triumph......they will do.”

“Deep delving.”

“However deep you think you are, I promise you, there's deeper yet. It can get worse. You're acting like you don't have control when every single step you take is your own choice.”

“You're Jedi-trained.”

“Anyone who isn't us is fair game.”

“Who are they?”

“The past.”

“Said he sent you all home creying.”

“It's too late now. This is my path.”

“Every path goes in two directions.”

“Even my name isn't a choice.”

“I am the shadow.”

“Have you ever actually been in a fight before? Where the other guy really wants you dead, I mean.”

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Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'Defending Jacob' trailer

An ugly statue, an annoying kid, a murder, Chris Evans, a limited series and a knife.

Best Lines:

“Good, he should be scared!”

“Looks smug and remorseless.”

“Acting like we're normal.”

“I know what you did.”

'The Mandalorian' promo

Baby Yoda.

'Miss Scarlet & The Duke' promo


'The Occupant' trailer

Spanish thriller.

'Black Lighning' season 3 promo

Who is Blackbird? There is a baddie called Painkiller. WTF?

Best Line:

“I ride the pale horse and hell follows with me.”

Who saw 'American Patriot'?

'The Mirror & The Light' Quotes:

“Remember the feelings of a mother, tell her gently – not banging on the gate and shouting it to the skies.”

“Forty-five years on this earth, twenty-seven of them as King of England – and all he has to show for it are three bastard children, one of them now a corpse.”

“You can't afford plighting.”

“What she thinks is her name now:”

“But this is not true.”

“It will be true, in time.”

“She must live in apprehension till I can frame the King's mind to mercy,”

“I have seen such evil countenances, and such readiness to fight,”

“I have seen four reigns-”

“In this skill to recognise those who are fit for his company and service.”

“Fights to think well of them.”

“I hear you've killed men.”

“Who hasn't.”

“She is afraid of what she has begun.”

“Agin him and hoping to do him down.”

“Looking for a fight; and being Walter, he never looks far.”

“By God, they will do it, or I shall come out of my grave and want to know why.”

'Neighbours' Quote:

“There's a pscyhopath on the loose!”

'Stacey Dooley On The Psych Ward' Quotes:

“Before they decide to help you.”

“Throwing the sandwich about.”

“Removing these people from society.”

“Talking to slugs.”

“Social support.”

“Rapid tranq.”

“High level of distress.”

“The feeling I get is dread.”

“Take everything from me.”

“Bed manager.”

'Sky News' Quotes:

“Waiting for patients to come who never came.”

“The road ahead will be trying.”

'Waking The Dead' Quote:

“Unseen in our fair city since the great plague.”

“Eaten up with anger.”

“I'm not going to give you any sympathy.”

“I don't need your forgiveness.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“We must avert that at all costs,”

“Stiringly unites.”

“Aggravating the situation.”

“Future impetus.”

“Supplanted as the chief targets of public opprobrium.”

“Vying for the title of Worst Person in Britian.”

“Public outrage is now chiefly focused.”

“Big lie on a global scale.”

“Already fear in the population.”

“Social buy-in.”

“Suspicious and resentful populations.”

“Sit idly by.”

“Eerily deserted streets.”

“Disregard for evidence and facts,”

“Coughs theatrically.”

“Laughing out loud at his hilarious impudence.”

“Record their victim's horrified reactions.”

“Looking very pleased with himself,”

“Looking very pleased with himself,”

“The driver wore bright yellow rubber gloves. In any other time it would have been comical.”

“There is just nothing there.”

“It's like the film 28 Days Later.”


“Already running out of places to go.”

“Stoically borne,”

“Cinemas remain shuttered-”

“Try to avoid going mad while trapped in homes.”

“Battle archaeologically themed criminals.”

“Come-hither eyes.”

“You know ti's a programme from continental Europe when they've got someone with their lad out,”

“Sigmund Freud is considering whether he wants to go down a wet tunnel. Sigmund Freud is too fearful to go down the wet tunnel.”

“Attempt to stab each other with their long swords.”

'OJ: Made In America' Quote:

“In the face of public wrath.”

'Dr Phil' Quote:

“Dresses like a 12 year old.”

'Mark Kermode' Quotes:

“Rarely fare well.”

“Obsessed with national destiny.”

“Satan farting monks out of backide.”

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Blood 2x05 + The Time Tunnel 1x06 + Continuum 3x03&3x06 + Law & Order 13x02 Reviewed 🐔🍟

Blood 2x05

The police (of which there only seems to be 1 member in the area) pry. There is bad acting. The dying woman was taunted by her useless hubby. Jim is a vile man. Fiona's sick of him. Cat has vanished again. There is an arrest and a twist. This is truly awful.

Crack Of Doom

Krakatoa. The duo get home. Sorta. This sucked.

Minute To Win It

This has naff opening credits. She'll never see her husband and child again. Kiera blathers about her murder. The 'original' timeline collapsed, way to go Alec. There are bank robbers. Alec bores. Both of them. Carlos knows about time travel. Carlos is angry. Emily and her vagenda lurks. There is conflict making. This was naff.

Best Lines:

“I didn't do anything.”

“I doubt that.”

“You're worse than I thought.”

“Feel like a familiar path.”

Wasted Minute

Alec (the traitor) killed the past version of Kiera. Or did he? Alec is awful and confronts himself. Kiera was sick in the future. Alec bitches. Why is Alec so obsessed with the bint Emily? Alec is such a dick. Some random bint whines. I've no idea what is going on. Or why. Alec ends up in a glass box. Where is the toilet? Kiera pulls a murder accusation out of her ass.

Best Lines:

“Battleground poison used in the frontier wars of 2066.”

“Chemical weapons are legal in the future?”

“You steal my life.”


A teacher is murdered. A foster child and a teacher are arrested. The foster child and her numerous abuse claims turns out to be an adult con artist. J.K. Simmons guest stars. This was okay.