April 20th, 2020

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Movie Review: Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth (1992)

This was directed by Anthony Hickox and starred Terry Farrell of 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'), Doug Bradley, Paula Marshall and Ashley Laurence. This has a budget and sees a supremely unsympathetic barfly who has no moral virtues whatsoever revive Pinhead. A reporter named Joey (Farrell) is heavy with misery and missed chances.

Unpleasant fates await bad actors and Bradley carries on as though he's doing Chekhov. Joey sees something impossible. People make gruesome exits in revoltingly inventive ways. This was seriously terrible massive mediocrity bar Bradley hamming it up as Pinhead. Joey has no terrifying urgency despite seeing proof of supernatural doings. There is squalor and this was so 90s looking. Isn't Pinhead DEAD? Where is Julia?

There is bad acting and this was infuriating and not even half as profound as it thinks it is. There is no genuine threat or narrative logic. The barfly clubrat wears tiny underpants and this was tonally wild. This was made with maximum incompetence and Joey watches a video of the Cotton daughter. Pinhead's human side appeals to Joey for help. Why do people talk to the demonic head (Pinhead) stuck in a pillar?!?

There is no sombre mood and this was not epoch defining. Pinhead ends up walking the streets of NY. This was pretty ghastly and valueless po-faced doleful ridiculousness. Pinhead wanders through a club of wannabe transgressives and people are throughly despondent.

There is wretched business and there is unemotiing extras. This was unrelentingly awful. Blood seeps under a door as Pinhead wreaks misery. He is capable of the most heinious evil. Nobody will miss the losers, deadbeats and outcasts. The box is chased and there is no perpetual state of terror. Pinhead is shoutily psychotic. This was not suitably disturbing and stuff blows up, because.

A priest encounters the hell priest as Pinhead walking into a church causes the stained glass to explode. Pinhead laughs and does something profane. Seeing Pinhead outside in broad daylight is weird. There is dated VFX and there is a sequel hook. What is Joey's fate? Pinhead loves making bellicose threats.

Best Lines:

“Got an ambulance to beat.”

“Lying bleeding at your feet.”

“Banal. Hopeless. Dreamless.”

“Hell has its Commandments too.”

“Jesus Christ!”

“Not quite.”

“Hell is exactly what's going on.”

“Explorer of forbidden pleasures.”

“Save your tears. I'll reap your sorrow, slowly. I have centuries.”

“You think your nightime world is closed to me?”

“Couldn't resist playing games.”

“After all, you made me.”

“To press the stinking face of humanity into the dark blood of its own secret heart.”

“Free you from the future.”

“I'll enjoy making you bleed and I'll enjoy making you enjoy it.”

“Such limited imagination.”

“Down the dark decades of your pain, this will seem like a memory of heaven.”

“Thou shall not bow down before any graven image.”

“Just come here and die while you still have the option of doing it quickly.”

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Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'Angelyne' trailer

A bio of the billboard bombshell. Before reality tv, she made herself famous and drove a pink car. I'd try this.

Best Lines:

“What exactly are you famous for?”

“Why billboards?”

“You have to tease.”

'Gangs Of London' promo

“I'm not interested in peace.”

'Stumptown' promo


Best Lines:

“2 more in the trunk.”

'Sabotage' promo


'Harley Quinn' promo

“I thought that was going to be way cooler.”

Gluten free sourdough – yum.

I'd try chocolate babka and custard cherry tart.

I read a 'Star Trek' and 'Dollhouse' crossover fanfic 'In Truth' in which Kirk learns a shocking secret about McCoy. It was dark and very good.

I want a Soane Britian Venus chair and Rebecca Udall napkins and a silken favours cushion. I also want Aerin Vesting serving dishes and a Fendi Fan I bag. I want a Louis Vuitton Paraiba tourmaline diamond and white-gold collection conquetes necklace. I want a Harry Winston ruby, diamond, platinum and yellow-gold cluster necklace. I also van a Van Cleef & Arepels diamond and white-gold necklace and a Chanel fine jewellery sapphire, diamond and platinum Chanel no 18 ring. I also want a Graff yellow and white diamond braclet. I want a pink plate and a cactus tumbler.

It's like my ex vanished off the face of the earth. He broke his promises and walked away so coldly.

I won't read 'The Lucky One'.

I couldn't care less about 'Sideways' or 'Thelma'.

I'm sick of restrictive measures. They erode even the most resilent of individuals.

'Channel 4 News' Quotes:

“Reduced to hermit status.”

“Normality. Or a degree of it.”

“Create horror.”

“Sword of the law.”

“Lefty plot.”

“The common interest.”

“Common social and moral purpose.”

'The Simpsons' Quote:

“Bang on this pot to scare the possums away.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Enforced isolation.”

“Binary ethical debate.”

“Externally imposed pressure.”

“Legislation by moral panic.”

“Level of boredom is increasing.”

“Profoundly unsettling new reality.”

“Catastrophic impact.”

“Live for the rest of my life wondering.”

“Not afforded this respect.”

“It's really just you, isn't it?”

“Tries to persuade her subsequently that she was hallucinating on the blood-pressure meds.”

“The Easter egg hunt was pure focking terrifying. The three of them went through the gorden like shorks scenting chump.”

“When you threaten to upset the status quo, every cliche in the book gets thrown at you-”

“The hetro-patriarchal-capitalist-imperialist system.”

“You have been absorbing his explicit and implicit messaging that he is better than you, that you don't deserve to be treated well, that love and relationships involve shrinking yourself down to nothing, accepting every ounce of mistreatment, and hoping that one day the person you love will start acting like they love you back. He will never love you back.”

“Doesn't want to love anyone.”

“Makes you believe that staying and being shattered by a person every day is somehow better than leaving.”

“Never fully convinced by the idea of society in the first place.”

“Preparing for their fantasies.”

“Their concern for the future of humanity is a gloss over base selfishness.”

From any obligation to materially contribute to society.”

“Committed to life after the comforts of civilisation.”

“Closest thing to the end of the world what we have on Earth.”

“Need to master what is felt to be uncontrollable.”

“Paranoid reading.”

“Striving to be “good” as goodness is currently perceived.”

“Presence of absence.”

“Descends into a psychosis in which murder becomes not only the logical answer to her best friend's troubles, but an entirely reasonable method of ensuring that Jane and Marnie remain best friends forever.”

“Objecting to the music because it was ridiculous.”

“Civilisation is only an earth tremor away from collapse.”

“Comes from a generation that believes a man has the right to treat his wife as his personal chattel and his actions never affect her love for him,”

“Increasingly repulsed by unnecessary queues, interactions with strangers, and touching anything.”

“Scowled at me in the street.”

'Faking It: Tears Of A Crime' Quotes:

“Had everything. Except self control.”

“Two people there. One walks out.”

“Lose his status.”

'Waking The Dead' Quote:

“A corpse that's been rotting in a tunnel."

'BBC News' Quotes:

“Haven't stopped existing.”

“Sound benevolent.”

“Time critical.”

'HowToSpendIt' Quotes:

“”Streetwear” mean “The wrong kind of street”.”

“Largely cheerless.”

“It has a reason to exist.”

“Violently opposing.”

'FTWeekend' Quotes:

“A reality show about customised dog houses, called Barkitecture.”

“Eternal glory.”

“Seek fame at any cost.”

“Darker realities.”

“Always insisting on his goodness and humanity.”

“Life, squandered on a morally bankrupt husband, a depraved regime and a lethal ideology.”

“Perverse allegiance to a father who he barely knew and did not love.”

“Attracted so little attention – and deliberately so.”

“Faith remains unshakeable.”

“Evade deeply inconvenient truths.”

“Lure punters.”

“Less feted.”

“Isolated and rejected by her peers.”

“Seemed to be important and treated with profound respect.”

“Stay in her place and feed on men's fear: that one day their wives might turn against them.”

“No door in London was closed to them,”

“Swing between despondency and ire.”

“Plently to rile him.”

“Socially inept.”

“Rate their own lives as failures,”

“Be very low-tech in its tastes.”

“Had no cars and no way of leaving.”

“Unable or unwilling to leave.”

“Managing the fallout of a high-impact respiratory pathogen.”

“Brief and justifiable alarm.”

“Inaction in the face of danger.”

“Negative panic.”

“Celebrities having better lives than you,”

'Dateline' Quotes:

“A no account.”

“Got a bad vibe from.”

“Her story was ridiclious.”

'Sky News' Quotes:

“Dead were being shut in a shed.”

“Worried on so many levels.”

'48 Hours' Quotes:

“No one would listen to me.”

“Need somebody to listen.”

“Restraining order crazy.”

'Docile' Quotes:

“You don't want to be too aware of what's happening. Trust me.”

“I've behaved the way he likes; what more does he want.”

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Quotes:

“Repent the tedious minutes with her.”

“You are unkind to me.”

'The Sunday Times' Quotes:

“Accustomed to people abandoning her.”

“Attract derison.”

“Unprecedented ferocity.”

“Solicitous advice.”

“Mercifully defend you.”

“Domestical matters,”

“Potent and infectious fevers.”

“Precocious even by the standards of such places.”

“Discussing the imperatives of historical dialecticism.”

“Lunatic precision.”

“Squint at the grandeur!”

“Delusional vanities.”

“The grown-up world has been a terrible letdown.”

“Build attachment and trust.”

“Treated as partially responsible for their own murders.”

“Blood-chilling suspicion.”

“Unnerving portents.”

“Shiver of history and consequence.”

“I can't afford compassion.”

“Poor life choices.”

“Rampant infectivity.”

“Epochal crisis.”

“A pretty terrible person.”

“Shout at the engineer.”

“One particularly unpleasant neighbour.”

“Hideous product.”

“Every dark thing it had to offer.”

“Ridiculing me and anything I showed interest in.”

'Stacey Dooley: Locked Up With The Lifers' Quotes:

“Carjacking type of situation.”

“You mind's not right.”

“Made her mistakes.”

“Horrible mistakes.”

“Relationship driven.”

“Quite hostile.”

“Jump her in the bathroom.”

'A.P. Bio' uotes:

“Hell town.”

“Incessant happy talk.”

“You might be the worst person I've ever met.”

“The wasps have overtaken the band room again.”

“Nobody's going to be looking at you anyway.”

“My father's whore lives there. She's a rich whore.”

“My wife Brenda lets me out 1 night a month.”

“Like in every 80s movie.”

“Crying ritual.”

“My naughty drawer.”

“Sexy trash.”

“The novel 'Dune', all guys like that.”

“Stupid hippy.”

“Burrowing into my brain.”

“You'd be lucky to have someone stalking you.”

“Who kidnaps a nun?”

“Yelp and gasp too much.”

“I am intrigued by the whole ass destruciton.”

“Rub this deer urine on you! It'll throw off the hounds!”

“I don't want your clams man!”

“We're bad kids.”

“Makes people go to jail.”

“Doing some emotional eating.”

“Pulled from the cleaner parts of Lake Eerie.”

“Take this quilt, it is a map to Ontario!”

“I will distract them with bird calls!”


Love, Lies And Murder (1991) part 1 + Batwoman 1x04 Reviewed

Love, Lies And Murder (1991) part 1

Clancy Brown, Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly and Cynthia Nixon star in this true story. Linda Brown was shot dead by her stepdaughter Cinnamon (Kelly) who was 14 at the time. There is bizarre behaviour by Linda's husband David (Brown) and Linda's sister Patti (Lee). The cops are stupid and overlook and shrug off obvious lies.

David's idiot parents lurk. Cinnamon is found after she nearly died from taking pills. If she hadn't vomited the pills, she'd have died. The police arrest her and take her to the station rather than a hospital. The Brown family are weighted down by secrets and volatile dynamics.

David is awful and makes Patti tell her parents Linda is dead from a payphone in a donut shop. David fakes illness and directs Patti and Cinnamon. The cops harass Cinnamon. Where is her lawyer? David pervs over Patti. Cinnamon is locked up and tried and gets the maximum sentence.

Cinnamon is in denial. David inspires rage by simply existing. She's isolated and frightened. David moves and changes his number and doesn't tell Cinnamon. Patti and Cinnamon have compliance to him. David has Patti live with him to 'help take care of his and Linda's baby'. No one finds this odd. David has a hint of meance and egotistical optimism. Cinnamon is frightened and abandoned. But things are about to get even more bizarre and shocking. This was good.

David gets a big chunk of insurance money and abuses Patti. David and Patti marry in Vegas. David is a ego maniac and controls Patti. Nestor Serrano, Dennis Boutsikaris, L Scott Caldwell and Tobin Bell co star. Patti wants a baby and does not seem to care that her sister is dead and Cinnamon is locked up. Cinnamon won't hear a word against David. As for David, he lies.

David is vile beyond belief and cheats on the pregnant Patti and refuses to go to ante-natal classes with her. Patti is undermined by David who witholds money and ignores Patti when she is in active labour with his child! The parole board are mean to Cinnamon. She slowly reveals the truth.

Years pass. Cinnamon is doing heavy time. David gaslights. Cinnamon is used. Things drag on and on. David is an abuser and nobody stops him. Patti and Cinnamon still haven't coped on that they are being abused and that David does not have their best interests in mind.

Best Lines:

“Love you to death.”

“You never come up to see me.”

“I'm really unhappy!”

“Talk him into prison.”

“None of this makes any sense.”

“Stories my father told me to tell.”

“Even has a pool!”

“Patti's getting everything!”

“You're the only person he lets me see.”

“I shot my stepmother! I shot her twice!”

“I hurt Linda.”

“Heinous ring to it.”

“What about Linda?”

“What about her?”

“Your place is with me.”

“Something awful happened.”

“You work on that for me.”

“I don't like David Brown.”

“I want to be with my friends not these rejects.”

“I'm doing everything you said.”

“Sent to live in a trailer out back.”

“I retrieve data from damaged computer disks.”

“My girls don't use drugs. We don't even drink in this house.”

“There's a fight, I gotta hang up.”

“This is your last chance.”

“Ponder your actions and try to redeem what you have done.”

“No gang colours.”

“Security from what?”

“I'm out of videotape!”

“David doesn't like me to wear things like this.”

“Call Patti on the beeper.”

“Rule your whole life.”

“Forget what normal life is like.”


Who Are You?

Batwoman has become the subject of gossip and one hates Sophie in an all-encompassing burning biblical way. Jacob refuses to engage with or help Kate. It is devastatingly obvious Beth is Alice and his wife is evil. Jacob and Sophie are hurtful and unpleasant. The bitch stepmother is confronted by Alice. The stepmother has Beth's fake grave dug up – she's uncaring.

Magpie: a jewel thief bores. This was not boldly original or outrageously thrilling. The stepmother has sinister intent. There are no glimpses of the pathos behind Alice's rage, smugness and pitiless frenzy of revenge. Batwoman is discussed with derision. There is no higher moral standard.

Jacob actively opposes logic. Everything Sophie says makes her sound as bad as possible. She does not care enough to change. These are the choices she has made, this is who she is. Ruby Rose is ill served by the material in this ep. There are pernicious lies. This ep is a grave mistake that offers no joy. There is bad acting and a really obvious baddie.

There is a purgative scene for the knowingly responsible evil stepmother. The implications and the consequences for her remain to be seen. She's disturbing and twisted. This was ill advised and there are no rational assumptions. The stepmother had a hugely damaging impact on the Kane family – she needs to go. This was not vibrant, dynamic or innovative. There is no sheer desperation or sense of urgency. There is refusal of moral complexity.

Best Lines:

“Was she curling her hair? Overcome by the myraid of red lipstick shades?”

“You've been that.”

“Doesn't see you as an ex.”

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