April 22nd, 2020

Pretty Smart

Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'Mrs America' trailer

The ERA is opposed. Rose Byrne and many others star. This is a true story and it has guns and threatened total collapse of the social order.

Best Lines:

“The libbers.”

“We are against them.”

“When did you get so mean?”

'Hollywood' trailer

A new Ryan Murphy drama. There is Darren Criss, car wash hookers, sex, hats, Rock Hudson and a rewrite of history.

Best Lines:


“I am a starmaker.”

“What I do to get it!”

'Code 404' promo


'The Rachel Divide' trailer

A documentary about a crazy woman who is pretty much a pariah in Spokane.

'Celebrity SAS' – no.

'Hollyoaks' Quotes:

“Stay out of my life alright!”

“With pleasure.”

'Addicted: America's Opioid Crisis' Quote:

“Too big to care.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Legitimate and normal authority.”

“There is no doubting now this obvious truth.”

“Intervene safely in a possible abuse situation.”

“One time he fell off the camera boat into the river but none of us cared, we just left him there.”

“Social shutdown.”

“Understood the nature and consequences of what he did.”

'Arranged' Quote:

“You don't do nothing for me!”

'Dr Phil' Quotes:

“Like that's a good thing?”

“Smashing his own head through his bedroom wall.”

“Low life bastard!”

“Hate stare.”

“He has no future.”


“Doesn't feel wanted anywhere.”

“Always fighting in my house.”

“Rage episode.”

“Go from zero to screaming maniac.”

'Docile' Quotes:

“You can pick up a courtesy leash at the coat check.”

“Our motions mimic actual affection.”

“For giving in and becoming this and liking it.”

“Any hesitation will only hurt me later.”

“I can't face him that angry again.”

“He knows how I like it – how I like him.”

“Learned to present himself as a person of class rather than a debtor.”

'Teen Titans Go!' Quotes:

“Kitten cats.”

“Shush the mouth hole!”

'The Rachel Divide' Quote:

“Everybody hates you anyway.”

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Movie Reviews: Deep Water + Breaking In + T2: Trainspotting + Sealed Cargo 🧺🧺🧺🧺🧺🧺🧺🧺

Deep Water (2016)

A documentary about a series of attacks in Sydney in the 1980s and 1990s. The AIDS crisis overshadowed lives. People were vehemently opposed to others who suffered indignities as a result. People engaged in intimidation. This is a bleak narrative that is absolutely grim.

People had fierce personal animus. There were attacks at a hookup point. There was a climate of hostility and people who surpassed all cruelty. There was social disapproval and it put fear into a community.

All the attacks seemed to take place at the famous Bondi Beach. I never heard about any of this before. Why has this gone so long untold? A minor tv star named Ross Warren vanished without trace at Bondi – a case that remains unsolved. No one ever seems to be changed with anything. There are dramatic reconstructions.

In 1990 there was an attack in a toilet block. There are many talking heads. A teacher was murdered as well. What is a rock melon? There is pretty beach scenery yet so much horror took place there. A victim had a self protecting mechanism. But teens with brutal physicality attacked. There were belitting comments and sneakers are called joggers.

People were afraid for their safety and there were social expectations of masculinity. There is a mention at one point of 30 unsolved murders. This was a grim place and teens had impunity. There were confrontations and people punished for their behaviour. There were multiple traumatic events and where were their parents? Hatred was heaped on the victims due to shared disgust.

There is talk of police involvement and chilling similarities between cases. The predominant view was that the victims had it coming. There is talk of gangs and people felt in fear. Someone finally exposed the unsolved cases and this was okay. Who's letter was read at the end?

Best Lines:

“Bashed twice.”

“Attiude at a social level.”

“Do beats.”

“World changed.”

“Scant regard was given.”

“No compassion.”

“Ran like a mob into the park.”

“Expect nothing much to happen.”

“Risk element.”

“There's one, get him.”

“Worthy victims.”

“Lowest thing on the social ladder.”

“Cesspit of moral turpitude.”

“Didn't want to know me.”

“Different ways of being.”

“Gotta be macho.”

“As it was called once.”

“True love and happiness.”

“Pushing element.”

“Water police.”

“Stating the bleeding obvious.”

“Very senior police officers.”

“Lots of gold braid. Lovely view of the harbour.”

“Quite deficient.”

“Please do something.”

“700 unsolved homicides.”

“The lure.”

“Gang of bashers.”

“Hostility from the beginning.”

“Shameful and inadequate.”

“Someone who knows. And people do know.”

“Others not so much.”

“Stay evil.”

“Read Plato together.”

“A beat or not.”

“What did they get?”

“Ill-conceived news and beliefs.”

Breaking In (2018)

Billy Burke stars in this dull tale of a mom taking on robbers who have her kids trapped inside her dead dad's fortified house. Who has a walk in closet? Nobody saw the man get run over? There was exposition and the daughter and her two kids go to her father's remote lake house.

The house has a massive security sytem. There is a drone and a kitchen fruitbowl has fruit that hasn't gone off. Home invaders attack. The enemies are closer than they thought. There is nothing left there for her anymore. She stabs a guy with the stem of a broken wineglass. The home invaders are looking for a safe and make no attempt to disguise their identity.

Billy Burke orates endlessly. What did her father do? She sets off fireworks and fights to save her children. The house has a bizarre crawlspace and there is too much talking. Burke plays on peoples misery. I'm just not interested in this tension free film.

Best Lines:

“Some people get paranoid.”

“Your father needed someone to blame and he chose you.”

“What he's done.”

“It all costs.”

“Calm yourself down!”

“Alone, at the mercy of strangers.”

“Lot of damn nature out here.”

“I found him the same place I found you. Doing 3 to 5 in County. Only he wasn't on his knees in a shower stall.”

T2: Trainspotting (2017)

There is swearing as middle aged men scream that they are still relevant. Damn it! This was bad.

Sealed Cargo (1951)

Boring WW2 movie.

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Outer Banks 1x02&1x03+Supergirl5x12+VOY7x16+Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For The Bone Collector (2020) 1x01

The Lucky Compass

John B has found his father's compass (passed down for generations). How does John B afford fuel for his boat if he's so poor? How does he have a boat? John B fancies a rich bitch named Sarah. John B is never any sort of intellectual. There are moral trangressions. Even nice guys will do horrible things when they think no one's going to find out. Rich brats who live in rarefied echelons are snots.

Sarah doesn't apologise for her violent boyfriend attacking John B. People have an inability to appreciate the depth of John B's emotional obsession about his missing dad. People are not immune to their own lies. Thugs beat up a woman. John B and JJ do nothing. John B and his mates are fauxhemians.

The compass is important but nobody says why. John B questions the battered woman. Sarah plays near downed live power lines. Rich brats brat. John B and his gang yell and are just plain annoying. I am not an ardent devotee of this ep. The rich brats are unrelentingly awful. The thugs thug. How did John B's dad get blueprints of the lost HMS ship? A thug stares at chickens. Where is the male cop from 1x01? JJ kills a poor chicken. There are no moments in this that deserve to be taken seriously.

There is inequality on the island. John B relentlessly refuses to do what is best for him. A rich preppie badmouths poor people, who provide him and his kin necessary services. Nobody is a respectful presence. John B has an enduring family memory that has festered for years. There is a lighthouse and this was wilfully confusing.

A crazy lighthouse keeper babbles about the HMS Royal Merchant. There is bad acting and this was irritating. Grevious are the consequences of anger. The lighthouse keeper causes trouble and negative feelings. There are negative patterns of communication. John B is defensive and angry and stressed and upset. Who puts a clue on compass?

There is no reassuring affection. The cops harass John B and his unexpressed grief. John B is fired by Sarah's dad. The spoilt princess Sarah sneers at John B. Thugs chase John B through a residential neighbourhood in broad daylight – nobody cares. John B firsestarts and walks off getting zapped by a fallen live power line. This was indecorous and don't John B's gang have jobs? This was an absurd mess set in anxious and uncertain times.

Best Lines:

“Minus air.”

“That's convenient.”

“Get better friends.”

“Smokes too much weed.”

“She just wants attention.”

“Calm down I'm an athlete.”

“Sorry that I care.”

Waiting for death.”

“Not liking this very much.”

“Killed in a crop dusting accident.”

“He died in action.”

“Sort of.”

“A death compass.”

“Fit through the hole? That hole?”

“Threatened. Shot at. Home invaded.”

“Got 2 kids on drugs up here.”

“Kind of promising.”

“Most famous shipwreck of all time!”

“Hang out with trash.”

“Some people need jobs.”

The Forbidden Zone

Sarah flaunts her thong swimsuit on her boyfriend's $200,000 boat. She whines about John B blaming her for getting fired. Sarah makes deliberate recourse to sneering and she's clearly deliberately awful. She never demonstrates friendliness or decency. There is 400 million on the HMS Royal Merchant. The foursome plan to steal a drone from an impound yard.

Sarah and her kin are lying stealing rich trash. Sarah's brother hangs out with the thugs – he is a drug dealer. Rich people = ruinous. This ep was not consistently supriisng. Sarah is disobliging, awful and dreadful. Nobody acts with dignity or restraint. JJ stole the gun for no identifiable reason and lies.

Fishermen found 2 bodies in their net. Who are they? How did they die? Rich brats party and the poors are poor. Sarah sluts with her worthless drug sniffing boyfriend. What does the cop know? There is no joy or motivation to keep watching. Pope talks about maritime salvage laws. Rich bitch Sarah bothers John B. She likes to believe that she is more virtuous than those around her but for her, money and status matters more than anything.

Pope is harassed and beaten up by Sarah's boyfriend and brother. Pope plans revenge and sinks the boyfriend's boat. There is division and blame. Surf doubles surf. Who is paying taxes on the house John B lives in? Another storm comes in. John B and co find the wreck with the stolen drone.

Best Lines:

“We picked the wrong parents.”

“I'm sick of looking at you.”

“Don't make me go up there and get your ass!”

“Only rich people have electricity right now.”

“Turtle in the storm man!”

“A whole lot of nothing.”

Back From The Future, Part 2

Winn and William annoy. Lena is excluded. I hate these people and this ill-advised ep. One is aghast at how bad this is. Kara hasn't atoned. There is no expanded sense of possibility. Jon Cryer and Henry Czerny guest star.

The evil Winn prances as an AI. Alex is incompetent and there is no conviviality. I don't care what is coming. Andrea and Lena hag out. This is a tortuous reminder of how this show used to be good. No one is attaining their ambitions. There is no public reaction to the Crisis.

Obsidian is basically 'VR5' redux. Lena is set against everyone. Why are grown adults using the phrase: Brainy?!? Will Winn piss off?!?! Winn's dead dad shows up as an AI. Will Alex piss off? Andrea sulks and Lex is being played. Alex quits the DEO. Brainy is the new DEO director. This was straight up stinking poo.

Best Lines:

“Computer Lad.”

“Oh he can and will!”

“Lena reacted the way she did.”

“Doomed with deception.”

Workforce part 1

The crew are at work on an alien planet made of bad VFX. The Doctor whines. There are flashbacks. The Doctor is in command – FFS. One feels sheer despair oh how crappy this is. Blandly ominious baddies are bad. Paris smarms like a creepy registered future sex offender. There is a labour shortage on an alien planet so they kidnap and brainwash the crews of passing starships. The Doctor bitches and whines. GET RID OF HIM! This was a disease.


One of those 90s style omnipotent serial killers, The Bone Collector, is loose and rampaging. I heard of the Angelina Jolie/Denzel Washington movie which was apparently based on a book series. Rhyme is severly injured by The Bone Collector and the cops arrive just as the nutter walks out. Didn't they see him? 3 years pass and a rookie idiot stumbles into a crime scene.

Christopher from 'The Sopranos' plays a cop. This is a complex world. The rookie patrols a subway. She only joined the police to get a leg up into the FBI, which isn't working out as she hoped. People have complex pasts. People idolise Rhyme. There are flashbacks. Michael Imperioli and Brain F. O' Byrne co star. The killer is a copycat but the real killer (O'Byrne) is out there. The copycat portrays himself in a negative way. Oooh isn't he monstrous? This was fraught and challenging.

There are fancy graphics and Rhyme has a sense of importance. His team up with the rookie cop is fraught with difficulty. Rhyme has force of will. There are clues with urgent meaning. This was not absolutely brilliant. Rhyme is direct and forceful. There are reveals. Rhyme has a family far away, he said he didn't have one. Mmmm. He has a nurse. The nutter is revealed with a victim in his massive wine cellar. I'll watch another ep of this.

Best Lines:

“Just not smart enough.”

“Read a book or something.”

“Make good choices.”

“That's a lot of blood.”

“Examined not only the world around him, but the world beneath.”

“I don't do apologies.”

“No berating me.”

“Most infamous serial killer in the last 2 decades.”

Carriage crowd.”

“Are there sheep in Central Park?”

“Get some shovels!”

“Now comes the really terrible part.”

“Very very legally.”

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