May 15th, 2020


Movie Review: The Pure Hell Of St Trinian's (1960)

George Cole, Sid James and Dennis Price star in this latest entry in the franchise. For a series of films about a GIRLS' school, men dominate. The entire school is up before the highest criminal court in the land for burning down their school.

The students have ongoing detertermination to be bad. There are more creepy pervy goings on, a 'Lolita' joke and the spiv flash Harry hangs out with underage girls unchallenged. The dreaded school goes on a roadtrip, there is talk of Baghdad university and quality is unachievable. There are predatory relationships and people claim teen girls make their lives a misery. This is creepy not appealingly playful.

When you think about it, this franchise has sexism, racism and sheer nastiness and in this film: more attempted sex trafficking. This was fundamentally flawed.

Best Lines:

“This appalling school.”

“This blasted school.”

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Star Trek The Next Generation 4x13 + Star Trek 2x07 + The Blacklist 7x04 Reviewed

Devil's Due

A mythical figure returns to a planet to fulfil a 1000 year old contract in this script which was recycled from the aborted 'Phase II' show. Marta Dubois guest stars as a Federation science station is under siege from an angry mob.

A devil woman name Ardra (Dubois) and her huge 80s hair shows up to claim the planet. Picard will not let this go unchallenged. There is bad acting and Picard mocks such silly superstitions. There are hostages and Ardra promised a 1000 years of peace and prosperity but on her return, would enslave the planet. If it is bad luck to speak her name, why do people keep saying it?

There is a collective gasp as Ardra returns. Picard's speechifying is an inevitable requirement. Ardra has audacity and Picard patronises the natives. An entire planet has apocalyptic views, Ardra wants to subject them to servitude. There is no desperate uncertainty. Picard has a determination to be unimpressed. This was overblown and done in all seriousness.

There is no cosmic wonder and Picard is unintimidated. People wonder is Ardra is a Q. Ardra has orchestrated her mystriques. People are gravely concerned. Ardra wears pleather and large hams yet the sexist Picard rejects her totally. People on the planet are terrified of the consequences. Ardra makes S&M jokes and is an absolute impossibility. Ardra expects complete capitulation.

This was not plausibly uncertain and Picard says the myth of Ardra was created to motivate change. Picard sees her as a hussy and a con artist. This was okay if not supremely competent. Picard is unfooled by Ardra's pleather thong. Worf bumbles.

TPTB hint that Picard fancies Troi. What are Z particles? Picard takes the devil to court. Ardra pants over Picard, she'd have had more luck with Kirk. Data's role in this ep would have been Spock's or Xon's. Is there no JAG officer on board? This does not evoke wonder and this was not audacious and it is not a coherent whole.

There is no intoxicating impact, this was asinine simplicity. Ardra is meant to threaten. The locals spew hippie talk. Ardra is a terrible imposition and there are misconduct allegations and vindication for Picard. The ending is an ass pull and Picard constantly refers to Ardra as a “woman” with open disgust.

Best Lines:

“They're in!”

“Turned their backs on technology.”

“Ardra is coming back.”

“Hour of Ardra's return approaches.”

“Shaking of the cities.”

“You shall regret that.”

“I think not.”

“Obvious and vulgar.”

“All that displeases you.”

“Stop cowering.”

“The advocate will refrain from making her opponent disappear.”


Kirk, Spock and McCoy encounter Old One worshipping space witches in this iffy Halloween ep. The trio end up chained up in a dank dungeon. Kirk/Spock/McCoy were true companions; part of the generally accepted patterns of life. Yet in 'Generations' Kirk died alone and did not attempt to rejoin them. The finality of his old life. Also Scotty ended up in a transporter buffer til the 'TNG' era and Spock ended up in an alternate timeline and saw Vulcan blown up. Kirk beats up DeForest Kelley's stunt double.

Best Lines:

“Earth parallel development.”

“Don't let her touch the wand captain.”


Liz has met her mother but she isn't aware. Red bothers people. Red isn't Red. Harold and Red stroll around Iran. Harold lies and set up a friend. Liz ignores her child. Red is Ilya. No.

Best Line:

“Burn the city to find him.”

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'Marty And Bernard – On The Road Again' promo

“He was fat.”

'Motherland: Fort Salem' 1x10 promo


Gluten free cranberry & hazelnut sodabread toasts – chewy.

I feel anger, regret and loneliness.

I want True Lavender Hand Sanitiser Spray.

I plan to review 'The First Purge', 'Justice League' and 'Leave No Trace'.

Who saw 'Secrets' (1983)?

I want to try Ben & Jerry's popcorn icecream.

'RTE News' Quote:

“Bedlam on the streets.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Anguish, the loneliness and the dread.”

“Perceived as a danger to the doctors and nurses.”

“Cultural community.”

“Celebrity dead.”

“Pleaded for leniency, duly granted.”

“On condition she avoid bad company.”

“News archives are silent about her thereafter.”

“Cause them distress and bewilderment.”

“Going back to families from whom they had long been estranged.”

“Both refuge and punishment.”

“Nobody zone.”

“Most likely to live alone.”

“His house is not yours.”

“Wept in a frenzy.”

“The outer darkness of Crumlin.”

“Never make him feel ignorant.”

“Product of an immoral society.”

“Parental response.”


“Uncomfortable emotions.”

“Gloomiest gaps.”

“Deaf to advice from all.”

“Was talking to hin, he wasn't listening to us.”

“Troubles were plenty.”

“Knew by the screeches of her that the gentlemen were not calling to inquire after my health.”

'Harley Quinn' Quotes:

“Rock bottom came fast.”

“Go find the crazy bitch table.”

“Some D list villain.”

“She has HPV.”

“Laugh with me.”


“Where's the getaway car?”

“I'll steal one!”

“My dream to become a crimelord.”

“Thoughts? Plural?”

“Idiot ass.”

“Sound effects of real screams.”

“You're a sidekick, an after thought.”

“Rotting pier.”

'American Housewife' Quote:


'Dark Side Of The Ring' Quote:

“Used people's suitcases as toilets.”

I watched a 'Trial By Media' ep 'King Richard' which was an astonishing display of hubris and arrogance. Was a CEO a fraud and a scammer? This was an inept contribution. He had 34 cars and he brought chaos, damage and inconvenience. This was incompetent.

This was unnecessarily long and this was a long difficult chapter that created considerable practical and emotional difficulties. Roy Moore shows up. The CEO embraced religion and a talk show. Was he actively pernicious? There were lazy assumptions, gauche people and heightened anxiety and people make the vaugest answers.

This caused failing interet. This was not a genuinely balanced engagment with a controversial issue. Nobody is open to the contrary argument. They try to talk the viewer into acquiescence as they did the jury. There is uncontrolled catastrophe and there was a gimcrack defence. There were no explicit horrors.

This was in 2005 or so. People contemplate options and there were cheap conflicts. There were unhappy prospects and not every decision made is the right one. The CEO is not always the kindest or most understanding individual. He wants to, within the restraints imposed by society, take control of his own story and negotiate his own solutions.

Is he a pretentious CEO masquerading as a virtue-signalling pseduointellectual? This was exasperatingly affected. He's considered unworthy with unknowable desires. Was there reckless disregard and shameful indifference? This was grim watching and did the CEO have a total lack of concern? This was very dull.

The CEO is deaf to advice. There are damning revelations and he is described as a difficult person. People were ousted. Did he rule with fear? People react with dismay to choices. Was there over-reach in the charges? Bad choices are implicit. Do they have a villain yet? Richard was doorstepped by outraged journalists. They need a villain. Tension was not building and people are borderline ecstatic at new charges being filed. The prosecutor was snotty.

Richard was acquitted but then came more charges, talk of nefarious global forces and Richard was impervious to reason. He was feckless, reckless and convicted.

Best Lines:

“Lifestyle fuelled by greed.”

“Make Donald Trump look like a pauper.”

“Some horrible criminal guy.”

“Happened because of that decision.”

“The most hated man.”

“Without negative media spin.”

“Pre trial life.”

“Decide your fate.”

“I ain't paying that.”

“Came off as shifty.”

“You have no case government!” You have no case!”