June 8th, 2020

Scary Books

Movie Reviews: The Most Hated Woman In America + Joy

The Most Hated Woman In America (2017)

This biopic of an infamous atheist agitator stars Melissa Leo, Josh Lucas and Vincent Kartheiser. This is a true story with hideous interior decor. Madalyn (Leo) was a useless, chaotic, slowly self-destructing burden who met a bad end in 1995 and whom nobody missed.

All Madalyn's energies and attentions were trained towards atheism and being a 'free spirit'. She was argumentative and woefully entitled and police didn't care she was missing. She was self important with flagrant disregard and astonishingly assured when when abducted at gun point by a greedy disgruntled man she fired. She was exacting. Her eldest estranged son (Kartheiser) wasn't extremely concerned or distressed.

Madalyn annoyed with ferocious zeal. Her story began in 1955 when she had a bastard son and annoyed her father by having another and joining in Jim Crow protests. This tries for moral equivalence. She ended up in a bad situation. She also took on tv preachers and in 1960: she used to law degree to go into social work. She yelled at her parents despite living with them. She berated teachers and sued to get prayer out of school.

Her ex-associate was the abductor. She ran a non-profit and had off shore accounts as she was embezzling money. She did this whilst protesting nativity scenes. She got custody of her estranged eldest son's daughter. They were one weird family. A reporter was contacted to draw attention to Madalyn's vanishing. She got daily death threats. What are dummy trusts?

In 1961 – there was Vietnam and she was a rule breaker. Her son was bullied by teachers and pupils. She caused large scale agitation and in 1964 – she got fired and she had no emotional intelligence. Her father died off screen. Money poured in to her cause. There were more odd family dynamics. There were odd levels of interaction and an angry resentful man. She caused hurt and resentment.

Madalyn failed to show affection and appreciation. She didn't dispense great wisdom or spiritual guidance. There was desolation and despair and no self reflection. Madalyn was on Johnny Carson and her hubby divorced her. This is no lovely anarchy. She had dogged pushiness. Her mother died offscreen. The rebel son drinks and looks younger than his younger brother.

How did Madalyn get custody of her grand-daughter? She appeared on Donahue and was a raging hypocrite. The eldest son went to AA and got god in 1984. Madalyn had an empthy deficit. This tale was told in bitty flashbacks. She hired the convict who would eventually kill her. The vacuous felon was morally lost and confued. Madalyn seemed permamently angry.

When the criminals had Madalyn, her younger son and grand-daughter held hostage in a motel room – why didn't they try to escape? In 1994 Madalyn celebrated winter solstice and she was notorious. The ex con got drunk and spewed his plan. There is a time of turmoil and the ex con is dangerous. Madalyn shamed him and dragged up his man whoring IN PUBLIC. How she made enemies of them all.

Madalyn's particularly bothersome and the murders aren't shown – mostly. In 1998 we see news footage of the discovery of the bodies. She faced a reckoning. There was rising resentment and did the son care about his dead daughter? There was another murder and somebody stole the money they murdered for from the murderers/thieves. The money has never seen found. Peter Fonda and Rory Cochrane co starred in this.

Best Lines:

“Building a better Texas.”

“Whose weeds you're pissing in!”

“Interesting living arrangement.”

“Don't you disobey your mother!”

“Why would I do that?”

“Not my life anymore.”

“Spiritual revolution.”

“I don't believe in prayer.”

“Hasn't spoken to his family in years.”

“Here comes the hate mail.”

“Expelled prayer from schools.”

“At it again.”

“I'm an awfully big body to hide!”

“Hidden accounts of yours.”

“Some freak put me in the hopsital.”

“To much protest.”

“A devil among us.”

“Overpowering shadow of mother.”

“Fighting the world.”

“Greatest motive of all: greed.”

“Getting wealthy by hating god.”

“I wish I could pray for her.”

“My mother pissed off a lot of people.”

“Rich dying athesists.”

“See anybody laughing?”

“No real effort to find them.”

“I can't say that I'm sorry that she's dead.”

“No prayers. She wouldn't have wanted that.”

Joy (2015)

Joy is a creative inventor with a useless mother, an aggravating father (Robert De Niro) and an unhelpful grandmother. She has children and an ex and a bitchy half sister. Joy invents a mop and nobody helps her. There is a happy ending. I didn't care.

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Book Review: Q

Q by Christina Dalcher

Intelligentia, perfectum, sapientiae. From the author of 'Vox' comes this good tale of elite schools and eugenics. This tries for a monumentally bleak look at a possible future of establishment arrogance, elitism, intellectual condescension and an imposition of new cultural norms. Elena is a teacher, married to a terrible cold-hearted man. Together they recreated a historical wrongdoing to fill schools with intellectual strivers and weed out the fools and dumb-bells.

Elena's husband is deliberately rejecting of their youngest daughter and always has a derisive smirk. When the youngest daughter fails a test and is sent away to a school for idiots, Elena plans to rescue her. As for her genuinely appalling husband, he doesn't care to listen to her voice her grievances and a dire situation is going to get worse.

This isn't just about the exclusion of morons, the schools have a social purpose and hateful task. Elena has gothic anguish and eternal torment as the particularly absurd new social order causes dreadful experiences and a dangerous new cultural conservatism. The smart have haughty self importance and blissful oblivion and the dumb are not very desirable. Elena's life has been a series of poor choices. This tries for suspenseful and intensely disturbing. This was compulsive reading.

This is about the exceptionally clever v the duller witted. Ruthlessly self interested people regard the devastation they leave with indifference and satisfaction and have contempt for people they consider lesser mortals.

Best Lines:

“Things haven't been good here for a long time.”

“Doesn't look like he could pass a blood test.”

“Penalties bestowed on the losers make for solid motivation.”

“Two-day video rentals and bookstores the size of an airplane hanger.”

“I traded something for this man, something I thought I wanted, and still do.”

“Lost to a system I helped create-”

“SAT scores a hedgehog could have beaten.”

“Thought the world would be better without her.”

“Chances taken away from them.”

Q: The explosive new dystopian thriller for 2020 from the ...
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Blood & Treasure 1x03 + Star Trek 2x23 + Batwoman 1x12 Reviewed

Code Of The Hawaladar

The thief sluts and we get flashabcks to nazis. The priest spews exposition. There is death and rampant stupidity. This was boring.

The Omega Glory

The crew beam down to yet another pre warp planet and bother them. A crazy starship captain is turly insane and a generic shouting, screaming, angry man. Kirk uses the phrase: star captain. The aliens are divided into tribes called Yangs and Kohms and then there is the flag and the big speech and endless fistfights. Subtle this is not.

Best Line:

"Fought the war your Earth avoided."

Take your Choice

Jacob's still locked up and there is mumbling and Sophie plans to murder Alice. Mary bitches. Mouse screeches. How will this show work in season 2? The whole show revolves around Kate. Sophie is a bitch and this ep has no semblance of believability. Sophie has withering scorn and selfish indolence. There is narrative presposterousness that flaunts its improbability. Jacob gets shanked. Nobody bothers to tell Kate.

Evil pervades Gotham. Sophie is an all round loathsome human being. Alice lurks. Sophie has defiant intent and trenchant hostility and an unashamed commitment to being horrid, absolutely horrid. This ep was hopelessly inept and shamefully bad. Kate has impulsive responses and bad life decisions are made. Sophie is completely unapologetic.

One is bored of Alice's legitimate rage. Jacob gets his head shoved into a toilet and he is lectured by Alice's boyfriend. Jacob pretended to be a heroic figure. This was all general incompetence, this was not even somewhere around mediocre. There is no building drama. This was desperately bland. Jacob doesn't care about Alice's psychotic break or how she's emotionally wounded. This serves no good purpose.

Sophie does unwelcome meddling. I couldn't be less interested. Mouse's crazy dad shows up. Mouse and his dad discuss Alice like she's property. Mary fights Alice and is Mary ever in school? Sophie's life and purpose is to be smug, she responds gleefully. Catherine haunts Alice. Nice try TPTB. Nice try. Sophie has a nasty repuation as a leech, she's such a bitch and gets Beth killed. Why does Kate have extreme devotion to Sophie?

Best Line:

“I hope that guard won't miss his face.”

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Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'The Most Hated Woman In America' trailer

A bad wig v America and fraud.

Best Lines:

“Much hated.”

“Don't you know who I am?”

'The Secret She Kept' promo


'The Queen And The Coup' promo


'Sitting In Limbo' promo


'The Wretched' trailer

Kids. A witch. Mmmm.

'We Summon The Darkness' trailer

Satan. Soliders of satan. Johnny Knoxsville!

Best Line:

“I'm the wrath of god.”

'The Square' promo


'Prodigal Son' 1x10 promo

The mother knew. Why is he bugging his eyes out?

'Prodigal Son' 1x11 promo

Murder does follow him everywhere.

'Prodigal Son' 1x12 promo

That haircut!

'Prodigal Son' 1x13 promo


'Prodigal Son' 1x14 promo


'Prodigal Son' 1x15 promo


'Prodigal Son' 1x16 promo

Why do they keeping pandering to the serial killer?

'Prodigal Son' 1x17 promo

Yep evil.

'Prodigal Son' 1x18 promo

Go away blondie.

'Prodigal Son' 1x19 promo


'Prodigal Son' 1x20 promo


Mixed Spanish olives with manchego – yum.

Nando's peri-peri hot sauce – fruity.

An attempt to make choc toast went a bit awry.

There are pink sapphires? There are orange sapphires?

There are grown up tricycles?

What's a mockneck jumper?

I want a fire opal and diamond pendant and Jimmy Choo Tempting Rose perfume. I want Dior white-gold, diamond, opal, tournaline, garnet and turquoise Dior et Moi earrings. I want the Dior roses de vents collection. I want a pink marquise.

The betrayal came when my ex lied to me. He's hateful and stupid and a total filthbag. My ex wasn't committed to me and our relationship had no future. I hate my ex even more now. When did I become unwanted? I only miss him when I think about him. My ex was so so calculated and less emotive. My ex has an inability to show the slighest regret. He found no fulfilment or happiness in me.

What happened to Travellers Cheques?

Recall 'The Phil Silvers Show'?

Who saw 'Getting Even With Dad'?

What's parrot fever?

I'll review 'Prodigal Son'.

I have long held grudges.

Bookstores reopen from this week.

What is chocolate babka?

I'd try vegan Belgian chocolate icecream and Marshmallow pie crust toppings and I'd try ricotta sour cherry gelato and fresh mint stracciatella and blood orange gelato. I'd try Ecuadorian chocolate and sicilian lemon sorbet. I'd try mint and almond pesto. I'd try shortbread with rosewater icing.

'Colette' Quotes:

“They might shoot us.”


“I would find that unacceptable.”

“Just pure rage.”

“Salacious in the extreme.”

“Had your chance to be decent.”

“Sly bastard.”

“Duplicitous bitch.”

“Subtle as ever.”

“Absolutely no life of her own whatsoever.”

“Fat smug lazy selfish bastard.”

“Need to divorce him and soon.”

“Women. Knives. All very Greek.”

“Too much of my life has been arranged.”

“I've missed you.”

“No you haven't.”

“Brief but violent furies.”

HowToSpendIt' Quotes:

“Unforgiving format.”

“Ecological imperative.”

“A by-product of our perceptions.”

'Space Force' Quotes:

“Answering the call of destiny.”

“Threw a fork at me.”

“Violates the outer space treaty.”

“Who are you trying to seem single for? Huh, ugh, he has cats!”

“Accept what is.”

“I could choose not to.”

“A suicide/murder thing.”

“Cannot get a library job unless someone dies or gets beaten really bad.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Stress is a big trigger for emotional eating.”

“Accpet the permanence of each others' borders as they find them, like it or not.”

“Refused to even acknowledge the report.”

“Didn't really want to hear what it had to say.”

“Malice towards none.”

“Cirumstances still unexplained.”

“Thought not to belong.”

“Tipping points of social change tend to be instigated by tragedy,”

“Urgent need to have this conversation.”

“Understand deeply the power they have,”

“Active citizenship,”

“Challenged and resisted.”

“Major issue with self-critique.”

“History can simply be rewritten or erased.”

“Grinning rugby idiot.”

“The life and friendships they had built up.”

“In times of great crisis, we look for a great leader to bring us comfort.”

“Share completely different views of what your shared life together looks like.”

“Waiting my life away.”

“External validation.”

“I saw an owl on a ledge on Stephen's Green shopping centre.”

“Turns toward simplistic writing.”

“Give endings to human life that wouldn't normally happen.”

“French hours.”

“Van-loads of bodies.”

“Forgotten our past.”

“So unprepared for something that verged on inevitable?”

“The whole human race was near to being annihilated.”

“Unvisited to their fate.”

“Spheres of human life that had never before been subject to political authority.”

“Social realist film-making.”

“Publicly denounced her as mentally unsound and an unfit mother with little evidence for either.”

“Lives without wokring.”

“Narrative of the enemy within.”

“Telling another version of the past.”

“Tendency to catastrophise.”

“Reserved for presidents in perpetuity.”

“History is ugly and relentless.”

“Cultural respect.”

“These people didn't want me.”

“Made threats against social workers and access workers.”

'Dateline' Quote:

“Tried to please you for 17 years.”

'Strange World' Quotes:

“I don't know what it is but its not normal.”

“Pain still seems to own this place.”

'FTWeekend' Quotes:

“Wilful cultural amnesia.”

“Rejecting anything that contradicts the narrative of themselves as wholly committed to freedom, to democracy, and justice for all, to anything that contradicts the notion of the American dream.”

“Contemplative retreat.”


“Reverential stewarding.”

“Weaving narratives around themselves.”

“Always a community betrayed.”

“Denying decent citizens the life they deserve, need or pehaps think they used to have.”

“Come to no good end.”

“Ideological hostility.”

“Truculent and suprisingly unhelpful.”

“All round bad hat.”

“The sort of bad guy society at large is relieved to have banged up on some pretext.”

“Obsessed with bygone New York,”

“Nothing about their triumph was historically inevitable.”

“Trapped in a room where all the doors and windows are bricked up.”

'Tom Jones's 1950s:' Quote:

“Tarty looking girl.”

'The Other One' Quotes:

We can see the incinerator from our patio window.”

“Sometimes it smells like a BBQ.”

“Scatter spots.”

“That woman you were cyber screwing.”

“I don't trust nature.”

“Wild piss.”

“Car hoover.”

'RT' Quote:

“Civil conflict.”

'The Sunday Times' Quotes:

“The film's impact was seismic,”

“Ethically dubious art.”

“They had dreams, but few plans.”

“Shocked word of mouth spread fast.”

“Invited scrutiny of every move.”

“Focus was intense, sometimes fearsome,”

“Constantly staring and whispering.”

“Trademark meance.”

“Savage glamour, a determination to live a better life at almost any cost.”

“Loveless circumstances.”

“Screen-based stimulation with no fixed end point.”

“Favouring 23-year-olds who wear tweed, wave cigarette holders and name-drop Irving Berlin, Virgina Woolf and Maurice Chevalier.”


“Bimbo cliches.”

“No pressing need to exist.”

“Comic indignities.”

“The one aspect of youth – ambition – he doesn't seem to miss.”

“Never discouraged.”

“Pariah prince.”

“Egotistical oaf.”

“Flaws and floozies,”

“The unknown and untreatable pathogen they knew was coming.”

“Bittersweet elegy for a vanishing England.”

“Ludicrously over-polite.”


“Politically controlled.”

“Our museums are filled with the relics of ancient peoples who once thought their societies were stable and robust.”

“Semi-homeless alcholic who led a chaotic lifestyle.”

“You shouldn't have to endure friends.”

“Argumentative and unpleasant idiots.”

“Accused of bad faith.”

“All cops are bastards.”

“Taking mysterious falls from high buildings.”

“Unmatched In living memory.”


“Resentments will last a lifetime.”

“Remoaner wankers.”

“Prove their worth to earn our sympathy and support.”

“Intellectual interaction.”

“Who is famous and rich for no reason I can see.”

“Insolent-looking yobbos.”

“As little effort and washing up as possible.”

“Holiday from my normal thoughts.”

“Thought loops.”

“Oh God, look at all those common people.”

'The Sunday Business Post' Quotes:

“Wanting a conformist society.”

“Curate a safe, emotional space.”

“The lies were believed.”

“Think that everything was possible and that nothing was true.”

“Want things to be different.”

“Emotional investment in an unrealistic belief.”

“Speak and behave in ways that would have been old hat if they were in their 40s in 1940.”

“Approximation of professorial intelligence.”

“Sounds like nothing so much as an 84-year-old comedy writer remembering a routine he delivered to a ballroom of dinner-filled salesmen half a century ago.”


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