July 13th, 2020


Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'Spaceship Earth' promo


'Arkansas' promo

Liam Hemsworth.

'Military Wives' promo


'Blindpot' 5x11 promo

This is still on? The 100th ep is also the last.

'Star Trek: Lower Decks' trailer

A cartoon!

Best Line:

“Klingon prison stuff.”

Double stuffed Halkidiki olives – yum.

Dark chocolate and almond soya – nice.

Crinkle cut Irish sea salt and crushed black pepper crisps – okay.

Jalapeno philly – bland.

Nosecco – nice.

My ex has absolutely forgotten that I ever existed in his life. My ex seemed kind – kindness has an expiry date and then all you've left with is stupid and inconsiderate. My ex one day felt a lapse in care and responsibility. I forged what I thought was a life-long bond with my ex. It meant nothing, to him. I feel ravaging loneliness. My ex is missing from everything that I do. What is it that I didn't do? Pleasant days are long gone. I feel extreme resentment. My ex has scant regard and regarded our relationship as a finite experience.

There's a comet.

Cucina Pvera.


I won't read 'Fifty Fifty'.

Heard about a new comic: 'Year Zero': when the dead walk, the living run. Also heard about a new comic called 'Hotell': if these walls could scream.

The cinema where I saw 'Cabin Fever' has shut for good.

I'd try cherry sorbet and cranberry habernero. I'd try beer and cheese soup.

Saisie revolutionnaire.

Purse amnesia.

Was Meechum a disposable sexual playing for Underwood on 'House Of Cards'?

A pigeon has invaded our abode.

What is water mint? What is burnt lemon emulsion?

RIP Kelly Preston.

'Goblin Market' was okay.

'Evidence Of Evil' Quote:

“Extremely decent family.”

'RTE News' Quotes:

“Defecation incident.”

“Forever etched into Irish cultural and social life.”

“Very negative narratives.”

'Channel 4 News' Quotes:

“Get back to the past.”

“Society's frozen.”

“Enforced isolation.”

“Smoke of death never steps.”

“I found a nazi flag in his bedroom.”

“Amber turd.”

'BBC News' Quotes:

“Gesture of triumph.”

“Transformed for a generation.”

“Anti-mask activists.”

“Political and emotional connection.”

“Open provocation.”

“Only just enough.”

“History should remember her.”

'Sky News' Quotes:

“Very little hope.”

“Covid infested prison.”

“Decades of loyalty.”

'Dr Phil' Quotes:

“This needs a lot of correction.”

“Home was taken from her.”

'Dateline' Quote:

“Got married by your cab driver?”

'Only When I Laugh' Quote:

“Shout your symptoms down the bleeding phone.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Failed to secure the support.”

“Not sure how that would be perceived by the public,”

“National uproar.”


“Shocked and shamed at what was happening.”

“Historical grievances.”

“Not considered sufficiently of the right stuff even to merit an interview.”

“New normal looks nothing like the old normal.”


“Active presence.”

“People out there for whom normal can't return.”

“Seemingly loyalty doesn't seem to matter anymore.”

“In their opinion they are making too many calls and they decided to disconnect the line.”

“Martyrdom as weapon.”

“Vicious counter-reation.”

“Viewpoint is impossible to condone.”

“Sordid little tryst in the back of a camper van.”

“Trophy pets.”

“Challenges that are not of our making.”

“Cheating her of the sympathy that would have been her due.”

“Race implies someone will win...”

“Publicly declared intent.”

“Wide-spread inaciton.”

“Resting heart rate was a whale-like 29 beats per minute.”

“Vicious cycle of alienaiton, low expectations and discouragement.”

“Downfall of human dignity.”

“Christian monument built by Justinian.”

“Ferociously propelled.”

“Prevented him from achieving so many things in life.”

“Legal action would follow.”

“Threat of legal action.”

“Rebuffed for anger or indifference.”

“Uttered only one word of interest.”

“Complicity, silence and inaction.”

“Seething at the defeat.”

“Man tried to steal cars while high on crack and holding a chihuahua.”

“Reached for a word there, Ross, and taken the wrong one down from the shelf.”

'The Other One' quote:

“How can he be a geography teacher and a fatberg denier?”

'FTWeekend' Quotes:

“Rural bandits.”

“Almost entirely organised around blood relationships or by intermarriage between clans. This has made them more resistant than other organised criminal groups to state penetration of their operations.”

“Intended to murder him and his bodyguards.”

“Those who are judged to have discredited the name of the family are at risk of being murderd.”

“Wherever they go to escape.”

“Matter other than grapes.”

“Cork dorks.”

“No interest in his children.”

“Something inevitable.”

“She is, after all, his possession.”

“Stumbles into her destiny.”

“One's real life is often the life that one does not lead.”

“The next guy's going to be more frighening.”

“In what was probably considered a sultry manner, though it comes across as more of a threat.”

“Men they thought were losers.”

'The Sunday Times' Quotes:

“A wait to see whether anyone actually shows up.”

“Gravely concerned about its future.”

“Orphan of the storm.”

“Not the threat to Europe we pretended it to be.”

“Wisely omits.”

“Delectable pettiness and greed.”

“Chain-smoking trash queen of petty human motives.”

“His emptiness contains multitudes.”

“Incoherent bumbling lunatic.”

“Attacked her with a ferocity that backfired.”

“Disconcerting strangeness.”

“Ruthlessly obsessive.”

“Cannot abide views that run counter to their own.”

“Vociferously opposed.”

“Says it sees it not.”

“Petty rivalries, causal bigotry, patriarchal bullying and simmering resentments over money. Recall the loudmouth uncle who hijacks every gathering, radiating entitlement and braggadocio.”

“Contested wills and a Darwinian culture of brutal one-upmanship.”

“Bullied into an early grave.”

“Apologising is weakness.”

“Supplanted him as heir apparent.”


“Writing and literacy did not develop until 3,200 BC. So assumptions about the thoughts and motives of the countless generations who lived before that time,”

“Insist ever more stridently.”

“The systematic destruction of their cities may have been a necessity of ar.”

“Cursed by underachievement.”

“Bat flu.”

“Driven by anger.”

“Couldn't imagine myself living that way.”

“Nasty treatment.”

“Could do nothing right.”

“All our plans fell away from beneath our feet.”

“Licking the moss in your cellar to stay alive.”

“Cultural presence.”

“Wasn't looking for acceptance or the love of the crowd.”


“Detestable insinuation.”

“Moral certainty.”


“Monstrous regime.”

“Cruel imposition.”

“Eye-rolling dismissal.”

“Disregards woman's thoughts and needs.”

“Desire for correct utterance.”

“Needed friends and money.”


“Something horrdeous must have happened.”


“Conjures images of medieval cauldrons with eels and the tails of large greasy mullets protruding.”

'HowToSpendIt' Quote:

“Endlessly curious about how people lived in the past.”

'Man V Food' Quotes:

“Texas gravy.”

“One of the last remaning.”

'The Sunday Business Post' Quotes:

“Didn't run sooner and further,”

“Reliance on a particular kind of genre.”

“Socialites don't do well in federal prisons.”

“Those women's federal prisons are worse than the men's.”

“Ran his house and his lfie.”

“Dodgy connection.”

“Reputational manager.”

“Displayed a capacity for stupidity and arrogance.”


“Desperately keen to be invited to all the right parties, and who was 'assidously on the make'.”

“Died under mysterious cirumstances.”

“Plunged from affection to abuse at a moment's notice.”

“Terrified by the propsect of her father's anger.”

“Edifice of power and wealth.”

“Inelegant end.”

“Penniless arisocrats on the hunt for a rich young heiress to pay the heating bills in their country estates.”

“More feared than loved.”

“Took a header off his yacht.”

“Fabulously but mysteriously wealthy.”

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Book Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Volume Eleven: Necessary Evil

I skipped volumes nine and ten as I had no interest in the 'Beyond The Grid' storyline. Tommy is the White Ranger in this bold new era. Saba is wielded. Putties are scared and the new black, yellow and red rangers are on the team. Kim is in a pissy mood about Rocky, Aisha and Adam. How did this reinvention happen? The new rangers feel denigrated.

Tommy has side-effects from the white ranger powers. Lord Zedd has arrived and seen off Rita. Lord Zedd is a commanding presence. Some dog/fox thing works for Zedd and orates. Skull has a girlfriend to the horror of Bulk. Meanwhile Jason, Zack and Trini have a secret and are omega rangers in space.

People have reverential respect for Tommy. The cold, callous fox/dog thing is an enemy. People want to ensure a shattering never happens again. The side-effects of Drakkon's actions live on after him. Where are Tommy's family? There is a mention of the Machine Empire. There is a continuing dispute with the fox/dog thing. Tommy's laid up again and this wasn't written for what I wanted to read. This was okay and it has self inflicted mishaps, accidents and disasters.

Best Lines:

“Ignore the rhino-bird!”

“Spending all their time defending this insignificant little rock,”

“Endless failures...incompetence.”

“Training little kids to my be my own personal army? Best way to spend a day.”

“They don't seem to believe in mercy.”

“Super secret space ninjas,”

“Walked through a door into the stars.”

“Vain idolatries.”

“In that time, we've uprooted our lives, changed schools, and somehow kept our parents from finding out we're superheroes...we've fought monsters, learned to drive giant robots,”

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Movie Reviews: Allegiant + The Lodgers + Inheritance + Daylight 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

Allegiant (2016)

The 'Divergent' movie series will never be finished due to this flopping. Theo James and Naomi Watts star. There were no high expectations. So much for the ending of 'Insurgent', the gate is closed. What horrific incident led to the downfall of humanity? Designer babies apparently.

There is no gloomy inevitability. Tris has a new haircut and resistance to conformity. Maggie Q is barely in this. Where do the Dauntless get their hair product, punk clothes and tattoo ink? The iconography of the factions is still there. Daniel Dae Kim orates. One feels weary of this ad-hoc and episodic movie. This was dangerously incoherent and almost a cartoonish caricature of the YA genre.

There is no building of alliances and nobody works out where the threats are. There is vehement hostility and what lies beyond the walls? Not much. Caleb is desperately afraid. People talk portentously and this was not a wellspring of creativity and ingenuity. There is a quest. Peter annoys and there is no pathos. Tris and Four are hurt children. There are no high moral requirements. The truth is an inconvenience.

There is excoriation and Caleb is crap at wall climbing. Caleb is a harbinger of defeat. How does the city have electricity? How is there water? There is bad VFX. Who built the fancy guns? Maggie Q is killed off. There is a wasteland beyond the wall. Does humanity lie a-mouldering in the grave? Tris and Four set off on their quest with no supplies. What lethal anarchy happened? There are bubbles and flying trucks and talk of nukes and fevered speculation and holograms.

This was nuance free and no person ever sees themself as the bad guy. Toxic and vile people ignite fury and there is no inclusive, compassionate way of looking at the world. There is a Tris shower scene. Sigh. There is no meaningful discussion just exposition. A new vicious cesspool is found. A former airport is seen. Four's mom is unreasonable and intolerant. Where do they get their food? Tris is pure and there is talk of genetic damage to humanity that can't be fixed.

There is talk of Providence and the twist involing Tris' mom makes no sense. Tris has a favoured position. People live in the fringe and there are no consequential decisions. How did nobody know Tris' mom was a plant? People dwell on fate and free will and alternate lives. There is some appealing and unappealing qualities to this film as well as off putting qualities. The 2nd film was just awful and this was unwatchable.

There are questionable decisions and this was preposterous and the HQ looks a bit hotely. There is no substance to this frivolous, completely implausible film which is all adolescent angst and list. People are sanctimonious and Four's mom is actively hostile and this was not mesmerising. There is no poetic seriousness and how did they build all this high tech stuff in a ruined world? Who are the council?

People want Tris to self-exploit. There is attrition and people are fractious. There are infelicities and toxicity and David bores. People are lying and conniving. This was deeply dreary and people scowl so ardently. There is a moral vaccum and there is no trademark drama and no ethical boundaries.

This was not good and people are too fond of punishment, war and misbehaviour. There is mumbling and disgraceful and unpalatable facts. This is not socially complex. Four is in peril and this was not good. The ending is weird and Jeff Daniels, Bill Skarsgard, Xander Berkeley, Zoe Kravitz, Shailene Woodley and Keiynan Lonsdale co star. What blew up at the end?

Best Lines:

“Sometimes walls are there to protect us.”

“Wall must stay closed.”

“Nothing out there.”

“I can live with that.”

“Leaders of the city.”

“Great leaders don't seek power, they're called.”

“Murdering people in support of her regime.”

“Break from the past.”

“Others exist on this planet.”

“Divide us from the world.”

“Really cool upstairs area.”

“Beyond the wall.”

“That time is past.”

“Refuses to stand with us.”

“Crazed mom.”

“Time to see what's out there.”

“What happened here?”

“Somebody seriously messed up the world.”

“Sky's bleeding.”

“Toxins which plague the world.”

“You're clean.”

“Choose excellent.”

“Crossed a line.”

“Guardians of the future. Destiny begins today.”

“Nothing creepy about that.”

“I wasn't born Amity.”

“The damaged were worth saving.”

“You saved a city.”

“Forced out of my faction.”

“So what exactly are you allegiant to?”

“This is what we do.”

“Welcome to the future, we've been waiting for you.”

The Lodgers (2017)

There is crushing inevitability and a completely forgone conclusion in this crappy Irish 'horror'. An abusive brother hurts his sister. Everything that is happening is because of their choices. No one feels bad for them. This was gross.

Best Lines:

“Not my anger you need to fear.”

“What is there to be happy for?”

Inheritance (2020)

Simon Pegg is in this, which makes it crap. This is a tale of irrational, cold, calculating and inhuman people. A family estate is a hellscape and a woman learns she has a fantasy of success. Lily Collins is a DA. This was of little interest and there is improvidence when the DA's hilariously insincere awful rich bastard father dies.

Connie Nielsen is the widow and Chance Crawford is the brother. Collins finds Pegg in a bunker under the estate. He's been down there 30 years but looks fine. Nobody noticed this on the family property before? The bunker man is an unreliable narrator.

This was weak and ineffective and dismal and ghastly. There is no cheesiness. The father was excruciating and this is not interesting. There is bitter, naked agenda and destructive ambtion, cruelty and contempt in this laboured film. The DA has a husband and child and a job she ignores as she obsesses over Pegg.

There is yap and Pegg has a terrible wig and a bad US accent. The family is malignantly dysfunctional and this is a ghastly tale of dynastic anguish. This was discordant and dispiriting and there is disregard for any kind of strong narrative. There are secrets, lies and bad acting. There is talk of bribes and for a DA, she's dumb. This film makes zero sense and Pegg has no eye issues.

How did Pegg get poison whilst chained up in a bunker? There is exposition and this was written to drain audience sympathy. This was terrible and torpid and TPTB try to normalise the bizarre. Avoid this.

Best Lines:

“Some fates that are much worse than death.”

“In our backyard! In our backyard!”

“Built on integrity.”

“Learn how to win.”

“Advocate for the innocent and downtrodden.”

“Pay your for your comapny.”

“I can't hear it!”

“Stop asking quesitons you don't want answers to.”

Daylight (1996)

Stallone, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Amy Brenneman, Karen Young, Claire Bloom, Danielle Harris, Sage Stallone and Mark Rolston star in this disaster movie. Gruff NYers face disaster in a tunnel. There was no level of expectation for this. There is outdated tech, 90s hair and loads and loads of characters.

Stallone is a taxi driver and a former EMT type who was fired for reasons and disgraced for reasons. This does not serve any useful purpose and there is exposition and an accidnet. This disimproves. There is fire and nonsensical and contradictory behaviour and passive observation. There is ropey VFX and how is there air?

We see a melting dinosaur toy and how can they breathe? How is there light? Stallone tireslessly seeks to help. There is yelling and denial of sense and glorification and celebration of Stallone. There is a negative burden and assertions of bad faith and Stallone claims the higest integrity.

There is toxic positivity in this inadequate film full of ailing people. Stallone faces fans and there is bragging and false bravado and warped ideas of manliness. There is disrespectful behaviour in this absurd film which is not a feral pleasure. There are contentious options and public trust is eroded and there is severe distress in this calamitous bomb.

This was objectionable and people have a lack of insight and no motivation to cahnge. This was not satisfactory. This was farcical. There are catastrophic consequences.

Best Lines:

“Lot of toxic waste.”

“Renovation of 72.”

“Get it to Jersey and dump it!”

“This is the tip?”

“Wipe out clear up to the toll booths!”

“So many dead!”

“No second shutdown.”

“Help? You are help!”

“Canned in 95.”

“If you pray, pray.”

“There are no breaks.”

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Looking For Alaska (2019) 1x01&1x02 + The Blacklist 7x12 + Batwoman 1x17 Reviewed 👎👎👎👎👎👎

Famous Last Words

This was based on a YA novel and has an iconolastic narrator. Sigh. It's 2005 and a spoilt brat heads off to boarding school for reasons. There is a cat. Some manic pixie dream girl named Alaska ramapges and stirs the pot. The 'school' looks like it is in summer camp shacks from a 'Friday The 13th' movie. There is babbling and yelling about rats. This was mediocre.

Best Lines:

“Write you off as ordinary.”

“Morbid, I like it.”

“Beat me with my books.”

Tell Them I Said Something

There is a silly school feud, what it is over isn't explained. The 'hero' and Alaska get flung out of the only class that seems to take place. A debutant ball prank goes awry. There is racism and ball sabotage. This was mediocre.

Cornelius Rusk

Red hides out on an island with bimbos talking art crime. There are no moral dilemmas or fundamental tension just increasingly ill-tempered yelling. This was insanely boring and this was equally uninspired and contrived. Red yells with increased vehemence. There is death and Joely Richardson.

There is intimidation and Red has unspeakable shamelessness and is still internationally active. There is misery and dubious types. Red does not appear respectable, he likes illegality and has a brutal approach. There is no rational co-operation and nobody noticed all the people Red blacklisted publicly. Death is stalking the island. Surely the number of people who want Red dead has grown? Red does not avoid dangerous situations.

There are clearly conniving people in this underlit ep which lacks real risk. This was not mesmeric or astonishing. There is talk of Turks and a microdot. They're terrible people and dreadful abuse and foreigners prove a threat. Nobody immediately understands the implication. There is negativity in this humourless ep which is not eerie or disturbing. There is ridicule and despair and an obvious twist.

This was fundamentally dishonest and ethics rules are broken and disconcerting and disenchanting human scum lurk. Red wilfully encourages your worst instincts and lies about Tom. There is daffy mayhem and this was not incendiary. This was an irrelevance. Red is personally abusive and overwrought and has feigned indifference as he spreads disorder. This was really unfortunate. Red's future MeToo reckoning looms.

This was inauthentic. Mendacious, grasping and avaricious people lurk and imagine threats. Crises pile up and Red has fallen into discredit and TPTB are insufficiently committed to quality. They're unwearied and continuously refuse to make good tv.

This show is an escalating tormet and there are vicious attacks and Red makes vocal his displeasure. There is cryptic obliquity and gushes of exposition. There is a baleful baddie. This was not seriously enjoyable just rancid. This was so very terrible. There is indecision and misery and fury and a gnomic conclusion. This was predictable and unthrilling. There is no moral complexity and this was long and attritional. This was discordant and convoluted and a mis-step and humdrum. This lacks deadly peril.

Best Lines:

“Remember we're friends.”

“Didn't make healthy choices.”

“Her husband wasn't who he appeared to be.”

“You and your homicidal brethren masquerading as house staff.”

A Narrow Escape

Gabriel Mann is back as Tommy. Kate has issues. Mary whines. Jacob growls. All of this is meaningless now due to the new Batwoman. There is bad acting. Luke bores. There is a retcon. This was so boring. Bruce killed the Joker. Why is that a bad thing?

Best Lines:

“Take only pets and leave everything else behind.”

“Locked him in a urinal after he ditched me at homecoming.”

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The Resistance Issues 1&2 Reviewed

The Resistance Issue 1

In this terrifically dark title, a pandemic comes from nowhere, kills hundres of millions and leaves survivors with superpowers. Finally the plague is revealed to be of alien origin. Oh the timing of this title. There are frantic attempts to stop the virus and there is a King of England. After the mass death, there is deliverance.

Was the virus designed to do what it did? What cured the virus? Why are there superpowers? A new political party rises in America and a new POTUS who looks like Ed Harris. An opponent of POTUS Ed Harris is 'vanished'. This was excellent and immensely satisfying. This is full of questions, substantial fear and many compelling reasons to keep reading. The story has many grave implications.

Best Lines:

“The data shows that almost the entire human race will be dead within a year. Maybe less. Maybe a lot less.”

“Total collapse of social order.”

“Pleas for divine intervention.”

“Silent streets emptied by fear and death ---- and the accepted inevitability of what was coming.”

“Electric with cries of joy--”

“The Great Death.”

“Diseases like that don't just come out of nowhere.”

The Resistance Issue 2

Powered people born under a cloud of tragedy come from all places, races and classes. Are they humanity's last hope or a harbinger of more tragedy to come? The inciting incident of a global pandemic mirrored reality uneasily.

Apparently this title is part of a shared universe. You can smell GHB? There is no social distancing, masks or gloves post pandemic. FFS. A kid has super hearing and a man has tough skin and another man is bulletproof. How is the world adapting to 400 million dead? Plans are made to control the empowered and there is a resistance. A White House maid is leading the resistance. The 'vanished' man is rescued. This was okay and I'm intrigued.

Best Lines:

“He'll be a meme by midnight.”

“I am not being allowed to leave.”

“Why does everyone look to Russia when such things are said?”

“No laws against that sort of thing.”

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