July 20th, 2020

Scary Books

Red Mother issue 5 Reviewed

The heroine has resigned stoicism and her helplessly wretched life goes on. The plot is vague to the point of ludicrous meainglessness. She gives cause for concern. Things that will be consequential happen for some no doubt horrific reason. This was joyless but I am interested – evil is increaisngly aggressive.

I'm sure there will be dramatic repercussions to the inescapable evil. It's all exceptionally serious. The encounters with evil are aggressive. There are veiled warnings and a miserable protagonist with a deteriorating psychological state who is trudging miserably through life. There are dark ruminaitons, evil cackles manically and nothing of consequence has been resolved. The minions of evil all look quite happy with themselves as the heroine is beset on all sides by malevolent forces. The plot is impercetible, but I am interested.

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Movie Reviews: 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri + Cobain: Montage Of Heck

3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

3 billboards not used since the 1990s are rented by an angry grieving mother whose daughter was murdered. The killer has not been caught so she forks out $5000 per month to rent the billboards to draw attention to the case. The idiot yokel cops are more obsessed with the billboards than the murder.

There is a tortoise and racism and the police chief is dying. The woman's ex husband has run off with a slut. The dead daughter, Angela, was no angel. The woman faces relentless harassment. A useless racist violent cop has many manifestations of inadequacy and a combative personality and he has an agenda. He's simply horrendous and aggressively awful. This was a circus of absurdity.

There is no social imprint. The cops are deeply unhelpful. The police chief's wife looks young enough to be his daughter. There is death and how did the racist fool become a cop? He's stupid and incompetent. He beats up people in public and causes property destruction. There is a new boss and the useless cop is fired and the police chief's widow bitchs with her stupid accent.

The racist has a ghastly mother. There is arson and a town midget. The ending is a total WTF. Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Zeljko Ivanek and Peter Dinklage feature. People are felled by uncertainty and there are no consequences for geezer-laddish actions.

Best Lines:

“A road no one goes down.”

“Talking nice to you.”

“Nobody is with you about this.”


“Of what?”

“Stupid news.”

“Town midget.”

“I cannot be sorry for the act itself.”

“Cock jokes.”

“I read it on a book mark.”

“Tragedy came calling today.”

“Begets greater anger.”

Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)

This is a bizarre Kurt Cobain documentary. He is a poster boy for the disenfranchised. This is an irritating miscellany that is very male. Cobain was an unwanted child of divorce with obvious mental health problems that people ignored. There is talk of a gross sexual encounter in this tedious lump that was joyless.

This was not serious, insightful or evocative. This was unmoored and there is no genuine insight. The ghastly details and dark consequences of Cobain's psychological and emotional demons are laid clear. He was clearly malicious and drifted aimlessly with deadening fatalism. It was a doomed cycle of barely controlled madness.

This was an ugly echoing clatter and it was also incredibly juvenile. There was mumbling, indignation, rage and ostracisation. Things got tempestuous and fractious as Cobain derided everyone. There was mutual recrimination from adults in Cobain's life but no one ever helped him.

Best Lines:

“Your whole family reject you.”

“Resorted to becoming friends with.”

“White trash lowlife scum of the earth.”

“I hated everyone.”

“Isolated hellhole.”


Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'Jaws' promo

See it before you go swimming.

'Dastardly And Muttley In Their Flying Machines' intro

Why do they want to stop the pigeon?

Chocolate soya with cognac – nice.

There's cucumber ketchup?

FOGO – fear of going out.

There is peanut curry.

RIP the Brown Booby.

My ex just cared less and less. I have unfulfilled longing. I thought my ex had unwavering concerned, that was just ill-placed optimism. It doesn't seem like I concern my ex. My ex is ever present but never there. Not anymore not for sometime. My ex exhausted my goodwill. My ex was an emotionally manipulative schemner who furthered his dreams at the expense of mine. An ineffectual man. I want rectification from my ex. He had a lapse of judgement and needs to be held accountable. He's baiting me. I feel growing discontent and I thought he was a source of fascination. My ex never confirmed his commitment to me. My ex is synonymous with betryal. Regret does not filter through. My ex is unfathomable. He had a capacity for betrayal and chocies I didn't understand the ramifications of. There's an unbrigeable chasm between dream and reality. My ex shattered my expectations. He's wilful and I didn't know the fragility of my future. I didn't know I was living contentedly under false pretences. My ex has a bottomless capacity for negativity, scorn and misery. My ex made an unforgiveable choice. He has taken no personal responibility. In the blink of an eye, I became his past. My final and lasting memories of my ex are bitter: he didn't care. The magnitude of harm caused by my ex is uncountable.

I'd try seared steak with garlic and herb butter and leafy sald and I'd try lemon verbena and meringue pot. I'd try poached cherries.

What is an apricot galette? Or an oyster emulsion?

I want a scalloped plate and a Luna sapphire heart pendant in gold and pink sapphires and I want a swivel signet ring.

Nathan Darrow was on a 'Blue Bloods' ep in 2014 and is in an 'FBI' ep.

'Molly's Game' Quotes:

“Gold plated resume.”

“They weren't the problem, they were the medicine.”

“Reacted to the shame.”

“Showing seething contempt for me.”

“You tripped over a stick.”

“I'm hiring someone to kill him.”

“What could they possibly offer me to do that?”

“Cause of justice.”

“Move from failure to failure with no loss of enthusisum.”

Amber Heard Quote:

“I've never vomited in a parking lot in my life.”

'Channel 4 News' Quotes:

“Get their own balls now.”

“Multi-generatioanl house.”

“Innocence tax.”

“Incredible claim.”

“Model for the world.”

“Socially justified.”

“Citizen and the state.”

“Cultural disregard.”

'BBC News' Quotes:

“Told as forcefully as possible.”

“Voiding mask mandates.”

“Life, like it was before.”

“Don't think the logic made sense.”

'RT' Quote:

“Committed suicide in a very bizarre way.”

'Dr Phil' Quotes:

“Stabbed with the back of my hand with a carving fork, at the Christmas dinner table.”

“World's lousiest parent.”

'The Sunday Business Post' Quote:

“The books you chose to read were a stick to beat you with.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“As bad as we can take it.”

“Gold family reunions.”

“Incendiary pledge-”

“Public meance.”


“People on garden and manor tours.”

“Jaunting car.”

“Without them, we may be nothing or something entirely different.”

“Consider refusing Americans, or other foreigners, entry.”

“Feel all eyes on them as they enter restaurants, hotels and supermarkets.”

“Hate mail to our restaurant for acknowledging that we have served Americans.”

“Irish people are not renowed for being on time.”

“None of their counties would allow them entry.”

“Passports for ferrets.”

“Decision could not be appealed.”

“Something standing in my way through no fault of my own.”

“Catastrophic lab leaks.”

“Dominate the urban ecosystem.”

“Like Jessica Fletcher when she has the sniff of dishonesty in her nostrils.”

“She had an actual tan.”


“Er, it's been raining in Irleand since the end of may.”

“Only limited tolerance for local mores.”

“Are on TV too much as it is.”

“To please a man who's determined to be displeased.”

“Smug, retrospective moral superiority.”

“Seen by its fans as the future.”

“Moral compass of our country.”

“Illegal to purchase an untagged salmon,”

“Confronting poachers can be a hazardous job,”

“Cases of aggression.”

“Whose concerns are profoundly removed from the lives of most people.”

“Few have held the spotlight in this programme for positive reasons.”

“Enjoy a leisurely saturday morning browse through the various supplements.”

'Reality Z' Quote:

“Another corpse in the living room.”

'Killer Families' Quotes:

“Not living a dangerous lifestyle.”

“Didn't cause trouble.”

“Strife in the family.”

“Paid in adult videos.”

'The Catch' Quote:

“It's as if you think you're Liam Neeson in 'Taken'.”

'What We Do In The Shadows' Quotes:

“Witch proof carpet tape.”

“Witch dust.”

“Burn the garden.”

“Naughty goat.”

“Did you fall down a hole again?”

'FTWeekened' Quotes:

“Chaotic fallout.”

“Chains of encounters upon which interesting careers (and personal lives) are constructed.”


“You would wait 30 seconds so that the porter would be gone before you opened the door.”

“Plague-style public health threat.”

“Vengeful justice.”

“Have been lucky to avoid worse.”

“Powerful agents of viral destruction out there,”

“Potentially apocalyptic virsuses,”

“Incarnated histroy.”

“Covered Europe with tombs, ashes and tears.”

“Would be school friends if they ever actually went to school,”

“Personal harangue.”

“Ruthless hostility.”

“Grumbles about the newness all around him,”

“Personal/national embarrassment.”

“Befuddled pariah.”

“Establishment worthies.”

“Chtonic deities.”

“Of course there are guttering candles, rearing horses, improbbale castles and medieval manuscripts whose mere persual induces horror.”

“By wanting it badly enough, by thinking about it ingeniously enough, a different kind of society could be built.”

“Dead bad people.”

“Another character's judgment of her.”

“Just this side of a cult,”

“Great glass ark.”

“A shrine to human optimism.”

“They favoured nursery food – meat and potatoes in puddles of gravy, dead carrots, all beige. They could handle haddock mousse or steak and kidney pudding, and they like apple crumble.”

“The reckoning came,”

“Social fascination.”

'The Other One' Quote:

“Bog standard private school that just so happened to have a rowing club.”

'The Sunday Times' Quotes:

“Having failed to produce it, as requested.”

“Stepping up the intensity with which we are verifying the details.”

“Perceived moral slip ups.”

“Fire spread.”

“Fractious relationship.”

“Is there a plot afoot?”

“Isolated from any source of help.”

“Claimed by force if necessary.”

“Prides itself on its pristine reputation.”

“Can't afford to have accusations made about you on the internet.”

“Dictated to by a loud minority of mostly younger employees.”

“Denotes integrity.”

“Uncompromising moral force.”

“Caused national outrage.”

“Questioning his ability to led the country at a time of crisis.”

“Stripped of their careers.”

“Vicious invective, vile accusaitons.”

“Self-reinforcing terror.”

“Screeching the loudest and harshest abuse,”

“Annoying as many people as possible.”

“Vile insults.”

“Notorious figures.”

“It swallowed two inland seas and created a giant 250-mile long crack in the Earth's surface.”


“Its greatness was lauded.”

“Famously filthy.”

“Squalor generally wins out over love.”

“Everything colour-adjusted to resmble an oak-smoked gents' lavatory.”

“Unnecessary mouths to feed.”

“Their prospects, the decisions they made.”

“Only way to a life.”

“Otherwise, grimness.”

“Grim inevitability.”

“Designed for people with staff.”

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Evil 1x03-1x05 + Dempsey & Makepeace 1x04&1x05 + State Of Affairs (2014-2015) 1x01 +Batwoman 1x18

3 Stars

The priest to be is a drug addict. Sigh. We get a rundown on various possessions. Aasif Mandvi who plays Ben Shakir was Dr Kenchy Duwalia on 'Jericho'. Leland has a psychotic nature and this is not approaching a defining moment.

Has a broadway producer (John Glover) been possessed? Has a demon entrapped a powerful man and is it controlling him? Is Leland Townsend a demon? Kristen bores. Boris McGiver of 'House Of Cards' plays a priest. This was so horrid. There is a demonic digital assistant.

Leland has a continuing villainy. Leland is an ass hamster. The demonic digital assistant is tossed after it starts talking. There is more talk of deep fakes. What baby was the demonic digital assistant going on about? There is death. Why can't Leland's voice be recorded? Leland yells.

Best Lines:

“What you see in most movies.”

“Diabolical oppression.”

“Diabolical infestation.”

“That's a real thing? Pledging their soul.”

“Diabolical obsession.”

“Fired 67 assistants in the last 6 months.”

“He's sweating blood.”


“Temper fit.”

“Hell is only half full.”


There is evil VR and an evil kid. Ben blames the evil kid's actions on copper. Psycho kid tries to kill his baby sister in the unfenced family pool and nobody notices. The evil kid then vanishes and it is hinted the parents killed him. This was not good.

Best Lines:

“How long it would take us to feel the liquid bleach in the milk.”

“Play the bunny game.”

“We can only play rabbits.”

October 31

It's Halloween and a Ghost Hunting show looks into haunted New Jersey strip clubs. Ben tags along. Leland lurks. A creepy kid shows up on Halloween and the granny is targeted by Leland. An woman undergoes an exorcism, but is she really mentally ill? Ben exposes the Ghost Hunting show as fake and the creepy kid takes the daughters to a graveyard to play funeral. This was iffy.

Best Lines:

“I don't run from nothing.”

“Got in a tweet fight.”

“Preying on your compassion.”

Given To Acts Of Violence

This was greviously bland and features actors who peaked a quarter century ago. There is a flatpack narrative. This was not played with conviction. This was full of bum notes. There was no unpredictable reality and this was not potent dizzying drama. Nothing here is easy to watch. It's all about the industrial nature of justice or something.

This was heavy art and there is no solace in this faltering ep. Dempsey is a litterbug. There is anticipated horror and this was not effervescent with delight. There is no moralisation. Was this deliberately boring obviousness? This was absolutely catastrophic. This was not a searing experience.

Didn't Dempsey murder 5 people in 1x01 alone? This was bog standard. One is repelled. This was profoundly depressing unalloyed awfulness. This does not confer grace upon those who participate. Makepeace wears a bowtie and a hideous jumper and has helmet hair. There is skydiving and dark characters.

Best Line:

“I hate the Scots.”

Hors de Combat

There's a prison break via crane, that ends unexpectedly. There is flagrant mandess and Makepeace feels morally, cultrally and spiritually superior to Dempsey. The boss, Spikings, is a panto character. Cops wave guns ignoring that they are in the UK not the USA. Gang members plot and this was soul destroying and basic.

One is left baffled. Makepeace is coy and lowly. Dempsey gets a girlfriend who isn't Makepeace. Curse the new woman's sudden and inevitable betrayal. This show depicts a deranged society. Dempsey is brashly overconfident and beyond useless. The baddies are ignorant bellowing loudmouths. There are grievances and a sniper and Dempsey is a brash interloper.

This was profoundly dispiriting and it is difficult to find likeable characters. There is petulant entitlement, opprobrium, fostered jealousies and there are depressingly low expectations about what can be achieved. There are idiots friends, innately unheroic types, a bitter blame game, worst aid, a maeslstrom of revenge and righteously angry irritated types. This was farcical and infuriating. Makepeace is a moron who needs an eye test. Christopher Ellison (!!!!!!) plays a gangster who can't keep his clothes on. This show is a terrible combination of crap.


This is a flop Katherine Heigl show that co stars Alfre Woodward, David Harbour, James Remar, Nestor Carbonell, Courtney B Vance, Melinda McGraw, Cress Williams, Adam Arkin, Rex Linn and Matthew Lillard. Sadly most of that cast list are not in this lously pilot. Charleston (Heigl) is a reckless CIA analyst who lost her boyfriend in a terrorist attack. The boyfriend's mother is Constance Payton (Woodward) who is the POTUS.

Charleston wants to get the evil nemsis who killed her man candy. Charleston is caked in makeup and she wears hooker heels to work at 2am. Depressingly low expectations were met. A doctor is in peril and Dennis Boutsikaris shows up. There is exposition, babble and disreputable people in this dull ep that is not intriguing. People yell down phones and consequences are coming.

A violent nutter bothers people for no clear reason. There is acrimony and few social graces. This was an awful thing. Charleston plans to kill all baddies – fascist. Some rough arsed guy breaks into Charleston's house and exposition reveals how she is covering up her own role in the son's death. No nuance emerges.

People are unreflective and this was abysmal. One can see why this wasn't enduringly popular. Her own choices have made Charleston miserable.

Best Lines:

“Reckless personal behaviour.”

“Lot wrong with that.”

“I can't be here right now.”

“Teenage girls send texts.”

“You're insane.”

“Just a little.”

If You Believe In Me, I'll Believe In You

Tommy bores. Alice plots. Mary whines. Kate hooks up with an old friend. Luke is a jerk. Jacob bores. This was extreme incompetence. There is betrayal.

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