July 22nd, 2020

Scary Books

Billionaire Island Issue 2 Reviewed

I missed issue 1. All the world's ills are laid at the feet of the rich. There is an island hideaway for rich jerks – on it is a restaurant entitled Natural Selection – and the options are Endangered, Rare, Last Chance To Eat. This is a chaotic state. The rich implicitly accept the island as their due.


The rich tries to silence their enemies. This is an accurate depiciton of the cultural landscape. Island security is FUPD. A hitman comes to the island with belligerent defiance. Reporters are locked up and the rich do not feel great personal shame and are beneath contempt.


Things get contentious and smart bullets don't kill the rich. PAs are locked up. This was okay and purposeful and heroism goes unrewarded. What are people's covert objectives? Why are PAs kept in confinement? The rich are evil with deliberate intent.


Best Lines:

“Who do your turn to when your very existence is a crime?!”


“To kill those who have been killing us for generations.”


“I've been working here for thirteen years.”

“Sorry?”


“It mostly just writes passive-aggressive emails!”


“Fear of losing what little you ahve. Maybe it's time for them to be afraid for a while.”


“We're going to knock the door down eventually!”


“We employ more failed actors than P.F. Chang!”


“All of my degrees and awards would be useless.”


“Shape the future.”


“How would you like to wind up unemployed, you lazy moron?”


“You don't deserve any of the good things that have happened to you.”


“They can fire you for the most mundane crap nowadays.”


“It wasn't that long ago that the technology we're using right now would have been impossible. You're using amazing technology that has reshaped the world in ways you cannot even begin to comprehend.”

  • Current Music
    4 Minutes – Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake/Baby I Don't Care – Jennifer Ellison/Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles
  • Tags
Illya K

Trailer, Quotes & Stuff

'An Klondike' promo

“No paying back what you did.”

'Star Girl' 1x11 promo
Sigh.


Gluten free pitta bread – mmmm.


I will review 'The Twilight Zone' (2019).


What's a grouse?


My ex does continual bad actions.


Who was 'Identity'?


'Sky News' Quotes:

“Every country is looking after itself here.”


“Some form of life there.”


'Montage Of Heck' Quote:

“Sucky band.”


'Channel 4 News' Quotes:

“Protect the whole world.”


“Designed for fun and laughter.”


“Fought off so many attempts to finish his career.”


“Crime minister.”


“Town he left at 15.”


“Lad next door.”


“Tik-Tok free.”


'The Rise Of The Murdoch Dynasty' Quotes:

“Another nasty man at the door.”


“United in opposition.”


'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“The defining factor in your decision-making.”


“Last public appearance.”


“Grim evidence.”


“Collapse – physical, psychological and ideological-”


“Ordered defended “to the last man and the last shot”.”


“Reckless spending.”


“Struggle for existence in a shattered world.”


“Dog-drawn stretchers.”


“Starting with tanks and howitzers, it ended with flamethrowers and house-to-house street battles with grenades and amchine guns,”


“Liveaboards.”


“A sense of abandonemt and isolation.”


“Failure to threaten punishment.”


“Catastrophic institutional, cultural and reputational damge has already been inflicted.”


“Send your mind to future years.”


“It was a really bad break-up and I was heartbroken.”


“Making the wrong decision at a pivotal point.”


“Relationship you want to commit to,”


“Grieving for what is lost.”


“Checking everything against your past relationship.”


“Deserves to be chosen for the person he is,”


“Started feeling afraid of going to crowded places;”


“How she had reacted and how she had had to apologise to her daughter about that reaction.”


“Strongly dislike being called negative.”


“Component of my personality.”


“Irrational fears.”


“Democratic deficit.”


“Mature into a global, responsible citizen.”


“Ethical approach.”


“It should have never been allowed to get out,”


“Wastes a precious resource.”


“Material from recent wars.”


“Killing any life there. Nothing lives in the water, no grasses or plants grow nearby, even the desert birds avoid perching too close to it.”


“Never known silence nor seen a dark night sky.”


“The flares roar day and night,”


“Oil rain.”


“Noticeably silent on the issue.”


“You're to be feared or kept away.”


“What they respresented,”


“Self-delusional.”


“Yell over blaring alarms.”


“Live in homes with multiple generations.”


“Communal hasty burial of victims of plague or otehr trauma,-”


“Largely shuttered and deserted party of the city,”


“The city centre is dead, completely dead.”


“Nothing has been recovered.”


'Bullseyes And Beer' Quotes:

“Paid 50p a head.”


“Pot bellied polyesther.”


“Little short of a god.”


“Lost in the mists of ale house smoke.”


“Steely resolve to win.”


“Holiday camp competitions.”


“Moneyracers.”


“Arrow slingers wandering from pub to pub in a lawless world of darts.”


“The coming thing.”


“A pub olympics.”


“Sweaty celebration of all things male.”


“Needed a bit of controlling.”


“Darts groupies.”


“Sozzled in some roadhouse, smothered in tattoos and darts mags.”


“Crying in the toilet.”


“Mounting unrest.”


“Slick American style coverage.”


“Darts lifestyle.”


“Carny glamour.”


'Dr Phil' Quotes:

“Drove their son to drugs.”


“Give him a wrong look.”


“Locked out of the house in the snow.”


“Afraid to be in my house.”


'Murder She Wrote' Quotes:

“Bare bottoms and rude songs.”


'The Big Bang Theory' Quotes:

“How is that a fight pose?”


“Assign blame.”


'TVnow' Quote:

“Had no friends at school.”


“Bland sterility of the street.”


“Just curtains twitching.”


“Chaotic wildness.”


'Marple' Quotes:

“Don't make a drama out of it.”


“I still dream about it actually.”


“Pretty disgusting.”


“Go off and die for his country.”


'RTE News' Quotes:

“Unforseen consequences.”


“Challenges have been many.”


“Emergency closure order.”


'BBC News' Quotes:

“Such is his legacy and status.”


'RT' Quotes:

“Battlefield consequences.”


“Relationships and reputation.”


  • Current Music
    Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane/Can't Help Falling In Love – UB40/I'd Do Anything For Love – Meatloaf/Psycho Killer/Burning Down The House – Talking Heads
  • Tags
    , , ,
Traveler

Yellowstone 1x05 + Prodigal Son 1x11&1x12 + Signs (2018) 1x01 Reviewed

Coming Home

Kevin Costner's character is ludicrously rich with militarised security and a fleet of private helicopters. Jamie wears a suit on the ranch and people talk about horses. One of Costner's son has been arrested. The Dutton daughter acts like a cliche from 80s soap operas. The Duttons are a weird cult who brand their workers. Michael Nouri is in this. The rebel yob son yells at his son. Jamie has an interesting ringrone. Beth and Jamie have a fight in a moving car, Beth waves a gun and is called on her slutty behaviour and wilful malice. This was okay.


Best Lines:

“Open a door we can't close.”


“Contact me when there'a a solution to discuss.”


“You and trouble.”


~
Alone Time

Psycho dad is still looking to bond with his son. He and his protegee have done some of the most awful thngs that a human being can do. Malcolm's mind is a horrible, destructive, painful, grief-filled landscape and it is about to get worse. There is more repressed under the surface horror to come. This has no operatic feel. This is not as if Tennesse Williams wrote horror. More taumatic things happen and Malcolm's unpredictable emotional state gets worse.


Malcolm's alone with the psychopath. Psycho dad has been granted undue influence. The Junkyard Killer takes on Malcolm. The Junkyard Killer makes a concerted effort to annoy. There is exposition. The FBI annoy and the FBI has hostilities. Jessica's useless and psycho dad gets a visit from Gil. This was underlit and Malcolm is stabbed. Ainsley is selfish and psycho dad reaches new levels of depravity. Psycho dad wanted to kill Malcolm, something that is shrugged off.


Jessica is dismissive of sense and TJK isn't brutally, fiendishly clever. There are defiant stares and a secret passage under psycho dad's house. That nobody ever found! Malcolm walks off his injuries to fight TJK. Morally corrupt men lurk and there are chasmic gaps in logic. What became of TJK? The screen was so dark I couldn't tell.


Best Lines:

“Rookie work.”


“You became your father's son.”


“Nothing but a stain.”


“Vests are for valets.”


“Doesn't bode well for me.”


“I'm not a killer.”

“Not yet.”


“Drilled hate into you.”


“MeTooed off to the Hamptons.”


“I'll be overly vague, they'll love it.”


“You're a stress induced hallcination.”


“She's not the reason you're like this.”


“He can kill you. He almost has.”


“I'm his origin story.”


“You judge, you hunt!”


“Sadistic meglomanic.”


“A house as old as this has a lot of secrets.”


“Less than helpful.”


“You think you're an original John but really you're Chapter 1 in the first profiling book they gave new recruits at Quantico.”


Internal Affairs

Malcolm's colleagues are aware of his lineage. Jessica mainpulates. Trust Malcolm, he's an expert on serial killers. This show's production values look impeccable yet they don't light it properly. This is not a horrifying insight into a damaged broken family. There is a blackout and the FBI are gone and never said sorry for blackening Malcolm's name. The family name is thrashed and Malcolm's not welcome at work.


The newest homicidal threat is in plain sight. This show has been a litany of failures. There are no creepy realisations. Some accept Malcolm's denial that he's not like his father, but not many. Malcolm fends off suspicion. It's weeks since 1x11?!?! There is non linear storytelling. There is an appraisal of Malcolm.


An 'event' impacts on the reputation of Malcolm. There are persistent concerns and Malcolm really shouldn't drink. Who cared for his bird? There is speculation and psycho dad was a formative influence on Malcolm. Hurtful and false claims are made. There is growing malcontent and a mention of the place where prisoners dig graves which gained such fame in 2020.


Malcolm wears Gucci loafers to work?! This show is not an urgent necessity. The case of the week is vociferously dull: another killer with perverse appetites. The FBI has a cult index and a local cult is on it. Malcolm enrolls in said cult.


This was a terrible combination of dull and uninteresting. This was not facinating to see. The cult fear a killer cult deprogrammer. One doesnt know whether the stories they told the suspect du jour in this ep were true. There was an agreed plot. Psycho dad tried to kill Malcolm when he was 10 and it is shrugged off.


Best Lines:

“Mentally competent.”


“Caseboard.”


“Job slash coping mechanism.”


“Too soon for a pee break?”


“Delcare me deranged.”


“Unruly nightmares.”


“My son sleeps in chains.”


“Weird German lady.”


“Not always wanted.”


“Incident in the field.”


“Unhappy family life.”


“Low self worth.”


“Comically dramatic.”


“Thank you for revealing your pain.”


“Resistant trauma.”


“Regulate anger.”


“Predatory psychopath.”


“Purge your memories.”


“Such a cliche.”


“Don't sound like your words.”


“Whenever you say you're fine, a warning bell goes off in my head.”


“The only thing they're afraid of is you.”


“Questionable methods.”


“Determined to reclaim their wayward children.”


“Friends are indebted to me.”


“Thought he cared.”


~
Episode 1

There is a village conspiracy in a small mountain village in this Polish limited series. This was dubbed. The village stands over the indefensible. A new cop deals with unreasonable levels of flak as the village presents problems. Why is there a bin full of vodka bottles in the police chief's office? What happened to the cop before him?


One female character is seen in shorts and another woman is seen in her bra. Holy water is waved and reasonable ideas fail to get traction in this village. This had no substance and the new cop is not measured. Irritation is felt by the new cop. The locals are spiteful and there is vile provocation. There is distain and the new cop has a daughter.


There is blatant disregard for sense and death and no motives are evident. This was insanely incoherent and rambling. People are decreasingly gleeful. There is resulting chaos and this was deeply regrettable. People are allergic to logic.


Is there a terrible reckoning coming? There is a slutty daughter and no intensity in this untheatrical ep. There is no sense of the heroic in this unstaged ep. There are expressions of anguish and a broken social and ideological order. People in different ways and degrees bear some responsbility for something.


There is spiked tap water and the cop reacts with fury. This was a complete failure. This was illogical and people have an astonishing lack of curiosity. The cop acts like determination and what year is this set in? There is talk of Owl Mountain Mysteries. We see a hand sticking out of a tree. This was a litany of failures. The tree thing did intrigue though.


Best Lines:

“You'll learn to love me once you're all by yourself.”


“Protects from evil.”


“I speak God's truth.”


“You shall serve him.”


“Wolves found him first.”


“The Lord's teachings.”


“We don't have a sobering station.”

  • Current Music
    Smells Like Teen Spirit – Scala & Kolacny Brothers/Smells Like Teen Spirit – Jeff Danna/Blessed Are/The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Joan Baez
  • Tags
    ,
To Light The Way To Bed

Movie Reviews: Walking Out + The Cleansing Hour

Walking Out (2017)

Matt Bomer and Bill Pullman star in this tale of survival and fathers and sons. Sigh, mothers are irrelevant in Hollywood. This covers many sensitive issues, badly. Bomer plays a dad who berates his son in the wilds of Montana. Bomer has no discernible character traits other than having endless flashbacks of his own father (Pullman) and berating his son and his eBoy hair.


Bomer is objectionable and doesn't regard his son at all. He only sees his son once a year for reasons never explained. He seems to regard himself as a Great White Hunter yet lacks common sense survival sense like gun safety and a first aid kit and makes absurdly reckless psychotic decisions. His son is not much better: who touches a wounded bear cub?


This is also about how badly nature lovers cope when nature does not reciprocate that love. Bomer wants to raise his son in an acceptable manner, to him. Bomer yells at his son for not having a dog and is not even reasonably competent at being at dad let alone a Great White Hunter. Bomer has malicious intent and is an imposition on his.


Bomer's own father is dead. His was not heartfelt, Bomer is seeking catharsis. His son is forlorn and Bomer threatens to break his son's phone. Why is he such a jerk? The son seems to have been victimised his entire life by his absentee crazy macho man's man father. The son has a sense of discontent. The father wants to sleep in a hut and does not own a tent.


Bomer has ineffectiveness and emotionally blackmails his son. This leads to an excruciating dilemma. The father has an absolute imperative: to control his son. The son does not want to hunt or camp. Bomer offers his son whiskey, his son is 14! The father is absolutely committed to being a dangerously deluded jackass.


The father does not live a produtive life. All he does is whine, utter quasi profound statements and do his son terrible wrongs. The son is socially marooned and disconnected and has a grumpy mood. The father yells when tourists shoot an animal. He judges his son and never learnt to sort out his communication. Bomer causes hurt and has narcissistic negativity. There is a lack of normality and they shoot a poor elk.


There are tensions within the family unit and communication difficulties. The father provokes discomfort and is not a stabilising role. Bomer is not trying to enjoy life and the social relationship. He does not anchor his son to safety and just exacerbates unease. There is a cycle of stress and emotionally troubling events and cumulative stress.


Things are in threat rush mode. The father is a negative person. The son was bittena nd seems to walk it off. The father dies, eventually. There is no positive connection and a CGI bear. There is blood and hunting consumes Bomer to the point of irrationality. The son is sent to find help, there is no help only an eerie looking wilderness. Consequences are profound for the son due to his dad's callousness and the son suffers emotionally.


Things got complex and frightening due to Bomer's deranged pursuit. The son goes on about deadlift. Bonding was made bleak. There was a cascade of sorrow and eerie calm. It all comes to a sobering conclusion. There is no turning point or warm engagement just severe consequences.


Best Lines:

“Stupid and slow.”


“Let's hear your best quail.”


“I don't know what dogs are for.”


“Die in the darkness.”


“Memory of a memory.”


“Dry and warm and good.”


“Came home from a good kill.”


“Be firemaster.”


“Years later.”


“This whole mountain's ours.”


“Case he's not dead.”


“A man's gun.”


“Elmer Fudd hat.”


“Snow is not our friend.”


“Another bear got a cub.”


“Bleed and keep bleeding.”


“Find our creek.”


~
The Cleansing Hour (2019)

A hot 'priest' does exorcisms on a web show. It's all a fake scam, he's not even a priest. This is dull and low budget. The 'exorcism' becomes real. This is not the film I thought it would be. There is a bad CGI demon that looks 1999. There is a twist ending full of gore that involves the Oval Office. The ending is better than the entire film. Recommendation to avoid.


Best Lines:

“Return to the wasteland he accorded you!”


“You can't just read random bible verses!”


“Slime of hell.”


“You don't stream in 4k? That's ghetto!”


“Pit of torment!”

  • Current Music
    Kings & Queens – Ava Max/A Tear Has Taken Your Place – Frank Fafara/Sleepwalk – The Shadows/Let Me Live/Let Me Die – Des Ros
  • Tags
    , ,