August 28th, 2020


The Resistance Issue 4 Reviewed

What or who sent the virus infested meterorite to Earth? We see patient zero and the spread of the virus in flashback. People ask quesitons about the design, intent and purpose of the virus. Why were powered people created? Are they actually unknowingly evil? There is concern, unease and upset by inherently suspicious people. This was goodish. There is resilence. Yet no sign of masks or mass graves in the post plague world. This was unsettingly reminiscent and a bleak picture.

Best Lines:

“Outside civilization.”

“You consider this good news.”

“A tragedy beyond comprehension...the worst since the Black Death wiped out over two hundred million people.”

“They didn't even try to isolate it.”

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Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'Lovecraft Country' promo


'The Trade' promo


'The Secret Garden' promo


Nocciolotto dark chocolate with whole hazelnuts & cocoa cream filling – yum.

Thai sweet chilli crisps – nice.

Gluten free chocolate chip oat cookies – yum.

I want an Ikea footstool with storage and a Bomarken display box.

Breaking bonds of trust is the ultimate violation. My ex = thoughtless and malign. I'm downcast and lonely. My dreams were invested in my ex. It was not an enduring or trusting relationship. I feel exculsionary resentment due to my ex. He casts a pall. I'm still waiting for a simple apology from my ex. My ex has faced almsot no real consequences for his actions. It's fraught times and I thought my ex was good and nuturing. I feel betrayed, let down, rejected and abandoned – I alos feel ostracised and cutoff from support and connection. My ex seems untroubled by guilt and devoid of conscience. Why did things go badly wrong with my ex? I am strangely unloved. I feel bitter. My ex is beyond reconciliation. There is no satisfactory resolution with my ex. Resentment lingers and my ex has insensitivity to my pain and anxiety. I had reasonable expectations of him. My ex has a shocking unwillingness to care. I feel deep resentment against my ex.

Watched a 'Murder She Wrote' ep 'Film Flam' it guest starred: John Astin, JAMES CAVIEZEL, Kerrie Keane and William O'Leary. There were talk of videotapes and anti-piracy. There was also a plug for Dreamworks in this terrible ep.

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Ill-conceived event.”

“Unrequited longing.”

“Expecting compliance.”

“Not conformist by inclination.”

“Consume public discourse.”

“Atavist shudder of odium.”

“Territorial transgression.”

“An immaturity common in many teenagers when confronted by authority, blighted further by arrogance.”

“Swiss Miss can't.”

“Built momentum for his downfall.”

“Carousing with politicians.”

“Climate rife with mad conspiracy theories.”

“Sat undisturbed for more than 1,000 years.”

“Era was one of the least understood.”


“Hidden on purpose.”

“No one's fault but his own.”

“Resent all hectoring.”

“Destroying any validity of the many apologies.”

“Spent their money with relish.”

“Cull the uncommitted.”

“Revitalise the public image of the European Union institutions as caring for, close to and responsive towards the block's citizens.”

“Hiding in fear behind barbed wire?”

“Repulsive, abhorrent.”

“Whole sections of the surrounding population felt excluded.”

“Dropped $70,000 in a shopping spree, an amount so ridiculous that American Express initially declined the card.”

“Infamous decision.”

“Whose plights he heard or read about.”

“Provoke public rage.”

“Did not achieve my college and career dreams.”

“Anticipate with certainty.”

“Toilet paper – when it could be found – was rationed.”

“So rapidly and drastically reshaping the lives and experiences of us all.”

'RTE News' Quotes:

“Restricted movement regieme.”

“My medical people.”

“Security risk documents.”

'Channel 4 News' Quotes:

“A generation ago.”

“Locked out from their own money.”

“Can't comprehend money.”

“Covid chaos.”

“Protection of their assets from the unscrupulous.”

'Malcolm In The Middle' Quotes:

“You're supposed to be away at college.”

“I dropped out. But don't worry. I'm working. At the new Hooters out by the lumberyard. With tips, I can pay rent on the trailer and still keep my husband in beer.”

“Hey! Gotta go! Cockfight starts in half an hour and you still gotta load the cages into my pickup!”

'Dumb And Dumber To' Quotes:

“All water under the fridge now.”

“Pick cooks up a rock candy that'll make you dizzy. Folks come from all over the city to buy it.”

'The Herald' Quotes:

“Concerns remain.”

“Got a bit shouty,”


“Capable of friendship and affection of a sort, yet will cooly kill the objects of that affection.”

“Producing a wheel brace in the course of a dispute.”

“Waffling on about class privilege is the sort of thing that only the terminally middle class ever bother with.”

“Have a massive argument about class than whilst en route to a garden centre to buy a gazebo.”

'Food Unwrapped' Quotes:

“Pizza fiends.”

“Rustic cut.”

“Noodle sponge.”

“No topping zone.”

“Cheese lock.”

“Invention of cooking half a million years ago.”

“Age of choice.”

'Evil Twins' Quotes:

“Outsider in her own home.”

“Had some respect in the community.”

'Law & Order' Quotes:

“Whole place gets sprayed with automatic fire, you assume it's not cos the stero was up too loud.”

“Good old fist fight.”

“I wasn't there!”

“Your prints were!”

'Virgin Media News' Quotes:

“Changing narrative.”

“No great expectations.”

'How To Get Ahead At Renissance Court' Quotes:

“Principles were for losers.”

“Bracingly unsentimental.”

“They're ungrateful, fickle, liars and deceivers.”

“Without the risk of murderers getting to their communion wine.”

“Bring up the rear on his tortoise.”

'Red Dwarf' Quotes:

“It's the only thing he's ever read that doesn't have lift up flaps.”

“Expunges the wretched and deletes the worthless.”

'Phantom Of The Soap Opera' Quote:

“I have chilled chablis imported from France.”

'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' Quote:

“Child dressed like Spider-Man dragging a homeless corpse behind a train.”

Kylo Ren

Movie Reviews: Venom + Get Out + Eyes Of Laura Mars

Venom (2018)

Tom Hardy stars in this film that has no real Marvel logo. This film was a magnet for controversy before it even came out. A spaceship breaks up on re-entry. It was carrying 'samples' from somewhere. A reckless, careless rich jerk jerks. Michelle Williams plays Hardy's love interest as he shows off his latest weird accent.

The rich due has unproven rumours about him. Eddie Brock (Hardy) is the unwilling recipient of a strange visitor from another planet. This film was hardly unique. Eddie and the rich evil dude engage in tempermental outbursts and unbrindled baiting. What happened to Eddie in NY? There is a coming conflagration due to dangerous lunacy.

The wholly irresponsible Eddie has purported enemies, tats and reacts badly to things and obliviously rambles on. Eddie is forthright in expressing himself in ill-judged fashion. His love interest has a cat. Eddie snoops – one wonders if he has mental acuity issues. Does this exist with all the other Marvel movies?

There is exposition and the rich dude has displeasure and insouciance. Does one care about the outcome? Scorn and derison are heaped on Eddie. The rich guy yells about dead bodies and Eddie ends up fired and dumped. There is bad, bad news. The rich dude is capable of horrifying cruelty.

Eddie's enroute to a complete emotional and physical breakdown. Eddie is partially complicit in attracting displeasure. There are tantrums, unhinged torment and muddled thinking. The rich dude does nasty human trials and he has open hostility to Eddie. This was spurious. Eddie exasperates and should conduct himself in a more reasonable fashion.

There is an emotional breakdown. Characters vigorously annoy. Was the gore edited down? Eddie is angry and frustrated. Eddie is bitter and sad. A woman is called Dr Skirth. Eddie rants about losing his apartment – but he still has it. The baddie is remorseless and his love interest moves on fast. There are disturbing cirumstances. Things go terribly wrong and nobody is willing to listen. There is a lack of robust oversight of the rich guy.

It is normal that this Earth has a private space programme and a spaceship on a recon mission. The alien symbionts can't survive on Earth without hosts. The rich guy wants to leave the 'dying' Earth and survive in space. Nobody is willing to listen. Eddie has nowhere to go. Eddie trashes his own life. The baddie has a whiff of arrogance and is patronising and disrespectful and he has chilling plans.

People have legitimate expectation of responsible behaviour. Eddie had a homeless woman friend who ends up dead. There is no moral realisation. Why in one scene is it night and then it is suddenly daylight? Eddie is now a host to Venom – who speaks English. So much for Eddie's media driven anger. Justified anger. Eddie can't effectively deal with the transgressions of the rich. Eddie makes a hames of things. There is a serious breach of responsibility. Eddie has absolutely no competence.

Eddie eats with full on method acting. Hardy sticks his head down a toilet. There is no accountability. Eddie has a shifty demeanour. Eddie jumps in a fish tank and shoves a lobster into his maw. There are fights and idiot people. Eddie is confronted by a troubling reality. This was not brilliant. How can it be that they let the rich bloke act like that? There is deteroration. If they tried to make views happen, they failed.

Anger and frustration are caused. Eddie has had a profound irreversible change. This causes weariness and there are incoherent fights and vfx. Eyelines are off and there is death. The symbionts have a plan. There is a mood of vengeance. The world is increasingly hostile and unaccountable. The rich dude favours thuggery. There are ways of conflict. There are no laudable aims. Things are fractious. There is damage and decay. This was functionless. What happened to the dog?

Disaster is wrought. The rich jerk acts grotesquely. This was not a visceral evocation. Stan Lee has a cameo and Riz Ahmed does dull suprise acting as the baddie. There is a sequel hook.

Best Lines:

“Got out of containment.”

“Ask him about his space programmes.”

“Pathologically self absorbed.”

“We're not finished.”

“Yes you are Mr Brock.”

“Is that a threat?”

“The Daily Globe incident.”

“Run out of New York.”

“Life Foundation.”

“Silence those of us who ask questions.”

“Change the world.”

“Entire empire built on dead bodies.”

“All the way bad!”

“I don't care anymore.”

“We would be able to survive there.”

“Bought a dvd off your cousin.”

“I'll call you back, okay I won't.”

“Names spoken long after we are dust.”

“First contact.”

“Yes. But we don't call them that.”

“Clear that out.”

“Let's bite all the heads off and pile em up in the corner.”

“Pretty cool actually.”

“You bit somebody's head off.”

“Kind of a loser, like you.”

“Did your momma not love you?”

“A me thing.”

“Gonna be Carnage.”

“Forgo the whole creepy serial killer thing.”

“Like a turd in the wind.”

Get Out (2017)

Chris meets his girlfriend's family while his comedy relief friend yells. No.

Best Line:

“I told you not to go in that house.”

Eyes Of Laura Mars (1978)

Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones. She's a fashion photographer who has a psychic connection with a serial killer. He's a cop. There are hideous 70s clothes and hair. The acting is bad. Raul Julia is Laurs's awful ex. This was ridic. You can guess the twist can't you? This was hollow.

Best Lines:

“Serious by what standard?”

“Own loony way.”

“Promoting porno and decadence.”

“Mix with the real people now.”

“Did not do nothing.”

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The Wunderkind

Set the weirdy dial to 11. This tries to be prescient. A POTUS loses re-election and he blames his campaign manager. Time passes and the former campaign manager sees an 11 year old youtube sensation who wants to be POTUS. He's utterly immoral and without compunction. But as he's 11 nobody notices, at first. Nobody has the highest integrity.

The idiot campaign manager (John Cho) has a negative impact and an irrational fixation with making the brat POTUS. Things go badly and the campaign manager ends up fearing for his safety and life. Aaron Douglas and John Laroquette cameo. There are disturbing cirumstances and a moral reckoning is coming. Things are increasingly ominious and the brat is not a believable meance.

This is not enlightening generations. The brat and Cho are are impetuous morons, never shy of courting publicity and they push the boundaries of the impossible. Cho ends up frightened about what the future might hold and the brat's resentment festers into something far worse. The kid's parents are idiots. The kid makes his displeasure clear. Cho wants to feel virtuous without requiring action. The kid gets a frighteningly positive response.

What is the relevance of this? Public frustration makes the brat kid POTUS. Cho was once ridiculed. The kid has no interest in complying and the brat is inexplicably perceived as reshaping history. This gets woeful and is a cataclysmic failure. Oliver Foley the brat kid ends up POTUS despite Cho getting around the age rule by having Oliver's mother as his proxy. But wouldn't that make her the POTUS?

There are false ideas and Oliver has widespread affection and he savours this moment. He stand son the Oval Office desk and revels in being POTUS. He has a swing and popcorn machine in the Oval Office. This is not a far sighted, radical reformer POTUS. Things get tawdry. Oliver is not the most honourable. This was irrelevant despite being okay to start with. People love the POTUS and Cho comes to a bad end.

Best Lines:

“Bad choices.”

“Misguided road to redemption.”

“I want Justin Timberlake to play me in the HBO movie.”

“It all started out so well.”

“One term joke!”

“You can come back from this.”

“Lost and regret it.”

“12 million views!”

“Juice boxes like you like.”

“The mean streets of rural Iowa.”

“A stable person would have seen what was happening.”

“You don't get to think!”

“Tried to do the right thing for once.”

“Mega viral.”

“Debate prep.”

“Don't want you crying in the bar again.”

“That's not good.”

“Get other people to get it done for me.”

“Old man doctors.”

“No old doctors!”

“Wants a military parade for this sister's birthday.”

“Mr President coming through!”

“Society is a fragile ecosystem.”

“I'm not talking treason.”

“Sure sounds like it. And I don't like it and I won't have it.”


Worf meets his very grown son, Alexander, by K'Ehleyr. Alexander is dumped in the Enterprise daycare. Robert O'Reilly debuts as Gowron. The list of writers for this ep fills the screen at one point. This was wretched and unsatisfactory. Worf gets confrontational. The Klingon Empire is at a critical juncture, again. Worf is Klingon in resolutely obsessive ways.

Picard is the great saviour of Klingon progress. The Tholians are mentioned. K'mpec dies, never to be mentioned again. Men in dark rooms mutter. Worf has a really negative relationship with other Klingons. Worf is in direct conflict with others. Gowron does eye bugged out chair swiveling threatening.

Picard and Worf's ridic secrecy got K'Ehleyr killed. All to cause Worf manpain. Worf dumps his son on others after murdering Duras. Sigh.

Best Lines:

“Has been coming for some time.”

“You won't even acknowledge that he is yours.”

“He knows nothing of our ways!”

“Accept the consequences of that lie.”


Anthony was and is a moron. We get flashbacks of Fred (Neil Napier). Luke and Helen scream. Henry's a tool who lies and is the definition of toxic masculinity. Anthony's still stupid. Henry is disgusting and Anthony's stupid and alive and hasn't aged. Fred dies and Fred wants revenge from beyond the grave. Anthony doesn't look 2 years older and has no trauma. This was pretty miserable.

Best Lines:

“You have judged me my entire life and all you have given me is your distain!”

“Deprive him of love.”

“Deprived me of my mother's love.”

Say The Words

It is Conscription Day in an alternate America. A witch kills people. She is part of The Spree, a terroristic witch group. Witches made a deal with the authorities 327 years ago via the Salem Accord.

The flag looks different and witches have to serve in the military. What is the Cession? There is talk of Matrifocal Allotments. Witches go to military school. General Sarah Adler is over 327 years old and she signed the Salem Accord. Tally Craven, Abigail, Scylla and Raelle are at military school. There is talk of marks and salva. Raelle and Scylla bore. Who is the They? There is rain and Raelle is a dumb moron. This was better than 'Coven'. There is an obvious Spree mole. I am interested.

Best Lines:

“It's how they do combat drops.”

“Grind our great nation's enemies into dust.”

“Lottery of death.”

“Before we were even America.”

“Just like your mothers and their mothers before them.”

“Dark days await.”

“Meet what's coming.”

“No dudes, like ever.”

“Onward to glory.”

“Crawling with plague rats.”


“Are you?”

“Front line war sausage.”

“Agents of The End.”

“I think I'm gonna puke.”


My Witches

The POTUS visits the witch school. WTF are forbidden workings? What are fosterlings? The cadets go off base to Gallows Hill. Who are the old biddies? Mmmm.

Best Lines:

“Face like a spider abortion.”

“Maggots will reject your fetid corpse.”

“Don't let her take your joy. That's what she eats!”

Alias 5x17

All The Time In The World

The final ep of this show. Of the cast, Bradley Cooper became the biggest star of all. Vaughn's alive. Sloane is evil, again. Where is Sydney and Vaugn's baby? Tom's dead. Lena Olin and Michael Vartan guest star. There are flashbacks and David Anders. Ugh. Amy Acker fears snakes. Decisions need to be made to safeguard the future. Sydney's doomed best friend shows up in a flashback and her doomed fiance is mentioned.

Nadia's dead and Sloane achieves Rambaldi's ultimate endgame. There are no moral victories. Baddies cause distress despite being totally ineffectual. Spy daddy always had a frenzy of anger and was hysteircal and tyrannical. This show had a pretence of grandeur. Spy mommy is alive and then she isn't. Spy mommy spectacularly falls out of favour.

There is hypocritical bleating by people who are wrong ethically and morally. Integrity and credibility are damaged. Did Irina hint that Rambaldi is still alive and immortal somewhere? But doesn't he have a tomb? Huh? This was an irrelevance. Irina is selfish to the end. How poor the judgment of others still is. Sloane faces a terrible fate, that is an image that sticks with you.

Best Lines:

“Don't have time to mourn.”

“I am through being disappointed by you.”

“Such a complication in my life.”

“Stars will fall from the sky.”

“Brush passes and dead drops.”

“It's not every day one gets to be a part of global genocide.”

“You basically died today.”

“Too late to be stopped.”

“This is my purpose.”

“Able to live with that.”