November 2nd, 2020

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Movie Reviews: Goosebumps + Devil's Road + White Boy Rick (2018) 👎👎👎📦📦📦📦

Goosebumps (2015)

This R.L Stine inspired movie is full of irksome implausibilities and inherent crassness. This was dreary and lifeless. This was crap, unwatchable crap about immature boys who should probably have worked through their issues concerning their relationship with their parents some time ago.


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Devil's Road: The True Story Of Ed And Lorraine Warren (2020)

This documetary about the demonologists is bizarre. WTF was this? This was perpetually inferior and increasingly menacing. Were they deluded or con artists or both?


Best Lines:

“Punches Ed in the face.”


“Religious provocations.”


“Using his fame to escalate the situation.”


“A future Pope intervenes.”


“Passed down their knowledge to a new generation.”


“Ghost school.”


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White Boy Rick (2018)

Matthew McConaughey stars in this true story of a gun running, drug dealing, FBI informing 14 year old white trash loser. It begins in 1984 and ugly white trash smartmouth Rick looks like he is 30. He is involved in guns and drugs. This was dreadful. Bruce Dern plays his grandfather. There is dysfunction and fighting in the street. He is a school dropout and this was trivial.


The FBI have collective aspirations and desire to annoy. Rick and his father ahve a criminal history. There is collective whining and poor rats. The FBI are patronising and hire Rick as an informant. There are no authentic responses. There is a reactionary, hyperbolic culture. There is frustration, stress and grief.


This was improbable and there is constant swearing. There are corrupt forces and this is the image of America. There is no endless sense of possibility. There is stupidity and cozening. There are pernicious trends and soulless rapacious people. There is casual use of guns in a diner parking lot. This was pretty lame. This was not wacky. Rick is repellent and there is no intellectual honesty.


There is pervasive immorality, lies and incivility. FBI informing is not an anxiety free process. Womens asses are on display. There are random acts of violence. This was unspectacular and ludicrous. There is no sense of meance. Rick dug himself a hole from which he never satisfactorily escaped. This deserves ridule.


Nobody notices the 2 FBI agents following the underage Rick around? He was shot at one point. There are dishonest people and uneasy money. This was unsatisfactory. This was bad very bad. Rick's dad has grave concerns. Matthew McConaughey goes for an Oscar in all his scenes. Rick has a gold chain collection and a child he ignores. Rick is busted for drugs. This does not speak well of Rick's judgment. Things escalate to the point of threatening his future. The FBI don't care. Various peoples actions raised serious issues. For Rick, escape is effectively impossible. There was no abundance of caution. After 30 years Rick got out. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Piper Laurie co starred in this.


Best Lines:

“Open up some video stores.”


“Get frozen custard!”


“That's what families do.”


“Everything is not fine!”


“Full on James Bond sh*t.”


“Broke ass daddy.”


“10 year ticket.”


“As you can see your grandfather's a tad upset.”


“What's up with you people and photographs?”


“How stupid are these guys you're hanging around with?”


“Open up a movie store.”


“Little hobby of your dad's down in the basement.”


“Happy with who you are?”


“Don't need much more than we already have right now.”


“Ricky's a leper.”


“Would be better for Ricky if he had killed someone.”


“Making him out like he's Capone.”

“That's the sentiment in the city.”

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Star Trek Discovery 3x03 Reviewed

People Of Earth

Why are there wrecked ships in space? There is a time passing montage. 700 years after Discovery left, all dilithium went inert. Active warp ships blew up. There is exposition and Book is now a friend.


There are unresolved issues. The future seems contentious and devoid of morality and decency. This is not extraordinarily compelling. The damning conclusion is that it was all for nothing. Where is Ash? What caused The Burn in which millions died? The crew head back to Earth and try to claim Discovery is a generation ship. Saru is captain. It takes Tilly ages to put on her uniform. Saru orates and vastly overstates Discovery's impact. There are controversial concepts. There is a memorial wall to dead crewmembers. Does anyone think of the real Lorca?


Book's cat shows up. Where is the other Starfleet guy? We see dilithium crystals – they are red. Micheal learns you can't go home again. There is a death of aspiration. There is a collective decline. Book wanders onto the bridge. Paul uses the spore drive. Discovery jumps to Saturn. Where's Spacedock? Earth is siolationist and has a forcefield and a United Earth Defence Force


Earth left the UFP. Nobody is jovial. The EDF has fascistic new uniforms and humans can't restrain from bellicose rhetoric. Where is the other Starfleet guy?!? The Emperor puts on an Admiral uniform. How do they have food? The Discovery uniform is bum hugging. Starfleet and the UFP left Earth 100 years ago. Terra Prime did achieve its aim – centuries later.


Earth had unthinkable solutions to a threat. Where are Starfleet and the UFP now? A final bitter joke. How did people ethically accept this? People seek conflict rather than compromise. The UFP lost a lot of ships in The Burn. A 16 year old EDF 'officer' shows up to annoy. Irritating raiders need to piss off. There are food slots and the snotty tween 'officer' is grimly triumphant.


Earth is not Discovery's last place of retreat. The raiders avarice could not be quenced or satisfied. These people annoy. Saru rants. Detmer is regret filled. This ep makes you recoil. This ep is an aberration. Some raider rants. People are wilfully misleading. The tween whines – somebody slap her. This is a collective decline. 2258 is where Discovery is from.


This was not persuasive. The tween 'inspector' is host to a Trill symbiont despite being human. People on Titan have mute resentment. People's proffessed agenda is not what it seems. Michael has secrets and distance and becomes XO. This was not gloriously satisfying. There is retience about the truth. How did Saru get Michael's telescope? Book leaves. Tilly and co visit the former Starfleet Acadmey. An old tree is big. Who's the blonde bridge bunny? Tilly wears eyeliner. Earth is in unsplendid and benighted isolation.


Best Lines:

“Federation as know it disappeared overnight.”


“It's so big now.”


“This is my life now.”


“Gone for centuries.”


“There has to be a story there.”


“Across all known space.”


“A man who jumps a starship through mushroom space.”


“Obsolete Starfleet.”


“Any who will join us.”


“Brought this ship through time.”


“Bears the name Discovery.”


“Had whole lives.”


“You are not welcome here.”


“Michael warned me about you.”

“Did you listen?”


“Some scary people.”


“Piss off an entire planet.”


“Some difficult trusting your judgment.”


“Everything we dedicated our lives to, disappeared into madness.”


“Black alert.”


“A viewscreen. How quaint.”


“This is worse than than the bog.”


“Petting your fat cat.”


“Arrived to find you suspicious.”


“Focus on what we still had.”


“Dilithium raiders.”


“Ancestral home.”


“Starfleet does not fire first.”


“What you're defending yourselves from?”


“Everybody here is smart!”


“Federation's home planet.”


“You coming?”

“Yes.”


“Tween menace.”


“900 year old Starship.”


“They stand down or they die.”


“Trust must remain an assumption between us.”


“She may carry knowledge of what remains of Starfleet.”


“Standing order to take them down.”


“Diplomacy is so slow.”


“Human navigator.”


“One a research colony.”


“Wiped out our tillable soil.”


“Strong defence protocols.”


“We didn't know.”

“Now you do.”


“You bring your suffering on yourselves.”


“Earth is no longer part of the Federation?”

“Why should we be?”

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Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'The Day Of The Lord' promo

No.


'Industry' promo

No.


'Star Trek Discovery' 3x04 promo

WTF? No sexy menace.


'The Spanish Princess' 2x05 promo

Mary. Wolsey. Not poignant. Psychopathology.


'Still Star Crossed' trailer

Uh, no.


Twirl – yum.

Clam chowder – okay.

Dark chocoalte with cranberry, almond & hazelnut – nice.

Triple cooked chips – too hard.

Green magic drink – nice.

Foie Gras crisps – okay.

Gran Luchito Mexican super smoky chipotle salsa Mexican magic – nice.

Sour apple refreshers – yum.

Tony's chocolovely almond seal salt – nice.


Poor seal pups.


I won't read 'The Chill'.


I'd try cucumber pickle and spiced pumpkin cream and edible sand.


With my ex something went wrong, somewhere along the way. My ex = truly awful. He was knowingly malign. My ex has escaped any real accountability – he's an emotional enigma. I feel lonesomeness. I fiercely resent my ex. My ex hurt me with cool determination and I feel perpetually misunderstood.


'Cleopatra 2525' is 20 years old.


There are Bouji poptarts?


Saw the Tom Hardy 'Wuthering Heights' – he does his Bane accent and gurns.


There's an 'Are You Afraid Of The Dark' movie?


I want a pilgrim collar dress.


Who saw 'The Hill', 'Of God & Men', or 'The Offence'?


'RTE News' Quotes:

“Lack of street events.”


“Thriving language.”


“Dreaded memories of their school days.”


“As spoken in Ireland today.”


'Channel 4 News' Quotes:

“Worse than the worst case scenario.”


“Under pandemic conditions.”


“2 versions of America.”


'The Case Of Caylee Anthony' Quote:

“Body recovery site.”


'Snapped' Quote:

“Exchanged threats.”


'BBC News' Quotes:

“Something to be done.”


“Turbulent countries.”


'The Stone Dogs' Quote:

“If they had been spared the hammer from the skies, what bipedal tool-user might have evolved to gaze curiously starward with reptile eyes?”


'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Am very rarely in Dublin's city centre these days,”


“No longer on my way to or from anywhere.”


“I miss so many things.”


“Instructed, in fact, roared at, to leave by tip staff,”


“Sharknado reject.”


“Ongoing public engagement.”


“Grave reasons.”


“Range is limited.”


“Been preparing for this for years.”


“The Dingle dolphin.”


“Buying milk from foreign cows.”


“Footfall driver.”


“Bready things.”


“An organization that does not exist.”


“Ecocidal regimes-”


“Problems could (and probably should) be “solved” by simply moving somewhere else, since there was a lot of somewhere else to move to.”


“Democracies, of course, can and do fail.”


“Blaming unfamiliar others for society's woes,”


“Saxon tongue.”


“Decisions must be based on divining the prescise intentions of a small group of 18th-century white men.”


“What Madison, Jefferson and the rest might have thought of Ikea, assault rifles or even the state of Wisconsin, is a matter for pure conjecture, since none of them existed in their lifetimes.”


“Unavoidable figure in popular culture.”


“Nothing left of nowhere.”


“Endless remembering.”


“Actively forget.”


“Such experiences are inexpressible.”


“Embittered relationship.”


“Learning how not to speak.”


“All lived in seperate rooms.”


“She would forgive you once. Once.”


“Protect respectable society from the depredations of young people.”


“Career and reputation never really recovered.”


“Largely refused to give interviews or appear in retrospective documentaries.”


“No discernible skills or talent.”


“Historical resonace.”


“A stranger in his own lands.”


“There mere thought of his absence is joyous.”


'Tales From The Darkside' Quotes:

“Your world – which we will die to make!”


“Detestable arts.”


'FTWeekend' Quotes:

“Ways to convert fame into money.”


“Personality cult without the personality.”


“Outdated cultural offering.”


“Looked like something defence companies sell to dictatorships for crowd control.”


“Fulfiling their purpose.”


“Cause some positive action.”


“Planned for the advent of an unknown illness – often referred to as “Disease X”. It would be highly contagious, not previously identified and cause a major international epidemic.”


“Reservoir host-”


“Poisonous culture.”


“Modestly famous.”


“Camera training.”


“Unfathomable prospect.”


“Address his own reputation.”


“Behavioural things that led to a bad reputation.”


“Do what he likes doing best: tweet-yelling, complaining and litigating.”


“Grievance warrior.”


“A socialist apocalypse in which the suburban idyll is invaded by low-rent riff-raff, city streets reduced to carpets of broken glass through which looting anarchists carry off appliances of their choice before setting your parked SUV ablaze.”


“Opinion-stiflers.”


“A loose acquaintance with history.”


“Grimly uncanny prophecy of death.”


“Achieved only at a price.”


“As befitted a solemn national occasion.”


“Damaging alterations.”


“Highest rhetorical pitch.”


“Looking stern and studious.”


“Instant Lincoln-strength gravitas.”


“Moral power.”


“Devised for exclusion.”


“Come together in a great and justice cause.”


“Conquer tthe stars.”


“Call to moral arms.”


“Crass ego-politics.”


“Narrative of demise.”


“Unearned privilege.”


“The trauma of having their professional lives evaporate around them in the space of hours.”


“Social critiques.”


“Leaves a dubious legacy.”


“Civic tragedy.”


“Turned away from all he had believed.”


“Pandemics happened someplace else.”


“Glowering and growling through every scene as though he's a man incapable of experiencing pleasure at all, except at the expense of other people.”


'City In Fear' Quotes:

“Remains unnoticed.”


“Big bad ugly world.”


“Enjoying the company of older, wealthy men.”


“People of position.”


“Terrifying impulse.”


“Serial killer. Do something about it.”


“Crazed serial killer in our midst.”


'Dateline' Quotes:

“Mess of a life.”


“Bemusement, resignation and horror.”


'Teen Titans Go!' Quotes:

“Shadows are my thing.”


“The going! The almost going! The gone!”


“I feel the conflicted.”


“Warning way too vague to concern me.”


“Moon rabies!”


'The Sunday Times' Quotes:

“A man who had coasted for too long on his good looks.”


“A quality of loathsomeness.”


“Outpourings of anguish.”


“Could never be accused of compassion or sensitivity.”


“Implicit menace,”


“Plenitude.”


“Tend to regard nature as a treat that ordinary people don't really deserve or as a nuisance to be swept away.”


“Last breeding nightingales.”


“An alarming aspect of our present crisis is that it has happened in living memory.”


“Lived and died when dinosaurs walked the Earth.”


“Rising menace.”


“New neighbours may not be the amiable innocents he took them for.”


“Involved threatening letters, covert organisations and a blunderbuss.”


“Ruined heroes.”


“Spent a night in Tretford Forest with some exuberant doggers.”


“No personal life.”


“Ricocheting from one sordied trauma to the next.”


“No credence or value.”


“Conceptual installations.”


“These are contentious times.”


“Sacrificing fortunes, families and careers.”


“Fervent followers.”


“Relentlessly pursued.”


“Ruinous attacks.”


“Messianic delusions.”


“Gone on a promise that was a lie.”


“Pepper isn't a seasoning.”


“Absence of accountability remains unresolved.”


“Long and combative dispute.”


“Gravitas and aspiration.”


“Provocative insults.”


“Countless provocations.”


“Chosen his moment to get offened.”


“Craving for adoration.”


“Prevailing ethic.”


“Entitlements and expectations.”


“Foundational event.”


“Fearsome implications.”


“Terrible personal qualities.”


“So overwhelmingly rejected.”


“Cultural event.”


“Gilded memory.”


'Italy's Invisible Cities' Quotes:

“To be public was to be a target.”


“The knowlege of how to build an unsupported dome had been lost with the Romans.”


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Watched the 'Unsolved Mysteries' season 2 ep 'Lady In The Lake': this is a case of great unpleasantness. A most beloved mom vanished. The police seem to have unconcern and carelessness about her case. There is cheerlessness and baleful glances. Did she really walk into a grim looking frozen lake to die?


The body was not found where the police said it should be. Why was she wearing high heels in the snow? People have hellish visions of what could have happened. She left an awful void. There are hints of gleeful malice in her family. Did her husband kill her? She had overwhelming virtures. A PI speaks. Why didn't police take photos of the footprints in the snow? She was wearing 4 inch heeled boots. Could she have even reached the lake with them on?


There is a malign scenario. The dead woman was in the grip of paranoia and obsession. There was recklessness. Why somebody out to get her and did they get her? There was no effusive response by police. She was a troubled woman. The police were rudimentary. The ambience of the neighborhood is bad. There is a feeling of desertion & disregard.


The area is cold and inhospitable looking. There is unresolved grief. The body was found 30 miles away. How? Lake Erie is mentioned. There is condemnation of the cops. Why was her designer purse torn and found in her car? What became of her rosary and phone? Her high heeled boots were intact and on her feet. Police live in a state of denial. The unloved father does not contribute to this show. There is overwheming fondness for the dead woman.


Her brother is a suspect. There is ennui, vague grumpiness and complicated dynamics purging the joy out of life. Another suspect is a cop cousin who didn't come to the funeral. There was a family fallout over a will. There is no approachability. There is seriousness. There is frivolity. The unapologetic cops are morons. This all took place in Grosse Pointe. JoAnn's death remains unresolved.


Best Lines:

“Who did your mom fear?”


“Crossed the other 2 lane traffic.”


“Someone took her.”


“Can't believe this is my life.”


“Went to church and cooked. That's all she did.”


“Never fingerprinted the purse.”


“Created the scene in the snow.”


“Interesting past.”


“Lot of dislike.”


“Family divide.”


“Stress he may have brought.”


“There are disputed facts in this matter that are disturbing and to this day remain unresolved.”


“With high heels on. In the snow. In the dark.”