February 21st, 2021

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Movie Review: Stan & Ollie (2018)

A dull bio-pic with John C. Reilly. There is no abject glamour or genuine passion. Laurel and Hardy had fire extinguishers put on their careers. They grapple with the past and reality was probably very much different. This was reliably awful.

Best Line:

Got lucky because you met me.”

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Trailer, Quotes & Stuff

'Clarice' 1x03 promo

“Monsters amongst us.”

Does my ex search his conscience? Does he absolve himself of blame? He's cold and inscrutable and I'm shunned and dealt with coldly by my ex. I'm disregarded. My ex = objectively terrible. I didn't know my realtionship was deteriorating.

'Law & Order' Quote:

“Respectable bedpan dealer.”

'RTE News' Quote:

“Life might once have existed beyond earth.”

'BBC News' Quotes:

“Ancient life.”

“Listened to the wrong people.”

“Toe curlingly awful.”

“Behind whose smile lurked dark secrets.”

“Gleefully callous.”

“Utterly unconvincing.”

“I'm fine.”

“It's not up to you to decide.”

“Sucks a straw like a vampire sucking blood.”

“Genuinely disturbing.”

“Nicely nasty.”

“Trite nonsence wthat can be best described as woefully misjudged.”

“Modern gothic grotesquerie.”

“Desperate desire to hang out with famous people.”

“At very best, passing.”

“Flag of national disappoinment.”


“Food supply chain has slowed down.”

“So criticised about that.”

“It is final.”

“Long sought freedom.”

“A deep sense of disappoinment.”

“Relish their new life.”

“Saddened by their decision.”

“Require care beyond it.”

“Great sympathy and admiration.”

'Sky News' Quotes:

“Lost of impact.”

“No coming back.”

'Raiders Of The Lost Past' Quote:

“Someone doesn't like em very much.”

'TVNow' Quote:

“The only thing I would ever write was labels on factory boxes.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Public intellectual,”

“Symbolic exclusions.”

“Fantasised humiliation.”

“Graduations of respectability.”

“Scale of challenges.”

“Turned his ire.”

“Conventional thinking.”


“Obliterating herself to be with a man.”

“Never allowed to forget the shame of his background.”

“Mistaking him for some kind of romantic figure,”

“Driven slowly mad with bitterness for the life that was stolen away from him.”

“Manic sociability.”

“Their mere presence in the city centre.”

“Off-the-grid vegan hermits.”

“Paragons of compliance.”

“The accusation was never proved.”

“I did not find it entirely reassuring.”

“People are not normally encouraged to reflect on such matters,”

“Bog poems.”

“Things people wouldn't say to each other.”

“Disastrous personal life.”

“Ordered out of the confessional, out of the chapel and started haranguing me outside the church.”

'The Simpsons' Quotes:

“2am ham!”

“How can a woman with 4 phds be so dumb? So dumb!”

“Very lonely and boring.”

“Big shot hasbeen.”

“Small town never was.”

“Easy on the hurricane hold.”

“Grandpa was a killer? He doesn't have that kind of follow through.”

“We love you someone else's tragedy.”

“In the middle of a terrible reckoning.”

“Too deluded to seee the obvious truth.”

“Census resister.”

“Refilling the shrimp tower.”

“You've never been a person of interest! Not for 1 second!”

“Last chance at love.”

“Imagine the worst person in the world. Now imagine his father.”

“He said the fires would tell him who to burn!”

“No possible revenue.”

“Who's doing your merch?”

'FTWeekend' Quotes:

“Judged by their social status.”

“Debate is often so vile.”

“Young, creative digital natives with time on their hands.”

“Potential Facebook killer.”

“In-perpetuity punishment.”

“Remorseless erosion.”

“Ossified culture.”

“Came from grand public schools and families with long tradiitons of service.”

“Pointlessly unpleasant.”

“No longer any need to make people crawl up streams for the sake of it.”

“Cultural transition.”

“Formal inculcation.”

“Moral landscape.”

“Hungered for less isolation and more human contact.”


“Feel minute and inconsequential.”

“Hopelessness and anguish.”

“Hagar's voice was heard in the wilderness, heard and remembered.”

“Desolate condition.”

“Far margains of society.”

“Pathogen hunter.”

“The only television at Birch Grove, his home in Sussex, was in the servants' hall.”

“Warnings that New Forest ponies might attack anyone carrying food.”

“Perplexing plights.”

“Professionally cheerful.”

“Endless intrusions.”

“Harrowing cost.”

“Wreathed in myth.”

“Already notorious.”

“Product of many poor decisions.”

“Revel in the ire of the audience.”

“Re-think what they were capable of.”

“Hostile media coverage.”

“Malign influence.”

“Eerie intensity.”

“Furious disbelief.”

“Looking broodingly out to sea.”

“Masquerading as benevolence,”

“Argue dutifuly.”

“Trusting the motives.”

“Commit to truth-seeking, rather than fight for prestige and status.”

“Reshaping humanity.”

“Convinced that marriage is not their choice.”

“Girls are taught to respond to the subtlest social cues...boys to develop a benign tone-deafness to the very same signals.”

“No advert for masculinty or decency.”


“Bizarre self-seriousness.”

“Baroque pretence.”

“The amorality of the show is comprehensive.”

'Disappeared' Quotes:

“Troubling possibilities.”

“Weren't nice people.”

'Angel' Quotes:

“Prison for the dead.”

“All set in motion millions of years ago.”

“Older than the concept of time.”

“Place of madness.”

“A great power. So great that after millions of years dead, somewhere on this Earth it still has acolytes.”

'Congo' Quotes:

“You're coming out somebody's bowel movements.”

“This is pure Kafka.”


On 'Hollyoaks': JP is dickmatized by George. Mercedes and Romeo are vile to Cher. JP always had inherent selfishness and Goerge has gleeful malevolence. TBTP have been showing is the less pleasant corners of JP's personality for years. This soap has become particularly grim. This was all miserabilism. This soap is hilariously bad and horribly soulless. JP has gross ingratitude and how does he even have a job? Where is his son when he's fawning over George? Mercedes is confrontational and raises the indignation stakes and is morally reprehensible and has somehow has impunity from all the crap she's pulled. Sylver is sexually enthralled by her and is ignoring his own daughter due to his wife's manipulations. George is a controlling socioapth into cruelly manipulating people. This was not wonderfully ludicrious. TPTB take a sledgehammer to logic.

Best Line:

“Whole night of sin.”

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To Light The Way To Bed

Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel 1x03&1x04 Reviewed

Down The Rabbit Hole

People were meticulous and obsessive about this case. Web sleuths were pleading for justice, according to them. The darkest valley of tragedy is unapologetically adored by said web sleuths. There is nastiness in this exhaustingly puerile ep. There were damaging real world consequnces to the web sleuths actions. This show is absurd and horrible.

There is overheated rhetoric and ghouls visited the hotel. People were especially passionate about the Lam case and ignited controversies. This was a debacle and the web sleuths were not well intentioned. There was malice and the web sleuths had a destructive influence. This was awful stuff and there was crisis and challenge and tensions and ridiculous concern.

There was a bitter air. Did people look away from Lam when she needed help? There was endless gossip and ruthless mockery and people did not seem to understand the seriousness of the case. This was not masterful or riveting or searching. This was a horrendously stressful time. Web sleuths had self-assuredness and they were not good for the case. The scale of attention the Lam case received was not good for the case. This was not extremely raw or intense.

Web sleuths have a lot to answer for. There is talk of the 'Dark Water' movie. Wretched people had raucous chatter and societal bias. There was a TB outbreak among the homeless. This was dreadful. Nutters made much of how a TB test was named the Lam-Elisa TB test. There were gregarious conspiracy theories. This was not deeply unsettling or highly entertaining. This was unashamedly theatrical and knowing eyes lurked. There are dementedly yapping nutters. One had low expectations for this. This was not fulfilling and a man called Morbid was targeted by the nutters. There was no civic engagement.

Best Lines:

“Door hold button.”

“So very tired.”

“Hotel with a notorious past.”

“How can this all be a coincidence?”

The Hard Truth

Morbid, the unlikely target of accusations speaks out. There was claims of persistent mysteries and what people are inclined to believe is bizarre. Morbid was made a public enemy. This was frustrating and made of existential dread and inherent suspicion. Morbid was inherently transgressive and web sleuths obsessed over the autopsy report. Morbid was demonised and damaging and oppressive ideas flew. Was Lam off her medication?

There were damaging and oppressive claims made by people lacking in empathy. There was moral deviancy and mental health issues were ignored. This was bad and bonkers and an unsettling portrait is painted. There is a damning commentary on culpability. Lam's death was ruled accidental. Preconceived notions hung on. This was not suprisingly moving. This was tawdry and it had no gravity and was slightly cynical.

This was atrocious and desperately unappealing and staggeringly inept. This was pretty underwhelming and extremely limited and meandering. Morbid is interviewed. This was not electrifying. This was terse. The web sleuths community makes its own rules and rituals. There was a bleak existence and this was not compelling. Morbid's Facebook and email account were terminated due to trolls. This was excruciating.

Nobody ever apologissed to Morbid or anyone else. This was full of crazy stuff and raving. There was a devastating loss. Lam had a history of delusions and going off her medication. There was old fashioned cruelty. People were under attack from a legion of detractors. The web sleuths see themselves as the righteous under attack from a legion of detractors and they are the righteous yelling at enemies. There is no coiled wit and people were demeaned. There was inexhaustible preposterous. This was not wrenching or unflinching.

The tormentors feel justification n continuing their trolling. Why didn't anyone at the hotel help Lam when she became maniac? There was insidiousness, divisivness, doomism, special scorn, casualties and morally indefensible people. Nobody apologises, not one person. This was a calamity and people seem obsessed by Lam. Web sleuths lecture people about their issue of choice and are prone to hypocrisy.

People were inconvienced. This was ill judged. People fall into the outrage trap and this was frustrating and not nuanced. There was no social responsibiliy. This was not an absolute joy and people were judged unfavourably. This was bleak and full of moralising persecutors. There was a lack of profound moral choices and no escalating tnesion.

Best Lines:

“Fill dates.”


“Some singer in Mexico.”

“Be like everyone else.”

“Hatch was open.”

“If I had called 911, would anyone have come?”

“Conspiracy minded.”

“Step in there, bad things happen.”

“High class individuals.”

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