March 17th, 2021

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Movie Review: The Nun (2018) 👎

In this haunted abbey, the moment you stop praying is the moment you become the prey. Taissa Farmiga stars. There is talk of Amityville and a cameo by the Warrens. This takes place in 1952 Romania. There are crosses at the convent of St Carta which looks like a set. This was not justifiable. This was disastrous and an awkward charade. This was not an enduring legacy.


This does not resonate. Does the cold war/iron curtain not exist? This was appalling and a grim reality. There is a comedy sidekick and stress and anxiety in this interminable film. There is no societal acceptance. There is frustration and institutional hostility and intransigence and invidious positions. There are forseeable consequences in this pitiful film. There are strange purposes and improper purposes and Lili Taylor and adverse effects.


Best Lines:

“Your access will be limited.”


“Call upon the forces of hell.”


“Built by a duke in the dark ages.”


“Felt anything but holy.”


“Terrible, terrible sin.”


“An unspeakable evil would walk amongst us.”


“Bombs of war.”

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Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'Under Suspicion' promo

Did a Belgian politican kill his wife?


'The Drowning' 1x02 promo

No.


'Charmed' 3x07 promo

Is this still on?


'Batwoman' 2x08 promo

Go away Alice.


'Flash' 7x03 promo

WTF?


'Superman & Lois' 1x04 promo

The kids suck.


'Debris' 1x04 promo

I'm reminded of 'The Tommyknockers'.


'Wrong Turn' (2021) trailer

A reboot of the 2003 original. Weirdoes, traps, violence, Matthew Modine and this looks good.


Best Lines:

“People know but don't talk about.”


“We don't bother them and they don't bother us.”


“It's happened before.”


“Still living up there?”


I'm sick of people and their deliberate breaches. My ex shattered my hopes and dreams. Damage has been incured. People lack regret or concern. People need to be conciliatory for being shamefully disrespectful.


Recall the 'Cluedo' tv show?


'Tales Of The Unexpected' Quotes:

“Begin their final drive.”


“They had to come.”


“Finished and all the people close to him.”


“A bully and a brute.”


“The most hated student.”


“We feared to disobey them.”


“Fear can be a terrible thing.”


“A senseless thing.”


“That's our only purpose.”


“Time you tasted blood. Your own if necessary.”


“Wouldn't dirty my blade with you.”


“Grovel in defeat.”


“Use the wrist, not the arm!”


“If you think you've sweated boy, just wait until tomorrow!”


“Not without disgrace.”


“Fight for another man's honour.”


“Smelt blood at last.”


“Totally lacking in honour.”


“Stop now with honour.”


“Ours was a sad love.”


“No sense of honour at all.”


“I shouldn't care to have his conscience.”


“Lived in disgrace.”


“Less spectacular method of murder.”


“We are here because we lost.”


'BBC News' Quotes:

“Frankly baffled by the decisions made by the EU.”


“Everyone hates the film.”


“Price competitive.”


“Eccentric to other people.”


'RTE News' Quotes:

“Munching on scallops somewhere in the harbour.”


“Risk committee.”


“Not to disturb the walrus.”


'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Tabloid hate-figure status.”


“Wrongly portrayed and targeted.”


“Obscure occupations.”


“Society is brekaing down, further and further.”


“Infamy that is indistinguishable from fame.”


“How do we disinvite my future husband's family from our wedding?”


“Brought a bit of peace into our lives.”


“Given him confidence to make the decisions that his siblings intimidated him out of making.”


“Caused fury and some despicable behaviour.”


“Ramifications will be permament.”


“Heckled at times by thsoe opposed to their views.”


“Strong and positive influence.”


“Legacy of expectation.”


“Result in negative behaviours and actions.”


“Lead to a family breakdown that can even go down to the next generation, where children of one branch do not speak to children from another.”


“Care for the tradition and life that their parents created for them.”


“Cannot bless sin.”


“Darkening the mood still further.”


“Conspicuous accumulation.”


“Intentionally or recklessly causing public nuisance.”


“Corrode trust.”


“Displayed mounting frustration.”


“Care needs.”


“His volatility and threatening beahaviour have created difficulties for professionals and care workers in seeking to enter the home.”


“General air of neglect and the living room was in a dreadful state.”


“Legal reality.”


'Dr Phil' Quote:

“All these years to look for him and never did.”


'Absolutely Fabulous' Quote:

“He gets low energy and constipation if I don't mash it up.”


'Murderers And Their Mothers' Quotes:

Not clever enough.”


“Behaviour has been on a trajectory.”


'Virgin Media News' Quotes:

“Protest perspective.


“Contrived controversy.”


“Legal dispute.”


“Violent incident.”


“Escalated last year.”


“Legal interest.”


“Suffer huge reputational damage.”


“Restricting their movements and lives.”


'Upstart Crow' Quotes:

“Pathetic stupidity.”


“Well intentioned fairies.”


“Whiny woman stuff.”


“Joyless sociopolitcal agenda.”


“Clever gobby birds.”


“Predatory sprites.”


“Come a visiting beneath her petticoats.”


“Court musician.”


“Mount my ass.”


“Mr snorty velvet flank.”


“Benefit of all and profit of none.”


'Sky News' Quotes:

“Wise guidance.”


“International speculation.”


~
On 'Hollyoaks': how has Jack lasted so long in this eye rollingly terrible and insufferably tedious show? Sid is in the opening credits – he's not actually dead is he? Darren marries Mandy and then people learn that slutty tarting slap Mandy covered up Ella's murderous ways and sent Charlie to jail. Mandy lied and cheated and decieved to cover up for her moronic spawn and she has no regrets. Jack's stupid. Mandy wears a nightie to marry Darren. Mandy lies more and Nancy unleashes her fuming resentment.


Maxine walks around in a bra top and learns her mother's toyboy lover is dodgy. Mandy's botoxed face can't express emotion. Nancy has a grim litany of grievances, she leaves out Darren's affair with Sienna and the brain injury Sienna gave her that Nancy walked off – oh and the time Darren had Nancy locked up in a nut ward.


This was unsatisfactory and painfully derivitive and pantomine nonsence. Ollie's pathetic and his dealer 'buddy' wants him to kill Ste. So? Mandy and Darren were going to have a wedding reception during a global pandemic. Mandy ignores the horrific repercussions of her actions. Mandy brings up her dead daughter Grace to manipulate Mandy. There is unrelenting staginess. Mandy's horrifically selfish and who did her hooker hair extensions? Where is DJ? I'd forgotten that bastard child existed. Where is Luke? Darren wails about how he cheated on Nancy with Mandy. Why is Jack in a kilt? Why does Jack want Darren to forgive Mandy?


There are no merits to this. Ella isn't a little girl. Mandy is pathetic. Mandy wallows in gloom and why is she orange? Is Darren so stupid that he'd have let Mandy get away with it? Yes. Ella's arrested. Darren's stupid and Nancy slaps Mandy. Who is Ella's father? There is grim significance and this delivers mostly dullness. The local drug dealer isn't frightening. Jack lickarses Mandy and does not care about Charlie. Ollie and Ste annoy. The despicable Mandy gets away with it all.


Best Lines:

“You absolute bitch!”


“Secure children's home.”


“How low can you go Mandy? You've hit the basement!”


“You're meant to be my friend!”


“We never were friends.”


“I don't have any future.”


“You are an abhorrent hateful excuse for a mother!”

Sergio Balleseros

The Drowning (2021) 1x01 + Riverdale 5x07 + DS9 5x13 Reviewed

The Drowning (2021) 1x01

A 4 part Channel 5 drama. A child drowns. He has a scar on his face. Why didn't his family watch him? The mother of the dead boy sees a teenager she thinks is her son and follows him like a crazy stalker to his school. Why did they never find the drowned child's body? Why is the father (now remarried to a bimbo) so disinterested in Tom (drowned boy) possibly being alive? The bimbo new wife is a bitch.


The mother gets a job as a music tutor at the boy's school. The boy who looks like Tom is called Daniel. Some irritating bitch annoys at the school. The mother's father dies. Why is her ex and his whore at the father's funeral? Why does the mother hate her dead father? He blamed her for the drowning. Daniel's father shows up. This was boring and did not live up to expectations.


Best Line:

“One day that isn't all about her.”


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Chapter Eighty-three: Fire In The Sky

The fire drama was resolved off screen. Archie decides to be a fireman. There is a creepy coroner. Polly's still missing. Veronica calls her pater daddy like she's a toddler. Archie expresses concerns and Cheryl has behavioural issues. Why is she obsessed with the vixens? Cheryl obsesses over a dance off. Hiram is dishonest. Concerns are outlined and Veronica plots. WTF is a mothman? Betty learns of a pattern of missing girls. This was unsatisfactory.


There are secret circumstances and Archie is wistful and Veronica creates a fake currency. Betty has mermaid hair extensions. Hiram has a knack of shrugging off controversey. Pop recalls an alien encounter 50 years ago. Hiram's made a dramatic imposition on the town. This was ridiculous and a fiasco. The gang seem to be staying friends with each other for the sake of their history together.


There are consequential decisions and no rationale. There is no precautionary principle. There are serious underlying issues. Hiram won't let people search the swamp. There are sad but inevitable events. Betty does appeals to emotion. Hiram does coercion and compulsion. Cheryl's grandmother has a mothman body in a barrel of maple syrup.


There is no precautionary approach. There are adverse reactions. The TBK is back. Hiram has tactics and rhetoric and acts disingenuously. There is male entitlement. How did Betty get the latest body back to town? There is a lack of attention to the dead girls. Hiram tries to minimise his awfulness. A vasty disparity of motives is on display. Reggie plots. This is not a mythic genre.


What is Hiram's endgame? There are underlying dynamics. This was not memorable. There are pervasive assumptions. There is active vocal participation. There is no renewed optimism. Greed is the impetus for bad decisions. The great potential harm lurks. Risk dramatically increases. A gun is grabbed. People are badly affected. Archie yells and there is a cost to inertia.


People solidified and justified their stances and are entrenched in their positions. Hiram is tainted by allegations. There is no abundance of caution and no precautionary princples. There is damage to public confidence. This was ineffectual and subpar. Contentions are made. There are negative behaviours and actions and a limited perspective.


This was not supremely effective. There is no veneer of credibility. This was a disastrous failure. There are complex situations and a dark renaissance. This was utterly ridiculous. Jughead has the best of intentions. Badness is sadly inevitable. They're reactionary. Public trust is undermined. This was undeniably bizarre. There are direct consequences. The mothman body vanishes. There is no meaningful interaction. Archie is loud and excited. Where did Veronica get a firetruck? This was utterly unnatural and intermnably long. There is no strong and positive influence.


Best Lines:

“Non existant town.”


“Riverdale can't be saved, your high school is a joke.”


“He firebombed the firehouse.”


“This squad is my birthright.”


“Revive a dying economy: namely ours.”


“Renovate a seedy video store.”


“Going with the truckers.”


“Something really bad is happening in that swamp.”


“About 50 years ago.”


“Don't like to be known.”


“Maple syrup and decay.”


“What the hell are we fighting for?”


“Do you live on sketch alley?”


“Make this town better.”


“Fighting in a war that didn't change a thing!”


“Something very strange happened in Riverdale last night.”


“Problematic histories.”


“A rich psychopath who won't let us search his land.”


“Flooding the economy with money I didn't print.”


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For The Uniform

Sisko looks for Eddington. Eric Pierpiont guest stars. The main cast do everything. The new holocommunicator is used briefly. Cadet Nog lurks. There is talking, so much talking. Yawn.

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