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Trailers, Quotes and a 1998 Tape Tale

‘Exodus: God & Kings’ TV spot
No.

‘The Musketeers’ season 2 promo
Milady de Winter, the birth of the Sun King, action and the Cardinal is ‘gone’. We’ll see.

The 100’ season 2 promo
SHUT UP Finn.

The Rendlesham UFO Incident’ trailer
UFO hunters wander around Suffolk waving metal detectors. Bad things happen to the incompetent oafs.

Best Lines:
“MOD land!”
“Not particularly clever.”

‘It Follows’ trailer
A slasher with creepy sexual politics, a curse and something is watching. No.

‘Educating Marmalade’ opening credits
Classic 80s kids TV.

‘Sinbad/Tarzan’ promo
Those 90s action shows are advertised via gurning, silly fights, bad dialogue and this was ridiculous. And it was all set to the theme of ‘So Macho’.

‘Kindred: The Embraced’ promo
Mmmm.

Best Line:
There are no serial killers amongst the Kindred.”

Profit’ promo
Lying, cheating, stealing, even murder. For Jim Profit - it’s just another day at the office. Excellent ad.

Best Line:
“You are some piece of business.”

Roquefort cheese - divine.
Milk & Dark chocolate bar with a hazelnut praline centre and roasted almonds - yum.
Petit Carves au beurre, pointe de sel et chocolat noir - yum.
Candyfloss lollipop - mediocre.
Ricola original Swiss herbal sweets - ugh.

Read a good review of ‘The Children Of Old Leech’, I hope it is better than ‘The Croning’.

I am reading ‘Empire of Dust’.

Review of ‘Argo’ delayed.

RIP Billi Whitelaw.

Justin Lin is to direct ’Star Trek 3’?

‘Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends’ Quotes:
“What’s the sticky stuff all over the street?”

“You’re too poor to play with me.”

“I don’t like you! Go away!”

“My dollhouse is melting!”

“I’ll never like her.”

“Don’t talk to me like that or you’re not a cheerleader anymore.”

‘The Guardian’ Quotes:
“Her farts can be smelled the entire length of the table.”

“Bagging the comfiest chair.”

“It isn’t Ego’s fault - nothing ever is.”

“To further polarise an already polarised debate.”

“With no regard for narrative resolution.”

“Had plaudits pissed all over it.”

“TV mumbling scandals.”

“Cold voids.”

“Screen a programme you couldn’t understand even though it was in English.”

“The problem was the script, because you couldn’t hear it.”

“Made himself 10,000 times less popular than he already wasn’t.”

“The biggest career fail in history.”

“A whole swathe of British nostalgia collapsing into oblivion.”

“Maybe someone just accidentally shredded it with sweating, shaking hands and one foot up against the door.”

“All politicians are less popular than Stalin-flavoured crisps.”

“Increasingly petty series of complaints.”

“Emotion-flavoured dialogue that sounds as if it should spring from real feelings but doesn’t. Everyone looked embarrassed.”

“Less of a tin ear for sentiment.”

“Criminally underused.”

“Joked about shooting people from Chigwell in a “peasant hunt”.”

“Mock the vulgar lower orders.”

“Plastic social history.”

“Implanting of falsely comforting memories of a better bygone era.”

“Less obvious and more insidious.”

“Darkest recesses of our consumerist desires.”

“Despair leaks around the edges.”

“Which is how you get sacked in modern corporatese.”

‘Sky News’ Quotes:
“Dial down the activity of the spleen.”

“I’m not assuming, I’m asking.”

“After stabbing himself multiple times.”

“He’s turned a missile base into a refuge for millionaires.”

“Pitbull VX.”

“The days after society’s collapse.”

“Looters will come marauding.

“You’re showing authority.”

“Keep coming.”

“Amassed a private armoury.”

“Good for home defence.”

“Should Armageddon or whatever come to my doorstep.”

“A person dressed up as a cow.”

“Preppers have their own cuisine and cookery shows.”

“Each survival condominium.”

“America has a bunch of spoiled people in it.”

“We have strongholds.”

“A bad event.”

‘The Gate To Women’s Country’ Quotes:
“I didn’t like it the last time.”
“Good! That’s a very appropriate reaction.”

‘Cuckoo’ Quotes:
“The hole of shame.”

“He would eat the baby monkeys when they fell from the trees.”

“A proper car. With doors on it.”

“Not judging you. Or at least trying not to.”

“A drug crazed maniac with a knife. Or god forbid, two knives.”

“There’s a tree in the garden Ken, why don’t you go and hug it?”

“What’s not fun about a three bedroom semi with a south facing carport?”

~
Cleared out a 1998 tape. It began with a ‘Xena Warrior Princess’ ep ‘Death in Chains’ in which Hades’ sister Celesta is taken prisoner. So Hades and his pleather asks Xena for help. Hades is hot. Xena and her nude lipstick is starchy. There are silly fights, urban theorising, discontent and this was not so grim.

Best Lines:
“God of the Underworld, at your service.”

“My compassion brought death to my door.”

Then came a ‘Babylon 5’ ep ‘Epiphanies’ in which Bester and others mumble their dialogue. Garibaldi acts oddly, no-one cares. Sheridan the ‘great man of history’ clenches his jaw and has discontent. There is bad acting and ugly costumes. Lyta has a scathing critique of the way she’s treated. This was slatternly and doesn’t hold you rapt. Also the final scene is weird. Then came a ‘The Pretender’ ep ‘Bazooka Jarod’ in which he’s in the navy and chews gum. Characters mumble, a teen wants REM tickets and Miss Parker and Sidney want to drag Jarod back to the feudal yesteryear of the Centre. This was highly disorganised and overlit.

Finally there was an ‘X Files’ ep ‘Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose’ in which a killer kills psychics. A celebrity psychic makes various wild predictions like a romance between superstar Madonna and super witness Kato Kaelin. An unwilling seer of doom (Peter Boyle) whines. There is lots of yapping and this ep is not as exemplary as it thinks it is.

Best Lines:
“First victim’s body has been dumped somewhere. Then we find it in a dumpster.”

“How could I see the future if it didn’t already exist?”

~
On ’Hollyoaks’: Ste learns Sinead’s baby is his. Ste and John-Paul wed. Sienna wants to have a wedding to Mark who she’s stuffed into a Christmas sweater and handcuffed to a radiator next to her dollhouse in the basement. Sienna is full on ’Flowers in the Attic’. There are ridic flashbacks to kid Sienna. Cindy is suddenly better and agrees to marry Dirk. Sinead publicly reveals her foetus’ paternity and runs off on her hooker shoes and is the victim of a hit and run. She and her sprog live.
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