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harsens_rob
04 December 2016 @ 10:32 am
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Random Love... sort of... with a complaint.


The 80's was a very, very weird time [women dressed in Chicken Suits can dance in the background, then blow the band through walls and windows... 'nuff said] but the music was just cheezily awesome. And our men were cute. The dancing, though? Hmmm.


Anyway, random love: The Breakfast Club, "Right on Track"



But guys, I have a real complaint toward you. This song, for reasons that make zero sense, suddenly popped up into my brain from the depths. AND NOW IT WON'T STOP!!


PLEEEEASE... make it stooooop!  Whahhhhhhh.



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Hey, all.

Welcome to another edition, long delayed, of 'Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments'. This is my ongoing mini-postings in which we take a second, closer look at our main characters throughout our reviews to size them up and judge whether they're good people, or if they're really not.

Our subject this time out is BTVS, Season 10, Issue 04
Even under thrall, I find something to hand to Xander.Collapse )
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Scene 65: At the farm, which was in fact within running distance, George argues with the technicians that their ultrasonic machine is evil incarnate. They disbelieve his wild story. Imagine.

The farmer tells George that the machine is working like a charm, having killed off all of the pesky insects on his farm, and is proud of the technicians for having already extended the range of the device to 5 miles… oh no!

[And also, “OH, no! It’s going to suck for the farmer when he finds none of his crops pollinated because he’s managed to kill off all of the wild bees…” .. dumb asses.]

George takes this new tidbit about the range extension badly. He goes on a tear on the machine with a wrench as technicians and farmer kvetch about his madness and destruction of property.

As they rush off for a van to go fetch the police, George calls out crazily-sounding that he has to get to the Madison place and shouting for them to stop. Unshockingly, they choose not to give him a lift.
I expected the ending, being the 70s, but it still pained me.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
28 November 2016 @ 03:21 pm
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Scene 33: In the ‘Old Owl Hotel’, Edna and George get checked in -- separate rooms -- Edna takes care of the paperwork. George calls his friends, who are no doubt frantic to know where the hell he is and whether he plans on showing up at all.

At the desk, the hotel owner asks if Edna is one of the people involved in the murder business, and gives her a message that has been waiting for her to arrive.

Edna rushes to the phone booth to interrupt George frantically. The message, you see, was to tell her that poor Katie has completely lost her shit and has been sent to the local hospital for observation/some heavy tranquilizers.
George and Edna piece together what may be happening, but getting somebody to believe it will be a real trick.Collapse )
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TBC
 
 
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Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
(aka The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue, and variations thereof)

(1974)

Starring: Ray Lovelock, Christine Galbo, Arthur McCormick
DIR: Jorge Grau

Blurb: [blah-blah, director praise]

Two traveling companions, George (Ray Lovelock) and Edna (Christine Galbo), come across a small town infested with the “living dead” that are satisfying their cannibalistic hunger on anyone they come across. Discovering that an agricultural machine using radiation waves is at the root of all the havoc, George and Edna fight for survival and their innocence as they are pursued by a relentless detective who is convinced they are responsible for the ghoulish acts of violence plaguing the countryside. All this leads to a gruesome showdown at the Manchester Morgue - and ending that knots a horrifying twist in the lives of all involved!

My Blurb: I don’t think that the last names mentioned on the IMDB page are correct. I don’t know where they’re getting these last names from, so I’ve gone with the names indicated in the film [which seems understandable, I think]. In addition, this review is long because of the number of screen swaps that happens, and also due to length, it could be considered screencap heavy for those with slower download speeds.


Scene 01: We open on the inside of a small shop. A desk is filled with knickknacks, including a fertility statue of a female figure pinching her nipples - because - uh…

 A man, the proprietor, walks up and picks up the statue to put back in place for display. He’s dressed in a cardigan, shirt and tie but otherwise is in 70’s Male Glory with the shaggy hair.

As our man, who will be George Meaning, is packing up a carryall, we pan across to the outer window where we hold a view on a motorcycle. [Someone in a car across the street notices the camera in the shop and is wondering what is going on.]

George just wants a quiet weekend in the country. Edna want to help her sister. Both fall into a horror story.Collapse )
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TBC
 
 
harsens_rob
07 November 2016 @ 06:28 pm
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37 Characters With the Best Last Words in TV History


Fred Birkle made the list, but this is a really weird number. Why not 35? Why not 40? Am I too retentive, that this 37-thing is bugging me because it's so uneven??

The six I"m familiar with.Collapse )


In other news. I'm working on the next review. Yay! And I've decided it's still going to be a movie review, "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie". Oh, 70's Ray Lovelock -- I totally perv on you.


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harsens_rob
02 November 2016 @ 06:11 pm
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Still so traumautized by the torture-porn of the season premiere, I can't bring myself to watch 07x02. It's sitting and waiting on the DVR and I'm avoiding it like it has super-cooties.


Also, I cannot get this stupid disc to play that I've been wrestling with. It must've been a WIN update screwing up something, because it was recognized and played before, which leaves a whole lot of movies I've bought, but now can't watch for review. Swell.


So the next review will be "uh, whatever I grab" but the next two weeks - workwise - is a bear. I've a lot of "filling in for others' PTO" shifts coming up. The OT is mighty nice, but I'm going to be burning the candle at both ends. I'll at least try to summon some kind of enthusiasm to actually choose something to review. Thankfully, I have a week off after these next two rough ones so I'll have - what should be, if I can overcome my personal blahs - a productive week then.

Thanks to those who haven't just rolled their eyes and defriended already.






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harsens_rob
24 October 2016 @ 03:07 pm
TWD.  
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I honestly don't know if I can keep doing this show. I'm literally sick with the season premiere. This is just.

That was too much. This season feels like it's going to be way too much.


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The Six Million Dollar Man
Population: Zero

Writer: Elroy Schwartz
DIR: Jeannot Szwarc

Blurb (partial - Bionic Wiki): When all 23 residents of the small town of Norris appear to have died simultaneously from an unknown cause, Steve Austin dons a spacesuit and ventures into the town to investigate.


Scene 01: We open simply on a road sign for the city limits of Norris, revealing a very tiny hamlet with an official population of 23.

We skip through Norris, CA to find a doll abandoned on a swing as we hear no sounds but the wind blowing through the dusty town.

In a backyard, we suddenly see a woman who had been hanging laundry. She’s not moving.

A tumbleweed blows by the Norris city limits sign, and we find several more people lying still in the roadway. From the distance we hear the sound of an engine approaching.
A strong beginning, but an infuriating amount of drag at toward the conclusion.Collapse )

Next Up: Well, whether by DVD or having to watch it from YouTube (which I'd rather not do), next will be that movie review for 'Death Warmed Up'.


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harsens_rob
16 October 2016 @ 09:49 am
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 03, Episode 14

Bad Girls

Writer: Douglas Petrie
DIR: Michael Lange





Blurb: When Buffy’s new Watcher, Wesley Wyndom-Pryce, arrives, Buffy takes off with Faith on a rebellious rampage that ends with the staking …[spoiler!… rude].


Considering the parts, the whole could"ve been more engaging.Collapse )
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