The Last Jedi: Reviewed

Aractus 15, December, 2017

So, if we are to believe some critics this is a “near perfect reboot of the franchise”. These are the same corporate shills that told us The Force Awakens was a good movie. I was told online and in-person that I was totally wrong about TFA, the people who told me it in person were […]

Jigsaw: Review

Aractus 04, November, 2017

What makes a good slasher film? Well firstly they are divisive by design. Some people love a good horror movie, others don’t. I’m quite partial to the Giallo genre, it elevated slashers into mainstream cinema while US horror movies of every kind were the kiss of death to any director or actor hoping to improve […]

Deckard is NOT a fucking replicant!

Aractus 07, October, 2017

I was going to incorporate this rant into the BR 2049 review, however the rant became so epic I decided it needed its own space. Now I know, many people will disagree. I used to think so too – in fact the first version of Blade Runner I saw as a kid was the Director’s […]

Blade Runner 2049 review…

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I thought I’d post a nice early BR 2049 review for people. I’ll keep it mostly spoiler free, I’ll tell you just some mild stuff that you learn in the first act anyway. If you’ve seen the theatrical trailer that contains more spoilers than this post. Also let me be upfront in saying that I […]

Westworld S01 review

Aractus 31, August, 2017

The first original android story I’ve seen since Robocop. And that’s quite an achievement seeing as it’s based on a 1973 Michael Crichton (rip) film. I’d say it was a great series, not perfect by any means, but that I won’t be awaiting its second series. Be warned now that this review will contain many […]

My 600-lb Life: Real or Fake?

Aractus 30, August, 2017

Fake. I like to be upfront, I saw for some reason a video come up on YouTube with a click-bait title “my 600 lb life exposed” where the lady claims she did her research and she’s concluded that it’s “real”. Well she’s wrong, and this entry will explain why she’s wrong. So first off let’s […]

Alien: Covenant nonsense explained

Aractus 15, August, 2017

A:C is the disappointing sequel to Prometheus. Prometheus wasn’t perfect, but at least it did break new ground and advance the story. A:C’s crowning achievement is to have stagnated the Alien back-story. Prometheus Questions? A lot of people were unnecessarily confused by Prometheus. So I might begin by going over a couple of the so-called […]

Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who?

Aractus 18, July, 2017

I see that there’s a lot of discussion about the 13th Doctor’s casting. Much of it is focused on whether it’s a good idea or a bad idea to cast a woman in the role. As usual I’m here to address the questions that no one else will. Paul McGann nailed the role. And not […]

Time for a new Doctor Who

Aractus 26, June, 2017

And I don’t mean the actor. I mean the show runner. There were some things about Russell T that I didn’t like, but overall he did a much better job than Steven Moffat. And I’m going to explain in detail why Moffat goes wrong. Firstly, he fails time and time again to build genuine mystery […]

So-called “talent” and “competition” shows

Aractus 19, June, 2017

Pink tribute artist Zoe Alexander on X-Factor UK Auditions: What a train wreck? Well no. It wasn’t, let me explain what happened here. The “audition shows” on these talent shows are not the real audition, the real audition happens weeks or months beforehand. People go and appear before producers, and the producers decide who is […]

Prison break series 5 review (SPOILERS)

Aractus 02, June, 2017

Well, with the last episode having aired in the US, it’s time for me to give my review. In my first review I suggested that the series started well, but I was sceptical of where it would go. Well I was not wrong. I was originally going to post this before the last episode aired […]

Alien: Covenant review (spoiler free)

Aractus 11, May, 2017

Alien (1979) is a seminal film. It is one of the rare horror films of its time to be made by a film director who was later welcome to produce films outside of the horror genre. This can not be understated – working in the horror genre at that time was literally the kiss of […]

Broadchurch Finale: Just as I thought!

Aractus 18, April, 2017

SPOILERS!!! At last my theory is vindicated. Granted I didn’t every specific detail right, but I got most of it right. I had worked out the rapist had not previously been involved with the other rapes, but that there were two attackers – who I believed would turn out to be Michael and Tom. I […]

RIP John Clarke!

Aractus 10, April, 2017

I just heard that political satirist John Clarke has died. RIP you wonderful man! John was 68 years young.  

Youtube Adpocalypse: Advertiser speaks out

Aractus 09, April, 2017

What started out as an ad boycott by several large corporations and governments, has quickly grown into something else entirely. Full disclosure: I encourage all my readers to install uBlock Origin immediately, if you don’t already have it installed, all all devices. It is a featured extension in Firefox. Adblockers are one of the best […]

Prison Break is back – review

Aractus 06, April, 2017

If the early reviews are to be believed then Prison Break is in trouble, and its return is lacklustre and offensively islamophobic on a 24 scale. Before proceeding do note that some spoilers will be given towards the end of this review, after the two images of Michael’s tombstone. Let’s start with the criticisms of […]

Is OJ Innocent? A Review

Aractus 07, February, 2017

Conclusion So let me start this off by doing one of the shortest film reviews in history, and laying my cards on the table. I’m going to give the docu-series 3/10. It’s not completely terrible, but most of it is unnecessary padding, and there was no reason to make it seem like Jason is the […]

The Force Awakens: Still terrible and here’s why!

Aractus 28, December, 2016

RIP Carrie! 21-10-1956 – 27-12-2016. What a difference a year makes! Feel free to read my original review first, this is more of a supplement to that post than anything else. As usual, some spoilers are ahead. Why is the film bad? I’ve had a lot of discussions with people over the past year, many […]

Rogue One – Reviewed

Aractus 15, December, 2016

This post contains SPOILERS, however plot details are very light in this review. Well what can I say? Is it as bad as The Force Awakens? The Good Let’s start on the positives. At least this time the cinematography wasn’t awful, although the cross-cut action editing was annoying as hell. The first 20 minutes or […]

I’m NOT sorry UKTV: I will “pirate”!

Aractus 21, September, 2016

Right. It’s been exactly one year since my last deliberately provocative post on copyright. Then I was talking about Doctor Who and our inferior quality experience in Australia. Here we have Red Dwarf S11E01 which isn’t even yet scheduled for Australian broadcast. Now I am not a fan of online streaming, and I will never […]