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Worst Doctor Who companions

Nice kid, Sophie Aldred, should have been in the Addams Family:


While this Tom Hiddlestone is looking like the next Bond and people are reading up on that, I’ve been looking at Doctor Who companions and wanted to know what people thought of Jo Grant.

To me, she was lovely but that last episode where she left him was chilling – the way she just forgot him at the party. At this point, two things I have to drive into my brain is 1. it’s a film, just a film, not real life and 2. she may have appeared at a later stage anyway.…

Suspense! Cabin B13!

From the late 1880s until around the end of WWII, radio and journal literature could be great. Even corny could be great.

The Archers and similar went on through the 50s in a good vein but after that, the plot was progressively lost as standards declined. This is from 1943 and whatever you think of the tale, there’s just something about the output of those days:


Elijah’s Babylon and a Pre-school in California

Well, of course it is:

Elijah told the Sunday Times newspaper: “Clearly something major was going on in Hollywood. It was all organised. There are a lot of vipers in this industry, people who only have their own interests in mind. There is darkness in the underbelly – if you can imagine it, it’s probably happened.”

Elijah added that abuse victims cannot speak loudly enough to have their voices heard amid the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

However, he remains grateful to his own mother for ensuring he was protected from sinister characters during his early years in the movie business.

He said: “She was far more concerned with raising me to be a good human than facilitating my career.”

Elijah’s claims echo those made previously by ‘Stand by Me’ star Corey Feldman, who argued in his autobiography ‘Coreyography: A Memoir’ that child abuse was rife in Hollywood.

You know I’ve not done a post on this sort of thing for a long time.…

Films to avoid

The Ghostbusters trailer currently has 507,610 dislikes on YouTube. To put that in perspective, the Fantastic Four trailer from last year has only 20,175 dislikes. The Ridiculous Six trailer, which has an impressive 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, has only 5,803 dislikes. Could Ghostbusters be that much worse than either of those two movies?

‘Ghostbusters’ Remake the Most Disliked Trailer of All Time

Even among those, like us, who are excited for the Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig film, it was a poorly put together trailer that did little to inspire confidence in the finished product. And then there are those who have been angrily and, at times, violently against the Ghostbusters movie since the original announcement that it would star four women and they really did not like the new trailer.

Evan Knows

No doubt you saw the apocalyptic post about Ken Ham and that other chap.  This thing’s becoming an epidemic, for here is a review to float your boat, via Chuckles:

evans' ark

‘A comedy of biblical proportions!’ Those masters of hyperbole, the movie-tag-line-writers, at it again; the sequel to 2003’s Bruce Almighty, raises barely a chuckle. The only thing which raises my interest in this movie above total indifference is its dogmatic Christian undertones. Sorry, make that overtones.

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