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Only reading now about the #GamerConDublin fiasco. We'd seen everything we had to see by half 11 so missed the trouble after lunch #tweet

Yes, I'm up at 5.30am on the Saturday of a long weekend #tweet

You know what day it is: it’s the 15th anniversary of my one and only WrestleMania #tweet

Crisis averted: I got my annual minty green milkshake fix today. Paddy's Day is good for something #tweet

George Clinton’s coming back and all; I’ll never forget that five-hour marathon at the old Red Box #tweet

Tickets dot ie just died at the news that Sunn O))) are returning to Dublin. I hope SOM still doesn’t hold that Nazoranai review against me #tweet

My Letterboxd review of Kong: Skull Island

Reblogged from my Letterboxd list:

I really wanted to like this. I really did. I was even willing to forgive the handful of creaky moments in its first half hour — paper-thin characters, hackneyed set-ups and more — because the pace is so exciting. When the titular giant ape makes his first appearance, it’s at a genuinely unexpected moment, and the chaos is handled beautifully by director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer). I was ready for a thrill ride.

But it’s all downhill from there. You see, it’s one thing to reference other movies, to pay visual or thematic homage; that’s something the otherwise narratively impoverished A Cure for Wellness does to its credit. It’s another, however, to simply mash-up the plots of a few different movies and hope that nostalgia will fill the cracks.

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Still no official means to watch Lucha Underground in Ireland or the UK #tweet

So many Rachel Maddow retweets in my feed #tweet

The latest episode of Fractured “gets down and dirty" with Limerick-based death metallers Zealot Cult. #video 

Clear Knee Mom Jeans is my new band name #tweet

Awful news about the Dublin coastguard helicopter crew off Mayo #tweet

So it turns out Lidl coconut milk isn’t anywhere close to the Blue Dragon one I usually get #tweet

People ragging on certain politicians for their woke credentials should consider how much stroke they really have with their civil servants #tweet

Kong: Skull Island is… not very good #tweet

First day in months I've left the house without a jacket #tweet

Hey, when did the Free Fire release date get bumped? #tweet

Is there anything on the 45th anniversary shows I can’t miss? ‘Cause I was just gonna skip to the New Japan Cup (next week sometime) #tweet

First listen to this Ultramega OK remix/remaster and it sounds fantastic. Great job, Kim and Jack #tweet

My Letterboxd reviews of Logan, A Hologram for the King, This Is Spinal Tap, and Mascots

Logan:

So James Mangold finally got to make his R-rated Wolverine. And? Strip away the air of ‘serious film’-ness surrounding this super-anti-hero flick and it’s a fairly ordinary road movie, gussied up by a gritty pomo western style, relatively extreme violence, and uncharacteristic potty-mouth dialogue. All very cute, like when Jackman says ‘fuck off’ in that Avengers cameo. Fanboys can shove it.

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Students of UCD: what the hell are you doing? #tweet

#repealthe8th #IWD2017 #tweet

Pretty sure there’s a blind cat in our garden. I didn’t have the heart to chase it any further #tweet

Had no idea Edge is in Dublin. I wonder if he'll bump into The Edge and cause an Edge singularity #tweet

Osaka, Japan

Osaka cityscape, taken by Pedro Szekely. Apropos of nothing. #image 

Anker SoundBuds update: changed to the medium buds and the plastic ear grips; that’s much better. Decent battery life so far, too #tweet

Why do we care what that professional troll Melanie Phillips has to say, exactly? #tweet